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A Blow Dryer Can Cause A Blaze In Your Fort Collins Bathroom

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Blow Dryer Can Cause A Blaze In Your Fort Collins Bathroom Despite the scramble of panic this situation may cause, it is crucial to call a professional immediately to help remediate the fire damage.

A Blow Dryer Can Cause A Blaze In Your Bathroom

Professionalism can call for you to take extra steps in the morning before work when you get ready; nonetheless, some of the devices used to keep your appearance at top-notch can cause fire damage to your home when left unattended. A blow dryer or curling iron are prime examples of devices powered by electricity that a woman may use in the morning while getting ready. However, if they are left alone and unattended, a faulty outlet or cord can cause a small blaze to break out.

Despite the scramble of panic this situation may cause, it is crucial to call a professional immediately to help remediate the fire damage in your Fort Collins home. Trying to clean up the aftermath of the blaze by yourself can be ineffective, as your cosmetics, towels, and the plastic containers that you keep inside of your bathroom all leave different kinds of soot behind when burned up. Only trained professionals have the expertise required to recognize the various degrees of damage and the tools to remediate it.

SERVPRO understands that this accident in your home has already made it so that you had to take the day off work. As a result, we strive to get to your residence as soon as possible after your call. Additionally, SERVPRO knows that arriving at the site of the fire swiftly improves the quality of the remediation, as a lot of the damage is time sensitive. The longer soot sits on your walls, in your sink, and in contact with different containers, there is a possibility of it causing discoloration.

Here at SERVPRO, we use advanced tools to remediate the damage in your bathroom. We can use thermal foggers to trap odorous particles and reduce the smell left behind by the fire. To clean the soot off of your walls, and other surfaces, we can use a variety of cleaning methods dependant on the damage.

Do not hesitate when a fire damages any room in your home. Dial (970) 493-6335 to call SERVPRO of Fort Collins. We strive to remediate the damage in your home swiftly and leave you feeling “Like it never even happened.”

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Cleanup Methods Can Make a Difference after Mold Damage in Fort Collins

5/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleanup Methods Can Make a Difference after Mold Damage in Fort Collins Mold Problems in Fort Collins? Dial SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

Mold Remediation in Fort Collins Is a Snap for SERVPRO

Mold damage can cause health effects, and that calls for immediate remediation. There are chances of homeowners not having prudent levels of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and skills to do the job; we recommend hiring professionals to reduce the risk of possible exposure. Some of the PPE that we use when addressing such incidents in Fort Collins include foot coverings, N-95 respirator, disposable overalls, and goggles.

There is the possibility of mold damage in Fort Collins spreading from an area with contamination to a clean one; to prevent this, our SERVPRO technicians put in place containment measures. At this stage, we can use polyethylene sheeting for sealing to cover the areas with the contamination, use HEPA-filtered air scrubbers to introduce negative pressure, and block the area's return and supply air vents. Our main aim is to stop the movement of spores and debris during the cleanup.
 
Cleaning is one of the key processes that our SERVPRO technicians perform during mold remediation. After doing an assessment that allows us to identify the materials and surfaces with the contamination, we are in a position to choose appropriate cleaning methods. If there is still water on the carpets, floors and other hard surfaces, we can use wet vacuuming to collect the water. When using this technique, we make sure the system has enough liquid to avoid spreading the spores. We never use this technique when dealing with porous materials.
 
Our SERVPRO team can also use damp wiping when removing mold from a hard surface. In this technique, we use water or detergents to scrub or wipe the area with the contamination. Unfinished wood surfaces like rafters can be cleaned with soda or dry-ice blasting. If we come across porous contents with mold growing, we discard them if the hyphae have penetrated deep within the material. Once we are through with cleaning, we can set up space heaters to dry the area. Upon drying the materials and areas, we may perform HEPA vacuuming to collect any dust which has settled within the remediation area as a final check. After vacuuming, we place the filters in sealable plastic bags ready for disposal.
 
As professionals at SERVPRO of Fort Collins, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, water, mold or storm-related damage. Call us today at (970) 493-6335 and work with an industry leader you can trust.

