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After A Water Damage Incident In Your Louisville Home, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO For Help!

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage After A Water Damage Incident In Your Louisville Home, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO For Help! If you ever notice excessive moisture inside your home, call SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville at (303) 604-6607 24/7.

Water Cleanup In Louisville Varies Depending Upon The Source

Every building in Louisville has very many water and sewage pipes running in and out of it for your various appliance. If your plumbing or one of your appliances fails, then you could have to call in a professional water cleanup company such as SERVPRO. A small leak in parts of your plumbing system like pipes or valves can expose your building materials to excessive moisture. If a valve running to or from one of your appliances fails, then a slow leak that goes unnoticed could develop. Whenever moisture comes into contact with the interior of your home, it is wise to conduct water cleanup promptly before other issues arise.

Whenever moisture leaks into your living area, the methods taken to mitigate the problems vary depending on the source. Every scenario dealing with water cleanup in Louisville is different. Our SERVPRO technicians know that the first thing to do when assessing a situation where moisture caused damage is to figure out where the water leaked from or the source. Once we figure out where the moisture is coming from we can figure out if the source is contaminated or not, and determine how to stop the leak. First, we take steps to prevent more of your building materials from getting wet then we design a mitigation plan based on what category the leak's source is, meaning whether or not there is a chance of contamination.

Every type of water damage scenario is classified as either category one, two, or three. The levels start at the cleanest of the three or fresh water which is considered category one or white water. Category one issues include a pipe breaking running to your kitchen sink or the lines running to an outdoor hose.

Category two damage is called grey water, and it includes moisture coming from sources that could be contaminated with harmful bacteria or parasites. Grey water includes moisture coming from your washing machine export hose or your shower drain.

The worst type of water damage to suffer from is category three or black water damage. Blackwater affects your house when ground water rises, or your sewage drains back up. If you ever notice excessive moisture inside your home, call SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville at (303) 604-6607 24/7.

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When Your Boulder Home Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster, Our Crew Is Here To Help!

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your Boulder Home Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster, Our Crew Is Here To Help! Call us right away at (303) 604-6607 once the storms subside so we can make it like the floodwaters never entered your home in the first place.

Flood Preparation And Flood Damage In Your Boulder Home

Disasters are a part of life, and residents in Boulder are at risk for flooding just like anyone else. Even if you don't live in an area prone to heavy rains, changing weather patterns can be surprising, so it is best to be prepared ahead of time instead of assuming it won’t ever affect you and your home.

If flooding has happened in your area already and you are facing flood damage in your Boulder home, you need the help of a professional restoration service as quickly as possible. The longer you let the water sit in your home, the more chance for additional damage. Therefore, contact SERVPRO as soon as the storms subside so we can get the water out of your home and return it to the safe, dry residence you are accustomed to having.

In flood-prone areas, you can consider raising the level of your home. However, doing so can be quite costly, so if you do not have that in your budget, you might consider covering the interior walls with a waterproof sealant. They are used most often on basement walls and are surprisingly effective.

Making sure you also have adequate rain gutters and that you keep them maintained is also essential. Adding splash pads and downspouts also increase the efficiency of gutters and channels water flow further from your foundation.

In a flood situation, SERVPRO techs first set out to pull all the excess water from your home with truck-mounted pumps. The more water we can extract, the better. Once this is done, we can proceed to dry your home again with industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Sometimes during the restoration process, we remove some of your possessions from the home to an offsite location so we can restore them there, then return them when we are finished.

Sandbags are also good to have on hand in case of a flood threat. The purpose is to divert the water flow, not be a barricade around your home. If they are set up incorrectly, sandbags could have unintended results, like keeping water close to your home’s foundation. Check the grading of your home before you place the sandbags and put them where they’ll divert the water away from your structure.

SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville wants to help you if your home in Erie, Niwot, or Valmont has experienced flooding. Call us right away at (303) 604-6607 once the storms subside so we can make it like the floodwaters never entered your home in the first place.

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Mold Damage Remediation Services Available For Boulder Area Residents

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Damage Remediation Services Available For Boulder Area Residents When mold damage strikes, our SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville team strikes back.

Our SERVPRO Team Is Here For you When Mold Damage Strikes


It can be hard to tell whether you have a mold problem on your Boulder property. Some growth hides in hard to reach areas, growing large colonies inside of your walls, attic, or crawlspaces that you never tend to visit. However, when you understand what to look for, you can still identify if your home has a mold problem.

Remember, contacting a company with IICRC-industry certified specialists provide you with the best opportunity to control mold damage in your Boulder area home. Many homeowners that attempt remediation on their property end up calling for help after discovering additional problems or running into something they are not equipped to handle themselves.

