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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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Fort Collins Property Owners Know SERVPRO Offers Safe and Secure Biohazardous Cleanup

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Fort Collins Property Owners Know SERVPRO Offers Safe and Secure Biohazardous Cleanup Don't Risk Biohazardous Cleanups to Your Fort Collins Property--Call SERVPRO

Experienced Biohazard Cleanup for Fort Collins Homes

Certain traumatic events or circumstances that occur in your Fort Collins home are challenging for a homeowner to clean up on their own. From health threats to overwhelming trauma or crimes, you can lean on our dedicated professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” We offer premier cleaning options that can restore your property to original conditions quickly.

It is our goal to offer every one of our customers expectation-exceeding work, and with biohazard cleanup for your Fort Collins home, it becomes all the more important to do so. From animal infestations to crime scene cleanups to raw sewage, our professionals approach affected properties with compassion and empathy. Most importantly, we strive to offer a fast turnaround on the restoration so that you can move on from the incident.

Part of our ability to provide effective solutions to our customers is the drive that we have to maintain the industry-leading equipment to make our efforts as efficient as possible. We have SERVPRO-Lab created industrial-strength cleaning solutions and products that can help to remove staining, disinfect a property, and restore affected carpeting and fabrics.

Deodorization and air quality purification is often a significant part of the biohazard work that our trained technicians perform. We have machines like thermal foggers that work to eliminate odors in the environment and hydroxyl generators which can also have a positive effect on lingering odors but add in the ability to improve air quality from floating particulates, germs, and other contaminants.

As important as it is for our SERVPRO team to have the tools necessary to do the job fast, we also provide our services to customers in need 24/7. This commitment to being there when a customer needs us can get you back into your restored home as quickly as possible.

Regardless of what traumatic event or hazardous situation is present in your home, our SERVPRO of Fort Collins rapid response team can safely remove it and restore damaged areas to preloss condition. Give us a call anytime you need us at (970) 493-6335.

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When A Severe Thunderstorm Causes Flooding In Your Fort Collins Home, You Need The Team At SERVPRO!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Severe Thunderstorm Causes Flooding In Your Fort Collins Home, You Need The Team At SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands that time is of the essence when floodwaters have entered your home in Fort Collins.

Flood Damage Cleanup For Your Home In Fort Collins

When the weather conditions in Fort Collins turn south, it can take a massive toll on your property. Severe thunderstorms and flooding can lead to severe damage to your home. When this happens, the contents inside are also at risk of harm from exposure to the elements, such as floodwaters. Although the weather cannot be controlled, there are ways to safely and quickly mitigate and restore your home.

Delaying the restoration and cleanup process after flood damage to your Fort Collins structure only leads to additional damage and higher repair costs. Therefore, you should contact our staff at SERVPRO right away. We are a professional restoration company who have the training and the tools get your property back to pre-damage condition in a timely fashion.

When flooding occurs, floodwaters can cause damage to flooring, carpeting, walls, plus other contents, plus increase your risk for mold growth. SERVPRO techs know it is essential to move quickly in a situation like this to prevent further damage.

When it comes to hardwood flooring, our drying strategy focuses on preventing cupping, buckling, or warping from becoming permanent. The effect of water on the floor is determined by how much water and how long the water was on the floor. Warping and cupping, if not severe, might be taken out by sanding as part of the refinishing process.

Usually, a hardwood floor can’t be refinished until the moisture content level stabilizes. Wood floors can take one to two months to acclimate before they can be sanded and refinished. If they are sanded too early, they could crown or cup as the drying continues.

We need to dry any affected hardwood flooring as soon as possible. Wooden materials that stay wet for long periods are susceptible to permanent damage. Mold growth is also likely when the moisture content is over twenty percent. There is equipment we can use to force airflow underneath the floor, drying it from below, which might allow you to avoid perforating the floor finish.

We also monitor the subflooring by using a penetrating moisture meter. We must ensure that it is dry as well. The use of desiccant dehumidifiers might be necessary when surfaces are dry, but moisture remains in some parts of your structure.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands that time is of the essence when floodwaters have entered your home in Fort Collins. Contact us right away by dialing (970) 493-6335 so we can help you restore your home to its preloss condition.

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When Clogged Pipes Drain the Holiday Joy in Your Fort Collins Home

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Clogged Pipes Drain the Holiday Joy in Your Fort Collins Home Extra usage of water during the holiday season can lead to clogs.

