SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update
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!
RANK NAME SCORE CHAMPION
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
53 RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER 131 Duke
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
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?
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!
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 : http://SERVPRO-southcs.mayhem.cbssports.com/e/41b1b27b2b83b…
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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