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The Answer To Fire Damage In The Fort Collins Area

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services Available in Fort Collins

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services Available in Fort Collins Let the IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO remediate your mold damage properly and thoroughly.

Mold damage remediation requires experienced technicians and professional equipment 

Having mold damage in your Fort Collins home is bad enough, the unsightly appearance and smell that go along with it make your happy home look like more of a dump. We understand that you want to get things back to normal quickly and are here to help you do just that.

Once mold damage establishes itself in your Fort Collins area home, it can spread rapidly, taking as little as 24-hours to become a major problem that no one wants to deal with alone. Sure, it is entirely possible for you to tackle small amounts of mold growth, but do you know enough to handle things safely?

Some people spend their money testing mold to figure out which species invaded their home, when in fact any amount or type of mold can prove harmful if exposed for too long. So, avoid getting caught up in the hoopla revolving around testing mold found in your home, they hold no more than small entertainment value and are a waste of your money otherwise.

What you need to concentrate on, is that if you live in a contaminated environment for extended periods, a variety of health effects can develop. You want to get qualified help at the first signs of mold in your home, waiting just makes the problem worse. The professionals from SERVPRO are just a phone call away, making it possible to get quality results, quickly. 

In most cases, mold problems are impossible for homeowners to take care of on their own. The harder you try, the more your home becomes exposed. It requires professional mold remediation services from a company like SERVPRO to get a handle on things and return your home to normal. We have the experienced personnel, equipment, and resources available to take control of your problem fast.

SERVPRO technicians care about your environment and provide you with a full-service solution to mold problems you experience on your property. You can benefit from the advances in the methodology used to control mold found in your home; quality professionals are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins for access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, today. (970) 493-6335

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Our Water Damage Specialists Will Restore Your Fort Collins Home To Pre-Damage Condition

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Specialists Will Restore Your Fort Collins Home To Pre-Damage Condition SERVPRO of Fort Collins can help you to clean up and repair damages after a flood or leak in your home.

Keeping You In Mind During Water Cleanup In Fort Collins

Sometimes, water cleanup in Fort Collins can be just too much for you to handle on your own. Fast drying and careful management of soaked materials may be essential to prevent permanent damage from taking hold in your home. To avoid a much larger restoration project in the future that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and materials, you should consider hiring a professional water cleanup company like SERVPRO to come and investigate the situation and, if necessary, implement professional drying and damage prevention techniques to prevent more serious issues from arising.

How We Can Help
From small leaks to massive floods, homeowners nationwide in communities like Fort Collins that need water cleanup services trust SERVPRO to bring fast, inexpensive, and custom-tailored drying solutions to their homes within hours of their initial calls. We respond quickly, bring our best equipment and personnel, and know how to set up efficient drying and damage mitigating processes in your home that remove water in hours to days, depending on the extent and severity of the problem.

Keeping Costs Low
Our strategies revolve around cost-saving measures that keep us from over-reacting to what may be a relatively minor issue. While we may stock industrial air movers and dehumidifiers that can dry out an entire warehouse within hours, those machines are not always necessary for our work in a home. We bring the heavy-duty stuff when we need to, but otherwise, try to handle matters without investing too many resources and racking up expenses.

“Like it never even happened.”
Our technicians strive to leave your home looking as though a water damage incident never even happened. We carefully analyze the room and environment and do our best to accurately replicate the area's appearance from before the water damage hit. In some cases, our technicians may find it easier to add in some minor renovations during our restoration process, but we always ask you for permission before making any visible changes.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins can help you to clean up and repair damages after a flood or leak in your home. Call us at (970) 493-6335.

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Does Your Business Struggle With Commercial Water Damage in Fort Collins?

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Does Your Business Struggle With Commercial Water Damage in Fort Collins? Water removal from your damaged site is our first priority upon arrival to your business location. Our technicians will assess and remediate.

Extraction Strategies for Your Fort Collins Bookstore

Your Fort Collins bookstore has a great deal of traffic and customers throughout the year, and you work hard to ensure that this does not change. One thing that you cannot account for is the possibility of a water loss incident that could threaten your business or your customers. Water damages can spread quickly throughout your building, threatening not only your stock of books and publications but also potentially allowing secondary effects such as mold growth to occur.  

Substantial incidents that require water extraction for your Fort Collins bookstore is something that you must address immediately to prevent irreparable damage and considerable loss in your investments in the works that you sell. Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly with the resources and tools to help you remove the excess water effectively and to protect the contents of your shop from further harm.

