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Dealing with Water Damage in Phoenix

10/5/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem understands the stress when you have a water damage in your business or home. That is why we are available 24/7 to help. Our team is fast and quick to any job at any size. 

Our certified technicians will mitigate the damage to prevent mold, mildew or bacteria. Using EPA disinfectants, we will make your business or home safe to reenter and occupy. We make sure our team is trained and up to date with all of their credentials. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem has been trusted by local business's and insurance companies to assist with their water damage projects. We are there when your family needs help the most. Any type of damage in your home can be a devastating time and can cause a lot of stress in the household. Working with true professionals can definitely help the process and get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. 

If you have emergency water damage or fire damage needs, please call us now. 623-780-9111

Commercial Services in Phoenix, Glendale & Anthem, AZ

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is known for being a leader in water & fire damage restoration and mold remediation.  However, SERVPRO of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem also is a leading provider in many cleaning services. 

Our highly trained technicians can accommodate any type and size cleaning job in a timely, organized fashion.  We are capable of handling jobs including (but not limited to):  small and large office buildings, apartment complexes, restaurants, hotels, retail strip malls and manufacturing or industrial buildings. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants.  Our technicians have specialized training to get your commercial building back to working condition. 

Common cleaning services often include: Air Duct cleaning, Biohazard, Carpet & Upholstery, Ceilings/Floors/Walls, Drapes & Blinds, Odor Removal, Sewage and Vandalism. 

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem a call today to schedule your cleaning needs.  623-780-9111.

Water Damage and Commercial Cleanup

2/25/2016 (Permalink)

With new commercial plazas being built all over the valley, construction companies know the importance of finishing projects in a timely manner and staying within budget. This is critical for the reputation of a company, which can determine future project offerings. 

At SERVPRO we understand that there are associated risks in this type of industry, but one specific risk that should be considered is Water Damage.

There are several factors that could lead to a water damage loss. From unprotected openings that could expose contents, to incomplete drain fittings. Even weather, e.g. rain and flood could play a role in causing setbacks to a project. It is important to take precautionary measures to avoid a water loss so here are some tips on prevention and what SERVPRO can do to help.

During Inspections, pipes should always be thoroughly checked and tested before water is passed thru them.  An air test could help identify unfinished fittings and other issues prior to water entering the system.  It would be beneficial to bring on a quality control inspector as they could also look for other weaknesses and determine if any areas need to be reworked before water can be passed thru the pipes.

In the event of bad weather it is imperative to take preventive measures while the construction crew is present and when not.

Mechanical, stairway, and elevator shafts should be covered to avoid any exposures to weather hazards. Failure to do so could result in having to remove/replace damaged materials, and prolong the job completion in order to get the project back on track. Not to mention extra costs that could hurt profitability.

Even with steps taken to prevent such setbacks, water damage could still occur. This is where SERVPRO of (Franchise Name) could offer solutions to get projects back on schedule. SERVPRO of (Franchise Name) is a trusted leader in the restoration industry for over 40 years, with many resources at our disposal to take on any size disaster. 

 We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained water damage restoration specialists are capable of mediating thru the toughest of tasks. They are in charge of applying structural drying techniques to ensure moisture is eliminated, and to prevent further losses in the future. The goal of SERVPRO is to help you move forward “like it never even happened”

Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup in Phoenix, AZ

2/12/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning up a crime scene is a messy job, but someone needs to do it. 

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene in Phoenix, AZ, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk.

Police and homeowners rely on professional services that are equipped to handle crime scene cleanup. 

SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem's technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back to a clean, safe home or office.  We will always treat your property and everyone involved with the utmost respect and empathy in these difficult circumstances.  

Some common trauma and crime scene scenarios are:

Crime Scene Residues
From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

Bloodborne Pathogens
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure

If you find yourself wondering what to do in the event of a trauma or crime scene, call SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem to take care of your cleanup needs.  623-780-9111

Black Mold & Mold Prevention in Phoenix, Glendale & Peoria, AZ

2/3/2016 (Permalink)

 


SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem is always here to help with all of your water cleanup, mold cleanup, or fire cleanup. Give us a call today and let us help! 623-780-9111

NW Phoenix/Anthem HVAC and Air Duct cleaning

1/26/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem cleans HVAC/air ducts and dryer vents? If you were not aware of these two services, here is some helpful information on these two great services.

HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning:

Cleaning your air ducts professionally is one of the best things you can do for your home or office’s indoor air quality. With indoor air pollutants being 4 to 7 times higher than outside cleaning your ductwork is one of the easiest ways to lower that number a great deal, especially considering most people spend more than 80% of their time indoors. Here at SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem we use a high efficiency HEPA filtered system that is designed specifically to clean air ducts and dryer vents in order to have the greatest success in reducing indoor air pollutants. Call SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem today to have your Air Ducts Cleaned.

Dryer Vent Cleaning:

One of the leading causes of fires in homes is from dryer vents not being cleaned properly. The increased back up of lent and debris combined with the heat produced from dryers is a recipe for disaster. One great way to lessen the chances of fire from a dryer is to have SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem designed to get air pollutants out of the air, so cleaning large debris and lent out of a dryer vent is no problem for our high quality equipment. Call SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem today to have your Dryer Vents Cleaned.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Water Damage in Phoenix Arizona

12/31/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Water Damage in Phoenix Arizona Pipes in Garage

Frozen pipes are the leading cause of water damage in the colder months of the year! This is because water expands as it freezes, putting huge amounts of pressure on whatever holds that water. 

According to The American Red Cross, "Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets." http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm/preventing-thawing-frozen-pipes

Here are some easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing:

1. Drain water from swimming pools & supply lines

2. Install pipe sleeves or other insulating materials (even newspaper)

3.  Keep your garage closed to protect supply lines

4.  If you need to leave for an extended period of time, keep your heater set to no lower than 55 degrees & shut your main water supply off

5.  Open cabinet doors near sink to let warm air circulate

6. Insulate outside walls and unheated areas of the home.

Call SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem if you have questions or if you experience a water loss due to frozen pipes. 

Phoenix Fire Awareness & Prevention Tips During the Holidays

12/14/2015 (Permalink)

We all want to have a fun and safe holiday season, without worry that a fire could happen in your home.  Take these fire prevention tips for the holidays to be sure that you can remain stress free!

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week/fast-facts-about-fire) provides us with fire facts that are more common than we think

  • 2 of every 5 home fires start in the kitchen, where unattended cooking was a factor in 33% of cooking fires
  • The leading factor contributing to heating equipment fires was failure to clean, including creosote build-up in chimneys
  • 2 of every 5 home decoration fires are started by candles


The USFA (United States Fire Administration https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/holiday.html) provides tips to be fire smart:

  • Keep your tree 3 feet away from heat sources
  • Nearly 50% of holiday decoration fires happen because the decorations are places too close to a heat source (i.e. fireplace, candles)
  • Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots & excessive kinking before putting them up
  • Connect your strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging into an outlet
  • Regularly water your tree, and when it dries out, throw it away

If you return to your home and experience any fire or smoke damage, please give SERVPRO of NW Phoenix/Anthem a call.  Our staff is highly trained with fire and smoke cleanup and can assist with the devastation.  We will work with your insurance to make it “Like it never even happened”. 

Call us today at 623-780-9111 with your questions.

Flash Flooding Tips, Water Damage Safety Phoenix, AZ

9/21/2015 (Permalink)

Before:

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel in your home if you live in an area that has a high flood risk.
  • Consider installing "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home.
  • If feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds.
  • More:
  • What to do before a flood.

