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Biohazard Cleanup Services For Your Shipping Warehouse In The Fort Collins Area

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Biohazard Cleanup Services For Your Shipping Warehouse In The Fort Collins Area SERVPRO Helps Fort Collins Enterprises with Biohazardous Cleanups

SERVPRO Is Always Ready 24/7 for Biohazardous Cleanups

You may run a secure shipping facility that provides your workers with quality conditions and a safe working environment. However, accidents happen all of the time posing serious threats to warehouse operations and those that work for you.   
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens, viruses, toxins, and a variety of chemicals can lead to health risks that make professional biohazard cleanup services in Fort Collins necessary. We can help keep your business safe and healthy, avoiding dangerous situations that lead to hidden problems.  
When evaluating a bio-remediation provider, like SERVPRO, it can be hard to determine whether the company has the proper qualifications to address your immediate situation. With that in mind, we find it necessary to express some standard guidelines that any company you choose to use should follow.
OSHA provides remediation companies with regulations that were designed to protect everyone involved from injury and potential liability. The EPA, along with state and federal regulations specify how companies should transport and store medical waste, which makes it necessary for any business performing these services to comply.
Many of SERVPRO’s field technicians and supervisors obtain training concerning Asbestos Awareness, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fall Protection, Hazard Communication, Heat Illness, Lift Safety, Lock Out – Tag Out, Personal Protective Equipment, and Power Tool Safety before performing any services on your property. We also follow all state and federal regulations concerning cleaning agents and the disposal of contaminated materials.
A reputable company can explain their cleanup process in detail, including photos, and take the time to communicate findings to your insurance adjuster that help warrant costs associated with your claim. Using the correct bio-remediation equipment allows technicians to locate and contain volatile non-visible contaminants, disinfecting the entire affected area, safely.
SERVPRO goes above and beyond, showing compassion and understanding during extremely traumatic events. Our onsite supervisors handle communications, eliminating confusion or conflicting updates, and always attempt to make your bio-remediation process as painless as possible.
SERVPRO of Fort Collins provides you with professional technicians who follow strict safety standards and cleanup procedures. Never hesitate to give us a call, get the services you deserve, today. (970) 493-6335

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The Answer To Fire Damage In The Fort Collins Area

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Answer To Fire Damage In The Fort Collins Area    SERVPRO TIP--Keep Fire Extinguishers Handy at Your Fort Collins Property

Call SERVPRO for Advice and Cleanup After a Fire

Even though you cannot control when or where a fire happens, you can have the right tools in place to limit your losses and escape many of the dangers that often accompany fires on your property.  

Experiencing fire damage in your Fort Collins home can be devastating, or you can make the proper preparations and planning to see your family through tough times, should something like this occur. It is far better to prepare than to be caught off-guard.
By installing smoke detectors on every floor, in every room, you ensure your safety. These small, inexpensive devices provide you with a very effective early warning system that helps both you and your family prevent major losses during an emergency.
You can follow up by checking electrical systems in your home, ensuring that the coffee maker, computer, radio, television and other devices receive the proper attention to avoid overloading circuits or problems concerning faulting wiring in older equipment.  
Always keep a fire extinguisher or two on hand. In case you experience a manageable fire, you want to have the proper tools available to handle the situation correctly. You should also check your storage habits, keeping flammable materials away from fuels or other accelerants that can cause severe problems.

Do you understand what to do if a major fire breaks out in your home? After? It never hurts to put together an escape plan, having one ready ensures that everyone in your family understands what to do, and where to go during an emergency, you can never prepare too much.
Before a fire occurs on your property, take the time to develop a relationship with your local SERVPRO. We can inspect your home, locate hidden dangers, and give you recommendations to protect your home that you might not even think of on your own.  
SERVPRO offers access to expertly trained technicians with years of experience performing fire damage restoration for customers just like you. We have IICRC certification, industrial-grade equipment, and 24-hour emergency services available throughout the area.
SERVPRO technicians treat each customer with the respect and courtesy they deserve, provide you with results that often exceed your expectations, and help return your home to a quality pre-damage condition making damage appear, “Like it never even happened.”
Contact SERVPRO of Fort Collins for additional information or to begin your fire damage restoration today. (970) 493-6335

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Services Designed To Protect Your Fort Collins Home From Mold Damage

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Services Designed To Protect Your Fort Collins Home From Mold Damage Mold Spore Suppression is a Key Factor in Remediation in Fort Collins

Remediation and Mold Suppression Are Elements of a SERVPRO Service

When you notice mold growing in your home, you should seek help as soon as possible. Any mold can trigger health effects or cause significant damage to your property. It only takes 24 to 48-hours for mold to take hold, latching onto wood and other organic materials, growing out of control until handled properly by professional remediation specialists.

