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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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Experts Discuss Commercial Water Cleanup in Fort Collins

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Experts Discuss Commercial Water Cleanup in Fort Collins If water damage ever affects your nightclub, quick remediation efforts are vital to making sure that your doors stay open. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Prioritize Drying Out Your Business After a Water Damage Event

It is a possibility one day that you will come in to open your Fort Collins nightclub and notice that water has flooded the building. Nightclubs are prone to moisture-related issues due to the number of water pipes and appliances that use water. Sprinkler systems can malfunction and go off or get set off by accident in your kitchen. Things like your dishwashers and sinks can develop leaks and cause water to spill into your club. Water pipes running to the different serving areas also pose the risk of breaking and creating problems with excessive moisture. Sometimes, the leak takes place when your bar is not open, and water floods into the structure for hours before you arrive to open your business and notice the issue.
 
When a disaster occurs at your place of business, our SERVPRO technicians know that reducing your loss of revenue is vital. We know that it is essential to keep your company operating during commercial water cleanup in Fort Collins. Our top priority is to keep the building safe for all occupants. Typical mitigation projects include extraction and rapid structural drying procedures. During the work process, we often change the way we conduct remediation operations so that we do not negatively affect your nightclub's sales.
 
If the initial extraction phase must occur during operating hours, then our SERVPRO restoration crew uses their advanced extraction equipment to remove moisture a section at a time. We block off one part of your nightclub until we extract all of the water from the region as possible. We then reopen the area that has been extracted and block off another area that was affected.
 
During the drying process, we also keep your employees and customers in mind. If structural drying must occur immediately, then we place our air movers and dehumidifiers in places that will be out of the way of foot traffic. In some situations, we can complete most of the structural drying during hours when your nightclub is closed.
 
Any time a water leak takes place at your club we know that it can be a stressful process. Our team works hard to make the remediation project go as smoothly as possible. If you ever notice water at your place of business where it is not supposed to be, call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 seven days a week.

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What You Should Do When Your Fort Collins Restaurant Suffers Fire Damage

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What You Should Do When Your Fort Collins Restaurant Suffers Fire Damage Fort Collins Restaurants Stay Open for Business After a Fire with the Help of SERVPRO

Commercial Kitchen Fires in Fort Collins Are Fast Food Service for SERVPRO

Unfortunately, the possibility of fire damage inside of your restaurant is a reality. Damage occurring is not necessarily because you are employing unsafe techniques, but because there is just more equipment in a professional kitchen that can cause a fire. A restaurant kitchen is usually filled with several stoves, grills, ovens, deep fryers, many outlets, and even blowtorches. Multiples of these items just existing in one place increases the chances of a fire breaking out. It is essential that you know what your options are if a fire breaks out and what you should do immediately after the blaze is snuffed.
 
Calling a professional restoration company to come to your restaurant in Fort Collins to remediate the fire damage as soon as possible is the best thing you can do for the recovery of your business. Naturally, your kitchen has sprinkler systems to help put out a fire should one start, but these devices often do more damage than the fire itself. In some cases, these emergency systems set up inside of your kitchen use powder to smother the flames since water and grease are not a smart combination. However, this method also generally does more damage to your space than the fire did as the cleanup afterward is nightmarish.
 
SERVPRO strives to be at the scene when you need us, no matter the time. If the fire in your kitchen happens at the end of your nightly service, we can try to send a team to your location to help remediate the damage that same night. At SERVPRO, we understand how important it is to have your business open, and we do our best to remediate as quickly as possible.
 
Our skilled techs can bring a variety of tools to your location to use during the cleanup and restoration. We can use powerful vacuums on the powder or also use them to remove excess water leftover from the firefighting efforts on your property. SERVPRO can use thermal foggers to neutralize the foul odors that fire leaves behind while we focus on cleaning the soot from the surface of your equipment.
 
Do not delay if your restaurant has a small fire inside of it. Dial (970) 493-6335 to get in touch with SERVPRO of Fort Collins. We understand what is important to you and strive to work with your concerns in mind.

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

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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Commercial Water Removal Equipment In Fort Collins

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Water Removal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Water Removal Plan in a Fort Collins Health Provider Clinic

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Plan in a Fort Collins Health Provider Clinic Patients depend on the great care that your office regularly provides. When water damage threatens them receiving the care, you need to call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Damage in Your Office After a Water Damage Event and Also Put Together a Plan of Action If You Are Away During a Disaster Incident

Tight schedules and stringent health regulations make it extremely challenging for healthcare professionals in Fort Collins to respond to the destruction caused by water leaks, spills, or other incursions. Accidents happen, appliances fail, and pipes age, so it is expected at some point in a career to deal with a water loss in a clinical setting. Lining up a reliable restoration company to help respond to the inevitable is the key.
 
