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We're Faster To Any Size Disaster In Colorado Springs After A Flood

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment inside a property drying the floor after a flood We have the equipment and expertise to dry commercial properties of all sizes. We respond right away and are available 24/7.

Commercial Flood Damage Colorado Springs – Board up and Equipment Deployment

Strong winds can cause extensive damage to the roof of a commercial building, break windows, and even cause windblown objects to penetrate walls. Once there is damage, heavy rain can quickly penetrate a building causing damage to structural elements and the contents inside.

SERVPRO is ready to respond to commercial flood damage events at a moment's notice in Colorado Springs. We can respond within one hour in most cases and are available on a 24 / 7 basis.

Board Up

One of the first tasks our crew chief undertakes is to ensure the safety of the occupants and our team. Electrical hazards and water issues are assessed to avoid any potential accidents. SERVPRO can board up broken windows and doors to protect the interior of the building. We also can cover a flood damaged roof with plastic to prevent further water from entering the building.

Deploying Equipment

Truck-mounted pumps, as well as electric submersible pumps, can be deployed to remove all water that may have entered the building. Desks, benches even office dividers are wiped down and dried before being moved to a holding area while the affected space is dried and returned to normal.

Weighted vacuums are brought in to vacuum up moisture contained in carpeting and under padding. Manual vacuums are used to remove moisture in difficult to reach areas. Flood cuts may be needed to access moisture in wall cavities. Air movers are deployed to blow dry air into cavities and across moisture-laden flooring.

Dehumidifiers are strategically deployed to absorb moisture from the air blown by large fans across wet flooring and walls. SERVPRO may seal a building to prevent moist air from entering from outdoors. We use a variety of moisture sensors to confirm there are no moisture hotspots that could cause problems such as a mold infestation later.

SERVPRO customizes every response to meet local conditions, the amount of damage, and the needs of the client. We work with insurance companies to provide detailed documentation of all activities, damaged contents, and maintain a record of the location of every item held in staging areas.

Call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Monument, Palmer Lake, Gleneagle, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Protect Yourself from a Enteroviruses

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

germs up close Germs are everywhere and can be hard to remove without the right equipment!

With the rising number of cases of enteroviruses in our area, it is important to know what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your place of business.

Individuals affected with a mild strain typically only need treatment for symptoms. However, some illnesses caused by EV-A71, EV-D68, and Norovirus (GII) can be severe enough to require hospitalization.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been monitoring this situation closely since the Spring of this year.

While investigating the outbreaks, the CDC has issued alerts to health care providers on how to test for the viruses and enhance child protection, as children and the elderly are more susceptible.

Here are a few of the symptoms when it comes to enteroviruses:


  • Complications of acute flaccid myelitis.


  • Severe symptoms such as sudden weakness in arms and legs, trouble breathing, unsteady walking, severe headache, stiff neck or seizures.


  • Dizziness, wobbliness, or abnormal, jerking movements that are worse at night.


  •  Fever along with any other concerning symptoms.


  • Parents and/or guardians should contact a health care provider if they or their children have any of these listed symptoms.


To help protect yourself from enteroviruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. (Dial Soap is amazing)


  •  Be especially careful to wash your hands after using the bathroom and/or changing diapers.


  • Avoid contact with people who are sick, and do not share cups or eat after someone.


  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.


  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth especially if you have not washed your hands.


  • Stay home when you’re sick and keep your child home from school or daycare for 24 hours after fever ends.


  • Pay attention to drooling or if they have mouth sores.


The EPA has specific protocols to treat for various enteroviruses. If you suspect any contaminants are present in your home or business, it is vital to have it professionally disinfected with specialty products and application equipment.


According to the CDC website, Colorado has had previous outbreaks of less-common enteroviruses.

In 2014, enterovirus D68 caused an outbreak of respiratory illness in Colorado children and was associated with 11 cases of acute flaccid myelitis.

In 2003 and 2005, enterovirus A71 caused outbreaks similar to what Colorado is experiencing now, with eight cases of central nervous system infections occurring in each of those years.

if you're seeking more information or think you're having an enterovirus issue in your home/workplace be sure to give us a call!

