Recent Water Damage Posts

Water Problems You May Find in Your Office Building

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

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As a business leader, you’ve got enough to worry about with your day-to-day operations that you don’t want to think about problems with your facility. However, it’s not uncommon for Garfield & Pitkin Counties, companies to contend with leaking pipes or other matters that can lead to flooding and water damage. It’s important to identify the causes of these potential disasters and troubling incidents so you can prevent them and more effectively clean them up.

Potential Hazards

In some cases, something such as a toilet backup or a slow leak in a pipe will only cause minor concerns in a bathroom or break room. However, if these things go undetected, you could face significant financial consequences or even potential interruptions to your business.

  • Flooding could damage or ruin the carpet, drywall, ceiling tile, furniture, or electronics.
  • Water damage could create an unsafe environment for employees.
  • Water damage may not be covered by your insurance.

The Gradual Issues

Leaking pipes could drip water onto floors or into the walls of your office over a long period of time without you even realizing it. Over the course of months or even years, this can rot away the drywall or subfloor. This problem could even encourage the growth of mold or other fungal development.

A Sudden Rush

If your building is aging, you may need to take a look at the plumbing system and make sure the pipes are still in good shape. A pipe break could expel large amounts of water into your facility, which could result in significant flooding. Even if you react quickly to this incident, you could still face heavy costs and loss of equipment and supplies.

Mother Nature

A weak roof or poor foundation could be vulnerable if heavy rain hit during a thunderstorm. Leaking pipes will put water on your floor slowly, but severe weather could inundate you with too much to handle.

If any of these events occur in your building, you know where to turn. Contact a commercial water damage specialist immediately.

9 Water Damage Prevention Tips Every Homeowners Should Follow

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

“Water wears away mountains”, so when it enters your home it can cause extensive structural damages, such as wood rot and mold growth.

But by regularly checking appliances and doing basic household chores you can avoid expensive water damage problems that can drain your wallet.

Don’t get flooded with repair bills. Be proactive and follow these easy water damage prevention tips.

1. Regularly Inspect Your Appliances

Any appliance or pipe that’s connected to a water supply line has a chance of springing a leak or bursting.

Since all appliances have a limited lifespan, it’s important to regularly check your fridges, dishwashers, water heaters, ac units, showers, and other related fixtures for signs of failure.

Other than a puddle of water on the floor, here are some other signs that your appliances might be on the fritz:

  • Sounds of water running even though nothing is turned on
  • Unpleasant odors coming from floors, walls, or drains
  • Reduced water pressure
  • Mold growing around the appliance

Because many appliances rely on hoses, worn out hoses are a common culprit behind water damage problems. Replace any brittle, rusty, leaking, or damaged hoses as soon as you notice them.

Hoses are relatively cheap, so this is an easy, proactive repair solution that won’t break the bank. You should use the highest quality hose replacements to increase the lifespan of your appliances.

2. Don’t Ignore Leaks

Water doesn’t like to sit in one place. It likes to travel, especially through porous materials like drywall, carpeting, and underneath floorboards.

If a leak is left untreated it can lead to mold growth, staining, and damage to walls and flooring. The faster you address a leak, the less damage there will be and the more likely it will be that your insurance company will accept your water damage claim.

If you have a leaking pipe, apply quick repairs following these steps and then call out a trusted plumber to inspect the problem:

  • This is a water supply valve on a toilet. Turn it clockwise to shut off the water supply.
  • Most water-based appliances have a water supply valve connected to it that allows you to shut off the water supply at that fixture without turning off the water to the entire house.
  • Turn the handle clockwise to shut off the water supply valve.
  • Turn on the faucets to release the remaining water that’s left in the pipe.
  • Wipe down the pipe and allow it to dry.
  • Patch up any cracks using epoxy putty. Wrap the putty up around the leaking area. You can purchase epoxy putty at any hardware store.

A quick fix like this can get you by until you call a plumber to apply permanent repairs, but you shouldn’t rely on it to provide long-term water damage protection.

3. Watch Your Water Bill

Many pipes are hidden in walls and underneath subflooring, making it hard to know if there’s a leak or not.

A 1/8 inch crack in a pipe (for reference, that’s about the size of your pinky nail) can waste up to 250 gallons of water per day!!! 

If you get an unusually high water bill, you might have a leaking or malfunctioning appliance in your house.

You can also read your water meter to check for leaks.

Most meters are located near the curb by your house and are typically located within a concrete box marked “water”.

You can pry open the lid by using a screwdriver or pliers.

