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Cat urine removal in CO, Pet Odor removal in CO, Pet urine damage to hardwood floor,

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

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Nasty odors like cigarette smoke, pet urine and food permeates into our furniture, carpets, walls, windows, and just about every other nook and cranny in our homes, making it particularly difficult to eliminate.

We are able to extract the odors out of carpets, drapes, furniture, clothing and bedding. We also work in your car or recreational vehicle, pulling the odors from the carpet and upholstery.


We literally clear the air and penetrate surfaces and objects within the space. Not only can we eliminate odors like cigarette smoke and strong food smells. 

WE can come to your home, office, vehicle, recreational vehicle and anywhere else to remove lingering odors including:

Cigarette and tobacco smoke
Pet odors
Smoke and fire damage
Food smells
Stale smells
After water damage
Mold and musty smells
Allergens and Air Quality

***For a Free Estimate or Emergency Services-Call us at (970) 618-1516

Our Services include Pet odor and Pet Urine removal, Fire Water Mold Biohazard Termite Remediation and Reconstruction   

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Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • American Red Cross Disaster Responder program
  • Eco Friendly
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  • Restoration Industry Association

Awards

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC Applied Structural Drying

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties

***For a Free Estimate or Emergency Services-Call us at (970) 618-1516

205 Aspen Airport Business Ctr
Suite 8
Aspen, CO 81611

How To Leak-Proof Your Home in Pitkin Counties

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Leaks should be your most considerable dread as a homeowner. They are nothing but a headache. They can, for example, cause water damage. Moisture in excess will wreak havoc on your things and the structural integrity of your home. You will be forced to replace items as a result. Or you'll have to deal with the loss of priceless possessions. You'll also have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on repairs. Leak-proofing your home is strongly advised for these reasons. Here we outline the measures to take.

Clean the Gutters

Leaves, branches, and pine needles clog the downspout and prevent the gutters from draining runoff from the roof and away from your home. The result may be foundation problems and ice dams on your roof.

Inspect Your Roof

Climate, weather conditions, and even nearby trees can cause damage to roof shingles. Periodically inspect your roof for damaged, loose, or missing shingles.

Secure Your Home's Foundation

You can waterproof and dampproof your basement. According to some building codes, you need a dimpled membrane that stops groundwater from coming into contact with the walls and creates space for the wall to 'breathe.'

Protect Your Pipes

Protecting your pipes is essential (especially if you live in a colder climate). It will save you from having to deal with damage and expensive repairs.

Seal Windows and Doors

Stormy conditions can send rain beating against the side of your home. Prevent windows and doors from leaking water inside by sealing them

Insulate Your Attic

Insulating your attic will help regulate the area's heat and moisture content. This will prevent water vapor from building up and causing damage.

However, if you encounter any leaks or flooding, please contact SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties. In addition, we specialize in helping property owners recover from water damage and make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today! We are available 24/7 at 970-618-1516.

What You Need to Know About Water Damage Restoration and Mold Growth

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Water damage is one of the most common and worst side effects of water leakage or flooding in a basement. Water damage is also one of the leading causes of home insurance claims, and it is responsible for millions of dollars in damages every year.

Here are three things you need to know about water damage to protect your house and respond correctly in the event of an emergency:

Type of Water

Rainwater, freshwater, and sewage water are the three types of water that cause damage at home. And combating them all requires a unique strategy. Sewage backups can cause secondary damages. Unfortunately, it is often easy to tell the difference since it smells exactly as expected. Experts in water damage restoration, on the other hand, will have the required tools and equipment to handle any water-related concerns that may develop safely.

Mold

Although the water has been evacuated from your property, moisture may still be lurking in the shadows that you are unaware of. Mold can grow in locations like crawl spaces and under floorboards due to this. Mold can cause secondary damages to a home or commercial structure. Have a mold prevention professional evaluate it to guarantee mold isn't growing in your property

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If you feel your home has been flooded or has water damage or mold, call SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin right away at 970-618-1516. And to avoid further losses, all types of water damage require immediate attention. We will work with you to Insurance Company, your safety and financial interests are protected.

