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A Silent Killer - Carbon Monoxide!

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Beware of Carbon Monoxide!

Carbon Monoxide is challenging to detect and is often called the silent killer. The problem is you can't see or smell carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide  has no smell, color, or taste.  At high levels, it can poison or kill a person or pets in minutes.

It is important to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The symptoms can include a dull headache, dizziness, muscle weakness, confusion, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, confusion or heart, and respiratory diseases. If you ever suspect any of your symptoms are related to carbon monoxide, move to fresh air and get out of your home immediately — call 911. The experts will come and access any issues you may have in your home.

As a homeowner, it is crucial to inspect all fuel-burning appliances, fireplaces, wood stoves, etc. by a trained professional every year. It can ensure that your home is safe. It is vital to have carbon monoxide detectors in your home. There are many options available and are easy to install and test regularly.

At SERVPRO of Chandler South, we always put families first.  

What the Haboob?

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Desert Haboob! We can help with storm damage!

Haboobs and dust storms can pose a real danger! It is essential to know that whether you are visiting or a resident of Arizona! What is a Haboob? It is an Arizona dust storm that is caused when cold air from a thunderstorm rushes toward the ground. The mix of desert heat and cold air causes large amounts of dust and sand to create a massive cloud. While most dust storms can be small, there have been very large haboobs in the Valley area.

<p499">Here are a few safety tips to think about:

  • If you are caught outside, take a piece of cloth and cover your nose and mouth. If you can dampen the fabric, do so. Keep your sunglasses or glasses on. Shield your head with your arms or any shelter you have available like a backpack, blanket, or pillow. Do not try to outrun the storm; it is easy to get lost.
  • Just like a severe rainstorm or monsoon, do not drive. If you find yourself on the road, pull over to the right side. Turn your engine off and close all windows and vents. Cover your face with fabric and put your sunglasses or glasses on to protect your eyes.
  • If you are at home and have time, try to secure lawn furniture or items that can be carried off in the wind. Close and lock all windows and doors. Do not go outside until the storm is over.
  • You should wait until the storm has subsided before you attempt to leave your place of safety. The impacts of a Haboob or dust storm can last for days after. Your security and the safety of your family and pets are the primary concern. It is normal to want to head outside after a storm but wait until you are sure the danger has passed.

The after-effects of a storm can last for days. Should you suffer storm damage from a dust storm or Haboob, call SERVPRO of Chandler South (480) 895-4670. We offer board-up services and are available to help 24/7 for all your restoration and storm damage concerns.

Outdoor Irrigation Can Cause Indoor Water Damage!

7/18/2019 (Permalink)

Irrigation Systems Can Cause Interior Residential and Commercial Water Damage.

Flood, heavy rains, damaged water pipes, and overflowing appliances are commonly associated with commercial and residential flooding. However, sprinkler systems can have a horrific impact on your commercial or residential property.

Both irrigation systems and portable lawn sprinklers can cause severe water damage.

It does not take long to destroy the interior of commercial or residential property with not only water but the potential of mold growth if it is not treated professionally.

To prevent this from happening. 

  • Have your irrigation system at a minimum checked annually
  • Take a stroll around your property to see if there is puddling around a sprinkler heads
  • Make sure that your irrigation system delivers an equal amount of water in each area and that it does not overshoot the area.
  • Make sure that you keep a watchful eye on lawn and garden portable sprinklers
  • Do not allow your hoses to run alongside the structure of your home or business.
  • If there is a leak at the outdoor water spigot, have it checked by a licensed professional

Your home or business will look beautiful by caring for your lawn and gardens. However, failure to maintain and take care of your irrigation systems and portable sprinklers could lead to costly water damage and mold growth. 

If you suffer from a flood, water, or mold damage, SERVPRO of Chandler South is ready to help. Call our professionally trained technicians 24/7 at (480) 895-4670

Where Can Mold Grow In Your Kitchen?

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Mold In Kitchen

Mold is found in both the interior and exterior of your home or business. Mold spores thrive on moisture, dark places with a good oxygen supply. Mold lives in temperatures between 72 to 82 degrees. There is no particular amount water or humidity that mold needs to survive. If it is a little damp or very humid mold can grow.

Mold will grow in places where you cannot see. It can grow inside walls due to water lines and other plumbing pipes that have been cracked or separated. Condensation on plumbing lines and a high humidity environment can lead to the growth of mold. 

Commonly mold is found in kitchens. Some of the primary sources can be: 

  • Dishwasher leaks
  • Sink supply and drain lines
  • Washing Machine supply and drain lines
  • Condensation on pipes underneath the sink
  • Counter tops and back splashes that are not installed
  • Wet Cabinets
  • Any spills that are not properly cleaned up

Do not panic if your home or business has any of these issues. SERVPRO of Chandler South is prepared to restore your home or business from any water and mold damage you may incur. Call us (480) 895-4670; we are available 24/7 when your disaster strikes.

Keep Your Pets Safe During Monsoon Season!

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe!

Unpredictable weather patterns pose a unique danger during monsoon season for humans and animals. The dry Arizona climate is susceptible to heavy rain, thunderstorms, and fast flooding dangers. Keep your furry friends safe by make sure that you have a pet safety plan in place.

To help keep your pets safe during monsoon season, here are some ideas to help

  1. Keep your pets inside. When weather strikes, a pet can become frightened quickly. Make sure that even if you let them outside to do their business that all gates are secured.
  2. Some pet families consider putting a tight shirt on their pet to reduce anxiety.
  3. Give them a safe place to wait for the storm out where they feel secure. Providing them with some of their favorite toys or treats may help ease their anxiety.
  4. Create an emergency pet kit with a leash, food, bowls, fresh water, and any medications.
  5. Make sure that your pets are kept on a leash and out of washes and fast running water after the storm. Heavy storms lead to flash flooding.