From the time that our technicians arrive at your business, we have a finite window to remove this excess water to prevent overexposure and oversaturation of construction materials. It is our focus to preserve building materials whenever possible to avoid unnecessary tear out and reconstruction, and responding quickly to an emergency water loss incident can provide the opportunity to get the affected areas dried and restored with minimal material removal.

Our SERVPRO team has many pieces of extraction equipment that can help to remove this water quickly while our contents department relocates at risk novels, publications and other stock that could get threatened by excessive moisture, mold, or saturation. We can begin with the use of gas-powered pumps to remove much of the pooling water, but also utilize advanced equipment like our ROVER weighted extractor to force moisture and saturation from carpeted areas and subflooring.

While there are many ways that your bookstore could potentially face a water loss incident, make sure that you have the right professionals on your side to clean up the mess and make it “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Fort Collins water restoration specialists a call today at (970) 493-6335.

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Fort Collins Storm Damage, the SERVPRO Approach, a Clean and Restored Home--WOW!

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fort Collins Storm Damage, the SERVPRO Approach, a Clean and Restored Home--WOW! SERVPRO Provides Floodwater Removal after Storms in Fort Collins

Flood Removal Includes Cleaning Up and Drying Out Crawlspaces in Your For Collins Property

When your home in Fort Collins holds floodwater, your first thought is about the living space. Crawlspaces often receive little consideration during a crisis like flooding. However, although you most likely do not store anything of value underneath your home in these areas, their condition can impact the rest of your home.
 
SERVPRO technicians want to make sure that your Fort Collins property receives flood removal services from top to bottom, and this includes the areas you never see. Low-lying areas like crawlspaces and basements often have a sump pump installed. However, these pumps are for minor amounts of water that might come from condensation on walls or small leaks. They typically cannot handle the inundation a flood causes and quickly become overwhelmed. Also, the amount of mud and silt that a flood carries can clog these small pumps and render them worthless.
 
Our pumps are much larger and can handle this type of work relatively effortlessly. In addition to extracting the water left behind by a flood, our truck-mounted pumps also pull out a considerable amount of sediment. What you see in the living areas of your house is much less than what your crawl space might hold. This sediment can hold organic matter, pathogens, and other undesirable items. We get these removed and make your home safe again.
 
Sediment can also hold moisture, which can then evaporate back into your house and keep humidity levels higher than usual. Eliminating such substances helps protect your home from this effect. Once we remove the water and the sediment, cleaning things up further eliminates wet conditions. Air movers drastically speed up the drying of the lower-most areas of your home, also helping to dry out any wooden support beams and helping restore stability to your house's frame.
 
While deodorization of a crawlspace might seem unnecessary, it can help to do this when our Odor Control Technician (OCT) applies similar methods to the upper levels of your property. Gel packs that slowly release scents can help diminish odors that emanate from underneath your home and keep it smelling more normal after a flood. Fully deodorizing and disinfecting your crawlspace after a flood improves the indoor air quality of the above living area.
 
Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins for the flood removal and cleanup services needed after a flooding incident. Your entire home requires experts who care about the condition of your home, who can answer your questions and always ensures that the work completed meets IICRC standards. Call us at (970) 493-6335, which is available 24/7, every day of the year.

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SERVPRO Does Remediate and Cleanup Mold Problems in the Fort Collins Area

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Does Remediate and Cleanup Mold Problems in the Fort Collins Area Ignored Moisture Can Cause Mold Damage to Fort Collins Properties--SERVPRO Offers Solutions

Mold Remediation Technicians In Fort Collins Talk About Problems During The Winter

If a pipe breaks inside your Fort Collins rental property during the winter time, several different types of problems could occur. If the house is empty at the time or the tenants neglect it, there is a chance that you will have to call in a professional mold remediation company such as SERVPRO. In the winter time, pipes can freeze, and we all know that water expands when frozen.

This sudden expansion can cause a break in the pipes which can spill gallons of water into the building. If nobody is around when the break happens, you may find yourself dealing with a mold remediation project at your Fort Collins property.
 
Rental properties are prime locations for fungal growth after a plumbing failure because there is a chance that nobody is present at the residence at the time of the pipe burst. As time goes on, the extent of your mold remediation job can exponentially get much more involved. As fungi develop, they can grow out of, into, and across the surfaces of any organic material they contaminate. As their structures known as hyphae get larger, they also start to create seed-like spores that they release into the air. These spores are microscopic, so they become airborne and float around your buildings airflow system until they decide to settle, then they await activation by moisture and an organic substance.
 
