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Commercial Water Clean-up

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

hallway in Broomfield hotel with SERVPRO dehumidifiers and fans We restore your property after any water loss

Flooding and water damage events at Broomfield/Arvada commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada 

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm

Protect your Property in Federal Heights by Boarding Up

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

boarded up building in denver with SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada logo Boarding up after a storm is important.

We at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada are aware of the horrific damage a severe storm with high winds can leave in its wake. Boarding up before or after a storm hits in Federal Heights will be beneficial to you and your property. Unfortunately, during a storm, it is common for windows and doors to break leaving your house or office building susceptible to unwanted guests such as dogs, raccoons, cats, etc. Boarding up can also help to deter people who might want to take advantage of your disaster by stealing from or vandalizing your structure.

It is always better to be prepared when severe storms strike our homes and offices. These tips can help you avoid disaster, but in the event you experience wind damage or other types of damage to your property in Federal Heights, please call the professionals at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada at 303-452-9900 and we will do all we can to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage in McKay Landing

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning and scrubbing soot damage off tiles in McKay Landing with SERPRO of Broomfield/Arvada logo Let SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada make your fire damage in McKay Landing “Like it never even happened.”

Smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles. The small particles are also called ash, and they include soot. Soot is the collection of particles left from incomplete burning of products that contain carbon. These products include wood and coal. Smoke and soot do not destroy materials the way fire does. They leave behind greasy films and have an unpleasant odor. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada can clean up damage from smoke and soot in your McKay Landing home.

Smoke moves from warmer areas to cooler areas. You will find smoke and soot damage on the ceiling above where the fire started, but you will also find damage in other places. Our SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada team looks for damage in/on:

  • Closed-off spaces: Smoke and soot settle in cooler areas, including dresser drawers, closed closets, and wall cavities
  • Drapes and blinds. The drapes and blinds are cooler than other parts of the house. During a fire, the areas behind the drapes and blinds are cooler than the rest of the room. Remember that smoke travels to the cooler areas, leaving behind smoke and soot.
  • Outside walls and windows: Even if the fire was in the center of the room, smoke travels to the cooler areas
  • Air ducts: smoke and soot travel throughout the house

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada investigates these areas to get a good idea of what kind of damage is in your McKay Landing property.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Response in Denver area

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck ready to go in Denver, Federal Heights, Thornton We are Faster to Any Size Disaster. 24/7, 365.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is ready for any size disaster, any day at any time. We have a fleet of vehicles to respond to you and our trained and ready technicians are on call 24/7, 365 to help you when disaster strikes. 

We have experience with fire suppression system sprinkler breaks in high rises causing water damage on multiple floors. We aim to help the various businesses and tenants on each floor with their individual needs to help keep their day-to-day activities running. We have experience responding and restoring property and contents after large warehouse fires, helping customers have a sense of peace again after such a disruptive and traumatizing experience. 

If your business experiences property damage of any kind: water, fire, mold, biohazard or storm damage we are Here to Help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada at (303)452-9900 today!

Commercial Damage in Broomfield, CO

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial building in Englewood SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is Here To Help.

When water damage from a fire suppression system sprinkler break inside a tall commercial or multi-family building causes damage, we are there to help. Our crews have the skills, knowledge, equipment, and experience to help in any size or kind of disaster.  

Your trusted team at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has experience with commercial large-losses of all types: water, fire, mold, biohazard.  In addition to helping you when a commercial disaster strikes, we want to help you be prepared in case of a disaster before it happens. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada offers a FREE Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) plan and a Ready Plan app that helps you to have a game plan for what to do if a disaster strikes by having all your important information all in one place. If disaster strikes, let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage! Now What?!

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in Arvada living room Water Damage is a nightmare, we can help!

If you've ever experienced water damage you know that there isn't much you can do to prepare you for the shock!

In the aftermath of a flood or other water damage, you usually end up staring at puddles and damaged flooring wondering, "Now what?" 

After the initial shock of the flooding, it's time to assess and do water damage repair— quickly! Wet materials start developing very serious problems like mold after around 24 hours. You don't have time to wait.

When you call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada, we are immediately there to help you! Our customer care center is fully staffed 24 hours a day and ready to dispatch our Professionals directly to you! When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage.

What you can expect

When our Professionals arrive they will identify and stop the water source and identify the type of water. The type of water contamination will affect the specific restoration processes used to restore your property. 

Believe it or not, there are three types of water.

  • White - water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc.
  • Gray - slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, etc.
  • Black - comes from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc. This water contains waste, bacteria, and other serious contaminants. Black water can cause very serious health effects, and you shouldn't try to clean it up yourself. 

After the water has been stopped and identified, our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process. Depending on the amount of water, they may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. This step helps to reduce drying time and helps to prevent mold and secondary water damage.

Next, our Professionals will survey the extent of the water damage and inspect the area to discover the full extent of the water damage. They will also look for safety concerns and explain them to you. 

After the water removal step, your floors and walls may look dry at first glance, but they are still wet to the touch. Most building materials, like drywall and wood, are porous and will retain significant water. The retained water will cause these materials to warp, swell, or break down and can also cause mold damage. 

Next, our professionals will use specialized equipment, including industrial air movers and dehumidifiers, to remove water retained by building materials and other hard-to-access moisture. They’ll carefully monitor the progress using moisture meters until the materials are dry.

After the moisture has all been removed, your property’s walls, floors, and other surfaces will likely need professional cleaning. Our Professionals will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable personal items, damaged by the water. 

The final step is restoration. Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas of your property. 

Water damage can be catastrophic in your home, especially if it’s been going on for a while. The good news is that SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is here to help! The sooner you take action, and the sooner you call our Professionals the less disastrous the whole situation will be!

