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When Storms or Floods Hit Arizona, SERVPRO of North Tempe is Ready

8/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Tempe specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with access to national resources. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost, we are able to mobilize and be on-site with the correct equipment within hours of the loss notification.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 2,000 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at (480) 456-0000

With SERVPRO of North Tempe on the job, you know it will be "Like it never even happened."

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and Soot Facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of North Tempe will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

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 treat our customers with empathy, respect, and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today at (480) 456-0000.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration for Commercial and Residential Buildings!

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of North Tempe to allow our trained, professional crews to handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (480) 456-0000

How To Clean Sewage Backup in Your Home

7/22/2022 (Permalink)

A sewer backup can lead to the spread of bacteria and viruses in your home. The problem should 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 in Your Bathtub

If you see a small bathtub backup, you may be able to clean the spill yourself. Before you start, make sure you have the necessary equipment. Wear protective equipment like goggles, coveralls, 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 all the 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 bacteria-killing bleach.

When To Call an Expert

If the contaminated area is large, you should contact a professional cleanup company, like SERVPRO of North Tempe. 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. SERVPRO of North Tempe can also dry any belongings that were damaged by the flooding. 

To recap you should contact a service professional unless the spill is limited to a tiny section of your bathroom floor, if an entire area or HVAC system is contaminated call SERVPRO of North Tempe at (480) 456-0000.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/11/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Commercial Property

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.

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Mold Spores

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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 AC/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. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO® of North Tempe Today (480) 456-0000.

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips for Tempe?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration in Tempe burst over the Tempe Town Lake. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Maricopa County.

Our local North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley teams respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Tempe. Tempe allows some types of fireworks to be purchased by people 18 years and older and used within these restrictions:

Fireworks cannot be set off except between June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3. Even during those times, there are restrictions about setting off fireworks, and individuals cannot set off fireworks on any public property. 

Fireworks that can be used within the restrictions are:

  • Ground and handheld sparkling devices
  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Cone fountains
  • Illuminating torches
  • Wheels
  • Ground spinners
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Toy smoke devices
  • Wire sparklers or dipped sticks
  • Multiple tube ground and handheld sparkling devices, cylindrical fountains, cone fountains, and illuminating torches

Tempe Town Lake Festival and Fireworks Show

The July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival and Fireworks Show is the premier Independence Day fireworks display. Each year, the festival takes place at the South Bank of Tempe Town Lake from 4 to 11 pm and is located at Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue.

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When your Tempe commercial business or home has fire damage, our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley team will restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water Damage from Leaking Windows in Tempe Business?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A commercial building with water damage is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Maricopa County!

Our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley team has been restoring water damage for commercial properties and homes for many years. With the onset of the Monsoon Season, it is a good idea to check the windows and doors of your property to make sure there is no damage to the windows and door seals. Any cracks or gaps in the seals can allow moisture and water to seep into the structure. Make sure to make repairs as needed to discourage water intrusion issues.

Water is invasive and can seep into and under anything in its path. This water damage timeline illustrates the damage water can do in a short period:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

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  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Fire Damage in Tempe?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A commercial building with fire damage is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Maricopa County!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, the top causes of fire damage in commercial buildings are cooking equipment, heating equipment, electrical and lighting equipment, smoking materials, and intentional fire setting.

Our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley team follows this process when restoring fire damage:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

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

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Could a Hidden Water Leak Cause a Mold Problem in My Business in Mesa Central?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A leak has sprung out of a pipe on top of a water heater. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Maricopa County!

Our North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore water damage quickly and efficiently. Hidden water leaks can create the perfect conditions for mold to populate. We will also inspect for mold damage when we inspect for water damage. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

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

We have experience mitigating and restoring water damage in all kinds of buildings and business settings, 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

Water Damage Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

Water damage is a common problem. When you think your Mesa Central commercial business or home has water damage, our team in North Tempe, Mesa Central, and Paradise Valley is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 480-456-0000.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.