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Commercial Biohazard Cleanup In Fort Collins -- Rely On SERVPRO’s Specialists

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Biohazard Cleanup In Fort Collins -- Rely On SERVPRO’s Specialists Biohazardous Cleanup in Fort Collins Commercial Settings Gets Handled by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Safe and Clean Biohazardous Removal from Fort Collins Area Enterprises

Even if you employ high-quality in-house or contracted cleaning services, your Fort Collins business needs specialized biohazard cleanup help from a certified firm in some circumstances. When an accident, emergency, crime, or tragedy strikes in your commercial space dangerous substances and residues complicate cleanup. We can help.

A typical example of Fort Collins commercial jobs that require professional biohazard cleanup includes sewage backup or flooding that allows contaminated water to enter one or more areas of your business property. The contaminants contained in sewage are many -- human and animal waste, fertilizer and road chemical runoff, insects and vermin, and rotten food and other waste are just a few. Our crews receive baseline and updated training on how to manage these biohazards safely and effectively.
 
Human or animal fluids and waste deposited through other means such as traumatic injury or violent crime on your premises also needs our expert attention. The viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens involved in blood and other secretions need to be managed using protocols developed by OSHA, the EPA, and local health authorities. Proper cleaning with registered disinfectants is key to restoring your workplace, and SERVPRO has the experience with biohazards and innovative commercial cleaning products to achieve the goals.
 
Your business may also suffer from a chemical spill or other spread of a biohazard. The often is a complication of a flooding scenario where your own inventory or cleaning and maintenance products are knocked over or soaked through, contributing to the dangers in the waters contained in your building. SERVPRO contains such contaminated water, ensure that it is disposed of properly to keep you, your employees and customers, and the general public safe from harm.
 
During these unique catastrophic events, it is critical that your biohazard cleanup company be not only professional and effective but also completely discreet. Our team can return your business to a safe and healthy condition, “Like it never even happened.” For you to retain the confidence of your employees and customers, the process must be transparent yet ethical and without unnecessary drama or scare tactics.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins is a full-service restoration company, poised to assist with your biohazard cleanup needs. Contact us at (970) 493-6335 for fast and confidential help.

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Your Wood Stove Causes A Blaze In Your Fort Collins Home

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Wood Stove Causes A Blaze In Your Fort Collins Home Sometimes, fire damage can be caused by simple mistakes, such as leaving your oven or your wood stove unattended.

Fire Damage In Your Home

Sometimes, fire damage can be caused by simple mistakes, such as leaving your oven or your wood stove unattended. In particular, leaving a wood stove unattended and failing to latch the door properly can cause a blaze in the room you were trying to heat. While the event of a blaze in your residence is extremely unfortunate, it is lucky that there is professional help close by to help with what comes after the blaze is extinguished.

The first employ to arrive at your Fort Collins home, to assess the fire damage, is usually our estimator. The estimator can begin with an inspection of the impacted area and assess the smoke and fire damaged items. It is also the estimator's job to determine whether a move-out is necessary or not. We believe in communicating with our customers. The estimator can explain the restoration process to you and answer any questions that you may have.

SERVPRO employees an arrive next and begin the restoration and cleaning process as soon as possible. The longer that the fire damage sits, the more damage it can do as soot can discolor items. Our IICRC-certified employees can begin to clean the soot away from your home, only using chemical cleaners as necessary. Abrasive and lubricative cleaners are also an option. Because firefighting can cause water damage, SERVPRO can also see to drying out any areas of your residence that are unacceptably moist.

Once our SERVPRO employees have cleaned the soot out of your home, we can focus on ridding it of the foul smell left behind by fire. We can use tools such as thermal foggers to destroy the smelly particles in the air. We strive to return your residence to its preloss state in all aspects that we can, including scent.

When your residence has a fire, do not linger. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335. We are ready day or night to begin the restoration as soon as possible.

