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After A Fire Has Destroyed Your Home In Colorado Springs, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO!

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire Has Destroyed Your Home In Colorado Springs, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO! If you need our services, call (719) 434-4626 today to set up a visit from one of our inspectors.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration For Colorado Springs Homes

In many Colorado Springs house fires, the majority of the restoration costs come from the residues left by smoke and soot when the fire is extinguished and affected items eventually cool. Where fires burn longer and very hot, there is more loss of personal and structural property.

To determine what tools, cleaners, and methods to use for restoring Colorado Springs homes after fire damage, SERVPRO restoration teams breakdown the effects into three categories. They base their decision on fire temperature, speed, and what was consumed or otherwise affected.

Minor cleaning and restoration is needed where the fire burned for only a short time, and smoke or soot residues are limited to only part of the home. Books, magazines, and other paper items are usually the only items that require disposal and replacement. Specialists wipe residues off surfaces with dry sponges and perhaps only water or a mild cleaner for thicker residue layers.

Medium cleaning and restoration is needed when the fire burns for a longer time and at higher temperatures, which physically damage more property and deposit thicker residue layers. Nearly all cleaning requires a stronger agent to break up layers, but SERVPRO team members can clean, restore, and even make minor repairs to most personal and structural property at home. Here, odors in the residues also require special cleaning agents to neutralize them, while other items directly affected by heat and flames require removal.

Major cleaning, restoration, and removal efforts are needed when the fire itself spreads through much of the home. The heat and open flames cause excessive physical damage to the home and personal property which means more requires disposal and replacement. Our offices work with the homeowner and his insurance agent to ensure everything is properly notated to ensure full payment.

In this category, many personal items may require cleaning and deodorizing methods like immersion. Accomplishing these tasks means transporting the property to our office or another location. If there is structural damage to the doors, windows, or roof, our specialists secure them with plywood sheets or tarps to prevent weather damage, animal intrusion, and trespassing after removing damaged property like furniture and wall panels.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes is to return residents to their homes as quickly as they are safe for occupation. If you need our services, call (719) 434-4626 today to set up a visit from one of our inspectors.

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All Your Mold Damage Issues Will Be Taken Care Of By Our Team Of Experts In Colorado Springs

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation All Your Mold Damage Issues Will Be Taken Care Of By Our Team Of Experts In Colorado Springs Just give us a call at (719) 434-4626 when you find an issue so we can have your property back to pre-damage.

Mold Damage Remediation For Your Colorado Springs Basement

If your basement in Colorado Springs smells musty, you do not need an air quality test to tell you there is mold growing somewhere in your moist and dark cellar. It is helpful to understand why mold grows in the first place to be able to help prevent it the next time. It is not something that you want in your home on a regular basis, as it can cause health effects.

When you do find mold and mold damage in your Colorado Springs home, you want help getting it cleaned up right away. SERVPRO is a professional remediation company who has the experience and training you want when you need assistance cleaning mold from your home. Do not try to clean the infestation yourself, as household cleaners are not strong enough for mold.

Our goal is to clean the mold from your basement and to stop the moisture issue that caused the mold infestation in the first place. Before the mold can be removed, we must contain it so that while we are cleaning, we do not spread the mold to other parts of your home. Then we begin removing the mold with different methods depending on the surface the mold is on. Non-porous materials can generally be HEPA vacuumed, and damp wiped, while some non-porous materials will have to be replaced altogether.

In your basement, one cause of mold can be poor drainage. A functioning downspout and gutter system are needed to move rainwater away from the foundation of your home. You should have a minimum of a six-foot downspout extension to get the water far enough away from your home. A slope or grade close to the foundation of your home is also essential. Any water, such as from a lawn sprinkler or rainwater, or even water used to wash your car, can accumulate close to your home’s foundation and make its way down into your basement.

Leaky pipes can also cause mold. A slow drip that is feeding the growth of mold and releasing moisture into the air can make your basement an unhealthy place to be. Warmth is also a significant cause of mold. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about this. Most homes have their water heater and furnace in the cellar or basement. These items put out heat, which can provide one of the three elements that mold needs to grow.

