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Commercial Water Damage in Golden?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

A hotel hallway is shown with air movers and blowers installed. We are trusted leaders in commercial water damage restoration in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has been responding to commercial water damage emergencies in Golden for many years, and offer these tips from our website for what you can do after a flooding event while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to quickly and efficiently restore commercial water damage. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your water damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Tornado Safety Tips for Golden?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

A tornado is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Jefferson County.

Tornadoes are a common occurrence in Colorado. Colorado averages forty-six tornadoes a year, the eighth-most in the country. SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has been responding to storm damage emergencies in Golden for many years, and offer these tips from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on tornadoes and what to do if you are under a tornado or severe weather warning:

Tornadoes

  • Can happen anytime and anywhere
  • Bring intense winds, over 200 miles per hour

If you are under a tornado or severe weather warning

  • Go to NOAA Weather Radio and your local news or official social media accounts for updated emergency information. Follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials. 
  • Go to a safe shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls
  • Do not go under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
  • Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck
  • If you can’t stay at home, make plans to go to a public shelter

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to quickly and efficiently restore storm damage. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your storm damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage Emergency Tips for Wheat Ridge Homeowners?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

A fire-damaged bedroom is shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Jefferson County.

According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), during a five-year period, United States fire departments responded to an estimated 353,100 home fires per year between 2014 and 2018.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen offers these tips from our website on things you can do to stay safe while waiting for help to arrive:

After any fire damage situation, your safety should be the primary focus.

  • Stay in the house only if it safe
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be very heavy

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves
  • Change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) filter
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers

Call Us Today! SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to quickly and efficiently restore fire damage. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your fire damage in Wheat Ridge, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Office in Golden?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

A water leak has created a huge pocket of water on the wall of a commercial building. We restore water-damaged commercial properties in Jefferson County.

What’s That?

This picture shows commercial water damage caused by water intrusion into a building in Golden. Our fast response time saved this customer from a more time-consuming and costly repair. We were able to repair the leak and completely dry the area before severe water damage could occur.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen offers these tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to quickly and efficiently restore water-damaged properties. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your commercial water damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

House Fire in Golden?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

A home damaged by fire is shown before the restoration process begins. We restore fire-damaged properties in Jefferson County.

House Fires Happen

After the Golden Fire Department extinguishes the flames, SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is often the next set of emergency responders to arrive on site. As you can see from the picture after the firefighters leave there will be a lot of cleanup and interior restoration required to restore a home to preloss condition. Here are some tips from our website on things you should never do after a fire:

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet as the wiring may be damaged
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner as improper cleaning may set the smoke odor

Fire Damage Restoration Services

  • Emergency Contact
  • Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  • Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Restoration

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with the specialized training and experience to restore fire-damaged properties quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your fire damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire-damaged Home in Wheat Ridge?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A home recently damaged by fire has been boarded up by SERVPRO technicians. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Fire Damage Safety Tips

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has been mitigating and restoring fire damage for Wheat Ridge residents for years. As soon as we arrive, we board up any broken windows and doors to secure the structure and minimize the potential for further damage. If your home has been damaged by fire, there are some things you can do while waiting for help to arrive. Here are some fire damage emergency tips from our website:

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Here is our fire damage restoration process we use for most fire damage restorations:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to restore fire-damaged properties quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your fire damage in Wheat Ridge “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Kitchen in Golden?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Golden Technicians are in the pre-mitigation process of a kitchen water damage restoration. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Jefferson County.

When you have a water damage emergency in your Golden home or commercial business, it’s important to act quickly. Water damage can become a costly and time-consuming repair if left unmitigated for too long. SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen witnesses firsthand the damage water can do. Here is a timeline from our website that describes water damage over time.

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

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to clean and restore water damage emergencies quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your water damage in Golden “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Golden?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores are shown. We are leaders in mold damage mitigation in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has been mitigating and remediating mold infestations for years. Our technicians are specially trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry. When your home or commercial business has a mold problem, we will inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation quickly and efficiently.

Here are some facts from our website for understanding mold:

  • 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 air conditioning and 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
  • Mold colonies may produce allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or 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 forty-five percent

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to mitigate and remediate any size mold problem. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your mold damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Building in Wheat Ridge?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Powerful air movers are being used to dry a flooded building. We are leaders in water damage mitigation in Jefferson County.

Underwater in Wheat Ridge?

When I arrived to work on Monday I never expected to walk onto a flooded floor, but that’s what happened. Evidently, there was a pipe failure that caused water to gush through the building all weekend long. We called SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen, and they came out right away to inspect and assess the damage.

Powerful Extraction Equipment

While some team members worked on repairing the plumbing issue, the other team used truck-mounted and portable extraction units to extract the water from the floors and carpeting.

Drying, Cleaning, and Sanitization

Industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers were used to remove the remaining moisture from the air. The drying process was documented to ensure normal moisture levels were restored to the area.

After the area was completely dry, they cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized the flooded rooms, returning the area to preloss condition quickly and efficiently.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to mitigate any size water damage. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your water damage in Wheat Ridge, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Fire in Golden Home?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A lit burner on a gas stove is shown. We are leaders in fire damage restoration in Jefferson County.

Cooking Safety Tips for Golden

Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries in the United States? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking and most cooking fires in the kitchen involve the kitchen stove.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Golden, and we offer some cooking safety tips from the NFPA:

“Cook with Caution”

  • If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food
  • If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has a team of highly trained technicians with specialized training and experience to restore fire damage of all kinds. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your fire damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.