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Vandalism in Commerce City?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

Graffiti is shown on a wall. We restore graffiti and vandalism damage in Adams County.

When vandalism compromises your Commerce City home or commercial business, it is critical to act quickly and remove the damage to discourage further activity. The graffiti vandals want recognition for their work, and when their “work” is removed quickly, they will move to another location. SERVPRO® of Commerce City responds to vandalism and graffiti damage emergencies 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call.

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. They have the specialized training, equipment, and experience to restore many forms of vandalism and graffiti from surfaces like:

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

Based on the specific nature of the vandalism, 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

Call Us!

When your Commerce City home or business needs vandalism and graffiti restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your graffiti and vandalism damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-532-0219.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Chemical Spill in Commerce City?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A chemical spill is shown. We respond to chemical spills and biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can be damaging to your health. SERVPRO® of Commerce City’s technicians have the advanced training, specialized equipment, experience, and protective gear required to safely mitigate and restore dangerous biohazards and chemical spills.

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When your Commerce City home or business needs emergency cleanup services for a chemical spill or biohazard, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll clean and restore your biohazards, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Microwave Fire in Henderson?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A microwave oven is shown in a kitchen. Don’t get fried by your microwave oven in Adams County!

Microwave Safety Tips for Henderson

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), if you have a fire in a microwave, leave the door closed, turn off the oven and unplug it from the wall. If the fire does not go out, get outside and call the fire department.  SERVPRO® of Commerce City sees all kinds of fire damage each year and offer these microwave safety tips from the NFPA:

Microwave Safety Tips

  • 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 home or business is damaged by fire, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your fire damage in Henderson, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rebuilding Services in Henderson?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Construction tools lay on a workbench. We provide a full range of reconstruction services in Adams County.

When building and reconstruction services are required to complete a restoration, choosing the right restoration company is critical. There will be many trades and moving parts to coordinate and having a company that can manage the entire restoration job will save you from the time and headaches involved with hiring and scheduling multiple trades required to complete the job. SERVPRO® of Commerce City has been restoring residential and commercial properties damaged by fire and water for many years. We are able to supervise a full range of restoration services, including:

Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • 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 Services (HVAC)
  • 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 extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, 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!

When your home or commercial business needs rebuilding services to complete a restoration, SERVPRO® of Commerce City can simplify the restoration process by managing the entire restoration job from start to finish. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your property damage in Henderson, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

More Happy Customers in Commerce City?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Five gold stars and a thumbs up symbol are shown. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Five-Star Reviews!

At SERVPRO® of Commerce City, we strive for five-star reviews in all that we do. Here are some reviews from our customers on Google Reviews:

“A few months ago, we had a flood at our business. It was a difficult time due to COVID and slow business and we were unsure how to proceed. Luckily SERVPRO made the entire experience incredibly seamless and efficient. They were here within a few hours and not only did a great job cleaning up all the water, they also left it looking as if it had never even happened. I would certainly recommend SERVPRO to anyone in need of water damage or restoration help!” Guest Advisor

“They are professional and insanely quick to get the job done. I thought when they saw the mess they were dealing with at my place that they would be overwhelmed but they handled it quickly and smoothly to get it taken care of in a matter of hours. Thanks for the great service!” Cameron Smith

Call Us Today!

When you have a property damage emergency and you need emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Outbreak in Commerce City?

5/29/2021 (Permalink)

A mold-infested wall is shown. We mitigate and remediate mold damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Musty Smell in Commerce City?

My kitchen had a musty, mildewy smell that I couldn’t place, but then I found the mold. One of my kitchen windows leaked, and water had been seeping behind the wood paneling onto the base of the wall. Yikes!

Thankfully, my neighbor told me about SERVPRO® of Commerce City and I’m glad she did. They located the source of the moisture that was causing the mold growth and came up with a plan to mitigate and remediate the mold. They explained to me that because mold is always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, it can never be completely eradicated, but it can be contained and remediated.

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may return
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent to discourage mold growth

Call Us Today!

When you have a mold problem in your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fast Emergency Response Time in Commerce City?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A stopwatch and the number twenty-four is shown. We mitigate property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Commerce City

SERVPRO® of Commerce City knows that our fast response time helps our customers save time and lowers the cost of repairs. For instance, water is invasive and can become a costly repair if it goes unmitigated for too long. Here is a water damage timeline from our website:

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

Call Us!