Excerpted from ready.gov During:

  • Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.
  • If you must prepare to evacuate, you should do the following:
    • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves if instructed to do so. Disconnect electrical appliances. Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
    • Secure your home. If you have time, bring in outdoor furniture. Move essential items to an upper floor.
  • Be aware of stream, drainage channels, canyons and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without typical warnings such as rain clouds or heavy rain.
  • If you have to leave your home, remember these evacuation tips:
    • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
    • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.
    • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams, rivers or creeks, particularly during threatening conditions

Flooding and Water Damage from Storms Phoenix, Arizona

9/21/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding and Water Damage from Storms Phoenix, Arizona Rain to Wallop Southwest US, Raise Flooding Risk Into Wednesday

Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 9 PM MST /9 PM pdt/ this evening.

The Flash Flood Watch issued earlier through Tuesday afternoon has been updated, and will continue only through Monday evening across Southeast California, southwest, and south central Arizona. The tropical depression and heavy Wide-spread rain potential has moved into eastern Arizona. Therefore Wide-spread Heavy Rain or excessive rainfall is no longer a threat. However, an Extra- ordinary amount of moisture covers the region, and any afternoon thunderstorms have the potential to produce Locally heavy rain in the 1 to 2 inch range. Therefore the Flash Flood Watch will continue until after dark when the thunderstorm potential ends. The Flash Flood Watch for Tuesday is also canceled.

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for.

  • Portions of Arizona and California, including the following in Arizona, Greater Phoenix area, Lower Colorado River Valley AZ. Northwest Maricopa County, northwest and north central Pinal County, southwest deserts, Southwest Maricopa County, west central deserts and Yuma/martinez Lake and vicinity. In California, Imperial County, Joshua Tree National Park, Lower Colorado River Valley CA and Riverside County/eastern deserts.
  • Until 9 PM MST /9 PM pdt/ this evening.
  • An Extaordinary amount of tropical moisture covers the region. And any thunderstorms have the potential to produce Locally heavy rain in the 1 to 2 inch range. Therefore there is the potential for localized flood or flash flooding. Stay Up-to-date on the latest forecasts by listening to weather radio on the public service band. More detailed information is available from the National Weather Service in Phoenix on the Internet at weather.gov/phoenix stay Up-to-date on the latest forecasts by listening to weather radio on the public service band. More detailed information is available from the National Weather Service in Phoenix on the Internet at weather.gov/phoenix.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST /9 PM PDT/ THIS
EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED EARLIER THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON HAS
BEEN UPDATED...AND WILL CONTINUE ONLY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING ACROSS
SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...SOUTHWEST...AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA.
THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND HEAVY WIDE-SPREAD RAIN POTENTIAL HAS
MOVED INTO EASTERN ARIZONA. THEREFORE WIDE-SPREAD HEAVY RAIN OR
EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IS NO LONGER A THREAT. HOWEVER...AN EXTRA-
ORDINARY AMOUNT OF MOISTURE COVERS THE REGION...AND ANY AFTERNOON
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IN
THE 1 TO 2 INCH RANGE. THEREFORE THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL CONTINUE
UNTIL AFTER DARK WHEN THE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL ENDS. THE FLASH
FLOOD WATCH FOR TUESDAY IS ALSO CANCELED.
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN ...
ARIZONA...GREATER PHOENIX AREA...LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ...
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY...NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL
COUNTY...SOUTHWEST DESERTS...SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY...WEST
CENTRAL DESERTS AND YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY. IN
CALIFORNIA...IMPERIAL COUNTY...JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK...LOWER
COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS.

* UNTIL 9 PM MST /9 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING

* AN EXTAORDINARY AMOUNT OF TROPICAL MOISTURE COVERS THE REGION...
AND ANY THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAIN IN THE 1 TO 2 INCH RANGE. THEREFORE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL
FOR LOCALIZED FLOOD OR FLASH FLOODING.
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER RADIO
ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX ON THE INTERNET AT
WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER RADIO
ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX ON THE INTERNET AT
WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX
Recommended actions

A Flash Flood Watch means that flooding of washes, Creeks and other drainage areas is possible within the watch area. Residents and motorists living or traveling in flood prone areas should concern themselves with this flood potential. If you are in the watch area. You should watch the weather and be prepared to take immediate action should heavy rain and flooding occur or a Flash Flood Warning be issued.