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Call and Plan an ERP for Your Commercial Building

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

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.

Steps to Clean Up After a Commercial Renovation

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

When your commercial property undergoes a renovation the clean-up can seem like an afterthought. SERVPRO of North Tempe has provided steps to ensure your property is cleaned properly: 

Clean-up Steps

Usually, a post-construction clean-up will include the following:

  • Sweep and vacuum all surfaces, including ceilings and walls
  • Sweep, mop, and disinfect floors
  • Vacuum all upholstery
  • Wipe down doors, knobs, baseboards, moldings, and hardware
  • Thorough wipe-down and sanitization of bathrooms and kitchens (including appliances, cabinets, and counters)
  • Dust, vacuum, and wipe down all window interiors including sills and frames
  • Dust all ducts, grates, vents, blinds, ceiling fans, and lighting fixtures
  • Clean all hardware such as hinges and handles
  • Clean inside and outside of shelves and cabinets
  • Clean inside all closets
  • Removal of all remaining trash and debris (although your contractor should have removed most of this as part of the contract)

If you’re trying to decide whether to do it yourself or to outsource it to the experts, ask the following questions:

  • Do you have the energy and time?
  • How long will it take you?
  • Do you have any money left in the renovation budget you could put toward the cleaning? (Or better yet, build it in now if you haven’t started!)

Different circumstances will determine who gets the job, but a thorough clean is crucial. All kinds of particles are released into the air during renovations, including various toxins, mold spores, silicates, and ultra-fine dust that can damage your lungs. Freshly applied paints, lacquers, and primers also give off fumes. Given the possible dangers to your health, the hefty price tag for a proper clean may well be worth it! If you are looking for experts in cleaning your commercial property call SERVPRO of North Tempe at 480-456-0000.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding and water damage at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, SERVPRO of North Tempe works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of North Tempe

SERVPRO of North Tempe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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 for any commercial water damage services, at (480) 456-0000.

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.

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.

Biohazard Exposure in Tempe?

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals are cleaning an area exposed to biohazards. We are trained and certified to clean and restore biohazard spills in Maricopa County.

Do you know what to do if there is a biohazard contamination or a chemical spill? SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s technicians are trained and certified to clean and restore dangerous biohazard conditions.

SERVPRO Commercial Biohazard Restoration Services

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat allbodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When your Tempe commercial business or home has a biohazard emergency, 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.

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.

Rebuilding Services for Riverside Businesses?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A wall inside a building is being painted. We provide building services for Maricopa County businesses.

Sometimes rebuilding services are required to return a property to preloss condition. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has been restoring commercial and residential property damage for years in Riverside. Our reconstruction services provide one convenient point of contact for the entire restoration process. This eliminates the headache of managing the project and the time-consuming challenge of scheduling trades and vendors as the project progresses.

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have experience working on many types of commercial buildings, including:

  • 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

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 you. When you need building and reconstruction services for your Riverside business or home, call us at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Odor Removal Services for Meyer Park?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is billowing out of a commercial business.  We restore fire-damaged businesses in Maricopa County.

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has been restoring fire-damaged businesses in Meyer Park for years. Here are some of the methods we may use to eliminate smoke damage:

Air Scrubber or Filter

  • An HVAC air scrubber or HEPA air purifier is useful for capturing larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

  • An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

  • Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and then ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

  • A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

  • Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor.

Call Us Today!

When you need commercial fire damage restoration services for your Meyer Park business, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency READY Profile for Tempe Businesses?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A picture of buildings in downtown Tempe, Arizona is shown. Maricopa County businesses trust us to restore commercial damage.

Do you know that as many as 50 percent of commercial businesses may never recover from a disaster? SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East supports the Tempe business community and offers pre-planning services that give business owners peace of mind knowing they have a plan in place in the event of a property damage emergency.

At no cost, we help commercial businesses develop a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile. This profile provides an immediate plan of action in the event of an emergency. This allows timely mitigation and can help minimize the damage fire and water can do.

  • No cost assessment of your facility
  • A document that contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide and immediate plan of action allowing you to get back into your building faster following a disaster
  • Establish SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility information for shut-off valves, priority areas, and priority contact information so you are ready for whatever happens

Call Us Today!

