Recent Storm Damage Posts

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.

Flooded Home in Lakewood?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is shown extracting storm water from a floor. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States? Flash floods can happen at any time and with very little warning. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floods result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl has been mitigating storm damage for Lakewood residents for many years. Here is some information from FEMA to help you prepare for a flood:

Preparing for a Flood
Make a plan for your household, including your pets, so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect yourselves from flooding. Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response. Gather supplies, including non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, and water for several days, in case you must leave immediately or if services are cut off in your area.

In Case of Emergency
Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies. Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

Call Us Today!

When your Lakewood home experiences storm damage,  SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is ready to respond 24-hours a day. 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.

Pet Emergency Plan in Ken Caryl?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A closeup of a small dog is shown.  We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Disaster Planning for Pets

Ken Caryl residents know the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weather wildfire, or a flooding emergency. SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl knows how important pets are to their owners and offer this list of items from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to include a pet’s emergency kit:

  • Food, several days’ worth, stored in an airtight and waterproof container
  • Water, several days’ worth, and a water bowl
  • Medicine your pet may take on a regular basis, stored in a waterproof container
  • First aid kit
  • Collar with ID tag and a harness or leash, a backup leash, and a copy of your pet’s registration and any other relevant documents
  • A traveling bag, crate, or sturdy carrier for each pet
  • Grooming items
  • Sanitation needs like kitty litter, newspapers or paper towels, plastic trash bags, chlorine bleach
  • A picture of you and your pet together, in case you get separated and need help identifying your pet
  • Familiar items like favorite toys treats, or bedding to reduce stress

Call Us Today!

When your home experiences storm damage, 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 in Ken Caryl, “Like it never even happened.”

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

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.

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.

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.” 

Tips to Stay Safe During a Storm in Lakewood

3/14/2021 (Permalink)

Floods in Lakewood:

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.  Flooding can happen near major bodies of water, but also inland. 

Floods can develop slowly or quickly. Floods that come with no warning are known as flash floods.

Floods:

  • Come from rain, snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, and storm surges
  • Overflows of dams or other water systems
  • Can cause power or water outages
  • Damage buildings
  • Create landslides
  • Make roads impassable
  • Sweep away people, animals, or cars

If you are in a flood in Lakewood:

  • If you have a warning, get to a safe place
  • Don’t drive around barricades 
  • Don’t walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl likes the warning, “Turn around! Don’t Drown!”
  • 6 inches of moving water can knock a person down. 12 inches of moving water can sweep a car away
  • Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. The water can wash bridges away
  • If your car is trapped in quickly-moving water, stay inside. If the water rises inside the vehicle, climb onto the roof
  • If you are trapped in a building, go to the highest level. Do NOT climb into a closed attic. Floodwater can trap you. Go to the roof only if there is no other escape

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

When the Waters Recede in Lakewood

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

stormy sky with warning sign We are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

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 Lakewood.  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.” 

When storms are brewing, SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl will be there

2/28/2021 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Lakewood. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  •     Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  •     Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  •     Secure loose items
  •     Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  •     Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A Storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Lakewood, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

When storms are brewing, SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl will be there

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

When storms are brewing, we may not think destruction is headed our way but sometimes the inevitable happens in Lakewood. While storms can be beautiful, they can turn deadly in just moments. Being prepared will help minimize harm to people and bring less damage to your property. If you find yourself in the aftermath of a storm, let SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl turn your chaos back to normal.

A few ways to prepare for a storm with strong winds are:

  •  Have a flashlight readily available in case of a power outage
  • Board up windows and doors ahead of time, if possible
  • Secure loose items
  • Have an emergency kit ready including non-perishable foods and water
  • Make a plan ahead of time so your family will know what to do

Your local meteorologists will monitor the weather conditions in your area keeping you informed on what type of storm is happening. A storm Watch indicates they are watching for formations of specific types (flooding, severe thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, etc.)  A Storm Warning means there are property and life-threatening conditions occurring so you should take precautions.

