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Ron Burgundy wants to know about SERVPRO of Aurora

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ron Burgundy wants to know about SERVPRO of Aurora "I don't know how to put this, but we are kind of a big deal!."

Marketing Representative, David Gardner gets the scoop on the latest Mold remediation jobs here at SERVPRO of Aurora.  

David Starring as Ron Burgundy

Ron: Good morning SERVPRO of Aurora Crew, what is the forecast looking like for Mold here in Aurora?

Crew: There is a home in desperate need of Mold Remediation, and we have the training and expertise to safely handle any mold situation. 

Ron: Are there any tips you can give the residents of Aurora to stay safe in homes affected by mold?

Crew: Absolutely

  1. Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  2. Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  3. Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  4. Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  5. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  6. Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Ron: That will end our segment, You Stay Classy Aurora, Colorado. 

Restoring Commercial Property After Water Damage.

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Aurora commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Aurora

SERVPRO of Aurora specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

When a Storm hits Aurora, Call SERVPRO!

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Aurora specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Aurora, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (303) 576-6868

With SERVPRO of Aurora on the job, you know it will be "Like it never even happened."

Do you need Emergency Water Damage Service?

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Aurora is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (303) 576-6868

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Aurora has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Aurora

SERVPRO of Aurora specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Is Mold lurking in your Aurora Home?

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold 

Do you have questions about Smoke and Soot Cleanup?

9/19/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Aurora will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – (303) 576-6868

Mold Growth On Drywall and Carpet.

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold On Your Wall!

Mold can grow just about anywhere, but drywall is especially susceptible to mold growth. Humidity and moisture in a building can aid in the growth of mold. Drywall that is contaminated by mold must be cut out, removed and replaced by new drywall. 

Mold Underneath Your Carpet!

Mold can be found underneath permanent carpeting. Carpet absorbs liquid and traps it underneath the service creating a breeding ground for mold. Carpet traps dirt and dust particles which are a food source for mold. Once mold finds a home underneath your carpet it is impossible to remove it completely. Be sure to react quickly to liquids that spill on your carpet.

SERVPRO of Aurora provides mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Aurora: 303-877-9054

Prevent Mold From Growing In Your Home!

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.  

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, they have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

https://https://www.SERVPRO.com/mold-remediation/mold-remediation

What you can do to prevent mold growth?

  • Ventilate bathrooms, laundry rooms and cooking areas
  • Do not install carpet in bathrooms, laundry rooms, cooking areas and basements.
  • Control humidity in your home with an air conditioner or humidifier
  • Use mold killing products in your bathroom and kitchen
  • Don't allow spills on carpet to remain wet
  • Fix leaks from walls, plumbing or ceilings promptly
  • Add mold inhibitors to wall paint

Mold growth can affect your health and your home's property value. Make sure to prevent mold growth in your home.

If you have a mold problem contact SERVPRO of Aurora at 303-576-6868

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Fire damage at an Aurora home.

https://www.SERVPRO.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call the SERVPRO National Call Center, which is staffed 24 hours a day. Our representative will ask a series of questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us dispatch the nearest SERVPRO Franchise Professional with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, the SERVPRO Franchise Professional can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. They will then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

They will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Understanding How A Fire Can Start

9/7/2017 (Permalink)

Three Components That Fires Need To Exist

  1. Heat
  2. Oxygen 
  3. Fuel

With these three components a fire cant ignite.

Causes of House Fires 

  • Most fires start in the kitchen from overheated grease and unattended cooking
  • Overheated equipment 
  • Arson
  • Candles caused approximately 9,300 home fires between 2009 and 2013  

Fire Safety

Fires can start suddenly and spread quickly, damaging your home and furniture and putting lives in danger. They are caused in a variety of ways, but there are a few simple hints you can follow to prevent them starting.

  • Keep all fires and heaters well guarded, especially open fires. For fitted or portable heaters with a built in guard, give extra protection by adding a surrounding guard particularly if you have young children or older people in the home. For children, use a nursery guard with side clips that fit into fixed wall brackets
  • Keep portable heaters and candles away from furniture and curtains. Position safely where they cannot be knocked over
  • Don't dry or air clothes over or near the fire, or the cooker
  • Do not smoke in bed
  • Many fires start in the kitchen, especially fat fires. Never leave a pan unattended when deep fat frying and watch for overheating. For safer frying use oven chips or a thermostatically controlled deep fat fryer
  • If there are children around, keep matches and lighters well out of reach
  • Fit approved smoke detectors on each floor. Choose a smoke alarm that is mains operated or one with a long life (ten year) battery
  • Plan your escape route. Remember Get out, stay out and call the fire brigade out!

https://www.rospa.com/home-safety/advice/general/preventing-accidents-in-the-home/