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Toilet Overflowing and Clog Prevention

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Toilet If your toilet is overflowing, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call to handle the cleanup.

Plumbing accidents such as an overflowing toilet can lead to panic thinking of the damage, cleanup, and germs and bacteria affecting your home or business. Luckily, SERVPRO of Scottsdale has experience in dealing with these mishaps and can help ensure your damage is mitigated according to industry standards. Here are some tips to avoid an overflowing toilet from occurring on your property.

Signage

If you are a business owner, you need to make sure that proper signage is posted in the bathroom that indicates what items are acceptable to flush.

Trash Cans

Make sure that there are trash cans and waste bins available for non-flushable items such as sanitary napkins.

Thinner Toilet Paper

Using thinner toilet paper breaks down easier and prevents toilets from clogging.

Toilet Seat Safety Locks

If you have smaller children around, make sure that you have a child safety toilet lock in place so that smaller items like toys don’t cause a clog.

Practice Safety When It Comes To Flooding On Your Scottsdale Property

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning in sky and clouds Give us a call to handle flooding cleanup and restoration in your home.

Monsoon season is just a few months away and according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix, we are due for a very favorable monsoon season with either near or above-average rainfall chances. With the monsoon season typically beginning in June, SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like to prepare you for what to do when it comes to flood safety, should you ever find yourself in a flooding situation.

Do Not Enter A Moving Flood

If you are on the roadways and you see a flooded road ahead, stop and turn around. It only takes about a foot of water for it to sweep your car away. If you are out and about, never walk or wade into moving waters as it can easily sweep you off your feet. You also never know what chemicals or biohazards could be lurking beneath. You also want to stay out of water during lightning storms as electrical currents traveling in the water can be very dangerous and you run the risk of being shocked.

Obey Emergency Response Crews

Follow the instructions of emergency crews such as first responders and local authorities as they exist to help you and keep you safe. This means following the commands on roadways such as avoiding flooded roadways.

Respond To Water Damage Right Away

If your property is affected by flooding caused by heavy rains, take action right away. Once your property is deemed safe to enter and the risk of electrical shock has been removed, call SERVPRO of Scottsdale. The longer you leave it untreated, the higher the potential you have of mold growth and more extensive damage occurring.

Available 24/7

Contact the professionals right away! SERVPRO of Scottsdale is available 24/7 for flood emergencies to handle the cleanup and restoration.

Prevent These Common Plumbing Problems In Your Business

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded office building SERVPRO of Scottsdale is always here to help!

When you own a business in Scottsdale, it is up to you to make sure everything is functioning properly so that nothing will interfere with your daily productivity, especially when it comes to your buildings plumbing. Here are some common problems that could lead to water damage on your commercial property.

  • Maladjusted water heater
  • Damaged or worn out O-rings on faucets
  • Loose seals on flapper in toilet
  • Faulty gaskets

The best way to avoid these problems from occurring is with preventative maintenance to make sure that everything is working properly. Hiring a qualified plumber can help as they can perform routine check ups and maintenance.

In the event of water damage occurring on your property, you should shut off the water main and give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call right away before it gets worst. By hiring a plumber to perform regular checks and maintenance, you can save yourself time and money by allowing issues to be detected early on before it gets to a situation that could get quite costly and require your business to close for a bit so  while the restoration takes place.

Be Safe During A Lightning Storm

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

Lightning in the desert Lightning can be dangerous and life threatening. Practice these safety tips during a storm.

Arizona's active monsoon season is just a few months away and according to The National Weather Service in Phoenix, it is predicted that Arizona “is going to have a very wet and active monsoon season, with nearly a 70% chance of precipitation expected to reach near or above normal across the Southwest” (AZ Central). Monsoon season typically brings rain, heavy winds, thunder, and lightning. Thunderstorms and lightning are very dangerous and can potentially pose life threatening risks if you are not careful or heed caution.  Here are some safety tips to put into practice so you know what to do when thunder and lightning are nearby.

  • If you hear thunder five seconds or less after you see lightning, you are in the strike zone so seek shelter immediately in a building or vehicle.
  • When indoors, stay away from doors and windows and avoid using the telephone as electrical wiring does attract lightning.
  • Unplug electronic equipment such as televisions and computers that are not in surge protectors to avoid a power surge that could potentially fry your equipment. Surge protectors protect your equipment to avoid this from occurring.
  • If you are unable to seek shelter and are stuck outdoors, do not stand near trees, electric or metal poles. You need to get at least 7 feet away from tall objects.
  • Do not stand on hilltops or any higher elevated, open areas.
  • Do not stand in water. If you are in a pool, get out immediately.

Always Here To Help!

4/15/2022 (Permalink)

Easter eggs Have a Safe and Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Easter is this Sunday and you know what that means! It is time to start coloring those eggs and getting those baskets and treats ready for whatever you have planned for your Easter Sunday! Temperatures are ideal at this time of year since we have not yet reached those insanely hot, triple degree temperatures.

SERVPRO of Scottsdale is ready to respond to any water damage emergencies you may encounter, even if it is on Easter Sunday. We are available 24/7 for emergencies where standing water or flooding is involved. Our equipment along with our highly skilled technicians are prepared to help with the drying and cleanup you may be facing in your home.