By taking just a few precautions during monsoon season, your fur baby will remain safe and thank you.

SERVPRO of Chandler South is ready to support your home or business should flood damage, water or fire damage occur during this monsoon season. Call us 24/7 at (480) 895-4670

Water Heater Leaking?

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Heater Flood Emergency!

At SERVPRO of Chandler South, we understand that water heater emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient times. It can be both frustrating and overwhelming, especially when you have water all over the floor and running through your home or business.

To help stop the flood of water on to your property, follow these quick and easy steps to stop the water from flowing:

  1. Check the area surrounding your water heater to make sure that the source of the water is not coming from somewhere else.
  2. Turn off the water supply on your water heater. There are two types of values. If you have a gate style valve (looks like a wheel), turn the valve clockwise as far as you can. If you have a ball style value turn it 180 degrees.
  3. Turn off the power supply at the breaker if you have an electric heater. If you have a gas water heater, look for the gas shut off valve and turn it to the off position.

SERVPRO of Chandler South will be here to help you clean, mitigate and restore your home or business after a water heater disaster. We are here when you need us 24/7 with fast friendly, professionally trained technicians to help you recover from the disaster quickly. Call us during your next water emergency at (480) 895-4670

Commercial Emergency Ready Profiles!

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Without warning, water and fire emergencies and disasters strike!. Advanced planning is critical to a timely response. Minimizing business interruption and lost revenue -saving thousands of dollars in reduced damage.

To facilitate planning, SERVPRO has developed "Emergency READY Profile ." Advanced planning helps a business have an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do, whom to call, and what to expect in advance impacted the effects of water and fire damage. SERVPRO’s ERP addresses both incident response and disaster recovery.

Our Emergency Response Profile includes:

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • Contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Chandler South as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identifies the chain of command for authorizing work to begin establishing local emergency contacts and internal contacts
  • Provides facility details like utility and shut-off valve locations, essential areas, and priority contact information such as contractor information, property manager, etc.
  • Insurance Information
  • Property Overview Information including photos, diagrams, building access information.

All of this information is captured and captured for secured private web access for our clients.

Call SERVPRO of Chandler South (480) 895-4670 to have a marketing representative complete your profile today.

Bio-hazard Clean-Up Specialists

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Chandler South, we handle trauma scenes or loss of life with compassion, and the utmost discretion. If these incidents happen, crime scenes, suicides, natural causes, and other bio-hazards may involve the removal and proper disposal of blood, tissue and other objects that can pose possible health risks to those nearby.

Our team of technicians will respond immediately. They have specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to clean trauma and crime scenes safely. Our technicians follow strict OSHA and EPA protocols, which help transform an unsafe environment into a clean and safe home or business.

Anytime a traumatic event takes place; it is necessary that the property is cleaned correctly as quickly as possible. We are on call 24/7 and available to help if you find yourself in these circumstances. Call us and speak with one of our team members directly at (480) 895-4670 at SERVPRO of Chandler South. We will be there to support and guide you through a difficult situation.

We Are Ready For Monsoon Season!!

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

We are monsoon ready at SERVPRO of Chandler South! The impact of rain, wind, hail, and dust can be horrible and stressful on your home or business. This unexpected storm damage can be challenging for anyone. However, not for the restoration professions serving the Chandler community. Our priority is to restore the impact of these weather hazards as quickly as possible.

We understand that residential and commercial customers need 24/7 service. Hazardous weather, especially during monsoon season, can appear quickly and often times without notice. When you need immediate assistance, you can count on our team day or night.

Storm cleanup can be laborious. After a storm, there may be broken windows and doors, exposed exterior walls, and roof leaks. We provide emergency board up services after you have experienced storm damage to keep out excess water. Tarps are available your roof to prevent additional water leaks if dangerous weather conditions continue.

We want your home or business to remain sage. That is why we offer more than traditional emergency services. The professionally trained and certified technicians at SERVPRO of Chandler South can perform a damage assessment and give you recommendations for all of our recovery services.

When disaster large or small strikes call SERVPRO of Chandler South (480) 895-4670, we are here to make it "Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO of Chandler South

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

Unforeseen events can be disastrous for residential and commercial properties. Whether caused by water, fire, or storms, they can upset your world. Even the strongest of us Chandler South ready to help.

Why choose SERVPRO of Chandler South when other companies make the same claims? Your property is one of the biggest investment that you will ever make, it is important to choose a company with the knowledge, equipment experience and reputation you can trust to return your property to its preloss condition or even better. We make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Three of the Reasons to Use SERVPRO of Chandler South

1. Training –We are trained to IICRC’s high standards in fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. Our industry professional technicians attend SERVPRO’s continuing education classes locally and corporately.

2. Equipment – Our equipment is up to the standards set by IICRC. We use moisture detection, measurement, water extraction, drying, odor removal and deodorization equipment. This equipment can completely clean and remove the effects of water, mold, soot, smoke, odor and more. The technological advancements have allowed SERVPRO of Chandler South to restore property quickly back to its preloss condition.

3. Experience – SERVPRO has been in business for well over 50 years. We have a team of over 1,700 franchises nationwide. The team at SERVPRO of Chandler South provides years of restoration and insurance experience. This knowledge will only increase your experience with us!

When you need to call a disaster restoration company, call SERVPRO of Chandler South (480) 895-4674!