Even if you check on the property during the winter, it is possible that the cold weather did not create the ideal environment for mold growth to occur. A fungus needs an organic food source, moisture, time and warm, room-level temperatures to develop and grow. Building materials inside your rental that are composed of wood or paper can hold moisture for a while until the temperature warms up and creates the perfect mold-growing environment. Once wet or frozen organic substances warm up, microbes can activate, and hyphae can begin to form.
 
If you ever notice fungal contamination inside a rental property you own, call SERVPRO of at immediately after the problem occurs.

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Fort Collins Property Owners Turn to SERVPRO for Fire Loss Mitigation

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fort Collins Property Owners Turn to SERVPRO for Fire Loss Mitigation SERVPRO Says Call Us for Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup in the Fort Collins Area, "Like it never even happened."

Steps to Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Fort Collins

As if the blaze in your home wasn't disastrous enough, the fire damage is not the only problem after the fact. Smoke, soot, and water residue from extinguishing the fire all need to be addressed, not to mention neutralizing the odor.

When you call SERVPRO technicians to your Fort Collins home, they will immediately access the fire damage that requires attention. Our technicians suggest what items can be restored versus replaced, our goal is to help you save money as well as your possessions in every instance.

After the fire, any remaining standing water and wet areas need to be addressed as quickly as possible to avoid warping wood, drywall damage and setting up an environment for mold growth. Depending on the amount of water, our technicians use either portable pumps or industrial truck-mounted units to extract the water quickly. Once the water is out, powerful air-movers are brought in to remove residual moisture from the affected areas in your home. We have state-of-the-art equipment to measure moisture to determine if a room and objects are truly dry or not before the next phase of fire damage cleanup happens.

Smoke and soot not only leave a residue the surfaces of your home but can penetrate objects leaving an unpleasant odor. Your SERVPRO technicians utilize both dry and wet cleaning methods to effectively remove all traces of residues left by the fire while deodorizing. Upholstered items need special consideration to remove all traces of the fire damage, and foam cleaning is often an effective method to restore your furnishings to their preloss condition. A very effective method for removing offensive odors left by the fire and objects soaked by water is the use of fogging. Much like smoke that traveled through areas and saturated the surfaces of your home and possessions, fogging works in the same manner. The mist penetrates a deodorizing cleaning agent to remove offensive odors in your home.

Once the evidence of the fire damage has been neutralized, the technicians can begin restoration. We can replace drywall or carpeting that was too damaged to save through cleaning. Your SERVPRO technicians access every room and give a detailed report of what it can take to return your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Fire damage is an overwhelming experience for any homeowner, let us handle your cleanup and restoration. SERVPRO of Fort Collins has experienced, knowledgeable technicians ready to work for you 24/7, just call (970) 493-6335 to get started.

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Our Experts Explain Safety Risks All Homeowners In Fort Collins Should Know

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Explain Safety Risks All Homeowners In Fort Collins Should Know SERVPRO of Fort Collins can help your home deal with the damaging effects of a flood.

Be Aware Of These Safety Risks In A Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home

Although it may not appear dangerous at first glance, flood damage in Fort Collins is one of the riskiest situations to be in your home. Floods contain massive destructive potential and can even be more deadly than a house fire, but are often underestimated in their ability to cause you harm. Being aware of these hazards is not enough to protect you from them, but if you recognize their existence, you may be better prepared to deal with them should they pose a risk in your home.

Electrocution Hazards
One of the most dangerous effects of flood damage in a Fort Collins home is the damaging of electronics and electrical lines. When devices and appliances that use electricity come in contact with the kind of violent and uncontrolled water flow that most floods produce, they can malfunction and pose an electrocution hazard to anyone touching the same puddle of water as a severed electrical line. To protect yourself against electrocution hazards, avoid touching anything plugged into a wall or with a large battery that may have been impacted by the flood.

Broken Glass and Sharp Debris
Many floods can carry debris and broken shards of glass and ceramics into your home, creating a significant risk of infection if any of these open up even a small cut on your body. The best way to circumvent these hazards is to avoid walking through any standing water in the home and always to use a flashlight to navigate through dark or dim areas.

