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Water Damage From Ice Dams: A Springtime Problem In Colorado Springs

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage From Ice Dams:  A Springtime Problem In Colorado Springs Water Damage from Ice Dams Means SERVPRO is the Answer in Colorado Springs

SERVPRO Is Available in All Seasons for Cleanup and Restoration After Unwanted Water Enters Your Home

Snow can fall from November through April in Colorado Springs, and it poses more than just a driving or shoveling issue for some area homeowners. If your home sports spectacular icicles or you notice your gutters sagging from the weight of the snow, you may want to inspect your attic or upper levels for water damage. We can help if frozen precipitation worked its way inside your dwelling this winter.
During the winter heating systems circulate warm air throughout your Colorado Springs home. Water damage ensues when heated air meets the ice and snow along the eaves. Inadequate insulation and the lack of a complete seal between the edges of the framing and the roof decking allows air to rise and leak out of the house. Then the ice and snow collecting in the gutter melts and leaks into the house. Our professionals are familiar with this phenomenon and have the skills and equipment to solve the water damage issues it causes.
The SERVPRO crew views the exterior of your home but knows that water does not always appear where expected. We inspect the attic or upper floor living areas for signs of water incursion. This inspection can include visual review, looking for bubbling pain, bulging ceiling tiles, and staining on walls. We also use state-of-the-art moisture meters, and infrared scanners as water can collect between studs, soak insulation, and pool on ceilings and subflooring. Temperature differential often gives away lurking water.
Because water does tend to run down, we also travel to other levels of the home to look for more damage. It is not uncommon for water to move a story or more down and soak into woodwork around windows, baseboards, or hardwood flooring. The SERVPRO crew assigned to your job have trained in strategies to resolve all of these water damage scenarios. This team has the equipment available remove the water and dry out the building structure and fixtures.
SERVPRO extracts any standing water and then determines how to reach water behind baseboards or in walls. Special equipment comes into play to reduce the moisture. We use innovations like the injectidry system, also known as "the octopus," where warm, dry air introduced via a series of tubes inserted in holes drilled into the base of a wall rids a wall cavity of lingering water. Floor mats pull water from hardwood, and dehumidifiers and air movers create a balance to reduce both humidity and residual moisture in building materials.
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has many options available to manage water damage from ice buildup during the winter months. Call (719) 574-2789 to schedule an assessment if ice dams direct water into your home.

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Mold Damage Is Not Enough to Bring Down Your Colorado Springs Based Business

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage Is Not Enough to Bring Down Your Colorado Springs Based Business When you or your employees find mold at your office or other property, it is time to contact SERVPRO for an assessment and remediation.

Trained SERVPRO Professionals Quickly Remediate a Mold Infestation at Your Place of Business

Prolonged exposure to mold damage may lead to health effects, and that is not good for your employees as a business owner. There are specific guidelines that you need to follow during such incidents for successful remediation so that your Colorado Springs business is back to its glory days. The timing of the restoration process is so vital to stand a better chance of salvaging most of your items.
The primary cause of commercial mold damage in Colorado Springs is the presence of oxygen and moisture. If you fail to address the accumulation of moisture in your building, there are chances of seeing mold growing on carpets, papers, insulation, and wood. Controlling moisture levels on your property is the key to preventing this form of damage, and that is what our SERVPRO team helps you to achieve. We achieve that through dehumidification and setting up space heaters.
Planning the remediation before the work starts is the first thing that our SERVPRO team does when working for you. During the planning stage, we assess the extent of the damage and look at the various areas and materials with the mold infestation. Our highest priority is to work towards protecting the safety and health of the occupants.
If we notice that the HVAC system has some contamination, we discourage its use to prevent spreading the spores. We then clean it with antimicrobial detergents to avoid possible mold growth. In some cases, it might be hard to locate the mold when it grows on hidden surfaces. Such places include the underside of the pads and carpets, the back side of wallpaper, drywall or behind furniture. Our SERVPRO technicians are careful when dealing with such situations since removing that wallpaper or carpet might lead to the spread of spores to clean areas.
At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us at (719) 574-2789 if you need your commercial property to regain its preloss state.

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NCAA March Madness 2018 is here!

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again… time for March Madness!

First Prize: RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1 – 11.5” HD Touchscreen Flagship High Performance Tablet | Quad-Core | 1GB RAM | 32GB HDD | Detachable Keyboard

Second Prize: 2 Brunch Tickets at The Lake Terrace Dining Room for the BROADMOOR SUNDAY BRUNCH

Third Prize: $25 Gift Card for Starbucks

Consolation Prize: All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card -- you can’t lose!

