Fire, Water, Mold, Oh My!
Fire, Water, Mold, Oh My!
Fire damage, water loss, mold, oh my! These things, like the Tin Mans lions, tigers, and bears, are lurking around, waiting to attack your home or business. The unfortunate statistics state that one in 50 insured homes will experience water damage each year, a structure fire happens every 63 seconds, a house will catch flames every 88 seconds, and 4.6 million cases of lung and breathing related illnesses happen from mold exposure in the home. Thus, it is likely that you or someone you know will suffer from one of these this coming year.
However, you do not have to be like the Tin Man in the way of anxiety because SERVPRO of Evergreen, Wheat Ridge, and Golden has your back! It can be scary falling victim to any of the above scenarios, especially if it is your first time encountering them. Our team has seen it all, and the biggest loss is no match for our expertise, professionalism, equipment, and care. We personally have taken on the small jobs such as a little mold clean up in a shower, carpet cleaning, smoke damage to a small room, and more. We have also taken on the large jobs such as entire home fires, a burst pipe to an entire office building in downtown Arvada, and remediating the water damage to the entire Colorado Mills Mall after the hail damage a few years back. These are just a few examples.
In the following blog, we will highlight the three main restoration services we preform that are fire, flood, and mold damage. We will talk on the three types of cleanings we do for fire and smoke damage, our process when handling a water loss, and our 4 methods of cleaning up a mold job.
- Structural Cleaning
- The first step in the remediation of a fire is structural cleaning.After fire and smoke has made its mark on your home, ceilings, walls, flooring, and woodwork will need a thorough cleaning. After the pretest, our SERVPRO team of Evergreen, Wheat Ridge, and Golden will use the appropriate cleaning chemicals for the type of smoke and specific surface it is on. Often times, our specifically designed chemicals can completely remove the damaging smoke from the structure so that repainting or refinishing is not necessary, saving you money. If we cannot clean the surface completely, we will restore it to a “prepare for paint” condition. This process deodorizes and ensures that the new coat of paint will adhere properly.
- Content Cleaning
- Area rugs, furniture, draperies, upholstery, and all restorable personal items in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. Some items can be cleaned onsite, but many are packed up and cleaned in-house. The type of cleaning will be determined upon a pretest and an inventory list of all items will be made so our franchise and the home owner can keep track of them.
- After the structures and contents of the home have been cleaned, the home itself will also be deodorized.We do not merely mask the smells, we seek the source and eliminate it. SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors, and our specialized equipment cannot be beat.
When your Golden home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Golden / Wheat Ridge / Evergreen uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.While every water damage situation is unique, the general process stays the same. SERVPRO follows 6 basic steps when handling your water damage. Below are the 6 steps taken from call to complete restoration.
The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.
We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.
The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.
We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. 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.
We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.
Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.
In the event of a basement flood, it is essential that you call professional help as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Golden/ Wheat Ridge/ Evergreen is available 24/7 365 days a year. After the initial call, we are required to arrive at your residence within 4 hours by franchise standards. However, our team averages less than an hour for arrival time. Our response time reduces damage, limits further damage, reduces cost, and eases headache and responsibility from the homeowner.
Our team at SERVPRO of Golden/ Wheat Ridge/ Evergreen has the skills, training, experience, and specialized equipment needed for mold mitigation and remediation. Our techniques are approved by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification).
We use hand pumps or power sprayers to apply specialized chemicals and disinfectants to the affected areas in your Golden/ Wheat Ridge/ Evergreen, or surrounding homes. This method will wet the area, so we are sure to only use this method on surfaces that cannot be discolored.
ULV (ultra low volume) foggers are used to disperse disinfectants and deodorizers to the area. These foggers create tiny particles that can penetrate into just about anything. However, this creates additional moisture, so the technicians at your home, office, or she-shed, will remove all furniture and other items that could be damaged by this method. If there are some items that cannot be removed, drapes will be placed over them for protection.
This technique, also called thermal fogging, is used when there is mold, but little to no water damage. This uses solvent based cleaners and deodorants that are heated and pushed through a vaporizer. This process changes the particles into so they are small enough to penetrate almost any surface. Since there is no moisture added, this is the preferred method we use whenever it is possible.
Ventilation and Air Scrubbing:
As the different methods of cleaning are underway, the rooms and other affected areas must be ventilated. Our team has high velocity exhaust fans, called box fans, that blow out mold particles. This is done so that the mold particles that release in the cleaning process are captured and removed. This reduces the amount of time the area needs to be vacant and allows occupants into their homes quicker.
The above are the three main restoration services we offer to our local Colorado friends and neighbors. However, we have a long list of services we offer every day that include:
- Residential Cleaning
- Air Ducts and HVAC
- Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
- Ceiling, Floors and Wall Cleaning
- Drapes and Blind Cleaning
- Odor Removal
- Sewage and Toilet Overflow
- Trauma and Crime Scene
- Vandalism and Graffiti
- Storm and Emergency Cleanup
Why Choose SERVPRO of Evergreen, Wheat Ridge, Golden
SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen is a locally owned business. We serve Genesee, Lakeside, Applewood, Lakewood, Conifer, Bailey and Kittredge as well as Evergreen, Wheat Ridge and Golden. We have traveled to Winter Park, Breckenridge, Jefferson and the greater Denver/Boulder metro area. We live where we serve. Heck! We might even be your neighbor. That is why we take personal pride in offering you professional, quality, reliable and trustworthy service when it comes to water, mold or fire damage to your home or commercial space. We are local and dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our phones are personally answered 24/7 and our technicians are on call 24 hours a day. when disaster strikes there is no need to wait till morning for help to arrive. Whether you are experiencing a flood due to a burst pipe, a kitchen fire, have found mold or need emergency services in the metro or mountain areas, don’t wait! Call SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen today.
Please give us a call for any of your home restoration needs! (303) 279-8055
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