Here To Help During Monsoon Storm Damage
SERVPRO of Scottsdale is available 24/7 for situations involving standing water.
For the past few weeks, monsoon storms have been rolling through the Valley and across the state of Arizona causing flood watches, high wind advisories, dust storms, and thunderstorm warnings. For many, these monsoon storms are welcomed as they typically bring some relief from the heat with overcast weather and much needed moisture to our dry climate.
SERVPRO of Scottsdale has been very busy with Scottsdale residents needing help with water damage that had affected their homes during these monsoon storms. In situations where standing water is involved, our SERVPRO of Scottsdale crew is ready to respond to begin the cleanup and migration process. Roof damage is also a common occurrence that takes place where rainwater will leak in. When this happens, our crews will provide roof tarping/board up to temporarily cover the roof damage and prevent further water from leaking in.
If monsoon storms are affecting your property with water damage, give our office a call at 480-998-7989. We are always here to help!
Protect Your Home From Brush Fires
Protect your home from brush fires by creating a defensible space around your home.
SERVPRO of Scottsdale is here to remind you that fire damage caused by brush fires are a very real danger during the hot summer months. According to the City of Phoenix, “brush fires consume hundreds of homes in the Brush/Urban Interface” Many factors can contribute to brush fires occurring such as people throwing cigarettes on the ground, sparks from vehicles, and lightning strikes. As a homeowner or businessowner, it’s better to be safe by taking into account any dry vegetation near your property by creating a defensible space around your property and having a plan in place. Here are a few tips to consider:
- Keep vegetation such as grass, tress, bushes maintained by regularly trimming and mowing.
- Remove any dead vegetation or overgrowth.
- Maintain an area of about 15 feet around your home.
- Do not park your vehicles on dead brush.
- If you smoke, do not throw lighted cigarettes on the ground.
Maintaining a defensible space around your home can help safeguard your home if a brush fire were to occur nearby. Be sure to stay informed by monitoring community news or social media so you are well aware of news relevant to your community.
July 4th Firework Safety
Practice firework safety this July 4th!
Outdoor barbecues, sparklers, fireworks and good ol’ family time are just some of the activities many Americans will be taking part in for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. It is a time where many families will celebrate our country’s independence and partake in colorful firework displays that will light up the sky and dazzle the eyes of many.
According to the National Safety Council, “fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires” (nsc.org). When it comes to fireworks, Scottsdale residents must heed caution as Arizona law states that “the only legal fireworks are actually firecrackers and ground explosives.” Fireworks being used in a hot and dry desert climate are dangerous as dry brush can easily catch on fire and threaten nearby homes and businesses. Here are some firework safety tips that Arizona residents should exercise this July 4th holiday.
Firework Safety Tips
- Have a fire extinguisher or water on hand.
- Never use illegal fireworks.
- Supervise children when they are handling fireworks.
- Do not use fireworks if you are impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- Do not light fireworks indoors.
- Use fireworks in a safe location that is away from your home and any flammable material.
- Never point or throw lighted fireworks at anyone.
- If a firework is not working, do not attempt trying to relight it.
You Can Count On SERVPRO of Scottsdale!
SERVPRO of Scottsdale is always here to help!
SERVPRO of Scottsdale has helped many commercial properties in Scottsdale who have dealt with water and fire damage. When you find your business dealing with a predicament such as a broken water pipe, overflowing toilet, a leaky water heater, or an electrical fire, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Scottsdale.
SERVPRO is the #1 choice in fire and water cleanup and restoration
Our SERVPRO professionals have the training and expertise to help make the damage that has occurred in your business “Like it never even happened.” No matter what the circumstance is that has landed you in hot water, don’t delay. Give SERVPRO of Scottsdale a call right away! We are available 24/7 for water damage emergencies where standing water is involved.
Protect And Prepare Your Scottsdale Home For Flooding
Monsoon season is officially here!
According to the NOAA.gov (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the Southwestern region of the United States’ monsoon season officially begins today, June 15th through September 30th. Monsoon storms typically don’t arrive until late June or early July, but these storms are always welcomed as Scottsdale residents face scorching temperatures during the hot summer months. As Scottsdale residents anxiously await for monsoon storms to arrive, here are some tips on what to do to protect your home from flooding.
Protect Your Home
- Inspect your home’s drainage system to ensure that it’s clean and clear of any blockages and that it is working properly.
- If your property is prone to flooding, have some sandbags on hand just in case as it can serve as a flood barrier.
- Maintain the landscaping in your yard so that the water flows away from your home and doesn’t pool in your yard.
- If you have a drywell in your home, be sure to inspect it and make sure it is clean and clear of any clogs.
- Review your home’s insurance policy and make sure you have flood insurance, especially if you are in an area that is prone to flooding.
Safety Tips For Outdoor Grilling
SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like to wish you a Happy Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day is next Monday, May 30th which means many Americans and their families will be commemorating the holiday weekend. Memorial Day is a day for many to remember and honor military personnel who’ve lost their lives. During this time, many will be spending time with their loved ones. SERVPRO of Scottsdale would like to provide you with some grilling safety tips. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.org), the United States averages about 8,700 grill and BBQ fires per year.
Grilling Safety Tips
- Place your grill on an area that is flat and stable and at least 10 feet away from your home.
- Make sure there is no dead brush or grass around your grilling area.
- Be sure to have a fire extinguisher on hand and you know to properly use it.
- Use a grill brush to clean off any excess grease and food buildup.
- If you are using a gas grill, check for any gas leaks by applying a soap and water mixture to the hose that connects the propane tank to the grill. When doing this, look for any bubbles which could indicate wear and tear and require a replacement.
- Use caution when using lighter fluid and don’t go overboard when using it.
- Do not leave the grill unattended to, be sure that someone is always nearby.
We hope that by applying these simple steps to your weekend barbecuing, you can avoid a potential fire from occurring.
Here To Help During Monsoon Season
SERVPRO is available 24/7 for water damage emergencies caused by storms.
Did you know that SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration? SERVPRO is a premier cleaning and restoration company that is here to help your home or business and doing our best to help get your property back to preloss conditions.
With monsoon season well on its way, SERVPRO of Scottsdale is here to help you if your home or commercial property experiences any water or storm damage during our monsoon storm season. In previous summer monsoon months, we have seen water damage on properties occurring from roof leaks and flooding, mud slides and blown over trees from high winds causing roof damage to homes and businesses.
Always Here To Help
No matter what the case may be, SERVPRO of Scottsdale is always here to help!
Toilet Overflowing and Clog Prevention
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.