Once the storm has subsided in Lakewood, please continue to be careful walking about your structure as there could be loose debris, and compromised structures, etc. Wear boots, and gloves to help protect yourself but above all call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

How to prepare an emergency kit for a severe storm in Lakewood

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

broken window SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl is Here to Help.

Lakewood is no stranger to severe storms. If a community is not prepared for a severe storm, the results can be devastating. SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl wants to share some of the following tips to keep in mind while putting together an emergency kit in the event of a severe storm approaching. FEMA has stated that emergency kits should include some of the following:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Any medicine currently being taken
  • Emergency food and water
  • Extra change of clothes and shoes
  • Pet supplies if you are taking care of an animal

These are just a few examples of what an emergency kit should contain. Residents can add whatever else may be needed. There should be an emergency kit in every residential building as well as all commercial buildings if possible. Aside from having an emergency kit ready, a plan should also be in place. If there is a designated storm area inside the home or office, occupants should head there with the emergency kits. Severe storms cannot be avoided, but with the right tools and resources, they can be easier to deal with. SERVPRO of Lakewood-Ken Caryl wants to make sure City is prepared! 


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

A Storm is Brewing

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of a Storm in the works SERVPRO of Lakewood/Ken-Caryl is a storm disaster team specializing in fire and flood restoration. We travel out to storm locations and help locally.

A Storm is Brewing

            Thunder! Nah-nah nah-nah nah-nah nah-nah nah! Thunder!

            Don’t those words pump you up? They sure get our SERVPRO of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl team jazzed.  But not because we are about to watch a sporting event, because we are a storm disaster team.  When mother nature slam dunks, we are the guys and gals that go into the aftermath to fix it up.  Whether it be a hurricane that ravished homes with flood and wind damage, or a blizzard that did the same, we make it "Like it never even happened.”  No storm job is too small or too large for this team! And when disaster strikes our nation, we gather up our forces and travel out.  We don’t only serve our local community, but the entire nation when it calls for such action. 

            We are faster to any size disaster. A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Quincy business owners and residents. 

            We are highly trained storm damage specialistswho get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

            We have resources to handle storm disasters. In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country. We can even call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms and major events.  We truly are ready at any moment.  Day or night. 

            The remainder of this blog explains what water damage can do to your home.  We chose to highlight water because it is most often the culprit of storm damage.  We talk about basement flooding, water damage to your personal items, what to do before we arrive- including prevention tips, and how we at SERVPRO of Lakewood/Ken-Caryl can completely restore your home or business to pre-damage condition. 

What are the Dangers of Basement Floods?          

            There are many risks to having unwanted water in your home.  Even though it may seem harmless, often the water is clean and clear looking, it is likely to contain yuckies that are harmful to you and your family.  As water makes its way over the ground and into your basement, it pulls along with it anything within its path.  The dirties in the water pose the greatest menaces, but there are many that are involved with a flooded basement.  The following is a list of these possibilities.

  1. Pulled in yuckies
    1. Manganese and iron are two heavy metals that are found in high concentrations of ground water. Yards and gardens often contain fertilizers and pesticides that can soak into the water.  Chemical spills or leaking fuel tanks can also get into the traveling water. Animal feces and many other natural and human-induced chemicals can be found in ground water.
  1. Mold
    1. Mold can start to grow and spread within 48-72 hours after water enters the home. Allergens and irritants that are harmful to human health are produced by molds.  Any source of the water must be fully addressed before the mold can be remediated because it is likely to come back if any moisture remains. 
  1. Water Adds Weight
    1. When water soaks furniture, blankets, fabrics, or other household items, it adds its weight to that item and they become heavy. Therefore, picking up or moving any item that is wet poses a risk to the person moving it. It may not look as heavy as it truly is, and the right force may not be applied resulting in bodily injury. 
  1. Electrical
    1. Water that has come into contact with electrical outlets, cords, or appliances may become charged. It is important that you do not touch or walk through this water in order to avoid electrocution.   The electricity needs to be turned off first.
  1. Slippery Surfaces
    1. Water can also cause surfaces to become slippery. It is important to take every precaution into consideration before entering a room that is potentially slippery in order to avoid bodily injuries. 