When you experience property damage and need emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Criminal Activity in Commerce City?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

A police car is shown sitting at the scene of a crime at night. We provide crime scene cleanup and restoration services in Adams County.

When I came home and discovered my home was burglarized, I was in shock. The burglars had tossed my whole house, and there was broken glass all over the kitchen floor. They pulled out all of my dresser drawers and dumped the contents on the floor. My home looked like a war scene. I immediately called the Commerce City Police Department, and they sent detectives out to investigate and take fingerprints.

After I was able to determine what was stolen, I called my insurance adjuster and she told me to call SERVPRO® of Commerce City. After the investigation was completed, the SERVPRO technicians came in and quickly and systematically went through each room and cleaned the fingerprint residue and other evidence gathering chemicals from my home. They helped me put things back in place, cleaned up the broken glass, and replaced the glass in my kitchen window. By the time they were through, my home was completely cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized and looked like it did before the burglary. 

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Call Us Today!

When you have crime scene damage, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll clean and restore your Commerce City home, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Satisfied SERVPRO Customers in Commerce City!

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A man is holding up a sign that says, “What Our Customers Are Saying.” We are the restoration company Adams County trusts!

SERVPRO of Commerce City Customer Testimonials

SERVPRO® of Commerce City has been responding to fire and water damage emergencies in Commerce City for years. Taking care of our customers’ needs during very stressful times is important to us. Here are some comments from our customers from our website:


“They are professional and insanely quick to get the job done. I thought when they saw the mess they were dealing with at my place that they would be overwhelmed but they handled it quickly and smoothly to get it taken care of in a matter of hours. Thanks for the great service!” Cameron Smith, Commerce City


“We recently had a few days of heavy rains and to my surprise, my basement had over an inch of water on the ground by the end of it! I was freaking out, but SERVPRO of Commerce City were quick to help get rid of all the pesky water, and it was back to normal in no time.  Highly recommend this company.” Corey Cade, Commerce City

“We noticed mold growing in our bathroom and the smell was awful! SERVPRO came out soon after we called and now our bathroom is as good as new!” Julianna B., Commerce City

Call Us Today!

When you have a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Commerce City is ready to respond 24-hours a day.  Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your property damage in Commerce City, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Commerce City?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

The headlights of a vehicle flood the road while driving at night. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Commerce City and Henderson areas.

Every Second Counts in an Emergency

You never know when disaster will strike, so when your home or commercial business experiences a property damage emergency, it’s important to know that you can rely on SERVPRO® of Commerce City to respond to your emergency 24-hours a day in the Commerce City and Henderson areas. In many cases, we can arrive within four hours of your call.

Customized Service from Start to Finish

When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions so we can determine the number of technicians and the type of equipment to send to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We can also help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

Highly Trained Team

Our restoration technicians have the advanced training, experience, and equipment to mitigate any fire, water, or mold damage and quickly return your property to preloss condition with minimal disruption to your home or business.

Call Us!

When you have a fire, water, storm, or mold damage emergency in Commerce City, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to mitigate the damage. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

Advanced Technologies in Henderson?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

A technician is holding a hygrometer up to a wall to measure moisture levels. We use advanced technology to restore property damage in the Commerce City and Henderson areas.

Advanced Technologies Used in the Restoration Industry

SERVPRO® of Commerce City invests heavily in technology and specialized training for our restoration technicians, allowing us to restore residential and commercial properties in the Henderson area to preloss condition faster and more efficiently.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the national non-profit organization that sets the standards and best practices that we follow. The standards the IICRC has established incorporate the field of psychometry, allowing our technicians to become proficient in the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity through the use of moisture detection and measurement equipment. This is important because excess moisture can cause further damage to a structure and encourage mold and other microbial growths to populate.

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment Used

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire, water, storm, mold, or other property damage emergency in Henderson, SERVPRO® of Commerce City has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to mitigate the damage. Call us today at 720-532-0219. We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Commerce City is Independently Owned and Operated.