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes can help you clean your home in Monument, Gleneagle, or Palmer Lake of mold anytime you need. Just give us a call at (719) 434-4626 when you find an issue so we can have your property back to pre-damage.

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Don't Panic! We Can Restore Your Colorado Springs Retail Store Back To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster!

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Panic! We Can Restore Your Colorado Springs Retail Store Back To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster! When your retail store requires professional remediation, contact SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626.

Putting Colorado Springs Retail Stores Back In Business After Commercial Water Damage

Excess water can become a health and safety concern for a retail store manager prompting temporary closure and with it a loss of revenue. Damages can be widespread especially where fabrics, upholstery or carpeting is concerned. A fast, efficient service can pay dividends in the long run and be more thorough than your in-house janitorial staff. Choosing a local company with a national reputation can help get your retail store back to business.

The primary concern when dealing with commercial water damage in Colorado Springs' retail stores is mitigating loss. Water often contains bacteria that can produce unpleasant odors or even increase the risk of mold damage. As a retail store manager, your needs are likely to be thorough cleaning, drying and odor control after a water spill.

SERVPRO uses IICRC certificate holders with training in both odor control and water cleanup. For smaller stores, we can bring in portable extraction units that can dry difficult to reach areas. In some cases, water may seep into wall cavities underneath fittings or damage your subfloor. By using the latest injectidry systems, we can ensure that residual moisture is thoroughly dried preventing unpleasant odors or mold from remaining after the service is complete.

Usually, once a property is dry, odors that come with water dissipate but not in all cases. Our odor control technicians are trained to both find the source of odor as well as decide the best way to remediate it. SERVPRO can use water or chemical-based foggers to neutralize odor particles. Where there are severe odors, we can lay pellets to help remove the smell and make the damage “Like it never even happened.” For large commercial retail stores Ozone generators can be deployed although, due to their harmful nature, we use this equipment sparingly.

SERVPRO respects your business and promises to send a highly-trained team of technicians to your property immediately upon notification of loss. If you have special requirements due to the nature of the building you can communicate them directly with a project manager at any time during the service. We operate our call-lines 24-hours a day because we know that damages do not happen in business hours.

When your retail store requires professional remediation, contact SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes at (719) 434-4626.

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Why it is Important to Remediate Water Damage Quickly in Colorado Springs

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why it is Important to Remediate Water Damage Quickly in Colorado Springs SERVPRO has the equipment necessary to quickly remove water from your home.

Why SERVPRO Reacts So Quickly to Calls Requesting Help with Water Damage in Colorado Springs

Our motto, Faster To Any Size Disaster, means we not only arrive more quickly but that we also start working faster on any homes in Colorado Springs that need restoration work. Our assessments remain thorough because our teamwork means the information-gathering period concludes earlier.  

Why else do SERVPRO teams start sooner when a house in Colorado Springs suffers from signs of water damage? Because we want to prevent the spread and worsening of water damage. Protecting otherwise undamaged areas of your home that might succumb to invasive or lost water means a lot to us. We want to help save our customers from spending for repairs that preventative work can eliminate.  

The quicker we respond to your home's emergency, the less damage can happen, because water spreads from one material to another and travels from one area of your house to other areas unhindered. Once water damaged areas show signs, it becomes more difficult to restore these areas. Visible damage often calls for more extensive restoration efforts or complete replacement of the area involved. Some damage can appear as newly created risks in the home.

 When your ceiling sags down for seemingly no reason, we check to ensure that hidden water, trapped in the area above the ceiling, does not exist. Because water weighs so much, it only takes a small amount from a leaky roof or a dripping pipe in an upstairs bathroom to collect water in a ceiling downstairs. While this water might eventually evaporate and end up elsewhere, the situation can also take a turn for the worse. Our team understands that such situations need mitigation to make the area safe again.  

Water damage can take other forms, of course, and affect almost any material inside your home which includes your personal belongings, keepsakes and mementos, furniture, and anything else under your roof. SERVPRO specialists use their skills to put a stop to water damage and make things whole again. Moving forward is an incredible necessity of life, and we help you and your family do this.  

