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Water Removal Dries Out Wet Homes in Crested Butte

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Dries Out Wet Homes in Crested Butte Crested Butte Homeowners Call on SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage with Fast Extraction and Drying

Water can invade your Crested Butte home from almost any direction. Before it can create damaged areas inside your home, getting dryness restored gets everything back to normal, and keeps damage away.

Homeowners in Crested Butte should opt for the services of a water removal team when water invades their residence. Even small amounts of water can cause problems, and these problems can spread all throughout a home. Preventing them from happening is always much less expensive than repairing them later. SERVPRO technicians have the training and skills needed to perform the necessary steps involved in drying out a waterlogged home.

For large areas or enormous amounts of water, our employees use truck-mounted pumps that quickly suction out water from floods and broken water lines. We use smaller-sized equipment for lesser amounts of water, such as isolated spills and overflows that you caught early.

When your home's surfaces only feel damp, we continue by using heat and directed air currents. Open windows, when weather conditions permit, can increase the speed that your home achieves usual dryness again.

Saving your flooring, the hardest hit component in your home after a disaster involving water depends on many different variables. We can often rescue wooden flooring from the damaging effects of water, but carpeting is another situation. Tile and linoleum can lose their adhesiveness if left saturated for too long.

Other areas in the home that suffer from water include drywall. Because drywall is very absorbent, it does not take very long to become saturated. Once saturated, it expands and then begins the process of disintegrating. Because of this, we cut away wet drywall  about six inches above the water line. Removing this also removes some of the water that otherwise may have evaporated into your home's air and spread to other areas. This also opens up wall cavities for more rapid dissipation of moisture.

The friendly professionals at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride help keep our locally owned and operated company one that many homeowners rely on in emergencies involving water removal services after flooding, accidents, and fires. Call us at (970) 240-6970 any hour, day or night, 365 days a year.

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Attic and Crawlspace Mold Damage in Delta Homes

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Attic and Crawlspace Mold Damage in Delta Homes Mold in your attic can spread quickly throughout your home. If you have evidence of mold spreading, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Investigate Mold Infestation Signs in Your Home

Attic and crawlspace mold can be difficult and costly to remove because of space restrictions and the tools and effort it takes to properly complete the cleanup process. Additionally, attics and crawlspaces are highly prone to mold growth because of the ease with which moisture accumulates in these spaces, often unbeknown to the homeowner.
If you notice signs of mold damage in your attic and crawlspace, you need a reliable restoration company to deal with the problem. SERVPRO has a long history of providing mold damage restoration services to Delta homeowners, and our close proximity allows us to respond quickly to local emergencies. Following IICRC guidelines, we can restore your home to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened."
Originally, building code called for ventilation in the crawlspace to use outside air as the primary source of moisture regulation. The idea was to provide an outlet for evaporation of excess moisture. The quandary is that ventilation in some parts of the country can actually worsen a mold problem. This is because of the tendency of the air inside your crawlspace to be significantly cooler than the outside air. This becomes problematic in warmer months because warmer air is constantly moving into the ventilated crawlspace.
When warm moist air meets with cooler air, the former cools and releases moisture as condensation. SERVPRO can assess the source of this condensation and apply appropriate drying techniques. This constant source of moisture, combined with a steady food source (from your building materials), and humid temperatures creates the ideal environment for mold to thrive. Unfortunately, most homeowners are oblivious of the possible home and health hazards of an unfinished crawlspace.
At least 60 percent of the air in your crawlspace flows across your home, meaning that a seemingly isolated mold problem can affect your indoor air quality. For early mold detection in the crawlspace, it is important to familiarize yourself with signs of mold damage. These include water stains or pink/green/black spots around the baseboards and deterioration of your home structure. You can also identify mold growth through bubbling wallpaper, warped saggy floors, and a persistent moldy smell.
If you have a mold damage problem in your home, you can trust SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to remedy the situation. We are available 24/7, every day of the year to ensure that your property is back to normal within no time. Call us today at (970) 240-6970.

