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How to Prevent a House Fire

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Wiring and outlets are one of the top causes of house fires. Don't pinch or cover electrical cords with rugs, or any other items.

Being careless in the kitchen. Never leave pots and pans unattended. Keep a fire extinguisher ready at all times. Always keep oven and stove clean, built up food splatter or grease can later ignite when the stove or oven is turned on for cooking.

Dirty fireplaces and can pose a fire hazard. Burn wood that is seasoned. Don't burn green or damp wood. Avoid putting cardboard boxes or trash in the fireplace.

Another top cause for house fires is candles. Never leave a lit candle unattended. Extinguish all candle flames before leaving or going to bed.

House fires can be very devastating for the home owners. Please use these tips to help prevent you home from a house fire.

How to Beat the Freeze

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Community How to Beat the Freeze Damaged water pipe

Once the temperature starts to drop outside certain measures inside need to be taken to keep your pipes warm and water running.

Here's what to do:

Keep garage door closed, especially if there are water supply lines in the garage.

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors, this allows warmer air to hit the pipes.

Let the cold water drip from a faucet, running the water just as a trickle also helps prevent the pipes from freezing.

If you plan to be away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home or office, and set the temperature no lower that 55F.

How to thaw Frozen pipes

Turn on the faucet, As you heat the frozen pipe and the ice  plug begins to melt, you want the water to be able to flow through.

Apply heat until full water pressure is restore. Check all pipes to see if there are additional frozen pipes.

Call a licensed plumber, if you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe.

When a water pipe burst's it can cause gallons of water to gush out. This can be a stressful situation for anyone to have to deal with. Call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque to help with all your cleanup and restoration needs at (505)53-8627.

Winter Hacks

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Hacks Melted snow on hard wood floors

Winter is quickly arriving. Lets start protecting our homes now. Winter can be a tough time for a variety of reasons. One area of your home that can suffer during winter is your hardwood flooring. Snow sticks to our shoes and we track it in the house without knowing. It can then come of your shoes and melt on the hardwood floor, leaving little puddles of ice cold water all over the place. Which could be dangerous for family members in your home as well as for your hardwood floors.

One of the most effective ways to prevent water damage in the winter is to eliminate the amount of water being tracked onto your hardwood floors. Welcome mats and runners can help to remove any excess snow and water from shoes when entering the home. You can also ask guests to remove their shoes when they enter your home.

When your hardwood floors are exposed to water, the best way to prevent water damage is to clear up the spill immediately. Soak up the liquid with paper towels or cloths to reduce the amount of moisture that is absorbed by the wood.

If it’s too late to prevent water damage to your hardwood floors, then you’ll need to know how to treat them. In extreme cases, your flooring may need to be replaced, if the wood has become warped, for example. We can repair your hardwood floors after water damage, matching the materials and colors so that your floors look "Like it never even happened."

Give SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque a call for all your cleanup and restoration needs at (505)503-8627

Some information about water damages

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Some information about water damages CYFD Office in Santa Fe

In this blog I will be giving you some information that would be very helpful if you were to ever have a flood. As you might not have known there are 3 categories of water.

Category 1- this is sanitary water which does not pose substantial risk. However, once sanitary water leaves the exit point, it may not remain sanitary once it comes into contact with surfaces or other materials that contain contaminates.

Category 2- this is water that is significantly contaminated and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if anyone comes into contact or is consumed by humans.

Category 3- This is water that is grossly contaminated and can cause pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents and can cause significant adverse reactions. Requires PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Porous materials generally discarded. Carpet and pad ALWAYS removed.

Any category of water damage can be stressful. Get a professional to clean it up and this will help take that stress of your shoulders. The most important part of all of this is the safety of our customers and their family. If you ever have a water damage please give SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque a call at (505)503-8627.

You might not know....

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard You might not know.... Stage 3 water damage

You may have not known that SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque also cleans-up Biohazard situations. Biohazards are consider Stage 3 water which is sewage water,  and mold remediation. When there is a biohazard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.

The proper PPE is considered.

