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Kitchen and Basement Flood Damage Restoration in Louisville

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Kitchen and Basement Flood Damage Restoration in Louisville Our technicians see all kinds of water damage issues on a daily basis. When it happens in your home, don't panic and call the technicians at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Safely Remove Water From Your Property

When you arrive home, the last thing you want to see is three inches of water flooding your kitchen from a broken dishwasher. The resultant damage could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Unsurprisingly, dishwashers are a common cause of floods in Louisville homes. If this happens, the first thing you need to do is switch off the circuit breaker to your dishwasher to prevent any possible shock. Check if there are any broken dishes and then call a locally-based restoration company to deal with the flood damage.
 
With many years of experience, SERVPRO is one of the most reputable flood damage restoration companies. We have a wide range of equipment that can reverse any type of water damage in Louisville swiftly and efficiently, leaving your home as clean as before. Following IICRC guidelines, we can restore your items one by one to pre-damage conditions, "Like it never even happened."
 
If the dishwasher leakage occurred while you were asleep or away, the water may penetrate through the floor and find its way to the basement. Here, it can wet the ceiling and ruin any carpet, fabric, or furniture in the basement. Needless to say, getting the water out is a challenging task.
 
To get the work done, SERVPRO flood damage technicians use professional water extraction machines to remove all the excess water from the kitchen and basement. Once we get rid of the standing water, we sort out all items that made contact with the water and begin the drying process. Air movers and dehumidifiers are extremely useful in drying the floors and ceiling.
 
Replacing flood-damaged drywall is essential to prevent mold growth (and mold damage) from the inside. To make sure that there is no mold in the building, we carry out a full inspection of the house and handle all possible sources of mold growth properly. Mold is a notorious fungus that can cause serious property losses and certain health effects.
 
If your dishwasher or other house appliance breaks down and causes unexpected flood damage in the house, you can count on SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville to restore your property. Upon receiving your call, we can dispatch an emergency technician to your home immediately to begin the restoration process. We are available 24/7, every day of the year at your service. Call us today at (303) 604-6607.

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Conquering Mold Damage in Boulder Then and Now: How the Process Modernized

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Conquering Mold Damage in Boulder Then and Now: How the Process Modernized We have the equipment and experience to remediate mold found in your home.

Targeted Solutions for the Specific Mold in Your Home

Property owners worldwide have fought against mold damage for all of recorded history. From humanity's earliest days, farming and living relatively isolated lives, mold has preyed upon our homes and belongings. With modern technology, we can now prevent and fight against many effects of mold, but others continue to plague homeowners in the present day. Victims of mold damage in Boulder and surrounding areas likely see a very different set of problems than their ancestors would have.

One key difference is how densely packed people are now, as relatively dense communities like Boulder can get some mold damage varieties with much greater ease than rural and isolated families. Some types of mold thrive in suburban and urban environments, going from house to house and settling into familiar conditions. Others, however, prefer isolated spots in the wilderness and on rural properties. Different species of mold are more common in different places, making modern mold problems different on a fundamental, biological level.

Perhaps the single most significant difference between modern mold damage and more archaic issues is the approach taken. Nowadays, companies like SERVPRO can offer customized, targeted solutions to eradicate the mold without causing excess damage to the home. Without our technology, however, many property owners were once forced to cause damage to their homes to root out mold, bathing infestations in toxic chemicals or physically removing the mold-covered surface. Not only can such hasty approaches hurt your home, but they could also lead to adverse health effects for you.

However, for untreated mold damage, the problems often end up being surprisingly similar. Unbridled mold colonies can spread across the home, covering surfaces far and wide with a foul-smelling, offensive material. In time, the mold may eat away at anything underneath it, causing expensive structural damage. These results urged property owners to take drastic measures in times past, but now, with SERVPRO's assistance, the process is much more comfortable.

SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville puts the latest and greatest technology to good use for every mold damage call we receive. Contact us 24/7 at (303) 604-6607.  

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Preventing Fire Damage In Your Boulder Home From Your Wood Stove

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing Fire Damage In Your Boulder Home From Your Wood Stove If the stove is not installed correctly or up to the right standards, the result could be severe smoke and fire damage to your home.

