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What Can I Expect When I Call for Emergency Water Damage Services in Lakewood?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

A person is calling for emergency water damage services. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

Water damage can happen at any time for many reasons. Pipes freeze, appliances fail, and plumbing and sewer systems can overflow anytime. When you have a water damage emergency, you’ll want to call a company that can respond quickly to your call for emergency help. Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl teams are on standby 24-hours a day to respond to your call for help.

When you call, we will ask you questions regarding the nature of your water damage emergency. These questions will tell us how many people and what equipment and resources to bring.

Here are the questions we will ask:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency in your Lakewood home or commercial business, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tips for Creating a Home Inventory List Using Technology in Ken Caryl?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

A digital camera, computer, and notepad are used to create a home inventory list. We are leaders in property damage restoration services in Jefferson County.

When you experience fire or water damage, having an updated home inventory list is key to getting your claim processed quickly. Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team works closely with all major insurance carriers and can help you with the paperwork and process when your property damage involves insurance. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for using technology to make your home inventory easier.

  • Take pictures – Create a photo record of your belongings. Capture important individual items as well as entire rooms, closets, or drawers. Label your photos with what’s pictured, where you bought it, the make or model—whatever information might be important to replacing or getting reimbursed for the item. Use your smartphone or digital camera—some give you the capability to put in the description of the item when saving the photo.
  • Tape it – Walk through your house or apartment, videotaping and describing the contents. For example, you might describe the contents of a kitchen cabinet: “Poppies on Blue by Lenox, service for 12 that includes a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup, and saucer. Purchased in 2015.”
  • Use an app – Many mobile app options can help you create and store a room-by-room record of your belongings

Call Us!

When you need help restoring property damage in your Ken Caryl home or commercial business, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fallen Tree Damages Commercial Business in Lakewood?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Caution tape prohibits entry into an area where a tree has fallen on a building at night. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

When a tree falls in the middle of the night and damages your commercial building, you can count on our Lakewood and Ken Caryl professionals to restore the damage quickly and efficiently. In many cases, windows or the roof may sustain damage and require replacement. Our team will inspect and assess the damage and tarp and board up any areas exposed to the elements to minimize the potential for secondary damage.

We have been restoring commercial property damage in Jefferson County for over forty years and can supervise a full range of construction and rebuilding services when required to complete a restoration. This gives our customers peace of mind knowing they have one company managing the project from the initial cleanup to the final phases of repair.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

When you discover property damage in your Lakewood commercial business or home, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Do I Need an Evacuation Plan in Ken Caryl?

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

As a storm threatens, an evacuation route sign points the way. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team has been restoring storm damage in the Ken Caryl area for over forty years. If you had to evacuate your home in an emergency, would you be prepared? Here is some helpful evacuation planning information from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Identify where you can go in the event of an evacuation. Try to have more than one option: the home of a friend or family member in another town, a hotel, or a shelter. Keep the phone numbers and addresses of these locations handy.
  • If roads are blocked or impassable, map out your primary and backup routes to your evacuation destinations. Try to have a physical map of the area available in case GPS satellite transmissions are down or your devices run out of power. 
  • Pre-arrange a designated place to meet in case your family members are separated before or during the evacuation. Ask an out-of-town friend or family member to act as a contact person for your family.
  • Put all evacuation plans in writing, along with pertinent addresses and phone numbers, and give them to each family member. Note that many home printer inks are NOT waterproof, so take appropriate precautions to ensure legibility.
  • Listen to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio or local radio or TV stations for evacuation instructions

Call Us Today!

When you discover storm damage in your Ken Caryl home or commercial business, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Much Damage Can Water Do to My Lakewood Home in One Hour?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

The face of a clock is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team has been restoring water damage in the Lakewood area for over forty years. This water damage timeline describes the damage water causes within one week to two weeks.

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
  • Severe biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

Call Us!

