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Do I Have Asbestos in My Home or Office Building?
Before removing building materials within your home or business, contact an environmental hygienist to take samples and test for asbestos.
Asbestos is fibrous crystals of silicate that are used in attic and wall insulation due to its strength and ability to resist heat. When construction products made with asbestos, a mineral composed of thin heat-resistant fibers, are damaged, those fibers become airborne. Asbestos fibers pose a danger to anyone who inhales them. Asbestos is highly regulated in the U.S., but not banned.
Asbestos may be found in various building materials used in your home or office building, such as paint, insulation, and flooring. Homes and public structures, such as schools, government housing and office buildings built before the 1980s may contain asbestos in:
- Roof Shingles
- Ceiling and Floor Tiles (i.e., popcorn ceilings)
- Textured Paint
- Spray-on Insulation
Why is it dangerous? Asbestos is dangerous because the long fibrous crystals that it is comprised of can break down into microscopically thin fibers. If disturbed, these fibers are so small they can remain airborne for days. While airborne, individuals can breathe these fibers in. Since the fibers are so small, they can travel deep into a person’s lungs, where they may eventually lodge in the lung tissue. Once there, these fibers can cause serious medical issues including asbestosis. For this reason, it is important to identify and remove asbestos in your home or workspace.
The best way to avoid asbestos exposure is to hire a trained asbestos professional to come onsite and collect samples and have them tested. Upon receipt of the results if your building comes back “hot” for asbestos you should contact an asbestos abatement company to remove the materials that tested “hot.” Hiring an asbestos abatement company to remove asbestos from residential and commercial buildings is the safest strategy to keep yourself and others safe.
How to Choose the Right Restoration Company for Your Home or Business
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor, we are here to make it "Like it never even happened."
Disasters are devastating. Whether caused by water, fire, or storms, they can turn your world upside down in a matter of moments. Even the strongest of us can feel helpless, not knowing where to turn after a catastrophe. But fortunately for you, SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is nearby and stands ready to help you.
But why SERVPRO? After all, there are other companies who make the same claims. Why not just pick one out of a hat? Consider this: if you have to undergo surgery due to a dangerous and life-threatening condition, wouldn’t you insist on having a surgeon with extensive training, years of experience, and a sterling reputation to get you back to good health? Well, your property is probably the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, so it’s also very important to have a company with the knowledge, experience, and reputation you can trust to return your property to its preloss condition or better.
Three of the Best Reasons to Use SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor
- Training – We never stop learning and honing our skills. Our staff (including our office personnel) are trained to IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) high standards in fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. Additionally, our industry professionals regularly attend SERVPRO continuing education classes.
- Equipment – We use the professional equipment needed to completely clean and remove the effects of water, mold, soot, smoke, odor and more. During the past few years, there’s been a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Greeley/Winsor to restore your property quickly, reliably, and more effectively.
- Experience – SERVPRO is not some fly-by-night type of company. They started over 50 years ago and currently have over 1,900 franchises across the U.S. and Canada. Your very own SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is proud to have been in business itself for 27 years! The extensive knowledge we’ve gained during that time makes us the go-to disaster restoration company to call.
We sincerely hope that you’ll never be in a situation where you need to call a disaster restoration company. But if you do, call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor., 970-353-1388 We answer our phones 24/7/365 which puts our technicians onsite faster.
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Know how to spot the dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is difficult to detect. It has been coined the “silent killer” for a good reason. It doesn’t have a smell, color, or taste! It is a gas that is produced whenever fuel is burned and is dangerous to humans and animals.
When CO is inhaled, it starts to replace the oxygen in red blood cells and can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning or death. According to the CDC, carbon monoxide poisoning causes over 400 deaths each year, and more than 24,000 trips to the hospital, with the most incidents occurring in January and December, which is in direct correlation to the use of in-home heating systems.
