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Water Damage Cleanup Prescott

5/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup Prescott Broken Angle Stop can cause large amounts of water damage

SERVPRO of Yavapai County understands the stress when you have a water damage in your business or home. That is why we are available 24/7 to help. 

Our certified technicians will mitigate the damage to prevent mold, mildew or bacteria. Using EPA disinfectants, we will make your business or home safe to reenter and occupy. 

SERVPRO of Yavapai County has been trusted by local business's and insurance companies to assit with their water damage projects. 

If you have emergency water damage or fire damage needs, please us now. 

928-636-7600

Arizona Wildfire Season

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Arizona Wildfire Season Wildfire Prescott, AZ

According to: Verde Independent News

http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=70066 

"PHOENIX -- Arizona could face the most dangerous fire season in years, according to Gov. Doug Ducey and the state's chief forester.


And it's already starting.

"Last year we burned less than 500 acres' by this time last year, said Jeff Whitney. "So far this year we've burned over 2,100 acres.'

And it's not looking promising.

"Arizona faces a potentially significant wildfire season,' the governor said after he had been briefed by Whitney and his staff.

It starts with the fact that there have not been major fires in the last two years.

Add to that above-average rainfall which has resulted in excellent growth of vegetation which is now drying out.

Then there's the high number of tourists in the state in the middle of the fire season "also equals more opportunity for wildland fire,' Ducey said.

"We sort of look for patterns,' Whitney explained in how he makes the annual predictions. And he conceded that conditions now are very similar to 2002 and 2011.

That is a particularly significant conclusion.

In 2002 the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire burned about 468,000 acres. And the 2011 Wallow Fire consumed more than 538,000 acres.

"We remember those years and the fires we were on in those years,' Whitney said. Then, turning to his map of predictions for this year, he added, "I'm concerned about that.'

Whitney acknowledged that one perennial issue is when to fight fires and when to simply try to contain them.

He said the debate goes back to the beginning of the 20th century over whether to simply let fires "operate as a natural agent in the ecosystem.'

Whitney said the decision pretty much got made when there were large fires at the same time in Washington, Montana and Idaho.

"The policy then became the 10 a.m. policy where every wildfire was supposed to be suppressed no later than 10 a.m. the following day,' he explained. "We got so successful at that we created a fuels problem.'

He said the goal now is to find a balance and find times "to allow fire to operate more naturally to do some of the work that we need to have it do for us.'

But Whitney said that has to be governed when it's "ecologically appropriate.' More significant, there has to be an assessment of risk.

"We've got some phenomenally predictive tools these days,' he said.

"If we look at a fire and say, you know what, it's going to get hotter and drier and the wind's going to blow up here in about three days, and it's kind of locked in the gun sights of Pine-Strawberry or Payson or Flagstaff or the Williams watershed, we gotta go get it,' Whitney said.

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning in Yavapai County

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

An office building is only as clean as the air that circulates throughout the duct work.   Ducts in an office building are some of the dirtiest, most unsanitary parts of a building.    Keeping these ducts clean is crucial in maintaining a business run properly. 

According to the EPA, “Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.”  See more of the article here:  http://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/should-you-have-air-ducts-your-home-cleaned

If not properly maintained, these ducts can accumulate contaminants such as dust, pollen and other debris.  If moisture finds its way into these ducts, mold can develop and spread into the office space.    

Not only is cleanliness a reason to get your air ducts clean, but you can save on energy!  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25-40% of the energy used for heating & cooling is wasted.  When your HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. 

Call SERVPRO of Yavapai County to get your air ducts clean today!  928-636-7600

Commercial Fire & Smoke Damage in Prescott, Chino Valley & Cottonwood

2/12/2016 (Permalink)

Fire & Smoke damage can be especially devastating to your business.  Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO of Yavapai County, and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification), when the fire trucks are gone, without proper immediate response, the real damage and costs are just beginning.  Returning your home or business to pre-loss condition requires professional restoration. 

  Don’t let your business suffer and lose revenue; call SERVPRO of Yavapai County to take control and put your business back to working order! 928-636-7600

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup in Prescott, Cottonwood & Sedona

2/3/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning up a crime scene is a messy job, but someone needs to do it. 

After the police have finished processing a crime or accident scene, the cleaning and restoration process can begin. Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk.

Police and homeowners rely on professional services that are equipped to handle crime scene cleanup. 

SERVPRO of Yavapai County's technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back to a clean, safe home or office.  We will always treat your property and everyone involved with the utmost respect and empathy in these difficult circumstances.  