Water can cause severe damage when left unmitigated. When you discover water damage in your Lakewood home or commercial business, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Saves Lives in Ken Caryl Fire?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

A portable fire extinguisher sits on a windowsill in a home. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team has been restoring fire damage in Ken Caryl for over forty years! Portable fire extinguishers, when used correctly, can save lives. Here are some fire extinguisher safety tips from the  National Fire Protection Association:

Portable fire extinguishers are great for use when the fire is confined to a small area, like a wastebasket, and it is not growing, everyone has exited the home or building, the fire department has been called, and the room is not filled with smoke. 

To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side

For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (that can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle.

  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Deodorizing Services for Water-Damaged Homes in Victoria Village?

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

A technician sanitizes a water-damaged room. We perform a full range of cleaning services to restore water-damaged properties in Jefferson County.

Victoria Village residents benefit from our comprehensive, six-step water damage restoration process. Our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team has the training, equipment, and over forty years of experience restoring water damage. During Step 5, after we have extracted the water and dried the area, we clean, sanitize, and deodorize everything exposed to the water. The following information from our website describes these processes:

Contents Restoration

We pretest every item before cleaning to ensure we use the most effective cleaning method.

  • Wet Cleaning
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning

Odor Removal and Deodorization

We identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technical expertise, industrial-grade air scrubbers, and fogging equipment go beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that don’t work when your odor problem is severe or persistent.

  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Air Scrubbers and Fogging Equipment

Sanitizing Treatments

When required, we use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property.

  • Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Treatments
  • Sanitizing and Disinfectant Treatments

Disposal

We will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.

  • Properly Dispose of Refuse

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Victoria Village has water damage, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Qualifications Should a Restoration Company Have in Bear Creek?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

A person is studying online. Our technicians are trained and certified to restore property damage in Jefferson County.

When you have fire, water, storm, or mold damage, Bear Creek residents can always count on our local Lakewood and Ken Caryl team to mitigate and restore the damage quickly and efficiently. Our technicians must undergo initial and continuous education and training to stay current on industry standards and best practices.

Certifications

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

Training Programs

Employee Certification Training

Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

e-Learnings

This voluntary program is an ongoing, self-paced series for our employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

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When your Bear Creek home or commercial business has a property damage emergency, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Business Exposed to Black Water Contamination in Ken Caryl?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

A row of public restrooms is shown. We restore sewer backups 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Ken Caryl businesses have relied on our local team in Lakewood and Ken Caryl to restore sewer backups for over forty years! Our technicians are highly trained to mitigate and remediate dangerous black water contamination scenes. Sewer water is grossly unsanitary and can cause serious health problems. We use specialized equipment, wear personal protective gear, and use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved disinfecting and cleaning agents to restore dangerous sewer system backups.  

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could 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

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Call Us!

When your Ken Caryl commercial business or home has a sewer backup, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Home Improvements Can I Make Now to Prepare for Winter Weather in Lakewood?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

New windows are installed on a home to make it more energy efficient. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Lakewood residents can rely on our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team to repair storm damage quickly and efficiently. The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these tips to prepare your home for winter.

Upgrade your windows and doors

Create a plan for your home before and after a winter storm.

If windows or doors show signs of aging or have gaps or other areas of concern, replace them to avoid potential interior or exterior water damage.

Invest in a generator

This can be especially crucial when temperatures are below freezing, leaving your home vulnerable to frozen pipes. Determine if a portable or permanent generator is the right solution.

Prevent ice dams

When replacing your roof:

  • Talk to your contractor about adding an ice and vapor moisture barrier
  • Consider roof heat cables along the eaves of the roof to prevent ice dams. Ensure the heating cables are UL Listed, FM Approved, or Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Certified.
  • Enclose?Solid Fuel Burning Appliances in Attics.?Solid fuel-burning appliances?contribute to warm air build-up and should not be placed openly in the attic space.

Replace insulation, making sure it has an R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the effectiveness of the insulation.

Upgrade your appliances if they are more than ten years old, and install a programmable thermostat.

Call Us!

When your Lakewood home or business has storm damage, our Lakewood and Ken Caryl team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 303-973-4664.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.