  • N-95, half mask, full-face (For respirators you must have the HEPA filters for mold, and need an Organic Vapor and HEPA filters for category 3)
  • Eye Protection
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Full body suit (Tyvek)

For biological Contamination Safety SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque knows that they need to keep customers, kids, and pets from work area, and make sure that all At-risk people should be evacuated until job is complete.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque understands how to handle biohazards properly such as how to dispose waste water in accordance with the local and state laws.

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505)503-8627 for all your Cleanup and restoration needs.

Choose SERVPRO of NW Albuquerque

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Choose SERVPRO of NW Albuquerque Belen Flood of 2018

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque understands that when having a catastrophic event happening at your home and/or business can and will be very difficult and stressful to deal with. That's why our team at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is here to help. We are a 24/7 company that helps with fire and water damage, mold remediation, and biohazards.

Listed below will be a few questions that you would need to answer in order for us to be there as soon as possible and have the right equipment with us to get the job done.

  • Your information such as (name, phone number, and email
  • The loss address
  • Information about the loss such as (type, date of loss, and cause of loss and if it cause has been stopped)
  • Insurance information such as (Insurance company, claim number, and deductible) only if you are making a claim with your insurance company
  • The rooms that have been affected

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505)503-8627 for all your Cleanup and restoration needs.

Mold Remediation

7/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Calvary Church Mold Remediation

Mold growth not only destroys walls, furniture, carpets, flooring, and other stuff in the building but it can also result in poor indoor air quality. Mold is something that could be growing right under you kitchen sink without you even knowing. There is different types of Mold which some could be very harmful to you and your family.

Mold is mostly caused when there is a flood or a leak of some sort. For example if you have and air conditioner leak there could be mold growing right next to that leak. Mold is a tricky thing to find. Sometimes it could be hiding in the walls such as the back paneling of your wall. 

The picture shown is of a church that discovered they had mold growth behind objects in the kitchen including the wall. SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque advises you to get any water damage cleaning up and dried within 72 of the damage accruing to prevent mold. We also advise that once every five years you get someone to do a mold testing and moisture reading of your walls.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque cares about your family's well being. If you or your family have a leak in their home please get a testing done before too much damage is caused.

Always get flood insurance

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Always get flood insurance Flood in Belen, New Mexico

Hundreds of floods happen in just a couple of months. In some cases we couldn't prevent the damage such as weather, storms, or like what happened in Belen, New Mexico where the ditch levy broke. The pictures shown is the flood in Belen, New Mexico that left a town and a store owner in panic. Lucky they called SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque to help.

After having a flood in your home and/or business it leaves stress and worry on you and your family's mind. Not to mention the damage to the floor that is left behind. In most cases of water damage the carpet and tile has to be removed and replaced. Carpet has to be replaced because after it gets so wet the backing of the carpet starts to shred. The vinyl tile starts to break apart and lift up which causes water to stay under the tile flooring and potentially cause mold growth.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque knows exactly how to handle a water job. We know when and why the carpet and tile needs to be replaced. We care about our customers and their well being. So please don't hesitate to call us when you get a flood in your home or business, and remember its always a great idea to get flood insurance even if its a low chance to get a flood in your area.

Horrible rain storm left several homes flooded

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Horrible rain storm left several homes flooded CYFD In Santa Fe

A couple of nights ago there was massive rain storm that happened in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It left several homes flooded with both water and mud. Leaving few homes with more damage than others. This picture shows the damage it left behind.

These families called SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque to help with the damage that the storm left behind. SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is there within 4 hours after the call had been dispatched. Our customers depend on us to be there quickly and clean up efficiently.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque advises you to have a water damage cleaned up within 72 hours to prevent mold growth. SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is a 24 hour cleanup and restoration company that is willing to show up anytime and take the stress off of your shoulders.  

Horrible house fire

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Horrible house fire Horrible house fire

A fire in Las Vegas New Mexico was ignited by old wiring. This picture shows the horrible mess that the fire left behind. This family was devastated that all of their valuables were destroyed in the fire. They were also left without a home to live in and is depending on us to help them.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque was called to clean up the fire. We advise to everyone that you get your electrical wiring checked every 5 years to prevent this from happing to your home.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque understands the situation and would like to take off a lot of stress and worrying from you and your family. We are here to minimize the interruption in your life and make it "Like it never even happened."