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Mold in an apartment

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in an apartment The apartment was sure there was a smell coming from a building, I guess they found it.

No two mold jobs are alike, no two Fire jobs are alike, no two water jobs are alike, neither are forensic, biohazards, or hoarding cleanup jobs none are just the same as the one before it. Before shows like A&E "Hoarders" or "Buried Alive", hoarding is the relatively unknown mental illness. Reality TV shows the worst-of-the-worst of these situations. TV blows things out of proportion. They want all the eye's on their show and don't want you to look away for even an instant. They don't you to even look down and eat your cereal, eyes need to be on them nowhere else. 

So really how accurate are all these different shows? Most will agree to watch a tv show documenting a crew attempt to clean out a disaster scenario is not an accurate depiction of what truly goes into jobs such as these. Hoards come in all shapes and sizes, involving many different types of items from trash to treasures, like rare books and other contents. 

You can find a hoarder in any place. From the cheapest apartments in town to the most expensive neighborhoods. Although not all hoards have been there before or been growing for years.

The decontanination process

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard The decontanination process Before and after of a Cat Biohazard scene.

" The man had passed away in his home unattended, and he had given up on his life. He had not been throwing things away, and there was just a lot of stuff in there. It wasn't collecting, it was trash," Jen from RESTORATION AND REMEDIATION.

The man's body was in the home nine days before he was found. They said it was a nice warm day well over 80 degrees outside. The body had decomposed so badly that some of the body fluids had gone through the floor and down into the basement walls. 

This meant there was a lot of Biohazard work to be done before even thinking about cleaning up the rest of the home. What you see here is cat feces. Everywhere in this house had been affected by Cats. If you have a friend that has a situation that they need to get taken care of. Give us a call SERVPRO is here to help. Just like how we helped this couple.

When Bedbugs Bite

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services When Bedbugs Bite The bed bug up-close and personal.

Bedbugs don't nest; they congregate in places like mattresses couches and other darker spots within it and others around it. The blotch itself is bedbugs feces, which is the digested blood of the "host" victims. This is this pictures is the up close and personal image of one Bedbug. They feed off of us and are parasites. If you have these in your home or facility you need to get them removed. If this infestation were left unchecked, the world would continue to become more and more discolored and darkened. The bedbugs will breed and feed continuously until they are eradicated or the food source has been removed.

If you're in need don't hesitate to call us. We are here to help you. 

Biohazard, Crime scene, and vandalism cleanup.

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard, Crime scene, and vandalism cleanup. Bloodborne pathogens, Methamphetamine labs, crime scene residues, arson, and vandalism, whenever you're in need just give us a call.

Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies, SERVPRO of North Central Mesa also offers fast, reliable biohazard, crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Here at SERVPRO of North Central Mesa, my family is here to protect you and your family. We are trained professionals that can safely and effectively remove Biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal for the state and local health regulations.

We are equipped with the handy necessary safety equipment and cleaning products. We can help turn your unsafe environments into clean, safe homes, and offices.

We can help you with these issues:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

State and local regulations do vary, so we stay on top of things with education, and learning any new laws that could pertain to our services.

Bloodborne Pathogens require removing and disposal of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. SERVPRO of North Central Mesa technicians thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Crime Scene Residues from fingerprint powder and evidence gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues, here at SERVPRO we can clean and restore your property and contents.

Arson and vandalism require a quick response. SERVPRO is recognized as a leader in helping property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. SERVPRO also provides general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

Call SERVPRO your local professional today for 24-hour emergency service. Our number is (480) 553-7103 give us a call and see how we can help.

Storm Damage PPE

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage PPE Impact resistant gloves Restoration companies should use.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is extremely important with our line of work. Disaster sites are naturally a breeding ground of health and safety concerns. Injuries are also very common, that’s why we take certain steps in order to protect ourselves from these dangers. The U.S Bureau of labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 70 percent of workers who injure their hands were not wearing work glove during an accident. Most of the complaints about wearing gloves are that they are not comfortable and or a lack of dexterity or mobility. It’s close to 30 percent of workers today, even in disaster workers are wearing gloves not adequate for the type of hazard or just damaged/used gloves, according the BLS.

SERVPRO of North Central Mesa number concern is Safety. And that goes across the board for SERVPRO Locations in general. Fortunately, with modern day’s technology advances we have extra protection, durability and comfortable gloves.

 

Here are 3 ways to effectively prevent hand injuries on a job site.

  1. Evaluate injury risks at the begging of a job. Look for serious possibilities like sharp objects, slip zones, and hazards material. You can always consult with a safety specialist, safety engineer, or product manager to help evaluate the possible risk and risk factors that could very easily lead to hand and finger injuries on a job.
  2. Teaching and Train your employees the proper way’s to behave on a job site. You could always do role playing or simulate a hand injury. Tape up workers dominant hand with gauze and instruct them to perform a couple of simple work tasks and personal task like texting. This type of training really shows how to concern they need to be when evaluating their risks while working.
  3. Last but not least the best way to prevent hand injuries would be to give workers and technicians the best possible performance gloves. By outfitting them with the best equipment not only do you show your customers you are taking care of your employees, but your employees know that they are being taken care of.