Preventing Fire Damage In Your Home

With the colder weather approaching quickly in Boulder, you may soon be enjoying a relaxing night at home. However, it can instantly turn into a nightmare if your wood burning stove has not been adequately maintained. If it is not installed correctly or up to the right standards, the result could be severe smoke and fire damage to your home. Costs of an event like this can add up quickly due to access exterior and interior damage.

When your wood stove has caused a fire in your Boulder home resulting in fire damage to your structure, contact our technicians at SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out. By quickly bringing in hydroxyl radical generators and air scrubbing machines, we help to clean the air in your home, reducing how many particulates attach themselves to the furniture and walls of your residence.

When you are considering purchasing a wood stove, or if you have one installed already, it is imperative that you ensure it meets the recommended EPA requirements. You need to you have the contractor pull a permit to make sure they install the stove correctly.

Wood burning stoves require the proper maintenance and fuel. Hardwoods such as hickory, maple, ash, oak, or beech are the best fuel for a wood stove. It should be cut, split, and dried for a year at least before you burn it.

Clean your wood stove using a wire brush for the stovepipe and chimney once per year at least. High-temperature, controlled fires can occasionally be used to help keep it clean as well. You also need to avoid the buildup of creosote, a very combustible fuel which burns intensely.

In the case of a fire, our staff at SERVPRO take all the necessary measures to restore your home as much as possible. We analyze how much and what kind of smoke damage has been done since some smoke and fire types are stronger than other ones. After we do this, we figure out which of your possessions are treatable and which ones must be replaced before we remove items left behind from smoke and fire.

SERVPRO of Lafayette/Louisville has the experience and tools to restore your home after a wood stove fire properly. Residents in the areas of Louisville, Boulder, and Lafayette should give us a call at (303) 604-6607 so we can assist you in getting your life back on track.

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Knowing What To Look For In Your Water Heater To Prevent Flood Damage In Louisville

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Knowing What To Look For In Your Water Heater To Prevent Flood Damage In Louisville Your home can be damaged by water in many ways.

Prevent Flood Damage

Your home can be damaged by water in many ways. Most of the time the threat is external, however, sometimes a leak can be from inside your home and cause just as much, or even more, damage. Even smaller water heaters found in residences in Louisville can unleash two thousand gallons of water if they fail.

You may not discover water rushing out all at once when a leak develops in your water heater. Many times, it is a slow leak which can go unnoticed in your Louisville home for several days, creating a situation with severe flood damage. If your water heater is situated on an upstairs level, extensive damage is seen since water always goes downward. Both walls and flooring can be affected as the water seeks the lowest part of your home.

When this happens, you want help from the professionals at SERVPRO. We are a specially trained and experienced flood damage remediation company who do not waste any time getting to your home, assessing the damage, and fixing the problem. We understand that time is of the essence when water is involved, so there is no hesitation from us once we get your call.

To help prevent such an accident, it is a good idea to flush your water heater tank twice each year to stop the buildup of sediment. Placing an inexpensive drip pan under the water heater which drains to the outside can in many cases help prevents water damage which would cost you thousands of dollars.

Age is a big issue as well. Many manufacturers of water heaters estimate the lifespan of these appliances to be eight to twelve years, so replacing your unit when it is near this age can be a good idea to avoid unwanted catastrophes.

There are markers to look for that indicate your water heater is not working properly and could cause a larger problem. If your water does not heat up like usual or there is rust in the water coming out of your faucets or your clothes, get your water heater checked out. Other indicators include rust forming on the outside bottom of the appliance, a puddle under it, a metallic taste in your hot water, the water heater makes sounds like cracking or popping while it is heating, or the burner units have gotten rusty or clogged.

Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with the right skills and equipment to help you when your water heater does fail and create a flood in your home. SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville are the ones to contact when you have a problem with a failing water heater. If you reside in Boulder, Lafayette, or Louisville, you can reach us by dialing (303) 604-6607.

