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It's Time For Spring Cleaning

3/26/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning products in bucket Make some time for spring cleaning in your home!

Spring is in the air which means only one thing, it’s time for spring cleaning! A deep thorough cleaning of your home can be refreshing and enjoyable, especially when you’re coming home from a long day at work. Cleaning and decluttering your space can be therapeutic because your home is your sanctuary and your place to unwind and recharge. SERVPRO of Scottsdale has put together some simple tips for you when it comes time to cleaning your home.

  • It always helps to get the household involved in the cleaning process. It makes it that much more efficient and effective if you divide responsibilities among those living in your home.
  • It also helps to clean room by room. Before you start the process, try going through each room and make a list of what needs to be done.
  • It always helps to go through your belongings to see what you need to declutter. Make piles of items you’d like to keep, donate or throw away.
  • Make sure you have all the tools and cleaning products needed to do the job. It’s easy to skip cleaning the windows because you don’t have window cleaner so make sure to go through your cleaning products to make sure you have what you need.
  • Don’t forget to clean the outside of your home as well. For instance, the outside entry way, windows, and cleaning the gutters, just to name a few.

Once all the cleaning is complete, make an effort to maintain the area so when it’s time for the next deep cleaning, it won’t be as intense. Happy Spring Cleaning! 

Grilling Safety Tips

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

Food on bbq grill Avoid fire damage in and around your home by practicing these grilling safety tips!

The weather is warming up from the cooler temps we’ve been experiencing here in Scottsdale. Warmer temperatures means people are trying to get outdoors as much as possible before we see those scorching triple digit temperatures. For many of us, spending time outdoors can mean one thing – it’s grilling time. SERVPRO of Scottsdale has put together a list of some grilling safety tips for your next cookout. The last thing anyone should have to deal with is fire damage from a grilling mishap.

Avoid A Fire, Practice Safe Grilling

  • Grills should only be used outdoors.
  • Make sure you place your grill away from building structures on a flat surface.
  • Don’t grill around a lot of weeds, trees or shrubbery.
  • Make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case.
  • Do not leave the grill unattended.
  • Make sure the grill is clean and that any fat or grease buildup is removed.
  • If you’re using a charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid. Never use the starter fluid on open flames.

Commercial Property Water Damage

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water on floor If you are experiencing water damage in your apartment, please give us a call right away to prevent further damage from occurring.

Due to the pandemic, we understand that life has become even more stressful due to changes we’ve had to undergo as a society within the past year. Many of us are working from home and children are now taking part in remote learning in an effort to encourage social distancing protocols. Because we are spending more time at home, we understand that accidents can happen and it’s okay because we are here to help you.

SERVPRO of Scottsdale recently responded to a customer who was dealing with water damage that had initially began in their bathroom. The individual was cleaning their tub when they then moved onto mopping the floors. As a result, they accidentally left the water running in the shower which overflowed throughout the apartment and caused damage to the base laminate floor. The water then seeped into the apartment below which caused damage to show 24 hours later. This is a situation that we see occur often when it comes to apartments and condos. Water damage to other units doesn’t always show up immediately and when left untreated, can cause extensive damage and mold growth to occur.

When your commercial property such as an apartment complex is dealing with water damage, please give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call to handle the water cleanup and dryout process.

We Can Help With Fire Damage Cleanup

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage in home Do you need fire and smoke damage cleanup in your home? Give us a call at 480-998-7989 to learn about how we can help you.

Your home is your sanctuary, a place that houses your precious keepsakes and memories, as well as providing a safe space for you and your loved ones. It is a place where you can kick off your shoes and relax after a long day at work and where family gathers around the table for dinner, conversation, and laughs. But when a home fire takes place, this disrupts everything

Dealing with a fire in your home can be a very scary and traumatic experience when your living space is affected, and you face the unknown of what lies ahead. SERVPRO of Scottsdale is here to guide you along the way and to help you with the fire damage cleanup and restoration process so that you begin the process of moving forward and restoring your home.

