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Deep Cleaning Services for Oro Valley?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A technician is disinfecting a surface. We provide a full range of deep cleaning services in Redington.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is better known for emergency fire and water damage restoration, but we also offer a full range of specialty deep cleaning services to keep your home or business looking its best. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry.

Some of the cleaning methods we may use include:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

 Here are some of the specialty cleaning services we offer:

  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors, and Walls
  • Certified SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti

Call Us Today!

When your Redington residence or business needs deep cleaning services that exceed the scope of a routine janitorial service, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond to your call. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fast Emergency Response Time in Marana?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A water-damaged ceiling is in the process of being restored. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Pima County.

At SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East, we know that our fast response time can save our customers time and extensive repairs. Here is a water damage timeline to demonstrate how quickly water can damage a structure.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

Call Us!

When your Marana home or business requires emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to your property damage emergency 24 hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Advanced Technology and Restoration Techniques in Oro Valley?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is being used by first responders. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Tucson area.

High Tech Restoration Services for Oro Valley

At SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East, our technicians are required to undergo initial and ongoing continuing education and training to stay up-to-speed on the latest technological advances and techniques used in the restoration industry. This allows us to keep costs down and to more efficiently identify and quickly mitigate fire and water damage. Depending on the type of damage that requires restoration, we may use any of the following to restore the damage to preloss condition:

  • Hygrometers are used to detect moisture
  • Infrared cameras can be used to detect the location of water damage
  • Water extraction equipment, like submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units
  • High-speed air-movers
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization agents
  • Sanitizing agents, germicides, and anti-microbial treatments

Call Us!

You never know when you might need emergency restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond to your property damage emergency 24 hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your damage in Oro Valley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Happy SERVPRO Customer Testimonials in Tucson?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A person is checking the box next to a “happy face” rating. We provide the highest level of service to our Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana customers.

Our Tucson Customers Say It All!

In all that we do, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East makes every effort to provide the highest level of service to our valued customers. Here are some recent customer testimonials from our website:

“Fire broke out just a bit after we left to go visit the new baby next door. We called local 911 as soon as we saw smoke coming out of our windows. Our neighbors said we should call you also, so we did. Thank you, your employees really cared about what we were going through.” Will B., Tucson

“Our Realtor said your company always made sure her other clients were happy with the job before they left and I am more than happy, also. The house smells so nice now, no more sooty smell.” Lee K., Tucson

“Thanks for cleaning up the huge mess left after the washer hose came off. My house is dry again. Very professional workers, too, I might add. I told my neighbors how good a job you did, too.” Dwight B., Tucson

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business needs help with a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is on-call and ready to respond 24 hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll restore your damage in Tucson, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Let SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson Bring the Clean-Up Equipment in Tucson

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

It won’t happen to us.

“I don’t need to think about that. It won’t happen to us” says one spouse to another. They flip the light switch and drift off to sleep. A spark happens near wood; a flame is created inside a wall; and, before you know it you are answering questions from an insurance adjuster. You don’t know who you want to use to start the clean-up ball rolling in Tucson, but you need it done. 

It happened to us. 

It seems too often that those things in life we think won’t happen—happen. They happen and we’re left holding the bag. Don’t allow yourself to be another victim. Let us bring the bags…    …the rags, the vacuums, the masks, and the paint…

What do we do? 

Call us if the unimaginable happens and we will be there to help.SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East will send technicians who are experts in fire restoration. Soot and smoke damage are things we understand. 

Graffiti Defacing Tucson Convenience Store?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

A person is spray painting the side of a building with graffiti. Tucson commercial businesses trust us to mitigate graffiti and vandalism damage.

Graffiti is all over Tucson

Some of it is welcomed as an art form, and some graffiti is considered property damage and is not appreciated by the residents and business owners in the community. The City of Tucson website has a section where you can report graffiti and asks for the physical address, the closest cross streets, and a brief description. It also asks if the messaging is racial or hate in tone and to describe the surface it is painted on. You can also upload a picture of the damage. If you decide to remove the graffiti yourself, there is a place to add a before and after picture and the cost of the graffiti removal.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East will act quickly to remove unwanted graffiti from many surfaces, including walls, driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our technicians are highly trained and have the experience to mitigate any kind of graffiti or vandalism you are experiencing.

Call Us!

When you have a graffiti or other property damage emergency in Tucson, SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is ready to respond to your call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 520-760-9352. We’ll clean and restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO® of Oro Valley /Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Infestation in Willow Canyon?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

A close up of colorful mold growing in a petri dish is shown. We are mold remediation specialists in Tucson.

