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New home, Plumbing failed

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Water Leak before Repair The water had sat so long it was soaking in to the floors and walls, and still showed a lot of water remaining on floors.

Often, homes sit for weeks, then when the owner gets home and notices these leaks, many times the water has been seeping in to the walls and flooring, causing the need for a lot of repair. This home was newly built, and a pipe in walls was not installed properly so since pipes become under pressure, they will leak if not sealed and installed well.

This customer was shocked to come home to this leak and find water had been soaking deep in to their walls and even softened the grout around tile.

This is why they chose SERVPRO, as the customer had used SERVPRO in the past for a remodeling job and already knew SERVPRO could handle the clean up, dry out, and full repairs while he went back to his main home.

Within 8 weeks, the customer returned to a totally restored home and while he was away, our Manager and Team spoke to him daily so the customer would always know what was going on in his repairs.

Water Leak starts in garage, damage inside home

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Plumbing Leak in Garage these pipes were the cause of Water Leak

When a home is built, water lines are in the walls, overhead in the ceiling and under the sinks as well as in the garage. After many years, the stress and strain put on these pipes will wear them out causing small stress cracks which leak in very small drips or unnoticeable seepage.

At first, it is unknown, yet over time, you begin to see damage. This damage may start to appear as a wet stain on the inside ceiling, or wet under your sinks.

Garages are most commonly where the RO System, Overflow Tank, and Water Softener Equipment is installed as well as the Hot Water Heaters. Eventually, the pipes and plumbing will cause trouble and when it does, it may leak inside the wall cavity, so it takes time before anyone notices wet walls.

SERVPRO is fully prepared to access the location of where the pipe started leaking, how far and how much water damage has occurred, and begin dry out within 4 hours or less, once we get the call, whether it's day or night.

Roof Leak caused inside damage

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

New Drywall and Texture over Repaired ceiling In this photo it shows our Drywall replaced, newly textured, ready for paint

For SERVPRO of LHC / BHC / KGM, the territory is hot so during the summer, roofs take a beating. Then along comes rain and often heavy winds which blows dried out shingles apart.

It often isn't until water begins appearing inside on the ceiling that people realize there is any problem. 

SERVPRO is quick to access, quick to remove the damaged drywall and do everything required to dry out, make sure the wall cavity tests as dry, then replace the drywall, texture, and repaint to make sure the inside damage looks "Like it never even happened."

It is also very critical that the roof be repaired and in this case our customer handled the roof repair immediately, therefore we were able to finish our work in a timely manner as well and the resident had her home back within 8 business days between the roof repairs and the SERVPRO Dry Out and Full Repairs done for her.

Water Leak caused whole house to have mold

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Full Repair after Mold removal on walls Bedroom repairs using the exact same paint colors, painted over new drywall and newly textured walls for ouor customer

In the service area we provide Water Loss Services in, it is the hot moist desert. Many snowbirds own homes here as 2nd homes so when they experience a water leak it may leak for weeks or months before recognized. Mold will grow spores all up the inside walls. When there is any sign of mold, all drywall is removed and n this customer's case, he had come to visit his home and walked through the door to mold everywhere. Right away he knew not to stay in the house, called his insurance who always prefers suggesting SERVPRO of LHC/BHC/Kingman. In this case, SERVPRO was on scene within 2 hours, starts dryout and installed machines blowing in every room, extracted all visible water, began running air scrubbers in every room. Daily, SERVPRO Mitigation Teams tested, monitored, and moved all equipment to new strategic locations throughout this home.

Once safe, SERVPRO Demo Team removed all drywall and the repairs teams rebuilt his entire home to a safe and beautiful restoration as usual- "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage to Vacation Home

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Baseboards and Drywall replaced after Water Damage cleaned up This is an illustration showing new drywall, texture, paint, and baseboards

Vacation Homes are very common in the area we at SERVPRO LHC / BHC / KGM provide assistance on and it's tough when it happens in a vacation home because it goes undetected for so long that it ends up having much more damage than if the family lived in the home full time and noticed the issue in a day or so. This home was flooded and leaking for just at 3 weeks before the customer came and noticed. As usual, their insurance company advised to use SERVPRO since this is gong to require much more repair than to remove water and fix the leak. SERVPRO got the loss call and had the team on site within 40 minutes because it was crucial to get this water extracted and begin a dry out to access for mold. It only affected approximately 2 1/2 ft up and the drywall was removed throughout the home from the bottom of the floor to 4 ft up, then fully replaced, repaired for this customer, after all mold was removed. All baseboards were installed as new along the bottom as well so their home was returned "Like it never even happened."

Teams of Large or Small as needed

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Made up of many Teams as ONE Multiple Teams arrive in Multiple Vehicles loaded with large amounts of equipment and workers to accomplish any size job.

When considering the limited crews n some of the smaller restoration companies and how a small team would ever be able to conquer a large loss call, once they arrived and recognized the situation must be mitigated quickly and for the size of the issue, its going to talk a lot more than 10 employees to get the water or fire disaster handled in the proper time frame, these smaller teams have no way to double up on men to work n a timely manner. Most medium or small restoration teams only employ so many certified and qualified team members for about 3 surrounding cities. At SERVPRO, every Team of Certified and qualified employees work together so when more equipment, more workers are needed right away, SERVPRO is always able to double up in size and double up in equipment for any size disaster. This is the reason most insurance companies always turn to SERVPRO for their customer's losses.