From everyone here at SERVPRO of Scottsdale, we wish you all a Happy Easter!

Air Duct Cleaning and Allergy Season

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Allergy season ahead sign Ask us about our air duct cleaning services!

Spring is in the air and you know what that means, “Achoo!” Yes, you guessed it, allergies.

Every year, more than 50 million people across the United States are affected by allergies. The beginning of spring in the Valley means new growth of vegetation across our desert landscape on top of the year-round pollen we get from other trees, plants, grasses, and weeds that thrive in our warm Arizona climate. With spring in full bloom, strong winds, and high pollen counts, many allergy sufferers are dealing with common allergy symptoms ranging from sinus issues to itchy and watery eyes.

Aside from treating allergy symptoms with over-the-counter remedies, now is also a good time to clean your home regularly to help alleviate these allergy issues by dusting and vacuuming regularly, keeping your windows closed, and changing out your air filters. SERVPRO of Scottsdale can also help by cleaning your air ducts to eliminate any allergens or bacteria that may be circulating throughout your home. Not only do cleaner air ducts improve the air quality in your home, but it can also help extend the life of your HVAC system by restoring and improving it’s energy efficiency.  

Give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call at 480-998-7989 to schedule your air duct cleaning!

Flood Restoration Services In Your Business

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded office If a flood has affected your business, give SERVPRO, your restoration professionals, a call at 480-998-7989.

When a flood takes place on your commercial property, it can cause a disruption to your day to day business productivity. Business owners and employees want to know when they can return to the office to get back to work, but this all depends on the seriousness of the water damage that occurred and if the water involved poses a health hazard. No matter what the case is, SERVPRO of Scottsdale is here to provide restoration services to help get you back in the doors and running your business.

1. Cleanup

During the flood cleanup process, it is not ideal for employees to be present as the type of water involved needs to be taken into consideration. For instance, if the flooding is from a plumbing incident involving a sewer backup, this will most likely involve black or gray water which can pose serious health risks. Once the plumbing issue is resolved, SERVPRO comes in to handle the cleanup as we are certified to handle disaster cleanups.

2. Demolition

During this phase of the restoration process, SERVPRO will remove any affected materials that are contaminated by black or gray water. Common materials that are removed included: carpets, drywall, and insulation. It is also recommended that employees continue to stay out of the office as this process is taking place.

3. Sterilization

The affected area is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized while also adhering to all proper cautions, to ensure that the business is returned to pre-flood conditions and is deemed safe for employees.

4. Restoration

This process involves replacement of areas where affected materials were removed such as walls, carpets, etc. While it can be a challenge and of course depends on the severity of the restorations process needed, employees do have the option of returning to work during this phase. All of this is a discussed between our SERVPRO technicians and the business owners.

Water Damage Accidents Can Happen

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

Clogged toilet Water damage emergencies can happen at any time. Don't stress, call SERVPRO!

Experiencing Water Damage? Let Us Help!

No matter how put together your life may be, it’s easy to get thrown off course when it comes to daily routines in your home. It’s okay to not have it together all the time. Here at SERVPRO of Scottsdale, we understand that accidents can happen that can lead to emergencies occurring in your home. We have seen our fair share of slips up that have happened which have led to water damage in homes and businesses and we want you to know it’s okay, we are here to take care of the clean up and restoration of your property.

Whether you’ve accidentally left the water running in your kitchen sink or your child has clogged the toilet with their toys and caused it to overflow, we will come to handle the cleanup so you don’t have to. Give our office a call at 480-998-7989 to begin the process of getting your property back

Water Damage From Fire

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

Fire truck  and fireman SERVPRO can help make it "Like it never even happened."

Have you ever dealt with fire damage on your residential or commercial property? No matter the size, a fire on your property is devastating. From smoke damage to blackened and damaged walls and belongings, you can be left to wonder what to do next, especially when you’re left with unexpected water damage that is left behind once the fire department leaves.

Depending on the size of the fire, lots of water can be required to make sure the flames are fully extinguished. This can leave water everywhere, soaking your property and belongings. When this happens, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call.

SERVPRO can deal with fully drying out the moisture left behind once the fire department leaves as well as beginning the fire damage cleanup. 

SERVPRO of Scottsdale is always here to help! Give us a call at 480-998-7989 to learn more

Water Damage In New Facility

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

Water on floor Call SERVPRO of Scottsdale for your water damage emergencies.

Our SERVPRO of Scottsdale technicians have had quite a busy time on their hands, especially this week with a new commercial job we received that is experiencing extensive water damage in their brand new facility.

A new commercial facility that has not opened their doors yet, had to delay their grand opening due to a booster pump that went out in their building. A booster pump helps to move water throughout a building and deliver it at a desired pressure. As a result, 15-20 rooms on the first floor were affected. SERVPRO of Scottsdale was contacted to handle the cleanup and restoration which requires 150 air movers to dry out the moisture. 

If your commercial property is dealing with water damage in your facility, give our office a call. We'll respond to your emergency and get you back up and running "Like it never even happened."