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Prepare For Possible Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Prepare For Possible Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Rain gutters need regular cleaning and maintenance to keep water away from your foundation. Contact SERVPRO to discuss other preventative measures.

SERVPRO Technicians BOTH Remediate Damage and Assess Your Setup to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

Every place in the country has a story about an event in the past year or two where storms were more intense than expected and created disastrous conditions. Whether it is a change in weather systems, back luck, or inadequate preparation, Colorado Springs residents may need to cope with flood or other water damage in the future. We stand ready to help.
Now is the time to assess the risk your home may have for flood damage in Colorado Springs. Some things are obviously out of your control, but other strategies can help eliminate or minimize the chances that a flooding event destroys your home. We offer proactive disaster assistance to area residents and businesses through our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). Consider working with us on a blueprint to limit flood damage to your home and a targeted response if the worst does happen.
Give us a call and schedule an assessment of your flood risk with one of our experienced managers. The infrastructure in many areas, including ours, contributes to flooding risk because of outdated and undersized storm sewers. Although we cannot fix the sewers we can make suggestions about drain maintenance and strategies to keep essential documents and other belongings up and away from the areas of your home we know are most vulnerable to flood damage. SERVPRO also can do baseline cleaning of your HVAC system and give you tips on how to protect that system and the rest of your home if a flooding disaster strikes by closing vents or temporarily switching off its operation.
We also note the condition of your outdoor drainage system, including gutters and downspouts. Cleaning gutters and ensuring that they and their associated drains attach to your home correctly and direct runoff away from your foundation is a crucial task. Flooding is not always due to a rush from a stream or an overwhelmed municipal sewer system. Often it occurs because the area around your home supersaturates with water, some of which you may be able to encourage to flow away from your house.
Your ERP allows you to direct us to other responsible people should your home be flood damaged while you are away. Vacation or take business trips secure in the knowledge our SERVPRO team members know your priorities and important contacts, such as your utility companies, insurance company, and other vital professionals who help us help you restore your home in the event of flood damage.
Take control of the unexpected, including disasters like flood damage, by developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile with SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs. One call to (719) 574-2789 can help set your mind at ease.

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Water Removal Process In Your Security Home

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Process In Your Security Home Need Security from Water Damage, Call SERVPRO

Surprise Water Damage is Never a Surprise to SERVPRO

There are many causes of water damages to your Security home, and preparing for them all could be nearly impossible. While there are plenty of ways that you can employ preventative maintenance approaches to limit the possibilities of substantial damages later on, there is always the possibility of the unexpected happening. Whenever you are dealing with large volumes of water or even smaller damages that are merely out of your wheelhouse to fix on your own, you can trust our team of qualified professionals to be there to help.

From the moment that we get the call at our SERVPRO office, our professional staff springs into action to get your problem under wraps. The emergency mitigation protocol starts by showing up on site and assessing the extent of the damage, and in some cases, how to quickly stop the process from continuing to get worse. Water removal in your Security home might seem pretty cut and dry, but there are multiple steps to ensure that your home is completely restored to its former conditions.
As was earlier stated, this water removal process begins with assessing the full extent of the damage and all of the affected areas. The critical first step helps the professionals assigned to your emergency to determine what equipment is necessary to clear out the water entirely and most efficiently. Given the severity of the intrusion, truck mounted pumps are an option. In more confined areas, submersible portable pumps, and wet-vacs, and even mops and buckets are used to reduce the pooling.
Drying the area is a step that is critical to water removal. Our SERVPRO team knows the lingering dangers of leaving wet areas, such as structural damages and mold growth. Water removal is only part of the solution, and drying via heat fans and blowers becomes the next phase of the restoration project. Thorough drying reduces the likelihood of further damages and helps the professionals we send to determine what needs repaired, cleaned and restored.
You can rarely anticipate when you need water removal services and restoration. Our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs staff is ready to respond to any water emergency you have, no matter when you have it. Give us a call anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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Widefield Fire Damage Risks Heightened When Children Play With Fire

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Widefield Fire Damage Risks Heightened When Children Play With Fire A lit fireplace and candles set the mood for the season. Enjoy the holidays while staying safe and protecting your family from fire. Contact SERVPRO.