Faster and more thorough Water mitigation Teams

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Plumbing Parts that caused a water leak Here is a photo of the exact plumbing that was cause of the water loss, after repair by SERVPRO

Many companies are on the rise to say they handle water damages. There are many methods used in doing such jobs. Here at SERVPRO, we have been doing the exact same solid methods for years and every city or state can expect the same strong, fast, thorough Clean Up after a water loss when they choose SERVPRO.

Our teams are available 24/7, trained and certified, and no home or business will need any other work done once SERVPRO arrives because with heavy extraction, wall cavity and floor dryouts, and how our team keeps a constant eye on the dry out machines, monitoring daily what level of moisture is detected, then reports these test results, so each team member knows how many machines are working in the space, how fast we are able to dry out walls, and stays in constant communication with the customers Insurance during the dryout, if the leak is caught quickly, then mold will not be present nor would it present its'self weeks later.  Often, simple parts used within a Water Softenor can start to leak and cause trouble even within the walls on the other side of the garage.

Being there for family who had Home Fire

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Esporta Cleaning of Personal Belongings SERVPRO Esporta Cleaning Center

It certainly is a shock and very unknown area of life when a family wakes up in the night to heavy smoke and is forced to think and act so quickly even from a deep sleep-about a situation most of us will never experience and others have no previous experience with. This is one situation everyone reaches out to their insurance provider about however the first response if the Fire Dept. The Fire Dept works diligently to bring the family and pets to safety and put the fire out all in an immediate first step. From there, the windows will need boarded up to protect their home and belongings and so that the property remains untouched for the Insurance Visit to the home.

SERVPRO- is the next and part of the First Responders and this is availalbe 24/7.

We send our Team immediately whether day or night! SERVPRO works along side the Fire Dept to secure the home and from there, SERVPRO ends up working very hands on with the Families Insurance to help clean out all Personal Content. SERVPRO does a Pack Up, takes all belongings to our Facility to put through our Esporta Cleaning System and we talk with the family to be sure we understand what's MOST important for them to have back the soonest.

We run the items through Esporta and deliver them back right away and continue working on clearing out the Fire Odors, Soot, Fire Damaged Structure. While the Family lives, and resides in temporary housing provided by insurance, SERVPRO works at clean up and full restoration of their home. Once all the home is safely repaired, we provide a courtesy Cleaning and bring the family home. This makes for the fastest recovery and offers them their home again "Like it never even happened."

Encapsulation for Fire Odor

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Fresh Clean Rebuilt Home Photo shows the home SERVPRO has fully demo'd and repaired before the family gets to come home

In the process where SERVPRO is preparing a home that has had Fire damage, the smells and air quality are very strong and unhealthy to say the least.

Even weeks after the entire home has been demo'd and the inside of the home is close to being ready for Construction to replace Drywall, Re-Texture Walls, Paint, Lay flooring, etc... The odor still lingers!

Here at SERVPRO we sanitize the air quality by cleaning Ducts, and even often replacing the Duct Work. The next step is to encapsulate all wood framing that was not damaged however still has been effected by odor.

ONce full encapsulation is complete, the home begins to have a clean smell and is safe for being reconstructed.

SERVPRO takes great pride in this entire process and the family is always very hands on in the SERVPRO Process as well which is actually very healing for the family because when anyone has been awoken by a home fire, it is very scary and unsettling!

Allowing these families to be a part in choosing what Personal Belongings they get back within 48 hours, helping to choose new paint colors, flooring, and stepping in to their home once it is encapsulated, it very comforting and these families begin to not only feel hopeful but they begin to relax and see themselves actually coming home.

Covid Clean Up

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

filthy extracted water from carpets this shows the dirty water that was extracted from a casino during a disinfecting procedure done by SERVPRO

In these unprecedented times, Commercial Buildings that typically have high traffic daily from the public, are getting very serious about health, safety and prevention. SERVPRO being Bio-Hazard Certified and very skilled and geared up for these Disinfection Protocols, have been accepting jobs to fully disinfect larger buildings while they are shut down so as to be safe to employees, and the public and be ready to reopen their doors when allowed by the government based on the CDC standards.

SERVPRO is really taking this serious as well and while some businesses do carpet cleaning, SERVPRO will bring publicly traveled carpets up to highly cleaned standards.

The picture shown here was their second of multiple extractions done inside this casino. They continued re-extracting and cleaning until the water they drained away was clear and the dry carpets tested safely which is way beyond a normal carpet cleaning company. Additionally the rest of our team spends all day, day after day, wiping down all surfaces with SERVPRO qualified Disinfectants and are prepared to take on more of these public buildings so as to clean up for the future so that business owners can stay home and remain safe now and know they have done the right thing for later for when they open again and bring employees and customers back.

Storm Damage to Roof

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage- often brought on by high winds and rain, really tears up shingles, especially if the homes' roofs are more than 15 years old.