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Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Fort Collins Home

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Fort Collins Home Moisture Amplifies Mold Growth--For Remediation and Cleanup in Fort Collins Call SERVPRO

Fort Collins Homeowners Often Rely on Mold Remediation from SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened."

Molds are a part of the natural environment. They can be found everywhere in Fort Collins, indoors and outdoors. Although mold is not usually a problem, it becomes one when it starts growing inside your home. The best deterent for fungal growth is control moisture. Therefore, if you find any leaks or other damp sources in your home, they need to be taken care of right away.
 
Mold growth in your Fort Collins home can create health effects for you and your family. Plus, mold damage can eat away at the surfaces of your home it is growing on. These growths are extremely difficult to clean on your own with regular household cleaners. The EPA recommends professional help for pathes over ten square feet. Our staff at SERVPRO, who are specially trained and certified to handle mold and mildew in your home, is always a wise choice.
 
The first, and most important step, of mold remediation, is setting up containment and ventilation. We contain the area where the mold is so that while we are cleaning the spores they do not spread to clean sections of your home. The use of proper ventilation and air filtration devices like air scrubbers also aid in keeping the loosened mold spores from spreading around.
 
Once containment is set up, SERVPRO staff can begin cleaning and disinfecting the affected area. If the mold is growing on a porous surface such as drywall, we may have to remove it so it can be replaced, as cleaning these types of surfaces of a mold is often not successful. For light infestations it may be possible to use mechanical means to salvage the sheetrock. For surfaces that are non-porous, we can clean them with damp wiping and HEPA filtration vacuuming.
 
Once cleaning is done, we can then apply biocide or fungicide solutions. We make sure that the moisture problem that caused the mold in the first place is taken care of, so the mold growth does not return. This may mean using another contractor to stifle moisture access to your structure.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands that finding mold damage in your home in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas is not pleasant, and we work quickly to clean it for you. Reach out to us by dialing (970) 493-6335 as soon as you realize you have a colony of mold in your residence.

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Water Removal Service For Fort Collins Homes

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Service For Fort Collins Homes Whether you have small or large scale water damage in your home, calling SERVPRO is a great decision for drying out your property and mitigation.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Assesses the Water Damage and Formulates a Custom Plan Based on the Damage in the Home


Water in a Fort Collins home can be everything from an irritation to a disaster that requires major remodeling and replacement of carpets, furniture, and building material. What causes homeowners further problems is when they try to treat high water in the basement like a half-inch across the kitchen floor.
 
SERVPRO starts water removal from Fort Collins homes using pumps and extraction wands. With them, we can remove water both on the surface and trapped in carpets and between floorboards or the seams of tile and linoleum.
 
When there is a carpet, we carefully lift it in affected rooms to finish drying it. Carpet pads hold a massive amount of water and quickly deteriorate once they become wet, so we dispose of them immediately. To completely dry the floor and the underside of the carpet, we set-up air movers to generate warm, dry air at an entry point while an exhaust fan pulls damp air out.
 
If there is a wood floor, we have to look at the sub-floor as well. SERVPRO technicians can remove floorboards next to a wall or from spots that are normally under a bookcase or another piece of furniture. If we discover there is pooled water, or a layer of moisture covering every surface, we can use a commercial grade version of a water-vac to draw it out and then place an air mover with a hose to direct warm air and dry out the area.
 
After the carpets and floors, the part of the home most affected by flooding is often the walls. While drywall is an excellent material for interior walls and ceilings, it is very fragile after it becomes wet. If panels soak up too much water, they can begin to dissolve right off of the wall framing after we remove the flood water.
 
To prevent demolishing and replacing them, we attempt to dry each one in place. If there is no visible damage, but we can manipulate it, we place dehumidifiers next to the most affected spots and begin drawing water out of the panels and from the surrounding air. To augment this action, we set-up air movers and use dry air to help force out the moisture. Technicians control the warmth of the air to prevent over drying the panels and causing them to crumble.
 
Water removal is much more than bringing in a pump and waiting for it to finish. If any part of your home is underwater, call SERVPRO of Fort Collins today at (970) 493-6335. We are here to help.

