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Why Fast Water Damage Restoration Matters | SERVPRO® of Flagstaff/East Sedona

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

a white ceiling showing signs of peeling paint from water damage If you need help dealing with any damage caused by water, contact SERVPRO of Flagstaff / East Sedona today.

Our team talks a lot about the value of the services we provide. One of the biggest benefits we provide is our 247 service. And while part of the reason it matters so much that we’re available at any time is that we know when your home is damaged, it’s good to know you can call a reliable team.

But there are other reasons our availability matters, too. That’s because the sooner we start the restoration, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to return your home to its original state in a timely and cost-effective matter.

That is especially true when dealing with water damage.

Why Water Damage Needs Timely Intervention

Any water, fire or storm should address damage to your home as soon as possible. But water damage spreads readily spreads throughout your home in ways that worse the damage. The process can start to become worse within just a few hours.

Here’s a closer look at what happens when water damage starts to spread through your home:

Within hours, the first signs of mold damage can start to appear in your home. That means your home may need extra remediation services if this issue is missed and addressed quickly. Mold damage is usually first noticeable due to smell—homeowners dealing with mold report noticing musty odors as one of the first things they notice.

Days after the water starts to move through your home, you will notice signs of damage to the drywall and wood in your home. You may see wood surfaces warping and changing shape. The drywall in your home may become damp and stained. The walls and windows can start to warp, too.

As more time passes, the damage will continue to grow worse and compromise your home’s walls, flooring, doors and windows. The longer the damage continues, the more serious it will become. That means it will continue to deteriorate the home until costly repairs are inevitable.

So if you call for water damage restoration help early, you can avoid this serious progression!

If you need help dealing with damage caused by water, fire or any other issue, we’re here to help you restore your home. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about us and how we can help you restore your home to its original state.

Why Adjusters and Agents Choose SERVPRO of Flagstaff/East Sedona

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO franchise professionals have extensive experience working alongside adjusters and agents, and they understand that you are responsible to keep the cost of claims low while making sure the needs of your customers are met. SERVPRO of Flagstaff/East Sedona is qualified to help and offer several competitive advantages.

Emergency Response: SERVPRO of Flagstaff/East Sedona is available 24/7 and will immediately send out our technicians to the home or place of business. This quick response offers your customer peace of mind, but also allows you to know that everything possible is being done to limit the scope of damage.

Restore When Possible: Here at SERVPRO we understand the rule “Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary,” and restoring property is our top priority. Our certified technicians will come in and determine the extent of the damage, and then start to remove only the unsalvageable materials.

Loss Inventory: SERVPRO of Flagstaff/East Sedona can provide a complete list of the inventory that was damaged. This information will be sent to you on Excel document, and we will also send pictures of any important items that were damaged.

Electronic Claims Information: We will send all the information that we have so that you can review it and begin making decisions, and this includes:

  • An Electronic Job File
    • First Notice of Loss
    • Detailed Estimate
    • Loss Photos
    • Forms and Paperwork
    • All of this information will be sent either through email or as a hard copy
  • On-line Access to Files
    • Recently Assigned Jobs
    • Pending Jobs
    • Completed Jobs
  • Informative Reports to Improve Results
    • Job Cost Data
  • A Comparison of Our Performance to Industry Standards

Extensive Training: In order to ensure that customers receive the best service possible, we make sure that our technicians receive extensive training. SERVPRO of Flagstaff/East Sedona is trained to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. We also have the necessary certifications to do mold remediation and sewage removal.

Contact SERVPRO of Flagstaff/East Sedona about any remediation or cleaning services that your customer may need. We are available 24/7!

SERVPRO Heads to Texas

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO’s motto is “Like it never even happened,” and that is our goal for Texas. We have asked the owners of SERVPROs across the country to send storm crews to Texas, and they are answering the call. As road conditions have started to improve, crews from have started their travels.

What’s Happening in Texas?

On Saturday February 13, 2021, Winter Storm Uri, a massive snowstorm, descended across Texas. The storm brought snow, below freezing temperatures, and ice across the state. Problems arose when Texas’s power grid failed due to the demand from people trying to keep warm and the weather, and this resulted in power outages across the state.

