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    Tackling Black Water Flood Damage in Westminster, CO

    flood damageHaving a flood in Westminster, CO is bad enough, but when the floodwater has contaminants in it, it’s even worse. This kind of flooding is called black water, and it can cause serious damage to your home, facility, or building. Many factors can contribute to the unwelcome appearance of black water including sewage backflows, floods from streams or rivers, or any other time that water exposed to organic elements enters a building. Remediating black water contamination and flood damage should never be done by someone inexperienced in water damage restoration. A water damage restoration professional knows how to accurately assess the flood  damage, sanitize the area, and restore the building.

    If you encounter flooding and you’re unsure if the water is black water, err on the side of caution and assume it is and contact us immediately at (720) 452-2842. We’re available to take your call 24/7/365.

     

    ServiceMaster DSI’s steps to water damage remediation include:

     

    • Ensuring the Safety of all Who Are in the Building. Every person who enters the building will be provided with protective equipment such as gloves, hats, boots, eye protection, and, if needed, respirators
    • A Thorough Inspection of the Property. We carefully inspect every area to determine what can or cannot be restored. From this inspection we move forward with a plan of action and remediation
    • Removal of Excess Water. To prevent damage from spreading we remove the contaminated water, any items that are contaminated, sewage waste or any other biohazards present, and dispose of it properly and safely. Surfaces are cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized with disinfectants
    • Drying and Dehumidifying the Area. With professional-grade air movers and dehumidification systems, we establish a safe level of moisture to the air and continually monitor it to keep it safe

    For professional flood damage restoration, mold removal and abatement, and biohazard cleanup in the Westminster, CO area, contact us to help.

    Burst Pipes Can Cause Water Damage in Your Centennial, CO, Home or Business

    water damageMost people assume that pipes only burst during the very cold conditions of winter here in Centennial, CO. However, pipes can burst any time of the year, and a burst pipe can cause big trouble for your home or business because of the water damage it can create.

    Here are three leading causes of burst pipes that aren’t related to the weather:

    1. Rust in the Pipes. As a building ages, the pipes begin to weaken. Older homes and businesses usually have pipes made of iron or steel, and over time they’ll rust and break. These pipes are usually replaced with either PVC, copper, or PEX which don’t rust.
    2. Inferior Installation. Sometimes pipes burst as a result of poor workmanship or a home DIY plumbing project gone awry. If you suspect you have a plumbing issue such as leaking or buckling pipes, don’t attempt to remediate it yourself. Call a professional to do the job right or you may pay for it later with water damage.
    3. Minerals in the Water. Sometimes referred to as “hard water,” the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and calcium can build up in your pipes and clog your plumbing system. This causes weakness, leaks, and blockages which can cause the pipes to swell and burst.

    Signs of burst pipes that are not as obvious as standing water include:

    • Stains on walls
    • Discolored/brown water
    • Decreased water pressure

    Call an experienced plumber immediately to prevent water damage if you notice any of these signs.

    When you need water damage restoration in or around Centennial, CO, contact us anytime, day or night. When water is present, mold can start to grow and form dangerous mold colonies very quickly, so don’t delay! The sooner you call the better the chances are for full restoration.

    If your home or business suffers a burst pipe and water damage, contact us immediately at (720) 452-2842. Our experienced, professional, and courteous water damage restoration specialists will be on site quickly to help. We work with all major insurance companies to help you process your claim as quickly as possible, so you can get your life or business back on track.

     

    Black Water Damage Restoration in Boulder, CO

    Black water, more commonly called “sewage,” is any water that is loaded with biological material. This toxic sludge is most commonly made up of laundry water, human waste, grease, oil, and food chunks. It’s a known biohazard and it contains numerous pathogens, bacteria, and diseases, so it’s no surprise that if it invades your Boulder, CO, home, it’s serious business. ServiceMaster DSI has the training and the know-how to deal with any water damage situations where black water might be present, such as mainline sewer backups, toilet backups or leaks, and kitchen sink backups and overflows.

    You should never attempt remediation of black water in your Boulder, Co, home. Black water can contain harmful algae that multiply rapidly, creating toxic algae blooms that can cause serious health risks if anyone in your home is exposed to it. Within a matter of hours, you could find yourself suffering from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even more serious health issues such as liver failure. Our trained technicians have the proper suits, eyewear, and the expertise to safely clean the area and legally dispose of the hazardous materials. It’s very important that the water damage restoration is done in such a way that the water is never released back into our environment, as the toxic nature of the water can seriously damage the ecosystem.

    If you suspect that the water that has invaded your home is black water, please seek professional help right away for water damage restoration. Call ServiceMaster DSI at (720) 452-2842. When your home suffers from black water, it’s not the time to look for the cheapest solution, as the remediation must be done with the most careful of procedures to help restore your home to its pre-loss condition. Our technicians will provide you with a detailed roadmap of how we will safely extract and restore your home after black water damage. We also work with your insurance agency to help you through this difficult process.

    No matter what time of day or night, contact us at (720) 452-2842 to begin the water damage restoration process for your home. Our competent, knowledgeable staff will be on hand quickly to answer any questions you have and begin restoring your home.