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes is ready every minute of every hour, year-round, to help get you through the crisis of both old and new water damage. Serving Gleneagle, Monument, and the Palmer Lake area, we are located nearby, ensuring a fast response when you need us the most. Your first step involves a quick call to us at (719) 434-4626, and we can do the rest.

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Use Our Certified SERVPRO Colorado Springs Technicians to Remediate a Water Damage Situation on Your Property

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Use Our Certified SERVPRO Colorado Springs Technicians to Remediate a Water Damage Situation on Your Property Water damage in your basement needs to be addressed immediately before you are facing a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO for services.

Water Removal Services for Your Colorado Springs Home

If water has collected in the basement of your Colorado Springs home, you need to fix the issue right away. The longer the water is allowed to sit, the more damage it does to flooring, furnishings, any stored items, and the structure itself. The best solution is to seek professional help right away.
 
When you need water removal services in Colorado Springs for your home, turning to SERVPRO and our trained staff is the right choice to make. We have the knowledge and the equipment to dry your home back out as quickly as possible to avoid further damage being done.
 
One of the most destructive forces on the earth, water can create plenty of damage when it is flooding into your home. However, the real destruction occurs when the water collects and then sits for any length of time. Drywall and paint get gummy and start to dissolve. Flooring materials can warp and weather. Wood begins rotting, and mold growth can break out anywhere around or in the site of the flood. Getting the water removed right away is the first and most urgent concern of our SERVPRO techs.
 
Before beginning, all gas and electricity are turned off. Even if you do not have damaged utilities, it is a good idea to do this for precaution. Working in an area that is free of gas and electricity prevents any accidental injuries. Opening the windows in the basement and throughout your home helps to reduce the moisture levels and any odors that may occur.
 
Once all the standing water is removed with special, truck-mounted pumps, we need to start drying the area back out. If it is not thoroughly dried, you risk mold growth and damage from the extra humidity. We may also need to remove any materials and possessions which were too severely damaged to be restored. Industrial fans and dehumidifiers are used to speed up the process of drying and monitored daily to ensure the optimal drying time.
 
SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes works fast to dry your home in Monument, Gleneagle, or Palmer Lake back out after your basement floods for any reason. Call us at (719) 434-4626 so we can come to your rescue and stop additional damage from occurring.

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SERVPRO Says--Hey Colorado Springs Homeowners, Make Sure Your Plumbing is Protected from Freezing

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Says--Hey Colorado Springs Homeowners, Make Sure Your Plumbing is Protected from Freezing SERVPRO Says Protect Your Colorado Springs Home from Frozen Pipes

Ensuring Pipes Are Insulated in Your Colorado Springs Home

As the winter surrounds the Colorado Springs homes and properties, appreciating the effectiveness of insulation is more critical than ever. While this plays a significant role in keeping water moving throughout indoor plumbing, many homeowners fail to visually inspect exposed pipes throughout their property for wear, missing portions, or degradation. Without the full measure of insulation, steep temperature drops can wreak havoc on the internal plumbing of your property.

So how bad are frozen pipes for your Colorado Springs residence? The answer depends both on the severity of the frozen area and the age or construction of the plumbing network. The older that the system is, the more likely it is that the pipes would break or split as a result of frozen portions of line and the building up of pressure behind the dammed section.

When pipes burst as a result of freezing, you want to know that you have trained and certified professional restorers available to help you clean up the mess and return your home to its original condition, which includes reconstruction and plumbing repair. Our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 to help every customer with whatever emergency threatens their property with the full measure of our resources and a crew of highly trained specialists.

We can also help the situation by limiting the demolition of certain areas in your home to locate the line break and problem areas through the use of our advanced technology like thermal imagery cameras and leak detection audio equipment. These devices can help to identify where our SERVPRO professionals should install the drying equipment like our LGR dehumidifiers and high-powered air movers, but also identify where the rupture is in the line so that we can remove smaller portions of drywall material to access the point requiring repair.

Frozen pipes can present a serious concern for area residents as winter worsens. The best thing that you can do is to visually inspect the pipes that you can throughout your home to ensure that they have gotten wrapped with insulation material at every point. If a pipe breaks or springs a leak, you can always reach our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes trained professionals 24/7 at (719) 434-4626.

