Recent Storm Damage Posts

Make Sure Your Home Is Ready Before The Storm

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

A tree is shown after falling on a roof SERVPRO of North Tempe is ready to help you recover from storm damage call our team, anytime 24/7 - (480) 456-0000.

When storms roll through Tempe, there can be significant damage. Know how to get ready and who to call. SERVPRO of North Tempe is ready to help you recover from storm damage. 
We work with your insurance.
For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO of North Tempe can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. 
Checking off the following tasks, including gutter cleaning and water pipe repair, before a storm can ease your.
Inspect
A good way to protect your home is to make sure everything is in working order. While you are planning what to pack, you should also walk through and inspect the areas where water can invade your home: 
Are hoses and supply lines to appliances such as washing machines and ice-makers free of visible damage? 
Are pipes under the sinks leak-free?
Are windows sealed against outside leaks?
Is the water heater free of rust and cracks?
Does the sump pump operate properly?
Are pipes well-insulated against freezing temperatures?  Take the time before you leave to fix any problems. Preliminary water pipe repair keeps you from coming home to a mess.  Clean  Many homeowners return home to find that their houses are flooded due to clogs. Make sure rain gutters and downspouts are clear of debris. Clear out your sump pump so that it runs efficiently, if needed. Regular inspection of sewer lines lets you know if you need repairs before you leave to keep those pipes clear.  Delegate  Despite your best preparation, a broken pipe can still cause damage when you aren't home. It's smart to have trusted neighbors check on your home while you are on vacation. Make sure they know how to turn off the water main and which water remediation specialists to call if a problem happens. If no one is available to watch your home, it's best to turn off the water main before you leave. 
Highly trained specialists are ready to respond quickly to your storm damage emergency. 
Our technician team understands the emphasis on priority responding, and making sure your property is well taken care of. If you have any questions, you are welcome to call our team, anytime 24/7 (480) 456-0000.

What To Do If You Suspect Water Damage After A Storm

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

You have many responsibilities for maintaining your home in Tempe, AZ, and inspecting your home after a storm can be the one of the most important. Checking for water damage and mold after a storm is critical. Understanding mold and how it can grow in you home can save you time and money.  1. Mold spores are everywhere.
Most people store their bread in a plastic bag, yet mold will still grow thanks to the fact that spores are lightweight and travel through the air. The little bit of exposure your bread gets from opening the bag is enough to allow spore-containing air to enter. This is similar to the way mold spores get in your home: traveling on the air and entering through doors, windows and vents.  2. Mold grows in a moist environment.
You don’t see croutons covered in mold and that’s because there is not enough moisture. People love bread when it is soft and moist, and that moisture is exactly what fungus growth needs to thrive. That’s why controlling relative humidity and repairing water leaks are both important jobs to prevent mold growth in the home.  3. Mold needs a food source.
All mold needs an organic food source, and most molds have favorites. When it comes to bread mold, there are certain varieties that tend to colonize on bread. This is also true for homes, since most building materials are made from cellulose-based materials, and the molds that prefer that food source tend to colonize there.
Can’t You Just Change the Temperature?
While most molds prefer a warmer temperature, many varieties can handle a cooler environment, which is why you find fridge mold. You can prevent mold by freezing bread, but you can’t freeze your home.  With the lessons learned from bread mold, you can see that moisture control is the key to preventing household mold problems. If you already have mold, it’s important to get help fast since mold multiplies rapidly. Expert mold remediators are knowledgeable and use a variety of techniques to help prevent the further spread of mold during the clean-up process.  SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help in any of those situations to make sure you are taken care of quickly and efficiently. Our team is available 24/7, and here to help 365 days a year. If you have a storm that causes damage in the middle of the night call us at (480) 456-0000.
We are storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