How to get gum out of your clothes or furniture

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Chewing gum is one of the most difficult substances to remove from cloth, hair, and other areas where it does not belong. You can't just scrape gum away or pick it out of fibers or hair like you can with other issues because gum is so sticky. The simplest way to remove gum out of anything is to change its consistency from a sticky mess to something more manageable, which you can do using items you already have.

For Clothing

Remove as much gum as you can with your fingers, then place a few ice cubes in a freezer bag and place the bag on top of the remaining gum until it has stiffened. Gently peel the gum off, then scrub away any remnants with an old toothbrush.

For your upholstery

The same products and techniques can be used to remove gum from both upholstery and carpet. You can place a few ice cubes in a sealed plastic bag and set it onto the gum stain for a few minutes to freeze and harden the gum.

Use a very dull knife or a spoon to gently scrape off the gum, removing as much as possible. Apply a dry-cleaning solvent to spot-treat the stain on upholstery, following the manufacturer's directions. Be sure to test the solvent on the fabric in a hidden area to make sure it doesn't remove any color from the fabric.

Tips to Prepare you for Storms

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms have the capacity to cause significant damage. Follow these guidelines to prepare yourself and your family for a possibly dangerous storm. Thunderstorms occur frequently and can cause extensive damage to your house. There are, of course, measures to assist prevent or mitigate any damage. It would be best if you did the following to prepare for a thunderstorm:

  1. Make an emergency kit and a communication strategy for your family.
  2. Trees and dead or rotten branches that could fall and cause harm or damage should be removed.
  3. Outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage should be secured.
  4. Stay inside your home or in a safe location.
  5. Secure outside doors and shutter windows.Close window blinds, shades, or curtains if shutters aren't accessible.

Some Interesting Thunderstorm Facts:

  • A single thunderstorm can be extremely dangerous if it stays in place for an extended period of time, pummeling a spot.
  • Thunderstorms can form in groups or a straight line.
  • Warm, humid circumstances greatly aid thunderstorm development.

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is ready to assist you 24/7 with any emergency, and if you or your family is a victim of a Storm Damage, we are a call away from you. 

SERVPRO faster to any size disaster

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Molds are part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily, and commercial buildings. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality.

Here are some tips if you discover mold in your home or business.

What to Do

  • Contact SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties for mold remediation services.
  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Open your windows

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.  Call us today at 970-618-1516

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 

Certifications

  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm

Affiliations

  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification

Awards

  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Often times the damage from water is caused when a problem goes without being noticed. It may take weeks or even months before the damage shows up.

After your home or business experiences water damage, your prompt action can minimize further damage. It is important to know the source of the damage at the start of the cleaning process. The safe, timely steps listed below can assist you in your home or businesses’ water damage restoration process so that it can be returned to its pre-crisis state. Incorrect actions can be costly mistakes.

In any situation that you find water damage on your property, follow some of these helpful tips, and call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties to start the restoration process earlier.

  •  Call your insurance company.
  • Try to contain the water in the affected area
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe furniture dry.
  • Place a piece of foil between wet flooring and furniture legs.
  • Protect any furniture or pillows.
  • Open furniture drawers, closet doors, and luggage to enhance drying.
  • Move guns, photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location
  • Lift the drapes off the floor, looping them through a coat hanger and hanging them on the curtain rod.
  • Remove all area carpets.
  • Turn off any electrical items.

Remember if you do experience water damage in your home or business SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is one call away at 970-618-1516

Does your Aspen Business have a Mold problem?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

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In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or a leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. For example, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin techniques guarantees the successful restoration of your property and stabilizing your indoor air quality because we hold the Applied Microbial Remediation certification and the Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC Certified). Call us today at 970-618-1516

Best ways to Keep your Rifle Business Free from Mold

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold can be very challenging to deal with. It can sometimes be challenging to spot, it pollutes the air, and it can even threaten the structural integrity of your establishment. Once it starts, it can spread very quickly. Not only can it cause damage, but it can affect people’s health.