Oh no, mold!

According to an article published by Virginia State University, mold is a fungus that thrives on various damp and other decaying organic matter. Mold spores are always present in the atmosphere and are floating around, waiting for the optimum environment to land and spread. Optimum environments for mold to spread are any moist place. Mold gather their food from dead organic matter, like leaves, cardboard boxes, logs, paper napkins, carpet, clothing, etc.

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East has years of experience mitigating mold damage in the Willow Canyon area. Our team of Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians understand how quickly mold can spread and know the best way to remove these colonies from your property. Because mold is always present in the atmosphere, it can never be completely eradicated, but it can be remediated. Here are some more mold facts from our website:

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call Us

SERVPRO® of Northeast Tucson and SERVPRO of Oro Valley/Marana East has the experience and training to safely remediate mold in your home or commercial business in Willow Canyon. Call us today at 520-760-9352.

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SERVPRO® of Oro Valley/Marana East is Independently Owned and Operated.

We are a Preferred Vendor!

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

What does it mean to be a preferred vendor and how does it benefit you as a homeowner?

Many people are not aware that SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East are preferred vendors with many insurances including Farmers, State Farm, The Hartford, and much more. What this means is that when you file a claim with your insurance, they go over a list of vendors that have provided quality work and as well as having met the insurance requirements throughout the whole claim.

As preferred vendors, we are given insurance guidelines on how to handle the claim from the initial call to collecting final paperwork when the job is complete. We are graded on timely manner, estimate guidelines, and the communication between the homeowner and insurance.

Some of the requirements to be approved as a preferred vendor include employee background checks, proper employee training in workmanship and safety guidelines, warehouse, and equipment maintenance. SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East have met all these requirements and ensure to provide you as the homeowner with the upmost customer service.

Homeowners can still choose their own contractors if they decide to, but when they choose a company from the preferred vendor list provided from their insurance, there is an expectation to perform with good quality and customer services.

We service Water Damage, Fire Damage, Tarps, Mold Remediation, and much more! With questions, please give us a call! 520-760-9352

Do Your Part!

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Do Your Part

We see new updates on the media regarding the safety of everyone during this COVID-19 crisis. “Wear a mask!”, “Stay 6ft apart!”, “Masks don’t work”, “Stay home safe lives” … but who can we believe? Yes, it impinges on our freedom and yes, it is inconvenient but at this point in life, you can never be too careful. With the number of new cases rising and Arizona issuing the new shutdown order, we must do our part and be responsible.  Our position and SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East is to wear masks during public interaction as it was mandated by our local ordinance. Rest assured that during this COVID-19 crisis, we will maintain the appropriate level of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our employees and our customers. You cannot mistake us! All our masks say, “Here to help”! As we do our part to ensure the safety of ourselves and everyone around us, please do your part and remember that we are in this together!

Tucson's Tough Times

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Tucson's Tough Times

Midway into the year and 2020 continues to surprise us in various ways. From the COVID-19 spread to our recent Bighorn fire currently happening in north of Tucson. We do send out prayers to everyone going through these difficult times…


SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East work hard every day to ensure that you stress less while dealing with your residential and/or commercial property damages. Once we receive your claim, we contact you within an hour to schedule a site inspection at your earliest availability. Our highly trained technicians will assess the problem and provide you with a rundown of the work that needs to be done. Once the office receives your information, we communicate with you and your insurance adjuster to provide them with the latest updates. Communication is a priority when dealing with restoration work. We know that it is always uncomfortable when an unfortunate event happens to the place we live or work in so trust SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson and Oro Valley / Marana East when we say “We are here to help!”

Our services range from COVID-19 Disinfecting and Sanitation, Fire Damage, Bio-Hazards, to our most common Water and Mold remediation.

Please contact our offices at 520-760-9352 with any questions.

How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Tucson Floors

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

standing water on carpet When water damaged this office, SERVPRO took the call and quickly removed the water. Call us today!

Water Removal Needs in Tucson Affect Different Types of Flooring 

When water damage happens in a home, water follows both gravity and the path of least resistance in its journey downward. The result is that the floor tends to receive the brunt of the loss.  

Finding where the water removal needs to occur in Tucson properties is something SERVPRO techs excel at, due to their use of state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment. Their different types of devices can "see" within walls and underflooring to find areas of water migration that are not readily visible on the surface.  


Knowledge and experience make the difference between a good restoration services job and a great one. The technicians have extensive training and certification using the parameters as defined by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which sets the standard for the inspection, cleanup, and restoration industries.  