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Why SERVPRO is the Top Choice for Mold Remediation in Colorado Springs

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO is the Top Choice for Mold Remediation in Colorado Springs Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold infestation.

SERVPRO Stays On the Cutting Edge of Technology To Fight Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

With the aid of cutting-edge technology, SERVPRO can help homeowners in Colorado Springs deal with mold damage better than ever before. Thanks to ongoing research conducted on a national level across hundreds of our franchises in the United States, our fungal treatments are faster and more effective now than they were even a few short years ago. When you call us to your home for help treating a mold issue, you can expect these recently developed tools to be a part of the job.

Moisture Detection Technology

In years past, our initial inspectors would approach mold damage in Colorado City homes without any idea of where moisture levels might be elevated and how far the damage could extend. They would take samples all around the home, analyze them, and often still come up with an imperfect estimation of how far the fungus has spread. With recent advances in moisture technology, we can now equip them with thermohygrometers and infrared scanning devices to identify pockets of moisture through walls and behind objects. Thanks to these handheld devices, we can get an idea of the work ahead of us faster and more accurately than ever before.

Sanitization

We always take safety precautions when working around mold spores because they can cause health effects without the correct personal protective equipment. To make the entire process safer, we have developed several treatments explicitly designed to kill off mold spores that grow in American homes. These may include large UV ray projectors that bake away any living spores, special anti-fungal cleaning agents, and smaller solutions for isolated patches and personal hygiene.

Mold-Resistant Finishes

We now offer mold-resistant paints and finishes for many materials in your home. To help prevent the problem from coming back and keep your home protected against future incidents, ask one of our representatives about incorporating one of these finishes into the damage restoration process.

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes brings advanced mold remediation solutions to your home when you need them most. Call us 24/7 at (719) 434-4626.

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If You Discover Mold Growing On Any Wood Surface In Your Colorado Springs Home Call Our Team!

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation If You Discover Mold Growing On Any Wood Surface In Your Colorado Springs Home Call Our Team! When there is mold damage in your home, our professionals must react quickly to preserve these materials before the colony does irreparable damage.

How We Remove Mold From Wood In Your Colorado Springs Home

With some materials in your Colorado Springs home, it is easier to remove them when they become damaged and replace them with new materials rather than work to restore them. With instances like mold growth throughout your property, certain materials are worth working to preserve as replacing them could be costlier in the long run. Wood flooring and framework are often within these categories.

When there is mold damage in your Colorado Springs home, our professionals must react quickly to preserve these materials before the colony does irreparable damage. There are undoubtedly instances in which these materials become too badly damaged to preserve, but our SERVPRO mentality is to preserve structural elements before we tear out excessively without the need to do so.

With wood flooring, it becomes essential for our technicians to locate the source of the moisture affecting the floor and eliminate the continual exposure. While this situation gets resolved, our SERVPRO team can bring in our specialized equipment like our drying mats to begin pulling moisture out of the affected materials in a slow draw. We inspect the wood for any signs of warping or distortion, as these would indicate a need for the material to get removed and replaced.

Gentle sanding along with the introduction of antimicrobial solution can help to penetrate the entire hyphae seated into the flooring material. If it gets determined that the mold has eroded the material beyond restoration through these steps, it gets removed and replaced entirely throughout the affected areas. This scenario is common for water damage incidents that did not get cleaned and dried sufficiently, and moisture and dampness could continue to affect the flooring for a long time.

Restoring your wood floor is possible when you reach out to our dedicated professionals as quickly as possible when you encounter mold growth. Give our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes rapid response team a call, and we can get to work on drying out the damaged elements and removing the mold colony affecting your home. Reach out to us today at (719) 434-4626.

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When Your Floors Are Damaged By A Flood In Colorado Springs, You Need The Experts At SERVPRO To Help!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your Floors Are Damaged By A Flood In Colorado Springs, You Need The Experts At SERVPRO To Help! When strong storms are moving through, flood damage in your Colorado Springs home can happen.

