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Commercial Flood Burst Pipes

This 10,000 square foot building sustained water damage from burst pipes when temperatures dropped. Tenants had just moved out and the building was up for sale. The damage impacted the office areas as well as warehouse. Abbotts provided Insurance Claim Management services, coordinating directly with the insurance company in addition to typical restoration [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Commercial, video, Water|Comments Off on Commercial Flood Burst Pipes

Sewage backup in basement in Highlands Ranch, CO

Sewage backup tops the list 'Homeowner Horrors'.  The smell is just the beginning - a disgusting reminder of the bacteria, viruses, parasites and hazardous waste that has invaded your home. Even in small amounts, sewage can pose health hazards. If not quickly cleaned and sanitized, these hazards can spread to other areas of [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Residential, Specialty, video, Water|Comments Off on Sewage backup in basement in Highlands Ranch, CO

Pasquini’s Pizzeria Fire

The morning of Friday, December 6, 2016, a  fire broke out at Pasquini's Pizzeria, the popular eatery and local landmark on South Broadway that has been serving fresh American Italian food for more than 25 years.  The fire broke out about 7 a.m. and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof. Fortunately, [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Commercial, Fire|Comments Off on Pasquini’s Pizzeria Fire

Clogged gutters results in mold

A free inspection and estimate for a homeowner that discovered mold when retrieving holiday decorations from the basement.  The mold resulted from a drainage issue on the outside of the home. They initially tried to clean the mold with bleach but soon realized that did not work and called for an inspection. The moisture meter [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Mold, video, Water|Comments Off on Clogged gutters results in mold

Winterization Checklist: Avoid Costly Water Damage

The Denver Metro Area continues to enjoy above average temperatures for October and November. These unseasonably warm temperatures can lead some homeowners to procrastinate their fall winterization. Unfortunately, La Nina is expected to visit colder temperatures upon the Denver area – much colder than last year – throughout December and January 2017.  Harsh winter weather [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Do it Yourself, Water|Comments Off on Winterization Checklist: Avoid Costly Water Damage

The Facts About Asbestos

Asbestos fiber is made from naturally occurring silicate crystals. Its fire resistance and good insulating properties made it a popular building material until late in the 20th century when research pointed to it causing serious health problems. Studies showed that exposure to asbestos significantly increased risks of many cancers, including mesothelioma. Even brief exposure to [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|asbestos, Specialty|Comments Off on The Facts About Asbestos