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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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Some Warning Signs of Water Damage in Your Colorado Springs Home

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Warning Signs of Water Damage in Your Colorado Springs Home If pipes freeze and break, water damage can often result. Contact SERVPRO should that be the case in your home for effective remediation services.

Why SERVPRO for Remediating Water Damage in Colorado Springs

Most Colorado Springs homes do not usually have to worry about winter storms. While heavily packed snow can collapse a roof, it rarely happens to a personal residence. Most homeowners concern centers around breaking pipes and other plumbing issues.

Water damage to Colorado Springs homes can still be a Winter related problem though. In many cases, poorly insulated pipes under a home can freeze and split, causing hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. So, why bring in SERVPRO instead of a plumber? Often, a homeowner needs both. While our restoration teams can take care of loose connections and minor repairs, major breaks need a licensed plumber. The drawback is that a plumber does not replace crumbling drywall, draw out water from soaked carpets, and other tasks needed to return your home to its original condition.

Regardless of the source or the amount of water, our technicians can remove the water and remediate the effects of the damage. Poor insulation is common, especially in homes with basements. Often, a space heater can raise the temperature enough to forestall any problems, but extreme cold over several days can counteract the warmth and burst a pipe.

When this happens, SERVPRO technicians first shut-off the water and draw out any standing water in the basement. Unless the leak went unnoticed over an entire weekend, our restoration teams use a commercial grade pump to remove it, usually in a day or two at most.

With the majority of the water gone, they examine the carpets. To dry them, technicians start with an extraction wand to draw out nearly all of the remaining water. Next, they roll up the carpet, and they use air movers to force warm, dry air across the floors to dry them. Once the floor is dry, our team lays the carpet back in place and uses the same air movers to finish drying the top and bottom layers.

Before tacking the carpet back in place, and if the owner walled in the basement, technicians examine baseboards and drywall for excess moisture. Usually, they can dry both by directing the air movers across the surfaces to force out moisture without causing any secondary damage.

If the drywall has already started crumbling, it is necessary to remove it. Technicians pull the damaged panels off the wall framing, carefully break them up, and bag them if needed to remove them from the house safely.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes is to dry your home, remediate any damage, and restore it to you as quickly as we can safely do so. If you have standing water anywhere in your home, call us at (719) 434-4626 today to schedule a visit.

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How Our Crew Quickly Restores Your Flood Damaged Home In Colorado Springs

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Crew Quickly Restores Your Flood Damaged Home In Colorado Springs An effect of active precipitation over a few days can be an oversaturation of the ground, causing the likelihood of circumstances like flash floods.

Securing Fast Restoration For Your Flooded Colorado Springs Home

Severe weather conditions threaten Colorado Springs homes throughout the year from crippling heavy snowfall to torrential rains in the warmer seasons. An effect of active precipitation over a few days can be an oversaturation of the ground, causing the likelihood of circumstances like flash floods. These sudden and powerful surges of water can affect many homes and businesses simultaneously, leaving these properties all searching for a way to combat the immediate effects and solutions to restore their homes and businesses to preloss condition.

As much as every homeowner wants to get the flood damages affecting their Colorado Springs residence restored immediately, this becomes less and less a possibility the more widespread the disaster is. Our SERVPRO technicians have a large team of certified water restoration technicians that can utilize our specialized equipment to quickly mitigate loss to your property and work to lessen the impact of the floodwater on structural components and contents within your home, but immediate communication should get encouraged.

While our SERVPRO emergency response team can help many properties simultaneously through the damaging effects of flooding, the faster that you can secure our services the more readily available our technicians become. With a fast reaction time on your end, we can arrive even more expediently to preserve at-risk items in your home and extract pooling water that continues to saturate into materials and ruin the contents of your property.

Additionally, these technicians can assess the full scope of the damage with this initial visit and help you to secure an insurance claim with your provider by speaking with them directly. Our estimator can catalog the damages your property has sustained from the disaster and the appropriate personnel and equipment required to restore it entirely. Providing this information to your insurance adjuster right away can help to expedite the claim approval.

Flooding throughout the area can leave many properties seeking professional and certified restoration technicians to bring their businesses and homes back to their original condition. You can reach out to our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes 24-hour rapid response team anytime by calling (719) 434-4626.

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The Remediation Specialists At SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Mold Infestation In Colorado Springs

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Remediation Specialists At SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Mold Infestation In Colorado Springs Mold is the disaster that sneaks into a Colorado Springs home when no one is looking, and almost no one looks for mold.

Remediating The Effects Of Mold Damage In Colorado Springs Homes

Mold is the disaster that sneaks into a Colorado Springs home when no one is looking, and almost no one looks for mold. A small number of spores can go unnoticed and expand to spread throughout any home in a matter of months. The first sign of mold is the musty odor, but not every mold growth gives it off, so this is not a reliable indication to call in a cleaning service.

That means SERVPRO gets called in when the mold damage to a Colorado Springs home has already started. Our teams use the EPA guidelines for removal as the framework for our cleaning methods.

First, we find the source and extent of the growth. Our inspectors use air content meters to examine basements, behind walls, attics, and crawlspaces. Understanding both factors help us decide which tools and methods to use.

Next, we isolate the affected area from the rest of the home. Team members establish containment by covering all doors and windows with plastic sheets. They also seal off the HVAC vents and make certain the system is turned off to prevent spreading the contamination.

Technicians begin cleaning with wiping down every surface in the area. They start with dry wiping which uses cloths and sponges, which removes most of the mold spores. If they are in a very thick layer, team members may use a vacuum which a special HEPA filter designed to capture the spores.

For wet or damp mold, we use a cleaning agent to break up the growth to remove it from the surface. Then, we allow the surface to dry and spores to settle out of the air and wipe it down with a cloth or dry sponge to make certain we remove any loose spores missed previously.

If we cannot restore some property, we break it down, bag it, and remove it from the contaminated area. We dispose of it according to state and federal regulations.

Returning each home to a clean, mold-free condition is our goal at SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes. If you have mold, call us at (719) 434-4626 today. We are here for you.

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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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