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Thunderstorms in Denver?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Large, cumulus clouds loom over Denver, Colorado. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Denver area.

Thunderstorm and Lightning Safety Tips for Denver

SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Denver. July is the hottest month of the year in Denver and brings with it thunderstorms. In fact, there are more thunderstorms in Denver in July than in any other month of the year.

Here are some thunderstorm safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

Lightning: What You Need to Know

  • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you
  • When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up

Indoor Lightning Safety

  • Stay off of corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets
  • Stay away from windows and doors and stay off porches
  • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls

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When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. 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.

Grilling Fire in Cherry Creek?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

An outdoor barbeque is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver.

Get Ready to Grill!

SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Cherry Creek. Now that summer is here, more people are spending time outdoors grilling, and that means lots of good food and, unfortunately, more grilling fires. The National Fire Protection Association reports that July is the peak month for grilling fires in the United States, and offers these grilling safety tips to keep you grilling safely this grilling season:

Grilling Safety Tips

  • Propane and charcoal barbeque grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it

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Fire damage can happen at any time. When your home or commercial business experiences a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your fire damage in Cherry Creek, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage and Insurance Coverage in Aurora?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

An insurance policy sits on a table. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Denver.

SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in Aurora, and we encourage homeowners and renters to become familiar with what their policy covers.  Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute to make sure you have the right kind of claim to protect against water damage:

Different types of water damage are insured by different types of policies.

Homeowners' and renters' insurance provides coverage for burst pipes, wind-driven rain, and damage resulting from ice dams on your roof. Generally speaking, water that comes from the top down—such as rainfall and burst sprinklers—is covered by a standard homeowners policy.

Some policies cover sewer and drain backups, but many do not; however, you can purchase a sewer backup rider for your homeowner's or renters' coverage.

Typically, any water that comes from the bottom up—such as an overflowing river—is covered by a separate flood insurance policy, which can be purchased from the federal government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and from some private insurers. If you live in a flood-prone area, learn more about appropriate coverage.

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Happy Customers in Denver?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

A happy customer is giving a “thumbs up” sign. We are trusted leaders in cleanup and restoration services in Denver.

At SERVPRO® of Denver West, customer satisfaction is critical to our success. Here are some recent customer reviews:

“I had the privilege of having Anna’s pack-out crew complete the pack out on my home. Anna was extremely clear in what would occur, she was diligent in watching and overseeing, and working with her crew to make sure everything was done properly and carefully, and the end result was a very happy and satisfied customer. I know when my items get returned to my home that they will be in the same condition they were when they left my home. Everybody worked incredibly hard. Everyone was incredibly friendly. They went above and beyond to make sure my personal belongings are safe and sound. I would highly recommend Anna’s crew. I think she did an amazing job.” 3 Peaks Farm

“SERVPRO of Denver West's team is top-notch. They didn't just show up on time, they showed up early! The team did an excellent job and was a pleasure to talk to. I will have no problem referring them to friends, family, and clients in the future!” Marcus Harris

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding in Cherry Creek?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

A roadway in the Denver, Colorado area is shown flooded. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Denver.

Common Causes of Local Flooding in Denver

The City of Denver, Flood Protection Handbook  cites many reasons for local flooding. SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to flood and storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cherry Creek, and we know that our fast response time is key to minimizing further damage. Here are some common local causes of flooding from the City of Denver handbook

  • Heavy rains
  • Summer storms
  • Winter snowmelt
  • Overflowing river channels, creeks, and gulches
  • Storm sewers

According to the handbook, flooding can be aggravated by debris blocking the waterway. Hail has also been known to clog storm drains and sewer inlets. Urban developments cause less water to soak into the ground and interrupt the natural flow of water to waterways, causing the draining systems to be overloaded.

Here are some safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on things you can do to prepare for a flood:

Know Your Risk for Floods
Visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center to know the types of flood risk in your area.  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.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO of Denver West is Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke and Soot Damage in Aurora?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A firefighter is extinguishing flames in a smoke-filled setting. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Denver.

Smoke and Soot-Damaged Contents Restoration in Aurora?