You can typically run furnaces and use fireplaces in your home without the worry of carbon monoxide poisoning because fuel-burning appliances meant for in-home use are always designed with ventilation systems, like pipe vents for furnaces and chimneys for fireplaces, to direct emissions outside. A clogged chimney or poorly maintained furnace (or gas water heater, stove range, oven, etc.) can cause your home to fill with carbon monoxide. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, the CDC recommends: having your heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal-burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician annually; having your chimney cleaned prior to winter each year; never burning charcoal or using a portable gas camp stove or a generator indoors; and installing carbon monoxide detectors on each level of your home and checking their batteries every six months. The EPA estimates that approximately half of carbon monoxide-related deaths are preventable with the use of an audible CO detection unit.
For more prevention guidance, you can also visit Cdc.gov
Why Choose SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor
Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration™ SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor
We take pride in our fast response time. When our customers need us the most, we respond quickly to mitigate further damages on their property. Our team is trusted by insurance carriers, property owners and property management companies as we have a proven track record working with them bringing covered residential and/or commercial properties back to preloss conditions after experiencing a property disaster.
The insurance process can get a bit confusing for those who have not experienced a property loss. During this process proper documentation is vital to the overall outcome of your claim. Working with an IICRC certified technician will ultimately provide the best claims experience. We understand the standard when it comes to restoring your property. We stand by our customers to ensure they get access to the services their policy covers. With proper documentation and standard compliance, we can bring your property back to preloss condition without issue.
What makes SERVPRO so great? It is access to resources. Did you know SERVPRO has more drying equipment in its network than any other restoration company on the planet? With almost 2000 franchises across the nation we have access to more tools and equipment for any size project. Imagine someone calling our office to perform a one million square feet water extraction. This would exceed most capacities in our industry but not for us. We have almost 2000 nationwide franchises on standby and ready to assist.
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor has what it takes to restore your home back to preloss condition. If you experience a fire loss call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388, we answer our phones 24/7/365, which puts our technicians onsite faster.
SERVPRO® Named a Top 10 Franchise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Active Storm Season
Gallatin, TN, February 18, 2021 – For the first time since 2016, SERVPRO, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, has been named a Top 10 overall franchise opportunity in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as the #1 position in the cleaning and restoration industry for nearly 20 years in a row.
“In 2020, SERVPRO franchises across the U.S. and Canada responded to numerous natural disasters such as hurricanes along the Gulf Coast and East Coast and wildfires in the West. But it was the launch of SERVPRO’s new disinfecting and COVID-19 cleanup service that tested and proved the company’s resolve,” CEO Rick Isaacson said.
“SERVPRO’s #10 overall ranking is a result of the hard work our franchises, their crews, and our dedicated headquarters team put in while many businesses were not so lucky,” Isaacson said. “So many businesses were negatively impacted, slowed, or closed due to the pandemic. When COVID forced much of the world to slow down or step back, our team stepped up and did what it took, whether that was cleaning businesses so they could reopen safely or disinfecting first responders’ vehicles – many of those at no cost – to give back to those working every day to keep us safe.”
The company’s most common revenue lines come from residential and commercial fire and water cleanup and restoration. Franchises respond to natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes, including a record-setting 2020 storm season. “We’re basically a first-response company, so we go in when everyone else is running out,” Isaacson added.
The Franchise 500 list uses objective and quantifiable measures of a franchise operation to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities. The evaluation process is based on what the magazine calls “The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500©”: Costs and Fees; Size and Growth; Support; Brand Strength; and Financial Strength and Stability.
“SERVPRO was founded in 1967 as a painting company. Today, we are a mature restoration services organization with more than 1,900 individually owned and operated franchises under a single brand,” Isaacson said. “Our franchisees respond to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Maintaining our position for more than two consecutive decades as the best franchise opportunity in our category on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list validates our long-standing strategy for growing our brand: investing in franchisee training and support and doing whatever it takes to help entrepreneurs succeed.”
Reduce Damage After A Burst Pipe with These 4 Steps
If you experience a water loss from a burst pipe, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor.
