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Storm-Damaged Businesses in North Tempe?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy rain is falling. We restore storm-damaged buildings in Maricopa County.

The beginning of March brought unexpected and welcomed rain and hail to Tempe and other parts of Southern Arizona. Our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley teams responded to several storm damage emergencies in the Tempe area involving roof leaks and other forms of water intrusion. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing storm damage:

Exterior Inspection and Repair

Water can be prevented from entering a structure’s exterior through routine inspection and maintenance and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check rain gutters and drainage systems and remove any debris
  • Check downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the structure
  • Check sprinkler systems and make sure the sprinklers are not spraying water onto the structure and that water is not pooling around the structure’s foundation
    • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will quickly find its way into a structure when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is saturated by rainwater, the water may enter the foundation wall through any cracks.

Call Us!

You never know when a surprise storm will break out and damage your business or home, but when it does, you can rely on our team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Restaurant Fire in Paradise Valley?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

The inside of a restaurant is shown. We restore fire-damaged buildings in Maricopa County.

When your business has fire damage, fast action is required to minimize the potential for secondary damage. Our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley team is on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies. According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were an estimated 7410 fires in restaurants and drinking establishments between 2010 and 2014 in the United States.

Here are some more of the report highlights from the NFPA:

  • These fires caused annual losses of three civilian deaths, 110 civilian injuries, and $165 million in direct property damage.
  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of these fires (61 percent of incidents).  Electrical distribution and lighting equipment and heating equipment each accounted for 9 percent of fires.
  • Cooking materials were the item first ignited in 43 percent of the fires in eating and drinking establishments
  • Seven out of ten (68 percent) of fires in eating and drinking establishments stay relatively small and do not spread beyond the object of origin

Call Us Today!

You never know when a fire will break out and cause damage to your commercial property or home, but when it does, you can rely on our team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley to restore the damage, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Commercial Business Customers in Tempe?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

A design studio is shown. We mitigate and remediate commercial property damage in Maricopa County.

Our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley team has been serving Tempe businesses' cleanup, rebuilding, and restoration needs for years. Here are some testimonials from some of our commercial customers:

"Santiago, Carlos, Brandon, Chester, Francisco - they were all wonderful! They were on top of the situation, communicated through the entire process, and ensured everything was cleaned up and safe! I would highly recommend calling them for any cleanup and remediation you may need! Thank you for all your team did!" DESIGN Therapy

"The team in North Tempe helped us open our doors after a massive flood in our store. They are amazing!" Davis in Tempe, AZ


"I wouldn't trust another company to handle a large loss in our business. Simply the best out there!" David P., Tempe, AZ

Commercial Restoration Services

  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Commercial Restoration
  • Commercial Water Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Building Services

Call Us Today!

You never know when fire or water will cause damage and disrupt your business, but when it does, you can rely on our team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley to restore the damage, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Damage Causing Mold Outbreak in Paradise Valley Business?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing in a restroom. We mitigate and remediate mold damage in Maricopa County.

Do you smell a musty odor that you cannot place in your Paradise Valley workplace? Many times musty odors are a symptom of hidden water damage that is causing a mold problem. Our team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley will identify the source of the excess moisture and make repairs to discourage the mold from returning once the remediation process is complete.

Here are some important facts and tips on things you can do and should not do when waiting for professional help to arrive:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact us for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When you discover mold growing in your Paradise Valley commercial business or home, our local teams in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

"Haboob" Dust Storm Sweeps Across Paradise Valley?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

A dust storm sweeps across the Arizona landscape. We clean and restore properties damaged by haboobs in Maricopa County.

Our team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley restores storm-damaged properties in Paradise Valley each year. According to The Arizona Emergency Network (AEN), strong winds produced by thunderstorms can blow loose sand and dirt from the ground, causing these large walls of dust and debris, or dust storms. These dust storms, or "haboobs," are unexpected and can happen any time of the year in Arizona. These haboobs can be miles long and thousands of feet high. Dust storms can reduce visibility to near zero in seconds, often causing deadly car crashes.

