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Understanding Household Mold

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on white background, fungus on white background, bacteria on white surface, mold growth on white surface Black mold is the most common and the easiest to recognize

Moisture, when allowed to remain on structural materials can precipitate mold growth. Likewise, high humidity “wakes up” mold spores that can cause mold damage. You may wonder what types of mold will grow in your home if moisture goes unchecked. The most common type of non-food mold is black mold, although there are others.

Common Household Molds

Several types of mold are found in and around the home, some more prolific than others. It is important to reduce the risk of any of these, which include:

Alternaria – Commonly found in houseplants or outdoor landscaping
Stachybotrys Chartarum – Otherwise known as black mold - grows on almost any damp surface
Aspergillus – Found in decaying outdoor matter and often carried indoors on shoes
Chaetomium – Most often found in damp sheetrock, a damaged roof or near leaky basement pipes
Cladosporium – Can occur in wet cabinets, carpeting, and wooden floors, or any damp areas

How To Recognize Mold

Most of the molds listed have names that are hard to remember, but Stachybotrys Chartarum or black mold is the most common and the easiest to recognize. Black mold growth is black and spotty. You may see only a few small splotches or it may cover a vast area. It also had a damp and musty odor, which is easily recognizable. It thrives in humid areas, such as inside a cabinet, inside wallboard or inside tub surrounds or showers.

Ridding the Home of Mold

In black mold cleanup, it is essential to remove any porous material or any wood that is molded through, as it can spread and weakens the structure. Mediating the problem also includes thorough drying and humidity control. A water damage and mold remediation specialist in Glenwood Springs, CO can perform mold cleanup procedures and take steps to prevent its return.
Black mold growth is fairly aggressive and knows few boundaries. Luckily, it is possible, with proper abatement methods to remove it and put mold prevention measures in place.

Lending a Helping Hand

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

proactive cleaning If your property needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today! (970) 618-1516

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

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Call SERVPRO in Silt When Your Healthcare Facility is Hit with Commercial Flood Damage

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Silt Healthcare Facility Requires Fast Action for Flood Damage Restoration

When you are in charge of a healthcare facility, resuming operations as quickly as possible after a flood loss event is paramount. Flooding impacts businesses of all kinds, including clinics and hospitals. Whether a storm brings in wind rain or a combination of both, you need professionals on your side to address the flooding that may take place. The last thing you want is to close the doors to your facility, so SERVPRO is available to come to the rescue.

Whenever a medical facility like a clinic or hospital suffers from commercial flood damage in Silt, extensive mitigation and restoration work is required. The SERVPRO team works with your administration staff to follow all necessary procedures and guidelines while putting setting up precautions to protect the safety of all workers and occupants. This includes both life safety and building evaluations, paying close attention to microbial activity.

Repairs

We perform a thorough assessment to address the need for repairs to the water supply lines, plumbing, and all electrical systems. We pay close attention to your power system to ensure there is no longer a risk of power surge activity that may harm any essential medical equipment in the building. SERVPRO also puts a well-trained service crew to the task of looking over the HVAC system to make sure that no contaminants become airborne.

Fine Details

Our team works with the staff at your healthcare facility to check over testing kits, medical instruments, and other devices to determine salvageability and safety. We understand that inaccurate test results and soiled medical instruments can be detrimental to the health and safety of your patients. 

Water-damaged items are removed immediately after the flood loss to ensure proper cleaning and sterilization. It is important to note that medical devices do not need to come in contact with contaminated water to become damaged. An increase in humidity throughout the building can lead to malfunctions and also throw off the balance of delicate testing materials.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties comes to the rescue when you need help to restore safe, sanitary conditions at your healthcare facility after suffering commercial flood damage. Once you give us a call at (970) 618-1516, we send a team out as quickly as possible to begin an assessment.

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Flooding In Your Silt Home

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Debris removal is an essential step in flood recovery, and our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team can help.

Debris Removal Services Following Flooding in Silt Homes

Flood losses can introduce debris, mud, sediment, contaminants, and other solids into your Silt home. Much of the recovery work that must occur after natural flooding involves removing these pressing threats and taking exposed materials out of the house until all that remains is undamaged structural elements like framing and subflooring. Before any of the controlled demolition or disinfection processes can occur, however, muck-out services must take place.

The necessary steps to address flood and mud cleanup damage in Silt homes changes from one property to the next. Some homes get more substantial exposure to mud and debris, while outer lying properties might only have light residues and dirt left behind after floodwater recedes or gets extracted by our SERVPRO professionals. As the situation changes from one area home to another, muck-out and debris removal techniques change as well.

Extraction
No debris removal scenario is possible if several inches (or feet) of standing water exists. Extraction must always come before any level of debris removal, as it is impossible to know the extent of cleaning necessary until the surface water has gotten removed with extraction tools.

Shoveling
Debris and solids, along with mud and silt, often get brought into the house along with invading natural flooding. While this also introduces potential contaminants to the property, removing these heaps of debris often falls to shoveling efforts by our SERVPRO team on site.

Wet Vacuuming
Smaller bits of debris, solids, and soils can get pulled from surfaces and flooring with wet vacuums. Because the damaged areas are still damp and compromised, dry vacuuming is not going to work as well to remove the sediment.

Cleaning Lightly Soiled Surfaces
Cleaning is another essential element to the muck-out and debris removal service that our team provides, as it is often a final touch on surfaces that have only gotten lightly impacted by incoming floodwater. Through thorough drying and the application of biocides and antimicrobial agents, we can establish a perimeter on the damaged areas and more efficiently dry and restore them.

Debris removal is an essential step in flood recovery, and our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team can help. Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage can affect many of the items in your home. SERVPRO customizes the remediation plan to fit your needs. Call us right away!

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)

We have the proper techniques to restore your home at a moments notice because we provide 24-hour emergency service, call us right away.

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)

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)

SERVPRO is ready 24/7 with trucks equipped with water damage restoration equipment, call us right away to prevent further damage.

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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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Did You Know That SERVPRO Can Check Your Silt DIY Flood Restoration Project?

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to dry your home.

Double Checking DIY Flood Recovery in Silt Homes 

There are many situations where we encounter motivated homeowners looking to undertake substantial drying and extraction efforts for their flood-damaged Silt property. As monumental of a task as this might be, many of these same residents have been able to utilize advanced tools and equipment to overcome widespread loss effects in their house. This effort does not come without a share of potential risk, much of which centers on lingering moisture left undetected. 

While we can expect our SERVPRO team address flood damage in Silt properties, we also focus on ensuring that our customers are not getting wrong information that could leave them battling overwhelming circumstances. We are a resource for flood and water recovery as we are a trusted name to address these issues efficiently and thoroughly when property owners prefer the experienced hands of professionals. 

The tools that many property owners use have limitations on both power and efficiency and are often smaller or weaker versions of industrial-grade equipment available to our technicians. From an extraction point alone, residents utilize wet-vacs and submersible pumps, but these often lack the strength of the equipment that our SERVPRO team would arrive within the Green Fleet. In addition to our extractor truck, we also have specialized equipment designed to maximize water removal on specific flooring materials.  

We know that we are not involved in every restoration task following flooding in our communities. We want homeowners to know that with our experience and training in the industry, we can help you to check the drying efforts completed in your house. We have advanced detection equipment like infrared imagery and moisture content meters that can find dampness and wet pockets in your home if they exist. We can even use these tools to assess wall cavities and other inaccessible areas. 

Whether you need our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team to perform a full restoration and recovery on your flood-damaged home, or a second opinion on the work you have done yourself, we are here to help. Contact us 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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We Know The Measures to Take With Your Glenwood Springs Damages, When It Comes to Water, Fire, Mold, or Storm.

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will face the fight no matter the lengths it takes for your Glenwood Springs community.

No matter the damages you face in Glenwood Springs, we can help your through it.

There are never convenient or easy times for disasters to strike your Glenwood Springs home, but our SERVPRO professionals can help with a prompt response. We have a 24/7 emergency dispatch system that can mobilize our qualified technicians whenever these events occur, and with ready trailers stocked with useful equipment and products, we can handle even significant loss incidents without delay. Our team has the full support of the other area franchises, providing an infinite roster of certified restoration technicians, an endless inventory of recovery tools, and the efficiency in handling multiple damaging projects simultaneously.