Water damage is a problem that bothers many property owners across the United States. You need to know how to respond before you're facing a broken pipe and the resulting flooding. One of the most important things to understand is that most of the burst pipe cleanup and repairs should be handled by professionals.
What Can You Do?
There are some steps you can take to reduce further damage while you are waiting for water damage cleanup and repair professionals.
Reduce Damage After A Burst Pipe with These 4 Steps
- Turn off the water at the building's main water shut off.
- Shut off the electricity. Water and electricity are a dangerous combination.
- Remove as much water as you can with mops, towels, and a wet/dry vacuum.
- Open windows and doors to create airflow that removes humidity from the air.
Quick action is one of the most effective ways to prevent lasting and/or secondary damage. After completing these assignments, the rest of the work should be left to professionals.
What Should Professionals Do?
Why is it so important to let Greeley/Windsor water restoration companies handle pipe burst cleanup and repairs? However, below are reasons to take this route:
- Floodwater, from a pipe or other source, could carry sewage, chemicals, and other contaminants. A trained water damage cleanup company has the equipment and training to deal with black water.
- Moisture often makes its way into the walls, under the carpets, and into other unseen areas. Professionals know the signs that indicate potential mold growth and are prepared to prevent it.
- A burst pipe can quickly shut down your business, and you will have plenty to do trying to get your daily operations up and running again.
Ultimately, trying to clean up flooding could end up causing further damage and increasing the recovery costs.
When Should You Call a Restoration Company?
In addition to burst pipe cleanup services, contact professionals when you see that water has caused wall or floor damage, or mold presence. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388. Our team of professionals are available 24/7/365.
Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes, but not limited to, the following:
- IICRC Training
- Employee Certification Training
- Initial Franchise Training
- Continuing Education Classes
Viruses Spreading Like Wildfire?
Worried about viruses? SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor offers Cleaning & Disinfecting Services.
Did you know that SERVPRO offers detailed cleaning and disinfecting services? And that our corporate office has an in-house chemist that works hard to create products for these specialized services?
Take SERVPROXIDE for example. SERVPROXIDE was created by SERVPRO and is designed to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold on hard surfaces. Plus, it is an effective sanitizer for soft surfaces. Below is a list of Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi that SERVPROXIDE is used for:
- Enterobacter aerogenes
- Escherichia Coli (E-Coli)
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- Legionella pneumophila
- Listeria monocytogenes
- MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus)
- Mycobacterium bovis- BCG (surrogate for tuberculosis)
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Salmonella enterica
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Acinetobacter baumannii
- Adenovirus 1
- Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C
- Human Immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)
- Influenza A (H1N1) (Swine Flu)
- Influenza B Virus
- Norovirus (Feline Calicivirus as surrogate)
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
VIRUSES - ANIMAL
- Bordetella bronchiseptica
- Canine Distemper Virus
- Canine Parvovirus (PARVO)
- Feline Calicivirus
- Hantavirus (Prospect Hill Virus)
- Aspergillus niger
- Trichophyton mentagrophytes
- Trichophyton rubrum
- an EPA Hospital Grade disinfectant and sanitizer.
- Carries the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating.
- Requires no PPE.
- Safe for everyday use/ general purpose cleaning.
Common areas of use:
- Federally Inspected Meat and Poultry Processing Plants
- Gyms, Locker Rooms, Sports Gear
- Homes, Daycares, Schools, Laboratories
- Hospitals, Nursing Homes
- HVAC - Internal and External
- Poultry Houses, Egg Processing Premises, Hatcheries
- Restaurants, Refrigerated Storage Units
- Swine Sanitation Premises
- Vehicles, Ambulances, Buses, Airplanes, Trains, Boats, Cruise Ships
- Veterinary Clinics, Animal Pens, Farms
While it is not possible to completely prevent the spread of viruses and germs, there are ways to keep them at bay and we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388.
For Smoke Damage Expertise, Go To The Pros
Choosing the right restoration company that will explain the entire mitigation process to the customer is very important!