Discovering a strong, musty odor anywhere in your home may serve as a signal of hidden mold growth. Even if you remain uncertain, contact SERVPRO for help. We can help you locate mold hidden behind wallpaper, in your carpeting, under your cabinets and many other areas of your home. Never hesitate to call us, the longer you wait, the worse the problem gets.

Some areas of your home with high levels of humidity can produce clearly-visible signs of mold growth. Your bathroom, basement, and attic all produce mold patterns easily distinguishable from other problems. You may notice black, gray, brown, green, or even while textured patterns around your shower stall, windows, vents, or openly growing on your walls and ceiling.

Any amount or species of mold can cause health effects, which makes it even more important to seek professional services to correct the problem as soon as possible. Protect your family by controlling mold found in your home the right way. SERVPRO helps you discover at-risk areas, where high humidity or an abundance of condensation causes problems you should have repaired.

SERVPRO technicians respond 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, providing local community members with fast, efficient solutions to mold problems found in your home. If you have recently had a significant water problem or found mold anywhere on your property, we can help.

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SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville services the entire Erie, Gooding, Superior area with remediation teams ready to answer your call for help, immediately. (303) 604-6607

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Reversing Fire Damage Caused By Grease Fires In Boulder Homes

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Reversing Fire Damage Caused By Grease Fires In Boulder Homes Accidents are unavoidable and can lead to a huge fire incident with tremendous consequences.

Fire Damage Caused By Grease


If you are a homeowner in Boulder, safety is an important thing to keep in mind when working with the grill. Over the years, there has been an advancement to improve the grilling experience. Proper maintenance can go a long way towards keeping your grill in top-notch working condition. However, accidents are unavoidable and can lead to a huge fire incident with tremendous consequences.

When it happens, you need to contact the fire department and a fire damage restoration company in Boulder to remedy the situation. As soon as the firefighters leave, SERVPRO fire damage technicians can come in and begin the cleanup process. We use IICRC guidelines in every restoration job, meaning that our techniques are up to par with industry standards.

Damages escalate, and restoration costs increase when you delay the cleanup process. By hastening the hiring process, SERVPRO technicians can arrive promptly and stop the damage to pave the way for repairs. Immediately after a fire, smoke and soot residue settles onto various surfaces and items. Porous materials become permanently discolored, but it is possible to remove the discoloration from other surfaces. After some time, acidic soot starts staining other surfaces if not attended to quickly.

Most cases of grease fire damage involve a quick and very intense flash of heat. Putting out the fire quickly improves the chances of repairing most of the kitchen. At SERVPRO, we emphasize quick cleanup of the grease and soot to prevent contamination on other parts of the house and to ensure complete deodorization.

Smoke particles travel through air ducts and can make their way onto anything fibrous, including clothes, bedding, and furniture. Our main priority is to replace the air filter in the furnace and then thoroughly clean up every inch of the house as quickly as possible. We wipe down the inside and outside of every cabinet in the kitchen, and then use special deodorization products to get rid of the smoke odor. In some cases, we may have to remove the cabinets to access the back, where the soot residue may have penetrated.

Our technicians can also help you reverse any fire damage sustained on your fridge. The gasket seal on the doors is the primary concern. If these are damaged, we may need to replace the seals or even the entire refrigerator. If not, we can clean the fans, filters, and the back of the fridge, which may likely be covered in soot and risk infecting the food inside.

If a grease fire interrupts your activities, SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville is here to help. Our technicians are highly skilled and highly experienced in fire damage restoration, and we can restore your property in no time. Call us anytime at (303) 604-6607.

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Water Damage in Your Boulder Attic From Failing Chimney

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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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No Need To Panic After Mold Is Discovered In Your Boulder Property, Our Crew Can Help!

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial No Need To Panic After Mold Is Discovered In Your Boulder Property, Our Crew Can Help! Call us at (303) 604-6607 for industry-leading mold abatement in your commercial building.

Mold Damage Remediation Protects Boulder Businesses

Do not let worry about mold infestation paralyze the operations of your Boulder business. Our certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have both the training and the experience to manage colonies spreading in your commercial building. Find the help you need to get your business back on track after mildew or mold spreads in your store, warehouse, hotel, restaurant, or other location.

Customers and employees share concerns when you discover mold damage in your Boulder commercial space. The media is rife with warnings about the dangers of mold growth. Although there is no proven correlation between the presence of mold and general adverse reactions, susceptible individuals can experience symptoms when exposed. ?Mold spores need moisture to germinate and multiply. When the SERVPRO remediation team arrives, we search for the source of water and help arrange for its elimination. If moisture remains, a problem mold recurs. Even high relative humidity can fuel mold growth, so we recommend strategies to keep readings below 55 to 60 percent.

