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A Guide to Dealing With Water Damage in Your Tucson Home
Coming home to the sight of soaked carpets, furniture, and flooded rooms because of a broken water pipe, washing machine overflow, or faulty tap may cause panic. Seeping water damage is pervasive and progressive. It can cause permanent damage to valuable household items, wooden floors, and electrical equipment if you delay emergency response beyond the first 48 hours. Secondary damage may also occur from mold growth on walls, staircases, and upholstered furniture.
To restore your Tucson home after water damage, you can take several steps to minimize the amount of long-term damage that could result. Start by shutting down electric power to reduce the risk of getting electrocuted while cleaning up the affected areas. You should also open the windows to ventilate your home and then try to remove excess water from floors with buckets or wet/dry vacuums. However, doing this may not remove all the water and moisture from your house. Therefore, you need to call an expert water restoration firm like SERVPRO.
Our firm has experienced professionals who are well trained and equipped to help you solve your water problem in a precise and efficient way. We have high-tech equipment to dry your home and de-humidify it to prevent mold infestation on walls, fabrics, and floors. Our technicians have Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) certification and can do several things to dry out your property.
We can extract water from floors using portable pumps or shop vacs. These extractors enable us to remove water effectively, even in hard-to-reach areas. We also remove water vapor in the air using dehumidifiers. Microbes are present in any water loss incident, whether gray, clean, or black. If you do not take care of the water intrusion quickly, microbes may cause one water damage category to deteriorate into a more contaminated category. For example, in a few days, clean water can turn into gray water. Our SERVPRO technicians respond quickly to water loss incidents to limit the damage. We reduce the humidity in a home to below 60% to prevent mold growth.
Our technicians also use moisture detecting equipment like thermal imaging cameras, moisture sensors, and moisture meters to check for hidden sources of moisture in walls and floors. We can then dry these areas to prevent mold growth and rust. Using the principles of applied structural drying (ASD), our technicians can ensure that your home is properly dried and restored to the condition it was in before the water intrusion incident occurred. We can also help you claim compensation from your insurance company for the damages.
To deal with a water loss incident in your Tucson, Oro Valley or Marana home, contact SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East at (520) 620-9700 for help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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How to prevent Moldy Carpets
Mold grows best with a certain amount of moisture in the air as well as certain temperature ranges. One way to help prevent mold growth on any surface in your home, including your carpets, is to ensure your humidity levels never reach 60%. And while it’s unlikely you like living in this warm of a house, make sure you don’t set the thermometer to 80 degrees.
Some areas of a home are just more prone to humidity and moisture. Like your bathroom, for instance. Every design aspect of your home should be done with appearance and functionality in mind, and that includes making sure you’re making smart decisions about the type of floor coverings to have in certain areas based on the area’s usage along with environmental aspects. When it comes to bathroom floors, and to a lesser extent basement floors, sometimes the smartest plan is to avoid carpets altogether.
Vacuuming your carpets regularly, along with having them professionally steam cleaned, can go along way in preventing mold growth. One of the components of rapid mold growth is food, and mold loves dirt, grime, food, and any other organic substance that can be found in your carpet fibers. Regularly cleaning your carpets is a great way to help reduce the likelihood of dealing with mold in the future!
Water Damaged Mattress
If your mattress as experienced water damage, you’re probably wondering if you can save it or if you just have to throw it out. Since a mattress is a big expense, you don’t want to just throw it away, but you also don’t want to deal with mold on the mattress that could make you sick.
As soon as you can, take immediate action to try and save your water damaged mattress. The longer you wait, the greater the chances of having to throw away the mattress are. The first thing you need to do is to see how wet the mattress is.
If it is completely soaked or was involved in a flood, you may not have any option but to throw it away. In some cases, you can call a professional water damage restoration company that may be able to save your mattress.
If the water damaged mattress wasn’t completely underwater, you may be able to clean and fix it yourself. We’ll walk you through the steps. Whether you hire a company to dry the mattress or do it yourself, you should treat the mattress within 24 hours to prevent mold.
