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50% Of Business Won't Re-Open After A Disaster, Will You? SERVPRO of Paradise Valley Can Help!

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Flooded Commercial Water Damage Restoration, Paradise Valley, AZ

Flooding and water damage events in Paradise Valley commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility. As you can see this Commercial Retail Facility had some severe water issues. The whole front of the store had water in all the "nooks and crannies." We were notified as soon as the manager opened the store (happened overnight) and we assisted them quickly and effectively. We began by setting up equipment in areas that would allow the store to stay open during the day but would also dry the store properly.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Paradise Valley

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. SERVPRO of Paradise Valley is dedicated to make it “Like it never even happened."

Give is a call today @ 602-341-6737 or drop us a line office@SERVPROparadisevalley.com for any questions or needs!

The Storms Have Passed In Scottsdale, But What's That Musty Smell? SERPVRO of Paradise Valley Can Help!

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Man Holding Nose Due to Bad Odor Odor Remediation, Musky Smell, Mold Remediation, Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona received one of the wettest Monsoon Season's on record, with more rain falling in two weeks than the last two years combined!

With all of the rain we received, some are left wondering, what's that smell? A quick inspection of your home doesn't show anything but you now something is off.... Water intrusions left undetected can produce a sour or musky smell that sometimes can mean mold might be present. When in doubt, call us (SERPVRO) out!

The professionals here at SERVPRO of Paradise Valley have access to state of the art equipment to detect trapped or bound moisture without having to cause damage to your house while doing so! 

Many Customers have already called our office to schedule a free, no cost inspection for their residence for peace of mind knowing something funky is going on!

If you find yourself wondering, don't wait, lets make it a date. Call SERPVPRO of Paradise Valley today for a free consultation.

Phone: 602-341-6737

Email: office@SERVPROparadisevalley.com

Need Water Heater Replacement In Phoenix, AZ? Here Are Some Tips To Consider!

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water Heater Installation Water Damage Restoration, Water Heater Replacement in Phoenix, AZ

Many times after a water damage event, Customers are left with an important question to answer: 

My water heater went out, now what? The Government has stepped up to help you out with these important facts and tools to guide and assist you through this process. 

When selecting a new water heater for your home, choose a water heating system that provides enough hot water for your family and is also  energy efficient to save you money. Consider the different types of water heaters available and determining the right size and fuel source for your home. Check out the Energy Saver 101: Water Heating infographic to learn more about the different types of water heaters and how to select the right model for your home.

Types of Water Heaters

It's a good idea to know the different types of water heaters available before you purchase one:

  • Conventional storage water heaters offer a ready reservoir (storage tank) of hot water which is adequate for everyday use. However, there are some instances, such as when more than one use for hot water is occurring or when there are guests in the home, increasing the requirements for hot water.
  • Tankless or demand-type water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. This type of water heater is designed to provide an adequate supply of hot water without running out when adequately sized.
  • Heat pump water heaters move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly for providing hot water, resulting in high efficiencies and significant cost savings.
  • Solar water heaters use the sun's heat to provide hot water and also save money on energy bills.
  • Tankless coil and indirect water heaters use a home's space heating system to heat water.

Selection Criteria

When selecting the best type and model of water heater for your home, consider the following:

  • Fuel type, availability and cost. The fuel type or energy source you use for water heating will not only affect the water heater's annual operation costs but also its size and energy efficiency. See below for more on selecting fuel types.
  • Size. To provide your household with adequate hot water and maximize efficiency, you need a properly sized water heater. Visit the pages on different types of water heaters (linked above) for more on sizing.
  • Energy efficiency. To maximize energy and cost savings, check the energy efficiency of a water heater before you purchase it. Visit the pages on different types of water heaters (linked above) for more on estimating energy efficiency.
  • Costs. Before you purchase a water heater, it's also a good idea to estimate the annual operating costs and compare those costs with other less or more energy-efficient models. Visit the pages on different types of water heaters (linked above) for more on estimating costs.

