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Understanding Albuquerque's May Fire Department Call Frequency: How SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is Ready to Support Our Community

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

As summer unfolds in Albuquerque, the frequency of fire department calls tends to increase, highlighting the heightened risk of fire incidents during this time of year. At SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, we recognize the importance of being prepared to support our community in the face of escalating fire damages. In this post, we'll delve into the factors contributing to the surge in fire department calls in May and discuss how SERVPRO is poised to assist homeowners and businesses affected by fire incidents.

Albuquerque's May Fire Department Call Frequency: Understanding the Trends May brings a unique set of environmental conditions to Albuquerque, including warmer temperatures, lower humidity levels, and increased wind speeds. These factors create favorable conditions for the ignition and rapid spread of fires, whether they're caused by natural factors, electrical malfunctions, or human error. As a result, the Albuquerque Fire Department experiences a rise in call frequency during this period, responding to a variety of fire-related emergencies across the city.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque: A Trusted Partner in Fire Damage Restoration At SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, we understand the devastating impact that fire damages can have on homes and businesses. That's why we're committed to being a reliable and responsive resource for our community in times of need. With years of experience and a team of skilled professionals, we specialize in comprehensive fire damage restoration services, including:

  1. Emergency Response: Our team is available 24/7 to respond swiftly to fire damage emergencies. We understand the urgency of the situation and prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients.

  2. Damage Assessment: We conduct thorough assessments to determine the extent of fire damage to properties, allowing us to develop customized restoration plans tailored to each unique situation.

  3. Cleanup and Restoration: From smoke and soot removal to structural repairs and odor elimination, we utilize advanced techniques and equipment to restore properties to their pre-fire condition efficiently and effectively.

  4. Insurance Coordination: We work closely with insurance companies to streamline the claims process and ensure that our clients receive the coverage they're entitled to for fire damage restoration services.

How SERVPRO Can Help Our Community

As the frequency of fire department calls rises in Summer, SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque stands ready to assist our community in mitigating and recovering from fire damages. Our prompt response, attention to detail, and commitment to customer satisfaction set us apart as a trusted partner in fire damage restoration. Whether it's a small residential fire or a large-scale commercial incident, our team has the expertise and resources to handle any challenge with professionalism and compassion.

Winterization time is here!

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

Winter in New Mexico can be a beautiful but chilly time of year, with temperatures dropping and snowfall in some areas. To keep your home warm and cozy during the winter months, it's essential to undertake a few key steps to winterize your home effectively. Here are some tips to ensure your New Mexico home is ready for the colder season:

  1. Seal Gaps and Cracks: Check for gaps and cracks around doors, windows, and in your home's foundation. Seal them with weather-stripping, caulk, or foam insulation to prevent cold drafts from entering your home.

  2. Insulate Your Attic: Adequate insulation in your attic helps to retain heat and can reduce energy costs. Make sure your attic is well-insulated to keep warm air inside.

  3. Service Your Heating System: Have your heating system professionally serviced to ensure it's operating efficiently. A well-maintained system will keep your home warm while saving on energy costs.

  4. Protect Pipes: New Mexico's winter nights can be frigid, so insulate your water pipes to prevent freezing and potential damage. Dripping faucets can also help prevent freezing.

  5. Consider Energy-Efficient Windows: Energy-efficient windows can help reduce heat loss and improve your home's energy efficiency.

  6. Reverse Ceiling Fans: If you have ceiling fans, switch their direction to clockwise. This circulates warm air downwards and helps keep your rooms warmer.

  7. Use Draft Stoppers: Place draft stoppers at the bottom of exterior doors to block drafts and keep the cold air out.

  8. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly to keep your home safe.

By taking these steps to winterize your New Mexico home, you'll be better prepared for the colder season, staying warm and cozy while reducing energy consumption. SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is here for emergency restoration services that may occur from frozen pipes in the winter time. We also service HVAC ducts for better air quality and system efficiency.

Why SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque understands that dealing with a catastrophic event at your home or business can be incredibly challenging and stressful. That's why our dedicated team at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque is here to help. We operate 24/7 and specialize in fire and water damage restoration, mold remediation, and biohazard cleanup.

Below, you'll find some crucial information we need from you to respond promptly and ensure we have the right equipment to get the job done:

  1. Your contact information, including name, phone number, and email.
  2. The address where the loss occurred.
  3. Details about the loss, including its type, date, and cause. Please inform us if the cause has been stopped.
  4. Insurance information (insurance company, claim number, and deductible) if you're filing a claim.

Additionally, specify the rooms affected by the event.

Don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505) 503-8627 for all your cleanup and restoration needs

Do you smoke in your home?

8/11/2023 (Permalink)

Fire in bedroom The fire happened in the bedroom and wasn't discovered until the whole room went up in flames.

Always have a fire extinguisher on hand and have your fire alarm checked as needed.

You never know when a fire can happen. And it is always when you least expect it. Never think that it cannot happen to you. We hope it never does but if it were to happen, you can always call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque. We are always willing to help. Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque we strive to make sure that this unfortunate tragedy is as easy as possible for you and your family.

A fire can destroy anything and everything in its path. So, before you do anything please make sure your fire alarm is up to date and that your extinguisher is filled up and ready to go for emergencies. Because we want your belongings, home, and family safe.