Prevention

            There are many ways in which you can protect your home from a potential flood.  The follow are the key ways to help mitigate your risk.

  • Be sure to have a functional sump pump in your home. A sump pump is a common household tool that is installed underneath the floors of basements or crawlspaces.  It collects water that tries to enter the home and redirects it back out.  Check your sump pump on a regular basis to make sure that it is working optimally, and always check to see if it is plugged in.  If you do not have a sump pump in your home, consider installing one. 
  • Know the flood level potential for your home. Every home is different depending on its particular structure and location. Your local insurance agent should have and provide this information for you. 
  • Look out for any foundational cracks and repair them. Most foundational cracks can be resolved by filling in with epoxy that you can pick up at your local hardware store such as Home Depot.  However, if it continues to leak after epoxy has been applied, it is likely a larger problem that would need professional assistance. 
  • Anchor and elevate equipment. In the event of a basement flood, supply lines can be torn free from things such as fuel tanks, generators, and air-conditioners.  Oil from these can leak into the home.  Even a tank that is buried can be pushed by flood waters and effect the safety of your home. 
  • Maintain your gutters and your downspouts by regularly cleaning them.Debris such as leaves and twigs can clog the gutters and downspouts creating blockages.  Your downspouts should be directing water at least 10 feet away from the home so pooling cannot occur near it. 
  • Landscaping your yard is also essential for flood prevention.Watch for areas that are directing water towards your home such as a small hill.  Once you have identified the areas of work, you can proceed to do things such as digging trenches, regarding the land, placing flood barriers in appropriate areas, and even installing a French drain can help.
  • Interior and exterior backflow valves for your sewer system is also a simple yet effective line of prevention. When there is flooding in your area, municipal city drainage systems and sewers are also at risk of overflow.  They can send contaminated water back into your lines and into your home. Installing valves can prevent this type of backflow when the public systems become overloaded.

What to do before help arrives

            Even if you follow all of the preventative advice to a T, you still may find yourself with a flooded basement. We cannot always prevent disaster from striking, so it is good to know what to do if you fall victim to creeping water.  You will always want to call in the professionals, as we have described in the dangers category of this blog.  Before they can arrive at your home, here is what you can do to help mitigate the damage.

            Mop and soak up as much water as you possibly can.

            Wipe off all of the wooden furniture so they cannot be further damaged.

            Upholstery, cushions, pillows, and blankets should be removed from the area.

            Put blocks between the legs of furniture and the floor.

            Removed colored rugs carefully.

            Gather loose items that may be in the way or cluttering the affected area.

Additionally, there are things you do not want to do before the help arrives.  Avoiding these key things with help to keep you safe and limit the damage to your home and its belongings.  Always leave the hard stuff or anything you are not comfortable with for the professionals. 

            Do not leave colored items out in the wet area.

            Do not use household items that use electricity such as TV’s.

            Do not remove anything that is too heavy for you.

            Do not go into a room with a wet and sagging ceiling.

What we do

            We follow 6 basic and standard steps when dealing with a water damage situation.  Following the 6 steps ensures a quick and uniform process, so the homeowner and the team at SERVPRO know what to expect each time.

  1. Emergency contact
  2. Inspection of the damage
  3. Water removal and extraction
  4. Drying and dehumidifying
  5. Cleaning and Sanitizing
  6. Restoration

Why SERVPRO of Lakewood Ken-Caryl

            SERVPRO is an industry leader in flood restoration. We use advanced equipment and techniques to get the water removed quickly and efficiently.  The equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and deep clean and dry your home and its contents.  We are a locally owned and operated family business, so customer care is our number one goal.  We live where we serve!

