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We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster In Silt

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment drying the floor but the stairs after flood damage hit Our industry certified technicians are armed with the latest in equipment to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”

Technicians Always Available to Mitigate Flood Damage in Silt

As any Colorado homeowner living close to the river knows, flooding and groundswells are always risks that need to be taken into account after rainfall and snow melts. Flooding causes tens of thousands of dollars to damage by bringing contaminants into the home that can affect the safety of structures. 

If you have flood damage in your Silt property, SERVPRO technicians are always available to clean up the disaster. Availability is 24/7, all year round. If you encounter flooding and water damage on weekends or holidays, you can have technicians at your home within hours of your call. They can coordinate cleanup with you and your insurance adjusters and restore your home to its pre-flood condition. Your local IICRC-certified crew is affiliated with organizations like the American Red Cross, Carbondale Leads, and the Western Colorado Contractors Association. 

Certified to Do the Job

SERVPRO employs a team with a diverse range of skills to restore your home. Certified technicians receive education in a variety of disaster mitigation fields, including:

  • Applied structural drying
  • Carpet cleaning and hard flooring care
  • Odor control and water damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration
  • OSHA 10-hour general/construction industry training, among other programs

Both technicians and franchise owners must undergo extensive certification and training to maintain the quality homeowners need to enjoy a safe, clean home once more.

How SERVPRO Can Save Your Home

Flooding can be disastrous to a variety of surfaces, particularly porous items like fabrics, carpet, and upholstery. SERVPRO technicians can dispose of contaminated carpet and other items at the discretion of the homeowner. Once cleaning and drying are finished, qualified professionals can repair your structure, eliminate odors, remediate mold, and put the contents of your home back in place. 

Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) rely on a variety of sources to remove odors from a flood-damaged home. Equipment can include ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, air scrubbers with HEPA filters, and pumps or sprayers that sanitize odor-affected areas. High-velocity exhaust fans run before and after deodorization to ensure that air is clean and safe for occupants. 

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (970) 618-1516 today for thorough cleanup after a disaster occurs. 

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We Can Handle Any Water Damage Issue In Your Garfield Business

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage near an electrical lighting fixtures in the ceiling When you have an emergency we can immediately dispatch a team of industry certified technicians to remediate any situation.

A Garfield Warehouse Benefits from Prompt Commercial Water Removal

We received a call from the business owner informing us that water had pooled in his warehouse. We arrived quickly after that call and started the water extraction process for the affected areas of the warehouse. Since we were concerned about damage to the stored products, we planned out our scope to protect the owner from losing money and time.

Prompt commercial water removal in the Garfield warehouse helped prevent heavy loss of merchandise. Water loss incidents in warehouses can disrupt the regular work hours, routines, and availability of staff. People who work in a warehouse can see their schedules curtailed, depending on how long it takes to rectify the destruction. With the help of specialized equipment like electric submersible pumps, our SERVPRO technicians quickly removed the water.

We also used moisture detection tools to check for hidden moisture in walls and flooring. Moisture often leads to a mold infestation that could become severe enough to warrant demolition of affected structures. Our crew removed stored inventory from the affected areas to keep it from becoming an impediment to the restoration work that was taking place in the facility.

After extracting water damage from the facility, we dried the affected surfaces to remove all the moisture. Moisture can get absorbed into most finishing materials, leading to their spoilage and formation of unpleasant odor. Our technicians dried and dehumidified the warehouse to reduce the likelihood of negative consequences. For complete drying and dehumidification of the facility, our SERVPRO team used specialized equipment including:

Axial air movers – They provide high-speed circulation of air masses, activating the process of separation of moisture from affected surfaces. Axial air movers deliver low pressure at higher volume and can, therefore, cover large areas of affected materials.

Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers – They eliminate moisture from the air and offer the advantage of drying spaces to a lower humidity ratio. These dehumidifiers speed up the drying process as humidity in affected areas lowers, and they are more effective at drying difficult materials.  

Our team carefully monitored each stage of the drying process and performed the necessary measurements to control the humidity levels in the facility. Soaked objects and materials can emit an unpleasant scent of mustiness and dampness. To prevent such consequences, our team deodorized the affected areas using fogging equipment.