Methods of Water Removal

Depending on the amount and type of water loss in the home, the techs choose from various techniques and equipment for extraction. They have portable pumps with weighted extractor heads for pushing as much moisture as possible out of carpet and upholstery, which speeds up the drying process. Squeegees get used on tile and laminate flooring to draw the water off the surface efficiently. In cases of standing water higher than two-inches deep, there are no delays in the cleanup as the submersible pumps work to get the job done.  

Why Extra Passes are Necessary

During the water extraction phase of the restoration services, SERVPRO techs often perform extra passes with their removal equipment, particularly on the carpet. This attention to detail assists in removing as much moisture as possible has the potential to lessen the time needed for drying.  

Drying Goals and Monitoring 

To ensure the water extraction and drying efforts eradicated the water loss, technicians set drying goals and carefully monitor the ambient humidity to ensure they attain the preset aims. Once dry, they commonly scope the room to determine if any residual moisture remains. This action helps to avoid various types of secondary losses. 

SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352 when you need fast water removal. The certified technicians have professional-grade equipment and methods to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened." 

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Fast-Track Your Tucson Water Damage Remediation Success With Team SERVPRO

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from ceiling in a home The water damage situation in your home can quickly get worse. Contact SERVPRO to find the source and remediate the damage.

Using Air Filtration to Tackle Water Damage Odors Lingering in your Tucson Home

With all types of water containing at least some types of microbe, there is a real risk of unpleasant odors permeating your home after a water incident. Sometimes cleaning and drying the property does not remove the odor that has become air-borne or settles into fabrics and upholstery. As most homeowners do not own specialist deodorizing equipment, these issues can be hard to remedy with the professional assistance of a restorer. 

You may want to take a pro-active approach to water damage in your Tucson home. Allowing maximum airflow into the structure can lower drying times while also helping to ship out unpleasant odors. Household cleaning products like disinfectant or bleach can further ensure that the odor-causing elements are destroyed. However, issues like rising humidity and problems with indoor air-quality can resist the everyday air-fresheners found in your home. 

While specializing in water damage restoration (WRT) many SERVPRO restorers are also qualified odor control technicians (OCT.) Odor control is a multi-faceted skillset covering cleaning, drying as well as deodorizing properties. There are also scientific considerations for restoration. The human nose picks up odors intensely when there is lots of moisture in the air. Since water issues can raise humidity levels, it is not uncommon for odors to become more noticeable in the aftermath of a water incident.

Reducing relative humidity as well as odor-causing particles, is slower than drying or removing water. SERVPRO can tackle this issue efficiently by using air filtration devices (AFD.) AFDs circulate air while filtering out unpleasant elements. Often, SERVPRO AFDs use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to remove odor particles from an indoor space. Equipment which combines air circulation with filtering can be exceptionally efficient in areas of the home that have a restrictive flow like staircases, hallways, or a storage area. By using them, we can restore your home quicker than you might expect. 

Maximum efficiency in restoration is what allows homeowners to get with their everyday lives regardless of the emergency at hand. Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352.

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Some Steps to Water Damage Remediation Success in Tucson

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

leaking sink drain pipe Whatever the source of the water damage incident in your home, SERVPRO can help! Call right away for best results.

Why Extraction is Vital to Water Recovery for Tucson Homes

Water loss incidents vary from one Tucson home to the next, but substantial losses require immediate responses from qualified professionals. Situations like plumbing breaks or appliance failures can leave hundreds, or even thousands, of gallons of water on the floor of your house. Extraction is a vital element to restoring the property after this incident, and failure to do this efficiently can become a costly situation for area homeowners.

Removing any excess water from a structure is essential to reducing the time the drying of water damage in Tucson homes ultimately takes. When a need for water removal exists, we can rely on our extraction and evaporation approaches. Extraction is a favored option because of its versatility in application and equipment. Evaporation is still a standard element to drying and restoration of water loss incidents but rarely applied when standing water still exists. Our SERVPRO team must assess the situation to determine the best approach for water removal.

Pumping is one of the first approaches that can begin extraction work, as this is ideal when standing water conditions exceed two inches in depth. Above this level, the submersible point of the pump can pull in water and discharge it through the drain hose to a designated place. At two inches and below, the air becomes a factor with the performance of these pumps, and prime cannot stay engaged to pull new water from the damaged area.

Wet-vacuuming is a popular option for removing excess water as well, and one that follows pumping. This practice is ideal for depths below two inches, as you do not need a primed pumping machine. Instead, you have stationary and portable units that work like a vacuum’s suction to remove standing water from any flooring type. We have specialty tools and accessories for vacuums that can work to make moisture removal from carpets more efficient, as well. 

