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SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder Offers Continuing Education Classes to Business Professionals

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

A continuing education instructor smiles at a classroom of adult students. Boulder professionals improve your knowledge of emergency mitigation!

Are you an insurance agent, insurance adjuster, or real estate professional looking to improve your knowledge of emergency mitigation? If you are, SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants you to know about the ongoing credit and non-credit continuing education classes we offer to our Boulder community and franchise staff. We recognize the importance ongoing training plays in keeping staff, real estate agents and insurance adjusters up to speed on current industry standards as well as new advances in technology. We are committed to providing continuing education classes that will deepen your understanding of restoration topics such as:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants Boulder residents to know that we are proud of the training we require our restoration specialists to undergo and we are proud to offer these continuing education classes at our facility. Our staff and team are highly trained in residential and commercial property damage restoration. We have the training and specialized equipment to respond to restore your home or business back to preloss condition. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll take care of your property damage in Boulder “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Independently Owned and Operated.

We Repair Storm Damage in Boulder

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy snow blankets a rooftop and icicles threaten to drop on a dark winter day. We repair storm damage in University of Colorado “Like it never even happened.”

Winter storms are a common occurrence in Boulder and can happen with little or no advanced warning. Snow and ice buildup on the roof or other building structure can cause water intrusion damage to your home or commercial property. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants University of Colorado to know that we are ready to respond to your storm damage call and will begin the cleanup and restoration process immediately. We have the specialized training and state-of-the-art equipment needed to restore your business or home back to pre-storm condition. Here are some of the storm and related services we offer:

We hope you never experience winter storm damage but if you do, we want to help. We know that every minute counts when it comes to preventing storm damage repairs from becoming costly. Our team of highly trained professionals is on call 24 hours a day every day. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll take care of your commercial damage in University of Colorado “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Independently Owned and Operated.

We Respond to Commercial Property Damage Emergencies in Boulder Day or Night

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

A hotel hallway is shown with numerous doors to rooms. No job is too large in Ara.

Damage to your business can occur at any time. Broken hot water heaters, faulty wiring or worn appliances, cracks in water or sewage pipes, or storms and other severe weather can disrupt business when you least expect it. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants Ara business owners to know that we are leaders in fire and water cleanup and restoration and are available day or night to respond and begin the process of returning your business to preloss condition in most cases. We offer a variety of commercial services to and have the training and experience to restore your property “Like it never even happened.” Here are the services we offer:

When you need help getting your business back on track due to water or fire damage, our team is ready to provide cleanup and restoration services to your business or home. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Here to Help®. Our team of highly trained professionals are on call 24 hours a day every day. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll take care of your commercial damage in Ara “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder is Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire Prevention Safety Tips for Boulder

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke is shown coming into a room through an electrical outlet. SERVPRO of Greater Boulder will clean and restore your fire damage in Ara “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants Ara residents to know that by taking precautions, electrical fires may be prevented when using electricity in the home. The National Fire Protection Association encourages the use of electricity with safety in mind and offers these tips to reduce the potential for electrical damage and injury:

  • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician
  • When buying or remodeling a home, have it inspected by a qualified private inspector or in accordance with local requirements
  • Use only one heat-producing appliance outlet at a time
  • Do not use extension cords to plug in major appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, stoves, air conditioners, microwave ovens, etc.
  • Install arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) as they will shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs
  • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. They shut off the electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. Install them inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages and basements
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets.
  • Use a light bulb with the right number of watts. There should be a sticker that indicates the right number of watts.

If you ever experience fire damage to your home or business SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to help. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll take care of your fire damage in Boulder “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Good Reasons to Install Home Fire Sprinklers in Boulder

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A fire sprinkler in the ceiling is shown with smoke wafting up to the sensor. SERVPRO of Greater Boulder will clean and restore your fire damage in Boulder “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that home fire sprinklers are more sensitive to heat than those installed in commercial buildings? SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants Boulder residents to know that according to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are many life-saving and financial benefits to installing home fire sprinklers including:

  • Home sprinklers and smoke alarms increase your chance of surviving a fire by more than 82 percent
  • Home fire sprinklers only spray when the temperature in the room rises quickly and the sprinkler above the fire is the only one that sprays
  • They can prevent devastating home damage by putting out flames quickly and are less damaging than water damage caused by firefighting hose lines
  • They are easy to install in a home under construction or being remodeled
  • They can be connected to the home water supply and require less water than business and industrial systems
  • They are low cost at about $1.35 per square foot
  • Installing a sprinkler system in your home may lower insurance rates by 5 to 15 percent by meeting code requirements

We hope you never experience fire damage to your home or business but if you do,  SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to help. Our team of highly trained professionals are on call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 303-494-2000. We’ll take care of your fire damage in Boulder and make it  “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Restores Commercial Damage to Businesses in Boulder

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

A sparkling clean stainless-steel commercial kitchen is shown. We’ll clean and restore your business in the University of Colorado area “Like it never even happened.”