Your orthodontic patients rely on you to provide timely and professional services. Rescheduling a day or two of appointments because of commercial water damage to your Fort Collins dental practice creates an unreasonable wait for the individuals on your caseload and threatens your bottom line. On the other hand, water damage cannot wait, and it is particularly troublesome in a dental/medical setting because of the fear of microbial growth if not mitigated fast. We suggest collaborating with us in advance of a disaster through our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP).
 
Crafting a solid disaster response plan for water damage is as easy as contacting our office and requesting a no-obligation assessment. An experienced loss assessment manager from your local SERVPRO inspects your offices, labs, and treatment rooms, viewing the layout and making suggestions to minimize the damage water may cause to your equipment, furnishings, and filing systems. Tips offered by our restoration experts can go a long way to avoid irreparable damage to many aspects of your practice.
 
Designate key staff in your office to act on your behalf should disaster strike, and note their names and contact information in the Emergency Ready Profile you complete step by step with our mobile app. SERVPRO can then proceed without delay if you are unavailable, and we are confident in the decisions we make to abate water damage in your dental office as we understand your priorities.
 
We know how vital the dental records you house are to you and your patients, so we focus on finding ways for you to protect the paper records and x-rays should a pipe burst, or hidden water from a malfunctioning sink seep into your office area. If water does soak dental documentation, SERVPRO has resources to recover the critical information for your patients using a freeze-drying or lyophilization process that halts the deterioration and removes water without passing again through a liquid state.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins has your business’s best interests at heart and encourages you to work with us to develop an Emergency Ready Plan to respond to water or other damage. Call (970) 493-6335 to schedule a professional assessment of your risk and a blueprint for recovery if the worst happens.

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Fort Collins Commercial Water Damage - Mattress Store

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fort Collins Commercial Water Damage - Mattress Store SERVPRO Helps Keep Mattresses Dry and Stores Open in Fort Collins

SERVPRO Responds Immediately to Mitigate Damages Caused by Water to Businesses in the Fort Collins Area

Most water damage in business comes from failed plumbing, triggered sprinklers, and the water used by firefighters to extinguish a fire. Despite this being clean water (as opposed to the gray or black water from storm flooding), it should be removed as soon as the owner finds and can call a professional restoration service.
 
Mitigating and restoring the effects of water damage in a commercial building in Fort Collins depends on the type of business it houses. If the structure with one or two large display areas, like a mattress store, a SERVPRO restoration team may spend as much or more time drying out the property as we do on the structure itself. Not all mattress materials can be salvaged.
 
If there is no more water from coming into the structure, we lift items out of the standing water. It allows water to drain and moisture to begin evaporating out of the property. We use every rack and shelf available at the site but have an extensive inventory of our drying racks to use as well.
 
It is important our technicians start this quickly because the metal buttons and coils in a mattress or box spring can begin to rust in just a day or two. If they can do so safely, technicians also set up fans and air movers to speed up the drying process. Typically, these items are encased in plastic protective sheeting again moisture and debris, thus mitigating the effects of water exposure.
 
As we lift property out of the way, our restoration team also deploys pumps to remove the water inside the structure. These commercial grade machines can clear out most buildings in one or two days depending on the amount of water and the square footage to clear. If the building electricity is not accessible, we bring in our generators to provide continuous power until we are finished.
 
Once we remove the majority of the water, we set up dehumidifiers throughout the facility. These devices lower the humidity level to normal, which speeds up the drying process and lowers the chance of mold starting to expand and grow into another problem. Negative air pressure devices also hasten the moisture removal from large volume areas.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins understands that reopening a business is vital to the owners and their employees. They also need their inventory available as quickly as possible to keep those doors open. We are trained and equipped to help you every step of the way. For more info, call us today at (970) 493-6335.

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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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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.

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.

Fort Collins Commercial Water Damage Removal

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Fort Collins Commercial Water Damage Removal Protect Your Fort Collins Business By Preventing Leaks and Water Damage

Inspect to Prevent Water Damage to Your Commercial Interest

A water leak or flood is any business owner’s worst nightmare. Many owners of commercial properties often forget that they are responsible for the maintenance and repairs of water pipes. This often contributes to a lack of detection of leaks and other precursors to flooding and major leaks.
 
