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Mold Damage Technicians Out Of Colorado Springs Talk About Common Places For Contamination

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians Out Of Colorado Springs Talk About Common Places For Contamination A fungus needs elevated moisture levels, an organic food source, and the ideal temperature to form and survive.

Common Places For Mold Damage

If water ever enters your Colorado Springs home, microbes that exist naturally can get activated and lead to fungal growth. If a water leak or spill goes unnoticed for more than a couple of days, it is likely that mold damage will occur. A fungus needs elevated moisture levels, an organic food source, and the ideal temperature to form and survive. Unfortunately, once water gets inside your house, all three of these conditions that promote microbial formations are present. The fourth factor that determines the severity of the mold damage is how much time passes once the fungi develop.

Since water pipes mostly only flow to certain parts of a building, there are some places in your house that are more likely to get contaminated than others. These specific places in your home are locations that most commonly provide the right conditions for mold damage in your Colorado Springs residence to occur. Since September is National Preparedness Month, it is a time when everyone in the nation including our SERVPRO team takes a step aside from their routine to spend some time preparing for disasters of all kinds. Part of being prepared for fungal problems is knowing where to check and periodically inspecting the high-risk areas to make sure no contamination has formed.

One common room that exists in every building is the bathroom. Since there are several items in the room that use water, our SERVPRO technicians often notice fungal problems in the bathroom. One place to check is your bathtub or shower and especially in the bottom corners of the tile. Sinks and toilets can also be a home for a fungus so you should check all around them even where you cannot easily see. Mold also frequently grows on the bottom part of bathroom walls and in the corners of the floor due to materials getting and staying wet. Bathrooms are also susceptible to contamination because there are usually high levels of humidity present. In some cases, it might be wise to set up a dehumidifier in the bathroom to help prevent mold from forming.

If you notice the presence of black mold after completing your routine checks, call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 immediately.

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Your Colorado Springs Roof Can Allow Flood Damages in Your Home

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Your Colorado Springs Roof Can Allow Flood Damages in Your Home Stormwater Through the Roof Often Ruins Ceilings in Colorado Springs Homes--Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Works Hard to Mitigate Storm Damages to Your Colorado Springs House

Severe weather is something that Colorado Springs residents are more than familiar with, especially during the winter months. With the heavy snowfall and hard winds whipping around your home throughout this time of the year, it can take months for the effects from these weather incidents to showcase the damage that has happened to your roof. Throughout the spring and summer months, your home’s roof can eventually weaken to the point of collapse or partial failure, leading to unabated water flow and runoff into your house.

When you experience flood damages like these in your Colorado Springs home, it is critical moving as quickly as possible to secure professional restoration services like our SERVPRO team. Our rapid response can help you to preserve your home from the worst of this damage, but also, our team can work to seal over the point of entry so that restoration work can begin.

From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, it is critical to narrow down the point of entry and to seal this vulnerable spot off if possible. Sometimes with more substantial structural failures, residential contractors must repair this damage before our restoration work can begin. If the damage is smaller scale, we can board it up or tarp over this vulnerable area to prevent more damages from occurring.

The mitigation process usually involves assessing what areas of your home are the most at risk for worsening conditions as the water damage continues to spread. Drying the contents to ensure that they do not suffer more harm is crucial, and the service may mean removing them and then returning them to their original positions once the restoration work completes.

Our restoration process is thorough, which is what your home demands when you experience flood damages originating from the roof. This flood water can spread quickly throughout the upper levels and weaken structural components. Verticle migration of rainwater causes significant issues. Trust in our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes emergency response team to help you restore your home entirely in the wake of a flood. Give us a call anytime you need us at (719) 434-4626.

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Addressing the Effects of a Kitchen Fire in Your Colorado Springs Home

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Addressing the Effects of a Kitchen Fire in Your Colorado Springs Home Kitchen fires need rapid and efficient remediation because that is where you make food for your family. Contact SERVPRO immediately after fire damage.

Team SERVPRO Offers Effective Fire Damage Remediation Including Odor Removal

The kitchen of your Colorado Springs home is often a high traffic area that serves the needs of nearly every occupant of your house. While you work to keep this area in top form, there are some unexpected instances which can cause acute damages. These effects vary from incident to incident, but the manner in which they get restored rarely does.

One of the most significant threats to your kitchen is fire damage in Colorado Springs. These can prove widespread and challenging to overcome, especially if you are trying to handle the situation on your own. A professional outfit like our SERVPRO team of professionals can help you to know the full extent of the damage that the fire caused before it got extinguished and the appropriate measures that must get taken to restore it entirely.

