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Commercial Water Removal Technicians in Colorado Springs Talk About Hail Problems

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Technicians in Colorado Springs Talk About Hail Problems Water Loss Mitigation in Colorado Springs Commercial Buildings Needed? Call SERVPRO

Colorado Springs Buildings and Homes Can Receive Fast Response and Cleanup of Water from SERVPRO

This summer the Colorado Springs region has seen an excessive amount of hailstorms. These storms this year have produced hailstones that are large and can damage your office's roof requiring that you call in someone like SERVPRO for commercial water removal. Earlier on in the summer, there were many cases in the Security and Fountain area where softball and grapefruit size hail struck people's houses and vehicles. During mid-summer, the south-west side of town near the local zoo got pounded for a long time with baseball to softball size chunks of ice that damaged buildings and several car windshields. The stormy season for Colorado Springs is not quite over, and more violent hailstorms could still riddle the area.
 
These severe thunderstorms that have hit the region this year have caused various types of damage to people's homes and places of business. When a window gets broken or a roof leaks at your Colorado Springs office, commercial water removal becomes necessary to reduce the severity of the damage. Once a hole in your structure develops, rainwater can pour into your office and ruin your contents and structural components. If building materials get saturated, they can lose their structural integrity and require replacement. Any time moisture sits inside a building for too long; microbial growth becomes a possibility if the issues are not mitigated quickly and adequately.
 
Hailstorms most often ruin the roof of your building first. Even small, pea-sized hail can shred roof shingles and cause problems. Once shingles get, disintegrated roofs can leak moisture. When it rains hard, water can enter a structure very quickly when there is a leak in the roof. Hail can also break windows when it gets large, which can cause excessive moisture issues.
 
Many problems in the region can be related to results associated with hail. From smashing windshields to causing problems with your home Colorado hailstorms are no joke. If you ever find yourself a victim of a brutal Rocky Mountain hailstorm, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 24/7.

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We Provide Flood Damage Restoration In Colorado Springs

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Provide Flood Damage Restoration In Colorado Springs SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs offers reliable flood damage services that you can trust.

Flood Damage Restoration

Last evening, a violent storm blew through your area. Unfortunately, excess water did flow into your home. It appears that strong winds blow off a part of the roof and now there is water inside your property. If you're uncertain as to whom to call, we suggest that our professional services can restore your home when possible.

SERVPRO flood damage restoration in Colorado Springs involves first securing the structure. After the crew inspects the exterior of your home, they can cover the hole in the roof with either waterproof tarpaulins or plywood. The team also checks for any broken windows and doors and can board and seal them if needed. Securing points of entry help prevent water from entering the home and can protect against pests like squirrels from invading the attic or other areas of the house.

After the crew secures the property, the team begins removing standing water from the structure. This phase helps to reduce further damages to such as rotting of wood, mold growth and carpet delaminating due to excessive moisture. To extract water from the home our experienced team can use a variety of equipment such as truck-mounted extractors, portable extractors or commercial grade pumps to migrate water from the structure quickly. The type of equipment that our team employs depends on the amount of water inside the residence.

The storm waters may also affect the interior of the home and cause damages to the walls, floor tile, and ceilings. In this case, our skilled SERVPRO team may have to remove wet materials such as drywall and insulation. If major construction is needed, we can assist you with contacting a contractor. Since all flood waters are contaminated, the team must dispose of all wet carpeting and padding inside the home. Our techs may use air movers and industrial axial fans to dry the affected areas as well as dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture. It is our team's goal to restore your property back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs offers reliable flood damage services that you can trust. Contact us at (719) 574-2789 any time of the day or night. We are close by and here to help in every emergency situation.

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Water Cleanup In Colorado Springs

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup In Colorado Springs Our SERVPRO technicians have numerous ways of cleaning up after a water incident.

Water Damage Cleanup

Cleaning up your Colorado Springs home is likely something that you and the other occupants of your house keep up with regularly. When a more significant incident or something far more destructive occurs within your residence, however, it might require a more experienced hand to set things right again. Water incidents are an excellent example of this, as the damage spreads quickly, and homeowners struggle with entirely removing the moisture from their homes.

