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Arizona's Light Shows, Lightning Facts

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Lightning Show Arizona's Lightning Show

Lightning can be beautiful to see, but very dangerous. According to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an average of 60 people every year are killed by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. Many times these injuries are due to misinformation.

Here are a few most common myths about lightning:

Myth: If it's not raining there is no danger from lightning.

Fact: Lightning can occur up to 10 miles outside of a rainstorm.

Myth: If you are inside, you are 100% safe from lightning.

Fact: A home or business is a safe place to seek shelter from a thunderstorm, as long as you avoid conduits of electricity, including phones with cords, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors, and windows.

Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly. For example the Empire State Building gets hit at least 100 times per year.

Myth: A lightning victim is electrified. If you touch them, you'll be electrocuted

Fact: The human body does not store electricity

Grilling Safety Tips

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Grilling Safety Tips Grilling Safety Tips

Before firing up your grill. 

  • Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from any structure 5 feet away.
  • Clean your grill regularly
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Keep decorations away from your grill
  • Keep a spray bottle of water handy
  • Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill and know how to use it.
  • DON'T 
  • Never turn on the gas while the grill lid is closed it causes gas to build up inside your grill, and when you do light it and open it, a fireball can exploded in your face. 
  • Never leave the grill unattended. Fires double in size in minutes. Plan a head so that all of your other food prep chores are done and you can focus on grilling. 
  • Don't load your grill with food. This applies especially to fatty foods. The basic reason for this tip is that if too much fat drips on the flames at once, it can cause a large flare-up that could light nearby things on fire 
  • Never use a grill indoors.  People often think it will be safe to use a grill, especially a small one, indoors. NOT TRUE. in addition to the fire hazards, GRILLS RELEASE CARBON MONOXIDE, the deadly colorless, order-less gas. That gas needs to vent in fresh air or it can kill you, and your family and pets. 
  • For more safety tips contact your local fire department. 

IICRC Certified

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF Sun City/Sun City West/Southeast Surprise is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm.

IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. Every five years, the standards of the IICRC are reviewed and updated accordingly.

We are here for you 365 days a year.

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ S.E. Surprise Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information
Your insurance information (if applicable)
The street address of the water-damaged home or business
When did the flooding or water damage occur?
What caused the water damage (if known)?
Is there electricity available (on-site)?

When Monsoons strikes

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/Southeast Surprise wants our residents to stay safe, When the National Weather Service issue a flash flood watch with an increase in rainfall in our area, you may come across dangerous roadways. If the water on the road looks deep, or you have any doubts and there is a concern for crossing, please find an alternative route to drive. Please do not drive through flood waters, TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.

Why Cleaning Your Commercial HVAC System is Important

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Cleaning HVAC System Cleaning HVAC System

According to the NACDA—The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance, and Restoration Association, “if your ducts look dirty, they probably are.” By conducting routine air duct cleanings, you will be able to fully inspect your air ducts for leaks, HVAC effectiveness, and overall indoor air quality.

Air Duct Cleaning Improves the Quality of Indoor Air

By routinely having your air ducts cleaned you can significantly decrease the number of airborne molecules in your office, all while avoiding weighty fees for other air purifying solutions. Air ducts, like everything else in our office, collect dirt and debris. While filters may catch a lot of streaming debris, there is still a considerable amount of dust that settles within the ducts.

Air Duct Cleaning Conserves Energy

Air duct cleaning provides a beginning in optimizing your duct function while providing the opportunity for other issues to be assessed. A properly and thoroughly cleaned HVAC system, not just the air ducts, can reduce the costs associated with running your HVAC system and increase the useful life of your air conditioner and furnace. EPA research suggests that cleaning dirty cooling coils, fans and heat exchangers can improve the efficiency of cooling and heating systems and lower the energy costs of running your heating and cooling system. In administering frequent commercial air duct cleanings, all parts of your HVAC system will be refreshed. This will allow your systems to work better, faster, and more efficiently, all while using less energy!