Commercial water removal in Fort Collins can be stressful for any commercial property owner, but you’re not in it alone. Our highly trained water removal specialists at SERVPRO know that the most important thing is to make your structure dry and safe again, as soon as possible. Time, after all, is money.
 
Detecting Frequent Causes of Commercial Water Damage
Since most businesses, offices, and other commercial structures remain unoccupied during night hours and weekends, the potential for water damage can be quite high. Since business properties are one’s place of work, regular inspections of plumbing, the HVAC system, and water heaters can be neglected during hours of operation.
 
Unfortunately, accumulated neglect often leads to a catastrophic water event that can put your business at risk. If your structure contains merchandise, currency, precious goods, sensitive paperwork, electronics (such as computer systems), chemicals (such as pool services or hardware stores), a water event in your business can cause serious problems that are beyond the damage to your structure alone. Luckily, the most frequent causes of commercial water damage are some of the easiest to avoid with consistent maintenance checks and upkeep.
 
“Gradual” leaks, for example, often start out small due to wear and tear, rust spots, and simple aging of piping. When doing your checks, listen for the sound of running or trickling water. Check for any wet areas in or around your property and take the time to head into a bathroom and see if there is an unusual drop in water pressure. These can all be signs of a small leak -- identifying the location of a small leak and repairing is the best preventative measure you can take and can save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run.
 
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Why Use Commercial Water Removal Services?

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Use Commercial Water Removal Services?     Don't Allow Flooding Water To Damage Your Business in Fort Collins

SERVPRO Promptly Removes Water from Retail Properties

If commercial water damage in Fort Collins has devastated your property, it's an excellent idea to consult with a commercial water removal service that is local.  Regardless if the water has originated from an internal leak, overflowing nearby rivers or streams, or torrential rains, clean-up must begin immediately to protect your property, and your investment, from further damage. Water can cause damage to many types of buildings, retail spaces, and lots.

Merchandise, inventory, and even office and business supplies that might not have come in contact with water and been previously safe, now face the risk of being ruined by mold, mildew, and even simple humidity. Mold and mildew are not only health hazards to humans, but both can also damage inventory, interior structures, and even furnishings.

In addition to the risk of mold and mildew affecting non-metal items, metal structures, from staircases to bookcases, can suffer from rust when exposed to water or high humidity. Metal structures that have rusted can pose their own health risks, from cuts on fingers and hands to weakened structures that create accidents when they topple over from their weakened state.

Water removal must also be complete, to ensure that water damage will be kept to a minimum. Humidity can also continue to create problems in drywall, carpets, crawlspaces, and even wooden support structures if it is above normal. Eliminating water from flooding must be carried out by experts in the field like SERVPRO.  To eliminate residual humidity, we place dehumidifiers to capture the moisture from the ambient air. Water damage must be managed with specialized equipment that not only extracts the water but then completes the drying process more quickly.

We at SERVPRO include professionals who understand the different types of carpet, upholstery fabrics, and draperies, among the many other textiles used as furnishings in businesses today. Because of our training and experience, we can be invaluable to you in preserving the interior of a building. Our team members work hand-in-hand with each other to mitigate the damage suffered by the building itself and the contents inside. Not only does this preserve non-structural items, but it also eliminates the locations that mold, mildew, and other pathogens need to grow and breed.

If you've suffered water damage, you need to contact professionals who are experts in reducing the extent of water damage in Fort Collins and are highly trained at returning your commercial property to like-new conditions. We at SERVPRO of Fort Collins are highly experienced in the clean-up processes of both large and small commercial properties. We have expert teams ready to resolve water affected goods and furnishings. We can help you regain control of your commercial property that has suffered from flood damage or other water issues with our services in commercial water removal. We then help you further by rebuilding damaged structures to pre-flood and pre-damage conditions. "Like it never even happened." If your commercial property has suffered from water damage, please don't hesitate to call us for assistance at (970) 493-6335. SERVPRO of Fort Collins is ready to help you with your commercial water damage needs and get your business back to normal.

Dowtown Denver Commercial Fire Damage - Tips for Cleanup of Commercial Fire Damage in Downtown Denver

3/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Dowtown Denver Commercial Fire Damage - Tips for Cleanup of Commercial Fire Damage in Downtown Denver Smoke and fire damage are especially destructive. In many instances, your property will also suffer from water damage from firefighting efforts.

