July Monsoon Storms In Scottsdale
If your home is dealing with storm damage from monsoon storms, give our office a call.
Scottsdale and the surrounding areas have seen a highly active monsoon season, more so than the area has seen from previous monsoon seasons. Last week’s monsoon storms brought heavy rains, strong winds and lightning storms that caused much damage to the area. Aside from the flooded roadways and downed trees that was a common sight seen throughout the Valley and aired on local news channels, many homeowners were faced with flooding issues in their homes.
Available 24/7 For Emergencies
Our SERVPRO of Scottsdale technicians worked many long hours responding to emergencies with customers in high stress situations. Our SERVPRO crews were prepared and ready to help Scottsdale residents with the cleanup and restoration process they were faced with in their homes.
If your home is dealing with aftermath from the monsoon storms, please give our office a call at 480-998-7989.
Brush Fire In Scottsdale
Take care of the areas around your home to protect from brush fires that can occur nearby.
Wildfire season is here in Arizona. As of July 27th, there are 16 active fires in Arizona according to the U.S. Forest Service. It only takes one spark, a cigarette butt thrown out of a car window, or a dragging chain from a vehicle, for a flame to ignite among dry brush. High winds can add fuel to a brush fire and cause devastation by spreading rapidly and destroying everything in its path. Last month, a brush fire that occurred overnight in Avondale, threatened nearby homes forcing many families to flee their homes as a safety precaution. Luckily, this brush fire was put out by the fire department before it caused any structural damage.
SERVPRO Scottsdale provided some brush fire readiness tips below:
- Maintain a 30 foot safety area around your home.
- Take care of the outside area surrounding your home by trimming trees and shrubs and remove any dead vegetation and dry overgrowth.
- Keep you’re your lawn mowed and maintained.
- Be mindful of where you park your vehicle as a parked vehicle near dry brush can cause a spark.
- Have a plan in place with your family that includes escape routes and safe meeting locations in the event of a brush fire.
- Be alert and stay informed by monitoring the news, social media, and having emergency alerts on your phone so you can be aware of when it is time to evacuate your home.
National Safety Month - Fire
June is National Safety Month! Practice safety while cooking to prevent a fire from occurring.
June is National Safety Month. As a homeowner, it is important to recognize and minimize your risks when it comes to fires. Cooking is among the leading causes of home fires so you want to do all you can to minimize the risks in your home. Here are some tips to consider adding into your cooking routine.
- Use extra caution or avoid using the stove or oven if you are overly tired or if you have consumed a few alcoholic beverages.
- Do not leave the kitchen unattended while you are cooking. It only takes a few seconds for a spark to turn into flames that can quickly spread.
- While using the oven, check the food frequently as grease or oil splatters from the food can lead to a grease fire in your oven.
- Keep easily flammable items away from the hot oven and stovetop such as towels, dish cloths and pot holders.
As a homeowner, you want to do your absolute best to minimize the risks when it comes to home fires because what can start as a small grease fire can quickly spread and destroy your home. According to the National Safety Council, “over the past several decades, deaths from home fires in the U.S have steadily gone down – from 5,200 in 1980 to 2,820 in 2018.” Although this is great news, one death is still too many so do all you can to practice safety when it comes to cooking.
SERVPRO Tip Tuesday
June is National Safety Month!
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SERVPRO Tip Tuesday is here to let you know that June is National Safety Month! National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Be sure to follow our SERVPRO of Scottsdale social media pages to stay informed on safety tips!
June 8, 2021
The National Safety Council is celebrating 25 years of providing information and focusing on preventing injury and deaths through safety measures for the workplace, home, and other areas of life. According to the National Safety Council, “more than 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year because of injuries due to a fall” (nsc.org). For something as simple as standing on a chair to change a lightbulb, it’s important to do what you can to minimize the risk of this situation by identifying any hazards to prevent an incident from occurring.
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Protect Your Home From Flooding
Monsoon season is almost here. Protect your home from a potential flood today.
Monsoon season is just around the corner which makes it an optimal time to start preparing your home or business for any possible flooding that may occur from heavy rains that come hand in hand with monsoon storms. SERVPRO of Scottsdale wants you to be prepared to avoid any heavy water damage to your property. Here are some tips to prevent potential flooding issues.
- Clean out roof drains to prevent water from collecting on the roof.
- Clean out drywells on your property so water has a safe place to collect.
- Examine and maintain the landscaping around your home to make sure water runs away from your home.
- If you are located in a lower elevation area where flooding is known to happen, you can prepare by having bags of sand available to serve as a flood barrier.