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Drying Floors And Walls In A Flood Damage Situation In Delta

11/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Drying Floors And Walls In A Flood Damage Situation In Delta Floods are a common occurrence in the Delta area and can cause massive losses for many homeowners.

Drying Floors And Walls After A Flood

Floods are a common occurrence in the Delta area and can cause massive losses for many homeowners. If your home is susceptible to flooding, being prepared can go a long way. It is important to enforce safety measures to protect your house from extensive flood damage. Walls and floors, for instance, are an important part of your house and serve as the last line of defense against external factors such as weather elements. In case of a flood event, you need to contact an experienced restoration service to assess the damage.

As a locally based and operated company, SERVPRO is conveniently located to respond quickly to your emergency. We have a team of self-driven restoration experts who are highly trained and certified by the IICRC. Our main goal is to restore your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened."

Drying walls and floors in a flood damage situation can be challenging. Walls behind cabinetry, in particular, take more time to dry due to the multiple layers of drywall and cabinet back. Drying time also depends on the design of the cabinets. If there is no back on the cabinet, SERVPRO technicians can drill holes in the wall to facilitate air circulation.

When the drying process is complete, our flood damage restoration experts patch the holes drilled previously in the wall. When possible, we use a vent system to push air into the wall cavity. In cases where the sheetrock is at risk of falling, we may have to drill holes at the top of the wall to allow for better airflow into the wall cavity. We can also be able to save fiberglass insulation using this technique when dealing with exterior walls.

The toe kick (area under a cabinet) typically consists of a less costly material than the actual cabinet boxes. SERVPRO professionals may mount base molding on the front of the toe kick. This step involves removing the base molding and then drilling holes in the toe kick for better airflow beneath the cabinet. Using an approved biocide, we treat the toe kick area and install a vent system to facilitate air movement into the cavity.

If your floors and walls have sustained extensive flood damage, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is there to help. We offer 24/7 emergency services for local homeowners and neighboring towns. Call us today at (970) 240-6970.

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Avoiding Pitfalls After Fire Damage in Delta

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Avoiding Pitfalls After Fire Damage in Delta Stay safe and prevent creating more damage by starting the cleaning process before trained technicians arrive. Contact SERVPRO after a fire.

Our Certified Technicians Have Vast Experience with Remediation After a Fire

In the aftermath of a fire, there are a few pitfalls that entrap many homeowners and burden them with unnecessary costs. While you may have the best intentions for your belongings and have entirely reasonable ideas on how to help them, some crucial mistakes may become apparent only after you have seen their effects. SERVPRO technicians deal with these effects on a daily basis and know what to look out for and caution against. If fire damage impacts your Delta home, be sure to follow our technicians' advice and avoid these costly mistakes.
Using a Dry Cleaning Service
Some homeowners may attempt to use a dry cleaning service in Delta for their fire-damaged garments. Dry cleaners, after all, deal with delicate clothing items every day, so it makes sense for them to be able to handle some light smoke and ash. However, many fire damaged garments must be cleaned with specialized solutions and techniques most dry cleaning services are not familiar with thanks to the unusual chemicals and compounds that may have worked their way into the fabric. We hire specialized contractors to handle damaged dry-clean articles of clothing to ensure they stay in peak condition.
Using Electricity
Avoid using electricity in fire-damaged parts of your home. Fires may strip or melt wires, cause electronics to short circuit or malfunction, and clog electrical systems with ash. Using electronics affected by a fire can hurt not just the object in question, but also the person attempting to turn it on.
Starting to Wash and Clean
You may want to start the cleanup process yourself to give SERVPRO a head start on mitigation when we arrive. However, some types of smoke and ash can react negatively to conventional cleaning products, potentially making our jobs much harder if improper chemicals are used. We appreciate the efforts many homeowners are willing to put forth, but it is better for all parties involved to leave the hard work to us.
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides professional damage mitigation and restoration services to homeowners when they need it most. Call us 24/7 at (970) 240-6970.

