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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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An Informed Approach To Providing Colorado Springs Homeowners With Mold Remediation Services

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation An Informed Approach To Providing Colorado Springs Homeowners With Mold Remediation Services Colorado Springs Area Grapples with Mold Infestations--Call SERVPRO for a Safe Remediation

SERVPRO Offers the Facts and Remediation for Mold Infestations

Being completely honest, whether you have Alternaria or Botrytis mold in your home makes no difference at all in the way you treat it. These mold self-test kits they sell in your local supermarket or a company that claims the discovery of which type of mold you have is necessary, are plain useless.

When facing mold damage in your Colorado Springs area home, locate a trusted professional for help. A quality company can control mold growth in your home, without providing unnecessary services, and get things back to normal within days.

Getting mold under control takes locating the water source causing the problem, repairing any damages to prevent additional water intrusion, removal and proper disposal of all saturated materials, cleaning and disinfecting all materials left behind, as well as performing finishing touches. All of these steps help return your home to a quality condition, making SERVPRO your best friend.

With such a simple remediation process you would think SERVPRO might be more tight lipped about what they do, it would help keep a mystery about us and keep customers returning. However, we believe that the information we give you and the quality of our services are what keep you coming back. With that said, we feel it is more important to have an informed customer base than one that relies on us 100% of the time.

If you receive mold remediation services from SERVPRO, rest assured that you understand more about mold growth and how to prevent it than you might have obtained elsewhere. Our technicians take the time to fully explain each step of our remediation process, answer any questions you might have, and help you prevent future growth.

We want you and your family to remain safe, healthy, and informed. It is important each of our employees that you understand how we feel about working in your home. Your problems become ours, and our staff shows it in how they address each item.

Contact SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs for access to expertly trained, kind, courteous technicians and quality services that help turn tragic situations around on a daily basis. (719) 574-2789

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Dry Climate Does Not Deter Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

7/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Dry Climate Does Not Deter Mold Damage in Colorado Springs Removing mold and keeping it away is tricky in a damp place like a bathroom. Contact SERVPRO when you suspect mold is present.

SERVPRO Technicians Look to Figure Out the Source of the Mold in Addition to the Remediation Process

The myth that mold cannot grow in a dry or cold climate is easy to debunk. With a list of 100,000 plus different strains of mold possibly causing problems, each has its own requirements to flourish, even in relatively arid or chilly conditions. SERVPRO mold remediation crews train in proven ways to abate any mold problem regardless of the conditions where the infestation happens.
You recently bought a multi-unit property near the University and hope to rent to students next semester. When painters started working on the upper floors, they reported mold damage and ceased painting until the Colorado Springs building receives treatment. We are mold remediation specialists and use proven methods developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abate the outbreak and limit further infestation, well positioned to help you with this issue.
The triplex has antiquated bathrooms and no exhaust fans. A previous owner rigged up showers without further remodeling, and the spray and steam left enough moisture to encourage mold growth on tile and painted surfaces. Attempts to eradicate the mold with bleach only lightened the staining, with the high water content of the bleach actually increasing the outbreak.
SERVPRO technicians contain the affected areas above the bathtub, with sheeting and remove the mold from the tile and wall. The roots of the mold extend through the grout and gypsum board, so a portion of the wall is removed as a precaution, and the moldy material is disposed of according to local regulations. We then use appropriate antimicrobials that deactivate any mold spores remaining. Repair to the wall and tile follows.
Commercial mold remediation is incomplete until the SERVPRO locates the water source and arranges for its disappearance. This is tough to do in bathrooms, but until an exhaust fan is installed, we suggest the window must remain open during use of the bath. We recommend a more complete remodel before showers recommence in your rental units. Mold spores are everywhere, indoors and out, and another significant outbreak is possible if the moisture continues to be present.
Find competent and trustworthy mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs. Staff answers your requests to schedule an inspection at (719) 574-2789. Start planning for solutions to your mold issues today.

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Hard Lesson Learned When Bacon Unattended in Colorado Springs

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Hard Lesson Learned When Bacon Unattended in Colorado Springs Cooking food on the stove, especially with grease, should never be left unattended. Call SERVPRO to remediate after an accident.