- Lastly, review your home's insurance policy and make sure you have flood insurance just in case.
If your home or business is dealing with water damage from monsoon storms, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call at 480-998-7989. We are always here to help!
Memorial Day 2021
Avoid a potential fire from occurring by following these grilling safety tips!
Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day is just around the corner and you know what that means! Backyard bbq’s and gathering with friends and family. After a whirlwind of a year due to Covid-19 and with vaccines being available to the general population, people are now starting to reconnect and socialize with their loved ones after a tumultuous year of lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like for you to practice grilling safety with these simple tips.
Grilling Safety Tips
- Make sure you place your grill outside and far away from your home or any overhead structures.
- Choose a spot that is flat and stable.
- Make sure there are no weeds, trees or shrubbery around your grilling area. It only takes a tiny spark for flames to spread among dry weeds.
- If you’re using a gas grill, check the gas tank for any leaks in the gas tank hose. This is done by applying a light mixture of soap and water over the hose and looking for any areas where the mixture may be bubbling up. Also be aware of any smells as this could also indicate a leak.
- Clean the grill by using a grill brush to clean off any grease build up to prevent a grease fire from occurring.
- Have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case. Baking soda is useful as well in the event of a grease fire.
- If you are using a charcoal grill, do not apply lighter fluid to open flames. When using lighter fluid, apply it to the charcoal before it is lit.
- Never leave the grill unattended.
- Always watch your pets and children around a grill to avoid accidentally knocking the grill over.
- If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure you are nearby to ensure that the charcoal cools down before disposing of it properly.
SERVPRO Tip Tuesday
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May 18, 2021
Despite its name, the garbage disposal should not take the place of your garbage can. There are certain items you should avoid tossing into the disposal such as:
- coffee grounds
- chicken or fish bones
- egg shells
- potato peels, just to name a few.
Working the garbage disposal too hard can result in clogging issues that can lead to improper drainage and cause potential water damage in your kitchen.
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The Importance of Gutter Systems During Monsoons
Make sure to clean and maintain your gutters to prevent water damage in and around your home.
Gutter Systems Are Important
Rain gutters serve an extremely useful purpose to your home or business. When a rainstorm hits, it helps to protect and steer water away from your home and foundation. That is why it is important to take care of your gutter system and clean it regularly to prevent clogs from occurring.
Clean and Maintain
During Scottsdale's monsoon season, a lot of debris can fly around during the high winds that take place during monsoons and can clog up your rain gutters. When your rain gutters are full of debris, the rainwater can start to back up and not drain properly. This can lead to water pooling on your roof and causing damage such as possible rot and deterioration, mold growth, as well as damaged shingles. Downspouts play an important role in the gutter system as they allow the water from the roof gutters to safely drain out and a safe distance away from your home and its foundation.
It’s important to be aware of the possible damages that could take place if you don’t have a proper gutter system in place that is not cleaned and maintained ahead of monsoon season here in the Valley. If you find that your home is dealing with water damage from a gutter system that has caused water damage to your roof or other areas of your home, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call.
Helping Our Texas Neighbors
SERVPRO of Scottsdale helped Texas residents in need for the storm damage that took place.
In February 2021, many Texans across the Lone Star State were met with harsh winter conditions that was caused by three winter storms that swept across the United States. This brought record low temperatures as well as winter conditions which included snow and ice for many living across the state. Because of these freezing temperatures, many homes and business were without electricity due to a failed power grid and were experiencing severe water damage caused by flooding from frozen water pipes.
SERVPRO of Scottsdale was one of the many franchises across the United States that responded to the winter storm damage. Our crews drove for many hours to Austin, Texas to lend a helping hand to residents in need. We worked on many homes and businesses to provide water damage restoration and mold remediation services to help residents get back on track to normalcy.
When a national storm crisis takes place, you can count on SERVPRO to be there to lend a helping hand because we are all in this together.
Let Us Help Your Commercial Property
Give us a call and see how we can help you!
SERVPRO of Scottsdale deals with commercial properties every day. Whether it’s water, fire, smoke, mold, sewage cleanup, air duct cleaning or preventative cleaning services such as post COVID-19 cleanup, we handle it all.
Our SERVPRO technicians have years of experience under their belt as well as having received IICRC industry certifications. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) sets the criteria for the cleaning and restoration industries. They provide courses on adhering to best practices for water and fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning as well as additional cleaning and restoration courses.
If your business is in need of our services, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call at 480-998-7989. Our office staff is here to answer your questions.