Fire and smoke damage are devastating to a home. That is why choosing the right restoration company is so important. Homeowners need to understand a broad range of issues in order to make the right choice for smoke restoration. It's necessary to understand what type of smoke has damaged the property as well as the chemicals necessary to remove the damage.
SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor professionals understand that the smoke odor from plastic can react differently to specific cleaning products than the odor resulting from wood. Remediation specialists know all of the specific components of the smoke restoration process, and this is why obtaining professional services is so critical.
Although dealing with the aftermath of a fire can be challenging, attaining excellent smoke damage restoration services can help you. Professional fire remediation specialists are your best option when you want to attain fast, effective cleaning and repairing services. When you start looking for the excellent smoke damage restoration company to assist you, set your sights on SERVPRO®.
We possess extensive industry experience and can get your residential property back in pristine condition with lightning speed. Call now to learn more about the amazing services we offer!
Since each removal and restoration is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your home. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When smoke damage occurs we have the resources and personnel to help.
When fire damages a home in Greeley or nearby surrounding areas, we can scale our resources to handle the damage. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,800 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.
SERVPRO® Greeley/Windsor can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. Call us at, 970-353-1388!
Industrial Hygienist Testing Versus DIY Mold Kits
Professional hygienists have the training and qualifications to provide accurate and complete results.
Hygienist Testing Versus DIY Mold Kits
It is easy to recognize a mold problem when there's visible evidence. Unfortunately, mold is often hiding where you can't see it. How can you deal with a problem that you cannot see? If you suspect mold growth, you should contact an industrial hygienist for testing. When you receive the results the hygienist should write a protocol on the cleanup if mold is present. Once you have the protocol your next step is to set up mold cleaning by a mold mitigation company. It isn't enough to buy a kit at your local home improvement store. Those kits are notorious for providing false results. The only real option is to hire a Greeley/Windsor, CO professional.
What You Need to Know About Air Sampling
You cannot get rid of mold without knowing that it is there. When hygienists arrive at your home to collect air and surface samples, they will determine if the mold carries:
Sometimes, mold harbors a combination of two or all three of these. After hygienists determine the presence of mold and provide an understanding of the composition of the mold, mold remediation and cleanup professionals determine the type of mold you're dealing with and how widespread the mold growth has become.
Why You Should Not Handle It Yourself
Many homeowners are comfortable handling repairs and minor home disasters on their own. However, attempting to tackle mold cleaning on your own can become an expensive mistake. The handy kits that you can pick up at a store near you do not have the sensitivity to give accurate answers about mold concentrations. If a DIY kit were to give a false negative, you may believe there isn't a mold problem, when mold damage is actually widespread. On the other hand, a false positive could lead to mold remediation costs that were not necessary.
Industrial Hygienists and Mold Cleanup/Remediation Professionals
Professional hygienists have the training and qualifications to provide accurate and complete results. If those professional results show that you do have a problem, mold cleaning/remediation experts can clean the air and surfaces of your home.
SERVPRO Cleaned - a Defensive Cleaning Program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customer ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor today at 970-353-1388 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision-makers on the first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. A study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
What to Do When You Smell Mold but Cannot See It
Mold damage to a Greeley commercial building's ceiling
Mold has a very distinctive fungus smell, meaning that often times its odor makes itself known before the mold itself is found. For a business in Greeley, CO the mold smell can be worrisome. Fortunately, there are a few things that can be done.
Where Mold Grows
Most people associate the musty mildew smell with places like basements, attics or crawlspaces. This is in part because environments like these are a good location for mold to settle in. In fact, there are some environments mold is more likely to grow in than others.
- Locations with water damage
- Cool damp areas such as a basement or crawlspaces
- Locations where condensation may collect
- Areas with regularly high humidity such as a restroom or pool area
- Areas where there has been recent flooding
- Materials that can soak in water such as wood, paper, plaster, cardboard, and/or ceiling tiles
Why Mold Smells
As mold grows it releases a secondary metabolite called a mycotoxin. This is the reason for the musty mold smell. Mycotoxins are common to the fungi kingdom and most fungi, including mold, undergo this process.
