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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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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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How to Properly Dry Your Fort Collins property After A Water Damage Experience

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Properly Dry Your Fort Collins property After A Water Damage Experience  While it is essential to physically extract the water during water damage restoration, drying your contents and the building is equally crucial.

How to Properly Dry Your property After A Water Damage Experience

While it is essential to physically extract the water during water damage restoration, drying your contents and the building is equally crucial. Failure to do so as soon as you can, there are chances of mold growing and causing additional damage. For successful drying, there are 4 key factors that professional restorers consider: air circulation, humidity, temperature, and the amount of water in your Fort Collins property.

To salvage your Fort Collins property after a water damage incident, our SERVPRO technicians create conditions that make the moisture to move from wet surfaces to drier areas. By raising the temperature, the drying speed also increases. To do this, we put in place portable heaters and heat the site to about 70° - 80°. At the start, we are careful not to go past 80° to avoid ending up with moisture in the surrounding air - which may lead to secondary damage.

If there is a substantial amount of water in the structure, our SERVPRO team can use submersible pumps as well as portable or truck-mounted extractors to do the removal physically. Once through, we can cut and discard any damaged pads. Through evaporation and dehumidification, we can remove the moisture that remains after using physical water extraction methods.

If the relative humidity (RH) is over 60%, it means the air is about to reach its saturation point and cannot hold much water vapor. If that's the case, it means the drying time slows, and we have to lower it to around 30% - 50%. We lower the RH by setting up dehumidifiers - devices that absorb moisture from the air. We also have to move the humid and damp air that exists in the building by correctly positioning air movers. By moving the damp air, we replace it with dry air and speed up the drying process.

At SERVPRO of Fort Collins, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is mold, storm, fire, or water damage. You can call us at (970) 493-6335 at any time of the day and learn more about the services that we offer.

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Water Removal Experts In Fort Collins Talk About Cinder Block Buildings

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Experts In Fort Collins Talk About Cinder Block Buildings If a water leak ever happens inside your block building, special techniques are required to remove moisture from the cinder block walls.

Water Removal Experts

If a water leak ever happens inside your block building in Fort Collins, special techniques are required to remove moisture from the cinder block walls. If cinder blocks get saturated, they may lose their structural integrity and eventually crumble and fall apart which needs extensive reconstruction work to remedy. The holes inside cinder blocks can hold in water causing elevated humidity inside the structure. Water that stays inside the walls can create microbial growth on organic materials near the block walls.

Elevated relative humidity numbers can also cause microbes to form into a mold in various parts of the building. When working on a water removal project in Fort Collins, draining out and drying cinder block walls is essential to prevent fungal development. Depending on how wet the walls got and whether they are painted or not affects how difficult removing moisture can be.

When inspecting cinder block walls, our SERVPRO technicians pay special attention to the open cells inside the block walls. As time goes by, the cells equalize with the environment meaning that water moves from the cinder clocks into the open cells inside them. If the blocks are not painted, it is possible that air can pass through the pores in the cinder block and speed up drying.

If the walls are painted with a gloss or semi-gloss paint, removing moisture from the walls can be more difficult. The paint works as a vapor barrier and limits transfer of moisture from the inside to the outside of the block wall. When block walls are painted holes must be drilled into the wall to allow the moisture to transfer out of the inside of the wall.

Any time block walls hold moisture, our SERVPRO restoration crew drills holes into the mortar joints at the bottom of the wall. This allows the water to completely drain out of the open cells inside the cinder blocks and outside of the walls. If there's an excessive amount of moisture, larger holes can be drilled to allow the water to drain out quicker. The holes into the mortar joints can then be easily patched up after the moisture gets removed.

After the water is completely drained out of the walls, drying equipment gets set up to dry out the materials. If moisture ever affects your block walls, call SERVPRO of Fort Collins at (970) 493-6335 any time of the day.

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Water Removal Service For Fort Collins Homes

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Service For Fort Collins Homes Whether you have small or large scale water damage in your home, calling SERVPRO is a great decision for drying out your property and mitigation.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Assesses the Water Damage and Formulates a Custom Plan Based on the Damage in the Home


Water in a Fort Collins home can be everything from an irritation to a disaster that requires major remodeling and replacement of carpets, furniture, and building material. What causes homeowners further problems is when they try to treat high water in the basement like a half-inch across the kitchen floor.
 