In a recent storm, SERVPRO was a first responder for a home a resident had just moved in to. She acknowledged the roof being an older shingle roof. When the storm hit,  she never even considered roof issues.

It was 3 days later, she went to turn a light on and the light switch seemed not to work.

In further looking, she also noticed damp walls however it was not actually visible. She was advised to call an electrician who did evaluate and told her she had a bad leak that had damaged her electrical and before he could repair electric she needed to get the leak repaired as it was a safety concern as well.

Her insurance told her it should be SERVPRO that they use as SERVPRO can first do a board up on the roof to promote no more leaks, then she could move forward with dry out and mold safety check, also provided by SERVPRO.  Her insurance further explained that when a home has had a leak, mold concerns are high and only a SERVPRO could they guarantee a safe dry out and mold mitigation process. 

Fire Damage Mitigation

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Repairs Team making it happen This home is looking great and the residents are feeling so hopeful!

Residential home fires are always a real shock to a family! Even when a house fire gets put out quickly, many rooms in the home still end up highly effected. Intense heat, heavy smoke, the mess that remains from soot and the water and retardant chemicals sprayed all over the home by firefighters when putting the fire out- all take a major toll on the whole home.

Then there is a very heavy smell of smoke that lingers. All of this is why SERVPRO has put together such an extensive plan in the Mitigation of demo and clean up. The SERVPRO Team who sees these projects from start to finish, are most concerned with removing all fire damaged drywall and wood framing that was affected, however- it is very critical to clean out all odors and this means deodorize and sanitize Duct Work or replace it. Additionally, all wood structure that is exposed but not damaged, needs Encapsulated with a special type of paint that seals all wood from lingering smell before the home is rebuilt.

The homeowners are often a bit uncomfortable seeing their home like this. However as the Repairs Team who does the remodeling and reconstruction starts working with them so they see a light at the end of the tunnel.

As their home starts looking and smelling right and they are picking tile and paint for their rebuild, we can always see the excitement and hope which is exactly what SERVPRO prides ourselves on, as our goal is always to make it "Like it never even happened."

Always the Best Choice

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Teams Picture is an illustration of our team member at a commercial loss

Commercial Buildings are a very important matter when any type of loss happens whether it is from Fire, Water Leak, or even Bio-Hazard such as a Virus Type Breakout, because the loss and overall situation really can affect so many people in just a day! So many times the Property Manager, Owner, even the main business manager, are never available when needed in a surprise situation. Although this is true, the problem still needs assistance just as quickly! SERVPRO is very ready to be at the facility within a short time even when we were contacted last minute. SERVPRO always comes with a resolution and complete plan- and a team of skilled experts who can all work together to make any mess- "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is built of many Teams. Teams for Water & Fire Loss Mitigation, Drying Experts, Mold, Lead, Asbestos Removal and we pride ourselves also in a great Repairs Team!i IN our Repairs Team, we offer a group who is skilled in different areas to be able to offer an array of repairs type services which can even include Remodeling and putting a Commercial Building back together from any damage.

Mold Mitigation & Repairs

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway after Mold Clean up and Repairs This image shows a water loss that had been sitting for 3 weeks in the summer, so clean up & repairs is almost fully completed.

Many seasonal residential customers in our area leave their homes for several months out of each year to live in second homes across the U.S. This makes for trouble if their home is vacant and experiences a water leak from a broken plumbing pipe situation. Then the home sits in our hot summers from weeks to months before the homeowner returns to find mold growing way up their walls. When SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City / Bullhead City / Kingman and surrounding areas gets called to their home, our Team suits up before entering as by then they have mold and spores growing 4 feet or more up their walls. The water extraction, mold scrub and drywall removal is done quickly, however SERVPRO extracts, dries out, and scrubs the air to be sure all mold is removed, and the inside environment is safe! Once this is accomplished, and the drywall is removed, and the customer's insurance approves, SERVPRO sends their Repairs Construction Team in to rebuild. The customer's contents are safely stored in our warehouses, many personal contents have already been cleaned by our Esporta Cleaning System back in our warehouse, then packed safely or returned to the customer at their request. The picture in this blog shows all mitigation completed and the drywall already replaced by our Repairs Team. SERVPRO installed all new doors, finished drywall with texture and will be replacing baseboards and painting the walls to provide this customer a safe, cleaned up home that they can come back to "Like it never even happened," which is very important by SERVPRO standards.  

Roof Leaks due to lack of maintenance

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Cracked roof material This was an aluminum roof seam sealed with a Material that needs maintenance from time to time.

Here at SERVPRO we are always ready and available for Storm Roof Tarps and to help customers as a First Responder on any leak caused by Roof issues.

What we are finding is that when any water damage happens inside your home and the finding is an issue with the roof whether it be a shingle or tile roof, your insurance company often struggles in approving coverage for water damage repairs when there was not a recent heavy wind or storm that freshly caused the damage to the roof that leaked water in to your home. Insurance Companies feel that a homeowner is responsible for home maintenance and to have your roof checked from year to year for any type of normal malfunction to the materials that as a home or property owner, should be maintained.

This means that if your home has a roof leak that causes damage to the inside just after a heavy storm and it is clearly visible the roof is damaged due to the recent storm, its much easier to get approval for coverage.

