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Fire Damage Causes and Safety Tips!

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Be aware of fires!

On a yearly basis over 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in house fires in the US, along with major property losses as a result of home fires estimated at $7.3 billion yearly. House fires could be stopped!

To protect one self, it is essential to be aware of the basic elements of fire. Fires spreads rapidly; there isn’t any time for you to gather belongings or even call the fire department. In just two minutes, a fire can easily grow to be life-threatening. Within five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

High temperatures as well as smoke from fire are usually much more harmful than the flames. Breathing the extremely hot air can easily scorch your lungs. Fire creates toxic gases which make an individual dizzy and sleepy. Rather than getting woke up by a fire, you could possibly stay asleep due to the smoke. Asphyxiation is definitely the primary source of fire fatalities, surpassing burns with a three-to-one ratio.

Every single day people in America experience the fear of fire and fire damage but a majority of people do not have an understanding of fire.

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Water Damage Drying Times

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How long will it take for my house or business to dry from water damage in Colorado Springs, Colorado?

AmeriDri restoration gets asked this very question everyday. I’m going to explain this in plain English. Let’s say you have a pipe break in your upstairs bathroom and the water runs for approximately two hours. Dry times on average are two to three days to have your home back to Pre-Loss conditions. Depending on the materials we are drying such as three quarter inch hardwood flooring, it could take up to five to seven days to dry, but if we get to the water damage within the first 12 hours then you can count on it not taking more than three days even with hardwood floors. See how we dry different types of building materials from the picture below

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When should I call a Professional Water Damage Company?

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If your home or business has sustained more than 5 square feet of water damage you should consider calling a local water mitigation professional.

When restoration is necessary for water damage, it’s needed right away

Moisture has the nasty tendency to attract all kinds of microbes. Water damage can destroy nearly anything given enough time, and it doesn’t take a lot of time for it to destroy any porous or other organic materials. You only need to be away from your home or business for a few hours once a pipe bursts for the damage to be in the thousands of dollars. Hiring an IICRC Certified Company with water damage technicians that are also certified by the IICRC will save you a lot of headaches. At AmeriDri Restoration we understand that time is critical when responding to a water damage disaster. We always come prepared for nearly any disaster situation at your home or business. Colorado Springs has a lot of choices when it comes to finding reputable Water Mitigation Companies, just make sure the company you hire is certified with the IICRC.

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Renter’s insurance – Does it cover flood damage?

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Renter’s Beware!

An all-liabilities renter’s insurance policy does not cover damage from a flood. Remember, a pipe bursting is not a flood! Technically, flooding is the result of water rising outside of the structure and then flows into the structure. If a home has water damage as a result of a pipe break, then it’s covered under a renter’s insurance policy.

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Water Damage Checklist

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WATER DAMAGE CLEANUP CHECKLIST

When damage occurs to a home owner or business owner, they may not realize the severity of the situation at hand. Damage from water intrusion can occur when a refrigerator or dishwasher leaks, a hot water heater breaks, a water line bursts or an outside source causes flooding. After you realize you have damage, your first thought would be to soak up the water and move all your damaged content items from the room. Wiping up the wet surface on carpet, tile, or wood is not a permanent fix. The moisture may have penetrated the surface, which will take professional drying techniques. AmeriDri will dispatch our certified advanced structural drying technicians to help you as a homeowner or business.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mold growth can occur even if materials are dried within 48 hours, so time is of the essence.

Should a leak or indoor flood occur, water damage specialist recommends that homeowners do the following to minimize loss and prevent further damage:

WARNING: Before doing anything, make sure that there is no imminent danger from structural, electrical, or health problems. If you are unsure, don’t attempt to do anything until help arrives. If the damage involves floodwater or raw sewage, there are bio-hazardous conditions present and you should always wait for a professional before proceeding.

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How do i keep my home from having water damage from burst pipes in Colorado Springs, Colorado

WARNING: Before doing anything, make sure that there is no imminent danger from structural, electrical, or health problems. If you are unsure, don’t attempt to do anything until help arrives. If the damage involves floodwater or raw sewage, there are bio-hazardous conditions present and you should always wait for a professional before proceeding.

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Here is the reason you want to shut off your water while away from your home!

 You Won’t Believe the Water Damage that occurred to this home from one single pipe break.

Please remember to turn off your water because here’s what could happen while you are on vacation or deployed. Watch at the end of the video to see how much water damage a single pipe caused while running for a week. AmeriDri was called out to this job from the homeowner. This was a very large water damage claim in Colorado Springs. This large claim almost wasn’t covered, but luckily because of AmeriDri’s experience with insurance companies were able to get it covered.

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Do You Need Toxic Mold Removal Services?

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How to hire a mold mitigation company

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Dirty Carpets? Learn All You Need To Know About Hiring A Carpet Cleaning Company With These Great Tips

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Steam Cleaning Carpet

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Attic Water Damage in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Do You Have Attic Water Damage?

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