Steps After You Notice Water Damage
: Steps To Take After You Notice Water Damage In Your Home The First Thing you want to do when you notice water damage in your house, is to find the source of the water and shut it off as soon as possible. You might have to shut the water off at the house completely to be sure. The most common source of water damage is at your water supply lines. The next thing your gonna want to do is to contact your local professionals at SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Kingman (928)855-9111 to handle the damage that may have been caused by the water. With any household leak, it’s the water you don’t see that can actually cause mold, and can possibly, cause damage to your home. We highly recommend not trying to clean it up yourself and let our trained, certified technicians, thoroughly investigate the water loss.
There Are Important key concepts, which you will need, for fast action and thorough drying of your home. Water mitigation needs and requires quick action, which means the faster that we arrive on-site to perform cleanup and restoration, the better the results, including a lower claim.
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Water Pressure Regulators
: Water Pressure Regulators
A water pressure regulator is a control valve that reduces the water pressure in your home and business, to a usable and safe level, for daily use.
A household water pressure regulator reduces the water pressure from the water main to a pressure that is usable for your home and business. Low pressure from one of the faucets in your home may be due to mineral deposits from hard water. Hard water can clog the aerators on faucets and it also prevents pressure surges from the household plumbing from the public main. High water pressure can result in dripping faucets and water pipes, and it can damage appliances. Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI). Normal water pressure is typically between 30 and 80 PSI.
What If You Suspect Mold
What If You Suspect Mold
When you think there is MOLD at your home or business, please do not disturb it. The sooner you identify and remediate, the lesser the impact. By touching the mold you can actually spread the spores throughout your home. Some varieties of mold are infectious. These can cause skin rashes, irritation, and fungal infections on open wounds. When mold is disturbed, it releases microscopic mold spores which become airborne and will circulate throughout your residence or business.
SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City and Kingman specialize in mold cleanup and restoration. Our technicians are extremely well trained, and are restoration professionals. We use cutting edge specialized equipment and techniques to properly eliminate your mold problem safely and quickly. If you do suspect mold, please do not hesitate to call us at (928)855-9111
What to Do:
- Stay out of the affected areas
- Turn off fans and HVAC systems
- Contact SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Kingman
Now that winter has retired, spring is here in Mohave County. Tons of desert flora have bloomed, from cacti to desert trees. Most of our winter visitors have left and our spring and summer visitors are starting to arrive. Our summer activities are just getting started. We have tons of events from April through October. Here's a list of some of the events.
Allergies In The Southwest
The Change In Seasons In The Southwest And How it Affects Allergies.
With beautiful spring weather comes flowering trees and desert plants. The Southwest features a semi-arid to arid climate, depending on the location. Much of the Southwest is an arid desert climate, with some higher elevations. You may wonder why it's so windy during the months of March, April, and May. This time of year allergies seem to increase a lot. The weather is caught in a tug-of-war with a atmospheric instability caused by the increasing strong sunshine. Wind pollinated plants produce comparatively huge quantities of pollen that become airborne easily, and can travel 20 miles or more on a windy day. Therefore most of the pollen found in air samples is derived from plants pollinated by wind. In the southwest there are many species that are native to the region and many introduced species.
Carpet And Tile Cleaning
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Carpet & Tile cleaning
SERVPRO is widely known for being experts at water damage & mold remediation.
SERVPRO has a specialized crew that will come in Model Homes, Rentals, Residential & Businesses to clean the carpets, grout & tile floors.
If your looking to sell or stage a home or rental, one of the first things you will want to have done, is a good deep cleaning on all the floors. Tile, Grout & Carpet cleaning, should be a priority, in preparing your home for showing. Small & simple details will set you apart from others.
We recommend that commercial business facilities get the floors professionally cleaned every 3-6 months. This helps create a attractive appearance, which is healthy & more appealing to customers.
SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City & Kingman will guide you in the best decision to care for your tile & carpet.
WATER DAMAGE AT RENTALS AND VACATION HOMES
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Mohave County is full of vacation homes, second homes, rentals, and summer or winter visitors. Because so many people are coming and going, there is a myriad of homes that are unattended, from days to months at a time. SERVPRO strongly recommends that you have somebody that you can trust, that will check on your house weekly, or once a month. Because you can't see most of the water plumbing in your home, chances are, you may not always know you have a leak until it is to late. Some of the water damaged homes have been running for days, to weeks before the leak is detected. One of the best ways to protect your home is to have somebody that is familiar with the areas of the home where most leaks come from. Excessive water pressure, extreme temperature changes, and clogging of pipes caused from hard water damage, are some of the reasons for water damages to homes. We suggest that you have a plumber change out your pressure regulators every two years and conduct an inspection inside the property regularly.
Mohave County's Hard Water
WHAT IS HARD WATER:
Hard Water is water that has a high mineral content. Hard Water is formed when water moves through deposits of limestone and chalk which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates and trace metals.
WHAT ARE THE AFFECTS OF HARD WATER ON YOUR HOUSE AND BUSINESS:
In time hard water can damage water pipes by scale buildup, from long term movement of hard water. Which gradually results in less water moving through the pipe and a lowering of water pressure. When hard water is heated, like in the heat of the day, or your water heater, solid deposits of calcium carbonate can form. This can reduce the life of your plumbing. It can also raise the costs of heating the water, lower the efficiency of electric water heaters, and clog pipes. Water pipes can run all through your house and business. Clogged pipes from hard water can eventually result in water damage, from the pipes bursting.
There are many types of ways water can cause damage.
Water has a way of getting places you never thought , and causing damage in ways you weren't expecting. When pipes burst and a home is flooded, or hit with a plumbing disaster (like a burst pipe), the situation can quickly get out of hand. There’s a reason why these incidents are among the most expensive problems a homeowner can face. Contaminated water not only creates immediate structural problems, it can leave serious biological threats behind after it has been removed.
Category three water is water that is grossly contaminated. It can cause severe illness or death if ingested. It's sources include sewer backup, flooding, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.
Dirty water is filled with all kinds of deadly substances, ranging from chemical residues to animal feces to parasites. Bacteria, viruses and fungi grow explosively in contaminated fluid, and severe health risks, like salmonella and hepatitis, are common in flood waters.
This problem is compounded by the composition of most homes, which are filled with organic materials. Drywall, wood and the matter that is trapped in carpet fibers are just a few examples, and they can give pathogens room to grow. Within 48 hours, mold may begin creeping behind the walls and releasing spores, and any organic materials that have been soaked through by contaminated fluid will usually have to be destroyed.
Fentanyl- It's In Your Community
Fentanyl is now being produced in illegal drug laboratories, and is 100 times more potent than morphine.
Fentanyl is the latest prescription drug abuse threat in our communities.
Fentanyl, when used legitimately, is a schedule II prescription drug and is typically used to manage pain after surgery. It is similar to morphine, but attaches much more tightly to the opiate receptors in the body, so you need less of the drug to ease the same amount of pain. This makes it much easier for a user to overdose on fentanyl.
Drug cartels have began producing fentanyl in illegal laboratories to sell pure or to mix with heroin. Street names include Apache, China Girl, Dance Fever, Jackpot and Murder 8.
Illegal fentanyl producers are often using rental properties, hotel rooms, extended stay suites, and empty buildings to manufacture the lethal substance.
If you own or manage any of these properties, be aware of the signs of a potential fentanyl drug lab operation, including an unusual amount of white or colored powder on walls, floors; unusual thumping sounds that could indicate a pill press machine; odors - often a strong vinegar smell; reluctance to let landlords inspect the property.
If you suspect that there is a clandestine fentanyl laboratory, leave the area immediately and notify the police.