Our professionals must work quickly when faced with substantial loss incidents that deposit excessive water throughout your home. Through facets of extraction, we can quickly reach a point where drying options are possible. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson team a call anytime that you need us at (520) 760-9352.

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Why SERVPRO is the Choice for Water Damaged Floors in Tucson

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood floors Water damages hardwood floors fast, but not all is always lost. SERVPRO has the equipment to dry your floors and restore your home.

Specialty Drying Tools for Cost-Effective Restoration in Tucson 

Many homeowners have a rudimentary understanding of our drying and restoration process after water losses in Tucson residences. We do not deviate significantly from a winning formula that has allowed us to help hundreds of households over our time serving the area. Also, we have many lesser-known recovery tools for specific situations to maximize our progress even more.  

The bulk of recovering water damage in Tucson homes hinges on the use of our high-velocity air movers. We also use a combination of dehumidification units. Desiccants and low grain refrigerant machines can help to pull moisture out of damaged areas and even replace this moist air with drier, warmer exhaust. The fast turnaround of this combination of machines and tools has made this approach the standard response of our SERVPRO team for much of the water restoration tasks that we face. When certain materials get affected, or unique situations arise, we must utilize a selection of our specialty drying tools to help.  

Large Drying Mats 

Drying mats are an ideal choice for the hardwood that becomes saturated by standing water and underlying leaks. Because this damage can penetrate more deeply than the planks itself, Drying mats get placed perpendicular to the seams of the flooring planks to maximize the draw of moisture from the wood and the support beneath it. 

Injecti-Dry System

Structural cavities can often contend with the brunt of water loss effects, especially if the origin of these damages began with plumbing breaches in this same wall space. To reduce the need for tear-out and reconstruction, we can remove baseboards and insert hoses into drilled holes to force heated air into these cavities to aid in drying efforts. 

Weighted Extractor Ride-Ons

These devices are essential when carpeted flooring has become saturated by standing water. Because there are several layers even beyond the surface carpet, weighted extractors force water and moisture to the surface from subflooring, padding, and the carpet itself. An onboard vacuum can remove this moisture and speed up further drying efforts.  

Water loss incidents can be a challenge, but our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson team is up to the task. Let us show you how we can make this emergency “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (520) 760-9352. 

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Water Removal Restoration In Tucson

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

one of our technicians cleaning a bedroom of a home after water damage struck Our industry certified technicians clean up water damage from a large closet in a bedroom of this home. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

What to Do Before Help With Water Removal Arrives at Your Tucson Home

It can be hard to think straight when you suddenly have gallons of water gushing in your home. Whether it is a pipe break, water heater tank failure or other cause, there are ways to minimize loss before help arrives.

SERVPRO arrives quickly after the call for water removal at a Tucson home, but during the time in between, homeowners can take action to assist with the cleanup. If it is safe to do so, moving furnishings or items on the floor to another area unaffected by water helps in limiting loss.


The equipment makes the difference in an “okay” cleanup job and a thorough one. If any moisture remains, it has the potential to create problems ranging from unpleasant odors to mold infestations. The technicians scope the property before, during, and after to confirm complete water extraction occurred.

Specialized Water Extraction Equipment

Cleaning up a water loss involves more than mopping up water and setting up fans. The removal of water requires different kinds of equipment, such as weighted extractor heads for carpeting and squeegees for tile. Attachments for use on upholstery help remove the bulk of water enabling restoration of furnishings that may otherwise have been a loss.

Ceilings and Floor Joists with Water

When water damage comes through a ceiling to the story below, it is a good bet there is water in the floor joists or space between floors. SERVPRO technicians use techniques such as drilling weep holes to allow drainage and cut away damaged sheetrock for greater airflow during drying. Targeted drying equipment such as drying mats assist with forcing air into spaces such as wall cavities and floor joists to ensure they dry completely.

Drying the Home Thoroughly

Centrifugal air movers deliver air at speeds that cause a reaction making embedded moisture rise. Any water left within floors, walls, or ceilings after extraction gets removed in this manner. The result is an arid area ready for hand cleaning and disinfection.

When you need fast water removal from your property, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352. The technicians are ready 24/7 to handle any size water spill in your home and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO's Knowledge and Training Help Preserve Your Water Damaged Home and Possessions

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

woman using water extracttion equipment We removed all of the water and thoroughly dried this home. We have the equipment and training to handle the job.