You may be curious as to what something like water cleanup for your Colorado Springs home even means. While there are still some instances where the best approach is mopping and drying up the affected area with conventional means, the cleanup process is more often an intricate and involved process. Our goal at SERVPRO is to provide a thorough and quality result, which ensures the job is done the first time correctly.

From the moment that our water damage experts arrive at your home, we set up an inspection to determine the full scope of the area that requires attention. This assessment details not only the nature of the work that has to get done to adequately clean and dry the damage but the personnel and equipment required to accomplish these tasks as well. The faster we can get to this assessment and get the information, the faster the restorative tasks can ultimately begin.

Our SERVPRO technicians have numerous ways of cleaning up after a water incident, and many of these approaches depend on the severity of the damage and the source of the water. For example, pooling water from a broken pipe required both the repair of this pipe, as well as extractions with a portable pump and focused drying efforts with air movers and industrial strength dehumidification equipment.

As a homeowner, it is common to want to take care of most problems that your home experiences on your own. While this might seemingly save you money, failure to properly clean up water damage incidents can often lead to even costlier repairs and restoration work than you would have initially gotten charged. Trust in the experience and expertise of our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs water restoration technicians. We can arrive quickly and are standing by right now at (719) 574-2789.

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Our Fire Damage Services Can Eliminate Smoke Odors In Your Cimarron Hills Home

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fire Damage Services Can Eliminate Smoke Odors In Your Cimarron Hills Home A fire in your home can be a stressful experience.

Fire Damage Services Can Eliminate Smoke Odors

A fire in your home can be a stressful experience. Strong smoke residues can settle on your furniture and can linger inside your house. Also, fires can burn or char materials and contents inside the home as well as parts of the structure, which can cause odors.

Professional SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Cimarron Hills can restore your home when possible. It is best to call professionals to remove offensive smoke odors from inside your home. Our highly skilled techs can use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean smoke residues from the affected areas effectively. We have the tools and equipment to restore your home, which is why contacting professionals like us right away can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our techs can remove materials from the home that cause odors like charred furniture, curtains, clothing, and carpeting. Any items that we save are cleaned, and sanitized and stored in a safe place on or off-site. We return the items to your home after the restoration is complete. The crew can also utilize air movers to move large volumes of air quickly. The team may also employ air scrubbers to reduce the level of smoke in your home. These top-grade machines clean particles from the atmosphere that may be causing smoke odors. Our crew can also use thermal foggers if the odor remains in the home. Thermal fogging neutralizes smoke odors, which improves indoor air quality.

SERVPRO technicians are well-trained in fire damage restoration. The team may use cleansers to clean soot and dirt from the floors, walls, and ceilings. They may also use odor removal products to eliminate odors from items and materials affected by the fire. The team can use several methods to remove soot and dirt from surfaces inside the affected areas. We use special cleansers that remove grease and tools that lift and eliminate dirt, soot, and debris from your walls, floors, and ceilings.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs fire damage restoration can return your home to its preloss condition when possible. We are available 24/7. Contact us at (719) 574-2789.

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Protecting Your Residence From Flood Damage That Comes From Creeks Near Security

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Your Residence From Flood Damage That Comes From Creeks Near Security We can undo the damage, so your home is soon just “Like it never even happened.”

Protecting Your Residence From Flood Damage

Different sources of water can invade a residence in Security. Heavy rain can overflow yards, or strong winds can push rainwater through open windows. Outside water can leave your home in a state of disarray, full of distressing debris, and in need of professional restoration services.

Residences located nearest to Fountain Creek on the eastern side of Security might also suffer from flood damage. Blocked areas downstream in the creek can create overflows that affect nearby homes. SERVPRO sends out technicians who can skillfully mitigate the damage left behind in your home and restore things to your satisfaction. We can undo the damage, so your home is soon just “Like it never even happened.”