Rent a wet-dry shop vacuum and use it over the entire mattress surface to suck up as much water as possible. You may want to do this several times until no water is coming up. Then cover the mattress with baking soda and work it into the surface by scrubbing it with a sponge. Baking soda will help absorb moisture, odors, and prevent mold.
Give the baking soda a few hours to work its magic and then vacuum it up. If the mattress is really wet, you can use cat litter in place of baking soda to absorb more moisture. Sprinkle it over the bed, work it in, let it set, and vacuum it up. Repeat either the baking soda or cat litter method until you feel like you’ve gotten as much moisture out as possible.
If your property suffers fire damage, quick action is vital to limiting the amount of damage inflicted on your property. You may think that once the fire is put out, the damage has been done; however, that isn’t true. Unfortunately, fire damage continues to eat away at materials even after the fire has been put out.
More penetrable materials often can’t be saved and have to be thrown out. Less penetrable materials can be saved if the ash and soot are removed from the surface in a timely manner. A matter of hours can make a difference between an item that can be saved versus one that cannot. Therefore our team at SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East offers 24-hour emergency service, so you can call us anytime day or night, and we can start the restoration process immediately.
When we begin the restoration process for fire damage, we offer several services depending on the extent of the damage and your specific needs. Typically, we begin by bringing in air filtering machines that will remove ash and floating particulate matter from the air to make your air safe to breathe again. As this starts working, we will remove ash and soot from your property and dispose of any materials that can’t be saved.
The amount of restoration you want, and need depends on the amount of damage your property sustained from the fire. Give us a call for complete restoration from any fire damage on your property.
If your home or place of business has sustained fire damage, we can help. At SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East, we offer full fire damage restoration services in Tucson, AZ and surrounding areas. While you may feel that the situation is hopeless, you can take comfort in the fact that there’s not much that we haven’t seen or can’t fix.
It’s our job is to help you in every aspect of the mitigation process. We know that there are a lot of different things for you to deal with while getting your home back to its preloss condition, and we’ll be by your side every step of the way.
The mistake that many homeowners make when faced with water or fire damage is to first call their insurance companies. The truth is that this is not necessary – in fact, doing so can make the fire damage restoration process more drawn out. Whenever you have an emergency, call a certified damage restoration company first because they are the only people who can start the mitigation process to restore your property and your life.
When it comes to addressing fire damage, you can’t afford to sit around and wait. You need to quickly decide which company you’re going to call. You need to act fast because the work should start immediately. At SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East we act fast and deliver excellent results! You won’t regret choosing SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East and you won’t find any fly-by-night fire damage restoration ‘experts’ here . . . just the best technicians in the industry!
During a flood, it’s understandable that most people’s first concern will be the safety of their family and the integrity of the home. However, if you’re a business owner, you likely must deal with added worry about the state of your business. In the unfortunate event that your business takes damage from a flood, or from more ordinary causes like a burst pipe, your first step should be to stop the water flow at the source if possible. After that, your second step should be to call us at SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East to begin the process of commercial water damage cleanup.
Our team will act quickly to clear out any standing water that remains in your business location. As part of our commercial water damage cleanup plan, we will also conduct a thorough inspection to catch any other issues resulting from the water that you may have missed and will take measures to completely dehumidify the affected areas. Failing to take these steps could leave behind excess moisture that could lead to toxic mold growth down the road, so our team always takes every precaution. Our goal is to restore your business to good working condition as quickly as possible, so you can return to normal operations.
Leaving water damage unaddressed, especially allowing standing water to linger, can rapidly lead to further complications such as mold growth. If your Tucson business is impacted by a flood or develops a leak, you should reach out to us at SERVPRO as soon as possible, so we can begin process of commercial water damage cleanup before additional damage sets in.
