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Wildfire Risk Reduction Safety Tips for Wheat Ridge?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A wildfire is burning in Colorado. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen responds to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day, every day. Burning embers can travel as far as five miles in front of a wildfire and are responsible for up to 60 percent of wildland/urban interface home ignitions. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for minimizing the risk of wildfire damage:

Action Items to Improve Your Home’s Survivability:

  • REMOVE leaves, pine needles, and other flammable material from the roof, gutters, and on and under the deck to help prevent embers from igniting your home
  • SCREEN areas below decks and porches with 1/8” wire mesh to help prevent material from accumulating underneath
  • COVER exterior attic and soffit vents with 1/8” wire mesh to help prevent sparks from entering your home
  • ENCLOSE eaves to help prevent ember entry
  • INSPECT shingles or roof tiles. REPLACE missing shingles or tiles. COVER ends of tiles with bird stops or cement to help prevent ember penetration during a wildfire.

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Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is on call 24-hours a day to assist home and commercial businesses with fire damage. We restore fire damage in Wheat Ridge “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Stormy Weather Brings Snow to Applewood in May?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

May snow covers leafing trees. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

If you live in Applewood, you are used to storms blowing in at any time of the year. In May 2019, 3.7 inches of snow fell from May 20 to May 21. Forecasters predict that a mixture of rain and snow will transition overnight on May 20 to snow around Denver, and then the following week, the weather will whiplash back to temperatures in the 80s!

Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge and Evergreen team responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore residential and commercial properties compromised by inclement weather. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

After any storm or water 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!

Call Us!

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge and Evergreen team is on-call and Here to Help® when your Applewood home or commercial business has storm damage. We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Kids Playing With Fire Start Fire in Golden Home?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A house shows signs of fire damage. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Do you know that more fires are started by children playing with fire in June when school gets out? Our Golden, Wheat Ridge and Evergreen team offer these tips from the National Fire Protection Association for keeping children from playing with fire in Golden:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. They must tell a grown-up when matches or lighters are found.
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
  • Be a good example! Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner. Never treat them as toys, or children may imitate you.
  • Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media? Teach them specific ways to resist the peer pressure to misuse fire.
  • Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire

Call Us!

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge and Evergreen team can help when your Golden home or commercial business has fire damage. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Dangerous Black Water Sewage Backup in Wheat Ridge Home?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A child is using the toilet. We restore areas contaminated by sewage backups in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team has the training, equipment, and experience to restore areas contaminated by sewage. Sewer water is grossly unsanitary and can cause serious health effects. Here are the three classifications of contaminated water we remediate:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

When your Wheat Ridge home or commercial business has a sewer backup or another type of water damage, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team can help. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do If I Have a Flooded Floor in My Evergreen Home?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded floor is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team follow the same water damage restoration process for every water restoration job as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team respond to water damage in Evergreen 24-hours a day. Residents and commercial businesses can rely on us to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.”  Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Dirty HVAC System in Wheat Ridge Home?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

A person is cleaning an air conditioning system. We inspect, clean, and maintain HVAC systems in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team provides inspection and cleaning services for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ( HVAC) systems. Dirty HVAC systems can circulate dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris, and other contaminants throughout your home or business. Here is a recent five-star Google review from one of our happy HVAC customers:

“Just moved into the house and wanted to get the vents cleaned. Steve was extremely helpful, was able to explain the process, and was flexible to get it scheduled. Matt and Nick were both friendly and professional. Did a great job and answered any questions as they were getting it done. Noticeable difference after they were done in fresher air quality, will get them back next time around. Great job guys!” Cris Rojas

Duct cleaning is not always necessary. When we inspect your HVAC system, we will recommend the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

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

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If you can’t recall the last time you had your HVAC system inspected, or if you notice your energy bill running higher than usual, our team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen can help. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Theft and Burglary is the Top Cause of Commercial Property Damage in Golden?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A burglar is trying to break into a business. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team restore property damage in Golden every year. According to an article published by The Hartford Insurance Group, the top cause of property and liability claims is burglary and theft. These claims amount to twenty percent of all commercial claims, with the average claim being $50,000. Regardless of size or industry, all businesses are targets of thieves, including retail stores, restaurants, office parks, medical offices, auto repair shops, and farms and ranches. To avoid a burglary, be sure to secure valuables, make sure the property is well lit at night, and have a good security system in place.