SERVPRO starts water removal from Fort Collins homes using pumps and extraction wands. With them, we can remove water both on the surface and trapped in carpets and between floorboards or the seams of tile and linoleum.
 
When there is a carpet, we carefully lift it in affected rooms to finish drying it. Carpet pads hold a massive amount of water and quickly deteriorate once they become wet, so we dispose of them immediately. To completely dry the floor and the underside of the carpet, we set-up air movers to generate warm, dry air at an entry point while an exhaust fan pulls damp air out.
 
If there is a wood floor, we have to look at the sub-floor as well. SERVPRO technicians can remove floorboards next to a wall or from spots that are normally under a bookcase or another piece of furniture. If we discover there is pooled water, or a layer of moisture covering every surface, we can use a commercial grade version of a water-vac to draw it out and then place an air mover with a hose to direct warm air and dry out the area.
 
After the carpets and floors, the part of the home most affected by flooding is often the walls. While drywall is an excellent material for interior walls and ceilings, it is very fragile after it becomes wet. If panels soak up too much water, they can begin to dissolve right off of the wall framing after we remove the flood water.
 
To prevent demolishing and replacing them, we attempt to dry each one in place. If there is no visible damage, but we can manipulate it, we place dehumidifiers next to the most affected spots and begin drawing water out of the panels and from the surrounding air. To augment this action, we set-up air movers and use dry air to help force out the moisture. Technicians control the warmth of the air to prevent over drying the panels and causing them to crumble.
 
Water removal is much more than bringing in a pump and waiting for it to finish. If any part of your home is underwater, call SERVPRO of Fort Collins today at (970) 493-6335. We are here to help.

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

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

Call on SERVPRO When You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/20/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO’s Water Removal Equipment for Thorough Remediation

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

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

Extractors

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

Dehumidification Equipment

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

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

Air Moving Equipment

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

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

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

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Water Removal from Your Attic in Fort Collins

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO's High Power Solution to Fort Collins Water Removal Cases

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's High Power Solution to Fort Collins Water Removal Cases Get standing water removed fast with SERVPRO. We respond quickly so the restoration process can begin after the property is dried out.

Our Technicians Have BOTH the Experience and the Equipment to Remediate Water Damage on Your Property

SERVPRO is among the leading providers of water removal services in both Fort Collins and around the country. Thousands of homeowners rely on us every year for a range of services and trust us to handle their homes with care. Individuals, corporate clients, and major insurance companies alike deal with us for our speed, reliability, and efficacy in removing excess water from a building. But how do we manage to get large volumes of water dried and removed so quickly?

The most important factor is our equipment. SERVPRO technicians are armed with a diverse array of tools and machines for water removal, all of which are designed for speed and strength even in an industrial setting.
 
If standing water needs removal from your Fort Collins home, water extraction machines are there to help. These high-powered pumps pull enormous volumes of water out of your home, stopping the devastating effects of standing water in their tracks. For most residential jobs, we use portable extractors, although we also have access to larger truck-mounted variants for when the going gets tough.

After this, we move to a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to pick up any excess moisture. Air movers create powerful air currents in your home, whisking up water droplets from floors, walls, ceilings, and furniture with ease. But that water cannot be allowed to remain airborne. Dehumidifiers solve this problem by using thermal or chemical solutions to pull water out of the air and into storage tanks. The result is a room that is clear of standing water, has no soaked surfaces or materials remaining, and is at optimal levels of humidity. Once the process is done, we can begin restoration work, repairing any damage caused by the water and getting your home back to the way it was before.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins is a local branch of a national company that provides professional, affordable, and skillful property damage restoration services. Call us 24/7 at (970) 493-6335.

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The Right Way To Recovery From Water Damage In Your Fort Collins Area Home

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Right Way To Recovery From Water Damage In Your Fort Collins Area Home Having small patches of water damage in your ceiling can be a serious problem.

Recovery From Water Damage

Having small patches of water damage in your ceiling can be a serious problem. Regardless of the source, water is capable of causing severe damage, leading to potential health risks due to exposure, as well as the physical harm it may cause.

If you are currently experiencing water damage on your Fort Collins area property, find someone you trust to perform restoration services. The right company pays close attention to detail, provides hassle-free scheduling, and gives you access to an honest, hardworking restoration team.