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Mold Damage in a Boulder Home Requires Professional Remediation to Prevent Spreading

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in a Boulder Home Requires Professional Remediation to Prevent Spreading Mold damage can spread everywhere, but SERVPRO can remediate it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Technicians Can Remediate Your Boulder Home Mold "Like It Never Even Happened."

Microbial life exists in almost every corner of the planet, including properties in the Boulder area. Mold and mildew are two of the most common forms encountered. Colonies can grow to immense sizes inside walls before making an appearance in visible areas.

Once a home in Boulder shows signs of mold damage, professional remediation needs to begin as quickly as possible. Mold multiplies rapidly, spreads easily, and in addition to damaging materials inside your home, mold can cause health effects in sensitive individuals.

SERVPRO employees receive both classroom training and hands-on experience. Other training includes earning the Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) certificate, as well as several other certificates from the IICRC. Knowing how to remove moldy materials safely and without risk of contaminating clean areas of your home but also what allowed fungal growth to proliferate helps us completely protect your home.

With the use of hygrometers and other moisture sensors, we detect leaks that permit mold to grow. Other sources of water cannot hide and are also easily found and located. Stopping water from seeping in through cracks or up from crawl spaces is next to impossible when the source remains unknown. As we work, we regularly monitor the number of mold spores in the air, and also the level of humidity. Both must return to normal levels. Slowly dropping levels can indicate other sources that remain.

Our other equipment aids the mold remediation process. Air scrubbers come equipped with HEPA filters capable of stripping mold and spores from the air. Dehumidifiers reduce the humidity and may require installation for areas that refuse to respond to efforts to desiccate them.

Such areas can be treated with microbial inhibitors so that regrowth remains unlikely. However, raised humidity levels can become problematic for other parts of your home simply because mold exists everywhere and only requires a scant amount of moisture to begin growing rampantly.

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No matter where mold is found growing inside your home, you can call SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville by dialing (303) 604-6607, every day of the year, and at any hour, day or night. We are always here to resolve problems that can threaten the safety and integrity of your home.

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When Appliances Cause Flood Damage in Your Louisville Area Home Contact a Professional

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Appliances Cause Flood Damage in Your Louisville Area Home Contact a Professional SERVPRO has the tools and expertise to save your personal items after flood damage.

Trust SERVPRO to restore your home after a failed appliance causes flood damage

Modern-day homes come equipped with a variety of appliances and fixtures that connect to constant water sources. More and more homeowners use these amenities making them almost essential for living in today’s world.

With all of the water connections in your home, it is not unlikely to experience flood damage in your Louisville area home. Appliances make our coffee or ice, wash our dishes or clothes, and some even dispense soap and varying degrees of water into our home on a daily basis. Each of these devices has connectors, washers, o-rings, feed lines, or drain hoses that require constant maintenance.

While most water heaters were made to last quite a while, homeowners just like you often experience flooding. Normal wear and tear can cause leaks, breaks, and overflows, often doing small amounts of damage over time that lead to bigger problems. Something as simple as a slow water leak can cause damage to your floor, subfloor, carpeting, walls, ceiling, structural integrity, and even your health. SERVPRO inspects every area, providing you with solutions to any problems that exist.

For many homeowner issues, the right amount of moisture generates significant problems. Mold can develop, rot and corrosion can set in, pests migrate into your home, and building materials begin to degrade. Luckily there are many advances in emergency services that make recovering from flood damage easier. A professional company, like SERVPRO, can help you understand more about what is happening and make quality recommendations to correct the problem.

Coming home to a flooded kitchen, basement, or bathroom after an appliance failure can be overwhelming. You want to save as many of your belongings as possible and attempt to do so yourself before making a call for help. However, you should always consider that an expertly trained restoration technician from SERVPRO understands how to handle your items correctly, saving more exposed items. You should always give a professional an opportunity to inspect each item of your home before considering something as a loss.

