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Space Heater Safety Tips for Tempe?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Electric space heater coils are glowing. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

It gets cold at night in Tempe in January. The average low temperature is 37 degrees Fahrenheit!

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has been restoring fire damage in Tempe for years. Here are some heating equipment safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to be safe and warm this winter:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room
  • Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container
  • Keep the container a safe distance away from your home
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month

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When your Tempe home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Prevention Tips for Meyer Park?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Roots are growing through a pipe. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Maricopa County.

My water bill was unusually high, and I knew it wasn’t because I was using more water. I looked around for leaking pipes and dripping faucets but couldn’t locate any visible signs of leakage. My husband crawled underneath the house and found a line that had been leaking for some time. The floor and floor joists were saturated and damaged by the water.

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has been restoring water damage in Meyer Park for years. We see what happens when routine maintenance is deferred and offer these water damage prevention tips from the Institute for Business and Home Safety:

  • Never pour grease down the drain
  • Plant trees away from lateral drain lines to prevent roots from damaging piping
  • If your home’s sewer system is connected to the city’s sewer system, a particular problem for older homes, or if you are located downhill or below street level, contact a plumbing professional to install a backflow prevention assembly into your sewer system
  • Call a professional if you notice signs of a plumbing problem
    • An increased monthly water bill
    • Banging pipes
    • Rust stains
    • Moisture in the walls or on the floor
    • Signs of wet soil erosion near the foundation

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When your Meyer Park home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Specialty Cleaning Services in Shalimar?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

A person is cleaning a carpet in a home. Our deep cleaning services keep Maricopa County homes looking their best.

I took one look at my Shalimar home and knew it needed help. With all the holiday traffic through the house, my floors, carpets, upholstered furniture, millwork, and windows looked grimy, and my home no longer smelled fresh. I wanted to start the new year off with a sparkling clean house, so I called SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East. They sent a team out, and they cleaned my home from top to bottom. My furniture and floors look bright and new, and my house smells great!

SERVPRO Residential Cleaning Services

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will get out the dirt you see and remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to deodorize your home effectively. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Air Duct Cleaning

Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business needs a deep clean, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Chemical Spill in Mill Avenue?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A colorful swirl of a chemical substance is shown. We clean and restore dangerous chemical spills in Maricopa County.

Mill Avenue Businesses Need to Know

Although this image looks like a work of art, it is actually a picture of dangerous chemicals floating on the surface of a floor. Exposure to chemical contaminants can cause health risks and consequences. Fortunately, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore areas compromised by chemical spills. We follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protocols and health regulations, and we are equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products to transform unhealthy environments back to clean and safe workplaces. Here are some tips from our website for staying safe until help arrives:

Is it safe to stay in the workplace?

  • Exposure to chemical and biological contaminants can pose serious health consequences
  • Floodwater can contain sewage, pesticides, and other contaminants
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

Call Us Today!

When you need commercial biohazard cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has a team of highly trained technicians available 24-hours a day. We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. We will clean and restore your chemical contamination in Mill Avenue, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Restoration Services in Tempe?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A stormy sky is shown. We restore storm damage quickly and efficiently in Maricopa County.

Our customers say it all!

Every minute counts when responding to storm damage, as secondary damage can occur if the damage is not mitigated quickly. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year. Our technicians typically respond to storm and flooding emergencies within four hours of your call. Here is a Google review from a recent storm damage customer:

“We would like to compliment the crew that was dispatched to my place for the mitigation of the flooding inside from the recent bad storms. They were all courteous and professional. They arrived when they said, communicated very well with what they were going to do and what was going to happen. All the crew treated us and my property with respect as if they were family. This was much appreciated during this very disturbing, stressful event. Liaan, Francisco P, Francisco G, Chester, and Kenny were fantastic to deal with, and the work they did far exceeded our expectations. Thank you all again.” Susan G.

Call Us Today!

When you need storm or flooding damage services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained restoration technicians will clean and restore your storm damage in Tempe, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Leak in Mitchell Park East?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A leaking pipe is shown. We restore water damage quickly and efficiently in Maricopa County!

Water Bill Too High in Mitchell Park East?

An unusually high water bill may be an indicator of hidden water damage. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year, and we use advanced technology, like infrared cameras, to detect hidden water leaks behind walls. The Environmental Protection Agency offers these helpful tips for detecting water leaks in your home:

Water Leak Detection Tips

  • A good method to check for leaks is to examine your winter water use. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
  • To check for a toilet bowl leak, place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within ten minutes without flushing, you have a leak. 

Call Us Today!

When you need water damage services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained restoration technicians will clean and restore your water damage in Mitchell Park East, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Showerhead in McClintock Manor?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A dripping showerhead is shown.  Maricopa County relies on us to restore water damage!

Money-Saving Tips for McClintock Manor

Have you inspected your home’s plumbing systems for water leaks lately? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is likely that a family of four has a water leak if their winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year, and we see how small water leaks turn into water damage over time. Here is some information and tips from the EPA for fixing a leaky showerhead:

  • A showerhead leaking at ten drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher.
  • Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench. If you are replacing a showerhead, look for one that has earned the WaterSense label.
  • Fixing water leaks can save homeowners about ten percent on their water bills.

Call Us Today!

When you need water damage services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained restoration technicians will clean and restore your water damage in McClintock Manor, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Deep Cleaning Services for Tempe Businesses?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A carpet is being deep cleaned. Our deep cleaning services keep Maricopa County businesses looking great!

Routine cleaning will extend the life of carpets and upholstery and keep your offices looking and smelling fresh. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Our carpet and upholstery cleaning methods keep your floors and furniture looking their best. These specialized cleaning methods include:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: a less aggressive method for short-piled carpets
  • Hot Water Extraction: a deeper cleaning method for all carpet types
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: helps restore deeply soiled areas
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: the most thorough cleaning method in the industry
  • Dry Cleaning: when color-fastness is an issue

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets can filter and trap dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

The IICRC states that 79 percent of the soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a critical component of proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Pilating the carpet to prevent matting
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Call Us!

When you need commercial cleaning services, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Our team of highly trained restoration technicians will clean and maintain your carpets and upholstery, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Disaster Recovery Team in Tempe?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency vehicles are responding to a disaster. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

Flash flooding and other forms of storm damage happen in Tempe at different times of the year. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry.

No matter how big the job is, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East can handle it! That’s because we are part of a national network of over 1700 franchises in the United States. Our emergency vehicles are stocked full of equipment and are on standby in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Recovery Team

As part of a nationwide network of over 1700 SERVPRO franchises, we have access to disaster recovery teams that can mobilize quickly to respond to any size emergency or disaster. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2021 Big Texas Freeze
  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s team of highly trained restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve Tempe residents and commercial businesses with storm damage. When you need help with storm damage, call us at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips for Tempe?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A person is checking a turkey in an oven. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

Do you know that more home fires happen on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year in the United States? SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East wishes everyone in Tempe a happy Thanksgiving and offers these cooking safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Top 10 safety tips
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot, and kids should stay three feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy, or coffee could cause serious burns
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer, or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks, or bags
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s team of highly trained restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to serve Tempe residents and commercial businesses. When you need fire damage restoration services, call us at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.