FIRE TIPS TO KEEP YOU SAFE

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Firemen walking in smoke in Thornton home Should you ever have a fire emergency, we can help!

No one can predict when an emergency will arise.

More than one third of fire home deaths occur as a result of fires where no alarms are present. Most of these smoke alarm failures are usually the result of missing, disconnected or dead batteries.

Here are some tips to keep in mind that could prevent a fire disaster from occurring in your home:

-National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house

-Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button

-Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year

-Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Emergencies can happen 24/7/365. Keep you and your loved ones safe all year round. 

If you should have a fire emergency, you can call us and we’ll be there!  

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada - 303-452-9900.

Does Your Broomfield Home Have a Mold Problem?

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growing in Broomfield bathroom Even in as dry of a climate as Broomfield, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada Today – 303-452-9900

We Go Beyond

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of a contractor putting down baseboards with words we go beyond what other restoration companies offer SERVPRO Broomfield/Arvada goes beyond

Sometimes our work goes beyond what typical restoration companies offer.  Not only do we specialize in water mitigation, we are a full turnkey Class B General Contractor.  We also carry certifications as a General Abatement Contractor for asbestos abatement, Methamphetamine  Decontamination Firm, lead abatement, trauma and bio cleanups and small chemical spill response, all produced in-house.

Please check out a recent client’s review after calling on SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada to respond to an emergency water loss.  During the process of water mitigation, we discovered asbestos vinyl flooring under the ceramic tile in her kitchen.  SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada notified the environmental division which was able to respond within 24 hours so that job production could continue seamlessly.   

This project is currently in the restoration phase and is on schedule and on budget.

It’s important when selecting a restoration contractor, that they have the inhouse capabilities to perform all work for better overall results and customer experience.

Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada today at (303)452-9900.  We can make your worst day “Like it never even happened.”

Review: "Chris was very clear and responsive in setting up the job. He referred us to their partner, SERVPRO to GC the job . Specialty did a really good job of clearing the house of asbestos following a water leak. They were punctual and thorough. They were a bit haphazard about the removal of our fixtures... Screws and plumbing bits weren't kept with the fixtures. They left some mess... Tape and staples still in the wall, our screen left open, etc."

Water Damage Tips

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in Arvada living room You can count on SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada to take care of any and all water losses.

Water damage can happen to your Arvada home or business in many different ways.

In this blog, we will outline some of the most common sources of water damage. It's very likely that you have had water damage at one point or another, or may know someone who has. 

If you think about water damaging your home, you might imagine the cause to be from a severe storm.  The unfortunate reality is that most water damages are caused when ordinary household appliances fail.  It's important to know the areas around your home that pose a threat for damage, and what to do after it happens. 

Washing Machines

Washing machine leaks are among the most common causes of flood damage in a home and can result in significant damage not only in the laundry room but also in adjacent rooms and areas.  Some laundry rooms are located on the second floor of homes thus multi-level damage can occur.  Remember to replace rubber and plastic hoses with reinforced steel braided hoses. Check connections periodically to make sure they are secure and replace the hoses every five years.

Sewer and Drain Backups

Sewer water has the potential to cause health issues, not to mention a disgusting smell. This can bring serious issues to the home or business owner. Water that backs up from a sewer is called "blackwater” and can contain all types of harmful contaminants. A professional cleanup company like SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is highly recommended to help in the event that this happens. Call us!  We will respond immediately to make your home safe again.  

Bathroom Leaks 

Bathroom water leaks cause significant damage to a home. This is especially true if the bathroom is located upstairs. The main culprit is usually a supply line to the shower or toilet. We can't see the copper pipes that carry the water inside the walls, but we can see and inspect the supply line to the toilet. It's a good idea to replace the older line with a stronger braided one. These steel braided hoses are less likely to fail and are a proactive way to lessen the chance of having a leak. 

Frozen Pipes

Colorado has beautiful winters and thankfully, we can enjoy fun outdoor winter activities.  We can also experience extremely low temperatures.  When outdoor temperatures drop and stay low and cold for even a few days, homes and businesses are likely to suffer from frozen pipes that then burst because the water inside those pipes freezes.  As freezing water expands, it causes the pressure inside the pipes to increase which very likely can lead to bursting pipes. There are a few ways to help prevent this from happening: 

Be sure to blow out your sprinkler system and detach garden hoses from exterior spigots.  Insulate pipes, especially those close to outside walls, attics, and crawl spaces where the chance of freezing is greatest. Seal air leaks surrounding pipes and keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.  

The Refrigerator

The copper pipe that brings in water to the ice maker might have a bad or loose connection, or it could be pinched. Like the other appliances in our homes, the fridge has a water supply line with continuous pressure. If that line becomes loose or broken in any way, water will spill out until the source is turned off. It's a great idea to familiarize yourself with where to shut the water off!

Sump Pump Failure

If you have a basement, you understand the importance of a sump pump. Without one, water can seep into your basement and cause lots of damage. One of the most common causes of a flooded basement is a sump pump that stops working. This could be that the pump is old and mechanically broken, but most likely, it's due to a power supply loss. When storms roll through, we can at times lose power to our homes.  That's why it's so important to have a battery backup in place in the event this happens to you. 

Call The Service Professionals 

If you should suffer water damage, whether from a weather-related event or a cracked pipe, overflowing bathtub or toilet, call the water damage experts at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada!  You can reach us for 24-hour emergency service at: (303)452-9900.  You can also click here to contact us online.

At SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada, we have specialized equipment, professional training, and certifications that allow us to restore your home or business to its pre-water damage condition and make it "Like it never even happened."