Debris pushed into your home during stormy weather might include branches, but any water that flows over the land can contain the same items as well as sand and chemical contaminants. Oil from vehicles and herbicides from lawns and gardens mix with floodwaters and end up all over your floors and lower walls. This and the high number of pathogens ever-present within muddy water can create serious health risks inside your house.

SERVPRO technicians arrive at homes suffering from the complications of flood damage as soon as possible after the homeowner's initial call. Ready to begin work upon our arrival, we come prepared with the tools and equipment needed to mitigate the damage, decrease the risks your currently undamaged property experiences, and to sufficiently dry out your home's interior.

When we first arrive at your home, we take measurements during our initial inspection to determine the amount of trapped moisture. As we clean your house, we also monitor the progress made by our drying equipment. Extraction of water by varying sizes of machinery that pumps it out of your home dramatically reduces the amount capable of evaporating into the air as water vapor. Keeping track of the moisture level in your home's materials gives us insight into the progress of your home's mitigation and restoration. Cleaning surfaces and forcing air throughout your home's interior simultaneously help ensure that other situations involving damage from water, microbes, and rust do not occur in the future.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs wants homeowners in Widefield, Manitou Springs, and Calhan to know our technicians are skilled, highly trained, and reliable, traits needed when dealing with the mitigation of flood damage. Contact SERVPRO at any time, day or night, by calling (719) 574-2789. Our emergency services are always available.

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Why Professional Mold Remediation Saves Time and Money in Colorado Springs

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Professional Mold Remediation Saves Time and Money in Colorado Springs When you find a patch of mold on the walls of your home, it is time to contact SERVPRO for an investigation and remediation.

Team SERVPRO Understands Mold and Follows EPA Protocol During the Remediation Process

Plenty of information is available to a Colorado Springs homeowner on mold, mold damage, and even mold remediation. When mold problems infest your house should you approach them like another DIY project or seek help from the experts? We have years of experience in mold abatement and can show you why using our highly-trained and seasoned crew is the best choice.

The mold damage you see in your Colorado Springs home is often just the tip of the iceberg. Mold does not need light to multiply, just a spore that absorbs some moisture, an organic source of nourishment, and oxygen. Undisturbed behind walls a much more significant colony can be growing. Although you might be ready to manage a patch of mildew in the bathroom, self-taught and with a few tools purchased at a hardware store, hidden mold growth can surprise and overwhelm a property owner. Our mold remediation team adapts as the true extent of a microbial infestation reveals itself.

SERVPRO has a deep understanding of the life cycle of mold equaled only by our experience with water damage. Signs of old and new water damage the average person can miss are a roadmap to our inspector when assessing your home before the start of the remediation. As long as water continues to soak the organic-based materials constructing your house, the risk of recurring mold outbreaks is virtually assured. Part of each mold remediation is a list of recommendations to eliminate the moisture permanently.

The EPA issued a protocol all reputable mold remediation firms, including SERVPRO, employ. The crew we send uses the procedure on each mold project, streamlining the work and reducing the disruption to each customer’s daily routine. We contain the mold, at a minimum barricading our efforts from the unaffected spaces in your home with plastic sheeting. When the colony is extensive, or some controlled cuts are planned to get at hidden areas, we add a negative air pressure system to prevent the disturbed moldy particles from spreading.

Our employees protect themselves and your home through the wearing of personal protective gear. We minimize the tracking of mold spores throughout the building and concentrate on getting the job done correctly and with all deliberate speed. After containing the area, we use mechanical techniques to remove the mold. Scraping and wiping work well on non-porous surfaces and SERVPRO has success with embedded mold hyphae or hyphal fragments with abrasives such as soda blasting. We finish with a thorough HEPA-filtered vacuuming and treatment with an EPA registered antimicrobial.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has much to offer a homeowner struggling with mold damage. Give us one call at (719) 574-2789 to schedule an inspection and development of a project plan.