Ceiling water damage may occur due to a leaky roof, poor installation of roofing materials, a broken appliance in your attic, or even plumbing issues. SERVPRO provides you with expertly trained technicians and industrial-grade equipment necessary to locate and repair potential problems surrounding water damage in your home. We have access to valuable resources, IICRC certified technicians, infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air movers, and water extractors of all shapes and sizes that help locate hidden pockets of water. Our team of professionals can help you eliminate water problems in any area of your home.

SERVPRO inspects your entire roof for damage, looking for broken or missing shingles, cracked or missing flashing, loose bricks on your chimney, the bent metal around skylights, or even damaged venting. We even check your entire ventilation system including your A/C unit, condensation coil, drain lines, filter, and drain pan.

Some homes have water heaters installed in the attic, even though the most obvious place for installation is the lowest part of your home. Older homes require homeowners to maintain regular maintenance to watch for rust, leaks, and normal wear and tear on their water heater more diligently.

You may have problems with an overflowing upstairs toilet, leaky pipes, or broken appliances. SERVPRO can provide you with solutions to limit risks involved in ceiling water damage, prevention tips that make things easier. We perform regular home inspections, preventative maintenance, and restoration services for those experiencing disastrous events.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Collins for fast, effective solutions to water damage issues found in your home, today. We are here to help, providing services that matter (970) 493-6335.

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

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

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

Ft. Collins Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damaged Carpets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water Removal After a Flood or Mishap to Reduce Damage to Your Fort Collins Property

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal After a Flood or Mishap to Reduce Damage to Your Fort Collins Property Fort Collins Water Damage from Moisture Can Be On-Going without Dehumidifying

SERVPRO Provides a Professional Approach toWater Extraction from Your Home

No matter if you live in a house, a ground-floor apartment or condo, the threat of a flood affects everyone. The excellent way to reduce the damaging effects of flooding is to get rid of the water as soon as possible.

When it comes to water removal in your Fort Collins home, you need a professional restoration company. SERVPRO understands that time is against you, which is why we maintain a 24-hour response team. Once you call us, we quickly arrive to assess the situation and begin to work within minutes.

Our technicians start by pumping out all standing water. This extraction means the water that is covering surfaces, whether furnishings or floorings. The size of the home dictates our methods of removal; we use a variety of commercial grade pumps that can empty out even a 5 bedroom home in just a few hours. If the electrical system has been knocked out by the flood, we also have generators and generator trucks to provide uninterrupted power until the job is done.

Next, the response team removes your belongings and then the water you cannot see. There are gallons of water trapped in carpets and wood flooring that has to be removed; it will not air dry before mold starts to grow. We use water extraction wands that are designed to draw it out without causing damage. The type of carpet, its nap, and composition, determine the techniques. We may be able to dry the pad underneath, but it may be necessary to pull it up to dry it completely.

After the bulk of the water is removed, technicians can use moisture meters to check the humidity level. A level higher than about 10 to 12 percent is too much after a flooding or exposure to large quantities of standing water. Air movers also set, greatly enhance the circulation of the moist air. The technicians can place dehumidifiers to draw water from the surrounding air then lowering the moisture level to under 12 percent. This action not only finishes removing excess water, but it also prevents mold spores from expanding and growing into a colony.

Upon completion, we remove our equipment and perform a walk-through with you. A technician can explain every step and show you all test results. If you are satisfied, then we can help you move your belongings back into your home.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins is here to help you through what could be one of the worst days of your life. If you need our assistance with flooding or another disaster, call us today at (970) 493-6335.

Winter Water Damage from Snow in Fort Collins

12/15/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Winter Water Damage from Snow in Fort Collins Avoid Ice Dams and Avoid Water Damage to Your Fort Collins Roof

Do Not Allow Ice and Snow to Damage Your Roof and Structure, Be Prepared

With winter well underway across Larimer County and most of Colorado, most homeowners have once again grown accustomed to the familiar sight of snowfall. Snow can be a pesky intrusion on our daily lives, blocking roads, sidewalks, and bunching up on rooftops, but one of its most unexpected consequences is often its most costly one: serious water damage. Snow can cause significant damage even to homes that are used to its qualities, as melting and packing create unexpected issues seemingly out of the blue.
 
Snowmelt Damage
When the snow melts quickly, it can cause a lot of water damage to Fort Collins homes. Although most homes have gabled roofs designed to prevent significant damage from melting snow, no building can truly be safe from it, and there is always a chance of a roof leak or unnoticed entryway through which water can drip down and begin to cause problems. Melting snow can also create mild flood-like conditions in some cases, potentially creating standing water in or outside a structure. SERVPRO stays updated on weather forecasts to be aware of upcoming temperature swings, as these often preclude a number of snowmelt-related issues.
 
