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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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Understanding the Need for Professional Water Removal Services in Your Fort Collins Residence

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Understanding the Need for Professional Water Removal Services in Your Fort Collins Residence Once SERVPRO has identified the source of the water, we then use a variety of extraction equipment to remove the water.

Call on SERVPRO When You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

As a homeowner, there are many liberties that you cannot obtain by merely renting a property from someone else. The other side of this coin, however, is the understanding that when you are facing a disaster to your Fort Collins home, there is no one else deemed responsible for taking care of it. That is why professional restoration services exist, to help you to recover from a damaging event without lingering effects like losing structural integrity or ruining valuable items.

Not all restoration projects are the same, however. There might be circumstances that you feel you can resolve on your own, yet more extreme events, such as the need for water removal for your Fort Collins house, which are too labor intensive and technical to take on for yourself. That is where our SERVPRO team can help you reclaim your damaged home and restore the damages quickly and efficiently.

When it comes to water removal services, our IICRC certified team is first going to assess the cause of the problem that you are experiencing. Some sources might be easy to find, like water pouring out of an appliance that you have. Others take thorough inspection to completely root out, such as multiple cracks and missing mortar joints in the foundation of your home allowing for water penetration into the basement area. Once the source of the damage has gotten identified, our experienced professionals can localize water shut down or repair damages to your foundation.

Water extraction is the heart of this entire process, and depending on the severity of your issue, can get accomplished in several ways. For smaller volumes needing removal, a combination of portable pumps and wet-vacs get used to pull the water from the floors. For larger projects, especially those that stand to risk the structural integrity of your home considerably, our SERVPRO technicians might opt to use a pump truck from our vehicle fleet.

Ultimately, our focus is to remove the water quickly and thoroughly, but we cannot revert the damages you never asked us to restore. When you are facing any disaster in your home that warrants professional services, trust our experienced restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Fort Collins. You can reach us anytime by calling (970) 493-6335.

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How do Professionals Remove Water from Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home?

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How do Professionals Remove Water from Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home? Flooding in any part of your home needs quick drying out services to prevent further damage and possible mold. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

SERVPRO Storm Damage Remediation Can Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Whether it is due to a storm, heavy rains or any other natural disaster, a flood can cause extensive damage to your home. The key to a successful restoration after flood damage is quick water removal and preventing secondary damage.

Thankfully, professional restoration experts can take care of your flood damaged Fort Collins home. SERVPRO technicians can start the mitigation process as soon as we hear from you. The process of flood damage restoration is a multi-step process that can take time and needs expertise. Here are some of the steps that professionals use to remove water after a flood.

Removal of the standing water
The first step is to get the floodwater out of your home. Various equipment can be used to get this job done depending on the amount of water that needs to be removed. If the water is not quickly removed, it can continue to cause corrosion and damage with each passing hour.

The equipment that is used to pump out the standing water is called an extractor. It is used to remove the excess water from the floors, carpets, and upholstery after flood damage. Extractors can be of varying sizes and capacities. While the technicians can use portable extractors for small amounts of water, larger volumes often require truck mounted versions.

Removal of the residual moisture  
Even after the standing water is removed, the residual moisture can continue to inflict damage. It is essential to get rid of this residual moisture by drying the contents of the flood-damaged home with proper equipment. The process of eliminating the excess moisture begins with the assessment of the amount of residual moisture remaining. SERVPRO technicians use various moisture testing equipment such as moisture meters and thermohygrometers to ascertain the level of the residual water.

The next step is to eliminate this excess moisture with the help of equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers. The goal is to create a condition that allows rapid and efficient drying. The technicians establish a drying goal and work toward achieving it as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins today at (970) 493-6335 and schedule an appointment.

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Water Removal Services Available For Your Fort Collins Area Business

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Services Available For Your Fort Collins Area Business Operating a shipping warehouse, retail establishment, or high-rise office building in Fort Collins comes with a hefty responsibility.

Water Removal Services

You may operate a Fort Collins area business that recently experienced water intrusions varying in size and exposure. If you do, you know first-hand that these incidents can wreak havoc on productivity, cause extensive damage to equipment, and directly affect your companies bottom line.

Operating a shipping warehouse, retail establishment, or high-rise office building in Fort Collins comes with a hefty responsibility. Having water removal problems is something you just cannot afford to deal with, which makes finding a trusted professional that much more crucial.

Being unable to remove water from your warehouse as soon as possible means that your stored goods, equipment, and business assets become exposed to elements longer. Often leading to irreversible damages that have a severe impact on your company. SERVPRO’s expertly trained staff can help locate profoundly affected areas and take steps to limit any losses you might experience.