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup Tips in Downtown Denver

If you are facing commercial fire damage in  Downtown Denver, you may be feeling overwhelmed. The fire trucks are gone, the smoke has cleared, and the dust is settling. The emergency is over; however, it is the beginning of a new journey for you; one that needs to be handled correctly to mitigate damages. If your commercial property has just suffered fire damage, you are likely wondering what to do next. Taking the right steps after a commercial fire in  Downtown Denver will help ensure the best results for you and your business. Here are some tips to consider when you are facing commercial fire damage cleanup.

The cleanup process after a commercial fire in Downtown Denver should begin as soon as possible to aid in preventing permanent damage or discoloration that soot can cause. Make health and safety your priority. You should use gloves while working and a dust mask like the ones worn by professional painters. Be sure you have proper ventilation in the area by opening doors and windows when possible and using a fan to help remove dust and air to the outside. 

It is important to begin cleaning from the top and working your way to the bottom. Ceilings, walls, and light fixtures should be cleaned first, followed by other contents of the room, and finally the flooring and baseboards. Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency filter on floors and any upholstery. Using a vacuum without this type of filter will cause soot to be blown back into the open air and mess up any prior cleaning efforts. 

In some cases, you can launder clothing, machine-washable items, and clothing. You will want to use a mild alkaline detergent to help neutralize the acid within the soot. In the case of delicate clothing or textiles, you will want to take them to be dry cleaned by a professional. Be sure to let the professional know that the items were involved in a fire so that they can go about cleaning them the best way possible. 

Exterior walls made of siding, paint, stone, wood, and brick can be cleaned with an agitating brush and a mild detergent. Pressure washing is best, working from the bottom to the top and then rinsing the opposite way. If the structure is distorted or warped in any way, you will want to consult with a licensed general contractor. In this case, your building may not be structurally sound and can be dangerous.

If your commercial fire damage and residue are severe, it is usually best to hire a professional to take care of the job. A professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Fort Collins has the tools, knowledge, and experience to restore your space and all that is within it. They can even help you handle insurance claims.

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 At SERVPRO of Fort Collins, we can help with cleaning up any commercial fire damage in Longmont, Loveland, and surrounding areas. We are a locally owned and operated business available to help with all of your fire damage cleanup and restoration needs. Call us at 970-493-6335 today to help mitigate your fire damage.

How To Limit Fort Collins Fire Damage In Your Office

11/13/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Limit Fort Collins Fire Damage In Your Office It's important for property owners to know how they can prevent commercial fire damage from adversely impacting their office space.

How To Limit Fire Damage In Your Fort Collins Office

Although many business owners use the utmost care when ensuring the safety of their residential space, some overlook the fact that doing so is equally important in the commercial setting. In fact, your office can be even more susceptible to disasters like fire accidents than your home. For this reason, it's important for property owners to know how they can prevent Fort Collins commercial fire damage from adversely impacting their office space. Get the tips and tricks you require to realize this objective by reviewing the short outline that appears below:


Don’t Overload Your Outlet
Electrical overload is a factor that can contribute to the development of a fire in your office. For this reason, it's important that you refrain from plugging more than one adapter into an outlet. Also, be sure to consult with your electrician to determine how many plugs your outlet can accommodate. You should also be knowledgeable that you can use surge protectors or power strips in place of an adapter. These devices will turn off before a problem becomes profound enough to create an electrical overload.


Keep Your Extension Cords In A Safe Place
Another strategy you should employ to prevent Fort Collins commercial fire damage is keeping your extension cords stored in a safe place. If the cords are left out, make sure that they are not placed in high traffic regions of the office such as doorways and hallways.


Unplug Your Electrical Devices Correctly
People have a tendency to become lazy when it's time to unplug electrical devices. Don't commit this error. Instead, make sure that you are thorough and precise when unplugging the machines. The three steps to follow include:


1. Turning off the machine
2. Unplugging the machine
3. If you're using a surge protector or adapter, unplug each machine from the device. Then unplug the surge protector or adapter from the outlet.


Call SERVPRO For Commercial Fire Damage Remediation Services
The prevention tips and tricks outlined above can prove effective in keeping your office safe from unwanted fire. However, there is still a possibility that a Fort Collins commercial fire could strike. If it does, there's only one company to call for cutting-edge, comprehensive commercial fire damage restoration services: SERVPRO of Fort Collins. Our IICRC-certified technicians offer 24/7 emergency services and work with diligence to ensure that the job is completed quickly and correctly. We're ready to assist you immediately, so contact us now at (970) 493-6335.

