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Stay Safe During Lightning and Thunder Storms in Westminster, CO

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

lightening storm thunderstorm damage in Westminster CO Stay safe and reach out for help during lightning and thunderstorms.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants residents in Westminster to be prepared in the event of a thunderstorm. Making sure to build an emergency kit, have a family communications plan, and go indoors. Remember that if you see lightning and can’t count to 30 before hearing thunder, the storm is too close for comfort!

Here are some tips from FEMA on what to do during a thunderstorm:

  • Stay inside
  • Don’t use items that plug into electrical outlets
  • Don’t wash your hands, take a bath or take a shower as faucets can conduct electricity
  • Stay away from windows and doors
  • Don’t lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
  • Don’t touch anything metal outside – bikes, playgrounds, fences
  • Stay away from open fields, hills, or the beach
  • Don’t stand near “lightning rods,” like tall trees in an open area, or flagpoles

Lightning and thunderstorms can cause a safety issue and a risk of flash floods. If you find yourself in need after a storm, SERVPRO is on call 24 hours a day and can be on site in four hours to begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at (303)452-9900.

Clogged Sinks and Water Damage in Broomfield, CO

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

water damage from an over flowing sink in Arvada CO Water damage can happen after a sink overflows.

As home or business owners, you know that many things can go wrong. One common problem is the kitchen sink. Sinks can get clogged, pipes can burst, and they can overflow. SERVPRO Broomfield/Arvada is always on-call and ready to save the day for Broomfield residents!

Here are some useful tips for when the water starts flowing out of the sink and on to the floor:

  • Use a pitcher or any other type of large cup to get water out of your sink
  • If you have a food disposal connected to the sink, check that and make sure it is not clogged
  • Keep an eye on any water damage because this could lead to mold
  • Shut off the faucet that allows water to flow to your sink
  • If a clog is not solving itself, grab the plunger – they are not just for toilets

Broomfiled residents and business owners are encouraged to call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada if the job becomes too much and water is overflowing all over the floor. We have highly trained professionals that are ready to head to any home or commercial building when cleanup or restoration is needed after any type of water damage. We are open 24/7 for your convenience and (303)452-9900

Who To Call After a Toilet Leak in Broomfield, CO

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

water damage from a toilet leat in broomfield, CO Call SERVPRO for help with water damage after a toilet leak.

Toilets can start leaking or backup for all sorts of reasons, leaving you with water damage in your home or business. Some common causes are:

  • A wax ring failure
  • A poor connection of the supply line
  • A crack in the tank
  • A clog in the bowl or farther down the line
  • A poor connection of the value in the tank causing water to run and overfill the bowl

Whatever the reason, we can help with water damage due to a leaky toilet. Our teams of trained, experienced, knowledgeable, and professional technicians are able to come out and assess the damage with you and walk through the best options for you and your home.

Every instance of property damage is different and we know that every solution needs to be as unique as the family who calls the house home. When property damage like a toilet leak affects your home or office, make sure to call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada. We'll be ready 24/7, 365 to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Buying a New Home in Adams County, CO

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

mold and asbestos in a new home in adams county CO SERVPRO can help you make the right choices when buying a new home.

Buying a new house is exciting, but it’s important to do your homework to ensure you are going to be happy and healthy in a new abode! 

A home inspection is a wonderful tool for checking the basics, but did you know that a house inspector is not responsible for checking your new home for mold or asbestos? We at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada can help connect you to the right resources to make sure that you aren’t buying a house without knowing whether or not you are dealing with these common and dangerous issues.

Mold

Black mold, or stachybotrys chartarum, is notorious for being the worst mold that you can find, but there are many other types of mold to look out for as well. If mold damage is found in your house, we recommend leaving the affected areas alone and avoiding that area until our professionals can assist with mold removal.

https://www.SERVPRObroomfieldarvada.com/black-mold

Asbestos

Asbestos fibers can be released from certain building materials and can be potentionally harmful. Asbestos abatement professionals can help make sure that your future home is safe for family and friends.

https://www.osha.gov/asbestos

We hope that your new home is in perfect condition! If however, you find yourself in a situation where you need to make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is here and happy to help! Call (303)452-9900 for assistance today. 

Be Prepared in Case of a Storm Evacuation in Adams County, Colorado

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

storm damage in arvada CO protect your family Keep your four legged friends in mind when planning for emergencies in Adams County, CO.

Every home should have an emergency kit ready to roll in case of an evacuation due to a storm in the areas around Broomfield, Arvada, and Westminster, CO. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada suggests having these items prepared and stored in a waterproof container in the event that you would need to leave your home.

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • A three day supply of non perishable food
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list
  • A week long supply of prescription medications and other medical necessities 

If you have pets, remember to prepare their emergency kit as well with pet food, toys, beds and other comfort objects, and vet information.  Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged friends. All shelters allow service animals.

You cannot always prepare for a storm or know how weather may change, but you can make efforts to keep your family protected and safe. Should you need help to clean up after a storm, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is here to make it, “Like it never even happened.” Call (303)452-9900 for assistance with storm damage. 

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210318/how-build-kit-emergencies#:~:text=Water%20(one%20gallon%20per%20person,Flashlight

Fire Alarm Placement in Adams County, Colorado

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

fire alarm prevents smoke and fire damage in broomfield co Fire alarms can protect your home and family in Adams County, CO

Smoke alarms are a useful tool to protect your belongings and loved ones safe by alerting you in case of a fire. 

The National Fire Protection Agency recommends that fire alarms are installed on every floor of a home or business and inside and outside of every bedroom or place where someone sleeps. Alarms should be mounted in the middle of a ceiling, but if you are unable to mount your alarm on the ceiling, they can be mounted on the wall.  If wall mounted, place the alarm within 12 inches of the ceiling and at least three feet from corners. 

Keep smoke alarms away from:

  • Fans and air ducts, they can blow smoke away and cause the alarm to not respond appropriately
  • The shower or kitchen stove, the heat/steam/smoke from these can cause a smoke alarm to sound when there is not actually any danger. 

If your smoke alarm sounds, have a safety plan in place so that your family knows what to do. Before going through any closed doors, check to see if the doorknob is hot, and when moving through an area with a fire, crawl rather than walk to avoid smoke inhalation. If you are able to safely exit an area without help, do so before calling 911.  

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with smoke damage or help with cleaning after a fire, call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada at (303)452-9900.  

Maintenance of Smoke Alarms in Broomfield, CO

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

smoke damage and fire damage in Broomfield CO A working smoke alarm protects your home or business from fire damage.

How many times have you had a smoke  alarm that’s beeping and you just silence it with the push of a button rather than dealing with the issue?

A fire can spark up without warning in a home or place of business and has the potential to destroy countless memories and years of work. A smoke alarm is a simple tool to help keep your things safe from a fire and quickly alert you to its presence. It’s important to keep your smoke alarms in good repair so that they can do their job. Here are a few tips about maintenance of a smoke alarm. 