If you would like to get in on the action, just follow the instructions below. No sports knowledge required. If you are unsure who to pick or don’t have time to fill in a bracket, use the easy “auto-fill” button and let the computer pick for you.

Eligibility: Must be a SERVPRO business partner; i.e. (customer, business owner, agent, agent staff, insurance adjuster, property manager, realtor, broker, or staff)

To play simply visit :…

Log in with an existing CBS Sports account or click on the blue “Register” button to create a new account.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Brackets can be filled in starting Selection Sunday, 3/11. PLAYERS MUST FILL IN THEIR BRACKETS BY 11:59PM WEDNESDAY, 3/14.

If you have any questions or trouble registering please don’t hesitate to contact me. THERE IS NO COST OR OBLIGATION TO PLAY, if there are any additional team members in your office who you think may enjoy playing, please feel free to forward this email to them.

Have fun and good luck!

What Newer Residents Need to Know About Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Newer Residents Need to Know About Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Flood damage can be overwhelming, but SERVPRO is here to help restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Call on SERVPRO for Thorough Flood Damage Restoration

Every area of the country has its own set of disasters just waiting to cause harm to a home. Years of dealing with those scenarios help prepare property owners for risks particular to an area. If your family is new to the Colorado Springs community, seasonal and flash flooding events can catch you by surprise. A trusted flood restoration firm can help you anticipate and then respond to a flooding loss.

Residents in the Colorado Springs area need to be ready for fast moving floods that follow thunderstorms occurring many miles away. Newcomers are unused to the violence and force an overflowing creek can bring to your neighborhood when rain falls higher in the mountains. Add to the flood an even more substantial volume from snowmelt in the spring, and recent transplants to the region experience overwhelming shock and fear during flooding season. When the mounting waters intrude into properties, we have the skills and the equipment to help overcome flood damage.

Flooding events need a response beyond the efforts of the homeowners themselves. The large quantity of water and possibility of contamination create a situation requiring commercial grade equipment and highly qualified crews who know how to manage a whole range of water soaked structural elements and contents as well as complications like possible water contamination. The team SERVPRO sends to remediate a flooding scenario has been tested in the field as well as mastering advanced IICRC training in flood response, applied drying techniques, hazardous waste containment and removal, and overall restoration techniques.

Safety is the first consideration, and electrical and other utility concerns take precedence as SERVPRO assesses the extent of the flood damage. Underwater hazards, as well as tainted water, are dealt with as the crew chief designs the recovery project plan. Our truck mounted and portable pumps and extractors give us the freedom to begin removing flood waters even if the power is temporarily unavailable. Water deemed contaminated, gray or black, receives appropriate containment and disposal procedures.

Waterlogged possessions are packed out to a dry area within the home or at a remote site arranged for by SERVPRO for further evaluation and specialized drying treatments. The flood-soaked spaces are then dried out with a carefully orchestrated combination of air movement, heat, and dehumidification. Our crews take baseline moisture readings, determine drying goals, and then monitor the levels as the process proceeds. We look for any hidden pockets of water behind walls or in recessed spots, use industry-approved techniques to release the water, and complete the dry-out with sanitization treatments.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is eager to help our community, whether a property owner marks several generations in the area or is a relative newcomer. One call to (719) 574-2789 starts the procedure that ends only when your property is back to pre-flood condition.

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Green Mountain Falls Bigfoot Encounter!

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Green Mountain Falls Bigfoot Encounter! I Want To Believe

A customer called us from Green Mountain Falls over the weekend to quote some windstorm damage that happened on his property recently.  The wind in Green Mountain Falls can be even stronger than in Colorado Springs because of the mountains.  

As it turns out, the property owner is somewhat of a bigfoot enthusiast, stating he saw two on property back in 2017.  Have a look at the sign that is in his yard!

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects to dealing with this damage is the cold weather.  Our technicians had to prepare with extra cold weather gear and propane powered heating units.

Needless to say, our technicians didn't see any signs of Bigfoot while working at the property, but one aspect to working at SERVPRO that we all enjoy is that each day can bring the unexpected.

Skilled Water Damage Crews In Colorado Springs

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Skilled Water Damage Crews In Colorado Springs Whenever water damage results from a pipe break, the good thing is that the water ruining your home is clean.

Water Damage Restoration

Sometimes when it gets cold outside, your pipes inside your Colorado Springs house freeze and break causing water to spill into your structure. Whenever water damage results from a pipe break, the good thing is that the water ruining your home is clean.