Water

Saturation and exposure of construction materials and the contents of your home can present a hazardous situation for property owners. We understand the importance of protecting these belongings and structural elements that become at risk when water loss incidents occur, and that is why we have both Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as well as a full team of content management professionals. When water damage affects Glenwood Springs properties, we are a wise choice to help.

Our success over the years in the area stems from our commitment to provide quality service to every customer that needs it. By embracing a belief that every job deserves the same level of effort and resolution, we can do more Glenwood Springs homeowners and their properties. We work closely with your insurance provider as well, offering a constant connection and updates with our documentation software DryBook.

As much as these emergencies can occur at any time, water damage in Glenwood Springs is not a universal threat that compromises properties in the same way every time. The evolution of our water restoration team has embraced changing techniques and strategies, along with the acquisition of the latest and most effective equipment and products available, to exceed your expectations every time.

Fire

Fire loss incidents require several unique restorative approaches from our SERVPRO technicians. Because each instance is different than the last, our specialists must thoroughly inspect properties when we first arrive to determine the full extent of the damage. This assessment helps to determine the equipment and products necessary to overcome fire damage in Glenwood Springs homes and businesses, but also the specific personnel and specialized units necessary. These trailered machines can include portable power, portable heating or cooling units, or industrial-grade dehumidification.

We have become a trusted name in fire recovery in the area because of our fast response. We keep a trailer within our Green Fleet stocked with deodorization tools, soot removal equipment and products, and cleaning units to begin mitigation as soon as we arrive at a fire damaged Glenwood Springs property. While we have an entire division of our company devoted to Fire & Smoke Restoration with IICRC certifications, we also encourage these same professionals to get educated in other areas of fire restoration, including odor control, content management, and advanced cleaning niches.

We have a full warehouse for the storage and recovery of your belongings and furniture removed from a fire-damaged Glenwood Springs home. We have advanced cleaning techniques to remove soot from your valuables and keepsakes and an on-site ozone chamber to neutralize smoke odors. Once your belongings have gotten restored, they can get restored on-site until it is safe to return them to your property when restoration work completes.

Mold

Mold damage in Glenwood Springs can be an underappreciated threat, and without the appropriate steps taken quickly to limit the spread and growth of these colonies, the situation can quickly get out of control. We have a special division of our SERVPRO team with IICRC certifications as both Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), helping to address the consequence and the cause simultaneously.

Much of the work that we do to secure homes and businesses from the threat of mold damage begins with practical containment efforts. With physical barriers and the use of filtering tools like negative air chambers and air scrubbers, we can limit the spread of mold spores throughout moist areas of Glenwood Springs homes. In addition to limiting the spread, our remediation specialists can begin work on removing colonies with antimicrobial sprays, sanding, soda blasting, and in extreme cases, material removal.

Success in remediation for our SERVPRO team is more than just removing the present threat, but ensuring that the same problem does not happen again and again in Glenwood Springs properties. We can help by encouraging the use of permanent dehumidification units, water diversion and pumps, or better waterproofing solutions for affected regions of your household.

Storm

Flash flooding and severe weather systems threaten thousands of homes and businesses all around Glenwood Springs. We know that when structural damages occur, that we must act quickly to ensure that your home does not suffer long-term consequences of effects like flooding. With breaches in your roof or other exterior elements of the house, it can be easy for water penetration to occur, and our professionals must work quickly to not only secure these breaches but to also mitigate your loss from standing water.

As alarming as these situations can become, storm damage in Glenwood Springs homes does not have to be a total loss for your property. With our fast response 24/7, our SERVPRO team can arrive with extraction and drying tools that can help to regain control of a disastrous scenario quickly. The fast reaction to these destructive events can protect installed elements from requiring removal and allow our professionals to protect sullied contents and saturated contents within your house.

We move quickly to ensure that any rubbish or degraded materials get removed quickly from the Glenwood Springs property, as these moist conditions can encourage insect infestations and mold growth. Our team can work to prevent these situations with debris removal practices and with antimicrobial spray to protect exposed elements during the drying process.

You have choices when it comes to restoration services, but few have the experience and extensive training that our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties professionals do. No matter what loss incident affects your property, you can count on our specialists to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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When a Water Supply Line Unexpectedly Supplies Your Silt Home With Water Damage

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Burst pipe while you were at work? We are always ready to handle your unexpected water loss situations.

Call SERVPRO When Your Silt Kitchen Needs Water Removal Services

Many things in our kitchen can cause a need for professional water removal services. A broken faucet, a faulty ice maker, or a busted dishwasher, to name a few. Once an unreliable appliance causes a mess, we can find ourselves in need of external help. However, fortunately for you, there is always help close at hand when you need it.

In the case of your home, your Silt kitchen needed water removal services because a water supply line, under your sink, burst while you were away at work. It is always wise to check on old piping or supply lines from time to time, as some are not always made to last. If a section of plumbing seems to be straining, call for a professional opinion before the accident happens.

However, always being preemptive is not very practical. Sometimes, accidents happen very suddenly, and there is nothing that could have been done to change them. For this reason, companies like SERVPRO exist, to help you when an accident happens.

Here at SERVPRO, we focus on our priorities around being there for you when you need us, as quickly as possible. After receiving your initial call, our team of technicians, certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC,) immediately begin to gather together. Once assembled, they can take one of our signature green vans, filled with advanced equipment, and travel to your home promptly.

When our team of SERVPRO IICRC-certified techs arrive at your home, they can get to work immediately. We pride ourselves on our work ethic as well as our swift reaction times. The first task is to remove the puddled water from your kitchen and discard it, using devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors.

We can then bring drying equipment into your kitchen to remove the excess moisture from your floor, as well as under the sink. We can use pieces of equipment, such as dehumidifiers and heaters, to encourage the moisture to evaporate. Once finished, we can help you order a new supply line for your sink and then recommend a plumber to install it.

When your home finds itself in need of water removal services, don't wait to get them. Communicate with SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties by calling (970) 618-1516. Night or day, we're ready to assist you.

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SERVPRO Is Swift to Mitigate the Fire and Smoke Damage to Your New Castle Property

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Soot Stains and Smoke Odors Are Best Left to SERVPRO to Restore Your New Castle Home, "Like it never even happened."

What You Can Do About Fire Damage in Your New Castle Home Before Help Arrives

Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association, estimate around 370,000 house fires occur every year, resulting in nearly $7 billion in overall property damages. Fortunately, the majority of fires happen where only a portion of the home is damaged, which negates the need for complete demolition and rebuild or perhaps none at all but can lead to other issues such as the spread of soot or odors.

Before SERVPRO arrives at your New Castle home to clean up fire damage, there are things you can do to make the mitigation go even faster and limit loss.
?    Turn off the HVAC to limit the spread of soot via ductwork
?    Have as little foot traffic in the affected area as possible
?    Close the doors to the fire loss area
?    If you attempt to clean, remove only light, dry soot with a dry sponge or rag, better yet, with a vacuum
?    Do not use wet sponges or cleaners as this can grind soot into surfaces

Once our technicians are on-site, we contain the fire loss area using a thick-gauge plastic barrier (usually 6-mil) over doorways and vents to stop the spread of soot. The room is ventilated if appropriate, charred debris removed and restorable items removed for cleaning. SERVPRO technicians try to limit loss as much as possible for homeowners through our proprietary restoration methods.

Odor control is a large part of fire loss cleanup. Odor-causing soot particles exist smaller than the human eye can see and travel throughout the home unless contained and removed. We used equipment such as air scrubbers with HEPA filters to capture airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns and trap them. When our technicians complete fire debris removal and mitigation efforts, the room is ready for any needed repairs or reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties stands ready to assist local property owners with fire damage. Call us anytime at (970) 618-1516, and our emergency response teams arrive within hours to remove the fire loss from your home "Like it never even happened."

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A Primer on How to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Leaking pipes can cause a lot of water damage quickly. Make sure you know how to turn off your water supply.

Some Quick Tips to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes

You might realize early on that you do not have the skillset or the equipment to handle even modest water loss incidents occurring in your Rifle home, but that does not mean that you have no means of helping the situation. You can expect a fast 24/7 response from our SERVPRO professionals. There are initial steps that a property owner can take to reduce the spread of the water damage, the severity of this situation, and the ultimate cost involved in restoring the effects.