Often commercial properties are damaged during the break-in. We offer a full range of building and reconstruction services to bring your business back to full functionality. We have extensive experience working in all kinds of business settings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

You never know if your business will be burglarized, but if your business has property damage from a burglary, our team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen is on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Record-Breaking Hailstorm in Lakewood?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Back windshield shattered from hail storm We are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge and Evergreen team responds to storm damage throughout the year in Lakewood. In May of 2017, a supercell thunderstorm formed in the foothills west of Denver.

The National Weather Service reported that the supercell thunderstorm moved from the western suburbs to the northern suburbs and produced large damaging hail, strong winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding. Baseball-sized hail was reported, causing extensive damage to cars, homes, and businesses. Property damage occurred in many parts of Denver and the western suburbs, including Arvada, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge. This May 8 storm is still the most expensive insured catastrophe in Colorado’s history. According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Agency Association (RMIAA), the storm amounted to about $2.3 billion in damage. The RMIAA estimated more than 150,000 auto insurance claims and 50,000 homeowner insurance claims had been filed.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration measure hailstones by comparing them to the size of known objects:

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

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Our Golden, Wheat Ridge and Evergreen team is Here to Help ® when you need storm damage restoration services. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hoarding Fire in Wheat Ridge Garage?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Items spill out of a hoarder’s garage. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team restore fire damage in Golden every year. Here is some information about hoarding and fire risks from the National Fire Protection Association:

Why Hoarding Increases Fire Risks

  • Cooking is unsafe if flammable items are close to the stove or oven
  • Heating units may be too close to things that can burn, and they might also be placed on unstable surfaces. If a heater tips over into a pile, it can cause a fire.
  • Electrical wiring may be old or worn from the weight of piles. Pests could chew on wires, and damaged wires can start fires.
  • Open flames from smoking materials or candles in a home with excess clutter are very dangerous
  • Blocked pathways and exits may hinder escape from a fire

Hoarding Impacts First Responders

  • Hoarding puts first responders in harm’s way
  • Firefighters cannot move swiftly through a home filled with clutter
  • Responders can be trapped in a house when exits are blocked. They can be injured by objects falling from piles.
  • The weight of the stored items, especially if water is added to put out a fire, can lead to building collapse
  • Fighting fires is very risky in a hoarding home. It is hard to enter the house to provide medical care, and the clutter impedes the search and rescue of people and pets.

Call Us Today!

When you require fire damage cleanup and restoration services, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help.® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hazardous Waste Removal and Disposal Services in Golden?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

A basement is in the process of being restored after a flooding incident. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to clean and restore residential and commercial properties that have been damaged by contaminated water. There are three classifications for contaminated water, and “Black Water” is the most dangerous type as this water is highly unsanitary, and any contact should be avoided.

Here is a recent Google review from one of our customers:

“We needed multiple visits for our water damage to clean out waste, dry, and prep for repairs. Milo was our main guy and was phenomenal. He was flexible with scheduling provided info and education about what they were doing. A genuine pleasure to have repair our home. All others were very helpful as well. Ask for Milo when you call them. Almost forgot, after they were done, our house looked great and so improved. Great quality work.” Bill Needham

Service: Hazardous waste removal and disposal

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Call Us Today!

Our team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen has the training, equipment, protective gear, and experience to mitigate and restore black water contamination quickly and efficiently. No matter how big the job is, Golden residents and businesses can always rely on us to repair the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.