The National Fire Protection Association recommends:

  • Each smoke alarm should be tested once a month to make sure that they are working properly.
  • Batteries should be replaced every six months. 
  • A fire alarm with a low battery “chirp” should never be ignored or silenced.
  • A smoke alarm should be replaced at least every ten years or earlier. 

https://www.firstalert.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-firstalert-Site/default/Content-Show?cid=smoke-alarm-tips

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher in Westminster

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

fire damage prevented by a fire extinguisher Prevent fire damage by properly learning to use a fire extinguisher.

SERVPRO hopes you never experience a fire in your home, but it is always smart to be prepared. Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them.  

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada suggests that you familiarize yourself with the acronym pass in order to be prepared to use a fire extinguisher.

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aim at the base of the fire

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly

Sweep the nozzle side to side

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html 

For the safety of yourself and others, please only attempt to put a fire out after:

  • You have alerted others to the fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained 
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

In the event that disaster strikes, be aware that our IICRC certified technicians are qualified in all aspects of cleaning up the damage left by smoke and fire in your business or residence in Westminster. Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada for help with fire damage at (303)452-9900.

Smoke and Soot

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

smoke damage caused by fire in arvada colorado Avoid further damage to your home by dealing with smoke and soot appropriately in Adams County, CO

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor.  Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Some facts on the movement of smoke and soot around the home:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

There are two different types of smoke – wet and dry - which leave different types of soot residue after a fire. Before we begin restoration, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. 

The Process of General Commercial Restoration

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

commercial building with mold damage water damage in Nederland CO Call SERVPRO for help with your commercial building damage.

At SERVPRO of Greater Boulder we know that at work you mean business, and we mean business when it comes to keeping your commercial properties clean and in good repair. SERVPRO offers commercial cleaning services in addition to commercial restoration in water, fire, mold, or storm damage that may lead to fire and water issues. 

Water Damage: detailed inspection and damage assessment-> water removal-> drying and dehumidification-> cleaning/sanitizing-> restoration

Fire Damage: inspection and damage assessment-> board up and roof tarp service to prevent further damage-> removal of smoke and soot-> cleaning/sanitizing-> restoration

Mold Damage: inspection and mold damage assessment-> containment-> air filtration-> removal of mold and infested material-> clean contents and belongings-> restoration

Should your building be dealing with any of these issues, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has teams that are ready to come to your assistance any day or night of the year. Call (303)452-9900 for assistance from our trusted and qualified professionals. 

Commercial Sewage and Biohazard Cleanup in Arvada and Broomfield, CO

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

biohazard cleanup after sewage leak or suicide in arvada co We will help take care of any biohazard sewage issues in your commercial building.

Sewage leaks and biohazards can occur at any time. These leaks may contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that can cause serious illness.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants the commercial and residential property owners in Boulder to know that sewage leaks and biohazard events in commercial buildings and residential properties are emergencies.  

When a sewage backup occurs, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is ready to provide cleanup services to remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture. We will then clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure and contents.

We also offer biohazard cleanup services that are sadly sometimes necessary:

  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Homicide cleanup
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup

https://www.SERVPRObroomfieldarvada.com/biohazard-cleaning

If you find yourself dealing with a sewage or biohazard emergency, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants to help. No matter what your emergency may be, we will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the protective gear and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore your Colorado property. Call us today at (303)452-9900 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your emergency and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Fire and Water Damage in Northglenn, CO

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

fire being put out causing fire and water damage in northglenn CO A fire can cause both fire and water damage. Trust SERVPRO professionals to put your business back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is certified to help with commercial fire and water damage restoration in Northglenn, CO. 

Some of the many aspects of fire and water damage that our technicians are able to assist with are odor control, removal of smoke and soot, water mitigation and drying, clean up, repair, and restoration.  SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is able to repair the damage from start to finish and leave the area looking “Like it never even happened.” We are available for emergency contact 24 hours a day, seven days a week and want to help our clients to get back to business as quickly as possible!    

From Kurt M. in Northglenn, CO:

"Completely amazing, I never thought that a flood project could be completed so quickly! To say that they do expert work is an understatement. No smells, no sign that they were here. I'm talking 5 inches of water in about a 3000 square foot space with carpet, tile, wallboard, etc. These guys worked like crazy! I don't think you could do this type of work yourself even if you were a construction contractor, they specialized in MAKING IT RIGHT!"

Keep You Commercial Buildings and Residents Safe with Fire Sprinklers in Arvada, CO

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

building being saved from the safe measure of a sprinkler system in Broomfield CO Protect your building from fire damage in Arvada, CO

Fire sprinklers are an important part of fire safety procedures in any building and incredibly important in commercial buildings, like hotels and multi-unit dwellings like apartments, condos and university residence halls. However, in just a few minutes, hundreds of gallons of water could pour out across the floors and quickly spread down to lower floors as the water and damage flow. In just a short amount of time, your property can be facing the possibility of having to close down or have limited access for residents or customers in addition to thousands of dollars of damage for cleanup, restoration, and restoration.

Being a responsible business or property owner means putting measures in place, like fire sprinklers, to stop potential safety threats. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada's job is being available to step in and put your commercial business back to it's preloss condition after the danger has passed and a fire has been extinguished. 

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has helped customers with large water damages in the area for many years and have teams of trained, experienced, and knowledgeable professionals to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO's Large Loss Diasaster Team

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

flood and water damage after a storm in Adams County CO SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada's Disaster Recovery Team Helps Communities in Need

Did you know that SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada participates in SERVPRO’s large loss disaster team? We have teams that are ready to contribute to the restoration of cities nationwide following all types of disasters, natural or otherwise. There are commercial operations managers responsible for supervising each large loss so that we are able to contribute to timely mitigation/restoration with great communication. SERVPRO is able to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. Our system has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available to you 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

https://www.SERVPRObroomfieldarvada.com/disaster-recovery

Restore Your Business and Documents After Water Damage Strikes in Broomfield, CO

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

water damage on documents in Arvada, Broomfield Colordo Act fast when water damage strikes to salvage damaged documents and other important belongings in Broomfield, CO.

When water damage strikes it can cause damage to both the property structure and it can also affect the contents of the building including important documentation. When documents and contents for your business get wet from a pipe break or sprinkler system malfunction, the team at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is here to help you restore not only the structure but also the contents. 

We know that when your business is in need it needs to be done the right way, right away. 

When you call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada, we have crews available to respond and begin the water removal and drying process immediately.  We will also begin restoring and cleaning any items that can be salvaged, including important documentation.

Our goal is to help get things back up and running as quickly as possible so that you can get back to serving your customers.  Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada day or night 365 days a year for assistance with water damage and mitigation at (303)452-9900.

Testimonials for SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada Water Damage Assistance

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

water damage causing mold in broomfield colorado Leaks can cause extensive water damage if they are not dealt with quickly and professionally.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is proud to provide our community with fast and attentive service in case of water damage in your home. Here are a couple of testimonials that we hope make you feel comfortable choosing SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada today!