Having an Emergency READY Profile gives Tempe businesses the power to act quickly in the event of a commercial loss. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your commercial property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services in Meyer Park?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage and staining are visible on a ceiling. Maricopa County businesses rely on us to restore water damage.

Every minute counts when responding to commercial water damage. The longer the water is left untreated, the higher the cost and more time-consuming the repairs can be. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East has the equipment, training, and experience to restore commercial water damage quickly and efficiently. Meyer Park businesses can rely on us to get their business back up and running as soon as possible and with minimal disruption to employees and customers.

Training and Certifications

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

We also offer a full range of building and reconstruction services when required to complete a restoration, including:

Building and Reconstruction Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home experiences a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your commercial water damage in Meyer Park, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Tempe Business?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of mold on a wall is shown. We mitigate and remediate mold damage for commercial businesses in Maricopa County.

A mold infestation is never a good look for a commercial business. Under the right conditions, mold can colonize quickly and can become visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East have been mitigating and remediating mold problems for Tempe commercial businesses for years. Here is some information from our website on understanding mold:

Understanding 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 allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or 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 Today!

When you have a mold problem, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll mitigate and remediate your commercial mold problem in Tempe, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Large Commercial Water Loss In Phoenix

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trailer in front of office building SERVPRO of North Tempe and Mesa East is here to help our customers make it “Like it never even happened.”

Over the holiday weekend, SERVPRO of North Tempe and Mesa East was called out to help with a large loss commercial water damage in an office building in Phoenix. Our on-call crews responded and began to perform the emergency service.

When we arrived on site there was water coming out of windows and doors affecting the 20,000 square foot office space across multiple floors. The cause of loss was an exterior fire suppression supply line that failed, even the exterior landscaping and the retaining wall were damaged from the water rushing out of the building.

As part of our large loss response, SERVPRO of North Tempe and Mesa East was able to quickly get out our trailer stocked with everything we could need to help our customers make it “Like it never even happened.”

Devastating Commercial Fires In Tempe And Protecting Your Business

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage can happen quickly in a commercial building. If you have experienced fire damage call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.


Fire damage can be devastating to your commercial building. Even if the fire was contained quickly and the damage appears minimal, restoration can be costly, putting your business at risk of bankruptcy. Certain steps must be taken to ensure your business is protected from fire loss.

Assessing the Damage

When a building and all of its contents have not been completely destroyed by fire, it is considered a partial loss. This is a term used by insurance companies to determine the proper protocol for working with the client to recover their business.


Remember that a fire is dangerous for more than its flames. Smoke damage, excessive heat, and mold and water damage can all ruin the integrity of the building and the contents within, so it is imperative to ensure you understand the full extent of the damage before moving forward with restoration.

Restoring Your Business After a Fire

Once the full extent of the partial fire loss has been determined, it is time to work with a qualified fire restoration service. These specialists in Tempe have equipment designed specifically to restore walls, furniture, electronics, and other items in the business by eliminating odors and damage caused by smoke, water, and other elements.

Final Tips on Working with Your Insurance Company

After a partial fire loss, insurance companies are expected to restore your business to a uniform and consistent appearance. In other words, every effort should be made to get your business looking and feeling like it did before the fire. As such, pay close attention to your policy should disputes arise. Common challenges may include an unwillingness to pay for new flooring that matches undamaged areas, damage to outdoor landscaping, or air quality concerns. Following a few basic steps and ensuring a solid understanding of your insurance policy will help minimize the damage to your business, both physically and financially after a fire.

It's important to select a company that properly trains the technicians. 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.


If you have commercial fire damage call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

Water Damage To Tempe Commercial Sites

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Don’t gamble a large loss with any restoration company. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

Commercial Flooding In Tempe 


Extensive flooding is a serious issue on Tempe commercial sites. The primary concern inside a building is not only the water, but it’s also the amount of humidity.

Humidity can ruin paperwork, electronics, and can cause mold growth in areas that were not affected by flooding.


