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Colorado Springs Smelly Fire Residue? Try Calling SERVPRO for Improved Indoor Air Quality

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Colorado Springs Smelly Fire Residue? Try Calling SERVPRO for Improved Indoor Air Quality Smoke Stains and Odors in Colorado Springs Eternal--Until SERVPRO Cleans Up

SERVPRO - Eliminating Fire Damage Odors In Colorado Springs Homes

Colorado Springs residential fires rarely destroy the entire structure, wildfires notwithstanding. Most of the damage happens when smoke and soot particles settle on surfaces, damaging them with residues and leaving odors that can be very difficult to remove.
Odors can be the most challenging part of fire damage to eliminate in Colorado Springs homes. SERVPRO technicians receive specific training on the best equipment and methods needed to remove, replace, and neutralize malodors. There are five items in our equipment inventory that our technicians use to eliminate odors and return homes to their clean, pre-fire condition.
Ventilation or Exhaust Fans – These are the commercial version of a box fan. Restoration team members set them up at entry and exit points to pull the interior air outside, along with any odors. Since they can generate 3000 to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute, setting several up inside the home also helps to displace wet air and speed up drying.
Electric Pressure Sprayers – Team members use these devices to generate a 50 psi spray of deodorizing agents. The high pressure helps force the chemical across and into surfaces with very strong odors, breaking up the residues. These devices also work well to clean heavy stains from carpets and upholstered furniture.
Injectors – For smaller, odor-producing stains, SERVPRO technicians use these machines to insert a deodorizing agent directly into them. They also use them on very tough stains that resist other cleaning methods to prevent removing and disposing of upholstered furniture and carpets.
Ozone Generators – Some odors can penetrate very deeply into some surfaces, making them almost impossible to remove. For odor particles which go that deep; technicians use ozone generators to create a gas of altered oxygen molecules to pursue them. These molecules can penetrate as deeply as the odor particles, react with them, and eliminate them. Ozone gas also leaves no residue. However, it has limited use because the premises must be vacated during use and for several hours after.

Hydroxyl Generators utilize UV lightwaves to break down water vapor into a free Hydrogen radical which then combines with malodorous molecules to chemically alter them and eliminate the foul odors. This device is safe for use, even during the cleanup stages of the service.
The goal for SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes is to clean and deodorize every home, returning them to a clean, odor-free condition. If you have any lingering odors in your residence, call us today at (719) 434-4626 to schedule an inspection and get a free estimate. We are here for you.

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For The Best Water Cleanup Services In Colorado Springs, You Need To Contact The Team At SERVPRO

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage For The Best Water Cleanup Services In Colorado Springs, You Need To Contact The Team At SERVPRO The high humidity in the surrounding areas may create conditions that favor mold growth in such areas.

Industry Proven Water Cleanup Services To Restore Your Colorado Springs Property

Water cleanup is part of the work that we perform to return your home to its earlier condition after experiencing a water event. Before the process of cleaning your house starts, we have to prepare the floors, move furniture and remove floor coverings. Failure to act immediately may make the floor to start distorting, and sponge-like items such as carpets may delaminate. When offering such services in Colorado Springs, we uniquely treat each case.

During water cleanup in your Colorado Springs home, we may come across floors which did not come into contact with the water. Even when that is the case, the high humidity in the surrounding areas may create conditions that favor mold growth in such areas. If the building has wooden board floors, our SERVPRO technicians may use a vacuum-sander to sand the floor with the aim of preventing mold spores and dust dispersal. We use disinfectants to clean the subfloor and dry it quickly. Afterward, we perform HEPA vacuuming to collect any settling dust.

Chances of restoring carpets that have been soaked with water for over 24 hours are minimal. We throw out carpets and pads that are contaminated with sewage water. Carpets that have a musty odor may indicate that mold has started to grow and discarding them off is necessary. To reduce fading and shrinking in restorable carpets, our SERVPRO technicians use specialized procedures.

When cleaning your property after the water event, we check whether there is some wetness around the baseboards and moldings. These structures can easily trap water and removing them may be a good solution, and we do this depending on the level of the water line. By using a moisture meter, we can determine how far the water has traveled in the wall. We use a detergent that has antimicrobial properties to clean inside the floor and wall cavities.

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes takes your commercial and residential needs seriously by offering 24 hours emergency services. You can request help online or call us at (719) 434-4626 to get industry proven restoration services.

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The Importance of Disaster Planning for Businesses

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Importance of Disaster Planning for Businesses Lost Business Chart

Generally, when we talk about business disaster preparedness, most of the time we discuss the potential damage future events will have on buildings, equipment, staff, and other business assets and operations. Evaluating what may happen and the impact on future business is an exercise in risk management.  It requires a significant time commitment, but the payback in terms of benefits to the business are clear and valuable.

Perhaps even more important than identifying risks is the planning process that follows which outlines how your organization will respond to possible disruptive events.

SERVPRO offers free disaster planning assistance to business owners, property managers, and facility managers.  Our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) contains critical information such as building plans, documentation of utility shutoffs, key personnel, and insurance information.

If you are interested in this type of planning assistance, please contact our office.

Want a Viable Business in Colorado Springs? Simple--Call SERVPRO for Water-Loss Help

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Want a Viable Business in Colorado Springs? Simple--Call SERVPRO for Water-Loss Help From Bowling Alleys to Boutiques in Colorado Springs, Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Water Loss Help

How Colorado Businesses can Benefit from Commercial Water Cleanup Services

In the public service industry, minor hiccups can cause significant losses in revenue. Hygiene standards dictate that even relatively benign leaks or water buildup can cause a close of business until the situation is rectified. These short-term closures affect the staff and customers. They need to be resolved quickly, which is when professional restoration services come in handy.

Businesses dealing with commercial water damage in Colorado Springs rely on local services for rapid restoration works. SERVPRO can dispatch a cleanup team to your location as soon as we receive your call. Each unit is built from expertly trained technicians and led by a project manager for large-loss events who can communicate with you directly every step of the way.

Mitigating loss improves revenues in the long run not to mention reducing the likelihood of recurring problems like mold or mildew growth. Using advanced extraction wands our team can clear away moisture from even the tightest spots. For larger-scale issues with water, we can bring in truck-mounted pumps alongside industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums.

Removing water helps SERVPRO to mitigate against permanent damage to your structure and contents. Once visible signs of water are gone we can begin to guard against secondary water damage. We achieve this using a combination of rapid air-movers and dehumidifiers working in tandem. The air-movers evaporate moisture into the air while dehumidifiers remove the evaporated moisture. Doing so is crucial to prevent mold spores from finding the conditions that allow them to thrive.

Our final consideration is your indoor air-quality. After a spill or leak, odors can remain behind creating an unpleasant working environment for your staff and customers. We can employ ozone generators that use 03 gas to eliminate odor and toxins although, we may need you to vacate the property during and after use. Foggers that use non-harmful chemicals to neutralize odor particles are ideal for businesses that serve food or drinks and are readily available to SERVPRO technicians.

We are a localized restoration service that gets the job done, quickly and efficiently. Call SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes today at (719) 434-4626 to book a service.

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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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