Put SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville to the test. Make the call to begin your restoration, today. (303) 604-6607 

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Apartment Building Owners in Boulder Survive Fire Damage With the Right Kind of Help

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Apartment Building Owners in Boulder Survive Fire Damage With the Right Kind of Help Call SERVPRO when your property has fire damage. We will investigate and put together a plan of action to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Handle the Entire Fire Damage Restoration Process Including Dealing With Your Property's Insurance Carrier

Far too many people dismiss what an apartment owner goes through on a daily basis. They have to keep a manager in place or run the establishment themselves, keep occupancy at maximum, handle everyday needs of each tenant, specialty problems, and deal with maintenance, collections, or unexpected move outs.
 
With everything involved in your normal routine for your apartment building in Boulder, dealing with commercial fire damage is the furthest thing from your mind. You may have onsite maintenance crews that deal with installing new sinks, toilets, flooring, doors, or other general issues. However, when a fire occurs, restoration and repairs go beyond available resources.
 
SERVPRO can give you access to all of the equipment, personnel, and resources necessary to return any size problem to normal. We have water extractors with connectors of all shapes and sizes to help remove every drop of water left behind by firefighters while also having air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and hygrometers to provide you with a fast drying process.
 
A tenant fire can easily reach surrounding units within minutes. Even with a fast response, you might face multiple units being damaged all at once. Your days, already filled with a variety of issues, make it necessary to locate a qualified restoration company, like SERVPRO to get things headed in the right direction.  
 
SERPVRO technicians move each tenant's property to a safe, dry location, ensuring documentation and proper handling. Then, concentrating on the larger job at hand, we tackle direct property damage, removing any unrestorable objects or material. Our cleaning technicians use advanced cleaning methods to provide you with fantastic results.  
 
You never need to contact several companies to perform work on specific projects again. We manage the entire restoration process, performing any installs, repairs, or finishing touches necessary to return apartments to a quality pre-fire damage condition.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville to begin your road to recovery, today. Our IICRC certified technicians stand ready 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  

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Mold Damage Ruins Clothing, Carpets, and More when Mold Grows in Boulder Properties

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Ruins Clothing, Carpets, and More when Mold Grows in Boulder Properties Mold grows very quickly when there is moisture added to the equation. Contact SERVPRO to start the remediation process at the first sign of mold.

SERVPRO Technicians First Contain the Possible Spread of Mold and then Remediate any Damage

There is a diversity of life all across the planet, and some of these organisms are not always beneficial where we find them. Mold, for instance, is fine in small numbers but can create havoc when a mold colony grows too large, in a location occupied by people, or both.
 
Boulder is situated in a relatively dry location, but this is not always true inside a home, and when conditions are right, mold damage can become a serious problem. Mold often consumes what it is on, except for when that surface is non-porous and not made of plant matter. Drywall, wallpaper, clothing, books, and so on are targeted by mold because these materials provide needed nourishment to the growing mold. Because they are porous, the materials can easily retain the moisture mold also needs to grow.
 
However, when mold grows, it actually invades the material, eating away at it at the same time it is causing the materials to disintegrate. Moldy clothing shows holes and infested walls crumble at your touch. At SERVPRO, we have trained our technicians to handle mold growth and damage effectively.
 
Containing mold so that it cannot spread is crucial for a complete remediation job to be successful. Ensuring that all mold growths are removed is also a vital component of our work. Preventing future mold activity can be accomplished by the application of mold inhibitors, the use of air scrubbers, and also the installation of a low-maintenance dehumidifier.
 
One of the worst instances of mold growth is when a carpet is damaged by mold. Because mold is so small, it is quite capable of infiltrating into the tiniest places, including into carpet padding and foam. This can cause floors to become weak and at risk of collapse. Floors like this must be rebuilt prior to having new carpeting installed.
 
One important thing to note is that no matter where mold is found growing inside your home, without the presence of moisture, mold would not flourish. We know that without locating this extra moisture's source, mold can easily return. Our technicians use hygrometers that measure how humid any selected area is to determine from where the additional, and unwanted, moisture is coming. After finding this location, we then stop it from continuing.
 
Call our office at (303) 604-6607 any time of the day and any day of the year. We are SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville, and we want to make your home clean and safe again.

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Water Damage in Your Boulder Attic From Failing Chimney

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage in Your Boulder Attic From Failing Chimney Our technicians at SERVPRO can help you when your attic is water damaged, no matter how bad it is.