Air Duct Cleaning

7/26/2023 (Permalink)

When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned?

While it is not unhealthy air in your home, it can still cause health issues or harbor contaminants that can cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or even allergies. That is why we recommend to have your air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years. We have the best and most efficient team that can help you with getting your air ducts cleaned. There is no worries or stress when our team is out on your property making sure the job is done correctly. Our team is always ready to tackle the job. Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, we want your family and your home safe. "Like it never even happened"

Have you ever smelled an odor in your home?

5/1/2023 (Permalink)

Mold growing on wall due to water damage Just to show what Mold looks like.

Have you ever smelled an odor in your home?

Most people can’t distinguish mold and that’s ok.

That’s why SERVPRO is here to help.

If you’re smelling something in your home but you don’t see anything, it might be growing somewhere hidden within your walls.

There are over 3 million kinds of mold but there are 3 categories when it comes to what homeowners may find in their home.

Pathogenic Mold causes issues for people who have a compromised immune system or any other chronic conditions such as COPD or asthma.

Allergenic Mold causes allergic reactions such as itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and headaches.

And the most dangerous mold is the mold that causes health issues; Toxigenic Mold, which tends to be toxic to humans regardless of any underlying condition.

Mold can give off a musty smell and can sometimes have an earthy smell as well, which is more of the toxigenic mold.

But if you’re ever having any symptoms like, runny nose, itchy throat, congestion and/or dry skin, then maybe try calling SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque a call and we can get all that taken care of for you. When it comes to your health, SERVPRO is here to help!

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque - We are here to help!

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

Have you ever had a disaster in your home or business? Knowing who to call in that moment, can be a challenge. With so many Restoration and Mitigation companies you might wonder who the best is to call, whether it be flooding, water, fire, mold damage, maybe you found some sort of infestation in your attic, or you’re in need of our proactive cleaning services. Rest assured that when you call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, you are calling upon a company with highly trained certified technicians, 24-hour emergency service, locally owned and operated, and the #1 trusted leader in the restoration industry.

Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, we hold our customers at the top of our priority list, 24/7.

From the moment you contact us you’ll notice our team is different from others.  We handle every claim with the utmost care and professionalism. You’re not just another job for us to complete. We understand how devastating it can be to endure such a disruption, it can be a very stressful time and our job is to make it as painless and time efficient as possible. We are here to make it “Like it never even happened."

Do you know the differences in Water Damage Categories?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

In this blog I will explaining the categories of water in regards to mitigation restoration.  This information can be very helpful if you were to ever have a flood. There are 3 categories of water damages.

Category 1 is sanitary water which does not pose substantial risk. This is also known as clean water and includes water that comes from broken pipes, water supply lines, bathtubs or sinks that have overflowed, and various appliance issues.  However, once sanitary water leaves the exit point, it may not remain sanitary.  Once it comes into contact with others surfaces or other materials that contain contaminates it is then also contaminated. 

Category 2 is water that is significantly contaminated and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if anyone comes into contact or if it is consumed by humans.  This category involves “grey water” which is water from sinks, washing machines, or an aquarium.

Category 3 is water that is grossly contaminated and can serious health effects. This water is also known as “black water” and is usually from sewage, rising flood waters, seawater, river, or ground water.  This category requires PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Porous materials will need to be removed and properly disposed of.  Carpet and padding will always need to be torn out and replaced. 

Any category of water damage can be result in a stressful time. Get a professional to clean it up in a quickly and efficiently.  The most important part of all of this is the safety of our customers and their families. If you ever have a water damage, please give SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque a call at (505)503-8627 we will make it “Like it never even happened."

Why to choose SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque we are always excited to help our customers and we prioritize the expectation that our customer has for us and make sure we exceed them. It can be difficult to trust someone to go into your home and clean-up and restore something that has already caused a catastrophe. We take pride with our business therefore we will provide what is best to our customers to the best of our knowledge. We use professional cleaning supplies to get deep into disinfecting and cleaning.

We, as a team, also make sure to look clean and have our equipment and vans looking sharp and ready to go. We are always putting our best foot forward in providing outstanding customer service and completing the job as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We strive to be the best we can at all times and it does not matter if it is day, night, weekday, or weekend we are here to create a “Like it never even happened," experience.

Don't forget to call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505)503-8627 for all your Cleanup and restoration needs we are always here to help!

Risk Factors of Self Mold Remediation

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Mold remediation is best left to the professionals who can bring the proper tools and have the educated experience.  Improper mold remediation can result in the home becoming a hazard to the homeowner’s health.  Even with the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) there is still potential for exposure. 

Adding to the risk of improperly removing mold could cause large amount of spores, which are not seen by the naked eye, to circulate throughout the home.  The microscopic spores can potentially grow into new infestations and could potentially start the cycle of remediation all over again. 

During the process of the mold remediation most DYI jobs do not have the proper equipment or protection.  If you’re not using the proper equipment and not using them with proper techniques, you could be putting yourself and your family at risk. 

To save yourself trouble and protect the health of not only yourself but your family, leave remediation up to the professionals.  If you find yourself in a situation where your home needs remediation call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque at (505) 503-8627 where we are the professionals with the experience and training to help in a time of need.