Ice Damage and Ice Damming
On the opposite end of the spectrum, snow and water freezing into solid ice can also cause a range of problems. Ice is a safety hazard, and many injuries are sustained every year from slips and falls on it. In places such as a garage or front porch, the icy ground can create a serious hazard. Ice can also severely injure your home, as water works its way into cracks and small spaces and then freezes solid, expanding outwards. When water freezes, its expansion carries enough force to break apart bricks, stone, and even boulders, and every year some homeowners awake to find massive cracks in their driveways and stone walls due to ice. When the snow melts and refreezes quickly on the roof due to inadequate attic insulation, the blockage of water flow can cause havoc with the gutters, fascias, attic lumber and house siding. Of course, another time for how to prevent frozen pipes and the ensuing chaos.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins is a local resource, well-versed in the techniques and specifics of wintertime water damage. Call us at (970) 493-6335 for our restoration services.

How To Restore Your Water Damage Property

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Restore Your Water Damage Property A Leaking Pipe or a Flood Can Cause Water Damage in Fort Collins, Call SERVPRO for Help

Your Home and Water Damage, Why SERVPRO Is the Answer

Water damage is an immediate loss of materials and property, caused by its intrusion via a destructive process. Water deluge eats away anything it comes into contact with. Its destructive process involves the rotting of wood, rusting of steel and the destruction of plywood and much, much more. Sometimes this damage may take place slowly and others times it can be instantaneous and catastrophic, i.e., flooding. Eventually, standing water is damaging to a great loss in property value.
 
For any Fort Collins water damage events, your homeowner's insurance policy may or may not cover the costs associated with its damaging effects or restoration. Larimer County lies in a floodplain zone due to intense thunderstorms at any time, or as a result of snowmelt in the spring. However, their Stormwater Masterplan has saved many homes and businesses. While flooding is a common cause of residential and business damages, other factors involve a failed sump pump and other indoor equipment failures.
 
Many insurance polices don't cover the associated costs without an addendum, but which adds to your monthly premium. Many residents are taking part in the city's federal National Flood Insurance Program for further protection and relief. Recently, the city was awarded a FEMA Community Rating System Class 2 rating which resulted in a Utilities' Stormwater program. This program is among the top 1% of programs across the nation. This allows residents to qualify to receive a 40% discount on flood insurance.
 
Damage from water of any kind or any size, requires specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When uncontrollable, high levels of water occurs in your home or business, you need people with emergency damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO is locally owned and operated. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. We can respond immediately to monumental water flooding conditions. When unexpected high levels of water strikes your home or business, you need help immediately. Our fast response will help stop any secondary problems and help lessen restoration costs.
 
We are a trusted name in the restoration and remediation industry. We are known for our advanced training, expertise and a great deal of hands-on experience. We use these skills to quickly dry your home and business in order to restore it back to a pre-water condition. SERVPRO is proud to be a part of the Colorado community and we only want the best for our residents. We treat your property as if it was ours, with respect and compassion. We remain with you from the beginning of your emergency until you are restored again.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Collins is your go to company when the stressful condition of water damage has engulfed your property. Call us today at (970) 493-6335 and let us introduce you to our services and to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Let us give you peace of mind!

Water Damage Remediation Specialists Restore Your Property in Loveland

1/5/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Remediation Specialists Restore Your Property in Loveland SERVPRO Says Don't Allow a Frozen Pipe to Flood Your Home

Water Damage to a Loveland Home is Treated by SERVPRO

When Loveland water damage has impacted your home because of flood, leak, frozen pipe, fire or natural disaster, it is often difficult to grapple with the impending efforts for restoration. In addition to destroying the structure of your property and personal possessions, water damage can make your home unsafe to re-enter. Additionally, water damage can lead to the growth of unwanted mold within 48-72 hours of the water intrusion. Securing water damage remediation services from a company like SERVPRO can help limit water damages and restore your property quickly and safely. Learn more about how obtaining professional restoration services can get your property back in pre-loss condition by reviewing this short outline:

Preventing Structural Damage
Unfortunately, water damage can cause substantive structural damage to your Loveland property. Severe water intrusion can compromise electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and appliances within a matter of minutes. Water can stain furniture and carpeting, ruin documents and clothing, and cause moisture-sensitive items to disfigure and swell. And in just a few hours, water can cause your wooden furniture to discolor and expand permanently while also making your drywall soften and then warp. The damages don't stop there. To prevent this extensive water damage from adversely impacting the structure of your home, SERVPRO recommends swift reaction by hiring a water damage restoration company. We will send multiple technicians to your home to tackle simultaneously many areas of water removal and restoration. We will inventory all impacted items and attempt first to dry and restore rather than to discard and replace. Our aim is to soften the shock of the cost and inconvenience.