Caution and Watchfulness are Key to Preventing Fires Around the Holidays

We are approaching the season of the year when Widefield families gather, and long-separated cousins enjoy hours of play as adults converse and catch up. As we retreat into our cozy homes and get a roaring fire going on the hearth, a dose of caution is wise. It takes only a brief period of inattention for a cheery fire to turn into a destructive force. We know this well because our technicians train to turn precisely this type of tragedy around fast.
Nearly 50,000 fires a year involve one or a group of individuals playing with fire. Families are not immune to this preventable cause of fire damage in Widefield. Most of the blazes involve children finding firestarters such as matches and lighters. More than 7000 home fires annually have been reported due to children experimenting with fire. Nearly 40 percent of these fires start in the bedroom, likely as the child or children play with a box of matches or a lighter in secret. About 43 percent of the fires were set by children under the age of 6.
SERVPRO urges our community to be aware of the risk of fire held in little hands. We are skilled and experienced in cleaning surfaces and restoring structures after a fire. Fire damage remediation is a core service for our company, but no one wants to live through the terror and potential for serious harm or even death that a home fire brings.
Keep matches and lighters locked up or in an inaccessible place at all times, but be vigilant when you invite guests over as they may bring their own firestarters and negligently leave them within reach of the children also attending the event. Your choice to burn candles or have a fire going in the fireplace requires that you also make sure all safety precautions are taken. A log that rolls out if a curious tyke knocks it with a poker and an upended candle are genuine fire risks as well.
If a fire does break out, get your friends and loved ones out of the home as soon as possible. Once the fire is extinguished and the authorities permit, our SERVPRO crews can arrive with fully equipped vehicles to assess the damage and begin putting your life back together again.
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is there for members of our community who experience fire damage even at the busiest time of the holiday season. Call (719) 574-2789 immediately after the last firefighter leaves so we can begin to restore your home.

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Flood Damage Repair and Cleanup in Colorado Springs

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Repair and Cleanup in Colorado Springs Flooding can be extremely overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and reconstruction services after your home experiences such a problem.

Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Have the Experience and the Equipment to Handle Flooding Disasters of Any Scale

One of the biggest nightmares any homeowner in Colorado Springs can experience is a storm flood. If you have been an unfortunate victim of flood damage, there are certain procedures you should follow as you look to restore your property. If you are in the middle of an emergency, your best bet is to contact a reputable restoration company.
As a locally based company and a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO is conveniently located to respond quickly to flood damage emergencies in Colorado Springs. We have a large team of IICRC-certified technicians who are properly-armed and highly experienced to restore any water-damaged properties to preloss conditions quickly efficiently, "Like it never even happened."
Whenever your home experiences considerable flood damage, the first course of action should be to vacate the building and then inspect for safety issues before reentering. Once you call SERVPRO, our technicians can come in and evaluate the extent of the damage. This step involves checking for structural damage, electrical issues, and possible health concerns that may come into play when performing flood damage repair and cleanup.
After addressing all major safety concerns, SERVPRO flood damage restoration professionals can move in and begin the actual cleanup process. It is essential to document all flood damage sustained for insurance purposes. This means taking pictures of the flooded areas, damaged furniture, and other house contents, and holding on to any repair bills you may incur along the way. The compensation procedure after a flood can be tricky; so the more documentation papers you have, the better.
The dirty work begins after carefully documenting all the damage. It is important to carry out the drying and cleanup process as quickly as possible to prevent additional damage and possible mold growth. Mold growth can lead to mold damage, which can in turn cause mold-related health effects.
Our technicians use advanced extraction equipment to pump out any standing water, and then set up fans and dehumidifiers for the drying part. Hiring a flood damage repair expert (like SERVPRO) for this stage is always a good investment. Apart from having access to the right equipment, the knowledge and experience of working on numerous flood damage projects is useful to ensure a speedy and efficient cleanup process.
Storms and floods are a reminder of the force of Mother Nature. While they are unpredictable, you can count on SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs for local flood damage restoration services. For any questions, you can reach us anytime at (719) 574-2789.
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What Does The CDC Say About Mold Damage In Colorado Springs?

