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Are You Actually Doing Enough for Fire Damage Remediation in Silt?

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

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My Books Are Covered in Soot!

Taking care of your home is not easy.  There are the general maintenance and landscaping, along with the upkeep of its cleanliness and working order.  Even the most conscientious homeowners find themselves in awkward situations when forces out of their control threaten the home.  For example, a kitchen fire or a burst pipe can leave you seeking help to restore your home and its belongings in short order. Whom you call to help you in this process can make all the difference between a tangle of inconveniences or a fast and effective result.

In Silt, you can refer your fire damage needs to SERVPRO.  Our skilled technicians are available around the clock to arrive at your home and assess the damage.  As we collect information, we draw up a plan that focuses on mitigating your loss of time and money, as well as protecting your most prized possessions.  Our team communicates with you every step of the way so you can make decisions together for the benefit of your home and family.

One of the issues our SERVPRO staff faces often is restoring artwork and books after a fire in the home.  The cleanup process for these items is not straight-forward and requires specialized training and a high level of expertise.  When we consider the restoration of your books, we carefully evaluate their construction, age, exposure to damage, and their intrinsic value.  All this information informs our action plan. When the smoke residue is minimal, we may be able to clean your books and artwork by using dry cleaning techniques such as compressed air and dry sponges.  If the residue is substantial, we may apply cleaning solutions to eliminate the smoke and then carefully sand down the paper to eliminate the residue. Our process is not complete until we apply deodorizing agents, keeping in mind the porous nature of paper.  For pieces of art, we may work in coordination with contractors specialized in art restoration if the piece warrants it. If not, we work with you to dispose of the item with your approval.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is your ally for fire damage and restoration.  Call us at (970) 618-1516 and let our team take care of you. Like you, we want to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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We Are The Right Choice For Your Silt Water Damage Restoration Services

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Mitigation In Silt Can Require The Use Of Disinfectant Products

Thousands of houses across the country and several in the Silt area, suffer from plumbing failures each day. Once your contents and building materials inside your home get wet, water damage mitigation from a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO could be required. Not every leak occurs in clean water pipes, sometimes a drain line from your sink or tub fails or a sewage line leaks or back up.

When dealing with water damage in Silt that did not come from a clean source, our SERVPRO technicians use different methods. We always take extra measures to prevent your home from being contaminated by harmful bacteria and parasites. For example, any porous materials such as your carpets that come into contact with grey or black water get removed and thrown away in sealed plastic bags.

Once all contaminated items get removed, we can then start decontaminating your structural components using chemical disinfectants. One common product our SERVPRO team utilizes in category two and three damage scenarios is a disinfectant called Vanquish.

Vanquish is an EPA-registered product that has virucidal, bactericidal, and fungicidal properties. This solution has a broad spectrum of killing different types of microorganisms. Vanquish can work both as a cleaning agent and an effective disinfectant. The product works in hard water and can be used to fight HIV-1 or the AIDS virus.

Vanquish is a strong alkaline solution, and it has a pH of 12.4. We mix the solution with two ounces of the chemical to one gallon of water. We then apply it to the affected areas by either using a pump sprayer or a bucket and a towel. Once the product is applied to your contaminated contents and building materials, we allow a contact time of at least ten minutes.

Disinfectants like Vanquish can sanitize water damaged areas by killing the most common types of microorganisms present when a sewage backup occurs. The chemical can also be used to help prevent any mold from spreading to other areas of your house. When using disinfectant products, we always strictly follow the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer.

If you ever have a drain leak or sewage backup, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516. We are available 24/7 and we can help you return your home to the way it was before, "Like it never even happened."

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Why SERVPRO Involvement Improve Flood Damage Outcomes in Silt

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood's Road Closed" sign in road No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Take the Appropriate Steps for Flood Cleanup in Silt

Heavy precipitation and snowmelt can expose Silt residences to flooding risk. Although you might consider managing the water that enters your home when the surrounding ground is saturated or frozen yourself, partnering with our trained and well-equipped crews is more efficient and safer. Flood water removal and structural drying must be completed within a short timeframe, why our scalable resources are sought by many in the community.

