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SERVPRO of Denver West Wins Against Storm Damage and Mold

Storms can cause a variety of damage to your home.  Water damage can lead to mold damage. If your home has been damaged by a storm, Call SERVPRO® of Denver West because we can help you with restoration.

Reassuring Statistic

Here’s something to put in our tourism brochures once travel is safe again: Denver is typically free of snow during June, July, and August.

Phew! That’s a relief!

That said, some of us remember the 2009 hailstorm that did serious damage in July. Okay, it wasn’t snow, but it was still serious storm damage, and it was frozen.

SERVPRO of Denver West is a leader in any kind of storm-damage remediation at any time of the year.

During December, when the days are short, the temperatures low, and the stresses are high, storm damage may seem even more disastrous than at other times (such as hail damage in July, when we all just shrug it off as the cost of living in Greenwood Village)

Call us at 303-576-6868

Emergency services are available every day, all day, regardless of the day. We’ll come out on holidays, birthdays, no matter what.

Descent into Horror: Storm à Water Damage à Mold

Snow or hail will melt into room-temperature water, allowing it to damage almost every material in reach. Given that water flows with gravity, that means it reaches just about everything in the house.

Water damage isn’t like a paint stain that just stays there, looking the same from day to day, or month to month. It gets worse over time.

If the area stays damp, the situation devolves because of what industry professionals call “microbial growth” and what most of us call “mold” or “icky stuff”.

Mold spores are tough and are also invisible without microscopes. Mold spores are so tough (“how tough are they?”): They can exist:

  • For centuries, perhaps longer
  • In deserts
  • In glaciers
  • In outer space

Add even a little extra moisture – like the condensation inside a window of a steamy bathroom – for 24 to 48 hours, the mold spores open and start growing. Given something to eat, they create colonies and keep growing.

Almost everything in a building is part of an all-you-can-eat buffet for mold. We are not given enough to list everything mold eats, but here’s a sample:

  • Drywall
  • Cotton
  • Wool
  • Linen
  • Plaster
  • Wood
  • Hair (which we and our pets shed all over the place)
  • Skin cells (worse than hair)
  • Body oils
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Furniture oil
  • Anything humans or animals eat or drink

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns:

  • Mold spores are nearly impossible to kill
  • Do not trust any person or company that claims to kill spores
  • Individuals should not try to mitigate mold damage larger than three square feet
  • Businesses are required to hire professionals to mitigate mold damage greater than three square feet

SERVPRO of Denver West

  • Professionally and safely mitigates mold damage
  • Remove mold colonies
  • Disinfect air vents
  • Eliminate odors

Our techniques, cleaning and disinfecting solutions, and equipment are used in:

  • Hospitals
  • Childcare
  • Elder care
  • Food services