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A Primer on How to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Primer on How to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes Leaking pipes can cause a lot of water damage quickly. Make sure you know how to turn off your water supply.

Some Quick Tips to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes

You might realize early on that you do not have the skillset or the equipment to handle even modest water loss incidents occurring in your Rifle home, but that does not mean that you have no means of helping the situation. You can expect a fast 24/7 response from our SERVPRO professionals. There are initial steps that a property owner can take to reduce the spread of the water damage, the severity of this situation, and the ultimate cost involved in restoring the effects.

Water damage in Rifle homes varies by the source of the incident and where the symptoms can spread within the residence. It is crucial to contain the situation as promptly as possible, and assuring the success in this venture can start before our professionals even roll out from our facility. We can mobilize quickly to get mitigation and restoration work started in your home. Here are some steps that you can take to make the process more efficient and cost-effective:

  • Identify the Source

Often this is not challenging to accomplish, but it can help to narrow your immediate actions to cut off water flow to a particular appliance, portion of piping, or the entire plumbing system in the household until our SERVPRO professionals arrive.

  • Contain the Damage as Best as You Can

Sometimes closing a door and pushing a towel against the bottom can stop water flow to other rooms long enough for our technicians to arrive and get started on extraction.

  • Protect Your Belongings

We have an entire content management division. There is little we can do for some items that have spent hours directly exposed to standing water. Move at-risk items to safe areas of your home.

Water damage recovery comes in multiple phases. These approaches can happen more quickly and more thoroughly with a combination of our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties trained professionals and the efforts of our customers before our team arrives. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (970) 618-1516 to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Experts Will Save Your Silt Business After A Flood!

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Experts Will Save Your Silt Business After A Flood! When your property in New Castle, Rifle, or Parachute needs mitigation and restoration services, call us at (970) 618-1516.

Recovery From Commercial Flood Damage – Faster When Silt Businesses Are READY With Skilled Professionals

Flooding in different parts of Silt affects businesses of all sizes. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile helps businesses reduce the impact felt by all kinds of disasters. Our READY Profile collects pertinent information about a business and its operations in one easily-accessible location so owners, managers, and our team can work together from the start to achieve the best possible results.

Businesses with a current Emergency READY Profile ERP in Silt recover from commercial flood damage faster and with less expense than those businesses without such a preparedness plan in place. When a local business sustains damage from flooding, our certified technicians strive to make the restoration process as painless and stress-free as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, giving all our customers an advantage against time and the inevitable enlargement of damaged areas. An up-to-date READY plan makes us even more efficient.

We want to help you re-establish your store’s normal operations and get your doors open again. The sooner you can recover, “Like it never even happened,” the less likely it becomes for the flood damage to have permanent ill effects on your business. It might seem highly cost-effective to have your employees clean things up after a flood. However, when contaminated water covers large areas or affects numerous pieces of inventory and furnishings, the risks increase significantly to both your employees’ health and to anything not yet damaged.

Technicians at SERVPRO study and participate in in-house training to earn recognition from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The areas covered during our studies include the wide variety of proper cleaning methods and techniques to cover the diverse materials found in homes and businesses today. Our goal is to help businesses recover after disasters affect their buildings as quickly as possible, restoring functionality and safety, so people do not experience health effects or other issues.

With flooding, damage includes swelling up of flooring materials, an overload of pathogens and chemicals on everything touched by the water, dramatically increased humidity, odors, debris, and other risk-filled changes. Mitigating the area and eliminating these problems requires that workers stay protected with proper personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as understand both the risks and the techniques necessary to avoid injury. Because every team member at SERVPRO arrives prepared with both mitigation equipment and their own PPE, safely restoring your store or office occurs efficiently and in a safe manner.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties helps restore office complexes, factories, shops, restaurants, and other commercial buildings after flood damage occurs. When your property in New Castle, Rifle, or Parachute needs mitigation and restoration services, call us at (970) 618-1516. We answer this number day and night, year-round, including weekends and all holidays.

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We Have The Proper Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Have The Proper Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home We have the necessary equipment to restore any storm damage big or small that causes flooding.

Extracting Standing Water and Establishing Dry Methods after Flood Damage in Silt

A flooded property poses several tough questions to a homeowner. There is a myriad of different factors to consider, such as furniture, flooring, carpeting, fittings, and fixtures. Getting the excess water out is crucial, but after standing water is gone, waterlogged contents or structure can cause just as much damage. Our restoration company has the experience to tackle each challenge strategically and can deploy the correct equipment for each stage. An established gameplan to restoring a flooded property is crucial to minimizing both losses and secondary damages.

Homeowners with flood damage in their Silt property need to understand that time is a contributing factor to the restoration process. Flooring weakens under the increased weight and pressure of standing water. There is also a water migration issue to consider, whereby flooded rooms leak moisture into structural cavities or subfloor. Finally, microbial growth thrives in wet, humid conditions and can grow into colonies in as little as 48 hours, so your structure and contents need proper drying to guard against secondary damages.