Why We Are The Leader In Colorado Springs

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment suctioning out water damage in a kitchen floor Hidden moisture entered through the cracks in the floor and we used our equipment to suction out the water damage.

SERVPRO of Colorado Springs: We are Committed to Water Cleanup and Mountain Fresh Air

The epicenter of the U.S. Olympics has long been Colorado Springs because of our spectacular mountains, fresh air, clean water, and a community that appreciates their surroundings. Most of us live active lifestyles and love spending time outdoors. Outside, we may think about the air we breathe. But what about the air inside our homes? In the Wintertime, we often spend more time indoors. When it gets really cold, and when pipes freeze and break, there is an increase in the chance of contamination to floors, furniture, walls, ceilings, and air in a home. 

Water cleanup in Colorado Springs is not something you plan on happening in the Wintertime. The 30-year average of winter temperature though is 31.5 degrees. It does get colder! Things freeze, things thaw, and in between means the chance for residential plumbing to fail. Indoor water damage and how it can affect the interior of a house is not typically top of mind when pipes burst because you are more concerned about getting things back to how they were before. 

Whether you come home to a puddle in your kitchen or 10 inches of water damage in your basement, you can count on SERVPRO to handle any cleanup and restoration with the utmost care. Once onsite, we take immediate steps to remove the water using detection devices, extraction machines, air movers, and dehumidification equipment. Having the right equipment is part of the process. We also take steps to control the spread of water damage and monitor the air quality and humidity levels of your home. We pay close attention to indoor air properties such as temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point. 

The presence of water promotes and sustains microbial growth, the primary steps in mitigation are removing moisture by drying the environment and reducing humidity levels and removing contaminated materials. Experts recommend water cleanup companies consider that the occupants of a water-damaged structure can be exposed to health hazards including poor air quality. Within the affected area, an air filtration device is used to blow air outside your home to control all the airflow in the area. Now “clean air” can come into the affected area, but “contaminated air” cannot go into the unaffected air. 

Identifying and restoring damage to your home is something we do best at SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes. When the unexpected happens, contact us at (719) 434-4626. We are faster to any disaster getting you back in your home and on your way to a cozy winter day by the fire or an active day on the slopes.

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When Moisture Damages Your Hard Flooring in Colorado Springs

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

water pooling on concrete floor Did you know that water can damage concrete and other flooring materials? Let us handle the water removal and keep your feet on solid footing!

How Moisture Affects Hard Flooring In Your Colorado Springs Home 

It isn’t hard to understand how important it is to get water out of your Colorado Springs home as fast as possible after a flood. However, if you call for help and waters have a chance to recede, you need access to a company that can find our where the water went and understands how to get it out.  

Having access to a qualified restoration company in Colorado Springs to handle water removal in your home can give you a better chance of recovering. We have all of the latest detection, removal, drying, and dehumidification equipment, along with certified technicians who have years of experience performing the services you need. 

SERVPRO technicians can help you determine which way to go, reduce the losses you experience, and make a rather significant difference in the quality of your home after a flood occurs. We understand how water can make painted concrete flake or blister, releasing lead-based paint particles, a hazardous waste. 

Since concrete floors are porous, water can wick-up, leaving chalk-like calcium deposits on the surface. Our removal, restoration, and remediation technicians have the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which allows us to take specific actions to remove these deposits. However, if a continuous leak exists, the deposits may return. 

With our infrared moisture detectors, we can locate the source of the problem, eliminating issues for good. Dirt or surface films on concrete often support microbial growth. SERVPRO uses HEPA vacuums along with EPA-registered disinfectants to clean the area and regain control over existing microbes. 

Water damage affects resilient tiles such as asphalt differently while it maintains a good bond with concrete after water damage occurs; white or gray areas can occur. The whitening happens due to the separation of the sealer wax or finishes used on the floor itself. However, these areas respond well to cleaning methods used by SERVPRO cleaning technicians. 

Vinyl tile is not as durable, often coming loose after mass flooding. Water movement that makes its way through your concrete forces vinyl tiles to separate. These tiles can cost more to clean than to replace than other tile options, making replacement the better option. Ceramic tile is an entirely different animal. 