Air Duct Cleaning Will Save You Money

Having your air ducts regularly serviced lower your energy bill, but it will also prolong the life of your HVAC system. Energy Star estimates indicate that you can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by 20 percent or more simply by cleaning your ducts.

If you are looking for commercial duct cleaning, please give SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/SE Surprise a call at 623-546-1930, and let us help save your company money.

4 reasons not to trust a home testing kit

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

If you suspect there's a fungus growth in your home, you may want to have mold testing done. If you suspect there's a fungus growth in your home, you may want to have mold testing done.

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust a Home Testing Kit

There's been a musty smell lingering in your Sun City/ Sun City West/ SE Surprise, AZ, home, so you decide to do some investigation. After a preliminary search of the house, you can't find any mold. You decide to get a DIY mold test kit to get to the bottom of your dilemma. You follow all of the steps and your results are in. There's mold in your house! While this may be true, a home mold testing kit actually isn't that accurate. Here are four reasons you should work with a mold remediation team and a certified environmental hygienist instead.

1. Mold spores exist everywhere. They float around indoors and outdoors. When a mold kit comes back positive, it could mean there's growth in your house, but the kit could also be picking up the naturally occurring spores from the air.


2. You don't know how old the tests are. Most mold testing kits don't use a dating system. This means your kit could have been sitting on warehouse and store shelves for years. The longer a product like this lies around unused the greater chance it has been contaminated. The positive results could be from mold spores that found their way into the box years ago.


3. The findings aren't explained. When you work with a professional team, you can get all of your questions answered. The experts can go over the meaning of the results and help you understand what your next move should be. A mold kit, however, simply comes back as positive or negative without much explanation.


4. It won't tell you where the mold is. Even if the test results are accurate, you still don't know where to look to find the growth. Sure, it might help you find out there's mold growth, but it doesn't help you get any closer to a solution.

If you suspect there's a fungus growth in your home, you may want to have mold testing done. It's best to work with a certified environmental hygienist rather than do a DIY mold test.

For more information, please call us at (623) 546-1930

IICRC Certified

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF Sun City/Sun City West/Southeast Surprise is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Certified Firm. 

IICRC Certified Firms must:

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace. Every five years, the standards of the IICRC are reviewed and updated accordingly.

Faster to any Size Disaster

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Benefits of Mitigation 

1-4-8 Service Responce Guidlines. SERVPRO's 1-4-8 Service Responce Guildlines help ensure timely communication and Responce. Quick and accurate Responce can minimize loss expenses from secondary damages. 

  • 1. With in one hour of loss SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise Proffessinals will contact you to arrange service. 
  • 4. With in four hours of notice of loss notification, SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ S.E. Surprise Proffessinals will be on-site to start mitigation services.
  • 8. Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope of work will be communicated to the your insurance adjuster, property manager or point of contact by SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise Professional.
  • Fire and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise provides fire and water restoration services 24 hours a day 7 days a week- including holidays.

Faster To any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration cost.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 -  623-546-1930

What does it mean to be a preferred vendor.

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise

What does it mean to be a preferred vendor and how does it benefit you as a homeowner?

Many people are not aware that SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/S.E. Surprise are preferred vendors with many insurances including Farmers, State Farm, The Hartford, and much more. What this means is that when you file a claim with your insurance, they go over a list of vendors that have provided quality work and as well as having met the insurance requirements throughout the whole claim.

As preferred vendors, we are given insurance guidelines on how to handle the claim from the initial call to collecting final paperwork when the job is complete. We are graded on timely manner, estimate guidelines, and the communication between the homeowner and insurance.

Some of the requirements to be approved as a preferred vendor include employee background checks, proper employee training in workmanship and safety guidelines, warehouse, and equipment maintenance. SERVPRO of Sun City/Sun City West/ S.E Surprise have met all these requirements and ensure to provide you as the homeowner with the upmost customer service.

Homeowners can still choose their own contractors if they decide to, but when they choose a company from the preferred vendor list provided from their insurance, there is an expectation to perform with good quality and customer services.

We are here for your residential/commercial needs Call SERVPRO Of Sun City/Sun City West/ S.E.Surprise @ 623-546-1930