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Water Damage Tip #8 – Ventilate

By |September 23rd, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Mold, Water damage|

Get Started on This Step Right Away This tip is crucial to minimizing your water damage and helping to recover quickly. Ventilation enables water to evaporate faster, which helps reduce the damage and prevent other issues, like mold infestation. We'll bring specialized equipment, including high-speed, high-capacity fans. But you can get started on this crucial

Water Damage Tip #5: Document Damage

By |July 13th, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Insurance, Mold, Water damage|

This Step Is Critical Documenting your damage is of particular importance when you have flooding from weather or plumbing leaks, so important that we’ve broken this critical property protection step out of our blog post Water Damage? Follow These 10 Tips and expanded it. Water Damage Tip #5 – Document Damage After carefully assessing

Water Damage? Follow These 10 Tips

By |June 12th, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Mold, Water damage|

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

Flooding Risks: We’re Not Out of the Woods, Yet

By |May 28th, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Flood Damage, Uncategorized, Water damage|

Denver and the Front Range face flooding risks ahead, as monsoon season winds down. The national media is awash with images and tragic stories about dangerous flooding in other states. 11 dead, 30 missing after record floods swamp Texas and Oklahoma As we turn our thoughts toward the people facing dangerous flooding,

REPORT: ‘Total Disaster’ With Water Damage (NEWS VIDEO)

By |May 12th, 2015|Blog, community support, Damage Restoration, Flood Damage, Press, Uncategorized, Water damage|

More than a week of nearly steady rain, coupled with a snowstorm and rapid melting, has resulted in thousands of flooded basements in the Denver metro area, CBS Denver reported. “It’s a total disaster just like the Boulder floods,” said Abbotts Fire & Flood spokesman Travis Chancey. The saturated groundwater flooded basements along the Front Range

Check Out These Upcoming Abbotts Sponsored Events

By |April 16th, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Fire Damage, Flood Damage, Natural Disaster, Water damage|

Abbotts is proud to sponsor industry events that bring disaster cleanup and restoration professionals together and promote shared knowledge to benefit the whole community. We recently sponsored the Apartment Association of Metro Denver 2015 Maintenance Olympics, a valuable event that helps all kinds of maintenance professionals hone their skills to better serve the community. Check

In Photos: Anatomy of a Fire Damage Restoration Project

By |March 30th, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Fire Damage, Natural Disaster|

Abbotts is ready to jump into action to quickly safeguard and restore your property when disaster strikes. A recent Denver house fire left a family’s home with catastrophic damage. While fast-responding Denver firefighters saved the home, the fire still did significant damage to the structure, as well as smoke damage throughout the house. Fortunately, Abbotts

In Photos: Anatomy of a Ruptured Frozen Pipe

By |March 27th, 2015|Blog, Damage Restoration, Flood Damage, Mold, Water damage|

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

Is Black Mold Toxic? Yes, Decidedly So

By |June 10th, 2014|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Mold|

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