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Preventing Frozen Pipes in Arvada, CO

10/13/2016 (Permalink)

Water has the unique ability that it can change from a liquid to solid state when cold it is cold. Here is a pipe that broke as a result of the cold.

When water freezes, it expands. When this expansion happens inside your pipes, it places pressure on the material and can cause them to break. Pipes that are most susceptible to breaking are outdoor hoses, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes that are in unheated interior areas like basement, crawlspaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross to keep your pipes in good working order this winter.

Before it gets too cold, follow these steps to prevent freezing:

  • Drain water from sprinkler supply lines. Do NOT put antifreeze in these lines. Antifreeze is dangerous to humans, pets, and wildlife.
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses that are used outside and be sure to close inside valves that supply water to these hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs so water can drain and keep these outside valves open so any remaining water can expand without causing the pipe to break

Here are steps for once it gets cold:

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing
  • When the weather is very cold, let the cold water drip from faucets, running water helps prevent frozen pipes
  • If you go away during any cold weather, leave the heat on in your home. Try setting your temperature no lower than 55° F.

Suspect you have a frozen pipe? Here is how to thaw them safely

  • If you turn on a faucet but only a little bit of water comes out, suspect a frozen pipe
  • Keep the faucet open. As the water begins to melt, the running water will help melt ice in other places in the pipe
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using a heating pad, hair dryer, or space heater. Don’t use any open flame devices
  • Check your other pipes. If one is frozen, chances are others have frozen too

If you need help this winter with frozen pipes, call SERVPRO of Arvada day or night at 303-420-1455.

SERVPRO of Arvada Cleans Up!

9/23/2016 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO brand and logistical support allows us to take on a large variety of jobs. Jobs such as duct work cleaning, odor remediation, and content cleaning - At SERVPRO of Arvada, this is done professionally and correctly. At SERVPRO of Arvada our number one priority is to create happy customers. We do this by following a simple set of rules:

1.     We make sure to treat all our customers with respect, friendliness, and care. 

2.     We arrive on site in a timely and professional manner.

3.     We complete the full scope of work promptly, efficiently, and correctly. 

By calling SERVPRO of Arvada you are calling a brand that is known and trusted throughout the industry and nation.

SERVPRO of Arvada's vision is to be the Premier Cleaning and Restoration Company in Your Area and by following our code, we are.

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Arvada Home

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Arvada is an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Arvada is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Arvada

SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

Arvada Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

This Arvada home’s basement flooded due to a pipe break

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Arvada basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 303-420-1455

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Arvada and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 303-420-1455

Our Team's Training

5/10/2016 (Permalink)

Our technicians go through intensive training to ensure the efficient and effective restoration of your property. This includes the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) which establishes a standard for the cleaning and restoration industries. A few of the many certifications include:

-Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT): A 3-day course that teaches the procedures for water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination. 
-Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT): A 4-day course that teaches mold and sewage remediation techniques.
-Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT): A 2-day course that teaches the practical cleaning procedures after smoke and fire damage

With our highly trained team of technicians, SERVPRO of Greater Boulder | Broomfield | Arvada | Lakewood responds quickly to all different types of emergencies and disasters to make it “Like it Never Happened.”