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Power Outage in Golden?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

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Power outages can happen at any time and for any reason. It is especially important to know how to survive during a power outage during the cold winter months. SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen wants everyone in Golden to be safe during a power outage and offers these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours, and a full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice if necessary. Monitor temperatures with a thermometer.
  • Use food supplies that do not require refrigeration
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Generators, camp stoves, or charcoal grills should always be used outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows. Never use a gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.
  • Check on your neighbors. Older adults and young children who are especially vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
  • Go to a community location with power if heat or cold is extreme.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances, equipment, or electronics. Power may return with momentary “surges” or “spikes” that can cause damage.

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When you have a property damage emergency in your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Alternate Power Safety Tips for Wheat Ridge?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Snow is falling outside a window. Our technicians respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen wants everyone in Wheat Ridge to stay safe during a winter storm. Here are some tips from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for using alternate methods for lighting, and generator and other appliances safely:

Light your home safely.

Use generators and other appliances safely.
  • Generators should be located at least 20 feet from any window, door, or vent and in a space where rain and snow will not reach them
  • Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector
  • Never use generators, gas or charcoal grills, camp stoves, or similar devices inside your home, in basements, in garages, or near windows. The fumes are deadly.
  • Plug in appliances to the generator using individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords
  • Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet
  • Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite

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When your Wheat Ridge home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Heating Equipment Safety Tips for Evergreen?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A fire is burning in a wood stove. Our technicians respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen responds to fire damage emergencies every winter in Evergreen and offers these heating equipment safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month

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When your Evergreen home or business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winterized Home in Golden?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A tree is being trimmed. Winterized Home in Golden?

Water damage can happen at any time of the year, and making sure your home is winterized may help prevent water damage from damaging your home. SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen responds to water damage emergencies every winter and offers these tips for winterizing the outside of your home from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Clean out gutters. Remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely. This can prevent ice damming, a condition where water cannot drain through the gutters and instead seeps into the house, causing water to drip from the ceiling and walls.
  • Install gutter guards. Available in most hardware and home stores, gutter guards prevent debris from entering the gutter and interfere with water flow away from the house and into the ground.
  • Trim trees and remove dead branches. Ice, snow, and wind could cause weak trees or branches to break and damage your home or car or injure someone walking by your property.
  • Seal cracks in holes in outside walls and foundations. Use caulking to protect water pipes and ensure that skylights and other roof openings have proper weather stripping to prevent snowmelt from seeping in. 

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When your Golden home or business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Air Duct Cleaning in Wheat Ridge?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

An air duct vent is shown. We inspect and clean air ducts and HVAC systems in Jefferson County.

I noticed that my heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system was not working as well as in the past. There was a funny odor that came through the vents whenever I turned on the heat, and I was concerned about the air quality in my home. I replaced the air filters in my air vents, but there was still a weird odor, and my heating equipment sounded funny.

I had no idea that SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s professionals would routinely inspect HVAC systems. They explained that keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment and keep the air circulating in the home cleaner.

The benefits of servicing HVAC units include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth

Routine inspection and maintenance of your HVAC system operate like the home’s respiratory system, so if there are contaminants in the ductwork, you may be circulating dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris, and other pollutants into your home.

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When your Wheat Ridge home or commercial business needs air duct and HVAC cleaning services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your duct work and ventilation system, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-Damaged Warehouse in Golden?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

The outside of a warehouse is shown. We restore water damage for businesses in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s fast emergency response time is key to preventing secondary damage and more costly and extensive repairs in many cases. Our water restoration technicians are available 24-hours a day, every day of the year. We have the training, equipment, and experience to restore commercial water damage quickly and efficiently.

Here is a recent testimonial from our website from a business that had a water damage emergency:


“A water line broke in my commercial warehouse overnight and poured inches of water into my storage and workspace. I was frantic to save as much as possible when I called SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen; I didn’t know what to do! The person who answered my call was calm and explained what the next steps would be. The crew that arrived on site got right to work moving my stock and removing the water. They were quick, efficient and so very helpful!! In no time, what seemed impossible was once again under control. I will highly recommend Todd and his team to anyone facing such a nightmare!” Laura B.

Call Us Today!

When your Golden business or home needs emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winter Preparation Tips for Evergreen?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency supplies lay on a countertop. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s technicians have the training and experience to restore storm-damaged properties quickly and efficiently. Here are some tips for preparing for winter weather from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Preparing for Winter Weather

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. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. If you cannot afford your heating costs, weatherization, or energy-related home repairs, contact the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.

In Case of Emergency

Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work, and in your car. Create an emergency supply kit for your vehicle. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Keep a full tank of gas.

Call Us!

When your Evergreen home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-Damaged Belongings in Wheat Ridge Home?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Plastic storage bins are shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s technicians have the training and experience to restore water-damaged belongings to preloss condition. We pretest every item to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method and process. The Insurance Information Institute offers these helpful tips for protecting your possessions from water damage:

Protect your possessions

  • Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins, especially in areas where there are plumbing pipes or that are prone to dampness, such as basements and attics.
  • Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is a risk of destruction from water. Water and dampness also bring with it the threat of mold damage.
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements. In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they’re less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an up-to-date home inventory. Having a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble, and stress in case of loss from water damage.

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen at any time, and fast action must be taken to minimize secondary damage potential. When your Wheat Ridge home or commercial business needs water restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Basement Seepage in Evergreen Home?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Water is seeping through the walls in a basement. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to restore water damage. Evergreen residents can take steps to prevent basement seepage by resealing it, making sure that water drains away from the building, and installing a backwater valve. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing basement water seepage:

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you’ve never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall, potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

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When your Evergreen home or business needs water restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Technicians in Wheat Ridge?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A man is studying something on a laptop computer. We are trusted leaders in property damage restoration in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen’s technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our training program includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

e-Learnings

Our employees have access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office team current on new industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us Today!

When your Wheat Ridge commercial business or home needs restoration services, SERVPRO® Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.