Why Understanding Materials Helps SERVPRO Handle Water Removal Better in Tucson Homes

Water spills are not only disruptive but can also cause significant losses through the deterioration of materials. Luckily, taking corrective steps early enough can help reduce the impact such an incident has on your Tucson property. Water removal professional's knowledge base also helps s them approach the problem from a better perspective than just placing extraction equipment at the loss site.

Exploiting Permeance

The rate of vapor flow through a material can affect the process of water removal in your Tucson home.  Materials with high levels of permeance like carpets absorb water quickly but also release it fast. Using methods such as extraction can help remove water fast from such materials. Wooden floors have lower permeance and therefore take longer to absorb water. However, given sufficient time, they do absorb water, which can cause a wide range of issues, including swelling, buckling, and other physical changes. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized techniques such as utilizing drying chambers to improve moisture removal in such cases.

Dealing with Vapor Barriers

Barriers can hamper the efficiency of water removal. For water, seepage into wall cavities or subfloors can create such barriers. For the moisture that penetrates materials, various other barriers hamper removal. The common ones our SERVPRO technicians encounter include:

  • Masonry brick
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Semi-gloss or gloss paint
  • Paper-faced insulation

Hygroscopic Materials

Although most materials become wet through direct water spills, others can absorb moisture from the air. If several materials have such properties, it can hinder progress during water removal processes. In your house, several items might have hygroscopic properties. The most common ones include unfaced insulation, gypsum wall, particleboard, and upholstery items. Our SERVPRO technicians counter such problems in different ways.  We use pack-out services to protect contents and venting dehumidifiers to prevent the recirculation of moisture.

Water removal can be tedious. Call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson to assist. You can reach us at (520) 760-9352 any time to help make it, "Like it never even happened."

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The Advantage of SERVPRO Restoration for Tucson Homes

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can and will show you the advantage to restoration in Tucson.

Let us guide you through restoration in Tucson.

As the second largest city in the state, Tucson is home to more than half a million residents before the neighboring regions and areas become part of the statistic. Our SERVPRO team has continued to grow and build, year after year, to become the capable and efficient company it is today. We know that disasters strike at all hours, and with such a large service area, new problems arise every day. We have sought out the best restoration technicians, acquired the best equipment, and sought out the best certification programs and training through organizations like the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to be one of the best choices homeowners can make when disaster strikes. 


With substantial properties that we service like the University of Arizona, a single water loss incident could affect hundreds of people simultaneously. As such, water recovery and restoration practices need to be well understood and implemented to shave time and reduce costs for mitigation and restoration processes. Water damage in Tucson homes and businesses can quickly get out of control without these practical strategies, so we encourage regular in-house education for our technicians to keep them sharp with the latest equipment, methods, and products available. 

Our successes as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) stems from the union of this continued training and our inventory of cutting-edge and high-capacity equipment. With levels of every recovery tool we use from the extraction options to rapid drying solutions, we can tailor the equipment needed precisely to the severity of water damage in your Tucson property. 

A vital component of this recovery process beyond the extraction and drying efforts is protecting property against secondary damages that could result from improper or inadequate cleaning and drying. A typical response from our professionals in a water loss incident is to spray exposed surfaces and materials with antimicrobial sprays and cleaning products to make them uninhabitable to developing mold organisms that can further threaten Tucson homes. 


If our SERVPRO professionals cannot adequately address this lingering moisture in a Tucson home with the antimicrobial sprays and rapid drying efforts, mold damage can ensue. It is vital for our IICRC-Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians to work immediately to get this situation under control because mold effects can spread quickly from one organic material to another. 

Hosting materials can suffer degradation and deterioration over a brief period, ultimately requiring controlled demolition and later replacement by competent construction professionals. Allowing the organism to spread also presents health concerns for those exposed to the colonies in our Tucson home or business. Our professionals have a well-orchestrated response based on years of experience to efficiently get the area contained and work to safely remove the thriving organism while actively seeking to protect installed construction materials. 

No remediation task is complete unless we can address not only the mold damage in Tucson properties but also the threat of recurrence. From the installation of permanent dehumidification equipment to repairs that your home might need to reduce dampness in poorly ventilated areas, we want our customers to be free of this damaging condition for good. 


While many circumstances can quickly and severely threaten the structural integrity and defenses of your Tucson property, few times of the year are quite as damaging and fierce as monsoon season. Through the summer months, powerful and highly-damaging storm systems can develop with little warning to level structures, damage roofs and siding, and even drop trees. As much as many homeowners attempt to implement precautionary measures like reinforcement, property owners are more encouraged to look out for themselves and the safety of their families during these dangerous weather events. 