Failing Chimneys Can Cause Water Damage To Your Attic

When you have a fireplace, chimney leaks are common. There is no greater enemy to this part of your home than moisture. A chimney and its connection to your home are ideally sealed and watertight. However, there are several situations which unfortunately cause moisture to enter the chimney system and cause damage not only to your chimney and fireplace but other areas of your home, such as your attic.

Many people do not tend to think about water damage to their chimney when thinking about all the possible water damage possibilities in their Boulder home. The exterior of chimneys many times go unmaintained for a long period, which means they have plenty of opportunities to spring a leak and become a major problem.

When you experience water damage in your attic because of a failing chimney, SERVPRO is the company to call. We are a professionally trained and experienced water damage remediation company and have the proper tools to mitigate the damage in a timely fashion before more occurs.

When the chimney itself is damaged, you have other problems to worry about, like the border of the construction of the chimney where it becomes part of the roof. If it is sealed improperly, it allows access to water, rain, ice, and sleet to get inside your home. After the damage has happened, it can be quite expensive to repair. Water can get inside to your home and damage your attic, HVAC system, and electrical systems. Water can run for some distance as well before deciding to leak down into your home, which means other than your attic, the interior of your home can be damaged, too.

Annual maintenance and inspections are recommended for your chimney, so you can hopefully catch potential problems before they have the chance to grow into something much bigger. You can also get waterproofing done.

Our technicians at SERVPRO can help you when your attic is water damaged, no matter how bad it is. We first get all the water out with special pumps, plus industrial dehumidifiers and fans, and then repair any damage the water did. We check for hidden moisture and mold with moisture meters to ensure that we have taken care of everything.

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SERVPRO of Lafayette/Louisville is always ready to assist you when your attic suffers water damage because of your chimney. The quicker you contact us at (303) 604-6607, the better, so additional damage can be prevented.

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Smoke Sets Off Sprinklers Causing Significant Damage to Boulder Restaurant

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Smoke Sets Off Sprinklers Causing Significant Damage to Boulder Restaurant Sprinkler systems are effective if fire is involved. But if they are accidentally set off, the water damage can overwhelm your business. Call SERVPRO.

Water Damage can Quickly Affect Your Business After an Event

Smoke alarms and sprinkler systems without a doubt save commercial businesses from fire damage. Smoke without fire trips the sprinklers in some cases, resulting in water damage unrelated to an actual fire. This unintended water damage causes a range of problems SERVPRO is ready to help the business owner solve.
 
An overly sensitive sensor triggers your restaurant's sprinkler system due to smoke or steam, but not because of flames. Commercial sprinklers discharge at least 300 gallons per minute, quickly inundating kitchen and dining areas with a considerable amount of water. Commercial water damage spreads throughout your Boulder bistro, and simply turning off the spray resolves few issues. We offer the professional response needed to remove the water and ensure no secondary damage occurs.
 
Our team arrives ready to extract the water fast. If the power is off or gas line involvement is a concern SERVPRO uses truck mounted pumps and extractors, so we get to work immediately. We search for water infiltration in unexpected spaces under and behind ovens, grills, and stovetops, as well as drywall, insulation, and subflooring. Your staff does not have the training our technicians receive, so deciding to do the cleanup with an in-house team risks failure to contain and remove all pockets of water. Missing any hidden water is a huge error, and allowing that concealed moisture to damage structures, rust or rot fixtures, and contribute to mold growth causes greater expenses and possible temporary or permanent closure of your restaurant down the line.
 
After extraction of the majority of the water, visible and concealed, SERVPRO staff assesses the moisture content of building materials and sets drying goals. Our crew positions air movers to hasten the reduction of moisture in the structure and structural components. Meanwhile, a general cleanup of the premises is completed, allowing a speedy reopening. We understand that a restaurant loses both money and its reputation as a reliable eating destination if it must close for a period, so our mission is to restore your premises as soon as it is safe and possible.
 
When sprinkler systems malfunction and fill your restaurant with water, call SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville for a rapid and efficient response. A call to our dispatchers at (303) 604-6607 schedules the crew and equipment needed to minimize this disaster.

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