Unexpected Crisis with Predictable Outcomes

Flood damage in Silt does not make an appointment. It is unlike most other DIY projects you can schedule and complete in increments. A homeowner needs to drop every other task and responsibility to respond to the demands of a flood. Even if you can focus entirely on cleaning up, the sheer quantity of water dwarfs the capacity of most consumer tools. One person working alone is not enough to get the job done on time. During the emergency response phase of flood recovery, we might assign several technicians to perform all the tasks necessary. Our scalable response is why we can assure prompt and proper attention.

Contamination Is the Norm

Floodwaters are, by definition, contaminated with a wide range of hazardous substances. Human blood and fecal-borne pathogens, industrial waste, chemicals, and even dead animals can be swept into your home. A full set of personal protective equipment (PPE), including a respirator, is crucial to prevent exposure to substances that can make you and your family ill or worse. You need time and money to obtain and don the gear. Our inventory of equipment stocked on our service vehicles, including PPE, is why SERVPRO technicians can begin flood mitigation and remediation immediately.

Containment and Lawful Disposal Is Mandatory

Proper workspace containment is a must to prevent the unaffected spaces in your home from airborne hazards and the dangerous substances coating PPE and other clothing and footwear. Best practices strongly recommend the construction of partitions wrapped in 6-mil polystyrene and sealed with the help of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. The time and expense of erecting necessary containment systems are prohibitive for the homeowner. The health and welfare benefits of appropriate containment are why SERVPRO employs it on nearly every flood remediation project, and we have the technicians and tools to make it happen. The materials and fluids involved need disposal as hazardous waste. We are familiar with those protocols.

Flood damage mitigation and remediation is a complex process, why SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties dispatch multi-member crews with extensive inventories of professional equipment to handle all possibilities. Call us 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home After A Water Damage Disaster

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage Silt – Emergency Precautions

Flooding can appear in a matter of minutes. It might not even be raining in your neighborhood, yet floodwaters can rush down gullies, inundating your home or business with little warning. There is not much that can prevent flood damage; however, there is a lot that can be accomplished to mitigate the damage and keep your family safe.

SERVPRO teams have the knowledge and equipment to deal with flood damage events in Silt and surrounding areas. We have fully equipped emergency trucks, ready to roll at a moment's notice on a 24/7 basis. We also are extremely careful to make sure your family stays safe from a variety of hazards, including contamination, electrical, and more.

Emergency Tips to Consider

Most homeowners want to immediately begin recovery of some of their most important and precious items. Before entering the home, always make sure that the electricity is off and avoid potential slip and fall situations. With mud and water in your home, it can be very slippery. Rugs and blankets immersed in water can be very heavy. Avoid unnecessary sprains and back injuries. Wait for help.

Contamination from Flooding

Floodwaters absorb all kinds of contamination as the water traverses its course down a gulley into streets and neighborhoods. There can be hazards from a variety of chemicals as well as biohazards. Evaluate the situation carefully and avoid potential harm to you and your family. Use appropriate protective gear or wait for the experts to arrive.

Once Flood Waters Recede

Assuming it is safe to enter the building, owners can mitigate some of the flood damage. Remove colored area rugs from the flooring. Remove books and magazines from wet floors. Homeowners should also consider removing all items that are still dry to other parts of the home to avoid secondary moisture damage from the high humidity in wet areas.

Once our SERVPRO team arrives, assesses the situation, and develops an action plan, we pitch in to begin the restoration process to restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve New Castle, Snowmass, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When Water Invades Your Silt Hair Salon

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

variety of hair cutting and styling tools Don't let water damage close your hair salon. Call SERVPRO for fast and effective remediation.

Professional Water Removal Services for Your Silt Hair Salon

Finding that your business is in urgent demand for water removal services is not something that anyone wants to face.  Your hair salon must close while addressing water removal and damages, causing you to miss out on valuable foot traffic. The longer your doors are closed, the more likely it is that your clientele might take their business elsewhere. If your business faces a water damage emergency, you need help that can get the job done quickly.

Imagine a scenario where a broken water supply line, which fed to a washing station, left your hair salon in urgent need of local Silt water removal services. Water spilled out from the sink and spread across the floor, pooling and soaking the tile. Furthermore, the water began to soak into the base of the back wall behind the washing station. If this water is left unchecked, it could not only cause water damage, but it could also cause microbial growth.

