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What Can I Do if I Have Skunk Odor in My Home in Evergreen?

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

A skunk is seen outdoors. We locate, identify, and remove offensive odors in Jefferson County.

Our local team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen is trained and certified to remove foul odors of all kinds. Sometimes odors are difficult to identify because they are a combination of smells emanating from different locations. Our technicians will locate and identify the cause of the odors and will use odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

Skunks are common in Evergreen neighborhoods. My dog got sprayed by a skunk and ran into the house afterward, contaminating the entire home with skunk odor. Here are some tips for avoiding being sprayed by a skunk (if you’re not a dumb dog).

Spraying Signals

  • Skunks are nocturnal, so be cautious when walking at night
  • If you see a skunk while walking at night, change direction and avoid walking in his path
  • A skunk that is startled will be ready to spray by raising the tail
  • The skunk will stand on its hind legs and then pound the front legs toward the ground
  • If you find a skunk and it is acting in this manner, back away quietly and slowly so that you can get away without being sprayed

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Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help ® when you have an odor problem in your home or business. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do To Prevent the Pipes From Freezing in My Business in Golden?

1/17/2023 (Permalink)

Examples of insulated pipes and pipe fittings are shown. We are leaders in commercial property damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Temperatures drop to 18 degrees Fahrenheit in January in Golden, and freezing temperatures mean pipes can freeze. Our local team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen responds to commercial water damage emergencies 24 hours a day and offers these tips from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety for preventing plumbing from freezing:

  • Inspect and seal or repair all cracks, holes, leaks, windows, doors, and other openings on exterior walls with caulk or insulation to prevent cold air from penetrating the wall cavity
  • Insulate and seal around attic penetrations such as partition walls, vents, plumbing stacks, and electric and mechanical chases
  • Ensure your pipes in hard-to-reach places like attics, crawl spaces, and outside walls are insulated—wrap pipes and faucets in unheated or minimally heated areas of the building 
  • Make sure your existing freeze-protection devices and alarms are in good working order. Test freeze stats (low-temperature sensing device) and valves before the weather gets cold. 
  • Pipes leading to the exterior should be shut off and drained at the start of winter. If these exterior faucets do not have a shut-off valve inside the building, have one installed by a plumber.  
  • Hire a licensed fire protection specialist to conduct routine maintenance on your sprinkler system. Discuss the system’s exposure to winter weather and potential mitigation options.  

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Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help ® when you have a water damage emergency in your commercial business or home. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Do if My Pipes Freeze in my Wheat Ridge Home?

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

A frozen drain pipe is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

January is cold in Wheat Ridge, with temperatures dropping to 18 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are 155.7 days each year when the nighttime low falls below freezing. Our local team in Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen offers these helpful tips from the American Red Cross for thawing frozen pipes:

  • If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
  • Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will start to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.
  • Apply heat until the full water pressure is restored. If you cannot locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you can not thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
  • Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

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Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help ® when you have a storm damage emergency in your home or business. Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Dry Christmas Tree Starts Fire in Golden Home?

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

An old Christmas tree's dry, brown limbs are shown. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen teams wish everyone in Golden a Happy New Year! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urges everyone to get rid of their trees after Christmas or when the tree is dry. Our professionals respond to fire damage emergencies every year during the holiday season. Here are some tips from the NFPA for preventing Christmas tree fires:

After Christmas

Get rid of the tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage or placed outside against the house. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.

Christmas Tree Fire Facts

  • Electrical problems cause almost one-third of home Christmas tree fires
  • Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes more than one in every five fires

Jefferson County Christmas Tree Recycling

In Jefferson County, Christmas trees can be recycled at many locations at no cost to residents. Check for announcements about drop-off locations in the county.

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When you have fire damage in your Golden home or business, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fast Mitigation Saves Business in Evergreen From Extensive Water Damage?

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

Water floods a warehouse. We are leaders in commercial restoration services in Jefferson County.

When you have a water damage emergency, the longer the water remains unaddressed, the greater the chances for more extensive damage and costly repairs. Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen teams have been restoring commercial water damage in Jefferson County for over forty years. We use powerful, industrial-grade water extraction and drying equipment to efficiently remove the water and dry the area. Here are some examples of the type of damage water can do to a structure over time:

In 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

In 1-24 Hours

  • 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

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

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When you have a water damage emergency in your Evergreen commercial business or home, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Expect When I Call in a Storm Damage Emergency in Mountain View?

12/20/2022 (Permalink)

A rainstorm is seen at sunset through a window. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen teams are on call to respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Mountain View. High winds, rain, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and snow storms often happen with little advanced warning and can wreak havoc on a home or business. When you call us, we will ask you questions to determine the number of technicians and the types of equipment to send.

When we arrive, we will tarp and board up any areas of the structure exposed to the elements to minimize the potential for further damage. We will inspect and provide an assessment of the damage and contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours.

No matter how severe the damage, we can help. When rebuilding services are required, we can supervise a full range of services, giving our customers peace of mind knowing they have one company managing the entire restoration.

Building Services

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • HVAC Services
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tree Removal

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When you have a storm damage emergency in your Mountain View home or commercial business, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips for Wheat Ridge Residents?

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

A tree on a historic farm in Colorado is decorated with Christmas lights. We are leaders in fire damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen teams respond to more home fire emergencies during December, January, and February than at any other time of the year. Here are some holiday decorating tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Holiday Decorating

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame-resistant or flame-retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding them.

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When you have fire damage in your Wheat Ridge home or commercial business, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Services for Water-Damaged Areas of My Home in Applewood?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

A technician cleans surfaces exposed to water damage. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen teams follow a comprehensive, six-step process for returning your water-damaged property to preloss conditions. After we have extracted the water and dried the area, we clean, sanitize, and deodorize everything exposed to the water. Here is some information from our website describing these processes:

Contents Restoration

We pretest every item before cleaning to ensure we use the most effective cleaning method.

  • Wet Cleaning
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning

Odor Removal and Deodorization

We identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technical expertise, industrial-grade air scrubbers, and fogging equipment go beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that don’t work when your odor problem is severe or persistent.

  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Air Scrubbers and Fogging Equipment

Sanitizing Treatments

When required, we use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property.

  • Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Treatments
  • Sanitizing and Disinfectant Treatments

Disposal

We will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.

  • Properly Dispose of Refuse

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Water damage can happen at any time for many reasons. When you discover water damage in your Applewood home or business, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Can I Expect When I Use a Mold Remediation Company in Cody Park?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians spray antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies in a kitchen. We remediate mold damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is highly trained and certified to mitigate and restore mold outbreaks in Cody Park. Every mold infestation is different, but we follow the same comprehensive restoration process as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. We remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials when remediating heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We also remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

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

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When you discover mold in your Cody Park home or business, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-279-8055.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Damage Discovered in Evergreen Business?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

A person uses an infrared camera to locate hidden water damage in a room. We restore commercial water damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team is highly trained and certified to restore commercial water damage. We use advanced technology and techniques to quickly locate the source of water damage. Here is some of the advanced technology we use to identify and restore water damage:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  •  Surface moisture meters
  •  Infrared imagery
  •  Evasive moisture detectors
  •  Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

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Water damage can happen at any time for any number of reasons. When your commercial business or home in Evergreen has a water damage emergency, our Golden, Wheat Ridge, and Evergreen team 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.