How SERVPRO Helps Companies After Basement Floods

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

A basement flood can cause lots of damage to a commercial building in Commerce City. Your clients will use their insurance coverage to pay for emergency restoration services. However, it is up to you to decide which cleanup company your clients use.
You should choose a restoration business with both corporate reach and local franchises that understand the challenges of a particular city. SERVPRO fits this description. In fact, it is a preferred vendor for most insurance agencies.
SERVPRO experts have the necessary experience to remove water from a flooded basement safely and efficiently. Here are the steps they follow:
1. Drain the Water
SERVPRO professionals know that a basement flood can be dangerous if it is not handled properly. If the water is higher than the outlets in the basement, electrocution could occur. The experts use a vacuum or pump to remove the water while staying outside the basement until it is safe to do so.
2. Remove, Replace and Restore Items
SERVPRO experts will do what they can to clean and restore the items in the basement. However, they also know that not everything is salvageable after a flood. They will help your clients remove and discard any mechanical or electrical equipment in the basement. They can also repair or replace carpet, wood trim and drywall affected by the water.
3. Implement Prevention Strategies
Once the cleanup is complete, your clients should take steps to prevent future floods. SERVPRO experts can provide helpful tips and guidelines for securing the property against water. For starters, clients should install foundation drains and properly discharge gutter downspouts.
The professionals from SERVPRO know the proper way to handle a basement flood. They will remove the water, dry damaged items and help your clients prevent future disaster. Follow the lead of other insurance agencies and use SERVPRO as the restoration company for your clients.

Focus on Water Damage To Prevent Mold Growth

9/30/2020 (Permalink)

Digital temperature and humidity control High moisture levels encourage mold growth

Mold Preventions Steps 

Nature may not be able to be controlled, but it can be monitored. Homeowners in Henderson, CO, can take preventative measures against frustrating and costly fungus growth. The spores become problematic when they interact with moisture. This source acts as a catalyst, kicking off swift reproduction; thus, by concentrating on minimizing the water exposure, residents gain some command of the development. The following mold prevention steps should be used to maintain a dry environment.

1. Lower the House's Humidity Level
High moisture levels encourage mold growth. That isn't always visible. Sometimes, it's in the air. When the saturation is above 60%, the dampness can trigger mold spores to begin feeding on any organic matter it encounters. People can battle this concern by taking several actions. Run the air conditioner regularly. It encourages cool circulation and pulls out excess wetness. If that isn't enough, then purchase dehumidifiers for locations that can't be controlled.

2. Inspect Plumbing Often
Another tactic in mold prevention is to remain vigilant about your pipes. Small leaks can become major problems when they linger for longer periods of time. It permits for saturation. Look for signs of trouble. Open cabinet doors, and inspect under sinks. Signs of rust, stains and discoloration indicate issues. Call out plumbers to make repairs. Also, look behind your appliances, checking the utility lines.

3. Tend to Flooding Immediately
If an overflow happens, don't let the water damage fester. Call out a mold remediation team to evaluate the premises, determining the extent of restoration. The area requires immediate drying, and some sections may need to be torn out, avoiding excess levels of spores. Then, the crew can apply antimicrobial spray, and rebuild anything that was ruined.
Proactive owners can thwart major reconstruction tasks. It takes making mold prevention a priority. Have a thorough understanding of how the contamination begins and how to stop it in its tracks.

A Few Facts About Black Mold

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold on wall with the words STRACHYBOTRYS ATRA Black mold usually refers to the strain known by its scientific name as Strachybotrys chartarum

The world is full of mold. Microscopic spores exist just about everywhere and no doubt inhabit your commercial building in Commerce City, CO, in small numbers. By some estimates, more than 100,000 types of mold are present on Earth. Many of them are not harmful. Some types of mold, though, cause property damage and even health effects. Black mold has a sinister reputation and is not something you would welcome on your property, especially if it is growing rapidly. In this situation, your best move is to contact a mold restoration company for a professional cleanup. In a matter of days, an experienced company can handle a mold outbreak and make your facility look "Like it never even happened."

Mold Facts

Black mold usually refers to the strain known by its scientific name as Strachybotrys chartarum. It has the following characteristics:

  • It has a dark greenish or black appearance
  • It thrives in damp conditions
  • It grows on a variety of surfaces
  • It is commonly found in bathrooms, attics and basements
  • It can be controlled with professional means
  • It has the ability to spread rapidly

Many types of mold cause damage by growing into materials, making the growth hard to remove. Mold typically penetrates deeper into porous surfaces than does mildew.