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Mold Remediation And Restoration In Montrose

10/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation And Restoration In Montrose Restoring your home after a mold infestation takes a trained team of professionals.

Mold Remediation

Inert mold spores are present in the air as a regular part of almost every structure in Montrose. They are no threat to people, property, and pets unless they come into contact with a source of moisture. Then, the spores expand and actively seek out a food source. If left untreated, mold can cause hundreds and even thousands of dollars in remediation and repair costs.

To remediate mold damage in a Montrose home, SERVPRO follows guidelines established by the EPA. We clean and dry moldy materials, discard mold infested items that we cannot clean, and dry non-infested items within 48 hours after arriving on the job site.

At each one, we send in a crew of trained technicians. They perform an initial inspection to determine the extent of the damage and then the goal is to perform each guideline task in parallel with the others. This way, we can reduce the amount of time needed to complete remediation services which save the customer money.

SERVPRO personnel clear the room with the most extensive mold growth first. We store non-infested property in an area of the home without active mold. Since mold only grows where there is enough moisture, we examine the property again. If it is damp or otherwise too wet, technicians set-up air movers and exhaust fans to circulate warm air in the area. If this is too slow, they install a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the property and the surrounding air.

Moldy property is taken outside if weather permits and cleaned on-site. If the mold is exceptionally thick or the weather is adverse, work crew members take it to our office warehouse and clean it there. As we did with the non-infested property, SERVPRO technicians dry the property with air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers if needed.

As we empty each room, other crew members begin to either clean structural property (walls, carpets, and ceilings for example) or demolish and remove it for disposal. Everything infested piece we remove from the home; we dispose of according to EPA and California state regulations.

Restoring your home after a mold infestation takes a trained team of professionals. If you have or suspect mold in your residence, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride today. Call (970) 240-6970 with any questions or to schedule an inspection. We are here to help.

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Stopping Commercial Water Damage In Ouray

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Stopping Commercial Water Damage In Ouray Our goal is to keep the downtime to a minimum and reopen the doors to customers as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage

Ouray city officials like to call their town the ‘Switzerland of America,' and it is a good description. Skiers, mountain climbers, and other sports enthusiasts visit in the thousands each year, and a few swear it is the only place they want to rest and recreate in Colorado. It is why tourism is so important to many residents.

When commercial water damage strikes an Ouray business, SERVPRO moves quickly. Our goal is to keep the downtime to a minimum and reopen the doors to customers as soon as possible. It is important year-round, but especially to a ski rental shop in the middle of snow season.

Most commercial flooding happens when a pipe breaks; often at the point where a water line enters into a business. The insulation is sometimes too thin, and an overnight freeze causes a connection to split inside a wall. Within minutes, hundreds of gallons can spill across the entire floor. Since it usually happens at night, the damage can go unnoticed for hours.

Our first task is to get the standing water out. If the level is over two inches, we start with a pump. Our technicians can usually complete this task in just an hour or two for businesses the size of most ski shops. If there is a problem with the power, we bring in a portable generator for electrical support until we finish the job.

Once the standing water is gone, we concentrate on removing the moisture trapped in the carpets and floors. SERVPRO technicians use water extraction wands to draw out this moisture and are experts in preventing secondary damage to these surfaces. This process takes time, but it is necessary to stop continuing water damage and reduce long-term repair and restoration costs.

As all of this is happening, another technician is replacing the broken pipe or connection. We certify our people for these repairs, and we only call in a plumber or general contractor if there are multiple points of failure.

Putting your business back together after any disaster takes time. SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride has the experience, training, and equipment needed to keep this period at a minimum so you can get back to your customers. If you need our help or have questions about what we can do for you, call us today at (970) 240-6970.

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Get Professional Water Removal Services for Your Delta Area Home Today

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Get Professional Water Removal Services for Your Delta Area Home Today Gutter maintenance is key to protecting your home from damage. If you have water that comes into your house, contact SERVPRO for drying services.