SERVPRO operates a rapid-response unit for emergency flood situations. Depending on the scale of operation, we can send a technician, or several, to your property to mitigate losses. Safety comes first. A water restoration technician (WRT) can scope your property for electrical hazards, restore shut off power, and test floors or ceilings for structural weakness. Once the scoping procedure is complete, we can bring in the required equipment to remove standing water.

Removing excess quantities of water can be done quickly by using extraction units and gas-powered pumping equipment. SERVPRO technicians can usually remove excess water within a day. The next step is to bring in professional drying equipment like dehumidifiers and rapid air-movers. Depending on the scope of the project, this process can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks. A SERVPRO technician can take relative humidity readings, and moisture content readings to ensure the expected outcomes are being achieved daily until the home is returned to its condition before the flood damage.

An efficient restoration procedure requires the ability to remove standing water quickly before establishing an informed drying method. Contact SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 today.

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Fire Restoration Professionals Talk About Cleaning Methods to Restore Fire Damaged Rifle Homes

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration Professionals Talk About Cleaning Methods to Restore Fire Damaged Rifle Homes There is not a one size fits all solution to clean fire damaged possession. SERVPRO has several cleaning methods used to restore your home.

Restoring Fire Damage Property in Rifle Homes

Despite having the Colorado running through town, Rifle residents know that fire season is just getting underway. Recent rains dry up quickly as the temperature rises and put their homes at risk.  

Fire damage in Rifle homes can be everything from a burned out roof to the thick smoke residues coating every surface in the kitchen, dining room, and elsewhere after a fire. SERVPRO response crews train their personnel as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians, or FSRTs to ensure they can clean residues on everything from upholstery fabrics to drywall, and more.  

Each FSRT trains to become skilled on four primary cleaning actions. Each one is designed to break residues from the surface they adhere to after the fire. Depending on the surface and type of residues, technicians use Suspension and Dispersion, Mechanical, Lubrication, or Chemical Actions.  

Suspension and Dispersion is the first and most common cleaning action used by SERVPRO. Technicians loosen soils with a cleaning product, which become suspended in the solution, and dispersed. Suspension happens when the soils dissolve in the cleaner or remain intact inside a cleaner they cannot mix with chemically. FSRTs remove them using a sponge or extraction device. It is useful on items like drywall.  

Mechanical Action is also called Agitation. Technicians use it, sometimes with a cleaning agent, to physically break up residue layers on fabrics, stone, metal, and more. Since some surfaces absorb cleaning products, a scrub brush or mechanical agitator is also a preferred method to remove them along with the residues and other soils.  

Lubrication Action breaks the link between residues and surfaces by making them slippery. The detergents and other cleaners work their way under the residue or other soil so they ‘slide’ into them for easy removal. It is a particularly useful action on glass and metal surfaces.  

Chemical Action alters residues by application of a cleaning agent. The alteration allows technicians to more easily remove them using sponges, vacuums, and devices like extraction wands to pull residues and the shampoo cleaner from carpets.  

At SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties, we understand that a home is far more than four walls and a roof. Memories sometimes link closely to personal property, so our response teams take every action possible to restore the items in Glenwood Springs, New Castle, and Silt homes, as well as the structure, to their pre-fire condition. To schedule a service visit, contact us at (970) 618-1516.

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Taking Your Initial Call For Water Removal In Silt

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Taking Your Initial Call For Water Removal In Silt We have various pieces of equipment ready to help with all your water removal needs.

Count on a quick response from SERVPRO when you need Water Removal

It probably does not surprise you that water removal in Silt is one of our restoration companies highest requests. Water can be somewhat tricky, quickly working its way into your home from various sources. It can also lead to many situations that you, as a homeowner, are not equipped or experienced enough to handle. 

The thing that might surprise you is how much emphasis our staff puts on answering and responding to your initial water removal call in Silt, correctly. We have an entire training regiment assigned to teaching us how to make your first contact with our office a pleasant experience. Every member of our staff receives this training before being allowed to answer your calls. 

The first time we interact is crucial at SERVPRO. We use what we call the First Notice of Loss (FNoL) form to document your call. We ask for any pertinent information, including your name, address, phone number, directions to your property, and any information you have about the problem. Each restoration is different, making it essential for us to learn as much as possible about every situation. 

When making your initial call to our office, make sure to inform us about anything you think might help. SERVPRO uses the information you provide to ensure that the correct personnel, equipment, and resources make it to your home. Without this information, crucial time gets lost while scrambling to locate resources that should already be on site. 