Water damage in Rifle homes varies by the source of the incident and where the symptoms can spread within the residence. It is crucial to contain the situation as promptly as possible, and assuring the success in this venture can start before our professionals even roll out from our facility. We can mobilize quickly to get mitigation and restoration work started in your home. Here are some steps that you can take to make the process more efficient and cost-effective:

  • Identify the Source

Often this is not challenging to accomplish, but it can help to narrow your immediate actions to cut off water flow to a particular appliance, portion of piping, or the entire plumbing system in the household until our SERVPRO professionals arrive.

  • Contain the Damage as Best as You Can

Sometimes closing a door and pushing a towel against the bottom can stop water flow to other rooms long enough for our technicians to arrive and get started on extraction.

  • Protect Your Belongings

We have an entire content management division. There is little we can do for some items that have spent hours directly exposed to standing water. Move at-risk items to safe areas of your home.

Water damage recovery comes in multiple phases. These approaches can happen more quickly and more thoroughly with a combination of our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties trained professionals and the efforts of our customers before our team arrives. Give us a call anytime disasters strike at (970) 618-1516 to make water loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Experts Will Save Your Silt Business After A Flood!

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

When your property in New Castle, Rifle, or Parachute needs mitigation and restoration services, call us at (970) 618-1516.

Recovery From Commercial Flood Damage – Faster When Silt Businesses Are READY With Skilled Professionals

Flooding in different parts of Silt affects businesses of all sizes. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile helps businesses reduce the impact felt by all kinds of disasters. Our READY Profile collects pertinent information about a business and its operations in one easily-accessible location so owners, managers, and our team can work together from the start to achieve the best possible results.

Businesses with a current Emergency READY Profile ERP in Silt recover from commercial flood damage faster and with less expense than those businesses without such a preparedness plan in place. When a local business sustains damage from flooding, our certified technicians strive to make the restoration process as painless and stress-free as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, giving all our customers an advantage against time and the inevitable enlargement of damaged areas. An up-to-date READY plan makes us even more efficient.

We want to help you re-establish your store’s normal operations and get your doors open again. The sooner you can recover, “Like it never even happened,” the less likely it becomes for the flood damage to have permanent ill effects on your business. It might seem highly cost-effective to have your employees clean things up after a flood. However, when contaminated water covers large areas or affects numerous pieces of inventory and furnishings, the risks increase significantly to both your employees’ health and to anything not yet damaged.

Technicians at SERVPRO study and participate in in-house training to earn recognition from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The areas covered during our studies include the wide variety of proper cleaning methods and techniques to cover the diverse materials found in homes and businesses today. Our goal is to help businesses recover after disasters affect their buildings as quickly as possible, restoring functionality and safety, so people do not experience health effects or other issues.

With flooding, damage includes swelling up of flooring materials, an overload of pathogens and chemicals on everything touched by the water, dramatically increased humidity, odors, debris, and other risk-filled changes. Mitigating the area and eliminating these problems requires that workers stay protected with proper personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as understand both the risks and the techniques necessary to avoid injury. Because every team member at SERVPRO arrives prepared with both mitigation equipment and their own PPE, safely restoring your store or office occurs efficiently and in a safe manner.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties helps restore office complexes, factories, shops, restaurants, and other commercial buildings after flood damage occurs. When your property in New Castle, Rifle, or Parachute needs mitigation and restoration services, call us at (970) 618-1516. We answer this number day and night, year-round, including weekends and all holidays.

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We Have The Proper Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

We have the necessary equipment to restore any storm damage big or small that causes flooding.

Extracting Standing Water and Establishing Dry Methods after Flood Damage in Silt

A flooded property poses several tough questions to a homeowner. There is a myriad of different factors to consider, such as furniture, flooring, carpeting, fittings, and fixtures. Getting the excess water out is crucial, but after standing water is gone, waterlogged contents or structure can cause just as much damage. Our restoration company has the experience to tackle each challenge strategically and can deploy the correct equipment for each stage. An established gameplan to restoring a flooded property is crucial to minimizing both losses and secondary damages.

Homeowners with flood damage in their Silt property need to understand that time is a contributing factor to the restoration process. Flooring weakens under the increased weight and pressure of standing water. There is also a water migration issue to consider, whereby flooded rooms leak moisture into structural cavities or subfloor. Finally, microbial growth thrives in wet, humid conditions and can grow into colonies in as little as 48 hours, so your structure and contents need proper drying to guard against secondary damages.

SERVPRO operates a rapid-response unit for emergency flood situations. Depending on the scale of operation, we can send a technician, or several, to your property to mitigate losses. Safety comes first. A water restoration technician (WRT) can scope your property for electrical hazards, restore shut off power, and test floors or ceilings for structural weakness. Once the scoping procedure is complete, we can bring in the required equipment to remove standing water.

Removing excess quantities of water can be done quickly by using extraction units and gas-powered pumping equipment. SERVPRO technicians can usually remove excess water within a day. The next step is to bring in professional drying equipment like dehumidifiers and rapid air-movers. Depending on the scope of the project, this process can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks. A SERVPRO technician can take relative humidity readings, and moisture content readings to ensure the expected outcomes are being achieved daily until the home is returned to its condition before the flood damage.

An efficient restoration procedure requires the ability to remove standing water quickly before establishing an informed drying method. Contact SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 today.

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Fire Restoration Professionals Talk About Cleaning Methods to Restore Fire Damaged Rifle Homes

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

There is not a one size fits all solution to clean fire damaged possession. SERVPRO has several cleaning methods used to restore your home.

Restoring Fire Damage Property in Rifle Homes

Despite having the Colorado running through town, Rifle residents know that fire season is just getting underway. Recent rains dry up quickly as the temperature rises and put their homes at risk.  

Fire damage in Rifle homes can be everything from a burned out roof to the thick smoke residues coating every surface in the kitchen, dining room, and elsewhere after a fire. SERVPRO response crews train their personnel as Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians, or FSRTs to ensure they can clean residues on everything from upholstery fabrics to drywall, and more.  

Each FSRT trains to become skilled on four primary cleaning actions. Each one is designed to break residues from the surface they adhere to after the fire. Depending on the surface and type of residues, technicians use Suspension and Dispersion, Mechanical, Lubrication, or Chemical Actions.  

Suspension and Dispersion is the first and most common cleaning action used by SERVPRO. Technicians loosen soils with a cleaning product, which become suspended in the solution, and dispersed. Suspension happens when the soils dissolve in the cleaner or remain intact inside a cleaner they cannot mix with chemically. FSRTs remove them using a sponge or extraction device. It is useful on items like drywall.  

Mechanical Action is also called Agitation. Technicians use it, sometimes with a cleaning agent, to physically break up residue layers on fabrics, stone, metal, and more. Since some surfaces absorb cleaning products, a scrub brush or mechanical agitator is also a preferred method to remove them along with the residues and other soils.  

Lubrication Action breaks the link between residues and surfaces by making them slippery. The detergents and other cleaners work their way under the residue or other soil so they ‘slide’ into them for easy removal. It is a particularly useful action on glass and metal surfaces.  

Chemical Action alters residues by application of a cleaning agent. The alteration allows technicians to more easily remove them using sponges, vacuums, and devices like extraction wands to pull residues and the shampoo cleaner from carpets.  

At SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties, we understand that a home is far more than four walls and a roof. Memories sometimes link closely to personal property, so our response teams take every action possible to restore the items in Glenwood Springs, New Castle, and Silt homes, as well as the structure, to their pre-fire condition. To schedule a service visit, contact us at (970) 618-1516.

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Taking Your Initial Call For Water Removal In Silt

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

We have various pieces of equipment ready to help with all your water removal needs.

Count on a quick response from SERVPRO when you need Water Removal

It probably does not surprise you that water removal in Silt is one of our restoration companies highest requests. Water can be somewhat tricky, quickly working its way into your home from various sources. It can also lead to many situations that you, as a homeowner, are not equipped or experienced enough to handle. 

The thing that might surprise you is how much emphasis our staff puts on answering and responding to your initial water removal call in Silt, correctly. We have an entire training regiment assigned to teaching us how to make your first contact with our office a pleasant experience. Every member of our staff receives this training before being allowed to answer your calls. 

