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SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

What a kick-off to the tournament!  UMBC made history by becoming the first 16th seed to beat #1 seed Virginia.  Reigning national champion North Carolina fell to Texas A&M yesterday night, it's the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced prior to the Sweet 16.  More action to come!

Here are our current standings.  Stay tuned your next update after the Sweet 16!


1  Leslie Haren-Friesz  208  Michigan St.

2  Jessica Lastinger  200  Clemson

3  Chris Rizzuto    194    Xavier

4.  Jeff Christensen   193   Xavier

5   Jancarlos Del Valle   184   Penn

6.  Bill camp     181     Virginia

7   Heather Smith   172    Duke

8   Diane Barker    171    Villanova

9   Marla Wilson     170Kansas

9   Ross Silva     170     Virginia (

11 Dean Skaret   168   Villanova

12 Cory Town     167    Arizona

12 Michael Rupp   167    Arizona

14 Grant Burlingame   166   Duke

15 Doris Wall    164     Villanova

16 Jaime Klungtvedt  163   Cincinnati

16 Rita Dugan    163    Virginia

18 Nancy Penaloza    162    Villanova

19 David Molchan      161    Michigan St.

19 Kristin Chelin     161     Xavier

21 April Allen        160    Kansas 

22 Erin Oroszi    156     Villanova

22 Jeremy Bergeron    156    Villanova

22 Mark Gerstenberg    156    Villanova

22 SHEBA MOBLEY    156    Villanova

22 Suzan Parra   156   Villanova

27 Richard Beall      155     Houston

28 Lou Vitti      154        Duke

29 Jeremiah Nease   150   Tennessee

29 Whitney Johnson  150   Villanova

31 Zanda Raklinska   149   Virginia

32 Dave Mensing      147    Virginia

32 Martin Burlingame   147    Kansas

32 Yolanda Garcia    147     Villanova

35 Judith Sedwick     145   Virginia

36 Cheryl Branch   144    Miami (Fla.) 

36 Darrell Wilson    144    Kansas

38 Andrew Walter     142     Villanova

38 Dan Brandt    142    Villanova

38 Jared May    142    Virginia

38 Laurel Fentanes   142     Virginia 

38 Mary Kirks         142     Villanova

38 Robyn Kilanowski    142    Michigan

44 tim kealy     141     Gonzaga

45 James Martinez       140        Villanova

45 Sherri Stoltzfus     140    Kansas

45 will wise     140       Villanova 

48 Patrick Loeber     139      Kentucky

49 Qiesha Lewis     138    Kansas

50 Dave Kraszewski  136   Alabama

50 Denise Price   136     Kansas

52 Ashley Dodge     133       Kentucky

53Caitlin Gilkey     131     N. Carolina

53 Napoya Jones       131      Virginia


56 Brittaney Grace   129      Gonzaga

56 Rod Smith       129      Duke

58 L Malossi    126    Duke

59 Clara Loper    125     Xavier

59 clint christianson    125     W. Virginia

59 Holly Koenig      125     Kansas (115)

62 James Rickman     124   Virginia

62 John Anderson     124     Xavier

62 Mandy Campbell   124     Virginia

65 Larry Zeidler     121     Duke

66 Lisa Kirwan    116    Villanova

66 Natalie Martinez   116    Virginia

68 Frank Gundy    115     Kansas   

68 Rob Schorzman  115     Michigan

70 Adam Zeilder    114     Duke

71 Sean Reeder     113     Kansas

72 Chad Atherton     110    Arizona (127)

72 Corey Nakai     110     Virginia

72 Michael Schuneman    110    Xavier

75 Nelson De La Cruz     107    Virginia

76 Richard Kiedinger     106     Villanova

77 Tamara Bannister     100      Wichita St.

78 Dave Hammond    98     Kansas

The Reality of Water Damage In Your Colorado Springs Business

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Reality of Water Damage In Your Colorado Springs Business Be Prepared with SERVPRO's ERP Plan for Colorado Springs Commercial Water Damage Help

SERVPRO Can Cleanup and Restore Plus Offer Our ERP Program to Better Protect and Preserve Your Business

For those with a Colorado Springs business, you can attest that you typically pour everything that you have into the keeping it afloat and moving towards grander successes. Something as fundamental as a water emergency has the stopping power that could affect profits for this company, but that is hardly the full extent of the damage that a disaster inside of your storefront or facility could do.