Also be sure to examine ways to reduce your hot water use, such as washing clothes in cold water. You may also want to explore other options such as drain-water heat recovery to save money on your water heating bill.

Fuel Types, Availability and Costs for Water Heating

When selecting a new water heater, it's important to consider what fuel type or energy source you will use, including its availability and cost. The fuel used by a water heating system will not only affect annual operation costs but also the water heater's size and energy efficiency.

Exploring Water Heater Options by Fuel Type

Fuel type and its availability in your area may narrow your water heater choices. The following is a list of water heater options by fuel or energy source:

  • Electricity
    Widely available in the United States for conventional storage, tankless or demand-type, and heat pump water heaters. It also can be used with combination water and space heating systems, which include tankless coil and indirect water heaters.
  • Fuel oil
    Available in some areas of the United States to fuel conventional storage water heaters, and indirect combination water and space heating systems.
  • Natural gas
    Available in many areas of the United States to fuel conventional storage and demand (tankless or instantaneous) water heaters, as well as combination water and space heating systems, which include tankless coil and indirect water heaters.
  • Propane
    Available in many areas of the United States to fuel conventional storage and demand (tankless or instantaneous) water heaters, as well as indirect combination water and space heating systems.
  • Solar energy
    Available throughout the United States -- most abundantly in the Southwest -- for solar water heaters.

Comparing Fuel Costs and Water Heater Types

If you have more than one fuel type available in your area, it's a good idea to compare fuel costs, especially if you're building a new home. Even if you're replacing a water heater, you may find that you'll save more money in the long run if you use a different fuel or energy source. However, if you are converting from one fuel type to another, there are other cost considerations, such as adding a breaker or running a gas line to the water heater and venting it outside. Contact your utility for current fuel costs or rates.

The type of water heater you choose will also affect your water heating costs. One type of water heater may use a fuel type more efficiently than another type of water heater. For example, an electric heat pump water heater typically is more energy efficient than an electric conventional storage water heater. Also, an electric heat pump water heater might have lower energy costs than a gas-fired conventional storage water heater, even though local natural gas costs might be lower than the electricity rates.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Paradise Valley For Water & Fire Damage Restoration? Simply Put, We Are Experts!

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Team Images Why SERVPRO, Water, Fire & Mold Restoration Services in Phoenix, AZ

As the name summarizes, we are the Service Professionals when it comes to Water, Fire & Mold Mitigation & Restoration services. Many have tried to duplicate, replicate or even claim to be the best, but our years in business and foot print in the Restoration Industry is second to none.

When dealing with a traumatic event, the last thing you want to worry about is if the company you are hiring is highly skilled, trained and experts in their trade... Let our team here at SERVPRO of Paradise Valley ease your mind so you can focus on the things that matter.

We work hand-in-hand with your insurance company to resolve your claim, so you don't have too. You got questions, we have answers! Let us do the heavy lifting while you focus on your life instead of your structure!

Whether your event is Water Damage, Fire Damage, Mold Damage or even Carpet Cleaning, we have you covered. Our staff is trained in all faucets of the industry and can do as much or as little of the cleanup or restoration process as you would like.

When in doubt, give us a shout! Our team will work tirelessly to exceed your expectations but will never lose site of what's important.. YOU, our Customer.

If your still reading, you have come this far, so why wait? Call us today for a free site visit and consultation. 

Phone: 602-341-6737

Email: Office@SERVPROparadisevalley.com

Storm Damage Experts In Paradise Valley, AZ

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Summer Logo Storm Damage Experts, Paradise Valley, AZ

When you think of Professionals, who do you think of? When disaster strikes, who is on stand-by waiting for the call? We here at SERVPRO of Paradise Valley are the experts in storm and flood damage restoration! Our dedicated teams are highly trained and use specialized equipment to restore your property (Commercial OR Residential) to its pre-storm condition; Therefore, making it "Like it never even happened."

Faster Response  

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley is locally owned and operated and therefore are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Another bonus is we are 24/7/365. What does that mean for you? You do not need to wait until a weekday or during office hours to get a fast response from us! Monsoons can strike at anytime, we are ready, are you?