Especially during this monsoon season, flood and storm damage in Tucson is worse than any other point throughout the year. Some storms have the power and longevity for several inches of rain, which could present risks like flash flooding as well. Our SERVPRO professionals have tailored restoration services based on the severity of this standing water and the effect on your house from wet-vacs with extraction wands to our 300 psi extractor truck. 

We can provide emergency board up and roof tarping in a crisis as well, which can reduce immediate flooding and other elemental damages. This solution also opens the doors for mitigation to begin, which can get followed closely by full-scale repairs and reconstruction efforts for your Tucson home involving our experienced IICRC-Certified professionals and contracting specialists. 


While the area has been fortunate compared to neighboring states like California, the possibility for wildfires and similar natural disasters exist almost invariably in the long dry heat spells common to the Tucson region. It is because of these same high-heat conditions that many of the houses and commercial structure fires burn at a higher temperature and produce a dry smoke. 

Though dry smoke residue is easier to clean from surfaces and contents than its wet smoke counterpart, dry smoke fires burn faster and more furiously, ultimately creating more substantial fire damage conditions in Tucson residences. We have state of the art products and equipment that can help to begin cleaning affected surfaces and contents that can remain in the house after extinguishment. It is our intention, whether through controlled demolition or on-site recovery to get you back into the damaged property quickly. 

Whether you must contend with a structure fire that develops exclusively in your Tucson residence or combat the smoke and soot effects that are common after wildfires, you need experienced professionals to help. Because We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, we can protect your property with immediate repair solutions and comprehensive mitigation approaches that can improve multiple damaging conditions simultaneously.

We know that serving Tucson means that we have many homes and businesses always depending on us to provide the high-caliber work we advertise by our slogan, “Like it never even happened.” No matter when disasters strike and what structures become affected, you can count on our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson professionals to work quickly to get things back to normal for you. Give us a call today at (520) 760-9352.

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How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Tuscon Property After A Fire

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians are ready and waiting to help you restore the odor in your home after a fire. We have the equipment and training to handle any job.

Tools SERVPRO Uses for Fighting Fire Odor in Tucson

Fire damage brings several challenges to restoration efforts as fire is often one part of the cleanup. After a fire, there is often substantial water problems to deal with from the fire fighting efforts. Once those two issues are handled there is usually another lingering issue to deal with.

Odor caused by fire damage can be stubborn to remove from a Tucson property. The two main factors that affect how far scent spreads in a home can be due to items smoke and soot permeated during the fire. These objects tend to hold residual odors and need deep cleaning methods to neutralize the scent. Another common reason for odor after a home fire comes from soot molecules that are smaller than the human eye can see. The soot can travel and invade areas of the home that were previously unaffected. During your initial call to SERVPRO, the technician determines if the fire department has told the homeowners it is safe to remain in the home and if so, to limit foot traffic and turn off the HVAC system to avoid spreading residual fire odors throughout the house.

Why SERVPRO? We know the faster fire damage is addressed, the quicker we can restore the property and neutralize odors in the home. That's why we are faster to any size disaster with the right equipment to attack unpleasant scents left by fires in both the structure and contents.

The goal of SERVPRO is to return your home to its preloss condition thought our restorative efforts. Once the visible fire damage remediation is complete, we work on odor neutralization. No one needs the stressful reminder of a fire from a residual odor. Our technicians have numerous methods to apply depending on how strong of a scent is in the home. Two ways we often eliminate foul odors is through the use of thermal fogging which allows a heated solvent delivered as a fog to overtake smoke odors in porous objects. Hydroxyl generators are another powerful solution to unpleasant scents in homes.

Get rid of foul fire odors by contacting SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson at (520) 760-9352. Our local emergency technicians are available to you 24-hours a day to get rid of both damage and odors from a fire.

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Why Contacting SERVPRO is an Effective Way to Deal With Tucson Flooding

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Your home can get flooded from outside sources such as storms or inside appliances like the dishwasher. Contact our certified team to remediate.

Extracting and Drying Out Flooding in Your Tucson Home

When you consider the threats to your Tucson home from natural disasters and destructive forces, you can start to understand the importance of having a disaster relief plan in place. This response to an emergency would ensure that the right team reaches your home quickly to begin the steps necessary to protect what matters most to you and to limit the spread of the damage as much as possible throughout the property.

