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Successfully Avoiding Fire Hazards in the Kitchen | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

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The kitchen can be a multifunctional place—a place for family and friends to gather, a place to spend quality time over a cup of coffee or tea and a place to gather for a meal after some delicious eats have been prepared. Unfortunately, without proper precautions, the kitchen can also be a dangerous place where many home fires can occur.

The No. 1 cause of home fires and injuries is cooking fires, and the leading cause of these kitchen fires is unattended cooking.

State Farm paid out over $130 million in homeowners insurance claims related to grease and other cooking fires in 2017. According to the insurance company, these are the worst states for kitchen fires:

  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
Safety Tips for the Kitchen

Remaining in the kitchen while cooking is not the only fire safety tip you should be following. Here are some other helpful tips to observe while cooking:

1. Are you wearing clothes safe for cooking? Does your outfit have long, flowing sleeves or is it big and baggy? It could catch on fire if you aren’t careful while cooking over the stove; even grease splatters can ignite clothing material. It’s best to wear short or close-fitted sleeve shirts and make sure any baggy shirts are tucked in or tied back.

2. Are you careful about what you place by the stovetop? Make sure you don’t have kitchen towels, oven mitts, appliance cords or even curtains too close to the stovetop when cooking. Ideally, anything flammable will be moved away from it.

3. Where is your fire extinguisher? Hopefully you have at least one fire extinguisher located in your home, ideally one that is near your kitchen. Make sure you know how to properly use the extinguisher, just in case it is ever needed.

4. How are you disposing of your hot grease? The grease may not be on fire, but it could be hot enough to cause something in the trash to burn. You should let the grease cool a bit and then dispose of it in an old coffee can. Also, know the smoke points of the oils you cook with. Be sure to never subject a low-smoke point oil to high heat when cooking, as it could catch fire.

5. Do you have a fire escape plan established? Thinking about the worst-case scenario is never fun, but it’s better to be prepared rather than unprepared if an emergency were to occur. Go over exit routes and designated meeting points with your family, making sure that everyone knows what to do.

Fire safety in the kitchen is an absolute necessity, as it can help prevent dangerous and destructive cooking fires. If your home has experienced damage from a cooking fire, know that SERVPRO® of Pueblo is here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

Is Your Business Ready for Potential Disaster Situations? | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

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Is Your Business Ready for Potential Disaster Situations? | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

What are some of the multitude of things that you find must be addressed when running a business? Did you know one of the most important factors to think about is emergency preparedness?

We understand that having a plan in place cannot stop any type of disaster, but it does instill a sense of safe security for you and your employees if they know what to do if a disaster or emergency situation does occur.

How to Make Your Plan

If you have not developed an emergency preparedness plan for your business, why not take the time to sit down and do so? Make it a priority!

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:

  • Fire
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms and winter storms
  • Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes
  • Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence
  • Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

When it comes to emergencies or disasters, it is not going to matter if they’re caused by humans or Mother Nature. If there is no emergency plan for your business, things are going to fall apart and unravel rapidly.

You should make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company onboarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By helping employees familiarize themselves with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself.

Start on Your Plan

When beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business, your first step should be to evaluate which scenarios are most likely to occur—and even those that are a longshot but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard.

There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including Ready.gov, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.

Another suggestion is to conduct a business impact analysis (BIA) to help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This would include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure a crisis communications plan is in place, too.

Be sure that, once you have come up with an emergency preparedness plan, you go over it and practice with employees. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees feel more empowered.

Disaster can strike when you least expect it, but by being prepared and having a plan in place, your business will be better suited to handle whatever Mother Nature has in store. If the worst should happen and your business is damaged, know that SERVPRO® of Pueblo is here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

 

Severe Weather Threats Can Increase in the Spring | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Well, spring is finally here. We can now enjoy some of that spring-like weather…and buckle up for whatever kind of weather Mother Nature may choose to send our way!

Get Ready for Severe Weather

With the arrival of spring comes longer days and more sunshine, but unfortunately, spring also brings with it the threat of severe weather throughout the country. It’s dealer’s choice this time of year, which means the weather may change at moment’s notice.

Fluctuating and unstable temperatures can cause changing weather that may go from warm to cold in the same day. That temperature change can result in extreme weather changes as well.

