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Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Northglenn

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded family room in Northglenn, Colorado - major water loss Are you swimming unhappily in water from a flood? Call us for help!

Walking into a flooded home or business is never a good way to start the day in Northglenn! If you find yourself dealing with wet, soggy furniture, carpeting, etc., give SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada a call at 303-452-9900 and we will begin the restoration process.

While you are waiting for SERVPRO to arrive, there are a few things you can do, if you choose, but first make sure the building or home is safe to enter.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada Wants You to Remember:

  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on a dry area before you turn on the electric power
  • Waterlogged materials are heavy

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada suggests you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Start drying items ASAP

More helpful tips: https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/returning-home-after-flood

Tips to Put Out Fires in the Kitchen Safely in Louisville

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in kitchen inside cooking pan in Louisville and Superior Fire Safety in the Kitchen is critical.

Fires that begin in the kitchen account for over half of home fires. Some kitchen fires are small enough that you may be able to put them out with a fire extinguisher safely. By being proactive, you can help save yourself and others from fire and smoke injuries in your Louisville home.

But remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 911 from outside the home.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/Arvada offers these tips for handling a small cooking fire:

  • If the fire is on the stove top or in a pot, put a lid on the fire to smother the flames. Turn off the burner
  • If a cloth on the stove top is on fire, put a lid on the fire to smother the flames. Turn off any burners 
  • Do not use water on a gas fire or a grease fire. Pot lids will smother a fire. You can also use (a lot of) baking soda. Pour a box of baking soda on the fire
  • If the fire is in the oven, turn off the heat. Close the oven door.

IMPORTANT:

Never leave firefighting to chance in Louisville. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada knows that objects can be replaced.  People and pets cannot.

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire

What to do if you have anxiety during thunderstorms and lightning in Broomfield

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Man hiding from Broomfield severe storm damage in Broomfield and Arvada Practice calming techniques if you experience anxiety during thunderstorms.

Have you ever experienced Astraphobia? Although Astraphobia has not been officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), it is classified as an extreme fear of thunder and lightning. People who have anxiety in this area may experience panic during thunderstorms. Thunderstorms and lightning can set off a person’s alarm bells.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada offers these guides to Coping with PTSD During Storms:

The Best Strategy is to Be Prepared:

  • Take care of your emotional health. See a therapist. Learn relaxation exercises. When you feel anxious, you can relax yourself
  • Know when a thunderstorm is likely. Plan what you will do during a thunderstorm
  • Take care of your physical health. Eat a healthy diet. Get enough sleep. Do not rely on alcohol or other drugs. Do not smoke or chew tobacco

During a Thunderstorm in Broomfield:

  • Slow down your breathing
  • Look around. Notice where you are. Notice that you are in a safe place
  • Distract yourself from the storm. Wear headphones and listen to music. Sit in a pop-up tent
  • Talk with someone you trust

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/cope/coping-traumatic-stress.asp

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/PTSD-overview/epidemiological-facts-ptsd.asp

https://www.healthline.com/health/astraphobia

Bring Your Pets When You Have to Evacuate Your Home

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

take care of your pets during storms or evacuations in Broomfield and Westminster Bring your pets with you when you have to evacuate your home

If storms or other disasters force evacuation from Westminster, the evacuation will be easier if we know that pets and large animals will be safe as well. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/Arvada is sharing these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). 

Before Westminster Requires Evacuation:

  • Plan for vehicles to evacuate large animals 
  • Consider microchips for all animals, large and small
  • Make sure that the information on tags is correct, and securely attached to a collar or harness
  • Arrange for shelter, food, and water for large animals that cannot be moved to safer places 
  • In case of separation, have a photo of yourself and your pets and other animals
  • Identify pet-friendly shelters and motels
  • Each pet will need a leash or harness and/or a carrier
  • Keep a copy of each pet's required medications (including prescriptions) or special needs
  • Contact information for veterinarian

Pet Emergency Kits:

  • 3-day supply of water and food for each pet
  • First-aid kit
  • Favorite toys and blankets
  • Whatever you find keeps your pets happy
  • Extra treats
  • Medicine as needed
  • Extra litter and litter box
  • Waste bags

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has found that Ready.gov is a great resource.

We hope you and your animals stay safe. If water damage or storm damage do strike, call us. We're available all day, every day, and will restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.fema.gov/helping-pets

Water damage in medical office in Broomfield, CO

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Crews cleaning up water damage in commercial office in Broomfield SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is ready to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Recently our team at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada received a frantic call from an office manager at a local medical office. They had a handwashing station that had been leaking without notice and then suddenly burst affecting the medical office and several exam rooms. 

Within 45 minutes of our office receiving the call asking for help, we had crews on-site working to remove excess water and remove wet and affected materials so the structure could be properly dried and sanitized. 

After crews worked to remove the carpet squares, the cement was sanitized using a SERVPRO cleaning agent to make sure that no bacteria grows and no odor lingers. We work to make sure that everything is restored correctly so you and your company can rest assured and trust that everything is dry and safe.