If you are dealing with a water intrusion problem in your warehouse, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 for quick restoration. We can handle the issue to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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We Have State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home After A Flood

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment drying the floor in a home after a flood damage Our industry certified technicians are armed with the latest in equipment and make it seem “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Technicians In Silt Point Out How Boroscopes Get Used During Restoration

The fall season is in its prime, and temperatures across the state of Colorado, including Silt and surrounding areas, have already dipped below the freezing pointing. Once temperatures drop in the fall, flood damage can be caused when the water running through the pipes inside your house freezes and your plumbing breaks and leaks. Once pipes freeze and break, hundreds of gallons of water can spill into the interior of your structure within hours.

Once the water starts to build up, it can ruin your building materials and contents. If your flood damage problem in Silt does not get mitigated right away, secondary issues such as elevated humidity levels and mold growth can occur. Once you realize that your pipes have frozen and broken, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can utilize industrially approved methods to restore your house to the way it was before your plumbing froze, and make it seem "Like it never even happened."

As soon as we receive your emergency call, our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your residence and assess the flood damage situation. We have several specialized tools of the trade at our disposal. Before we begin any mitigation work, we inspect the job using a combination of moistures meters, thermohygrometers, and other instruments.

One tool we can use, especially during scenarios when your pipes freeze and break, are inspection cameras or boroscopes. These tools consist of a bendable scope that leads to a screen with a handle on it. The scope can be bent and twisted into tight spots and small crevices so that areas that would not normally be visible to the naked eye can be seen on the instrument's screen.

Boroscopes can be used during the initial inspection to locate moisture. For example, if a water pipe running under your floor breaks, then we can drill a hole inside your floor board and look to see where the liquid went. We can also use these types of inspection cameras to peer inside wall cavities to search for wet studs or the presence of mold.

Any time your water pipes freeze and break, it is wise to call in the professionals. You can reach SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties by calling (970) 618-1516. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Little Known Ways to Rid Fire Damage from Your New Castle Home

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

blue roof fire damaged When fire damage occurs you should act quickly and contact SERVPRO.

Fire Damage in Your New Castle Residence Necessitates Efficient Soot Cleanup

The fine particles of tar, carbon, and other materials produced during the incomplete combustion of fire are called soot. Soot particles can coat various surfaces of your house. They can be fine dust or sticky oil depending on the materials involved in the fire. Smoke can travel further than the flames, spreading to rooms that the fire did not impact.

Soot stains most surfaces in a few hours after a fire, and it may also settle in the ductwork of your HVAC system. Porous materials such as drywall, carpeting, paint, and fabrics can have a significant amount of soot after a fire damages your New Castle home. Soot can also damage non-porous materials such as glass, metal, and stone. When dealing with soot damage, you can trust SERVPRO franchise professionals to clean up your property and restore it to its pre-damaged state.

Cleaning soot stains largely depends on the amount of fire and soot damage. Soot is acidic, and it can, therefore, stain most surfaces within a short time. Water from firefighting efforts may also cause damage to your possessions and the structure of your home. Cleanup should start immediately to prevent further damage.

Our soot restoration services start with an initial assessment of the damage and a free estimate. If there is water, we can remove it using portable extractors and dry out the affected areas using air moving and dehumidifying equipment. Our restorers can then test affected materials and categorize them as washable or non-washable. We can wash the walls, ceilings, and floors of all affected rooms. We can also clean furniture and other personal items.

Our SERVPRO team can also clean synthetic and plastic materials properly and discard the items that heat has ruined. We can also clean your ductwork to ensure that the HVAC system does not blow soot into the house.

Wood is porous, and it can absorb soot quickly. Our technicians can dry clean unsealed, or unfinished wood. We can use dusting cloths, feather dusters, or dry cleaning sponges to wipe wood surfaces. Dusting clothes may not eliminate all the oily residues. We can use brushes of various sizes with either stiff or soft bristles to remove smoke residues from decorative trim and crevices. If the smoke residues are substantial, we can semi-refinish the hard furniture.

If you are searching for a remediation company that offers soot cleanup services in Glenwood Springs, Silt, and Rifle, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is the company to call. We can deal with the fire loss to make it “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (970) 618-1516.

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If You Have Floods Or Water Intrusions In Your Silt Home Call Us Right Away

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

a family room with water damage Our experts have training in water damage restoration, upholstery & fabric cleaning, applied microbial remediation and applied structural drying.

Professional Water Removal In Silt Homes

With the Colorado River running through the middle of town, Silt residents are not exactly used to floods, but it takes a lot to them blink. Experienced homeowners know that more often, it the water heater that breaks or another broken appliance or plumbing issue that forces them to call a professional removal and restoration service immediately.

