Recent Fire Damage Posts

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

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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.

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.

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)

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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.

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

Call Us Today!

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.

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.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Tempe?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A portable fire extinguisher in a home. We are trusted leaders in fire restoration in Maricopa County.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends using portable home fire extinguishers when:

  • The fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing
  • Everyone has exited the building
  • The fire department has or is being called
  • The room is not filled with smoke

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East offers these fire extinguisher safety tips from the NFPA:

  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side
  • Select a multi-purpose extinguisher that can be used on all types of home fires that is large enough to put out a small fire but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out
  • Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Kitchen Fire in Tempe?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A microwave oven is shown on fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Maricopa County.

Cooking fires are the cause of the majority of home fires in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2014 and 2018, insurance claims involving microwave ovens averaged $5500 per loss. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s technicians have the training, experience, and equipment required to clean and restore fire damage quickly and efficiently. Tempe residents and businesses can rely on us to be with you every step of the way until the job is successfully completed.

Although every fire loss is unique, we use the same process to restore fire damage as follows:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 7: Restoration

Call Us!

When you need fire restoration services for your Tempe home or business, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s fire restoration technicians are on call 24-hours a day to serve you. We can typically be onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Home Fire Sprinklers in Riverside?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A fire sprinkler is shown mounted on a ceiling in a home. Home fire sprinklers save lives in Maricopa County!

Everything you wanted to know about home fire sprinklers (but were afraid to ask).

Home sprinklers are environmentally friendly. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home sprinklers reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, reduce fire damage by up to 71 percent, and reduce water used to put out a fire by as much as 91 percent!

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Riverside, and we witness firsthand the difference home fire sprinklers make in reducing fire damage. Here are some interesting facts about home fire sprinklers from the NFPA:

  • Home fire sprinklers save lives and property. In many situations, a family who has survived a fire will also have their “home” to live in and enough of the items and space in their home to continue living their lives as they did before.
  • A home fire sprinkler system can reduce the homeowner’s insurance premium
  • Cigar smoke or burnt toast will not activate a fire sprinkler. Only the high temperature of a fire will activate the sprinkler.
  • A home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain. Just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East’s fire restoration technicians are on call 24-hours a day to serve Riverside residents and businesses. Call us today at 480-456-0000. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Escape Plan in Shalimar?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A family discussion is being held in a living room. We respond to fire damage emergencies in Maricopa County 24-hours a day.

Have you created a fire escape plan for your household and practiced it lately? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 47 percent of people who have a developed an escape plan have practiced it. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and Mesa East responds to fire damage emergencies in Shalimar 24-hours a day, and offer these fire escape planning tips from the NFPA:  

  • Make a home escape plan. 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

Call Us!

When your Shalimar home or commercial business needs fire restoration services, 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.

Contents Restoration Services in Tempe?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

A red velvet jewelry box is shown containing valuable jewelry and keepsakes. Maricopa County trusts us to clean and restore their fire-damaged belongings.

When you experience fire damage, even areas of the structure not directly damaged by the fire will have smoke and soot damage. SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East offer a wide variety of specialty cleaning services to safely clean and restore your precious keepsakes to pre-fire condition. Our fire restoration technicians will pretest each item before cleaning to ensure the item can be restored and to determine the best cleaning method to use.

Each fire scenario is different as whatever fueled the fire will leave a different type of residue. Here are the different cleaning methods we may use when restoring your fire damaged contents:

  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product
  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage in Tempe?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A cutting board with an onion and cooking utensils is shown. We are trusted leaders in emergency fire damage restoration in Maricopa County.

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Tempe. Here are some cooking safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

What you should know about home cooking safety
  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop
If you have a cooking fire
  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed

Call Us!

When your Tempe home or business experiences a fire damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage in Tempe?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East respond to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Tempe. Here are some cooking safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association: 

What you should know about home cooking safety 

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop. 
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food 
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking 
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains — away from your stovetop 

If you have a cooking fire 

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. 
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave 
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out 
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. 
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed 

Call Us! 