Thunderstorms are an increasingly common event throughout the spring and are the main cause of severe weather. A thunderstorm can occur whenever warm, moist air collides with cool, dry air, which is most common during spring and summer.

If you take a look at natural catastrophe losses in the U.S. for 2017, severe thunderstorms were the most common cause and produced some of the costliest results. Out of 50 events, there were 85 fatalities and an estimated total of $25.4 billion in overall losses.

These storms bring a threat for floods, high winds and even tornadoes when the conditions are right. It has been found that in modern history, 10% of all violent tornadoes have occurred in March, with April, May and June taking the top spots at 30%, 24% and 15% respectively.

The Time to Prepare Is Now

It is not possible to predict the weather with 100% accuracy, but fortunately, meteorologists do have the tools available to at least warn us of possible severe weather that could be coming. Advanced warnings, along with the right preparation, can greatly improve overall safety for your family.

Some of the things you can do to your home to prepare for the chance of severe weather are:

  1. Clear out your home’s gutters, drains and downspouts.
  2. Trim trees of precarious limbs or branches that could break off in a storm.
  3. Secure or store outdoor belongings if severe weather is in the forecast.

Having an emergency kit on hand is always advised. These kits should include the following:

  • Battery-operated flashlight and NOAA weather radio, with extra batteries for both
  • Emergency evacuation or shelter plans
  • Important personal info, like telephone numbers of neighbors, family and friends, insurance and property info, numbers for the utility companies, and medical info
  • A first-aid kit with things like non-latex gloves, adhesive bandages, tweezers, sterile gauze pads, aspirin packets, adhesive cloth tape and scissors
  • 3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bag

Despite its unpredictability, there is one thing that always remains true of the spring weather season: It always happens. If your home or business is damaged in a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO® of Pueblo to get the cleanup and restoration process started fast.

 

Count on Us to Respond to Your Disaster Fast | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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When disaster strikes your home or business, you don’t have the benefit of waiting for help when it is your home or livelihood on the line—you need it right away.

We understand that a fast response is crucial, which is why responding faster to any size disaster is more than just a slogan to us.

Why Responding Quickly Matters

Time becomes a precious commodity when it’s your belongings or business on the line. This is especially true where water damage has been involved, which can happen through various means such as flooding, appliance and/or plumbing failures, storm damage and firefighting efforts.

It only takes a matter of mere minutes for water to spread throughout your property, saturating the walls, floors, upholstery and your belongings, which all become casualties of water damage.

The effects of water damage within the first 24 hours include:

  • Drywall beginning to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces beginning to tarnish
  • Furniture beginning to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper items spreading and staining
  • The beginning of a musty odor

The damage will continue to worsen as time goes on. Anywhere from 48 hours up to a week later, you could begin to see:

  • The growth and spreading of mold and mildew
  • Swelling and warping of doors, windows and studs
  • Metal beginning to rust and corrode
  • Paint beginning to blister
  • Wood flooring swelling and warping
  • The possibilities of serious biohazard contamination

If left untreated for more than a week, water can lead to dramatically increased restoration times and costs and can also have an impact on structural safety.

How We Can Help

We can provide an immediate response to any size disaster, which can help keep damage to a minimum and help keep the cleaning and restoration costs manageable.

We have trained cleanup and restoration specialists that can be dispatched to your property or business at any time, no matter what day or time it is.

A major perk of being part of a national network of over 1,700 franchises is that we have access to more resources for the cleanup and restoration projects that may be larger or stem from major storm situations. Also, since we are a locally owned and operated franchise, we are close by and ready to respond whenever the call comes in.

Remember, if you need us, we’ll be there—no matter the time or day. The team of highly trained restoration experts at SERVPRO® of Pueblo is available for emergency cleanup and restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Ways You Can Protect Your Business From Fire | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

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When you own a business, you must take safety precautions for your business, employees and visitors. One of the things you need to consider and spend a little extra time planning for and working toward is fire prevention.

The Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that the leading causes of structure fires in office properties from 2007–2011 were (in order):

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

Of those causes, intentional, exposure, and electrical distribution and lighting equipment accounted for the most property damage with 20%, 18% and 15% respectively.