The first time we interact is crucial at SERVPRO. We use what we call the First Notice of Loss (FNoL) form to document your call. We ask for any pertinent information, including your name, address, phone number, directions to your property, and any information you have about the problem. Each restoration is different, making it essential for us to learn as much as possible about every situation. 

When making your initial call to our office, make sure to inform us about anything you think might help. SERVPRO uses the information you provide to ensure that the correct personnel, equipment, and resources make it to your home. Without this information, crucial time gets lost while scrambling to locate resources that should already be on site. 

At SERVPRO, it is our responsibility to listen to your concerns and inform you of your responsibilities as a homeowner during the restoration process. You might have co-pays or deductibles, and your method of payment is necessary to move forward. Our restoration team works with your insurance company to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, throughout your restoration process. 

Make the call to SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties today for water removal services throughout Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, and surrounding areas. We have fully certified emergency response teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year, for your convenience. Just call us today at (970) 618-1516. No water removal or restoration job is too large or too small; our services adjust to your needs. 

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Why We Are The Leader In Glenwood Springs Flood Damage Restoration

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

When a portion of your residence has been flooded the need for water damage cleanup and restoration is very real. We are available 24/7 to help you.

Why SERVPRO has Highly Trained Technicians to Deal with Flood Damage in Glenwood Springs

The average flooding incident leaves significant amounts of dirty water and silt in the affected home, so restoration only requires extraction and cleanup. However, some incidents cause severe damages presenting considerable challenges for the restorers. As part of our professional flood mitigation services, we help homeowners deal with any situation they might face because our teams are highly trained in different restoration fields.

When an incident of flood damage in Glenwood Springs involves sewage backup, it can lead to severe contamination. If the affected area has porous materials such as carpets, the only way to deal with the contamination effectively is through teardown and removal of the porous material. Hard surfaces, on the other hand, require thorough cleaning that removes contaminants without causing additional damages. Our SERVPRO FCT, Floor Care Technicians, rely on their advanced training to choose the right cleaning agents that sanitize affected areas without ruining the materials.

If a significant amount of water flows into a house, it leads to a wide range of problems, particularly if not extracted fast enough. Unoccupied houses such as vacation homes can present extra challenges since the discovery of the flooding incident might take some time. Such delays create a perfect chance for water permeating any exposed materials. Mold also starts developing within 24 hours, followed by other forms of material deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps, including controlled teardown to remove mold from the structure. We also use advanced moisture detection equipment to establish hidden moisture or water pockets.

Strong odors can develop after a flooding incident. Among the sources of such odor include soils such as raw sewage and chemicals dissolved in the water. Cleaning agents used to sanitize contamination caused by flooding can also leave a trace of bad odor. Controlling such smells requires elaborate steps. Our SERVPRO teams have certified OCT, Odor Control Technicians, who use their advanced training to help remove bad odor. We use different approaches like fogging, direct spraying, and injection to deliver deodorizing agents.

For the stress-free restoration of flood-damaged property, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties to assist. You can reach our highly trained teams at (970) 618-1516 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Us If Your Glenwood Springs Fast Food Restaurant Suffers Flood Damage

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Give our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team a call at (970) 618-1516 to make flood loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Recovery Solutions For Flooded Glenwood Springs Fast Food Spot

Fast food franchise locations exist throughout Glenwood Springs and are as susceptible to natural disasters and flooding concerns that have damaged many homes and businesses throughout our region in the past. With the high volume of foot traffic and vehicle traffic that your location sees throughout a single day, a flood event could prove costly to the profits your store expects to take in. You need a team of experts that can work tirelessly to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.

Flood damage in Glenwood Springs can often be a widespread concern with the right severe weather event. Your fast food restaurant and its open floor plan have little to stop floodwater from moving throughout the building unabated, which can lead to widespread consequences. Our SERVPRO team has extensive experience in water restoration and structural drying, and have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

We know how to handle all potential concerns in your restaurant after flooding with confidence and efficiency. We stay prepared for these emergencies by keeping our effective extraction tools and drying equipment stocked in ready trailers and service vehicles at our facility. The Green Fleet can roll out shortly after we get a call, as our disaster relief team stays prepared for a fast response to compromised businesses and homes 24/7.

Our SERVPRO team also appreciates the importance of an effective plan. Flooding can be a traumatic and stressful time for your business, but with the appropriate planning, we can keep your doors open even while we work to mitigate and restore the building. In situations where your doors must close, we work around the clock to get you back in business quickly.

Your fast food restaurant serves hundreds of people every day, and a single disaster can compromise these profits and your reputation without the right restoration personnel. Give our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team a call at (970) 618-1516 to make flood loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

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Flood Damage Technicians In Glenwood Springs Describe Problems Associated With Snow Melting

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Remember winter weather can be beautiful, but can be very damaging, call SERVPRO for your winter weather issues.

Many locations deal with winter water damage.

This year the Glenwood Springs area along with most of the state of Colorado received more snowfall than the last few years. Excessive snow during the winter season led to an increase in flood damage cases during the cold months, and the problems can continue into the late spring and early summer seasons. According to the experts, this year, the snowpack amounts in the high mountains are nearly double what they were last year. Many places in Colorado's high country are noticing that the amount of snow is also higher than the yearly average. All of this means that when the weather starts to warm up and the snow starts to melt that an increased amount of cases of flood damage could be likely for the next month or two.

For example, when the snow melts from the high mountains in Garfield County, water starts to pour downhill. The increased amount of water running in the rivers and streams can cause flood damage in Glenwood Springs. If the water levels rise high enough, the rivers and streams can overflow which can cause water to pour downhill taking routes it normally would not take. This liquid H2O can flow down the mountains above your house and head in your direction. If this happens, there is a chance that water will get into the interior of your home.

Once moisture finds a way indoors, several problems can occur. Any time items inside your house get wet it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration technicians or WRTs know that prompt action is necessary to reduce the issues overall. If organic substances stay wet inside your home, mold growth can occur.

Our WRTs at SERVPRO know techniques and have equipment that can help dry out your home before fungi can develop. We start the restoration process by extracting water while it is still in liquid form. Then, we implement applied structural drying or ASD.

If you ever suffer problems associated with snow melting, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Glenwood Springs Fire Mishap? Don't Wait, Call SERVPRO

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Not a Problem for SERVPRO to Cleanup and Restore Your Glenwood Springs Kitchen Fire Damaged Materials

SERVPRO is Behind You Even For Small Glenwood Springs Kitchen Fires

Very often, we do not realize just how vulnerable we are to having fire damage in our homes. Something as simple as a stove left on accidentally can ignite flames and threaten your whole kitchen and home before you even realize it. What starts as a regular morning, may quickly turn into a scary day, leaving you in need of specialized services to restore your kitchen.
 
SERVPRO is poised to be the professional team that restores your Glenwood Springs home after it undergoes fire damage. Even when you are unclear of what the full impact of the accident may be, our crew arrives to begin assessing the damage and establish an action plan to minimize the disruption of your life as well as your material loss. Our staff is trained in fire damage restoration and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), so you can rest assured that we can tackle your situation by applying industry best-practices and methodology.
 
Even the smallest of fires can leave behind a foul smell that seems to linger even after soot and smoke residue has been wiped off by our SERVPRO crew. To understand how to neutralize it, our IICRC-certified technicians follow the path of the smoke and take into consideration the nature of each material that caught on fire. Materials such as plastic leave a thick residue, while natural materials such as wood leave lighter remains that are typically easier to clean and remove. In your kitchen, you may also encounter food product remains, and those can be sticky and require yet another type of cleaner and disinfectant. Protein residues are tricky to remove along with the pungent odors. Our industry experience helps us protect your belongings by knowing precisely how to treat each surface to minimize collateral damage.
 
SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is at the ready to help you face your day. Our team is available 24/7 simply by calling (970) 618-1516. Let us into your home so we can leave it "Like it never even happened."

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Glenwood Springs Homeowners Appreciate that SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage by Responding Swiftly for Extraction and Drying

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO Vehicle Cut Short a Lunch Break to Help Our Glenwood Springs Customer with Water Mitigation

Water Removal Techniques Reduce the Amount of Property Damage in Glenwood Springs

The structure and contents inside your Glenwood Springs home can absorb a great deal of moisture when pipes break, or a tub overflows. The longer this water stands on your floors, the higher the amount of damage that can occur. SERVPRO technicians know highly effective methods that efficiently extract the water wherever it sets inside your residence.

