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Our Professional Water Cleanup Services Will Restore Your Damaged New Castle Store

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Professional Water Cleanup Services Will Restore Your Damaged New Castle Store 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)

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

Storm Damage Mud and Silt Can Cause Extensive Storm Damage--SERVPRO Offers Water Removal and Cleanup 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 Some Tips to Help You Understand the Fire Damage Remediation Process in Rifle 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)

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Damage How to Restore Your New Castle Home From Minor Fire Damage 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 What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Gutter Maintenance For Your Glenwood Springs Home 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)

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

Storm Damage Post-Fire Flood Damage Assistance in Glenwood Springs 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)

Mold Remediation How to Spot Mold Growth in Your Silt Home 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 Hot, Dry Conditions Increase Risk of Fire Damage in Silt and Other Areas of Garfield County 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)

Water Damage Causes and Solutions For Water Damage in Glenwood Springs 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)

Cleaning READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS 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)

Commercial Commercial flood 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)

Cleaning CRAWL SPACE AWARENESS 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)

Mold Remediation Don't LOSE a SALE over Water and Mold damage “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)

Water Damage DRYING POWER 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)

Community Installing smoke detectors 2016 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)

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

Community Parade of Lights 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)

General SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin care about you personal items 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)

Water Damage Flood at Parachute High school 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)

General 24 Hour Emergency Service 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)

Fire Damage Restaurant fire and smoke restoration 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)

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


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