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Are You Unsure? Undecided? Why SERVPRO of Paradise Valley Should Be Your Choice For Water & Fire Damage Restoration Needs In Scottsdale, AZ.

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo Image SERVPRO of Paradise Valley, We Care For All Your Water & Fire Damage Restoration Needs, Scottsdale, AZ

Simply put, we care. We care about you, our potential Customer. We care about the stress any damage to your residence can bring. We care about your family, friends, fur babies and loved ones that are impacted from any disruption that you encounter. We are human like you, and we are here to serve you and help in any way we can.

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley is a small local business, family owned & operated, that has one focus on our mind, Customer satisfaction. Most companies have a “canned” response to each disaster, but we know and believe EACH Customer has specific needs, and we want to be there to help fulfill them.

You are more than just a number or job, you become family. We are here for you when others claim to be. Our business has been built on Customer referrals, word of mouth marketing and good old fashioned hard work. We do not shy aware from small jobs or large jobs, we tackle them all the same, treating each one as our first and last.

To get a better understanding of our core values and principles, we want to share and make public our VISION and MISSION Statements:

Vision Statement

“TO SET THE STANDARD IN THE CLEANING & RESTORATION INDUSTRY BY PROVIDING UNPARALLELED CUSTOMER SERVICE - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.”

Our Mission Statement

“OUR MISSION IS TO GLORIFY GOD THROUGH ACTS OF SERVICE FOCUSING ON COMPASSION, KINDNESS, HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND RESPECT.”

These are our founding principles. This is what guides us. This is our culture.

If you need an estimate, second opinion, reassurance, or an honest professional opinion, give us a call… We are always here to help.

If you need assistance with Mold Remediation, Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Tile or Carpet Cleaning. We are here, ready, willing and eager to have you join the family.

We hope to hear from you.

Sincerely,

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley

Office: (602) 341-6737

Email: office@SERVPROparadisevalley.com

Hear That Chirp? Do Not Ignore it! SERVPRO of Paradise Valley’s Fire Safety Tips.

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

Fire & Smoke Alarm, Phoenix, AZ Fire & Smoke Alarm, Fire Damage & Safety, Phoenix, AZ

Recently, many of us have been asked to work from home… Some of us have even had the pleasure of having to “self-quarantine”. On the surface, that is not much fun and could be very boring… But looking at the bright side of things, this could be the perfect time to perform some of those often overlooked “tasks” we always say we will get to eventually.

One commonly overlooked task is to inspect and test your fire/smoke alarms. That annoying “beep” or “chirp” your smoke detector emits is not a good thing and should not be ignored. Typically, that noise is letting you know the battery is dangerously low and needs to be changed soon. Being proactive in fire safety is a must and here is a simple exercise to perform to make sure you are ready if there is ever an emergency.

First, close your eyes and try to imagine any room in your house that you know the best. Is it the kitchen? Bedroom? Living Room? Think about the placement of each item in that room. How many steps between that room and the closest exit? Are there usually objects left by family members that might make it difficult to evacuate the room in a hurry?

When learning to drive a racecar, one of the first lessons is to harness yourself into the seat wearing full race gear, close your eyes and hold your breath and try to climb out in under 10 seconds. (This is because racing suits can hold fire off your body for approximately that amount of time.)

Now, do you think that you could escape your favorite room in your house in less time than that and be able to make it outside to a safe place, while holding your breath and not being able to see?

If you are thinking that is not enough time, especially if you consider that you need to make sure animals or other family members get out as well, you are probably right.

How do you buy more time? Easy, one of the most overlooked items in your favorite room but one of the most important, the fire alarm. Having a working fire alarm can be the difference between catastrophe and an unfortunate loss of property.

Here are some tips to maintaining and testing your fire alarm:

  1. The U.S. Fire Administration & FEMA recommends testing your fire alarm monthly, try to do it on the same day every month so you don’t forget. A good idea is to check the fire alarms when you already have your ladder out to change air filters.
  2. The U.S. Fire Administration also recommends changing the batteries in your fire alarms twice a year. Opening day of the MLB and NFL are great days to remember to add that task to your calendar.
  3. Remember if the device goes off frequently due to kitchen smoke or emits short quiet beeps it might need to be replaced.