We then contain the moldy area, including any spread to hidden spaces.  SERVPRO uses physical barriers and innovative technology like negative pressure air scrubbers to keep the moldy debris from moving into unaffected spaces in your business. Our crew also wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to limit exposure to the rest of your building. Removal of the mold follows our crew using mechanical means to scrape the colonies off non-porous surfaces. Controlled agitation and the use of abrasive strategies like soda blasting remove mold from porous materials.

Treatment with an EPA-registered antimicrobial inhibits mold regrowth. SERVPRO crew members apply appropriate disinfectant products using a spray bottle or electrostatic broadcast method. Throughout the mold remediation process, we are thorough yet discrete, working with you and your management team to keep unaffected spaces in your commercial space open for business.

Your reputation as an employer and provider of goods and services depends on an appropriate response to a mold infestation. SERVPRO partners with you to keep the confidence of the public and your workforce as we complete your mold remediation project.

SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville provides highly-qualified mold remediation technicians and cutting edge equipment when we respond to your mold emergency. Call us at (303) 604-6607 for industry-leading mold abatement in your commercial building.

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How Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Boulder

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Boulder Call us right away at (303) 604-6607 once the storms subside so we can make it like the floodwaters never entered your home in the first place.

Flood Preparation And Flood Damage In Your Boulder Home

Disasters are a part of life, and residents in Boulder are at risk for flooding just like anyone else. Even if you don't live in an area prone to heavy rains, changing weather patterns can be surprising, so it is best to be prepared ahead of time instead of assuming it won’t ever affect you and your home.

If flooding has happened in your area already and you are facing flood damage in your Boulder home, you need the help of a professional restoration service as quickly as possible. The longer you let the water sit in your home, the more chance for additional damage. Therefore, contact SERVPRO as soon as the storms subside so we can get the water out of your home and return it to the safe, dry residence you are accustomed to having.

In flood-prone areas, you can consider raising the level of your home. However, doing so can be quite costly, so if you do not have that in your budget, you might consider covering the interior walls with a waterproof sealant. They are used most often on basement walls and are surprisingly effective.

Making sure you also have adequate rain gutters and that you keep them maintained is also essential. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can hire someone to keep your gutters cleaned a couple of times per year. Adding splash pads and downspouts also increase the efficiency of gutters and channels water flow further from your foundation.

In a flood situation, SERVPRO techs first set out to pull all the excess water from your home with truck-mounted pumps. The more water we can extract, the better. Once this is done, we can proceed to dry your home again with industrial fans and dehumidifiers. Sometimes during the restoration process, we remove some of your possessions from the home to an offsite location so we can restore them there, then return them when we are finished.

Sandbags are also good to have on hand in case of a flood threat. The purpose is to divert the water flow, not be a barricade around your home. If they are set up incorrectly, sandbags could have unintended results, like keeping water close to your home’s foundation. Check the grading of your home before you place the sandbags and put them where they’ll divert the water away from your structure.

SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville wants to help you if your home in Erie, Niwot, or Valmont has experienced flooding. Call us right away at (303) 604-6607 once the storms subside so we can make it like the floodwaters never entered your home in the first place.

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Boulder Property Owners Know the Answer to a Fire Loss Cleanup--SERVPRO

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Boulder Property Owners Know the Answer to a Fire Loss Cleanup--SERVPRO Let SERVPRO Mitigate Soot and Ash Cleanup after a Fire to Your Boulder Residence

Think Twice Before Cleaning Up Fire Damage in Boulder on Your Own

Washing away smoke and ash after your home in Boulder sustains fire damage might be your first instinct, but you should think twice before letting anyone, but a professional company like SERVPRO handle the task. Smoke and ash can come in a variety of chemical compositions and states of matter, some of which may react negatively with water-based cleaning products and other household cleaning agents. Most of the chemicals we use to restore your home and clean up messes are specially designed for the task and require training and experience to apply correctly.

What Happens When You Do It Yourself
Sometimes when we get called to handle fire damage in Boulder, we find that someone has already tried to clean away ash and smoke residues with improper means. Water-based cleaning agents can be among the most harmful to your home when used in this way, as water can mix with most types of smoke, soot, and ash to create a thick sludge requiring even more time and resources to clean up after. In some cases, the addition of water can also cause chemical reactions that create acids and other harmful substances. SERVPRO technicians know how to clean up in these scenarios, but our work is made faster and easier if the fire and smoke residues remain untouched before we arrive.