Mold Remediation
Mold cleanup involves specialized techniques and equipment. Trained and certified technicians can test for the presence of mold and develop a plan to wipe out mold colonies. In most cases, it is not especially important whether it is black mold or some other strain of fungus. The process is the same for all forms of destructive mold. Powerful and safe cleaning agents are used to clean the surfaces where mold has taken root. These disinfectants make it less likely that mold will return. Workers will also make sure any problems with excess moisture will be addressed. The goal is to return your building to its original state as quickly as possible.

Does Your Air Purifier Remove Mold Spores?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Air purifier in a living room, woman working with laptop with filter for clean room Using proper air filtration can help make sure your home remains free from mold

Using proper air filtration can help make sure your home remains free from mold. If your residence in Commerce City, CO, already has a filtration system in place, have you checked to see that it removes mold? If it does not, you need a replacement that will.

Best Purifiers to Remove Mold Spores

These spore-removing purifiers are some of the highest-rated around:

AeraMax’s Large Room Air Purifier, which can also get rid of all sorts of odors, including pet smells and cigarette smoke
Guardian Technologies’ GermGuardian AC92000WCA, which uses an incredible UV-C light filter
SilverOnyx’s Air Purifier for Home, which gets the job done for an ultra-affordable price
Alen’s T500 HEPA Air Purifier, which features WhisperMax Technology to keep things as quiet as possible
Levoit’s LV-PUR131S, which is easy to install and has a sleep mode that reduces energy consumption

When choosing a purifier, consider matters such as design, ease of use, type of air filtration technology, cost of maintenance, price, and, of course, whether it can remove mold spores. Selecting the right purifier for your household might seem like a daunting task, but a little simple research can help make you comfortable with your selection.

Mold Spore Checking and Removal
If you have not already purchased a purifier, you may be at risk of mold growth and should have your home inspected as soon as reasonable. In the case that fungus is discovered, you need to hire a mold removal company that can fully eradicate the issue. Using a professional service remains the best way to make sure the burden of removal is handled safely and thoroughly.
Reduce the likelihood of your house becoming infested by checking that your air filtration solution removes mold spores. Once you are able to declare yourself free from this fungal intruder, acquire a quality air cleaner that can assist in keeping your home permanently absent of mold.

How SERVPRO Helps Companies After Basement Floods

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

A basement flood can cause lots of damage to a commercial building in Commerce City. Your clients will use their insurance coverage to pay for emergency restoration services. However, it is up to you to decide which cleanup company your clients use.
You should choose a restoration business with both corporate reach and local franchises that understand the challenges of a particular city. SERVPRO fits this description. In fact, it is a preferred vendor for most insurance agencies.
SERVPRO experts have the necessary experience to remove water from a flooded basement safely and efficiently. Here are the steps they follow:
1. Drain the Water
SERVPRO professionals know that a basement flood can be dangerous if it is not handled properly. If the water is higher than the outlets in the basement, electrocution could occur. The experts use a vacuum or pump to remove the water while staying outside the basement until it is safe to do so.
2. Remove, Replace and Restore Items
SERVPRO experts will do what they can to clean and restore the items in the basement. However, they also know that not everything is salvageable after a flood. They will help your clients remove and discard any mechanical or electrical equipment in the basement. They can also repair or replace carpet, wood trim and drywall affected by the water.
3. Implement Prevention Strategies
Once the cleanup is complete, your clients should take steps to prevent future floods. SERVPRO experts can provide helpful tips and guidelines for securing the property against water. For starters, clients should install foundation drains and properly discharge gutter downspouts.
The professionals from SERVPRO know the proper way to handle a basement flood. They will remove the water, dry damaged items and help your clients prevent future disaster. Follow the lead of other insurance agencies and use SERVPRO as the restoration company for your clients.

What Makes SERVPRO Such an Outstanding Business

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO technicians in front on a van with drying equipment. Call SERVPRO at the first signs of water damage to ensure timely mitigation.

When it comes to disaster cleanup, you need the best help possible. You can't afford anything less than quick action and thorough, reliable work during your time of need. Whether there is a fire, flood, or mold growth in your office building, you can trust a local SERVPRO franchise to come to the rescue. These experienced professionals can successfully handle even the most devastating disasters.