After a homeowner in Glenwood Springs experiences a water loss in their home, they need a professional water removal team who can locate and eliminate the problem from all locations inside the property. While your home is different from any other, the same basic principles apply when removing unwanted water from any house.

We use the same equipment and methods to locate and remove dampness. Measuring both the initial amounts of moisture present and the progress we make takes place using the same devices. Consistent application of these measurements helps maintain excellent results and reduces the amount of damage. We want you to know you can rely on us for high-quality work and professionalism throughout the work we do for you.

Our fast response significantly reduces the amount of damage affecting your property. Mitigation using water removal equipment keeps moisture from spreading into dry portions of your house, and also reduces the time that wet items stay saturated. Our Green Fleet contains the necessary equipment used by SERVPRO technicians to dry out floors, ceilings and walls, behind and below cabinets, and personal belongings.

Having the right equipment and accurate measuring tools to determine moisture content becomes even more effective because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and can deploy our equipment and reduce the damage to your property. Water continually moves to dry areas, searching for equilibrium within your home's structure. We stop this from happening, which keeps your property safe from experiencing additional damage.

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Call Us If Water Damage Plagues Your Glenwood Springs Home

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Give our crew a call anytime at (970) 618-1516, and we can help you get your home back to the way it was.

Why SERVPRO Is The Right Option For Water Removal Services In Your Glenwood Springs Home

Coming home to a flooded basement from a broken water heater in Glenwood Springs is a very unpleasant surprise. However, do not delay in getting the mess cleaned up, as the longer the water sits, the more damage is done and the costlier it is to fix.

A flooded basement in your Glenwood Springs home needs water removal services from a professional remediation company right away. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, which makes it clear why SERVPRO is the right choice for an emergency like this. We have all the tools and training to help you out and return your home to the safe, dry refuge it once was.

Upon arriving at your home, SERVPRO technicians first assess the extent of the damage based upon how much standing water there is and how high it was absorbed into the insulation, walls, or other items such as carpeting, flooring, and furniture. We look at the surfaces which need specialized drying procedures including concrete, hardwood, or brick.

With state-of-the-art equipment, we extract the standing water quickly, usually with truck-mounted pumps if the water is more than a few inches deep. In this way, the water doesn’t come into contact with other surfaces of your property.

Any materials that cannot be salvaged are removed and disposed of properly. We can cut away part of the drywall if the water has gone up the wall a bit and replace those sections with new material. Anything else affected is cleaned and sanitized.

High powered fans, air movers and dehumidifiers are placed to remove all the remaining moisture in the area. We may even open windows and doors if possible, to help speed up the drying process. We use sensors to gauge the humidity levels as needed.

Specialty cleaning products are then used to sanitize, clean, and deodorize your basement thoroughly. If any restoration and renovation are needed, we can then complete these tasks. For any significant projects, we bring in other professionals for help.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties are the ones to call when your home in Rifle, Aspen, or New Castle has experienced any water damage emergency. Give our crew a call anytime at (970) 618-1516, and we can help you get your home back to the way it was.

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When Water Damage Becomes a Guest at Your Glenwood Springs Hotel

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

When water damage occurs behind walls or on top of ceilings, you may not have much warning before it is visible. Contact SERVPRO to investigate.

Pipe Bursts in Your Silt Home Require Immediate Attention

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

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

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

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

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

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage that occurs within your store threatens your ability to be available for your customers.

Water Damage Cleanup For Your New Castle Store

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Leaks in pipes, hidden behind walls, can cause mold. A lot of damage has already occurred when the mold is visible inside the home.

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

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

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

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Silt, Mud, Groundwater, Flooding and SERVPRO to the Rescue

Flood Damage Technicians in Silt Talk About Ground Water Problems

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

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

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can affect many surfaces in your home. Contact SERVPRO to discuss the best plan to remediate the damage.

Fire Damage Restoration for Your Rifle Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Crawl spaces are forgotten spaces in your home. Be sure and inspect them often for signs of moisture and water.

Water Collection Could Damage Your Redstone Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water can damage your home, and our team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Our initiative is first to provide fast and thorough water restoration, but secondly to discourage other effects such as mold growth from occurring.

Recovering From Flood Damages At A Glenwood Springs School

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

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

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

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

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

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The Best Way to Avoid a Mold Infestation After Glenwood Springs Flooding

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

When flood waters overwhelm your home, your best course of action is to contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

The Importance of a Strong Response to Flood Damage Claims in Glenwood Springs

Flash flooding can be caused by heavy rainfall, adverse weather conditions or storms, causing unprecedented levels of damage to your personal property. Usually, nearby road drainage systems become overloading and begin to spill out onto the street and into nearby residences. Flood water is at high risk of cross-contamination from raw sewage, animal carcasses, herbicides or other potential pathogens. That is why booking a professional restoration service is essential.

Properties with flood damage in Glenwood Springs rely on local services for rapid recovery. SERVPRO operates locally but has access to national resources allowing us to bring in truck-mounted extractors and submersible gas pumps to remove standing water fast. When an initial assessment reveals the presence of Blackwater (contaminated water), we can remove and dispose of BioHazard substances by OSHA regulations.

Standing water of above 2 inches in height can be removed using gas-powered pumps and are extremely quick at removing water and limiting loss. With excess water removed, we can move in using portable extractors. These are accurate vacuum powered dryers with heated wands that help us to reach difficult to access areas around the home. These advanced wands can dry between floorboards as well as crawl spaces.

When fabrics become wet, they are up to 50% weaker than when dry. For that reason, SERVPRO prefers to use lighter drying equipment several times over the same spot to avoid causing damage during cleanup. We may need to pull up carpets so that we can thoroughly dry both sides and apply anti-microbial treatments to avoid secondary damages from mold growth. We live and work in this community and are happy to share easy to apply preventative techniques to lessen flood damages when they occur.

The longer standing water is left, the higher the chances are of permanent damage. Mitigate the loss with SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties. Arrange a service by dialing (970) 618-1516 anytime day or night.

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You Can Count On Our Team To Restore Your Mold Damaged New Castle Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold spores usually stay unnoticed in New Castle homes until it has spread over a large area.

Remediating Mold Damage In New Castle Homes

Mold spores usually stay unnoticed in New Castle homes until it has spread over a large area. Too many people depend on that ‘musty’ odor, but that is too late, and not all mold generates a distinctive smell. By this point, the mold spores have expanded into a large colony.

Remediating the effects of mold damage to a New Castle requires a professional agency. Every SERVPRO office maintains restoration teams trained to the industry stands as required by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) to safely clean and remove mold from each residence.

Team members first determine what type of surface the mold has damaged. A quick inspection determines what tools and cleaning methods they need to use and how much time they need to finish each task. Affected surfaces usually divided into three categories: porous, nonporous, and semi-porous.

Examples of porous surfaces are building materials like ceiling tiles and fabrics such as curtains and upholstery. Our teams can usually clean fabrics with the right chemical and a stiff brush, but if the mold has had time to grow into the surface of the ceiling tiles, it is often cheaper to dispose and replace them than waste labor and supplies attempting to restore them. Technicians can also use vacuums with HEPA filters designed to capture even a single mold spore off surfaces like curtains and upholstered items like sofas.

Nonporous surfaces are easier to clean. With items like glass and metal tabletops and marble slab kitchen countertops, SERVPRO team members can remove the mold with dry cloths and sponges. They wipe them down from top to bottom to ensure they remove all active spores. For thicker mold layers, technicians may use a cleaning agent to break them up for easier removal.

Semi-porous surfaces often require methods and tools simply not usable other surfaces. Concrete patios and wood floors may require team members to use abrasive cleaners and wire brushes that would damage glass to get into the cracks and crevices to remove all of the spores. If the mold penetrated the surface of the wood, technicians might have to use hand or power sander to remove the uppermost surface layer to get rid of it.

Stopping and removing mold from your home is not an easy or quick process. With the right tools and IICRC training, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties can return your home to a clean, safe condition as quickly as possible. If you need our services, call us at (970) 618-1516 today.

