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Security Area Properties Inundated with Flooding? Try Calling SERVPRO--We Answer the Phones!

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Security Area Properties Inundated with Flooding? Try Calling SERVPRO--We Answer the Phones! Flooding a Problem in Your Security Home? SERVPRO Is a Premier Water Extraction Company--Call Us

The Effective Tools Needed for Flood Extraction in Security Homes

Disasters like flooding can spread quickly throughout your Security home, leaving many of the materials and contents of your property exposed to potentially irreparable damage. While you might understand the importance of getting the right professionals to begin mitigation and restoration work immediately, you might not understand the importance of something like the equipment getting used.

While there are many restoration outfits throughout the Security area that all might claim to be the best flood extraction team, you can get an idea as to their caliber and commitment based on the equipment they use to restore homes and businesses. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced equipment and tools that help us to complete jobs quickly to minimize our interruption on your life. We stay current on the varying trends of the industry to ensure that the tools that we use are the best approach to restoring your property, many reviews and satisfied customers back up our claims.

When our production vehicles roll out from our facility to a flood-damaged home in the area, we have an extractor truck in the convoy. This high-powered machine can pull water from affected homes at 300 psi, making it the most powerful extraction equipment that we have. This approach would best occur when flooding has spread throughout a larger area of your home, leaving considerable pulling and rising levels of water to face.

For smaller or more intricate extractions that our SERVPRO team might encounter in your flood-damaged property, we have wet-vacs and extraction wands. These tools can prove instrumental in reaching otherwise inaccessible areas. Once the excess water has gotten removed from the exposed regions of your home, we can then focus our efforts on drying with our advanced high-velocity air movers and LGR dehumidifiers.

There are many components necessary to restoring a flood-damaged home, but with the right team and the right equipment, you can get back into your house faster. Whenever disaster strikes, be sure to give our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs water restoration specialists a call right away at (719) 574-2789.

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Smell Something Funny? It Might Be Water Damage

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Smell Something Funny? It Might Be Water Damage If you smell something funny in your home, you might want to call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs for a free inspection.

How To Spot Water Damage in Your New South Colorado Springs Home

Do you know when to be worried about a funny smell? Most new homeowners are not water damage specialists, but the human nose is an excellent tool for sniffing out trouble. Your nose is not the only way to spot water damage in your new home. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and can help handle any moisture problems you may discover after moving in.

The sooner you notice a problem, the sooner you can call us to help mitigate ongoing damages. With spring coming in South Colorado Springs, some water damage will be easier to spot. When you notice a problem, a highly trained SERVPRO professional can assess the extent of your damages. We can use our specialized equipment to remedy the issue fast.

What should you keep an eye out for when you do your spring cleaning? Start at the top. When looking for roof damages, obvious water stains aren't the only problem. Swollen insulation is usually an indication of water retention. Check your flashing (where the roof meets the walls) for cracks and look for missing shingles as well as more obvious signs like holes. Look at door frames and molding. Unusual stains or dark spots on the walls can mean trouble.

Inside, make sure you check your appliances after you move in to be certain they are not leaking where you cannot see easily behind them. Cracked hoses and loose connections can be tricky. Ripples, buckling, and changes in texture can tell you the flooring has a water problem. Remember to trust your nose. If it smells wrong, it probably is.

Outside water damages and mold are often caused by improper drainage. Check your spouts to see that they are clear and make sure you do not have water pooling around the foundation of your new home. At the first sign of damage, you can call SERVPRO.


No one wants to find water damages in their new home this spring. If you do, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is available at (719) 574-2789 24 hours a day. We can make things “Like it never even happened.” so you can relax in your new house.

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Water Damage and Frustration

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage and Frustration Don't let your house go down without a fight.

Water damage can be a huge frustration to most. Following the proper water damage removal steps can greatly reduce the stress from the situation.

  • Locate the water shut off ASAP. If you are not able to locate the water shut off call a plumber immediately and try and divert the water as much as possible and remove invaluable items off the floor.
  • Removing the water can sometimes be easier said than done. Sump pumps can come in very handy in times of need. Sometimes a good OL shop VAC can do the trick but is extremely time consuming. Always remember the longer the water sits the more damage it will cause. Always use caution when doing this due to the fact the water could contain hazardous material.
  • After the water is all cleaned up the next step would be to get air flowing over top of the carpet (Pending the severity of the flood) to rapidly recirculate the air.
  • Once all the air is moving it is most likely you will need a dehumidifier to pull the moisture out of the air. In turn this will help with the drying process and help prevent mold growth.

These steps are bare minimal. In turn we always recommend using a certified restoration company to insure proper remediation of any damages.  This can save 10’s of thousands of dollars if not properly done. If you need help please call us at 719-574-2789 I would be glade to walk you through all of these steps and/or we also do free estimates!

Proven Tips For Responding to a Fire Damage Situation in Colorado Springs

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Proven Tips For Responding to a Fire Damage Situation in Colorado Springs Take comfort after a fire in knowing that our response team is available 24/7 365 days a year to take your call for remediation services.

Fire Debris Removal for Your Colorado Springs Home

While you cannot entirely avoid the possibility of fires in your Colorado Springs home, you do have a direct influence on the professionals selected to restore this damage fully after the incident. One of the key factors that can aid you in this choice is the team that can arrive whenever disaster strikes, with a 24-hour response that features the full measure of skilled professionals and advanced equipment to lessen the loss in your home in this troublesome time.

With fire damages that occur in your Colorado Springs home, the need for debris removal services is immediate. The longer that problem areas persist within your property after a disaster, the more that debilitating effects can continue to spread throughout the property and become harder to clean and restore. Our SERVPRO professionals offer emergency response services 24/7 to be there for you whenever you need us with the equipment and expertise that can make a difference quickly for your damaged house.

Our team has a production truck stocked with the tools we need and personal protective equipment to keep us safe throughout the debris removal and inspection phases of the restoration process. Debris removal is vital to prepare your damaged home for the reconstruction and later restoration efforts that it requires to return to preloss condition. It is a careful process in which our SERVPRO professionals assess materials and areas of your home for their structural integrity.

This process also hinges on the determinations of our estimator dispatched to your address after the incident as well. Our competent inspector works to catalog damages and loss, and can even comprise photographic evidence that your insurance provider requires to approve a damage claim for the disaster. We can work closely with your insurance adjuster through the mitigation portion of our work to help make this process as smooth and seamless as possible for you.

There are many phases to fire restoration for your damaged property, but it begins with the right personnel arriving quickly to protect your home from increasing threats. Give our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs rapid response team a call anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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You Can Count On Our Team When Your Sercurity Home has Water Damage

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage You Can Count On Our Team When Your Sercurity Home has Water Damage This basement was hit with water damage. Our team was equipped to handle the emergency and restored the home with a sense of urgency.

Prevent Water Damage to Your Home in Security

The onset of winter means many things to homeowners. You need to worry about winterizing your home, make sure your driveway is clear and stock up on supplies. We do it every year hoping that our home remains unscathed until spring. What we rarely do is research the most reputable company to help us address any water damage that might come our way. When an emergency occurs, knowing whom to call and taking immediate action is crucial.

SERVPRO is the team you want to contact if your home in Security has water damage. Sometimes the damage is extensive and sudden as the result of an event like a storm or a burst pipe. On occasion water may seep into the structure of your home and your walls quietly, leaving you to find it when restoring the damage requires professional assistance. In winter, ice dams can invite water into our homes without us realizing it. Clean gutters and vigilance are useful in preventing this from happening, but it is not foolproof.

When our team arrives at your home to assess the situation, we first ensure that there are no safety issues to resolve. Once this happens, we are ready to take full inventory of water residue in your home and tackle each accumulation appropriately. If water has seeped through your walls, as is the case with ice dams, we explore ways to get inside the home's structural elements to dry out any water remains. We may use this by injecting warm air into the wall through pre-drilled holes, allowing it to reach adequate moisture levels.

It is not uncommon for repairs to occur at the same time that our SERVPRO crew is finalizing the water extraction and drying process. When this is the case, we coordinate with you and any necessary inspections so that the job is performed seamlessly and with no delays to you. Our goal, like yours, is to return you'r home to its original condition as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is available at (719) 574-2789. Not only are we trained to help you apply industry best practices at your home, but we also know the impact of Colorado weather on our buildings and homes. Call us as soon as you are faced with an emergency such us water damage and allow us to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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We Will Get You Back In Business After Flood Damage Has Hit In Southern Colorado

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Get You Back In Business After Flood Damage Has Hit In Southern Colorado We have the right equipment and we are local so we have experience when dealing with flood damage.

Commercial Flood Damage Technicians In Security Talk About Problems With Blizzard Conditions

Recently, the Security area, as well as the rest of the Southern Colorado region, experienced blizzard conditions which included 60 miles per hour wind gusts combing with snow. When these types of situations occur, it is possible that your convenience store will suffer from commercial flood damage, requiring you to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. The combination of wind and snow can create many problems with your company's building. High-speed winds can cause objects to become airborne and get thrown into your store's windows which can create a hole that snow and moisture can enter. Once a hole in your business' structure opens, it is likely that commercial flood damage could take place inside your convenience store. 

When snow or water enters a building, problems can get caused that are best treated by a professional and highly trained team like our SERVPRO technicians. We know how to mitigate many types of commercial flood damage in Southern Colorado including those associated with winter-time blizzards. Being that we are local, we have vast experience in dealing with issues created by brutal winter storms. We know that snow entering your home can create several moisture related issues.  Even if the snow inside your home does not seem like a significant problem at first, once the snow melts the water can ruin building materials and contents inside your home. 

Flood damage and moisture can then create several issues with substances that make up the structural components of your convenience store. Saturated building materials can lose their structural integrity and deteriorate.  Also, then if organic substances stay wet for more than 48 hours, fungal growth can occur. Therefore, if the snow ever makes its way into your store, we start by heating your building so that we can speed up the snow melting, evaporation, and drying process. 

Whenever any H2O enters your home even if it is in the form of snow, it can cause your place of structural business issues. If you ever notice snow inside your convenience store, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 24/7. 

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When You Have A Flood Damage Disaster In Your Colorado Springs Home You Need Our Specialists At SERVPRO

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When You Have A Flood Damage Disaster In Your Colorado Springs Home You Need Our Specialists At SERVPRO Often, we are not even aware of such a storm until the downstream effect makes us victims of flash floods that disrupt our everyday life.

Our Team Of Experts Will Be There If Flood Damage Happens To Your Home In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a beautiful place and ideal for connecting with nature and enjoying all it has to offer. However, sometimes those same elements we find alluring are the ones to surprise us by releasing a downpour of water that enters our home and causes significant flood damage. Often, we are not even aware of such a storm until the downstream effect makes us victims of flash floods that disrupt our everyday life.

Luckily, when there is flood damage to your Colorado Springs home our team of experts at SERVPRO is available to help you restore your home to its pre-flood condition. Once disaster strikes and you and your family are safe from any immediate danger, the best choice you can make is to contact our team, where our specially trained technicians are ready 24/7 to answer your call and lend their service and expertise to the remediation and restoration of your home. Upon arrival, our team will make sure to assess the safety of the structure and will then proceed to use equipment specially designed for these occurrences.

Throughout the process of restoring your home after flood damage, our SERVPRO team will utilize detection and monitoring tools that will inform them of their progress. The goal is to restore each structure to its original level of moisture and this is done by using probes such as moisture sensors and moisture meters which allow not only to read moisture levels of the surface, but also to go within wall cavities and under wood floors to further monitor the level of humidity in the home. As needed, our team will utilize extractors, dryers and other equipment to make sure your home's structure and contents are dry.

At SERVPRO we do not stop once all water has been extracted. Once this important step has been achieved we continue with the deodorizing and disinfecting of your home in order to further prevent any health hazards that might pop up in the future. Materials such as carpet, that may be dangerous for your well-being, may ultimately be taken out and we will coordinate with you in order to leave the space ready for the contractor who will reinstall its replacement.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is ready to jump into action should your home be affected by a flood. Our specially trained technicians along with leading industry technology allow us to bring you the best practices in the remediation of flood damage. Just call us at (719) 574-2789 so we may help you bring your home back to you.

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Genius! How to Figure Out What You Should Really Do About Flood Damages in Your Colorado Springs Home

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Genius! How to Figure Out What You Should Really Do About Flood Damages in Your Colorado Springs Home When gutters freeze, thaw and then refreeze, the potential for flooding gets greater. Call SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

Frozen Drain Pipes Can Flood Colorado Springs Crawlspaces

During the winter months, Colorado Springs residents experience a wide flux of temperatures ranging from bitterly cold to unexpectedly warm. With the rise and fall of the thermometer, snowfall and ice melt and refreeze quickly with sharp changes in the environment. The drain spout for your gutter system around is essential for diverting this water away from your property, especially when a passing warmth gives way to a steady rainfall.

When water freezes in stages, ice can build up within the drainage spouts from the gutters, effectively damming them off and leading to flood damages to your Colorado Springs property. With damming of this drainage component, water is forced to collect in the gutters until it overflows and falls at the foundation and down the siding or construction material of the exterior of your home. Any vulnerability in this aging construction can get exploited by this steady flow of water, but also the pooling at the base of your home can lead to flooding in the first floor and crawl space of your property.

Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly once you notice flood symptoms and effects throughout the first floor of your home or find it in the crawlspace underneath the property. We strive to provide our customers with fast extraction and drying solutions, and that is why we offer industry-leading equipment to our technicians dispatched to flood emergencies in homes throughout our community. We understand how important protecting your home and its contents is, so we have powerful extraction equipment designed to remove excess water fast.

We also have advanced drying machines and equipment that we can utilize to remove excess moisture from the affected areas. The faster that we can reduce overall moisture and dampness levels with our high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers, the less likely secondary effects like mold growth can take hold in the affected areas of the property.

Flooding can occur from several sources surrounding or inside of your home, but our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs have the expertise and training to handle it all. If you want to make it “Like it never even happened.” give us a call today at (719) 574-2789.

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Colorado Springs, Frozen Water Pipes, and Yeah!! SERVPRO for Cleanup

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Colorado Springs, Frozen Water Pipes, and Yeah!! SERVPRO for Cleanup SERVPRO Says To Protect Your Colorado Springs Plumbing from Freezing--Insolate the Pipes

Winter Threats for Your Colorado Springs Home

The severe drops in temperature that accompany the winter months in the Colorado Springs area can present many hazards and potential concerns for your property. While many of the homeowners throughout the area are familiar with the damage freezing temperatures can do, situations continue to occur every year which has our professional restoration team heading out to homes and businesses whose plumbing or structural integrity has become compromised by the harsh winter conditions.

Of the multiple negative effects freezing temperatures could have on your Colorado Springs residence, the chief of these would be frozen pipes. Many scenarios could allow for your indoor plumbing or outdoor service line leading to the main water supply line for the street to become adversely affected by the elements and steep drops in temperature. Understanding how this situation could occur can help you remain mindful of the possibility throughout the colder months.

Poorly insulated pipes are a common culprit to this situation, our SERVPRO professionals discover during their initial inspection of a water damaged property. Once water within a pipe freezes, the flow gets blocked to the fixtures and ceases to flow. The trapped water dammed by the freezing builds pressure until the pipe bursts as a result. Once this occurs, it can often be a high volume of water released into the wall cavities of your home, into your basement or crawlspace, or wherever plumbing could have gotten installed. The rapid spreading of pressurized water can be devastating.

When our SERVPRO team of professionals arrives on the scene, we can utilize leak detection and moisture detection equipment to determine where our mitigation work should begin to repair the damaged pipe and remove affected drywall and other construction materials too saturated to preserve. A plumber may be needed to fix the pipe system damage.

Frozen pipes continue to be a severe concern for area homeowners throughout the winter months. Poor insulation or exposed pipes remain susceptible to these falling temperatures, and if you have a line break, you can count on our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs rapid response team to help clean up the mess and dry out the damage. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (719) 574-2789.

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Let SERVPRO Extract the Water From Your Colorado Springs Home

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Let SERVPRO Extract the Water From Your Colorado Springs Home SERVPRO has all of the equipment necessary to dry your home.

Why SERVPRO Uses Different Capacity Extraction Tools for Water Removal in Colorado Springs

Homes that sustain water intrusions in Colorado Springs need immediate attention so homeowners can get everything back under control quickly. The longer water remains in contact with the interior of your residence, the greater and more extensive the damage becomes.  

Why SERVPRO uses different sizes of equipment to perform water removal services for homes in Colorado Springs is because you deserve experts who understand how water can create problems in different areas of the home. We use large and powerful pumps that we can submerge without damaging the equipment, making it easy to remove floodwater. We also use gentle machinery that raises the temperature in an area so that evaporation happens at a precise rate.  

Depending on the material involved, drying rates can also affect the outcome. The ability to maintain the appearance and functionality of different things in your home are crucial toward your ability to continue using these things. For example, drying a wooden floor out too rapidly or with an extreme rise in temperature can damage that floor. Instead of saving it, reckless and unskilled mitigation can permanently ruin it for the homeowner. Our goal is always to reduce the risk of water damage by cleaning up areas before damage sets in, and mitigating damaged areas so restoration can begin promptly.  

After using a pump truck's submersible extraction heads, our team removes left-behind liquid water from crevices and along mop boards with small hand-held wands connected to a container for easy disposal of the water we extract. Removing as much as possible this way and also through draining enclosed spaces means our drying equipment becomes more efficient. Drying the remaining dampness from surfaces and porous belongings that became saturated happens with the use of desiccant machines and air movers. We also use air scrubbers to help clean the air of dust, microbes, pollen, and anything else that might exist in your home's air.  

If your home is holding water that should not be there, call us, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, at our emergency contact number, (719) 574-2789. we are here every day of the year, including holidays, 24-hours a day. We have the equipment you need to remove water of any amount and make your home livable, “Like it never even happened.”  

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Some Necessary Steps to Facilitate Colorado Springs Mold Damage Remediation

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Some Necessary Steps to Facilitate Colorado Springs Mold Damage Remediation When mold damage is hiding behind furniture or cabinets, its discovery can be quite extensive. Contact SERVPRO to examine the situation and remediate.

Why Mold Damage Needs Addressing Quickly in Your Colorado Springs Home

Few things can threaten your Colorado Springs home with the devastation and fury of natural disasters. However, often secondary effects and singular circumstances like mold and microbial growth within your home can offer that same level of urgency. With the effect that mold colonies can have on the organic materials used to construct your residence, the removal of these colonies should be of the utmost importance.

A homeowner might not experience mold damage in their Colorado Springs home, or even be able to recognize when a problem exists until the situation is out of control. Once you do recognize colonization of mold throughout affected areas of your property, you should seek professional assistance as quickly as possible. The faster that our SERVPRO technicians can get to work on the problem, the easier remediation and restoration become.

Our technicians can arrive shortly after you reach out to our emergency response team to both assess the damage and to help limit its spread. Among the primary focuses of our technicians with this initial arrival at your home is to isolate the affected area and to prevent active mold spores from traveling throughout the property and affecting new areas. To do this, we implement equipment like air scrubbers and shut off air circulation appliances.

To preserve as much of the damaged construction materials as possible, our technicians employ a variety of techniques to remove the mold colonies. Sanding and soda blasting are invasive techniques but have effectiveness in materials mold spores have penetrated deeply. Spraying the anti-microbial solution can also be an effective approach for certain material types. The best approach gets determined by our trained IICRC-certified remediation technicians on site.

While no homeowner wants to contend with mold growth in their home, having the right approach to remove this presence is critical. Our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs remediation technicians have the experience and equipment to preserve your home from this destructive organism and remove it from where it has gotten found. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (719) 574-2789.

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Let Our Team Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Colorado Springs!

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let Our Team Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Colorado Springs! Our goal at SERVPRO is to restore each residence as quickly as possible to its original condition and return it to the homeowner.

Remediating Flood Damage To Colorado Springs Homes

Storms can strike Colorado Springs very quickly. Each one often drops inches of rain, ice, and snow at this time of year. The results can be slick roads and soggy ground for a few days or a flood that covers every room in the house or leave a basement looking more like a wading pool.

To remediate flood damage to Colorado Springs homes, SERVPRO knows that time is of the essence. We keep a response team on-call, 24/7 to meet each emergency. With flooding from an outside source, our immediate tasks are to treat the threat of contamination, remove standing water, examine property for restoration, restore what we can, and dispose of what we cannot repair.

Since the flood water is from an outside source, it contains soil and other contaminants from every surface the water flowed over before it enters the home. Our technicians apply an anti-fungal spray to the surface of the water and any property that might have been underwater for any amount of time.

Next, SERVPRO restoration specialists use commercial grade pumps to remove the majority of any standing water. These machines work quickly and can draw down water very close to the surface of floors and carpets. To finish off removing the water, specialists use extractors designed to lift water out from between floorboards. To prevent damage from the contaminants, they use an anti-bacterial cleaning agent to finish the task.

When it comes to carpets, our specialists cannot guarantee that any cleaning agent or shampoo restores a carpet to a clean, safe condition. They use an extractor draw out water from the carpets and carpet pads and then dispose of them.