Our Experienced Team is Standing by Ready to Remediate Your Water Damage Emergency

There are several ways for water to enter your Delta home, especially with the type of weather we experience, changing from heat to rain and back to snow at the blink of an eye. The next few months are essential for protecting your investment against changes that can cause severe problems.

Living in the area makes having a qualified water removal company in Delta on speed dial essential. You never know when a backup, overflow, or faulty appliance can cause problems, so it is best to take a proactive approach. A sudden snowstorm may develop before you have a chance to clean your gutters, causing water to overflow into unprotected areas of your roof and attic.  

The point is that anything can happen and professional water removal services are your best chance at a speedy, efficient recovery. SERVPRO has technicians available 24/7, 365, year-round, we make ourselves available whenever you need us and work hard to help you protect your home. Every member of our team receives full IICRC-industry certification for performing cleanup and restoration services before stepping foot into your home.  

SERVPRO takes providing emergency services to fellow members of our community very seriously, following specific guidelines developed to ensure you get the support you need. We have access to water extraction and drying equipment of all shapes and sizes, allowing us to find and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture wherever they may be.

There is no such thing as too big, or too small of a job. Our technicians have the experience, training, and resources available to tackle anything that comes our way. SERVPRO technicians take the time to help you understand what happened and why, clearly outlining each step of our water removal process, and keeping you informed about any situations that may develop.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for full-service solutions to many emergency situations that can occur on your property. We are locally owned and operated, finding solutions to problems throughout the area, servicing Gunnison and Cedaredge as well. Think of it as calling a friend for help; we are ready to assist with getting water out of your home as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call today. (970) 240-6970

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Fire Damage caused by Appliances in Delta can Cause Long-Term Damage to Belongings

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage caused by Appliances in Delta can Cause Long-Term Damage to Belongings Regular dryer maintenance can prevent fires from starting. If you are facing the aftermath of a fire, contact SERVPRO for remediation and prevention.

Professional Remediation Experts Need to be Involved After Any Fire, Regardless of the Size

Out-of-control forest fires remain one of the worst ways a home can catch on fire, but it is not the only way. Homes in Delta can catch on fire through a multitude of ways, including malfunctioning appliances, such as dryers with a buildup of lint and debris in the duct. Clogged dryers can become heated hot enough that they ignite.
Delta homes risk fire damage when dryer maintenance happens on less than a regular basis. Cleaning out the lint catcher each time clothing is removed from the dryer helps, but often it is not enough. Fine lint can still escape and find its way to the exhaust vent cover. Also, because lint is often still damp when it escapes the lint trap, adhering to the inside of the duct happens all too easily. Any lint, fibers, threads, and paper bits that end up lost accumulate in a snowball effect, rapidly increasing in size.
Synthetic fibers in clothing often melt at high temperatures before it ignites. Dryer-related fires can leave your laundry area a horrible mess, with jumbles of melted, hard articles of clothing mixed with others, now singed and charred black. Your folding area and the inside of your dryer can sustain ugly damage from your once fashionable clothing. The smoke produced by clothing as it burns is often black and easily adheres to the surfaces it touches.
Our highly experienced technicians can help eliminate the damage caused by dryer fires. Even when plastic-based materials strongly bond to hard surfaces such as table tops and the interior of dryers after melting, we can remove this melted-on material. Using your dryer without removing all of the melted-on plastics can ruin future loads of clothing. One of the goals at SERVPRO, in addition to making your home “Like it never even happened,” is to prevent any other damage from harming your home or the contents inside. A dryer-related fire might seem small, but the ramifications for you and your family's appearance can be long-lasting and costly if mismanaged.
We at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can be contacted at (970) 240-6970 every day of the week, and at any hour. Whenever you have fire damage, of any kind, call us for friendly, professional service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Guarding Against Flooding Damage From Heavy Rains in Telluride

9/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Guarding Against Flooding Damage From Heavy Rains in Telluride Avert Telluride Home Flooding, Keep Drains and Gutters Open--SERVPRO tip

SERVPRO Tips to Protect and Mitigate Damages Caused by Floods and Storms

Disasters are a part of life, and no matter where you live, everyone can be at risk of flooding from heavy rains. Changing weather patterns have been sending surprises to many who thought they were safe, so even if you live on high ground, it is in your best interests to take precautions to prevent flood damage while living in Telluride. Consider flood insurance if it is available and affordable.