If the water that gets into your dwelling is clean, then it is possible that the situation gets mitigated without removing any building materials. A professional crew such as SERVPRO's water damage experts in Colorado Springs are always available to mitigate your problem. In some cases involving clean water, nothing requires removal, and the problem gets fixed with extraction and drying.

In water damage scenarios, SERVPRO's IICRC certified team starts the process by securing the area and making certain there are no potential safety hazards in the damaged region. Any standing water that is two inches or deeper gets pumped out using water pumps. Next, our crew uses moisture testing equipment to test the carpet, floors, walls, and ceilings.

Our team then removes and blocks all furniture in the damaged area. Next, we extract water from carpet and hard surface flooring. Then the carpet gets pulled up, and water gets extracted from the pad and sub-floor. In many cases, the carpet padding gets removed.

Next, our specialists disinfect and spray surfaces with an anti-microbial and deodorization chemical. After that, the drying process begins. First, air movers get set up and positioned to deliver rapid airflow to all wet surfaces. Then dehumidifiers get set up to fill the room up with warm and dry air. Our experts use IICRC recommendations to determine how many air movers and dehumidifiers to set up in a given damaged area.

We then turn on the drying equipment and leave it set up until moisture levels are back to normal conditions. Once dry, we come back to your place and remove all of the drying equipment. The last step is to clean and deodorize the area before we officially finish the project.

A number of steps must be carried out correctly for proper water damage mitigation to occur. To make sure your problem is mitigated the right way call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 for help twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

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Water Damage Mitigation Services for Your Colorado Springs Area Hotel

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Mitigation Services for Your Colorado Springs Area Hotel SERVPRO has years of experience restoring hotels after water damage.

SERVPRO is Committed to Providing You with Quality Water Removal Services

It is not hard to understand how water can do untold damage to your Colorado Springs hotel. Water intrusions cost business owners billions in revenue every year, often leading to slowdowns or a full-stop of normal operations in the process. However, you can avoid this problem happening to you.

If your Colorado Springs area hotel suffers from water damage, give us a call as soon as possible. We can help remove standing water, locate hidden pockets of moisture, and help you prevent secondary damage before it has a chance to cause permanent structural damage to your hotel. 

Letting in-house maintenance crews take control of water damage situations can leave you wondering whether the job gets done correctly. However, having a qualified water damage expert inspect your property can put your concerns to rest, giving you access to professionals who have the right equipment and provide you with a faster response.

SERVPRO’s fully-certified IICRC restoration professionals are committed to providing you with quality water removal and drying services that help restore your hotel to a quality pre-water damage condition. We are proud to provide solutions to members of our local business community, offering answers to a variety of emergency and environmental situations that help keep your company moving forward should problems arise. 

SERVPRO’s technicians are available 24/7, year-round, and have years of experience tackling a variety of problems that occur related to the hotel industry. Whether you are facing plumbing issues, faulty appliances, or malfunctioning fire suppression systems, our technicians can help.

SERVPRO has access to water extractors, drying equipment, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, air-movers and cleaning and restoration services that were designed to adjust to your specific situation. Our goal is to get things back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible while limiting your losses and any disruptions that may occur.

Contact SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs to obtain water damage restoration services, you can trust. We can thoroughly inspect your property and provide you with a detailed plan to restore your company to full operational status, today. (719) 574-2789

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Small Leaks Can Create Mold Damage In Your Colorado Springs Residence

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Small Leaks Can Create Mold Damage In Your Colorado Springs Residence By the time that you have noticed mold damage to your Colorado Springs home, the problem is significant enough to warrant professional services.

Mold Damage In Your Residence

Your Colorado Springs home might deal with its fair share of poor weather conditions and threats according to this. While the presence of flood conditions and that lasting moisture can sometimes bring about worse lingering effects for your home, perhaps one of the biggest threats is something that you might overlook on a regular basis: a seemingly insignificant leak. Something as fundamental as a small, steady leak on an appliance like a water heater or washing machine might not seem like a big deal, but it could provide enough moisture for fungal growth to occur.

You might not be aware that mold spores exist naturally in the air that we breathe and circulate throughout our homes all the time. They only become mold colonies and begin to thrive when temperature and moisture conditions allow them to, which is why a seemingly unproblematic leak might provide enough dampness to the area or the air for these spores to activate and seat on nearby surfaces. By the time that you have noticed mold damage to your Colorado Springs home, the problem is significant enough to warrant professional services.