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Cleaning Soot Damage In Your Security Home's Carpets

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Soot Damage In Your Security Home's Carpets SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning after a Small Fire in Security--"Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage Cleanup of Carpets and Soft Surfaces Is a SERVPRO Specialty

Among the devastation that a fire can cause to your Security residence, soot damage is a common thread between nearly all incidents of any size. Soot can spread out farther than the affected areas of your home, leaving you with a substantial mess to overcome once the blaze has been extinguished. This effect can prove challenging to remove from specific fibers and materials, namely from various types of carpeting.

While you certainly have many different fire damage effects to worry about in your Security residence after the extinguishment, your carpets throughout your home might not necessarily need removal and replacement. Much of the damage that occurs to this flooring, unless directly ignited, can get attributed to the soot and debris floating throughout the environment during the fire. If extensive water damage has also occurred, salvaging the carpets may not be possible.
 
Finding the right restoration company to help you clean up this mess does not have to be a challenging feat. Our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained to handle all manners of fire damages that affect homes and businesses, and therefore have the appropriate skillset to pull soot damage from the flooring materials like carpeting.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians have several approaches and processes for cleaning carpets, which is often the most suitable choice to restore the damage to this area of your home. Bonnet cleaning can sometimes be sufficient when the affected material is short pile carpet with soot damage that does not deeply penetrate into the subflooring and base of the fibers.
 
For soot, hot water extractions and our Showcase Premier Cleaning services can remove all of the damaging films from the fibers and restore your carpets to their original vibrancy. These cleaning services can prevent you from having to remove these materials in your house and have them later replaced, requiring possible out of pocket expenses and inconvenience.
 
There is nothing that can prepare a homeowner for the often widespread damages of a fire in their house. Fortunately, you can always depend on our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs fire damage specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to the way things should be, "Like it never even happened." Contact us anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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The Onset of Mold Damage In Your Colorado Springs Restaurant

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Onset of Mold Damage In Your Colorado Springs Restaurant Moldy Cheese is Okay in a Colorado Springs Restaurant--But Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Colorado Springs Businesses Get Much Needed Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

Owning a restaurant in Colorado Springs means both serving food to the hungry customers of the city and adhering to strict codes and regulations as a business owner and food handler. With so many potential issues that could threaten your compliance with these regulations, having the right kind of help for situations that require restoration or remediation can save you much trouble in the long run. A common issue that many restaurants run into is fungal or microbial growths in their buildings, and this requires certified technicians to remove and restore.
 
Mold damages in your Colorado Springs restaurant could have originated from a number of different situations. Often, the growth occurs in poorly ventilated areas that become overly hot, causing an abundance of moisture. Improperly dried water loss incidents can also provide this same effect. Fortunately, no matter what the cause of this colonization of mold spores in your building, our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians can help you to remove it and restore the damage it has caused.
 
While identifying the source of the moisture present in the area is critical to helping you prevent this same occurrence in the future, one of the first steps is to isolate the colony and begin work to dry the present dampness as quickly as possible. Isolation of the colony gets achieved with the use of air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters to trap mold spores in the air and prevent them from seating elsewhere.
 
Drying the area is often a combination between large air movers and heavy-duty dehumidifiers to overcome the moisture present in both the air and in the floors, walls, ceilings, and more. If the source of the moisture cannot get identified, our SERVPRO professionals might encourage you to continue using dehumidification equipment in the areas most affected by the persistent dampness.
 
Mold spores can set and begin to grow into their colonies in as little as 72 hours. Taking care of persistent moisture before it encourages mold growth is better business sense than remediating mold damages, but either way, our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs technicians are ready to help you whenever you need us. Give us a call anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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Water Damage Technicians Out Of Cimarron Hills Discuss Problems With Drywall

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Technicians Out Of Cimarron Hills Discuss Problems With Drywall Water Damaged Drywall Needs Fast Drying in Cimarron Hills to Prevent Secondary Damage

Drywall Materials Require Skilfull Use of Equipment to Mitigate Water Losses and Salvage the Materials

Any time excessive moisture gets into a structure in Cimarron Hills, it is possible that the drywall material that makes up the walls and ceilings can get damaged. If a pipe breaks inside a wall, it can spray water into the wall cavity negatively affected the drywall components. If water fills into the building from another source it starts accumulating on the floor; then it works its way up the walls, a process called wicking. If humidity levels are escalated once water gets into the house, the moisture in the air can also harm drywall.
 