Using Water Cleanup Services for Backed Up Drains in a Fort Collins Property

It happens more often than you might want to admit but some things that should never end up going down the drains in your Fort Collins home do precisely that. While these items might seem to disappear without problem initially, other debris that washes down through your drains can get stuck, accumulate, and cause problems.  

During the holiday season, entertaining family and friends does not seem like it would lead to water damage in your Fort Collins home. However, once you begin running water for the washing machine, the dishwasher, showers, and anything else, clogged drains can become overloaded quickly, backing up into your home can bring smelly water into your living space.  

A call to a local plumber quickly fixes, in most cases, the cause of the water's appearance, but plumbers do nothing about the water on your floors. SERVPRO technicians have experience in turning a messy disaster into a clean and sanitary area again. We have the equipment and tools to make such catastrophes go away, “Like it never even happened.”  

Our technicians remove the water with hand-held extraction devices. The debris the water brought with it as it pushed its way out of your drains requires our technicians to use personal protective equipment (PPE) so we stay protected from anything that might cause illness or injury. We have to be mindful that the clogged area could have occurred outside of your home and involved matter from other homes besides your residence.  

Any residue that spilled over onto your floors also contaminates vanity and cabinet surfaces. We clean and sanitize these with effective cleansers that do not strip painted or varnished surfaces. We also make sure that we wipe all surfaces afterward. Floors need to receive treatment that makes them safe, as well which can include a thorough cleaning with similar cleaning agents or cleaning carpets. Our IICRC-certified Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) helps protect carpets from succumbing to damage by applying specific shampoos to the affected area.  

SERVPRO of Fort Collins can make the remnants of a backed up drain disappear from your home and life. We leave no trace of the disaster behind by cleaning every trace of it away, including in the basin where it occurred. Call us at (970) 493-6335, so you don't have to deal with this kind of mess while still protecting your home and your family.

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Odor Removal Is Crucial After A Fire In Your Fort Collins Home

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Odor Removal Is Crucial After A Fire In Your Fort Collins Home Removing odors relies on having access to the right equipment and the training to understand how smoke travels.

Controlling Odors After Fire Damage In Fort Collins Properties

Different materials burn in different ways. Natural fibers like wood produce a light dust-like soot which can spread quickly but is also relatively easy to remove. On the other hand, synthetic materials which are commonplace in the modern home can produce wet smoke, a sticky substance that has an odor which lingers long after the initial impact of a fire has been controlled and contained. These odors can leave an unpleasant reminder of the fire itself and need to be removed using professional, industrial-grade equipment.

Property owners suffering from fire damage in Fort Collins rely on an educated approach from their restoration service to get the job done. Applying the wrong techniques can spread soot deposits around causing further issues. At SERVPRO we train our technicians to detect different types of smoke and teach them the most effective methods of restoration of each kind. Our experts believe this makes us one of the premier options for private residents and commercial property managers.

When materials burn, the essence of that material is transferred into the smoke which can then travel around a property, moving into air pockets. As the smoke comes into contact with surfaces, it deposits toxins, carbon, and other particles. SERVPRO use technicians that hold IICRC certificates in odor control to ensure that no unpleasant reminders of the fire remain after service.

Removing odors relies on having access to the right equipment and the training to understand how smoke travels. The first port of call is finding sources of odor which can reside in air ducts or floor spaces. Thoroughly removing these pockets ensures odors cannot return. SERVPRO uses industrial grade foggers to deodorize a property. Using water-based or chemical solvents that find and neutralize smoke odor particles, making the damage “Like it never even happened.”

For certified odor control technicians call SERVPRO of Fort Collins on our emergency call line at (970) 493-6335.

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Our Expert's Guide To Removing Mold From Your Fort Collins Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Expert's Guide To Removing Mold From Your Fort Collins Home One of the most common sights our technicians see alongside mold growth in our clients' homes is evidence of water damage.

SERVPRO's Well Rounded Solution For Mold Damage In Fort Collins

One of our primary goals when taking care of mold damage in homes here in Fort Collins is to provide a complete and comprehensive treatment process for the homeowner. Just removing the fungus from walls and other materials in the home is not enough to guarantee a safe, clean home that is reasonably well-protected against a repeat of the same issue several months later.

To adequately prepare your home for the future, as well as guarantee its livability, we take care to incorporate several advanced techniques and extra functions into our mold remediation treatments.

