Fire. It’s scary, lethal, and causes incredible damage to homes and businesses. From the time we are young, we’re taught the dangers of fire and what to avoid. As adults in our homes, we install smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. At our businesses, we invest in sprinkler systems and have escape routes planned for employees. Even with all this knowledge and preparedness, fires still ravage homes and businesses in Boulder, CO, and comprehensive fire damage restoration is needed as a result.
When called to a building fire, the firefighters responding to the scene are trained to do everything in their power to save the building and douse the flames. One of the techniques they use is creating ventilation holes. This is a tactic used to draft smoke out of the building and create clear exits for smoke and heat so the firefighters can enter the building safely.
These ventilation holes will serve not only to let the firefighters into the building but also help as an escape hatch. In multi-story buildings, these ventilation holes will move the smoke vertically out of the building. These holes allow more precise access to stop the fire. However, once the fire is out, it allows entry for pests, vandals, and the elements.
ServiceMaster DSI has trained technicians to be on the scene quickly to provide board up services for ventilation holes as well as servicing the Boulder, CO, area with complete fire damage restoration services. Water damage is also present after a fire, and we can assist with water removal and drying. If any items need to be removed from the home for cleaning we provide pack out services as well.
Our goal is to bring your home back to pre-loss condition as soon as possible after fire damage. If you’re struggling with the after-effects of fire, contact us in Boulder, CO, for fire damage restoration at (720) 452-2842.
Trauma can strike in many ways and often with little warning, leaving you feeling defenseless and confused about what to do next. Our Centennial, CO crew is available 24/7/365 to help you with any trauma clean up. We’ll guide you through the trauma cleanup process from start to finish and work with your insurance company to help restore your life back to normal.
Unattended Death Cleanup
When someone dies, the body begins to secrete bodily fluids immediately. The process of decomposition begins quickly and can release toxic chemicals into flooring, mattresses, and any other place the body lies. These naturally occurring fluids must be handled with care. If an untrained person works with them they can be accidently exposed to dangerous pathogens. Our trained technicians know how to safely clean and dispose of fluids that are present after death.
The living space of hoarders requires knowledgeable, specialized cleanup care. Besides the need for careful sanitation and removal of toxic items, there may also be restoration services needed. ServiceMaster DSI provides professional and compassionate hoarder cleanup in Centennial, CO to assist in bringing the home back to pre-loss condition.
Industrial Accident Cleanup
Workers who have witnessed or are victims of an industrial accident are often very shaken up and can even be in a state of shock. Professionals are needed to make sure that untrained persons are not compromising the scene and putting their lives at risk handling biohazards that may be present. Our technicians can be on site quickly to help minimize trauma and begin the cleanup process.
Violent Crime or Suicide Cleanup
Suicide and violent crime scenes are emotionally difficult to comprehend. Many people assume the police take care of the required cleanup, but the responsibility lies with the property owner. Cleaning of these scenes should be done by a competent, certified professional who can remain calm and make sure the cleanup is completed with the highest standards of care. ServiceMaster DSI has the training necessary to clean and disinfect the scene, and rebuild any damage so the home is safe to live in again.
ServiceMaster DSI can help with any of these disaster restoration scenes to assist you through these challenging times. Contact us in Centennial, CO (515)-232-1776.
Hoarding is a psychological disorder that culminates with a home that has dangerous levels of unsanitary clutter. These conditions in a Westminster, CO, home are serious and increase the risk of injury to the occupants. People who struggle with hoarding cannot part with objects, and this build-up of papers, food, trash, and even animals can cause hazardous living conditions and pose a risk of fire damage. If you know someone who is affected by a hoarding disorder, we can help.
Fire Risk is Increased by the Following Scenarios in a Hoarders Home:
- Flammable items in the kitchen near the stove that can catch fire
- Blocked heating ducts can overheat items nearby
- Clutter can damage electrical wires
- Blocking of exits at home
- Burning candles can ignite, and fire can spread very quickly
- Clutter makes it difficult to get pets out of the home safely
People who have hoarding issues often find it difficult to reach out for help. If you have a family member or friend who needs hoarding cleanup in Westminster, CO, our qualified technicians can be on-site quickly to help before a disaster occurs in the home.
The clutter created by hoarding can often progress to dangerous levels in the home. Bacteria, mold, feces, dust, pests, and biohazards may be present. That’s why it’s best to trust a company who deals with hoarding cleanup and knows how to safely clean and restore the home safely, thoroughly, and efficiently.
We’re available for hoarding cleanup in Westminster, CO, anytime, day or night. Because we know this can be a sensitive situation for some, our technicians are highly trained and compassionate, so don’t be embarrassed to reach out for help.
If a family member or friend is struggling with a hoarding disorder and requires help to sort and clean away the situation and return their home to a safe and sanitary environment, please contact us today at (720) 452-2842.
After a violent crime occurs, authorities secure the site, but the responsibility of cleanup is left to the property owners. If a loved one is a victim of a crime, the idea of cleanup can be almost unthinkable. Not only can it be psychologically damaging, but it can also present a grave health risk. In the presence of a crime scene, there are often bodily fluids present which contain bloodborne pathogens, and they must be handled very carefully. In Lakewood, CO, ServiceMaster DSI has trained trauma cleanup specialists to assist you in this challenging time.