For water removal in Silt homes, SERVPRO has the tools needed to perform every task needed to clear each residence. Usually, these types of disaster are minor compared to a major flood, and since the water comes from an inside source, there is rarely the need to have to clean soil and other contaminants from the floor and other surfaces.

That means that our technicians do not need to bring out the larger water pumps from our inventory, and can instead use extractions wands and other, smaller devices as their primary tools. These devices are more versatile, and operators can adjust vacuum and speed, as well as the level of applied heat to simultaneously remove water and start the process of drying out carpets and wood flooring.

As team members draw water off the carpets and floors, other SERVPRO technicians examine nearby walls and property. Even with small amounts of water, the drywall panels that make up the interior walls of a home can quickly absorb enough to cause cracking and splitting. In some cases, they can even dissolve right off the framing, holding them in place.

To avoid this, team members remove the floor trim and set up air movers. These devices force warm, dry air across the surfaces to carefully force out the moisture. It dries them without causing secondary water damage to the panels. If needed, technicians can drill a hole into each affected panel to drain any trapped water and use a hose attached to an air mover to force the warm air into the wall space to dry it.

At SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties, our goal is to provide this level of support to every homeowner here, and in Glenwood Springs, New Castle, and Rifle. If you have had water intrusions or floods in your home, call us at (970) 618-1516 today to schedule a service call and let us help get the restoration process started.

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Some Simple Steps to an Effective Commercial Flood Damage Strategy in Silt

9/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooded office furniture floating Flooding can be completely overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO should your office building have excess standing water and flood damage.

How SERVPRO Turns Around Commercial Flood Damage in Silt Real Estate Office

Commercial flood damage halts the operation of the business until there is the removal of the water and the property is both dried and disinfected.

When groundwater breaches into a Silt business causing commercial flood damage, cleanup efforts should begin as fast as possible because as each minute passes, the level of damage to the structure increases. A business where foot traffic from the public is common needs to look and be clean; this is especially true in a real estate office where first impressions and curb appeal are everything.

Flood Loss Items Need Fast Removal

Carpet soaked by groundwater is a loss and does not have restoration potential. Water damaged sheetrock undergoes removal and baseboards too as needed. As water extraction efforts continue in the property, technicians go item by item to ascertain, which among them is a loss and what is restorable.

Pack Out of Important Documents

Listings, leads, and more are the life's blood of a real estate office. A pack out would commonly occur to ensure the critical documents went to safe storage until the cleanup of the damage from the flood water efforts completed.

Limiting Disruptions During Cleanup

SERVPRO technicians know that in the real estate market, any amount of downtime means the potential for a loss of income. They work quickly and dry large furnishings in place raised on blocks when possible. In cases where technicians performed a pack out, they return every item back to the place they removed it from after drying and disinfection of the property.

Restoration and Rebuilding

To get a business such as a real estate office reopened, it must have repairs done. Technicians work to get the property ready for any needed construction and give the property owner a list of the required repairs to return the business to its pre-flood condition.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is ready to address commercial flood damage of any size. Our technicians work quickly to limit the loss and get your business reopened. We are available 24/7 by calling (970) 618-1516 to make the incident, "Like it never even happened."

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Did You Know That SERVPRO Can Check Your Silt DIY Flood Restoration Project?

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Several different pieces of SERVPRO drying equipment Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to dry your home.

Double Checking DIY Flood Recovery in Silt Homes 

There are many situations where we encounter motivated homeowners looking to undertake substantial drying and extraction efforts for their flood-damaged Silt property. As monumental of a task as this might be, many of these same residents have been able to utilize advanced tools and equipment to overcome widespread loss effects in their house. This effort does not come without a share of potential risk, much of which centers on lingering moisture left undetected. 

While we can expect our SERVPRO team address flood damage in Silt properties, we also focus on ensuring that our customers are not getting wrong information that could leave them battling overwhelming circumstances. We are a resource for flood and water recovery as we are a trusted name to address these issues efficiently and thoroughly when property owners prefer the experienced hands of professionals. 

The tools that many property owners use have limitations on both power and efficiency and are often smaller or weaker versions of industrial-grade equipment available to our technicians. From an extraction point alone, residents utilize wet-vacs and submersible pumps, but these often lack the strength of the equipment that our SERVPRO team would arrive within the Green Fleet. In addition to our extractor truck, we also have specialized equipment designed to maximize water removal on specific flooring materials.  

We know that we are not involved in every restoration task following flooding in our communities. We want homeowners to know that with our experience and training in the industry, we can help you to check the drying efforts completed in your house. We have advanced detection equipment like infrared imagery and moisture content meters that can find dampness and wet pockets in your home if they exist. We can even use these tools to assess wall cavities and other inaccessible areas. 

