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When Water Damage Becomes a Guest at Your Glenwood Springs Hotel

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damage Becomes a Guest at Your Glenwood Springs Hotel Don't let water damage check into your hotel. Call SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties.

Get Prompt Commercial Water Removal for Your Glenwood Springs Hotel to Prevent Expensive Damage

Water can pool in a hotel due to several reasons, including overflowing bathtubs and sinks, leaky pipes and AC water overflow. No matter how minor a hotel water damage incident is, taking care of it soon is vital. Water may ruin tile, hardwood and carpet flooring, and the wood sub-floor beneath the carpeting. It can also make its way into other surfaces and areas like ceilings. If the floor above gets flooded, the ceiling of the room below can sustain damage. Water can also ruin electrical wiring, furniture, artwork, and antiques.  

If left unrepaired, even a seemingly insignificant mishap can weaken the building, lower its value, ruin your business reputation and interrupt regular operations. You, therefore, need prompt commercial water removal services for your Glenwood Springs hotel. To deal with water loss in your hotel, call the professional team at SERVPRO. Our technicians respond to calls quickly and have the industrial equipment, and experience to solve water issues.  

We are ready to deal with any water loss at any time of the day or night. When we arrive at a water-damaged property, we inspect all the aspects of the damaged areas and begin mitigating the loss. SERVPRO technicians can use truck mounted vacuums to extract water from flooring, walls, and ceilings. We also use a moisture meter to determine the amount of water that has penetrated floors, walls, carpets, and ceilings. We move and block furniture as necessary and remove water from carpeting and hard surface flooring. Our technicians also detach carpets and extract water from the floor and pad. We remove the pad from the structure and discard it in most cases.  

We also use a combination of dehumidifiers, high capacity air movers and dryers to dry out a structure. We use the appropriate number of dehumidifiers and air movers based on IICRC recommendations. Our technicians also offer odor removal services with sophisticated equipment that reaches beyond surfaces and into the building.  

If water has pooled in your hotel, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties can assist you to extract it. We can dry the affected areas and eliminate any potentially hazardous contaminants. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (970) 618-1516 for water extraction services in Glenwood Springs, Silt and New Castle.

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SERVPRO Has The Necessary Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home As Soon As Possible

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Has The Necessary Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home As Soon As Possible We can stop further water intrusion and remove the hazardous materials hanging from the walls and ceilings after a flood has traumatized your home.

Why Flood Damage Cleanup in Silt Should be Handled by Professionals

Both the Roaring Fork and Colorado River have the potential to cause flooding in this area of Colorado. When water enters your home due to a storm, the faster cleanup begins, the more potential for saving both the house and contents.

When answering a call to clean up flood damage in Silt, SERVPRO knows time is of the essence, and that is why our emergency response time arrives on site within four hours after your initial call. There are three categories of water. Category one is clean water such as a pipe break. Category two is gray water, which is usually wastewater from sinks, bathtubs and appliances such as washing machines. Flood water is automatically designated a category three or black water because of the possibility of toxins and contaminants it can bring in with it.

Extraction of any standing water left and elimination of moisture is the foundation of restoration. SERVPRO technicians have many resources such as submersible pumps and truck-mounted extraction pumps that can pull thousands of gallons of water from the home, so the drying process can begin as fast as possible. The more water that is lifted out of the structure and contents, the faster the drying process takes.

After a thorough drying using air movers and dehumidifiers, our technicians work on disinfecting and cleaning any parts of the structure or contents that came into contact with flood water. The goal is to lower moisture and eliminate vapor barriers behind walls and under flooring that may harbor mold.

Residual odors are often eliminated by complete drying. When there is a lingering odor from the water, SERVPRO technicians are specially certified in neutralizing odors at the molecular level using tools use a ULV (ultra low volume) fogger. Some odor fighting efforts require the application of multiple methods.

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is available 24-hours a day at (970) 618-1516. Flood damage is a situation you should not handle on your own; our emergency response teams are ready to be on site within hours and start the process to restore your home and possessions to their preloss condition.

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We Have Specialized Techniques To Get Rid Of Fire Damage In Glenwood Springs

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Have Specialized Techniques To Get Rid Of Fire Damage In Glenwood Springs Fires that start in the kitchen can leave horrible odors. Our team is experience and has the right equipment to fully restore your home.

Small Fire Damage, Big Odor Problem in Glenwood Springs

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 50.3% of fires in residential buildings were caused by cooking. This type of fire damage is often referred to in our industry as a protein fire because it comes from burning food which can leave pungent, hard-to-remove odors in the home.