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How to Restore Your New Castle Home From Minor Fire Damage

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Even a small fire causes a lot of damage. SERVPRO has the training and experience to restore your home to its original condition.

Any Household Fire Damage In New Castle Needs Professional Remediation.

The relief you feel when an unexpected fire in your home quickly extinguishes can fade if the cleanup afterward is inadequate. Attempting to manage the tasks needed after what seems only to be a minor fire is never as straightforward as a homeowner wants to believe. One of our core services is fire restoration. Let us return your home to “Like it never even happened.” condition. 

Fire damage cleanup in New Castle needs a professional touch to be successful. When our crew arrives, be assured you are partnering with a well-qualified and equipped team of experts. Cleaning after a fire is a different sort of challenge than the efforts required for normal soiling or everyday wear and tear. Our professionals can restore fire damage using techniques mastered during IICRC training and products and equipment specially formulated or designed for the task.  

Fire damage residues are toxic, exposing those who clean and restore to the risk of harm. SERVPRO technicians train to complete soot and odor removal efficiently and safely. We know how disruptive it is even to consider a move-out during restoration procedures. Our crews always strive to contain the smoke and soot damaged areas, permitting you and your family to remain in the home while we do our work. Physical barriers and modern equipment like negative pressure air scrubbers prevent debris from invading the rest of your living space as we do our work. 

It is crucial that soot removal happens swiftly after a home fire. The residues left by fire are highly acidic and begin to damage all building materials and personal possessions immediately. The SERVPRO crew moves confidently and quickly through your fire-damaged home, understanding how the smoke and soot moved ahead of them. We match cleaning methods to the type of soot soiling we observe in your home. Our training and experience ensure fast and appropriate solutions that halt the progressive damage and prepare the surfaces and items affected for the final restoration. 

Our technicians have equipment at their disposal that homeowners do not. SERVPRO crews have the skills to recover the function and appearance of items you might believe ruined. We help save memories and avoid replacement costs. 

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is ready to respond to your request for fire damage restoration round the clock. Call us at (970) 618-1516 to schedule an evaluation regardless of the size or duration of the fire. 

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What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Gutter Maintenance For Your Glenwood Springs Home

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in Glenwood Springs is often linked to aging or damaged roofs and gutters.

Avoid Water Damage In Glenwood Springs With Fall Gutter Maintenance

As the seasons change homeowners in Glenwood Springs, have the opportunity to limit interior water damage by completing routine home maintenance and making plans for emergency water loss. September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to review and inspect the exterior drainage systems of your home for areas of weakness. If water does invade, we can help with remediation and restoration.

Water damage in Glenwood Springs is often linked to aging or damaged roofs and gutters. A sound and secure roof is your first defense against the rain, sleet, and snow our area experiences at different times of the year. The gutters and downspouts attached at roof edges should direct the precipitation off the roof, down to the ground, angled away from the foundation. If any part of this system does not work as intended, water can enter your home, causing damage to the structure and contents.

SERVPRO often finds and restores precipitation-related water damage in attics or lower levels, the issues surprising homeowners who did not notice obvious leaks. Gutters that fill with leaves, sticks, and other debris, including granules from asphalt shingles harmed by hail, wind, or heavy rain, can become clogged with these materials. During rainstorms the blocked gutters and downspouts overflow. Some water might push under shingles and make its way into the attic framing and rafters. Water that gushes over the gutters pounds into the soil, saturating the ground next to the foundation of your home, eventually seeping through and into your basement or crawl space.

Scheduling an inspection and then arranging for the cleaning and repair of poorly draining gutters and downspouts should be an autumn ritual. Waiting or ignoring the issues risks further damage from ice dams when the temperatures fall below freezing. An ice dam forms when the melting snow cannot drain because of clogged gutters. As the trapped water freezes, it pushes up on the edges of shingles, forcing moisture inside. SERVPRO crews know to look for gutter issues when staining makes its way down walls. Foundation moisture problems likewise link to broken, clogged, or inappropriately attached gutters and downspouts.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties often sees the damage clogged, broken, or loose gutters and downspouts cause. We can restore the issues caused by water damage and help arrange for repairs to the drainage system. Call (970) 618-1516 to set up an appointment for an assessment.

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The Real Truth About Possible Secondary Mold Damage After Water Damage in a Glenwood Springs Municipal Complex

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

If your municipal building has an incident that calls for water cleanup, call team SERVPRO to arrive timely and mitigate the damage.

Water Cleanup Services for Your Glenwood Springs Municipal Building

From obtaining construction permits for the immediate area to allowing residents a place to air their grievances to authorities, your Glenwood Springs municipal building stays busy through its operating hours. Unexpected incidents can threaten your ability to provide the full scope of the services and departments available to the public, even with dedicated maintenance and custodial staff available.

While you might look to situations of water cleanup in Glenwood Springs as tasks that the custodial team at your building could handle, there are several considerations that you must make in this scenario. The first of these is the speed with which this staff can get to the problem at hand and clean it up. The longer the problem persists, the more problems that it could cause and the longer it remains a threat to the safety of those using affected areas of your building. Choosing professional water cleanup services from our SERVPRO team can help to get the situation resolved quickly.

A persistent, lingering safety hazard of water damages present in your building is a bad situation with the foot traffic you anticipate on a daily basis. Even without the possibility of injury, secondary effects like mold growth can occur in as little as three days. This situation poses an even more immediate risk to the staff and traffic throughout the building exposed to an active, growing colony.

Another consideration that you need to make is the thorough nature of services like our SERVPRO team can provide. From moisture detection equipment to thermal imagery software in tools, we can ensure that moisture present from the incident gets wholly dried up. This assurance not only eliminates the likelihood of mold growth, but it also can help to preserve the strength and integrity of building materials that became affected by the water.

While smaller scale water incidents in your building might seem best suited for the custodial staff, water can spread quickly and affect many areas out of the immediate line of sight. Trust in the experience and equipment of our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties restoration specialists to help you ensure that the job gets done correctly. Give us a call 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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Post-Fire Flood Damage Assistance in Glenwood Springs

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Glenwood Springs Flooding? Contact SERVPRO for Water Removal and Restoration

Flooding Disasters in Glenwood Springs Properties Require Professional Help--Call SERVPRO

The aftermath of wildfires near Glenwood Springs does not end when the flames extinguish. Severe rain and thunderstorms build in the mountains and threaten the already devastated landscape with flooding. Homeowners who breathed sighs of relief when the fire veered elsewhere now struggle with walls of relentless waters and the harm they do. You need our trained technicians and commercial grade equipment in your corner.

Flood damage in Glenwood Springs is often better managed if we work with the homeowner to pack out personal possessions, window coverings, documents and memorabilia, and furnishings. Achieving water removal and structural drying moves more quickly if the portable contents of your home are moved to a dry area elsewhere on your property or to our production facility. Rigorous inventory and tracking systems ensure we keep track of your property. Advanced training in cleaning, sanitizing, and drying means we save many articles, regaining both function and appearance.

The SERVPRO crew members at your home then concentrate on a swift and thorough process of water removal. Flood waters typically contain contaminants ranging from chemicals picked up from the surrounding ground to sewage or animal debris. We offer containment and hazardous waste disposal options for our customers. Once we extract tainted fluids, including hidden pockets of floodwaters that we discovered using advanced scanning equipment and moisture meters, we choose EPA registered disinfectants to destroy any lingering pathogens.

To avoid progressive water-based deterioration and secondary microbial growth,  SERVPRO crews then thoroughly dry out your home. We base our drying goals on moisture measurement we continuously check. A balance of air movement, heat, and dehumidification is found and maintained eventually bringing the affected building materials back to normal moisture levels.