If your home or business has a mold problem, technicians for SERVPRO of North Tempe can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


if you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne.


Flooding from a pipe burst or fire suppression system can dump gallons of water. That much water can affect multiple floors in a building which is very costly. Conventional drying methods will not dry out a large building.


SERVPRO of North Tempe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

The Right Training For Tempe Commercial Restoration

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.


Extracting the water is the first step. We have equipment that can remove large amounts of water in very little time. Our air movers and large desiccants will also remove the humidity quickly. Don’t gamble a large loss with any restoration company. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000 and get the job done right the first time.

Protecting Your Tempe Commercial Site Before Damages Happen

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of North Tempe, we work many large commercial projects for companies that could have minimized or prevented damages if they were more prepared. We wanted to share some insight on how you can better prepare your building and assets for your business.

First, it is important to make sure that you know all of your emergency contact numbers. This is everything from your local fire department, city water, restoration company, and more. These phone calls to get the right person on site as soon as possible can be the difference from a small and large damage situation.

Second, it is important to make sure all of your shut off valves are documented and mapped out throughout your facility. Know where and how to shut off water, and power can be a major asset in a disaster.

Third, is to make sure you train your team and employees to know simple things that can prevent major damaging from happening. If a toilet is overflowing and running, just knowing how to shut the basic water off can save you thousands of dollars.


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.

SERVPRO of North Tempe arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

If you find that you have black mold growing in your building, do not ignore the problem or expect it to go away on its own. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000, to come in and perform an inspection as well as any necessary cleanup and removal.


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of North Tempe provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Taking Care Of Water Damage In Your Business

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Can Mold Lead To A Lawsuit?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Call for details (480) 456-0000

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.

Getting Your Tempe Commercial Business Open Quickly

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Tempe, Arizona commercial property.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.


If you are a property manager or owner of a large commercial facility, you might have experienced a large water loss at some point. It can be a stressful time for you and your business.

SERVPRO of North Tempe has a large loss commercial restoration team in place to help you and your business. Business interruption can be a serious issue for your organization if you are not prepared.


SERVPRO of North Tempe wants you to know that it is okay and it can be taken care of immediately. Our team is here to help 24/7, to get on site and begin the mitigation process. Our managers and technicians are IICRC certified, and have years of water damage restoration experience.


After all of the water is removed, it is critical to make sure that the right amount of drying equipment is put in place. SERVPRO of North Tempe has plenty of equipment that can handle any size large loss in the Tempe area.


When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of North Tempe. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly.


Each day the drying process will be monitored and recorded. After a few days, when the facility is dry, SERVPRO will remove all of the equipment and begin to help with any repairs. If you have any questions about our water damage restoration process for commercial facilities, do not hesitate to contact us at anytime day or night.

Cleaning Up After A Commercial Fire In Tempe

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help you with fire damage to your home or business.

A variety of smoke cleaning methods are available to commercial business owners. In addition to using degreasing solutions to remove residues from surfaces and contents, it is also possible to lower the concentration of smoke molecules in the air and neutralize persistent odors. Restoration professionals rely on five treatment methods to eliminate smoke damage. 
SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help you with any fire damage in your home or business. Our team is available 24/7 to help with securing your property and getting it ready to be cleaned. Our 24 hour number is (480) 456-0000 and we always have someone available to help! 
1. Run an Air Scrubber or Filter  An HVAC air scrubber or HEPA air purifier are useful for capturing larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.  2. Use an Ozone Generator  An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces. Evacuation is necessary for the duration of an ozone treatment.  3. Arrange for Thermal Fogging  Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and then ventilate the area. Evacuation is also necessary during this treatment, and workers should wear chemical respirators.  4. Operate a Hydroxyl Generator  A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on UV light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment, but evacuation is not necessary.  5. Try Vapor Modification  Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor. This method also does not require evacuation.  Any of these smoke cleaning methods may be the right choice for a commercial business in Tempe. Contact SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000 to determine which treatment is right for your commercial site.

Where Do You Turn After A Commercial Fire In Tempe?

