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WOW!! Another Colorado Springs Business Is Back in Business with SERVPRO's Fast Flood Cleanup and Restoration Service

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

Come in we are open sign on door of storefront Floods in Colorado Springs Can Close a Store....Call SERVPRO to Remain OPEN

Addressing Retail Commercial Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

Colorado business owners need to be wary of the damage that storms, flooding, and other water-related hazards can do to their business. Not only do these disasters cause structural damage, but it can turn your facilities into a breeding ground for mold, foul odors, and other damages.

If you need cleanup services for commercial flood damage in your Colorado Springs storefront, there is a team that can help. SERVPRO technicians work with you and insurance adjusters to ensure that all cleanup is done to code and in compliance with your coverage. Flooding can be very costly for many businesses, but SERVPRO's mitigation techniques and technologies focus on restoration and preservation when it is safe to do so. Whether you have some damage to flooring or need extensive cleanup, this is a team that can handle the job.

Protecting Your Business

While flooding frequently carries contaminants that can affect the safety of preserving inventory and other items, here are some preventive measures your business can take to minimize damage in the event of storm damages or standing water in your storefront:

  • If your business has a basement, make sure to seal cracks, extend downspouts, and adjust landscaping so that water flows away from your building.
  • Install a battery-powered pump to mitigate minor flooding.
  • Keep important documents, equipment, and inventory in an off-site location or at a higher elevation to minimize exposure to water.
  • An effective temporary solution: use a waterproof sealant to protect foundation cracks, flooring, and framing joints from damage.
  • Consider installing a waterproof membrane around the foundation perimeter and implementing a drainage system to protect your property more thoroughly.

SERVPRO Can Save the Day

When flooding occurs, it can bring plenty of contaminants with it, so SERVPRO focuses on extraction, disinfection, and then drying. The extraction must be thorough to facilitate clean, swift drying that preserves structures and prevents the proliferation of microbes, mold, and other potential issues. Portable extractors can handle water accumulation in hard-to-reach places, and use a combination of heating, pump, and vacuum systems to eliminate water. If there are more than two inches of standing water in your store, submersible pumps can be used to gather and remove it from the premises. If your facility requires mold cleanup after a disaster, this team possesses a mold remediation license (#118604), so you can enjoy professional-grade cleanup from a reliable team.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is Faster to Any Size Disaster, so you can get back to doing great work for the community. Call (719) 574-2789 today to have a team at your home within hours.

Revealed: Water Damage in Colorado Springs Can Quickly Turn into Mold

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

water and mold damaged room with red recliner Very often, water damage and some type of mold go hand in hand, impossible to separate from one another. Contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Water Damage Colorado Springs – Mold Growth

Often our customers and clients are amazed at how quickly mold can grow after the water has leaked into their homes and businesses. Whether it is a broken or loose pipe, storm damage, or even a leaky roof, mold can form rapidly, especially in dark, damp, and warm conditions. Sometimes clients try to remove the water and dry out their homes or businesses themselves. We may be called several days or weeks later to deal with extensive mold growth in these situations.

Call SERVPRO for all of your water damage in Colorado Springs as soon as it happens. We can deploy equipment and technicians within hours and eliminate mold growth before it even gets a chance to grow. There are mold spores everywhere. Why give mold spores the perfect conditions to multiply?

Water Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO follows time tested processes cleaning up after a water damage event. We aim to limit the damage water causes and return your home or business to its original condition as quickly as possible. We also work with other firms during the reconstruction phases to minimize your disruption.

Our crew chief is usually the first to arrive on the scene. After assessing the situation, our crew chief mobilizes the equipment, and team members needed to begin the restoral process. The step by step process SERVPRO follows includes:

  •     Water source control e.g., tarps to cover a leaky roof, the water turned off for leaky pipes
  •     Water removal e.g., using extractors, pumps, and mops
  •     Drying of the area, e.g., negative air pressure, air movers, dehumidifiers
  •     Testing for challenging to find moisture areas using infrared cameras
  •     Drying of furniture, contents and miscellaneous items
  •     Returning your home or business to its original condition

We work closely with the client every step of the process. Manage your water damage event quickly and avoid the requirement for mold remediation later!