If you have experienced situations involving spills or leaks on your Fort Collins property, mold damage may exist without you even realizing it. Any wet or damp materials must receive the proper attention and the water source causing the problem requires immediate repairs to reduce any risks involving mold contamination in your home.  
SERVPRO technicians can help water issues causing the problem including broken or leaky pipes, even those hidden in your walls. We assist with reducing the chances mold has to take hold and spread to other areas. If this type of situation occurs, you need to make the call for help at the first sign of water intrusion. Never take a chance with you, or your loved one's health, reduce the possibility of additional problems developing on your property.  
SERVPRO’s IICRC certified mold remediation specialists can provide you with an initial inspection designed to check every area of your home, including the outside where drainage issues pose a severe threat. Improper grading on the outside of your home can lead to water runoff or rainwater entering your basement or crawl spaces under your home, causing serious damage to your foundation. We also check drainage and downspouts for proper operation and make recommendations based on what we discover.
Regardless of where the event begins, all of the surfaces involved in the event require your attention immediately. The professionals at SERVPRO can help discover areas of intense humidity, condensation, or improper ventilation. Often reducing many risks associated with mold growth found on your property and limiting losses related to this kind of event.
Consider using SERVPRO of Fort Collins to address mold remediation issues found in your home. Our expert technicians can provide you with the restoration, mitigation, and extraction services necessary to restore damaged areas of your structure in a quick, efficient manner that makes it seem “Like it never even happened.” Call today. (970) 493-6335  And more information:

Blood Cleanup Services In Fort Collins

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Blood Cleanup Services In Fort Collins Blood and other bodily fluids require special cleaning agents.

Blood Cleanup

Any biohazard requires special care; but an accident, criminal act or other mishaps requires immediate professional attention. Task training such as the use of chemical agents and clean-up equipment is simply not enough.

SERVPRO provides blood cleanup services in Fort Collins and across Colorado. Our technicians are highly trained to restore your home to its original state. Each of them is also trained to perform their task as respectfully as possible and to preserve your privacy.

Despite what appears on television, this is not a task where we spray down a chalk outline and then get out a mop and bucket. Blood and other bodily fluids require special cleaning agents. Normal cleaning chemicals are often ineffective, and while they may clean the surface, they do not serve as an anti-bacteria agent. Most of them also leave behind a stain or ring on floors and walls after the chemical dries.

The presence of blood requires special disposal procedures as well. There is the risk of Hepatitis A, B, and C, HIV and other infectious diseases that are not present in other biohazard spills. Federal and state laws determine the type of trash bags and clean-up materials we use. Blood-soaked cleaning cloths are not considered safe to clean and re-use, so pads and other cleaning materials are removed and incinerated just like hospital waste.

Regardless of what may have happened in your home, our personnel understands this is a special issue. They do not ask for any details beyond what they need to accomplish the task; it is none of our business. It may seem cold and detached, but it also precludes our technicians from accidentally saying something inappropriate to the media, neighbors or anyone else that tries to pry into your business.

An incident like this is possibly the worst thing that can happen in your home. Blood cleanup requires a professional service that not only has the training, but the empathy as well to help you try to return your home to its original state. SERVPRO of Fort Collins is here to help you do just that. Call us at (970) 493-6335 to begin.

Why Commercial Water Damage Can Increase When Left Unresolved In Fort Collins Shoe Stores

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Commercial Water Damage Can Increase When Left Unresolved In Fort Collins Shoe Stores Water can cause untold amounts of damage when it comes into contact with paper, leather, metals, and even some plastics.