Even without widespread structural concerns, soot damage is one of the most significant factors that homeowners have to overcome after the fire gets put out. This carbon burn-off attaches to surfaces, materials, and fabrics throughout the affected area and can prove difficult to remove without specialized equipment and the appropriate techniques.

The same could get said for the lingering smoke damage in the area. While our SERVPRO technicians can work partially on this effect through the use of air scrubbers to catch debris and dirt still floating around throughout the house, the finalization of this process includes the use of one of our deodorizing tools like a thermal fogger or a hydroxyl generator. These pieces of equipment can neutralize foul odors and leave no discernable scent behind.

While smoke and soot damages might seem easy enough to overcome on your own without professional assistance, these effects are often widespread and challenging to remove entirely. The best choice that you have is to trust our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes fire restoration technicians to show up quickly and help you to overcome the obstacles the recent fire left behind. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (719) 434-4626.

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Commercial Water Loss Can Affect Customer Satisfaction in Colorado Springs

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Loss Can Affect Customer Satisfaction in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Enterprises Rely on SERVPRO for Help after a Water Loss

SERVPRO Reduces Retail Shops Downtime After Water Damaging Events with Rapid Removal and Cleanup

Ownership of a small business in Colorado Springs comes with many responsibilities as well as plenty of benefits. That same independence many desire can turn into a liability when disaster strikes. It helps to know that professionals like those at SERVPRO want you to succeed in your business and can help you quickly recover after a crisis.

When a small business in Colorado Springs sustains commercial water damage, it can affect almost anything related to the business negatively. Food service establishments might begin experiencing problems with local regulations pertaining to food safety. Hair salon clients might comment on the musty smell that slowly becomes more and more pronounced when they visit.
 
SERVPRO workers can resolve these problems and others like them efficiently while keeping necessary closure of your small business minimal. We are experts in providing all sizes and types of businesses with the services needed to keep them safely functioning. Water damage can surface visibly as stains or mold and mildew on walls and ceilings, or as curled and warped structures in your flooring and stairwells. Other signs of water damage can include a feeling of stickiness in the air from elevated humidity, which often goes hand-in-hand with a musty or dank odor.
 
Our technicians arrive at our customers' businesses ready to begin repairing the damage already sustained and to prevent any further harm from occurring. We use tools to detect hidden, unseen water damage before it can spread. Using the latest technology, we then go to work restoring things “Like it never even happened.” This includes both your business's structural components, any inventory, and the tools of your trade. We know each is a crucial part of your success and want to do everything possible to help you succeed. A small disaster often precedes the failing of many businesses, and we want to help prevent this fate for you. We work hard to protect your capital investments in your enterprise.
 
SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes also serves those in and near Monument and Palmer Lake, helping small business owners remain active, vital parts of our local economic success. Contact us for commercial water loss or other disasters. Our number, (719) 434-4626, is always answered, no matter when you call.

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Flood Damage Technicians Out Of Colorado Springs Talk About Hail

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Technicians Out Of Colorado Springs Talk About Hail The storms that come off the mountains and hit the foothills sometimes bring about hail.

Flood Damage Technicians Talk About Hail

During these summer months, severe thunderstorms often riddle the Colorado Springs region. The storms that come off the mountains and hit the foothills sometimes bring about hail. Hail forms when water circulates inside a storm system and gets pushed up above the freezing level. When this happens, large frozen chunks of water fall from the sky and likely ruin your day. Recently, hailstorms have been rampant and producing baseball to softball size chunks. When pieces of ice get that big in size, they can be destructive once they land. Everyone has seen the problems caused to vehicles when they are left out of the garage. Dents on the hoods and roofs of cars bigger than a silver dollar have been showing up on many people's brand new rides. Experienced paintless dent removal experts have been called out from all over the country to cater to the excessive amount of automobile insurance claims.

Unfortunately, your car is not the only one of your investments that is at risk. SERVPRO's flood damage experts in Colorado Springs have been inundated with calls related to issues with houses and properties as well. Hail can cause numerous problems at your residence. Especially when they get very large, these chunks of ice have been known to hit homes so hard that they can ruin a structure.

The local news stations have been filling their nightly broadcasts with images of the devastation hail can cause. Local residents have all seen the photos of giant chunks of hail shattering windows and destroying roofs. When they get to be the size of softballs and crash into a building nothing good can result.

Our SERVPRO technicians have recently been getting a lot of calls related to the recent hailstorms. As soon as we show up at your house, we inspect your property and give you the scope of work involved. The first step we take is to temporarily seal up the hole in your structure caused by the ferocious storm so that no more moisture can enter. Then, the restoration process begins.