SERVPRO also has Contractor Licenses: Mold Remediation: 118604

We can provide full-service water damage cleanup and restoration services for commercial as well as residential buildings for water, storm, and fire damage events.

Call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Security, Widefield, Cimarron Hills, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Controlling Moisture Levels in Colorado Springs Prevents Mold Damage

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Hand peeling back wallpaper showing mold growth underneath Did you know that moisture levels in your home affect mold growth? Inspect your home often for visible signs of mold and mildew.

Why SERVPRO Controls Moisture Levels to Prevent Mold Damage in Houses across Colorado Springs 

The possible health effects residents in Colorado Springs face, as well as the cost of restoring damaged areas, are only two of the reasons why SERVPRO technicians initiate humidity control measures for our customers. Several different sources add to the amount of water vapor inside a home. Our customers can also make changes that decrease the amount of moisture available to microbes like mold.  

If the interior of your home remains damp in Colorado Springs, mold damage can start in 24 to 48 hours. It is essential to clean wet messes like spilled drinks, leaky pipes, and other places where water can get into your living space and out of their enclosed and proper places. Once mold begins growing after a glass of water spills to the floor from a nightstand, that newly-growing mold grabs onto any water in the air.  

Controlling the water vapor in the air can only slow that growth down. SERVPRO technicians remediate such situations to give homeowners a fresh start. We want to explain some of the methods you can put to use to protect your property from mold damage and prevent any of the many spores already in your house from colonizing and causing damage.  

Ventilation that pushes moisture from different activities in your house remains a crucial step in maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Cooking, washing clothes and drying them, as well as showering and bathing all produce moisture that becomes trapped in your home unless ventilation occurs.  

Enclosed duct systems keep such moisture contained until it gets pushed outside. Fans blow air around, which can prevent condensation on hard surfaces. Air currents can also help pull dampness out of softer materials like drywall, stuffed toys, draperies, and furniture. However, because the amount of water vapor increases because of this, we recommend using a dehumidifier.  

During the summer, an air conditioner affects the amount of moisture inside your home. While it can pull moisture outside, it can also lower the amount of water vapor your home's air can contain. Warmer air holds more moisture than cooler air. When this happens, condensation can lead to mold growth and damage to different areas in your residence.  

Our building services team has the skills to help with sealing up leaky HVAC systems and other situations that can lead to mold damage. We can also remediate mold damage and other damage from excessive moisture. Our Mold Remediation Contractor License #118604 assures you of our skill and knowledge in both restoring your property and preventing additional harm in the future.  

Always Faster To Any Size Disaster because SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is near your residence in Security or Widefield. Call us at (719) 574-2789 for remediation and prevention of mold damage, as well as other problems related to excess humidity. 

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Take a look into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Opening 2020

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

outdoor view of new Olympic Museum Under Construction View of new Olympic Museum under construction

If you've ever visited Colorado Springs, CO you'll see a strong presence of Olympic athletes and training centers, along with various tours to the general public.

Coming in 2020 will be a brand new Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. The $90 million project is taking shape in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.
Our Marketing team was invited to a private viewing of the progress on the building now that it has reached a halfway point.

The building has lots of amazing flowing architect that is designed to resemble the flowing movement of an athlete in motion.

This world-class attraction seeks to showcase the entire journey of the Olympics from birth in the ancient era to current Team USA hopefuls living and training in Colorado Springs every day.

Officials broke ground on the project early last June 2017 at the intersection of Sierra Madre Street and Vermijo Avenue, on the west side of downtown.

The Museum will feature interactive displays and exhibits about Olympic and Paralympic athletes and events, according to officials no guest will have the same museum twice.

not only will the museum have an amazing digital experience to showcase all the history but it will also include a theater, gift shop, cafe broadcast studio and a walkway over railroad tracks that would link the museum with America the Beautiful Park.