Whether you need our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team to perform a full restoration and recovery on your flood-damaged home, or a second opinion on the work you have done yourself, we are here to help. Contact us 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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We Know The Measures to Take With Your Glenwood Springs Damages, When It Comes to Water, Fire, Mold, or Storm.

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

Road map exit to Glenwood Springs. SERVPRO will face the fight no matter the lengths it takes for your Glenwood Springs community.

No matter the damages you face in Glenwood Springs, we can help your through it.

There are never convenient or easy times for disasters to strike your Glenwood Springs home, but our SERVPRO professionals can help with a prompt response. We have a 24/7 emergency dispatch system that can mobilize our qualified technicians whenever these events occur, and with ready trailers stocked with useful equipment and products, we can handle even significant loss incidents without delay. Our team has the full support of the other area franchises, providing an infinite roster of certified restoration technicians, an endless inventory of recovery tools, and the efficiency in handling multiple damaging projects simultaneously.

Water

Saturation and exposure of construction materials and the contents of your home can present a hazardous situation for property owners. We understand the importance of protecting these belongings and structural elements that become at risk when water loss incidents occur, and that is why we have both Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as well as a full team of content management professionals. When water damage affects Glenwood Springs properties, we are a wise choice to help.

Our success over the years in the area stems from our commitment to provide quality service to every customer that needs it. By embracing a belief that every job deserves the same level of effort and resolution, we can do more Glenwood Springs homeowners and their properties. We work closely with your insurance provider as well, offering a constant connection and updates with our documentation software DryBook.

As much as these emergencies can occur at any time, water damage in Glenwood Springs is not a universal threat that compromises properties in the same way every time. The evolution of our water restoration team has embraced changing techniques and strategies, along with the acquisition of the latest and most effective equipment and products available, to exceed your expectations every time.

Fire

Fire loss incidents require several unique restorative approaches from our SERVPRO technicians. Because each instance is different than the last, our specialists must thoroughly inspect properties when we first arrive to determine the full extent of the damage. This assessment helps to determine the equipment and products necessary to overcome fire damage in Glenwood Springs homes and businesses, but also the specific personnel and specialized units necessary. These trailered machines can include portable power, portable heating or cooling units, or industrial-grade dehumidification.

We have become a trusted name in fire recovery in the area because of our fast response. We keep a trailer within our Green Fleet stocked with deodorization tools, soot removal equipment and products, and cleaning units to begin mitigation as soon as we arrive at a fire damaged Glenwood Springs property. While we have an entire division of our company devoted to Fire & Smoke Restoration with IICRC certifications, we also encourage these same professionals to get educated in other areas of fire restoration, including odor control, content management, and advanced cleaning niches.

We have a full warehouse for the storage and recovery of your belongings and furniture removed from a fire-damaged Glenwood Springs home. We have advanced cleaning techniques to remove soot from your valuables and keepsakes and an on-site ozone chamber to neutralize smoke odors. Once your belongings have gotten restored, they can get restored on-site until it is safe to return them to your property when restoration work completes.

Mold

Mold damage in Glenwood Springs can be an underappreciated threat, and without the appropriate steps taken quickly to limit the spread and growth of these colonies, the situation can quickly get out of control. We have a special division of our SERVPRO team with IICRC certifications as both Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), helping to address the consequence and the cause simultaneously.

Much of the work that we do to secure homes and businesses from the threat of mold damage begins with practical containment efforts. With physical barriers and the use of filtering tools like negative air chambers and air scrubbers, we can limit the spread of mold spores throughout moist areas of Glenwood Springs homes. In addition to limiting the spread, our remediation specialists can begin work on removing colonies with antimicrobial sprays, sanding, soda blasting, and in extreme cases, material removal.

Success in remediation for our SERVPRO team is more than just removing the present threat, but ensuring that the same problem does not happen again and again in Glenwood Springs properties. We can help by encouraging the use of permanent dehumidification units, water diversion and pumps, or better waterproofing solutions for affected regions of your household.

Storm

Flash flooding and severe weather systems threaten thousands of homes and businesses all around Glenwood Springs. We know that when structural damages occur, that we must act quickly to ensure that your home does not suffer long-term consequences of effects like flooding. With breaches in your roof or other exterior elements of the house, it can be easy for water penetration to occur, and our professionals must work quickly to not only secure these breaches but to also mitigate your loss from standing water.