Sources: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/media/pictographs/smoke_alarms.html

If you have any additional questions about fire safety for your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley at 602-341-6737

A Little Backed Up? We Can Help! SERVPRO of Paradise Valley Handles Toilet & Sewage Backup that Occurs in Scottsdale, AZ

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage / Toilet Backup, Scottsdale, AZ Toilet & Sewage Backup, Cleanup & Restoration in Scottsdale, AZ

Sewer backup is an unfortunate incident that can cause a lot of stress and disruption to your daily life… It may not be as destructive as a fire or a flood, but it presents a variety of health hazards and sanitation issues that can result in considerable property damage and serious personal injury. 

Depending on the severity of the backup, you may be able to take some steps to mitigate the damage, save your belongings, or even handle the problem yourself. Keep in mind that sewage cleanup is a “gross” and “dangerous” job and is not for the faint of heart… But somebody’s got to do it!

Steps To Take After A Sewage Backup

Regardless of whether you intend to hire a professional or attempt to clean it up yourself, there are some important precautionary measures to take as soon as you notice the problem:

  • Evacuate children, seniors, and pets. Stay out of the affected area(s) until they have been thoroughly cleaned. Close doors or limit access to affected areas.
  • Open windows to ventilate the area.
  • Move & transport uncontaminated items out of the affected area.
  • If the affected areas OR items are bigger than what you feel you could comfortably handle by yourself, notify your insurance company. Take several pictures of the spill, as well as the water damaged items and structural materials before the cleanup begins (you could use them as proof for your insurance claim).
  • If the clog is still present, contact a licensed plumber to clear your plumbing lines.

How to Clean Up Sewage Backup

As discussed above, cleaning up sewer backup is a difficult, unpleasant, and comes as a risk to your health. Calling a professional like SERVPRO of Paradise Valley is highly recommended. Outlined below are a few basic tips we recommend you follow to assist you through this process:

  • Wear personal protection equipment (PPE) – rubber gloves, boots, protective eyewear, and a facemask. Make sure your skin doesn’t come in direct contact with the wastewater as sewage spills contain contaminants that can cause serious infections.
  • Close the doors between the contaminated area and the other rooms in your home to prevent tracking sewage water and debris into clean areas and to ensure that airborne sewage-contaminated matter won’t be blown into other spaces.
  • Remove the sewage water as soon as possible.
  • Shovel dirt, soil, and debris into strong plastic bags and dispose of them immediately.
  • Take all items from the affected area to an isolated space with a concrete or tiled floor that can be easily sanitized afterward and keep them there until the plumbing problem is fixed. Discard anything that has been soaked with contaminated water right away; (documenting with photos if filing and insurance claim.)
  • Remove any saturated carpeting, flooring, insulation, wall paneling, drywall, baseboards, etc. and dispose of them in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Wash & wipe down all the stud walls, floors, and surfaces in the affected area. Use appropriate bactericidal disinfectants.
  • Remove any excess water and let the area air-dry (open the windows if the weather is dry and sunny or run dehumidifiers in the room if it’s cold or rainy outside). Keep in mind that it’s very important to dry out the wet area within 24-48 hours after the accident in order to reduce the risk of mold growth.
  • Take care of the contaminated items.
  • Discard any consumable goods (foods, drinks, spices, etc.) and porous materials (rugs, curtains, upholstery, mattresses, clothes, stuffed toys, books and other paper products, etc.) that have been in direct contact with sewage water.
  • Have contaminated items of high sentimental or monetary value professionally inspected – the experts have advanced equipment, specialized cleaning products, and rich experience in dealing with contaminated content, so they will be able to sanitize and restore any salvageable belongings of yours.
  • Have upholstered furniture and carpets that have been only slightly affected by the wastewater professionally cleaned.
  • Wash all affected items (including furniture and appliances) with antibacterial cleaning products, rinse them well, and take them outside to dry in the sunlight.
  • Place all items from the affected area outside to air out.

These steps are only listed as a high-level outline of how-to cleanup after a sewage backup.

For ANY questions, comments, or concern, please don’t hesitate to call or email us at office@SERVPROparadisevalley.com or (602) 341-6737.

For more information on handling waste for you, family or workers, please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/sanitation-wastewater/workers_handlingwaste.html

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley's 365 Day Dedication in Phoenix

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned service Call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley for COVID cleaning in Phoenix or Scottsdale.

