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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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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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