When your Tempe home or business experiences a fire damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of North Tempe and SERVPRO® of Mesa East is Here to Help.® Call us today at 480-456-0000.  

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

It's Time To Get Smart About Smoke Detectors And Protecting Your Family

4/26/2021 (Permalink)


Smart Detection Can Help Limit Fire Damage

One of the keys to protecting your family and your home from fire damage is a smoke detector. In addition to some of the newer long lasting smoke detectors, smart smoke detectors are available. The options, functions and different sensors available is a lot to sort through.


Some models offer a feature allowing you to turn off the alarm from your smart phone whether you are home or away. There are models that have a feature that will turn on some of your lighting to help you and your family get out of the fire. Some detect both smoke and carbon monoxide.


Certain smart smoke detectors can work with other smart systems in your home. The lighting is one example. When choosing a system you should consider if it will work with your current security system. Will the smart smoke detector be compatible with other smart systems already in your home.


Beyond the technology compatibility issues there is the issue of fire detection. Smoke detectors use one of two types of sensors to detect fires. Ionization-type sensors are most useful for detecting fast-burning fires.

Photoelectric sensors are better at warning about smoldering, or slower burning fires. Some smart smoke alarms are designed to pick up both types of fires.

Professional Help In North Tempe Is A Phone Call Away

If you do have fire damage it's smart to hire a professional restoration company. SERVPRO of North Tempe specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.

We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If you have questions about fire or water damage call SERVPRO of North Tempe today (480) 456-0000.

Fire Safety Tips That Might Help To Keep Your Family Safe

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire, this according to the National Fire Protection Association. In 2020 cooking fires accounted for many of these fires.


What you should know about home cooking safety, suggestions from (NFPA).


Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.


Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.


If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.


Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.


If you have a cooking fire


Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.


If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.


Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires.

Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop.

Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.


For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call Us Today – SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

Battling Fire Damage With Technology And Experience

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

If you have fire damage to your home or business call us today. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

If you have ever experienced smoke damage in your home you understand that it can be very difficult to fully remove the smell and get your home back to the way it was, “Like it never even happened." It often requires using advanced techniques or equipment and that means calling SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

Air Filtration Devices


The first thing that can be done for smoke cleaning is to use an air filtration device to completely filter all the air in your home and make it safe to breathe again. Some filter options include:

True HEPA Filter:

High Efficiency Particulate Arresting is the highest quality air filter available and is certified to remove 99.97% of all particles down to 0.3 microns in size.


Activated Carbon Filter:

Often used along with a HEPA filter, this is most useful in removing gases, chemicals, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).


Ionizer:

Using electricity, an ionizer emits negative ions which causes airborne particles to collect into the air filter or onto the floor or walls. This can reduce allergens in the air to as small as 0.1 microns.

Ozone Machines:


Ozone machines can be plugged in anywhere and release ozone into the air. The oxidation that occurs changes the chemical structure of smoke, other odors, and even bacteria, viruses, mold, and more. After a few hours, the smell is usually completely removed from the room.


Thermal Foggers:

Using this type of equipment, a deodorizer is heated and sprayed in fog form. Because of this delivery method, it is able to penetrate very small areas and is incredibly effective in eliminating even the most stubborn odors.


Individuals living in the home that have a compromised immune system, young children, and the elderly can be very sensitive to smoke.

 An expert can remove the smoke odor from your home, to the degree that you’ll forget it was ever even there. Call SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000.

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

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Discussing Fire Escape Planning With Your Family

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Knowing What To Do With Soot and Smoke After A Fire In Your Tempe Home

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

If you were to have a fire in your home, would you know where to start to get your home clean. The most important call after the fire is out is to SERVPRO of North Tempe.


After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:


Is it safe to stay in the house?


Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.


Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.


Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful.


If you have a fire in your home, it is important to make sure you have your contents taken care of right away. The longer they sit in a smoke and soot damaged environment, the more damage will occur. SERVPRO of North Tempe have the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire condition.


SERVPRO of North Tempe can handle any size fire content cleanup project. . When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, day or night, to your Tempe home or business. Our team is quick to respond and begin the inventory process. Once all of your items are collected, they will be taken to our state of the art facility to be cleaned and ready for return.