Why SERVPRO you may ask? Well for starters, SERVPRO offers 365 day dedication. Yes, that means SERVPRO is available on any day of the year, including holidays. The SERVPRO of Paradise Valley is fast to any size disaster. SERVPRO of Paradise Valley utilizes highly trained technicians and advanced technology to ensure a quality restoration process. SERVPRO offers mold removal, fire repair, water damage restoration, roof damage repair, and storm damage repair along with many other various services. SERVPRO also offers a professional COVID cleaning service, perfect to ensure safety within your residential or commercial buildings. SERVPRO of Paradise Valley's COVID cleaning strives to provide a higher standard of clean. If any of the services that SERVPRO of Paradise Valley offers are needed do not hesitate to give us a call @ 602-341-6737

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley - The Refrigerator Educator to Avoid Water Damage in Phoenix

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded refrigerator Call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley in the event of a refrigerator flood. SERVPRO of Paradise Valley provides high quality water damage restoration.

You may have never thought that your refrigerator could be the cause of a catastrophic flood in your Phoenix home. SERVPRO is here to make sure you know the dangers of refrigerator floods and what causes them before it is too late.

#1 - Too Much Condensation

The drain pan at the bottom of your refrigerator is there to catch condensation where it can then evaporate. However, there are cases where too much condensation can build up causing an overflow of water out of your fridge. Make sure to check your drain pan and make sure the water level is not too high.

#2 - Drain Line Clogs

Your refrigerators' drain lines are susceptible to clogs. This means little pieces of food can work their way into your fridges' drain pipes causing a build up of water. Make sure to check the fridges drain lines for clogs to avoid a potential flood.

#3 - Ice Machine Supply Line

The water supply line that connects to the ice machine has the capability of coming loose and wreaking havoc in your home. If the supply line comes loose it will let water out in inappropriate areas of the fridge causing a flood. Check to make sure the supply line that feeds the ice machine is properly connected.

Now you may know the possible dangers associated with refrigerators and how they can cause an unwanted leakage or flood of water in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley @ 602-341-6737 for water damage restoration.

SERVPRO's Three Signs of Faulty Smoke Alarms in Commercial Phoenix Buildings

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

A broken smoke alarm Call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley for any fire-related damage or fire repair in Phoenix or Scottsdale.

Smoke alarms are crucial in any commercial building as they can very well be the difference between surviving or not. Here are three signs of faulty smoke alarms that commercial buildings should take note of.

#1 - False Alarms

If the smoke alarms in your commercial building have been triggered by the presence of humidity or dust, consider giving them a change. False alarms are a major red flag when it comes to having safe smoke alarms in your commercial building.

#2 - Chirping After Battery Replacement

Smoke alarms emit a chirping sound when they are low on battery. However, if you replace the battery in a smoke alarm with a fresh one and it continues to chirp, replace it. It is not healthy for smoke alarms to chirp when they are not low on power.

#3 - 10 Year Shelf Life

Smoke alarms, like most things, do not last forever. It is recommended that smoke alarms be changed every 10 years to ensure that they are working properly. Check when your smoke alarm was made to ensure that it is less than 10 years old.

Those were three signs of a faulty smoke alarm that plague commercial buildings. It is important that the tips listed in this article be followed to ensure the best quality of smoke alarms in your commercial building.

For any fire related damage call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley @ 602-341-6737.

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley's Tips on Abiding by Fire Regulations for Commercial Buildings

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

A fire SERVPRO of Paradise Valley offers the highest quality fire damage repair in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Arizona's fire regulations are in place for a purpose. They serve to provide guidelines on what is most effective and necessary to keep people safe in case of a fire. Commercial buildings should be especially aware of Arizona's fire regulations and should make sure they are following them accordingly. The following three points are regulations that are commonly looked over in commercial buildings. However, it is crucial to look within your own commercial building and make sure that these three things are adequate so that all residents of the building may be safe.

#1 - Window Opening Mechanisms

Many older models of windows did not include window opening mechanisms. It is crucial that windows can open so that they can be used as exit points in case of a fire. Make sure every window installed in the commercial building is equipped with opening mechanisms.

#2 - Exit Signs/Exit Lights

Exit signs/exit lights are very important in the event of a fire. When the alarms sound and the panic sets in, people will look for the exit signs to find their way out. It is especially important that multi-floored buildings have signs pointing to the nearest stairwell, as well as notices to not use the elevator in the event of a fire.