Give SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes a call for additional information about water removal in your home, today. (719) 434-4626 

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Take a look into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Opening 2020

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

outside view of Olympic museum under construction A look at the Olympic Museum from outside.

If you've ever visited Colorado Springs, CO you'll see a strong presence of Olympic athletes and training centers, along with various tours to the general public.

Coming in 2020 will be a brand new Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. The $90 million project is taking shape in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.
Our Marketing team was invited to a private viewing of the progress on the building now that it has reached a halfway point.

The building has lots of amazing flowing architect that is designed to resemble the flowing movement of an athlete in motion.

This world-class attraction seeks to showcase the entire journey of the Olympics from birth in the ancient era to current Team USA hopefuls living and training in Colorado Springs every day.

Officials broke ground on the project early last June 2017 at the intersection of Sierra Madre Street and Vermijo Avenue, on the west side of downtown.

The Museum will feature interactive displays and exhibits about Olympic and Paralympic athletes and events, according to officials no guest will have the same museum twice.

not only will the museum have an amazing digital experience to showcase all the history but it will also include a theater, gift shop, cafe broadcast studio and a walkway over railroad tracks that would link the museum with America the Beautiful Park.

We Are Available Day Or Night To Restore Your Colorado Springs Home After A Flood

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

A home with trees down in the front from winds in a storm Wind storms can create havoc on a roof requiring immediate attention. SERVPRO techs can mitigate the damages with our state of the art equipment.

Torrential Storms that cause Flooding Leave Colorado Springs Homes in Need of Flood Removal and Debris Cleanup

The weather can play tricks on us in Colorado Springs. Thunderstorms bringing large amounts of rain to our city can overflow creeks and cause underpasses to fill with water. The same can happen in residential areas and leave homes full of murky water. Along with the water, debris also flows inside, creating a dangerous mess full of risks to the house's residents.

Houses and businesses overtaken by such devastating storms in Colorado Springs need fast flood removal and extraction services. SERVPRO professionals take the time to discuss with you how we remove the water, and what comes next. 

We use submersible pumps attached to our pump truck to steadily extract the water from your home's interior. We recommend not entering your house while it remains flooded because of the high probability of sharp debris, pathogens, and electrical hazards. When we enter, we wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including waders, high boots, full body suits, heavy gloves, and respiratory masks. 

Removing the water leaves us with silt, and buckets-full of it, as well. We use shovels to clear your floors of this sediment, filling bucket after bucket. Other members of our crew pull out larger pieces of debris, either from your home or from outside. Floodwaters indiscriminately push everything with it, and many pieces of garbage and other waste can end up inside.

Our building crew helps with many aspects of helping our customers recover after flood damage. This includes restoring salvageable furniture. While pieces with particle board either require us to dispose of them or extensive repair work, many pieces can survive a flood if we wipe them down and remove any condensation. We almost always recommend replacing some pieces, like mattresses, to keep your family from experiencing unwanted health effects.

Drying things out in your home after we remove contaminated carpets, drywall, and other components happens fairly swiftly because of the reduced moisture in the home. These porous materials can retain large amounts of water. When we remove them, we do so in small amounts at a time because the water makes these materials much heavier than before the flood.

The associated problems caused by flooding in your home do not go unnoticed by our professionals. We can help your family recover in many ways, including giving you information about resources in our local communities.

Residents living in Monument and near Palmer Lake trust SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes to handle the devastation caused by damaging weather like flooding and storms. Our emergency number, (719) 434-4626, is always available, day or night, where someone can take your call and get things started in a positive direction for you and your family.

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Why SERVPRO Can Dry Your Water Damaged Colorado Springs Home Effectively

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

Men and women in a classroom looking at a projection about water damage. SERVPRO trains for every situation, call us for your Colorado springs water damage.

We can handle your water damage in your Colorado Springs home properly.

A water leak can happen in your home at any time. For instance, a pipe can blow out of the fitting and cause water damage. To prevent further losses, it is crucial to hire competent professionals to clean up the mess and dry the affected areas. 

