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Why Washing Machines Can Spell Trouble For Your Home In New Castle

2/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Washing Machines Can Spell Trouble For Your Home In New Castle If you ever notice even the smallest water leak, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 any day of the week.

Water Cleanup Technicians In New Castle Talk About Problems With Washing Machines

Any appliance that uses water inside your New Castle home could fail one day and cause a water leak. Any time moisture gets where it is not supposed to be it is wise to call in a professional water cleanup company such as SERVPRO. A common place for a water leak to take place is inside your laundry room. This room inside your house has many water and sewage lines running in and out of it. If your plumbing system fails or if your washing machine breaks you may be tasked with some extensive water cleanup.

Once moisture spills into your leaving area, it is wise to get problems mitigated by professional restoration technicians like SERVPRO's team. If water cleanup inside your New Castle home does not get conducted within 48 hours mold can develop on any organic materials inside your home. Once moisture gets inside a building, it raises the indoor relative humidity level which can also cause a different set of issues. Elevated humidity levels can create an environment where microbes that naturally exist inside your house can get activated. When cleaning up water quickly, we first extract the water while it is in its liquid form, then we set up drying equipment to remove the rest of the moisture from your contents, building materials, and airflow system.

 Even if your problem is minor, our SERVPRO technicians can help items inside your house from getting ruined. We know that the quicker we can clean up the water in your laundry room using wet vacuums and mops the easier the rapid structural drying stage will become. Moisture is much easier to clean up when it is still liquid. Therefore, we utilize specialized equipment to clean up as much liquid H2O as possible before we set up air movers and dehumidifiers.

Once all water is extracted, we use air movers to push air in a counterclockwise direction and dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the air. If you ever notice even the smallest water leak, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 any day of the week.

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Is a Fire Cooking in Your Rifle Kitchen?

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Is a Fire Cooking in Your Rifle Kitchen? Trust the SERBPRO Brand to restore your fire damaged property.

A Forgotten Electric Griddle a Source of Fire Damage in Rifle, Leaving a Gutted Kitchen

Electrical appliances in the kitchen often face exposure to water. The habit of leaving several items plugged into the wall through a power strip can also seem fine. Residents in Rifle who do this might not realize the risks until it is too late. A kitchen fire does not always start with oil or grease overheating. 

SERVPRO Franchise professionals can help you get your kitchen in Rifle back to normal after fire damage makes it unusable. We promise to arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster and work as a team to make things normal again. Electrical overloads and malfunctioning items in kitchens and bathrooms cause many fires each year. 

When we mitigate fire damage in a kitchen, we keep different goals in mind. We want to ensure that restoration work can safely happen which requires the removal of all safety hazards such as exposed nails and other sharp fasteners, cleaning up of soot deposits, and drying the area of any water used to put the fire out. 

SERVPRO Franchise professionals remove charred drywall and cabinetry, and this can leave exposed wood with sharp edges. We remove the entirety of affected cabinets, so restoration efforts flow more smoothly. Drywall and other wall materials allow us more leeway, and we only remove those materials damaged by the fire. 

We can often clean smoke damage away. When deposits are thicker and more heavily adhered to surfaces, we can restore these with scraping and repainting, which is considerably less expensive than replacing the area. Soot often ends up on ceilings, above doorways, and in light fixtures and other highly detailed and grooved furnishings. We can clean these items and make them “Like it never even happened.” 

Making sure that your kitchen becomes dry again protects it from microbial colonization and also protects those performing restoration work later from possible hazards. We use air movers that pull moisture out of surfaces and thoroughly dry them. 

Odor control also becomes a crucial part of mitigation and restoration. The odors produced might not seem as pungent as those from a grease fire, but hey can become just as bothersome. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can discuss with you the most effective methods for your particular circumstances. 

The work we do gets your kitchen area back to normal and functioning again. Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 when your home in Parachute, Basalt, or Snowmass sustains fire damage. We offer 24-hour service, from your initial phone call to the complete mitigation of your property.