So, how do you keep your Colorado Springs business from falling victim to water damage that threatens your bottom line and affects so many other areas of your achievements? While there might be levels of preventative maintenance that could occur to help limit the stress placed on aging pipes of your plumbing and eroding fixtures, there are times that water damage happens in very unexpected and unpredictable ways. This fact makes planning for (or completely preventing) these occurrences impossible. A SERVPRO sales rep can come by for a free consultation regarding our mobile app the ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan for businesses just like yours. We have found this program to prevent and also mitigate the unwanted effects of damaging events to your workplace.
Our SERVPRO team of restoration specialists can appreciate the gravity of profit loss and subsequent negative consequences of having your doors closed to customers and clientele. While to say you are not conducting "business as usual" might be an understatement, you have a list of other concerns that follow suit with the closure of your storefront or business. The first of these would be a negative response from the customer base that you serve day-in and day-out. With the immediate means of spreading your opinions over the internet these days, the longer a business has to stay closed for restoration and cleaning, the more likely internet negativity attaches itself to the situation.
Our SERVPRO technicians work as quickly as possible to restore the water damage to your business because it affects not only you but your entire staff as well. The more time that your doors have to remain closed to customers are days where your employees are not accruing worked hours and losing money they use to support themselves and their families.
You cannot ever be truly ready for a water emergency that threatens your business, but you can trust that SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes can help you to get it all back on track. Our emergency response team can be reached 24/7 by calling (719) 434-4626.

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Why is Fast Water Removal Crucial in Colorado Springs?

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why is Fast Water Removal Crucial in Colorado Springs? Standing water in your home needs to be removed as soon as possible, call SERVPRO 24/7 for expert water removal services.

SERVPRO Acts Fast to Remove Water in Your Home and Reduce the Damage Done

When a water disaster strikes your Colorado Springs property, it is essential to arrange for its speedy removal. Regardless of how it entered your home, evacuating standing water and then drying out residual moisture must occur within hours if following best restoration industry practices. We offer 24/7 response to water emergencies, with fully-equipped vehicles and experienced technicians on their way as soon as practical.

Even relatively clean water can destroy home’s structural components and put your belongings at risk of ruin. Colorado Springs residents rely on our experience with water removal to halt the destruction. State of the art equipment matched with the IICRC training mastered by our work crews results in positive outcomes for our customers’ properties. Thorough removal of visible water and strategies to find and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture are core services around which our business focuses.

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO crew chiefs assess your situation, including evaluating the characteristics of the water invading your home. Determining whether the water is contaminated is an initial step, as our workers use different procedures and protective measures if the water contains hazardous substances. Gray water, such as flooding from appliances or aquariums, signals the need for extra care and sanitation. Black water, such as sewer backups and widespread neighborhood flooding from overflowing streams or heavy rains, can require the donning of personal protective equipment for our team and the following of federal, state, and local protocols for containing and disposing of the water removed.

Once we identify the appropriate safeguards, SERVPRO crews begin pumping out and otherwise extracting the water. Our service vehicles feature truck-mounted pumps and vacuums that get the job done even if your power has been interrupted. Throughout the project, we measure air and building materials for moisture content to set and monitor drying goals. Scanning devices allow us to locate water pooled behind walls or in recesses. We may drill through mortar joints or pull out sections of wallboard or paneling to access and remove this hidden water.

As the water exits via our professional-grade removal equipment, attention shifts to setting up air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the walls, ceilings, and flooring affected. SERVPRO crews employ a wide range of water removal and drying efforts proven effective in our experience and based on the most up to date industry standards. Failure to remove all the moisture risks ongoing damage, including disintegration of many common building materials and mold damage if wetness continues more than 24 to 48 hours.

When your home experiences water intrusion, getting the team from SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes on duty fast ensures a successful restoration. Call (719) 434-4626 all hours of the day or night to schedule an inspection.

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NCAA March Madness 2018 is here!

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again… time for March Madness!

First Prize: RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1 – 11.5” HD Touchscreen Flagship High Performance Tablet | Quad-Core | 1GB RAM | 32GB HDD | Detachable Keyboard

Second Prize: 2 Brunch Tickets at The Lake Terrace Dining Room for the BROADMOOR SUNDAY BRUNCH

Third Prize: $25 Gift Card for Starbucks

Consolation Prize: All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card -- you can’t lose!

If you would like to get in on the action, just follow the instructions below. No sports knowledge required. If you are unsure who to pick or don’t have time to fill in a bracket, use the easy “auto-fill” button and let the computer pick for you.

Eligibility: Must be a SERVPRO business partner; i.e. (customer, business owner, agent, agent staff, insurance adjuster, property manager, realtor, broker, or staff)

To play simply visit :…

Log in with an existing CBS Sports account or click on the blue “Register” button to create a new account.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Brackets can be filled in starting Selection Sunday, 3/11. PLAYERS MUST FILL IN THEIR BRACKETS BY 11:59PM WEDNESDAY, 3/14.

