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Storm Preparedness for Ken Caryl

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A home with a clogged downspout is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Are you ready for the next storm in Ken Caryl?

At SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl we know that weather can be unpredictable in Colorado and we want Ken Caryl residents to be prepared for any type of weather. Now that winter is over, it’s a good time to make any repairs and be aware of water intrusion possibilities as the snow begins to melt.

Inspect for Water Intrusion Issues

Take a walk around your property and look for any damage to the home’s siding and seals and weather stripping around doors and windows. If you have a basement, be sure to inspect any window wells and look for water pooling next to the house. Make sure your sump pump is in good shape and replace batteries if needed. Look closely at the foundation and look for water coming into the house. Once you’ve looked around the home’s perimeter, inspect the roof and replace any broken or missing shingles and clean out the rain gutters and downspouts.

Call Us!

When your Ken Caryl home experiences storm damage of any kind, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is on-call 24-hours a day and is ready to respond. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Independently Owned and Operated.

Lakewood Kitchen Fire?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

A white kitchen is shown with butcher block counters. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Home Cooking Safety Tips for Lakewood

No matter when you call us with a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl will respond quickly. We know that home fires can be a devastating experience for families, so when we arrive, we take great care to answer your questions and walk you through the process and the options for restoration. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) home cooking fires are the top cause of fires in the United States, so we offer these cooking safety tips from the NFPA:

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop

Call Us Today!

When your Lakewood home or commercial business experiences fire damage of any kind, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is on-call 24-hours a day to respond. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hidden Water Leaks in Ken Caryl?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

A bathroom is shown with a claw foot tub. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Detecting Water Leaks Can Save Money in Ken Caryl

At SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl we respond to water damage emergencies often throughout the year in Ken Caryl and many of these emergencies started as small, hidden leaks. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers some great tips for detecting water leaks. Here are some EPA tips for detecting water leaks in the bathroom:

  • Toilets: Listen for running water and conduct the food coloring test described on the first page.
  • Faucets: Listen for drips and turn on the tap to check for water going the wrong direction.
  • Showerheads: Turn on and look for drips or stray sprays that can be stopped with tape.
  • In the tub: Turn on the tub, then divert the water to the shower and see if there’s still a lot of water coming from the tub spout; that could mean the tub spout diverter needs replacing.
  • Under the sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joints and edges.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business experiences water damage, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is on-call 24-hours a day to respond. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll restore your water damage in Ken Caryl, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Independently Owned and Operated.

Make sure your Emergency Kit is Stocked and Ready to Go in (City or County).

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is no stranger to storms, water damage, etc. Our trained professionals know natural disasters cannot be avoided and when they do strike, we want to help others be prepared, which is why we want to remind everyone in Lakewood to have their emergency kits stocked and ready to go. 

Here are some items that could be included in an emergency kit:

  • Whistle
  • Alcohol pads
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Battery-powered radio and batteries 
  • BandAids
  • Flashlight

If you have a pet, you may want to consider including things your pet would need such as food, a spare leash or collar, a blanket and even a toy. Lakewood more than likely has tech-savvy people who could probably call for help if needed, but it is important to be prepared for when technology fails, especially when water is involved. If you experience a flood in any way in a residential area/dorm or commercial building, make sure to stay out of the water because electricity from technology devices can travel through water.  Before disaster happens, SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl encourages you to be prepared with your emergency kit. 

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is independently owned and operated.

OSHA Guidelines for Fire Extinguisher Usage in Lakewood

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl knows that owning a fire extinguisher is not enough. Knowing the proper use of fire extinguishers can prevent fire from destroying lives in Lakewood.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers train their employees how and when to use fire extinguishers. OSHA does not allow untrained employees to use a fire extinguisher.  They must provide the training shortly after the employee is hired, and then every year thereafter. OSHA also requires monthly inspections for fire extinguishers.

Fire extinguishers have to be placed where they cannot be moved or damaged. The carrying handle should be 3-1/2 to 5 feet above the floor.

Employees must know when to use fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl suggests asking yourself these questions regarding fire extinguishers in your Lakewood  business:  

  • Have I pulled the fire alarm?
  • Can everyone get out?
  • Is the fire extinguisher easy to reach?
  • Do I know how to use it? 
  • Is the fire contained in a small area?
  • Is the smoke non-toxic?
  • Do I have an escape route?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the questions, it is reasonable to use the fire extinguisher.



SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl reminds you that fire is fast. If you cannot contain it within 30 seconds, get everyone out of the area. Call 9-1-1 once you are outside.

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is independently owned and operated.