Before you read it, turn off all the taps in your house. If the dial is still turning then that means you have a leak somewhere.

4. Consider Purchasing a Water Detection Device

A water detection alarm is a device that’s designed to go off when it’s sensor comes into contact with water.

Some of them even come with an auto-shutoff function, that will automatically turn the water supply off if it detects a large amount of water that has escaped.

Install them near pipes or appliances such as water heaters, washing machines, or fridges.

These devices can help prevent little leaks from becoming big water damage emergencies.

5. Know Where Your Water Main Valve Is & Turn It Off Before Leaving Town

Every homeowner should always know where to locate their water main supply valve is in case of a plumbing emergency, such as a burst pipe.

Turning off the main valve will cut off your home’s entire water supply.

The valve location varies on the design of the house. Check out these three places:

  • If you have a basement or crawlspace, the valve will be on an outside wall.
  • If your house is built on a slab, it will be located on a wall in the garage or near a water heater.
  • Your valve might also be located in the water meter box near the curb marked “water”.

If the valve is located within your house, simply turn the valve clockwise to stop the water.

If the valve is located outside your house, use a wrench or a screwdriver to pry open the water meter box. Use the wrench to turn the valve clockwise.

There’s nothing worse than going on a nice vacation only to come home and find your house has been turned into a water park.

If you’re going out of town, turn off the water main to prevent broken faucets and pipes from wreaking havoc on your house while you’re away.

6. Winter Is Coming. Are You Prepared?

Every winter there’s a chance of your pipes freezing, regardless if you live in a colder or warmer region.

When pipes freeze, the water inside them turns into ice and expands. As the ice expands, it creates pressure which causes the pipe to burst.

The pipes most susceptible to freezing are in the low insulated areas of your home, such as the attic or crawlspace. Check this area of the home out and see if you’re pipes are vulnerable.

If you need to add insulation, make sure to follow all directions and wear the necessary protective equipment, especially when dealing with fiberglass insulation.

If you have exposed pipes, consider installing insulation products, such as a “pipe sleeve” or “heat tape”.

During the winter, remember to keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to reach pipes and don’t fiddle with the thermostat. You might be tempted to turn the thermostat down during the night to save on heating bills, but this drop in temperature can cause your pipes to freeze.

7. Roof Maintenance

The roof is your main line of defense against the elements, so it’s important to maintain it.

Get up on the roof every 6 months, and especially after a storm, to check for vulnerabilities or damages.

Here’s what to look for: broken shingles, built-up debris from trees, cracked flashing or roof vents. Roof repair is not a DIY job, especially if the surface is wet or slick. In this instance, it’s best to call a storm damage repair company that has the proper safety equipment and licenses.

8. Do Your Chores & Clean Out the Gutters.

Nobody wants to get up and clean the gunk out of the gutters. We get it. But it’s an important chore, especially if you want to prevent water damage problems.

The gutter’s main purpose is to collect excess water off the roof and direct it away from your property.

When the gutters get clogged, water overflows down the side of your house or into your basement instead of away from your property.

This can lead to foundation damage, yard damage, and roof leaks.

You should clean your gutters once a year or after severe storms.

Get a ladder and use a scoop or shovel to remove debris from the gutters. Dispose of any debris in a trash bag or plastic tarp.

After you’ve cleaned out all the gunk, flush your gutters out with a garden hose.

9. Be Careful When Planting Trees

Know where major pipelines are located before you plant trees. Trees will grow towards the nearest water source and will easily break pipes apart in order to access the water inside.

There are companies that will mark the location of your sewer line if you don’t know how to find it.

Some tree roots grow more aggressively than others and are more likely to damage your sewer lines. Consult with a landscaper to choose a tree that won’t harm your property.

Need  Water Damage Help?

Preventing Water Damage is one of the most important investments you can make as a homeowner.

However, sometimes leaks unexpectedly happen and there’s nothing you can really do about it.

If you live in Garfield and Pitkin Counties and need water damage help, contact SERVPRO at (970) 618-1516

Our trained High Rockies crew will respond to your call within immediately to begin the process of drying and repairs.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516, our 24-hour service line, to protect your home in Basalt, Parachute, of Carbondale from lost water. Our water removal and extraction equipment stay ready for us to use day and night, whenever you might have an emergency.

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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Homes in Silt

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Uh oh!!! Time to call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO has Many Water Removal Techniques for Silt Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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DRYING POWER

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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!!

 

Flood at Parachute High school

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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.