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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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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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