Ways to Locate Mold
Many mold remediation professionals have a few tools they can use to locate mold when it’s not visible. Mold tests can be used to test air samples or surfaces for potential growth. An infrared camera may also be used to locate cool area where water may have built up. Because mold grows best in cool, damp environments checking these locations may lead to locating the source of the mildew smell. Once the mold has been located it is important to begin the cleaning process as soon as possible.
Finding mold growth based off of a mold smell is possible, especially when you have the right tools and know where to look. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388. Our team of professionals are available 24/7/365.
Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the following:
- IICRC Training
- Employee Certification Training
- Initial Franchise Training
- Continuing Education Classes
SERVPRO’s 1-4-8 Response Time
SERVPRO does Water, Mold and Fire Mitigation/Restoration
Have you heard of SERVPRO's Service Response Guidelines?
Within just 1 hour of loss notification, one of our SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor professionals will contact you to arrange for service.
Within 4 hours of loss notification, our SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor professionals will be on-site to start mitigation services.
Within 8 hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you and your insurance representative, if applicable, by your local SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor professionals.
What services does SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor provide?
- Fire smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
- Water Removal and De-humidification
- Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning
- Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
- Odor Identification and Deodorization
Being timely is important when disaster strikes and it is our priority to be there when you need us!!
Why SERVPRO? Why not!
Call the mitigation professionals at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor, 970-353-1388. One of our employees answers our phones 24/7/365.
Document Restoration with SERVPRO
SERVPRO document restoration image
A water loss in your business can be a huge disruption to your day to day operations. Depending on the severity, you may have to close down for a short amount of time. On top of damage done to carpets, walls, and office equipment, important documents and records could have gotten damaged as well. If you’ve handled water-logged documents before, you may think there is no recourse. That’s where SERVPRO can help!
SERVPRO is Here to Help
As part of a franchise system, SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor has access to SERVPRO’s state of the art document restoration systems. While responding to a water loss in your Greeley/Windsor area business, we can collect any damaged documents and transport them to our corporate headquarters where a devoted team can assess the damage and perform restorative duties as needed.
We use the latest in vacuum freeze drying techniques to preserve your documents, the same process that is used by the Library of Congress to preserve and restore historical documents. As a water loss can stem from a flood, sewage, or other contaminated water sources, we use Gamma irradiation technology to sterilize your documents.
Safe and Secure
At SERVPRO, your documents will be handled by HIPPA master-certified technicians under 24/7 surveillance to protect the security and confidentiality of your documents. After cleaning and restoring your documents, SERVPRO will also digitize your files for you to better help protect you from loss events in the future.
Types of content SERVPRO can restore:
- paper documents
- books and magazines
- manuscripts and files
- photographs, films, negatives, and microfiche
- blueprints and maps
If you have a water loss in your Greeley/Windsor area business, call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388. Our professional technicians are eagerly waiting to assist you with your loss needs!
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor Your Biohazard Services Cleanup Professionals
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is your professional biohazard clean up company.
Recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor offers fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.
If your home or business comes in contact with any kind of biohazard, our team of professionals are trained to handle it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 weeks a year.
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA and state and local health regulations. Equipped with necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor can turn a unsafe environment into clean, safe home and businesses. SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor can help with:
- Sewage backups
- Crime scene residues
- Suicide/death accidents
- Homicide cleanups
- Blood borne pathogens
- Hoarding scenes
- Mold mitigation and remediation
Call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388, we will make it “Like it never even happened.”
IICRC Certification, What Does That Mean In The Restoration Business
Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor with your mitigation/restoration needs!
Restoration Companies are usually the first to your home or business following significant damage to a home from floods and fires, water damage, sewage backup and other major events. The job of a restoration company is to clean up the mess and to preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.