As team members remove the carpets, others remove property out of the flooded area to examine for restoration or disposal. Each item not repairable, they place on a pallet to drain and dry in an unaffected part of the home, a tent, or another storage site. To speed up the process, they set up fans to increase air circulation and, if needed, use space heaters as well.

Our goal at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is to restore each residence as quickly as possible to its original condition and return it to the homeowner. If you need our assistance, call us at (719) 574-2789 today. We are here for you.

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Don't Let Ice Dams Get You Down This Winter Call Us If Your Colorado Springs Home Experiences Water Damage!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Let Ice Dams Get You Down This Winter Call Us If Your Colorado Springs Home Experiences Water Damage! Ice damming can happen to any home, even on some that have preventative measures in place to avoid it.

Ice Damming Can Allow Water Damage To Colorado Springs Homes

The winter is upon the area, and Colorado Springs homeowners prepare for another season with significant snowfall. While many properties are virtually unaffected by the predicted snow to come, other homes are less fortunate regarding the damage that heavy snow staying on the roof of their house can do. Ice damming is among the most significant of the potential hazards that threaten the structural integrity of your roof, and this phenomenon is more common than you might think.

While the smaller side of the concerns for ice damming on your roof is the weakening of the structure, water damage restoration in Colorado Springs maybe required when runoff and melting snow cannot find a means to leave the roof area. Ice damming occurs when melting snow beneath a fresh snowpack reaches the eaves of the roof and freezes at this point. To make matters worse, the condition continues to worsen without physically breaking them loose or having several warmer days to melt the ice.

Our SERVPRO professionals have helped many of our customers that have dealt with ice damming and the water damages that can result from the incident. As melting snow and runoff have no means of escape from the area, and the weight of the snowpack providing immense pressure on the roof itself, vulnerabilities become exposed and exploited by the present water.

With efficient equipment designed to reduce overall humidity fast like our industrial-strength dehumidification machines, we can effectively bring moisture levels down to acceptable parameters in the attic space to prevent the growth of mold and fungus. With a licensed contracting division, our SERVPRO franchise can assist immediately with emergency board up services and include our professional reconstruction services as part of our comprehensive restoration package that saves our customers time and money.  

Ice damming can happen to any home, even on some that have preventative measures in place to avoid it. If your home suffers water damage, let our experts help you to restore the damaged areas fast. You can reach our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs emergency response team 24/7 by calling (719) 574-2789.

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What's Fermenting in the Water Damage Inside Your Colorado Springs Brewery?

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What's Fermenting in the Water Damage Inside Your Colorado Springs Brewery? Water damage brings an unsanitary environment to your brewery.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians in Colorado Springs Discuss The Importance Of Sanitization 

If a water leak ever takes place inside your Colorado Springs brewery, there are several types of different problems that could occur. Anytime building materials or contents get wet inside your structure, it is wise to get a professional restoration company like SERVPRO to perform commercial water damage mitigation. If structural components inside your building get saturated, they can lose their structural integrity and fall apart. The presence of moisture can also cause microbes that exist naturally in an environment to activate and form mold. When using a professional company to complete your commercial water damage project, we can take extra measures to prevent secondary problems like mold from happening.  

As soon as any organic materials inside a building get wet, our SERVPRO technicians know that we have a 48-hour period to remove all moisture before fungi start to develop. During any commercial water damage project in Colorado Springs, we utilize specialized equipment and techniques to drop moisture levels to normal conditions faster than two days. We start by extracting standing water and moisture out of heavily saturated materials with heavy-duty extraction equipment. We then set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to change the environment so that it is conducive for rapid structural drying. Once the machines get set up, we use moisture sensors to monitor the progress of our drying efforts.  

When working inside your brewery, we know that cleanliness is vital. Our SERVPRO team can take extra measures to make sure areas like your kitchen or brewing room do not get contaminated. When doing work that could stir up any dust we often seal off areas inside your building that must remain clean and disinfected. We know that the presence of water and elevated indoor humidity can create the right environment for harmful bacteria to form. To prevent harmful bacteria from contaminating your clean working environments, we also complete a final cleaning and disinfecting stage before we finalize your project.  

If you ever notice wet items inside your brewery, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 24 hours a day.

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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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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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Cleaning Soot Damage In Your Security Home's Carpets

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Soot Damage In Your Security Home's Carpets SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning after a Small Fire in Security--"Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage Cleanup of Carpets and Soft Surfaces Is a SERVPRO Specialty

Among the devastation that a fire can cause to your Security residence, soot damage is a common thread between nearly all incidents of any size. Soot can spread out farther than the affected areas of your home, leaving you with a substantial mess to overcome once the blaze has been extinguished. This effect can prove challenging to remove from specific fibers and materials, namely from various types of carpeting.

While you certainly have many different fire damage effects to worry about in your Security residence after the extinguishment, your carpets throughout your home might not necessarily need removal and replacement. Much of the damage that occurs to this flooring, unless directly ignited, can get attributed to the soot and debris floating throughout the environment during the fire. If extensive water damage has also occurred, salvaging the carpets may not be possible.
 
Finding the right restoration company to help you clean up this mess does not have to be a challenging feat. Our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained to handle all manners of fire damages that affect homes and businesses, and therefore have the appropriate skillset to pull soot damage from the flooring materials like carpeting.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians have several approaches and processes for cleaning carpets, which is often the most suitable choice to restore the damage to this area of your home. Bonnet cleaning can sometimes be sufficient when the affected material is short pile carpet with soot damage that does not deeply penetrate into the subflooring and base of the fibers.
 
For soot, hot water extractions and our Showcase Premier Cleaning services can remove all of the damaging films from the fibers and restore your carpets to their original vibrancy. These cleaning services can prevent you from having to remove these materials in your house and have them later replaced, requiring possible out of pocket expenses and inconvenience.
 
There is nothing that can prepare a homeowner for the often widespread damages of a fire in their house. Fortunately, you can always depend on our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs fire damage specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to the way things should be, "Like it never even happened." Contact us anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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The Onset of Mold Damage In Your Colorado Springs Restaurant

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Onset of Mold Damage In Your Colorado Springs Restaurant Moldy Cheese is Okay in a Colorado Springs Restaurant--But Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Colorado Springs Businesses Get Much Needed Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

Owning a restaurant in Colorado Springs means both serving food to the hungry customers of the city and adhering to strict codes and regulations as a business owner and food handler. With so many potential issues that could threaten your compliance with these regulations, having the right kind of help for situations that require restoration or remediation can save you much trouble in the long run. A common issue that many restaurants run into is fungal or microbial growths in their buildings, and this requires certified technicians to remove and restore.
 
Mold damages in your Colorado Springs restaurant could have originated from a number of different situations. Often, the growth occurs in poorly ventilated areas that become overly hot, causing an abundance of moisture. Improperly dried water loss incidents can also provide this same effect. Fortunately, no matter what the cause of this colonization of mold spores in your building, our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians can help you to remove it and restore the damage it has caused.
 
While identifying the source of the moisture present in the area is critical to helping you prevent this same occurrence in the future, one of the first steps is to isolate the colony and begin work to dry the present dampness as quickly as possible. Isolation of the colony gets achieved with the use of air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters to trap mold spores in the air and prevent them from seating elsewhere.
 
Drying the area is often a combination between large air movers and heavy-duty dehumidifiers to overcome the moisture present in both the air and in the floors, walls, ceilings, and more. If the source of the moisture cannot get identified, our SERVPRO professionals might encourage you to continue using dehumidification equipment in the areas most affected by the persistent dampness.
 
Mold spores can set and begin to grow into their colonies in as little as 72 hours. Taking care of persistent moisture before it encourages mold growth is better business sense than remediating mold damages, but either way, our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs technicians are ready to help you whenever you need us. Give us a call anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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Water Damage Technicians Out Of Cimarron Hills Discuss Problems With Drywall

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Technicians Out Of Cimarron Hills Discuss Problems With Drywall Water Damaged Drywall Needs Fast Drying in Cimarron Hills to Prevent Secondary Damage

Drywall Materials Require Skilfull Use of Equipment to Mitigate Water Losses and Salvage the Materials

Any time excessive moisture gets into a structure in Cimarron Hills, it is possible that the drywall material that makes up the walls and ceilings can get damaged. If a pipe breaks inside a wall, it can spray water into the wall cavity negatively affected the drywall components. If water fills into the building from another source it starts accumulating on the floor; then it works its way up the walls, a process called wicking. If humidity levels are escalated once water gets into the house, the moisture in the air can also harm drywall.
 
Whenever water starts affecting drywall, it can saturate the material making it lose its structural integrity or be a source of microbial growth. Whenever mitigating water damage in Cimarron Hills, evaporating out drywall before its paper backing grows mold is a top priority. If this gypsum board inside your home gets wet, then it is possible that wooden materials inside the wall cavity can get affected as well.
 
Any time excessive moisture affects a building, our SERVPRO technicians pay special attention to drywall and other structural components. We start by using moisture sensors to test the contents of the walls. The sensors have prongs that get inserted into the drywall or wooden studs and test for moisture. For wooden materials, the readings come out as a percentage, and for drywall, the readings come in parts per million numbers.
 
Once the affected area has been tested for moisture levels, our SERVPRO restoration team tests materials in unaffected areas to figure out a drying goal level. This baseline helps our team determine how wet the drywall and wooden studs suffered from the loss. Once we know how wet the area is, we can set up the correct drying equipment.
 
Whenever our SERVPRO crew dries out a structure, we arrange a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create circulation that moves wet air away from surfaces while the dehumidifiers pull water out of the air and lower the actual humidity inside the structure. When drying out wall cavities, other specialized techniques get implemented to push air into the cavities. Injectidry tools can be useful devices to inject warm air. See below.
 
In some cases, we remove the baseboard and drill holes into the wall or cut the drywall a foot above the ground so that air can dry out all of the wall components. In other scenarios, we implement injection drying equipment that pushes air into the wall from tubes that stick into holes drilled into the wall surfaces. If you ever need help drying out wet wall cavities, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 24 hours a day.

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Flood Damage Experts In Colorado Springs Discuss Problems Associated With Hail

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Experts In Colorado Springs Discuss Problems Associated With Hail Many flood damage problems in Colorado Springs are caused by severe hailstorms and other conditions related to them.

Flood Damage Experts Discuss Problems Associated With Hail

In the summertime in Colorado Springs hailstorms are rather common. When severe thunderstorms blow into the region excessive amounts of hail can pour down within short periods of time. Sometimes, hail can get heavy and be as big as a golf ball.

When golf ball size hail hits your property, various types of problems can take place. Many flood damage problems in Colorado Springs are caused by severe hailstorms and other conditions related to them. These storms also come with a combination of high-speed winds, excessive rain, and possible flooding.

The large pieces of frozen rain can hit your house at a high velocity and cause things to break. Large chunks of hail can break windows or ruin roofing materials causing holes for water to leak into your structure. Once the interior of the building is exposed to the outside, problems inside can take place. As soon as the exterior of a structure is punctured, it is wise to seek professional help immediately. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and available for emergencies 24 hours a day. The quicker we can get to your home, the more likely we can save materials and contents from getting ruined by the rainwater.

The first step to an emergency water damage scenario is to fix the source of the problem. Our SERVPRO emergency mitigation team finds where water is entering the building and take measures to prevent further leaking. If the source is a hole in the roof, the area will be temporarily sealed off and reconstructed at a later time. If the problem comes from a broken window, the window gets boarded up so that rain stops coming into the house.

Once moisture does not keep coming inside the structure, mitigation work can begin. After making the work area, secure our SERVPRO restoration team starts extracting water out of materials inside the house. After our specialized extraction system pulls out as much moisture as possible, the drying stage begins. Air movers and dehumidifiers get set up to rapidly dry out building materials and contents so that microbial growth does not take place.

Once the moisture levels inside the affected regions return to preloss conditions, the drying equipment gets taken out. The final stage is the reconstruction and cleaning phases where things are rebuilt, and the affected areas are cleaned. For help with damage due to hailstorms, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 seven days a week.

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Smoke and Fire Damage from a Kitchen Fire in Security Create a Horrible Odor

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Fire Damage from a Kitchen Fire in Security Create a Horrible Odor Kitchen fires can happen very quickly and spread. After the firefighters leave, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Scene Quickly After a Fire in Your Kitchen

Many residents in Security add meat to the family meal to ensure adequate intake of protein by everyone present. This same protein can cause severe problems if the person cooking it forgets it and allows it to burn. Catching fire and spewing flames out of your cookware does not need to happen for smoke production to overwhelm your kitchen, but when it does happen, it only increases the amount of overall damage sustained.
 
Rainy days during the Spring months can keep grilling endeavors indoors where fire damage in Security becomes more likely due to interruptions, as well. Outdoor activities can easily cause anyone to lose track of time and forget about the steaks left on the kitchen stove. It takes only a few minutes of extra heat from the stove to go from 'perfectly done' to zero visibility conditions developing inside your kitchen area.
 
Once we arrive, we set up powerful air movers. These machines move a large volume of air in a very short period. Our air scrubbers go one step further in reducing the amount of smokiness in your home. These machines filter out the particles that may have already passed into other parts of your residence and keep them from becoming constant reminders of a burnt meal.
 
All meat contains significant amounts of protein that begin producing an extremely acrid, bitter odor after reaching a specific temperature. The oil that often accompanies such food while cooking only adds to the problem. SERVPRO technicians can also perform thermal fogging in cases where the odor persists. The heated fog that carries neutralizing agents permeate the same areas the smoke entered, resulting in significant improvements to the indoor air quality.
 
Manual cleaning of all surfaces inside your kitchen protects them from soot's abrasive nature. We use special cleansers that cut through the greasiness and unique tools that then lift the mess off the area. After we clean everything and eliminate the smoke odor, without any trace of fire damage, everything in your home goes back to looking "Like it never even happened."
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can help your family after a bout of smoke and fire damage from a kitchen flare up. Contact us at (719) 574-2789 so we can assist you in getting your home back to normal again. We perform our services in and around the Calhan and Widefield areas.

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Home Safety: Rodents are a fire hazard too

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

We are pleased to share an article written by Greg Geilman, President and CEO of South Bay Residential.

Home Safety: Rodents are a Fire Hazard, Too

Rodents may be labeled as pests, but they actually have the power to be more destructive than some may believe. They chew up wires, create the perfect kindling in the form of their nests, and can be the root cause of a truly terrible fire. The worst part is that homeowners may not realize just how much damage they're causing to the home until it's too late. Learn more about the habits of rodents and why they're not a threat to be taken lightly. 

Gnawing Feeling

A rodent is going to chew on whatever happens to be around them when their teeth are coming in. If they don't chew then their teeth will actually get too long and they won't be able to eat. And because their teeth are always coming in, they tend to chew on a lot of things. A squirrel, mouse, or rat will even gnaw on hard elements of the home, such as metal pipes. So when a homeowner starts to hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet, they need to be aware that those feet are attached to some very active teeth. 

An Electrical Disaster 

When a rat cuts through the plastic insulation that protects the electrical wiring, it exposes nearby objects to the heat of the electricity. Fires aren't just destructive because of the evident flame damage, but also because of the smoke damage. The smell of smoke is notoriously difficult to remove, which means that even a fire that's put out quickly may cause more damage than homeowners realize — damage that may not be covered by a home insurance policy. 

The Nature of the Fire 

The fire is caused when the wire shorts out or when the heat of the electricity causes some else to catch flame. Insulation, nests, or other types of trash inside the walls of the home are the most common culprits behind the origin story of the fire, but there are times when a wire can spark close to a wooden beam and cause the whole home to catch flame. Experts believe that up a quarter of all fires with undetermined causes may have actually been due to a rodent infestation. 

Attention and Prevention 

While there are plenty of traps and repellents to be found at the store, consulting an expert is usually the best way to go in the case of rodent prevention or elimination. An owner certainly can go through their home to determine where the holes are so they can seal them up, but the chances they'll miss at least a few of the openings are rather high. And of course, homeowners should have plenty of smoke detectors to get the warning they need to exit the home in time. 

Rodents may be small, but they can wreak some major havoc on the lives of property owners. To keep them out of the house, call a pro to either exterminate the pests or to prevent them from entering the home entirely. 

Greg Geilman is a Los Angeles native of over 40 years and owner of South Bay Residential. Greg believes knowledge is power when it comes to staying safe at home, and that the "little" issues can snowball over time if left unchecked.

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5/29/2018 (Permalink)

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Moisture In Your Colorado Springs Basement Could Support Mold Growth

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Moisture In Your Colorado Springs Basement Could Support Mold Growth We Tell Our Colorado Springs Neighbors--"Don't Dispair from Mold Infestations," Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

Mold Remediation Protects Your Property from Damage--Call SERVPRO

Freezing and thawing of masonry at the foundation of your Colorado Springs home can put considerable strain and stress on this construction. Over many winters, the strain and flex of these materials can degrade mortar joints and allow external water to penetrate into the lower levels of your home. While you likely still have a considerable amount of time before you are at risk of situations like flooding, the added moisture and dampness could provide another kind of disaster to organic materials like wood and drywall in your basement: mold growth.

Mold damage in your Colorado Springs home is something that any homeowner should address as soon as they can. With the possibility of mold causing health effects to you or your family who gets exposed, time is of the essence to get the job done correctly. Our SERVPRO remediation technicians can help you to overcome the mold growth and colonies that are present in this area of your house and to aid in preventing the moisture from persisting as a problem.

The initial inspection can often reveal the source of the moisture, namely, where water can penetrate the blockwork and enter the house. Our SERVPRO professionals can often apply hydraulic cement over these areas to seal them up and prevent further dampness at these places.

One of the seemingly persistent effects of mold colonization in any area of your house is the musty odor that comes along with it. While this might be helpful in identifying the initial problem, deodorization can eliminate this persistent scent. Often the equipment needed for this process is a thermal fogging machine, which releases a dense chemical that neutralizes musty odor molecules on contact and leaves no scent behind.

While deodorization might only be a small piece of the remediation process, it is one of the critical services to help homeowners move on from mold growth in their homes. When you find mold in your residence, give the SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs remediation technicians a call at (719) 574-2789.

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SERVPRO Takes Care of Flood Damaged Movie Theaters in Colorado Springs

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Takes Care of Flood Damaged Movie Theaters in Colorado Springs Make sure that your patrons don't find another movie theater to make their favorite by contacting SERVPRO after any flooding incident.

Team SERVPRO Shows Up on the Scene Quickly to Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Restoring flood damage in a movie theater in Colorado Springs may be a daunting task but is essential if you hope to reopen the establishment to customers in a safe and non-destructive manner. Allowing water to remain opens up your business to safety issues, negative customer experiences, and poor online reviews, all of which can lead to expensive costs and even permanent closure if the impact on your operations is too severe. SERVPRO conducts fast and thorough water removal to get doors open faster and minimize the impact on your finances.
 
How We Get Doors Open Faster
 
Cleaning up commercial flood damage in Colorado Springs to movie theaters can be a difficult process thanks to the layout and structure of both individual theaters and the building as a whole, forcing some restoration professionals to resort to lengtheir and costlier methods to repair the damages. However, SERVPRO stocks an array of high-tech industrial equipment designed to function in any environment and reach as far into the building as needed to get the job done. Our full water extraction and drying capacity is at your disposal to utilize only the most optimal water removal processes and get doors back open as fast as possible.
 
Keeping Costs in Check
 
The loss of revenue from customers is only one type of cost you may face in the wake of a disaster. Depending on your insurance provider and policy, you may be on the hook for thousands of dollars in restoration costs. SERVPRO has gained a national reputation for delivering all services at minimal hassle and costs, and for a good reason. Our restorative techniques minimize loss of materials in your theater, utilize minimal human resources, and do not have many additional expenses. If you have any additional questions about how we can help to keep costs to a minimum during the restoration process, feel free to contact our representatives with questions or to request a quote.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs provides fast and professional flood damage restoration services to businesses in the local area. Call us at (719) 574-2789 to find out how we can help.
 
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A disaster plan for your pets?

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Most people know they should have a disaster plan in place for their families.  But if you are faced with a national disaster, do you have a disaster plan for your pet?  Storms, wildfires and floods happen around the world every day and affect thousands of people and their pets. That’s why everyone should have a plan, not only for yourself, but for your pets. To help you plan for the unthinkable, here are our 9 essentials of disaster prepping for your pet.

  1. Proper ID.  The most important thing you can do for your pet before a disaster occursis to make sure they have proper ID.  This means having a physical tag containing your current info on their collar which they wear at all times, and having them microchipped and registered in a national registry such as the free Found Animals Microchip Registry.
  2. Keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date to reduce their risk of sickness and disease. There are so many unknowns in a disaster. If you are evacuated, your pet may not be able to come with you to shelter and may be held in boarding with other animals whose health status is unknown. If your home is destroyed, your pet may be lost and living outside for a time and subjected to the elements, dirty water supply or worse. Be safe, not sorry, and vaccinate.
  3. Display a Pet Rescue Sticker.  Make sure you have a pet rescue window decal in a place visible to rescue workers.
  4. Identify Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelters.  Not all emergency shelters or hotels allow pets. Before a disaster hits, call your local emergency management office or animal shelter to see if there are places planned for people and pets to stay together in the event of an emergency. Research pet-friendly hotels away from typical disaster zones, or arrange to stay with family or friends outside of your area. Prepare a few options in a range of distances from your home in case of either local or region-wide emergencies.
  5. Assemble a Pet Emergency Kit. You can buy a compact kitthat fits under your seat, a larger bag you can carry on your shoulder, a grab and go bucket with everything your pet could need or and add pet-related items to your family’s existing emergency supplies.  Your kit should include the following items:
  • Food and Water

Plan to have at least five days of food, water and portable bowls.  Dry food should be in re-sealable plastic bags.  If your pet eats wet food, make sure to buy easy open cans so you don’t need a can opener.  Prepare a written feeding schedule.