Storms and Insurance, What You Need To Know

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Insurance claim services can feel overwhelming, especially after experiencing a major disaster.  Unfortunately, the claims process is necessary for comprehensive restoration to begin. SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help in any of those situations to make sure you are taken care of quickly and efficiently. Our team is available 24/7, and here to help 365 days a year. If you have a storm that causes damage in the middle of the night call us at (480) 456-0000.  It is best to speak with qualified individuals who can help to walk you through the restoration process as well as what to expect out of the claims procedure. While your insurer can help with some of this information, you can also speak with disaster restoration specialists. These companies are experts in the processes and bureaucratic procedures, and they follow a strict routine to ensure your claim is accurate.  1. Mitigation As Protection  The first goal of emergency response is to prevent further loss through a process called mitigation. This process entails the use of plywood, tarps, and fencing to protect your property against weather, vagrants, animals and any number of other issues. Also, mitigation reduces the chances of your claim being rejected due to negligence.  2. Cleanout for Accurate Proof of Loss  Claim services are a procedural service, meaning that there is a designated path to approval. Any adjustments made to a claim can send it back to the beginning, prolonging the approval process and postponing restoration. Disaster response companies specialize in rapid cleanup, making all damage apparent and allowing for an accurate proof of loss statement the first time around.  3. Controlled and Monitored Restoration  While an insurer bases claim value off estimates, those assessments do you no good without a company that stands by its prices and services. SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry, and it has built that reputation on its ability to accurately control and monitor costs. Review the database of claims for the Tempe, AZ, area to get a rough ballpark estimate of what your project may cost. 
We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. 
While it may seem unlikely, a disaster restoration company can be your biggest ally as you work through the claim services process of your insurer. These companies want to help you get back in your home by ensuring your claim is protected, accurate and honestly executed. 
Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of North Tempe can access resources from 1,700 Franchises across the state and country.

When Intense Storms Come To Central Arizona Look Out For Water Damage

3/26/2020 (Permalink)


If you live if Arizona you may remember this head line from two years ago, "Latest monsoon storm soaks Tempe, dropping 3.6 inches of rain in about an hour." This storm left behind a lot of water damage. 
If you have  water damage from a storm in your home it can be a stressful time. It is critical to make sure that you get all of the water removed as soon as possible. 
SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help in any of those situations to make sure you are taken care of quickly and efficiently. Our team is available 24/7, and here to help 365 days a year. If you have a storm that causes damage (480) 456-0000. 
For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. 
SERVPRO of North Tempe can be on site immediately to begin the extraction process. Once all of the water is removed, the drying process can begin. Each day the structure will be monitored to make sure that progress is being made. Once everything is dry, SERVPRO will remove all of the equipment and begin repairing anything that was permanently damaged. It is critical along the way to make sure everything is properly documented. This can be of upmost importance when the insurance company needs any records or questions about the loss. We are storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition.  We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. 
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at anytime (480) 456-0000.

We Are Here For You When You Need Us

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Dark Storm Clouds are shown If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at anytime (480) 456-0000.


SERVPRO of North Tempe is here to help with any size storm damage. It is important to make sure that certain steps are followed when dealing with any type of loss. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.


1. Have an onsite assessment of what is going on
It is important to make sure that the property is observed by a professional like SERVPRO of North Tempe. This is critical to document and observe where the problem is and what is needed to correct.


2. Document everything before, during and after
When experiencing a loss, it is critical to make sure you take plenty of photos. This is important to have for documentation when dealing with your insurance company and to have accurate records.


3. Mitigate the damages quickly
It is important to begin mitigating the damages to prevent secondary damages from occurring. If you are dealing with water damage, it is critical to get all of the water extracted as soon as possible.


4. Make sure proper equipment is being used
Once the mitigation is complete, it is important to make sure the proper amount and types of equipment are being used. This will help get the job on track to be completed.


5. Monitor daily to make sure the job is progressing


Monitoring should be taken place daily to make sure the job is progressing. This will provide accurate records to make sure things are moving the right direction.


Major storms and flooding events can overwhelm many restoration companies. On the other hand, SERVPRO of North Tempe can access resources from more than 1,700 Franchises across the state and country.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at anytime (480) 456-0000.


We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors.