    Variable Winter Weather Can Cause Water Damage in Aurora, CO

    Winter is anything but predictable in Aurora, CO. While residents are used to the changeable weather, the effects of a stronger winter storm than initially expected can be damaging to your home. Storm damage and the resulting water damage can be an unexpected event, but luckily, ServiceMaster DSI has been helping Aurora, CO, residents with water damage restoration services with the expertise and power of the ServiceMaster name behind us.

    No matter the cause of your water damage, ServiceMaster DSI can help.

    Burst pipes: It’s often not the storm that’s the biggest concern, but rather the days of bitterly cold weather than surround it. Pipes in un-insulated areas or walls near the exterior of the home are the most at risk for bursting during sustained cold snaps. To help reduce the chance of burst pipes in these areas of the home, leave a small trickle of water running from the faucet.

    Collapsed roofs:  If your roof is older and hasn’t been checked for signs of damage and we have a significant snowfall, your home may be at risk. This often happens after bursts of wet and heavy snow over a short duration.  The damage of a collapsed roof will require both water damage restoration and reconstruction services. ServiceMaster can handle these needs and is ready to respond quickly.

    Quick melts: As we have mentioned, seasons can be fickle in Colorado. When the temperatures start bouncing up and down and it’s been a year of high precipitation, the run off can be a problem. With frozen ground and higher temperatures, that water needs somewhere to go. If you have a compromised grading or low lying areas around your basement, the water will do its best to work its way towards your foundation.

    Cleaning up a flooded basement is a huge undertaking, and one you do not want to take on yourself.

    If Mother Nature delivers an unexpected blow of water damage in your Aurora, CO, home, we can help. ServiceMaster DSI can be on site quickly to help prevent further damage and immediately begin water damage restoration services. Contact us anytime 24/7 at (720) 452-2842.

    Stay Safe, Stay Aware, and Recover After Severe Weather With Disaster Restoration in Boulder, CO

    Severe weather such as thunderstorms and hail are common during the spring and fall in Boulder, Colorado. Hail forms within storms that blow in and freezes in the upper level of the storm front. These “stones” can vary from pea- to softball-sized and are, amazingly, kept aloft by strong updraft winds around the mountain areas. They can travel long distances before they drop over unsuspecting homes. If the National Weather Service issues a severe storm warning, you should immediately move to shelter. Severe weather can cause significant damage to your home or business. If your property experiences damage, you may be in need of the disaster restoration services provided by ServiceMaster DSI.

    If you hear thunder or see lightening and you’re outdoors, stop what you’re doing and get to shelter. It doesn’t have to be raining for you to be struck by lightning. Most people struck by lightning had a safe shelter nearby but didn’t think the weather was severe or sought shelter under a tree. If it all possible, shelter should be taken indoors in a basement or lower level as strong winds can turn items into swiftly moving objects that can cause harm. The only safe place to be when lightning is occurring is inside either a building or an enclosed automobile.

    If you love to hike in our beautiful state, it’s important to note that in Colorado, thunderstorms typically develop in the mountains in the afternoon. Plan hikes for the morning, and if thunderstorms are in the forecast, consider planning an alternate indoor activity until the all-clear is given.

    Hail can do tremendous damage to roofs and the subsequent storms that accompany them can damage foundations with floodwaters. It only takes a few inches of standing water to cause significant water damage to a home and one lightning strike can cause house fires and smoke damage. If your home in Boulder, CO, has sustained damage and needs debris cleanup, water damage restoration, or board up services, ServiceMaster DSI can be on site quickly to help restore order. Contact us at (301) 288-2900 when you need help and our disaster restoration technicians can be dispatched anytime, day or night.

    Flooded Home or Business in Lakewood, CO?

    If your home or business has been damaged by water, the overriding emotion is the desire to get things “back to normal” as quickly as possible. With our experienced crew in Lakewood, CO, we can help remediate the damage and minimize the interruption in your life or business. ServiceMaster DSI continually invests in training for our technicians on the latest disaster clean up technology, and we provide the highest level of care when you need it most. We restore both residential and commercial spaces from any degree of water damage, from burst pipes through catastrophic flooding events.

    Upon arrival we will secure and assess the water damage and initiate mitigation services. We begin with the source to determine the scope of the project and outline the best course of action to be taken. The plan for water damage restoration is where we shine, and where we find most people get overwhelmed. Leave it to us to help you make informed decisions on how to get back to that normal you desire.

    We begin by extracting water to stop the spread of moisture. Not all water damage is visible; even dampness is the enemy as it can quickly trigger an infestation of mold. Carpet, padding, insulation, and ceilings may need to be removed. All of our technicians have the training and knowhow to remove and dispose of these items safely.

    Antimicrobial treatments are applied to the affected areas to help inhibit bacteria from spreading and growing. Our main goal is to reduce and stop mold in its tracks before it causes structural damage. The faster we get to this, the better, so never delay in calling for water damage restoration services. We also monitor moisture levels and will strategically place air movers to accelerate evaporation. If needed, we also provide humidifiers to pull moisture from the air, which can significantly reduce drying time.

    If you have even a small amount of water in your home or business, call us as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 for your water damage restoration needs in Lakewood, CO.

     Contact us at (303) 288-2900.