SERVPRO's Quick Response to Your Emergency Gets Your Family Back into Their Morning Routine

Weekend mornings are busy times for families. Preparing for sports, outings, and work around the home requires a hearty breakfast. Unexpected events during the cooking of the morning meal sometimes draw the home chef away, with catastrophic results. If a grease fire brings your day to a halt, SERVPRO is ready to take charge of a seamless restoration.
You know bacon should not be left to fry on its own, but a bang and a scream in the family room pulls you away to settle the bickering between a couple of your children. The meat sputters, and grease ignites. As you rush back, you are greeted with a stovetop in flames. A chemical fire extinguisher snuffs the blaze, but the greasy smoke and soot already coats every surface in the kitchen and floats throughout the house. Call us before you exacerbate the situation because grease fire damage in your Colorado Springs home requires a professional cleanup.
Our SERVPRO crews arrive at your grease fire with years of experience and training in abating this type of disaster. We have the equipment, tools, and know-how to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” The crew member in charge assesses the damage, and the team gets to work. Burned cooking vessels and their contents go in a disposal bag. We evaluate the soot coating the surfaces to determine if it wipes away with one of our spray cleaners or if abrasive techniques must be used carefully. Then the work begins.
We know how smoke and soot move during a fire, and how chemicals used to extinguish it impact the cleanup. Expect us to inspect for hidden damage in cabinets, on window coverings, and in areas far from the fire, as ash and soot float freely. Window blinds receive an immersion cleaning; curtains bundle up for a trip to the laundry or dry cleaners. Hard, nonporous surfaces scrub clean, upholstery and carpeting undergo deep vacuuming unless the soot is too sticky. Walls and ceilings need cleaning following the proper protocol our techs learned in industry approved certification courses.
Odors may linger, and our team works with you and your perception of smoky smells to eliminate this final evidence that a grease fire occurred. Professional deodorizing sprays can take care of the problem, but we also offer thermal fogging in persistent cases, the deodorizing compound combusting in a heated chamber that recreates the fire conditions, the better to neutralize the smell.
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is familiar with efficient grease fire damage restoration, ready to transform a sooty mess back to your kitchen fast. Call (719) 574-2789 to have a crew of recovery experts scheduled to abate smoke, soot, charring and other harm at your home.

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The Effects of Water Damage on Your Colorado Springs Home's Walls

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Effects of Water Damage on Your Colorado Springs Home's Walls Water damage in your home needs to be dealt with quickly by a professional water damage restoration company certified in providing that service.

SERVPRO's Quick Response to Water Damage in Your Home can Often PREVENT Any Secondary Damage

If water damage of any kind has occurred in your home, it is important to take action as soon as possible. When it comes to plaster and drywall becoming wet, some problems arise. Mold growth can begin, framing wood splits and swells, and the structural integrity of your home weakens. Even if you see just minor bubbling, spots, or peeling, you want to move fast, so the problem does not become much larger.
When you need water removal in your Colorado Springs home, no wall is safe from damages that can occur if they got wet during the disaster. In particular, drywall is at risk to weaken and even collapse. It also many times needs to be replaced, as it is not always repairable. The structure around drywall can also be affected in cases where the damage is severe.
SERVPRO, a professional water removal and restoration company, is always standing by to help when you need. In a situation that involves water, we understand that time is of the essence and arrive at your home quickly so we can assess the damages and begin cleanup right away.
Water ruins plaster as well. It is not resistant to dampness and therefore is easily affected. It is fortunately easy to remove and replace when needed. In areas of your home such as the bathroom, tile walls should be used whenever possible.
At SERVPRO, we also check any brickwork in your home for signs of water damage. If it has not been correctly sealed, the porous cement used can absorb excess water and start crumbling. If it has been compromised, we extract the water before we repair it.
To extract the water from the various surfaces and walls, we bring in industrial strength equipment including truck-mounted pumps, dehumidifiers, moisture meters to find hidden water in your walls, and fans. We take care after the standing water is out to place the equipment around the affected areas to ensure optimal drying time.
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is experienced in finding hidden water damage inside walls. If your home has suffered from a water disaster, contact us right away at (719) 574-2789 so we can extract the water and thoroughly dry and repair your home.

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