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Do You Have Fire Damage in Your Todd Creek Kitchen?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A person uses a fire extinguisher to put out a kitchen fire. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires in the United States.

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration. Here are some kitchen fire safety tips from Travelers Insurance:

What to Do If a Cooking Fire Flares Up

  • Your safety comes first. If you cannot safely extinguish the fire, leave the scene, call 911 for help, and let the fire department control the fire.
  • If a small fire flares up and you are going to try to extinguish it, call 911 for help first. A fire may grow out of control more quickly than you anticipate.
  • Smother a grease fire – never throw water on a grease fire. The water can be super-heated, change to steam, and cause severe burns. Also, it can cause oil to splash up and spread the fire. If a grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by sliding the lid over the pan while wearing an oven mitt. If safe to do so, turn off the heat source. Do not move the pan; keep the lid on until the fire is out and the pan is completely cool.
  • If a fire starts in your oven, keep the door closed and turn off the heat source. Keeping the door closed will help smother the flames. Do not open the door until the flames are completely out.

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Todd Creek residents and business owners can rely on SERVPRO® of Commerce City to restore fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Are Your Pipes Protected From Freezing in Henderson?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A frozen pipe is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Denver.

This time of year, SERVPRO® of Commerce City often responds to water damage emergencies, and many of them involve frozen or burst pipes. The Insurance Information Institute offers these tips on things you can do to minimize the potential for frozen pipes:

  • Identify the location for the main water shutoff in your home
  • Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent freezing.
  • If you haven’t already, make sure all hoses are disconnected from outside spigots
  • If your garage is attached to your house, keep the garage doors closed. The door leading to the house is probably not as well-insulated as an exterior door.
  • Keep the house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees. The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing.
  • If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, have the water system drained by a professional to keep pipes from freezing or bursting

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When your Henderson home or commercial business needs help with burst pipes or another form of water damage, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Reconstruction Services in Commerce City?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

A window is being replaced. We restore commercial property damage in Adams County.

When your commercial business experiences property damage, our goal is to get you operational again as quickly as possible. SERVPRO® of Commerce City can supervise a whole range of building and reconstruction services when required to complete a restoration project. This gives our customers peace of mind and frees up time, and eliminates the headache of managing multiple trades and vendors. Building and reconstruction services include:

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have experience working in many different buildings and 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

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You never know when your commercial business or home might need rebuilding services, but when it does, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. We’ll restore the commercial damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm-Damaged Roof in Commerce City?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A roof is shown with damaged roof shingles. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

The weather in Commerce City can be unpredictable. Sometimes severe storms occur with little advanced warning. After a storm, it is a good idea to inspect the exterior of the home for damage. Look for areas where water could seep in. SERVPRO® of Commerce City offers these maintenance tips from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Inspect your rooffor missing, damaged, and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Install gutter guardsto prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systemsto be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.

Call Us Today!

You never know when your home or business might have a storm damage emergency, but if you do, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. We’ll restore the storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Home Fire Preparation Tips for Commerce City?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Household members are having a meeting. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Have you inspected your smoke alarm system recently? Preparing your household for the possibility of a fire can save lives. SERVPRO® of Commerce City offers these helpful tips from the American Red Cross to help families prepare for a fire emergency:

  • Install the right number of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.      
  • Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one. 
  • Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting spot outside of your home.
  • Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another
  • Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell “Fire“to alert everyone that they must get out.
  • Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1
  • Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes should catch on fire

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Commerce City responds to fire damage emergencies for homes and commercial businesses 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Indoor Plumbing System Leak in Commerce City?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A damaged water supply line is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Have you inspected your indoor plumbing systems lately? Routine inspection and maintenance of indoor plumbing can help prevent more costly and time-consuming repairs. SERVPRO® of Commerce City offers these helpful tips from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets. Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. Immediately replace any hoses with cracks or leaks, and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs. Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home. A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home. Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money, and time.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

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SERVPRO® of Commerce City restores water damage for homes and commercial businesses in Commerce City 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage in Commerce City?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A dark water stain is shown covering a wall. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of Commerce City witnesses firsthand how quickly water can damage a structure. Our fast response time is essential to avoid more time-consuming and costly repairs. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the kinds of damage water can do within minutes and in one week:

Within 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

Hours 1 - 24:

  • 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

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

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 your Commerce City home or business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism in Commerce City?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of a broken window is shown. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

I received a call in the middle of the night that our alarm was going off in our Commerce City store. I arrived and found that vandals had thrown a brick through the window into the store. Not only was there damage to the window and store inventory, but there was also graffiti on the sidewalk and walls.

My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Commerce City. The SERVPRO team arrived quickly and immediately boarded up the broken windows to secure the building. They assessed the damage and immediately started cleaning and restoring the damage. They cleaned up the broken glass and other damaged store items. They removed the graffiti and cleaned, decontaminated, and deodorized the store. The broken window was replaced in the morning, and the store opened at the usual time!

Our technicians have the specialized training to restore many forms of vandalism and graffiti from surfaces like:

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Masonry

Based on each unique situation, our technicians may restore the damage by:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

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When your business or home needs vandalism and graffiti cleanup, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is has a team of technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Winter Storm Warning in Henderson?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Dark, menacing clouds fill the sky. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Storms can be unpredictable in Colorado. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, blizzards, and other forms of severe weather can happen at any time. SERVPRO® of Commerce City wants Henderson residents to be safe and prepared for winter weather. Here are the definitions for types of winter weather from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Winter Storm Warning

Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

Winter Storm Watch

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

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When your Henderson home or business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Microwave Fire in Henderson?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A microwave oven is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Henderson families are busy. Microwave ovens simplify our lives and make it easy to heat up a meal or quickly defrost dinner. SERVPRO® of Commerce City offers these microwave oven safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • PURCHASE a microwave oven that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory. Make sure to complete and return the product registration card. This way, the manufacturer can reach you if there is a recall on the product.
  • PLUG the microwave oven directly into the wall outlet — never use an extension cord
  • MAKE sure the microwave oven is at a safe height, within easy reach of all users
  • OPEN food slowly, away from the face. Hot steam or the food itself can cause burns.
  • FOOD heats unevenly in microwave ovens. Stir and test before eating or giving to children.
  • NEVER heat a baby bottle in the microwave. Since a microwave oven heats unevenly, it can create hot pockets, leading to burns. Warm a bottle in a bowl of warm, not hot or boiling, water, or by running it under the tap.

Call Us Today!

When your Henderson home or business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is has a team of technicians on call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.