Preventative measures against flooding and flood damage from rain in Telluride run from very expensive, to affordable, common sense precautions. If you reside in a flood prone area, you may consider raising the level of your home. It can be pricey to raise a home that is pre-existing. However, it does get it above flood level. Typically, this is not a practicle solution is utilized for specific structures like historic homes. If that is not in your budget, think about covering the exterior walls with a sealant which is waterproof. They apply like paint and are very commonly used on cinder block basement walls. It is an affordable and surprisingly effective project for most homeowners.
For times when the rains hit, and your home does become overwhelmed by flood waters, you need professionals, such as SERVPRO, to properly extract the water and restore your home back to order. Our technicians are trained exactly how to handle these situations in a timely fashion to avoid further damage.
Even more affordable and simpler, make sure you have appropriate rain gutters installed, and just as important, keep them clean. If you do not want to climb the ladder yourself, you can hire someone to do the job once or twice a year. It is a good investment to keep your gutters clear of debris which clogs them up, keeping rain water out of your house. Splash pads and downspouts increase the efficiency of gutters by channeling the flow of water even further away from the foundation.
Other precautions to take include grading your lot to keep water flowing away from your home, placing sandbags to divert the flow of water, and investing in a sump pump. Installing a backflow protection device is also a good idea, as it protects a potable water system from potential hazards.
Our SERVPRO technicians work fast in an emergency, so you do not have to worry. Our professional grade equipment helps us to get your home thoroughly dry again, and we salvage everything possible for you.
SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is available to assist you anytime you have a flooding emergency. Residents of Telluride, Montrose, and Delta can reach us easily by dialing (970) 240-6970.

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Restoration after Commercial Fire Damage in a Crested Butte Gift Shop

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration after Commercial Fire Damage in a Crested Butte Gift Shop Contact SERVPRO immediately after fire damage in your gift shop. Our quick response will give you the best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle BOTH the Visible and Olfactory Signs of Damage

Fires happen all the time with many extinguished when discovered soon after they begin. Damage increases, of course, when a fire burns longer and spreads out in a widening area. Knowing what substances and materials burned is also critical to any restoration task.
Gift shops in Crested Butte that experience commercial fire damage often have difficult-to-replace seasonal stock. Our technicians are IICRC-certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and understand the complexities involved in every aspect of restoring fire-damaged structures, interior furnishings, and inventory. From our initial assessment, we answer questions and inform our customers about the processes and equipment needed to complete the job.
Cleaning inventory items so they are restored to a saleable condition, removing grime and soot from all surfaces, replacing charred and blackened materials, and eliminating errant soot particles from the air happens during many jobs involving businesses impacted by a fire. Soot can be visible in large amounts, but it slowly disintegrates over time. As it does this, odors become more pronounced. Just like visible fire damage requires elimination for a building to look “Like it never even happened,” elimination of foul odors must occur, also.
However, because fire damage normally leaves that distinct and offensive odor behind, customers might wonder what is causing the burned penetrating smell. Professionals with experience in mitigating fire damage know that odors from burned items are gauged differently by each person.
While this might seem to make the task of complete restoration after any size fire next to impossible, for the qualified professional, odor elimination is part of fire damage restoration. We have the ability to measure how concentrated soot particles are in an area and work to reduce these to almost zero. In some locations in your shop, these may be isolated pockets that hold onto soot particles. We have other methods that can control these problem spots adequately.
Every business in our area is of particular significance to our community – both socially and economically. Restoring each one after a disaster such as fire damage is a task to which we are highly committed. Call us, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, at (970) 240-6970, for all of your restoration needs, 24/7, 365 days a year.

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