Mitigating both foul odors and fire damage in Glenwood Springs homes requires the application of several specialized techniques. While protein fires often leave little in the way of residues, the smell is usually stronger than other types of fire odor. Additionally, due to the high heat, the scent tends to permeate furnishings and porous items easily and remains until neutralized.

After accessing the area affected by the protein fire, SERVPRO technicians determine if containment is necessary and ascertain the area is dry. If needed, technicians perform water extraction, and air movers are deployed to thoroughly dry without spreading odor-causing particles to other areas of the home.

Technicians work on cleaning residue from affected surfaces using professional-strength cleaning solutions and wet and dry sponges as necessary on surfaces and affected objects to remove any remaining residual smoke and soot residues and eliminate some of the odor caused by the fire damage.

The Odor Control Technician (OCT) has numerous resources to use for effective odor removal after a protein fire. Due to the nature of fire odors, the removal of the pungent scents can be a multi-layered process. Air scrubbers fitted with activated charcoal filters pull odor-causing motes from the air that cannot be seen with the naked human eye. The air ducts are cleaned, and the HVAC filter changed to eliminate any odors that traveled from the original fire damaged area. Another effective method of odor neutralization is the application of thermal fogging. Our OCT uses a handheld machine to deliver a heated fog of odor-neutralizing solvent. The fog works in the same manner as smoke to penetrate and overtake odors deeply embedded in porous objects removing all traces of the protein fire.

Fire odors can linger until all traces of the fire damage is removed from the home. SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties has technicians available to assist you 24/7 to get rid of all traces of the fire at your home. Call (970) 618-1516 today to get started.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Homes in Silt

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Removes Water From Homes in Silt Uh oh!!! Time to call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO has Many Water Removal Techniques for Silt Homes

Water that enters your home from an appliance failure or plumbing break can be a little or a lot. An inch of water can do substantial primary and secondary water damage the longer it stands. Water that enters via plumbing or home appliance is considered clean water. As the clock ticks on standing water, it degrades quickly first designated gray and then black water which is regarded as contaminated and requires specialized efforts to remediate.

SERVPRO technicians can be on site with equipment within four hours for water removal from Silt homes. Our technicians are IICRC certified and hold certifications in numerous types of restorative sciences. Based on the unique situation in the house, different resources can be used for water extraction, drying and odor control to fit the individual case.

Truck mounted pumps are a very effective way to remove thousands of gallons of water from a home quickly. Combined with weighted extractors which push water out of carpet padding meaning often carpeting can be dried in place without the need for removal. When water seeps into building materials and furnishings, our technicians drill small weep holes to allow the wall cavity to drain and dry adequately. In many cases, furniture can be placed on blocks and dried in place with minimal disruption to the home.

Air movers require planning and are more complex than setting up powerful fans and letting them run. Our technicians survey the home to determine the best angles to direct moist air up and out for the fastest drying. SERVPRO uses state-of-the-art digital moisture detectors to confirm the home has reached optimum levels of dryness, so microbial populations are not an issue after the fact. After drying, surfaces are wiped down with antifungal cleaning solutions and odor control techniques are applied if needed.

Water removal from your home is never a DIY job and should be handled by professionals as fast as possible. SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties has emergency services available to assist you 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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You Can Depend On Our Highly Skilled Crew For Assistance After Water Has Damaged Your New Castle Property!

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO You Can Depend On Our Highly Skilled Crew For Assistance After Water Has Damaged Your New Castle Property! Call us at (970) 618-1516 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Why The Advanced Training SERVPRO Technicians Undergo Improves Water Cleanup In New Castle

Water loss incidents happen when least expected causing a lot of inconveniences. However, the most challenging thing is to clean up the mess left after the incident. Water can soil property by leaving debris collected from the source of the leak or by dissolving materials found in the property such as dyes in non-colorfast fabrics. Proper cleanup is possible when you take the right steps. Working with a highly trained team of water restorers is one way to ensure the right outcome.

Although water damage is physical, it also causes emotional stress. Therefore, the exercise of water cleanup in New Castle should not exacerbate the situation. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained in customer care to ensure they take all the needs of the client into consideration. One thing that creates conflict during such exercises is deciding what needs replacement and what can be saved. Our crew works closely with the property owner and insurance adjuster to make sure all parties agree.

Removing all traces of standing water from the property is a crucial part of the cleanup. Such removal should also happen fast because microbial growth occurs if the water remains standing for long complicating the cleanup further. WRT, Water Restoration Technicians from SERVPRO, are highly trained on ways to remove water fast from affected properties. We combine the use of advanced equipment such as water extractors and specialized skills such as creating flood cuts and vent holes to expedite removal.