In 2007, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities.

In studying more recent numbers, the NFPA estimates that during the period from 2007–2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires involving office properties per year. Those fires were responsible for an annual average of four deaths, 44 injuries and $112 million in direct property damage.

You Can Protect Your Business

So what are some of the many steps you can take to protect your business from the risk of fires? By focusing on fire risk assessment, fire prevention and staff education, you will be working to reduce the chance of a fire breaking out.

First, make an assessment of any fire hazard risks in your facility. In some locations, your local government may have a fire marshal who can visit your establishment to help identify these risks and provide guidance on your fire prevention plan.

You’ll want to make sure that the right fire protection equipment is in place. This includes an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on each floor.

Most importantly, consider your employees and visitors. Creating a fire plan and reviewing it with your staff will ensure everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep that fire safety protocol fresh in their minds, and take time to review evacuation plans and the location of first-aid kits.

Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. If a fire has damaged your business, SERVPRO of Pueblo is available to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Understanding the 3 Water Classifications | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Water that causes water damage is not all the same. There are three different kinds of water: clean, gray and black. When you begin to understand the differences in these types of water, you will better understand how to handle a water damage scenario.

First and foremost, quickly remove all of the moisture and damp items to inhibit the growth of mold in its ideal situation. Remember, no matter what type of water has caused damage, there will always be a cleanup and restoration process to go through.

Clean Water

As the name says, this water is free of contaminants and is considered “clean,” not the type to pose an immediate threat to your health. Examples of clean water is water from:

  • Broken water lines
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Toilet holding tanks
  • Snow melt and rainwater

This will be the easiest type of water damage to clean up after since there will be fewer microbes living in the water. After a period of 48 hours, however, and following contact with the surfaces of buildings, clean water will become a category two water, which is gray water.

Gray Water

Gray water starts to make water damage cleanup and restoration more involved. This is water that may pose a health risk because it will contain chemical and/or biological contamination. The slight contamination in gray water means that it would need to be thoroughly treated before being safe to consume.

Gray water is water that can come from dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. Again, the 48-hour exposure time applies here because if not quickly and properly treated, gray water becomes black water.

Black Water

With black water, you are now involved with the most serious of the three types of water since it is considered highly contaminated by harmful chemicals and biological matter, which would include floodwaters containing soil and all sewage waters.

Sewage is highly contaminated with microbes, including bacteria, protozoans, molds, fungi and more, which can be harmful to humans. Some of the diseases that can be transmitted by black water are:

  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastroenteritis-type illnesses

When it comes to floods, consider all waters black water since as it moves along its path, it is busy picking up contaminants from everything it encounters.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Remediation Certification (IICRC) is an organization that certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industry and recognizes all three of these classifications of water. Our technicians all study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration and are available to help determine the steps to take to get your home back to normal.

It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of Pueblo is here to help get the situation under control and make it "Like it never even happened." Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need emergency cleanup and restoration services!

 

Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

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Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

Water damage—one of the most common and costliest disasters you may experience as a homeowner. Pipes bursting, dishwashers malfunctioning, washing machines overflowing or storm damage are just a few of the many ways water damage could strike your home.

There are plenty of ways you can protect your home from this common issue homeowners deal with. Let’s take a look at some.

How to Protect Your Home

Not only will water damage be a hassle to deal with, but it could quite possibly have a long-term impact on your home if cleanup is not done properly. Mold will begin to grow within 24–48 hours after moisture exposure and is one of the most common side effects of water damage.

When you begin to look for ways to protect your home, it may help you to break it down by areas of impact. These areas might include the basement, kitchen, bathroom, flooring and ceilings.

You can help prevent water damage in the basement by preventing water seepage. This can be done by resealing vulnerable areas of the basement, making sure water drains away from your home and installing a backwater valve.

Your kitchen and bathrooms can experience water damage due to plumbing issues and appliance failures.

Take some time and follow these recommendations:

  • Inspect all appliances regularly, especially paying attention to hoses and faucets
  • Check all seals and caulking around showers and tubs to ensure there is no leakage
  • Know where your home’s main shut-off valve is located
  • Be sure that you don’t leave the house while the washing machine or dishwasher are running

There are things you can do to protect the possessions in your home from water damage, but don’t be surprised if it is not always possible. Use waterproof bins to store items and keep items stored on shelves off of the floor—which is especially recommended when using your basement for storage.