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder offers many commercial specialty cleaning services to businesses in the University of Colorado area? Restaurants, sports clubs, schools, public buildings, apartment common areas and retail stores can all benefit from our specialty cleaning services, giving you more time to focus on your customers, clients and students. When odor, grime, mold, or moisture challenges go beyond the routine duties of your janitorial staff, we can help. We can also help with our biohazard cleanup services when decontamination of a home or business is needed due to a trauma, a sewage backup, a chemical spill or for another reason. Specialty cleaning services we offer are:

No matter what type of specialty cleaning service your home or business may need, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. Our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore damage for University of Colorado area business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of damage to your commercial business and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Can Help You Restore Your Home or Business in Devil’s Thumb

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is discussing services with a homeowner. SERVPRO Technicians will respond to your emergency in 24-hours in Boulder.

Did you know that Colorado was ranked as one of the top 5 states to experience major hail events in 2018? Coming in at number 3, Colorado experienced 332 hail events with hailstones of one inch in diameter or larger. You never know when a disaster may strike. Fires, floods, hailstorms and other catastrophes can occur at any time.  SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants residential property owners and commercial business owners of Devil’s Thumb to know that we are Here To Help. SERVPRO of Greater Boulder also can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. Here are some of the residential and commercial services we provide:

  • Water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Mold remediation and mitigation services
  • Sewage cleanup and removal
  • Biohazards cleanup and restoration
  • Storm damage
  • Building services
  • Commercial water damage cleanup and restoration
  • Fire damage cleanup and restoration
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor removal
  • Disaster Recovery Team

If you find yourself dealing with hailstone or other damage form a disaster, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. Our dedicated and highly trained technicians are available 24-hours a day to respond and to safely clean and restore damage for Devil’s Thumb business owners and property owners alike. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your emergency and make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Water Cleanup Services for University of Colorado

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

An image of technicians in wet suits assessing water damage in a flooded area. We provide water damage and restoration services for many situations.

Water damage can occur at any time. Storms, floods, leaky pipes, and broken water heaters or appliances may be the cause. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants commercial and residential property owners in the University of Colorado area to know that water damage should be considered an emergency since the water can be dangerous as items that are not thoroughly dried out can cause mold or microbial growth. When a water emergency occurs, we are ready to provide extraction and cleanup services to remove the water, contaminants, and moisture and to clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure. We also offer these services to repair water damage:

  • Emergency contact. We will respond to any emergency 24/7
  • Inspection and damage assessment
  • Water removal and water extraction
  • Drying and dehumidification services
  • Cleaning and repair
  • Odor removal
  • Restoration

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. No matter what your water emergency may be, our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours a day and have the specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore water damage for University of Colorado area business owners and residents alike. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your water emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Sewage Cleanup Services for Boulder

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

An image of sewage spilling out of pipes in an industrial plant. We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations.

Sewage leaks and biohazards can occur at any time. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants the commercial and residential property owners in Boulder to know that sewage spills in commercial buildings and residential properties should be considered an emergency; since the water may contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that can cause serious illnesses. When a sewage backup occurs, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is ready to provide cleanup services to remove the sewage, contaminants, moisture and clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure and contents. We also offer these biohazard cleanup services that we hope are not necessary but sadly, often are:

  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide cleanup
  • Homicide cleanup
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup

If you find yourself dealing with a sewage spill, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to help. No matter what your emergency may be, we will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect. We are available 24 hours a day and our highly trained technicians have the protective gear and specialized equipment necessary to safely clean and restore  your Boulder property. Call us today at 303-494-2000 to find out about our cleanup and restoration services. We’ll take care of your sewer and biohazard emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated.

Wildfire Prevention Tips for Boulder

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

A wildfire is shown in full force. Wildfires are a threat to Ara this year.

Did you know that Boulder County is incorporating wildfire mitigation guidelines into their building codes? Taking proactive measures now to mitigate wildfire damage this year is a good idea. SERVPRO® of Greater Boulder wants to help the people of Ara prevent wildfires from harming their commercial property or residence. Here are some of the tips that are offered by the Colorado State Forest Service:

  • Maintain a 3-5 foot, non-combustible “vegetation free” perimeter around all structures
  • Remove all dead vegetation and pine needles from roofs, rain gutters, and yard
  • Relocate scrap and woodpiles to 30 feet away from the home, structures, and neighboring properties
  • Get rid of the branches that overhang the roof and chimney of your home or business
  • Reduce surface fuels under trees
  • Trim tree branches and remove dead limbs based on zone 1 and zone 2 recommendations
  • Remove vegetation from underneath your deck that could ignite
  • Create separation between anything that could catch fire: patio furniture, trees, swing sets, etc.
  • Screen all attic, roof, soffit and foundation vents with 1/8 in. metal screening
  • Post signs at the end of the driveway with your last name and house number that are noncombustible, reflective and easily visible to emergency responders.

More tips wildfire mitigation tips can be found on the link below. Remember to create and practice fire safety and evacuation plans with all family members. SERVPRO of Greater Boulder wants to make sure that Ara is prepared!

SERVPRO of Greater Boulder is independently owned and operated. Call us at 303-494-2000.