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Commercial Water Removal Equipment In Fort Collins

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Equipment In Fort Collins There are many instances where water possibly floods your Fort Collins nightclub.

Commercial Water Removal

There are many instances where water possibly floods your Fort Collins nightclub. Sometimes a pipe breaks or sprinkler systems default and go off overnight causing water to spill into the building all night long. In other scenarios, severe weather possibly causes unwanted, indoor moisture.

The extraction process is a vital step in mitigating moisture damage. SERVPRO's commercial water removal technicians in Fort Collins always use the industry's best equipment during extraction. We implement the best procedures to complete the job in a way that does not negatively affect your nightclub.

When first arriving at an emergency water situation, our team ensures the work area is safe for our technicians, your employees, and customers. We fix as many hazards in the area possible. Areas that are not safe to access are blocked off, and danger signs get posted.

Then the source of the problem gets repaired so that water is no longer pouring into the building. If the issue results from faulty sprinklers or a pipe break, a plumber gets calls and fixes the problem. If rainwater enters due to a broken or exterior wall, we board up the hole in the structure so that no more moisture enters.

Next, we begin the extraction process with either a portable or truck-mounted extractor. Portable extractors get used for places that are awkward to get into or if parking a van at your business is not possible. Portable extractors weigh 40 to 90 lbs., hold 5 to 12 gallons of wastewater, and it vacuum power has 140 inches of water lift.

Truck-mounted extractors get used for severe projects that contain much water. The van that has the extractor gets parked close to an entrance to your bar, and the vacuum hose gets pulled in for extraction. Truck-mounted extractors weigh 500 to 1,100 pounds and have storage tanks that hold from 60 to over 100 gallons of waste. The vacuum lift capabilities for these extractors are more powerful and have between 185.71 to 198.98 inches of water lift.

Sometimes we complete our extraction work during hours when your nightclub is not open so that extraction does not hinder your business operations. We sometimes extract the water one small section at a time, so part of your bar stays open. For professional help removing moisture from your place of business call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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The Flood Damage Specialists of Fort Collins

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Flood Damage Specialists of Fort Collins Heavy rains and other types of storms can bring floodwaters inside your home. Contact SERVPRO to remediate and help prevent mold growth.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Follow the Path That Flooding Took Into Your Home to Investigate the Extent of the Damage

During springtime, excessive rains and flooding tend to happen more often than in other seasons. Sometimes during a storm, the awful weather happens to damage your Fort Collins home. Not all rainstorms create flooding conditions but still possibly cause other mishaps to take place.
 
In some cases, high-speed winds blow tree branches, rocks or other objects into the exterior structure of your house. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians in Fort Collins have experience in mitigating various types of weather-related problems. If the wind blows something unexpected into a window or other weak part of your structure, it is possible that a hole gets created. Any hole in the exterior of a home that gets opened up during excessive rain possibly causes a water damage situation.
 
Water entering your building many times causes some issues for the house's structural and building materials. Sometimes rainwater from the outside has a high contamination level and materials the water came in contact with get discarded and replaced. Other times excessive amounts of water ruin the structural integrity of contents or materials causing them to get removed.
 
In some cases, these scenarios get mitigated without removing and replacing contents or building materials. Often our drying process fixes the moisture problem. When attempting to dry a structure, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to create the best environment for water evaporation.
 
If a building's structure does not get dried promptly, mold growth possibly occurs, and structural materials such as insulation get ruined. Fiberglass insulation easily gets dried out if exposed to the correct environment. Other types of insulation mat up when they get wet. Cellulose and Rockwool insulations lose their "R" value and their fire resistance when wet and usually get discarded.
 
The best way to dry insulation inside a wall cavity is to pump warm, dry air inside it. Many times we remove your wall's baseboard and drill holes behind it. The holes allow air from the air movers to get pumped into the wall cavities increasing evaporation of the insulation. After the drying gets finished, the holes get sealed, and the baseboard gets re-installed onto the walls.
 
