Recent Storm Damage Posts

For Hail Damage You Need The Pros

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Hail isn’t one of the most common storm threats, but it can be one of the most costly.

Even the smallest sized hail can cause a lot of damage to roofs, windows, doors or siding.

At times like that you need the hail damage cleanup Denver North can trust and that means relying on SERVPRO.

Denver is one of the largest metro areas in the U.S., with a bustling economy and a growing population.

It is home to a wide range of businesses, from large corporations such as United Airlines to Federal Government agencies like the Denver Mint and has many residential neighborhoods dotting its landscape.

The area has plenty to offer but it can also be prone to sudden and severe storms that can result in extensive hail damage.

Fortunately, SERVPRO has the training and expertise to handle all sorts of hail damage to residential and commercial properties alike.

No matter the extent of your damage, our goal is to help you put the pieces back together and get on the road to recovery again. We’ll do everything it takes to make it “Like it never even happened” so you can rest easier.

 How Much Damage Can Hail Really Do?

With individual pieces that can range from the size of a pea to as large as a softball falling at incredible rates of speed, the potential threat of hail cannot be underestimated.

The impact of hail can result in everything from cracked and dented shingles and siding to broken windows and damaged doors.

It can be difficult for a property owner to determine the full extent of hail damage, which is why you need the professional expertise and training of a company like SERVPRO.

We will thoroughly inspect your property and identify any hail damage, and then get started repairing it as quickly as possible so that your home or business won’t be vulnerable to further damage. Acting fast can help to keep your expenses from increasing even more.

Let SERVPRO Handle It

For hail damage cleanup Denver North can trust, SERVPRO is the name to turn to.

We are ready to take your call 24/7 and we’ve got the training and equipment necessary to handle any size job. You should never take hail damage lightly.

When hail impacts your property, call SERVPRO and we’ll help get everything repaired quickly and safely.

Wind Damage Restoration With A Difference

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

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The Denver North area has so much to offer, from shopping to sightseeing to enjoying the great outdoors.

The city is even home to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the second-largest performing arts center in the country after New York’s Lincoln Center.

It’s no wonder that so many people and businesses choose to make this area their home.

Unfortunately, as beautiful as the area may be it can still fall prey to severe storms that can bring their fair share of damage to homes and businesses alike.

When storms strike, you need the wind damage restoration Denver North has come to trust and that means calling the professionals of SERVPRO.

We’re guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster so you can begin the restoration process as quickly as possible and start putting the pieces back together again.

Wind Damage Needs Immediate Attention

Wind is one of the most severe threats associated with any storm and strong gusts can threaten everything from siding to windows to roof shingles.

The longer the damage goes untreated, the more vulnerable your property is to further damage, including leaks, weakened support systems and even mold infestation.

That’s why wind damage needs to be addressed as quickly as possible so that your property is completely protected.

At SERVPRO we’re ready to take your call 24/7 and we have the professional training necessary to handle any kind of wind-related damage.

With certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we’re ready to take all of the necessary steps to repair roof and siding damage, remove standing water and restore any property that has been damaged in a storm. 

Our professional restoration process begins with a thorough inspection and assessment of the damage and continues with thorough cleanup utilizing professional-grade equipment to ensure the best possible results. 

We’ll also remove and replace drywall, carpeting, and any other materials that may be damaged beyond repair and use antimicrobial and antifungal products to thoroughly clean and sanitize all surfaces. 

Professional Treatment With The Personal Touch

With professional quality service and a personal touch, SERVPRO offers the wind damage restoration Denver North has come to trust.

We are not just a business, we’re also your neighbors and that’s why you can count on us to treat your property as if it were our own. Because that’s the SERVPRO difference.

Do You Have Storm Damage in Grandview?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A tree has blown over in front of a house. Storm damage can happen at any time in Denver.

Colorado weather can be unpredictable, with storms blowing in with little advanced warning. In January, the average temperature in Denver is 49 degrees, but according to the National Weather Service, the coldest month in Denver’s history was January 1930, when temperatures plummeted to 16.8 degrees. Typically, Denver gets 1.9 inches of snow in January, but in 1883, 19.3 inches of snow fell between January 29-31!

We Have a Highly Trained Team

SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies every winter in Grandview. Winter storms can bring snow, rain, sleet, flooding, and strong winds. Our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to mitigate and restore storm damage quickly and efficiently. When we arrive, we will immediately secure the structure to minimize the potential for secondary damage by tarping and boarding up any areas exposed to the elements. We will inspect and assess the damage and contact your insurance adjuster. We can also help with the insurance paperwork and process.