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms 

When storms hit Paradise Valley, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

http://www.SERVPROparadisevalleyaz.com/disaster-recovery

SERVPRO of Paradise Valley specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition; Therefore, making it "Like it never even happened."

Faster Response  

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Another bonus is we are 24/7/365. What does that mean for you? You do not need to wait until a weekday or during office hours to get a fast response from us! Monsoons can strike at anytime, we are ready, are you?

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms 

When storms hit Paradise Valley, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

http://www.SERVPROparadisevalleyaz.com/disaster-recovery

Accidents happen, will you be prepared? Ask us about our Emergency Response Plan so you, your business, and your loved ones can be just as prepared as we are

Fire Damage Restoration in Scottsdale, AZ - The Do's & Dont's

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Structure Fire Fire Damage Restoration, Phoenix, AZ

If you have experienced a fire, what should you do? What are the next steps?

Hopefully you never have to experience this, but if you do, read on for some basic knowledge on what to expect and how to react.

It is not recommended to remediate your property on your own after a fire. A fire damage restoration professional, like SERVPRO of Paradise Valley, has the experience, knowledge and expertise needed to observe the proper fire restoration process to make your home is safe to occupy again.

Here are a few basic steps/processes to follow when restoring a house after a fire:

  1. CONFIRM THE PROPERTY IS STABILIZED AND IS SAFE TO ENTER

The first step of a remediation professional is to confirm that the property is safe to enter. They’ll check for signs of structural damage that compromises the home and carefully inspect the property from the outside before opening the door.

If you are concerned, in doubt or unsure, you should wait for an inspector to deem the property safe before you enter.

  1. MINIMIZE & MITIGATE DAMAGE

Smoke and soot can cause damage even after the fire has been extinguished. You and the professionals (SERVPRO of Paradise Valley) working in your home should be cautious of soot staining, mold and mildew, rust and corrosion and the air quality in the home.

Soot staining occurs when the soot in the air adheres to surfaces and causes discoloration.  Depending on the surface material and the time elapsed, the soot staining may still be completely removable. In other cases, it will leave behind a permanent discoloration. Some sensitive materials include metals, plastics, grout, carpeting, textiles and wood.

Professionals will look at these materials in the home and properly clean them to reduce damage.

Mold and mildew become a problem after a fire because of the fire extinguishing process. Mold and mildew can form quickly, so you should look for any signs of water damage even if you don’t see mold or mildew present yet. If water damage is suspected, the proper restoration and mold and mildew removal processes should begin as soon as possible to minimize further damage.

Rust and corrosion is a risk for any metals that become oxidized. Water interacting with metal can cause the metal to corrode or rust. This is true for any metal, but it’s especially important to be aware of for small electronics that contain metal. If the components and conductors in the electronics corrode, the item is often irreparable, and the risk of electrical shock is increased.

Air quality is a major concern after a fire and should be one of the areas a professional should focus on if you detect any lingering odors. Cleaning up smoke damage begins by using air scrubber and air mover to clean the air. Smoke-damage cleaning products should be used on any surfaces that have absorbed the smoke. If there is any smoke-damaged furniture that might be saved or you hope to save, professionals should begin the smoke-damage restoration process on them immediately to increase the chance for a complete restoration.

  1. REMOVE SOOT AND DEBRIS

Before any water damage or fire damage restoration processes can begin, all debris and soot must be removed from the home. The soot can cause more damage the longer it remains on a surface, while the debris is only going to get in the way the restoration process.

Removing the soot and debris will also improve air quality and reduce airborne odors. A vacuum can remove some of the remaining soot — it can be swept up or wiped down.

  1. REMOVE PERSONAL POSSESSIONS TOO DAMAGED TO RESTORE

Any items that are too damaged to repair should be removed from the home. Take extra caution in touching electrical machines or appliances  because they can store electricity even after they’re unplugged.

It may be necessary to remove items that don’t appear to be damaged by the fire from the home as well. This will prevent the items from being contaminated any further. A professional can clean these items and prepare them for re-entry once the home is restored.