An important distinction between restoration companies is certification. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies and technicians.
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.
SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff are highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.
SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Greeley/Windsor and surrounding areas. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor, 970-353-1388
SERVPRO technician fogging COVID19 cleaning job.
During this unprecedented time, our staff at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is taking every precaution to protect both our staff and our customers' health and safety.
Your local SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor team wants you to know that we are here for you, in the same capacity that we always have been. In addition to our everyday services, we are also trained in biohazard clean-up, which includes cleaning of your facilities for any issues including COVID-19.
Since the end of January, even before the statewide “Stay-at-Home” orders, our franchise has been set-up to treat quarantine sites in the Greeley-Windsor area. We were also called to clean several local assisted living facilities in the Greeley area as well as local businesses. Working closely with both the CDC, and the Department of Health and Human Services, we have a lot of first-hand experience that only SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor can say that they have.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns, we are just a phone call away.
Protect Your Rental Properties Against Mold
Mold damage in a Greeley, Colorado rental property
Mold, you hope you don’t have it, you can’t always see it, but you shouldn't ignore it. Fortunately, what you can do is take steps to prevent and eliminate mold if mold spores do start appearing.
Make sure your rental property/properties are well ventilated and educate your tenants about mold prevention. Give them advice on how to regularly clean vulnerable areas such as bathrooms, behind refrigerators, washers, etc. and have them alert you as soon as they notice moisture buildup or leaks. If you are notified by a tenant of a problem, get the problem taken care of quickly to prevent mold growth.
The combination of moisture and nutrients provides the perfect environment for mold growth. Different types of mold grow on different materials, such as carpet, water pipes, cardboard boxes or ceiling tiles. Humidity and warmth provide ideal growing conditions for mold organisms. Although not all molds are harmful. The mold on your bathroom tile, for example, is probably not a health concern for MOST people, but it is best to get it remediated.
If you are dealing with a larger mold problem, recurring mold, or a very damp apartment it is best handled by restoration professionals. Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Contact SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388 for your mitigation and remediation services. We answer our phones 24/7/365.
Need Coronavirus cleaning? Call the crew at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor, at 970-353-1388.
SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building.
Cleanup Scope of Work and Planning
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces as well, including:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Shelving and Racks
- Sales Counters
- Carpets & Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
Contact our crew at SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor to help you! We are available 24/7/365! Reach us at 970-353-1388.
Are Drain Cleaners Really a Solution for A Clogged Drain?
Use precautions when using drain cleaners for a drain clog.
Chemical drain cleaners are found in almost every household. They are widely available in stores, and millions of people use them regularly. Is a drain cleaner really the quick-fix solution for a clogged drain? According to plumbing experts, they should be used as a last resort. Follow these three tips for responsible cleaner use that can help extend the life of your drain and pipe system.
1. Avoid Using Cleaners on a Completely Blocked Drain The truth is that if your drain is suffering from a stubborn block, a chemical cleaner may do more harm than good. Many drain cleaners contain potent chemicals such as:
- Lye and potash
- Bleach, peroxides and nitrates
- Sulfuric acid and muriatic acid
These chemicals work to break down a clog until it can be flushed away. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for the materials of the clog to move down a drain and form a new blockage. Then you may have to resort to professional services for a clogged drain that is deep in your pipe system, which can be expensive.
2. Do Not Use Drain Cleaners on Weak Pipes If you have an older home or live in an old apartment building, be wary of drain cleaners. They’re chemical solvents that produce heat in order to target the material of a clog. The heat can warp and damage soft piping, especially plastic pipes.
3. Try Safer Alternatives First There are safer and more effective alternatives. Try using a plunger or auger to clear a clog first. If that doesn’t work, purchase an eco-friendly biological cleaner that contains natural enzymes or bacteria that eat away at the material in a drain. Follow the above three tips to keep your drain and pipe system in top condition.
If you have a water loss due to a clogged drain, call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388.
Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our SERVPRO training program includes the following:
- IICRC Training
- Employee Certification Training
- Initial Franchise Training
Do You Have The Power To Choose Your Mitigation/Restoration Contractor
Always read a contract, even the fine print, carefully before signing
It’s perfectly reasonable to be suspicious about a roofer, builder, mitigation or restoration company your HOA or property manager refers you to see after a loss to your home.
It is entirely true that many HOAs and property managers may have a tight rein on what the contractor can and cannot do.
In Colorado, property owners have the final say in who they hire to work on their homes. Since the claimant owns the property, it is up to him or her how to handle repairs – including who to hire.
In the rare event that you signed a contract giving the HOA or property manager the “right to repair,” you might have given up your right to choose a different contractor than the one your HOA or property manager recommends. Always check a contract for this language before signing. In these cases, your contract may require you to cooperate with the contractor your HOA or property manager chooses – or else lose your right to benefits. However, if you want to go through your personal insurance and not use the benefits of your HOA or property manager, you do have final say who you hire.
Contact your HOA or property manager and ask about your contract directly. Review your contract to see if you signed an agreement giving the HOA or property manager the right to repair. Otherwise, you still retain the power to choose your contractor. No matter how adamant your HOA or property manager is about going with its contractor of choice, don’t give in to the pressure. Instead, do your research and choose the best company for the job in your area, even if it’s not the same company your HOA or property manager recommends.
In the event of an emergency and you need a trustworthy and dependable mitigation specialist company, call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388. You will speak with a representative of SERVPRO Greeley/Windsor, 24/7/365.
The Hazards of Carbon Monoxide
Get you and your family outside to fresh air and then call 911.
Using a fossil fuel furnace like oil or gas to heat your home is one of the most popular and energy-efficient methods today. Because furnaces use combustion to produce heat, you need to be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning.
On average, carbon monoxide poisoning kills 400 Americans every year and sends 20,000 to the hospital. Leaking boilers and furnaces are one of the most common causes of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and an extremely deadly byproduct of burning fuel to heat your home. Minor leaks in your boiler or furnace can expose you and your family to a deadly amount of carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is directly related to running your heating system. So, when the temperature drops, it means it is time for you to be informed and take the proper precautions to keep safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Sources of Carbon Monoxide:
- Gas furnaces
- Oil furnaces
- Gas boilers
- Oil boilers
- Wood fireplaces
- Wood pellet stoves
Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
System defects that release Carbon Monoxide:
- Incomplete combustion process
- Leaking seams
- Cracks in the combustion chamber
- Cracks in the exhaust piping
Ways to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning:
- It is highly recommended to place carbon monoxide detectors around your house. Since carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless, detectors are the only way to identify the gas. Place one near your heating system and on every floor of your house. If the detector where to go off, evacuate your house and seek fresh air immediately. Once you seek fresh air, call 911.
- Have your furnace and fireplace cleaned and checked before each winter.
- Do not start or leave vehicles running in your garage.
- Do not use portable heaters while sleeping in enclosed areas.
For more information, contact SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor, 970-353-1388.
Is It Mold or Is It Mildew?
Mold and mildew remediation can difficult to remediate, but not impossible.
When you have a creepy crud taking over your home, it’s hard to care if it’s mold or mildew. You just want it gone. But mold and mildew have very different effects on your home and on you; could you tell the difference between mold and mildew if you found it in your home? Let’s take a look at what makes the two fungal growths so similar – and what makes them completely different.
Mold vs. Mildew:
Mildew, for the most part, is mostly harmless, although there are a few breeds of mildew that can do damage to your home. While mildew is more common than mold, it is more of an eyesore and unpleasant to the touch, with a powdery feeling that many find nauseating
Mold, on the other hand, is much more invasive and can cause significant damage to vulnerable areas of your home. Mold tends to be fuzzy and varied in color than mildew.
Signs that you might have mold include:
• Musty odors coming from secluded places in your home
• Dark stains on walls • Leaks and water damage
• Fuzzy growths on organic matter, including walls, floors, and food
• Unexplained allergic reactions with no other allergen sources present.