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of North Tempe is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Tempe community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Is Your Home Ready For A Big Storm? Some Tips From The City of Tempe

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

The City Of Tempe wants you to make sure your home is ready before storms hit.
They recommend the following:
Trim trees so they are away from windows and roofs
Clear debris from your roof drainage system, including gutters and downspouts
Pretreat pools with chlorine shock to help prevent algae growth
Don’t apply fertilizers or other outdoor chemicals before expected storms
Secure loose items on your property, such as patio and pool furniture
Unplug expensive electronics (TV, stereo, home entertainment centers and computers) and/or install power protection devices
The major issue after a storm is water damage and potentially mold. 
When you suspect you have a mold problem in your home in Tempe you want professionals to test it. Mold testing should always be done by a professional. 
Location of Mold 
When you get a mold kit to test in your own, it will tell you that there is mold in the air, but it won't tell you where to look for the growth. A test from a certified mold expert can identify mold in hidden locations:
Behind walls
In a crawlspace
Under floorboards  In order to start the remediation process, the place mold is growing must be found. A professional assessment helps you do this.  Type of Mold  Another benefit of professional mold testing over home kits is that it can identify the type of mold. There are thousands of mold species, and not all of them are mitigated the same. Knowing what type they're dealing with helps specialists choose the best process for tackling the problem.  Removal of Mold  A DIY mold kit can only be used once to test for mold. When you hire certified professionals, they are likely to test thoroughly before and after remediation. The first test informs the process, and the final test confirms that the process was a success. Having both tests assures you that your fungus issue will not return.  Mold testing kits can only tell you that mold exists in your home, but they don't tell you what specifically needs to be done about it. When you want to get the most accurate reading, an assessment from a certified mold expert is the better way to go.  SERVPRO of North Tempe is the premier choice when it comes to water & mold damage restoration in Tempe, Arizona. Our team is quick to respond and handle any size water loss in the Tempe area. 
 SERVPRO of North Tempe will monitor the drying process to make sure your home or business is drying quickly and efficiently. If you have any questions about the water damage restoration process, give us at call any time day or night at (480) 456-0000.

Different Types of Flooding Require Different Levels of Cleaning

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in house after flooding Flooded home in Tempe, AZ.

No matter the source of water, the flooding of a home is a major event and a large disruption to a family. It's true, though, that some floods are worse than others. If a pipe bursts in a home containing clean water, the cleanup process is likely to be simpler than if water from overflowing streams, ponds or lakes enter a home. That's because water from the latter event may be contaminated with a number of unknown substances. When dealing with this type of flood, homeowners should exercise caution during cleanup and should strongly consider calling in a storm mediation team in Tempe,AZ.

The Contents of Flood Water

Flooding that originates outdoors carries with it the possibility of containing a host of dangerous elements. The water could possibly be tainted with the following materials:

  • Wild animal wastes
  • Sewage
  • Farm Animal wastes
  • Parasites
  • Pathogens
  • Viruses

Coming in contact with these substances is not advised and may even cause adverse health effects, including infections and illnesses. Cleanup of a building should be conducted by trained professionals who have the option of using gloves, masks and other personal protective gear. Materials soaked by water damage such as furniture and clothes might also be contaminated and should be handled with care.

The Cleanup Process

Flood damage should be cleaned up quickly to avoid additional contamination of the home and to prevent conditions favorable for mold growth. Once the water is safely removed, a number of products such as biocides, antimicrobials, sanitizers, sterilizers and disinfectants may be necessary to complete the cleanup. The home should be thoroughly dehumidified to bring humidity levels down to below 45%.
The goal is to return the home to the healthy place it was before the flooding happened. Special attention may be needed to prevent the occurrence of mold. This may require the use of air filters, HEPA vacuums, fans and negative air chambers.

How To Prepare for Flood Damage

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

A business protected from flooding with sand bags and plastic film Flood damage to a business in Tempe,AZ

How To Prepare for Flood Damage

Owning or operating a business in a commercial building within a flood zone, region which gets significant rainfall or an area which experiences natural disasters such as hurricanes, it’s important to know how to prepare so you aren’t left with a huge loss or insurance claim.

Acquire Flood Insurance and Maintain the Building

Not all regular insurance policies in Tempe,AZ, include flood protection. Examine your policy to see what it covers and determine if flooding is likely enough to purchase flood damage insurance.
It is also important to assess the state of the building’s exterior and make repairs as needed. Make sure all gutters, downspouts and other drainage systems are fully functioning and clear.

Move Furniture and Equipment

In the case you are informed ahead of time about significant flooding in your town, move furniture and sensitive equipment away from potential flooding areas.