Give us a call at 480-998-7989 if your home is in need of fire and smoke damage cleanup.    

Shower Left On Causes Water Damage

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO air movers on floor Water damage accidents in your home can happen. If you're dealing with this, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call at 480-998-7989.

People across Phoenix, as well as across the country and world, are experiencing all the changes that have taken place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We find ourselves spending majority of our time at home, for instance; working from home, tending to remote learning for school aged children, and those that choose to social distance in general. Because of this, many are dealing with a busy and hectic home life that as a result, we can simply forget to do something so minor that it can cause damage to our home and disrupt our daily schedules.

SERVPRO of Scottsdale recently worked with a customer that had accidentally left the water running while cleaning the shower. The customer got sidetracked while cleaning their shower that they then went on to mopping their floors. The overflowing water from the shower ran throughout the unit and caused damage to the base laminate floor. The water then seeped into the rental unit below. This is an issue that we see take place in properties with multiple floors. The damage is not always immediately noticed which was the case with the neighbor living below our customer.

SERVPRO of Scottsdale responded by providing water dryout and mitigation services. We understand that accidents can happen. We are here and ready to help you when it comes to water damage you are dealing with in your home.

Please feel free to call our office at 480-998-7989 for more information on water damage repair and restoration.  

Experiencing water damage? SERVPRO of Scottsdale can help!

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Air movers in home for water damage SERVPRO of Scottsdale is available 24/7 for water damage emergencies in your home or business!

Can you imagine coming home from a long day at work, kicking off your shoes, and getting ready to relax? But once you walk into your bedroom, you discover that your ceiling is heavily damaged and water is leaking from the ceiling. In a frenzy, you panic and call the front office of your apartment building. This is when they discover that a plumbing issue has occurred upstairs.

Available 24/7 For Water Damage Emergencies

We have seen this type of stressful scenario play out amongst many Scottsdale residents which is why SERVPRO of Scottsdale is here and ready to respond 24/7 to your water damage emergencies. 

Give us a call at 480-998-7989. Our friendly office staff will guide you in what the next steps are so our experienced SERVPRO technicians can begin the cleanup and dryout/mitigation process.  

SERVPRO Is Here To Help

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks in front of building SERVPRO of Scottsdale is available 24/7 when it comes to water damage emergencies.

It is officially a new year and we welcome 2021 with new possibilities and hope. SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like you to know that we are here and will continue to be here to help you with your commercial or residential property. Here at SERVPRO, we specialize in water damage cleanup, fire, smoke and soot damage restoration, mold mitigation and remediation. Aside from restoration, we also handle cleaning such air ducts and HVAC cleaning, biohazard and crime scene cleanup as well as COVID cleaning and disinfecting.

If your property is in need of any of these services, feel free to give our office a call at 480-998-7989 and our office staff would be happy to help and guide you in the right direction. Here at SERVPRO of Scottsdale, we are always here to help.

Prevent A Toilet Overflow With These Easy Tips

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of toilet Is your business dealing with a toilet overflow or sewage backup? Give SERVPRO a call at 480-998-7989.

When you’re a business owner, you want to make sure every aspect of your business is running efficiently so that no down time in productivity occurs. Overflooding toilets to a business can be hazardous and lead to a business having to close in order to take care of the repairs and cleanup. Here at SERVPRO of Scottsdale, we have seen our fair share of businesses who have experienced toilet overflows. We put together 4 simple tips to try and prevent the likelihood of this type of situation from occurring in your business.

Post Signs

Make sure that you have signs posted in the restrooms that indicate what you can’t flush to prevent unwanted clogs from occurring.

Install Waste Bins

Make sure to have the appropriate bins available for non-flushable items such as sanitary napkins and diapers. Be sure to dispose the contents regularly to prevent people from flushing these items in the toilet.

