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How To Recover From Water Damage To Your Colorado Springs Property After A Fire

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Recover From Water Damage To Your Colorado Springs Property After A Fire When it comes to contending with water damages that require extraction, time is of the essence.

Water Removal After Fire Suppression In Your Colorado Springs Home

Disasters occurring in your Colorado Springs home often do not exclusively fall into one category of damage or another. Recovering from an instance like a fire in your house requires specialists in the effects of the fire, but might also require those with certifications to contend with water damages and drying efforts as well.

While the fire damages to your Colorado Springs home might be more than enough to get overwhelmed as a homeowner when you compound that with the need for water removal services, you need trusted technicians that can arrive quickly like our SERVPRO team. Our rapid response unit is available 24/7 to begin mitigation practices and early stages of restoration work to keep the situation from getting worse.

When it comes to contending with water damages that require extraction, time is of the essence. Our SERVPRO technicians have the tools and equipment to rapidly pull high volumes of water from the affected areas, including two truck-mounted pumps in our Green Fleet. Extraction is not the only point of concern about the need for water removal, as this damage can spread and saturate quickly through materials in the affected region of the property.

Oversaturation is a common occurrence in these situations, causing construction materials and surfaces to bloat and distort as the abundance of water warps their composition. If managed at the appropriate times, our professionals can work with air movers and dehumidifiers to pull the moisture from the area entirely, pulling the relative humidity in your home back to acceptable parameters to avoid effects like mold growth.

While a fire in your home might lead to severe effects spread throughout your property, sometimes the methods used to extinguish these fires can also cause effects on their own. Our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs fire restoration technicians has the equipment and training to handle any facet of fire damage that affects your home, and the commitment to fast service that makes the restoration process as efficient as possible. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (719) 574-2789.

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Top Rated Local® Names SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs as a Highest Rated Company in Colorado

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

General Top Rated Local® Names SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs as a Highest Rated Company in Colorado Team SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs thanks its amazing customers for this great honor.

Our customers are to thank as we have been included on the list of highest rated companies in Colorado by Top Rated Local®, a 5 pillar experience-based rating system that analyzes ratings and reviews from hundreds of verified review sites online and then ranks businesses based on their overall Rating Score™.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is listed on the Top Rated Local site with impressive ratings, all thanks to our amazing customers and our team's focus on customer service.

Thanks again to all of our amazing customers for making this possible. We are thrilled to serve you!

Mold Damage Myths: Our Experts Guide To Mold In Your Colorado Springs Home

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Myths: Our Experts Guide To Mold In Your Colorado Springs Home The more you can understand about the literal threats of mold growth in your house, the better prepared you are to face it.

The Myths About Mold Growth In Your Colorado Springs Home

One of the most challenging things for professional restoration technicians like ours to overcome is bad information spread throughout the Colorado Springs area that we serve. Among the most damaging of these is the belittling of mold growth in a house. This misunderstanding of the organism, however, it originates, or its actual subspecies can cause extensive problems to both your home and the people and pets who live in it.

To make a finer point about this, many Colorado Springs homeowners put no stock in mold damages as they do not believe that mold itself causes damages at all. To many homeowners, this occurrence is merely something that happens to most houses and can go away on its own without intervention. The more you can learn about mold growth and its effects on your home, the less you want circumstances like these to continue in your house. This understanding starts with debunking some common myths.

Mold Damage Goes Away On Its Own
Our SERVPRO professionals have encountered many situations in which the mold damage was so severe and widespread that many materials required removal and replacement. The organism continues to grow and spread without direct intervention.

Mold Is Not Hazardous
This idea possibly stems from the medicinal benefits of other mold varieties, but household mold does not have any benefits. It does, however, erode construction materials and pose potential health risks to people and pets exposed to the active colony.

Mold Growth Indicates A Dirty Household
This myth is one that could keep people from calling our SERVPRO remediation team when the situation could get more easily resolved. In truth, mold growth happens to even the cleanest of households, and this has no bearing at all on its growth.

The more you can understand about the literal threats of mold growth in your house, the better prepared you are to face it when you make the discovery. Our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs remediation professionals is available 24/7 to help you overcome this threat to your home. Give SERVPRO a call anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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Never Worry About Mold Damage Again With Help From Our SERVPRO Experts In Colorado Springs

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Never Worry About Mold Damage Again With Help From Our SERVPRO Experts In Colorado Springs Sources for mold are usually a plumbing leak in a wall or behind a sink.

Removing Mold Damage From Colorado Springs Homes

Cooler weather is finally coming to Colorado Springs. On-coming Fall temperatures do not eliminate certain risks to homes, however, and may even help contribute to the problem. Specifically, mold spores can continue to expand and grow in a home even when there is snow on the roof.

Stopping Colorado Springs mold damage in cold weather is the same when the temperature climbs in the 90s. SERVPRO technicians inspect the home to find the source of the water, block it, clean mold from surfaces and remove property not restorable.

Sources for mold are usually a plumbing leak in a wall or behind a sink. If there was minor damage to the roof of a home, moisture can find its way inside and cause a mold colony to begin expansion and grow unnoticed.

Our inspectors train to follow visible mold to its origin and also use air content meters to determine the location of the heaviest amount of spores. That usually provides us with the water source that we can dry or remove fairly quickly. SERVPRO technicians can repair minor roof damage and many types of plumbing problems, but if there is an extensive issue, we recommend the owner bring a licensed contractor or plumber.

With the water removed, team members spray the mold with an anti-fungal agent to kill any remaining, active spores. It prevents them from digging further into the surface of wood framing, support structures, and building material like drywall. Next, technicians remove any visible mold using sponges for surface mold.

If the spores penetrated the surface, we use hand and powered sanders to peel back enough wood to remove the mold. For spores that worked in even deeper, our technicians can remove and replace interior wall framing. For major structural supports, the homeowner needs to hire a general contractor. Since drywall is cheap to replace, it is more cost effective for the homeowner to have us do that rather than expend the labor hours needed to try and repair it after spores dig in too far. The same math applies to ceiling tiles as well.

Walls and ceilings are just the beginning actions SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs takes to remove mold from area homes. If you need us, call our offices at (719) 574-2789 to schedule a visit and get started. We are here for you.

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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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