If you have any questions or trouble registering please don’t hesitate to contact me. THERE IS NO COST OR OBLIGATION TO PLAY, if there are any additional team members in your office who you think may enjoy playing, please feel free to forward this email to them.

Have fun and good luck!

The Root of Flood Damage To Your Colorado Springs Residence

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Root of Flood Damage To Your Colorado Springs Residence Colorado Springs Property Owners Look to SERVPRO for Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Call SERVPRO for Water and Flood Restoration to Your Property

When the seasons are beginning to change, it is not uncommon to see weather fluctuate from heavy snowfall to heavy rainfall with little warning. When substantial snow has fallen around your Colorado Springs home, then is immediately followed by significant rainfall in the days after that, the ground that usually can soak up the water does not have a chance to dry up enough to keep up with its job.

With no place for surface water to go around your Colorado Springs house, you have all the makings of flood damage. Water is going to find a way to move if it can, and the process is not always majestic and breathtaking like a waterfall or the ocean's tide. Sometimes, it is a forceful penetration of vulnerable spots in the foundation of your home, breaking out loose mortar joints and forcing a substantial path for high volumes to get inside and wreak havoc.
When you discover this flood damage in the lower levels of your home connected to the foundation, it might be a little overwhelming at first. The faster that you can react to this, however, the better chance you have of restoring the damage without risking lasting or costly damages. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists get trained to handle all manner of water damage and flood scenarios, making us uniquely qualified to handle your current circumstance.
Our team arrives at your home and begins the restoration process by determining the cause of the flood damage your house has experienced. With a thorough assessment, our professionals can prevent this kind of flooding from reoccurring by sealing up vulnerable areas of your foundation with high-strength hydraulic cement. This compound can handle highly pressures without weakening, offering a lasting solution to the problem you face.
Extraction is a critical component to the restoration of flood damage, and this typically gets accomplished with the use of a pump truck from our extensive fleet of vehicles. Once the water has gotten pulled from the floors, drying can occur with the use of air movers and dehumidifiers. Another assessment occurs at this point to determine if repairs are necessary to complete the restoration.
You might not adequately prepare your home for the possibility of flooding, but there is an experienced team that you can call to help you to fix the problems that result from it. Contact our professional SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes team to help you overcome every water disaster. You can reach us anytime by calling (719) 434-4626.

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Commercial Water Removal Professionals Of Colorado Springs

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Professionals Of Colorado Springs It's never a great situation when you arrive to work in the morning, and your office gets flooded due to a pipe break.

Professional Commercial Water Removal

Homes are not the only places where things can go wrong sometimes problems take place at your Colorado Springs office building as well. It's never a great situation when you arrive to work in the morning, and your office gets flooded due to a pipe break. Many times your business needs to keep operating despite the tragedy that takes place.

Commercial properties are different than residential properties. SERVPRO's commercial water removal experts in Colorado Springs have experience working with commercial properties. When we deal with problems at your place of business, we make sure our work does not get in your way.

When fixing the water damage problem at your office building, we consider two main things. First, we conduct all proper procedures to fix the problem correctly. Also, our SERVPRO crew changes the way they do things to minimize the impact on your business' operations.

The entire restoration process always gets completed with keeping your business' best interests in mind. From the very beginning when we come in to secure the structure to the final cleaning process our crew changes things to keep your business functioning the same. Initially, we come in and make sure anything done to mitigate the problem does not cause more problems for your business.

Our technicians first make sure that any potential dangers to your employees or customers such as deteriorating sub-floors, weak ceilings or electrical hazards get eliminated. We then start the extraction process carefully making sure that our team does not disrupt the operations of your business. Next, we begin the drying process strategically making sure your business can operate while your office's structure dries. Sometimes, we even come in and set up more drying equipment after hours when business is not operating.

Seeking professional help is essential anytime a pipe breaks inside your office building. We at SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 are here to help you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Burst ceiling sprinkler line floods tech building

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Burst ceiling sprinkler line floods tech building Source of loss - burst sprinkler pipe in ceiling

Many building codes require fire sprinklers to be installed in new construction - this makes sense because for the most part, fire sprinklers can greatly reduce the likelihood of a severe fire.  However, as a local technology firm found out, fire sprinklers can also be the SOURCE of a catastrophe.

Overnight while no one was in the building, a connector to a fire sprinkler in the 2nd floor ceiling of a conference room burst.  A single fire sprinkler can spray up to 24 gallons of water per minute and the leak was not discovered until the next morning!

They lost their drop ceiling in nearly 100% of the office space and when it collapsed it damaged items underneath.  With our help they were able to clean up and dry out the building in just a few days.