            We provide extensive training to our employees and are highly specialized in flood restoration putting great emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

            We are a preferred vendor to many national and local insurance companies making the claims process easy and painless for the homeowner.

            Please give us a call for any of your home restoration needs! (303) 973-4664

Or visit our website at  https://www.SERVPROlakewoodkencaryl.com  

More Than a Restoration Team: A Story

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Image shows firemen putting out a fire Firemen can put out flames, but so can your local hero. Our team at SERVPRO of Lakewood and Ken-Caryl has our own set of heroes.

More Than Just Restoration: A Story

            Dark gray clouds roll over the mountains and the wind begins to whip.  All of the animals have sensed the oncoming storm and have taken to hiding.  The land is empty beyond its rustling trees and long grasses.  Finally, the rain begins to spit down and lightening streaks the sky.  It’s an ordinary day in Golden, Colorado, and it’s not a particularly bad storm.  Residents and passerby wouldn’t think much of the event.  In fact, everyone was going cheerfully on with their day knowing the storm would soon pass quickly, as they all do in the Front Range.  However, the one thing no one expected was to have that bright lightening find its way to the ground and strike a lonely tree off of Rooney Road.  But, that is precisely what happened. 

            Now, on this ordinary day, the SERVPRO Team of Lakewood/Ken-Caryl was out on a job.  They were headed to a fire loss in Golden when they stumbled upon a burning tree. The two SERVPRO employees didn’t hesitate a beat when they saw this.  They quickly pulled over to the side of the quiet road and sprang into action. They ran to the back of the bright green truck, extracted two shovels, and ran straight towards the flaming pine.  The two young men had no fear of the situation at hand.  Their instinct was save the tree and save the land.  They began digging into the hard earth to pull up as much dirt as they could muster and throw it onto the flames.  They worked vigorously and fast! And in no time, the flames were diminished.  All that was left was the hot smoke billowing into the darkened sky.  The SERVPRO employees put out the fire before the fire department or the Jeffco Sheriff could make it to the scene.  The fire was not able to spread beyond those piney branches and the young men drove away as hero’s.  Now, that is a whole new type of fire specialization! 

            What happened that day taught all of us here at SERVPRO of Lakewood/Ken-Caryl a lesson on integrity.  How you do anything is how you do everything.  The boys could have passed the tree and simply called the fire department to take care of it. They wouldn’t have spent any of their time on the situation and could get their required job done and out of the way faster.  That would have been the easy way out.  But, they didn’t do that.  They did everything they possibly could, put out the fire, waited for the professionals to show up, and then went on their way to work. It was impressive and inspiring.

            After that day, we all started to look for things we could improve beyond the typical work routine.  If the snack section started to get messy, someone would clean it up. Customer service went through the roof, and all of the small things made for an improved work environment. Everyone felt good about doing their best and helping others.  SERVPRO was no longer just a restoration team.  We are so much more than that.  We are heroes!

            We take scary situations and turn them into a positive experience for people.  Having your Lakewood or Ken-Caryl home catch fire or flood is a horrifying event.  A lot is lost in destructive flames or damaging waters.  SERVPRO comes in to save as much as we can.  We have done it so many times we are comfortable in our expertise, and customers find a solace in our help.  It has become our civic duty to help when disaster strikes!

            In the remainder of the blog, we would like to highlight some of our restoration processes, whether it be mold mitigation, fire restoration, or flood restoration, we have your back!