Rental Property and Mold Damage in Louisville, CO

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professional cleaning and abating mold damage in Louisville, CO If treated properly, mold does not have to destroy your Louisville home, office, or commercial building.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/Arvada understands mold and we want to educate our community about the best ways to prevent and treat your Louisville property to avoid costly repairs.

Mold:

  • grows from mold spores (spores are too small to see unaided, can survive harsh environments for many years)
  • can grow almost anywhere 
  • needs to have only above-freezing temperatures, protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet, moisture (high humidity is enough)
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • has a bad smell
  • is unsightly

If you have a small amount of mold on a dish, you can clean it. If you, however, have a large amount of mold, you will need licensed mold remediation from an industry professional. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” as 10 square feet or more.

If you suspect your apartment or office building might have mold, you need to have a certified mold inspector out to examine the area. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada cannot identify what kind of mold you have, but we are licensed in mold remediation and we can repair the damage caused by mold.

Remember, whatever the disaster, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is #HeretoHelp.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Remediating Mold in Federal Heights

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Little house with MOLD damage Don’t let mold take over your home or business. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada can help.

Why should you choose to use SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada?  Because we understand it doesn’t take but a tiny bit of moisture to cause mold growth in the drywall in your Federal Heights home or office.  You may not be able to see the mold growing but it is causing damage and the sooner you get rid of it, the better.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that only licensed professionals can clean more than 10 square feet of mold. The EPA cannot know how you take care of your home or business, but you will need an inspection if you want to sell.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is licensed in mold remediation.

Mold remediation means getting rid of the mold spores that become mold as well as fixing the root cause of the dampness.

Mold:

  • can start growing on a damp surface within 24 hours
  • can destroy the materials it grows on
  • can spread and destroy adjacent materials
  • grows from tiny spores that travel through the air

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada can:

  • remove drywall
  • disinfect certain surfaces
  • find the source of moisture
  • stop the moisture problem

Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/index.html

SERVPRO is Ready to Help in McKay Landing

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Choose SERVPRO SERVPRO is Ready to Help in McKay Landing

1800+ reasons why…

Many years ago, a painting business was started, and from that SERVPRO was born.  Telling the tale of the restoration process is over 1800 franchises. Your home and business in McKay Landing have been a cornerstone in that growth and we recognize that. Because of you, we strive to always put our best foot forward. Whether bagging up hazardous waste or speaking with insurance adjusters, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada strives to give you our best.

Over five decades…

Without experience, the best intentions are fruitless. We, here at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada, have experience in the cleaning and restoration area. In fact, we’ve got over five decades of professional cleaning knowhow scattered across the country. The staff at our franchises are well trained and equipped when performing their duties and/or assessing your situation. If and when you are facing the discomfort of a high stress situation, call us and we will put those years of experience to work for you.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada: (303)452-9900.

SERVPRO + You = Success in Northglenn

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

House with a damaged roof from storm damage in Northglenn and Denver When disaster strikes, know you can count on SERVPRO!

One…

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada understands what “complete loss”’ means when it comes to fire damage, water damage, along with other types of damages whether in a residence or commercial business. We don’t want this to be you. If the unfortunate happens and you find yourself in the middle of a disaster, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is here for you.

…Plus One…

A click on your laptop or dialing 303.452.9900 will put you in touch with the other half of this simple equation = You + Us. Together we can come to whatever conclusion(s) will put you, your family, and your home or business on the fast track to relief. SERVPRO is a leader in cleanup and restoration and has a proven system to help ensure a return to pre loss condition.

…Equals Two.

When you combine the expert in the home or office with a leader in the restoration industry in Northglenn, your answer will always be money and time spent more efficiently. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We want to make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation in Westminster

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech and woman using moisture meter on wall full of mold Understanding the difference in mold removal and mold remediation is important.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada shares the differences in mold removal and mold remediation. We should understand that removing mold is nearly impossible because microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere naturally. However, if you find yourself in a mold situation in Westminster, call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada and we will remediate the damage.

Mold, once exposed to moisture, can begin growing into colonies within 48 hours. Moisture sources that help mold grow include windows, air conditioning/heating units, leaks, pets, and even clothing materials. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has these tips to offer about mold remediation:

  • Wear protective gear such as gloves, a mask, and eye protection
  • Protect yourself by ventilating the area where mold is present
  • Identify materials that have been exposed to moisture for over 24-48 hours
  • Throw out whatever mold has destroyed, if you can do so safely
  • Keep humidity at 40% or higher
  • Ultimately, let SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada in the Westminster area remediate the mold safely and get your home or business back to normal. While we cannot prevent mold from happening, we can remediate the damage making it “Like it never even happened.”

An Important Note:

By law, only licensed professionals can remediate large areas. A “large area” is 10 square feet or more per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.