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What Few People Know About Water Damage Remediation in Silt

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What Few People Know About Water Damage Remediation in Silt When water damage occurs behind walls or on top of ceilings, you may not have much warning before it is visible. Contact SERVPRO to investigate.

Pipe Bursts in Your Silt Home Require Immediate Attention

Many things can affect the plumbing in your Silt home. From influxes in pressure from the main line supplying water to homes throughout the street you live on to scaling on the inside of the metal pipes that service your home, you cannot predict or account for the possibility of failure, bursting, or complete separation. When this happens, reaching the shut off valve for the supply into your home is one of the most effective routes to take to stop the flow, but often, the damage has already occurred.

When a pipe bursts in your Silt home, there is no preventing your need for professional water removal services. Choosing among your options for this work focuses mostly on who can arrive quickly and have the advanced equipment that can start to restore your home right away. Our SERVPRO professionals work to exceed the expectations of every customer we serve with efficient and prompt responses with the technology and equipment that can make a difference with our initial arrival.

Once our team arrives at the address, we can work to determine the source of the damage by isolating the portion of piping and repairing it ourselves if possible. We can understand the importance of having water available for many reasons, so restoring that service is vital for our technicians to perform. We also assess the full scope of the damage to begin setting up our extraction and drying equipment that can protect unaffected materials and lightly damaged areas from requiring demolition and reconstruction.

We are available 24/7 for any emergency that affects your residence. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet remains stocked with efficient machines like our gas-powered pumps and extraction wands to effectively remove excess water from your property right away. We also have industry-leading tools like air movers, weighted extractors, our injectidry system, LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers and other gear for efficient drying efforts.

Our focus in a water removal situation is to get your home dried quickly to prevent further damage and loss. You can always count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties technicians. Give us a call 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.
 
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Our Professional Water Cleanup Services Will Restore Your Damaged New Castle Store

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Professional Water Cleanup Services Will Restore Your Damaged New Castle Store Water damage that occurs within your store threatens your ability to be available for your customers.

Water Damage Cleanup For Your New Castle Store

As the owner or proprietor of a storefront property in New Castle, you understand more than anyone the investment that you continue to make regularly in the potential successes of your business. By purchasing new stock and items for your store, you continually put your profits back into the business to further its successes. When a situation like water damage threatens that investment that you have made into the wares that you sell in the building, you need professional technicians with the experience and equipment to help.

While many business owners might think of water cleanup in their New Castle shop as a situation that a custodial crew can handle, and therefore, do not immediately seek the services of trained professionals like ours. By the time that many decide to get our SERVPRO team involved, materials and surfaces have become overly saturated and unable to get preserved or restored. It's important for you to act quickly.

Water damage is something that requires immediate attention because it can continue to spread to new areas, and affect more of the stock that you have in your store. Our pack-out services can help business owners to protect this investment by providing a safe, clean, and dry location to store the items removed from your store while restoration gets underway.

In many situations, our SERVPRO team works first to dry up the damaged elements if extraction is not necessary. Many pieces of our industry-leading equipment can help provide this thorough drying process from our high-powered air movers, large dehumidifiers, and even specialized equipment like our Injectidry system that can penetrate the wall cavity to eliminate lingering moisture.

Water damage that occurs within your store threatens your ability to be available for your customers, but can also ruin items stocked within the store as well. Act quickly to get our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties rapid response team on the scene with the equipment and expertise to dry out your business fast. Give us a call anytime at (970) 618-1516.

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Is Mold Growing Behind the Walls in Your New Castle Home?

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Mold Growing Behind the Walls in Your New Castle Home? Leaks in pipes, hidden behind walls, can cause mold. A lot of damage has already occurred when the mold is visible inside the home.

Different Methods for Combating Mold Damage from Different Areas in New Castle Area Properties

Daily activities that take place in your New Castle home runs water through the plumbing almost non-stop. Over time, plumbing can become loose at joints and allow water to leak in between walls. Because these pipes reside in hidden areas, your home can develop problems inside these spaces.
 