  • Medication and Medical Records

Keep an extra supply of your pet’s regular medication in a waterproof zip lock bag.  Also include a copy of your pet’s vaccination record and microchip number.

  • Supplies

For cats, include kitty litter and disposable litter boxes.  For dogs, pack plastic waste bags and an extra leash and harness.  Beds, blankets, toys and clothing are also useful to keep your pet calm and cozy in an emergency situation.

  1. Store Supplies for a Speedy Exit. Place all of your emergency supplies in a safe, dry, convenient place near your escape route in case you need to leave in a hurry. The safest way to transport a pet in an emergency or disaster is in a carrier or crate, so keep one close to your emergency kit.  Frightened pets can be difficult to manage with only a leash and collar.
  2. When a Disaster Strikes, Don’t Hesitate; Evacuate. Not all disasters come with warning, but if they do, follow emergency response recommendations and evacuate as quickly as possible.  Disasters are very stressful on both pets and people, and no one can predict how bad things will get.  Don’t wait until the last minute to leave.  Use your emergency plan as a tool to supplement first responder instructions.
  3. Leave with Your Pets. If the area is not safe for you, it’s not safe for your pets.  It may not be possible to return for your pets, so take them with you from the start.
  4. If Your Pet Gets Lost, Check for Found Pet Alerts. If your pets are separated from you, check your cell phone and email for Found Pet Alerts. When a rescue worker finds your lost pet and starts an alert in the Found Animals Registry, you will be contacted via phone calls, text messages, and emails based on your pet’s microchip registrations. These alerts will provide information on your pet’s location.  If you cannot access your phone or email, or are unable to retrieve your pets, your emergency contacts and vet will also be notified.

For more information about Pet Disaster Preparedness, please visit the following websites:

  1. Preparing your Pets for Emergencies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ‎
  2. Make a Disaster Plan for Pets, Humane Society United States(HSUS)
  3. Disaster Preparedness, ASPCA
  4. Pets and Disaster Checklist, American Red Cross
  5. Saving the Whole Family Brochure, American Veterinary Medical Association

Countering Smokey Odors Arising from Fire Damage in a Residence in Colorado Springs

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Countering Smokey Odors Arising from Fire Damage in a Residence in Colorado Springs SERVPRO technicians have IICRC training and know how to thoroughly rid your home of bad odors left behind by a fire.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Homes in Colorado Springs often contain many safety features, from tempered glass in windows to GFCI outlets throughout the house. These precautions, with the primary goal of protecting residents and their families, help save many lives and reduces the number of accidents experienced each year.

When a home catches fire in Colorado Springs, the fire damage sustained can remain minimized if the fire department arrives quickly. However, these professionals cannot combat the smoke the fire produces. In fact, the presence of smoke often alerts firefighters of additional hotspots that need their immediate attention.

During a fire, smoke ends up everywhere inside a home, even in relatively far away locations. This happens because the heat of the fire pushes the smoke and its particles out, and as it travels, heavier particles drop or cling to obstacles and barriers as it passes through and around them. Lighter particles, because they come in smaller sizes, can remain suspended in the air for more extended lengths of time.

Wherever smoke moves through your home during a fire, your floors end up covered in smokey, greasy soot. Hardwood floors require specialized treatments to keep their sheen from becoming marred. Soot particles can seem fine and unlikely to cause damage, but the physical properties at the microscopic level reveal their actual abrasive qualities. Chemical risks posed by soot include carcinogens, as well as acidic properties that can further destroy your belongings unless we strip it away.

Carpeting can slowly emit a smoke-laden odor after a fire occurred. Removing the embedded smoke particles can help reduce overall odors and make the interior much more pleasant. Carpet cleaning might not provide satisfactory deodorization in every situation, but thermal fogging by our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can produce significantly more powerful results. Fogging in this manner also counteracts smoke residue found wherever smoke initially traveled, providing a more comprehensive and complete deodorization.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can be contacted by calling (719) 574-2789, which is our 24-hour service line. Serving the areas near and around Security, Green Mountain Falls, and Calhan, we can help your family restore your home after fire damage to its preloss condition.

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Appliance Degradation Could Allow Flooding to Your Colorado Springs Residence

4/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliance Degradation Could Allow Flooding to Your Colorado Springs Residence If your appliance fails and dumps water on your kitchen floor, it is time to contact SERVPRO. Call right away for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Ready to Dry Out Your Home After a Flooding Situation

The appliances in your Colorado Springs home have gotten purchased to make your life a little bit easier. While for the most part, this is the case, there are instances in which these machines can make your life considerably more stressful and costly, namely when they malfunction and cause flooding to their immediate surroundings.

While there are likely very few people in the area that do not have appliances in their homes, those that do always run the possible risk of allowing flood damages into their Colorado Springs residence. Typically this is a result of aging and degradation, which can allow individual components to behave sluggishly or stop altogether. This failure allows for washing machines to fill indefinitely, for dishwashers to leak out onto the floor and so on.  

Fortunately, you have SERVPRO to help you through any of the disasters that your appliances might cause within your home. We can quickly assess the damage that you face and formulate a strategy to help restore these concerns. With appliance failure, one of the first steps that we take is to ensure that the supply to the machine has gotten shut down to prevent further damages while restoration gets underway.

Once the source of the water has been found and stopped, our team can then get to work on extracting the water from the affected area. The process usually involves portable pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands. This process allows for drying efforts to begin, which is a critical part of the process.

Once the area has gotten successfully dried, our SERVPRO professionals can inspect the construction materials of your home and structural components for severe damages that could require removal and replacement to complete the restoration process.

Flood damages might not be something that most homeowners in the area consider to be much of a threat, but appliances can always be a wild card.

If you are dealing with accidental flood damage to your home, our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs team of restoration specialists can help. Give us a call today at (719) 574-2789.

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What can we learn from the Colorado Springs Airport Fire?

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What can we learn from the Colorado Springs Airport Fire? Water and fallen ceiling tiles litter the airport terminal lobby area

The first phone call to our company came in around 2AM Tuesday, April 17th.  The caller told us the airport suffered a large fire on the 3rd story of the terminal building.  The fire was put out, but the water from the fire sprinklers and the water the firefighters used left all three levels of the terminal soaked, with several areas flooded with standing water.

By 4AM, we had an inspector on site to meet with airport leadership and come up with an action plan to reopen the airport by the following morning at 4:30AM.  Over 30 flights had to be cancelled on the 17th and airport leadership and the mayor had vowed to open the airport by the next day – quite a tall expectation to meet!

By 8AM our crews started the drying process.  The first step was to extract all the standing water, remove non-salvageable carpeting, and then install drying equipment.  To make the terminal more comfortable for travelers, we installed temporary carpeting in the terminal so passengers did not have to walk over bare (and potentially slippery) concrete.

The airport opened at 2:30AM 4/18, 2 hours ahead of schedule.  The airport director told us he was extremely satisfied with the outcome.

The cause of the fire still remains unknown and repairs will continue for likely many more weeks.  If one of your properties suffers a fire, large or small, you can count on SERVPRO to get you back in business quickly and make the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Why You Should Deal With a Mold Damage Outbreak in Your Colorado Springs Home Immediately

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why You Should Deal With a Mold Damage Outbreak in Your Colorado Springs Home Immediately Colorado Springs Mold Remediation and Cleanup Needed? Contact SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tip--Rapid Mold Remediation Mitigates Damages

Mold damage found in your home is a tricky business, but it should be dealt with immediately. When the mold is left to its own devices, it can not only cause various health effects in the residents of your home, but it can also cause damage to the physical structure. Excessive moisture is almost always the culprit behind mold damage, and it should be dealt with as soon as possible to help prevent an outbreak. Fortunately, qualified help is close at hand.
 
If left alone in your Colorado Springs home, mold damage can impact the structure. Mold is responsible for the decay of organic materials, which means that any wood or building materials made from organic sources can begin to deteriorate when in contact with the mold. Due to the capabilities of damaging the structure of your home, it is essential to remediate the mold as soon as possible.
 
When you call SERVPRO, we can send an estimator to your home swiftly. It is an estimator's job to investigate the damage, explain the situation, alert you to possible solutions, and answer any questions. Afterward, our technicians can arrive to begin the remediation process, if deemed necessary. If the presence of mold growth is questionable, a third-party company can be contracted by the homeowner for testing.
 
Mold damage must be contained before remediation begins. SERVPRO employees can set up plastic barriers to section off the fungi to prevent spreading once disturbed. Our technicians can begin to clean any non-porous materials that mold is attached to and then spray them with an anti-fungal agent to help ensure that mold is less likely to regrow there.
 
Unfortunately, many porous surfaces that mold has attached itself to may not be receptive to cleaning. SERVPRO can remove any of these surfaces and then assist you with finding a contractor to renovate the space. The very last thing that our technicians can do is tackle the musty smell left behind by the mold with advanced technology like air scrubbers with activated charcoal filters. We strive to return your home to its preloss condition in every way that we can, "Like it never even happened."
 
When you discover mold damage in your home, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789. Our technicians can arrive at your home as soon as possible.

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Water Damage Monitoring Equipment in Colorado Springs

4/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Monitoring Equipment in Colorado Springs Moisture needs to be dried out of your home within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

SERVPRO Offers Thorough Structural Drying after Water Damage to Your Home

If a pipe breaks inside your Colorado Springs home, water possibly leaks all over and causes many problems. Sometimes water saturates building materials which can cause structural integrity issues. If water gets left inside your house for too long, it often causes foul odors to exist. If moisture does not get dried out within 48 hours, it is likely that mold develops.

Water leaking into a building also possibly causes electrical hazards. SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Colorado Springs always start a project by securing the work area. Any potential hazards such as drywall falling from the ceiling or electrical issues get repaired, or the area gets blocked off, and "danger" signs get posted.

After the work area is made safe for all workers and occupants, the extraction process begins. If there is two inches or more of standing water, a submersible pump gets used to vacuum up the water and pump it into a sewer drain. Next, we use our specialized extraction tools to pull moisture out of carpet and upholstery. In most cases, we use light extraction wands to pull water out of furniture. When extracting moisture out of the carpet, we sometimes use a weighted, heavy-duty extraction tool to compress the carpet and reduce damage to the fabric caused by agitation.

After our IICRC certified technicians are satisfied with the amount of water we vacuumed up, we begin the drying phase. Before we set up air movers and dehumidifiers in your home, we use monitoring equipment to test moisture levels in the affected areas. We use different equipment based on what type of materials we want to test for moisture.

When we test soft, porous materials such as upholstery and carpet we use a moisture sensor. A moisture sensor has two sharp prongs on the bottom that stick into the material and test for the presence of moisture. If the carpet in the testing area is wet, the sensor beeps and flashes a light.

To test moisture levels in other harder materials such as wood or drywall, we often use a penetrating moisture meter. The moisture meters have two longs prongs that we stick or hammer into the materials that we are testing. For non-wood items, the relative scale is used, and the moisture reading comes out as points. For wooden materials, the meters give a moisture percentage number. Readings get taken in both affected and unaffected areas to determine how wet the materials got.

Moisture readings help us come up with a goal to reach. Once moisture levels reach the goal, they are back to normal conditions. For professional help with structural drying, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 any time of the day.

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Winner Announcement - MARCH MADNESS 2018

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community Winner Announcement - MARCH MADNESS 2018 Villanova celebrates a well-earned victory

Hello SERVPRO March Madness players!  Villanova rolled through the tournament winning all 6 games by at least 12 points.  The Michigan Wolverines, who went from unranked to a second consecutive Big 10 title, deserve quite a bit of credit themselves by stacking up 14 straight victories before falling to Villanova in the national championship 69-62.

We've finished tallying the scores and are proud to congratulate our winners:

1.  Jancarlos Del Valle - Ross Silva American Family Insurance  (RCA Galileo Pro 2 11.5" tablet)

2.  Diane Barker - FBG Service Corporation (2 tickets to Brunch at the Broadmoor)

3.  Dean Skaret - Dean Skaret American Family Insurance  ($25 Starbucks gift card)

All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card - your reps Chris and Jeff will be delivering these to your offices over the next month.

Complete standings are below.  Stay tuned for our next contest coming in the Fall.  Thanks for playing and we'll see you next time!

--  Dave Kraszewski, Jeff Christensen, and Chris Rizzuto

Rank    Name    Total Score     Champion

1   Jancarlos Del Valle  265      Penn

2   Diane Barker  254  Villanova

3   Dean Skaret   251  Villanova

4   Doris Wall  244  Villanova

5   Leslie Haren-Friesz   241  Michigan St.

6   Chris Rizzuto   238   Xavier

7   Yolanda Garcia   236    Villanova

8   Nancy Penaloza   235   Villanova

9   Will Wise    231    Villanova

10  Heather Smith   231    Duke

11  Jeremy Bergeron    230   Villanova

12  SHEBA MOBLEY    230   Villanova

13  Suzan Parra   230    Villanova

14  Mark Gerstenberg   230   Villanova

15  Erin Oroszi   230   Villanova

16  Whitney Johnson  225  Villanova

17  James Martinez    222   Villanova

18  bill camp   221   Virginia

19  Mary Kirks    217   Villanova

20  Andrew Walter   216   Villanova

20  Michael Rupp    216  Arizona

22  Dan Brandt    216    Villanova

23  Jeff Christensen   214   Xavier

24  Jessica Lastinger   213  Clemson

25  Marla Wilson   208   Kansas

26  April Allen   201  Kansas

27  Cory Town    199   Arizona

28  David Molchan   198   Michigan St.

29  Robyn Kilanowski   195   Michigan

30  Richard Beall    194    Houston

31  Zanda Raklinska   193   Virginia

32  Jeremiah Nease    191   Tennessee

33  Grant Burlingame   191   Duke

34  Kristin Chelin    186   Xavier

35  Lisa Kirwan    185   Villanova

36  Darrell Wilson   185   Kansas

37  Ross Silva    184   Virginia

38  Rob Schorzman    184    Michigan

39  Jared May    183    Virginia

40  Dave Mensing   182   Virginia

41  Sherri Stoltzfus    182   Kansas

42  Napoya Jones   181    Virginia

43  Martin Burlingame    181   Kansas

44  Judith Sedwick   180   Virginia

45  Lou Vitti   179     Duke

46  Jaime Klungtvedt    177    Cincinnati

47  Rita Dugan   177    Virginia

48  Laurel Fentanes   174   Virginia

48  tim kealy    174   Gonzaga

50  John Anderson     174     Xavier

51  James Rickman    174    Virginia

52  Mandy Campbell     174    Virginia

53  Cheryl Branch    172   Miami (Fla.)

54  Richard Kiedinger  168    Villanova

55  Natalie Martinez    162   Virginia

56  Dave Kraszewski   161   Alabama

57  Holly Koenig      160    Kansas

58  Corey Nakai    160      Virginia

59  Nelson De La Cruz   158   Virginia

60  Qiesha Lewis    157    Kansas

61  Denise Price     155    Kansas

62  Ashley Dodge    153   Kentucky

63  Patrick Loeber    153   Kentucky

64  L Malossi     151    Duke

65  Brittaney Grace    149    Gonzaga

66  Frank Gundy     149    Kansas

67  Sean Reeder     145    Kansas

68  Rod Smith     145     Duke

69  RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER    142  Duke

70  Adam Zeilder   139   Duke

71  Larry Zeidler   137   Duke

72  Dave Hammond  133   Kansas

73  Caitlin Gilkey   131   N. Carolina

74  clint christianson   130   W. Virginia

75  Chad Atherton   126   Arizona

76  Clara Loper    125     Xavier

77  Michael Schuneman    116    Xavier

78  Erica bazzy    114    Xavier

79  Tamara Bannister   100   Wichita St.

Fire Damage Mitigation in Colorado Springs

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Mitigation in Colorado Springs Smoke can travel into many areas of the home leaving behind an unpleasant odor.

SERVPRO Uses Deodorization Methods to Rid Your Home of Foul Odors

Sometimes after a fire ignites inside your Colorado Springs home, there are more problems that get created than just burnt materials and contents. Smoke created by a blaze often travels to many areas inside the house. Smoke leaves behind soot residues and pungent, burnt odors.

After any severely burnt materials and contents get replaced, all of the soot residues inside the building get cleaned. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Colorado Springs use specialized chemicals when cleaning that help eliminate foul odors. If unpleasant aromas still exist, then a final deodorization stage takes place.

When deodorizing an area, specific chemicals get used for different situations. Various odors exist based on what materials get burned during the blaze. Some deodorization techniques use chemicals that bond and react with the foul odor particles and neutralize them. Other deodorants mask unpleasant smells with more appealing odors.

To start, we apply deodorants to the air and affected surfaces. Many times deodorization gets accomplished by using hand pumps or electric powered sprayers. In more extreme cases, advanced equipment gets used during the deodorization process.

If our SERVPRO restoration experts believe that spraying chemicals does not complete the job efficiently, then other equipment gets used to create the original environment that caused the burnt odors to exist in the first place. During a fire, combustion causes smoke particles to become microscopic and penetrate many different materials. We use specialized equipment to break down chemicals so that they penetrate materials in the same way that foul odor particles did.

One way to mimic smoke behavior is with a Vaportek system. A Vaportek deodorization system consists of a compound of natural oils sealed by a membrane. The compounds then volatilize into the air and pass through the plastic membrane. Then, air currents distribute the chemicals into the air which react with and neutralize odor molecules upon contact.

Other ways to dispense deodorants into the building in the same way smoke entered, is to use fogging methods. When using a fogging system, deodorizing products get dispensed as finely divided particles in a mist. Depending on the situation we use either a wet fogging or dry fogging system to disperse deodorants into the air.

After an advanced deodorization system gets used inside your home, we often use powerful box fans to ventilate the area, so that dense chemicals do not exist in the air. For professional assistance with smoke deodorization call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 any time of the day.

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Elite 8 -- SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Greetings SERVPRO March Madness players!  Kansas is going back to the Final Four.  But it’s hard to argue Duke shouldn’t be headed there after what some are calling the most riveting show of the NCAA tournament.  Yesterday Kansas knocked off second-seeded Duke 85-81 in overtime; it will be Kansas’ first return to the Final Four since 2012.

We had some shakeups in the standings with surely more to come with the Final Four this weekend and the National Championship on April 2nd.  Here are our top ten contestants so far:

RANK  NAME  CORRECT   BEST   CHAMPION

1  Jancarlos Del Valle 249  282  65  Penn

2  Leslie Haren-Friesz 241  42 241 Michigan St.

3  Chris Rizzuto  222  238   Xavier

4. Bill camp   221  221  Virginia

Heather Smith 215  231    Duke

Jeff Christensen   214  214    Xavier

7  Jessica Lastinger  213  213   Clemson 

8  Marla Wilson   208    256   Kansas

9  Diane Barker  206  254   Villanova

10   Dean Skaret  203  251Villanova

11  April Allen  201    249   Kansas

12  Michael Rupp  200  216  Arizona

13  Cory Town  199  199  Arizona

14  David Molchan  198  198   Michigan St.

15  Doris Wall  196  244  Villanova

16  Richard Beall  194  194   Houston

17  Grant Burlingame  191  191   Duke

17  Jeremiah Nease  191  207  Tennessee

19  YOlanda Garcia  188  236  Villanova

20  Nancy Penaloza  187  235  Villanova

21  Kristin Chelin  186  186   Xavier

22  Darrell Wilson  185  233  Kansas

23  Ross Silva   184  184  Virginia

24  Will wise  183  231   Villanova

25  Erin Oroszi  182  230   Villanova

25  Jeremy Bergeron  182  230   

25  Mark Gerstenberg  182  230  Villanova

25  SHEBA MOBLEY  182  230   Villanova

25   Sherri Stoltzfus  182    230   Kansas

25  Suzan Parra  182  230    Villanova

31  Martin Burlingame  181  229  Kansas

32  Judith Sedwick  180  196   Virginia

33  Lou Vitti   179  179   Duke

33  Robyn Kilanowski  179  227   Michigan

35  Jaime Klungtvedt  177  177   Cincinnati

35  Rita Dugan  177  193   Virginia

35  Whitney Johnson  177  225    Villanova

35  Zanda Raklinska  177  193     Virginia

39  James Martinez  174  222    Villanova

39  Laurel Fentanes  174  174   Virginia

39  tim kealy  174  174    Gonzaga

42  Cheryl Branch  172  188   Miami (Fla.)

43  Mary Kirks  169  217    Villanova

44  Andrew Walter  168  216   Villanova

44  Dan Brandt  168  216   Villanova

46  Jared May   167   183    Virginia

47  Dave Mensing  166  182   Virginia

48  Napoya Jones  165  181   Virginia

49  Natalie Martinez  162  178   Virginia

50  Dave Kraszewski  161  161   Alabama

51  Holly Koenig  160  208  Kansas

52  James Rickman  158  174   Virginia

52  John Anderson  158  174    Xavier 

52  Mandy Campbell   158   174    Virginia

55  Qiesha Lewis  157  205   Kansas

56  Denise Price   155   203    Kansas

57  Ashley Dodge  153  153    Kentucky

57  Patrick Loeber  153  153   Kentucky

59  Rob Schorzman  152  216   Michigan

60  L Malossi  151  151   Duke

61  Brittaney Grace  149  165   Gonzaga

61  Frank Gundy  149  197   Kansas

63  Rod Smith  145  145  Duke

63  Sean Reeder  145  193   Kansas

65  Corey Nakai  144  160   Virginia

66  Nelson De La Cruz  142  158   Virginia

66  RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER  142  142 Duke

68  Adam Zeilder  139  139   Duke

69  Larry Zeidler  137  137   Duke

69  Lisa Kirwan  137  185   Villanova

71  Dave Hammond  133  181    Kansas

72  Caitlin Gilkey   131  131   N. Carolina

73  clint christianson  130  130    W. Virginia

74  Chad Atherton  126  126   Arizona

75  Clara Loper  125  125   Xavier

76  Richard Kiedinger  120  168   Villanova

77  Michael Schuneman  116  116   Xavier

78  Erica bazzy  114  114    Xavier

79  Tamara Bannister  100  100  Wichita St. 

Just a reminder, your SERVPRO reps Jeff Christensen and Chris Rizzuto are listed but not eligible to win.  To view all of the standings, click here.  Stay tuned for your final update and tournament winners list after the National Championship!