SERVPRO is very happy to provide service and repairs either way, however once an insurance company deems the issue to be from lack of maintenance and not from damage, the cost gets billed to the home owner.

This means regular roof checks are a smart idea.

Inside Damage from exterior leak from roof

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Leak located up at inside roof line This picture is taken from the inside at roof line in the affected bedroom, showing the wet wood

Once again, SERVPRO was a fast responder to this bedroom leak damage caused from a leaky roof that allowed water to leak down the wall, into her bedroom.

Normally, mold is already forming and as usual, SERVPRO did removed all molding in the home, the affected drywall was also removed. A Dry Out was set up and monitored over the week ed as well.

The customer was very pleased to know that SERVPRO was also going to be capable of sending the SERVPRO Repairs Team and completely rebuild and replace everything and paint to match exactly as the bedroom was before this trouble happened.

The dry out was a 4 day process, the insurance approval took 4 days, and once this all was approved, the Project Manager worked together with this customer to put a repairs plan in place which was also completed within an additional 6 days.

This means that this customer had everything resolved and her bedroom back to normal "Like it never even happened," in less than 2 weeks.

This is why SERVPRO!

Commercial Mold Remediation

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

green air scrubber in place during a controlled demo inside a utility room of a commercial building.  Air Scrubber inside a commercial building during a controlled demo with signs of mold growth.

Taking precautions during a controlled demo inside a commercial building utility room.  Leak from the roof into a small utility room caused damage to the drywall and insulation with some signs of possible mold growth.  This photo shows the affected area during the controlled demo process with a plastic containment barrier up, to contain the affected area from unaffected areas, with the green air scrubber inside the containment to cleans the air inside the containment preventing dust and other contaminants in the air from spreading.  The air scrubber has a HEPA filtration system built in which is the best filtration known today.  The air scrubber runs nonstop throughout the remediation process.  The air scrubber will continue to run from the time of demo completion to the time of the clearance testing.  Taking all precautions to prevent any health risks involved with mold growth.  SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman is the professional restoration company you know and trust to do the job right the first time.    

Overhead Plumbing Leak in Commercial Building

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Wet ceiling tiles from pipes leak Wet Ceiling Tiles

The local City building came back from a 3 day weekend to a building with wet and saturated walls affecting 5 offices and a break room as well as their Server "IT" room and the electronics within these spaces. SERVPRO was called and arrived with all equipment ready to mitigate and dry out the entire building. First the team located the leak and turned off the water main because the first employee that arrived that morning and noticed the entire situation was new, and had never been shown where the water main is located. While the City Building Manager handled getting a plumber, SERVPRO worked quickly to extract all water in their carpets, pulled wall molding, test wall cavities and install the Injecto-Dry Machines to further dry out the wall cavities quickly. Daily testing and constant dry out methods dried out this building in less than 72 hours, and our SERVPRO Repairs Team replaced the drywall at lower walls, textured, painted and fully reconstructed their entire building office spaces within a 7 day time frame so that all employees were able to return to their productivity.

Water Extraction using Weighted Machine

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Water Extraction at a Bank Heavy weighted machine pulls water out immediately.

SERVPRO was called to a Commercial Building last week where the business was needing to open their doors for customers within 45 minutes time. Their carpets were unsafe and very wet for the public to be walking in on.

SERVPRO arrived as soon as receiving the Loss Call with our Weighted Rover Machine to push down with the technician's body weight squeezing down on the flat surface to extract more water in a faster time frame for this bank that was opening shortly.

While the technician was baring down on the floors pulling a lot of water out quickly, the water was being directed out back to the green space so that the outdoor area would not be overly flooded when customers arrived.

Additionally- our team of technicians started pulling baseboards, testing wall cavities and installing Injecto-Dry machines to be sure the walls dried out in 48 to 72 hours making sure no mold grew. The moisture tests were done later and our Repairs Team fully put their building back together to make sure we reached our SERVPRO goal which is to provide a fast response and leave a building "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO - "Like it never even happened."

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO - Esporta Certified Nationwide Team 24/7 Here is our SERVPRO LHC/BHC/Kingman Facility, the warehouse ESPORTA Cleaning System, and a Dry Out we set up after a water leak in a local Commercial

There are so many reasons why choosing SERVPRO is a very wise decision when in need during a Water Leak inside your home, during a Fire Loss in your home or garage, and also when in need of Bio-Hazard type clean up from an incident within your home.

SERVPRO is a "First Responder" to your home to help clean up and repair all issues from any unexpected situation.

No one plans for this and when you put your trust in to SERVPRO, they will always be in touch within 1 Hour, on site to help within 4 hours and will have a detailed update for you or your Insurance Adjuster if required.

SERVPRO can handle very large jobs in Commercial Buildings and are very happy to help just as quickly with small jobs.

SERVPRO is very different than other restoration type providers because SERVPRO is a "Start to Finish" Restoration Provider. This means from pulling baseboards, removing drywall, testing walls, drying out all water including moisture  the wall cavity, SERVPRO is also in the business of repairs so we take the situation all the way through to its restored state, "Like it never even happened."