Odor Removal
Some companies do an excellent job of eliminating the visual signs of mold damage in a Fort Collins home but fail to remove the foul odors that can be a thorn in the homeowner's side for years after the infestation has run its course. Many species of mold emit foul, musty odors that may be obvious to visitors coming to the residence. We use industrial strength fogging technology to spread odor eliminating particles throughout the entire area and restore your home's smell to the way it was when you first bought it.

Treatment for Water Damages
One of the most common sights our technicians see alongside mold growth in our clients' homes is evidence of water damage. Excess water in the home can be a significant catalyst for fungal growth and may require entirely different treatments to restore. SERVPRO has the resources necessary to handle both mold remediation and water damage restoration tasks simultaneously and get your home fixed up faster.

Health and Safety Expertise
Some types of mold can cause health effects, making advice on health and safety practices difficult to give. Our crews are trained to institute varying levels of quarantines and other safety measures in the home while also causing as few inconveniences as possible for those living and working in the area. Less-experienced companies often neglect appropriate safety precautions or sometimes overdo them. By choosing SERVPRO, you can rest assured that the appropriate level of safety precautions are instituted.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins provides thorough, fast, and safe mold remediation services to homeowners in the area. Call us 24/7 at (970) 493-6335.

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Do You Need New Carpet After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Fort Collins Home? Contact The Experts At SERVPRO!

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Need New Carpet After A Water Damage Disaster In Your Fort Collins Home? Contact The Experts At SERVPRO! To clean your moderately soiled carpet and address its sticky or stiff fibers, you need professional services.

Why Water Cleanup Services Are Vital Before Carpet Reinstallation In Your Fort Collins Home

To clean your moderately soiled carpet and address its sticky or stiff fibers, you need professional water cleanup services. The most common cleaning method we use when attending to such concerns is hot water extraction (HWE), also known as steam cleaning. We are going to look at the steps we follow when using this cleaning method and how we reinstall the carpet and replace the pad in your Fort Collins property. The goal is to return the building to its earlier state.

When we use hot water extraction as a water cleanup method when attending to water events in Fort Collins, a mixture of the cleaning agents and hot water is punt under high pressure and propelled into the carpet. When that happens, the debris, dirt, grime in the carpet gets loosened. With the help of a vacuum system, we can then remove the loosened particles from the surface. When dealing with low pile carpets, we prefer using shampoo as a cleaning product.

Some carpet cleaning procedures may force our SERVPRO technicians to disengage the carpet and detach the pad. Before we can reinstall the carpet, we have to prepare the floor. For instance, we make sure the subfloor is level and thoroughly dry. If necessary, we can vacuum and sweep to remove any debris, as well as move furniture and doors as required. It is our work to check whether the carpet has suffered delamination, has mildew damage, tears, or weak seams.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also reinstall the tackless strip, which should be around 2/3 the carpet's thickness. When installing a new pad, we make sure it is of the same density, thickness, and type as the one that was detached. When stretching the carpet during reinstallation, we use a knee kicker for smaller areas such as in closets and locations that are equal to or less than six feet. Otherwise, we use a power stretcher when the area exceeds six feet.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins offers residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services using advanced cleaning and restoration tools. Call us at (970) 493-6335 when you need to know your options after facing any size disaster.

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Three Factors Determining Restoration Cost in Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Three  Factors Determining Restoration Cost in Your Flood Damaged Fort Collins Home SERVPRO technicians removed the water and dried the affected area after a flood.

Understanding the Key Factors Affecting Restoration Costs

Among all the natural disasters that can damage Fort Collins homes, none are as unpredictable as floods-especially when it comes to damage. Unlike water damage where you may salvage several of your belongings, it is the opposite with floods. You may need to dispose of a few or all of your furniture, appliances, and carpeting. Also, the cost of repairing your home can run up to tens of thousands of dollars.

As a homeowner, it is essential to know the key factors affecting storm water restoration costs in Fort Collins. Here are three factors of which you should be aware.

Level of flood water

The level of flood water in your home plays a crucial factor in determining the restoration costs. Simply put, if more water has infiltrated your home, SERVPRO technicians take more time to remove it, which increases the cost of restoration. If the level of flood water in your home is low, it is far less costly.

Relative humidity

Relative humidity is the average amount of moisture in the air at a particular temperature. SERVPRO flood damage experts in Fort Collins know that relative humidity above 60% slows drying time. This has an impact on the time needed to dry your home completely.