Flooding can be a destructive force that can affect not just your home, but many others throughout the community where you live as well. Securing professional flood damage restoration in Tucson during a widespread disaster like flooding can be challenging if you do not respond to the situation as promptly as you should. Our SERVPRO professionals continually offer a fast response to our customers ensuring that no property goes without the money-saving mitigation steps necessary immediately following a flood.

Extraction is one of the critical mitigation actions that must get taken to prevent costly structural damages to your home. Our SERVPRO rapid response team arrives with a wide range of equipment designed to remove this excess water quickly, including our truck-mounted pumps, gas-powered pumps, portable sump pumps, and even extraction wands with wet-vacs.

Much of the exposed materials in flooding situations must get removed and replaced on account of potential contamination, but for structural elements that remain, drying efforts are vital. Our team can work quickly to ensure that our efficient drying equipment gets set up immediately following extraction to effectively prevent irreparable damage to essential components like supports, framing, and beams.

Flooding can be a traumatic experience for your home and your family. Recovering from a disaster like this requires highly trained technicians that can arrive shortly after disaster strikes to provide real-time solutions to protect what matters most in your home. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson rapid response team is available 24/7 to offer effective mitigation and restoration solutions when every second counts. Give us a call today at (520) 760-9352.

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These Facts Just Might Get You to Change Your Tucson Flood Damage Remediation Strategy

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Don't despair when you see flooding in your home. Contact our certified SERVPRO technicians to start the water removal process.

SERVPRO Turns Around Flood Damage in Tucson

Flood damage is one of the most devastating situations a homeowner can deal with. Incoming water can quickly spread to other areas of the home through the carpet padding and drywall. This means you can wind up with foul odors and mold in rooms that did not appear to be initially affected by flood waters.

When you call SERVPRO technicians to your home, we will immediately access the scope of the spread of water in the home. It is imperative that any standing flood water in Tucson is removed and the affected areas thoroughly dried before our team can move on to the next step of returning your home to its pre-flood condition.

Why SERVPRO? When cleaning up flood damage in Tucson, our state-of-the-art water extraction equipment, including submersible and high volume pumping machines and our moisture detecting technology, ensure that your home is absolutely dry so restoration efforts can begin on your home.

Depending on the scope of flood water, our technicians will choose the best method of fast extraction. Once the water visible water is removed, we use industrial air movers and dehumidifiers if needed, to remove any residual moisture from the rooms.

When the technicians ascertain the room is completely dry. The cleaning and restoration efforts can begin. SERVPRO utilizes high quality antifungal and antibacterial cleaners on surfaces to neutralize any contaminants and odors left by the water. Porous materials affected by the incoming water such as carpeting, furniture and drywall may require the use of fogging machines or other methods to fully penetrate the items and effectively remove odors left from being drenched.

Flood damage gets worse by the minute, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is available 24/7 to handle the water in your home and restore your home to its pre-flood state. Contact us at (520) 760-9352 and talk to one of our knowledgeable technicians to eliminate the water and get your home and life back to normal.

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Mold Cleanup in Tucson by SERVPRO Provides Industry Leading Equipment

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Provides Industry-Leading Filtration Methods During Mold Remediation in Tucson

Why SERVPRO Uses Air Scrubbers During Mold Damage Remediation in Your Tucson Home

When SERVPRO arrives at your home to start any work, our Green Fleet comes loaded with the different pieces of equipment and all of our tools of the restoration trade. We serve Tucson with dedication and want to help both homeowners and businesses of all sizes flourish in our great city. Helping mitigate damage and remediate problems is part of the way we help strengthen our community.
Why SERVPRO uses specific types of equipment when cleaning up homes in Tucson and performing the different aspects of mold damage remediation can be summed up with three answers. We use air scrubbers to protect our health while we are working and to help make our work easier and faster, and we also use air scrubbing machines to protect your property.
While we are performing mold damage cleanup in your home, we use personal protection equipment, also known as PPEs. These different pieces of equipment protect our bodies from the many dangers of working in such situations. Pulling moldy materials away from studs in your walls can expose us to nails and other sharp objects. Our gloves protect our hands from cuts and punctures. Our masks protect us from breathing in debris in the form of dust or spores, while our goggles protect our eyes from any unexpected projectiles. Air scrubbers enhance the protection our masks provide by removing many spores and mold pieces from the air, making our respiratory masks even more effective. These devices utilize 0.3-micron size HEPA filtration systems to capture these particulates.
Remediating moldy areas in your home often calls for negative pressure chambers, which we build around the affected area. These temporary containment devices require the use of a robust system to draw the air out of the chamber and push it to the outside world. Air scrubbers provide this quite nicely and also remove many of the spores, as well as the dust we generate, from the air before it makes its way outside.
Outside of these chambers, we often use air scrubbers in various locations around your home to reduce the number of spores that mold releases when remediation activities disturb any actively growing mold colonies. These spores can travel to other sites and start new colonies in a brief period. Having air scrubbers already in place and running reduces the number of spores in your house down to an acceptable number.
Like any other competent mold damage remediation services, SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson cannot wholly eliminate microbes from your property. However, we use the latest and most effective equipment, including air scrubbers, to ensure your home's population of microbes is reduced to a healthy number. Call us at (520) 760-9352 for experienced professionals who can assess your situation and provide answers to your questions.