  1. ELIMINATE EXCESS WATER AND DRY WET SURFACES

Professionals should clean up any standing water as soon as possible before running other water restoration equipment. Since water can soak into walls, flooring and even subflooring, they will need air movers and commercial dehumidifiers to dry everything out properly.

  1. BEGIN DEODORIZING, DEEP CLEANING AND REMOVING STAINS

It’s important to consider what items should be deep cleaned and restored and what items are too damaged and should be replaced instead. Professionals may use specific cleaning products depending on the product being cleaned or deodorized. They’ll consider the type of material and how much mold, mildew or smoke has penetrated the surface when determining which cleaning product to use. They should consult you to determine any priority items.

Carpets, curtains and other fabrics usually need special attention because they are easily ruined. In some cases, carpets can be shampooed and restored, while fabrics can be washed or cleaned. You should be able to tell if an item is far too damaged with a quick inspection.

Throughout the process, you should be updated by the professionals as they determine what is salvageable.

For more information, consider visiting: 

https://aerindustries.com/guide-to-wildfire-damage-recovery/

Fire Facts - Information You Didn't Think You Needed To Know

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Flames Fire Damage, Fun Facts, Scottsdale, AZ

Interested in learning about weird Fire Facts? Read on and enjoy 20 facts you probably never knew!

1. Fire is an event, not a thing. Heating wood or other fuel releases volatile vapors that can rapidly combust with oxygen in the air; the resulting incandescent bloom of gas further heats the fuel, releasing more vapors and perpetuating the cycle.

2. Most of the fuels we use derive their energy from trapped solar rays. In photosynthesis, sunlight and heat make chemical energy (in the form of wood or fossil fuel); fire uses chemical energy to produce light and heat.

3. So a bonfire is basically a tree running in reverse.

 4. Assuming stable fuel, heat, and oxygen levels, a typical house fire will double in size every minute.

5. Earth is the only known planet where fire can burn. Everywhere else: Not enough oxygen.

6. Conversely, the more oxygen, the hotter the fire. Air is 21 percent oxygen; combine pure oxygen with acetylene, a chemical relative of methane, and you get an oxyacetylene welding torch that burns at over 5,500 degrees Fahrenheit — the hottest fire you are likely to encounter.

7. Oxygen supply influences the color of the flame. A low-oxygen fire contains lots of uncombusted fuel particles and will give off a yellow glow. A high-oxygen fire burns blue.

8. So candle flames are blue at the bottom because that’s where they take up fresh air, and yellow at the top because the rising fumes from below partly suffocate the upper part of the flame.

 9. Fire makes water? It’s true. Place a cold spoon over a candle and you will observe the water vapor condense on the metal ...

10. ...because wax — like most organic materials, including wood and gasoline — contains hydrogen, which bonds with oxygen to make H2O when it burns. Water comes out your car’s tailpipe, too.

11. We’ve been at this a long time: Charred bones and wood ash indicate that early hominids were tending the first intentional fires more than 400,000 years ago.

12. Nature’s been at it awhile, too. A coal seam about 140 miles north of Sydney, Australia, has been burning by some estimates for 500,000 years.

13. The ancient Greeks started fire with concentrated sunlight. A parabolic mirror that focuses solar rays is still used to ignite the Olympic torch.

 14. Every 52 years, when their calendar completed a cycle, the Aztecs would extinguish every flame in the empire. The high priest would start a new fire on the ripped-open chest of a sacrificial victim. Fires fed from this flame would be distributed throughout the land.

15. Good burn: The 1666 Great Fire of London destroyed 80 percent of the city but also ended an outbreak of bubonic plague that had killed more than 65,000 people the previous year. The fire fried the rats and fleas that carried Yersinia pestis, the plague-causing bacterium.

16. The Peshtigo Fire in Wisconsin was the second deadliest blaze in United States history, taking 1,200 lives — four times as many as the Great Chicago Fire. Both conflagrations broke out on the same day: October 8, 1871.