This really speeds up the entire process as the Insurance Adjusters, Companies, and your Agent is able to approve the work one time and your entire home is restored with no new claims and no down time awaiting a Repair Contractor.

SERVPRO of LHC / BHC / Kingman is also known for being able to restore and return 85% of your important personal property as here at our warehouse, as we are a Certified Esporta Cleaning System Facility.

Not only can you have your affected and damaged or soiled items returned in like new condition but your Insurance Company will be able to close your "Loss Claim" saving $1000's of dollars which saves you in insurance type costs going forward, as well.

Why SERVPRO for Fire Damage & Repairs

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Loss and Full Repair This is a residential Fire loss shown in kitchen area includes repair photo

One of our recent customers was a family that experienced a house fire that started in the child's bedroom and the smoke, heat of the fire, and soot absolutely ruined the houses inside walls, ceilings, electrical wiring, their bedroom closets, bathrooms, and all ceilings and floors.

The smell of fire lingered for weeks. Because SERVPRO is not only a First Responder to assess damages, work together with the homeowner and their insurance adjuster, we have built a large skilled set of teams that differ in their skill set so SERVPRO was able to Assess, Demo, and fully repair this home.

As we would communicate each step to the homeowwners, they became very relieved knowing what to expect next. I watched this family go from being stressed over such loss, to showing hope and smiles on their faces as their home was cleaned, deodorized, capsulating their inner framing inside their home, then rebuild their homes drywall, floors, and all the internal details of their home, staying true to the SERVPRO goal which is "Like it never even happened." This also included removing their personal belongings, cleaning them using our ESPORTA Cleaning System which is a very new Technology we invested in to protect and return valuable personal belongings which saves Insurance Adjusters, Agents Companies thousands of dollars as well.   

Nationwide Teamwork makes One Large Company

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ONE Nationwide Team SERVPRO semi trailer sitting on site during a disaster.

SERVPRO here in Lake Havasu City is capable of handling fairly large disasters in Commercial as well as Residential Environments.

We recently experinced a disaster loss call and were the first responders to a hospital in a nearby city and while we sent everone we had along with all of our equipment available in our warehouse, when we realized this was affecting intensive care and other very critical units within their facility, we knew then that to stay true to our standards which are 1.4.8- we would have to resolve this within hours.

To provide the most we could to this facility, we called for assist from our SERVPRO   out of the next territory who was on site within less than 3 hours with a semi truck and trailer full of more equipment and many additional crew workers who are equally trained and certified to SERVPRO standards.

The facility was extremely busy and our entire team worked around the clock and was able to mitigate, clean up, and repair within just a short period of time.

SERVPRO is professionally consistent Nationwide which makes a One Nationwide Team ready 24/7!

Nationwide Teamwork makes One Large Company

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is ONE Nationwide Team SERVPRO semi trailer sitting on site during a disaster.

SERVPRO here in Lake Havasu City is capable of handling fairly large disasters in Commercial as well as Residential Environments.

We recently experinced a disaster loss call and were the first responders to a hospital in a nearby city and while we sent everone we had along with all of our equipment available in our warehouse, when we realized this was affecting intensive care and other very critical units within their facility, we knew then that to stay true to our standards which are 1.4.8- we would have to resolve this within hours.

To provide the most we could to this facility, we called for assist from our SERVPRO   out of the next territory who was on site within less than 3 hours with a semi truck and trailer full of more equipment and many additional crew workers who are equally trained and certified to SERVPRO standards.

The facility was extremely busy and our entire team worked around the clock and was able to mitigate, clean up, and repair within just a short period of time.

SERVPRO is professionally consistent Nationwide which makes a One Nationwide Team ready 24/7!

Check water pressure regulators

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a plumbing set up outside the home with a shut of water valve, house bib, and a water pressure regulator Water pressure regulator located at the bottom of the plumbing.

Elevated water pressure in the plumbing can be caused by a bad water pressure regulator.  High pressure causes a pipe burst or supply line break.  This is a recipe for disaster. 

Be sure to anually have a plumber check you water pressure regulator or there is a tool kit at your local hardware store if you want to check it yourself.  The water pressure regulator is typically located below the water/hose bib outside, next to the foundation of the home.  Water pressure should be between 35 and 65 PSI (pounds per square inch).  The regulator is a control valve that reduces the water pressure in your home or business to a usable and safe level for daily use.  Save your home from an unnecessary water loss by taking the precautions of maintaining the water pressure in your home or business.       

What does renters insurance cover?

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

large water damage in a dining room/living room with water depths close to 1 foot deep.  Couch, dining table, chairs floating Get renters insurance

Renters insurance or tenant insurance helps cover the cost of unexpected damages such as water damage, fire damage, sewage back ups, theft, or visitor/guest gets injured in your home.  Renters insurance is typically utilized after a fire or water damage.  

Some different types of coverage for renters insurance are personal property, liability, and additional living expenses.  The personal property covers, up to policy agreed limits, the cost to repair or replace your personal belongings.  Personal property could be damaged clothing, furniture or electronics.  Liability may cover accidental property damages to a neighbors property.  Additional living expenses covers the expenses incurred, hotel stay and food expenses, if your rental property is not livable after a covered loss such as a large fire or water damage.  All coverage's have policy limits set in place.  Be sure to contact your insurance agent to sign up for the coverage that suits your needs.  Check into your policy to learn how much coverage you have in place for each type of coverage you sign up for.  Renters insurance will save you time and money when those unexpected events happen.    