Restoring your Colorado Spring home after water damage is an involved process that requires special protective measures, certain engineering controls to protect you and your home and specialized equipment as well as testing capabilities. SERVPRO’s technicians can help you restore your property to preloss condition. Once a water leak begins, many structures and contents in your home are at risk. Some risks include:

    • The flooring might warp, discolor or become dislodged as water penetrates it. 
    • Drywall can act as a wick, and water that reaches the lower part of walls can soon migrate higher.    
    • Damp insulation can become matted and lose its effectiveness. 
    • Electric equipment submerged in water may pose electrocution hazards.
    • Structural sheathing can degrade.

Determining what is damp after a water intrusion incident is a crucial part of the restoration job. Overlooking areas of moisture can cause bacteria and mold to grow. Water can flow down inside wall cavities. With the widespread use of building materials like engineered wood, drywall and vinyl wall coverings in modern homes, moisture can get trapped and provide a conducive environment for mold infestation. The moisture can remain undetected unless stains and odor problems occur. Our SERVPRO technicians can use sophisticated equipment to detect and locate wet materials before the drying process starts. We can use moisture meters and infrared cameras to find hidden moisture in drywall, wood and other structural materials. 

Our technicians hold certifications such as Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and can, therefore, perform a sufficient restoration. We use specialized equipment to remove excess water from a home and dry hardwood floors, ceilings, walls, and beneath cabinetry and countertops. This equipment includes:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers

Our training in psychometrics (the study of air and its properties) enables us to dry damp materials effectively. Our technicians measure the thermodynamic properties of humidity, temperature, dew point, and vapor pressure to evaluate air conditions and determine the conditions are conducive for drying damp materials. If the conditions are not favorable, we can intervene to expedite the drying process and prevent damage to materials. Our crew can manipulate humidity levels and temperature to produce optimal drying conditions without causing secondary damage to affected materials. We also monitor and document the drying process to ensure that optimal drying standards are met. 

If you have a water loss emergency in your home, call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626. We are available around the clock and can handle the damage to make it “Like it never even happened.” 

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What Is Flood Damage Remediation in Colorado Springs and How Does It Work?

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

burst copper pipe with water flowing from it Pipes can certainly burst when the weather gets colder. Contact SERVPRO when you see evidence of flooding in your home. We are available 24/7.

Flood Damage Experts in Colorado Springs Define What 'Clean' Means

The fall season is officially arrived in the Colorado Springs region, which means that before you know it, outdoor temperatures will begin to drop drastically. Every year when temperatures start to drop below freezing, several homeowners suffer from flood damage due to their water pipes freezing. When the water inside the piping that makes up your house's plumbing system freezes, it expands. This liquid expanding can often cause your water pipes to burst.

Once a pipe bursts, it is only a matter of time before your Colorado Springs home suffers flood damage. Even a small break in your plumbing system can cause hundreds of gallons of H2O to flood the interior of your residence. Once things get wet inside any building, the moisture can cause a large number of problems with your structural components and contents. When items such as your drywall and carpets get saturated, they can lose their structural integrity which can force us to have to remove and replace them. If organic substances retain moisture for longer than 48 hours fungi can develop, and if not treated quickly, the contamination can spread to other areas that were originally unaffected.

Whenever our SERVPRO team mitigates moisture-related issues, we strive towards preventing secondary problems such as elevated indoor humidity levels and mold growth. To accomplish this, we implement procedures including extraction and applied structural drying or ASD. Removing all moisture present inside your home can both help prevent secondary damage from occurring as well as reduce the number of items we have to remove and replace.

After moisture levels inside your structure return to what they were before the pipe break through our extraction and ASD procedures, our SERVPRO technicians take further steps to return your home to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened." The final cleaning procedure is normally the last step we take when completing a project, and it often includes carpet cleaning.

When cleaning carpets, there are several definitions that describe the word "clean." For example, once the carpets have been shampooed, they should both look and smell clean. There should be no visible soiling or stains, and the carpets should give off a pleasant aroma.

The carpets should also feel clean and be soft and smooth and not sticky or matted. The carpeting should also stay clean after being shampooed, meaning that the fibers do not easily attract soils.