Your First Call

As soon as you discover an emergency in your Commerce City, CO, building, don't hesitate to call a SERVPRO franchise. On your first contact, you'll discover that the team can offer the following:

  • The team will respond to your call within an hour.
  • The team can be on-site within four hours of your request.
  • The team can handle your needs on the weekends, holidays and after hours.

A Local Touch
When you work with SERVPRO, you're not only getting a team of skilled professionals, but you won't go through hassles. Instead, you'll communicate directly with a locally owned company that understands your needs. You'll speak to the same technicians who'll come to your office and assess the situation. When you rely on a local company, you know you'll have effective communication and a responsive team.

Help From the Home Office
At the same time, SERVPRO can always call in help from the corporate office if the emergency is widespread. Local technicians can ask the home office for more equipment and supplies. If necessary, the team can request additional technicians.

The Right Credentials
SERVPRO is licensed, insured, and certified in handling all of your cleanup needs. The team is well trained to remove water, clean up smoke damage, and eliminate mold from your building. The company is reputable and well-respected.
When you need to clean up after a disaster, call a SERVPRO franchise. You'll get excellent customer services and the top professionals in the industry.

4 Plumbing Problems Most People Experience

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a copper pipe Plumbing issues can lead to water damage

When it comes to plumbing, there are numerous issues that can come up. Before your Commerce City, property is subjected to potential water damage or skyrocketing water bills, it's a good idea to get to know the four most common plumbing problems and their warning signs. After all, knowledge is power — even when it comes to a clogged toilet.

1. A Leaky Faucet

One of the most common issues is a leaky faucet. This may not be one of the more serious problems, but a leaking or dripping faucet is not only incredibly irritating to listen to, but it can also make your building's water bill go through the roof.

2. Clogged Drains

For those who are experiencing any type of clogged drain, whether it is a clogged toilet or a clogged sink, it is a good idea to contact a professional to come out and inspect it. Many retail drain cleaners can actually end up making the problem worse, so it is wise not to delay in calling the pros.

3. A Running Toilet

A running toilet can waste a great deal of water per day, making it a minor problem that can quickly become incur major costs. While this is not quite as serious as having a blocked toilet or stopped-up drain, it usually requires need a plumber’s expert advice to fix.

4. Low Water Pressure

While low water pressure often occurs in older buildings, there is typically a reason why it begins happening. If your property has showers, it might be time for new shower heads, or there could be a hidden leak somewhere in the building. No matter the cause, there is usually a way to restore normal water pressure.

These are just a few of the most common plumbing problems that indicate something more serious might be going on under the surface. Whether you have a faucet in the building that is leaking, a clogged toilet or drain, a sudden drop in water pressure, or constantly running toilets, most issues can be resolved quickly with the help of experienced commercial plumbing specialists.

The 5 Most Effective Smoke Odor Remediation Methods

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

Sprinkler system in the ceiling 5 methods for odor removal

The smell of smoke may linger long after fire or smoke damage in a home in Commerce City. Here are five effective smoke cleaning methods for getting rid of every trace of smoke odor.

1. Ozone Machines

These machines release ozone molecules that follow the same paths as smoke and work to neutralize odors. This treatment is fast and highly effective, but requires that occupants evacuate a residence.

2. Thermal Foggers

A thermal fogger fills an area with fog, which is allowed to stand for about thirty minutes. Evacuation is necessary and the treated area must be ventilated and allowed to dry before occupants can return. This treatment should be administered by smoke damage cleanup professionals.

3. HVAC Air Scrubbers

An HVAC air scrubber connects to the central air system and filters air as it circulates. These smoke cleaning mechanisms filter out particles and do not neutralize any odors. It may be helpful to combine this treatment with a deodorization method.

4. Hydroxyl Generators

A hydroxyl generator is an alternative to an ozone machine that does not require evacuation. This odor neutralization method relies on ultraviolet light to produce radicals that destroy smoke particles. Although this treatment can be effective, it is likely to take three to five times as long as an ozone treatment.

5. Vapor Modification

Vapor modification relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize the odor of smoke. This treatment can take place while occupants remain in a home, but it is also slower than more intensive treatments.

The best smoke cleaning method depends on the severity of smoke odor in a residence and whether temporary evacuation is possible. Ozone machines and thermal foggers are fast and effective treatments that call for temporary evacuation. Air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and vapor modification take longer, but allow occupants to remain at home in Commerce City.