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Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Lakewood Families?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A person uses a fire extinguisher inside a house to put out a fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Portable Fire Extinguishers and Children

Portable fire extinguishers save lives and property by containing small fires until the West Metro Fire Rescue can arrive. SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl restores fire damage throughout the year in Lakewood. Here are some recommendations from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on portable fire extinguishers and children:

  • The NFPA believes that children should not be trained how to operate portable fire extinguishers
  • Teaching children to use portable fire extinguishers runs counter to NFPA messaging to get out and stay out if there is a fire
  • Children may not have the maturity to operate a portable fire extinguisher properly or decide whether or not a fire is small enough to be put out by the extinguisher
  • Children may not have the physical ability to handle the extinguisher or dexterity to perform the complex actions required to put out a fire
  • In the process of extinguishing flames, children may not know how to respond if the fire spreads
  • NFPA continues to believe that only adults who know how to operate portable fire extinguishers should use them.

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When you need fire damage restoration services for your home or business, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664. We'll restore your fire damage in Lakewood, "Like it never even happened."

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-Damaged Belongings Restored in Lakewood?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A stack of water damaged books are shown. We restore water damage in Jefferson County.

Fast Emergency Response Time for Lakewood

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been mitigating and restoring water damage for Lakewood residents and businesses for over forty years. We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Here is a water damage timeline that describes the damage water can do within minutes and in one week:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us Today!

When you need emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664. We'll restore your water damage in Lakewood, "Like it never even happened."

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Pre-mitigation Services in Ken Caryl?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A living room is being prepared for cleaning and restoration services. We mitigate and restore property damage in Jefferson County.

Ken Caryl residents benefit from our mitigation and restoration services.

We were called to this home to restore water damage that began in the kitchen and carried over into the home's living room area. We removed everything off the floors during the pre-mitigation process to prepare for the water extraction and drying equipment.

For over forty years, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been mitigating and restoring property damage for Ken Caryl residents and businesses. Property damage can happen at any time, and our fast emergency response time, and highly trained team, helps our customers save time and money.

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

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Ken Caryl. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We'll clean and restore your property damage, "Like it never even happened."

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Warning in Lakewood?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Huge Cumulonimbus thunderstorm clouds are shown. We mitigate and restore storm damage in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been mitigating and restoring storm damage for Lakewood residents and businesses for over forty years. Thunderstorms occur throughout the year, and we offer these helpful tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • When thunder roars, go indoors. A sturdy building is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of thunderstorms. Be ready to change plans, if necessary, to be near the shelter.
  • When you receive a thunderstorm warning or hear thunder, go inside immediately
  • If indoors, avoid running water or using landline phones. Electricity can travel through plumbing and phone lines.
  • Protect your property. Unplug appliances and other electric devices.
  • If boating or swimming, get to land and find a sturdy, grounded shelter or vehicle immediately
  • If necessary, take shelter in a car with a metal top and sides. Do not touch anything metal.
  • Avoid flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lakewood. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hoarding Fire in Ken Caryl?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A home is on fire. Jefferson County residents trust us to restore fire damage.

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl’s technicians are trained to handle hoarding situations with empathy and respect for all concerned. We understand that hoarding is a condition where a person has persistent and difficulty discarding personal possessions. These living conditions become unsafe because of the amount of clutter. This clutter can make rooms unusable and create health and safety concerns. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association on how to reduce the risk of fire injury in a hoarding situation:

  • When talking about a person who hoards, focus on safety rather than the clutter. Be empathetic. Match the person’s language. If they call it hoarding, then you can call it hoarding.
  • Help the residents make a home safety and escape plan. Stress the importance of clear pathways and exits. Practice the plan often. Exit routes may change as new items are brought into the home.
  • Install working smoke alarms in the home. Test them at least once a month.
  • Reach out to community resources. Talk to members of the fire department to alert them of your concerns. They may be able to connect you with members of a hoarding task force for additional help.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Ken Caryl area. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Contents Restoration Services in Ken Caryl?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

An upholstered chair is being cleaned. Our team is trained and certified to restore water-damaged contents in Jefferson County.

Water is invasive, and when it is allowed to stand unmitigated, it can damage everything in its path. For over forty years, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl’s water restoration technicians have been helping people put their lives back together after a water damage emergency. We have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to clean and restore your home or business from top to bottom.

When your belongings require restoration, we pretest every item to determine the best cleaning method to use. Our technicians are trained to use a variety of cleaning methods and may use one or a combination of cleaning techniques to restore water damaged belongings to pre-damage condition:

Contents Restoration Services

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Ken Caryl. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Restoration Professionals in Ken Caryl?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A wall and ceiling are shown covered in smoke and soot residue. Our team is trained and certified to restore fire damage in Jefferson County.

Our job begins after the West Metro Fire Rescue firefighters put out the fire and leave the scene. This is when SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl’s technicians begin the cleanup and restoration process. Even rooms not burned in the fire will have smoke and soot damage, like the room in this picture.

Our fire restoration technicians have the experience, advanced training, and equipment to clean and restore fire-damaged walls and ceilings quickly and efficiently. We pretest every wall and item in the home before cleaning to determine the most effective cleaning modality to use in each case.

While you are waiting for help to arrive, there are some things you should NOT do after a fire:

  • 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!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Ken Caryl. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Professionals in Lakewood?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A training room is shown with people interacting with the instructor. Our team is trained and certified to restore property damage in Jefferson County.

IICRC Trained and Certified Team in Lakewood?

It’s important to hire the best team when you need emergency restoration services. SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl technicians are trained and certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. All employees are required to undergo initial and continuous training and education to stay current with industry best practices and technological advancements in the cleaning and restoration industry.

Training Courses

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Certifications

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC-Registered Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lakewood. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Property Damage in Ken Caryl?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water-damaged ceiling tiles lay on the floor of a hallway in a commercial building. We are trusted leaders in commercial property damage restoration in Jefferson County.

Ken Caryl Businesses Have Been Relying on Us for Over Forty Years!

Although we are better known for emergency fire and water restoration, SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been providing a full range of commercial cleaning, restoration, and rebuilding services for Ken Caryl businesses for over forty years! Our commitment to putting the customer first and providing the highest level of service and support is a testament to our continued success.

Commercial Services

  • Certified SERVPRO Cleaned
  • Commercial Restoration
  • Commercial Water Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Building Services

We work on all kinds of businesses and buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Highly Trained Team

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to commercial and residential property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lakewood. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll restore your property damage in Ken Caryl, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wildfires and Smoke Safety Tips for Lakewood?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Wildfire smoke is seen creating a yellowish haze over the terrain.  We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Jefferson County.

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been responding to fire damage emergencies for over forty years in Lakewood. The Jefferson County website has a section on Wildfires and Smoke. Here are some tips to avoid smoke exposure:

Pay Attention to Local Air Quality Reports

Listen and watch for news or health warnings about smoke. Citizens can call 303-758-4848 or check today's air quality online to learn whether a "red" advisory is in effect.

Stay Indoors to Avoid Smoke

Keep indoor air as clean as possible. Keep windows and doors closed unless it is extremely hot outside. Run an air conditioner if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside. If you do not have an air conditioner and it is too warm to stay inside with the windows closed, seek shelter elsewhere.

Do Not Add to Indoor Pollution

When smoke levels are high, do not use anything that burns, such as candles, fireplaces, or gas stoves. Do not vacuum because vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke because smoking puts even more pollution into the air.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl responds to residential and commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lakewood. Call us today at 303-973-4664. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.