SERVPRO carries equipment designed to not only remediate mold damage in New Castle homes, but to also find hidden areas containing undetected mold. Spaces inside walls, within the bases of cabinets, and under floor coverings should come as no surprise after discovering mold growing on the outside of walls or any other easily visible location. SERVPRO can help by getting the destructiveness under control and ensuring a decrease in the likelihood of similar issues in the future.
 
Within your home, the mold damage encountered requires different approaches to remediation, according to its location and the materials infested by microbes. In open areas, such as a bathroom, a section of your kitchen, living room, or a den, we utilize an enclosed space. In places designed for storage, like attics and crawlspaces, we often use a blasting technique that strips mold and spores away from surfaces. In most areas, we prevent regrowth of microbes with the application of a powerful and long-lasting antimicrobial agent.
 
Industry standards highly recommend the replacement of any ceilings or walls that contain mold and mildew with new materials. Removing these requires that we cut away the affected sections and double bag them. During this process, spores entering the air increase in number because our work disturbs the mold and triggers this reaction. Our negative air pressure structure pulls clean air in from other parts of your home, and an air scrubber pushes air out your home. A HEPA filter on the air scrubber traps the majority of microbes and spores, and any odors find their way outdoors.
 
In areas that your family rarely occupies, SERVPRO specialists often use blasting to strip mold from surfaces. Not only does this method remove surface mold effectively, but it also freezes mold and any spores, which kills the majority of microbes involved. We still use vacuums with HEPA filtration systems to remove them from the area,  leaving the space “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is ready 24/7/365 to perform mold damage remediation in homes within Aspen, Snowmass, and Rifle, and follow up with effective prevention techniques. As always, we work with you to determine the cause behind the infestation and provide expert guidance on how to further decrease the risk of re-infestation. Call us at (970) 618-1516 when you discover mold or mildew trying to take over your residence.

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Mud and Silt Can Cause Extensive Storm Damage--SERVPRO Offers Water Removal and Cleanup

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Mud and Silt Can Cause Extensive Storm Damage--SERVPRO Offers Water Removal and Cleanup Silt, Mud, Groundwater, Flooding and SERVPRO to the Rescue

Flood Damage Technicians in Silt Talk About Ground Water Problems

Whenever a storm makes its way into your Silt neighborhood, flooding as well as, problems with wind can ruin contents and building materials inside your home. When rain pours down for a long time, water can build up outside and enter your home possibly causing extensive flood damage to your property. When it floods outside, water can soak through your doors and walls and begin to build up inside your house. When the ground your building sits on gets saturated, it is also possible that groundwater will build up and rise into your structure from the ground underneath it. Flooding and groundwater issues can cause various types of flood damage to occur. Hydrostatic pressure can exert sufficient force damage foundation and basement structural components.
 
Any time water gets into your house; it is possible that the water is contaminated. During any flood damage project in Silt, our SERVPRO technicians know that they are dealing with a category two or three situation. Category two water has the possibility of containing harmful bacteria and rainwater is classified as "grey." Category three water is water that most likely does have harmful substances and is treated the same as a sewage backup. This is called Black Water. During both of these scenarios, carpet and other porous materials get removed, and special measures get taken to prevent the spread of dangerous microorganisms.
 
When groundwater rises, it causes potential contamination issues with any building materials or contents the moisture contacts. In most cases, our SERVPRO technicians remove any porous materials like carpets or fabrics. We can then dry out subflooring and other nonporous components. After the source gets repaired and everything is dry, we can spray the affected area with antimicrobial chemicals that reduce the chances of mold growth. This may take many days to achieve drying goals. Before the reconstruction phase begins, we often use a specialized sealant paint to trap in odors and help prevent fungal formations in the future.
 
Groundwater problems can cause health issues to exist due to the contaminated muddy water and the chance that mold can grow. If you ever have groundwater get inside your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Some Tips to Help You Understand the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Rifle

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Some Tips to Help You Understand the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Rifle Fire damage can affect many surfaces in your home. Contact SERVPRO to discuss the best plan to remediate the damage.