Homes in Texas are usually built to release heat, and this means builders don’t use as much insulation as you would find in homes in Northern states, and this plus the lack of power left many people to suffer through below freezing temperatures without any heating sources. People and animals across Texas have died as a result of the cold, and from carbon monoxide poisoning from trying to heat their homes with grills, generators, cars, etc.

The temperatures also caused pipes in homes and businesses to freeze and burst causing massive water damage in residential and commercial properties throughout the state. Contractors and water restoration crews are now booked out for months due to the high demand, and that is where SERVPRO is stepping in.

What Do We Do?

Here at SERVPRO, we understand that when dealing with water damage, immediate action is imperative. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians will respond immediately and begin the drying process. We use advanced SERVPRO equipment and techniques to dry the water. A technician will come by every day to monitor the drying process and ensure the property is drying properly.

If you are suffering from water damage, then please contact your local SERVPRO franchise. If you are in Texas, there may be a slight delay in starting the water remediation process, but SERVPROs are doing their best to get there quickly. SERVPRO is here to help!

Flagstaff’s Local Water Damage Resource l SERVPRO® of Flagstaff/East Sedona

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Did you know water damage that isn’t caused by storms is the second most common type of claim homeowners file on their insurance?

It’s true. In fact, statistically, it’s like that either you or someone you know here in Flagstaff will be dealing with water damage at some point in the next year.

While most people associate water damage with storms and flooding, it’s actually more common to need water damage remediation and restoration services because something went wrong inside your home. That could be anything from busted pipes to a detached hose behind the washing machine or issues with the dishwasher or refrigerator.

No one likes to think about their home being damaged, but if it happens to you and you need help from a local team of experts, we are here to support you.

The SERVPRO Difference

Here’s why we are Flagstaff’s choice when you need help repairing water damage to your home:

We’re a local business. You can find SERVPRO locations all over the United States and Canada. (There are about 1,700 of them right now.) But our locations are all locally owned and operated. So, while our team has all the benefits of SERVPRO’s training and technology, we’re members of this community. We want to serve our neighbors and help them when they need restoration services.

We’re available whenever you need us most. Water damage is an emergency for your home, and the sooner you start the restoration process, the easier it is to get your home back to its original condition. That means starting the process to get it fixed can’t always happen on a regular 9-to-5 work schedule. You can call us at any time.

Our team is highly trained. Our connection with SERVPRO allows us to access the industry’s highest level of water damage restoration training and certifications. We can use the latest equipment and technology to restore your home. Our technicians take pride in what they do and create personalized, effective plans to restore your home after water damage.

If you ever need help with water damage after a mishap with your water heater, appliances or plumbing, our team is here to help you 247. You can get in touch with us at any time to learn more about our services or get help during a water damage emergency.

Our Team Is Here to Help You Protect Your Basement and Home l SERVPRO® of Flagstaff/East Sedona

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

a small pool of standing water on a brown basement floor If you notice water standing in your basement or anywhere else in your home, contact SERVPRO of Flagstaff / East Sedona.

Basement water damage is one of the most common types of homeowners insurance claims filed every year. (It’s a subset of the one in 50 homeowners who file water damage claims every year.)

Water leaks and your basement can be caused by anything from bad weather to burst pipes. Unless your basement is in regular use, it can also be hard to spot. And because mold can move quickly through a home, it means that another common hazard for homeowners––mold––can sometimes creep into the area unnoticed.

Basement water damage and mold can cause health effects for people with allergies. It doesn’t take much water for mold to take hold.

In fact, experts say as little as an inch of water is enough. Keeping indoor moisture low is vital to fighting this home hazard.

So, if you do notice water standing in your basement or signs of mold like black spots on your basement walls or a stale, musty odor in the air, you must move quickly to remediate the damage and restore the home. It will help keep your family healthier and prevent further damage to your valuable property.

SERVPRO Has Water Damage Pros

Our teams are always available to help if you notice an emergency, like standing water in your basement, leading to mold. No matter what time it is, day or night, weekend or holiday, our team is prepared to get the remediation process started during an emergency.

You can also count on the team that comes to your home to provide you with the latest restoration options. Our technicians have high-level certifications and training, as well as access to some of the industry’s best technology. We use all the tools at our disposal to meet your needs.

Don’t wait to reach out to us if you need help with water damage or mold remediation because delaying restoration can allow the problem to spread. We’re here to help you.

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.