Dave Kraszewski

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SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs

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SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

What a kick-off to the tournament!  UMBC made history by becoming the first 16th seed to beat #1 seed Virginia.  Reigning national champion North Carolina fell to Texas A&M yesterday night, it's the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced prior to the Sweet 16.  More action to come!

Here are our current standings.  Stay tuned your next update after the Sweet 16!

RANK   NAME    SCORE    CHAMPION

1  Leslie Haren-Friesz  208  Michigan St.

Jessica Lastinger  200  Clemson

3  Chris Rizzuto    194    Xavier

4.  Jeff Christensen   193   Xavier

5   Jancarlos Del Valle   184   Penn

6.  Bill camp     181     Virginia

7   Heather Smith   172    Duke

8   Diane Barker    171    Villanova

9   Marla Wilson     170Kansas

9   Ross Silva     170     Virginia (

11 Dean Skaret   168   Villanova

12 Cory Town     167    Arizona

12 Michael Rupp   167    Arizona

14 Grant Burlingame   166   Duke

15 Doris Wall    164     Villanova

16 Jaime Klungtvedt  163   Cincinnati

16 Rita Dugan    163    Virginia

18 Nancy Penaloza    162    Villanova

19 David Molchan      161    Michigan St.

19 Kristin Chelin     161     Xavier

21 April Allen        160    Kansas 

22 Erin Oroszi    156     Villanova

22 Jeremy Bergeron    156    Villanova

22 Mark Gerstenberg    156    Villanova

22 SHEBA MOBLEY    156    Villanova

22 Suzan Parra   156   Villanova

27 Richard Beall      155     Houston

28 Lou Vitti      154        Duke

29 Jeremiah Nease   150   Tennessee

29 Whitney Johnson  150   Villanova

31 Zanda Raklinska   149   Virginia

32 Dave Mensing      147    Virginia

32 Martin Burlingame   147    Kansas

32 Yolanda Garcia    147     Villanova

35 Judith Sedwick     145   Virginia

36 Cheryl Branch   144    Miami (Fla.) 

36 Darrell Wilson    144    Kansas

38 Andrew Walter     142     Villanova

38 Dan Brandt    142    Villanova

38 Jared May    142    Virginia

38 Laurel Fentanes   142     Virginia 

38 Mary Kirks         142     Villanova

38 Robyn Kilanowski    142    Michigan

44 tim kealy     141     Gonzaga

45 James Martinez       140        Villanova

45 Sherri Stoltzfus     140    Kansas

45 will wise     140       Villanova 

48 Patrick Loeber     139      Kentucky

49 Qiesha Lewis     138    Kansas

50 Dave Kraszewski  136   Alabama

50 Denise Price   136     Kansas

52 Ashley Dodge     133       Kentucky

53Caitlin Gilkey     131     N. Carolina

53 Napoya Jones       131      Virginia

53 RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER   131   Duke

56 Brittaney Grace   129      Gonzaga

56 Rod Smith       129      Duke

58 L Malossi    126    Duke

59 Clara Loper    125     Xavier

59 clint christianson    125     W. Virginia

59 Holly Koenig      125     Kansas (115)

62 James Rickman     124   Virginia

62 John Anderson     124     Xavier

62 Mandy Campbell   124     Virginia

65 Larry Zeidler     121     Duke

66 Lisa Kirwan    116    Villanova

66 Natalie Martinez   116    Virginia

68 Frank Gundy    115     Kansas   

68 Rob Schorzman  115     Michigan

70 Adam Zeilder    114     Duke

71 Sean Reeder     113     Kansas

72 Chad Atherton     110    Arizona (127)

72 Corey Nakai     110     Virginia

72 Michael Schuneman    110    Xavier

75 Nelson De La Cruz     107    Virginia

76 Richard Kiedinger     106     Villanova

77 Tamara Bannister     100      Wichita St.

78 Dave Hammond    98     Kansas

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 : http://SERVPRO-southcs.mayhem.cbssports.com/e/41b1b27b2b83b…

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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Is your home at risk for radon gas contamination?

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Building Services Is your home at risk for radon gas contamination? Diagram of how radon can enter a home

Did you know that January National Radon Action Month? You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon.

Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.

Radon test kits can be found online or in home improvement stores. Follow the directions on the packaging for the proper placement of the device and where to send the device after the test to find out your radon level.

If your level comes back high, a radon mitigation company can install a system to mitigate radon gas. The State of Colorado provides resources to help you select a company that is right for you, check out their radon page at https://www.colorado.gov/…/services-and-i…/environment/radon

How Do Professionals Achieve Cleaning After Fire Damage to Your Colorado Springs Home?

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Do Professionals Achieve Cleaning After Fire Damage to Your Colorado Springs Home? Many methods are used when restoring a home after a fire. Contact SERVPRO right away and let our expertise work for you.

SERVPRO Follows Scientific Principals When Restoring Your Property After Fire Damage

Fire can wreak havoc on your Colorado Springs home. The smoke and soot can cause irreparable damage if it is not taken care of promptly and efficiently. Successful cleanup and restoration after a fire is a job for the professionals. Trying to get the damage repaired or restored by yourself can worsen the already bad situation.

SERVPRO professionals have years of experience in successful restoration and cleanup of hundreds of homes after a fire damage here in Colorado Springs. Our meticulous technicians use tested scientific methods to get rid of the damage due to fire. Our state-of-the-art, multi-step cleaning process restores your home back to the pre-damage condition in no time. Here are the four scientific principles that enable SERVPRO technicians to restore your home after a fire damage.

Modulating the temperature can hasten the cleaning process  
Smoke and soot can build up on the walls and ceilings after an incidence of fire. These residues are notoriously difficult to clean even with some of the best and most active cleaning agents. SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge of chemistry to handle such stains. We use an elevated temperature that speeds up the reaction between cleaning agents and the stain causing residues.

Agitation can speed up cleaning process
SERVPRO technicians use various agitation techniques such as brushing, air, and water pressure and even sound waves at high frequencies to clean difficult to clean stains. Our technicians have a thorough understanding of how the process of agitation works and how it can be successfully implemented depending on the nature of the damage.

Chemical cleaning products can work wonders
Various chemical cleaning products can work wonders cleaning the smoke and soot residue if they are carefully selected depending on the type of the damage. Our expert technicians use their extensive experience and knowledge to choose the best possible chemical cleansing agents that can clean the damage in no time.

Restoring fire damage is a process that involves careful planning and expertise. You can trust us to ensure that your home looks, smells and feels like home again in no time. Call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs today at (719) 574-2789 to speak to one of our experts.

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Neglected Leaks Lead to Major Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

12/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Neglected Leaks Lead to Major Mold Damage in Colorado Springs This ceiling damage in a local home was the result of a neglected leak at the flashing of a roof plumbing vent. There was mold growing in the attic.

Our Technicians Follow Industry Standards When Remediating Mold

Putting off home repairs or maintenance in Colorado Springs is rarely a wise idea, particularly when neglect of these duties means water is saturating building materials or pooling in areas of your home. While the water leaks bit by bit, mold spores are all around us, indoors and out. They cause few issues until they absorb moisture and begin growing. Water plus spores equal a high risk of mold, demanding professional mold remediation.
 
If little leaks provide the fuel for a mold explosion in your Colorado Springs home, you need the assistance of a restoration business that handles water damage and structural drying as well as mold remediation. Our mold response crews follow the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) protocol when planning and completing a remediation. We are well aware that remediating your current mold problem is only a temporary fix if you do not also eliminate the water issues.
 
The SERVPRO crew inspects the areas suspected to contain mold growth. The space affected is contained using heavy plastic sheeting at a minimum, intended to keep the moldy particles from spreading into other areas of your house. We often add a negative pressure air scrubber as extra protection. The filters in the scrubber capture the mold debris and the filtered air is exhausted outside while the remediation process proceeds.
 
Our crew determines whether the articles upon which the mold is growing are infiltrated below their surfaces. If the mold penetrates, SERVPRO workers remove the materials invaded along with the mold, bag them, and dispose of all following local hazardous waste rules. The area receives a thorough vacuuming with HEPA filter-equipped machines. Antimicrobial solutions proven to inhibit mold then treat the areas to discourage additional growth.
 
Before SERVPRO judges the job completed, we arrange for leak repair, remove any standing water, and use air movers, heat, and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure. Our workers periodically measure the moisture content of structural components and air humidity to ensure our efforts achieve the drying targets set using the IICRC training which our technicians master before taking on your projects.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is a full-service mold remediation solution, getting rid of the troublesome microbial growth and the preexisting conditions that feed it. Call (719) 574-2789 to schedule an inspection and develop a remediation plan.
 
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Untreated sump pump overflow combined with hoarding

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Untreated sump pump overflow combined with hoarding Contents Packout

One of the realities in the restoration industry is we come across cases of hoarding on a regular basis.  When hoarding is combined with water damage it creates a nasty mess.

In the case of this customer, she suffered a sump pump failure that caused her basement to partially flood with water.  When we arrived it was not even possible to get our technicians into the basement because of the high amount of contents.

The water had been allowed to dwell for a few days before she called us so the basement was already smelling of mold.  Mold can grow in as little time as 72 hours.

In this photo, you can see our technicians starting a contents pack-out before we can address the wet structure.

Fast, Efficient Water Damage Restoration For Colorado Springs Business

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast, Efficient Water Damage Restoration For Colorado Springs Business Don't let your customers find another place to shop for their sporting goods after water damage is found in your store. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly When You Are Facing Water Damage at Your Store

Whether you are in the midst of a Colorado Springs seasonal shopping surge or planning clearance sales for less busy times, damage caused by water intrusion issues put a real cramp in your style. Business owners need a reputable and reliable company with which to partner when these crises become realities, and we stand ready 24/7 to help.
 
Fall and winter are critical selling times for your sports equipment and apparel store. Commercial water damage in Colorado Springs can ruin your chances of capitalizing on the fall hunting, winter sports, and holiday shopping our area’s residents enjoy and fuel their need for your products. Slow leaks take you by surprise, damaging stock and the structure of your store without you even realizing you have a problem until the water damage is advanced. We specialize in restoring water damage to structure and contents of commercial buildings, returning your shop to pre-water loss condition.
 
Water damage quietly but relentlessly seeps in from cracks in plumbing or clogged and improperly installed gutter and drain systems. SERVPRO sees this kind of damage frequently, and we train our technicians both to discover the source of the water and to remediate the damage done. With slow leaks, we may not need the industrial pumps that outfit each service vehicle, but we do use our powerful water extractors after employing high-tech scanners to locate the pockets of pooled water that damage your storerooms and saturate carpeting drop by drop.
 
Moisture measurements inform our drying target determinations, and we use high-efficiency air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to remove water as vapor from your building’s walls, flooring, and air. Failure to dry out the structure risks secondary damage from mold or continuous deterioration of building materials like drywall that break and crumble when waterlogged. SERVPRO’s focus is on restoration, not demolition and replacement. We also realize the importance of planning our tasks so that you can try to continue operations, even on a limited scale, as we work to make your sales floor look “Like it never even happened.”
 
Because loss of your stock is ruinous, we work quickly to inventory and then move wet products to a dry staging area, either on your premises or in an alternate space. You or your designated employees review the condition of the clothing and outdoor equipment. During the job, SERVPRO is in constant communication with your insurance provider, developing the evidence for any claims needed, so your out of pocket loss is minimal.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is a good fit for the business surprised by hidden leaks that threaten stock and your business in general. We are available at (719) 574-2789 year round, any time of the day or night to help solve your water damage problems.

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Prepare For Possible Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Prepare For Possible Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Rain gutters need regular cleaning and maintenance to keep water away from your foundation. Contact SERVPRO to discuss other preventative measures.

SERVPRO Technicians BOTH Remediate Damage and Assess Your Setup to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

Every place in the country has a story about an event in the past year or two where storms were more intense than expected and created disastrous conditions. Whether it is a change in weather systems, back luck, or inadequate preparation, Colorado Springs residents may need to cope with flood or other water damage in the future. We stand ready to help.
 
Now is the time to assess the risk your home may have for flood damage in Colorado Springs. Some things are obviously out of your control, but other strategies can help eliminate or minimize the chances that a flooding event destroys your home. We offer proactive disaster assistance to area residents and businesses through our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). Consider working with us on a blueprint to limit flood damage to your home and a targeted response if the worst does happen.
 
Give us a call and schedule an assessment of your flood risk with one of our experienced managers. The infrastructure in many areas, including ours, contributes to flooding risk because of outdated and undersized storm sewers. Although we cannot fix the sewers we can make suggestions about drain maintenance and strategies to keep essential documents and other belongings up and away from the areas of your home we know are most vulnerable to flood damage. SERVPRO also can do baseline cleaning of your HVAC system and give you tips on how to protect that system and the rest of your home if a flooding disaster strikes by closing vents or temporarily switching off its operation.
 
We also note the condition of your outdoor drainage system, including gutters and downspouts. Cleaning gutters and ensuring that they and their associated drains attach to your home correctly and direct runoff away from your foundation is a crucial task. Flooding is not always due to a rush from a stream or an overwhelmed municipal sewer system. Often it occurs because the area around your home supersaturates with water, some of which you may be able to encourage to flow away from your house.
 
Your ERP allows you to direct us to other responsible people should your home be flood damaged while you are away. Vacation or take business trips secure in the knowledge our SERVPRO team members know your priorities and important contacts, such as your utility companies, insurance company, and other vital professionals who help us help you restore your home in the event of flood damage.
 
Take control of the unexpected, including disasters like flood damage, by developing an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile with SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs. One call to (719) 574-2789 can help set your mind at ease.

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Widefield Fire Damage Risks Heightened When Children Play With Fire

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Widefield Fire Damage Risks Heightened When Children Play With Fire A lit fireplace and candles set the mood for the season. Enjoy the holidays while staying safe and protecting your family from fire. Contact SERVPRO.

Caution and Watchfulness are Key to Preventing Fires Around the Holidays

We are approaching the season of the year when Widefield families gather, and long-separated cousins enjoy hours of play as adults converse and catch up. As we retreat into our cozy homes and get a roaring fire going on the hearth, a dose of caution is wise. It takes only a brief period of inattention for a cheery fire to turn into a destructive force. We know this well because our technicians train to turn precisely this type of tragedy around fast.
 
Nearly 50,000 fires a year involve one or a group of individuals playing with fire. Families are not immune to this preventable cause of fire damage in Widefield. Most of the blazes involve children finding firestarters such as matches and lighters. More than 7000 home fires annually have been reported due to children experimenting with fire. Nearly 40 percent of these fires start in the bedroom, likely as the child or children play with a box of matches or a lighter in secret. About 43 percent of the fires were set by children under the age of 6.
 
SERVPRO urges our community to be aware of the risk of fire held in little hands. We are skilled and experienced in cleaning surfaces and restoring structures after a fire. Fire damage remediation is a core service for our company, but no one wants to live through the terror and potential for serious harm or even death that a home fire brings.
 
Keep matches and lighters locked up or in an inaccessible place at all times, but be vigilant when you invite guests over as they may bring their own firestarters and negligently leave them within reach of the children also attending the event. Your choice to burn candles or have a fire going in the fireplace requires that you also make sure all safety precautions are taken. A log that rolls out if a curious tyke knocks it with a poker and an upended candle are genuine fire risks as well.
 
If a fire does break out, get your friends and loved ones out of the home as soon as possible. Once the fire is extinguished and the authorities permit, our SERVPRO crews can arrive with fully equipped vehicles to assess the damage and begin putting your life back together again.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is there for members of our community who experience fire damage even at the busiest time of the holiday season. Call (719) 574-2789 immediately after the last firefighter leaves so we can begin to restore your home.

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Flood Damage Repair and Cleanup in Colorado Springs

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Repair and Cleanup in Colorado Springs Flooding can be extremely overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and reconstruction services after your home experiences such a problem.

Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Have the Experience and the Equipment to Handle Flooding Disasters of Any Scale

One of the biggest nightmares any homeowner in Colorado Springs can experience is a storm flood. If you have been an unfortunate victim of flood damage, there are certain procedures you should follow as you look to restore your property. If you are in the middle of an emergency, your best bet is to contact a reputable restoration company.
 
As a locally based company and a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO is conveniently located to respond quickly to flood damage emergencies in Colorado Springs. We have a large team of IICRC-certified technicians who are properly-armed and highly experienced to restore any water-damaged properties to preloss conditions quickly efficiently, "Like it never even happened."
 
Whenever your home experiences considerable flood damage, the first course of action should be to vacate the building and then inspect for safety issues before reentering. Once you call SERVPRO, our technicians can come in and evaluate the extent of the damage. This step involves checking for structural damage, electrical issues, and possible health concerns that may come into play when performing flood damage repair and cleanup.
 
After addressing all major safety concerns, SERVPRO flood damage restoration professionals can move in and begin the actual cleanup process. It is essential to document all flood damage sustained for insurance purposes. This means taking pictures of the flooded areas, damaged furniture, and other house contents, and holding on to any repair bills you may incur along the way. The compensation procedure after a flood can be tricky; so the more documentation papers you have, the better.
 
The dirty work begins after carefully documenting all the damage. It is important to carry out the drying and cleanup process as quickly as possible to prevent additional damage and possible mold growth. Mold growth can lead to mold damage, which can in turn cause mold-related health effects.
 
Our technicians use advanced extraction equipment to pump out any standing water, and then set up fans and dehumidifiers for the drying part. Hiring a flood damage repair expert (like SERVPRO) for this stage is always a good investment. Apart from having access to the right equipment, the knowledge and experience of working on numerous flood damage projects is useful to ensure a speedy and efficient cleanup process.
 
Storms and floods are a reminder of the force of Mother Nature. While they are unpredictable, you can count on SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs for local flood damage restoration services. For any questions, you can reach us anytime at (719) 574-2789.
 
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What Does The CDC Say About Mold Damage In Colorado Springs?

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Does The CDC Say About Mold Damage In Colorado Springs? The CDC States Mold Infestations Can Affect Air Quality in Colorado Springs' Homes--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Information About Mold Development and Remediation

Most homeowners have heard of the risks of mold damage in their house. Mold looks unsightly and can also damage the structure of a home because it eats into natural material. Anyone who wants to sell their home should deal with any fungal issues because the fungus is undoubtedly off-putting to potential buyers in Colorado Springs!
 
The CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) receives many inquiries about mold damage in Colorado Springs and beyond. The CDC exists to protect public health by the control and prevention of disease, and it is America’s leading public health institution. SERVPRO also gets many questions about fungus – our staff keeps up to date with all the latest CDC information. Here are some of the things the CDC has to say about mold.
 
The frequently used term “toxic mold” is not accurate. Although molds produce mycotoxins, there is not an especially toxic type of mold that grows in homes. While it is true that molds can cause some health effects, there is no need for alarm.
 
Mold is prevalent in homes and outbuildings because mold is present in most places in nature and quickly travels indoors. The most common types of spores found in houses are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.
 
The CDC recommends householders keep humidity as low as possible, because moisture is necessary for mold growth, and moisture problems are a contributor to mold damage. By keeping the RH relative humidity of your interior below 60%, you greatly reduce the chance of a mold infestation.
 
SERVPRO is on hand to help with fungus problems. Our IICRC-certified technicians scrape, scrub and clean visible mold from your home. We establish containment to prevent spores escaping the contaminated area, and we vent air from the area outside your home. We know that moisture reduction is a crucial part of mold remediation. We equip our staff with dehumidifiers to reduce humidity, and moisture probes and meters to keep an eye on moisture levels in your home.
 
