Arizona Residental Water Restoration
Whether it’s from a pipe, a leaky roof or a flood, water in home environments can be difficult to deal with. Not only can the structure of your house be affected, but your belongings may be as well. If you don’t handle these items properly, you could make matters worse.
If you have water damage in your Arizona , home, using the following steps may help save your property.
Clean and Sanitize
If the water has come from a broken pipe, then you may not be too concerned about sanitizing your items, since this water will generally be clean. However, in cases of floods or storms, this is a very important step. Black water from a flood carries many contaminants with it, including harmful bacteria and sewage waste. Because coming into contact with this water can be hazardous, it is a good idea to hire a professional service to remove it from your home.
Wash Clothing and Soft Objects
For smaller items such as clothing or stuffed toys, a run through the washing machine and dryer may return them to their previous condition. Do not allow them to sit or you risk a fungal growth, as porous objects easily hold mold spores and moisture. If you have products that cannot be put in the wash, dry cleaning is an option as well. This process uses a chemical solvent to clean materials.
Allow Wet Items to Dry
Once your items are cleaned, they should be allowed to dry thoroughly. If all of the water in your home has not yet been removed, you should consider relocating your belongings. If your home has multiple levels, you may want to move wet items to a higher floor. For those where sun damage is not a concern, bringing them outside may help them to dry more quickly.
No matter where the water in your home has come from, you should act quickly to prevent long-term damage to both the building and your belongings.
Call SERVPRO® of North Tempe if you have water damage (480) 456-0000. They will send a trained, certified technician to your home or business.
Vandalism in North Tempe?
SERVPRO of North Tempe® mitigates vandalism damage, and our highly trained team has the specialized training, experience, and equipment to restore property damage to preloss condition quickly and with minimal disruption to your family. Here are the services we offer:
- General cleaning and graffiti removal
- Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
- Odor removal and deodorization
- Debris removal
- Water damage restoration
- Fire damage restoration
- Contents cleaning
When we arrive, we will quickly secure the structure to minimize further damage and immediately begin the restoration process. We can also help you with the insurance process and paperwork!
Call Us Today!
When your commercial business has a vandalism or property damage emergency of any kind, SERVPRO® of North Tempe is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day and can usually be on-site within four hours of your call. Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your property damage in Arizona, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of North Tempe is Independently Owned and Operated.
How We Restore Your Important Documents
In the aftermath of a disaster, some of your most valued contents—documents, photographs, and books—could be lost forever. As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO knows that timely mitigation is the key to recovering damaged possessions. With years of experience and state-of-the-art technology, SERVPRO’s restoration professionals will help you recover your paper goods before it is too late.
Our Document Restoration Facility:
- Innovative: we use the latest vacuum freeze-drying method, as well as gamma irradiation technology for sterilizing
- Secure: managed by HIPAA Master-certified technicians, under 24/7 surveillance
- Digital: we use a computerized inventory system for digitizing your documents
- Flexible capacity - we can accommodate large commercial losses or small residential jobs
- Full Service: we offer a range of services including drying, cleaning/disinfecting, re-jacketing, digitizing, and deodorization
Then SERVPRO of North Tempe document restoration team uses innovative vacuum freeze-drying techniques; in fact, we use the same freeze-drying methods used by the Library of Congress to dry valuable historic documents and books. Our vacuum freeze-drying process is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA).
Types of content:
- paper documents
- books and magazines
- manuscripts and files
- photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
- blueprints and maps
Document Cleaning and Disinfecting
In many water damage situations, like sewage or flood water, documents will be exposed to bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or other harmful chemicals. Our team uses a gamma irradiation process to safely and effectively sterilize your documents.
In the digital age, converting your paper files and photos to digital formats can have an invaluable impact on your business or home. With the help of SERVPRO’s restoration professionals to digitize your documents, you can save storage space and have access to your records at the touch of a button. And perhaps most important of all, you’ll have digital copies of your valuable documents that can’t be lost in a flood or fire.
Why Choose SERVPRO?
SERVPRO of North Tempe Professionals will get the job done right. For document restoration backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 50 years of experience, and professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today at 480-456-0000.
Should Mold Testing or Sampling Be Performed To Your Property?
Mold Testing or Sampling
Is sampling for mold needed? In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building's compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.
Are there federal regulations or standards regarding mold testing?
Standards or Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for airborne concentrations of mold, or mold spores, have not been set. Currently, there are no EPA regulations or standards for airborne mold contaminants.
When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.
- Emergency Contact - (480) 456-0000
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
What To Do When Disaster Strikes
It happens when you least expect it. You take the steps to the basement, and when your foot hits the floor, you step onto wet carpet. You have no idea where the water is coming from, or how long it’s been there.
After the initial shock and confusion, you may find yourself asking, “What do I do now?”. The following steps can help you navigate the process of managing a water loss in a quick, effective manner, reducing the amount of damage to your home, and keeping the overall cost to you as low as possible.
Stopping The Source
Stopping the flow of water is the first step to getting on the right track. Shutting off the water to the appliance or area that is leaking is important to be able to fix the leak. If you are able, shut the water off to this area, or to the whole house if you are unsure of where the water is coming from.
Once the leak is identified, or even if you are unsure of the cause, calling a Licensed Plumber to identify and fix the problem is highly advisable. This ensures that the leak is fixed correctly, and/or that the appliance in question is properly repaired or replaced.
Keeping Damages to a Minimum
Once any amount of water has leaked into your home, there will be damage. However, you can keep this damage to a minimum by calling SERVPRO® of North Tempe as soon as possible at 480-456-0000. The sooner we arrive, the sooner we can begin to clean up and minimize the damage, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in home repairs.
Also, the less time the water spends saturating the materials in your home, the lower the likelihood that your home will develop mold and microbial growth.
Water leaking into your home is never desirable. Sewage leaking into your home can be considered a nightmare, especially when it affects a large area or multiple levels in your house. Exposed sewage can create a risk of mold and microbial growth, as well as illness for those in the home. Prompt clean-up and neutralization of contaminants are the first priority.
When sewage backs up through drains or toilets, the first thing to do is call a Licensed Plumber, or your city Water and Sewer Provider. Finding the source, and ensuring that there is not another sewage loss in your home is key to preventing multiple mitigations from being needed, and ultimately keeps the cost to you to a minimum.
Once SERVPRO® of North Tempe is on-site, an initial assessment will be made of the damages and projected time needed to dry the structure. Also, an assessment will be made of the materials affected, and it will be determined if those materials can be dried, or will need to be removed.
If your contents, such as furniture, boxes, clothing, and decorative items cannot remain in place while drying, SERVPRO® of North Tempe provides moving and pack-out services for on-site or off-site storage while mitigation is taking place.
The average mitigation takes about 3 days but could take less or more time depending on the level of saturation and the scale of the loss.
SERVPRO® of North Tempe Technicians and Crew Chiefs use a variety of equipment and tools to ensure proper drying, including but not limited to dehumidifiers, air mover fans, and non-invasive moisture monitors.
Once ensuring that your home has met industry drying standards, SERVPRO® of North Tempe Crew Chiefs and Technicians will remove all equipment and remove any items brought into your home. If materials have been removed, SERVPRO® of Denver West offers construction and building repairs, allowing a quicker turnaround time for your building's restoration.
These steps can help guide you through the stressful time of water loss in your home.
Feel free to call SERVPRO® of Denver West at any time with questions about mitigation, water damage, or clean-up services at 480-456-0000.
Water damage is never pleasant, but with SERVPRO® of Denver West, you can assure a professional and quality cleanup.
How To Prepare For a Natural Disaster
Preparation and readiness before a natural disaster strikes can make all the difference in losing valuable possessions, and salvaging your property.
Natural fires can spark at any time. Storm waters can rage and spread quickly. Always have a flashlight, fire extinguisher, and disaster plan in place for your family and business.
These things will allow you to respond quickly and safely if an event was to occur.
SERVPRO® of North Tempe provides free Emergency Response Plans (ERP) for businesses to help identify risk factors, key points in the building, and personnel notifications among many other things. Preparing in advance is Storm Readiness. Call our Development Team at 480-456-0000 for your Business Emergency Ready Plan. An account representative can implement an Emergency Ready Profile for your business at no cost.
Do You Know Where Most Fires Come From?
Do you know what the number one cause of house fires is? If you guessed cooking incidents then you'd be correct. These incidents are usually brought on by leaving a pot or pan unattended while you run and do something for "just a minute." According to the NFPA, 40% of all fires, or on average 156,600 per year are started this way. There is a (57%) of a fire starting on a range compared to in the oven (16%) due to frying.
Wandering if there's anything you can do to prevent becoming one of these 156,00 house fires a year? Well keep reading, SERVPRO® of North Tempe has your back.
- Make sure you are always alert and never leave your food unattended while it is cooking.
- Make sure your smoke detectors are working and you have a fire extinguisher close by.
- NEVER throw water on a grease fire, it will only spread it faster. Instead, put a lid on the pan to smother the fire.
- If the fire starts in your oven, simply turn it off and keep the oven door closed until the fire is out.
- Always keep anything burnable like clothing or towels away from fires.
If your property experiences fire, soot, or smoke damage call SERVPRO® of North Tempe. We have IICRC Trained staff ready to help restore your home to preloss condition. We are Here to help® 480-456-0000.
Call and Plan an ERP for Your Commercial Building
The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
This is what is covered in our Emergency Ready Program (ERP)
- A no-cost assessment of your facility
- A concise Profile Document that contains only critical information needed in the event of an emergency
- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
- Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
- SERVPRO® is a sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ Program
- Provides Facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority area, and priority contact information
Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” Call SERVPRO® of North Tempe at 480-456-0000 to get your ERP started.
24-Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of North Tempe is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help 24/7, Call Us Today at (480) 456-0000
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Tempe has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of North Tempe
SERVPRO of North Tempe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us today at 480-456-0000.
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialist Can Restore Your Property
SERVPRO of North Tempe is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace
To Be IICRC Certified Firms must
- Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
- Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
- Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
- Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
- Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
About SERVPRO of North Tempe
SERVPRO of North Tempe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Among being IICRC certified, here are some more certifications of SERVPRO of North Tempe
Call us if your property experience any fire, smoke, or water damage at 480-456-0000.