Mold is primarily caused by uncontrolled moisture that can grow on various surfaces, cloth, carpets, drywall, and wood. With a large commercial building keeping everyone cool or warm, condensation can form and provide the mold the moisture it needs to spread.

Regular cleanings and maintenance inspections will help keep mold from taking over the building areas that are not often used.

Minimize moisture

Mold thrives on moisture. The more excess dampness you have around your commercial building, the more chances you have of ending up with a mold problem. Condensation can form during the hot months, during the cold months, at any time, and people can cause condensation.

A dehumidifier will help draw moisture out of the air. It can make a big difference in a very populated building, and turning off the heat or air conditioning is not an option.

Please put them in areas when moisture is prevalent. Basements, upper floors, kitchens or cafeterias, shower rooms, laundry rooms, and anywhere that has excessive moisture. Remember to check windows and doors for condensation build-up too. If you see a lot of humidity here, this could signify that you need new windows.

Service your HVAC unit

It’s essential to ensure that the HVAC system remains clean and good condition. If your filters are clogged up with mold spores, then every time you turn the AC on, you’ll be blowing them around the building. The vents, ducts, and the rest all need to be maintained.

When the air is not moving through the vents, dust and mold can sit there, so the room fills with it all when you turn it back on. Any amount of hair, dust, dirt, animal hair and waste, and mold can be in the vents.

Make Repairs fast

Fixing minor problems will help them from becoming big problems. Leaks in the roof or foundation, cracks in the walls, gaps around windows, taps, pipes that drip or leak, and faulty thermostats. Unfortunately, the longer you leave problems unattended, the worse they can become.

These can all allow heat and cold air in or out, making it harder to control the humidity inside the building. Always try to catch water damage and leaks before the added moisture can cause long-term damage.

Stay vigilant

Mold isn’t always noticeable straight away. It’s a great idea to have your maintenance team take care of regular checks and repairs but hiring a professional to inspect the building can help. They can spot areas that may be developing mold that you are not aware of. Dark spots, fuzzy patches, musty smells can all appear anywhere. Carpets, walls, ceilings, floors, and under sinks, behind walls in shower rooms, laundry room, bathrooms, and kitchen areas. They are also great at finding areas of potential mold too, so you can stop it before it gets a chance to start.

Seek professional support

Finally, remember that every commercial building often has its unique issues and requirements to consider.

If you find mold, call a professional team to take care of it right away. You don’t want to try and clean it by yourself. Our SERVPRO team are Professionals who have the right tools, equipment, and products to take care of it. We specialize in mold removal from residential and commercial buildings and can assist with ridding your property of any mold and residual spores. You can trust SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin counties to take care of any mold problems you encounter in your commercial building. We are a 24/7 emergency response. Call us today at 970-618-1516.

The Most Common Causes of Commercial Building Fires

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

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Even with the best fire prevention training and protocols in place, and the best fire suppression systems, fires can still happen. Preventing fires in commercial buildings is a serious matter because lives and businesses are at stake. To avoid commercial building fires, it’s necessary to understand the most common causes to reduce the risk to your facilities.

Human Error

Commercial buildings are often full of people working and clients coming and going. Due to a large amount of traffic, human error will occur occasionally. Fires may be caused due to cigarettes not being put out properly near the building or the misuse of appliances or equipment. The best you can do to prevent a fire due to human error is to ensure everyone is informed on how fires are caused and how to avoid them.

Cooking Equipment

Due to high cooking temperatures, flammable oils and grease, and the hectic nature of commercial kitchens, this is the single most common cause of commercial fires. These fires tend to account for minor damage but are easily preventable with fire protection systems such as alarms and fire extinguishers. 

Heating Equipment

Heating fires account for 9% of all commercial building fires. Being by nature heating and using electricity, heating equipment is at risk for causing fires. Regular inspection and maintenance of all heating systems and equipment can prevent overheating or other malfunctions in heating systems that can cause fires.

If you have any smoke damage that you need to be cleaned, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties for Fire Damage Restoration and Repairs, we can help. Call us today at 970-618-1516. We are a 24/7 emergency response.