At SERVPRO, it is our responsibility to listen to your concerns and inform you of your responsibilities as a homeowner during the restoration process. You might have co-pays or deductibles, and your method of payment is necessary to move forward. Our restoration team works with your insurance company to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, throughout your restoration process. 

Make the call to SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties today for water removal services throughout Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, and surrounding areas. We have fully certified emergency response teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year, for your convenience. Just call us today at (970) 618-1516. No water removal or restoration job is too large or too small; our services adjust to your needs. 

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Why We Are The Leader In Glenwood Springs Flood Damage Restoration

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why We Are The Leader In Glenwood Springs Flood Damage Restoration When a portion of your residence has been flooded the need for water damage cleanup and restoration is very real. We are available 24/7 to help you.

Why SERVPRO has Highly Trained Technicians to Deal with Flood Damage in Glenwood Springs

The average flooding incident leaves significant amounts of dirty water and silt in the affected home, so restoration only requires extraction and cleanup. However, some incidents cause severe damages presenting considerable challenges for the restorers. As part of our professional flood mitigation services, we help homeowners deal with any situation they might face because our teams are highly trained in different restoration fields.

When an incident of flood damage in Glenwood Springs involves sewage backup, it can lead to severe contamination. If the affected area has porous materials such as carpets, the only way to deal with the contamination effectively is through teardown and removal of the porous material. Hard surfaces, on the other hand, require thorough cleaning that removes contaminants without causing additional damages. Our SERVPRO FCT, Floor Care Technicians, rely on their advanced training to choose the right cleaning agents that sanitize affected areas without ruining the materials.

If a significant amount of water flows into a house, it leads to a wide range of problems, particularly if not extracted fast enough. Unoccupied houses such as vacation homes can present extra challenges since the discovery of the flooding incident might take some time. Such delays create a perfect chance for water permeating any exposed materials. Mold also starts developing within 24 hours, followed by other forms of material deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps, including controlled teardown to remove mold from the structure. We also use advanced moisture detection equipment to establish hidden moisture or water pockets.

Strong odors can develop after a flooding incident. Among the sources of such odor include soils such as raw sewage and chemicals dissolved in the water. Cleaning agents used to sanitize contamination caused by flooding can also leave a trace of bad odor. Controlling such smells requires elaborate steps. Our SERVPRO teams have certified OCT, Odor Control Technicians, who use their advanced training to help remove bad odor. We use different approaches like fogging, direct spraying, and injection to deliver deodorizing agents.

For the stress-free restoration of flood-damaged property, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties to assist. You can reach our highly trained teams at (970) 618-1516 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Us If Your Glenwood Springs Fast Food Restaurant Suffers Flood Damage

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call Us If Your Glenwood Springs Fast Food Restaurant Suffers Flood Damage Give our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team a call at (970) 618-1516 to make flood loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Recovery Solutions For Flooded Glenwood Springs Fast Food Spot

Fast food franchise locations exist throughout Glenwood Springs and are as susceptible to natural disasters and flooding concerns that have damaged many homes and businesses throughout our region in the past. With the high volume of foot traffic and vehicle traffic that your location sees throughout a single day, a flood event could prove costly to the profits your store expects to take in. You need a team of experts that can work tirelessly to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

Flood damage in Glenwood Springs can often be a widespread concern with the right severe weather event. Your fast food restaurant and its open floor plan have little to stop floodwater from moving throughout the building unabated, which can lead to widespread consequences. Our SERVPRO team has extensive experience in water restoration and structural drying, and have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

We know how to handle all potential concerns in your restaurant after flooding with confidence and efficiency. We stay prepared for these emergencies by keeping our effective extraction tools and drying equipment stocked in ready trailers and service vehicles at our facility. The Green Fleet can roll out shortly after we get a call, as our disaster relief team stays prepared for a fast response to compromised businesses and homes 24/7.

Our SERVPRO team also appreciates the importance of an effective plan. Flooding can be a traumatic and stressful time for your business, but with the appropriate planning, we can keep your doors open even while we work to mitigate and restore the building. In situations where your doors must close, we work around the clock to get you back in business quickly.

Your fast food restaurant serves hundreds of people every day, and a single disaster can compromise these profits and your reputation without the right restoration personnel. Give our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team a call at (970) 618-1516 to make flood loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

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Flood Damage Technicians In Glenwood Springs Describe Problems Associated With Snow Melting

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Technicians In Glenwood Springs Describe Problems Associated With Snow Melting Remember winter weather can be beautiful, but can be very damaging, call SERVPRO for your winter weather issues.

Many locations deal with winter water damage.

This year the Glenwood Springs area along with most of the state of Colorado received more snowfall than the last few years. Excessive snow during the winter season led to an increase in flood damage cases during the cold months, and the problems can continue into the late spring and early summer seasons. According to the experts, this year, the snowpack amounts in the high mountains are nearly double what they were last year. Many places in Colorado's high country are noticing that the amount of snow is also higher than the yearly average. All of this means that when the weather starts to warm up and the snow starts to melt that an increased amount of cases of flood damage could be likely for the next month or two.