Utilize Sandbags or Urethane Foam

To ensure water does not enter into the building through cracks such as around doors, you can utilize sandbags to anchor plastic sheeting onto each door. Use duct tape to keep the plastic attached to the door and wall and extend the plastic sheet to the ground in front of the door. Pile sandbags in the same pattern that bricks are laid, out past the edges of the door, in three or four layers.
Urethane spray foam can be found in many hardware stores and can be sprayed in the cracks around the bottom of each door or other openings such as low dryer vents, about two to three feet high. A putty knife can be used to remove it later. This could leave residual damage when removing it, but this would likely be less damaging than a foot of flood water sitting inside the building.

Protect Your Business

Being fully prepared for a major flood can save you a lot of headache, time and financing after a flood. If you have experienced storm damage, a flood restoration company can clean up and restore any building while installing systems that help to prevent future damage.

How To Clean Sewage Backup in the Bathtub

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Someones hands using disposable gloves Before you start, make sure to put on goggles, coveralls and rubber gloves and boots

How To Clean Sewage Backup in the Bathtub

Sewer backup can lead to the spread of bacteria and viruses in your home. The problem should thus be addressed as soon as possible.
There are some steps you can take to limit the spread of the contamination. They include:

  • Turning off running water
  • Move un-contaminated objects to dry, clean areas
  • Open windows and doors to speed up the drying process and limit the growth of mold
  • Discard contaminated curtains, carpeting and upholstered furniture

Tips for Cleaning Sewage Backup

If you see a small bathtub backup, you might be able to clean the spill yourself. Before you start, make sure to put on goggles, coveralls and rubber gloves and boots. Do not let your bare skin touch the sewage. You should also avoid touching your nose, ears, eyes or any open cuts.
Once you are properly protected from the sewer backup, and after the contaminated items have been taken out of the bathroom, you can start removing the standing water. Discard any solid waste and apply an initial disinfectant spray to the affected area.
You should then clean surfaces with household detergent to remove any additional dirt and contamination. Next, dry the area with a combination of dehumidifiers and portable fans. Finally, disinfect the area a second time by using a bacteria-killing bleach.

When To Call an Expert

If the contaminated area is large, you should contact a professional cleanup company in Tempe,AZ. Experts should also be brought in if your home’s HVAC system has been contaminated, or if the sewage has been in place for more than 24 hours.
While you may be able to handle a small sewer backup on your own, emergency restoration specialists will know how to clean up a bigger area quickly and safely. They should also be able to dry any belongings that were damaged by the flooding. You should thus contact professionals unless the spill is limited to a tiny section of your bathroom floor

Keeping Your Commercial Building Dry During a Storm

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Building envelope in Tempe,AZ

One of the best ways to minimize damage caused by water or black mold in your Tempe,AZ commercial space is to safeguard the building against leaks and other moisture problems before they occur. Regular maintenance of your building’s major defenses, while costly up front, will be more cost effective in the long run due to the expensive nature of repairing any type of damage. Proactively working to keep water out of your building during storms is one of the most efficient ways to protect your business.

Take Preventative Measures

The overall integrity of your commercial building should be defined by the sum of its parts. This is because weather and the elements, such as rain damage, can occur from a myriad of sources. A comprehensive effort to safeguard the space, known as a building envelope, ensures that equal attention and resources are invested into preventing water damage from all possible sources, including:

  • Leaks from the roof, walls, windows, doors, or other areas in which water is able to enter the building
  • Humidity and vapor that is not properly ventilated through the space
  • Improper or inefficient drainage systems in and around the building

Maintain Your Systems

Rain damage is one of the most common causes of mold and other problems, and is also the most difficult for your building envelope to prevent. You can help the situation by installing and regularly maintaining a comprehensive drainage system. Drainage can also include surfaces and gutters that slope away from the building. Ensure all high risk areas such as windows and doors are protected by proper sealants, and consider installing overhangs and other screens that divert water away. Whenever in doubt, always consult an expert specializing in the prevention and cleanup process of rain damage. Proactive work to prevent water damage will help protect your business during a storm while potentially saving you a fortune in cleaning and repair costs.

