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Decontamination Services for Brighton Businesses?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Chemicals are spilling out of a container. We provide biohazard cleanup and restoration services in Adams County.

Biological and chemical contaminants pose serious potential health effects for your employees and customers. SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day. We follow local, state, and federal laws and guidelines to transform these unhealthy environments into safe spaces. Here are some tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all  bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place
  • 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!

When you need biohazard cleanup and restoration services for your business or home, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has a team of technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your biohazard damage in Brighton, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated

Wind Damage in Northglenn?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A tree is shown blown over. We restore storm damage in Adams County and Weld Counties.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton witnesses firsthand the damage high winds can do to a structure in Northglenn. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explain wind safety and wind categories:

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’re 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 caution should be taken 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 items that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us Today!

When you need storm damage services for your home or business, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has a team of storm restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your storm damage in Northglenn, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Cigarette Fire in Brighton?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A lighter and cigarettes are shown. We restore fire damage in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has been restoring fire-damaged properties in Brighton for many years. Here are some smoking and home fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Smoking Safety

·      If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes

·      If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms and dens or in bedrooms.

·      Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet

Put It Out

·      Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.

·      Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves, or other things that could ignite easily

·      Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that

Smoking and Medical Oxygen

Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a faster rate than normal. It can make an existing fire burn faster and hotter.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton have a team of fire restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your fire damage in Brighton, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hoarding Cleanup Services in Brighton?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A crew in hazmat suits is shown. We provide biohazard cleanup and removal in Adams County.

I had no idea things had gotten so bad until it was too late. When the first responders arrived, they could barely get in the front door because there was so much stuff in the house. SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has been helping families in Brighton restore hoarding scenes for many years. Here is some helpful information about hoarding from the National Fire Protection Association:

Why Hoarding Increases Fire Risks

  • Cooking is unsafe if flammable items are close to the stove or oven
  • Heating units may be too close to things that can burn. They might also be placed on unstable surfaces. If a heater tips over into a pile, it can cause a fire.
  • Electrical wiring may be old or worn from the weight of piles. Pests could chew on wires. Damaged wires can start fires.
  • Open flames from smoking materials or candles in a home with excess clutter are very dangerous
  • Blocked pathways and exits may hinder escape from a fire

Call Us Today!

When you or a loved one needs help with hoarding scene cleanup, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll clean and restore any hoarding scene in Brighton, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Prevention Tips for Brighton?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A wet/dry vacuum is shown. We mitigate storm damage in Adams County.

Rain Gutter Cleaning Tip from Bob Villa

Have you ever seen a house with saplings growing out of the rain gutter? Dirt and debris, when left in a rain gutter system, creates the perfect environment for seeds to germinate and grow. SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to storm damage emergencies in Brighton throughout the year. Rain gutters are designed to carry rain away from your home, and when they are cleared of debris, they are very efficient. But when they are clogged, they can cause water damage to your home by directing the water into, instead of away, from your roofline and foundation. Here is a tip from the home expert, Bob Villa on cleaning your rain gutters using a wet/dry vacuum:

Wet/Dry Vacuum

If you have heavy debris in your rain gutters you can use a wet/dry vacuum. You can purchase special attachments at a local home improvement store. Long hoses and curved attachments will allow you to use your wet/dry vacuum while standing on the ground. You may have to moisten stubborn material so the vacuum can extract it. After vacuuming the gutters use the garden hose to flush the gutters and downspout.

Call Us!

When your Brighton home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll mitigate and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for Thorncreek?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke alarm is shown with smoke rising around it. We clean and restore fire damage in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to fire damage emergencies in Thorncreek throughout the year. Having smoke alarms saves lives in many cases. Here are some smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Current alarms on the market employ different types of technology including multi-sensing, which could include smoke and carbon monoxide combined
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet from the stove.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old

Call Us!

When your Thorncreek home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire-damaged Home in Thornton?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A home damaged by fire is shown. Tips for staying safe while waiting for help to arrive in Adams County.

Tips on what NOT to do after a fire in Henderson

Fire damage is dirty, smelly, and cleaning up after a fire is best left to a professional restoration service. When my Henderson home suffered fire damage, my insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton. My house was a disaster. There was soot and smoke damage and water damage left from the firefighting efforts. As much as I wanted to start cleaning, I’m glad I didn’t as I could have created a bigger mess!

Here are some tips for what NOT to do after a fire while waiting for help to arrive:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Call Us Today!

When your Henderson home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

House Party Fiasco in Henderson?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A disco ball is shown with party favors strewn on the ground. We provide a full range of deep cleaning services in Adams County.

When I came back early from vacation, I found a party in full swing at my Henderson home - not of my making. My teenagers thought it would be a great idea to send out an invitation to everyone via social media to come to their party. When I arrived, there were hundreds of people there, the party was already out of control, and I had to call the police to break it up. My teenagers learned a hard lesson that night.

I called SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton right away and they came out and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. There was garbage and broken glass all over the front yard and in the street. Lawn chairs and other patio furnishings had been tossed into the pool. The inside of the house was a disaster, too. Every room had to be cleaned and sanitized. The SERVPRO team worked quickly and went systematically through the whole house. They removed all of the party detritus and cleaned the home from top to bottom. In a few hours, my home was restored to pre-damage condition.

Call Us!

When your Henderson home or commercial business needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Power Outage in Thornton?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A dark room is shown lit by a lantern. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Sitting in the dark again in Thornton?

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to storm damage emergencies each year in Thornton. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), extended power outages may impact communities and the economy. Here are some power outage tips from FEMA:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed
  • Use a generator, but only outdoors and away from windows
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
  • Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines for using power-dependent medical devices
  • Check with local officials about heating and cooling locations open near you

Preparing for a Power Outage

  • Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity
  • Plan for batteries and other alternative power sources to meet your needs when the power goes out, such as a portable charger or power bank
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long the battery backup will last

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your storm damage in Thornton, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Damage Emergency Tips for Lochbuie?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A smoke-filled room is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams and Weld Counties.

Fire Damage Happens in Lochbuie Home

I remember waking up and hearing the smoke alarm going off and seeing smoke filling up the hallway. I got my family out of the house safely, and thankfully the fire was contained to the kitchen and it was put out quickly. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton. They gave me some fire damage tips for what I could do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves
  • Change the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll restore your fire damage in Lochbuie, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.