“During a cold snap we had a pipe freeze in our basement.  We called the plumber out and of course when he warmed them up they burst! I called Shilo with SERVPRO and she had her team on the phone with me in less than an hour.  They were here fast and on top of cleanup within hours! The team was polite, attentive and in constant communication. When it was time to remove the floor and dry wall they were clean, fast, together and did not spread mess anywhere. I am thankful for SERVPRO  of Broomfield/ Arvada team and would recommend them!!!

-Amy C.”

“We had a Soap tray fall off the shower tile in the kids bathroom. Woke up to water all over, and it had leaked into the garage. We called SERVPRO and they sent our Enrique, Houston and Brian. Not only did they show up within a few hours, they set up Dehumidifiers and Fans, cleaned up the excess water and because their response was SO fast, they ended up saving us THOUSANDS of dollars in damage. (seriously, all we need to do is put the soap tray back up). Houston and Brian were SO nice, so polite and extremely professional. They went WAY above and beyond my expectations in making sure there was no more water/moisture or any mold. They even crawled into the rafters of my garage multiple times with a moisture detector!

They did this while also dealing with the Marshall Fire damage in Superior Colorado (we live in Parker). PLEASE call these gentlemen if you need ANY sort of disaster recovery! I will absolutely call them if I (hopefully not) need any more of their services. Thank you Houston for the great communication as well!

Appreciatively,

-Greg K.”

Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada at (303)452-9900 for your water damage restoration needs day or night, 365 days a year. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

Most Common Fires and Ways to Prevent Them in Arvada, CO

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

smoke damage caused by fire in arvada colorado Practice safety in your home or business to avoid fire and smoke damage.

House or business fires endanger those around them and can cause thousands of dollars in fire and smoke damage.  Fortunately, the most common causes of fires can be avoided by simple measures to avoid damaging your home.

Cooking

The majority of fires in the kitchen happen when food is left unattended.  Don’t walk away from food especially when using grease or oil.  Also, make sure that any portable appliances like toasters are cooled down before they get stowed away.

Heating

Move any curtains or other combustible fabrics away from portable space heaters and never leave the house with them running.  

Electrical

Have a professional electrician come over to check wiring in your home and make sure that it isn’t outdated or damaged in any way.  Also refrain from performing electrical repairs unless you have extensive experience.  

Smoking 

If you smoke, it’s a good idea to only do so outside and to make sure that a cigarette butt is fully put out before it gets thrown away so that it doesn’t spark a fire inside your house.  

Candles

Remember to always put candles out before you leave home.  Make sure to also keep candles out of reach of children or pets who may knock them over and away from flammable materials. 

If your house is damaged by a fire, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada can help with mitigation and dealing with any odor or smoke clean up.  Reach out if you need assistance with fire damage at (303)452-9900. 

https://www.SERVPRObroomfieldarvada.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration



American Family Insurance names SERVPRO as Preferred Partner in Emergency Water Removal Program

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in arvada CO caused by flood SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada provides emergency water removal so that you can get your home or business back to preloss condition in Colorado

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is one of the leaders in water remediation and we are trusted by our clients to do timely and effective work related to water damage.  

We are proud to have been selected as a preferred vendor for American Family Insurance for their Emergency Water Removal Program. 

From the American Family Emergency Water Removal Program informational page:

“The earlier you begin the water damage mitigation process, the less likely it is that additional damage will occur to your property. Our Emergency Water Removal Program vendors focus on drying affected structural components in place as opposed to demolition — meaning less damage, lower reconstruction costs and generally a shorter period of time necessary to get your home back to preloss condition.

Our preferred contractors are your advocates. They have a common goal to provide a rapid and efficient removal of water problems you might encounter in your home.”

https://www.amfam.com/claims/emergency-water-removal

https://www.SERVPROgreaterboulder.com/water-repair-process

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is committed to providing outstanding service to our clients 365 days a year to make it “Like it never even happened.”  If you are in need of assistance with water mitigation, call (303)494-2000 and we will be there for you quicker than you can say burst pipe! 

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.

Have an Evacuation Plan and a Shelter Plan in Place in Northglenn

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Evacuation Plan picture with SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada logo Look over your evacuation plan before a big storm hits in Northglenn.

It is very important to have an evacuation plan in place before a big storm hits. The weather is unpredictable and unexpected damages can occur due to that. These damages can force homeowners and residents in Northglenn to evacuate to a safer area. If a resident does not have anywhere else to go, another option is a disaster shelter. The American Red Cross has a disaster shelter locator on their website. When preparing for a storm, one should always check and see if there are any disaster shelters around the area.  Everyone is welcome at a disaster shelter. There are no qualifications to be met. Service animals are also welcome! What a great resource!

Once the residential home is safe to re-enter, carefully evaluate any damage the home may have and take note of it. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has a team of trained professionals that are ready to help when property damage occurs!

Here are some safety tips for the residents of Northglenn who are getting ready to evaluate residential home damage:

  • Stay away from electrical lines and wires, especially if there is water damage nearby
  • Examine the breaker box for any breakers that might have tripped, but DO NOT turn them on yourself – call an electrician to do this safely in case of wire damage
  • Be extremely cautious if cleaning products have spilled – most are flammable so avoid using matches or candles

Again, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to call us if your home needs to be restored after a storm or water damage occurs.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Link:  https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html

Faster to your Broomfield Water Damage Event

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Ceiling falling through Adams County home after major water damage to the roof.  Mold not evident yet. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Broomfield, Arvada, Westminster, Adams County and more.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 303-452-9900

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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

Commercial Flood Insurance in Broomfield

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

flooding in Broomfield, CO office building Protect your Business with Flood Insurance in Broomfield, Arvada and surrounding areas.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood.

Things to know in Broomfield:

Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

Some agencies in Broomfield charge the same for flood insurance

  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 877-336-2627.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada recommends the following:

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your place of business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding.

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Links:

https://www.usa.gov/property-insurance

www.fema.gov

Why SERVPRO in Broomfield, Arvada, Westminster and beyond?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Map with SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada logo You can't go wrong when you choose SERVPRO.

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first franchise in 1969.  In 1988, SERVPRO’s headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has over 1800 Franchises in the United States and Canada! That is impressive!

What does SERVPRO actually do?

SERVPRO provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration
  • and more

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada performs the following services:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada works directly with most insurance companies and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in McKay Landing, The Broadlands, Indian Peaks, anywhere you need us.

Why choose SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada?  Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment. We make sure that your needs are met.

Technicians at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada will document every step so you will know exactly what SERVPRO did and how the process worked.

Links:

https://www.SERVPRO.com/161018

Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Broomfield

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

American Flag and FEMA Keep your business safe from fire damage.

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) estimates over 40% of businesses remain closed after a disaster such as a storm, fire, or water damage, or other types of natural disasters. It is also estimated that only 29% of those businesses that do reopen remain open after two years in Broomfield.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants to help inform you of the different causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Some Top Causes of Commercial Fires in Broomfield are:

  • Cooking Accidents: Leaving fires unattended
  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment.
  • Materials: Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day and replace frayed cords

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage is prevention.

