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

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why Flood Damage Cleanup in Silt Should be Handled by Professionals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Explains Residential Flood Damage Restoration Process

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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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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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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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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.

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