For help with mold growth and remediation in Widefield, Security, Cimarron Hills and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789 today.

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Smoke, Soot, and Fire Damage Restoration Services in Colorado Springs

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke, Soot, and Fire Damage Restoration Services in Colorado Springs SERVPRO follows IICRC guidelines to properly and efficiently restore your home after fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO for Immediate Fire Damage Restoration Needs

Fire events are relatively common in Colorado Springs. Fire and smoke go hand in hand. Smoke from any type of fire consists of soot, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Depending on what is burning, many other toxic chemicals may also enter the air and make their way into your lungs or stick onto furniture, walls, ductwork, clothing, and other areas. When it comes to your property, you cannot afford to waste time when a fire disaster strikes.

If you act fast, SERVPRO can dispatch a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to fighting fire damage in Colorado Springs. We use IICRC guidelines in every emergency to ensure that the restoration process goes smoothly and seamlessly. Our tools and techniques are designed to effectively restore fire damaged contents to preloss conditions as quickly as possible, “Like it never even happened.”

The first sign of fire damage is items that have been burned until they no longer fit their purpose. This is where SERVPRO technicians begin the restoration process. We offer full renovation services and can also help you redecorate the house. This may include replacing all your fittings, furniture, and upholstery that sustained smoke and fire damage.

When it comes to repairing immediate fire damage, our technicians prioritize damage that can lead to additional losses. For instance, a burned staircase that could collapse anytime should be repaired as soon as possible. Similarly, a hole burned in your wall or roof must be attended to quickly to prevent wind and rain from blowing into your home.

In some cases, the fire damage may be too severe for restoration to work. If your furniture has sustained extensive damage, for instance, SERVPRO restoration experts can advise you whether to dispose of it. Thankfully, we offer this service too and can help you get rid of the irreparably ruined items. Once we are done, we apply effective deodorization methods to get rid of toxic odors that tend to linger behind.

Fire and smoke damage can interfere with your comfort when you least expect it. If it happens to you, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can send experienced fire damage technicians to restore your property pronto. For queries and emergency services, call us anytime at (719) 574-2789.  

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Water Removal Services Available to Keep Your Colorado Springs Storage Facility Secure

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Services Available to Keep Your Colorado Springs Storage Facility Secure SERVPRO can remove unwanted water and help to prevent future water issues in your storage facility.

Professional Services to Save Your Commercial Space

You may have water issues caused by a broken pipe, overflow from clogged storm drains, or even flooding after a major event. Regardless of how water gained access to your Colorado Springs storage facility, your large or small warehouse requires professional attention to help protect your investment.

Maintaining stock for customers in Colorado Springs makes it important to have access to water removal services performed by highly-trained experts to keep products safe. Luckily, we maintain a local office and provide you with IICRC certified professionals that make getting water out and drying your facility a cinch. 

At SERVPRO, we use every method at our disposal to locate and remove water anywhere on your property. With every conceivable attachment and various size water extraction units, we can get into even those small, hard to reach places where water tends to hide. Our technicians even have access to infrared moisture detectors that make finding water easier. 

SERVPRO technicians can do much more than simply remove water located on your property. We help you discover new ways to protect your inventory and make reasonable recommendations to help keep everything safer against future events. With experienced professionals on your side, anything is possible. 

Calling SERVPRO helps keep losses to a minimum and gives you the opportunity to take the appropriate steps to protect your investment before tragedy strikes. Our technicians have several years experience dealing with water removal issues of all shapes and sizes. Whether you need solutions for a 40-thousand square foot building or a smaller facility, we have the answers you are looking for to keep your property and its contents secure.

We have an entire Green Fleet, stocked and ready to deploy 24/7 every day, including holidays. Our team responds Faster to Any Size Disaster, making it possible for you to gain access to qualified professionals when you need us. 

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs offers full-service solutions to customers throughout Widefield, Security, and Cimarron Hills. Contact us immediately should water issues arise on your property, we stand ready to help, call today. (719) 574-2789

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Minor is Major When it Comes to Water Damage in Colorado Springs

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Minor is Major When it Comes to Water Damage in Colorado Springs Leaking or damaged pipes can do significant damage to your home structure. If you suspect a leak or notice damage, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Prevention and Maintenance Help Impede Significant Damage Due to Leaks 

Homeowners frequently make the mistake of thinking slight leaks cause no problems for their homes. Allowing a slow leak to continue depositing water inside a wall, on the floor, or under a cabinet are examples of things that cause significant damage to the structure of a building without the owner noticing. Eventually, you need our help to restore the harm and prevent collateral damage.
 
A small but steady leak in the waste pipe connecting your kitchen sink to the main drain below contributes to a gradual spread of water damage in your Colorado Springs home. Because the pipe damaged by the leak runs behind some cabinets and then down the basement stairs, you rarely take any note of it. Your neglect now results in a massive bulging of the wall near your water heater and furnace, and dirty water has begun to puddle on the floor and run in a ragged stream to a floor drain. There is a musty smell with a note of decaying food.
 
One of our SERVPRO water damage teams arrives and assesses the area. We identify problems and devise a plan. Water is extracted from inside the wall with our specialized equipment. If we find mold, we employ EPA approved procedures to contain the area, remove the moldy material, and then sanitize. Our team coordinates with your plumber to replace the drain pipe, essential to make sure the mold remediation is successful.
 
We then take moisture measurements and use our high-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the lower level area. SERVPRO’s mission is to restore, but because of the mold growth, we likely replace a portion of the wallboard that was soaked by the leaking over time. Porous materials are difficult to sanitize, and drywall is relatively inexpensive to install new.
 
The cabinets in the kitchen also need inspection, and our team tests for moisture as the leaks may have extended closer to the sink. We take off the kick plates to scan for current or old water damage. If standing water reveals itself, SERVPRO team members extract it and aim air movers into the recesses and position a dehumidifier nearby. Again we evaluate for mold involvement and remediate if necessary.
 
Although this type of water incursion is hardly dramatic, it is prevalent and causes serious water damage. Our team recommends you remain vigilant for this kind of leaking as it destroys structure from the inside out.
 
No job is too insignificant for SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs. If you suspect that a tiny leak has become a major problem, give us a call at (719) 574-2789 to schedule a consultation.

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Restoring Furniture Affected by Flood Damage in Colorado Springs

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Furniture Affected by Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Flooding can be particularly devastating. Contact SERVPRO and we can help you through this challenging time to restore your home.

SERVPRO's Quick Response to Your Flooding Incident Can Lessen the Final Cost As Well As the Extent of the Damage

Finding your possessions damp and dirty in the event of a flood in Colorado Springs can be devastating. The mere thought of cleaning up the house is heartbreaking in and of itself. Wood furniture is particularly vulnerable to floodwater. Direct contact can lead to changes in its structure and appearance. When this happens, you need to act fast to avoid losing it completely.
 
At SERVPRO, we receive numerous calls of flood damage in Colorado Springs. The good news is that we have highly skilled, IICRC-approved technicians who can respond quickly to your water damage situation in Colorado Springs after a storm. Our tools and products are designed to remove excess water and get rid of bad odors, leaving your home as clean as it was - "Like it never even happened."
 
Flood water from a storm can damage wood furniture in many ways. The wood itself may crack or warp, while the joints can loosen from excessive moisture. The finish, on the other hand, may get cloudy and acquire stains. The water damage can become severe in just a few days.
 
Before we attempt to salvage damaged wood furniture, it is important to determine which pieces are actually worth restoring. To do this, we rely on factors such as sentimental value, cost of the article, the extent of damage, and cost of restoration. Solid tops and panels are especially vulnerable when the inside is not finished. Moderately warped boards can be removed and replaced or straightened.
 
Antiques are usually worth the restoration efforts. For this, we only use special cleaning and drying techniques to remove the water. Since even minor changes can affect the value of the antique, the less that is done to it, the better. By allowing the material to dry out slowly, SERVPRO specialists can minimize uneven shrinkage, which can cause warping, splitting, and cracking.
 
Veneered furniture usually comes with a core material, which can be medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, or plywood. When these materials come into contact with water, they tend to swell and fall apart. Unless the piece is very valuable to you, it may not be worth the cost of restoration.
 
If your home sustains flood damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs to restore your property. As a locally owned company, we take pride in providing quick and efficient flood damage restoration services to Colorado Springs residents. Call us anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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Fast, Friendly, Full-Service Solutions To Fire Damage In Your Colorado Springs Home

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fast, Friendly, Full-Service Solutions To Fire Damage In Your Colorado Springs Home Even though the fire may be out, dust, soot, and airborne particles can wreak havoc on your breathing.

Fire Damage In Your Home

There are some things you should understand before attempting to combat secondary damages produced by a fire including how to protect yourself, your family, or anyone else that might enter your home while restoration is underway.

Always think safety first when dealing with fire damage in your Colorado Springs area home. Even though the fire may be out, dust, soot, and airborne particles can wreak havoc on your breathing. Anyone entering your home should wear the appropriate personal protective equipment including masks, gloves, boots, and eye wear.

Before entering your home, understand that hazards may exist that pose severe risks to you and your family. You must be aware of what might occur, in every situation, to help keep everyone safe. If you have even the tiniest doubt, it could cause someone their life. Never take any chances, get a fully licensed professional, like those offered at SERVPRO, to take risks for you.

An expertly trained restoration technician wears the safety equipment and takes any necessary precautions to avoid hazards of different types. SERVPRO technicians understand how to prevent contact with a variety of substances that might cause harm. They also know when and when not to ventilate an area. We have access to a range of industrial-grade equipment that allows us to remove water used to extinguish a fire.

All of the burned debris and materials cause odors that should be withdrawn and disposed of in a certain way. The contents of your home that are restorable require special handling to prevent additional damage. Your SERVPRO team uses a restore versus replace mentality when considering alternatives during your restoration. We do everything we can to prevent losses and restore your home; this means that you can count on us to treat each item accordingly and give you the results you deserve.

Make the most of what is available today. At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, our staff is proud to serve as your one-stop solution and show pure dedication in providing you quality, full-service solutions to any emergency situations that occur on your property.

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

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Offers the Facts and Remediation for Mold Infestations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dry Climate Does Not Deter Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

7/30/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Hard Lesson Learned When Bacon Unattended in Colorado Springs

7/5/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

6/28/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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How Mold Damage can Enter Your Home from Outside Your Property in Colorado Springs

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Mold Damage can Enter Your Home from Outside Your Property in Colorado Springs Excess water and flooding can lead to mold damage both inside and outside of your home. Call SERVPRO for remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Inside or Outside of Your Home

Mold creates a significant amount of damage wherever it thrives because of the way it uses its food source as a platform. Anchored by its hyphae on whatever surface it is using to supply its nutrients, mold causes that same surface to slowly disintegrate.  As it disintegrates, the mold reaches deeper down. This activity applies to any material that is even slightly porous, including concrete or brick.
 
In Colorado Springs, homes are made of some of the best building materials in the country, but mold damage can still happen. This is true even though our state is one of the driest, as well. We still receive enough rainfall every year to allow mold to grow. Mold occurs everywhere, and this means mold damage can happen inside your home, and outside, in areas that you might not have considered.
 
Decorative brick on the exterior areas of your home, including those in walkways and patios, can become infused with mold. When wet, these bricks can become extremely slippery, causing people to fall and possibly injure themselves. Care must be taken to clean these areas well so that mold spores are not spread. Even though they are located outside, it is important to contain as much of the mold and spores as possible.
 
It is crucial that this is cleaned up outside as mold is easily carried indoors by both people and pets. Once inside, mold can find itself deposited into pet beds and tucked away under beds and inside closets. All of these locations are perfect breeding grounds for mold. A small amount of moisture is all that is needed to finish off their new abode, and safely (for mold, until discovered) inside your own.
 
SERVPRO can help you rid your home of mold and the damage it can create. When mold becomes a problem, the only real choice is to remediate and protect your home. Mold damage affects your home, and while it is doing this, it can also be the cause of adverse health effects in your family members. Call us, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789, any day and at any hour if you have found mold damage in your home or believe it might be a problem where you live.

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It is All About the Equipment in Colorado Springs

5/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage It is All About the Equipment in Colorado Springs Water heaters can flood the room that they are in with many gallons of water. Call SERVPRO to remediate the damage and help you with the disaster.

SERVPRO Technicians Bring Equipment as Well as the Generators Necessary to Remediate Your Property

Your day takes a whole different focus when your water heater splits its bottom, spilling water throughout your utility room. As much as you want to try to take care of the problem on your own, the sheer magnitude of 50 or more gallons of water in a confined space, with more flowing if you fail to turn off the water main, makes you dial for help. The team at SERVPRO is always ready for this type of challenge.
 
Not all water removal issues in Colorado Springs are dramatic. Sometimes it is the most mundane equipment failure that gets your attention. Your hard-working water heater provided its last hot showers, laundry, and dishwashing yesterday. Today it needs our team to dig down deep and give you back your basement using our skills and powerful water removal equipment.
 
SERVPRO has one mission -- to put the pieces back together after you experience an unexpected disaster. The first task after a water heater leaks is to remove all that water. We have powerful, truck mounted pumps and extractors that make water removal manageable. When we arrive, we assess the situation, turn off the water if it is still flowing, and then work with you and your insurer to take charge of returning your dwelling to preloss condition.
 
If the electricity cut out during the flood, we rely on our truck for the power to pump and vacuum out the water. We make certain there is no danger of shocking you or our staff during this stage. After the majority of the water is gone, our certified technicians set up air movers to continue the drying process. The condition of flooring and walls is evaluated to help make the choice between restoration or tear out and replacement.
 
Restoration is always preferred by us as it limits your costs and returns the affected areas back to your use faster. The key often is whether you called us in time. If the water only stood for a few hours before we removed it, chances are better that professional drying completes the job. On the other hand, if water remained for more than a day or two before we arrived, you risk secondary damage of structures and belongings. The original flood of water from the heater was clean. Every hour it waits for removal gives microbial growth a chance to complicate matters for the SERVPRO staff.
 
Keep things simple when you need water removal by contacting SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs immediately. Our truck rolls out as soon as possible after your call to (719) 574-2789.

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The Impact Of Regulated Airflow On Flood Damage In Colorado Springs

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Impact Of Regulated Airflow On Flood Damage In Colorado Springs Airflow is very important when it comes to flood damage.

The Impact Of Regulated Airflow On Flood Damage


Flood damage restorers often talk about the ‘drying pie.’ What they are referring to is the interplay of three key variables and their impact on repairs. These variables are humidity, temperature, and airflow. Each one exerts a direct influence on the physical state of water.

The overarching goal for restoration companies like SERVPRO is to repair flood damage in Colorado Springs by removing excess moisture. We achieve this by forcing the liquid to evaporate into vapor form. Then, it gets collected from the atmosphere. For this reason, the variables in the drying pie are crucial considerations. Airflow, for example, is very important and the next section explains why.

Understanding Airflow
In simple terms, when fresh, clean air is moving over a wet surface, it forces the liquid to evaporate into the atmosphere at a faster rate. The concentration of liquid in the air increases, because the boundary layer at the evaporation surface actually reduces with flow velocity. The result is that the diffusion distance of the stagnant layer decreases too.

The Role Of Air Movers
SERVPRO uses motorized machines called air movers to maintain this consistent and controlled flow of clean air. They lift the boundary layer of wet air from the affected surface. Then, they direct air across the surface at speed in order to minimize vapor pressure. Generally, the greater the moisture contained in a material, the quicker the water evaporates.

However, we do not usually employ air movers on their own. There is a good reason for this. When combined with dehumidifiers, it becomes easier to achieve optimal evaporation speeds. Dehumidification equipment gives technicians greater control over vapor pressure. Without them, there is a need for huge amounts of air movement.

When multiple air movers get utilized, there is the added issue of heat energy to consider. Theoretically, excess heat produced by the machines should further the drying process, because the heat energy moves into the liquid particles. The energy is used to push the liquid into transitioning into vapor form.

To find out more about the importance of airflow and air movers for structural drying, get in touch with SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs. We deal with cases of flood damage all the time, and we know what it takes to bring a home back to life. Call us 24/7 at (719) 574-2789.

Never Become Complacent About Fire Damage Near Colorado Springs

4/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Never Become Complacent About Fire Damage Near Colorado Springs Resist the temptation to exacerbate the problem by taking on the cleanup as a do-it-yourself project.

Fire Damage


Even during a year where officials predict a low incidence of wildfire, significant fires in the recent past make homeowners aware of the devastation that is always just around the corner. Dry and windy weather combines with carelessness in your backyard, and fire quickly threatens your home. SERVPRO is by your side should the unthinkable happen.

The first time you grilled out this spring you allowed yourself to become distracted. Bad move. Your metal chimney ignited not only its load of hard, lump charcoal but also the dried grass around the grill. The blaze took off much faster than you thought possible, causing serious fire damage to your Colorado Springs home. An overhanging eave caught fire, and by the time the fire department arrived your porch was engulfed in flames.

Now extinguished, the fire damaged the walls and ceilings of your porch, and smoke and soot spread throughout the remainder of your house. A moment's worth of inattention resulted in a shocking amount of harm. Resist the temptation to exacerbate the problem by taking on the cleanup as a do-it-yourself project. The fire damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO stand ready to transform your odiferous and blackened sunroom back to the family friendly space you enjoyed previously.

Fire does more than send ash and black soot throughout your home. Your house's structure risks serious damage, water or chemicals used to extinguish the flames harm surfaces and soak into textiles and furnishings, and an acrid smell pervades every inch of the dwelling. SERVPRO staff trains extensively to clean, repair, restore, and deodorize your fire damaged home. All of these skills work together to return your happy home back to you and your family.

Our crew arrives, assesses the situation, and a plan quickly develops, concentrating on restoring as many original components of your home as possible. A precise methodology determines whether we use dry sponges or dusters, a spray and wipe technique, immersion or sonic waves to clean various items and surfaces. An orderly progression, based upon the fire restoration industry's best practices, results in the best outcome.

Our cleaning protocol brings your home back to life, but the smell of burning items and smoke lingers. Our restoration is incomplete until we use the deodorization techniques taught by industry experts to sweep away even the memory of the odor. We rely upon scientific removal of the particles that carry the smell rather than a coverup to eradicate the aromas to your satisfaction.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs honors your trust with a step by step fire damage restoration. Get the process going by calling our dispatchers at (719) 574-2789.

Mold Cleanup in Colorado Springs

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Cleanup in Colorado Springs Mold Remediation in Colorado Springs Needs Serious Help from SERVPRO

Call SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Home or Business


If your home has experienced water damage due to roof or plumbing leaks, flooding, sewage back-up, overflows from bathtub or sinks, or high humidity, mold, and mildew can develop within just twenty-four to forty-eight hours of water exposure. Worse, it continues to grow and spread until steps are taken to eliminate the source of the moisture, and the mold is properly cleaned up by professionals such as SERVPRO.
 
Mold colonies or growths can begin growing on a damp surface in your Colorado Springs home quickly and create mold damage. They reproduce by spores, which are microscopic, seed-like substances which travel through the air. Molds eat organic materials, eventually destroying whatever they are growing on, then spreading to destroy organic materials nearby. Besides the damage molds can cause inside your home, they can create health effects as well.
 
When facing water damage, first turn off the main power in your home. If any wiring is moldy or wet, you should have an electrician check the electrical system before turning the power on again. You should not open the house to fresh air when the humidity outside is lower than inside while you wait for SERVPRO technicians to arrive. This mistake can allow mold spores to circulate to many other areas of your home. When we arrive, industrial tools and cleaners are used to find and clean the mold, plus dry the area. For fast drying, dehumidifiers and fans are utilized for the excess moisture unless the mold is growing already, as the fans can spread the existing mold.
 
All wet items are removed, such as bedding, furniture, rugs, carpeting, and toys. Moldy and wet carpeting may need to be discarded. We clean and disinfect other items, and all food products that are possibly contaminated must be tossed. Any wet or contaminated porous materials such as drywall, ceiling tiles, and wood by-products are also removed. We drain walls by removing the baseboard, and drilling holes close to the floor and paneling is dried by pulling up the edge at the bottom out from the studs. We then check the interior of the wall for hidden mold.
 
Before our technicians even get started, we ensure the area is well ventilated, and we wear protective gear including masks, gloves, and protective gear for the eyes. If mold is present, we clean a small test patch first. The entire area affected is disinfected after the cleanup is complete.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is experienced and professionally trained to take care of your mold damage in a timely and thorough fashion. Mold cleanup cannot be done with bleach, so be sure to contact us at (719) 574-2789 for mold remediation.

Failing Gutters Can Create Water Damage in Your Colorado Springs Home

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Failing Gutters Can Create Water Damage in Your Colorado Springs Home When water damage strikes your home, our SERVPRO technicians will help fix the problem "Like it never even happened."

Your Colorado Springs Home Can Suffer Water Damage Caused by Failing Gutters 


Failing gutters on your home are a serious problem that can create water damage. Do not ignore the warning signs – look for shingles which curl up at the ends, missing shingles, excessive mold or staining on your home, gutters which are pulling away from your home and other warning signs. You need to stop the problem as soon as possible before it becomes a very expensive one. Any water damage that your failing gutters are creating can be fixed by the professionals at SERVPRO.