3 Ways To Maintain Your Home's Sump Pump

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Your home sump pump can help prevent flooding in the basement of your home in Tempe, AZ

Ways You Can Maintain Your Home's Pump

Your home's sump pump can help to prevent flooding in the basement or crawlspace of your home in Tempe,AZ. However, without pump maintenance, your pump may not work effectively. Fortunately, there are various ways you can help to maintain your home's pump.

1. Visually Inspect the Pump

Inspecting your pump can allow you to notice potential issues that are often easy to fix, such as your pump being unplugged or leaks. It can be easy for your pump to become unplugged from an outlet, and an unplugged pump cannot divert water out of your crawlspace or basement. Plugging your pump back in is a simple, quick solution. An unnoticed leak can also cause water damage to your home, and in order to rectify the issue, you may find it useful to contact emergency restoration services. However, quickly noticing a leak and contacting a plumber to fix the issue can help to prevent water damage.

2. Test the Pump

Regularly testing your pump is often an important part of pump maintenance. However, many homeowners are unsure of how to test their home's sump pump. In order to see if your pump is working, you can pour a small amount of water into the sump pit. If your pump is working, water should be drained from the area; if your pump isn't working, the pump may not turn on and remove the water.

3. Invest in Backup Supplies

Pumps that use batteries should have their batteries replaced once a year, though in some cases, you may need to replace the battery to your pump more frequently. It's helpful to have a battery ready in case of an emergency. Additionally, you might want to consider having a backup pump. During storms with heavy rain, a backup pump can be useful if there is a power outage or if your pump struggles to handle a large amount of water.

Knowing how to keep your sump pump working optimally can help to protect your home from flood damage. Inspecting the pump, performing regular tests and investing in backup supplies can help to ensure your pump can help to prevent flooding in your home.

How To Prepare Your Business for High Winds

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

Broken windows can allow debris and water to get inside your property

Preparing Your Business for Hurricanes and High Winds

Hurricane damage can devastate a business in Tempe,AZ, especially if there is little preparation done before the hurricane occurs. By preparing your business for hurricanes and high winds, you can help to prevent your business from sustaining damage.

1. Protect Windows

When high-speed winds occur, windows often are one of the first parts of a building to become damaged. Broken windows can allow debris and water to get inside your property and make interior damage more likely. With excessive amounts of water in your business, you may need to contact water and storm damage restoration professionals. In order to decrease the likelihood of your windows breaking, however, it can be helpful to use storm shutters or to board up the windows with plywood.

2. Ensure Important Documents Are Safe

Recovering documents after hurricane damage can be difficult and time-consuming. Before a storm, it can be useful to know where your important documents are stored and to keep the documents in containers that are water-resistant. Additionally, it can be wise to keep printed copies of your documents at another location and to make digital copies in case you cannot access the printed copies.

3. Inspect the Exterior of Your Business

Prior to a storm or hurricane, it’s often wise to examine the exterior of your building and to remove any hazards that could cause damage. Trees that are leaning over your building, trees that are rotted and clogged gutters can all cause damage to your property. It can be helpful to clear gutters and to trim limbs that are dead or that are hanging over your building. If a particular tree is likely to fall when wind occurs, it may be necessary to cut it down entirely.

Taking steps to prevent hurricane damage can help to save you the time and money of restoration. Protecting your windows, keeping documents safe and inspecting the exterior of your business can help you to prepare your business for a hurricane with high winds.

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Property Managers

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricanes are defined by violent winds often in excess of 74 mph, these weather occurrences can cause property damage that takes months to repair.

Going through a hurricane can bring untold stress. That’s even truer if you’re managing a property. With multiple renters come multiple potential problems, any of which could carry the risk of liability. Don’t wait until the last minute. Use these hurricane preparedness tips to prepare your Tempe,AZ, property and enter storm season confident you’ll suffer little hurricane damage.

Hurricane Season Risks

A hurricane is best described as a storm on steroids. Defined by violent winds often in excess of 74 mph, these weather occurrences can cause property damage that takes months to repair. Damage can include:

  • Floodwaters moving across the ground
  • Mudslides due to excessive ground moisture
  • Tornadoes triggered by the original storm

If your property is located in a hurricane-prone area, it’s important that you prepare for these potential impacts.

