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A Primer on How to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Primer on How to Reduce Water Damage in Rifle Homes 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)

Water Damage Taking Your Initial Call For Water Removal In Silt 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)

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

Water Damage How SERVPRO Removes Water From Homes in Silt 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)

Water Damage Why Washing Machines Can Spell Trouble For Your Home In New Castle 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)

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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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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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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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!!

 

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.