Standing water in a retail space can severely damage products, cause you to close your doors, and cost vast amounts of revenue loss. The sooner you get water out and the entire space dried, cleaned, and restored, the sooner you can get back to business. SERVPRO has access to a variety of water extractors, air-movers, hygrometers, moisture detectors and additional drying equipment that quickly and efficiently removes water, making any water removal on your property take less time than you might imagine.

Our vast network of resources puts needed supplies, personnel, and equipment at our disposal. SERVPRO can handle any job, regardless of size or scope, even those in hard to reach high-rise offices, or those affecting many floors at once. Our entire team of IICRC-industry certified technicians makes short work of even the most demanding jobs and provide you with quality services that often exceed any expectations you might have.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins has qualified professionals available 24/7, 365, and offer unique solutions to water removal situations that may occur on your property. Get the help you need to get your business back on track by calling our offices, today (970) 493-6335.

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What You Should Do When You Find Flood Damage in Your Fort Collins Residence

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  What You Should Do When You Find Flood Damage in Your Fort Collins Residence Time can affect the construction of your home, allowing flood waters to seep into the lower levels causing significant damage.

SERVPRO Works to Remediate Flood Damage and Prevent Future Damage

As unpredictable as it seems severe weather can be these days, it is difficult for people to adequately prepare for what might happen at a moment’s notice. With just a few days of rainfall, the ground can become too saturated to be able to keep up with a massive storm that might be on the horizon. Your Fort Collins home might have been prepared for flooding threats when it got constructed decades ago, but even the most diligent of construction efforts can give way over time to allow for potential problems for your lower levels.

Flood damage to your Fort Collins home can be catastrophic. With water all over the lower levels of your home and often several inches deep, it can be almost impossible to make sense of where to even begin cleaning up the mess. Fortunately, our water restoration specialists at SERVPRO can make this process much easier for you, and even communicate directly with your insurance company to help make the process less stressful and ultimately faster for you and your family.

From the moment that our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, our goal is to get the damage restored as quickly as possible. Our slogan, “Like it never even happened.” is not just a catchy tagline for our services, but a commitment to every home and business in our region that we can adequately restore your property to the condition it was before the emergency occurred.

Locating the source of the flooding is a critical first step in our assessment and restoration processes. We can successfully seal up cracks and holes in your foundation with hydraulic cement, which is a useful solution to preventing future water penetration. Our efforts then become focused on extracting the pooled water in the affected areas of your home. With a high volume, pump trucks from our fleet are brought to your home to quickly pull all of the visible water up and away from the area. Then, spot extraction of remaining water gets accomplished using wet vacs and finished with drying equipment like our air movers and dehumidifiers.

Flood damage can be devastating to see in your home, but it does not have to get seen for very long. Trust the skilled technicians we have at SERVPRO of Fort Collins. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (970) 493-6335.

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How Can Professional Water Removal Services Help You After Flooding in Your Fort Collins Home?

1/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Can Professional Water Removal Services Help You After Flooding in Your Fort Collins Home? SERVPRO technicians extract water, lower the humidity, and set up special fans to thoroughly restore your home after water damage.

SERVPRO’s Water Removal Equipment for Thorough Remediation

Water can cause permanent damage to your home if it is not removed efficiently from your flooded property. Both standing water and the excess of moisture in the air can damage your home. As a result, it is essential to get not only rid of the standing water after a flood, but also the residual moisture.

When professional water removal experts arrive at your flooded Fort Collins home, they come with equipment that is specifically designed to remove the floodwater. They can remove both the pooled water as well as the residual moisture from the air. Here are some of the equipment that SERVPRO professionals use to get the job done.


Extractors are at the center of the water removal services. These machines are used to remove water from carpet, upholstery, and floors following a flood damage incidence. SERVPRO technicians use either truck mounted or portable extractors depending on the extent and severity of water damage.  

Dehumidification Equipment

While the extractors can remove the pooled water, special dehumidification equipment is needed to eliminate the residual moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers extract water vapor from the air and lower the relative humidity and speed up the evaporation process for faster drying. These machines draw in the moist air and replace it with warmer and drier air.

There are two types of dehumidifiers that SERVPRO technicians use- Refrigerant dehumidifiers and Desiccant dehumidifiers. While the former work similarly to an air conditioner, the desiccant dehumidifiers use chemicals called desiccants to absorb the excess moisture from the air.

Air Moving Equipment

Air movers are used to speed up the drying process after water removal. These are like special fans that move air near the drying surface. As the moisture-laden air is replaced with drier air, the evaporation process is accelerated.

IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians use a combination of these three water removal equipment to ensure a speedy and efficient water removal and drying following a flooding incidence.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 today to schedule a meeting and discuss your water removal needs.

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Dryer Vent Clog Leads to Fire Damage in Fort Collins

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Vent Clog Leads to Fire Damage in Fort Collins It is important to regularly clean out the dryer lint trap because lint is extremely flammable and can easily cause a house fire.

You Can Trust SERVPRO to Thoroughly Remediate after Fire Damage in Your Home

Overnight guests and students home for the holidays tax a washer and dryer more than usual, adding to the risk of an obstruction in the exhaust vent. Routine maintenance of dryer lint traps and vents is a challenge any time of the year, but the social whirl of the holiday season delays it further. If a fire sparks, we can help resolve the cause as well as the effect.

Fort Collins fire damage linked to a poorly maintained dryer vent sadly is not an uncommon occurrence. Thousands of fires a year trace their source to dryer lint either left inside the dryer lint trap or packed into the dryer exhaust venting. Lint is highly flammable, and the heat and blockage combine to create the perfect fire starter. We have the skills, tools, and experience to remediate the damage done by the fire. Expect us to address the clogged vent as well.

If the fire smoldered in the duct for a time, the smoke and soot damage might be thick and sticky, and more widespread than just the laundry room. SERVPRO technicians learn about the different kinds of smoke residues during IICRC training and match cleaning tools and techniques to the type of damage. A spray and wipe method with the addition of abrasive cleaners and sponges for tough areas usually suffices. Our crew evaluates all areas of your home to make sure we remediate areas where soot drifted or was carried by an operational HVAC system.

Dealing with the lingering odor of a smoldering fire is also on our list of tasks. SERVPRO technicians employ a range of deodorization strategies to clear the air permanently. If removal of the burned materials and clean up of the soot inadequately decreases the smell, we explore options like sealing surfaces or thermal fogging and hydroxyl generation to neutralize the odiferous particles in the air and settled.

If the charring at the vent site was minor, we help clear out the dryer venting as a final step. Regardless of its condition, white or silver vinyl duct hose should be replaced immediately. Those materials risk a house fire even without lint acceleration. National and local building codes require metal ducting and an external vent for clothes dryers.

Recover quickly from an unsettling situation if a lint fire damages your home. SERVPRO of Fort Collins is quick to respond and confident in its ability to provide the restoration services needed. Call (970) 493-6335 for a professional consultation.

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Water Removal from Your Attic in Fort Collins

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal from Your Attic in Fort Collins Wet fiberglass insulation can be saved, but wet sheetrock and plaster under insulation most likely will need to be replaced.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Skills and Equipment to Thoroughly Remove Water and Restore Your Attic

The attic in your Fort Collins home can, like your basement, be primarily ignored for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, this means that any issues which may arise can also go unnoticed until the problem is rather significant. Located between your roof and the ceiling, your attic is a target for water damage from any small holes or roof damage.

When you have a water leak in your attic, it may be bad enough for you to require water removal services from our professionals at SERVPRO. If the problem has continued for a while without you realizing it, you could have a vast amount of damage to clean up and repair in your Fort Collins home.

Water damage to your attic can come from a variety of places. The most commonly seen include ruptured water heaters or broken humidifiers, clogged condensation pains in your HVAC system, or ruptured or damaged sprinkler lines or plumbing. Fallen branches or trees can also create leaks, as well as wind damage to roofing materials, ice dams on roof eaves, extreme weather conditions with driving rain, or hail damage to your roof.

When we are inspecting your attic space, we look at all parts of the roof construction. We check to see if the roofing material has been damaged, and if needed use a temporary patch to stop the leak. We check for any structural damage as well and scope out the general damage present, so we know what needs to be done.

The amount of equipment SERVPRO techs can bring into your attic may be limited. Sheetrock can complicate the drying process as well. Once damaged sheetrock is demolished, the structural components of the attic are relatively easy to dry. Plus, we might have to remove sheetrock to access areas inside the attic.

Attic restoration usually involves working with insulation. Wet fiberglass insulation can be de dried and saved. However, wet sheetrock or plaster under the insulation might not be restorable. In just about every case where sheetrock or plaster begins to sag, we have to move the insulation to an area that is undamaged so that we can reach the sagging sheetrock. Large insulation vacuums can be used to remove it and possibly save it for reuse.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands the difficulties of drying out an attic space and how to deal with them correctly. When you are in need of water removal in your attic, reach out to us right away at (970) 493-6335 if your home is in Fort Collins or the surrounding areas.

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