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Our Experts Explain The Importance Of Using Hydroxyl Generators During Our Restoration Process In Your Fort Collins Home

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Experts Explain The Importance Of Using Hydroxyl Generators During Our Restoration Process In Your Fort Collins Home SERVPRO of Fort Collins wants to assure our customers that we always use the most efficient methods when mitigating fire damage.

Why SERVPRO Fire Damage Specialists Rely On Hydroxyl Generators When Restoring Homes In Fort Collins

During a house fire, firefighters douse the interior of the home with thousands of gallons of water. This water soaks into walls, floors, and your belongings. After they put the fire out and no signs of hot areas pose additional threats to reignite the fire, the fire department’s personnel return to the station. Their job never includes removing the water or foam soaking into your residence.

The presence of so much water is why SERVPRO uses specific machinery to mitigate fire damage from homes in Fort Collins. One of these choices involves our options regarding deodorizing equipment. Initial efforts to help make the air safer to breathe while we work on your home have the potential to bring about unexpected effects.

Ozone can cause permanent changes in the color of damp carpets, furniture, and other furnishings. Plants can also suffer drastically when ozone generators fill an area. We must wait until after one of our employees turns off the machine and then a bit longer to clear the air of ozone before we can enter the home. However, we do have a safer alternative with very few drawbacks.

We can safely use hydroxyl generators while we work, as well as in damp conditions. If you see us wearing masks or respirators as part of our personal protective equipment (PPE) while we work on mitigating the fire damage in your dwelling, this is because of the soot hanging in the air. Hydroxyl generators push hydrogen peroxide molecules into the air where they can interact with odor-causing particles at the molecular level.

The extra oxygen molecule turning plain water into hydrogen peroxide has a fragile bond with the water molecule, allowing the oxygen to form bonds with other substances. Our desiccant machines pull the water molecules produced by the breakdown of H2O2 as we remove the water hosed in during the fire. Ozone does not give us the flexibility to work as efficiently as hydroxyl generators provide.

SERVPRO of Fort Collins wants to assure our customers that we always use the most efficient methods when mitigating fire damage. Call us at (970) 493-6335, so we can restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”

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Fort Collins Fire and Smoke Damage! Yikes! Call SERVPRO

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Fort Collins Fire and Smoke Damage! Yikes! Call SERVPRO SERVPRO Says Electrical Overloads Can Burn Your Fort Collins Home

Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Fire Damage Remediation in Your Fort Collins Home

Homeowners in Fort Collins can sometimes take electricity for granted. There are so many electric devices we use in our homes today, that it might be a surprise when you have an electric overload. They can, unfortunately, happen, however, and even though there are precautions like fuses and circuit breakers to keep these overloads from starting a fire, there are some things you can also do to help prevent it from happening in the first place.
If an electrical overload has left fire damage in your Fort Collins home, you need the professional assistance of a remediation company. At SERVPRO, our staff is trained and experienced in cleaning up damages from fire, including smoke and soot and we work quickly so you can get your life back in order. Therefore, it is easy to see why SERVPRO is the right choice for your remediation needs.
When the current of electricity going through a circuit is too much for it to handle, an electrical overload can happen. Usually, it occurs when you have too many devices plugged into a single circuit, but it can happen with older homes if you are trying to run an appliance that uses much energy. When the circuit overloads, it trips a breaker or blows a fuse. These are safeguards to stop your system from overheating and causing severe damage. However, they can malfunction, spark and create a blaze.
To avoid overload, knowing the amperage of your fuses or circuit breakers is a must. They should only be loaded to eighty percent of their amperage rating, and if you have a breaker that keeps tripping, you are going past this eighty percent. SERVPRO believes in providing information to our neighbors to always prevent fires and water damage. We live here, too.
When you call us for help because of a fire from an overload, our first step is to assess the damages. Even a small blaze produces acidic smoke and soot that needs to be cleaned up. Depending on how much smoke damage there is, there are various methods we can use to clean up the surrounding walls and ceiling.
Dry cleaning for ceilings with light-to-medium soiling that is non-grease based can be used, and the dry cleaning sponge is also utilized to pre-clean excess soils before we wet clean. Wet cleaning is used on metal, painted, or wood with heavy dry ash or soot residue or oil-based residues that are light to heavy. Alternatively, peroxide active cleaning can be used on acoustical or other porous and nonporous surfaces, especially if they have heavy soiling.  The always standing by HEPA filtered vacuums do a great job of suctioning up loose particles on surfaces.
SERVPRO of Fort Collins can assist you in restoring your home in Fort Collins or the surrounding areas after fire damage from a circuit overload. Reach out to us at (970) 493-6335 as soon as the flames are out; so we can get to you before the settled soot does more damage.

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The Answer To Fire Damage In The Fort Collins Area

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

Call SERVPRO for Advice and Cleanup After a Fire

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

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

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

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation Services Available in Fort Collins

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mold damage remediation requires experienced technicians and professional equipment 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

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

Experienced Biohazard Cleanup for Fort Collins Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crime Scene Cleanup Support When You Need It in Fort Collins

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Crime Scene Cleanup Support When You Need It in Fort Collins If your home suffers from a crime scene and has damage, contact SERVPRO to help with the clean up.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Experience With Many Different Types of Cleaning Including Hazardous

Homeowners in Fort Collins rarely plan a response to criminal activity on their property. Coping with all the aspects of your home becoming a crime scene is an emotional process, exacerbated by the need to arrange for cleanup after the legal authorities release the property. Our technicians have the training, the equipment, and the appropriate products to smooth this challenging process out for you.
The frightening or sad circumstances underlying the need for crime scene cleanup in Fort Collins are varied. A home invasion, the aftermath of a suicide, a domestic that turns deadly, activities like drug manufacture or dealing, and many other horrific scenarios can affect any of us given the stressors no one can predict. Innocent victims are left to sort out the debris and residues remaining, many of them hazardous and requiring professional handling. We specialize in an efficient and compassionate response to these life-altering events.
SERVPRO technicians master techniques that meet the ANSI/IICRC Standard for trauma and crime scene cleanup. We arrive prepared to assess and plan for the particular situation, ready to begin the remediation immediately. The crew members know and carry out all federal, state, and local requirements as they complete each task in the plan, essential for your and your family’s return to safe and comfortable living conditions.
Depending on the type of criminal activity the SERVPRO team cleans up substances and materials like the following:
Blood, bloodborne pathogens, tissue, and fluids.
Law enforcement and evidence collection residues including fire extinguisher residues, tear gas, pepper spray, and fingerprint dust.
Chemical residues used in drug making, cutting, and distribution.
The SERVPRO crew members then clean and disinfect the surfaces affected using EPA registered antimicrobials. All hazardous materials are bagged and disposed of according to the applicable laws for the appropriate jurisdiction.
We assess the physical damage done to structural components, fixtures, and furnishings. SERVPRO can offer pack out services for portable items contaminated with residues, working on restoration at our production facility. SERVPRO consults with your insurance or governmental entities to arrange for the repairs and restoration needed to return your home back to its pre-crime condition.
You are not alone in coping with the aftermath of criminal activity in your home when you work with the specialized cleanup crews from SERVPRO of Fort Collins. Call (970) 493-6335 day or night to schedule a crime scene restoration consultation with one of our compassionate and competent project managers.

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