Commercial Water Damage

Water can cause untold amounts of damage when it comes into contact with paper, leather, metals, and even some plastics. Dyes can run and bleed where they should not be, on both paper and merchandise items.

Shoe stores in Fort Collins that have existing commercial water damage can find that stock is often rejected by customers because of flaws caused by the increased humidity. Increases in humidity can cause several problems in new merchandise. Water in a liquid state never needs to be in contact for many problems to arise.

These defects can include foul smelling odors, bleeding of a box's ink onto the products inside, adhering of labels to plastic sleeves, and rusting of grommets, along with many other problems. However, because the merchandise was damaged in-store, manufacturers are under no obligation to replace anything. At SERVPRO, we have the training and equipment to bring your merchandise back to a salable state, protecting your investment and helping you remain in business. While we might not be able to solve every situation, those are the exception.

In addition to merchandise, the building itself can sustain costly damage from water. We have technicians skilled in restoring the details that made your store unique. The basics, such as walls and ceilings, when damaged, can be repaired a and finished, making restoration complete, quickly, so your downtime is minimized.

Carpeting that has been laid directly on the underlay of the floor and has no padding can often be salvaged with little damage. After cleaning and drying, checking for problem areas in the fibers can make it easier to preserve the entire carpet. Restretching, when needed, is done by our certified carpet repair & reinstallation technician (RRT).

Shoes are a clothing item that is rarely purchased without being tried on. When customers do this, we know that the surface they walk on can affect their decision regarding making a purchase. We want the customers shopping experience to be a great one, and we are aware you feel the same way. That makes the carpeting a vital part of your store, even if few people take it into consideration.

For top to bottom, and everything else, restoration of commercial water damage, call your local experts, SERVPRO of Fort Collins. We can offer all of the services required to return your water-logged store back to normal again. We are always available to receive your call at (970) 493-6335.

A Local Restoration Company Helps Prevent Fire Damage In Kitchens Throughout Fort Collins

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Local Restoration Company Helps Prevent Fire Damage In Kitchens Throughout Fort Collins A massive 48% of all home fires begin in the kitchen.

Prevent Fire Damage In Kitchens

There were over 360,000 fires last year, for every five of those fires, three ended in death. A large percentage of fires that occur in homes lead to catastrophic damage to your home or injury to family members. A massive 48% of all home fires begin in the kitchen.

Does that surprise you? The truth is that the more comfortable you become with your surroundings, the more likely accidents happen. A majority of fire damage reported in the Fort Collins area directly relates to the age and attention given to maintenance or preparations made to protect your home against fire damage correctly.

Properly maintaining the cooking equipment, that you use in your home can help prevent structural fires, injuries, and death. Often enough, we clean the stove top or oven with cleaning supplies purchased at a local grocery store. However, over time, a variety of residues build up in areas under, behind, or between cabinets, countertops, and even hood vents that are extremely flammable. A single situation that involves flames reaching one of these areas can produce a fire that rages out of control, damaging your entire property. Think about how much damage a single fire can do. If the flames themselves fail to reach a large area, the smoke and soot residues definitely will.

When you talk to others about a restoration company, you discuss services that help return things to normal after a disastrous event happens in your home. However, a company, like SERVPRO can give you helpful hints about how to protect your home and often make suggestions that prevent damages from occurring at all. You may be surprised by the level of detail put into the services provided by SERVPRO technicians. We have more than a few years of experience helping customers prepare their homes for fire. Giving homeowners access to all of the equipment and personnel necessary to battle emergencies that occur and genuinely care about your safety.

The staff at SERVPRO of Fort Collins makes every effort to provide you with the services you need to protect your home against fire and smoke damage while giving you the comfort and caring atmosphere for a successful restoration. Give us a call today (970) 493-6335.

SERVPRO Has the Equipment to Assess Mold Damage in Your Fort Collins Home

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Has the Equipment to Assess Mold Damage in Your Fort Collins Home Call SERVPRO today to investigate your mold damage.