Fire

            Damage Restoration

  • Structural Cleaning
    • The first step in the remediation of a fire is structural cleaning.After fire and smoke has made its mark on your home, ceilings, walls, flooring, and woodwork will need a thorough cleaning.  After the pretest, our SERVPRO team of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl will use the appropriate cleaning chemicals for the type of smoke and specific surface it is on.  Often times, our specifically designed chemicals can completely remove the damaging smoke from the structure so that repainting or refinishing is not necessary, saving you money.  If we cannot clean the surface completely, we will restore it to a “prepare for paint” condition.  This process deodorizes and ensures that the new coat of paint will adhere properly.
  • Content Cleaning
    • Area rugs, furniture, draperies, upholstery, and all restorable personal items in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. Some items can be cleaned onsite, but many are packed up and cleaned in-house. The type of cleaning will be determined upon a pretest and an inventory list of all items will be made so our franchise and the home owner can keep track of them. 
  • Deodorizing
    • After the structures and contents of the home have been cleaned, the home itself will also be deodorized.We do not merely mask the smells, we seek the source and eliminate it.  SERVPRO teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors, and our specialized equipment cannot be beat.

Flood

            When your Lakewood home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.While every water damage situation is unique, the general process stays the same.  SERVPRO follows 6 basic steps when handling your water damage.  Below are the 6 steps taken from call to complete restoration.


Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

            In the event of a basement flood, it is essential that you call professional help as quickly as possible.  SERVPRO of Golden/ Wheat Ridge/ Evergreen is available 24/7 365 days a year.  After the initial call, we are required to arrive at your residence within 4 hours by franchise standards.  However, our team averages less than an hour for arrival time.  Our response time reduces damage, limits further damage, reduces cost, and eases headache and responsibility from the homeowner.  

Mold

            Our team at SERVPRO of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl has the skills, training, experience, and specialized equipment needed for mold mitigation and remediation. Our techniques are approved by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification).        

                        Direct Spraying:

                                    We use hand pumps or power sprayers to apply specialized chemicals and disinfectants to the affected areas in your Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl, or surrounding homes. This method will wet the area, so we are sure to only use this method on surfaces that cannot be discolored.

                        Wet Fogging:

                                    ULV (ultra low volume) foggers are used to disperse disinfectants and deodorizers to the area.  These foggers create tiny particles that can penetrate into just about anything.  However, this creates additional moisture, so the technicians at your home, office, or she-shed, will remove all furniture and other items that could be damaged by this method. If there are some items that cannot be removed, drapes will be placed over them for protection.

                        Dry Fogging:

                                    This technique, also called thermal fogging, is used when there is mold, but little to no water damage.  This uses solvent based cleaners and deodorants that are heated and pushed through a vaporizer. This process changes the particles into so they are small enough to penetrate almost any surface.  Since there is no moisture added, this is the preferred method we use whenever it is possible. 

                        Ventilation and Air Scrubbing:

                                    As the different methods of cleaning are underway, the rooms and other affected areas must be ventilated.  Our team has high velocity exhaust fans, called box fans, that blow out mold particles.  This is done so that the mold particles that release in the cleaning process are captured and removed. This reduces the amount of time the area needs to be vacant and allows occupants into their homes quicker.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl

            SERVPRO of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl is a locally owned business. We serve Genesee, Lakeside, Applewood, Lakewood, Conifer, Bailey and Kittredge as well as Evergreen, Wheat Ridge and Golden. We have traveled to Winter Park, Breckenridge, Jefferson and the greater Denver/Boulder metro area. We live where we serve.  Heck! We might even be your neighbor.  That is why we take personal pride in offering you professional, quality, reliable and trustworthy service when it comes to water, mold or fire damage to your home or commercial space. We are local and dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our phones are personally answered 24/7 and our technicians are on call 24 hours a day. when disaster strikes there is no need to wait till morning for help to arrive. Whether you are experiencing a flood due to a burst pipe, a kitchen fire, have found mold or need emergency services in the metro or mountain areas, don’t wait! Call SERVPRO of Lakewood/ Ken-Caryl today. And remember, we are so much more than just a restoration team!

            Please give us a call for any of your home restoration needs! (303) 973-4664

Or visit our website at:  https://www.SERVPROlakewoodkencaryl.com    

When Storms or Floods hit Lakewood, SERVPRO is ready!

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Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Lakewood

SERVPRO of Lakewood specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Lakewood, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams ] that are strategically located throughout the United States. Storm Damage Cleanup Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 303-973-4664