How SERVPRO Handles It
We use a variety of cleaning methods to handle different types of fire damage and their unique requirements. For example, smoke residues on fabric surfaces such as curtains and furniture often require dry, hand-applied cleaning jobs with special foam cleaning agents. The specific cleaning agents we use depends on what our inspectors find when they evaluate the composition of residues in your home, but we stock dozens of solutions for different chemical compositions and surfaces. We carry a line of specially formulated cleaning products to reduce smearing and preventing demolition when a good cleaning can suffice.

SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville stocks the tools and equipment necessary to clean up after fire damages in your home without causing additional problems in the process. "Like it never even happened." Call us at (303) 604-6607 for our 24/7 services or a quote.

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The Importance Of Treating Light Smoke Odors After A Fire In Your Boulder Home

2/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Importance Of Treating Light Smoke Odors After A Fire In Your Boulder Home If you have a fire start inside your townhouse complex, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville as soon as the fire gets put out.

Fire Damage Experts In Boulder Discuss The Treatment Of Light Smoke Odors

If something burns inside your Boulder townhome, there is a chance you will notice a smoke odor long after the blaze gets extinguished. Even small burns can cause fire damage to the building materials and contents inside your townhouse. When items burn, partially combusted particles in the form of smoke travel throughout your home penetrating deep into porous materials. When the smoke hits cooler surfaces, it solidifies and turns into soot residues, and when it penetrates materials like carpet or cloth, it leaves behind unpleasant aromas. Therefore, even if the fire damage problem inside your home is small, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

When the burnt section is confined to a small area, it is likely that your structure will only receive light smoke odor issues. Even if structural issues are absent and the soot residues only exist in the immediate area, controlling foul smells can become part of your fire damage project in Boulder. During these minor situations, the aromas may be less noticeable the further you travel from the source, but mitigation by a professional restoration crew like SERVPRO can still be necessary. When the problems are not severe, the soot removal and cleaning procedures are normally kept to the source region and the areas immediately adjacent to it. When treating any issues including the minor ones, we always begin with eliminating the source.

A good example is if a small fire started in a trashcan, our SERVPRO technicians would begin the restoration process by removing any of the burnt materials inside the trashcan and possibly even the can itself. We then spray any soot residues with a water-based odor counteractant. Next, we can apply vapor crystals to all floors surfaces and utilize a vapor diffuser. If the unpleasant aromas still exist, then we can implement other methods such as thermal fogging or ozone generation.

If you have a fire start inside your townhouse complex, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville at (303) 604-6607 as soon as the fire gets put out.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Louisville Home

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Removes Water From Your Louisville Home When your pipes break, call SERVPRO to remove the water quickly.

Why SERVPRO is the Restoration Company to Trust for Water Damage Prevention in Louisville, Colorado

When pipes break in your Louisville, Colorado home, your first thoughts should include shutting the water off at the main valve. Always ensure no electrical outlets or appliances nearby pose a risk, though, as a combination of water and electricity creates a highly dangerous situation. If needed, shut off the electricity before going near any lost water.  

Sometimes pipes break when a homeowner is away from their home, which is why SERVPRO's Faster To Any Size Disaster becomes even more critical in preventing extensive water damage to your Louisville home. Our IICRC-certified and highly experienced teams are ready round-the-clock, all year long to assist property owners in restoration work after a disaster.

We continue our rapid response to your emergency with quick and efficient work in repairing current damaged areas and preventing other sections of your home from succumbing to the same. The longer water remains present inside your house, the more damage it can cause.  

Water does not stay in one spot, nor does it remain as a liquid. Evaporating slowly but steadily, H2O can harm portraits on your walls, activate previously dormant microbes, and create odors within your residence. SERVPRO technicians know how to alleviate each problem and make everything “Like it never even happened.” again for you.  

When we arrive, our specialists take readings of your house's interior, so we know which materials it absorbed. Hollow cavities like inside walls can also retain water, but we can remove it and get the inside of the wall dry again. We choose our equipment based on how well it performs, and speed is one of the most critical factors.  

SERVPRO understands that you want your family's surroundings to be safe, welcoming, and comfortable. We help you provide this to your loved ones by working as a team to rapidly get the areas affected dried out, cleaned up, and restored to normal again as quickly as possible.  

SERVPRO of Lafayette / Louisville wants to help Boulder, Erie, and Niwot residents when water damage seems imminent. We can help prevent things from worsening in your residence and get things tidied up for you so you can relax. Let us do the hard work for you. Call us at (303) 604-6607, any hour of the day or night – we're here and ready to take your call.

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