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 [...]
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 or business. Worse, floodwater can pose numerous safety and health risks, ranging from electric shock to illness from waterborne pathogens [...]
Moisture Meter Inspection Looking at the bathroom area where a backup occurred, the walls appear to be dry. The moisture meter inspection tells a different story. Allowing moisture to remain in walls can result in rot and/or mold damage. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
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 [...]
Water Damage Leads to Removal of Insulation Water damage in Brighton, CO leads to removal of insulation.
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 [...]
This 5000 sq ft crawlspace had 4 to 5 inches of water due to a sprinkler line break. Our team extracted the water, dried the space out using air movers and dehumidication units. They then applied antimicrobials and installed a vapor barrier to prevent moisture from damaging the building. Antimicrobials are an important step to [...]
Abbotts performed this dry down in Castle Pines, CO. The main water shut off broke resulting in the flooding of a crawl space. Abbotts setup a drying system including air movers and dehumidification units to mitigate the flood, dry out the space and prevent mold and mildew from forming.
A dishwasher failed in this Pueblo West home resulting in flooding on the main level and into the lower level basement. Our crews extracted the water then set up drying equipment in an effort to salvage hardwood floors and carpet. Some carpet was already destroyed along with drywall and ceilings. Crews tested for asbestos - [...]
Drying system setup for a residential dryout.