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As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Fort Collins is strategically located to respond quickly to your commercial fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage occurs we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (970) 493-6335

Water Damage Happens in Fort Collins Government Buildings

9/1/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Happens in Fort Collins Government Buildings This Water Damaged Business Needs SERVPRO

In Fort Collins, Water Damage in Government Buildings

There are thousands of buildings all over the nation that are owned and managed by the United States government. Many of these buildings, some in Fort Collins, are somewhat older structures that are in need of commercial services. One service often required is water damage cleanup and restoration. Infrastructure replacement of critically important parts such as roofs and old cast iron plumbing become increasingly more relevant as a building ages. This need for replacement can focus on the pipes that are very old and not well maintained. These pipes are more likely to burst then newer pipes. To have a water damage restortion company like SERVPRO as a viable option as an immediate response team is critical. Also, there are many government buildings that are located in places that undergo significant changes in climate that can range anywhere from extremely cold to extremely hot during the yearly seasonal cycles. These temperature changes can make for a significant amount of strain on any piping that is in the building, which can yield burst pipes within buildings. Even though many people like to think of the United States government as immune to commonplace problems such as this one, the truth is that their buildings are just buildings like any others. They can just as easily be affected by problems such as water damage as can any other commercial building in the United States. 

Which types of facilities that are owned by the United States government can be impacted by the bursting of pipes?

Military facilities experience effects due to weather changes that can come without notice. Considering that these facilities are distributed all over the nation, it is very important to ensure that the ones that are in temperate climates have adequate insulation. If they do not, the consequences will be that the pipes will maintain a tendency to burst, whether they are located in the offices, airplane hangars, or barracks. If a pipe does burst in one of these facilities, the incident could actually lead to the formation of mold. This is bad enough in a home, but when an issue like this has an impact on the armed forces, it is crucial to make sure that the problem is resolved. Mold could adversely affect the health of members of the armed forces. 

Federal court buildings could also be seriously impacted by water damage. These buildings can be very adversely affected by mold.  There are many stories of poor air quality causing illness to the employees, jurists and support people.

Government offices need to be protected from water damage as well. 

If there are water damage issues in a major center of government activity, it is possible that the bureaucracy within the government could be adversely affected or even slow down to the point of ineffectiveness. For this reason, it is crucial for any water damage problems that arise in these buildings, in Fort Collins or other locations, to be resolved immediately and in the most professional way possible. SERVPRO is known for being faster to any disaster.

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SERVPRO of Fort Collins can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the scope or size of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Whether your water emergency occurs in a big-box store or a small office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. (970) 493-6355

Recovering From Longmont Commercial Fire Damage

7/16/2015 (Permalink)

Commercial Recovering From Longmont Commercial Fire Damage After a fire is put out, there is much work to be done.

Recovering From Commercial Fire Damage

Longmont commercial fire damage such as burnt furniture, burst pipes, fried electronics, smoke stains and unpleasant odors can be devastating to any business. SERVPRO knows how to help businesses quickly recover from this type of commercial damage.


A Fire - The Aftermath
After a fire is put out, there is much work to be done. The longer the fire damage is not addressed, the more the damage will spread. Therefore, once the fire department puts out the fire, the first step a business owner should take is to call your insurance company and a restoration company that specializes in Longmont commercial fire damage restoration, like SERVPRO.


Restoration Services
When a fire restoration company comes to assess the commercial damage to a business, the company will reinforce the building's structure, seal gaps, and holes and prevent leaks. SERVPRO will use sensing equipment to determine the degree and extent of the damage to create an effective action plan.


The Restoration Process
Removing and disposing of non-salvageable items is the first step of the commercial fire damage restoration process. Items that must be thrown away include those that are soaked in contaminated water, completely burnt or covered in smoke stains. After the company removed ruined items, it will:

    Clean smoke and soot off surfaces with scrubbers.
    Clean the carpet with a professional wet vacuum.
    Dry the air and surfaces with a dehumidifier.
    Install new cabinetry and fixtures.
    Remove water from the floor with a pump.
    Repaint the walls.
    Repair damaged items.
    Sanitize items touched by contaminated water.


Fire Prevention
It is important to deal with fire damage quickly and efficiently, but it is also crucial to take preventive measures against a fire. After SERVPRO is finished, the business owner should thoroughly analyze what factors contributed to the fire in order to prevent a future fire from occurring. The most essential fire prevention tool every business should have is a smoke detector. The premises should have an adequate number of detectors placed in key areas around the property, including the top of a stairwell and in the kitchen. Each smoke detector should be tested on a regular basis to ensure it functions properly.

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We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Fort Collins is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Collins community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

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