Water Damage? Follow These 10 Tips

Your property is flooded. What Next? Water damage from flooding or plumbing issues like frozen, ruptured pipes can present harrowing challenges. It’s hard to know what to do first when the water recedes. Act fast and follow these tips after the water recedes to minimize damage and make the process of restoring your property easier [...]

By | June 12th, 2015|Do it Yourself, Mold, Water|0 Comments

REPORT: Widespread Denver Water Damage Could Spell Mold (NEWS VIDEO)

Abbotts Fire and Flood's Matt plowman explains how failing to completely dry and ventilate flooded basements and other water damaged structures can result in mold in this Fox 31 Denver report. FULL REPORT More on water damage and mold: Is Black Mold Toxic? Yes, Decidedly So Stay High and Dry With These Sump Pump Tips [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Mold, Water|0 Comments

In Photos: Anatomy of a Ruptured Frozen Pipe

During one of this winter’s particularly harsh cold spells, a pipe froze and burst in an office building at the Coca Cola bottling plant on York Street in Denver. The pipe was in the ceiling upstairs, so the water from the ruptured frozen pipe intruded on the floors below, taking the entire building out of [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|Mold, Water|0 Comments

Why Remove Old Insulation?

Old Insulation Removal There are any number of reasons you might want or need to remove old insulation from your attic or other spaces in your home or business. Whatever the reason, Abbotts has state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to remove hazardous old insulation safely and effectively. Hazards Many insulation materials contain asbestos, which is [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|asbestos, Do it Yourself, Mold, Specialty|0 Comments

Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Clean Up Tips

States like Colorado that have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use have experienced unforeseen problems with illegal grow operations. In particular, concealed grow operations in apartments have increased. The concealed, enclosed and poorly ventilated operations can concentrate fumes from pesticides and other chemicals. But one of the biggest problems is potentially toxic levels of mold [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|Do it Yourself, Mold, Specialty|0 Comments

Cleaning up Water Damage in Your Home? Follow These Tips

The water has receded, and it’s time to act to preserve and restore your property. But what to do first? Where do you start? Depending upon the scope of the water damage, you may want to call a fire and flood restoration professional. Here are some steps you should take in most flooding and water [...]

By | May 5th, 2014|Do it Yourself, Mold, Water|0 Comments

Abbotts Blog Post: How Mold Remediation Specialists Find and Eradicate Mold (Part 2)

In part 1 of our mold remediation report, we talked about what to expect when you think you have a mold problem and call in a mold testing and remediation specialist. We discussed testing procedures and outlined what a professional mold specialist would look for and report. Your mold specialist will report moisture intrusion, water [...]

By | April 22nd, 2014|Mold|0 Comments

How Mold Remediation Specialists Find and Eradicate Mold

In our recent post, “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Professional Testing Detects Hazardous Mold,” we talked about some signs that your home or business could have a mold problem. If you suspect you have a mold problem, you should have a mold remediation specialist inspect and test your property for hazardous mold. Here’s [...]

By | April 4th, 2014|Mold|0 Comments