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Learn How SERVPRO Professionals Can Cleanup Your Tuscon Water Damage

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Let the SERVPRO professionals use the right equipment to clean up after water damage.

Quality Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration Services Available In Tucson

Did you know that water damage mitigation professionals use the most advanced equipment, resources, and personnel available to clean your home after a flood? The majority of the equipment made available by hiring an expert is generally not available for purchase from your local stores, not to mention that much of it also requires specialized training to operate correctly.

If you find yourself facing water problems in your Tucson area home and are considering performing water damage cleanup on your own, you need to remember that the majority of your everyday carpet cleaners are not designed to remove water. You might be thinking you can purchase a shop vac at your local hardware store and remove water yourself. However, you should know that you are most likely going to cause additional damage and end up calling in a professional. So, why to would you want to take on the extra expenses before the inevitable occurs.

SERVPRO puts hand-held, and truck-mounted water extractors of every shape and size to work for you. We also utilize heavy-duty dehumidifiers, air movers, portable heaters, fans, vacuums, hygrometers, and water detectors, all without you having to worry about renting or purchasing equipment yourselves.

Our water extraction equipment makes removing large amounts of standing water fast, quickly making work of hundreds to thousands of gallons. Our dehumidifiers and air movers help extract water from many damaged materials, the indoor environment itself, and makes the entire drying process quicker than ever before.

SERVPRO provides you with 24-hour emergency cleanup and restoration services. With fast response times and a significant reduction in downtime, our resources and highly trained personnel give you a massive advantage, preventing many conditions that cause corrosion, rot, and even mold. You can avoid many problems often associated with water damage on your property, by contacting a quality restoration company, today. Please, leave your home’s recovery to trained professionals, dedicated to providing you with the quality restoration services you deserve.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson to request professional cleanup and restoration services throughout the area. We stand ready to assist, call us for help. (520) 760-9352

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Is Mold Spoiling Your Tucson Home?

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is still an issue in Tucson. Call SERVPRO to remove the mold from your home.

Why SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation is the Tucson Go-To

When coping with a mold outbreak in Tucson, you need a remediation firm that combines robust containment and removal techniques with practical tips to inhibit the second round of damage. Competence and confidence are what you seek, and you find this pair when you hire our team for this project. 

Despite their desert location, mold in Tucson can thrive since all mold spores need is a bit of moisture and an organic surface to thrive. SERVPRO is a good fit as a mold abatement partner because we use IICRC training supporting our remediation techniques and our professional approach. We do not engage in the panic and hype some firms bring to mold damage challenges. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a mold remediation protocol SERVPRO follows. Once we locate the mold colonies, we use physical barriers and often a negative pressure air scrubber configuration to contain the mold and the debris created during removal. Access to the technology that creates the negative pressure containment is one of the reasons why SERVPRO is the logical choice when selecting a remediation team. 

Our technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while removing the mold growth for personal safety and avoiding tracking moldy debris through your home during the project. We use mechanical means to dislodge the mold growth, including brushes and scrapers. These work well on solid, non-porous surfaces. However, you appreciate why SERVPRO is a mold remediation leader when strategies like soda blasting remove the mold hyphae even from porous structures. 

Final steps in SERVPRO’s mold remediation include vacuuming the treated area with HEPA filtered equipment to ensure no particles remain to seed a new colony. As further insurance, we use EPA registered antimicrobial products to inhibit the germination of the opportunist mold spores prevalent in the air and on surfaces. 

The most effective way to avoid future mold growth is to find and eliminate the sources of moisture that supported the initial infestation. SERVPRO shares this last tip as evidence of our professionalism. We enjoy helping our customers but feel the most ethical way to manage mold projects is to do all in our experience and power to make our mold remediation a rarely sought specialty. 

Training and a commitment to integrity are why SERVPRO of Northeast Tucson is a leading mold remediation specialist in our community. Call (520) 760-9352 for a reliable and proactive approach to your mold problem. 

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