Precautions of Mold affected areas

1/18/2020 (Permalink)

When you find areas inside your home or business that are affected by mold growth, it's best not to disturb the area.  Touching the mold affected area or trying to dry the area with a fan of any kind, you are causing more harm to the situation by spreading mold spores into unaffected areas or rooms.  Mold could possibly cause health effects to an individual.  Having said that, everyone reacts differently to the irritations mold can cause.  Usually younger children and the elderly have the worst reactions to mold.  Don't take chances, the sooner you identify this hazardous situation, call SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman.

SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman has well trained staff that specialize in cleanup and mold remediation.  We take all the precautions and complete the work in accordance with the IICRC standards of cleaning and restoration services. 

What to do after a fire damage

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

aftermath of a small kitchen fire with visible black smoke damages to the walls and cabinets. We'er here to help

After a fire damage in your home or business, there are a few things you should do and should not do prior to our SERVPRO team arrival.  Smoke damage can also cause a lot of damage in and around the affected areas.  One of the things you should do, is to limit movement in the affected areas of the home or business.  Soot and particles can become embedded into the carpet and upholstery.  This includes touching with your un-gloved hands.  If you absolutely need to enter the affected area, place some old linens on carpet traffic areas.  Also if your electricity is off, completely empty your freezer and refrigerator and leave doors open to prevent bad odor and possible biohazards.  

You should never attempt to dry wet areas with any air movement as this will cause soot and particles to become air born.  You should not attempt to shampoo affected upholstery or carpet without the proper chemicals, this could set in the smoke odor.  

If you need fire cleaning services, call the professionals!  SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman are here to help!

If you live in a pre-1978 home

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

Lead-based paint was used in approximately 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978.  Things you should know about when you live in a home that was built in 1978 or prior.  

Lead-based paints, when damaged or compromised, can have a negative affect on a person causing disabilities and behavioral problems.  Lead in dust is the most common way people are exposed to lead.  However you can also be exposed through soil or paint chips.  In most cases, lead-based paint that is in good condition is not a hazard. 

If you notice any peeling or chipped paint, Call SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman.  We can have the area tested and remediated if necessary.  If remediation is required, SERVPRO is qualified to properly remediate and repair the area.   

Restore your carpet and tile in your home or business

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

tile cleaning machine restoring old dirty tile Tile cleaning and restoration

SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman is not only experts in fire, water and mold restoration.  We also specialize in carpet and tile cleaning in your home or business.  If you are looking to sell or stage a home or even revive a rental our dedicated crew can restore the flooring to get your property show ready.  Or maybe the home you live in now needs to be restored.  We can remove that stain "Like it never even happened."  

We recommend that commercial business and facilities have the floors professionally cleaned every 3-6 months.  Business and large facilities have a lot more foot traffic each day.  So we are here to help create that attractive clean professional appearance for you and your customers.  Give us a call at SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman. 

Hard Water

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

drying equipment in a affected room with a written slogan "Drying down to a science" Water mitigation

Hard water can create water damages in your home or business.  The calcium buildup in the pluming can cause areas of the pipes to eventually clog up and water pressure increases in the pipes, at which time the pipe can burst, creating water damage throughout your home or business.  

Our tri-state area is known to have hard water.  Most homes and businesses in our area install a water softener to help extend the life of the plumbing and mitigate this hard water issue.  Water softeners help break down the high mineral content that creates calcium and magnesium carbonates buildup. 

If you are affected by water damage, don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman.  Our SERVPRO team is more than qualified to mitigate the water damage and complete the proper drying needed to get you back to your everyday life. "Like it never even happened."  

Cleaning contents and soft goods after a fire, water, sewage or mold damage.

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

The iS4000 Esporta washing machine set up in the warehouse iS4000 Esporta

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back. 

SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman has a dedicated team of content cleaning professionals.  Our technicians on the content team are trained and certified in the industry standards to properly clean and safeguard your personal belongings that have been affected by fire, water or mold.  Our technicians use the latest cleaning technologies to completely restore your valuable items following a fire or water damage, to include green cleaning options for anyone with allergies. 

SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman has teamed up with the Esporta Certified Operators and we have recently added the iS4000 Esporta washing machine to our equipment inventory.  The Esporta wash system is the next generation of washing systems.  A patented restoration technology that's capable of restoring over ninety percent of the different types of soft contents in a house.  Cleaning is completed to a "food grade clean" by removing ninety-nine percent of the organic and inorganic contaminants during the cleaning process. 

The Esporta is self cleansing washing machine with multiple individual compartments inside.  The 4 individual compartments are stationary compartments to prevent damaging the integrity or shape of the contents during the cleaning process.  The Esporta machine is the most effective washing solution available today and arguably the best washing machine of all time in the cleaning industry.   