How to Recover

You stand a good chance at salvaging items that can be dried out within 48 hours if your home should encounter a water damage disaster.

You’ll need to contact your insurance company immediately, evaluate the extent of the water damage in your home and identify the type of water that is involved.

Types of water to be aware of are:

  1. “Clean” water. Can be from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc.

  2. “Gray” water. Slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, etc.

  3. “Black” water. This water can cause serious health problems and is water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc.

You will need to remove all wet objects, dehumidify and dry your home out quickly after a water damage disaster, and disinfect any remaining materials.

The pros suggest that you freeze wet books, photos and papers in a frost-free freezer to buy some extra time and prevent mold and mildew from developing and causing further deterioration. Once able, you can remove them from the freezer and air-dry or fan-dry the pages.

It may seem like recovering from water damage is an overwhelming and slightly impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. You can call on the highly trained experts at SERVPRO® of Pueblo, who are here to make it like it never even happened!

 

Tips to Be Prepared for Severe Weather | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips to Be Prepared for Severe Weather | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

Most of the time we have advanced warning for some types of severe weather, but there are also those occasions where Mother Nature manages to sneak up on us without warning.

There are steps you can take and safety tips to follow that will give you peace of mind and help you prepare for any circumstance.

Where to Start With Severe Weather Planning

The best way to be prepared for surprise weather occurrences is to create a family emergency plan.

If you have taken this step and your family does have an emergency plan in place, be sure to discuss and review it, as well as practice it, as the various weather seasons change so everyone knows exactly what to do.

Here are some things to consider when creating a family emergency plan if you’ve not yet created one:

1. How will emergency alerts and warnings be received?

Smartphones allow us to receive emergency alerts and warnings rapidly thanks to today’s technologies. If you have a weather app or Google on your smartphone, you will quickly receive emergency alerts, which provides you with valuable time in severe weather situations. But remember, you can still receive warnings and alerts through radio and television broadcasts.

2. What type of storm shelter do you have?

In areas where tornadoes are common, you’ll want to be in the lowest part of your home, preferably a basement if you have one. If that is not an available option for you, find an interior room on the lowest level of your home that is away from corners, windows, doors and outside walls.

There are other situations that require a form of storm shelter, and you can learn more about those situations that call for them by visiting ready.gov.

3. What are your evacuation routes?

Hurricanes, floods and fires can force you to leave your home in a hurry, so you should always have routes mapped out that can serve as an evacuation route. It’s wise to have several routes mapped out in the event one becomes impassable, and it’s also important to find places where you can stay with your pets along the way if you have furry family members evacuating with you.

4. How will you communicate?

Communication with family during an emergency is key. It’s easy to rely on cell phones to keep in touch with your family, but in some circumstances, that just will not be possible. Cell phone towers can be taken out in storms, phones could be lost or left behind, and if there is not power, you will not be able to recharge your phone batteries.

Be sure that your family has an emergency communication plan in place as well as a pre-determined and safe meeting place so that you can all meet there if separated.

If a storm does cause damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to call your friends at SERVPRO® of Pueblo to get the cleanup and restoration process started.

 

Yes, Your Business Does Need a Disaster Plan | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Yes, Your Business Does Need a Disaster Plan | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

Have you noticed how Mother Nature keeps throwing natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes at us? The key to being able to fight back is being prepared for a multitude of worst-case scenarios.

Being prepared for those scenarios in your home as well as your business involves creating a natural disaster plan. In this blog, we are going to discuss some aspects to consider when designing a disaster plan for your business.

Why Disaster Planning?

There are many things to factor in when you are putting together a disaster plan for your business.

Included in those considerations are the following:

  1. Keeping your employees protected
  2. Keeping your assets secure
  3. Getting your business back up and running again

Many sources such as the Red Cross, FEMA and Ready.gov have prepared helpful checklists that can guide you in identifying areas that need to be included in your natural disaster preparedness plan. These sources are also useful in measuring just how prepared you truly are.