Call Us Today We Are Ready To Help!

Storm damage can happen at any time of the day or night, and when it happens, Grandview residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Denver North to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Our team of highly trained technicians are on-call and ready to assist you with storm damage 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-408-9313. 

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Thunderstorm Safety for Denver?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

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Do you know that Denver gets more thunderstorms on average than Nebraska and Kansas? Under the right conditions, thunderstorms can happen on Earth in any place where the right conditions present themselves. SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond to storm damage emergencies every hour of the year. Here is some information about thunderstorm warnings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH

A thunderstorm WATCH is issued by the NOAA Storm Prediction Center meteorologists who are watching the weather 24/7 across the entire U.S. for weather conditions that are favorable for severe thunderstorms. A watch can cover parts of a state or several states. Watch and prepare for severe weather and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio to know when warnings are issued.

Severe Thunderstorm WARNING

A thunderstorm warning is issued by your local NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office meteorologists who watch a designated area 24/7 for severe weather that has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings mean there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the storm. ACT now to find safe shelter! A warning can cover parts of counties or several counties in the path of danger.

Call Us Today!

When your Denver home or business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 720-408-9313. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tornado in Denver?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Colorado ranks ninth in the country for tornado activity, averaging forty-seven tornadoes each year. Although most tornadoes happen in the spring and summer months, October and November see a spike in tornado activity each year. SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year and offer these tips on staying safe during a tornado from the American Red Cross:

  • Identify a safe place in your home where household members and pets will gather during a tornado: a basement, storm cellar, or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows
  • In a high-rise building, pick a hallway in the center of the building. You may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor. 
  • In a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. No mobile home, however it is configured, is safe in a tornado.
  • tornado watchmeans a tornado is possible
  • tornado warningmeans a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your safe place immediately.

Call Us!

When your home or business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 720-408-9313. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

High Wind Alert for Downtown Denver?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Downtown Denver is shown in the fall. We restore storm damage in Denver 24-hours a day.

SERVPRO® of Denver North witnesses firsthand the damage that high winds can do to a structure. Here is some information on types of winds and wind alerts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you are not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured, and take caution if driving.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind gusts of 58 miles per hour and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away.
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
  • Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us Today!

When your home or business needs storm restoration services, SERVPRO® of Denver North is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-408-9313. We’ll restore your storm damage in Downtown Denver, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water intrusion in Berkeley?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Intrusion Protection Tips

The snow from the April snowstorms is melting and causing water intrusion to be an issue for many Berkeley area residents. Water intrusion happens when water from outside of a structure finds its way inside. SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies caused by water intrusion often during the spring. Some common causes of water intrusion include flooding from outside the home or building, pipe breaks, sewer line back-ups, and moisture intrusion through the building envelope.

Here are some tips from at Home Colorado to protect your home from water intrusion:

  • Ensure that the exterior of the home is water-resistant which can protect against potential loss
  • This would include the roof, siding, windows, doors, and foundation
  • Also, be sure that the plumbing and ventilation systems are well maintained and operating efficiently
  • Check windows and doors for signs of leaks
  • Check roofing systems for evidence of leaks
  • Check around flashing at roof vents, chimneys, and skylights

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained storm restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies in Denver. Call us today at 720-408-9313. We’ll restore your storm damage in Berkeley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Blizzard Damage in Skyland?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Severe Storm Statistics

March brought the fourth largest blizzard in Colorado’s history, and SERVPRO® of Denver North helped many Skyland families mitigate their storm damage. The weather is unpredictable in Colorado, and now is a good time to inspect your home for storm damage and make any necessary repairs.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), weather patterns are changing, and severe storms are the most common cause of billion-dollar weather events. According to the NOAA, between 1980 and 2020, there were 285 weather events in the billions in the United States caused by drought, flooding, freezing, severe storms, tropical cyclones, wildfires, and winter storms.

Number of billion-dollar disasters per decade

  •      The 1980s - 29
  •      The 1990s - 53
  •      The 2000s - 62
  •      The 2010s – 119
  • Last five years (2016-2020) – 81

In this NOAA report severe storms amount to $286.3 billion in damages and are noted as the highest number of billion-dollar disaster events (128) with an average cost of $2.2 billion per event.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies in Skyland. Call us today at 720-408-9313. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooding in Downtown Denver?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Denver North has been responding to flooding and other storm damage emergencies in Downtown Denver for years and we know that fast response time can greatly reduce the extent of the repairs and their cost. If you experience a flooding situation, here are some tips from our website on things you can do and should NOT do after flooding while you are waiting for help to arrive: 

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained storm restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies of any size in the Downtown Denver area. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Bomb Cyclone in Denver?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Commuters driving into Denver travel slowly through heavy snow. We are leaders in storm restoration in the Denver area.