Prevent your pipes from freezing

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

A yard sign with snow in the back on the ground that reads "freeze warning, let faucets drip, leave heat on" warning winter sign for frozen pipes

When temperatures drop in the rigid winter days, your pipes are at risk of freezing over and causing a water damage in your home or business.  Pipes are at risk once temperatures reach 20 degrees.  Pipes freezing is the most common cause for water damages in the winter months.  Pipes at the greatest risk are the ones in unheated areas of the home or business.  However your exterior pipes in the wall can also freeze.  Take the proper precautions to prevent your pipes from freezing over.  

Pipe insulation is approximately 50 cents per linear foot at any local hardware stores.  Also, as unusual as it may seem, having your faucet running to a slow drip of water is said to prevent frozen pipes in the winter.  This may sound like wasting water or increasing your water bill, however it would be more expensive dealing with the aftermath of a water loss.  Keeping your heater on at consistent temperature during the day and night helps to prevent frozen pipes.  At the very least the temperature in the home should never drop below 55 degrees, even if you decide to leave your home or business for a long duration of time. 

If you suspect your pipes are frozen, be cautious as you attempt to thaw out the pipes as you may already have a pipe break.  Slowly thaw out using an electric heating pad, electric hair dryer, or an electric heater.  Never use a direct flame to any pipe as this could cause damage to the structure of the pipe.     

Protect yourself from harmful materials

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

A technician with a biohazard suit and mask setting up plastic barrier around an air scrubber Biohazard cleanup

If you own rental property or you manage rental property you may encounter a biohazard at some point in time.  A biohazard could be a few different things.  Blood is the most dangerous and harmful biohazard risk that you may come in contact with.  Other risks include any type of material that has come into contact with blood or other bodily fluids.  Animal bodily fluids can also be dangerous, even more if the animal is sickly.  These situations like this needs to be cleaned and sanitized immediately.  Trained technicians are certified in the proper cleaning and sanitizing protocols needed to get rid of the biohazard quickly and efficiently.  SERVPRO will clean to health regulations and use the proper disposal for a safe environment and to prevent health risks.  If you have encountered a biohazard such as a sewage backup, trauma or chemical spill Call SERVPRO of Lake havasu City, Bullhead City, Kingman.        

Rain and Storm damage

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO building with grey storm clouds moving in Rain in the forecast

When rainy weather inconviences your life, SERVPRO is here to help!

The rain is back in the forecast for next week.  Last storm in November caused multiple roof damages in the tri-state area. High winds can damage roof shingles and rain can seep in causing interior water damage to your home or business.  Damages like this can bring an incredible amount of inconveniences to a home owner and or business owner trying to complete day to day operations.

So don't let the weather get you down.  Take all the possible precautions to protect your property.  Have your roof inspected, clear out the debris in your rain gutters, sweep and clean your flat roofs so water doesn't puddle and check any areas for excess dirt or debris where water is designed to flow away form your property. 

But if all else fails, call the restoration company that people know and trust can do the job fast and efficiently.  Call SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman is here to help mitigate and restore your damaged property.  We are the solution to your problem. 

Steps After You Notice Water Damage

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

 : 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.

   SERVPRO Of Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, And Kingman. (928)855-9111

Water Pressure Regulators

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

 : 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

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

   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

Warmer Activities

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

 Warmer Activities:

  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.

  • Southwest Kayaks Fishing Open Championship

     April 29th @6:00am-11:00am

     Kayak anglers of all experience levels are welcome to enter tournament for a free. There's a chance to win a cash prize! Venue: Mesquite Bay North Website:facebook.com/southwestkayaksfishing/photos/Organizer: Southwest Kayaks Phone: 928-680-9257 Email: info@swkayaks.com

    Nashville Night In Havasu

    May 12@5:00pm-8:30pm Calling all southern rock fans and country music fans. Venue: Website: havasucommunityhealth.org Organizer:Havasu Community Health Foundation. Phone: 928-453-8190 Email: hchf.online@gmail.com  

    2nd Annual Pond Hopper Nation’s Teach a Child to Fish Day

    June 2@9:00am-3:00pm

    All kids are welcome to come out to the free "Teach a Child to Fish Day!" Venue: Lake Havasu State Park.  Website:pondhoppernation.com Organizer: Albert Talafuse Phone: 214-930-7515 Email: pondhoppernation@gmail.com

Allergies In The Southwest

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

 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

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

  SERVPRO Of lake Havasu City, Bullhead City & Kingman.

  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

3/23/2018 (Permalink)

   SERVPRO OF LAKE HAVASU CITY, BULLHEAD CITY, AND KINGMAN

   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

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

  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.

Water Damage

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

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.

Stay Focused On Pool Safety This Summer

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

If you are considering adding a pool addition to your property this year, then be a good neighbor and observe the Lake Havasu City Codes on Pool/Spa enclosures.

     Any pool or spa which is at least 18 inches in depth shall

1)  Be enclosed by at least a five (5) foot wall, fence, or wire fencing.

2)  Have no openings in the wall or fence through which a spherical object inches in diameter can pass.

3)  Gates will be self closing and self latching with the latch located at least 54 inches above the underlying surface.

4)  The wall or fence shall be at least twenty inches from the water's edge.

