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Flooding in Your Colorado Springs Home? Yikes!! Call SERVPRO for Fast Help to Save Your Property

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding in Your Colorado Springs Home? Yikes!! Call SERVPRO for Fast Help to Save Your Property SERVPRO Helps with Storm Damage Cleanup and Mitigation in the Colorado Springs Area, Just Call

Hazards of Contaminated Water for Flooded Colorado Springs Homes

With natural flooding situations that can occur throughout areas of Colorado Springs prone to flash flooding, waves of water can pick up all manner of contaminants and bacteria before penetrating the exterior of houses along its path. With this threat occurring without warning, homeowners do not often have the chance to do much more than removing themselves and the family from the household to keep them safe. Our professionals can respond quickly to flooding scenarios, working to make sure that the effects of the disaster do not get the opportunity to spread to new areas.

From the time that our SERVPRO professionals reach your flooded Colorado Springs home, your entire main floor of the house could need water removal and mitigation services. We have a growing inventory of recovery equipment that begins with an array of extraction tools from our trucks in the Green Fleet to portable options like sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands. We have the tool for every affected area of your home to address the threats of standing water quickly.

Even with contaminated water, extraction is one of the first steps to recovering your damaged property. Our SERVPRO professionals can then identify which areas of your home require focused attention and cleaning. In some cases, depending on the proposed contaminant, controlled demolition tactics might be necessary to remove the possibility of spreading bacteria further throughout exposed regions.

Our technicians can also come with a variety of cleaning agents, disinfection products, and antimicrobial sprays to protect structural elements that remain after controlled demolition techniques have taken place. These OSHA approved solutions can remove the possibility of secondary effects like mold growth while also killing off harmful and hazardous bacteria before build back begins.  

We strive to provide every customer with thorough and complete restoration and recovery, and with flash flooding, this often means extraction and controlled demolition tactics. You can count on the fast response and the expertise of our SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs team to ultimately make flood effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (719) 574-2789.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

 

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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