Since the required level of RH is less than 40%, flood restoration experts use two methods. The first method is water extraction. Here we use advanced equipment to remove water from your home. Afterward, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to evaporate and dehumidify your home. Thanks to the use of dehumidifiers, we prevent mold growth in your home.

Ventilation

When it comes to flood damage restoration, ventilation is a crucial factor. As said earlier, the relative humidity in a room after floods is above 60%. To lower the level of humidity below 40%, we blow the humid air out. SERVPRO flood restoration technicians position air movers at strategic locations in your home. From time to time, the experts change the location of the air movers, which helps to fast-track drying and removal of humid air.

At SERVPRO of Fort Collins, we understand that you are in a predicament. To prevent further damage and save you thousands of dollars in repairs, call our 24/7 emergency line at (970) 493-6335. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Real Truth About Water Damage and the Books in Your Fort Collins Library

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Real Truth About Water Damage and the Books in Your Fort Collins Library When your library has encountered water damage, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation to minimize any continual moisture damage to the books.

When Your Fort Collins Library Needs Water Removal

As the overseer of one of the Fort Collins libraries, you have a unique responsibility to the public who seeks to continue their love or need to read the works inside of the building, but also a responsibility to the books themselves. When something threatens both of these simultaneously, such as a substantial water loss incident, you can understand the importance of reaching out to professional restoration like our experienced team for immediate water removal.

As is the case with all water damage incidents, water removal in Fort Collins is critical to preserving both the structure and contents of your library. Even something as simple as a toilet supply line breaking in the restroom can spread water throughout the immediate area and adjoining rooms. Whether this connects to the primary library floor or storerooms with even more delicate works to protect, fast action is essential. That is why our SERVPRO technicians live up to the statement that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

From the moment that our team arrives at the library, we work to determine just how widespread the damage is, and get an idea of what must get done to restore the affected areas entirely. Additionally, our technicians must work to cut off the supply of water to the damaged toilet so that the damage does not continue to get worse. The extraction varies depending on the severity of the incident, and our professionals could opt for portable sump pumps or a larger truck mounted pump from our SERVPRO green fleet.

Mitigation work is also a strong component to this kind of restoration project, and at-risk items and books get removed from affected areas until the restoration is complete. Once the area is thoroughly dry, these items can get returned to their original positions for you to resume your work for the community.

Many people depend on the library and frequent it throughout the week for various reasons. When this building gets threatened by an unexpected water loss situation, trust in our SERVPRO of Fort Collins restoration specialists to help make it right. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (970) 493-6335.

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Our Quick Guide To Stopping And Removing Mold In Your Fort Collins Home

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Quick Guide To Stopping And Removing Mold In Your Fort Collins Home For mold in the home, tracing the origin point usually leads to a leaking pipe under a sink or behind an appliance.

Stopping And Removing Mold Damage In Fort Collins

It is beginning to cool as Fall approaches, and Fort Collins residents start preparing for the disasters and risks common to this time of year. What many homeowners and others do not realize is that many threats are year-round, and mold is certainly one of them.

While active spores can have adverse health effects in some people, most Fort Collins mold damage happens to the structural and personal property. SERVPRO restoration teams understand that the cooling outside temperature has limited effect on mold growth. Spores thrive in a range of 68 to 86 degrees, which is where most people keep their residences year-round.

That means attics and garages have less risk for mold, but bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other interior areas of the home are still vulnerable. The most efficient method to stop mold damage, any time of year, is to identify the source of water that allows mold spores to become active, and stop it. For mold in the home, tracing the origin point usually leads to a leaking pipe under a sink or behind an appliance.

If the leak is under a sink or behind a dishwasher, the damage is limited to the cabinet surrounding the item. Most of the structure here is particle board or plywood, so SERVPRO crews can quickly remove the water-soaked sides and back. If the leak went unnoticed for a long time, the glue holding the linoleum in place might have dissolved, and the floor covering is loose, allowing moisture and dirt to collect under it, making the problem worse.

Our technicians lift the linoleum, scrape away the old glue and then clean it and the floor below. They dry both surfaces carefully, then apply new glue and carefully push the linoleum back in place. Once the linoleum dries and does not move, our technicians can build a replacement cabinet or set a new one in place the homeowner already purchased.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Fort Collins is to stop mold growth and remove the damage it caused to every home we have the privilege to enter. If you detect a musty odor, see mold, or suspect there is a problem in residence, call us at (970) 493-6335 today to set up an appointment.

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