Documentation is extremely important to us at SERVPRO of North Tempe. We want to make sure that your items are taken care of and protected in this tough time for you and your family.


 Our 24 hour number is (480) 456-0000 and we always have someone available to help!

If You Experience A Fire In Your Tempe Home There Are Some Things You Should Know

4/29/2020 (Permalink)


If you have a fire in your home it is critical to get SERVPRO of North Tempe on site as soon as possible. This way the situation can be assessed and fixed as soon as possible.


The first step is to do a walkthrough of the property and make sure everything is documented. This can be important, especially when dealing with your insurance company. SERVPRO is great about taking plenty of before, during and after pictures.


After the walk though, SERVPRO will write up a scope of service and begin the mitigation work. It is important to get the property dry and clean to prevent secondary damages from occurring.
Once everything is clean, SERVPRO of North Tempe can begin the repair process to get your home back to pre loss condition.


SERVPRO of North Tempe strives to be an educational resource for property owners and insurance companies. 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 if you have property damage questions.


With any fire loss, it is important to get the property secure and safe for the work to begin. In most cases, it will need to be cleared for safety by your local fire department. Once cleared, SERVPRO of North Tempe can help from start to finish with everything from smoke, soot and any other type of fire damage cleanup.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us anytime at (480) 456-0000. Besides the obvious advantage of lower costs, our “restore first” mentality also gets you back into your home or business quicker and with less disruption to your life.

Knowing Who To Call After A Fire in North Tempe

2/1/2020 (Permalink)

The technicians at SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000 are highly trained in property damage restoration.


A fire in your home can be devastating. According to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA, Most home fires and fire casualties result from five causes: cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional fire setting, and smoking materials.

After the fire is out your home may be left with significant damage. Smoke and water damage should be taken care of by trained, certified professionals.


The technicians at SERVPRO of North Tempe (480) 456-0000 are highly trained in property damage restoration. They study IICRC standards and best practices in cleaning and restoration. SERVPRO of North Tempe is very active with the IICRC, which is the industry standard for Water Restoration Technicians.


Not only will the experts at SERVPRO of North Tempe restore your home but they can even help with insurance. For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO works with your insurance to help manage the insurance process and paperwork.
Often you are left with the decision to toss items that you would prefer to keep. Even a small fire can cause smoke damage to things throughout the house. When washing the clothes you are able to salvage add 1/2 a cup of vinegar to kill the smoke smell.


The NFPA recommends bringing in restoration professionals. They remind homeowners that exposure to house fire soot can lead to a number of health issues. They also explain why soot is harmful. Burned wood by-products include manganese, benzene and hydrogen cyanide. Because it’s so corrosive and acidic, soot can be harmful at any exposure level.


While all soot is made up of minute particles, its composition varies depending on the environment and materials where the fire occurred. Homeowners often confuse it with dirt, but it’s a complex mixture of different substances.
Depending on materials involved in the fire, soot can contain formaldehyde, toluene, sulfur dioxide and traces of heavy metals.

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.

3 Easy Ways to Cut Candle Fire Risk

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

Experts warn you should never leave candles unsupervised, including going to sleep with them burning. Blow them out before you hit the sack or leave t

3 Easy Ways to Cut Candle Fire Risk

Despite all the modern conveniences available nowadays, old-fashioned candles remain a favorite of many people looking to add a little flair to their homes. But the beauty of candles doesn’t negate the risk that having an open flame can bring to your Tempe,AZ, home. The good news is that you can enjoy these decorations without causing a candle fire. Here are a few ways how.

Know the Risks

Most times, candles are burned safely and responsibly. Still, candle-related fires are a real concern that causes serious damage every day. Experts report:

  • About 23 home candle fires occur every day in
  • America
  • Unsupervised children are involved in nearly a quarter of candle-related fires
  • Candles are linked to about 3 percent of home fire deaths

It’s hard to believe something so small can be the cause of extensive fire damage or even injury and death. Fortunately, they don’t have to be, if you act responsibly.

