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Water Extraction And Removal
About Us
Since 1986 Harry and Sylvie Price have owned and
operated these ServiceMaster Clean licenses. Harry is
responsible for all aspects of operations and Sylvie
oversees the administrative functions of the business. We
count on our dedicated staff to provide our customers
with the high level of customer service they have come to
expect.
ServiceMaster of Boulder and ServiceMaster of Westminster combine to provide excellent
service with highly trained technicians to the entire Denver regional North Metropolitan
area, including the following municipalities: Golden, Blackhawk, Rollinsville, Nederland,
Boulder, Longmont, Erie, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Frederick, Firestone, Dacono,
Brighton, Lochbuie, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Westminster,
Broomfield, Arvada.
We are an IICRC-certified firm and our management staff and technicians are trained and
certified in all aspects of specialized cleaning and emergency services for fire and smoke
damage clean-up and deodorization, water damage and sewage back-ups, biohazard
cleaning and mold remediation. We meet or exceed all industry standards for these
services and work closely with insurance carriers to make sure that damage to homes and
properties is properly handled. We comply with all OSHA regulations governing our work
and worker safety, as well as the safety of property occupants, tenants, and other
contractors or service workers who may be on site at a disaster.

Water Damage and Restoration
Understanding Water Damage:
When water damage occurs, water typically spreads out
from the source and flows through the path of least
resistance. Materials such as wood, drywall and floor
coverings will soak up the moisture which can lead to
unpleasant secondary damages and effects if not
addressed in a timely fashion. The wetting of materials
can cause swelling of sub floors as well as primary floor
coverings like hardwoods. Floor coverings such as
carpet may experience staining from furniture or a
weakening of the primary and secondary backings of
manufactured carpet. Materials such as drywall may
‘wick’ moisture which if not properly dried or removed
could lead to further damage and microbial contamination. All wet materials in a structure
need to be addressed in a timely fashion so as to prevent additional or secondary damages
from occurring to the structure. For more information on preventing a common cause of
winter house flooding please visit the link below.

Preventing a Frozen Pipe during the Winter
Even though the winter in Boulder is now in full swing, there still are some things that you
can do to help prevent a pipe from freezing. Water pipes most susceptible include those
that are located close to cold exterior walls, as well as pipes in unheated areas such as the
basement, crawlspace and attic. As a preventive measure, consider adequately insulating
these vulnerable water lines with heat tape, fiberglass or other pipe insulation.
Additionally, when the weather is extremely cold outside take the following precautions:
• Turn on faucets that are located near outside walls to allow both hot and cold water to
trickle slowly.
• Open cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks to let warm air circulate around
the pipes.
• Prevent drafts by closing all windows and air vents; seal gaps around exposed pipes.
Water pipes are
more prone to freezing when exposed to drafts during periods of low temperatures.
• Set the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees F during the day and night even if you plan

Thawing a Frozen Pipe
If you suspect a pipe is freezing, turn off the water valve and open the faucets. You can then
thaw a frozen pipe using a few methods, but do it with caution and patience. Never use a
blow torch or other open flame. Instead, use a hair dryer starting from the faucet and
working back to the frozen section in the pipe. Another option is to wrap and rub the pipe
with warm, damp rags until the frozen water melts.

Dealing with a Pipe That Bursts
Again, turn off the water valve if you haven’t done so already. Use your judgment to decide
whether you can fix the broken pipe yourself or if you will need the help of a professional
plumber.
A frozen pipe that bursts can subsequently result in flooding. To prevent water damage to
your structures and personal belongings, it’s important to act quickly. ServiceMaster of
Boulder has the training, experience and equipment to help restore your property to preflood condition. Our Emergency Services include moving and protecting your personal
belongings, extracting excess water, rapidly drying the affected areas and reducing the risk
of mold growth.
To learn more about preventing and mitigating damage caused by a frozen pipe, call us
today at ServiceMaster of Boulder 303-443-6020.
ServiceMaster of Boulder proudly serves the following communities: Arvada,
Co.,Boulder,Co., Lafayette, Co., Louisville, Co., Longmont, Co. Erie, Co., Niwot, Co.,
Broomfield, Co. Westminster, Co., Superior, Co., Thornton, Co, Frederick, Co, Firestone, Co.,
Dacono, Co. and most of the Denver metro area.

For more information please visit
http://www.smboulder.com


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