Thinner Toilet Paper

Be sure to provide thinner toilet paper that way it can break down easier and prevent clogs from happening.

Drain Cleanings

Make sure to schedule drain cleanings every month or when permittable. Drain cleanings are especially important for restaurants as grease can build up and lead to a blockage.

We hope that your business can avoid or prevent a toilet backup or overflow from occurring. If you ever do find yourself having to deal with a sewage backup, give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call at 480-998-7989 and we’ll handle the cleanup for you.

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Flood Damage

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Prepare To Face A Flood Before Disaster Strikes

As a business owner, you need to make sure that you're prepared to take on any type of disaster, including flooding. Failure to address or remediate water damage in a timely manner can result in devastating amounts of secondary damage. Protect your business in Scottsdale, AZ, by preparing to face a flood before disaster strikes.

1. Assess Your Location's Risk.
There are multiple ways to assess your building's flood risk. The Federal Emergency Agency can provide you with a map that displays locations that have a higher flood risk.

2. Create and Discuss a Disaster Plan With Your Employees.
It's a good idea to implement a couple of different disaster plans for your business. It is vital that you inform and train your employees on the specifics regarding any type of evacuation plan. This can help ensure everyone's safety in the event of a major black water flood.

3. Install Alternative Energy Sources.
Less severe storms or floods might not warrant a complete evacuation. If business can continue safely, then you should make every attempt to do. Installing backup generators and air conditioning units can help expedite recovery time and reduce the amount of income lost.

4. Protect Important Records.
Your business's most important files should have multiple backups regardless. In case of flooding, you should make steps to waterproof these backup copies. Store physical documents in waterproof containers that are elevated at least one foot above the projected flood level. Electronic documents should have multiple backups stored in the Cloud.

5. Purchase Commercial Flood Insurance.
According to FEMA, almost 40% of small businesses are unable to recover from even the smallest of floods. Insurance coverage can help prevent flood damage from killing your business.
Don't let your business succumb to water damage caused by flooding. Take the time to ensure that your building, employees and personal property are all prepared to face any type of disaster. Make sure to contact storm remediation experts if your business has fallen victim to flood damage.

Fire Damage Also Means Water Damage

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

Fire truck with the phrase CALL US After the fire trucks leave, call the company that is the industry leader in fire and water restoration

Fire And Water Damage 

Fires big and small can create severe fire damage to your North Scottsdale, AZ, business. Along with charred belongings, soot-covered walls and lingering smoke odors, there is another issue that will need to be addressed: water damage.

Damage Expectations
Depending on their size, extinguishing those flames may require a fire hose shooting out hundreds of gallons of water. While it’s vital to get the fire out, that water will saturate your property and belonings. Recovering from both issues means an extensive cleanup. After the flames are out and your insurance provider is called, below are potential requirements that may be needed to get things back to normal.

Mold Mitigation – Mold spores can begin to grow and spread within 48 hours.
Wood Damage – Porous materials will absorb the water, which could result in floors or furniture warping and buckling.
Ceiling and Drywall Issues – Both the water and fire can damage ceiling tiles and drywall, potentially creating a perfect location for hidden mold to grow.
Electrical Integrity – Wiring, outlets and electronics exposed to water could pose another fire risk.
Dry Time – Air circulation will be key to drying out any water-logged belongings and structural components.

Professional Help
The combination of water and fire damage may feel overwhelming, especially when getting operations going again is vital to the success of your business. Instead of tackling everything on your home, let a fire, water and mold damage restoration professional handle the situation. As a one-stop shop for all forms of damage, they will have certified technicians that have the expertise and tools to properly complete the needed repairs. Along with repairs, they have advanced techniques to clean and salvage many items, including documents, furniture, textiles and furniture.
The effects of fire damage can hurt a business’s bottom line. Get help that is Faster to Any Size Disaster to address all the issues and ease the process.