For more information see Lake Havasu City Code, Chapter 14

 

Professional Duct Cleaning

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tech Performing Professional Duct Cleaning using our Large Safe Self Contained Suction Method Affordable, Professional "Health Promoting" Duct Cleaning

Proper A/C & Heat usage within your home, starts with Clean Ducts for Safe and Healthy breathing as well as to extend the life of your heating and A/C System.

Keeping your Duct Work clean is actually very affordable here at SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman.

When first moving in to your home, allow SERVPRO Professionals to help make recommendations about whether the Ducts in your home are clean or need cleaning for best Air Quality. SERVPRO will give you a quote to Professionally Clean the Ducts which should be done every year, before starting the use of Heating or AC. This also provides you and your Family "Peace of Mind", Overall Healthy Air and  Great start in your current or new home.

Duct Cleaning is an Excellent Allergy Prevention as well.

For more information Setting up your Home's Duct Cleaning, contact SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman at (928) 855-9111.

Arizona School Tax Credits

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

If you live and work in Mohave County, the state of Arizona offers some unique tax benefits for supporting our public schools.  There are five different tax credits that an eligible individual may claim.  For this blog, we will concentrate on the most common individual tax credit.

An individual may claim a credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of qualified activities or programs.  In 2016, single taxpayers can contribute up to $200.  For married taxpayers, the credit cannot exceed $400. 

Your contribution reduces your state tax liability dollar for dollar, and goes directly to support qualifying programs and activities  Qualifying activities include sports, standardized testing fees for college credit, vocational education, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.

The wonderful aspect of this program is that your contribution is used locally.  Every dollar contributed supports the schools and activities in the community where you live.

This tax season, please remember your local schools and the children who attend them.

 

Holiday Carpet Cleaning

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO for a professional carpet cleaning today

We are moving into a wonderful time of the year.  As family and friends get together to celebrate this holiday season, your life can become very busy and hectic.  Let SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman help you relax by providing a top quality carpet cleaning in your home or office. 

Call SERVPRO at (928) 855-9111 and a SERVPRO Franchise professional will listen to your needs and recommend the right care and cleaning solution for you and your budget.  SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained in the latest IICRC (Institution of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration) carpet cleaning techniques to help restore carpets by removing entrapped soils.

Call SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman today and immediately begin to experience the benefits of regular professional carpet cleaning:  improved indoor air quality, soil removal, and longer carpet life.

Call SERVPRO today so that you can spend this holiday season enjoying your family and friends.

Faster to your Mohave County Water Damage Event

10/6/2016 (Permalink)

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Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 - (928) 855-9111

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman

SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Prevent a Water Damage During Labor Day Weekend.\

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Boaters enjoying a vacation on beautiful Lake Havasu.

Labor Day weekend is generally considered the end of the Summer.  It's one last long weekend to enjoy the sun and the water before Autumn arrives.  If you plan on taking a trip away from home this Labor Day Weekend, there are several actions you can take to reduce your chance of having a serious water damage affect your home.

1)  Check all supply lines to major appliances for kinks or leaks, including washing machine hoses, ice maker lines, and the reverse osmosis system.

2)  Inspect the supply lines for serviceability at the toilets.

3)  Hire a plumber to inspect your pressure regulator before leaving town.  The peace of mind will be worth the cost.

3)  Turn the water off at the main

The roads, lakes and rivers are going to be busy this coming weekend.  Please be careful out there.

The Arizona Monsoon

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

Approaching Arizona Monsoon.

Monsoon season has arrived in Arizona.  Known variously as the Mexican monsoon, the Arizona monsoon or the Southwest monsoon, the season lasts in Arizona from June until the end of September.  During the monsoon season, the Arizona desert experiences high winds, dust storms, and severe downpours that often result in flash flooding.  Below are several safety tips to weather our summer storms.

  1. Do not attempt to cross flooded washes or roadways.  Even if the water looks shallow, there is often a layer of mud beneath the water's surface that can disable your vehicle.

  2. If driving while it’s raining, slow down.  The roads are very hazardous at the beginning of a downpour as oils and automotive fluids are washed off of the asphalt.  This creates unusually slippery conditions.

  3. Keep a safe distance from windows as high winds can blow heavy debris.

  4. Flood water is often highly contaminated.  If flood water intrudes into your home or business, call SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman to safeguard your health and home from the contaminants found in flood waters.

SERVPRO SPOTLIGHT: Content Cleaning Department

4/22/2016 (Permalink)

Production Manager: Kerry Tilaro posing, while SERVPRO Technician, Cody Ortiz prepares contents to return to a valuable customer.

SERVPRO of Lake Havasu City/Bullhead City/Kingman has a dedicated team of content cleaning professionals.  Trained and certified in industry standards, our technicians are responsible for cleaning and safeguarding your personal belongings that have been affected by fire or water.

Our technicians use the latest cleaning technologies to completely restore your valuable items following a fire or water event.  We also offer an array of green cleaning options.

In addition to cleaning your valuable contents, the Content Cleaning Department is also fully equipped to move your personal items into fully insured storage following a water or fire emergency.  This valuable service ensures that your belongings are not further impacted by remaining in a house that has suffered a fire or water damage.  Once your property is fully restored, our Content Cleaning Team will happily unpack and reposition all of your personal belongings like it never even happened.

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