Arizona First Response provides recovery and restoration services in the Southwestern United States (with active divisions in Arizona, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico) and has done so for nearly five years. During that time Arizona First Response has restored hundreds of homes impacted by:
The company, based in Tempe, Arizona, has experience steady growth since its founding in January 2008. At its inception, Arizona First Response had just a single truck and just a few air cleaning and drying pieces of equipment. Since that time, the company has grown to a staff size of more than 15 full-time employees (which includes specialists in water damage and fire damage restoration), built a fleet of five emergency response vehicles, and added hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of specialized equipment to confront any water- or fire-damaged home, including air scrubbers, air movers, and industrial dehumidifiers.
Major Disaster Response
In 2011, Arizona First Response dispatched its emergency response teams to a number of major disasters. In June, the company sent a team to northeastern Arizona to respond to the Wallow Fire, which became the largest fire in Arizona’s history. The fire burned some 850 square miles of forest and more than 30 structures, displacing more than 6,000 families in the process.
Arizona First Response remediated nearly 40 homes damaged by the smoke and fire. In addition, Arizona First Response was selected by the U.S. Forestry Service to remediate the smoke damage done to its Apache-Sitgreaves Forestry Service building in Springerville. Smoke from the forest fire caused more than $300,000 worth of damage to the 20,000-square-foot administrative building.
The company also responded to flooding brought about by Hurricane Irene, which brought heavy rainfall and flooding to the East Coast of the United States. It’s estimated that the 2011 hurricane caused as much as $15 billion worth of storm damage in the United States alone.
An emergency response team from Arizona First Response assisted more than a dozen families in New Jersey, some of whose homes saw flood waters that not only fully flooded their basement but nearly reached the full height of their first floor. Arizona First Response remediated homes with not only flood damage but runaway mold. Our emergency response team dried the structures (which in some cases required demolition down to the floor joists), which allowed the families to begin reconstruction and return to their homes.