After property floods, various residues collect on surfaces. The water might also dissolve dyes and resins in contents as well as causing rust in metal items. Removing all these soils is necessary and should be done with care to avoid worsening the situation. Careful choice of a cleaning agent is necessary to prevent further damage to the contents. Our SERVPRO technicians use OSHA approved cleaning agents. Our training also helps us decide where to use each agent. For example, we do not use chlorine-based agents on rust stains because it sets them.

With help from SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties, you can clean up your property to sanitary levels after water loss incidents. Call us at (970) 618-1516 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Flood Damage Destroys Some, But Not All Wood Flooring Types in Rifle Homes

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Destroys Some, But Not All Wood Flooring Types in Rifle Homes Our team is here for you and your wood floors if a natural disaster has damaged your home.

SERVPRO Explains Residential Flood Damage Restoration Process

There are many variables in the restoration business affecting the methods chosen by SERVPRO technicians when working on a Rifle property. One of these involves the most affected portion of a flooded home, the floor.

When your home in Rifle sustains flood damage, much of your home can become ruined. The flooring that you and your family walk on every day needs to be sturdy, secure, and not suffer any weaknesses. Homes with slab foundations do not suffer the same damage as houses with crawlspaces sustain. The structural integrity of the support framework can weaken when submerged in water. A flood's forcefulness and turbulence can cause additional weakening to not only the floor's support but also other parts of your home's framework.

Carpeting, of course, becomes so saturated with Category 3 water during a flood that both it and its pad require removal. Wood flooring often makes homeowners feel their floors can somehow survive a flooding incident, with little or no lingering effects. However, there are different kinds of wood flooring, and they do not fare equally during a disaster.

Solid wood flooring made of traditional long planks or boards is most likely to survive with relatively little restorative work. We can pull a few boards up and get all of the water removed. Then we can flush it out with an antimicrobial wash which thoroughly eliminates pathogens and keeps your family safe. Drying the area helps keep cupping and crowning of individual boards minimal when done correctly.

Not all wood floors survive because of the way the manufacturer makes them. Solid wood floors are more natural than laminate floors. These not only have glue holding them in place, much like tiles, but glue also holds their patterned pieces together. This glue disintegrates after being saturated for more than a few hours. The same turbulence that can twist a house's frame creates a mess of such pieced-wood flooring.

When our SERVPRO technicians pump water out of a house that contains such flooring, we often find a jumble of different pieces, some completely taken apart like a jigsaw puzzle with a few intact tiles here and there. Putting a floor in such condition back together costs more than it would to replace it with new flooring.


SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties wants to get your Parachute, Aspen, or Redstone home restored, so flood damage becomes a thing of the past. Call us at (970) 618-1516, which is our 24-hour emergency services line. We are always ready to help you.

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New Castle Structures Can Develop Mold Problems--SERVPRO Says Just Call Us for Remediation

2/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial New Castle Structures Can Develop Mold Problems--SERVPRO Says Just Call Us for Remediation New Castle Business Owners Know SERVPRO Is the Answer for a No Mold Zone

The Risks of Mold Growth in Your New Castle Chapel

From weekly services to weddings and special events, your chapel receives many visitors and foot traffic throughout the year. Keeping up with the needs of the building can be challenging without the time to accurately assess wear and tear, or potential vulnerabilities on your own. While our team can help with honest evaluations, often this is a process that is only thought of after disasters and damages have already occurred. Among the most easily missed and highly destructive of these situations is mold growth.

There are many reasons that mold damage in New Castle must get addressed quickly and professionally. Among the chief of these would be the potential health effects for those exposed to active and growing colonies throughout the property. To keep your congregation and leaders safe from these possible risks, you should reach out to our SERVPRO remediation specialists. We can help you remove these organisms from the property and return things to pre-mold conditions.

Another potential problem that results from allowing mold growth to continue in your church or commercial structure without resistance is the effect that the organism has on the construction materials and contents used to support the colonies. A colony requires an organic material for hosting, and it becomes a food source for growth and spread of the mold throughout the affected areas and beyond.

Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly at the discovery of mold to establish containment barriers using plastic sheeting and negative air pressure devices. We then work to treat the affected materials with the mindset of preservation over reconstruction. If we can protect and restore a damaged element, this happens instead of needlessly tearing out materials and replacing them later on. Porous materials like sheetrock and fabrics are more susceptible to becoming non-salvageable.

Our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties remediation specialists can help to remove the active colonies quickly and return your structure quickly. Give us a call anytime at (970) 618-1516.

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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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