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Does The CDC Say About Mold Damage In Colorado Springs? The CDC States Mold Infestations Can Affect Air Quality in Colorado Springs' Homes--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Information About Mold Development and Remediation

Most homeowners have heard of the risks of mold damage in their house. Mold looks unsightly and can also damage the structure of a home because it eats into natural material. Anyone who wants to sell their home should deal with any fungal issues because the fungus is undoubtedly off-putting to potential buyers in Colorado Springs!
The CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) receives many inquiries about mold damage in Colorado Springs and beyond. The CDC exists to protect public health by the control and prevention of disease, and it is America’s leading public health institution. SERVPRO also gets many questions about fungus – our staff keeps up to date with all the latest CDC information. Here are some of the things the CDC has to say about mold.
The frequently used term “toxic mold” is not accurate. Although molds produce mycotoxins, there is not an especially toxic type of mold that grows in homes. While it is true that molds can cause some health effects, there is no need for alarm.
Mold is prevalent in homes and outbuildings because mold is present in most places in nature and quickly travels indoors. The most common types of spores found in houses are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.
The CDC recommends householders keep humidity as low as possible, because moisture is necessary for mold growth, and moisture problems are a contributor to mold damage. By keeping the RH relative humidity of your interior below 60%, you greatly reduce the chance of a mold infestation.
SERVPRO is on hand to help with fungus problems. Our IICRC-certified technicians scrape, scrub and clean visible mold from your home. We establish containment to prevent spores escaping the contaminated area, and we vent air from the area outside your home. We know that moisture reduction is a crucial part of mold remediation. We equip our staff with dehumidifiers to reduce humidity, and moisture probes and meters to keep an eye on moisture levels in your home.
For help with mold growth and remediation in Widefield, Security, Cimarron Hills and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 today.

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Smoke, Soot, and Fire Damage Restoration Services in Colorado Springs

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke, Soot, and Fire Damage Restoration Services in Colorado Springs SERVPRO follows IICRC guidelines to properly and efficiently restore your home after fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO for Immediate Fire Damage Restoration Needs

Fire events are relatively common in Colorado Springs. Fire and smoke go hand in hand. Smoke from any type of fire consists of soot, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Depending on what is burning, many other toxic chemicals may also enter the air and make their way into your lungs or stick onto furniture, walls, ductwork, clothing, and other areas. When it comes to your property, you cannot afford to waste time when a fire disaster strikes.

If you act fast, SERVPRO can dispatch a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to fighting fire damage in Colorado Springs. We use IICRC guidelines in every emergency to ensure that the restoration process goes smoothly and seamlessly. Our tools and techniques are designed to effectively restore fire damaged contents to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, “Like it never even happened.”

The first sign of fire damage is items that have been burned until they no longer fit their purpose. This is where SERVPRO technicians begin the restoration process. We offer full renovation services and can also help you redecorate the house. This may include replacing all your fittings, furniture, and upholstery that sustained smoke and fire damage.

When it comes to repairing immediate fire damage, our technicians prioritize damage that can lead to additional losses. For instance, a burned staircase that could collapse anytime should be repaired as soon as possible. Similarly, a hole burned in your wall or roof must be attended to quickly to prevent wind and rain from blowing into your home.

In some cases, the fire damage may be too severe for restoration to work. If your furniture has sustained extensive damage, for instance, SERVPRO restoration experts can advise you whether to dispose of it. Thankfully, we offer this service too and can help you get rid of the irreparably ruined items. Once we are done, we apply effective deodorization methods to get rid of toxic odors that tend to linger behind.

Fire and smoke damage can interfere with your comfort when you least expect it. If it happens to you, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can send experienced fire damage technicians to restore your property pronto. For queries and emergency services, call us anytime at (719) 574-2789.  