Links:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/firesafety/

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/nonres_bldg_fire_estimates.pdf

Smoke Detectors can Save Lives in Broomfield

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Fire detector in Broomfield and Arvada homes By installing a fire alarm(s), you can lower your risk of being harmed in the event a fire breaks out in your Broomfield home.

A properly installed smoke alarm alerts you that danger is present in your home by giving you time to get to safety. SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada knows that fire is fast once it is started.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants you to remember:

  • Closed doors can slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire which helps reduce smoke damage and fire damage. This is also why you should have a smoke alarm in every sleeping room in the home.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of the home
  • Do not turn off smoke detectors when cooking
  • Test the smoke alarms at least once a month. There is a test button on the alarm
  • Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years
  • Large homes might need extra smoke alarms
  • Some companies make alarms that are interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound
  • When the alarm sounds, get everyone outside and stay outside

If your Broomfield home is not properly protected by a smoke detector, please install one. If you experience a fire, immediately vacate the home and then contact your fire department once you are outside the home.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Smoke-alarms

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/safety-messages-about-smoke-alarms

Be prepared for Power Outages from Storms in Louisville

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Lady holding Lantern in Louisville, CO home Don't let loss of power catch you off guard. Be prepared for storm damage and dealing with no electricity.

Managing Without Power in Louisville

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada has seen storm damage that leads to power outages. 

A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage in Louisville, be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • Use generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics because power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have a plan in place to refrigerate medicines if needed
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery. You may also need a manual chair.
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices, but call and confirm that with them
  • Have candles and other light sources easily accessible so you aren’t moving around in a dark house
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.

Links:

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

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

Be Prepared for Flooding in Superior and Louisville

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

House sinking in flood in Louisville and Superior Flooding Can Happen Anytime and Anywhere. Are you Prepared?

Since floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S., with an average of 25% of flood claims coming from low-risk areas, SERVPRO of BroomfieldArvada has these tips to offer you to help reduce the amount of flood damage when it occurs.

Lower the Risk of Flood Damage Superior and Louisville:

  • Check your county planning department to see if you live in a flood plain
  • Build barriers to stop flood water from getting into the basement
  • Use waterproofing sealants to avoid water damage
  • Back up computer files and keep them in a safe location
  • Install a drainage system or flood wall in your yard
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance is available even in low-risk areas
  • Do not keep important information or possessions in the basement
  • Raise equipment off the basement floor
  • Install a sump pump

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is here to help remediate flood damage if the unfortunate happens to you.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires in Northglenn

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Man in Northglenn and Thornton home using a fire extinguisher to put out toaster oven fire Kitchen appliances can catch fire at any time.

Our SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada team understands that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage and fire injuries in your Northglenn home.

To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada would like to for you to consider the following:

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including: dish towels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stove top
  • Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources
  • Toaster ovens are more dangerous than people think, so keep a close eye on those as well

Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside the home.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire damage.

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."

Once The Fire Truck Leaves

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke damage in Broomfield home Fire and smoke damage in Broomfield home after massive house fire.

Once the fire trucks leave, the first step to clean up and restoration is the board-up. This is part of the emergency services provided by SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada. Firefighters will often break windows and cut holes in the roof to help air out the property from all the smoke and heat. The board-up is essential to secure your property from theft and liability.

How The Smoke Travels

Even small-scale fires in a home can result in large amounts of fire and smoke damage. If your HVAC (your heater or A/C) system is on, then the smoke will most likely enter through the return vents and be spread throughout the duct system. This will not only carry the smoke and the smoke damage throughout the house but also cause smoke damage to your ducts.

Your ducts might have dust throughout the system, which can absorb the smoke, meaning every time your air conditioner or heater turns on, you'll smell the residual smoke for weeks and months after the fire.

You won't need to worry about that if you call service professionals at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada. We will clean the furnace and HVAC system thoroughly to remove the smoke from your ducts.

Get The Water Out As Soon As Possible

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada responded to a fire damage call that received water damage that nearly equaled the amount of damage from the fire. Sometimes fires are put out by extinguishers, and water is not a factor in the cleanup process. When there is water damage in tandem with fire loss, the water's extraction must happen as quickly as possible.

The water removal process begins almost immediately. It is essential to remove the majority of the water as soon as possible to avoid mold growth. Our technicians use state of the art moisture detection equipment and years of experience to find the water trapped behind the walls and under floors. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Saving Your Belongings

Once our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your Broomfield-area home or business, always in properly marked SERVPRO vehicles and uniforms, we can get to work on mitigation techniques designed to preserve your property and its contents. Processes like pack-outs remove the at-risk furniture and contents from your property to our secured warehouse.

Pack-outs provide a safe place for their storage and specialized attention until it is time to return them to your fully restored home. Separating the two gives us a better opportunity to clean and restore the structure. During their time with our Contents Department, individual items get cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized to be ready for their return to the property.

Our crews hand wrap and protect every large item, such as furniture, tables, chairs, and artwork. Smaller items are sorted and put into boxes. For inventory purposes, we photograph and label each item packed out and removed, and organize these pictures and labels in our proprietary software to keep track of your items during the entire process accurately.

Call The Service Professionals

If you experience a fire in your Boulder-area home or business, call the fire damage restoration specialist at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada. We will respond immediately to your call, day or night 24/7/365.

We have the knowledge and equipment to remove all the fire and smoke damage and restore your property to how it was before the fire. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry that business owners and homeowners have turned to for over 50 years to restore and repair their property.

Cleaning smoke damaged homes and businesses requires specialized training, materials, and equipment. Insurance companies trust SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada to get the job done right. If your home experiences a fire or water damage, call the professional restoration at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Damaged Building in Federal Heights?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

An office building is shown with new drywall and ready is for paint, one of the last steps in the restoration process after a No commercial restoration job is too big for us in Adams County.

Commercial Damage at 3 am

You get a call at 3:00 am on a Sunday telling you there has been an electrical fire in your office complex. By the time you arrive, the Federal Heights Fire Department has extinguished the flames and they are packing up and getting ready to leave the scene. Although the fire has been put out with damage to only two out of fourteen offices, there is smoke, soot, and water damage to contend with. The smell of smoke permeates the air, even in the offices untouched by the fire. Soot covers the walls and the carpets are dirty and soaking wet. Thankfully SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is on call 24 hours a day. After answering a few questions, they assembled a team to come out and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process.

Building and Reconstruction Services

A huge weight was lifted off my chest when I found out they could not only secure the building and clean the fire damage, but they could also oversee the restoration process. This included electrical, drywall installation, painting, carpet replacement, and electronics and furniture restoration. They were also able to restore some damaged documents and get rid of the smoke odor.

Call Us Today

Call us when you need commercial restoration services in Federal Heights. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County has a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond within four hours of your call. Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Property Damage Restoration Training in Adams County?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

A classroom is shown ready to receive students. Initial and continuous training and certification is required for all SERVPRO employees in McKay Landing.