As alarming as these situations can become, storm damage in Glenwood Springs homes does not have to be a total loss for your property. With our fast response 24/7, our SERVPRO team can arrive with extraction and drying tools that can help to regain control of a disastrous scenario quickly. The fast reaction to these destructive events can protect installed elements from requiring removal and allow our professionals to protect sullied contents and saturated contents within your house.

We move quickly to ensure that any rubbish or degraded materials get removed quickly from the Glenwood Springs property, as these moist conditions can encourage insect infestations and mold growth. Our team can work to prevent these situations with debris removal practices and with antimicrobial spray to protect exposed elements during the drying process.

You have choices when it comes to restoration services, but few have the experience and extensive training that our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties professionals do. No matter what loss incident affects your property, you can count on our specialists to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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When a Water Supply Line Unexpectedly Supplies Your Silt Home With Water Damage

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of house Burst pipe while you were at work? We are always ready to handle your unexpected water loss situations.

Call SERVPRO When Your Silt Kitchen Needs Water Removal Services

Many things in our kitchen can cause a need for professional water removal services. A broken faucet, a faulty ice maker, or a busted dishwasher, to name a few. Once an unreliable appliance causes a mess, we can find ourselves in need of external help. However, fortunately for you, there is always help close at hand when you need it.

In the case of your home, your Silt kitchen needed water removal services because a water supply line, under your sink, burst while you were away at work. It is always wise to check on old piping or supply lines from time to time, as some are not always made to last. If a section of plumbing seems to be straining, call for a professional opinion before the accident happens.

However, always being preemptive is not very practical. Sometimes, accidents happen very suddenly, and there is nothing that could have been done to change them. For this reason, companies like SERVPRO exist, to help you when an accident happens.

Here at SERVPRO, we focus on our priorities around being there for you when you need us, as quickly as possible. After receiving your initial call, our team of technicians, certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC,) immediately begin to gather together. Once assembled, they can take one of our signature green vans, filled with advanced equipment, and travel to your home promptly.

When our team of SERVPRO IICRC-certified techs arrive at your home, they can get to work immediately. We pride ourselves on our work ethic as well as our swift reaction times. The first task is to remove the puddled water from your kitchen and discard it, using devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors.

We can then bring drying equipment into your kitchen to remove the excess moisture from your floor, as well as under the sink. We can use pieces of equipment, such as dehumidifiers and heaters, to encourage the moisture to evaporate. Once finished, we can help you order a new supply line for your sink and then recommend a plumber to install it.

When your home finds itself in need of water removal services, don't wait to get them. Communicate with SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties by calling (970) 618-1516. Night or day, we're ready to assist you.

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SERVPRO Is Swift to Mitigate the Fire and Smoke Damage to Your New Castle Property

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Soot Stains and Smoke Odors Are Best Left to SERVPRO to Restore Your New Castle Home, "Like it never even happened."

What You Can Do About Fire Damage in Your New Castle Home Before Help Arrives

Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association, estimate around 370,000 house fires occur every year, resulting in nearly $7 billion in overall property damages. Fortunately, the majority of fires happen where only a portion of the home is damaged, which negates the need for complete demolition and rebuild or perhaps none at all but can lead to other issues such as the spread of soot or odors.

Before SERVPRO arrives at your New Castle home to clean up fire damage, there are things you can do to make the mitigation go even faster and limit loss.
?    Turn off the HVAC to limit the spread of soot via ductwork
?    Have as little foot traffic in the affected area as possible
?    Close the doors to the fire loss area
?    If you attempt to clean, remove only light, dry soot with a dry sponge or rag, better yet, with a vacuum
?    Do not use wet sponges or cleaners as this can grind soot into surfaces

Once our technicians are on-site, we contain the fire loss area using a thick-gauge plastic barrier (usually 6-mil) over doorways and vents to stop the spread of soot. The room is ventilated if appropriate, charred debris removed and restorable items removed for cleaning. SERVPRO technicians try to limit loss as much as possible for homeowners through our proprietary restoration methods.

Odor control is a large part of fire loss cleanup. Odor-causing soot particles exist smaller than the human eye can see and travel throughout the home unless contained and removed. We used equipment such as air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and trap them. When our technicians complete fire debris removal and mitigation efforts, the room is ready for any needed repairs or reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties stands ready to assist local property owners with fire damage. Call us anytime at (970) 618-1516, and our emergency response teams arrive within hours to remove the fire loss from your home "Like it never even happened."

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