Our job starts when the firefighters leave. Even with small, contained fires, there will be smoke, soot, fire debris, and water damage from the firefighting efforts. SERVPRO® of Denver West has been cleaning and restoring fire-damaged belongings for years, and we pretest everything before cleaning to ensure the item is salvageable. We use several cleaning methods, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

We can also move out items while the restoration is underway. The benefits of move-outs include:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

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SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We offer a full range of specialty cleaning and restoration services to return your fire-damaged belongings to preloss condition quickly and efficiently. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your fire damage in Aurora, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Denver West is Independently Owned and Operated.

Sump Pump Failure in Centennial?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water is being pumped out of a flooded area. We provide emergency water damage restoration services in the Denver area.

Sump Pump Inspection Tips for Centennial

According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), power outages were the cause of 18 percent of water damage incidents involving a sump pump. Clogged inlet screens and faulty float switches accounted for another 40 percent of sump pump failure incidents. SERVPRO® of Denver West responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in the Centennial area, and we mitigate many instances of flooding caused by sump pump failure.

The IBHS recommends following the manufacturer’s recommendations for sump pump maintenance. To inspect the sump pump:

  • Open the lid and remove debris that may be clogging the water inlet screen
  • Pour approximately five gallons of water into the pump and watch the float valve rise
  • As the float valve rises, the pump should turn on and discharge the water through the outlet pipe
  • Go outside and inspect the outlet pipe
  • Water should be flowing from the pipe away from the home

You might also consider installing a battery backup system with a battery replacement warning and replace the batteries every two to three years.

Call Us Today!

If you have a sump pump failure and need emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained restoration technicians 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.”

SERVPRO of Denver West is Independently Owned and Operated.

Rodent Infiltration in Aurora Home?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A rat is sitting on a pipe inside a structure. We provide deep cleaning and decontamination services in the Denver area.

Rats in the Attic in Aurora?

We started having electrical problems in our house and called an electrician. The electrician told us that rats had moved into our attic space and were chewing through the electrical wires. Oh no! After we trapped and removed the rats, there was a dirty mess left in the attic, and we called SERVPRO® of Denver West.

The SERVPRO technicians came out and completely cleaned, decontaminated, and deodorized the area. They also plugged the holes in the air vents where the rats had been coming into the house. In a few hours, you would never know we had had a rat infestation! Here are some tips for preventing rats from taking residence in your home:

  • Make sure all doors and windows shut properly 
  • Mice can squeeze through openings the width of a dime
  • Rats only need a space the size of a quarter to enter

Call Us Today!

You never know if you’ll have a rodent problem and need deep cleaning services, but if you do, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your property damage in Aurora, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Denver West is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding Fiasco in Denver?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

A building is shown flooded by water. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Denver area.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Denver

It was a surreal experience to walk into the warehouse and see a pool of water covering the floor, but that’s what happened to me. A pipe burst over the weekend, and water had been flooding the building nonstop for two days. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO of Denver West, and I’m glad I did!

Commercial businesses can experience water damage emergencies at any time, and SERVPRO® of Denver West understands how critical a fast response time is to reduce the cost and time involved with commercial water damage restoration. 

We use advanced technology and techniques to quickly extract water and to remove the excess moisture from the air. We document the drying process to ensure the area is restored to normal humidity levels. We have a general contractor license, so when building and reconstruction services are required to return your water damage to preloss condition, we are uniquely positioned to supervise a full range of reconstruction services, allowing you a seamless experience and one point of contact for the entire job.

  • General Contractor License #: A180280

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll have a commercial water damage emergency, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your commercial water damage in Denver, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Denver West is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Emergency in Denver?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm water is shown rushing down the gutter of a street. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Denver area.

At SERVPRO® of Denver West, we know that our fast response time is key to minimizing the cost and time involved with storm damage restoration. Here is a water damage timeline detailing the damage water can do to a structure in a short period of 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

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll have a storm damage emergency, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Denver West has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-576-6868. We’ll restore your storm damage in Denver, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Denver West is Independently Owned and Operated.