There are several things you can check for to help you decide if water damage in your Colorado Springs home is being created by faulty gutters. If you suspect any of these, have a professional come in right away to fix your gutters.

Signs of Faulty Gutters

If you see any visible cracks on the surface of the gutters, be aware that cracks lead to water leakage, which in turn creates water damage to your home. If you do not deal with the small cracks, they lead to larger cracks and worse damage. Paint peeling or flaking prematurely in areas close to the base of your home or on the gutters themselves is a major indicator that your gutters are leaking, as this causes the paint to peel.

Watermarks found directly below the gutters is also a problem because as water pours over the surface of your home, it is absorbed. As the sun dries the water, visible watermarks are left behind. Clogged gutters can also pose a problem. There could be certain areas of your gutters where debris and leaves are continually getting caught, which can be caused by debris collecting in a crack in the gutter. A gutter specialist can fix this issue.

Lastly, gutters pulling away from your home or downspouts which are disconnected from the gutter or your home means it is the likely time for new gutters.

When water damage happens from one of these issues involving your gutters, SERVPRO technicians have the right training and tools to fix the problem and clean up the water. Depending upon where the water damage in your home is, they use different drying methods and tools. They can dry behind and under cabinets if needed, and even behind wallpaper. However, the wallpaper itself may need to be taken down since vinyl wallpaper can create a barrier, preventing moisture transfer and not allowing the dehumidifier to do its job.


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Having properly functioning gutters on your home is critical, so if you notice any problems with them, you should have them repaired right away. When water damage comes from malfunctioning gutters, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is standing by to help. Reach out to us anytime when you give us a call at (719) 574-2789, and we are out to your home as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. 

How to Stop Faulty Sump Pumps Causing Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Restaurants

3/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Stop Faulty Sump Pumps Causing Flood Damage in Colorado Springs Restaurants Don't let a clogged or faulty sump pump close your eating establishment. Call SERVPRO quickly for great results.

SERVPRO Deals with Faulty Sump Pumps in Four Steps


There is a reason why busy cafes and restaurants are at a higher risk of flooding than some other businesses. In this type of building, good drainage is essential. Huge amounts of water are needed every day – for cooking and cleaning – and they have to be disposed of quickly.

It is why many restaurants have a fast moving, below-floor drainage system, with a float activated sump pump. It gets periodically drained, once the water rises above a certain level. Problems occur when cooking oils and organic waste make it into the drain. They clog up the channels, which commonly leads to commercial flood damage in Colorado Springs restaurants.

Keep reading to find out how the experts at SERVPRO deal with faulty sump pumps and flooded restaurants in the local area.

Step One: Inspect the Pump

The first step is to inspect the pump and identify the problem. If it is just a blockage, the process is quick, and the original pump can likely be used to extract the standing water.

If there seems to be a fault with the pump, SERVPRO has a portable extractor which can be used to remove the excess liquid. Once the water is no longer a problem, we can arrange for a sump pump repair.

Step Two: Start the Drying Process

Dehumidification is very effective, but it extracts water at a slower rate than other methods. It is why our technicians use as many accelerated techniques as possible before they bring in the dehumidifiers.

The good news is that restaurant drains are typically very shallow. They may cover the whole of the kitchen, but they do not extend very deep. The repair team can place air scrubbers (two in this case) inside the drain cavity to continue the extraction.

Step Three: Bring in the Dehumidifier

The importance of speed is not a safety issue, as the water is likely to be Category 1 or 2. However, as long as the drain is out of operation, the restaurant is dysfunctional and unable to perform at the required level. So, we have to get the area dried out quickly.

The best solution is a small capacity dehumidifier. It gets placed inside the drain cavity. For a small to medium sized restaurant, we would likely use a machine which extracts around 150 pints of moisture per day.

Step Four: Clean the Drain

It is not always necessary, but if there is a possibility of mold, SERVPRO treats the walls of the drain with an anti-fungal agent. In a restaurant, the risk of mold growth is slightly higher, because bits of organic waste inevitably end up in the water.

Normally, an air scrubber or deodorizer is needed if there is evidence of developing mold and unpleasant smells. If you notify our team of the problem quickly, this should not happen. It is only after 48 hours that Category 1 and 2 water sources start to stagnate and fill with bacteria and other nasty substances.

If your restaurant is struggling with drainage or flooding problems, you need help from the experts. SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs provides reliable, professional flood damage repairs. Call us 24/7 at (719) 574-2789.

Why Removing Contaminants Leftover from Flood Damage in Colorado Springs is Critical

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Removing Contaminants Leftover from Flood Damage in Colorado Springs is Critical Sewage and Flooding in Colorado Springs Rely on SERVPRO for Safe Removal

Trust SERVPRO in Colorado Springs to Safely Restore Your Flooded Property

When a town or city gets hit by floods, the clean-up process can last for months; even years, in some cases. It is because removing the standing water is only part of the job. Professional cleaning and drying are required, or homes begin to develop mold and other hazards.

It represents a huge job for local authorities, particularly when flood damage in Colorado Springs is extensive and covers many areas. So, to give your home the best chance of recovery, get in touch with SERVPRO. You should also contact your insurer, but know that you do not need to wait for advice from the local code enforcement or council before starting water removal and restoration.  In the case of rebuilding parts of your structure, you may very well require permits. Keep reading to find out why a speedy response is the right way to eliminate contaminants and mitigate the impact of flooding.

Understanding the Dangers
A multitude of hazards are related to serious flooding, but contamination is one which can be easily overlooked by homeowners. The amount of risk relates to the type of water which is intruding into the building. Natural flooding is a problem because there is no way to know for sure what it contains. As it passes through neighborhoods, it picks up chemicals, oils, heavy metals, pesticides, and sewage in some cases. So, SERVPRO treats all floodwater with extreme caution. Our approach to drying and cleaning is determined by the best way to remove contaminants, if it is feasible and safe.

Eliminating Mold and Bacteria
In the vast majority of cases, floodwater remains on the ground floor. It is unusual for upper floors to contain substantial amounts of standing water. If the higher parts of the house are completely untouched, the technicians block entryways with polyethelene sheeting to contain moisture, contaminants, and waterborne toxins.

All wet items must be cleaned and sanitized. Porous materials (like fabrics) are much harder to clean and require special treatment. They may be removed from the site and taken to our offsite cleaning facility. Our Esporta Washing System can restore most belongings, even stuffed animals. Alternatively, in the case of carpets, deodorizers may be used to disperse cleaning agents into the surface of the fabric. Typically, carpets are non-salvageable.

Foam cleaning is an option which works for materials that are sensitive to water (like wood and leather). They reduce the amount of liquid used and accelerate the drying process without compromising on effectiveness. Hand brushes are an excellent way to clean inside grooves and around the delicate features on cabinets, picture frames, and antiques. We can even partner with a reputable firm to restore artwork and antiques.

At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, flood damage restoration is comprehensive. We do more than just remove the water. We thoroughly clean and dry the affected area, so that all hazards get neutralized. Call us 24/7 on (719) 574-2789.

Which Tools are Used to Assess and Evaluate Water Damage in Colorado Springs Homes?

2/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Which Tools are Used to Assess and Evaluate Water Damage in Colorado Springs Homes? Water damage can severely affect your home. Take the time to call SERVPRO to mitigate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Use the Latest Tools in the Field of Water Detection


Water damage restoration involves more than just extracting and drying the wet areas. To do this successfully, technicians must first carry out rigorous assessments. They need to understand the extent of the leak or flooding and the specific requirements of the space.

No two homes are the same, and all cases of water damage in Colorado Springs are different. SERVPRO uses a range of moisture monitoring and evaluation equipment to determine the scale of the problem and keep track of the restoration. Consistent supervision is essential, as drying equipment requires regular checks and adjustments for optimal results.

Keep reading to find out more about the moisture testing and evaluation tools used by SERVPRO.

Moisture Metres

Moisture meters represent some of the simplest evaluation instruments. However, they are excellent at detecting hidden leaks and areas of concealed moisture. For example, if a pipe bursts inside a wall, the leak itself might not be visible.

To figure out what is causing the surface of the wall to feel cold and wet, the SERVPRO technicians have to take measurements. They may insert a pinhole reader a short distance into the plaster or drywall. The end of the instrument is very sensitive and detects water.

Infrared Cameras

While thermal cameras are costly and less likely to make an appearance than pinhole readers, they do make valuable tools in certain circumstances. In most cases, the source of the moisture is evident. It comes from a cracked pipe, a blocked drain, an overflowing toilet, or some other residential emergency. In cases where it is not clear, infrared cameras are good at detecting tell-tale changes in surface temperature.

Borescopes

The borescope has a lot in common with the pinhole reader, but it is a little more sophisticated. The shape is much the same. However, instead of there being a sensitive component at one end, there is an eyepiece. It gets inserted inside a surface, where a leak is suspected. The area under scrutiny could be inside a duct, an HVAC system, a plaster wall, or behind a cabinet.

If your home is a victim of residential flooding or you need repairs for a recent leak, we can help. At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, we are committed to helping Colorado Springs residents reverse the effects of water damage. Call us 24/7 on (719) 574-2789.

You Need Commercial Water Removal Services in Colorado Springs When There is a Burst Pipe at Your Tool and Die Shop

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial You Need Commercial Water Removal Services in Colorado Springs When There is a Burst Pipe at Your Tool and Die Shop The tools at your machine shop need special care after a water damage event. Call SERVPRO for the best remediation results.

SERVPRO Prioritizes Your Equipment and Products During Water Damage Remediation


Tool and die and other machining shop owners take many precautions to protect the equipment involved in the making of their products. The computers used in auto-cad are also invaluable to businesses such as these. Many items made are customized specifically for different customers. Final products may take some time being produced to the specific amount requested, and this can lead to the storing of inventory. When there is a source of water leaking into your shop, you need to protect everything from possible damage, and you need to start protecting it immediately.
 
With commercial water removal services from SERVPRO, you can protect your shop's contents in Colorado Springs. We will not stop at just ridding your floors of excess water – we will also help with moving items to a dry location or applying protective oil to metal parts and pieces you have produced. Any computer equipment can be handled by one of our partners who specialize in electronics that have been damaged by smoke, fire, or water. We will wait for these more delicate, but essential, items to be removed from your location before we begin to bring your shop back to a dry state.
 
Our technicians know how to use the newest hygrometers to determine how wet a location is. Comparing undamaged areas in your shop to those that have been saturated with water will provide the data needed to determine how many air blowers, heaters, and dehumidifiers will be required for the size of your business. We will use these same devices later, throughout the course of the drying process, to determine if your business's interior is becoming drier as per our expectations.
 
Where we place the equipment used to dry walls, floors, and everything else, and also to dehumidify the air, depends on the floor plan of your shop. Other aspects include the height of ceilings and their type, location of stairwells, corridors and hallways, and cabinet space. We will always strive to place our equipment in locations that will not impede your continued use of your facility while we work. If you find equipment that has been placed where it will hinder your employees or your equipment, please inform us and we will remedy the situation for you as quickly as we are able to.
 
When your business is saturated and you need to do more than a quick mop-up, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789. We can get things back to normal again, in a safe manner that will protect your business and your employees.

Properly Handling Mold Damage That Affects Colder Areas Like Colorado Springs

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Properly Handling Mold Damage That Affects Colder Areas Like Colorado Springs Mold can be readily visible or hidden. Leave it to SERVPRO to quickly detect.

SERVPRO Handles Mold Damage From Investigation to Remediation

Day after day, you enter your home and experience a rather stale, musty odor that catches your attention. You look around a bit each time but can't seem to find anything wrong. Incidents just like this have been happening off and on for several weeks, or even months. You have gone as far as checking inside drawers, cabinets and other storage areas, but can never locate a problem. Wondering why this odor appears some days, but vanishes the next? On certain days, especially in a cold climate like ours, mold spores can remain dormant in some regions of the home for months, waiting for the right conditions to exist. As temperatures fluctuate, there are times when the microscopic mold spores receive what they need to spread, and times when they do not. Each fluctuation advances or hinders mold growth in your walls, sending you warning signs via odor emanation.
 
If you are experiencing a similar situation in your Colorado Springs home, mold damage likely exists in the general area where you continually experience the scent. It is possible that you have mold growth inside of your walls, especially near constant moisture sources, such as sinks, drains or wash areas. It is important to have an expertly trained technician out to your house to perform an inspection and determine if any possible contaminants exist that may affect the health of your family.
 
SERVPRO technicians understand how mold spores behave and have a unique outlook towards the environment that exists in your home. While mold itself is a necessary part of our environment, having it invade our living spaces is intolerable. Therefore, we take the appropriate steps to mediate microscopic spores that exist in your home and attempt to teach you how to limit your exposure yourselves.
 
Leaky faucets, clogged sinks, sewage back-ups, plumbing or roof leaks, damp basements or crawl spaces, high indoor humidity, even fluctuations caused by cooking, drying clothes, or using humidifiers in your home, may create the perfect environment for microspores to flourish. The staff at SERVPRO can assist you with learning ways to avoid creating this type of environment.
 
What happens when you find visible mold in your home? You can always attempt to clean the area yourself. However, SERVPRO technicians highly suggest you avoid trying to do so. You could easily add to the problem if you handle the situation wrong, spreading the infestation to other areas that weren't already affected. Several different types of mold spores exist, and you need specialized training on how to properly handle each one.
 
Leave your mold remediation issues to SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, call today. (719) 574-2789

Flood Damage Affecting Colorado Springs

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Affecting Colorado Springs Basement flooding is often difficult to work with, having massive damage within a small confined space, SERVPRO Professionals can help.

Colorado Springs Flood Damage

Throughout history, the area in which we live has battled with a reputation of slow moving thunderstorms that cause torrential rains and difficulty with hail storms that cause constant flooding. Heavy downpours leave our drivers stranded on roadways, while several inches of golf ball sized hail cause clogged drains and become major catastrophes that interrupt our daily routines. It's a constant battle that we all face, and it spurs to mind the questions of, "Why aren't we prepared?" and "Who do we call for help?" 


We have many services available to assist with restoring your Colorado Springs property after flood damage strikes You can start by contacting our locally owned and operated Colorado Springs office to assess the flood damage on your property as soon as possible. Don't let this typically serious and costly disaster that affects your lives go unattended. Whether you have a single room or an entire building affected by flooding, we can help. We have the personnel and years of experience dealing with floods of all sizes.

Any area of your home that is in direct contact with flood waters needs a damage assessment and professional inspection performed immediately. Quick and efficient services assist with preventing subsequent damage from developing. SERVPRO technicians understand that different areas of your home are more likely to be affected by flooding than others and should be prepared to defend against future damages.

Basements commonly take on several inches or even feet of water at a time and water ends up resting in this low-lying area with nowhere else to go. Basement flooding is often difficult to work with, having massive damage within a small confined space, SERVPRO Professionals can help. To prevent costly damage to your belongings stored in your basement, you should consider storing everything a few inches off the ground for protection against flooding.

SERVPRO uses extreme caution when working in a flooded basement. We have access to both portable and truck mounted water extractors that assist us in removing any remaining water, with water detection devices and air moving equipment that help dry the surrounding area as quickly as possible. Broken glass and other dangerous contaminants get caught up in the flood waters and may cause hazards that you should avoid.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Our professionally trained staff at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs have the experience to handle any size flood damage situation you face, make the call to our offices today at (719) 574-2789.

At-Risk Types of Businesses for Commercial Mold Damage in Colorado Springs

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial At-Risk Types of Businesses for Commercial Mold Damage in Colorado Springs Restaurant Mold in South Colorado Springs Should Be Limited to the Cheese

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Infestations in All Kinds of Businesses

There are many types of mold, and most of them are highly adaptable and able to grow in a wide variety of conditions and environments. However, most species share an affinity for moisture, moderate temperature, darkness, and ample food sources. Different businesses grant these bonuses in various amounts, meaning some locations are more susceptible to mold growth and damage than others. Although we receive calls from all sorts of commercial enterprises in the local area with mold problems, these are some of the most at-risk. Note that these are not necessarily the bulk of our calls, and other types of business can be less at-risk overall but call in at higher quantities.
 
Restaurants
Restaurants and catering businesses are one of SERVPRO's most common sources of commercial mold damage, in Colorado Springs and nationwide. Businesses involved in food preparation generally use much water, creating a humid and sometimes damp environment throughout the establishment. Many restaurants are also open throughout the day, ensuring that proper heating and air conditioning is supplied virtually 24/7. Moreover, lastly, unnoticed scraps of food and debris can grant an excellent food source and start point for a mold colony to grow on.
 
Apartments, Hotels, and Rental Properties
Mold tends to live, in many cases, where people do as well. This means that landlords and hotel owners are some of the most commonly afflicted business owners and managers when it comes to mold, especially when properties are rented short-term. Many tenants contribute to mold growth without noticing it outright, potentially snowballing damages until you finally find it for yourself or are notified. Regular checkups in each room between resident stays are essential if you wish to find mold growth before it gets out of hand.
 
Industrial Settings
Some industrial settings can become excellent harbors for mold, with many corners and spaces perfect for growing without common human interaction. Additionally, many industrial workers will simply ignore mold, assuming it is part of the dirt that accompanies most industry. However, this varies widely depending on your building and specific industry, and some factories or warehouses may actually be at far less risk of mold damage than other businesses.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is an experienced and professional damage restoration company with the resources and training necessary for even the toughest commercial jobs. Call us at (719) 574-2789 for our help in freeing your business from mold damage through professional remediation.

The Dangers of Smoke From Fire Damage in Colorado Springs

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Dangers of Smoke From Fire Damage in Colorado Springs Smoke and Indoor Air Quality Problems in Colorado Springs

Odors and Damage Related to Smoke and Fires in Your Home

After a fire emergency, most homeowners are concerned about the damage that the flames have done to their home's structure and contents. While the impact of fire itself is destructive, the damage that it leaves behind can be just as ruinous.
 
If your home has fire damage in Colorado Springs, you should be aware that smoke resulting from the event will linger in your home if it's not carefully remedied. Here's information about the dangers of smoke and how SERVPRO works to get rid of it.
 
Unsightly Marks
A telltale sign that you have smoke damage left over from a fire is soot marks. They're most often seen as streaks along tall surfaces, walls, mantles, and shelves, but they can appear anywhere. The problem with soot is that it's nearly impossible to eradicate with the cleaners and tools available on the consumer market. We have industrial grade equipment and cleaners that may get rid of soot marks for good. If the greasy residue is too damaging the best we can do is to carefully wipe it off hard surfaces and apply a prime coat to seal in the staining.
 
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Smoke hangs in the air after fire damage has affected a home, and it not only smells bad but compounds breathing. When you sense that the indoor air seems thicker or the smell in your house is noticeably affected, trust SERVPRO to thoroughly deodorize and clean so you can truly breathe easier. Rather than masking odors we can place ozone machines and hydroxyl generators to capture the unwanted odor causing particulates or transform them into non-disturbing molecules.
 
Ruined Possessions and Furniture
Everything from electronics to paper documents and furniture will be adversely affected by soot and smoke if they're allowed to linger after a fire event. This type of fire damage is what leads to homeowners to throw out their possessions. Our skilled technicians can salvage items affected by smoke and fire damage, saving you money in the process.
 
At SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, we're prepared to get your home back in top shape after any fire emergency and prevent damage from smoke and soot. To receive a quote or get more information about our fire damage restoration services, call us 24/7 at (719) 574-2789.

How We Restore Flooring Affected By Flood Damage In Widefield

11/9/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How We Restore Flooring Affected By Flood Damage In Widefield Flood damage not only rots and warps wood, but it can also be difficult to extract the longer that the water is allowed to sit.

Flooring Affected By Flood Damage

Flood damage typically hits one area of a home before any other: the floor. Because carpets, wood, tile, and area rugs often get drenched, many fear that they'll have to throw it away or spend money for complete replacements. If you're a homeowner facing flood damage in Widefield, you're probably wondering what the fate will be of your carpets, flooring, and rugs. Here's how SERVPRO can help restore the floors in your home and save you money in the process.

Wood Floors
Flood damage not only rots and warps wood, but it can also be difficult to extract the longer that the water is allowed to sit. This type of floor is also vulnerable to mold and mildew growth, which is why it's key that you call us as quickly as possible after your home is flooded. Our technicians will use advanced equipment to extract water from your wood flooring to prevent any further damage and get it back in good condition.

Laminate
If you've noticed that your vinyl or laminate flooring has started to peel up or discolor after flood damage has transpired in your home, it's still possible for us to save it from being thrown away. SERVPRO has a range of highly effective techniques and equipment that not only extract water from laminate and vinyl flooring but cleanse it, so it looks great again.

Carpet and Rugs
When flood damage affects carpets and area rugs, it can be tricky getting them back to normal. If the flooding in your home was the result of clean water or gray water -- which is dirty water without the presence of solid waste -- we can extract moisture, deodorize, and save carpeting and rugs. Even if there's some color bleeding, our skilled technicians can still help.

The team at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is here to get your home back into top shape after any water emergency, including your flooring and rugs. To get more information about our flood damage restoration service or receive a quote, call us 24/7 at (719) 574-2789.

