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Water Damage Restoration Phoenix, Arizona

Complete Water, Fire, Flood restoration services in Phoenix, Arizona

In March 1868 Jack Swilling’s irrigation company had water flowing through canals to raise crops. Though there had been many people settling in the Salt River valley before that, 1868 is the historical date for the founding of the city now known as Phoenix, Arizona. The city was officially recognized when Yavapai County formed an election precinct on May 4, 1868. A post office was then established on June 15, 1868 and Jack Swilling was named postmaster. In 1870 a townsite called Salt River Valley Association was formed. The area covered was Van Buren Street on the north, Jackson Street to the south, Seventh Avenue to the west and Seventh Street to the east.

Map of Present Day Downtown Phoenix

The first telegraph line made its way into the city in 1874, with the station located in Goldwater’s on First Street and Jefferson.
In 1875, there were 16 saloons and 4 dance halls.
The National Bank, established in 1878 was the first bank in Phoenix.
In 1880 the population was 2,453 people.
In 1887 the first train pulled into town.
In 1889 the Arizona territorial government moved to Phoenix from Prescott.
In 1914 the Arizona Territory became Arizona, the 48th state.
In 1930 the population was 48,811 and there were 161 miles of streets with 77 paved miles.
In 1950 the population was 105,000 (99th among US cities) with a total of 311 miles of streets including 148 paved miles.
Today Phoenix has a population of over 1,540,000 and is the nation’s 6th largest city. There are now over 4,855 miles of streets, 1,104 traffic signals, 2,069 parking meters, 582 bridges, and 95,592 streetlights.
The City of Phoenix is the largest state capital in the US
The metropolitan area is roughly bounded by the McDowell Mountains on the east, the White Tank Mountains on the west and South Mountain to the south and is generally known as the Slat River Valley.
Sky Harbor International Airport is the 6th busiest airport in America
Phoenix residents use about 128,711,300,000 gallons of water per year.
Monsoon season begins on June 15 and ends on September 31.
Most rainfall recorded on a single day – 3.29 inches at Sky Harbor International Airport on September 8, 2014.

Monsoon Storms

The summer storms usually peak from mid-July to mid-August. These thunderstorms can deliver on average half of the annual rainfall in Phoenix. The rainfall can vary tremendously in amount and duration. On September 8, 2014 Sky Harbor Airport recorded 3.29 inches of rain, the record for the most rainfall on a single day. These storms can result in flash flooding and water damage to Phoenix area homes.

Water Damage Repair, Cleanup, and Restoration in Phoenix

Lotus Restoration Services is available 24 hours a day to assist you in the event of a sudden summer storm or other type of flood damage. We have expert technicians experienced in water removal, damage restoration, and property recovery. Our quick response teams will help to prevent further damage due to mold and structural weakening. Mold can develop quickly in our hot Arizona climate and if not prevented from developing can result in more damage. Our specialists are also trained in all types of mold remediation and mold prevention.

City of Phoenix Monsoon Cleanup from September 1, 2015 Storm

If you need city services due to the storm, call 602-534-2222 or visit the city website: https://www.phoenix.gov/update

Any size water intrusion can become a serious problem regardless of the source if not dried properly without delay. Water damage is the most common reason for home owner’s insurance claims and second only to fire and smoke damage in severity. Water can cause immense damage, the development of mold, and damage to your personal property, therefore immediate action to dry the structure is vital.

TIP – Don’t report water damage to your insurance company if it is not covered by your policy, it may still go on your insurance record and look like a claim when you shop for insurance in the future.

Lotus Restoration Services understands how important it is start the damage restoration process of drying out your home and mitigating further losses. Our professional crews are equipped with the latest water removal and high speed drying equipment such as fans, dehumidifiers heaters, and wood floor drying systems. We can be on-site in 45-60 minutes. We have over 25 years of combined experience in the water damage industry and we gladly work with all insurance companies. Call us right away at (480) 500-5481.

Some common causes of water damage to homes in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and types of jobs we have completed.

  1. Leaking water heater
  2. Burst or broken pipe
  3. Washing machine overflow
  4. Washing machine hose burst
  5. Sewer Backup
  6. Roof leaks
  7. Stream or wash overflow
  8. Heavy rain
  9. HVAC condensate drain leak
  10. Dishwasher leak
  11. Toilet leak or overflow
  12. Reverse osmosis or filter system leak
  13. Soft water tank or drain line leak
  14. Under slab hidden leak
  15. Fire sprinkler leak
  16. Damage from fire suppression


Time is of the essence when comes to water extraction and removal. The longer water sits, the more damage it will cause and potentially start mold and mildew growing. Water in your home can leave it vulnerable to more damage. Doors, windows, walls, and Sheetrock can become weakened from the initial damage and further through unseen decay.

The faster you get the water extracted and start the drying out process, the less overall damage you will have.


Our crews are trained to quickly work in your home and with the contents of your home to remove water. Contents often require different treatment depending on the effect of the water damage.  Treatment can include drying, deodorizing, sanitizing, protection and storing. Our equipment is designed to remove and extract water in a controlled environment. Our method depends on your unique situation. It requires monitoring moisture, humidity and temperature of the affected areas including floors, walls, carpet, and contents. After the drying process is complete, the damage must be assessed and a restoration plan developed according to the specifics of your project.


The restoration plan can involve repair to your many of the structural components in your home such as repair and replacement of sheetrock walls and ceilings, wood trim, doors, windows, cabinets. Flooring including carpet, wood floors, tile and marble can be reinstalled or replaced. Restored contents must be cleaned and sanitized before replacement. Restoration brings your property back to its pre-damaged condition. Every plan is specific to your home and its contents.


Within Minutes:

Moisture sensitive surfaces such as cabinets, baseboard and wood can swell and become disfigured.  Paper goods are ruined and furniture stains begin to appear on the carpeting which typically stain it permanently.

Within Hours:

Water is absorbed by drywall causing it to soften and warp. Wood furniture exposed to water can be permanently damaged due to discoloration and swelling. Carpeting that becomes wet can be ruined due to delamination, which is the separation of the carpet from its backing.

Within Days:

Fungi and bacteria begin to grow and flourish. This growth can be hidden within wall cavities, under cabinets and behind baseboard. You may think everything is drying on its own until the unpleasant odors begin to permeate the structure.

Lotus Restoration Services are experts in water damage mitigation and structural drying. We work directly for you and make sure your priorities are met and that your structure and contents are handled properly and efficiently. Call us now (480) 500-5481 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Thank you for visiting our Emergency Water Damage Phoenix page. For information or to schedule your evaluation today, call us at (480) 500-5481 today!

Top Rated Restoration Services

Lotus Restoration Services is locally owned and operated, family owned and IICRC certified with fire damage restoration, water damage restoration services, mold removal, damage restoration in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. 

Whether you have mold growth, need mold remediation services or strictly water damage restoration we can help. We are a complete restoration company with restoration certification needed to help you when disaster strikes with smoke restoration, water damage, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and related damage restoration services. 

Our certified professionals can provide a Free Estimate, Free Quote and have experience dealing with structural damage as well as being aware of the claims process with an insurance company

We will respond immediately and cover a large service area of Phoenix from Indian School and Central Ave in downtown Phoenix to all over the valley. Our IICRC Certified techs want to be your first choice for water restoration and are super responsive providing 24 7 Emergency response time with years of experience handling all types of Water Damage Phoenix gets throughout the year for different reasons.