Proper Mold Assessment Leads to Thorough Remediation

Mold is a serious concern for any homeowner. Mold damages both your belongings and the structure of your home and can also cause health issues. In addition, mold looks unsightly and frequently has a musty and unpleasant smell. That is why SERVPRO recommends treating mold early and quickly for the best chance of remediation.
There are many causes of mold damage in your Fort Collins home. Mold sometimes grows in the aftermath of a flood or leak that caused your home and possessions to become damp. Humidity and condensation in your house also cause mold, which means that damp or humid rooms such as the bathroom or laundry room are especially susceptible.
The first step in mold remediation is assessing the extent of the problem. Our IICRC-certified teams come equipped to test your home for moisture using professional, reliable equipment. For example, our teams often use thermal hygrometers. The hygrometer measures the resistance or capacitance of the air and uses the reading to calculate how much moisture is present in the air. More moisture equals more humidity and more of a breeding ground for mold spores.
SERVPRO teams are equipped with infrared cameras. Damp patches are not always visible to the naked eye, but infrared cameras make them visible. The camera detects the heat signature of each area. Damp material is usually cooler than surrounding material. Infrared pictures show these differences in temperature, so our technicians know which areas are most affected. Using infrared technology gives our teams a thorough overview of which areas are the dampest. Damper areas have a greater risk of mold issues.
Our professional teams use the initial assessment information to determine the extent of the mold damage in your house. Then, we put together a mold remediation plan to suit your particular home and circumstances. This typically includes disposing of any damaged items that cannot be cleaned and sealing off mold damaged areas to prevent the spread of airborne spores.
Once the mold is contained as much as possible, our teams set to work thoroughly cleaning the mold from your home. We train our technicians to choose the methods and products that are best suited to your unique situation.
If you have mold damage in your Fort Collins home, SERVPRO of Fort Collins is here to help. Call today at (970) 493-6335 for assistance.

Commercial Fire Damage, A Devastating Event For Pool And Patio Businesses In Fort Collins

3/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage, A Devastating Event For Pool And Patio Businesses In Fort Collins Even a small fire can significantly impact the items held in inventory, even if the fire never directly impacts the items.

Commercial Fire Damage

Most pool and patio businesses retain a large number of stock items in anticipation of the summer season. Even a small fire can significantly impact the items held in inventory, even if the fire never directly impacts the items. Because most pool and patio merchandise are made mostly of plastic, heat alone can be sufficient enough to destroy a business's inventory.

Fort Collins businesses that hold inventory in a warehouse can sustain significant losses when commercial fire damage is the cause at any degree. Plastics are used in not only the products themselves but also in protective packaging. Dust covers, label enclosures and envelopes, and cable ties are all adversely affected by the heat generated by fires. Pool liners, patio chairs, beach toys, and much more are made from various plastics or rubber components.

When plastics melt, they give off poisonous fumes. Melted plastic can also adhere to anything it drips onto, often destroying other plastics below it. However, many of these items can be salvaged. SERVPRO professionals can help recover as much as possible in situations such as fire damage. For metal items that have melted plastic adhered to them, we can remove the offending material carefully, so as to not damage any finishes, labels, or decals.

When recovery efforts are not completely successful and result in damaged products, or is only partially successful, we can make a note of this on our inventory sheets. These can be helpful in recovering financially from the devastation a fire can impose on any business. Inventory that is only partially damaged can often be sold at a reduced price, further reducing profit loss. We can salvage as much inventory as possible when melted plastics are involved.

Cleanup of your building can be carried out at the same time, reducing the time your business is closed. Floors often have the majority of ash, soot, and melted remains of products, with walls and ceilings also showing the effects of the fire and smoke. Cleaning these areas of your building, as well as display units, shelving, and other items you need to get back to business is what we are here to do.

Whenever fire damage affects your pool and patio business, let SERVPRO of Fort Collins help. Contact us at (970) 493-6335 day or night so we can help you recover quickly and reopen your business.

How to Deal with Wet Carpets after Water Damage in Ft. Collins

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Deal with Wet Carpets after Water Damage in Ft. Collins SERVPRO Helps Ft. Collins Wet Carpets

Ft. Collins Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damaged Carpets

When a kitchen appliance breaks down and floods the ground floor or a pipe cracks and leaks water, a fast response is needed. Residential water damage is very common, but it can escalate quickly, so speed is of the essence.