Fire Damage Restoration for Your Rifle Home

If you have experienced a home fire in Rifle, you are probably quite shaken up and possibly at a loss of what to do next. Even a small fire can cause a great deal of damage. The smoke and soot left behind can be even more damaging than the fire itself if it is not taken care of quickly. The longer it is allowed to stay on surfaces, the more it eats away at them.

Fire damage repair for your Rifle home should only be trusted to a professional. At SERVPRO, all our technicians are adequately trained to handle a disaster like this of any size. We take the time to assess the damages upon arrival to your home so we can determine the best methods to use to restore your home to how it looked before the fire.

Methods used to clean structural items depends on what surface we are cleaning. SERVPRO staff uses dry cleaning for surfaces which could be damaged or affected by products that are water-based and are therefore non-washable surfaces.

A dry cleaning sponge is used to remove smoke residues from surfaces. They are rubber sponges which contain no chemical products. Instead, these sponges clean through friction and absorption. As it is pressed, rubbed, and pulled over a soiled surface, the sponge’s porous surface absorbs soils. We use firm pressure to erase the soot from a surface.

In some situations, a dry cleaning sponge is not sufficient. They can clean flat, nonglossy surfaces better than glossy surfaces, where they tend to smear residues. Here, we need a wet cleaning process to remove residues. Dry cleaning can generally remove light to medium soils and residues which are not greasy but should not be used for residues which are greasy.

Dry cleaning is the best process when wet cleaning is not an option. Wet cleaning is more useful for getting rid of residues, but some surfaces can be damaged when using this process. Moisture can set smoke residues into a porous surface, creating stains. Dry cleaning is the best method for unfinished wood surfaces, so moisture does not set into the porous wood.

Once SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties has determined the best methods of cleaning for the various surfaces affected by the fire in your home in Rifle, Redstone, or Basalt, we set to work right away to prevent further problems. Once the fire is safely out, call us right away at (970) 618-1516 so we can get to you quickly to help you restore your structure.

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Why it is Important to Remove Water From Your Redstone Crawl Space

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why it is Important to Remove Water From Your Redstone Crawl Space Crawl spaces are forgotten spaces in your home. Be sure and inspect them often for signs of moisture and water.

Water Collection Could Damage Your Redstone Home

As a homeowner, you might have noticed areas of your Redstone property that become prone to excessive moisture and dampness. With the right conditions, these generally moist areas can allow water collection to occur that poses issues for that area and adjacent areas of the property. Crawl spaces are often notorious for moisture collection, and without the appropriate steps taken to remedy this pooling beneath your home, you could allow for conditions like mold growth to begin.

There are practical solutions available to Redstone homeowners for water removal on a permanent basis in these moisture-prone areas of the property. With crawl spaces, our SERVPRO professionals can encapsulate the affected areas to prevent water penetrating a thick barrier, allowing this space to dry out and prevent persistently damp conditions that promote microbial growth.

Dampness beneath your home is often something that homeowners cannot detect on their own unless they regularly check their crawl spaces. Instead, many do not realize there is a pressing concern until damages have started appearing on the first floor of their home, namely in the flooring and the walls. By the time that mold can affect first floor materials, it has most likely spread throughout all of the organic materials in the crawl space such as flooring supports, braces, and other materials.

Crawlspace encapsulation is a practical solution for water collection underneath your home, as it encases all of the exposed materials in thick plastic sheeting after they get sprayed thoroughly with antimicrobial solution to prevent fungal growth. In some cases, installing sump pumps and other water diversion equipment can help to prevent a buildup around the encapsulated areas.

Excessive moisture and water collection in the crawlspace beneath your home can pose significant threats to the structural integrity and the wellness of the occupants within the property. Give our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties technicians a call to set up encapsulation and water diversion to preserve your home. You can reach us anytime at (970) 618-1516.