Training is Key to Our Success

What sets us apart from other restoration companies in McKay Landing? Training, training and more training! At SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County, we require our employees to undergo six weeks of initial training when they begin working for us as well as certification programs, ongoing e-learnings, and continuing education classes.

We follow the guidelines and industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and study the best practices in water and fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. 

Employee Certification Training and e-Learnings

All of our employees have access to voluntary, web-based training on an ongoing basis. They can work to become certified after the successful completion of course materials and examination in:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

Continuing Education Classes

We also offer credit and noncredit courses that are open to insurance agents and adjusters, real estate professionals and franchise staff. Courses include topics such as water damage restorations, fire damage restoration, understanding mold in the restoration industry, restorative drying for loss control and mitigation awareness response.

Call Us Today

Call us when you need emergency cleanup and restoration services in McKay Landing, SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County. We have a team of highly trained technicians ready to respond. Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County Works for Westminster

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

white face mask (surgical) on pale blue background SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County Works for Westminster

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/ NW Adams County knows there is never a convenient time for an emergency in Westminster.  Storms, fire, and other disasters happen during pandemics too. That’s why we’re Here to Help® during a crisis that hits all of us.

If water damage or fire threatens your property, call SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County as soon as you can. We are always available. We are always Faster to Any Size Disaster. We are always eager to contribute to Westminster.

(303) 452-9900 or online

Prevention is easier than treatment, and SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is a recognized expert in cleaning biohazards. Call us for a preventive cleaning. We use hospital-grade cleaners, disinfectants and techniques.

We clean high-touch surfaces such as hand-rails, computers (and other electronics), elevators, and desks. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County follows all of the guidelines set by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Link:

https://www.SERVPRObroomfieldnwadamscounty.com/

Deep Cleaning Can Keep Your Family Safe in Westminster

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

A father is shown holding his baby daughter on top of a kitchen counter while the grandmother puts away the groceries. We provide deep cleaning and disinfecting services for Broomfield residents.

We are Here to Help. ®

According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning and disinfecting our homes has never been more important to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducted a study to see how long the virus remained infectious on everyday household objects and surfaces. The study concluded that depending on the surface type, the virus can remain infectious for up to three days. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants residents of Westminster to know that we are ready to respond to any specialty cleaning need you may have, and we have years of experience dealing with viruses similar to COVID-19.

On Call 24 Hours a Day

When you call us, we will discuss your needs and assemble a team to come to your location within fours hours of your call. Our technicians are trained to provide the highest level of service and are ready to respond to any biological cleaning need. We use labeled, EPA-approved, hospital-grade cleaning and sanitization products as recommended by the CDC. 

Call Us Today for a Proactive Cleaning

Family is so important and we want you to know that we have the specialty equipment and training to respond to any specialty cleaning circumstance. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants homeowners and commercial businesses in Westminster to know that we are ready to help. Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Biological Cleaning Services for Essential Businesses in Broomfield

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A bank teller is shown counting out money for a customer in the drive through lane. SERVPRO® professionals are specialty trained to clean and disinfect biological pathogens in Federal Plaza.

COVID-19 Can Live For Days

Did you know that the new coronavirus, COVID-19, can remain on surfaces for days? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  National Institutes of Health (NIH), scientists found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be detected in aerosols for up to three hours and on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces for up to three days. These findings further stress the importance of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces to protect against infection. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants commercial business owners in Federal Plaza to know that they have years of experience and are highly trained to address biological contaminants similar to COVID-19.

We Use Specialized Products

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend the use of hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. We are equipped to transform unhealthy environments back into clean, safe facilities following the guidelines provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

Call Us Today

We are available 24 hours a day to assist you with any biological or specialty cleaning job that goes beyond the scope of routine janitorial services. Our technicians have the specialty equipment and training to respond to any specialty cleaning scenario. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants commercial businesses in Federal Plaza to know that we are ready to help. Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada Can Clean & Disinfect Your Home or Business

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro technicians in PPE cleaning a table in an office SERVPRO trained technicians work to effectively sanitize a commercial workroom.

The coronavirus pandemic brings to attention the importance of both cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces and objects we frequently touch.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning removes dirt, oils, and most surface germs while disinfection eliminates any remaining germs.

Having multiple years of experience in cleaning and disinfecting contaminants (including infectious bio hazards), and the appropriate equipment, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is not only qualified, but certified to clean and disinfect according to the protocols set forth by the CDC.  Additionally, our technicians just recently received specific training certificates in COVID-19 decontamination. 

Many SERVPRO cleaning products include products that the CDC recommends for other coronaviruses.  SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County knows that there has not yet been products tested against COVID-19, but we want to assure our friends in the Broomfield/Arvada area, that we follow all of the CDC-recommended guidelines.

We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Counters and tabletops
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Toilets & other bathroom fixtures ( such as faucets, handrails, tubs & showers)
  • Tablets, keyboards, & other office (home or business) equipment

We also clean soft surfaces such as:

  • Carpets & rugs
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Exercise mats

The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting the following areas:

  • Kitchen & dining areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools, classrooms, conference rooms
  • Retail spaces, including
    • Sales counters
    • Racks, shelves
    • Hand-rails & elevator cars
    • Flooring, regardless of material
    • Water fountains
    • Carpets, rugs
    • Fitness equipment
    • Playground equipment

Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada for a Proactive Cleaning at 303-452-9900.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada is independently owned and operated.

Can We Talk About Mold/Microbial Growth Remediation Services in Louisville?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Several strains of mold are shown rapidly growing on a wall. SERVPRO® professionals in Louisville are trained in mold remediation.

With the right combination of conditions, mold or microbial growths can occur at any time in your home of business. These spores are always floating in the atmosphere waiting for the opportunity for the right conditions to occur to allow them to grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “ Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years and will grow where there is moisture present, such as around leaks in roofs and windows, and when there has been a flood. Mold and microbial growths develop on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.”

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants home and commercial business owners in Louisville to know that our highly trained team of professionals are ready to help you mitigate this problem. We will bring in an industrial hygienist to conduct pre-testing to identify the type or microbial growth we are dealing with, and again for post testing to make sure we have properly mitigated the problem.

Mold can never be completely removed, but it can be mitigated and controlled.  At SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County, we want to help minimize the spread of mold and microbial growths and we use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold problem in Louisville “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

We Can Help Minimize the Spread of Germs With Proactive Cleaning in Northglenn!