Tonto Verde house flood

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tonto Verde house flood Water damaged tile, with baseboard, carpet, and pad removed.

Sunday, November 13 SERVPRO of North Central Mesa had gotten a call that someone’s house had water coming out of the garage door and they needed some professional help. SERVPRO was able to show up to our friendly customer's house in Rio Verde, just north of Fountain Hill, within two hours of the initial call. It was around 7pm that night SERVPRO had started the Mitigation process of this disaster.

            Levi Frost, and RJ Hartman our technicians had to meet up with the Neighbors that night in order to get access to the property because the homeowner was out of town.  Once they were giving access into the home our team assessed the damaged areas. Which included the garage, the Master bedroom, Master closet, and about half of the family room.

Once assessed, the next step is extracting the carpet and pad. After extraction, they cut out all the damaged carpet and Padding to get it all out of the way. Because there was Delamination on the carpet the insurance company approved to rip out all the damaged carpet as well as the pad.  After extracting, cutting, and a lot of pulling carpet and pad. The technician's set all the necessary equipment that is required to dry the home properly. Just some of the equipment they used that day were our generic high-quality Air movers, Power distribution box, and some extension cords to dry the hard to get areas. Now that was just the first night.

Since there are so many moving parts to the mitigation side of a flood or a water loss, a technician has to go back to the building every single day to check on the drying process of the building. After 4 days of extracting, cutting, drying, and monitoring our team had confirmed that the equipment had dried the home completely.  That’s also just the Mitigation side of this disaster. Now the homeowner has to work on the Reconstruction of the home to get it all back together again.

Water damage with a hint of mold.

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water damage with a hint of mold. Water heater in the Closet, you just never know when it could happen to you.

This is just a normal Hot water heater gone bad. When water is left unattended for multiple days or even as early 48 hours, growth can start to form. Since this was a case where the water heater closet had absorbed most of the water, it did not get much further than two rooms from the source. This still required 4 days of Monitoring and 3 days of drying with equipment running all 3 days.

You just never know when disaster is going to strike, but a Quick response is the key.  When disaster strikes your home from things like a water heater gone array, the sooner you respond, the limited the damage will be to that property.

To ensure quick response, make sure you have a team of professionals equipped with necessary Personal Protective equipment, and if you don’t have a team ready to go for yourself. Give us a call at (480) 553-7103 and SERVPRO of North Central Mesa will be there for you to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Carpet cleaning

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Building Services Commercial Carpet cleaning A couch that was upholstery cleaned.

A Regular Cleaning wand just doesn't cut it anymore.  Most Carpet cleaners today still use the old manual scrub wand method simply because it has been around for so long. It requires the technician to work so much harder, and only cleans in two directions, and just isn’t the same quality as a Rotovac.  The Rotovac utilizes the Rotary vacuum heads to thoroughly deep clean carpets. It uses hundreds of multi-directional cleaning passes and only weighs less than 40 pounds.  It’s easy to use as in a self-propelled side to side motion. It a better clean with less effort. It basically makes carpet cleaning a breeze compared to what it used to be.

Features:

·         Cleans better with less effort and leaves carpet drier than a wand

·         Interchangeable heads for all type of Carpet and Tile Cleaning

·         User-friendly weighs only 39lbs

·         Telescoping handles for cleaning stairs and compact storage

·         Durable Construction with Cast Aluminum and Stainless Steel Frame

·         Unique Marketing Tool to land new accounts and generate referral business

·         Industrially Engineered for Professional Use

·         Made in the USA

We will take care of you, with the best possible tools, to ensure your safety and ours. One call is all it takes to get you taken care of. (480) 553-7103

WE have recently hired a new Carpet cleaner contractor. Reach out to us to get you and your property taken care of.

Rain storm in Fountain Hills

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rain storm in Fountain Hills Arizona Storms can be Gorgeous.

Good morning Fountain Hills,

 As most of you know, there was a Storm Event in Fountain Hills Last night. Storms can be devastating. An immediate action might be needed to protect your property.

If you’re any sort of property manager, or own property that is vacant right now. It would be wise to check on that property when you get the chance. Within just a couple of days, if rain water goes unchecked it can lead to growth and potential mold damage.

If left unchecked, the damage in your home could go from a couple hundred dollars to multiple thousands of damage to your property, just within a couple of days.

What to do After Flooding?

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.
  • What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if a ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
  • Tips on Body Cleanup

    7/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Tips on Body Cleanup A square piece of carpet was removed with the help of friends of the deceased.

    A Husband, a father, and a friendly neighbor had passed. The Home Owner was supposed to go on a trip, and his neighbor was going to take him to the Airport. A couple days before his trip his Neighbor had noticed that his vehicle was still in the garage. During this time he was supposed to be out and about.  Once the neighbor had noticed things were not like they should be, she immediately called 911.

    The Home owner did live alone, and once his family was notified, they just didn’t know what to do. They grabbed some friends of the family, and tried to clean it up the aftermath themselves. After the cutting out a square piece of the carpet and seeing what they had gotten wrist deep into, they soon there-after called SERVPRO.

    If you have a Friend or a Family member pass in your home. Call the Experts, lets us help up you out. Information is always free, and the information a SERVPRO professional can give you is priceless.