Practice Halloween Fire Safety
Halloween is just a few short days away and if you haven’t already, now is the time to start hanging up those decorations! SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix would like you to be aware of the fire safety risks that some Halloween decorations can pose and how you can eliminate those risks this Halloween.
Cornstalks, dried floral arrangements, crepe paper and spider webs are common decorative pieces. Make sure you place these items away from heat sources like candles, heaters, or lights.
Carving pumpkins can be a fun activity and is a tradition for many during the Halloween season. Instead of using candles, use battery operated candles, lights, or a glow stick to give you that spooky glow. Not only is it safer, but it will stay lit much longer and is safe to leave outside your door for all to see and enjoy.
Candles are fun and atmospheric to use for the Fall season. Not only can the warm glow give you that cozy feeling, but it can also add a nice scene to your home. When using candles, make sure it is never left unattended as it only takes a matter of seconds for flames to spread. Keep the candle on a sturdy surface away from children and pets. You also want to keep any flammable materials away from your candle to prevent anything from catching on fire.
Lastly, you want to make sure that all your smoke detectors are working, tested and make sure the batteries are tested regularly.
These are just a few safety measures to consider when it comes to decorating this Halloween.
2021 Monsoon Season
This year's monsoon season is a wrap!
Monsoon season has wrapped up here in Avondale, Goodyear and the greater Phoenix area. What a monsoon season we experienced! We saw everything that monsoons have to offer, from strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding, which was a nice change from last year’s nonexistent monsoon season.
Last year’s monsoon season had extreme heat and drought with only 2 days having measurable rainfall which put 2020 on record for being the driest monsoon. 2021, on the other hand, was the complete opposite, with 23 days of measurable rainfall and is on record for being the second most recorded. With July being the wettest month, the drought conditions in the state have improved to where only 14% of Arizona is in Extreme Drought conditions compared to the start of the year where 73% was in Exceptional Drought conditions. Monsoon seasons and rainfall varies year to year so we never know what we’re going to get during next year’s monsoon season. We can only hope that it will provide the state with much needed moisture that our beautiful state so desperately needs.
Water Leaks Can Strike Anytime
Give us a call at 623-537-9999 for water damage cleanup and restoration.
Toilet Supply Line Leak
Our SERVPRO technicians arrived to a townhome that had been extremely affected by serious water damage. This homeowner was out of town at the time and was also in the process of selling her townhome. The homeowner’s realtor had stopped by the townhome to discover standing water and major water damage which had occurred on the second floor in the master bathroom. This was caused by the toilet supply line which had steadily leaked into the first floor living room and kitchen causing parts of the ceiling to collapse. The carpet, carpet pad, baseboards, drywall, and insulation were affected and had to be removed as well as the bathroom vanity and cabinets, and the cabinets and island in the kitchen.
Always Here To Help
Our SERVPRO technicians worked hard to remove all the affected materials. Our dehumidifiers were put in place to effectively dry out the process to ensure all the moisture is removed to prevent future mold growth. You can trust SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix with our equipment and process to get your home back “Like it never even happened.”
Water Damage In Your Kitchen
Once your kitchen appliance issues are resolved, give SERVPRO a call to handle the dryout and cleanup!
Kitchen appliances can be the culprit for water leaks that occur in your kitchen. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has answered the call for many Avondale and Goodyear residents experiencing water damage issues.
Many homes nowadays include dishwashers, matter of fact, its very rare to come across a home that doesn’t have one included in the kitchen. Although they are a huge convenience when it comes to daily chores, they can succumb to wear and tear. Be sure to perform routine inspection to make sure there are no water leaks from the door gasket or hoses.
Every household needs a refrigerator for their food. Refrigerators can get blockages in the drain hose caused by food or debris. There can also be damage to the water line such as cracked water lines that can cause water to accumulate under and around the refrigerator. This is an occurrence our technicians have seen take place many times.
Another common occurrence that we see take place is a leak occurring from the garbage disposal. Drain lines or loose connection can cause water to leak from the sides. A busted seal inside of the disposal can cause water to drain out the bottom.
Here To Help
Whatever the cause may be for your kitchen appliance having a water leak, once a plumber resolves the issues, our SERVPRO technicians can respond to handle the cleanup and to assess the damage to thoroughly identify where the moisture is at so it can be properly dried out.
Water Losses Occur When You Least Expect It
We are available 24/7 for water loss emergencies when standing water is involved.
Water Damage Emergencies Can Happen Anytime
Water damage situations can come at you out of nowhere causing disruption to your life and daily schedule. You may wake up one morning to find water on your kitchen floor or water leaking from your ceiling from a leak from your second story bathroom. No matter what the cause is for your water damage, you can count on SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix to tackle the cleanup and remediation.