How to Protect Employees

Protecting the human aspect is the most important consideration if a disaster were to strike without warning. You must have a plan that lays out procedures and safety measures for employees and visitors by making sure evacuation routes and exits from your facility are all properly marked, ensuring that there is a designated area that can serve as a shelter space, possibly considering installation of emergency lighting, and creating a volunteer staff to serve as “safety wardens” who are properly trained and able to guide and assist with all emergency efforts.

When you are picking out a shelter space, a basement or storm cellar is an ideal location in the event of tornadoes or other high-wind situations. If you have no basement space, you may use a small interior room, a closet or an interior hallway on the lowest level of the building for shelter.

Asset Safety Is Key

There are thousands of dollars at risk in assets and merchandise even if your business is located in a strong and sturdy brick and mortar location. You will have to make mindful choices about how to protect the assets on the inside.

It is a good idea to compile a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of these items, and having photographs prior to a disaster whenever possible is always helpful when filing insurance claims. When you have assets that are based on a computer server, take necessary steps to ensure that the regular backups are being performed and look into storage systems such as cloud storage options that cannot be damaged.

Contact a contractor to help you uncover areas that may need structural integrity upgrades if you own your building, and have the contractor walk you through possible safety upgrades and advise on any areas that may not hold up in certain weather situations.

How to Get Back to Work

After a natural disaster occurs, it is quite possible that damages will force you to close your business down while repairs are being made. Every day you remain closed is another day you lose money and profits. It is a good idea to have a “rainy day” fund set aside to help out with any additional costs that are not covered by your insurance.

Compile a list of contractors that you can call on who will be available for rebuilding and needed repairs, and know which cleanup and restoration service will be available to quickly respond to your emergency situation.

With SERVPRO® of Pueblo, you can count on us to get to the disaster faster and make it "Like it never even happened." Our training and expertise have prepared us to help with water damage, storm damage, fire damage and mold remediation quickly and effectively.

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes your business is of the utmost importance. When it comes to the cleanup and restoration aspects, depend on SERVPRO® of Pueblo to be there for you.

 

The Importance of Mold Remediation | SERVPRO® of Pueblo

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

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Mold growth is likely to follow a water damage situation that occurs in a home or commercial property. It is a fact that mold can begin to grow within 48 hours of moisture exposure.

When facing a mold issue, knowing what steps to follow after the incident is vital, which is why we are devoting this blog to an overview of mold remediation.

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You’ve probably seen or heard ads for mold remediation that also promise mold removal, but the latter of the two is misleading. Removing all mold from a home or business is simply not possible. What a qualified restoration company will focus on is mold remediation, with the goal of bringing mold levels back to a normal and natural range.

Yes, mold spores are a natural occurrence and occur almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They only become a problem when a minor mold problem is not addressed and it then turns into a major infestation.

During mold remediation, technicians isolate all of the contaminated areas. Depending on the level of remediation, this may be done by either closing all doors and windows or effectively sealing off all doorways and openings with a polyethylene sheeting. Dust in the contaminated areas will be suppressed through misting process.

All wet and mold-damaged materials will then be removed and discarded using plastic bags. All areas that have been exposed to and affected by the mold are completely cleaned and thoroughly dried. Technicians may also use a HEPA vacuum in some cases to help with the removal of the contaminated materials and debris.

A biocide is used to treat the mold-affected area, and the crews will leave it to sit and work overnight to destroy the mold spores. The following day, the remediation crew will return to encapsulate all the affected and surrounding areas.

<h4this-if-you-suspect-mold-in-your-home:993f6d72e1d3ae97e6a29320ec3715b5">Do This If You Suspect Mold in Your Home

If you have a suspicion that your home or business may be affected by a mold problem, you’ll need to act quickly. Call a professional mold remediation company if, upon evaluation of the size of the problem, you discover the area involved is larger than 10 square feet.

Be sure that the professionals you call are highly and efficiently trained and certified in areas like:

  • Applied microbial remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Applied structural drying

It is always best to leave mold remediation to a professional company to achieve the quickest and most efficient resolution to the problem even though some minor mold issues have been successfully resolved by home and business owners on their own.

At SERVPRO® of Pueblo, our mold damage specialists are trained and certified experts in mold remediation. If your home or business is experiencing a mold issue, contact us to begin the mold remediation process.