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Tornado Warning in Aurora?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A tornado can be seen in the distance. We restore storm damage in Denver 24-hours a day!

Aurora, Colorado, is at a very high-risk level for tornadoes, averaging six a year, and 376 have been reported since 1950. SERVPRO® of Denver West understands the urgency related to storm damage, and we typically arrive within four hours of your call for help. When we arrive, we will immediately secure the structure to minimize the potential for further damage.

Here are some tornado safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) if you are under a tornado warning:

  • Go to NOAA Weather Radio and your local news or official social media accounts for updated emergency information. Follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials. 
  • Go to a safe shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls
  • Do not go under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.
  • Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck

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SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of storm damage restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We'll restore your storm damage in Aurora, "Like it never even happened." 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Halloween Fire Safety Tips for Parker Families?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Flammable Halloween party decorations are shown. We restore fire damage in Denver 24-hours a day!

Wishing Parker families a Happy Halloween!

Each year decorations are the first thing to ignite in about 800 reported home fires each year. SERVPRO® of Denver West offers these tips for Halloween safety from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing fabric
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow-stick in jack-o-lanterns. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways, and yards.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes
  • Make sure all smoke alarms in the home are working
  • Tell children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire

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SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of fire damage restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We'll restore your fire damage in Parker, "Like it never even happened." 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Seepage Problem in Cherry Creek?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded basement is shown. We restore water damage in Denver!

Each year SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to calls for help with water-damaged basements in Cherry Creek. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute on preventing basement water seepage:

Reseal your basement 

  • Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.

Make sure water drains away from the building

  • Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall, potentially through any cracks.

Install a backwater valve

  • Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

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SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of water damage restoration technicians on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your water damage in Cherry Creek, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wildlife Encounters in Greenwood Village?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A racoon is standing in the backyard of a home. We are trusted leaders in property damage restoration in Arapahoe County!

As a resident of Greenwood Village, I know that the chances of having a wildlife encounter are good, but I never knew I would come home to a family of raccoons raiding my kitchen pantry! The little varmints came in through my dog door and made themselves at home. I backed out of the house and waited for them to leave on their own.

When I went back into the house, I was faced with a kitchen disaster. Everything in the pantry was turned over, boxes were torn open, and there was broken glass and debris all over the kitchen. That’s when I called SERVPRO® of Denver West. They arrived quickly and cleaned my kitchen from top to bottom and decontaminated and deodorized the entire area. Thank you, SERVPRO!

The Greenwood Village website offers these helpful tips about wildlife encounters:

  • Please do not feed wildlife
  • Discourage others from feeding wildlife
  • Do not touch young wild animals. An animal that appears orphaned will often have its mother nearby.
  • Teach children not to feed, play with, or pet wild animals
  • Secure trash containers to prevent wildlife access
  • If you encounter an aggressive wild animal such as a coyote or raccoon, please call 9-1-1

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SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of technicians on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Emergency in Centennial Business?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

The face of a clock is shown. We respond quickly to commercial water emergencies in Denver!

When your business has a water damage emergency every minute counts. Water will seep into and underneath everything, in its path if left unmitigated for too long. This can damage the structural supports and infrastructure and cause more time-consuming and expensive repairs. SERVPRO® of Denver West has been restoring water damage for Centennial businesses for years, and our fast response time is key to saving our customers time and money. We follow the one-four-eight-hour-rule, meaning:

  • One hour: we will return your call within one hour or less
  • Four hours: we will arrive onsite within four hours of your call
  • Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

We use industrial-grade water extraction equipment and air blowers and movers to quickly dry the area and remove the damaging water. We monitor and document the drying process to ensure the area is returned to normal moisture levels. We also work to minimize the disruption to your employees and customers whenever possible.

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When your commercial business or home needs emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of technicians on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your water damage in Centennial, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Pet Fire Safety Tips for Aurora?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A bulldog is shown wearing protective fire gear. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver!

Animal arson in Aurora?

SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to many fire damage emergencies each year in Aurora, and sometimes the cause of the fire has been pet-related. To date, these fires have not been attributed to “animal arson,” but they have been attributed to animal accidents. Pets are curious and can bump into or knock over cooking equipment, candles, lamps, and space heaters. Here are some pet fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep your furry friends safe around a fire:

  • Keep pets away from stoves and countertops
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place
  • Keep pets away from a chimney’s outside vents.
  • Have a “pet-free zone” of at least three feet away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Have any problems been checked by a professional?

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When your home or commercial business fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of technicians on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your fire damage in Aurora, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fast 24-Hour Response Time in Foxfield?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Drywall exposed to water can begin to swell and break down in one to twenty-four hours. SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to many water damage emergencies each year in Foxfield, and shares this water damage timeline to demonstrate the damage water does over time:

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 home or commercial business needs help with water damage, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of technicians on call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your water damage in Foxfield, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Problem in Littleton?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A shower is shown running in a bathroom. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in the Denver area.

Showered by shower pan damage in Littleton?

Do you know how to tell if your shower pan is leaking? According to a study done by the Insurance Institute from Business and Home Safety (IBHS), over half of the shower stall water damage incidents were related to a faulty shower pan. SERVPRO® of Denver West has been restoring water damage in Littleton for years, and we know that routine inspection may have prevented or minimized the damage caused in some cases. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips for showers from the IBHS:

Inspect tile and grout every six months, paying attention to loose or cracked tiles or cracked and crumbling grout lines. Repair as needed.

Test the shower pan annually by:

  1. Blocking the drain
  2. Fill the shower stall with about one inch of water
  3. Use a pencil to mark the waterline
  4. Leave the water standing in the shower pan for 8 hours
  5. If the water level decreases, contact a plumbing professional

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When your home or commercial business experiences a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Denver West is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll mitigate and remediate your water damage in Littleton, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Infestation Found in Parker Home?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall in a home. We mitigate and remediate mold damage 24-hours a day in the Denver area.

When you discover mold in your home, there are conditions present that are encouraging the mold to grow. Mold can appear seemingly overnight, and usually, there is a water leak or some other form of water intrusion that has created the right environment for the mold to colonize.

SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to mold damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Parker. We are trusted leaders in mold mitigation and remediation and our technicians have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience necessary to remediate mold damage quickly and efficiently. Here is some information about mold from our website:

Understanding Mold

  • 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 air conditioning and 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
  • 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.

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When your Parker home or commercial business has a mold problem, SERVPRO® of Denver West is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Preparedness Tips for Denver?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is lighting up the night sky. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Denver area.

Do you know that SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver? Colorado experiences lots of thunderstorms each year, even though we are not close to any major bodies of water. According to meteorologist Chris Spears, Colorado’s warm temperatures combined with humidity and Colorado’s terrain create the perfect conditions for thunderstorms. The humidity comes from southeasterly winds from the Gulf of Mexico, and monsoonal moisture comes up from the Gulf of California during the summer.

Here is some information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on thunderstorms:

  • Know your area’s risk of thunderstorms. They can occur year-round and at any hour.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Identify sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices
  • Secure outside furniture

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Denver West is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your storm damage in Denver, “Like it never even happened.” 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.