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BEST OF COLORADO -SERVPRO Aurora, Gold Medal Winner

4/5/2017 (Permalink)

Community BEST OF COLORADO -SERVPRO Aurora, Gold Medal Winner Readers Choice, Best of Colorado Gold Medal. Best Cleaning & Restoration Company

Each year Colorado Customers vote for their favorite pizza, brewery, brunch, margaritas and almost every industry you can imagine. 

SERVPRO Aurora is honored that they just earned the prestigious Gold Medal in the category "Best Cleaning & Restoration Company" BEST OF COLORADO READERS SURVEY

Within the last year the SERVPRO Aurora franchise is under new ownership. It is noteworthy that the BOC Readers Choice Gold Medal aligns with the praise SERVPRO Aurora has garnered from their recent and raving Customer Certificates of Satisfaction reports.

Eight Ways a Home Improvement Project Can Affect Your Home Insurance

3/14/2017 (Permalink)

Now that home improvement is at an all-time high, we figure now is a good time for us to tell you how your home projects just might be affecting your home insurance. HomeAdvisor has indicated that the number of homeowners that have completed 2 repairs or renovations on their home have increased by a multiple of twelve between 2015 and 2016.


Despite the obvious perks from doing repairs and renovations on your house, failure to consider the future impacts this can have on your insurance can be detrimental. So below we’ve listed 8 things you need to know before getting to work.



  • Home Replacement Cost


After completing your home improvement project, the cost to replace your home may rise. So make sure you have the right coverage limits in place to protect your property in case of an event.



  • Builders Risk Policies


Buying a builders risk policy can be very beneficial to you, especially on the bigger projects. Builders risk insurance offers protection for your home as well as all the building materials and equipment during new construction. A huge plus with this coverage is it also protects you from damage caused by weather and unforeseen risk.



  • “Attractive Nuisance”


Depending on the size of your project, you’re going to need a construction site, and with construction sites come noise and hazards. Attractive nuisances commonly cause home insurance rates to rise and can be a liability to the homeowner. Just make sure you are doing everything you can to eliminate these dangers.



  • Protecting  Personal Items


Protecting your belongings is always a smart thing to do. Make sure you speak with your insurance provider about what coverage you’ll need for personal property while your project is going on.


 



  • Unforeseen issues


Issues that are beyond your control such as weather or crime can really put a stop on your project. Getting builders risk insurance will help protect you aginst any of this.



  • Storage of Property


During you home renovations, putting your belongings in storage isn’t a bad idea. Finding temporary storage for you items or asking a family member is your best bet. Make sure you notify your insurance agent to ensure your personal property is still being protected.



  • Building Codes


The money you spend bringing you house up to code is another thing to consider. Think about looking for a home insurance policy the feature building codes coverage if you plan to do a lot of home improvements



  • Permits


Permits are very important if you are going to be building. Contractors will usually pick up permits before they begin a project. If you decide to go the solo route and do it yourself, make sure you check with the city or town government to find out what you need.


Always remember to contact your insurance agent if you have any questions about how a home improvement project may affect your insurance rates.

Avoiding furnace repairs during the coldest days in Colorado

2/15/2017 (Permalink)

Nobody likes being uncomfortable, especially when it’s -8 degrees and your furnace goes out. Then you have to make that painful call to your expensive repair man, who can only work on the furnace while you’re at home. Oh, let’s not forget those pesky Holiday or after hour fees they charge. So now you’re stuck in a freezing house in the middle of winter with no heat, which is not only uncomfortable, but can also be dangerous. Everyone says hindsight is 20/20, so here are a couple of tips you could have used to help prevent this unfortunate situation.

  • Keep An Eye On Your Furnace’s Air Filter

The air filter for the furnace is there for just that, to filter out the dirt, dust and debris from your home, and when this filter gets over used, it reduces the amount of air flowing into your system. In turn, this causes a negative impact on your system and starts to make it work harder, making it more vulnerable to those costly breakdowns and running up your energy bill. It’s always smart to change your furnace filter every one to three months.

  • Make Sure You're Keeping Your HVAC System Free of Debris

As previously mentioned, dirt and debris can block airflow and can cause a system to shut down. So making sure the area around your furnace is clean and clear is a must. Also, occasionally checking your air vents to make sure they are open and unblocked by furniture that can impede the heat coming into rooms is a good habit to get into. Contact SERVPRO of Aurora to schedule your HVAC system cleaning now.

  • Have Your HVAC System Maintained Regularly

Having your HVAC system maintained by a professional who can spot and stop problems not only saves money by avoiding major issues, but also allows your system to run more efficiently ending up with lower energy bills. Ultimately, the visit of the maintenance visit will pay for itself through less money towards bills, fewer repairs and a longer lasting furnace.

Aurora Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Aurora Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Aurora for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Aurora specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 303-576-6868 

Aurora Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aurora Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Aurora home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Aurora basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 303-576-6868

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 303-576-6868

Where do most house fires come from?

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Where do most house fires come from? Kitchen fires are nothing to joke about. Help yourself and your family members stay safe by following these simple steps.

Do you know what the number one cause of house fires is? If you guessed cooking incidents then you'd be correct. These incidents are usually brought on by leaving a pot or pan unattended while you run and do something for "just a minute." According to the NFPA, %40 of all fires, or on average 156,600 per year are started this way. There is a (57%) of a fire starting on a range compared to in the oven (16%) due to frying. 

Wandering if there's anything you can do to prevent becoming one of these 156,00 house fires a year? Well keep reading, SERVPRO of Aurora has your back.

-Make sure you are always alert and never leave your food unattended while it is cooking.

-Make sure you smoke detectors are working and you have a fire extinguisher close by.

-NEVER throw water on a grease fire, it will only spread it faster. Instead put a lid on the pan to smother the fire.

-If the fire starts in your oven, simply turn it off and keep the oven door closed until the fire is out.

-Always keep anything burnable like clothing or towels away from fires. 

For Immediate Service in Aurora, Call SERVPRO of Aurora

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Service in Aurora, Call SERVPRO of Aurora Aurora Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Aurora provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Aurora. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 303-576-6868

Residential Services

Whether your Aurora home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Aurora commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Aurora Home

11/7/2016 (Permalink)

General Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Aurora Home We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Aurora is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Among being IICRC certified, here are some more certifications of SERVPRO of Aurora

 

Restoring Your Aurora Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Aurora Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

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 Storms or Floods hit Aurora, SERVPRO is ready!

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Aurora, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Aurora.

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."