To understand the risks, it’s important to know that bloodborne pathogens can infect other people up to as much as seven days after the blood has dried. In some cases, HIV and other bacteria can last for up to two weeks. The risks of contamination are high if proper protocols are not observed and if proper disposal is not taken care. We can assist with:
- Traffic accident cleanup
- Crime scene cleanup
- Unattended deaths
- Methamphetamine accidents
- Industrial accidents
Our trained trauma cleanup technicians will be on site quickly to assist you after we get the call and will have all of the equipment needed to remediate the scene. All of our technicians have the right training and compassion to get the job done right, and we abide by all best practices as outlined by state and local authorities as well as OSHA.
If there is any glass, debris, or other items that need to be cleaned up from the scene we can assist with that as well, including accidents that may have chemical biohazards present. This type of cleanup should never be attempted by someone without precise knowledge because the health risks are so significant. Even if you can’t see the chemicals, they could be leached into floors and walls, and you could become infected.
If you find yourself in need of any trauma or disaster cleanup, contact us anytime day or night. We can be reached in Lakewood, CO, at (720) 452-2842.
After smoke and fire damage has been remediated from your home or business in Aurora, CO, there’s one more step to make sure you won’t have ongoing unpleasant memories lurking; carpet cleaning services. Even if your carpeted areas were nowhere near the area affected by smoke and fire damage, if you don’t have your carpets professionally cleaned, you may find that weeks or months down the line you’ll walk into the room and smell the lingering, sickening smell of smoke.
The reason for this is that smoke particulates are tiny. Many millions of the particulates from smoke and soot can fit on the head of a pin. Because of their small size, during a fire, they can move quickly through walls and ventilation systems and settle onto and deeply into carpeting and fabrics. Because of the chemical nature of smoke and soot, it can carry small molecules that are oily or greasy, and those tiny particulates can cling to fibers quite easily. It doesn’t take long for even a small fire to affect carpeting throughout an entire complex.
ServiceMaster DSI provides professional carpet cleaning services for Aurora, CO as part of our fire damage restoration services. Let us help you restore and preserve the floor covering in your home or office to remove the smells of the smoke and the unpleasant memories associated with them.
- Spot treat any problem areas
- Deep clean the fibers with commercial grade cleaning solutions
- Safely extract the dirt and associated odors
Floorcovering can be a major replacement cost after a fire. Before you decide to replace all your carpeting, give us a call for a no-obligation assessment. Our technicians are all highly-trained in the most advanced carpet cleaning and odor removal techniques and will work hard to restore your carpeting.
We’re available to help you with your carpet cleaning and odor removal needs in Aurora, CO. If your home or business has experienced fire damage, please contact us immediately at (720) 452-8242.
When the mercury plunges and there’s moisture in the air in Denver, CO, one of two things can happen: snow or ice. With either one, the possibility for frozen or burst pipes can occur. When this happens, water damage can occur in your home before you even know it, and time is not on your side. If you have water damage in your home as a result of frozen pipes, a sewer back up, or any other natural or man-made disaster, ServiceMaster DSI can help.
Quick response time is key to minimizing water damage. The extent of the damage can reach far beyond just where the water touches, and secondary damages can occur from the mold. Even in cold conditions, mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. This is especially true of water damage from plumbing pipes and sewers, as there are already bacteria present, and some of them can be a severe danger to your health.
If you find water damage in your Denver, CO home:
- Contact us
- Shut off water immediately
- If you can enter the area safely, remove standing water with a mop
- Remove area rugs
- Lift draperies off the floor and hang them over the rod
- Move valuables to a safe location
- Open drawers, cupboards, and closets to dry
- Contact your insurance agent
What not to do until we arrive to help with water damage restoration:
- Enter a room with standing water if the electricity is still on
- Don’t move books
- Don’t lift tacked down carpeting
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures
- If mold is present, leave immediately
- Don’t use bleach
Let us help you restore your home from water damage much more quickly than you could do on your own. Time is of the essence! Don’t delay in calling us. No matter the time, day or night, and no matter the weather, our professional water damage technicians are available to help you with water damage in Denver, CO. Call us at (720) 452-2842.
If you own a home or business in Boulder, CO, you’ve probably never thought about securing board up services until disaster hits you. If your business sustains damage from flood, fire, or vandalization, you’ll need to secure the business during the restoration process. ServiceMaster DSI provides emergency and non-emergency board up services for your home or business.
If your structure is damaged, you probably don’t relish the idea of plywood or tarping covering windows or doors, but the alternative can be even worse. When a home or business sustains damage, it can be damaged further by vandals and the weather. If this happens to your business, the downtime is costing you money, and the temporary board up can be the difference between lots of downtime vs. being back in business sooner.
Board up services keep the interior of your building, facility, or property from being entered during a critical time. It ensures unwanted pests, animals, or the elements can’t get inside and cause even more damage to the structure. If you have valuables or merchandise inside, board up service can save you from having to relocate and store the items. If your building has fire or water damage, the drying and deodorizing of the building is critical, and board up services can accelerate the restoration process.