Damage From Flash Floods Common In Colorado Springs

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage From Flash Floods Common In Colorado Springs Flood damage can occur fast even if our area does not experience thunderstorms or other precipitation directly.

Damage From Flash Floods

Colorado Springs sits at an elevation of 6,035 feet, located at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. When precipitation falls among the higher peaks, the water flows downstream, eventually entering the area covered by the city. Small streams and dry creek beds fill with water, the excess threatening to enter properties. Our trained crews and cutting-edge equipment help restore the harm flooding brings.

Staying alert and on top of warnings that local television, radio, and online sources provide is crucial for Colorado Springs property owners. Flood damage can occur fast even if our area does not experience thunderstorms or other precipitation directly. Our core services include helping homeowners recover from the shock and harm of flooding, and we bring decades of experience and successful results to your disaster.

Each request for help from SERVPRO commences a clearly communicated and well-planned recovery effort from our trained crews. We arrive ready for any mitigation tasks necessary. Water removal, cleanup of silt and contamination, and applied drying techniques occur in due course. Our vehicles carry high-power pumps and water extractors, truck mounted and powered usable even if local electricity is knocked out due to the flooding. The extensive coursework our technicians master include criteria for identifying and managing contaminated water in a flooding situation, including containment and lawful disposal.

Safety considerations can require you to evacuate during and immediately after the flood. When SERVPRO takes on the project, we can pack out your possessions, inventorying them and staging them for your review at a secure and dry site. Even though you are temporarily staying elsewhere, your valuables are available for you to review your options. If water-logged and soiled with silt or other contaminants, we have resources to dry and clean possessions, even documents and pictures, away from our recovery work progressing in your home.

After the water and contaminants are removed from your property, SERVPRO technicians move on to drying strategies. Structures must be dried so that moisture levels are normalized, removing excess dampness to prevent secondary damage like mold growth or progressive disintegration of building materials like drywall or insulation. Our crews are skilled in measuring moisture levels and monitoring them throughout the recovery process.

You can count on SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes to deliver exemplary flood damage recovery services. Call us at (719) 434-4626 to ensure a highly-qualified team of flood remediation specialists is at your home within hours of a flash flood.

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Winter Storms - Are you prepared?

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storms - Are you prepared? Ice Dam Diagram

Frozen pipes, ice dams, and the flu.  What do they all have in common?  The winter.  

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not addressed quickly.  

Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season.  They form when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed behind still-frozen ice.  When the trapped water cannot safely flow into the gutter system, it can backflow under the roof's shingles into the structure's interior areas.  

This year's flu has been particularly strong with the flu vaccine averaging only 10% effectiveness.  Homes and businesses can depend on SERVPRO to clean and sanitize building materials following restoration cleaning standards using professional cleaning products and EPA registered cleaners and disinfectants.

Your Colorado Springs' Attic Might Be Ideal For Mold Growth

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Your Colorado Springs' Attic Might Be Ideal For Mold Growth Insulation Helps Prevent Mold Remediation for Colorado Springs Attic-- SERVPRO TIp--Keep the Moisture Out

Moisture Invites Mold Growth in Colorado Springs Area Homes

Colorado Springs is known for some of the harshest of winter conditions resulting in heavy snowfall throughout certain times of the year. While many homeowners in the area have remained focused on preventing significant incidents to the structure of their home following severe weather, many people do not realize how dense snow can affect their home in other ways.
Improper insulation of your roof can lead to mold damage in the attic of your Colorado Springs home. The production of this mold is not difficult once the moisture and temperature requirements reach appropriate levels. With the attic being the hottest place in your house throughout the year and improper roof insulation warming snow on the roof in spots, moisture and heat have the opportunity to connect with spores present to form fungal colonies on the wood and drywall of this area.
There are numerous sites online that might convince you to attempt to remove mold that you find via DIY cleaning solutions and methods, but these are rarely as effective as they might seem. SERVPRO remediation specialists undergo extensive training via standards from the IICRC to become well versed in all varieties of mold and the proper method of destroying colonies and limiting further growth.
As you might notice once our SERVPRO certified technicians arrive at your home, we get dressed entirely in protective gear to prevent exposure to spores in the air. Mold can cause health effects, and as such, should be dealt with quickly by specialists who know what they are doing.
Our team utilizes scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters in combination with negative air chambers to contain mold spores as thorough removal of the fungal hyphae of each present colony is underway. Using thermal imagery, our experienced remediation specialists can identify the weak points in your roof insulation to prevent future moisture in the area needed to create new colonies.
Finding mold in your attic should be a clear indication that something is amiss with the moisture levels in your house, and could indicate issues with the construction of your roof. Trust the certified specialists of SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes to help you take back your attic. Our team can be reached 24/7 at (719) 434-4626.

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