Bomb Cyclone?

March is the snowiest month in Denver, getting about 11.4 inches of snow each year. March of 2020 brought a record-setting bomb cyclone to Denver that brought ninety miles per hour winds, ice, and snow and left two-hundred thousand people without power throughout the day. SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year and knows that fast response time is key to minimizing further damage and repair costs.

Here are some safety tips from the American Red Cross for staying safe AFTER a power outage has occurred:

  • Keep away from power lines. Stay at least 35 feet away from fallen power lines and anything they are touching. Call 911 and let them know.
  • Avoid electrical shock in flood areas. Don’t go into flooded areas or use any electrical equipment or electronics that may have been submerged. Have a qualified electrical inspector check the electrical system.
  • When in doubt, throw it out. If food is 40 degrees F or warmer, especially dairy and meat, throw it out. Ask your provider about using refrigerated medicines.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep generators, camp stoves, and charcoal grills outdoors only in well-ventilated areas at least 20 feet away from windows.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Denver North has a team of highly trained storm restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies of any size in Denver. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Winter Storm Preparedness for Pets in Denver?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Snowstorm Plan for Pets

SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year, and winter storms can last a few hours or a couple of days, so along with having a planned storm preparedness plan in place to protect your family, it’s a good idea to create a plan for protecting your pets and animals too. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for protecting your pets and animals during a winter storm:

  • Bring your companion animals indoors. - Ensure that you have supplies for clean-up for your companion animals, particularly if they are used to eliminating outdoors (large plastic bags, paper towels, and extra cat litter).
  • Create a place where your other animals can be comfortable in severe winter weather:  - Horses and livestock should have a shelter where they can be protected from wind, snow, ice, and rain. - Grazing animals should have access to a protected supply of food and non-frozen water.
  • Ensure that any outbuildings that house or shelter animals can withstand wind and heavy snow and ice- Install snow fences in rural areas to reduce drifting snow on roads and paths, which could block access to homes, barns, and animals' feed and water.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Denver North is on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies in Denver and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

Severe Weather Safety Tips for Highland

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

Homes and cars are shown covered with many feet of snow. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the north Denver area.

Storm Safety Tips

Highland residents are exposed to severe weather events throughout the year. Being prepared before a severe weather event and knowing what to do during and after a storm will help to reduce the risk of injury and property damage. SERVPRO® of Denver North responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year, and offer these storm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Develop and practice an evacuation plan ahead of a severe weather event.
  • Include a plan for pets and add any transportation routes and destinations in the plan.
  • Prepare an emergency supplies kit for both family members and pets ahead of time to take with you.
  • Stay out of flood waters, if possible, and do not drive into flooded areas.
  • Always assume fallen power lines are energized and stay away from the area and report any downed lines to authorities immediately.
  • Unplug appliances and other electrical items to prevent damage from surges caused by lightning strikes.
  • If you evacuated, do not return to your home until local authorities say it is safe.
  • Plan two ways out of the home in case of an emergency. Clear driveway and front walk of ice and snow.
  • Make sure your house number can be seen from the street so firefighters will be able to find you.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Denver North is on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day to storm damage emergencies in Highland. Call us today at 720-408-9313.

SERVPRO® of Denver North is Independently Owned and Operated.

The Importance of Making and Practicing an Evacuation Plan

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Hand writing an Emergency Evacuation Plan on clipboard beside Exit Door The best time to plan your evacuation route is now

Creating An Evacuation Plan Is Important For Your Business

A fire drill does not just prepare your employees for potential blazes. It ensures that everyone knows what to do in an evacuation situation. There are many reasons you and your employees may need to leave the premises, including:

  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Earthquakes

Ideally, you would shelter-in-place during one of these disasters. However, if the structural integrity of the building is compromised, you may have to abandon the property. You should thus come up with an evacuation plan and practice it annually.