Our Restoration Experts Are Here To Help After A Flood In Your Colorado Springs Home

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

flood damaged flooring and walls Call us at (719) 574-2789 for content cleaning and move out services.

Why You May Need a Pack-Out After Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

After floodwaters enter your Colorado Springs residence, it is easy to assume most of your possessions are lost. However, you can save essential belongings from your flooded home by using a pack-out service. Restoring your contents is just as crucial as repairing your home. Remember that personal items can become permanently damaged if you do not restore them.

When a flood damages your Colorado Springs residence, it is vital to remove the floodwater, disinfect the flooded areas and dry your home. The furniture, appliances, and other personal items may inhibit restoration efforts. Besides, the belongings may not receive the personalized care they need if they remain in your property. At SERVPRO, we offer content cleaning and pack-out services that can help you salvage the personal items that floodwater has ruined. Typically, a pack-out service operation consists of three steps, namely:

    •    Retrieval
    •    Storage
    •    Restoration

With our pack-out services, you can salvage precious items like prized furniture, clothing, rugs, and electronics. Our technicians can separate your possessions to determine which ones to clean onsite and which ones to transport to our facilities for more effective restoration.

Our technicians take a detailed inventory of each item. We take precautions to prevent breakage and maintain a proper list of the items. Since it is time-consuming and costly to move contents out of a home, we can implement some cost-saving strategies that can help you and your insurance firm save money. One such approach is conducting a partial move out. We can store some items in the garage or other unaffected areas of your home. This often involves moving small items out of a home and cleaning and storing appliances or large furniture items at the loss site. The onsite cleaning process is usually efficient and quick.

We then take the items that are better restored off-site to a secured facility where our trained team cleans, deodorizes, and restores them to their original state. For things like electronics, we can work with professionals who repair ruined electrical equipment. After restoring the contents, we store them safely until you are ready to have them back in your house. We can contact you in advance of the move-back so you can be present for the moving of contents back to your property. We agree on the time, date, and location in which we can move back the contents in advance so that you can plan your schedule accordingly. Our SERVPRO team inspects all the possessions to ensure that every item is clean and deodorized. We then return the contents and place them at their original place.

If floodwaters have ruined the contents in your home, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can help you restore them. Call us at (719) 574-2789 for content cleaning and move out services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Can Handle Any Size Disaster In Your Colorado Springs Home

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor From Water Leak Night or day, we're ready to help you, seven days a week.

A Pipe Leak in Your Colorado Springs Home Could Cause Water Damage

There is never a great time to find water damage inside of your Colorado Springs home. However, in this situation, you would need to stop whatever it was that you were doing and immediately get help for your home. Mere minutes can make the difference when it comes to remediation.

Let's say that, for this hypothetical scenario, your Colorado Springs home suffered water damage from a leaking pipe. The pipe in question was in your recently finished basement and soaked the drywall panel in front of it. As you went to do your laundry that morning, you saw the water-spots on the wall and knew that a leak was coming from somewhere.

In this situation, it is wise to reach out for professional help immediately. Here at SERVPRO, our experts always strive to be Faster to Any Size Disaster. When you give us a call, our excellently trained technicians can travel to your home and bring advanced equipment with them to use on the job. While you wait for our arrival, the best thing you could do is turn off the water to your home, to prevent further damage.

Once our technicians arrive at your home, we can get to work right away. The water pooled out from underneath the wall and onto your concrete floor and headed toward your washing and drying unit. SERVPRO can get to work cleaning up the excess water using wet/dry vacuums, and then check out your washer and dryer for any visible damages. After the remediation is finished, it would not hurt to call an electrician if your washer or dryer was not performing ordinarily.