Mold Prevention
In addition to limiting structural damage by having multiple technicians complete the restoration project simultaneously, SERVPRO plays an integral role in preventing mold from impacting your property. Specialized equipment is utilized to remove standing water from your residential living space. By eliminating the moist environment that fungi require for expansion, we can quickly return your ambient air and interior furnishings to safe levels. This mold remediation is quite significant because ongoing exposure to mold can lead to unwanted health effects.

Call The Professionals Of SERVPRO
Water damage in Loveland can be reversed by hiring an experienced, well equipped and trained organization. Attempting to restore water damaged property on your own can eventually be more expensive and time-consuming. All of our technicians are IICRC-certified, and we're pleased to offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure that your water damage complications can be addressed and resolved immediately. Allow us to return your home to being a safe place "like it never even happened."

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

Properly restoring your home after a water damage event requires specialized equipment and products. This advanced equipment allows SERVPRO of Fort Collins to remove the water, even hidden moisture, quickly and efficiently from Loveland, Denver and Fort Collins homes. We proudly serve these communities. Call us for help. (970) 493-6335

Water Damage: Causes, Preventions and Viable Solutions for Longmont

11/12/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage: Causes, Preventions and Viable Solutions for Longmont Water Damage to Drywall in a Longmont Home

SERVPRO Inspects to Prevent and Restores to Fix Water Damage in Your Longmont Home

When you find that your residential property in Longmont has incurred water damage, addressing the issue immediately is important. However, many homeowners find that they lack the knowledge and experience necessary to recognize, prevent, and effectively respond to the situation. SERVPRO offers some helpful information and instructions found in this quick reference guide:

Sources and Areas Of Water Damage Incidents

There are several common sources of water damage. One of them is the basement. Front, side, and back yards that were not graded correctly, or have suffered soil erosion, allow pooling water to gravitate and settle into building materials. This water accumuilation can be from lawn irrigation water, rainwater runoff, or ice dams. Plumbing problems such as leaking or bursting pipes, from mechanical failure or frozen water expansion, can also result in water damage--drip by drip or gushers. Have SERPRO inspect your property for preventative measures against water intrusion. The installation of new pipes, ground drainage, and proper grading of your lawn can help prevent water damage and the need for repairs.

Other Causes Of Water Damage. Other causes of water damage may include high humidity and leaky roofs. Water that accumulates in your home in Longmont because of these causes can result in warped window frames, ceilings, furniture, floors, and walls. In many cases, the water can damage your personal possessions and renders some of them non-salvageable. The water can also create the ideal breeding ground for mold. SERVPRO can extract unwanted water and humidity and also offer mold remediation services

Another source of water damage that you should be aware of includes broken hoses causing leaking appliances. These issues can lead to harmful water damage from leaking or overflowing toilets, ice makers, dishwashers, and washing machines. If a small leak goes unnoticed for an extended period, the gray water can degrade into black water, rated as Category 3 quality. This can be sewage water, chemically dangerous elements dissolved or suspended in the water, or microorganisms like E. Coli. The results can be hazardous living conditions, mold proliferation, expensive damage to personal possessions and clean up, and the erosion of your property's foundation.

The Ideal Water Damage Solution

When you realize that your residential property in Longmont has suffered water damage, retaining the professional assistance of a water damage restoration franchise like SERVPRO can mitigate costs and restoration time. Our friendly professionals possess the extensive industry experience, training, knowledge, and equipment to return your home to its pre-loss condition.

