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REPORT: Flooded Homes Now Face Mold Concern (NEWS VIDEO)

By |June 18th, 2015|Blog, Carpet Cleaning, community support, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Insurance, Mold, Natural Disaster, Press, Water damage|

It seems like Abbotts is becoming almost a nightly fixture in Denver news. Listen to our President, Travis explain the mold risks Coloradans are facing following all the recent rain.

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

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

2016 Winterization Starts Now

By |January 8th, 2015|Blog, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Mold, Natural Disaster, Water damage|

Frozen but not ruptured? You may not be so lucky next time. Let’s look forward to August: The sun was hot today, but there was shade along the trail, and you laughed with friends a million miles away from the cold of winter. Still, you know it’s time to start prepping your

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

Cleaning up Water Damage in Your Home? Follow These Tips

By |May 5th, 2014|Blog, Damage Restoration, Do it Yourself, Flood Damage, Mold|

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

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

By |April 22nd, 2014|Blog, Mold|

 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,

How Mold Remediation Specialists Find and Eradicate Mold

By |April 4th, 2014|Blog, 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.

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: Professional Testing Detects Hazardous Mold

By |March 24th, 2014|Blog, Mold|

As if the damage caused by water from flooding or plumbing issues isn’t enough, a potentially hazardous problem often follows: mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with asthma, allergies or other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold. People with immune suppression (such as people with HIV infection, cancer patients