So how do you get rid of mold and/or mildew? Mold and mildew remediation can be difficult, but not impossible. While we are constantly inundated with free-floating mold spores, it is possible to take preventative steps to ensure your home isn’t a hospitable environment for either parasitic growth to breed. Mitigate any leaks or water issues in your home and clean up quickly after any floods. Adequately ventilate your home and use a dehumidifier, if needed, to prevent growth in moist, humid areas. If you suspect a mold or mildew infestation, you can call in an industrial hygienist to perform necessary testing and isolate the causes in your home. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROgreeleywindsor.com.
Who Is SERVPRO
SERVPRO truck heading out to commercial loss.
SERVPRO began as a painting business in Sacramento, CA in 1967 by Ted and Doris Isaacson.
The first SERVPRO Franchise was sold in 1969.
Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises were acquired in 1979.
SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN in 1988 and consisted of 647 Franchises.
In 1991 the Nashville Business Journal named SERVPRO the Small Business of the Year.
In 2000, SERVPRO sold its 1,000th Franchise.
SERVPRO moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin, TN in 2005 to provide more room for expansion.
Now, more than 1,800 Franchises are operating nationwide and in Canada, and SERVPRO continues to grow.
SERVPRO works closely with insurance agents, property managers, and local fire/police departments to assist in any community disaster.
So you ask, What Does SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor do:
We offer a variety of remediation services including:
*Water Damage Restoration and Dehumidification
*Fire Damage Restoration including fire, smoke and soot
*Mold Mitigation and Remediation
*Storm Damage Restoration
*Commercial Cleaning Services including carpets, tiles, upholstery, sewage, biohazard, and deodorization
*Contents Claim Inventory Service
“Like it never even happened.”
Contact us 24 hours a day at 970-353-1388!
Why You Should Choose SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor
We have the proper equipment to assess your damage and complete the mitigation/remediation process to preloss condition faster.
Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.
- An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
- Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation
Water Extraction Equipment
Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling of walls and furniture and warping/buckling of hardwood floors.
- High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a fast pace and Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property
Contact SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor at 970-353-1388 for your mitigation and remediation services.
Cleaning Products - Why You Should Choose SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor To Take Care of Your Property
A few of our cleaning products.
As your local mitigation, remediation and restoration company, SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor carries a variety of professional cleaning products. We do not use the same cleaners that you can purchase in a store. SERVPRO® Industries have scientists on staff that formulates products that are designed exclusively for our franchise. You can be assured that the most effective products are being used to take care of your loss.
Our products are used to decontaminate, deodorize, clean leather & wood, general cleaning and much more. Each of our products are labeled and specify proper cleaning use. As our customers, for your knowledge and comfort our technicians carry the Safety Data Sheets per product.
We ensure thorough cleaning is maintained throughout each job because we think of your property as our own.
SERVPRO® of Greeley/Windsor is available 24/7/365. We are a highly trained water, fire, mold and biohazard restoration company with many services not typically covered by other restoration companies.
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property mitigation, remediation and restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor today for your cleaning, mitigation, and remediation needs 970-353-1388.
Top Reasons to Call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor
Our trucks are always loaded and ready to roll!
- SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor professionals strive to exceed customer expectations and can help lower claim loss expenses with professional and proper restoration.
- SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor Professionals uses pre-testing to carefully identify what can be restored to a pre loss condition verses replacement, which can reduce claims loss expenses.
- Electronic job file documentation offers immediate quality information including detailed estimates and online access to all files and pending jobs.
- SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor is committed to continued industry training of our service technicians, maintaining a high level of competency of industry standards.
- Franchise required insurance qualification compliance and professionalism help insure quality insurance.
- SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor professionals understand the importance of communication, serving both the insurance adjuster and the customer.
If you experience a residential or commercial property loss in the Greeley/Windsor surrounding area call 970-353-1388, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year we answer your call to help.