Locally Owned and Operated

We are proud to be an active member of Longmont. SERVPRO of Fort Collins is locally owned and operated ready to help with any-sized flood and water damage emergencies. Call for 24/7 immediate help. (970) 493-6335

How a Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help Your Denver Home

9/1/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage How a Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help Your Denver Home Water Removal is a Top Priority for This House

A Denver Water Damaged Home and Help

Once a flood or fire has damaged your Denver home, it's important for you to obtain water damage restoration services. Restoration services are multi-faceted in so much as they involve both cleaning, removing excess water from your home and repairing regions of the house that have been subjected to substantive water damage. As the water damage specialists know from SERVPRO, it is important to start the cleanup and repair process right after the flood or fire to ensure that the water damage is minimized and that mold and mildew do not begin to accumulate on the property. Learn more about the helpful services that this water damage restoration company can offer by reading the following short reference guide: 

A Water Damage Restoration Company Remediates Your Property Quickly

One of the benefits that results from employing a water damage restoration company is that they complete the cleanup, repair, and restoration processes quickly. A water damage restoration company like SERVPRO employs a large staff who can work with expedience and excellence. This group effort ensures that they can tackle a large number of problems that have resulted in the accumulated water damage in your Denver home. The end result is the rapid restoration of your home, a reality which can greatly reduce the onset of secondary water damage and offer you peace of mind.

A Water Damage Restoration Company Limits Mold and Mildew Proliferation

Another great service provided by this water damage restoration company is the treatment of mold and mildew growth in your private living space. Restoration specialists accomplish this objective by removing excess water quickly so that the fungi do not have an opportunity to form and proliferate. If mold has already begun to grow in your home, this will commence in 48-72 hours after the initial water intrusion, the restoration specialists can eliminate it through the use of cleaners and industrial-grade disinfectants. These cleaners will not put you and your family at risk. It's important to let a team of trained professionals handle your water damage issues rather than attempting to solve the problem on your own. In recognizing that a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO can restore your home to its original condition, you may wish to ask your insurance agent for recommendation and advice.

Let's Get Started Now 

Homes that have been subjected to water damage are in need of high quality remediation services. Once you start looking for a professional water damage company to assist you in restoring your home, you should look no further than SERVPRO. Our company is committed to consistently offering cutting edge, expedient restoration services that get your home back in great condition with lightning speed. For water damage restoration services that work, contact us today and let's get started.

Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in Denver 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 flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Denver community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

The Restoration Process Begins When You Call Us. Here is the number for an immediate response.  (970) 493-6335

What To Know About Cheyenne Water Damage Repairs

7/16/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Know About Cheyenne Water Damage Repairs If a flood or leak infiltrates a home, then it can immediately start to cause problems.

What To Know About Water Damage Repairs

What Type Of Cheyenne Water Damage Repairs Can Homeowners Perform?
If a flood or leak infiltrates a home, then it can immediately start to cause problems. Not only do leaks cause frustration, but they can also foster microbial and mold growth. They can also cause unpleasant odors. If the problem is small, then people may be tempted to take care of it themselves.


When Should A Person Hire A Professional To Take Care Of Cheyenne Water Damage Repairs?
Storms, floods and sewage backups can leave behind black water. Black water is fluid that has been contaminated with dangerous materials. The fluid likely flowed from a lake or river. It can also refer to fertilizer, oil, or another type of contaminated chemical runoff. A homeowner should not try to restore a home that has been affected by this type of fluid. It can result in serious problems if the person who is handling it is not certified.


Professionals, like SERVPRO, should be called if the problem is widespread. The longer the water remains, the worse the problem will get. That is why it is necessary to start the restoration process immediately. Most people will be overwhelmed by the damage that a storm or flood can cause.


Where Can A Professional Get Certified To Repair Water Damage Repairs?
The Institute Of Inspection Cleaning And Restoration Certification is the leading agency in the world for restoration professionals. Before a person is able to receive certification from the IICRC, they will have to take a three-day water damage restoration course. This course lasts three days, and people receive 19 hours of instruction. After a professional takes this course, they will be able to handle many restoration challenges. SERVPRO is IICRC-certified.


How Do Professionals Perform Restoration?
Certified technicians use a pump or vacuum to remove the water from the home. After this is performed, the furniture will be removed and the debris will be cleaned. Commercial dehumidifiers and special air moving devices will be used to keep air circulating throughout the home. It may not be safe to live in the home until it has dried out completely. A certified technician will also monitor the moisture level in the home.


If the insulation, drywall, baseboards and casings have been damaged, then they will likely need to be replaced. Mold begins to grow within 24 hours, so it is important to remove the damaged materials quickly.


After the home has dried out, the carpeting and other damaged materials will be replaced.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Fort Collins is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major flooding event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

We are proud to serve our local communities: