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Tempe Water Damaged Homes - SERVPRO of North Tempe

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

A room is shown drying after water damage Call SERVPRO of North Tempe if you have water damage (480) 456-0000.

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 Tempe, 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.

Taking Care Of Water Damage In Your Business

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment is shown restoring a commercial business that has water damage If your business has water damage Call SERVPRO of North Tempe if you have water damage (480) 456-0000.

Water Damage In Commercial Space In Tempe

Water damage can be disastrous for your business. If a flood occurs at a commercial building it is very important to repair the damage as quickly as possible. Here are three reasons why it is imperative to schedule water clean up and repair the damage soon after a flood.


1. Every Moment Counts

When a flood occurs, act right away to salvage items and prevent further damage to a building. If a flood is caused by a broken pipe in an office, for instance, turning off the water supply immediately can be a great step to take. It may also be beneficial to quickly call professionals who handle water clean up and restoration services. The longer that flood water remains in a commercial building, the higher the chances are for mold and/or secondary damage to develop. Swiftly repairing the broken pipe (or the cause of the flood) and removing the water can prevent additional problems at the property.


2. Keep Costs Down by Acting Quickly

Water damage can create a costly situation at a commercial structure. If the damage has occurred at an office, these costs could quickly add up because employees may not be able to access the building until renovations are complete. This could mean a loss in revenue for a business owner, and this is another reason why it may be crucial to handle the damage at once.


3. Inspect the Building To Prevent Future Damage

Soon after a flood, whether it is caused by a natural disaster, a broken pipe, or due to some other reason, schedule an inspection of the entire building. There may be areas of the structure that need significant repairs to help prevent future water damage. If a flood occurs once, it could happen again. Inspecting the building with professionals may help avoid another disaster.


Dealing with a flood and water clean up promptly is critical.

Call SERVPRO of North Tempe if you have water damage (480) 456-0000.

Using Technology To Improve Our Response For You

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

A green SERVPRO truck is seen in front of a home SERVPRO of North Tempe is using technology to improve our process and serve you better. Give us a call (480) 456-0000.

Our Team Of Experts Is Ready To Help You In Tempe


When you have a cleaning or restoration need, the experts at SERVPRO of North Tempe are ready to help, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, all year round. Our professionals are expertly trained, certified and here for you, but we're always looking for ways to get better. One way we can provide better response is through technology.
For example, our teams are using a solution called Matterport that makes the assessment process more efficient.

Technology Makes A Good Process Even Better


Matterport’s 3D data platform provides comprehensive documentation and accurate measurements for restoration operations. Matterport is now a SERVPRO preferred vendor for 3D technology. That means we are able to speed up the process with accurate and thorough documentation with Matterport’s powerful 3D platform.


Using Matterport we are able to document loss and estimate repairs faster and more accurately. If you would like to see how we are using Matterport click the link below.


Matterport for SERVPRO of North Tempe


Whether you need emergency flood restoration or just want your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO of North Tempe is ready to respond faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of North Tempe has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians.

Local Business Here To Help When You Need Us


SERVPRO of North Tempe is locally owned and operated, so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are proud to provide mold remediation services in our local communities.


If you have questions about water, fire or storm damage give us a call today. SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

If You Have Storm Damage Know How To Select The Right Company For Help

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a restoration company to handle storm damage on your property. The right company can save you and your insurance company money.

  1. 24 hour response - Your home or business will continue to cost you money the longer it takes for a mitigation company to start the cleanup process. 24 hour response means arriving quickly and starting the cleanup work before it costs too much. 
  2. Vendor Program Discounts - SERVPRO of North Tempe is a Preferred Vendor for almost all the major insurance companies. These companies send us work because they receive a discount. A discount to your insurance company keeps your premium costs lower.
  3. Background Checks - All of our employees are subject to thorough background checks. We understand the need for security when it comes to companies servicing your home. We employ certified technicians who are honest and have a proven and clean record.

These are just a few of the things that make SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000 the best choice when choosing restoration company after your property is damaged from storms and flooding.

SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help in any of those situations to make sure you are taken care of quickly and efficiently. Our team will be quick to assist you in your time of need and get the help you need to your property. 

After The Fire Call SERVPRO To See What They Can Save For You

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

A badly burned computer id shown after a fire Our team is available 24/7 to help with securing your property and getting it ready to be cleaned. 24 hour number is (480) 456-0000

After a Fire, Both Your Home and Possessions Can Be Restored


When dealing with the aftermath of a fire in Tempe, AZ, there's a lot on your plate.