From there, SERVPRO could make cuts to the drywall and remove the damaged panel, to reduce the risk of mold growth from excess moisture. We can remove any ruined insulation and then set up drying equipment. Some devices you may see include:

    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Air Movers
    •    Heaters
    •    Ventilation Fans

Once we finished drying out the area, new insulation could be installed, and a contractor could be called to the site to repair the drywall.

If your home sustained any water damage, never hesitate to get the help you need. Speak with SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs by phoning (719) 574-2789. Night or day, we're ready to help you, seven days a week.

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Professionals Give DIY Tips for Mitigating Flood Damage in Security

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Broken window on a house. Damaged by fallen tree. Storms bring damaging winds and rain. If your loss is more than a DIY job, call the professionals at SERVPRO,

Tips to Help Mitigate Flood Damage In Security All By Yourself

The entire state of Colorado this year has seen a notable amount of thunderstorms, and places like the Security area have seen a fair share of destructive, high-speed winds. Flood damage can take place any time moisture sneaks into the interior of your home. Once your contents and building materials inside your house get wet other issues can occur, such as problems due to elevated humidity levels and mold growth. These dilemmas are considered secondary damage.  

The best way to prevent secondary complications after flood damage strikes your Security home is to call in a professional restoration team such as SERVPRO. Our highly trained team provides fast 24/7 service, and we like to say that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We know that sometimes we cannot be reached immediately, and when this happens, there are several things you can do to help the restoration process.  

For example, one day you could be sitting in your house during a storm when a loud crashing noise that motivates you to walk around and inspect your home. As you make your way into your guest room, you can immediately notice the problem and what made the loud crashing sound. Once you get into the room and further inspect the situation, you see that the wind blew so hard that a tree branch broke off and flew into your window, causing it to break.

The first step our SERVPRO technicians suggest is removing broken glass and other debris.  Next, seal the broken window so that moisture cannot continue to enter your home.

After stopping water from entering your home, use your hands to check for damp building materials like the drywall or carpets. If you notice wet items, it is wise to remove the moisture by vacuuming the area with a wet vac and setting up fans to dry it out.

Sometimes weather-related property damage is easily fixed by the homeowner, but in other cases, your best bet is to call in the professionals. We are available 24/7, so you can call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 immediately after a storm ruins your day or night.

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The Real Truth Behind Water Damage Remediation Success in Security

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Black Mold Damaged Room Corner Water damage and a mold infestation often times go hand in hand. Contact SERVPRO to remediate water damage and to possibly help prevent mold.

Water Damage in Security – Mold Remediation and Prevention

Mold is always a concern whenever there is damage from water leaks or floods. Within 48 hours, mold can begin to grow and cause health effects. There are mold spores everywhere in low concentrations. However, warmth and moisture are perfect breeding grounds for mold.

SERVPRO provides water damage services in Security along with mold remediation and prevention. We respond immediately to your call and formulate a plan to manage the water damage recovery and restoration. We understand that standing water should be removed immediately and drying activities implemented to prevent mold growth.

The crew chief can assess the water damage and deploy pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry your home before mold can begin to establish colonies. Homeowners can also turn on their AC systems to help with the drying process unless there is extensive mold growth. SERVPRO can guide you in this process.

Mold Remediation

Spaces containing extensive mold contamination should be isolated, and negative pressure established to contain any spores disturbed within the room and extracted to the outside. SERVPRO can clean non-porous surfaces with appropriate cleaning solutions. We remove items with porous surfaces that are contaminated significantly with mold. Drywall, carpeting, fabrics, and insulation are typical porous items found in homes. They may require removal. Heavy exposures may require the removal of compromised structures such as wood framing.

Mold Prevention

Mold is present everywhere. Eliminating all mold is impossible. However, it can be controlled and prevented from establishing colonies which can cause health effects. Moisture levels in your home should be kept at 45% or lower to avoid mold in the air, becoming a significant issue in your home. AC systems and dehumidifiers can be utilized to control the humidity levels in various spaces in your home.

SERVPRO is a licensed mold remediation contractor (License #: 118604) mold remediation and restoration services.