Resolving this issue using professional remediation services is your best decision, as our SERVPRO team gets thoroughly trained in mold remediation and restoration to IICRC standards of certification. Our technicians get educated in all varieties of mold and fungal growth, as well as the most efficient and direct removal strategies for colonies.

Our team sections off the affected area by turning off air circulation devices in your home while the remediation process is underway. Equipment like negative air chambers and ozone machines can clean the air of spores and prevent them from spreading to new areas while colonies are getting removed. Dehumidification is a critical part of the process, as well as repairing the leak that caused the moisture in the first place to prevent a similar situation from occurring again.

Our IICRC certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can help you with whatever kind of mold damage that you might discover in your home. We can be reached anytime by calling (719) 574-2789.

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What To Expect During The Restoration Process After A Water Damage To Your Colorado Springs Restaurant?

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Expect During The Restoration Process After A Water Damage To Your Colorado Springs Restaurant? Water damage is perhaps one of the worst things that can happen to your restaurant.

Water Damage To Your Restaurant

Water damage is perhaps one of the worst things that can happen to your restaurant. Not only can the pooled water cause structural and aesthetic damage to your establishment, but the restoration can also take time.

Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we have a team of experts that have years of experience in handling any size water damage disaster to your Colorado Springs restaurant. SERVPRO springs into action as soon as we hear from you and work hard to minimize the damage and keep your doors open. Here is what happens during the initial few hours after we hear from you.

One Hour 
During the first hour of SERVPRO professionals receiving your call, we assemble a team of experts and send them your way.

Four Hours
SERVPRO professionals reach the site of water damage within four hours of receiving a call from you. We understand that the best chance for a successful restoration is a quick action. Once our technicians are on-site, they walk you through the restoration process step-by-step. They make sure that you understand what to expect after a restoration process. Within the first four hours, our technicians also pretest the restorability of the damage.

Eight Hours
Within eight hours of our team reaching the site of water damage, the technicians prepare a verbal briefing and communicate it to the concerned person. Once the plan has been agreed upon, our team start the actual restoration and cleaning process. We use some of the best equipment available to restore and clean the water damage. Our technicians work hard to remove any standing water, clean the carpets and deodorize your establishment. We understand that cleanliness and hygiene is a critical part of restaurant management, and our professionals work hard at ensuring it.

Final Walk-Through
Your satisfaction is one of our highest priorities. Once the job is done, our technicians arrange for a final walk-through to make sure that you are satisfied with the restoration job. After we are done, your restaurant is ready for any inspection from health or related departments.

Call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 today to schedule an appointment.

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Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Happens in an Instant with Flash Flooding

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Happens in an Instant with Flash Flooding Floods in Colorado Springs Dry Out with the Help of SERVPRO

Floods in Colorado Springs Need Fast Responses to Mitigate Damages

Flash floods happen unexpectedly and at any time of the year in Colorado Springs. Snow cover cannot guarantee that flooding cannot happen during the winter, just as a drought cannot prevent one from affecting a neighborhood.

Homeowners in Colorado Springs often find extensive flood damage within their homes after these short-lived flooding events. Flooding brings many problems to your front door, all of which we can help you resolve. We know that floodwaters carry parasites and pathogens that can cause illnesses in people and their animal companions, so we carry out extensive cleaning and sanitation efforts to rid your home of tangible debris and any accompanying microbes.

Just as our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) ensures the effective reduction of any pathogens, we also can eliminate odors left behind after a flood. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands where odors originate and removes these from their sources. The debris found inside a flooded house carries organic matter which produces foul smells. We remove the majority of the debris, but it only takes a small number of these compounds and microbes to foul up the air you and your family breathe.

Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing your home helps tremendously in protecting your family's health, but we also must protect your structure. Flood damage poses the risk of water damage and microbial infestation. Both can create extensive damage to your home in the future. Drying out your property through the use of heaters, air movers, and dehumidification equipment can help prevent such problems.

Other ways that your home becomes dry enough for your family to return include our removing of water-logged sections of drywall and saturated carpet and padding. Heat-producing equipment dries your floor's underlay so we can have new padding and carpeting installed.

The interior of walls can also harbor mold spores, making it imperative that we dry these areas quickly and completely. Many changes happen in your house while we work, but we always repair these details. These include small openings needed in walls and ceilings to allow for directed air flows.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs wants your family to live in a home that provides the protection they deserve. We can solve the problematic situations that flood damage causes and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (719) 574-2789 24/7 for our 24-hour services. We are always ready to not only take your call but to also respond to all your emergencies, even in the Security and Widefield areas.

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