The Process of Ozone Treatment and Odor Removal

October 2, 2019

We have all been there, our homes or other properties have a strange smell that we cannot live with and that we cannot get rid of. For some, this is just a passing odor that will dissipate on its own, for others, professional odor removal is necessary.What is Ozone Treatment and Odor Removal?For some smells, traditional air fresheners and other methods are simply not enough to remove the smell entirely. Instances of fire damage, mold, and even rotten smells may be cause to get a professional ozone treatment done on your home or property. Ozone is a colorless gas that is very reactive and that does have the ability to oxidize odors. Ozone is similar to the oxygen that we breathe save for the fact that each molecule is made up of three atoms of oxygen rather than two as in the air that we breathe.An ozone generator is used … Continued

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Services to Repair and Restore Your Home from Water Damage

September 17, 2019

Water damage can mean serious trouble for any structure. But it’s especially troubling when water damage affects your home where you and your family spend a great deal of time. Water damage can seriously degrade the resale value of your home, and cause health hazards. Fortunately, there are numerous time tested and advanced ways of removing excess water, mitigating harm, and repairing the damage.Services to Repair and Restore Your Home from Water DamageHere are some of the most frequently used services we employ to help you deal with water damage.Water ExtractionEven under the cleanest conditions, water contamination can destroy dry wall, cause serious electrical hazards, attract insect and animal infestations, and cause mold. To stop these forms of damage from beginning and growing worse, the water must be removed. Our specialized processes enable our teams to detect the presence of water within structures. From that point, powerful submersible water pumps … Continued

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The Importance of Asbestos Abatement and Removal

September 1, 2019

Asbestos has long been used in homes to help insulate and make them a bit more fire resistant, that being said, when breathed in, asbestos can cause a myriad of breathing issues and health concerns that can lead to serious illness and even death.Why is Asbestos Dangerous?Asbestos is a fire resistant silicate that is woven into very small fibers then used for insulation and in a range of fire proofing applications. When left alone, asbestos is harmless, when disturbed it can be inhaled and can cause a great deal of issue with those that breathe it in. Asbestos fibers are small and can cause aggravation to the lung tissues and lung lining. The aggravation of the lining of the lungs causes the tissue to scar which can lead to things like shortness of breath, crackling sound when inhaling, and even cardiac failure in very advanced cases.Asbestos has the potential to … Continued

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What to Do and Not to Do During an Emergency Water Leak

August 15, 2019

The Dos and Don’ts of Handling an Emergency Water LeakYou come home one day or wake up and find a puddle on the floor coming from a wall. Or, you see dark splotches or bubbling of the interior paint occurring, like an orange peel skin. When you get closer, you might hear a dripping sound or a hiss. These are all signs of an unexpected water leak in your house.What to Do During an Emergency Water LeakThe first thing you want to do is to turn off the main water supply to your house if doable (i.e., nothing life supporting is connected) and release the water pressure in the house pipes by fully opening and running the faucet into the kitchen sink or bathroom sink. Once the water flow dies off and turns to a trickle, you may notice the hissing sound or dripping near the potential leak has subsided.Second, … Continued

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Water Leaks and the Dangers They Pose to Slab Homes

August 1, 2019

The vast majority of homes in the Phoenix area are constructed on a concrete slab. A water leak under the house, especially one that goes untreated for a long time, has the potential to cause enormous damage to this sort of home. With the upcoming monsoon season, it’s important to check your home for a potential leak. Follow our helpful tips to check your home or give us a call if you’re unsure of a problem. Detecting Water Leaks in a Slab Home First Step to Detecting Water Leaks: Turn off All Water The first and most important step is to test the house. Turn off all the water, making sure that all taps are firmly closed. Then check the water meter and make certain that it isn’t moving. A moving water meter when there is no water use in the house is a sure sign of a leak. However, … Continued

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Where to Look for Water Leaks in Your Home

July 15, 2019

Early detection of water leaks is essential to mitigating property damage. It can also save you a considerable amount of money depending on the extensiveness of the leak. There are several signs to look for to help you determine whether your home has a water leak. Such signs include inspecting the hot water tank, checking your water meter, and looking for toilet leaks. In this blog post, we’re going to take a close look at the signs of water leaks and how to check for them. Where to Look For Water Leaks in Your Home Inspect the Hot Water Tank There’s nothing better than having hot water when you take a shower, wash the dishes, or do a load of laundry. If the hot water tank leaks water, though, you’ll quickly notice you don’t have enough hot water to do all of these tasks. To check whether you have a … Continued

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Top Five Things You Need to Do To Get Ready for Monsoon Season

July 1, 2019

If you’ve been a resident of Arizona for at least a few years, you are familiar with the infamous monsoon season. It runs from June 15th to September 30th and brings with it the possibility of late afternoon-early evening thunderstorms. It’s a unique weather cycle driven by the hot Arizona temperatures. As a homeowner, the most important thing you can do as monsoon season nears is to get your house ready for it. Consider five things you should do each year before the monsoons hit. 1. Get Your Roof Checked and Repaired It’s the number one mistake people make this time of year. A roof that is not in perfect shape is vulnerable to leaks and structural damage. Now’s the time to give the roof a professional tune-up. Fixing the little things each season reduces the risk of roof and foundation damage when a storm hits. 2. Gutters Get gutters … Continued

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Building Materials that Stand up to Moisture

June 15, 2019

Water, humidity and moisture are the enemies of home construction. Even a little bit of water, from a flood, a leaky roof or the aftermath of a fire, can lead to mold, mildew and rot. While you can’t build a house that will be impervious to water damage, there are building materials that can withstand flooding without suffering a lot of damage. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding or storms, this might be something to consider before you build your new home or addition. Below are a few such materials, you’ll want to consider: Building materials that stand up to moisture Concrete. Concrete can be used for a variety of building purposes, from walls to floors to kitchen counters. Non-porous stone, such as slate or cast stone. These materials, used with waterproof mortar can be used as flooring or countertops. Ceramic tile. Good for kitchens, … Continued

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Mold and Its Effects on Your Health

June 1, 2019

Today’s world seems to offer us a limitless variety of new environmental toxins and irritants that can make us sick. But one old nemesis, mold, has been with us for as long as homes have harbored moisture. Let’s take a look at how this common household problem can wreak havoc on your health — and when you need to leave mold removal to the professionals. What Is Mold? Mold is a type of fungus made up of yeasts. These yeasts accumulate into thread-shaped assemblies which may grow until they take over large areas of a floor, wall, or other surface. Mold requires moisture in order to thrive, so it tends to grow on damp areas of a home. You may recognize a mold problem, if it’s hidden from view under floorboards or inside air conditioning ducts, by the presence of a mildewy or musty smell. Mold and Its Effects on … Continued

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How to Restore Your Precious Photos After a Flood

May 15, 2019

One of the saddest things about the aftermath of a flood is seeing your precious and irreplaceable photos lying in a pool of water. A couch or a dining room table can be dried out or repurchased, but nothing can re-capture those special moments with your friends and family. The good news is that your wedding, vacation, family and other photos can be restored in most cases, if you act quickly. Steps for restoring and fixing your photos 1. Don’t delay. The longer you wait, the less likely you’ll be able to restore your photos. You want to begin working on your photos before they have a chance to dry out and stick together. Peeling them apart after they’ve dried will often damage the face of the photos. Ideally, your photos shouldn’t stay wet for more than two or three days. 2. Rinse the photos in cold, clear water. Begin … Continued

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