The AEN urges residents to become familiar with these terms to help identify a dust storm hazard:

Dust Storm Watch

This tells you when and where dust storms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Dust Storm Warning

It is issued when visibility is 1/2 mile or less due to blowing dust or sand and wind speeds of 30 miles an hour or more.

Call Us Today!

When your Paradise Valley home or commercial business has storm damage, our local teams in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Escape Plan Planning in Paradise Valley Homes?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

A family is reviewing their escape plan. We restore commercial property damage in Maricopa County.

Do you have an escape plan for your household? Our local team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Paradise Valley and offer these tips for escape planning from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or a mailbox) a safe distance away from the home where everyone can meet
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave as a closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area
  • Install alarms on every level of the home
  • Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of their home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors

 Call Us!

When you have fire damage in your Paradise Valley home or business, our local teams in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Property Damage Restoration Services in Tempe?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

An office complex is shown. We restore commercial property damage in Maricopa County.

Our local team in North Tempe and Mesa East performs many commercial cleaning and restoration services in Tempe to keep businesses operational and looking their best. We have extensive experience working in all kinds of workplaces and buildings.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

You never know when a disaster will strike, but when it does, we can provide a full range of commercial property damage restoration services, including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Although we are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. These deep-cleaning services exceed the scope of a standard janitorial service and are designed to keep your business looking its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

 Call Us!

When your Tempe commercial business or home has property damage or needs deep cleaning services, our North Tempe and Mesa East teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Musty Smelly Mold Problem in Mitchell Park East?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing on a wall and ceiling. We remediate mold damage 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

There was a musty odor in my home that I could not place. Then I noticed a water stain on my wall. When the wall was opened to stop the water leak, we found mold growing inside the wall! Yuck! I called the local team in North Tempe and Mesa East, and they came out right away. They are trained and certified to mitigate and remediate mold damage following state and local laws and protocols.

Interesting facts about mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and 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 
  • Mold colonies may produce health effects in certain individuals
  • 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

Mold remediation process

  • Emergency Contact – 480-456-0000
  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your Michell Park East home or business has mold damage, our North Tempe and Mesa East teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Upward Striking Lightning in Tempe?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning covers the desert sky. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

On a visit to Tempe one summer, I watched an intense thunderstorm with lightning, and I remember staying up all night watching the lightning from my hotel window. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East responds to storm damage emergencies every year, and we want everyone to be safe around lightning. Here is some information about lightning from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

  • Upward striking lightning is possible but extremely rare, but high-speed cameras have shown upward lightning flashes to be more common than previously thought
  • Lightning’s unpredictability increases the risk to individuals and property
  • Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as ten miles away from any rainfall
  • “Heat lightning” is lightning from a thunderstorm too far away from thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction.
  • Most lightning deaths and injuries occur when people are caught outdoors in the summer months during the afternoon and evening
  • Lightning strike victims carry no electrical charge and should be attended to immediately. Most people struck by lightning are not killed but are injured significantly.
  • Your chances of being struck by lightning are estimated to be 1 in 600,000 but could be reduced even further by following safety precautions 

Call Us!

When your Tempe home or business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s technicians are Here to Help. ® We typically arrive within four hours of your call. Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Extension Cord Safety Tips for McClintock Manor?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

An extension cord is shown. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

Extension cords can cause fires, injuries, and even death when improperly used. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East offers these extension cord safety tips for McClintock Manor residents from The Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI):

  • Do not overload extension cords or allow them to run through water or snow on the ground
  • Do not substitute extension cords for permanent wiring
  • Do not run through walls, doorways, ceilings, or floors
  • Do not use an extension cord for more than one appliance
  • Multiple plug outlets must be plugged directly into mounted electrical receptacles; they cannot be chained together
  • Make sure the extension cord or temporary power strip is rated for the products to be plugged in and is marked for either indoor or outdoor use
  • Never use a cord that feels hot or is damaged in any way
  • Never use three-prong plugs with outlets with only two slots for the plug. Do not cut off the ground pin to force a fit. Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesn’t fit.
  • Buy only cords approved by an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Intertek (ETL), or Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Call Us!

When your McClintock Manor home or commercial business has fire damage, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s technicians are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.