It is essential to call for help right away when you discover water damage on your property. Here at SERVPRO, we make sure that we're ready for whenever you need us. Night or day, we base our schedule around yours, to ensure that you can reopen your establishment as soon as possible. Our SERVPRO techs can work discreetly and swiftly, so your clientele is less likely to find a new salon.

Our SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRT) could remove the water on your property with extractors and wet/dry vacuums. We can use advanced equipment, such as flood drying mats, dehumidifiers, and heaters, to ensure that the standing water is less likely to leave any excess moisture behind. Once finished, we can return your salon to you, as if the water-loss never happened in the first place.

If your enterprise is in urgent need of restoration services, never hesitate. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties by phoning (970) 618-1516. No matter the time of day or night, we're available.

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We Have The Most Effective Tools To Restore Your Silt Home

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

A leaky drain pipe in a closet caused water damage in this home This leaky drain pipe caused water damage in the closet of this home and our experts arrived right away and began restoration. We are available 24/7.

When Carpet Wands Are Best Used in Water-Damaged Silt Homes

Removing water from carpeting is a process that requires sophisticated, cutting-edge equipment in Silt homes. As with many of the water loss scenarios that our SERVPRO professionals address throughout the year, saturated carpeting and surface water on materials requires extraction before drying efforts can be useful. Despite dozens of tools and machines that can help with water removal, some situations require the use of carpet wands.

The best uses for light wands and carpet wands occur when water removal in Silt homes is vital to recovery. There are many situations, even with light saturation to carpeted areas, where effective drying practices are sufficient, namely direct heating and forced air on damp regions. Standing water or heavier saturations require specific tools of the restoration trade, including wet vacuums and the appropriate attachments.

One of the advantages of using carpet wands is their versatility in a water damaged home. Because of their lighter weight and their direct connections to portable units like wet vacuums, even upstairs carpeted areas can get quickly dried out and restored. Because these wands often discharge into tanks attached to the machines, they get limited by their capacity before requiring emptying. Our professionals begin our extraction efforts in the most saturated areas of the residence and work out from these points.

These attachments are ideal for when padding is getting taken out from underneath carpets and replaced. The wand can do an efficient job with removing most of the trapped moisture in the fibers, and since the backing material gets replaced by our SERVPRO team, it does not require thorough drying. Other attachments that can more thoroughly remove trapped water from the padding and carpet collectively are weighted extractors.

Even a moderate amount of water can find its way to flooring in your home, and this requires the advanced technologies and equipment available to our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team. No matter how we can help, you can count on the fast response and experience of our professionals to make water losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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Managing Soot Residues in New Castle Homes After Fire.

12/14/2019 (Permalink)

A roof line of a home with fire and soot damage. New Castle we know what fire, smoke, soot and water can do to your home. Let SERVPRO help.

Fire damage in your New Castle home, let us take over.

Soot and smoke particles can be a hazardous presence for New Castle properties and their owners after a fire. Soot is especially threatening, as its smaller size can be inhaled deeply into the lungs and become nearly impossible to expel. This risk is what makes the management of this threat a vital element of effective fire damage recovery.

Our professionals have extensive training and safety coursework to approach soot removal and other fire damage in New Castle homes most efficiently. Residues can also be an equally threatening situation, as inappropriate cleaning tactics can either stain and mar surfaces or aerosolized loose soot particles back into the environment. Careful consideration must occur before actions get taken against present soot damage to determine the affected materials, best cleaning approaches, and containment options.

Scoping the work to get done in a damaged home is the first step, and we can catalog damaged soot-damaged contents for retrieval by our content management team and determine which surfaces require focused attention. Many materials can be salvaged and cleaned despite the presence of soot if addressed quickly enough by our experienced SERVPRO professionals. Cataloging this damage also serves to provide credible information to your insurance provider to get damage claims approved faster.

The content management division can work on moving belongings and furniture to our nearby SERVPRO facility for cleaning and restoration while our field technicians begin addressing remaining soot and smoke residues lying on the surface of affected materials. Agitative cleaning practices like vacuuming and brushing can often help to loosen this sediment and allow for practices like wiping with potent cleaning products to be more productive. Soda blasting and other abrasive cleaning techniques can also help to remove the soot without harming the surface of the material beneath it.

It is critical to work fast when soot is present in a home because health effects and marring of construction materials/contents can result. Trust in the experience and cleaning practices of our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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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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