Make a Storm Plan

If you own a multi-family property, a comprehensive storm preparation plan is a must. Make sure your strategy covers evacuation plans, emergency contacts and hurricane damage relief information. Create a hurricane-preparedness team tasked with updating and communicating your plan to residents.

Secure Your Property

During high winds, just about anything can become a projectile. It’s important to secure items in advance to prevent serious damages. Survey the property in advance of the storm to identify items like large trash bins that could be lifted in a storm. If the item can’t be secured, store it inside.

Make a Preparedness Kit

Don’t forget your staff when preparing for a hurricane. Make and store kits in portable containers that can allow your staff to tend to emergencies that may occur just before or during a storm. Be sure to include staples like a flashlight, extra batteries, drinking water and a first aid kit.

Hurricane damage is nothing to sneeze at. The flooding and high winds can be a property management nightmare. Don’t risk it. Use these tips as a starting point for hurricane preparedness and enter the storm season secure.

Do homes in Tempe, Arizona get storm damage?

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

In Arizona the weather is typically perfect year round. But every once in a while we get storms that can cause significant damage to your home or property. SERVPRO of North Tempe is always available to help remove water and get your home back to pre loss condition.

If you think you have storm damage, you first need to call SERVPRO and get someone on site immediately. In many cases, assessing the damage early can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. SERVPRO of North Tempe has the equipment and manpower to handle any size loss. They make sure that each part of the process is well documented with detailed notes and photographs.

Many projects, you might have questions along the way. SERVPRO wants you to be comfortable with being able to ask any questions. In any loss it is critical to make sure that you have all of your questions answered.

Sometimes secondary damage can occur from storms, that might take awhile to discover. If microbial growth starts to happen, SERVPRO is trained and experienced to help mitigate and remove the mold from your property.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us at anytime. We have team members available day and night.

What to do after storm damage in Tempe, AZ

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

After a storm, your property can experience significant damage from rain and wind. It is critical to make sure that you get someone on site immediately to help assess the damage and get things under control.

SERVPRO of North Tempe, has the experience and team in place to make sure that your home can be fixed back to pre loss condition. Our team has many members that are IICRC certified and can handle your project from start to finish.

In most situations, it is important to make sure all of the water is removed from the property as soon as possible. Once the water is removed, SERVPRO can begin placing drying equipment throughout the home to get things under control. After a few days of drying, the equipment can be removed and the rebuilding process can begin.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at anytime. Our team is available 24/7 to respond and help.

Mitigating a water damage loss after a storm

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

If you have a water loss in your home from a storm, it is critical to get a professional restoration company on site immediately to mitigate the damages. Hiring the right company is critical to make sure you are taken care of.

SERVPRO of North Tempe is a premier water damage restoration company in Tempe, Arizona. After getting a phone call, they will be on site as soon as possible. They will first assess the situation and come up with a scope of service to execute in your home.

In most situations, they will start by removing all the water with extractors. Once all of the water is removed, they will begin to place air movers and dehumidifiers throughout your home. Each day they will monitor the drying process until the home is completely dry.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out. SERVPRO of North Tempe has team members standing by 24 hours a day. Let them know how they can help you.

Flooding after Wildfires - What do you need to know?

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

There are a lot of natural disasters that can affect the Tempe, AZ, area. Wildfires are common and can cause your home to be a high risk of flooding. Here are the reasons why flooding can happen after a wildfire

  1. No more plants

When there are no more plants the water can move very quickly over the ground. The quickness of the water causes flash flooding in the Tempe area. A home can then be flooded because of the fast moving water.

  1. Hardened surface

The dirt from the wildfire is now mixed with ash and will not absorb water easily. The water stays on the surface and floods the surrounding areas.

The area where a wildfire had been will take a couple of seasons to recoup vegetation and topsoil. Being aware of flash floods will keep you and your home safe. Call your insurance agent to see if flood insurance is a good choice for your Tempe, AZ, home.

Who is the best company to handle storm damage in Tempe, AZ

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

These three company characteristics is what makes SERVPRO of North Tempe the best choice when choosing restoration company after your property is damaged from storms and flooding.