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Heating Safety Tips for Todd Creek?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A fire is burning in a fireplace. Heating fires happen more often during the winter in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton’s technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Here are some heating equipment safety tips from the United States Fire Marshalls to keep you fire-damage-free this winter season:

If you are using a portable heater:

  • Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off
  • Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, clothing, and curtains, at least three feet from the heater
  • Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip
  • Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.

If you are using a fireplace:

  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out and starting a fire
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace
  • Before you go to sleep or leave your home. put the fire out completely
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Store the container outside at least 3 feet from your home.

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When you have a fire damage emergency in your Todd Creek home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton will restore the fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Frozen Pipes in Brighton Home?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A pipe is shown with ice covering it. Adams County residents rely on us to restore water damage.

January is the coldest month in Colorado. Overnight temperatures average 15.2 degrees Fahrenheit this time of year. SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton’s technicians respond to many water damage emergencies in Brighton during the winter months and offer these tips from the Insurance Information Institute on what to do if your pipes freeze:

  • If you discover that pipes are frozen, don’t wait for them to burst. Take measures to thaw them immediately or call a plumber for assistance.
  • If your pipes burst, first turn off the water and then mop up spills. You don’t want the water to do more damage than it already has.
  • Call your agent or company as soon as you can. An insurance adjuster doesn’t need to see the spill before you take action. However, they will want to inspect any damaged items.
  • Make temporary repairs and take other steps to protect your property from further damage. Remove any carpet or furniture that can be further damaged from seepage.
  • Make a list of the damaged articles and save your receipts for insurance reimbursement
  • Save the receipts for what you spend—including additional living expenses if you must leave your home until repairs are completed—and submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.

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When you have frozen pipes or any water damage emergency in your Brighton home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton will restore the water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Fire Safety Tips for Thornton?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Holiday lights and candles decorate a home. We are leaders in fire restoration services in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton’s technicians respond to more fire damage emergencies during the winter months than at any other time of the year. Here are some decorating and entertaining tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep you safe this holiday season:

Holiday Decorating

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights, so the cords do not get damaged
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors

Holiday Entertaining

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Problem in Brighton Business?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing on a wall. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation in Adams County.

If your business has had water damage, a water leak, or a roof leak, you may have mold damage. Strong, musty odors can be symptomatic of hidden mold. Once mold becomes visible, it can spread quickly to other parts of the building, so SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton’s technicians work first to contain the infestation to prevent it from spreading. Here are some facts and tips from our website on things to do and not do while waiting for help to arrive:

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Thornton/Brighton for commercial mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

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When your Brighton commercial business or home has a mold problem, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has a team of mold restoration technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winter Weather Advisory for Brighton?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Dark storm clouds fill the sky. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has been restoring storm damage in the Brighton area for many years. Storms can be unpredictable and are known to happen with little advanced warning.  Here are some definitions of winter weather terms from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Winter Storm Warning

These are issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

Winter Storm Watch

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.

Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Basement Flood in Thorncreek?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A wet cardboard box is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has been restoring water damage in the Thorncreek area for many years. Flooded basements and basement seepage can cause damage to items if they are not properly stored. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for protecting your possessions from water damage:

  • Store your off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins. This is especially important in areas where there are plumbing pipes or areas prone to dampness, such as basements and attics.
  • Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is a risk of destruction from water. Water and dampness also bring with it the threat of mold damage.
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements. In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they’re less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an up-to-date home inventory. Having a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble, and stress in case of loss from water damage.

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Dishwasher in Northglenn?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A dishwasher is shown in a kitchen. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

Unbeknownst to me, my dishwasher had a small leak that had been there for some time. The small water leak was slowly rotting away the wood floor and subfloor underneath. When we located the leak, the damage was extensive, and we had to replace the flooring and part of the subfloor and joists below! Who knew a tiny leak could cause so much damage?

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has been restoring water damage in the Northglenn area of Denver for many years. By routinely inspecting your household appliances, some forms of water damage may be prevented. If your appliances are older, you run the risk of rusted pipes and weakened hoses. Some of the more common causes of dishwasher leaks are:

  • Worn gaskets
  • Broken doors
  • Clogged drains
  • Weak or leaking hoses
  • Failed pipes

Highly Trained Team

Our water restoration technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have the equipment, training, and experience to mitigate and restore any water damage emergency, no matter how big the job is.

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When you need water damage restoration services for your Northglenn home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Damage in Thornton Building?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is billowing out of a window. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton has been restoring commercial fire damage for years. Depending on the type of fuels that the fire burned, we may use any or a combination of the following methods to neutralize and remove smoke odor:

  • Air Scrubber or Filter: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system air scrubber or HEPA air purifier captures larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.
  • Ozone Generator: An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.
  • Thermal Fogging: An intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors, and then they ventilate the area.
  • Hydroxyl Generator: These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.
  • Vapor Modification: This odor elimination method relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor.

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When you need fire damage restoration services for your Thornton commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Tornado Safety for Lochbuie Pets?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency pet supplies sit on a table. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Weld and Adams Counties.

The American Red Cross suggests that pet owners have an emergency kit prepared for their pets in a tornado or other severe weather emergency. SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to storm damage emergencies in Lochbuie every year. Here are some tips for assembling an emergency kit for your pets:  

Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers so that they can be carried easily.

Your kit should include:

  • Sturdy leashes, harnesses, and carriers to transport pets safely and ensure that they can’t escape
  • Food, drinking water, bowls, cat litter, and litter pan, and a manual can opener if your pet eats canned food
  • Medications and copies of medical records stored in a waterproof container
  • A first aid kit
  • Current photos of you with your pet(s) in case they get lost. Since many pets look alike, this will help to eliminate mistaken identity and confusion.
  • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets
  • Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable

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When you need storm damage restoration services for your Lochbuie home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Safety for Todd Creek?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cooking in a kitchen. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Adams County.

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to fire damage emergencies in Todd Creek every year. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more home fires and burns happen during Thanksgiving. Here are some tips for cooking safely and dealing with burns from the NFPA:

  • If you have a cooking fire, when in doubt, just get out and call the fire department
  • If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan is completely cool
  • If a fire starts in the oven, turn off the oven and leave the door closed
  • To prevent cooking fires, you have to be alert. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy
  • Turn pot handles away from the stove’s edge and use the back burners when possible
  • When cooking, wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves
  • If your clothes do catch fire, stop, drop, and roll!
  • Burns require immediate attention. Run the area under cool water for three to five minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth.
  • If the burn is bigger than your fist, get medical help right away

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Todd Creek home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 720-223-8888.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.