Recent Storm Damage Posts
When Winter Weather Strikes, STRIKE BACK!
Ready to help you when things get icy in Golden.
Unlike hail storms in the summer that appear out of nowhere and wreak havoc in an instant, winter storms can be prepared for. This year take the bite out of winter with a little preparation.
Steps can be taken to help your home or business survive winters worst. Pipes along exterior walls can be insulated, cabinets under sinks can be left open on the coldest of nights to help prevent frozen pipes.
Gutters can be cleared of debris to ensure easy run off when the snow and ice melt. Clear running gutters help prevent ice dams. Ice dams can cause water to backflow under shingles and into the interior of your home or business.
Furnaces and ducts can be cleaned to prevent damage from furnace puffbacks and to cut down on airborne dust and contaminants affecting your indoor air quality.
Exteriors can be inspected with an eye toward safety in icy situations and proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
If winter manages to get the better of you despite these precautions, call SERVPRO Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen 303-279-8055 for prompt help with your emergency. Our phones are answered 24/7 and our crews are ready to help night and day.
Waiting for the Call
Ready to travel to where help is needed
Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm but that doesn’t mean much to the folks in North Carolina, they are still wet. Though the storm may have ‘passed’ the effects have not. All that rain and standing water must go somewhere. It will become run off which will fill rivers to over flowing and the flooding continues. Then the flooding will move on, down river, affecting more and more communities. Some areas hit hardest by Florence are still not accessible due to the flooding.
The clean up begins once the waters recede. Homeowners will finally be able to assess the damage and SERVPRO will be ready to help them. SERVPRO Teams across the U.S. are on alert, ready to travel in case they are needed and SERVPRO GOLDEN, WHEAT RIDGE, EVERGREEN is one of those teams. Our crew will load the trucks with as much equipment and supplies as we can, filling any extra space with donations for those flooded communities and then head east.
SERVPRO is dedicated to helping those in need as quickly as possible to help minimize the damage from such a catastrophic loss. SERVPRO Storm Teams are already in place, now the SERVPRO crews across the country wait for the call, to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO Golden crew in Texas after Hurricane Harvey
Weather patterns, climate change and changing ocean currents have all been in the news lately and all point to an increase in catastrophic storms.
In preparation for such occurrences SERVPRO of Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen has attended Storm University. At Storm University we learned the protocols that are in place for the movement of hundreds of nationwide SERVPRO teams to assist when disaster strikes. Once teams have arrived at the community in need there are daily meetings to help keep every team working toward the same goals.
SERVPRO designated Storm Teams have semi-trailers full of equipment ready to move to the site of catastrophic loss. Here at SERVPRO Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen part of our hiring process is screening applicants for their willingness to travel when called on to do so. As we roll into our next season rest assured SERVPRO is ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Hail damages Wheat Ridge home
Colorado Front Range summer storms often mean hail. While we may know the storm is coming, there is not much we can do to protect our homes from hail damage. Hail storms are essentially ice cubes hurtling toward your home. Sometimes they are tiny, sometimes they grow to golf ball size, always they land with surprising force, hail can fall at speeds of 20 to 110 mph! Your homes windows are not built to withstand such a pounding.
When mother nature decides to break into your home…make a phone call to SERVPRO Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen at 303-279-8055. We answer all our calls personally, and our crews arrive quickly to your personal disaster.
Trained technicians will clean up the broken and shattered glass, board up your windows and leave your home safe from the elements. Once your home is secure you can contact your insurance agent and begin the search for replacement windows.
Spring Storms in Evergreen
When the warm weather of spring hits we often want to get a jump on summer repairs to our home. It may seem a great time to work in the yard and use the outside spigots again. We may find it the perfect chance to do some repairs to our roof, but Colorado weather in the springtime can be fickle.
Spring storms, they appear seemingly out of nowhere. 75 degrees all week then we wake to a foot of snow. The snow is soft and lovely and we all know it will melt quickly but there in lies the problem. Water, unlike snow, has a way of finding its way into even the smallest opening. Water will then run along a surface undetected until it reaches the lowest point and begins to drip, drip, drip onto the surface below. Those drips continue until you find you have a wet ceiling, water in a light fixture, discolored walls.
Extreme fluctuations in temperatures can lead to burst pipes. When water in a pipe begins to freeze it begins to expand, as more water comes to that frozen spot, something must give. Usually that ‘thing’ is the pipe, bursting. Now the water can move freely, under your sink, under your floor, along your walls, down to your basement or crawlspace even.
When you find our spring storms have gotten the better of you call SERVPRO Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are ready to arrive quickly and help clean up what nature has caused. 303-279-8055
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
SERVPRO of Golden, Wheat Ridge & Evergreen team on site in Texas
Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. The resulting floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues (Wikipedia 2017).
Our dedicated crew members drove down to Texas last week and are currently helping with the efforts to get as many homes back to normal as possible.
SERVPRO crews from all over the country work together quickly to dispatch storm teams to help. SERVPRO is a partner of the Red Cross and helps educate people about disaster preparedness.
Our teams, organizations and communities are here to help when disaster strikes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the first responders and people that need help during this time.