If any of the flooded spaces are carpeted, SERVPRO crews might attempt an aggressive extraction approach. Contamination concerns suggest we consider removing the padding, a relatively inexpensive way to hasten the drying while decreasing the chance of residual hazardous substances. New padding and a thoroughly dried and disinfected carpet minimize the expense of replacing an expanse of wall to wall floor covering after flood damage. This above procedure is only possible if the water is not Black Water. Often, we must dispose of the padding and carpets, safety first.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties prepares for the challenges of flood damage remediation after wildfire. If you survive the flames to be nearly drowned in flood waters, call us at (970) 618-1516 to schedule an assessment.
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How to Spot Mold Growth in Your Silt Home

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Silt Property Owners Know Their Homes Get Great Mold Remediation from SERVPRO

Silt Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

Taking care of your Silt residence means staying aware of even the slightest of changes. Your home can communicate with you to indicate when something is amiss, and these signs can often help you diagnose potential problems that could occur or might already be happening. For example, understanding the conditions and warning signs for mold growth can help to prevent or more readily remediate this occurrence.

When Silt property owners think of mold damages, they often do not fully understand how this episode even happens, let alone how to prevent it in the first place. One of the first things that you need to know is how mold growth can happen, namely, what conditions must get met to support this colonization. For mold spores to develop, moisture is necessary. This requirement is why our SERVPRO technicians find mold growth in places like your basement.

Darkness is not a requirement, but a lack of natural light does allow for mold colonies to spread more rapidly between organic materials. One thing that is a requirement is warmer temperatures, which are often readily available in the basement of your home. Some species can flourish at the freezing mark. Most houses have the heating and cooling units in this lower level, offering plenty of constant temperature for mold to seat and spread.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to remediate this occurrence in your home when it gets discovered, but many homeowners do not always know what to hunt. Active colonies tend to give off a musty odor often, and so even if you cannot see a colony, this odor could indicate one growing and thriving out of sight. Another symptom that you can look out for is spotting on surfaces like drywall. These could initially appear very faint, so thorough inspections throughout potential problem areas with a flashlight can help you find these colonies before they spread out of control.

If you do discover mold growth in your basement, reach out to the professional remediation team we have at SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties. We can help you to preserve the structural integrity of your home from this destructive force, and work efficiently to reduce and ultimately remove the health risks associated with mold colony exposure. Give us a call anytime at (970) 618-1516.

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Hot, Dry Conditions Increase Risk of Fire Damage in Silt and Other Areas of Garfield County

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage, regardless of the cause, is destructive. Call SERVPRO for remediation efforts if your home ever experiences a fire.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Remediating Fire Damage Also Includes Dealing With the Remaining Water Used to Put Out the Fire

The daily reports of wildfires in many areas of the country concern residents of Silt. Wildfires are a powerful force of nature, capable of taking down entire communities. Even with the controlled prescribed burns authorities attempt before high wildfire season, residents must be vigilant. Wildfires are a reminder of the destruction any fire can do. If a fire from any source affects your home regardless of precautions, our trained and experienced fire damage restoration technicians can help.
 
When fire damages your Silt home lining up professional remediation services must occur sooner rather than later. Even though the stress and confusion of surviving a fire can interfere with calm and reasonable reactions, the residues left behind after a household fire cause immediate and progressive damage to all types of structural components and contents. Our highly qualified technicians are ready to take action swiftly to clean up, restore, and deodorize your home after any fire.
 
The first task SERVPRO crews usually take on when called to a fire scene is water and chemical extinguisher removal. Firefighters do not stint on the resources used to put out the fire, but the water and powdered or foam left behind pose their own dangers. Just a film of water and powdered fire deterrent chemicals cause a slip and fall hazard. Inches or feet of water are not unheard of in firefighting circumstances, saturating building materials and exposing restorers to electric shock risks. Evacuating the water and drying the structure avoids the deterioration and secondary damage moisture brings about before the fire damage remediation is even considered.
 
Once the water damage issues stabilize, SERVPRO crews assess the harm done by the flames and the smoke and soot that spread through your property. Soot can be sorted into three main categories, and each requires a different approach for cleanup to be most effective. Light, ashy soot from fast, hot-burning fires often responds well to vacuuming and dry sponging. Thick, sticky soot from a smoldering electrical or textile fire can need a surfactant or wetting agent application and perhaps some agitation or abrasive action with appropriate tools to loosen up enough to be wiped away. Protein fires deposit thin, challenging to remove coatings that are almost invisible but smell strongly. Abrasives and solvents are the pair of choice, stripping the residue food and grease fires leave.
 
SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties cultivates a team of well-trained experts to attend to your fire damage scenarios. Whether a wildfire jumps a firebreak or your dinner preparation goes horribly wrong with a grease fire call (970) 618-1516 for assistance from IICRC certified technicians backed by innovative products and equipment.

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Causes and Solutions For Water Damage in Glenwood Springs

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Extracts Water and Checks with Thermal Imaging to Ensure Homes in Glenwood Springs Are Restored, "Like it never even happened."

Glenwood Springs Property Owns Depend Upon SERVPRO for Fast and Efficient Water Removal

Flooding from storms and municipal utility emergencies are devastating but are not daily occurrences in Glenwood Springs. Other types of water incursions might be happening right now in your residence, unnoticed but capable of causing severe damage over time. The highly-qualified technicians on our water damage teams are up to any challenge.

Little leaks that build over time are much more likely to cause water damage in your Glenwood Springs than one catastrophic event. Do not make a mistake and believe that the puddle of water you see on occasion under the sink is an isolated incident or that the peeling on the wall is just evidence of a low-quality paint. Catching water incursions early is crucial to preventing the deterioration of structural components and avoiding secondary damage such as mold growth. Our employees are trained to identify water damage in its many disguises.
 
SERVPRO pinpoints the source of the water damaging your home so repairs to eliminate the leaks or seepage can be arranged. Then our crew chief assesses the damage and designs a plan to remove any standing water and dry out the affected spaces thoroughly. We search for hidden water under cabinets and between walls, the migration of moisture often the reason that small leak seemed minor. Our truck-mounted pumps and wanded extractors pull the water out, sometimes with the help of holes drilled or sections of drywall removed to release trapped caches in cavities. If a ceiling appears buckled, we punch holes carefully to free any reservoirs captured above a room or hallway.
 
Our employees are expert at employing moisture sensors and meters as well as thermo-hygrometers to establish baseline moisture and temperature levels in the damaged building materials. The collected data helps establish drying goals, and periodic use of the tools throughout the project informs us when sufficient drying is complete. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers are positioned and operated to create a balance that coaxes water saturated inside structural components to move into the drier air where the dehumidifiers condense and contain the moisture for disposal.
 
Rely on the confident and reliable team at SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties to help with your water damage woes. We are available 24/7 with just a call to (970) 618-1516.

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READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Garfield & Pitkin counties is always ready to help with your needs.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin counties understands the utilizing the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When it comes to a water damage, time matters. SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin counties will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed personnel.  The right tools for the job is vital to timely mitigation. 

 https://www.SERVPRO.com/drying-water-extractionEquipment

  • Air movers/ Dry equipment 
  • Dehumidification Equipment
  • Air scrubber/ Negative air extractors (Extraction equipment)
  • Moisture Sensors/ Moisture meters/ Thermohygrometers
  • Water/ Flood Extractiors
  • HEPA Vacuums
  • Odor Control(Ozone, Hydroxyl)
  • Ultra Low Volume(ULV) Foggers
  • Thermal Foggers
  • Power Distribution
  • Heating Systems
  • Ultrasonic machine 
  • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Commercial flood

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

SPRINKLER FLOOD AFTER COMMERCIAL FIRE

Sprinkler systems may be your best friend in a fire, or your worst. This is one business of a block of commercial buildings after a next store Restaurant had a small fire in their kitchen.  The smoke went threw the vents and triggered the sprinklers to case a flood.  Thanks to our team at SERVPRO Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin counties this company will be back in business as soon as possible.  Our equipment allows us to rapidly extract water from many types of flooring without causing any damage.  Don't let a little accident cause your business a lot of money. We are open 24/7/365 to help make any size disaster seem "Like it never even happened."

CRAWL SPACE AWARENESS

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

Crew Chief Jason Allred handling business

When warmth and humidity enters the crawl space, and cold winter night air becomes part of the crawl space environment, a vented dirt crawl space can become more trouble than its worth!  To address these problems, call SERVPRO GARFIELD & PITKIN COUNTIES.   We establish ourselves as the leading authority on crawl space moisture problems.

SERVPRO GARFIELD & PITKIN COUNTIES can come and clean and dry out your crawl space, If you have leaking pipes, or a leak we can help refer you to local companies that we support. We look forward to helping you fix your moldy and wet crawlspace.   