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

close up of COVID-19 virus SERVPRO® professionals in Broomfield are trained in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19” is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants home and business owners in Northglenn to know that our professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where there is no active threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The CDC encourages the routine cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Kitchen/Food areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment

By routinely cleaning high-touch surfaces, frequently washing hands and avoiding touching our faces we can work together to diminish the spread of this disease. At SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County, we want to help minimize the spread of germs by providing proactive cleaning services. We’re trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration. We’ll clean and restore home or business in Northglenn “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

We Provide Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration Services to Mckay Landing

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Four golf ball sized hail stones are shown sitting on a rain-soaked porch railing. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Adams County “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Colorado hail storms that occurred last July accounted for an estimated one billion dollars in damage to homes, businesses, and property? SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants home and business owners in Mckay Landing to know that when you experience a water damage emergency, every second counts as the longer water remains standing, the higher the repair costs may be. This is because standing water can seep underneath floors into the subfloor and may cause structural damage that earlier intervention would have prevented. Our advanced water inspection, extraction, and drying equipment will be used to quickly restore your water damage to preloss condition in most cases. All cases are different, but here is an idea of the steps we take in response to a “typical” water damage emergency:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

We hope you never need our emergency water repair services, but if you do SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is ready 24 hours a day to respond to your water damage emergency and will restore your Ara home or business “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Cleaning Services for Louisville Businesses

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

A happy restaurant chef poses relaxed and smiling in his sparkling clean commercial kitchen. We’ll clean and restore your commercial business in Broomfield “Like it never even happened.”

You never know when you may need specialty cleaning services for your business. Accidents, routine wear and tear, grease and grime buildup, odor removal, fire, water damage, and sewer backups are some of the types of cleaning services that are not routine, but most commercial businesses will require at some point. No matter what type or size your business may be, we want to help. We provide specialty cleaning services to small offices and large business complexes, to big box stores and small retail shops. We also service schools, government buildings and apartment complexes. We know you want your business to always look its best and SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants large and small commercial business owners in Louisville to know that we have the specialty equipment and training to tackle any specialty cleaning job. Some of the commercial cleaning services we offer are:

When you require specialty cleaning services that go beyond the scope of your routine janitorial service, SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to help. Our team of experienced and certified professionals will clean and restore your Louisville business “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration Services for Northglenn

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A biohazard spill kit is shown on the desk of a business. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard damage in Adams County “Like it never even happened.”

A sewage spill, a leaking toilet, blood, chemical spills, and accidents are some of the many types of biohazards that require special training and equipment to be safely removed from the workplace. Exposure to biohazards can pose serious health risks and should be handled in accordance to strict OSHA and health regulations. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants large and small commercial business owners in Northglenn to know that when you are faced with biohazard exposure, we have the specialty training required to safely remove, clean and restore your business or home back to pre-exposure conditions. Here are some of the many biohazard services we offer:

We know that the decontamination of your business can be both dangerous and emotional. When you chose SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County to handle your biohazard decontamination and restoration needs, our experienced and certified professionals will restore your Northglenn business “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Commercial Cleanup and Restoration Services for Federal Heights

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water is shown seeping out of a wall in a commercial building. We’ll clean and restore damage to your business in Adams County “Like it never even happened.”

When it comes to taking care of damage to your business, no job is too big or too small. A tiny water leak can turn into a host of other problems if left unchecked. Mold, odor, structural damage, electrical shorts, injury to customers and employees are just some of the things that could happen when a small water leak is not properly repaired. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants large and small commercial business owners in Federal Heights to know that no matter what your commercial cleanup and restoration job may be, we want to help. We will work to clean and restore your property with minimal disruption to your business. Some of the commercial services we offer are:

Business such as small and large office complexes, retail stores, hotels and motels, manufacturing, industrial, and government businesses will benefit from our services. Our highly trained and experienced technicians are ready to respond to your commercial emergency within 24 hours, seven days a week. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County provides commercial cleanup and restoration services to Federal Heights business owners and residents “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Water Cleanup and Restoration Services for Adams County

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

A home is shown engulfed in a massive flood. Water damage cleanup services in Westminster “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage can occur at any time and anywhere. Storms, floods, broken pipes, overflowing toilets, and failed appliances are just some of the many causes of water damage.  SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants commercial and residential property owners in Westminster to know that our team of highly trained technicians will respond to your water damage emergency quickly for any size water loss and will begin the extraction and mitigation process quickly. Here are the steps we take when commercial and residential restoration services are required:

  1. Emergency Contact: We are available 24 hours a day for any size water emergency
  2. Inspection and Damage Assessment: We will help to identify the source of water
  3. Water Removal and Water Extraction: We use pumps and extraction to quickly extract water from your property
  4. Drying: We calculate room size, temperature and relative humidity and install air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home or business
  5. Cleaning and Sanitizing: We will clean the walls and flooring, furniture and other restorable belongings damaged by the water depending on possible bacteria in the water.
  6. Restoration: Depending on the extent of the damage we will repair the damaged walls, drywall and flooring as needed.

We are highly trained water damage specialists who will respond to any water emergency 24/7. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County provides water cleanup and restoration services to Westminster business owners and residents helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Water Damage Prevention Tips for Adams County

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

A water leak is shown coming out of a door onto a walkway. Water damage cleanup services in Federal Plaza.

Did you know that waiting one week to repair water damage can drastically increase the cost of the repairs? SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants commercial and residential property owners in Federal Plaza to know that our team of highly trained technicians will respond to your emergency quickly for any size water loss and will begin the extraction process quickly to begin the mitigation process. Once the water is removed, we will install specialized equipment in the damaged areas so building materials can dry as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to follow from the American Red Cross until help arrives:

  • Keep the windows open and run fans – or keep windows shut and run dehumidifiers – to pull moisture out of wood floors and subfloors, beams, doors, etc.
  • From wallboards to rugs, items that are not thoroughly dried can sprout mold and mildew
  • Bring all soft items (such as sofas, clothing, bedding, and throw rugs) outside if possible – sunlight and wind will help them dry faster
  • Throw out items that have absorbed water and cannot be cleaned or disinfected.

We are highly trained water damage specialists who will respond to any water damage emergency within 24 hours. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County provides water cleanup and restoration services to Federal Plaza business owners and residents “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Storms can cause damage to your home in Adams County

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

A snowstorm in full force falls over houses in a community. Storm damage cleanup and restoration in Federal Heights “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that the cost of winter storm damage claims in the U.S. was $3 billion in 2018? SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants all home and business owners in Federal Heights to be prepared for storms this winter. Here are some tips from the Department of Homeland Security on how to stay safe when a winter storm is on the way:

  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.

If you find yourself dealing with storm damage, SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to help. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore storm damage for Federal Heights residents and business owners. Call us today at 303-452-9900 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your storm damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Winter Fire Prevention Tips for Broomfield

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A home is shown with a snow-laden background. Winter fires are a real threat to the people of Adams County.

Did you know that there have been more than 5,000 winter fires in the US in one month this season? Residential and commercial business owners in Broomfield can take preventative measures to protect their properties from winter fires. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County offers these important tips from the National Fire Protection Agency to avoid a fire this winter:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, space heaters or candles
  • Never use an oven to heat your home
  • Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Maintaining heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

It’s also important to create an escape plan. Practice the plan with everyone at least twice a year. Choose a designated spot outside to meet in the event of an emergency. These are just some of the examples of how to stay safe this winter season. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to make sure that Broomfield is prepared! “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Smoke Detection Maintenance Tips for Westminster

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A ceiling is shown with an image of a smoke detector. Proper Maintenance of Smoke Detectors Saves Lives in Adams County.