#3 - Decluttering Walls and Doorways

Clutter directly fuels the fire. It also prevents easy passage through halls, rooms and doorways. It is absolutely crucial that walls and doorways remain absent of clutter to allow for the smooth evacuation of a building.

These were tips on the importance of abiding by fire regulations in commercial buildings. For more information on Phoenix fire regulations refer to this website.

Call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley for any fire damage/fire repair in Phoenix or Scottsdale @ 602-341-6737

SERVPRO Helps With Storm Damage From Flash Floods In Scottsdale

2/20/2021 (Permalink)

A flash flood in Arizona Contact SERVPRO of Paradise Valley for storm damage repair, water damage restoration or roof damage repair in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Flash floods are a very dangerous and unpredictable act of god. They come quickly and are quite unrelenting. Flash floods are especially dangerous in deserts such as Arizona and the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley. Arizona falls victim to monsoon season yearly. Monsoons are a big leading cause of flash flood within the state. The barren desert sands are not able to soak up water fast enough, causing for intense flash flooding. Flash floods sweep away rocks and sediments that rush along with the current, damaging everything in their path. Fun fact, cars can be taken away with just a mere 2 ft of flowing flash flood water. The severity of flash flooding and the storm related damage they cause can not be overlooked, especially in the state of Arizona. If you have experienced flash flooding or similar storm damage contact SERVPRO of Paradise Valley @ 602-341-6737 for quick and quality storm damage repair.

For more resources on flash floods visit: this website

SERVPRO Commercial Building Water Restoration in Phoenix

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fans drying water on the floor/ceiling of a luxury high rise in Phoenix SERVPRO fans being used to dry water located within the floor and ceiling of one of the luxury high rise's condominiums in Phoenix.

Recently, SERVPRO of Paradise Valley helped a luxury high rise located within Phoenix, Arizona. Within the luxury high rise's 14 stories and 56 units, tragedy struck that was less than luxurious. Rumors of water damage were being heard around the building. A leak was found towards the top of the structure and was working its way down to the other units. Residents of the condominiums were noticing leaks coming from their ceilings. Water was seen causing paint blisters on the walls throughout many floors in the building's stairwell. Many luxurious units were being flooded or were seeing signs of water damage. Something had to be done to prevent further damage and restore the damage that was already done. SERVPRO has much expertise with both water restoration and commercial work and was called for the job. The luxury high rise was able to be restored in part by SERVPRO’s water cleanup and restoration services.

SERVPRO Tips On Electrical Fire Prevention in Scottsdale

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Power cord is on fire while plugged into outlet. SERVPRO of Paradise Valley wants you to remember these tips to prevent electric fires: Do not overload wall outlets. Insert plugs fully into sockets.

The following information was reported by the U.S. Fire Administration.

Between 2014-2016 an estimated 24,000 residential building electrical fires were reported by the U.S. fire departments annually. Electrical fires have the potential to spread farther and cause more damage and injuries. In addition, electrical fires can be particularly problematic to extinguish. Using water to put out the fire can cause electrocution unless power is reliably disconnected.

Electrical Fire Safety

To help keep your home fire safe, make sure all electrical work in your home is done by a qualified electrician and follow these electrical safety tips:

Appliances:

Always plug appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, directly into a wall outlet.

Never use an extension cord with a major appliance — it can easily overheat and start a fire.

Always plug small appliances directly into a wall outlet.

Unplug small appliances when you are not using them.

Keep lamps, light fixtures and light bulbs away from anything that can burn.

Use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture.

Check electrical cords on appliances often. Replace cracked, damaged and loose electrical cords. Do not try to repair them.

Outlets:

Do not overload wall outlets.

Insert plugs fully into sockets.

Never force a three-prong cord into a two-slot outlet.

Install tamper-resistant electrical outlets if you have young children.

Extension cords, power strips and surge protectors:

Replace worn, old or damaged extension cords right away.

Use extension cords for temporary purposes only.  

Avoid putting cords where they can be damaged or pinched, like under a carpet or rug.

Do not overload power strips.

Use power strips that have internal overload protection.

For additional electrical home fire prevention tips and information, please visit the USFA’s electrical fire safety outreach materials webpage at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/electrical.html

You can also find information on home electrical safety and workplace electrical safety, as well as resources to educate communities, at the Electrical Safety Foundation International, www.esfi.org.

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley wants everyone to stay as safe as possible. If you experience any fire damage, our team can help restore your home. Give us a call at (602) 341-6737