Helping Homeowners With Flooring After Flood Damage Strikes Their Colorado Springs Home

The flooring inside your Colorado Springs home receives the most wear and tear during any given day. Walking on it, constant vacuuming, pets, children, and even the dust in the air all impact your flooring. Water from outside that floods into your home can significantly add to the damage your flooring sustains. The damage can become so great that it ruins your floors.

When strong storms are moving through, flood damage in your Colorado Springs home can happen. The technicians at SERVPRO are always ready, day and night, to help mitigate the damage and help homeowners save their belongings and the interiors of their homes. Flooding can significantly affect your family negatively, but the restoration of the home can lessen the impact experienced. Our crew always work as quickly as possible to make things “Like it never even happened.”

To start mitigation of flood damage, we need to extract the water. Afterward, we can begin cleaning and drying everything. Making notes of damages that require replacement items find a place on inventory sheets so you can more easily discuss these issues with your insurance agency.

Flooring often sustains extensive damage during a flood. Many times, this damage is so destructive that the floor falls apart in pieces as we extract the water. This is especially true of wooden tiles and pressed wood components.

Carpeting almost never survives a flood because of its extra porous nature. We remove it in sections to make it easier to bag up and dispose of properly. We repeat the process with the pad, where possible, but many times this part can more easily come up with the use of scrapers.

Hardwood floors, however, survive flooding disasters much more easily if care is taken to treat them correctly. These require specialized drying methods to minimize any cupping or crowning. Once dry, we check again, as these changes can cause tripping hazards. Any slight deviations can often disappear with some slight sanding, saving your floor. Our methods dry the wooden boards from top to bottom, making sure that drying takes place in an even manner.

SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes serves those in and around Palmer Lake and Gleneagle when flood damage and other disasters happen. Contact us at (719) 434-4626 so we can help save your floors while we mitigate the rest of your home's damage.

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How Our Team Of Specialists Restore Your Flood Damaged Colorado Springs Home

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Team Of Specialists Restore Your Flood Damaged Colorado Springs Home At SERVPRO, we move in quickly to prevent further damage and restore as much of the structural and personal property as possible.

Remediating Flood Damage For Colorado Springs Homeowners

Flooding is an almost year-round threat to Colorado Springs homeowners. Sudden storms in our area can drop huge amounts of rain or snow in just a few hours, overwhelming storm drains and forcing water from creeks, lakes, and rivers into neighborhood homes.

Removing water from a Colorado Springs home does not stop flood damage, it merely prevents additional problems. SERVPRO technicians understand that remediating damage to floors, furniture and building materials like drywall and floor trim, takes the right tools, cleaning agents, and training.

Since floodwater contains dirt and other contaminants, our first action, after removing water, is to spray every exposed surface with an anti-bacterial chemical. It neutralizes the health risk and provides a safer environment for our crews and the homeowner. Next, they remove and dispose of contaminated carpets. They can clean and restore hardwood flooring unless the majority of the floorboards have cracked, splintered, or swelled so much that they pull away from the framing.

As crew members clean the floors, other SERVPRO technicians remove furniture to another location, placing the items on pallets or blocks to allow water to drain. They can clean metal and plastic surfaces with sponges and cloths, along with anti-bacterial agent, and then allow it to dry. For upholstered items, technicians us a special vacuum to help draw out water and a brush or other agitation device to loosen and remove dirt and other solid particulates from the fabric.

For drywall and floor trim, there are two main concerns: water absorbed by the material and water trapped behind it. If the drywall absorbed too much, it quickly begins to degrade and can even crumble in place. For lesser amounts of water, our technicians use a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the affected item and surrounding air. They pair that device with an air mover to direct warm, dry air across the surface, forcing moisture out, but not causing additional damage.

For water trapped behind the drywall panels, our crews remove sections of the floor trim and drill one or more holes in the drywall. Crew members next insert a hose into the wall cavity and connect them to a single manifold that quickly removes water. If needed, technicians connect the hose to an air mover to dry the wall cavity.

Restoring a home after flooding is not a quick or easy task. At SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes, we move in quickly to prevent further damage and restore as much of the structural and personal property as possible. To set up an appointment, call us at (719) 434-4626 today.

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