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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

Seasonal Allergies Are a Reminder of Mold Health Risks

Summertime ... and the Livin' Is Sneezy What, you ask, do respiratory allergic reactions to pollen have to do with mold? Good question. Here’s the connection. Hot, Dry = Pollen (and Mold Risk) Pollen that has dried out to its lightest, most wind-carry-able weight is lifted by warm, late summer winds and carried, well, everywhere. [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Mold|0 Comments

10 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

When temperatures plummet, take steps to protect your property from water damage that can result when frozen plumbing ruptures. Winter has stormed into Denver and most of Colorado, bringing snow, ice and plummeting temperatures that can wreak havoc on plumbing. A ruptured water line can cause extensive, costly damage and disrupt your life [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Do it Yourself, Water|0 Comments

Tips for Commercial Fire Prevention

  As a business owner, you are probably aware of the many threats to your livelihood. Some of these are preventable and others are not. While not every workplace fire can be totally avoided, there are some steps you and your staff can take to reduce the risk of a workplace fire breaking out. Below [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Commercial, Fire|0 Comments

Is Black Mold Toxic to Your Family?

Black mold, or stachybotrys chartarum, is often referred to as “toxic” black mold. That’s because it produces trichothecene mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are nasty poisons that can cause serious health problems and even death. Mycotoxins from fungi like black mold have been associated with health issues including:   Respiratory symptoms Circulatory symptoms Skin problems Reproductive system problems [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Mold, Residential|0 Comments

8 Tips for Fireplace Safety

Winter is the time when a crackling fire in your fireplace sounds like the perfect cozy addition to a chilly day. But before you spark some kindling and throw on another log, it is imperative you make sure your fireplace is in good working order. Experts from This Old House state that fireplaces and chimneys are [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Fire, Residential|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

Holiday Safety Tips from your Family at Abbotts

Holiday decorations can pose a serious threat to your home. The winter holiday season is a festive and eventful time. Celebrations, gatherings and visits from house guests make the season a memorable one, year after year. Unfortunately, national statistics show that house fires and electrical accidents typically increase during the winter holiday [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Do it Yourself, Fire|0 Comments

Winterize Your Sprinklers For The Season

As the warmer fall days are quickly coming to a close, it is time for a reminder to shut down and winterize your sprinkler system! It is important to get rid of any remaining water from the pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to protect your expensive irrigation investment, as well as to avoid [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Do it Yourself, Water|0 Comments