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Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for Thorncreek?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

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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?

9/6/2021 (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.

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)

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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)

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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.

Flooded Kitchen in Todd Creek?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

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My Dishwasher Disaster in Todd Creek

This is what my kitchen looks like after the water damage to my kitchen was restored. My dishwasher failed and flooded the kitchen floor. When I called SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton they gave me some tips from their website on what I could do while waiting for them 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 Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Spill in Brighton?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Bathroom Disaster in Brighton

My toilet overflowed in the wee hours of the morning. (No pun intended!) The entire bathroom floor and my closet and hallway carpeting were also contaminated. My neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton, and I’m glad I did. Even though it was early morning, the SERVPRO team arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

They inspected the toilet and overflow area and immediately cleaned up the mess and extracted the sewer water. They cleaned, decontaminated, and deodorized the bathroom, my closet, and hallway. They documented the drying process to ensure that the area was returned to normal moisture levels. Fortunately, they were able to clear the sewage backup problem and clean and sanitize my carpets, so there is no odor and no worries about the area not being sanitary.

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 “Black Water” is highly unsanitary and can cause severe illness or death if ingested. All contact should be avoided. Sources for black water include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Rebuilding Services in Thornton?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton offers a full range of rebuilding services to help businesses and homeowners restore their properties to preloss condition after a property damage emergency. Restoration is the final step in this process and may involve minor repairs such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet or may require major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. Here are some of the rebuilding services we can provide from our website:

Emergency Building Services

When your home has been damaged by a storm or water, the immediate concern may include temporary protective measures to prevent additional damages, like placing a roof tarp.

  • Roof Tarp
  • Board-Up
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Move-Out / Pack-Out
  • Temporary Warehouse Space

The following building and repair services may be necessary to restore your home to pre-water damage condition. 

  •  Drywall Removal and Installation
  •  Hardwood Floor Repair
  •  Tile Floor Repair
  •  Painting
  •  Carpet Repair and Installation

Building Services and Reconstruction

We simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low. We can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Tornado Siren for Brighton?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Tornado Siren in Brighton?

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Brighton. The City of Brighton uses a tornado siren to warn residents when a tornado has been spotted by trained staff and observers.

  • The tornado siren has monthly tests
  • It is activated most frequently when a tornado has been spotted
  • When the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Brighton area
  • The system uses one siren tone
  • When activated during an emergency, the sirens will be activated for five minutes to get your attention
  • There is no “all clear” signal
  • If the sirens are activated and it is not the monthly test; you should seek shelter immediately and get more information.

NOAA Weather Radio

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio is a dedicated radio that receives real-time weather information direct from the National Weather Service. During severe weather, more frequent updates, and live broadcasts are used to notify listeners of potential hail, flooding, tornadoes, blizzard conditions, and other weather warnings. NOAA Weather Radios can be purchased at many electronic stores and can be battery operated, giving you an option to obtain information sources when your power is out.

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.