One of your top priorities is probably the structure of your house. However, a person's life is made up of all the little things that fill up a home. Can they be saved, as well? With some techniques like dry-cleaning, they can be.


Electronics


Some of the most expensive items to replace are electronics. There's a chance you may not have to. Smoke residue can cause corrosion, but if it is removed soon enough it won't have the chance.

You should not turn on any of your devices to check their status, as this could cause further harm. Technology like this can be delicate and complicated, so it is in your best interest to leave all content cleaning to certified fire remediation specialists. Examples of items that can be restored are:

Laptops and computers


Televisions and DVD players


Sound systems and speakers


Telephones

Clothing and Woven Materials
You don't want all your clothes and curtains smelling like smoke for months to come, do you?

Dry-cleaning is the method of choice for clothes and fabrics. If they only hold a light amount of residue, this should be enough. If they are more heavily inundated with particles, you should follow up with a wet-cleaning, as well. Upholstery or other heavy fabrics that can't be subjected to shrinkage or wet cleaning can go through a foam cleaning process.


Paper Goods

Although delicate, you may be surprised to find out that paper items like documents and photographs can be salvaged, as well. Provided that they aren't mostly burned or blackened, there are a variety of techniques used to restore them to a much better condition: de-humidification, vacuum drying, freezer drying, dry-cleaning or air drying. They might not look brand new, but what's important is that they are visible or usable.


In the hands of a competent fire damage service, there is the possibility that almost everything you own can be saved from content storage. Before throwing things away, call in the professionals, SERVPRO of North Tempe.


You are welcome to call us anytime day or night at (480) 456-0000 if you have questions.

Can Mold Lead To A Lawsuit?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial property owners are often subject to lawsuits when mold is found in their buildings. Many mold insurance claims are filed under liability when employees or tenants sue for damages that occur as the result of mold in the place where they work or reside.

There are three main reasons building managers in Tempe, AZ, are subjected to lawsuits when their buildings have a fungus infestation.

1. Improper Maintenance

Mold remediation services are often needed after another problem has already happened. That is, the mold is the secondary damage, whereas something such as water damage caused by a slowly leaking pipe or a flood is the source of the problem. Tenants in the building may sue the landlord for neglecting to take care of those maintenance issues in a timely manner.

2. Uninhabitable Space

A building manager has a contractual obligation to provide a safe place for tenants to live or work. Many tenants who have to file mold insurance claims view the existence of fungus growth as the manager’s failure to live up to that part of their agreement. If tenants cannot inhabit the space or if office space cannot be used as it was intended, those bringing the lawsuit against the manager may have a good case.

3. Property Damage

Your property insurance for your commercial holdings may cover a wide variety of problems. When an accident occurs, it’s good to know that you have a policy that can help relieve some of the costs for which you are responsible. If a tenant’s property is damaged by a mold issue in your building, you may have to file a mold claim with your insurance company to compensate the tenant for the loss.

Mold in your commercial property affects not only you but everyone who spends any length of time in the building. Prevention or quick mitigation can save you the trouble of mold insurance claims as well as a related lawsuit.


If you suspect mold call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000 and we'll send a certified, trained technician to inspect.

SERVPRO of North Tempe is the best choice when it comes to handling mold damage in your home or workplace. Our team is quick to respond and follow all guidelines that are required by the state to complete a mold job.

Basement Flooding Tips

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded basement with standing water is shown Whether you need emergency flood restoration or just need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help (480) 456-0000.

When your basement in Tempe floods, it can be overwhelming. Many homeowners know that they should respond quickly to a basement flood but are uncertain of what to do next. There are several useful steps you can take after your home's basement becomes flooded.

1. Remove Water as Quickly and as Safely as Possible


Removing the water from your home in a timely manner is often a useful way to mitigate the damage to your home's basement after a flood. Though mops and towels can soak up small amounts of water, they are generally ineffective when it comes to removing floodwater. Installing a sump pump prior to a flood can help to remove water from your basement. A sump pump collects floodwater in your basement and then moves the water elsewhere. Many homeowners decide to let professionals work on removing the water.

2. Turn Off Your Home's Electricity


A basement flood can affect various aspects of your home, and unfortunately, fires are often more likely to occur after a flood. Fires are particularly likely to occur if items that use electricity are plugged in or if items that use electricity have loose or frayed wires. Though you may be tempted to unplug items that use electricity after a flood, it's often best to avoid coming into direct contact with floodwater. Instead, it can be helpful to turn off the electricity in your home entirely.

3. Contact a Restoration Company


Once you have removed as much water as possible and have turned off the electricity in your home, it's often useful to contact professionals in water damage restoration.