It applies in particular to fabrics and soft items. Furniture and carpets are often the most damaged objects after a flood because they soak up water so easily. The good news is that we can rescue these materials, as long as the water damage in your Ft. Collins home is ‘clean.’

Clean water is a liquid that is from an uncompromised source; a drinking supply, a household appliance (when not used with chemicals), or rainwater. If it gets into carpets, the IICRC certified experts at SERVPRO know just how to fix it.

The Drying Method
There are three ways to dry a water damaged carpet – in place, partially lifted, or fully lifted. The technique used in your home depends on the degree of water intrusion. In the case of mild flooding, only the top fibers are wet, and the carpet remains in place.

Lifting equipment gets used when there is a high chance of water damage to the under flooring as well. The top fibers can be dried out with dehumidifiers (which extract water vapor from the material), but the subfloor is closer to the ground and less accessible.

At SERVPRO, we normally lift (float)the carpet a few inches off the ground and suspend there. It allows the technicians to place portable fans and air movers underneath. They direct the clean, dry air from the dehumidifiers beneath the carpet and speed up the drying process.

The Repair Process
In some cases, the water causes the backing of the carpet to come loose. It is something that we may be able to fix if the problem is limited to small sections of the floor. If the structure of the carpet is in an extremely unsuitable condition, we would advise a full replacement.

Natural fibers usually respond very well to drying, as long as dehumidifiers get set up quickly. However, if the water intrusion originated from a ‘black’ source (containing sewage or chemicals), there is no chance of repair. It is not safe to retain the flooring, and it requires removal, but this is a relatively uncommon situation.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins is a local water damage cleanup and repair service. We help homeowners in the Ft. Collins region to restore their properties after flooding and residential leaks. Our repairs are fast, effective, and leave homes spotless. Call us 24/7 at (970) 493-6335.

Responding To Flood Damage In Fort Collins With Fast, Effective Solutions

2/17/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Responding To Flood Damage In Fort Collins With Fast, Effective Solutions Flooding and water intrusion requires gradual treatment.

Responding To Flood Damage

At SERVPRO, we are keen to remind our customers that flood damage repair is a unique process. There is no ‘one fits all’ approach because every situation is different. Every home has strengths and weaknesses, and these are what we consider when deciding on the best way to carry out repairs.

However, there are some steps which are common to all cases of flood damage in Fort Collins. These are the rigorous checks and inspections; the quality controls which we put in place to ensure a successful result. So, there are some stages of the restoration which you can expect to see if you call SERVPRO for help. Keep reading to find out why we use these measures and what they mean for your home.

Immediate Protection
After determining the severity of the water intrusion, the first thing that our technicians do is identify items which need immediate protection. They focus on objects which may still be undamaged (electronics, toys, furniture, appliances, etc.), rather than materials which are already wet. Sometimes, they cover these items with protective plastic to safeguard against contact with moisture. If possible, they may remove them from the building and take them to a specialist holding facility. The aim is to identify the potential for damage quickly and prevent it from occurring.

Activation Of Site Assets
The next stage is working out what kind of drying assets you already have in your home. Undamaged exhaust vents, HVAC ducts, and ceiling fans can all be used to bring humidity levels back under control. If you do not have any of these things or they have become compromised due to water intrusion, we may consider bringing in a larger number of drying machines.

Establishing Drying Goals
The best way to ensure that a restoration is successful is to create a comprehensive drying plan. Flooding and water intrusion requires gradual treatment. The technicians must create optimal atmospheric conditions, and if they work too fast or slow, their ability to do this may be impaired. It is why consistent monitoring is such a big part of flood damage restoration. The SERVPRO team needs unhindered access to the affected area so that they can regularly check conditions. If the levels of humidity and surplus moisture do not present as predicted after the first 48 hours, the arrangement of dehumidifiers and air movers requires adjustment.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins approaches every restoration job with the same commitment and precision. We want you to understand the flood damage repair process and what it means for the future of your home. If there are items that we cannot salvage, our technicians always take the time to explain why this is the case. Call us 24/7 on (970) 493-6335 for fast, local repairs.