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

If you experience a fire in your Tempe business call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

A commercial fire is often severely damaging for business owners, and the fire damage restoration process can be intimidating. Thankfully, you can enlist the help of a disaster restoration specialist in the Tempe, AZ, area to take on the brunt of the work.

1. Availability

SERVPRO of North Tempe offers 24 hour-a-day and seven-days-a-week availability, meaning that they are ready and willing to work whenever a disaster strikes your building. You can even call SERVPRO in the middle of the night during a holiday, and they can quickly be there to offer assistance in whatever way they can.

2. Assessment

Fire damage restoration experts will likely start by offering an assessment of your property. They may walk the area, taking note of all structural damage and property loss, listening to your concerns, and offering an estimate of the work to be completed. Also, the individuals who provide the estimate will likely be the managers of your entire project.

3. Security

Beyond the initial assessment, we offer services to mitigate further loss and ensure the security of your facility. When choosing a restoration company make sure that the protection of your property is a priority because receiving your insurance coverage may depend on it. SERVPRO of North Tempe can work with your insurance.

4. Cleanup

SERVPRO of North Tempe has trained, certified experts in restoration, so you can rest assured that your business is cleaned, repaired and rebuilt with the least amount of stress as possible.

The fire damage restoration process can be grueling, but it doesn’t have to be your burden alone. Reduce your stress and hire a skilled restoration team.

Call us if you have any questions (480) 456-0000.

How To Take Care Of Your Commercial Space Flooring

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of North Tempe at 480-456-0000. We are always available to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

If your business has wood floor , water damage is a substantial concern. When you have trained, certified experts a phone call away, there's nothing to worry about.

Call SERVPRO of North Tempe at 480-456-0000.  We are always available to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

It is important to dry a wood floor as soon as you notice signs of water damage. Water from a leak or pipe burst can cause wood to warp or result in other forms of damage. Here are four steps that may be necessary to restore wood flooring.

1. Remove Water Removing standing water is the first step to restoring flooring. This may require the use of a pump or wet vac for damage caused by a flood, pipe burst, or leak. Use a mop or towels for slight damage. If a small amount of water has spilled and remained on the floor, spread out newspaper and allow it to absorb water. 

2. Dry Moisture After standing water is gone, use a dehumidifier to draw moisture out of wood. Ventilation can also be helpful. It is necessary to determine whether water has penetrated through the polyurethane coating or another sealing treatment. It may be necessary to tear out and replace the subfloor, taking time to allow the underlying concrete to dry, to prevent mold growth. 

3. Sand and Scrape Once all of the levels of flooring are dry, it is time to work on the appearance and condition of the surface. Wooden planks damaged by water may warp or become discolored. Sanding and scraping may even the surface and remove stains. Rely on the expertise of water damage restoration professionals. 

4. Refinish or Retrofit Wood flooring exposed to water may need to be refinished. Planks with severe damage can be removed and replacements retrofitted. Restoration experts can recommend the best solution for each case of water damage. Keep in mind that wood flooring may add several days to water damage restoration, particularly in cases of extensive damage caused by a flood or pipe burst. This is necessary to restore the condition of a wet floor and prevent secondary damage, such as mold.

Contact a service with experience restoring wood floors at commercial properties in Tempe, AZ. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe at 480-456-0000.  We are always available to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Mold Growth Lawsuits Against Property Managers

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

Mold typically begins to grow within 24 to 48 hours in an untreated moist environment

Mold Growth Lawsuits Against Property Managers

Legal guidelines for landlords' mold exposure liability are often unclear, however, there are circumstances in which a landlord may be sued for damages. Because of the rise in mold insurance claims and lawsuits, many insurance companies have modified their policies to exclude coverage for mold damage. Because of this, it may be wise for property owners to familiarize themselves with their liability exposure and insurance coverage for mold risks.

Mold Risk Checklist

Because of the potential for mold claims or lawsuits, landlords may benefit from assessing their mold exposure risks. These items may be of benefit to review by property owners:

  • Insurance coverage for mold insurance claims
  • Tenants' responsibilities to report mold or water damage in their lease agreement
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Procedures for responding promptly to tenant reports of mold or water damage

Warranty of Habitability

Most states have laws that require landlords to maintain their properties in a "livable" condition. If landlords fail to properly maintain their property or to respond to reports of leaks and other moisture problems, they could be found liable for damages to a tenant's property from mold growth that results from that failure.