Mold Damage After Weather Events in Cimarron Hills

10/22/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage After Weather Events in Cimarron Hills Hidden Mold Damage in a Cimarron Hills Bathroom

SERVPRO Can Provide Mold Remediation After a Flooding or Deluge

Though hurricanes do not occur in Colorado, weather conditions can be leading factors in causing mold growth problems in homes and businesses. Hurricane Matthew made landfall and caused storm surge flooding to the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and part of Virginia. But even after the Hurricane has passed, it is still causing property flooding due to rising river run-offs and rising water tributaries. Each geographical area of this vast country has its climate patterns that can disrupt day to day living.

If you experience any Cimarron Hills mold damage to your property, call SERVPRO immediately. Many homes and businesses have become saturated with water. The deluge of flood waters that remain in a structure cannot be removed until the excess waters have receded. Unfortunately, when flood water removal can finally begin, mold may have started to grow.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that any structure saturated after a flash flood or storm is presumed to contain mold contaminates if materials are not thoroughly dried within 48 hours. A visual inspection is one of the most important steps in identifying mold contamination.
 
This assessment is critical in determining the remediation strategies needed to rid structures of this growth. Ventilation systems should also be checked to avoid mold spores from spreading throughout the home or office building. These units should not be active if there is the possibility of mold intrusion until careful inspection. Why circulate mold spores throughout your building?
 
Finding hidden mold growth is accomplished with moisture meters. They help to measure the moisture content in carpeting, wallboards, wood, brick and concrete following water damage. Meters also can be used to check progress in drying wet materials. Wet materials should be removed for cleaning or discarded.
 
Another tool in detecting hidden mold is a borescope. A borescope is a hand-held tool that allows remediation experts like SERVPRO to see hidden mold problems inside walls, ceilings, crawl spaces and many other voids, without drilling or cutting holes.
 
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is Faster to Any Size Disaster because we are locally owned and operated. Restoring your property back to normal is always our number one goal.  Call us today at (719) 574-2789 and let us help provide peace of mind with our mold remediation methods.

Prevention of Water Damage

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Prevention of Water Damage Installing a sump pump can help with water in the basement. Call SERVPRO if you have water damage!

An Option for Water in Your Basement

Living in geographic areas where there are basements means always acknowledging the possibility that you may be prone to a wet basement. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60% of homes have issues with water in their basement. Suffice it to say; you are not alone.
 
Water removal in Colorado Springs can be stressful when a water event strikes. However, with SERVPRO at your disposal, our water removal specialists can help you get back into your home anytime you have a water event. However, rather than focusing on response, let’s talk a little about prevention.
 
Sump Pumps: How They Are Used
Sump pumps can be an extremely effective option for preventing water damage and negating the need for water removal. If you are one of the 60% of homes who have water issues in your basement, this is a great investment to make into your home.
 
The installation of sump pumps occurs in the basement of a home. Installed inside of a pit in your basement, these units can sense the rise of water in the pit. Once it senses that water is approaching floor level, the incoming water is siphoned off and pumped outside of your home before it can leak inside and damage your structure, furniture, and flooring. The pump does all of the work so that you do not have to.
 
Maintenance
The great thing about sump pumps is that they are pretty low maintenance devices. To keep yours in great shape, take three or four times a year to check the inlet screen to make sure that it is not clogged with debris. Check the pit as well and make sure mud and small pebbles or stones are removed too. Outdoors, you should check to see what water is being pumped away from your home and where it is flowing (ideally, well away from your home).
 
The float component is a crucial part of the sump pump. The sump pump float component detects the water level, and when it rises, it begins the process of pumping water away from your basement and home. This part must work correctly. Lastly, check the discharge line itself to ensure that it has not stopped up.
 
The best thing you can do to maintain your sump pump is once a year, disconnect the pump from its power source (safely), and remove the unit itself. Flush the unit with water in order to get rid of debris, contaminants, and anything else that it has kept away from your home that year. Clean the pit as well, once you have removed the pump. Reinstall the pump, reconnect the power source, and make sure the unit starts up by pouring a bucket of water into the pit.
 
That is it! This will make sure your sump pump is in excellent condition to take on the new year. Having a sump pump in your basement is a long-term precaution against flooding that can make it unnecessary to have to resort to clean up after every heavy thunderstorm.
 
Contact Us 24/7
Preventative measures can cost you less headache, heartache, and money in the long run. However, if you have experienced an emergency and are in need of water removal, call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789. Our Emergency Service lines are available to take your call 24/7.

The Most At-Risk Rooms for Flood Damage

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Most At-Risk Rooms for Flood Damage Bathrooms can easily flood. Be aware and focused on water filling a tub or potential clogs. Call SERVPRO if damage does occur.

SERVPRO is Ready 24/7 to Remediate your Flood Damage

Flooding is typically a dangerous and costly disaster that can affect anything from a single room to an entire building, depending on the intensity and type of flood. However, certain rooms get flooded much more often than others, and as such should be prepared as best as possible against future damages. Here are some of the most common locations in a home where we encounter significant flood damage.
 
Basements
 
Basements are the most low-lying region of a home, which means that if flood damage in Cimarron Hills can reach it, it will. Basements commonly take on inches or feet of water at a time, even for relatively light floods, as this is where most water ends up coming to rest if there isn't another viable low-lying area for it to go to. Basement flooding is often difficult to work with, wide in the scope of its damage, and can even be dangerous, with broken glass and serious contaminants often poisoning any water still inside. We take extreme caution when working with a flooded basement, and have access to heavy pumps to get all the water out as quickly as possible.
 
Low-Lying Rooms
 
Like basements, low-lying rooms or parts of rooms often take on significant flooding damage, as any water elsewhere in the house will naturally seek out that area and pool there. In particularly bad floods, these areas may be inundated and overflowing with multiple inches of water. If you have a low-lying room in your home, consider keeping everything valuable an inch or two off the ground for protection.
 
Bathrooms
 
Bathrooms are often the focus point for light flooding, as they contain a number of fixtures which can easily clog and overflow. Toilets can overflow and cause significant sanitation issues as well, and sinks and bathtubs also have potential for massive overflow.
 
Experienced in flood damage restoration in all regions of a residential building, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs can help with any flooding to your home, large or small. Just give us a call at (719) 574-2789.

Fire Damage Restoration Company Helps

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Company Helps SERVPRO Takes the Stress Out of Fire Damage to Your Colorado Springs Property

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Structure

For a fire department to successfully battle and control an inferno or a small fire, they are trained to identify the different types of fires. Yes, fires have classifications based on what is fueling them.

Different fires require unique solutions for cleanup and restoration. SERVPRO knows and understands how to work with fire damages. Colorado Springs fire damage can be restored by our professional, IICRC certified technicians. We can handle the aftermath of residential and commercial fires. We specialize in fire and water damage cleanup. With our restoration experience, we can quickly restore your home or business to a pre-fire condition. "Like it never even happened."

Class A: wood, paper or trash, anything that leaves ash. Water can extinguish this fire. Type A fire extinguisher.
Class B: oil, gas or flammable liquids. Smothering solutions extinguish this fire. Type B fire extinguisher.
Class C: electrical. Use carbon dioxide to extinguish this fire. Type E fire extinguisher.
Class D: combustible metal fires. A dry powder agents will extinguish this fire. Type D fire extinguisher.
Class K: kitchen fires. Small kitchen fires should be extinguished with powder or foam type extinguishers to prevent the splashing of hot oils and other materials.

Our initial fire damage restoration process involves a detailed inspection and assessment so that we can develop a plan of action. Our water removal and drying solutions include air movers, dehumidifiers, and a complete drying process. We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke odor and soot from all surfaces, including the HVAC system. We clean, sanitize and disinfect with industry approved air scrubbers and fogging equipment. Our restoration process is available for immediate board-up techniques and/or roof tarping service if needed. Restoration may also involve repairs that may require minor or major reconstruction steps.

A fire and its damages are very devastating for families and business owners. You need SERVPRO. We are caring experts who will guide you through this crisis. We believe in treating your investments, your family, and workers with care because we are locally owned and operated. We are proud to serve our communities during any emergency damages.

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is strategically located. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our main purpose is to help our residents get back on their feet as quickly as possible, after a fire or any natural disaster. We will provide the personal attention you deserve. We will keep you informed and comfortable throughout the fire damage repair process. Call us today at (719) 574-2789 so that we can help restore your home or business.

Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Different Causes of Commercial Water Damage Call SERVPRO If Your Retail Business in Colorado Springs Has Unwanted Water Damage.

SERVPRO Provides Business Owners with Water Damage Restoration

Many types of businesses have a water source inside their building. This source may be for services provided to clients, as in the case of dental clinics or hair salons, or in the restroom area, or where food is prepared. All types of water sources can be locations where water begins leaking either slowly, or in high-pressure streams, especially when a water line has busted or uncoupled.

Many Ways to Experience Water Damage, But There's One Way to Clean it Up Best: Professionally
If your Colorado Springs area business has suffered commercial water damage, you need to have the damage removed and repaired by experienced professionals from SERVPRO who are certified in IICRC procedures. While there are several ways listed above that can cause flooding, there are others, including flooding, toilet and water basin overflows, and sewer back-ups. With all of these, it's important to know that even clean water from broken lines should be removed professionally, dirty water from sewers, drains, and floods can carry pathogens that need professional care to protect you and anyone else who enters your place of business.
 
While some damage is readily visible after the water has been removed, pathogens and bacteria are not. This is why our professional experts who are skilled in cleaning up commercial water damage should be used to provide these cleaning and disinfecting services. Water damage can lead to not only the spread of pathogens that can cause disease, but can also permit mold to grow. Other damage may be structural, and affect your building's interior and business inventory and equipment.

Water can seep into porous and semi-porous materials used in the construction of your business or office, and as it dries, it will warp or disintegrate many of these. Others will swell, become buckled and bumpy, and then the damage is very apparent. Crumbling drywall can cause holes to form where electrical wiring can be exposed, creating additional hazards. The damaged area in your business needs to be removed and replaced. Our repair specialists are skilled and certified in this task.

In order to prevent further water damage, as well as prevent mold, our technicians can perform inspections that can locate hidden areas that have water. When the water is extracted and then drying equipment used to decrease further and remove excess moisture, your business is protected even further.

When items used in your office or business need to be removed, we can also pack these up and move them to an off-site location. This provides security from damage during the cleaning and repairing process and also protects against theft of supplies and inventory. We understand that your business needs to return to normal business operations as soon as possible, as every day that you cannot open is another day of lost revenue. We also understand that this is a risk when it comes to customer loyalty, and want you to be able to reopen as quickly as possible, to reduce his very real risk to your business's financial health. Retail trade has goodwill as a cornerstone, and our business helps to keep your business open.

When commercial water damage has affected your business, call us, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at (719) 574-2789. We are available 24/7 to take your call. We will provide you with excellent service so you can get back to providing your customers with solutions to their needs. 

Mold Damage Can Affect Your Home's Structural Integrity

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Can Affect Your Home's Structural Integrity Don't let mold damage your Colorado Springs home. Our team at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is available 24/7, and we are here to help you!

Your Home's Structural Integrity Can Be Damaged Due to a Mold Infestation 

Many homes across the United States have mold problems. One of the problems with mold is that it doesn't always appear where you can see it. Without having visible signs of mold present, homeowners often have to wait until they smell the mold spores, and by then, the problem is much greater, and also more difficult to control. If mold is present, it is a sign of higher-than-acceptable levels of humidity. Both mold and humidity can affect the interior of any home, leading to wood beams rotting, deterioration of drywall, peeling of wallpapers and borders, and many other problems. 

Which Homes Can Have Mold? 

When you can smell the musty odor of mold in your Colorado Springs home, mold damage has been able to strike the interior of your home for a while. Mold grows within 48 hours of water coming into contact with mold spores that pre-exist in your home. A 2003 study by the University of Arizona discovered that 100 percent of the homes tested had at least one strain of mold spores present in the interior. Some homes had more than one type of mold spores present. Where these spores are located at in your home is usually unknown, until they become a problem by beginning to grow, and soon becoming visible.  

Because of the mold spore's hardiness and tiny size, it is practically impossible to remove every single spore. However, SERVPRO remediation entails the lowering of humidity and drying up of any standing water from leaks and overflows, plus physical cleaning of the mold growths. Removal and replacement, or repair after a thorough cleaning, of mold damaged areas are also part of the process of mold remediation. Gaining control over the growth of mold in a home is the goal, instead of complete removal of mold and the spores. 

Why You Should Keep Mold Growth to a Minimum 

Mold can cause adverse health effects in people, and so can high humidity level. If a home is hot and humid, pre-existing breathing problems can be exacerbated. If a home is cool and damp, the same is true, but the feeling of dampness can make people living inside feel clammy and chilled, and very uncomfortable. Elderly people will often feel greater muscular and joint pain when a home is air-conditioned with a high humidity level present. Both are detrimental to your home's health, as both are excellent environments for mold to grow rapidly. Using a dehumidifier can keep humidity levels to a reasonable level. Fixing leaks throughout the home is also another way to control humidity and mold growth.  

How We can Help You 

Our professionals are trained in determining not only how much mold is present in your home, and where any growths are located at, but also where water may be coming from. Water can enter into your living space through problematic water lines, or from external sources, such as rainwater that have entered in through a crack or crevice in your home's exterior. We have technology that allows us to see inside your home's structure so we can see where humidity has collected. 

Once we know where the water source is, we can fix the problem. Then we can begin to dehumidify your home with our commercial-grade equipment. This is in addition to the typical dehumidifying treatment, as we use heaters and fans together to quickly dry out the source that has allowed the mold to grow. Then we will inspect for the damage that mold can cause and explain to you the best course of action for your particular situation. We have the training and experience, alongside the latest equipment and current certifications in IICRC technology, to help you get your home back to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.” 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

You can reach our trained remediation professionals by calling SERVPRO of Colorado Springs 24/7 at (719) 574-2789. We can help you regain your home's healthy state quickly. If you think you may have a mold problem, please don't hesitate to call us. 

The Best Ways To Ensure Fire Damage Security: Why You Should Leave Fire Damage to SERVPRO

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Best Ways To Ensure Fire Damage Security: Why You Should Leave Fire Damage to SERVPRO Has your South Colorado Springs home suffered fire damage? Call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs!

Reasons Why SERVPRO Should Take Care of Your Fire Damage

After fire tears through your home, it's tough to get it back to the way that it was. Not only do you have to deal with fire and smoke; you also have to consider collateral damages from fire-fighters and firehoses, and the loss of your property. This leads to widespread water damage and flooding- both of which cause as much damage as fires do. In these situations, it's always best to call SERVPRO. Without a trained, professional team of cleaners, you'll never be able to return a building to normal after a fire. Professionals know how to remove smoke damage, restore your valuable furnishings, and ensure that ash residue, discoloration, and affected tarnished surfaces are back to normal. 

SERVPRO Gives You Fire Damage Security 

There are several factors of Security fire damage in South Colorado Springs that you might not consider; like ash and smoke. Both of these factors corrode, etch, discolor, and cause unpleasant odors in your home. SERVPRO handles discoloration on many different surfaces, replacing and refinishing whatever needs to be cleaned; even metals that sometimes start corroding immediately. 

Restore Your Property, Don't Just Replace It 

The most important aspects of home restoration are cleaning and restoring your property. It's our goal to ensure that your property is cleaned and restored professionally, saving you money over the long run. Plus, you'll get to keep all of your favorite furniture and upholstery. 

How To Ensure That You Save The Most 

SERVPRO knows how to handle any fire emergency; as long as you call us immediately. The longer you wait, the more severe the fire damage becomes. We start by inspecting your home, boarding up and tarping your roof if necessary, and drying out any water damages. After that, we remove as much soot, ash, and smoke from as many surfaces as possible. Then, we clean, repair, and restore your property back to its original luster. 

Trust SERVPRO to Give You Fire Damage Security 

SERVPRO specializes in making your home livable again. They can perform repairs in virtually any regard; from fire and smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning, to water damage restoration to handle damages that might have occurred from a fire. We know how terrible fire damages can be, and how they affect your life. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Without a doubt, without a professional, your home will be unsafe, unlivable, and pose serious health hazards. After our help, you'll be able to go back to your normal life; never disrupting your routine. Let SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs do what they can to solve your fire damage issues, bringing back your home's natural value. Give us a call today at (719) 574-2789. 

Emergency Apps

4/12/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO currently has a national partnership with the American Red Cross.

Apps and social media are tied for the top 4 most popular sources for emergency information during a disaster.

The American Red Cross offers a free emergency app that you might want to check out. When a disaster strikes you will have confidence that you are getting updates as it happens.

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes is always just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a Water loss or damage from a fire we can help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.

If you find yourself in need of our services please reach out to us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

Dishwasher Safe

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

Dishwashers have been making kitchen life a bit easier since it became popularized as a must-have in the 1950's. There are certain risks while rare that could pose a problem for younger children.

Steps to take to minimize the risks:

  • Knives and Forks: Keep little ones safe from sharp points by pointing knives and forks downward in the utensil basket.
  • Detergent: Never fill the soap dispenser until you’re ready to start a load and check your dishwasher for leftover residue after each cycle.
  • Steam and Hot Water: Make sure your dishwasher is securely latched at all times and can’t be opened by curious fingers, particularly at the end of a cycle when burns from steam are most likely to occur.

If you find yourself in need of our services please reach out to us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes is always just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a Water loss or damage from a fire we can help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Carpet Cleaning - Before and After

4/5/2016 (Permalink)

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
Call Today – (719) 574-2789 or (719) 434-4626

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes is always just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a Water loss or damage from a fire we can help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

The Power of Water

3/31/2016 (Permalink)

It doesn’t take much water to carry you away, whether you’re on foot or in a vehicle. NEVER drive or walk into floodwaters. Turn Around Don’t Drown! #FloodSafety

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes is always just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a Water loss or damage from a fire we can help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That’s why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.

If you find yourself in need of our services please reach out to us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Just a Call Away

3/30/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes is always just a quick phone call away. Whether you are dealing with a Water loss or damage from a fire we can help. Emergencies do not work on a set schedule and can happen at any hour of the day or night. That's why we are here 24/7, 365 to assist you should the need arise.

If you find yourself in need of our services please reach out to us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

The Behavior of Smoke

3/28/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your Colorado Springs home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Have Smoke or Fire Damage Questions? 
Call Us Today – (719) 574-2789

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Red Wine Spills

3/24/2016 (Permalink)

Red wine spills can leave a nasty stain, but if you know how to handle them, they don't have to be so bad. Follow these easy steps from our friends at Real Simple.   

Should you ever find yourself in need of our Emergency Restoration Services please call us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it "Like it never even happened."

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

  

Spring Rains

3/21/2016 (Permalink)

Spring is officially here. The grass is beginning to change from brown to green, flowers are starting to bloom and spring rains will be here before you know it. The Spring rains are needed and brings about growth. At the same time rain can be unpredictable and can cause water damage to our homes. Basements can be a prime area for water leaks.

Keeping Water Out Of Your Basement

•  Downspout extensions should be at least 6 feet long, and the water should be directed away from your house.

•  All surfaces surrounding the house should be graded properly to direct water away from the foundation. This includes the lawn and driveway.

•  Gutters should be clear of debris.

•  Window wells should be sealed tightly to the foundation. The well should be filled with gravel, not dirt, and it should be 6 inches to 18 inches in depth.

•  Make sure if your sump pump is working and that it's discharging water away from the house.

Portion taken from: Rick Barrett

Should you ever find yourself in need of our Emergency Restoration Services please call us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it "Like it never even happened."

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Marketing Event

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

Our marketing guys (Tony Veneris and Tom Hilfers) networking and getting to know others in the community. This turned out to be a great event and the guys saw some new faces along with many current customers.

Great work team!!

Should you ever find yourself in need of our Emergency Restoration Services please call us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – We help to make it Like it never even happened.®

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Storm Help

3/14/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Colorado Springs property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

Should you ever find yourself in need of our services please call us at 719-574-2789 or 719-434-4626

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes - We help to make it "Like it never even happened."

Panic Day

3/10/2016 (Permalink)

We know it's #PanicDay and all, but if you've got SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs, there's really no need to stress. Trust our team to restore the peace and the clean.

Garbage Disposal Cleaning Cubes

3/9/2016 (Permalink)

Homemade garbage disposal cleaning cubes

Here’s a super simple recipe for homemade garbage disposal cleaning cubes.  You can whip up a batch in five minutes or less and store in your freezer for anytime your garbage disposal needs a little pick-me-up.

White distilled vinegar is cheap, environmentally-friendly, and can be used to kill bacteria, mold, and germs.  It’s also all-natural, non-toxic, and frequently used in the kitchen for cooking.

Lemons are edible, environmentally-friendly fruits that are also natural disinfectants.  Plus they smell freaking great.

Vinegar + lemon = one sweet-smelling cleaning machine.

I’ve been using lemon peels to clean and deodorize my garbage disposal for years, but lemon peels PLUS vinegar?!  GENIUS.

Why didn’t I think of this sooner?!

You are going to love this recipe for homemade garbage disposal cleaning cubes.