For example, when the snow melts from the high mountains in Garfield County, water starts to pour downhill. The increased amount of water running in the rivers and streams can cause flood damage in Glenwood Springs. If the water levels rise high enough, the rivers and streams can overflow which can cause water to pour downhill taking routes it normally would not take. This liquid H2O can flow down the mountains above your house and head in your direction. If this happens, there is a chance that water will get into the interior of your home.

Once moisture finds a way indoors, several problems can occur. Any time items inside your house get wet it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration technicians or WRTs know that prompt action is necessary to reduce the issues overall. If organic substances stay wet inside your home, mold growth can occur.

Our WRTs at SERVPRO know techniques and have equipment that can help dry out your home before fungi can develop. We start the restoration process by extracting water while it is still in liquid form. Then, we implement applied structural drying or ASD.

If you ever suffer problems associated with snow melting, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Glenwood Springs Fire Mishap? Don't Wait, Call SERVPRO

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Glenwood Springs Fire Mishap? Don't Wait, Call SERVPRO Not a Problem for SERVPRO to Cleanup and Restore Your Glenwood Springs Kitchen Fire Damaged Materials

SERVPRO is Behind You Even For Small Glenwood Springs Kitchen Fires

Very often, we do not realize just how vulnerable we are to having fire damage in our homes. Something as simple as a stove left on accidentally can ignite flames and threaten your whole kitchen and home before you even realize it. What starts as a regular morning, may quickly turn into a scary day, leaving you in need of specialized services to restore your kitchen.
 
SERVPRO is poised to be the professional team that restores your Glenwood Springs home after it undergoes fire damage. Even when you are unclear of what the full impact of the accident may be, our crew arrives to begin assessing the damage and establish an action plan to minimize the disruption of your life as well as your material loss. Our staff is trained in fire damage restoration and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), so you can rest assured that we can tackle your situation by applying industry best-practices and methodology.
 
Even the smallest of fires can leave behind a foul smell that seems to linger even after soot and smoke residue has been wiped off by our SERVPRO crew. To understand how to neutralize it, our IICRC-certified technicians follow the path of the smoke and take into consideration the nature of each material that caught on fire. Materials such as plastic leave a thick residue, while natural materials such as wood leave lighter remains that are typically easier to clean and remove. In your kitchen, you may also encounter food product remains, and those can be sticky and require yet another type of cleaner and disinfectant. Protein residues are tricky to remove along with the pungent odors. Our industry experience helps us protect your belongings by knowing precisely how to treat each surface to minimize collateral damage.
 
SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is at the ready to help you face your day. Our team is available 24/7 simply by calling (970) 618-1516. Let us into your home so we can leave it "Like it never even happened."

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Glenwood Springs Homeowners Appreciate that SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage by Responding Swiftly for Extraction and Drying

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Glenwood Springs Homeowners Appreciate that SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage by Responding Swiftly for Extraction and Drying Our SERVPRO Vehicle Cut Short a Lunch Break to Help Our Glenwood Springs Customer with Water Mitigation

Water Removal Techniques Reduce the Amount of Property Damage in Glenwood Springs

The structure and contents inside your Glenwood Springs home can absorb a great deal of moisture when pipes break, or a tub overflows. The longer this water stands on your floors, the higher the amount of damage that can occur. SERVPRO technicians know highly effective methods that efficiently extract the water wherever it sets inside your residence.

After a homeowner in Glenwood Springs experiences a water loss in their home, they need a professional water removal team who can locate and eliminate the problem from all locations inside the property. While your home is different from any other, the same basic principles apply when removing unwanted water from any house.

We use the same equipment and methods to locate and remove dampness. Measuring both the initial amounts of moisture present and the progress we make takes place using the same devices. Consistent application of these measurements helps maintain excellent results and reduces the amount of damage. We want you to know you can rely on us for high-quality work and professionalism throughout the work we do for you.

Our fast response significantly reduces the amount of damage affecting your property. Mitigation using water removal equipment keeps moisture from spreading into dry portions of your house, and also reduces the time that wet items stay saturated. Our Green Fleet contains the necessary equipment used by SERVPRO technicians to dry out floors, ceilings and walls, behind and below cabinets, and personal belongings.

Having the right equipment and accurate measuring tools to determine moisture content becomes even more effective because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and can deploy our equipment and reduce the damage to your property. Water continually moves to dry areas, searching for equilibrium within your home's structure. We stop this from happening, which keeps your property safe from experiencing additional damage.

Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516, our 24-hour service line, to protect your home in Basalt, Parachute, of Carbondale from lost water. Our water removal and extraction equipment stay ready for us to use day and night, whenever you might have an emergency.

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