Call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 for 24/7 serve. We serve the towns of Widefield, Cimarron Hills, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Don’t Just Sit There! Start the Remediation Process For Your South Colorado Springs Home Today

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen with floating life preserver When you need any type of restoration services, think of SERVPRO right away. Contact us 24/7 for any emergency.

Offering South Colorado Residents Award Winning Restoration Services after Property Damages

Our restoration services here in South Colorado Springs is renowned for its award-winning work in this community having opened over two decades ago. We have continuously adapted our approach to the changing building materials and property damages suffered from fire, water, mold, or storm incidents in modern homes and businesses alike. By combining industry-leading training with our own hands-on experience we have established ourselves as a premier restoration company with an all-local workforce. 

Water

When disaster strikes, one of the most common issues homeowners face is the rising cost of water damage in their Colorado Springs property. A unique challenge facing water restoration services like ours is to minimize the level of loss sustained in the home. That means drying the structure as quickly as possible and aiming to restore contents rather than replace them. For a homeowner, that means sentimental items or furniture that has been accumulated over several years are given the best chance of returning to their preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

As a company, SERVPRO takes extra care when it comes to your belongings. Our specialty drying services can include mitigating the damage to electronic devices as well as remediating important personal documentation. Furnishings are treated with the utmost care and tested to see their response to different methods. Some fabrics, for example, may shrink or lose their color using run of the mill cleaning techniques. SERVPRO technicians can clean stains while wet or use foam cleaning to prevent shrinkage and dye bleeding. 

Structural drying is crucial in providing long-lasting restoration services. We often find in mold remediation duties, that the source of mold was the result of a previous water damage situation or flooding scenario that had not been treated correctly. SERVPRO Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians are trained to detect moisture as well as use structural cavity equipment to restore your home correctly and prevent unwanted microbial growth issues further down the line. It is all part of restoration services that are geared toward returning your home to preloss condition.

Fire

Property fires do happen, but usually, the permanent damage sustained is contained by firefighting procedure. What remains behind, in most situations, is extensive smoke residues that can go beyond the scene of the fire and cause soiling on upper walls, ceilings, chandeliers as well as drapery rods. As hot smoke cools, soots can drop to the floor below settling on furnishings or carpets, causing unpleasant odors and soiling issues. The wide-variety in soiling means you should look to involve professional restoration services to repair fire damage in your Colorado Springs home correctly.

SERVPRO offers comprehensive cleaning services as well as certified fire restoration technicians for South Colorado and the surrounding area. We can safely remove and dispose of charred materials or debris in-line with federal or state laws. During the initial phase of your restoration, our technicians conduct a pre-test of materials and the level of soiling in each area. By doing so, we can avoid the common problem of spreading smoke damages around that is so frustrating for many homeowners who attempt to deal with smoke residues or soot deposits themselves.

Once the careful removal of soiling is complete, you may find that odors from the fire remain behind. Our restoration services in South Colorado include the deodorization of the affected area or throughout the home using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers. The fogs emitted by this equipment are capable of reaching areas with restricted access and contain pairing agents that bond with, and neutralize odors. Once your home is thoroughly deodorized, we exchange the deodorant air using industrial fans to create a balanced home air-quality. 

Mold

Modern construction has led to many homes here in South Colorado being built with synthetic, porous materials. Unfortunately, when these materials get wet, they often provide the ideal environment for mold spores to propagate, causing a musty odor as well as unpleasant visible signs of mold growth. A homeowner with mold damage in South Colorado does not need to invest in a time-consuming laboratory testing procedure, but should immediately enlist the help of professional restoration service to contain and remediate the issue. 

SERVPRO technicians undergo length training procedures in the correct assessment and remediation of mold that appears in your South Colorado home. We may need to temporarily remove particular furnishings as well as detach carpets in the property to accurately assess the extent of damages. Sometimes, what may appear to be a relatively benign issue, can spread through wall cavities or underneath floorboards creating a much broader issue than apparent at first. 