Whenever water starts affecting drywall, it can saturate the material making it lose its structural integrity or be a source of microbial growth. Whenever mitigating water damage in Cimarron Hills, evaporating out drywall before its paper backing grows mold is a top priority. If this gypsum board inside your home gets wet, then it is possible that wooden materials inside the wall cavity can get affected as well.
 
Any time excessive moisture affects a building, our SERVPRO technicians pay special attention to drywall and other structural components. We start by using moisture sensors to test the contents of the walls. The sensors have prongs that get inserted into the drywall or wooden studs and test for moisture. For wooden materials, the readings come out as a percentage, and for drywall, the readings come in parts per million numbers.
 
Once the affected area has been tested for moisture levels, our SERVPRO restoration team tests materials in unaffected areas to figure out a drying goal level. This baseline helps our team determine how wet the drywall and wooden studs suffered from the loss. Once we know how wet the area is, we can set up the correct drying equipment.
 
Whenever our SERVPRO crew dries out a structure, we arrange a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create circulation that moves wet air away from surfaces while the dehumidifiers pull water out of the air and lower the actual humidity inside the structure. When drying out wall cavities, other specialized techniques get implemented to push air into the cavities. Injectidry tools can be useful devices to inject warm air. See below.
 
In some cases, we remove the baseboard and drill holes into the wall or cut the drywall a foot above the ground so that air can dry out all of the wall components. In other scenarios, we implement injection drying equipment that pushes air into the wall from tubes that stick into holes drilled into the wall surfaces. If you ever need help drying out wet wall cavities, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 24 hours a day.

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Flood Damage Experts In Colorado Springs Discuss Problems Associated With Hail

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts In Colorado Springs Discuss Problems Associated With Hail Many flood damage problems in Colorado Springs are caused by severe hailstorms and other conditions related to them.

Flood Damage Experts Discuss Problems Associated With Hail

In the summertime in Colorado Springs hailstorms are rather common. When severe thunderstorms blow into the region excessive amounts of hail can pour down within short periods of time. Sometimes, hail can get heavy and be as big as a golf ball.

When golf ball size hail hits your property, various types of problems can take place. Many flood damage problems in Colorado Springs are caused by severe hailstorms and other conditions related to them. These storms also come with a combination of high-speed winds, excessive rain, and possible flooding.

The large pieces of frozen rain can hit your house at a high velocity and cause things to break. Large chunks of hail can break windows or ruin roofing materials causing holes for water to leak into your structure. Once the interior of the building is exposed to the outside, problems inside can take place. As soon as the exterior of a structure is punctured, it is wise to seek professional help immediately. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and available for emergencies 24 hours a day. The quicker we can get to your home, the more likely we can save materials and contents from getting ruined by the rainwater.

The first step to an emergency water damage scenario is to fix the source of the problem. Our SERVPRO emergency mitigation team finds where water is entering the building and take measures to prevent further leaking. If the source is a hole in the roof, the area will be temporarily sealed off and reconstructed at a later time. If the problem comes from a broken window, the window gets boarded up so that rain stops coming into the house.

Once moisture does not keep coming inside the structure, mitigation work can begin. After making the work area, secure our SERVPRO restoration team starts extracting water out of materials inside the house. After our specialized extraction system pulls out as much moisture as possible, the drying stage begins. Air movers and dehumidifiers get set up to rapidly dry out building materials and contents so that microbial growth does not take place.

Once the moisture levels inside the affected regions return to preloss conditions, the drying equipment gets taken out. The final stage is the reconstruction and cleaning phases where things are rebuilt, and the affected areas are cleaned. For help with damage due to hailstorms, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 seven days a week.

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