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Water Removal Services Available to Keep Your Colorado Springs Storage Facility Secure

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Services Available to Keep Your Colorado Springs Storage Facility Secure SERVPRO can remove unwanted water and help to prevent future water issues in your storage facility.

Professional Services to Save Your Commercial Space

You may have water issues caused by a broken pipe, overflow from clogged storm drains, or even flooding after a major event. Regardless of how water gained access to your Colorado Springs storage facility, your large or small warehouse requires professional attention to help protect your investment.

Maintaining stock for customers in Colorado Springs makes it important to have access to water removal services performed by highly-trained experts to keep products safe. Luckily, we maintain a local office and provide you with IICRC certified professionals that make getting water out and drying your facility a cinch. 

At SERVPRO, we use every method at our disposal to locate and remove water anywhere on your property. With every conceivable attachment and various size water extraction units, we can get into even those small, hard to reach places where water tends to hide. Our technicians even have access to infrared moisture detectors that make finding water easier. 

SERVPRO technicians can do much more than simply remove water located on your property. We help you discover new ways to protect your inventory and make reasonable recommendations to help keep everything safer against future events. With experienced professionals on your side, anything is possible. 

Calling SERVPRO helps keep losses to a minimum and gives you the opportunity to take the appropriate steps to protect your investment before tragedy strikes. Our technicians have several years experience dealing with water removal issues of all shapes and sizes. Whether you need solutions for a 40-thousand square foot building or a smaller facility, we have the answers you are looking for to keep your property and its contents secure.

We have an entire Green Fleet, stocked and ready to deploy 24/7 every day, including holidays. Our team responds Faster to Any Size Disaster, making it possible for you to gain access to qualified professionals when you need us. 

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs offers full-service solutions to customers throughout Widefield, Security, and Cimarron Hills. Contact us immediately should water issues arise on your property, we stand ready to help, call today. (719) 574-2789

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Minor is Major When it Comes to Water Damage in Colorado Springs

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Minor is Major When it Comes to Water Damage in Colorado Springs Leaking or damaged pipes can do significant damage to your home structure. If you suspect a leak or notice damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Prevention and Maintenance Help Impede Significant Damage Due to Leaks 

Homeowners frequently make the mistake of thinking slight leaks cause no problems for their homes. Allowing a slow leak to continue depositing water inside a wall, on the floor, or under a cabinet are examples of things that cause significant damage to the structure of a building without the owner noticing. Eventually, you need our help to restore the harm and prevent collateral damage.
A small but steady leak in the waste pipe connecting your kitchen sink to the main drain below contributes to a gradual spread of water damage in your Colorado Springs home. Because the pipe damaged by the leak runs behind some cabinets and then down the basement stairs, you rarely take any note of it. Your neglect now results in a massive bulging of the wall near your water heater and furnace, and dirty water has begun to puddle on the floor and run in a ragged stream to a floor drain. There is a musty smell with a note of decaying food.
One of our SERVPRO water damage teams arrives and assesses the area. We identify problems and devise a plan. Water is extracted from inside the wall with our specialized equipment. If we find mold, we employ EPA approved procedures to contain the area, remove the moldy material, and then sanitize. Our team coordinates with your plumber to replace the drain pipe, essential to make sure the mold remediation is successful.
We then take moisture measurements and use our high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the lower level area. SERVPRO’s mission is to restore, but because of the mold growth, we likely replace a portion of the wallboard that was soaked by the leaking over time. Porous materials are difficult to sanitize, and drywall is relatively inexpensive to install new.
The cabinets in the kitchen also need inspection, and our team tests for moisture as the leaks may have extended closer to the sink. We take off the kick plates to scan for current or old water damage. If standing water reveals itself, SERVPRO team members extract it and aim air movers into the recesses and position a dehumidifier nearby. Again we evaluate for mold involvement and remediate if necessary.
Although this type of water incursion is hardly dramatic, it is prevalent and causes serious water damage. Our team recommends you remain vigilant for this kind of leaking as it destroys structure from the inside out.
No job is too insignificant for SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs. If you suspect that a tiny leak has become a major problem, give us a call at (719) 574-2789 to schedule a consultation.