Generally speaking, porous materials that are removed must be disposed of, then replaced with non-contaminated material. Non-porous materials can often be sanded, cleaned, or refinished to a like-new condition. During restoration services for mold, SERVPRO can set up a containment zone as well as a decontamination room to prevent the spread of mold spores to unaffected areas of the home. Once the issue is effectively remediated, we need to discover and dry the source of the mold to prevent problems recurring in your South Colorado home. 

Storm

Most properties have structural components that are not built to withstand extreme weather conditions. Windows, doors, as well as crawlspaces, are not designed to contain rushing floodwaters or repel debris in high winds. Extreme weather events often lead to millions of dollars worth of damage to residential communities across South Colorado. SERVPRO is an experienced provider with a large loss team that can help you keep losses to a minimum after storm damage in your South Colorado home. 

In a storm scenario, one of the critical duties of a restorer is to protect the house from sustaining further losses. Damage to roof tiles, doors, windows, or the presence of floodwater can significantly harm contents and structure with prolonged exposure. SERVPRO restorers are available out of hours to perform vital restoration services like emergency board-ups to maintain the security of the home or rapid drying procedures that can help prevent waterlogging or microbial growth before they become an issue. 

As a resident of South Colorado, you can reach out to SERVPRO on our twenty four hour emergency line. Our out of hours team can mobilize water pumping and extraction equipment to reduce standing water levels in the home or control the spread of contamination- road overflows, for example, contain raw sewage that poses a severe risk to human health and must be dealt with as quickly as possible. After removing standing water, we can employ rapid drying procedure by placing dehumidifiers or rapid air-mover to control microbial growth while reconstruction work is underway. 

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is proud for our two decades of award-winning restoration services to this community. Contact us today for small or large losses at (719) 574-2789.

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Some of the Biggest Problems With Flood Damage Remediation in Colorado Springs

9/8/2019 (Permalink)

office flood scenario When your office faces flood damage issues, contact our experienced team at SERVPRO. We are available 24/7 to take your emergency call.

The Many Layers of Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup in Colorado Springs

Like other types of water damage, commercial flood damage brings its own unique challenges. Water is heavy, and the more exposure formerly dry structural materials have to it, the more weakened they become. Factor in the potential toxins or even sewage groundwater has the potential to contain, and the need for expedited mitigation for the property becomes even more crucial.

When SERVPRO technicians handle commercial flood damage in a Colorado Springs business, they usually close the property and put up barriers with a two-fold purpose of preventing cross-contamination as well as limit foot-traffic for safety from issues such as slip-and-fall accidents on wet floors.

Locating Water Damaged Structural Components

During restoration services, the technicians scope the water loss affected areas of the property to determine all areas with elevated moisture. When needed, controlled demolition tactics such as removal of sheetrock through flood cuts and disposal of wet insulation are necessary for thorough drying. Water-affected building materials such as baseboards, carpet, and flooring that do not have the potential for sanitization require disposal.

Packout When Necessary

After scoping the property, SERVPRO technicians make a fast decision regarding currently unaffected items and often a pack-out to either a secure on-site storage pod or usage of off-site storage is the best choice to save stock, office furnishings, equipment, and other items from prolonged exposure to elevated indoor humidity and risk of contamination.

Vent Inspection and Cleaning

If the HVAC system was running after flood damage, the potential for the ventilation system to contain airborne contaminants is a concern, and thorough cleaning and disinfection of the ductwork is standard.

Return to Sanitary Standards for Reopening

SERVPRO technicians have the equipment and proprietary solutions to bring properties to disinfected levels that are less rigorous than hospital operating rooms. In most cases, this level of disinfection is not necessary for most commercial operations and the techs clean water-affected surfaces eradicating 99.9% of bacteria and microbes to ensure the property is safe for employees and the public once again. 

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 knows commercial flood damage requires expedited action to limit downtime and destruction to a business or residential complex. The certified technicians work until the property is returned to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

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