I didn’t put much effort into cleaning my garbage disposal before now, but now I find myself looking for excuses to grind some frozen cubes.  (Cooking with onions and garlic?  Welp, better add a couple of cleaning cubes to the garbage disposal too!)

I love that these homemade garbage disposal cleaning cubes are frozen because they force the garbage disposal blades to slice and dice and get covered in vinegar.  Seems much more effective than simply pouring liquid vinegar down the drain.  Plus, I just love the smell of lemon coming from my sink.

Here’s how you can quickly whip up a batch of your own.

Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaning Cubes

Ingredients

  • The peels from 3 lemons
  • 1.5 cups of distilled white vinegar

Directions

  1. Chop peels into small pieces and add to one ice cube tray.
  2. Pour vinegar evenly into the ice cube tray.
  3. Place ice cube tray in freezer, and freeze.
  4. Remove cubes from tray and store in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. (You’ll want to do this soon after they’re frozen so your whole freezer doesn’t smell like vinegar.

To Use

  • Add two cubes to garbage disposal.  Turn on water and run disposal until ice is chopped.  (About 30 seconds.)

Source:  By  September 12, 2013 DIY  http://newleafwellness.biz/category/diy/

SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes "Like it never even happened"

Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

Commercial Cleaning

3/2/2016 (Permalink)

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (719) 574-2789

What is Black Mold?

3/1/2016 (Permalink)

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (719) 574-2789

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Choose SERVPRO

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

Why Choose Us?

  • Faster To Any Size Disaster
  • Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.  

  • Advanced Technology
  • The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs Professionals to restore a property back to pre-loss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

    Call Us 24/7 – (719) 574-2789  SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs 

    Faster to any Disaster

    2/25/2016 (Permalink)

    In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,650 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

    Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

    Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (719) 574-2789

    Storm Damage

    2/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Restoring storm and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Colorado Springs property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

    Should you need our services or have questions please call us at 719-574-2789

    Colorado Springs Fire and Water Damage

    2/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Why Choose SERVPRO South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes?

     

    We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

    When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, day or night, to your Colorado Springs home or business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce cost.

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    We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

    As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

    • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
    • Odor Control Technician
    • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
    • Water Damage Restoration Technician

    Learn More

     

    Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

    Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.

    Learn More

    If you find yourself in need of our services please give us a call at 719-574-2789 

    SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

    Colorado Springs Water Damage

    2/15/2016 (Permalink)

    When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. We respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We help make it like it never even happened.

    If you find yourself in need of our services or have questions please call us at 719-574-2789

    SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

    Mold Infestation

    2/12/2016 (Permalink)

    Any home can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause health effects.

    If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, give us a call at 719-574-2789

    Colorado Springs Fire Damage

    2/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Here at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs, we have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your fire damage emergency. We respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion. Call the experts in Colorado Springs fire damage restoration 24/7.

    If you find yourself in need of our services please give us a call at 719-574-2789

    SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

    Help at your fingertips

    2/9/2016 (Permalink)

    The SERVPRO Ready Plan mobile application provides managers and business owners with a quick and convenient way to call us when disaster strikes. The Ready Plan app is a free emergency preparedness tool offered by, and can be downloaded on your Android, iPhone or Blackberry.
    The application allows both commercial property owners and managers to create an Emergency READY Profile containing critical facility information that can help speed up response time after a fire or water damage occurs. In addition to property details, the application tracks prior loss history, utility shut off locations, and key contacts; store photos of the damage; and integrates local weather forecasts and more, including our contact information. The SERVPRO Ready Plan App places a convenient preparedness tool right at your finger tips! Download the FREE App today!

    If interested or would like more details please call us at: 719-574-2789

    SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes – Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

    Government Facilities

    2/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Government facilities have to stay open....even when they need to be cleaned or restored.

    When disaster strikes a government facility, we at SERVPRO are here to answer the call quickly in order to assess the damage and start mitigation procedures. We are quick to respond to help ensure minimum service interruption and lower recovery costs.

    SERVPRO has restoration experience with every level of the government; State, County, Town, City, and District.

    Give us a call should you need our assistance to help make it like it never happened. 719-574-2789

    SERVPRO® of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO® of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes - Colorado Springs Experts in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Water and Fire Cleanup and Restoration.

    Cold Weather and Lil' Best Friends

    2/3/2016 (Permalink)

    General Cold Weather and Lil' Best Friends "Sweetie" my lil' buddy

    My little dog, a Carin terrier mix loves to hang outdoors with me but sometimes the weather is just too harsh for her to hang outside for too long.

    The cold weather can cause problems for us humans as well as our pets. Our pets just like humans can experience the harsh consequences of cold weather. Hypothermia and frostbite can be seen in animals who have been exposed to the elements for an extended amount of time.

    Recognize problems: If your pet is whining, shivering, seems anxious, slows down or stops moving, seems weak, or starts looking for warm places to burrow, get them back inside quickly because they are showing signs of hypothermia. Frostbite is harder to detect, and may not be fully recognized until a few days after the damage is done. If you suspect your pet has hypothermia or frostbite, consult your veterinarian immediately.

    – Copyright © 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association

    Stay Warm This Winter!!

    Should you need our Emergency Restoration Services give us a call at 719-574-2789 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

    Colorado Weather

    2/2/2016 (Permalink)

    Colorado Springs cold weather can wreck havoc on those in its path. When temps drop and winds blow the better the chance of a freeze break. No one can predict when a loss will occur but you can rest assured that we will be available 24/7, 365 days a week should a loss occur. We offer fast response and all our techs are professionals, uniformed, vetted and background checked.

    If you should need our services please call us at 719-574-2789

     

    30 Years Since Shuttle Disaster

    1/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Published January 28, 2016

    Associated Press   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.

    June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham.

    Fulgham -- not Rodgers -- will be on the stage for Thursday morning's ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

    And making a rare appearance in the audience will be schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's son, Scott, with his own family.

    "It's going to be wonderful to watch the pages turn," Rodgers said earlier this week. The second generation "can now speak for our family and speak for the nation," she said, adding that she's looking forward to these grown astronauts' children "sharing their stories, their beliefs and their leadership."

    For the seven astronauts' loved ones, Jan. 28, 1986, remains fresh in their minds.

    Steven McAuliffe, a federal judge in Concord, New Hampshire, still declines interviews about his late wife Christa, who was poised to become the first schoolteacher in space. But he noted in a statement that although 30 years have passed, "Challenger will always be an event that occurred just recently. Our thoughts and memories of Christa will always be fresh and comforting."

    McAuliffe said he's pleased "Christa's goals have been largely accomplished in that she has inspired generations of classroom teachers and students." She would be proud, he noted, of the Challenger Learning Centers.

    McAuliffe is presiding over a trial this week in Concord, and so son Scott will represent the family, part of the next-generation shift. Scott and his sister are now in their 30s. The McAuliffes normally do not take part in these NASA memorials, so Scott's presence is especially noteworthy.

    Along with the other Challenger families, Rodgers established the Challenger Center for Space Science Education just three months after the shuttle disintegrated in the Florida sky. Unusually cold weather that morning left Challenger's booster rockets with stiff O-ring seals; a leak in the right booster doomed the ship.

    Today, there are more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, mostly in the U.S. More are being built.

    "They're not just a field trip for kids. They're actually lessons learned," said Rodgers, an educator who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "That's why they've lasted."

    McAuliffe's backup, Barbara Morgan, a schoolteacher from Idaho, rocketed into orbit in 2007 aboard Endeavour as a fully trained astronaut. Morgan was invited to speak Thursday at Rodgers' request.

    Besides Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger dead include pilot Michael Smith, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka and Gregory Jarvis.

    Seven more shuttle astronauts died Feb. 1, 2003, aboard Columbia; that commander's widow, Evelyn Husband Thompson, will attend Thursday's ceremony.

    The event will honor the Columbia Seven as well, along with the three Apollo 1 astronauts killed during a launch pad test on Jan. 27, 1967. NASA also plans observances at Arlington National cemetery, Johnson Space Center in Houston and elsewhere.

    At Kennedy, the Scobee contingent will number 12, including June's son Richard, a major general in the Air Force, and a 16-year-old granddaughter.

    Dick Scobee was 46 years old when he died aboard Challenger barely a minute into the flight. Both his children are now in their 50s.

    "For so many people, 30 years, it's definitely history. It's in the history books," Rodgers said. For the family, "it's like it's just happened, which in a way keeps Dick Scobee young in our hearts, and the joy and excitement he had for flying."

    Red Cross Helps the East Coast

    1/27/2016 (Permalink)

    We proudly sponsor the Red Cross and their efforts.

    Here is a recent article that shows the Humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross….

    Life is slowly returning to normal on the East Coast as people dig out from the weekend’s historic snow storm, but some still need help and the American Red Cross is hard at work across multiple states, lending a hand.

    The Red Cross still has shelters open in several states to help people affected by the storm. In New Jersey, Red Cross workers are helping assess the damage after the flooding in the southern end of the state.

    PLEASE GIVE BLOOD The extreme weather has created an emergency need for blood donations and platelet donors, as many donation centers had to be closed during the blizzard.All eligible blood and platelet donors of all types are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible. See full details here about how you can help.

    WINTER DRIVING Many highways and streets are still snow-covered. The Red Cross urges people to avoid driving if possible. If someone has to drive, they should have a window scraper, kitty litter or sand, extra clothes and a Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk in case they get stuck. Pack high-protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, small battery-operated radio, an emergency contact card with names and phone numbers, extra prescription medications, blankets and important documents or information you may need.

    • Fill the vehicle’s gas tank and clean the lights and windows to help you see.
    • If you have to drive, make sure everyone has their seat belts on and give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
    • Don’t follow other vehicles too closely. Sudden stops are difficult on snowy roadways.
    • Don’t use cruise control when driving in winter weather.
    • Don’t pass snow plows.
    • Know that ramps, bridges and overpasses will freeze before roadways.
    • If you do get stuck, make sure your tailpipe is not buried in the snow. Dangerous carbon monoxide can get in the car if it is. Don’t run your engine and heater constantly to help avoid running out of gas. Don’t use things like lights or the radio without the engine running so the battery doesn’t conk out.
    • If you can, move your vehicle off the roadway. Stay with it – don’t abandon it. If you have to get out of your vehicle, use the side away from traffic.

    POWER OUTAGE If you are without power during the cold, you should go to a designated public shelter. If you are going to use a generator, never use it indoors, even in a garage, carport, basement or crawlspace, as fumes from the generator can be deadly. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

    Other safety tips include:

    • Use flashlights for light, not candles.
    • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Check refrigerated food for spoilage and if in doubt, throw it out. Your refrigerator will keep cold for about 4 hours. If the freezer is full, it will keep its temperature for about 48 hours.
    • Have coolers on hand and surround your food with ice in the cooler or refrigerator to keep food cold for a longer period of time.
    • Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment and any appliances, equipment or electronics to avoid damaging them when the power is restored.
    • Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when the power comes back on.
    • Watch animals and keep them under your direct control.
    • Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic lights will be out and roads will be congested.
    • If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
    • Place space heaters on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

    AFTER THE STORM As people begin to dig out from the snow in the coming days, the Red Cross cautions them to be very careful. Shoveling snow is very strenuous work and people should consider their physical condition before taking it on. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. Other safety steps include:

    • Watch for hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia symptoms include confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. Frostbite symptoms include numbness, flushed gray, white, blue or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, or waxy feeling skin.
    • Check on those who might need special help, such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
    • Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm.

    DOWNLOAD RED CROSS EMERGENCY APP Download the free Red Cross Emergency App for winter weather alerts and warnings and location of shelters. The app’s Winter Storm section contains expert advice for what to do before, during and after winter storms.

    HOW TO HELP You can help people affected by disasters like winter storms or countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Donate by visiting: www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

    Taken from: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Helps-as-East-Coast-Digs-Out-After-the-Storm

    BRONCOS AFC CHAMPS!!

    1/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Denver Broncos did it!! The AFC Champs and Super Bowl Bound!! Get ready for a great Super Bowl Match up.

    Broncos might not have always dominated each game but the true test of a team is one that bands together and finds a way to win. It wasn’t always pretty but at the end of the day they made it happen!!

    GO BRONCOS!! You Can Do It!!

    From the Team at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes!!

    SERVPRO Story

    1/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Ted and Doris Isaacson launched SERVPRO in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, Calif. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists.

    After selling its first Franchise in 1969, SERVPRO continued to grow, acquiring the Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises in 1979.

    SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN, in 1988 in a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population. At the time of the relocation, the SERVPRO System consisted of 647 Franchises

    Today, SERVPRO has more than 1,650 Franchises operating nationwide, and SERVPRO will continue to grow.

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes has been locally owned and operated for 20 years. We value our customers and we often have repeat customers.

    If you find yourself in need of our services or have questions please reach out to us at 719-574-2789

    Deodorization

    1/19/2016 (Permalink)

    Are you a property manager, landlord, or real estate company faced with a stink problem? Did the last tenants smoke up the residence in which the entire premises emits a ghastly smell? Dealing with wet dog smell, rotten food, or just an odor that want go away even after spraying with an over the counter room freshener? We can help take away those pesky, stinky, stubborn odors with our proven deodorization methods. We will not take the odor away by merely masking it with a cheap smelling perfume spray. We will deodorize and neutralize odor-causing particles making the air clean and breathable.

    If you are in need of deodorization or in need of other services give us a call at 719-574-2789

    24/7 365 Days a year…we are here

    1/12/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs and SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes is available around the clock 365 days a year. There is never a good time to have a loss and a loss can come at any hour. That's why we are available whenever you need us and will help you make it, like it never even happened.

    Whether it be Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation, Storm Damage Restoration or Emergency Cleaning Services we can help. 

    In need of our services? Please call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at 719-574-2789 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

    Mission Statement

    1/11/2016 (Permalink)

    “To develop a team of quality people who focus on excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.”

    – SERVPRO Mission Statement

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs lives by the SERVPRO Mission Statement. We want to provide the same excellent service that we’d expect to receive ourselves. We will always serve our clients with excellent service, fairness and mutual respect.

    Should you have any questions or in need of our services please call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at 719-574-2789 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

    1-4-8 Service Response

    1/7/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO has a 1-4-8 Service Response:

    1- Within one hour from the notice of loss, a SERVPRO Professional will contact you to arrange for service.
    4- Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
    8- Within eight business hours of on-site arrival a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.
    We will Respond to your emergency needs quickly and Ready for whatever happens.

    Should you have any questions or in need of our services please call SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs at 719-574-2789 and tell them the Marketing Team sent you.

    New Year's Resolutions

    1/6/2016 (Permalink)

    This past year has just closed out and into a new year we journey. Each new year brings with it a new hope,  an anticipation that this year will be better than the last, and possibly see to completion a couple of New Years Resolutions. For several years I have made or at least attempted to create a list of New Years Resolutions. But, could never seem to take it from pencil to paper to applying to my everyday life. I often failed before putting the first few words into writing since it seemed a bit hopeless in that I had not seen any type of success in the years previous. Well….last night I was reading an article that gave me a bit of hope and it might possibly stir something up in you.

    Snapshot of the article….

    “It is important to view one’s self and strengths to feel stronger and get personal reinforcement from small successes,” Rich Feller, a Thought Leader with Life-Reimagined (AARP), said.

    What’s important to you in your 30’s may differ at a later age. The ability to reflect on your lived experiences can trigger a desire to change an attitude or behavior.

    Here are resolutions to consider:

    In your 30’s
    1) Turn off technology and tune in to each other. Engage in more face-to-face time. Good relationships can contribute to a ‘good life’.

    2) De-stress. Identify one source of stress for you. Know how your body feels when stressed and how it impacts your thoughts. List three healthy coping mechanisms and choose one to use daily.
    In your 40’s
    1) Do a relationship check-up. Sit down with your partner and ask three questions. Do we understand each other when we communicate? Is our relationship where we want it to be? What is one thing that each of us can do to improve our relationship. If you are single, ask the same questions of yourself. How is your communication with others? Think about an outside relationship with a family member or co-worker, and identify an action that you can do to improve a desired outcome.

    2) De-clutter. Clearing out a physical space helps you relax and process with more clarity. Begin with one drawer, closet or area. Mindfully throw things away by only keeping what brings you joy or is essential to your life purpose.
    In your 50’s
    1) Eat this, not that! Inform yourself about your eating patterns. Keep a food journal for one week by writing down everything that you eat and drink. Reflect on it and find one thing that you can do to make your meals and eating patterns healthier.

    2) Just do it! Say YES to something or someone every day for a month. Notice how it feels and the freedom of being fearless.
    If you are 60+
    1) Make a doable bucket list.  Don’t hold back. Choose one item from your list. Write down a date and go for it.

    2) Talk to your health care provider yearly about recommended health screens. Make a commitment to schedule and complete them. Remind your loved ones to do the same.

    As you make your New Year’s resolutions change your mindset from “I want” to “I am and will” because of a renewed sense of your own purpose and values. Reflect on your life and understand “the why” behind your goals.

    – Janet Taylor, MD, MPH is a New York City psychiatrist and Life Reimagined Thought Leader.

    Maybe I’ve been going at it all wrong!!

    DC

    Happy New Year!!

    1/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Happy New Year!!

    From all of us at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado Springs/Tri-Lakes 

    Thank you Colorado Springs

    12/30/2015 (Permalink)

    We would like to thank you, our customers for choosing us to take care of your "Cleanup & Restoration" needs in 2015. We would like to wish you all a blessed 2016!! - From The SERVPRO Team of South COS/Northern COS/Tri-Lakes

    Colorado Springs Water Damage Restoration

    12/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Freeze break season is here and there are a few things that you can do to minimize the potential for a catastrophic event.

    The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing. 

    During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action 

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
  • When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold-water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
  • Should a freeze break happen it’s crucial to quickly find a reputable Water Damage Restoration company. If in the unfortunate event you find yourself needing help with a freeze break give SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs a call at 719-574-2789 and don’t forget to tell them the Marketing Team sent you. www.SERVPROsouthcoloradosprings.com 

    Commercial Cleaning

    12/21/2015 (Permalink)

    Did You Know....? 

    SERVPRO OF South Colorado Springs offers our customers Commercial Cleaning?

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” From carpet cleaning to odor removal we can help you with your commercial cleaning needs.

    Services Offered:

  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trained, Professional, Uniformed Staff

    Our Professional Technicians are fully vetted and have passed background checks. You can have peace of mind knowing that your project is being handled by well-trained professionals.

    Please Call for a Free Estimate

    (719) 574-2789

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs Gives Back to PTSD dog training program

    10/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Community SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs Gives Back to PTSD dog training program "Duece" riding for Wings and Warriors

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs partners with non-profit to benefit PTSD dog training organization.

    SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs was proud to sponsor the Annual "Get the Buck Off the Road" motorcycle ride to benefit a local charity, Wings and Warriors, who rescue doomed dogs from shelters and train them to be service dogs to those suffering from PTSD and SBT.  Raising $1,155.00 SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has been a sponsor of this event since 2014 and has been instrumental in helping to donate $2,655.00 back to our local community!

    Manitou Springs

    8/28/2013 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Manitou Springs After 53,000 gallons of water and mud were pumped out of this basement.

    After 53,000 gallons of water were pumped out of this basement. 

    Manitou Springs

    8/28/2013 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Manitou Springs Debris from a wall of water

    Debris left from a 3-foot wide creek that turned into a 30 feet across raging torrent.

    Manitou Springs

    8/28/2013 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Manitou Springs Commercial building with 8 1/2 feet of flood water in the basement. This water heater was buried under 53,000 gallons of mud and water.

    Epic flooding in Manitou Springs from torrential downpour on the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Vehicles tossed around like toys from the wall of water.

    Black Forest Fire

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Black Forest Fire A man watches from the road as the Black Forest Fire rages uncontrolled.

    A man watches from the road as the Black Forest Fire rages uncontrolled.

    Black Forest Fire

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Black Forest Fire Fire rages through a structure (residential) in Black Forest

    Fire rages through a structure (residential) in Black Forest

    Black Forest Evac

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Black Forest Evac El Paso County Sheriffs assisting with the evacuation of livestock from the

    El Paso County Sheriffs assisting with the evacuation of livestock from the evac area.

    Black Forest Fire

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Black Forest Fire People watch helplessly as Black Forest burns out of control.

    First Waldo Canyon a year ago. Now Black Forest is on fire and completely uncontained.

    Tri-Lakes Ambassador of the Year Award 2012

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Community Tri-Lakes Ambassador of the Year Award 2012 Tom Hilfers wins Ambassador of the Year Award from the Tri-Lakes Chamber.

    Tom Hilfers, Lead Sales Rep., Ambassador of the Year Award for 2012.

    NARPM vendor of the Year

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Commercial NARPM vendor of the Year Tony Veneris, NARPM vendor of the Year award for 2012

    Tony Veneris, Asst Dir of Marketing Vendor of the Year Award for NARPM 2012. 

    BOMA vendor of the year award

    6/12/2013 (Permalink)

    Building Services BOMA vendor of the year award Tony Veneris, BOMA vendor of the year 2011

    Tony Veneris, Asst Dir Of Marketing awarded Vendor of the year 2011

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