SERVPRO of North Tempe can help to further mitigate the damage in your home, and a quick response can help to quicken the entire process of restoration. Though insurance coverage may vary depending on the cause of the flood, your insurance company will likely help to cover the costs of restoration if the flood occurred suddenly.

Although dealing with a basement flood can be stressful, knowing how to respond appropriately can save you time and money. It's often useful to quickly remove water from your basement, to turn off the electricity in your home, and to contact SERVPRO of North Tempe.

Our team of professionals are certified by the IICRC, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, and are held to the highest of standards. Did you know we will help you work with your insurance? You are welcome to call us anytime day or night at (480) 456-0000.

Is Your Bathroom A Mold Hazard?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

A bathroom is shown Our team is quick to respond and handle any size water loss in the Tempe area.

Bathrooms are one of the most common places for mold to grow in the home in Tempe, AZ. Bathroom mildew usually grows due to the intense amount of humidity that most bathrooms let off.

It is nearly impossible to prevent moisture from entering most bathrooms, but there are some ways to help prevent mold from growing in these environments.

1. Use a Evaporative coolers

Mold loves moisture, and bathrooms are typically the moistest room in a home. Evaporative coolers can help you control a humidity problem to prevent any mildew from growing. They help dry out the air in your bathroom to prevent mold or mildew from growing. That being said, they are not completely effective, so other measures should be taken. Keeping your bathroom clean and doing a regular check for mold or mildew growth can help prevent expensive and costly issues.

2. Wash Your Shower Curtain

Shower curtains are one of the most prominent places for mold to grow. Often times people do not think about washing their shower curtains. When you shower, moisture gets on the curtain and can often stay there for hours. Pulling the curtain out straight can help the moisture dry faster. Also make sure to wash towels, washcloths and bath mats on a regular basis as these can also attract mold. If you notice any mold on your towels or mats, be sure to call a mold remediation specialist right away.

3. Keep it Clean

The bathroom is one of the most dreaded places to clean but is also one of the most necessary. Because of the excessive moisture in bathrooms, mildew and mold can run ramped in these areas. Using a squeegee after each shower is a pain but very effective in preventive bathroom mildew. Use the proper cleaning supplies each time and try to clean your bathroom at least once a week.

Cleaning your bathroom properly can go a long way but may not always prevent bathroom mildew. It is important to check your bathroom for mildew or mold on a regular basis, and you should call a professional if you notice any signs of mold growth.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (480) 456-0000 SERVPRO of North Tempe

Discussing Fire Escape Planning With Your Family

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO of North Tempe green service van is shown SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help you with any fire damage in your home or business. Our team is available 24/7.


It's a scary thing to imagine, waking in the middle of the night to a loud smoke alarm and to the smell of fire. Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do in case of a fire.


Here are some tips from the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department:

If you must exit through smoke, crawl on your hands and knees.

Keep your head 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 centimeters) above the floor.

If you encounter smoke when using your primary exit, use an alternate escape route.

They also recommend testing the door before opening it.

While kneeling at the door, reach up as high as you can and touch the door, the knob, and the crack between the door and its frame with the back of your hand.


If the door is warm, use another escape route.


If the door is cool open with caution.


Put your shoulder against the door and open it slowly.

Be prepared to slam it shut if there is smoke or flame on the other side.


After The Fire


Selecting a restoration company after a fire is a critical decision. It is important to make sure that you ask, good questions and select a qualified company to help you in your time of need.

You should ask about certifications and training. Not all restoration companies study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.


IICRC The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.


SERVPRO of North Tempe has the right equipment to get the job done correctly. On any job, you want to make sure they are documenting before, during and after the loss. This can be in the form of photos, notes, and videos.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000. They have the experience and team available to help you 24/7, 365 days a year.

After a House Fire You'll Want To Bring In Someone With Training And Experience

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

If you have a fire in your Tempe, Arizona home, it is important to know who to call for help after the property has been cleared by the fire department. SERVPRO of North Tempe can help with any size fire loss from start to finish.

SERVPRO of North Tempe is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, all year round.


Once SERVPRO of North Tempe technicians can observe the property, they can develop a scope of service.


It is important to remove all wet and damaged materials from the property. This will help prevent secondary damage. It is important to bring in a company with extensive training and experience.
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.


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.


The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry


The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main 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.


Once all of the damaged materials are removed, SERVPRO of North Tempe certified technicians can begin to clean and restore the property back to pre loss condition. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at anytime. SERVPRO of North Tempe is always ready to take your call (480) 456-0000.


We take pride in being a part of the Tempe, Arizona community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.