Some common trauma and crime scene scenarios are:

Crime Scene Residues
From fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can clean and restore your property after a crime scene investigation.

Bloodborne Pathogens
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure

If you find yourself wondering what to do in the event of a trauma or crime scene, call SERVPRO of Yavapai County to take care of your cleanup needs.  928-636-7600

5 Easy Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Yavapai County

1/26/2016 (Permalink)

Most Homeowners insurance policies cover basic water damage claims up to the purchased limit.

But you know what’s a lot easier than going through the claims process? Preventing the water damage in the first place!

Check out these 5 suggestions for preventing water damage:

1. Be careful where you plant

Some plants and trees, like weeping willows, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.

2. Clean out roof gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof next Sunday and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. That could cause some serious water damage! So next time you’re doing some seasonal cleaning, make sure those gutters are clean. And if your gutters are too high, be safe and get a professional to check them.

3.  Keep an eye on your water bill

With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, you might not know there’s a leak until the damage is done. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly water bill. If you see it starting to creep up, or get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a pretty good sign that you may have a leak somewhere.

4. Use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

No matter how crazy clean you are, from your shower to your kitchen sink, clogs are going to happen. And chances are at some point in your life you’ve used one of those powerful chemical drain cleaners to get things moving again. But as convenient as they may be, most folks don’t realize those caustic chemicals are also eating away at their pipes (and they might not be too good for you either). If you rely on them a lot, you could be setting yourself up for leaks. That’s why owning a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs. They’re pretty inexpensive, you can get them at your local hardware store, and they can cut through most any clog you’ll have without damaging pipes or making your eyes red and teary.

5. Never pour grease down your sink

You’ve probably heard this before, but you should definitely avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. It doesn’t matter if you flush it with hot or cold water. It can still congeal and cling to your pipes, and could still cause some serious damage and blockage.

Some people use detergent to break up grease before pouring it down the drain…and that may help sometimes. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll keep the grease from sticking to your pipes, so why take the risk?

The safest thing to do is just to pour your grease in an empty can, and either let it sit or put it in the refrigerator. Once it hardens you can toss it in the trash and get rid of it. Done and done.

https://www.farmers.com/inner-circle/home-tool-kit/5-ways-to-prevent-water-damage/

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Water Damage in Yavapai County

12/31/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Prevent Frozen Pipes & Water Damage in Yavapai County Frozen Pipe

Frozen pipes are the leading cause of water damage in the colder months of the year! This is because water expands as it freezes, putting huge amounts of pressure on whatever holds that water. 

According to The American Red Cross, "Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets." http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm/preventing-thawing-frozen-pipes

Here are some easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing:

1. Drain water from swimming pools & supply lines

2. Install pipe sleeves or other insulating materials (even newspaper)

3.  Keep your garage closed to protect supply lines

4.  If you need to leave for an extended period of time, keep your heater set to no lower than 55 degrees & shut your main water supply off

5.  Open cabinet doors near sink to let warm air circulate

6. Insulate outside walls and unheated areas of the home.

Call SERVPRO of Yavapai County to resolve your water damages. 928-636-7600

Willow Fire in the Mohave Valley

8/11/2015 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Willow Fire in the Mohave Valley Willow Fire in Mohave Valley, AZ August 2015

The Willow Fire in the Mohave Valley is now 40% contained and there is hope that people can start returning to their homes by 10AM tomorrow morning 8/12/2015. Click on the link below to find out more.

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northern-az/other/willow-fire-update-wildfire-burning-in-northern-arizona-grows-to-over-6000-acres

If you return home and have smoke or fire damage to your home or business, please give SERVPRO of Yavapai County a call. Our staff is here to help with the devastation of smoke damage and fire cleanup. SERVPRO of Yavapai County will work directly with your insurance in order to make the process as smooth as possible. We will make it “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Call us today 928-636-7600 with any questions you may have, or to schedule an estimate. 

Water Damage Cleanup

7/23/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Damage Cleanup Educate yourself on the steps to take to prevent mold.

Click on the link below to learn more about mold and the effects it may have. Call our office today for more information on what we can do to help you take care of a water damage or mold damage in your home.

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

If it is too late and you have already discovered mold growth call SERVPRO of Yavapai County today for an estimate.

928-636-7600

Mold Cleanup Services

7/23/2015 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Cleanup Services Don't let this happen in your home. Servpro of Yavapai will work directly with your insurance company.

Having water damage to your home or business can be stressful. Timing is of the essence for water damage cleanup. Mold can start forming within as little as 72 hours. If you have water damage to your home call or email SERVPRO of Yavapai County today and let us help.

928-636-7600

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