Did you know that it is best to use interconnected smoke alarms? These alarms will all sound at once alerting everyone to the present danger. Residential and commercial business owners of Westminster can make interconnected smoke alarms an integral part of their fire safety plan. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County offers these tips from the National Fire Prevention Association that will provide early warning detection of a fire:

  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall.
  • Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old

Smoke alarms save thousands of lives each year and should be part of the fire escape plan.  Make sure that everyone knows the plan and where to meet outside if evacuation is necessary. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to make sure that Westminster is prepared! Call us at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

General Rules for Space Heating With Electricity for Northglenn

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A space heater is shown in a room. Space heating safety saves lives in Adams County.

Did you know that you should never plug your space heater into a power strip?  According to the National Fire Protection Association, 79 percent of home fires are caused by plugging space heating equipment into the wrong outlet or positioning the heater too close to objects in the home which causes a fire to start. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County offers these general tips to help the people of Northglenn safely operate space heaters in your residence or commercial property:

  • Keep your heating equipment and anything that can burn at least 3 feet apart
  • Plug power cords only into outlets with sufficient capacity and never into an extension cord
  • Turn off heaters when you leave a room or go to bed
  • Inspect for cracked or broken plugs or loose connections and replace any before using
  • Never use or store flammable or combustible liquids near or in rooms with heaters
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

These are just a few tips for using a space heater safely and they should be part of your safety plan. Practice the safety plan often and when evacuation is necessary, make sure that everyone knows the spot to meet outside. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to make sure that Northglenn is prepared!  Call us at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarms for People Who are Deaf in Adams County

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

fire is shown on a black background Specialized Smoke Detectors Saves Lives in Louisville.

Did you know that there are makers of specialized smoke alarms and alert devices for people who are deaf or hard of hearing? This is important because people of Louisville who are deaf or hard of hearing may not benefit from a standard smoke alarm. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County offers these product descriptions from the National Fire Prevention Association for selecting alert devices and specialized smoke alarms:

  • Strobe lights flash when the smoke alarm sounds. The lights warn people of a possible fire.
  • When people who are deaf are asleep, a pillow or bed shaker can wake them so they can escape. The shaker is activated by the sound of a smoke alarm.
  • When people who are hard of hearing are asleep, an alert device that uses a loud, mixed, low-pitched sound can wake them. They may find a pillow or bed shaker helpful. These devices are triggered by the sound of the smoke alarm.

Smoke alarm accessories such as pillow or bed shakers, transmitters, and receivers can be purchased at lifetonesafety.com, safeawake.com, and silentcall.com. Be sure to practice a safety plan and when evacuation is necessary, make sure that everyone knows where to meet outside. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants to make sure that Louisville is prepared!  Call us at 303-452-9900.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Faster To Any Size Disaster in Broomfield, CO

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Semi Truck with technicians in the cab Faster To Any Size Disaster

Our crews at SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County are prepared for any size disaster. We know that when a disaster strikes your office or warehouse that works as normally comes to a grinding halt, that is why we work with you to make your property damage “Like it never even happened.” No matter if your office has been affected by the sprinklers going off due to the break room microwave and popcorn that has gone wrong or a 50,000 square foot warehouse who has a section of the roof torn off due to a storm or extreme winds we can help.

Our teams of trained and professional crews are able to handle any size disaster from powder rooms in a home and up, no loss is too big or small. Make sure to call the team who is “Ready for whatever happens.”

We are Here To Help you in Broomfield, CO

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

Split screen with residential home flooded on right side and commercial flood on left side We are Here To Help you 24/7, 365 when flooding happens.
  • When flooding happens in your home due to a pipe break or in your office from a sprinkler system leak our crews of trained, experienced and professional technicians are ready to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” We have crews on call 24/7, 365 to respond to disasters because we know that property damages do not happen on our schedule or when it's convenient. Whether your home or office has had a flood after you call SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County we jump into action.
  • We access the damage in your property and document what we find with photos and measurements
  • We measure levels of moisture in materials with penetrating and non penetrating moisture meters to find the extent of the damage
  • We use thermal cameras to take a look inside walls to assess the damage to studs and structure
  • Some wet materials will need to be removed while others can be dried in place.
  • Drying equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers are set up. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and materials and air movers help to circulate hot dry air.

Our crews work with you to quickly get your property back to preloss condition.    

What to do when temperatures drop

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Frozen pipe with tips listed out Water damages from frozen pipes.

As temperatures continue to drop the likelihood of water damage in your home or office occurring due to a frozen pipe rises.  

To Prevent Frozen Pipes

  • Add caps to outdoor faucets
  • Add additional insulation to water pipes on exterior walls
  • Keep cabinet and cupboard doors open on exterior walls to help warm air circulate around pipes

In the case of frozen pipes

  • Keep the faucet dripping
  • Apply heat to the affected section of pipe with a heating pad or hairdryer
  • Apply heat until full water pressure is restored
  • If you still have trouble, call a licensed plumber. 

If water damage does occur in your home or office our teams of experienced and knowledgeable crews are ready to respond 24/7, 365 and help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

When Disaster Strikes, Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Cartoon high rise building with storm clouds in the background. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is ready to help you 24/7, 365.

When disaster strikes, let SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County make it "Like it never even happened." Our crews of trained, experienced and knowledgeable technicians are ready around the clock to respond to a disaster loss because we know that disasters don't strike during business hours. 

If your home or business has property damage that occurs from a fire sprinkler line burst or has a fire occur from an electrical malfunction or a cooking fire our crews are ready to come in. As crews assess the damage and begin the remediation process they walk through each step with you to help through the confusing and often overwhelming process. While your business is affected by property damage we work to keep your business running and allowing you to keep your customers happy. 

Property Damage did not Bring this Medical Office to a Stop

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

split screen of medical office hallway SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams is ready 24/7, 365 to help you when disaster strikes.

Recently a local medical office suffered from water damage and called SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County to help them make it "Like it never even happened." Our crews were dispatched and were able to begin work within an hour of the phone call. When a commercial loss happens we know that it is crucial that the client and business continue to be able to do their important work and serve their clients and customers. 

We knew that as a medical office it was not a choice to close for a few days, so we created a phased work plan that would allow us to do the work that needed to be done while still allowing the customer to take care of their clients. Our crews are trained and experienced to think about unique solutions to problems they face to help restore a building after damage. 

Prevent Frozen Pipes in Westminster

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

Home covered in ice and icicles  Prevent Frozen Pipes in Westminster

Westminster knows freezing weather. SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County also knows the joys of a freeze are better outdoors than inside. When frozen pipes burst, they bring too much of the great outdoors to the inside. The Federal Emergency Management Association reports that every year, burst pipes damage at least one room in a quarter of a million homes or offices. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County hopes these tips will prevent water damage from burst pipes.