Like storm damage, water damage can take many forms, but unlike storm damage, water damage can be caused by problems already inside your home or business. These problems include overflowing sinks or tubs, leaks from your taps or your appliances, and frozen or broken pipes. Water damage from a storm is usually more noticeable, or at least you are usually on watch for it after extreme weather; problems with the water inside your home are easier to overlook and can grow into major issues while you’re not looking. Because of this, in the event of such a problem, you should arrange to have water damage repairs done as soon as possible.
No matter what circumstances lead to your property’s water damage, you can rely on us at SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East to deal with the problem. We have decades of experience dealing with water damage of all kinds, and we will put our expertise to work to fix the damage as quickly as possible. In addition, if the damage was caused by issues inside your home or business’ water systems, we will address the underlying cause to prevent further harm to your property. Our team will complete a thorough inspection and meticulous water damage repair to ensure that your home or business stays in peak condition for years to come.
If you have experienced water damage, you cannot act too soon. Call our team at SERVPRO immediately to schedule water damage repairs. We are proud to serve the Tucson, Arizona area and are available around the clock to attend to your needs.
Mold naturally occurs everywhere in the environment. However, certain types of mold release harmful toxins and can pose a health risk to humans and pets. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends an immediate mold removal of any and all active mold growth inside of the structure. Whether it’s your home or your place of business. Our mold damage restoration expects will identify the mold problems where they exist. They will clean and restore all of the affected area(s) and take measures to prevent the problem from recurring. If you suspect you have a mold issue please call us ASAP. Our certified mold damage restoration professionals are available to inspect your environment and provide you with a mold removal estimate. SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East is a 24 hour company, 365 days a year. Give us a call at (520) 620-9700 or email us at SERVPRO9194@earthlink.net we will schedule you in as soon as we can to resolve your mold issue.
The unfortunate truth is that mold can grow just about anywhere when given the right circumstances. Furthermore, mold can easily be spread from room to room in your home with something as simple as a bump or swipe. If you are experiencing a mold concern at your home in Statesville, North Carolina, it’s best not to wait to resolve the issue at hand – and that’s where Spangler Restoration comes in.
When you have a severe mold problem as a result of an ongoing moisture concern or in the aftermath of a disaster, you will want to address both the cause of the mold and the cleanup process as quickly as possible. When you make us your mold damage restoration contractors of choice, you will quickly see that we work with you from start to finish to achieve the best results.
SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East
With our mold damage restoration services comes our experience and expertise working with your insurance company to get the funding you need to restore your home. We also have plenty of home building experience and will work to remove mold, repair or replace structural damage, deal with any moisture concerns, and add the finishing touches to your living spaces. It’s important to us that you can cut out the middle-man and work with us for the best results during mold damage restoration.
If you have concerns about a mold problem or need immediate assistance after a disaster, contact us at SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East today. We are available to assist with all kinds of disaster cleanup services, including fire, flood, smoke, wind, and mold damage restoration.
Whether it’s mold, water, or fire damage, our team at SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East has the most reliable emergency restoration services. We are available any time, day or night, to help with any problem, and you can trust us to do our best work every time.
Mold Damage- Mold grows when water damage has not been dried properly. If you have had previous water damage and are now seeing fuzzy or wet spots of mold somewhere in your home, call us today. The quicker a mold problem is taken care of by our professional restoration team, the less overall damage you will have to deal with.
Water Damage- Immense water damage, like a flood from a burst pipe, always happens when you least expect it. Our emergency restoration services are available 24/7 because these emergencies cannot wait. Immediate action must be taken in order to save your home or business. Our trusted team will respond quickly to clean up the mess and lower the possibility of mold growth.
Fire Damage- Fires are destructive, as well as the smoke and soot that comes with them. If these problems aren’t taken care of very quickly, the damage will be severe and permanent. Take action instantly after a fire and call our restoration team. We can fix all of the problems that come after a fire, and we do our best work to return your home or business to normal.
No matter what emergency you’re facing, contact us at SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East today, and let our emergency restoration services team take care of it!