Disaster Recovery Team in Lakewood?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A menacing storm is brewing over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Ken Caryl area.

Storms Happen in Lakewood

Anyone that has lived in Colorado for long knows that the weather can be unpredictable, and storms are known to roll in when least expected. SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been serving the Ken Caryl and surrounding communities for over forty years, and we have responded to many storm damage emergencies.

The National Weather Service has a website where you can find information by zip code in Jefferson County for weather events like weather watches, warnings, and advisories, flash flood warnings, winter weather updates, high wind potential, fire weather, hourly forecasts, and current radar and warnings for lightning, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.

Disaster Recovery Team

As part of a national network of over 1700 franchises, when there is a catastrophic storm or major weather event, we can mobilize quickly to respond to any size disaster.

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your emergency, no matter how big the job is. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Lakewood, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Flood Insurance in SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance. The NFIP doesn’t sell insurance. Buy flood insurance from an insurance agent. 

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is interested in helping the businesses in our community become more educated on flood insurance. According to FEMA, 40% of small businesses do not reopen after experiencing a devastating flood. 

Things to know in Lakewood. Check to see if you might be required to have flood insurance.

  • All agencies in Lakewood charge the same for flood insurance
  • Standard commercial insurance doesn’t pay for flood damage
  • The NFIP sets the rates
  • Rates depend on:
    • whether you live in a flood plain
    • flood risk in your area
    • building’s age
    • building’s construction
  • Building property insurance covers the building
  • Personal property insurance covers the building’s contents
  • NFIP suggests you need both types
  • Policies go into effect 30 days after purchase
  • The NFIP help center number is 1-800-427-4661

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl recommends the following: 

  • Check whether or not your area participates in the NFIP
  • Check whether or not your area is part of the Community Rating System. The NFIP might have a discount
  • Talk to your insurance agent when you need to make changes

Make sure your business is protected from the devastation that comes with unwanted flooding in your office.

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Independently Owned and Operated.

When the Waters Recede in Lakewood

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

Even though the phrase “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” exists, it is not always true. Sometimes what you don’t know can and will hurt you in North Pensacola.  After storms damage our property, many times we cannot see the whole picture to know what all is really damaged? From hidden foundation compromises to the beginning stages of mold growth under a tub, costs can begin to mount quickly and before you know it, you are in the middle of a spending spree that was never meant to be. 

After the waters recede and the damage becomes visible, we are often left overwhelmed with the stresses associated with insurance claims and subcontractor costs and errors.  It doesn’t take a psychic to see you need relief. If or when this happens to you, call SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl and in a short amount of time, a friendly crew of professional cleanup and restoration personnel will quickly assess the damage and start the process of making your disaster look “Like it never even happened.” 

Pet Safety in Case of a Fire in Ken Caryl

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage can harm animals just as it can harm people in City or County. At SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Cary, we love our pets as much as you love yours. We could not stand to see them injured or killed in a house fire. 

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Cary shares these ideas with you:

  • When you design your fire escape plan, practice with your pets
  • If there are fires outside, bring pets inside. If you have to evacuate, you will be ready to bring the pets with you
  • Know where your pets hide. You may not have time to hunt for them in an emergency
  • Animal-rescue groups and other organizations have pet stickers that you can put on your windows and doors. The stickers tell firefighters how many pets you have, and what kinds
  • Prepare evacuation kits for the pets. These kits can be large plastic bins. Put in copies of their vet records, extra leashes and collars, toys, and food

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Cary reminds you to call the fire department once you are safely outside the City or County home.

SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Cary is independently owned and operated. 

Biohazard Disaster in South Alameda?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Large white industrial-sized fertilizer bags sit on a trailer inside a warehouse. We respond to biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day in the Ken Caryl area.

Biohazards and Occupational Safety in South Alameda

When this load of fertilizer left the warehouse early in the morning, it never made it off the property. The rear axle of the truck snapped, and the whole load of fertilizer scattered and burst onto the driveway of the plant by the main road. Fortunately, we called SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl, and they came out and immediately began the cleanup process, and before noon they had the area completely cleaned, sanitized, and we were back to business as usual.

Every minute counts when mitigating chemical spills and other biohazards as exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can be dangerous for your health and the environment. Our technicians have the advanced training, protective gear, and equipment necessary to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them following Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines and health regulations.

Call Us Today!

When dangerous chemicals, like fertilizer or any form of biohazard material, compromises your home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is ready to respond. We are on-call 24-hours a day to clean and restore biohazard emergencies, no matter how big the job is. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard spill in South Alameda, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Independently Owned and Operated.