During mitigation procedures, our SERVPRO experts first extract all of the moisture they can. Then rapid structural drying commences to reduce damage and prevent mold growth. If you ever receive hail damage, call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 as soon as it happens.

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Why DIY Mold Removal Is Ineffective In Your Colorado Springs Home

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why DIY Mold Removal Is Ineffective In Your Colorado Springs Home No mold can grow inside of your Colorado Springs home that goes away on its own without some form of intervention.

Why DIY Mold Removal Is Ineffective

No mold can grow inside of your Colorado Springs home that goes away on its own without some form of intervention. While often this work entails the hiring of professional remediators to come into your home and remove the mold colony entirely, many damages could result from allowing this kind of problem to persist.

Some people believe that any homeowner can take care of mold growth in their home with some bleach and elbow grease, but in truth, this might cause many health concerns for you and your family. The more you understand mold damages in your Colorado Springs home, the better understanding you have to get the situation resolved quickly.

Among the first things that should get addressed are the websites that insist that mold can get removed by a homeowner with some scrubbing on the surface with cleaners and bleach. While bleach-based products have had effectiveness against certain kinds of mold, it can also harshly react with other varieties, posing more potential health concerns that already exist with the mold colony growing in your house.

The next concern that you should be mindful of is the nature of a mold colony itself. These organisms delve deeply into the organic materials they seat on, making it difficult for someone using conventional cleaning methods to remove the entire hyphae. Typically, scrubbing on the surface only removes the top layer of mold damage that you can see, allowing the organism to continue to grow and eat the material out of sight. Our SERVPRO remediators have methods and equipment that penetrate well beyond the surface mold to affect the entire organism.

Finally, mold removal is a process that is often unsafe in general for those who do not have the appropriate personal protective equipment. Our SERVPRO professionals wear respirators, coveralls, and gloves to handle materials and tools during the mold removal, as not to breath in the spores that can cause health concerns during this remediation effort.

There is no mold that you can find in your home that goes away without concentrated efforts. While you might have believed that this is something you can handle on your own, now you can see the advantages of professional remediation. Our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes applied microbial remediation technicians are standing by 24/7 at (719) 434-4626.

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Pack Out Services For Damaged Items In Your Fire Damaged Colorado Springs Residence

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Pack Out Services For Damaged Items In Your Fire Damaged Colorado Springs Residence Fires are often widespread and destructive events that are challenging to contain.

Pack Out Services

Fires are often widespread and destructive events that are challenging to contain. With a household full of your possessions and belongings, a fire in your Colorado Springs home can do more damage than to the structure of your house alone. Fortunately, in many cases of even large-scale fires, the contents of your home might not be lost.

When you begin to consider all of the ways that fire damages affect your Colorado Springs residence, the items that you have in the concentrated areas can often be worse for the wear. What you need in a situation like this, since you have likely already conceded your need for professional restoration services, is a group of qualified restorers that can care for these damaged items as well.

Our SERVPRO professionals offer a service known as pack-outs in which we remove at-risk or damaged items from your home to allow for adequate space for restoration to occur. This process also allows for a better inspection to occur on each of the removed items, detailing soot and smoke damage and determining if concentrated cleaning and restoring efforts can bring them back to original condition.

The items removed from your home do not travel far. However, with storage in a nearby facility or unscathed area of your property, our SERVPRO technicians can work on cleaning individual items, deodorizing them, and more. Fabrics like drapes, clothes, and tablecloths can often benefit from dry cleaning, so this gets arranged with the professionals assigned to restore the contents of your home. Once the restoration completes, these items get returned to their original positions in your home, "Like it never even happened."

While you may not ever get prepared for a fire in your home, knowing that professional restorers like ours take care of the contents of your home as well can help you through this traumatic experience. No matter what time of the day disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes technicians to respond quickly. Give us a call 24/7 at (719) 434-4626.

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Cleaning Water Damage To Carpeted Areas Of Your Colorado Springs Residence

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleaning Water Damage To Carpeted Areas Of Your Colorado Springs Residence Water incidents in your Colorado Springs home rarely seem to happen in the areas that can get easily dried and cleaned up.

Cleaning Water Damage

Water incidents in your Colorado Springs home rarely seem to happen in the areas that can get easily dried and cleaned up. In many situations, areas like the carpeted floors of your home get saturated, penetrating into the subflooring and proving difficult to remove with conventional cleaning and drying efforts you might typically use.

It might not be easy to discern, but understanding when water damages exceed your capabilities is essential for the quality of living and structural integrity of your Colorado Springs residence. While there are many scenarios in which mopping and moderate drying efforts can remedy the issue, saturated carpeting requires both water restoration and often carpet cleaning services as well.