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Water Damage In Your Silt Home Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Advanced Equipment

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage In Your Silt Home Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Advanced Equipment Water can damage your home, and our team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO's Use Of The Latest In Technology Means More Efficient Water Removal From Homes In Silt

When you do all you can to maintain and protect your home in Silt from wear and tear, as well as accidents, the unexpected can leave you wondering what to do. When a water line breaks or a hose slips free, your residence can quickly become a mess of soggy carpeting or worse. Getting it cleaned up fast helps prevent further damage, but in such situations, a mop and bucket fall short of your needs.

Homeowners in the Silt area can rely on SERVPRO to help in such emergencies by providing water removal services using the latest in technological developments. We do more than extract the water that escaped through the faulty water line. We also get your home dried out again in a precise manner. While many people may want to dry things out as quickly as they can, this can also cause problems with more sensitive materials in the home. Wood can warp and crack when exposed to too large a change in its moisture content, even if that includes the elimination of excess moisture.

To prevent this kind of damage to wood and other materials, we study the best ways to handle the materials used in the construction of homes and other types of buildings in different situations. Water can damage a large portion of a home, but handling a disaster requires both knowledge and skill, as well as the proper training of the equipment used to eliminate disasters. Proper mitigation helps solve existing damage and eliminate the possibility of additional harm to the property.

With water, SERVPRO extracts the visible water, either by large and powerful pumps or with hand-held wands, depending on the amount of water. We wipe down surfaces that appear damp and take readings with different types of equipment. Hidden moisture affects the temperature of many materials, so using infrared devices to detect these changes can lead us to such locations. We use other devices to determine the moisture content and then compare these readings to materials sheets detailing the acceptable levels of moisture in similar materials.

After we begin drying the area and eliminating excess moisture and any present water vapor, we continue to monitor the issue to ensure proper drying rates. Once finished, we confirm this with additional readings. Throughout the process, we document all our work, as well as the readings.

Because SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties takes the responsibility of assisting property owners in Redstone, Basalt, and Carbondale seriously, we keep updated regarding the latest water removal techniques. Call (970) 618-1516 to ensure your home receives attention from IICRC certified technicians who want to restore your home to its previous condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO Helps Restore Your Glenwood Springs Commercial Property After A Flood

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Helps Restore Your Glenwood Springs Commercial Property After A Flood Our initiative is first to provide fast and thorough water restoration, but secondly to discourage other effects such as mold growth from occurring.

Recovering From Flood Damages At A Glenwood Springs School

There are several schools in Glenwood Springs and its immediate surrounding areas including Glenwood Springs High School and the Middle School by the same name. As a large loss recovery team, our franchise can help to restore large properties like these institutions whenever they get threatened by substantial loss incidents.

A common threat to our region is flooding during nearly every season of the year, and flood damages to Glenwood Springs schools can spread quickly. Restoring flooding that affects multiple areas of a large building like these facilities requires a large team of highly-trained water restoration technicians with an abundance of the latest modern equipment designed to make restoration work as efficient as possible. This response is what you can expect from our SERVPRO emergency recovery team.

We can appreciate that a disaster can leave substantial damage throughout the school, preventing the building from performing up to expectations. While these conditions require you to shut your doors to students and faculty throughout the restoration process, we have time-efficient methods and advanced technology to limit the time away from the classrooms. Fast extraction is one of these methods, and that begins with tools like our truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO Green Fleet or gas-powered pumps and portable options for prompt localized removal.

Moisture detection equipment allows our technicians to identify materials and areas that have retained pockets of moisture after the extraction process has completed. We work to service these spots directly, lowering the overall relative humidity within the building well below acceptable parameters. Our initiative is first to provide fast and thorough water restoration, but secondly to discourage other effects such as mold growth from occurring.

As the overseer of one of the schools within the district, you should have a plan in place to recover the damages to the facility whenever disaster strikes. Our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties emergency response team is ready and able to respond quickly to every emergency, offering mitigation solutions and prompt restoration efforts. Give us a call anytime at (970) 618-1516.

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