Making the Plan
Before you conduct the drill, you obviously need to create your evacuation strategy. Start by figuring out how you will alert employees about the emergency. You can use a portable radio or public address system.
Keep in mind that the power may go out during the storm. To ensure that your alarm works at all time, you should thus have an alternate electricity source. You may also want to use tactile alerts in case you have any deaf or blind employees. You can test these alarms during the fire drill.
Similarly, you should make sure that all of the workers understand and can implement the plan. You can even designate one person as an evacuation warden. He or she will be tasked with making sure the escape goes smoothly.
Work with the warden to map out all the possible evacuation routes. The routes should be well lit and clearly marked. You should also assign one person the task of calling the insurance provider and the storm cleanup company once everyone is out of the building.

Testing the Plan
After you develop the plan, hold a fire drill to assess your evacuation strategy. You can even invite the Denver, CO, fire department to participate. Talk to managers and employees after the drill to find out what went well and what needs to improve.
Creating an evacuation strategy is an important part of the storm preparation process. Be sure to run emergency drills in advance so you can work out any kinks before the nasty weather arrives.

3 Parts of a Sump Pump and How to Maintain Them

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Installation of a new sump pump and the removal of the old obsolete rusty one with a high angle view of the pumps and more Maintain your sump pump

When Is It Time For Pump Maintenance?

Is your home in Denver, CO, at risk for basement flooding? If so, you probably have a sump pump installed. These devices may seem complicated, but there are only a few crucial parts to the machine. These need to properly maintained, or else the pump may break and flood your home. If you're unsure if it is time for pump maintenance, contact a professional to schedule an inspection or ask questions.

1. The Float
The float on your sump pump functions in almost the exact way that the float on your toilet does. When water drains into the basin, the float will rise with the water level. Once the water level is high enough, the pump will turn on and begin to dispose of the water. It's crucial that the float is clear of any debris. Otherwise, the pump may not turn on when needed due to weight changes incorrectly perceived by the float.

2. Drain Hose
The drain hose carries water that the pump has removed from your home away from the foundation. It's important that the outflow of this pipe be unobstructed. If there is any dirt or other debris blocking the pipe, it may clog and back up into your basement. This pipe should also extend to at least twenty feet from your home's foundation. In certain circumstances, such as if your home is in a sunken area of land, the pipe must extend further. This is necessary so that the disposed water does not flow back toward the foundation and cause water damage.

3. Sump Pit
The sump pit functions as a water collector. As the lowest point in your home's basement, all water will flow into it. The bottom of the pit should be filled with gravel. The gravel acts as a filter; it prevents debris from entering the pump directly. The gravel should always be visible, and any debris will need to be cleaned out, or the pump may eventually become clogged and not function properly—or burn up.
With a bit of basic knowledge, it is a simple task to maintain your sump pump. It's important that maintenance is carried out, otherwise, your pump can fail you when it is needed most.

The Cost Difference Between Mitigation and Restoration During a Flood

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Furnace flood in basement Flooding can cause major damage to your business.

Floods continue to be the most prevalent and expensive natural disaster in America. While preventative measures provide quicker and less expensive alternatives to the cost of hiring a flood cleanup company, many property owners do not mitigate against flood damage. This results in high costs and a lengthy restoration process.

Flood Prevention

One of the best preventative recommendations for flood damage is flood insurance, which property owners may purchase through the National Flood Insurance Program, managed by the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), for an average of $700 per year.

Some other preventative methods include the following:

• Sealing basement walls with compounds that are waterproof
• Installing reflux valves to prevent drains from backing up
• Moving heat and electrical sources to higher levels
• Backing up data to the cloud
• Making a flood plan, including work-from-home opportunities

Once in place, these measures offer protection, year after year. Even better, property owners can usually have the cost partially or fully covered by FIMA.

Flood Cleanup

In contrast, property owners who did not take preventative measures must hire a flood cleanup company out of pocket. Every day the business is closed is a day of income lost, while the company may have salaried staff to pay.

Drying out the business may take the restoration company a few days, and this can only begin after the flood waters recede. Restoration to pre-flood conditions may only require an additional few days, but in worst case scenarios, it may take a business a while to completely rebuild. Not surprisingly, FEMA estimates that 40 percent of small businesses, many of which do not invest in preventative measures, fail to recover from natural disasters.

When it comes to flood damage, prevention is always better than a cure. Sure, a reputable flood cleanup company may restore your place of business in a matter of days, but investing in proactive measures is the best approach to natural disasters in Denver, CO.

Keeping Your Business Safe During Thunderstorms

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Sandbags setup in front of a business Being prepared is the best way to avoid major damage

As a business owner in Denver, CO, it's important to keep your workspace and employees safe during inclement weather. Storms can develop quickly and bring damaging rain, wind, hail, and lightning. A severe rain storm may lead to flash floods, which can create dangerous travel conditions. High winds during thunderstorms may also down trees and create power outages. Debris and hail may be blown into structures and cause damage. Here are some ways to prepare your workplace for severe weather.