Any final cleaning process should make your home feel sanitized. For the best overall outcome in your restoration project call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at  (719) 434-4626 24/7.

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Why You Should Call Our Experts After A Flood In Your Colorado Springs Home

9/21/2019 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water Call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why SERVPRO's Experience is Invaluable after Flood Damage Affects Your Colorado Springs Home

When a flooding incident affects your home in Colorado Springs, you have a lot to worry about including how to clean up, rebuild areas torn down for restoration and sanitize the property to remove contaminants and microbial agents. Calling a professional restorer such as SERVPRO can alleviate all your worries because the experience we have dealing with such incidents helps in many ways.

Preparedness to Deal with Any Loss
Incidents of flood damage in Colorado Springs ruin properties in different ways. Even similar properties affected by the same flooding incident can have different outcomes in terms of the damages. Issues like compromised structural integrity, electrical hazards, and contamination issues such as sewage backup are likely. Our SERVPRO technicians undertake comprehensive training on how to address any outcome of flooding. We also handle several incidents in our line of work, so we have practical skills.

Choosing the Right Tools
Just like the problems, the tools that can be used to solve them are equally many. Although having a variety is good, it can present problems when choosing what to use. In a loss environment like the aftermath of a flood, time is a luxury, so there is no opportunity to try different types of equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians use restoration equipment regularly, so we know which ones suit particular tasks. For example, we can tell when 2500psi cleaning force of a power washer is necessary, and when 50psi of an electric sprayer can suffice.

Handling Logistics
Dealing with flooding incidents requires a coordinated effort. Some issues that can cause delays if not well handled include cluttered contents in affected areas and placing all restoration equipment at the worksite immediately. Through experience, our SERVPRO technicians have gained skills on how best to handle such issues. For example, we move contents to unaffected areas within the house or move them out to external storage. We also bring simple tools such as hand trucks, which ease movement of heavy items.  The pieces of equipment we use for restoration remain in our trucks on site, but we only place what is necessary at the job site to avoid clutter.

With guidance from an experienced hand, dealing with flooding is easier. Call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Discuss The Key Factors For Drying Your Colorado Springs Commercial Property

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

office flooded with floating chair and accessories “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage Teams In Colorado Springs Discuss The Key Factors For Drying

If one day you happen to start work at your office complex in Colorado Springs and you notice an indoor flooding situation, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our water restoration technicians or WRTs have experience in dealing with many different types of commercial water damage situations. When our experts first arrive at your property, we find the source of the problems and take steps to stop the leak.

Once the water has stopped entering your building, our WRTs at SERVPRO start the restoration process by extracting all of the liquid H2O as possible. The next step in mitigating commercial water damage in Colorado Springs is the applied structural drying or ASD phase. Whenever implementing ASD, we set up a combination of dehumidifiers and air movers to create an environment that speeds up the natural drying and evaporation process. When drying out a structure, our WRTs use the following key factors for drying.

1. Temperature
Drying occurs best when rooms are heated to a temperature between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The warmer the air means the more moisture it will hold meaning that more water will evaporate from wet surfaces when the temperature is higher. If indoor heating is not an option, we can bring in a portable heater to increase your indoor temperature during the drying process.

2. Amount Of Water To Be Evaporated
Since a liquid is easier to remove than gas, the more water we remove during the extraction phase, the less we will have to remove when drying. We always spend extra time extracting because it reduces the time it takes for things to dry. For example, if we are removing your carpet pad, we can extract it first before we put it into a trash bag and dispose of it.

3. Humidity
Relative humidity (RH) is the amount of moisture the air currently is holding at a given temperature. If the RH inside your home is higher than 60%, the drying process will be significantly slower. Implementing dehumidifiers is the best way to reduce your indoor RH levels.

4. Air Movement
The circulation of air is crucial during the ASD stage. Blowing out damp air and replacing it with dry air will help speed up the natural drying process.

If your office complex in Gleneagle, Monument, or Palmer Lake ever suffers from a pipe break call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626 so that we can quickly restore your commercial property to the way it was before “Like it never even happened.”

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