Approaches to crawlspace remediation are depend on environmental factors such as the presence of moisture, mold, insects, and by esoteric factors such as homeowners’ health, commitment environmental health and capacity.  Two common solutions are:

1: BASIC CLEANUP

 the basic minimum crawlspace cleanup should include removal of debris and all materials that are conductive to mold growth, especially if there is already mold or fungi on it.  All crawlspaces should have a vapor barrier at the very least.  Sealing all wood with an anti-microbial coating is optional except in cases of moderate to heavy mold growth.

2: COMPLETE (encapsulation)

In addition to the basic cleanup, all wood materials can be sealed with an anti-microbial coating.  The foundation vents are closed off.  Heavy duty vapor barrier or liner is installed from the top of the concrete stem walls and over the entire ground surface will all the seams sealed. 

 

Don't LOSE a SALE over Water and Mold damage

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

“Like it never even happened.”

 










  • Loss of sale, Drop of price and a Law Suit are some negative impacts that could affect the home owner or Real-estate Agent /broker.

  • SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is IICRC certified and trained in Fire, Water, Bio, and Mold Mitigation. (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)

  • FREE of Charge, we will look at any home or business you represent.  We will give you our professional opinion on whether water or mold mitigation is necessary.  (Free= regular business hours)

  • If mitigation is needed we will provide an estimate FREE of Charge.

  • If mitigation work is performed.  Your clients will receive a 5% discount with net 15.

  • SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin County will provide a one year certificate of guarantee on any mitigation work we perform.


        SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin county


(970) 618-1516.  Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration









 

DRYING POWER

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO GARFIELD & PITKIN COUNTIES ALWAYS MONITORING A WATER LOSS

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Delmhorst pin and pinless moisture and thermos-hygrometers are a must for restoration pros.  Moisture in building materials is the most effective way to verify structural integrity and know the job is complete.   SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin counties uses a stand-alone and/or combination meters to accomplish these tasks.  Our highly trained staffs continue to monitor all structure until the drying standards of all structures are met.  With the use of proper equipment and trained staff you will not experience any mold spores or other mold issues due to damp wood or other structure.  SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties strive on making sure are job is done right and everything is in proper standards. 

  • Find moisture “hot spots”
  • Define areas affected by moisture
  • Confirm the environment is suitable for drying
  • Determine necessary drying equipment
  • Monitor progress
  • Verify the structure is dry

SERVPRO OF GARFIELD & PITKIN COUNTIES (970) 6181516

CALL US IF YOU SUFFER A WATER LOSS!!

 

Installing smoke detectors 2016

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO teaming up with Red Cross

 









SERVPRO of Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin Counties took the day to volunteer with America Red Cross. We broke up in groups and went door to door to test and install smoke detectors in local Grand Junction homes on November 22, 2016. What a great time and so many families opened their homes to welcome us. We gave them valuable information on how to plan if there was a fire in their home how to get out safely. We provided them with a checklist for things to help them prevent fires in their homes. It was amazing how so many fire alarms were not working at all, or were lacking batteries. With the help of Red Cross of Grand Junction and SERVPRO of Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin Counties we installed a lot of smoke detectors in the area, with 10-year life long battery’s. It is important to use that lives will be saved if there is a fire in your home.


Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin if you need your home restored after a fire. We will give it our heart to make it “Like it never even happened.”


(970)618-1517  24/7









 

Even in -20 Degree weather SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin County is there for you!

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Garfield & Pitkin County working on afire job and water job in Meeker Colorado

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It does not matter what the weather conditions are like here in Colorado, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties are ready and prepare for any Disaster you have. We specialize in storm damage. Fires still happen unexpectedly even in snow.  Frozen pipes burst in cold weather. Mold is still on the prowl in the cold temperatures of winter. There might be Bio, Bio hazard, or vandalism that need tending to.  SERVPRO of Garfield Pitkin is here for any emergency you might have in your home or business 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Fast response is SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties goal when servicing our area. Trust us to be your restoration company.

"Like it never even happened"

                                      Call 970-618-1516

 We are only as good as our last job!!!

 

Parade of Lights

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

2016 Christmas Cheer

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SERVPRO of Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin Counties had a wonderful time at the parade of lights this year 2016. The parade took place in down town Grand Junction. There were over 100 different floats of many vendors, small businesses, and schools from the Grand Junction Colorado area. We gave all the kids and families tons of candy. What a joy to Celebrate Christmas and participate in this wonderful event. Just a reminder to be safe this Holiday season.     Some tips for your Christmas tree:

  • Place tree at least 3 feet from heat sources.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Make sure tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Blow out candles before going to bed.

*Tips and statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Christmas tree Association.

24 hours emergency service, even on Christmas!!! Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin counties if you suffer any loss this holiday season.

(970) 618-1516

 

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin care about you personal items

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO home pack out and restored

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Fire damage at a Colorado residence required the removal and pack out of damaged contents to provide the space and safety needed for the extensive fire and water damage restoration to be performed.  SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin counties carefully inventory every item and transports them to our facility. Once everything is gathered we go to work cleaning and restoring our customer’s possessions that can be returned to their original condition.  Once the fire damage or water damage cleanup is completed, the homeowner’s prized possessions will be returned to them.  This phase of the project is always very rewarding, as most clients are amazed at the condition of their restored treasures.  If you encounter a fire damage, water damage, vandalism, biohazard, or any other tragic event at your home, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties  24/7 at (970) 618-1516.  We will be prompt to your call!!

 

Flood at Parachute High school

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin County was able to restore a flooded gym at parachute high school Colorado.

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SERVPRO CAN REMOVE WATER FROM COMMERICAL PROPERTIES 

If your Commercial property experiences a flood due to broken pipes, storm related floods or any other type water damage, Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties. We can restore and get you back in business as quick as possible.  We mitigate mold and mildew that may cause health hazards.  SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin is highly trained and certified to return your commercial property to like-new conditions.  To eliminate residual humidity, we place humidifiers and air movers to capture the moisture from the ambient air.  Water damage must be managed and maintained with special equipment that extracts water and can complete the drying process quickly.

With our SERVPRO process we are able to keep water damage at a minimum, regain control, rebuild damage structures and return your Commercial building back to like new conditions.  

 

24 Hour Emergency Service

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO on site at a business fire

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SERVICE RESPONSE GUIDELINES

  1. Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Grand Junction professional will contact you to arrange for service.
  2. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Grand Junction professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
  3. Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by SERVPRO of Grand Junction Professional. 

 SERVPRO SYSTEM SERVICE 

RESTORATION:

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot
  • Water Damage and Dehumidification  
  • Mold Mitigation
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

CLEANING:

  • Air Ducts / HVAC
  • Bio hazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
  • Carpets, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin County is proud to serve western slope Colorado and the surrounding areas. Our team is ready for any size disaster that you might experience. We are a National Company with over 1600 other franchises  Call (970)618-151

 

Restaurant fire and smoke restoration

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

This fire was at a restaurant in Grand Junction Colorado

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Every 90 seconds a residential or commercial fire occurs in the US.  Fire and smoke damage in any sort of structure has hidden damage and odors.  A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke.  This fire started in the kitchen of a local restaurant here in Grand Junction.  Our Fire specialists here at SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties have the experience and expertise to take care of any fire damage you may have no matter how big or small it might be.  Special losses require special care, and we understand that caring for them is your first priority.   SERVPRO of Garfield Pitkin counties are always available 24 hours a day 365 days a year for you Fire loss. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call us today- (970) 618-1516 

 

SERVPRO of Garfield, Pitkin County can dry out any construction site

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

A Construction site in Grand Junction Colorado

  


On January 8th 2017 Grand Junction was hit with a severe storm.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction was quick to responded to a big commercial construction site in our valley. This construction site was a huge unfinished building in progress.  The first 3 floors were insulated and sheet rocked.  The last floor was just structure.  SERVPRO arrived at the site and placed all necessary equipment to dry out the structure and prevent any mold.  It took us two days to completely save this site so the company could continue their construction without out any delay.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction saved the construction company thousands of dollars and they were very happy with the results.  If you have construction in process and you suffer flooding before it is complete, no need to start over call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties.  We are quick to respond and strive to make it “Like it never even happened.”


970-618-1516

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