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Spring Cleaning and Fire Protection

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

family cleaning their house for spring fire damage Keeping up on cleaning can help prevent fire damage.

Spring is a great time to get your home in order. While you’re in the process of spring cleaning, you can also focus on small things that can help you reduce accidental fires in your home. Fires can occur when you least expect them, but you can prevent them by following some simple guidelines as you do your spring cleaning:

Spring Cleaning Fire Safety Checklist: 

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Replace smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm batteries and check them once a month by pressing the test button. Gently clean the alarms and make sure you are following the manufacturer's instructions.  
  • Kitchen - Keep countertops and stovetops free from grease and clutter. Excess grease and or dirt on the drip pan or stovetop can easily catch fire. Make sure you clean oil and food spills immediately after they happen and wait until the stove is cool and wipe away the oil or food spills. Keep items that could catch fire, such as oven mitts, towels, or wooden utensils away from your stovetop.
  • Electrical Cords - Inspect the electrical cords in your home and replace worn or tattered cords.  Don’t run cords under carpets or across doorways. This will prevent them from being damaged. Use extension cords only temporarily and plug-in major appliances directly into wall sockets.
  • Clothes Dryers -  Excess lint in the dryer is the number one cause of clothes dryer fires. Clean the lint that has been collected around the drum before or after each load of laundry. Always use a lint filter and clean it regularly. Move combustible items such as boxes, clothing, and boxes away from your dryer to a safer area.
  • Grilling - Clean the grease or fat build-up after every use. Doing this not only reduces the risk of fire but also helps the food cook better. Check the propane tank, hose, and all connection points for leaks. If you smell gas when the grill is on turn off the tank and the burners immediately. If you have a charcoal grill, use only charcoal starter fluid.
  • Escape Plan - You should protect your family with an escape plan in the event of a fire or other disaster. The plan should include a map of each home level with two escape routes in each room.  Discuss and practice the plan with everyone in your household,  including children, and pets in the plan. 

While spring cleaning helps you get your house in order, it's also wise to concentrate on jobs that enhance your home's security. Fires can happen when you least anticipate them, but you can help prevent them by following these safety tips to your spring cleaning routine. 

Continuing Education Classes for Adams County and Surrounding Areas

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

classes on mold damage and asbestos in broomfield co We bring in specialists to aid in the education of our staff and community.

Are you an insurance agent, insurance adjuster, or real estate professional looking to improve your knowledge of emergency mitigation? If you are, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants you to know about the ongoing continuing education classes we offer to our Adams County community and franchise staff.

We recognize the importance ongoing training plays in keeping staff, real estate agents, and insurance adjusters up to speed on current industry standards as well as new advances in technology.

We are committed to providing continuing education classes that will deepen your understanding of restoration topics such as:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada wants Broomfield and Arvada residents to know that we are proud of the training we require our restoration specialists to undergo and we are proud to offer these continuing education classes at our facility. Our staff and team are highly trained in residential and commercial property damage restoration. We have the skills and specialized equipment to restore your home or business to preloss condition. Call us today at (303)452-9900 and we’ll take care of your property damage in Northglenn to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

From "Oh no!" to "Like it never even happened."

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

remediation of a home after water damage in Arvada CO Call SERVPRO to fix up your humble home when in need.

From disaster to preloss condition.

Time and again the professionals at SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada have been on the front lines in post catastrophic situations with their service being invaluable to adjusters and homeowners alike in Arvada. From the mold created by water leaks to soot and smoke removal after a house fire, we bring stability and efficiency to the job that only professionals can bring.

At the end of the day in Arvada, you just want to turn the key, walk in the door, sit your things down, and sink into a soft chair to relax. After you’ve just endured the trauma of a fire, a broken pipe that floods your basement, or mold issue and cleanup, you don’t want to continue to be in the middle of a disaster area.

We will strive to make your situation as painless as possible. When the job is complete and you return to your normal way of living, we hope that you feel that we've made it “Like it never even happened.”  So, when or if you’re faced with any of the previously described problems, SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada encourages you to call (303)452-9900 so we can help you remediate the damage.

Testimonials for Exceptional Service from our Qualified Professionals

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

great customer service for water damage and a flooded basement in Westminster CO Our hard working professionals have your back when it comes to remediation.

We take pride in building relationships that last through hard work and professional communication.  Take a look at some kind words from happy customers for SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada. 

From Jett R. in Federal Plaza, CO: 

“Joel and his team are extremely knowledgeable about their trade and want to do what is best without any unnecessary steps/demolition. Joel came in and inspected our damage from a water leak and gave us a game plan for how to remove the water effectively; they can do all of the removal work or let you do some/all of it yourself. They are the experts and really just want to help you get a stressful, wet situation under control and dry again as quickly as possible with as little damage as possible.”

From Curt 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!”

Call SERVPRO of Broomfield/Arvada today for the same high level service when you’re in need at (303)452-9900.

Why SERVPRO??

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO voted one of the best for restoration We are a nationwide company providing service for people in need and constantly growing!

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! 

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 Broomfield, Arvada, Westminster, and 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. We’re available 24/7 day or night at (303)452-9900.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.