Keep an Eye Out

It’s easy to fall asleep to the flickering glow of a candle. But experts warn you should never leave candles unsupervised, including going to sleep with them burning. Blow them out before you hit the sack or leave the room.

Burn Candles at a Distance

The flame from a candle may be small but it can be very destructive, catching fire to furniture, draperies and even books. Keep safe by burning candles no less than 12 inches from flammable materials.

Trim Your Wicks

Debris in the wax pool of a candle can inadvertently increase fire risk. Minimize risk by removing wick trimmings, matches and general debris from your candles any time you plan to burn them.
Whether burned for ambiance or for religious observation, candles can improve your home’s environment. But a candle fire is a risk that isn’t worth taking. Prevent the chance of fire damage and smoke cleanup by using the above tips to enjoy your candles the right way.

How a Security Fence Can Protect Your Business After a Fire

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire loss in a Tempe, AZ building

In the unfortunate event of a fire, you want to do everything you can to protect your business in Tempe,AZ, from further damage. Installing a security fence can help keep your building safe from various types of harm in the aftermath of a fire. Below are some key benefits of having protective fencing installed on your commercial building’s property.

Keeps Building and Property Clean

After a fire, some visitors might attempt to help out during the recovery process. While they may have good intentions, allowing them to step onto your property or into your building can create additional damage. Some ways people could cause further harm include:

  • Bringing dirty water into building
  • Spreading soot particles throughout property
  • Bringing traces of smoke into building

These factors can aggravate the damage already caused by the fire and make the recovery process more difficult. Having a fence surrounding your property helps to prevent this behavior from occurring.

Alerts Visitors

When you have a security fence preventing access to your building, it can thwart intruders and other unwanted visitors. Some people may see your damaged building as an indication that no one is inside and use that as an opportunity to vandalize the property or steal valuable items. Fencing also tells your employees that they aren’t yet permitted to enter the building in case they wish to check the condition of their personal belongings.

Helps Support Insurance Claim

If you plan to make an insurance claim for fire damage, your policy will likely require you to take reasonable measures to protect your property from additional damage. Having a protective fence installed is an effective way to prevent further harm, and it shows your insurance company that you’ve made an effort to keep your property safe.
When your commercial building is guarded by a security fence, you can be one step closer towards a full recovery. Be sure to have a fire restoration specialist assess your property to ensure that all damage is properly taken care of.

4 Tips for Removing Cigarette Smoke From Your Home

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

An air purifier is a useful tool for getting rid of bad odors in your home for good

Four Tips to Help You Start the Home Deodorization Process

Whether you are a smoker yourself or you’ve recently moved into a home that has a lingering smoke smell, you surely don’t want to smell smoke in your home in Tempe,AZ. Since odors from cigarette smoke penetrate surfaces in your home and is naturally resilient to cleaning, you will need to use a variety of methods to completely remove the smell. Here are four tips to help you start the home deodorization process.

1. Lay Out Natural Deodorizers

While home remedies might not be effective at tackling an extensive smoke odor problem, they can help remove the smell of smoke over time or after smoke has just entered your home. Here a few natural deodorizers you can try:

• Charcoal
• Baking soda
• Vinegar
• Coffee grounds
• Vanilla Extract

2. Thoroughly Clean All Surfaces

Since smoke can quickly penetrate your walls, carpets, furniture, and clothes, you will need to thoroughly clean every surface of your home as part of the home deodorization process. This includes cleaning all laundry and linens, steam cleaning and deodorizing your carpet, and cleaning hard surfaces with vinegar and water.

3. Let Odorous Air Exit Your Home

While opening a window won’t make the smell of smoke go away on its own, it will help let out some of the odorous air. You should keep windows open throughout your home to promote circulation while you’re cleaning.

4. Use an Air Purifier

An air purifier is a useful tool for getting rid of bad odors in your home for good. These purifiers work by using a filter to remove odorous particles from the air, clean them, and then releasing the clean air back into the room.

While these home deodorization methods can be very useful in ridding cigarette smoke from your home, they won’t work for everyone. If nothing you do seems to eliminate the smell, get the help of smoke cleaning specialists to make your home smell fresh and clean.