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Christmas in Cripple Creek Contest 2018!

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF SOUTH COLORADO SPRINGS PRESENTS...

A CHRISTMAS IN CRIPPLE CREEK

Winner will receive a voucher good for: 

Overnight stay for 2 at Bronco Billy’s Hotel

Dinner for 2 at The Steakhouse

$100 in gaming cash

How to enter: 

Visit: www.SERVPROsouthcoloradosprings.com/community and click on the event link to register.  Drawing will be conducted Wednesday, 12/19. 

Good luck and Merry Christmas from your friends at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs!

SERVPRO Is Your Best Option When Dealing With Mold In Your Colorado Springs Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Is Your Best Option When Dealing With Mold In Your Colorado Springs Home If you think there is mold in your home call the experts at SERVPRO.

Why Choose SERVPRO For Mold Damage Removal In Colorado Springs

For most Colorado Springs homeowners, mold is not even on the list of dangers to their residences. Fire and especially flooding are what occupies most people’s concerns over their home and checkbook. What many forget is that mold can grow unnoticed for years to become just as expansive and expensive a threat.

So why use SERVPRO for cleaning and removing mold damage to your Colorado Springs home? Our restoration teams train to the latest industry standards for cleaning and remediation. Our office maintains an extensive inventory of cleaners and equipment for a rapid response. If we do need additional, specialized tools, our access to a national support network ensures we can get everything we need in usually only a day.

The first step our technicians take is to isolate the mold infested areas from the rest of your home. They turn off the HVAC system and, if the ducts are clear of mold, cover the vents with plastic to prevent contaminating them while cleaning. As they do this, other team members seal off the affected area with heavy, plastic sheets and set up a combination of air movers and fans to create negative air pressure and direct loose spores out of your home.

Now, our restoration team removes mold from surfaces in the affected area. The type of surface determines what tools we use. If a surface is metal, glass or plastic, it is non-porous, which means the mold rarely penetrates the surface. Our technicians can wipe these surfaces free of the mold using cloths or sponges. For thicker layers, they may need to use water or a mild cleaning agent to break them up for removal.

For items like carpets, wood, or building materials like drywall, mold often grows or settles into the surface. These are porous surfaces and are harder to clean. SERVPRO technicians have to use stronger cleaning agents and a brush to agitate the mold to draw it out. In many cases, especially with drywall, we recommend disposal since it is cheaper to replace the items than expend the labor hours to restore them.

Afterward, we wait for any spores disturbed by our efforts to settle on surfaces. Our teams use vacuums with special, HEPA filters designed to draw out even a single mold spore from a table or chair. They finish by wiping down the surfaces and then repeat these last actions until the air mold content tests at a safe level.

At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, our goal is to get you back into your home quickly and safely. If you think there is mold in your home, call us at (719) 574-2789 to schedule a visit.

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Our Specialists Can Help You Be Prepared For A Water Damage Disaster In Colorado Springs

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Specialists Can Help You Be Prepared For A Water Damage Disaster In Colorado Springs Over time plumbing fails and appliances malfunction possibly causing commercial water damage to take place.

Commercial Water Damage Experts In Colorado Springs Stress The Importance Of Preparation

Any building in Colorado Springs that has water running to it poses the risk of having a leak at some point. Over time plumbing fails and appliances malfunction possibly causing commercial water damage to take place in your art gallery. Issues related to water are the second most frequent cause of insurance claims in the United States. Also, about 20 percent of all insurance claims have to do with some type of moisture-related problem. The good thing is that about 93 percent of all of these issues, including commercial water damage, could have been prevented.

Being prepared for any disaster can greatly reduce the severity of an issue that occurs. Once a commercial water damage situation in Colorado Springs takes place, mitigating the problems quickly will reduce the overall cost of the project. When our SERVPRO team arrives at a business such as your gallery, we start restoration procedures as soon as we can. However, sometimes we need access to things like water or electricity shutoffs that can be difficult to find. When we start a project, we always get work authorization, and we know we sometimes have to go through certain channels.

One way to avoid these types of issues is to contact SERVPRO today and establish us as your official restoration contractor. We can come into your art gallery ahead of time and get all of the information we need in case a disaster takes place in the future.

Our technicians will locate all of the water and power shutoffs and record them in a file we save for your business. We also will get all of the needed chains of command and contact information so that we can quickly get work authorization if a problem arises.

Once we are your designated as your restoration contractor, you will have our contact information so that you can get a hold of us immediately after you notice a problem with your building. We can then respond with your file in handing already knowing all of the things we need to know to begin work promptly.

If you ever suffer a plumbing failure at your place of business, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 24/7.

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Important Precautionary Measures That Will Make Your Colorado Springs Home Safer After A Flood

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Important Precautionary Measures That Will Make Your Colorado Springs Home Safer After A Flood Personal safety should be your top priority in the face of flood damage in Colorado Springs.

Stay Stocked for Safety Ahead of Colorado Springs Flood Damage

Personal safety should be your top priority in the face of flood damage in Colorado Springs. Any harm that befalls your home can be repaired, restored, and paid for, but injuries and illnesses that result from the disaster can last a lifetime even with ideal care. A few precautionary measures can make your home much safer against the threat of flood damage, so be sure to have these things ready in the event of a flood (or any natural disaster).

Reliable Light Sources
One flashlight is not enough to prepare for flood damage in Colorado Springs. You should have multiple light sources set aside and stocked with batteries for every person in the house. Furthermore, you should try to use different types of light sources as well to act as a safeguard against equipment failures and supply shortages. Stock up on glow sticks and purchase a few high-quality waterproof flashlights to be as safe as possible.

First Aid Supplies
A comprehensive first aid kit can cost as little as $10, but save you thousands in potential medical bills in the event of a natural disaster. Antibiotics and sterilizing products are particularly advantageous additions to any first aid kit, as they can help to safeguard against infection and clean wounds. You might also want to keep wood, pipe, or some similarly rigid material nearby to splint broken bones and use as extra material for other tasks.

Flotation Devices
Most floods seen by SERVPRO franchises nationwide only rise to a few inches in water depth, but dangerous situations can still arise even with seemingly innocuous levels of water. Ditches, natural waterways, and some parts of your own home can pose serious drowning hazards. Optimally, you should have a flotation vest for every member of the household, but ready access to solid flotation devices may also help greatly.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has dealt with dozens of cases of storm-caused flood damage over the years and knows how to respond when disaster strikes. Call us at (719) 574-2789.

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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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