April Showers Clogged Your Downspouts? Get Them Ready for Summer

Although you may not give them a whole lot of thought, gutters and downspouts are actually an integral part of your house’s overall well-being. They direct and control the flow of rainwater as a means of protecting your roof, walls, foundation, and even your landscape. While many homeowners take the function of their gutters and [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Do it Yourself, Residential, Specialty|Comments Off on April Showers Clogged Your Downspouts? Get Them Ready for Summer

Keeping Your Family Safe During a Tornado

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to start talking about tornado safety. Whenever the temperatures shift from cold to warm (or vice versa), the chances of a storm front that could produce a funnel cloud or a full-blown tornado increase drastically. And when you consider the serious damages to life and property that [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Residential, Specialty, storm, Water|Comments Off on Keeping Your Family Safe During a Tornado

Post-Fire Cleanup Duties

It’s often difficult to discuss the subject of a house fire in any capacity. Even if you can be thankful that there were no injuries, the idea of sifting through the resulting mess is something that most homeowners never want to think about. Unfortunately, even a small fire can cause a great deal of damage, [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Fire, Residential, Specialty|Comments Off on Post-Fire Cleanup Duties

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

The Facts About Asbestos

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. [...]

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

Meth Lab Cleanup Facts

What is methamphetamine or meth? These days, unfortunately, any housing authority manager or landlord knows what methamphetamine or meth is. The insidiously addictive nervous system stimulant is cheap, easy to make and, therefore, ubiquitous. It’s also a deadly epidemic, destroying lives and property wherever it shows up. Meth users systematically trade everything that matters to [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Specialty|Comments Off on Meth Lab Cleanup Facts

Crime Scene Cleanup Qualifications

Scenes of trauma present unique challenges and are subject to numerous stringent regulations and standards. The unfortunate fact is that trauma scenes often result in biological contamination and must be treated as such. In order to safely and thoroughly restore a trauma scene, a company needs to be appropriately licensed and certified not only to [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|Specialty|Comments Off on Crime Scene Cleanup Qualifications

Meth Labs Leave Behind Toxic Ghosts That Can Haunt Your Family or Business

“I have a family and rarely even have a glass of wine. What does methamphetamine have to do with me?” you ask. Any home could be haunted with toxic meth lab contamination.  The Devil You Don’t Know ... Unfortunately, when you move into a new home or commercial property, you could be exposed [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Commercial, Residential, 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 | December 10th, 2015|Specialty|0 Comments

Denver Housing Authority Certifies Abbotts for Meth Lab Cleanup

The Denver Housing Authority on Jan. 31 authorized 10 Abbotts Fire and Flood technicians to supervise meth lab decontamination on properties the Authority manages. These days, unfortunately, any housing authority manager or landlord knows what methamphetamine or meth is. For property managers and owners, discovering a meth lab means serious risk for their property and [...]

By | February 17th, 2015|Company, Specialty|0 Comments