Depending on how quickly our SERVPRO restoration specialists are made aware of the problem that you face, the kind of damage that this dampness can do varies accordingly. If our team of technicians can get to work quickly on the problem, you run much less of a chance of requiring involved cleaning techniques for the carpet or deodorization efforts as well.

Inadequate drying and cleaning of the affected areas with carpet can appear normal to the touch, but also house saturated fibers beneath the surface. These fibers can allow mold spores to seat on them and colonize, or at the very least compromise the quality and durability of the subflooring and base fibers.

Our SERVPRO technicians utilize equipment like weighted extractors to pull water up and out. Air movers and dehumidification equipment follow suit after this process to dry out the area.

When cleaning up messes from the water incident that has become embedded in the carpet, cleaning services might be necessary. From non-aggressive bonnet cleaning through our Showcase Premier option, our technicians can help you to remove any dirt, debris and possible staining left behind after a water emergency.

Our carpet cleaning services are a standalone component of the works that we offer to residences and commercial properties throughout the area. If you are dealing with a water incident in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes restoration technicians to help you remove the water and return your home to original condition. Give us a call anytime at (719) 434-4626.

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Why You May Need Urgent Water Removal Services After Firefighters Leave Your Colorado Springs Home

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why You May Need Urgent Water Removal Services After Firefighters Leave Your Colorado Springs Home SERVPRO Provides Air Movers to Help Mitigate Water Damage in Colorado Springs Properties

Many Colorado Springs Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Removal

If your home has recently had a fire, it is highly likely that you are in urgent need of water removal services. Firefighters are essential to removing the threat of a fire. However, they can pump hundreds of gallons of water into your home in seconds while fighting the blaze. If the fire damage is not that bad and they managed to extinguish it quickly, the water can leave your home sopping wet.
 
Water removal services are essential for your Colorado Springs home when these kinds of situations arise. Calling for help as quickly as possible can allow a restoration service company to get to your home so they can extract the water before it does severe damage. If excessive moisture is left unabated, it can cause problems further down the line, like microbial growth.
 
When you call SERVPRO, we strive to live up to our standard of time management. We make it a priority to arrive at your home as quickly as we can because getting the water out fast leads to higher chances of successful remediation. Not only can we handle the water removal from your property, but we can also remediate the damage that the fire left behind as well. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
 
To start the water removal process, our IICRC-certified SERVPRO techs can bring advanced trade tools, such as portable pumps and extractors, to get the job done. These tools help our technicians get the water out fast so we can focus on drying out your home afterward. Extractors are particularly helpful because they have a heating element that makes it easy and convenient to draw water out of carpets, curtains, and some furniture. Once SERVPRO removes the excess water from your home, we can move onto drying it out to prevent further damage.
 
Do not dawdle after firefighters leave your home soaked with water. Reach out to contact SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes by calling (719) 434-4626. We strive to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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The First Steps Of Mold Remediation In Your Colorado Springs Residence

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The First Steps Of Mold Remediation In Your Colorado Springs Residence The discovery of mold in your Colorado Springs home can be alarming to most homeowners.

The First Steps Of Mold Remediation

The discovery of mold in your Colorado Springs home can be alarming to most homeowners. It's astounding how little people know about the conditions necessary for mold and fungal growth, and immediately attribute this occurrence to uncleanliness or some other factor. In all actuality, the process for spores to colonize in your home is fundamental. All this colonization requires is moisture, warmth, and organic material for the spores to thrive.

While there should be a question as to what is causing the moisture present in this area of your house, this is a question that can get answered by the applied microbial remediation technicians we employ at SERVPRO. Our team can respond quickly to the mold damage in your Colorado Springs home and help you to eliminate this presence and get back to your regular life.

From the moment that our crew arrives at your house, we get to work first on isolating the colony from the rest of your residence. This process gets accomplished with the use of air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters. These filters trap airborne spores and prevent them from reaching new areas of your house while the removal is underway.

Another critical first step for our SERVPRO technicians to take is to isolate the source of the moisture and work to repair this damage. While dehumidifiers and air movers can dry out the area, this does little good if the dampness returns a short time later. For sources that cannot get identified or are not able to get fixed, our professionals might encourage you to continue using a personal dehumidifier indefinitely to avoid moisture buildup.

Mold is nothing that any homeowner wants to find in their house but is an unfortunate reality for many properties. With the attributed potential health effects to mold exposure, it is a pressing concern to remove these colonies as soon as they get discovered. Our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes team of applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly to your call at any time of the day to start assessing the damage and working to remove the growth. Give us a call anytime at (719) 434-4626.

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