Liability for Mold Damage

If a tenant is asking for compensation due to mold damage, it may be wise to consult with an attorney in Tempe, AZ, to determine whether you are liable for the damage. In most cases, to be held liable, the tenant needs to prove that the landlord either knew about the problem or should have known. If you are found to be liable, you may be responsible for damages to the tenant's property and the cost of relocation if the rental is not habitable during the period mold remediation is being done.
Mold insurance claims have been on the rise in rental properties. For this reason, it may be wise for landlords to know their risks, responsibilities and insurance coverages for mold claims.

5 Essential Tips for Preparing Your Business for a Storm

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Keep computer files backed up on an external hard drive or cloud in case of storm damage

Five Important Ways to Prepare Your Business

Learning a storm is coming your way in Tempe, AZ can cause stress for any business owner. Flood water can create a hazardous situation for your employees and result in extensive damage to your building. Here are five important ways to prepare your business.

1. Create an Evacuation Plan

Your first priority when preparing for a storm should be to ensure the safety of your employees and anyone else who you might be in your building. Have an evacuation plan in place, set up maps around the building, and regularly practice the plan with managers and employees.

2. Backup Data

Make sure to back up all data somewhere offsite in case flood water damages hardware. It is also a good idea to invest in a cloud system so you can easily access important data from any location.

3. Designate Emergency Response Tasks

Determine what tasks need to be completed quickly if dealing with a flooded building and assign them to specific individuals or teams of people. Include these tasks in emergency drills and train people if necessary.

4. Choose a Restoration Company

If your building does experience any water damage, you will need to work with a storm damage restoration company to make any repairs and get back in business as soon as possible. Contact your insurance company to find out if you need to choose a specific company to receive coverage.

5. Protect Your Business

Do what you can to prevent damage from happening to your building. This can include investing in a backup power supply, placing sandbags around the property, removing debris, trimming trees, and replacing broken roof shingles.
While it might not be possible to predict every situation, your business will recover much more quickly if you take the proper steps to prepare for an upcoming storm. From making a plan to addressing any potential hazards, you can successfully minimize the amount of harm flood water can cause.

Protect Your Business Through Proactive Plumbing

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Use a hot water and white vinegar mix every three months to prevent clogs

Protect Your Business Through Proactive Plumbing

As a Tempe,AZ, business owner, you are likely familiar with how plumbing problems can impact your location. Leaky or burst pipes, clogged toilets and other issues can impact the integrity of the building, create wasteful downtime and spend money on repairs and remediation. However, you can prevent several of these disasters when you and your staff adopt proactive maintenance practices to detect and resolve minor issues before they escalate.

Prevent Clogs

Clogs are plumbing issues that can severely hurt the function of your business. Check the toilets and the sinks and see if they flush or drain slower than usual. If this occurs after multiple tests, it means there is likely a clog present. You or your crew can use specific tools to unclog a toilet or drain. Use a hot water and white vinegar mix every three months to keep them clear and prevent major incidents.

Check for Drips and Leaks

Preventable plumbing problems also manifest through several noticeable signs.

  • Dripping faucets
  • Puddles near toilets or pipes
  • Water damage
  • Mold and other fungus

These incidents largely hint at a larger problem, which is most often a blocked, damaged or broken pipe. Act fast the moment you see them before greater problems develop and affect your establishment.

Run Plumbing Inspections

Sometimes, there are issues that you or the crew cannot foresee and prevent alone. Plumbing inspection services are easier to run and may be less expensive and intrusive than repair. Contact a professional to run tests on the water main and the rest of the business's plumbing system to ensure there are no hidden leaks, clogs or other faults that can have a devastating effect on your commercial location.
Major plumbing problems usually start out small and appear in minor issues before they grow. Stay aware of these small issues to avoid spending time and money on preventable problems and contact plumbing and water damage repair services for truly unpreventable incidents.