Contact Us For Help
Give our office a call at 623-537-9999 and we will take down information regarding the details of the water loss so our technicians can respond accordingly to assess the damage and to give a thorough breakdown of what the course of action will be.
Wildfire and Brushfire Safety Plan
Stay informed on local news for emergencies in Avondale and Goodyear.
Wildfires and brushfires are dangerous occurrences that can occur in dry desert climates such as here in the Valley. Running rampant through our dry climate environment is dry brush and shrubbery that can easily catch on fire, especially now since monsoon season is officially over. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has several tips for how to prepare yourself and your family in the event of a potential wildfire and brushfire threatening your home or business.
Follow local news sources and subscribe to text notifications that will alert you of emergency situations in your area.
Have a safety plan in place that covers everyone’s needs and safety. The plan should include all exits and escape routes as well as determining a safe place to meet outside and away from the home in case you all become separated.
Ready To Go
Create a go-bag which is essentially a bag of emergency items specially catered to you and your family’s needs. Aside from the obvious items such as food and water and a first aid kit, include other items such as specialty medications that certain family members require, clothes, toys and other items to keep your children occupied.
Fire Safety In Your Home
Practice fire safety in your home by having an escape plan in place.
Fire safety is an important factor when it comes to the safety of you and your family. You want to ensure that in the event of a fire, you and your family are well prepared and informed on what to do if a potential fire were to take place in your home. The Red Cross has compiled a simple list of the top tips for fire safety.
- Make sure you have smoke alarms installed on all levels of your home, inside bedrooms and outside the bedroom area.
- Regularly test your smoke alarms every month to ensure that they are working properly. To make it easier, mark a day on your calendar or include a reminder on your phone to make sure you test your alarms.
- Have an escape plan in place with your family or those you live with. Include all the exit points for how to safely escape during a fire. Make sure you have a safe meeting place where you can all meet up once you’ve escaped.
- If a fire does occur, do not waste any time, and get out of your home immediately. Do not try and gather items or go back in once you’ve escaped. Remain outside a safe distance and call 911.
Fire Prevention Week 2021
Fire Prevention Week is October 2-9.
What Is Fire Prevention Week?
Sunday, October 3rd marks the first day of Fire Prevention Week 2021. This week long event, which ends on Saturday, October 9th, is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). According to the NFPA.org, it is “the longest-running public health observance in our country.” (NFPA.org). During this time, emphasis is focused on how to stay safe during a fire and what to do if you find yourself in that situation.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” This will provide information and teach you about different sounds that different alarms make such as smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and what to do when you hear the sounds they make.
Stay tuned next week to learn more!
Stop A Clogged Toilet Before It Happens
Let SERVPRO handle the cleanup if you have a toilet overflow from a clogged toilet.
Clogged toilets are a common occurrence that every homeowner has dealt with at some point. When it happens, it can be stressful due to the mess and damage it can cause, especially when the toilet overflows. SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix put together a list of how to prevent a clogged toilet.
- When using toilet paper, only use what you need to prevent toilet paper from causing a clog as toilet paper does not dissolve right away.
- Make sure toilet paper is the only thing being flushed. Avoid flushing paper towels, facial tissues, and wipes and dispose of them in the trash instead.
- Always keep the toilet lid down to prevent children or pets from dropping items in the toilet that can become stuck.
We hope that by following these simple steps, you can prevent a clogged toilet or toilet overflow from occurring in your home. If you do find yourself dealing with a clogged toilet that has caused an overflow to occur, contact SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix to handle the cleanup.
Monsoon Storms in Avondale and Goodyear
Give us a call at 623-537-9999 to help clean and restore your water damaged property.
SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix has had an influx of calls from Avondale and Goodyear residents, as well as businesses, who were dealing with the aftermath of heavy rainstorms and high winds that moved across the area within the past few weeks. This year’s 2021 monsoon season is on track to be the third wettest monsoon season Phoenix has seen, according to the National Weather Service.
Many Avondale and Goodyear residents as well as businesses, were burdened with storm damage their homes had received which included roof leaks causing water to leak into homes and causing damage to the home’s interior. Others had to deal with flooding issues and standing water in their homes causing great damage to their floors and walls as well as to their furniture and personal belongings. These homeowners were understandably stressed with the situation they were put in. Our SERVPRO technicians responded to these residents’ homes and businesses to clean and restore the property with professionalism and the utmost care.
SERVPRO of Avondale/Goodyear/Southwest Phoenix is here to help with water damage and any mold growth that has occurred from the monsoon activity. Give us a call at 623-537-9999. We are always here to help.