Preparing the Pipes in Westminster:

• Know the risks: subfreezing weather, exposed pipes, uninsulated areas

• A cold snap is a day or more of temperatures that don't rise above 20 degrees F

• Wrap exposed pipes with several inches of pipe insulation

• Invest in insulation for the areas that have pipes – it will save you money

• Don't worry about wasting energy by keeping the thermostat up – keep the indoor temperature at least 55 degrees F, even if there will be no one at home or at the office

• During a cold snap, cold water dripping through a tap will prevent the pipes from freezing

• There's no need to water the grounds anyway, so remove hoses from the taps

• Keep cabinet doors open in kitchens and bathrooms so the warm air will circulate around the pipes

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County will remediate storm damage or water damage “Like it never even happened”, but strongly believes in the power of prevention.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes.html

Flood in local school in the Broomfield area.

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

school hallway split screen before and after SERVPRO of Broomfield/ NW Adams County is Here To Help 24/7, 365.

Our team at SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County received a call that a local school had suffered water damage affecting several hallways and many classrooms. Our crews responded and got to work. They worked to remove excess water through water extraction and setting up drying equipment like dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and materials and by setting air movers, to help circulate the hot dry air. 

Crews performed flood cuts where the bottom 1-4 feet depending on the damage of a wall is removed so that the wet insulation inside the wall can be removed and the structure correctly dried. In addition to the drying, our crews sanitized affected materials to make sure that no bacteria would grow, no odor would linger and that it would be safe for kids once again. 

Commercial Response in Broomefield, CO

11/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle in front of medical office. We are ready 24/7,365 to help your business when property damage strikes.

When we get a call, we respond quickly. No matter the day or time. We have crews who are on-call 24/7 because we know that property damage does not wait for business hours or for when it is convenient for you.

Recently we received a call from a local medical office that had water damage affecting their office and several exam rooms from a handwashing station/sink. After we received the call from the office manager, we had crews on-site within 45 minutes to begin remediation and drying out the business. 

We know that when disaster strikes a business it means you are not able to carry on your normal work and serve and grow your customers. When a property damage strikes, call the team that will help you make it "Like it never even happened." 

Fire Damage in local Broomefield Area Restaurant

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crews working in a restaurant Our crews work 24/7 to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Our team at SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County received a call on a weekend night from a worried and stressed restaurant manager. Our on-call teams of technicians jumped into action to respond and help to make it "Like it never even happened."  

When it comes to a disaster in business, we know that time is of the essence and the longer it takes to be open and clean again means loss of revenue for you and wages for your staff. Our crews worked alongside restaurant staff over the course of a very, very long shift to clean and restore the restaurant. 

Just 36 hours after the fire occurred it had been cleaned, repaired and had even passed FDA inspection. If your business suffers from a property disaster from fire or water, make sure to call SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County. 

Candle Safety Tips to Avoid Fire Damage in Northglenn

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Candle sitting on a kitchen counter. Enjoying a beautifully lit candle is relaxing. Cleaning up smoke and fire damage is not. Practice safety while using candles.

Although fires from candles happen more often around the holidays, many people use candles all year round. SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County wants you to be safe from fire and smoke damage. It is important to be careful any time you have an open flame in your Northglenn home.

Fire Prevention is the best way to fight against fire damage or injuries.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County offers these Candle Tips to Prevent Fire Damage in Northglenn:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Keep trees and other plants away from candles
  • Make sure candles are not near window curtains or blinds that could catch fire
  • Keep lit candles in safe candle holders
  • Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles
  • Do not light candles in the bedroom. You might fall asleep. One third of all candle fires start in the bedroom.
  • If the power goes out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • If someone in the home uses oxygen, do not use candles
  • Fire damage from candles happens 35 times a day in the U.S.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can catch fire
  • Put out candles when leaving the room or going to bed

A little caution goes a long way to protect you and your loved ones. If you have to deal with damage caused by smoke or fire from a candle in your Northglenn home, your friends at SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County are just a phone call away.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

 Links:

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

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

https://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets/religious_candles_safety_tips.pdf

Colder Weather means Freezing Pipes in Northglenn

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen with standing water. Call SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County to clean up standing water.

The fall weather is finally approaching which means winter will be here before we know it. Unfortunately for the residents of Northglenn, that means pipes will freeze which can lead to pipes bursting and flooding parts of the residential area. A flooded kitchen is not very fun to deal with, but luckily the trained professionals at SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County know just what to do, and we get it done quickly.

Here are some common guidelines to follow when preventing and thawing frozen pipes:

  • Remove and drain all outside hoses and close the inside valves
  • Add additional insulation to basements, crawl spaces and attics
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines located there
  • During very cold Northglenn nights, keep kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors open to allow warm air to flow around the pipes
  • Allow the pipes to have a small drip throughout the night as well

If your pipes are frozen, try the following:

  • Carefully run a small flow of water through the faucet as this will allow the ice to melt while the water is running
  • Apply heat to the frozen section of the pipe using an electric heating pad, a hair dryer, or towels wet with hot water
  • If the pipe ends up bursting, call SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County to help clean up and restore the affected area(s)

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County is independently owned and operated.

Link:  https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes.html

Pet Safety in Case of a Fire in Westminster

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Dog sitting in front of a burnt home. Helping your pets stay safe in the event of a fire.

Fire damage can harm animals just as it can harm people in Westminster. At SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County, we love our pets as much as you love yours. We could not stand to see them injured or killed in a house fire.

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County shares these ideas with you:

  • When you design your fire escape plan, practice with your pets
  • If there are fires outside, bring the pets inside. If you have to evacuate, you will be ready to bring the pets with you
  • Know where your pets hide. You may not have time to hunt for them in an emergency in Westminster
  • Animal-rescue groups and other organizations have pet stickers that you can put on your windows and doors. The stickers tell firefighters how many pets you have, and what kinds
  • Prepare evacuation kits for the pets. These kits can be large plastic bins. Put in copies of their vet records, extra leashes and collars, toys, and food

SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County reminds you to call the fire department once you are safely outside the home.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/TakeAction/Household-pets

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Campaigns/TakeAction/TakeActionPetsChecklist.pdf

Don’t let a Wet Floor Stress you out in Mckay Landing

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

Man and woman standing on a wet floor wearing rain boots. Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County when your home or office experiences water damage.

Any type of damage inside of a house can be frustrating but one of the more stressful situations is a residential flood. In the middle of a disaster such as a flooded home, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to cleaning up and restoring the damaged area. That is where SERVPRO® of Broomfield/NW Adams County comes in. We are ready to help when called and we are highly trained in property damage restoration and in this case, water damage specifically. Here are some steps that can be taken in the event of a flooded home/room:

  • Make sure the floor is secure before you start walking through the water or wet areas
  • If there is an exposed plug underneath the water, do not walk in that area because electricity can travel through water
  • Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County to help clean up the flooded area
  • Wet floors might be slick so walk slowly to avoid falling and sustaining injuries

We want to make this as easy as possible for the homeowner and reduce the amount of stress they may be feeling.

Independently owned and operated by SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County.

Link: https://www.ready.gov/floods

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