Microbes and Mold
Some microbes and mold in the floodwaters may cause health effects if you are exposed to them, making any area with standing water a hazard to be in and around. SERVPRO's top priority when arriving at your home is to remove these pools of water to not only protect your home but also eliminate some of the most substantial safety hazards in the building.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins can help your home deal with the damaging effects of a flood. Call us as soon as possible after the event at (970) 493-6335.

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Your Best Guide to Fort Collins Water Damage Remediation

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Best Guide to Fort Collins Water Damage Remediation Should water damage affect your home, team SERVPRO is available 24/7 365 days a year. Call right away for best results.

Special Techniques That Help Ease Water Removal in Fort Collins

When water leaks and pools in your Fort Collins property, you need to take steps immediately to remove it limiting the extent of damages it causes. Such removal takes different steps which might require different skills and equipment. For example, to reach the water in a wall cavity, you have to drill small holes to release it. Similarly, additional steps are necessary to reach the water below a carpet because standard extraction and drying might not be very useful. Our technicians are certified in ASD, Applied Structural Drying, allowing us to utilize the best techniques to remove water from your property.
 
Before choosing an approach for water removal in Fort Collins, there is a need to explore the affected area to determine how many hard-to-dry areas are flooded. Such areas include ceilings, wall cavities, and crawlspaces among others. Our SERVPRO technicians do a bit of controlled demolition or teardown for effective removal of the trapped water.
 
One of the solutions that help us ease water removal is drilling weep holes. These are small holes allowing water to flow out of the confined space through gravity. Apart from easing the water extraction process, it also limits the amount of teardown needed. Our SERVPRO technicians can use this solution when a leak happens on the ceiling leaving it sagging.
 
Another solution that also involves drilling is creating vent holes. In this case, they help in moisture control in confined spaces like wall cavities by allowing circulation of air. Unlike weep holes which are usually small, the vent holes are large. Our SERVPRO crews drill ¼ inch weep holes and 1 ½ inch vent holes. The vent holes are only drilled on one side of the wall so that when we attach an air mover to a wall venting system, their air is forced up the wall cavity. This approach quickens drying and eliminates the need to tear down the walls of your property for drying purposes.
 
Faster water removal from your property may require special techniques. Call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 to find such a solution. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster
 
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Commercial Structures in Fort Collins Benefit from SERVPRO's Expert Biohazardous Cleanup Service

12/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Structures in Fort Collins Benefit from SERVPRO's Expert Biohazardous Cleanup Service SERVPRO Safely Removes Biohazardous Elements from Commercial Properties in Fort Collins

Fast Biohazard Cleanup for Sewage in Your Fort Collins Church

From blockages in the main lines to service line issues, a backup in your sewage pipes can cause health concerns and structural issues for your Fort Collins church or chapel. Regardless of how the situation has occurred, a church posed with this circumstance cannot reasonably clean up the mess on their own. With the elevated levels of bacteria and potential contaminants in sewage, untrained individuals could put themselves at risk attempting to clean up this unfortunate situation.

When you first discover the sewage backup in your Fort Collins church, what you should do is reach out to our experienced biohazard recovery team. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training in the safe removal of hazardous materials like sewage, and we continually train for efficiency with our personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to keep our technicians out of harm’s way.

With sewage, many of the contacted materials get removed. Even with our efficient drying and premier cleaning equipment, it is often too much of a risk to leave construction materials exposed to raw sewage in place. This removal is a controlled demolition approach, only removing the affected portions and leaving the rest of the structural elements intact. An evaluation of the black water contamination level dictates if drywall paneling, carpeting, or soft materials can be salvaged or need to be discarded. All compromised materials, along with the sewage and water, are removed according to OSHA and local codes. Our licensed contracting division can rebuild the removed materials once the hazard has gotten sufficiently removed.

Drying the area is critical in these hazardous situations because, with the bacteria and organic materials, the likelihood of mold growth and microbial spread is considerable. Deodorization also becomes a significant concern for church officials, as there is often a steady flow of traffic through the building from the congregation and their various meetings. With our advanced equipment like our thermal foggers, we can permanently eliminate this harsh and noxious scent from the affected areas of your church by neutralizing its molecular structure.

Sewage backup requires immediate attention from trained biohazard cleanup technicians like ours. With our highly trained team, you can trust that the job gets done quickly and safely. You can reach our SERVPRO of Fort Collins rapid response team anytime that you need us at (970) 493-6335.

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