Less Down Time
Whether it’s a home or business, being away costs you money. The faster the restoration happens, the better it is for everyone. That’s why we’re available 24/7/365 for your emergency board up needs in Boulder, CO. We understand that the more the building is exposed and vulnerable, the more likely it is increased damage can occur.
Don’t delay in calling us, anytime, day or night. Our friendly staff will take care of all your emergency board up needs in Boulder, CO. Contact us at (720) 452-2842.
In the U.S. alone, over five percent of the citizens are affected with a hoarding disorder. Hoarding can vary from a home that’s cluttered and messy to a house that’s completely uninhabitable. Hoarding is a complicated disorder to deal with, especially if it’s a family member that you love and care for in Centennial, CO. How can you distinguish the home that’s just cluttered and untidy from one that needs intervention from mental health specialists and requires professional hoarding cleanup services? Here’s what to look for:
- Collections that don’t stop growing and are never complete, even with items that have no use
- Social isolation
- Unsafe living conditions
- Rooms that can’t be entered because they’re so full of items or trash
- Hallways that are impassible
- Too many animals in the home
- Promises and procrastination on cleaning up
- Appliances that no longer work
- Faulty wiring or electric service that doesn’t work
- Pests or rodents in the home
It can be challenging to know when it’s time to ask for help with hoarding cleanup, but if any of these situations sound familiar, ServiceMaster DSI in Centennial, CO, can help. Our first goal is to arrive on the scene with compassion and discretion. We’ll help go through the possessions and tag items that need to be donated, disposed of, or salvaged. We can do this on-site or arrange to move items off-site. Along with the required cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing services, if the home has structural damage, we can assist with rebuilding to get the home back to safe living conditions.
Throughout the hoarding cleanup process, our ServiceMaster DSI technicians will deal with your family members with respect and the professionalism that stands up to the trusted ServiceMaster name. We’re available for hoarding cleanup in Centennial, CO, and the surrounding area.
If you have questions about the process of hoarding cleanup or have any concerns, please contact our helpful staff today at (720) 452-2842.
In the face of a violent crime scene or where a suicide has occurred, it can be difficult to process what to do first. There are two essential things that you should do:
- Avoid any contact with the blood, tissues, or fluids resulting from the event
- Contact the proper authorities immediately
Touching or mishandling of any of the above-mentioned items can cause the spread of infection and disease, and possibly do bodily harm to you or anyone else present at the scene. If you come across this situation in Westminster CO, contact us immediately for help. Our professional trauma scene cleaning technicians will be on hand to help with:
- Disposal: All biohazard materials will be safely disposed of in accordance with local and state ordinances
- Continuous Monitoring: We exercise effective quality control and communication to finish the job as quickly as possible
- Deodorization: We’ll remove strong odors left behind by the incident
- Certified Technicians: Our technicians are trained and certified in the cleaning, handling, and removal of biohazardous materials
We can assist with unattended deaths, car accidents, homicides, suicides, or any situation where biohazards and bodily fluids are present. Our trauma cleanup technicians are fully equipped to handle the situation and remediate the area. Trauma rarely happens when you expect it, so we’re available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Don’t attempt DIY trauma cleanup when faced with the aftermath of a violent crime or suicide. You could be putting the health and well-being of yourself and others at risk as well as compromising the area if it’s a crime scene. Let the experts who deal with this type of challenging cleanup help you during this emotional and difficult time, and rest assured we’ll treat each situation with compassion and discretion. Contact ServiceMaster DSI immediately for accident, crime scene, or suicide cleanup in Westminster, CO at (720) 452-2842.
Experiencing a flood in a home can be devastating. The word “flooding” is often associated with large amounts of water gushing into a home, but in truth, it only takes a few inches of water to cause severe damage in a home. Removing the contents of the home and extracting the water is just the beginning of the water damage restoration that needs to be done for you to live safely in the home again. Carpets are often damaged during floods, and to add insult to injury, if water is left standing, you can also be dealing with mold growth in the carpeting.
Flooding can be caused by a variety of events such as a leak, broken pipe, or a weather event that causes water to enter your home. Just a little bit of moisture in your carpeting can create the right environment for mold to grow. Mold is known to cause many types of health problems. It can make you uncomfortable and sneezy, and at the very worst, extremely ill. To make sure your carpeting doesn’t become a breeding grown for mold, professional carpet cleaning should be done as soon as possible after flooding occurs in your Lakewood, CO, home or business.
In the aftermath of water damage, ServiceMaster DSI will assess the area, test carpet fibers, and determine if the cleaning requires removal of the carpeting to get to the padding beneath, an area where mold likes to breed. We then use state-of-the-art equipment and extraction systems to pull water out of the padding and the carpet fibers. The carpet will then be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed, leaving no soapy residue.
Carpet cleaning after a flood can save you from costly carpet replacement, but fast action is needed. Never let water sit after a flood, even for a few hours. The faster you act, the faster we can react and help. We’re available 24/7/365 to help you with your carpet cleaning after flooding in Lakewood, CO. Contact us at (720) 452-2842.