Reducing high moisture levels inside a structure is a tedious task. If you ever need professional help with a moisture problem call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 for assistance 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Mold Damage Remediation And Restoration From Experts In Fort Collins

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation And Restoration From Experts In Fort Collins If you find mold on your property, you need to remember that it is not the end of the world.

Mold Damage Remediation And Restoration

If you find mold on your property, you need to remember that it is not the end of the world. There are professionals that train to handle these types of events, making getting your house back to a quality pre-mold condition easier than you might think. Stay calm and take immediate actions to stop mold in its tracks.

A quality mold remediation company provides you with a complete inspection of your Fort Collins home, tracking mold damage back to its source to remediate the cause of the problem, immediately. It is entirely possible to have a mold problem without even knowing, so it helps to understand that mold can affect anyone at any time.

SERVPRO can work with both you and your insurance company to determine the best direction to take concerning your specific situation. We can provide you with an immediate, efficient plan of action that helps control mold growth found on your property. Since mold growth can cause health effects, we get to work as soon as possible, helping you avoid exposure and any possible hazards that may develop over time.

SERVPRO technicians can put quality containment, cleaning, and disposal methods to work for you. Our entire remediation service was designed to prevent loss. Each member of our team uses a repair versus replacement attitude when approaching any items found in your home, putting every tool at our disposal to work to restore personal property, furniture, appliances, and more.

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians use air-movers, negative airflow machines, HEPA vacuums and a variety of cleaning services that involve cleaning and disinfecting every surface within the affected area. The results you receive effectively control, mold, viruses, and other bacteria using EPA-registered disinfectants.

We use safe, efficient methods to help you control moisture in your home, limiting the possibility of future growth. Our restoration technicians proudly serve the entire area, providing members of our local communities with quality solutions they can count on that often meet or exceed any expectations they might have.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Collins for full-service, mold remediation, cleanup and restoration services from local experts who want to do everything possible to get your property back to normal. We are close and ready to respond 24/7, give us a call, today (970) 493-6335.

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Clogged Dryer Vents a Possible cause of Fire Damage in Fort Collins Residences

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Clogged Dryer Vents a Possible cause of Fire Damage in Fort Collins Residences Cleaning out the lint compartment often in your clothes dryer can both make the drying process more efficient and help prevent fires. Contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Damage After Fires as Well as Offer Preventative Tips

Dryers come equipped with a lint trap to catch and collect the lint and tiny threads that come off of clothing when residents in Fort Collins do their laundry. Over time, larger items, such as broken zippers, can wear tiny holes into the trap. These holes can permit lint to pass through the trap and into the duct. When clogs develop in the interior of the duct, heat can build up and result in a fire.
 
When a home suffers fire damage in Fort Collins because of a clogged duct or exterior vent, fire damage can occur. This is not the only way that a fire can occur, though, and clothing that ignites while in the dryer causes almost as many fires. SERVPRO technicians can help you undo the damage and restore your home.
 
Just like we remove charred materials like burnt drywall sections, wooden trim, and destroyed personal belongings, we also remove and replace ducts and vents. SERVPRO helps homeowners prevent such fires by cleaning out ductwork and all related vents. A fire can start in other ducts, unrelated to the dryer, and we can reduce the risk in these areas, also.
 
Cleaning up and removing any destroyed materials makes it much easier for repair work to happen. Doing so also removes any dangers present that could harm you or your children. Pets can also end up injured when they wander into areas that contain fire damage. A fire, no matter how small, causes a family to experience enough stress without the added crisis of an injury.
 
Sorting through the laundry, both unwashed and already laundered, reveals which items suffer from fire-related defects. We can often remove smoke damage on unique or one-of-a-kind clothing items. The fire's heat can also cause other problems to items in the immediate area. Drying racks and shelves can become unsightly messes, but the small endeavor of installing new ones can help make everything "Like it never even happened."
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins serves the residents of our beautiful city and the surrounding areas when any fire damage adversely affects a home. We are always available and can be reached at our local number, (970) 493-6335, at any time, year-round.

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