17. America’s deadliest fire took place April 27, 1865, aboard the steamship Sultana. Among other passengers were 1,500 recently released Union prisoners traveling home up the Mississippi when the boilers exploded. The ship was six times over capacity, which helps explain the death toll of 1,547.

18. The Black Dragon Fire of 1987, the largest wildfire in modern times, burned some 20 million acres across China and the Soviet Union, an area about the size of South Carolina.

 19. Spontaneous combustion is real. Some fuel sources can generate their own heat — by rotting, for instance. Pistachios have so much natural oil and are so prone to heat-generating fat decomposition that the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code regards them as dangerous.

20. Haystacks, compost heaps, and even piles of old newspapers and magazines can also burst into flame. A good reason to recycle!

Fire Fact Credit:  https://www.discovermagazine.com

You Are More Than Just A Number... Choose SERPVRO of Paradise Valley!

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Always Open - SERPVRO Logo SERVPRO of Paradise Valley cares. We are always open for all water, fire and mold restoration emergencies.

Do you ever feel like your being treated like a robot? Have you ever called a company when you are in need of services for your business or residence and get an automated message? You hear the dreaded "Press 1" only to be transferred to another loop of calls unable to actually speak with a person?

That's what makes SERPVRO of Paradise Valley different. We pride ourselves on answering our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If our lines are full, we will call you back within 5 minutes or less and will ensure you are taken care of. 

Our goal is to ensure you are happy, satisfied, and pleased with both the workmanship and customer service provided. You are more than just a number, you are our main goal!

From the initial consultation,  to when the job is complete, we are by your side the entire time. We can deal directly with your insurance carrier to take that burden off of your plate and even assist with rebuilding your business or residence after a disaster, we can and will do it all.

If you want peace of mind next time you need water, fire & mold restoration services, pick up the phone and give us a call... We will be on stand by with a warm welcome and an open heart.

Questions? 602-341-6737 / office@SERVPROparadisevalley.com 

What Can SERVPRO of Paradise Valley Offer Your Phoenix Business?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage In Commercial Building Water Damage Restoration, Commercial Property, Phoenix, AZ

We are FIRST to ANY size disaster!

Water damage can occur anywhere and at any time. Storms, floods, leaky pipes, and broken water heaters or appliances can be the cause. Here at SERVPRO of Paradise Valley we want commercial and residential property owners in Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding areas to know that water damage should be considered an emergency.  All water losses have the potential to become dangerous as items that are not thoroughly dried out can cause mold or microbial growth.  When a water emergency occurs, we are ready to provide extraction and cleanup services to remove the water, contaminants, and moisture and to clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure. We offer these services to repair water damage:

  • Emergency contact. We will respond to any emergency 24/7
  • Inspection and damage assessment
  • Water removal and water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification services
  • Cleaning and repair
  • Odor removal
  • Restoration

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, SERVPRO of Paradise Valley wants to help. No matter what your water emergency may be, our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore water damage to ALL of your properties, no matter how big or small.

Call us today at 602-341-6737 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

Fun Facts: Water Damage Restoration In Phoenix, AZ

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage / Flooding In Room Water Damage Restoration, Phoenix, AZ

Interesting Water Damage Restoration Facts:

Did you know that:

  • 250 gallons of water can leak from a 1/8-inch pipe crack (This is almost 2 times smaller than the diameter of an eraser on a number two pencil)
  • Three-quarters of water heaters fail before the 12-year mark
  • Plumbing supply system failures are the number one source for water supply loss

What does this all have in common? Water! Water can wreak havoc on your residence or place of business... But there is hope, so lets be prepared!

To help this, have a qualified professional check your appliances and water supply lines every few years. Replace them as necessary and remember to not over torque the connection between the hose and the toilet. 

Its also good to monitor your water bill to look for increases in usage or costs to ensure there are no slow undetected leaks.

However, even with quality parts and a qualified professional maintaining them, there is still an opportunity for failure. If that does happen please call SERVPRO of Paradise Valley at 602-341-6737 for all of your water damage restoration needs!