1. Storm Preparation Before severe weather hits, take steps to secure your buildings. It's a good idea to discuss thunderstorm and lightning safety with your team, make a list of items to bring inside should a storm hit, and make an emergency preparedness kit. To prepare the exterior of your building, keep trees and shrubs trimmed, secure any loose flashing, and consult with a local fire department regarding lightning rods.


2. Storm Response During an intense rain storm, keep calm and put your preparation plans into action. Keep yourself and your employees safe by taking shelter in a secure area of the building. Choose a place that is away from windows, skylights, and glass doors, as these are more likely to be broken by strong wind or hail. Use battery-powered TVs and radios to listen to emergency updates from local or national weather services.


3. Storm Recovery Once the storm has passed, continue to make safety a top priority. Listen to radio or TV stations for updated information or safety instructions. Some areas or roads may be inaccessible due to downed power lines or flooded roadways. Keep yourself and your employees out of storm-damaged areas. If you need assistance with flood cleanup or storm cleanup, contact professionals in emergency restoration services immediately.


Thunderstorms and inclement weather may be hard to predict. Use these tips to keep your business and your staff safe in the event of a severe storm. Taking some basic safety precautions can lessen the damaging effects of a major rain storm.

Residential Storm Damage? Take Action Now!

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Water containment setup to dry the property Storm restoration specialist can dry your property quickly

Has a recent storm in Denver, CO, caused flood damage to your home? Major storms often arrive with surprisingly little warning, and the aftermath can be devastating for homeowners. Whether you are currently dealing with residential mold or flooding damage, or you’re being proactive by gathering information on how to handle this kind of emergency “just in case,” never assume you need to sit and wait for your flood insurance adjuster.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait

Here are three important reasons why you should not wait on your insurance adjuster after a storm floods your home:

1. You may be waiting a while. It might seem to make sense to wait on your adjuster; after all, he or she is the expert. However, after a large storm hits an area, most adjusters will understandably become extremely busy. Your claim will be one of many, and chances are high that you will have to wait before an adjuster can assess your damage.
2. Damage gets worse with time. When it comes to water damage, the longer you wait, the more harm can be done. The water has more time to seep into your walls, floors and foundation; mold has more time to grow and spread.
3. You don’t have to wait. You can take action right now, regardless of how long it winds up taking your flood insurance adjuster to get to you.

Next Steps

There are so many ways in which water and mold damage can wreak havoc on your home. Sometimes, the damage may not even be visible. If left untreated, this can lead to highly unpleasant and expensive surprises later. It’s therefore critical you contact professional flood and mold remediation experts as quickly as possible. They can assess your situation and form an immediate plan.

If you’re dealing with damage to your home thanks to a storm in Denver, CO, please don’t wait for your flood insurance adjuster to show up. Call in storm damage restoration specialists immediately.

The Best Tips for Avoiding Long-Term Flood Damage

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Entrance of a building flooded Flood damage in Denver, CO

It can be difficult to recover from the effects of flooding. Once water seeps into your business in Denver, CO, you are left to deal with water-logged furniture, damaged insulation, ongoing leaks, and many other problems. There are some tips you can use to restore your business to its former condition.

What Flood Water Does to Your Business

Flood damage comes in many forms, and there are more causes of concern than property destruction. For one, flood water is classified as black water and contains a range of contaminants such as sewage and bacteria. Some ways to protect your employees from these contaminants include:

  • Using personal protective equipment such as eyewear and gloves
  • Safely removing damaged furniture from the property
  • Hiring an inspector to search for damage in vents, insulation, and other unseen areas

As a high-risk material, black water should be handled by a professional team. Until an inspection and cleaning can be carried out, you should close off damaged areas of your business from your employees.

How to Recover From a Flood
Professional storm remediation teams can help your business recover from flooding. In addition to having the tools to properly dry and repair impacted areas, a team also has the expertise to determine if the company is salvageable. Furniture or insulation may be so severely damaged by black water that the safest choice is to dispose of them. This will prevent further damage to your business in the form of mold growth.

Reducing the Severity of Damage
While flooding can cause immediate damage to your business, other effects can take a while to manifest. The contaminants in flood water can promote bacterial growth and cause major financial losses down the line. It is important to have your business, even before a flood occurs. In identifying potential weak spots, you can safeguard the property so that the flood damage is much less severe.