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Restoring Furniture Affected by Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Furniture Affected by Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Flooding can be particularly devastating. Contact SERVPRO and we can help you through this challenging time to restore your home.

SERVPRO's Quick Response to Your Flooding Incident Can Lessen the Final Cost As Well As the Extent of the Damage

Finding your possessions damp and dirty in the event of a flood in Colorado Springs can be devastating. The mere thought of cleaning up the house is heartbreaking in and of itself. Wood furniture is particularly vulnerable to floodwater. Direct contact can lead to changes in its structure and appearance. When this happens, you need to act fast to avoid losing it completely.
At SERVPRO, we receive numerous calls of flood damage in Colorado Springs. The good news is that we have highly skilled, IICRC-approved technicians who can respond quickly to your water damage situation in Colorado Springs after a storm. Our tools and products are designed to remove excess water and get rid of bad odors, leaving your home as clean as it was - "Like it never even happened."
Flood water from a storm can damage wood furniture in many ways. The wood itself may crack or warp, while the joints can loosen from excessive moisture. The finish, on the other hand, may get cloudy and acquire stains. The water damage can become severe in just a few days.
Before we attempt to salvage damaged wood furniture, it is important to determine which pieces are actually worth restoring. To do this, we rely on factors such as sentimental value, cost of the article, the extent of damage, and cost of restoration. Solid tops and panels are especially vulnerable when the inside is not finished. Moderately warped boards can be removed and replaced or straightened.
Antiques are usually worth the restoration efforts. For this, we only use special cleaning and drying techniques to remove the water. Since even minor changes can affect the value of the antique, the less that is done to it, the better. By allowing the material to dry out slowly, SERVPRO specialists can minimize uneven shrinkage, which can cause warping, splitting, and cracking.
Veneered furniture usually comes with a core material, which can be medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, or plywood. When these materials come into contact with water, they tend to swell and fall apart. Unless the piece is very valuable to you, it may not be worth the cost of restoration.
If your home sustains flood damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs to restore your property. As a locally owned company, we take pride in providing quick and efficient flood damage restoration services to Colorado Springs residents. Call us anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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Fast, Friendly, Full-Service Solutions To Fire Damage In Your Colorado Springs Home

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fast, Friendly, Full-Service Solutions To Fire Damage In Your Colorado Springs Home Even though the fire may be out, dust, soot, and airborne particles can wreak havoc on your breathing.

Fire Damage In Your Home

There are some things you should understand before attempting to combat secondary damages produced by a fire including how to protect yourself, your family, or anyone else that might enter your home while restoration is underway.

Always think safety first when dealing with fire damage in your Colorado Springs area home. Even though the fire may be out, dust, soot, and airborne particles can wreak havoc on your breathing. Anyone entering your home should wear the appropriate personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, boots, and eye wear.

Before entering your home, understand that hazards may exist that pose severe risks to you and your family. You must be aware of what might occur, in every situation, to help keep everyone safe. If you have even the tiniest doubt, it could cause someone their life. Never take any chances, get a fully licensed professional, like those offered at SERVPRO, to take risks for you.

An expertly trained restoration technician wears the safety equipment and takes any necessary precautions to avoid hazards of different types. SERVPRO technicians understand how to prevent contact with a variety of substances that might cause harm. They also know when and when not to ventilate an area. We have access to a range of industrial-grade equipment that allows us to remove water used to extinguish a fire.

All of the burned debris and materials cause odors that should be withdrawn and disposed of in a certain way. The contents of your home that are restorable require special handling to prevent additional damage. Your SERVPRO team uses a restore versus replace mentality when considering alternatives during your restoration. We do everything we can to prevent losses and restore your home; this means that you can count on us to treat each item accordingly and give you the results you deserve.

Make the most of what is available today. At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, our staff is proud to serve as your one-stop solution and show pure dedication in providing you quality, full-service solutions to any emergency situations that occur on your property.

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