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Call Us So Our Trained Professionals Can Restore Your Delta Home

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

A truck-mounted water extraction unit outside a home Shown in the picture is a truck-mounted water extraction unit which is one of the methods employed by SERVPRO to clean up water damage in your home.

Fight Water Damage in Your Delta Home

Between sinks, dishwashers, and refrigerators, water damage often occurs in kitchens. The cooking area also has some of the most expensive appliances and hardware in many homes. Protecting your kitchen, your home investment, and mitigating loss after a water line leak is essential.

If you discover your kitchen with water damage in Delta, the specialists at SERVPRO are available 24/7 to help you with everything you need to restore your home. A broken water line running from the sink to the refrigerator may damage your cabinets, baseboard, and even the tile flooring. Taking quick action to ensure no further damage is necessary. Don't worry. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

First, we remove any excess water using our portable water extractor. It holds anywhere between five and twelve gallons of water. Typically, a kitchen leak does not require a large quantity of water removed, but several passes of the impacted area are often required to get out as much moisture as possible. The more water the technicians extract, the quicker your flooring and cabinets dry. We can also use squeegees, mops and buckets, or whatever it takes to remove the spillage.

After the SERVPRO technicians extract the water damage, they utilize air movers. Air movers facilitate quicker water evaporation and the water vapor can be condensed with our advanced dehumidifiers. The wall cavity ventilating system tackles the moisture remaining in the baseboards and cabinets. These systems target moisture with a blower and attached hoses to ensure no lingering issues such as foul odors or potential mold growth. We clean and deodorize any damaged items by using our specialized cleaners like our orange cleaner. We disinfect and deodorize to bring your kitchen back to preloss status.

The SERVPRO team uses moisture meters to determine the moisture content of your kitchen materials throughout the restoration process. The penetrating probes or flat probes test wall cavities between cabinets and underneath the flooring. The impacted items in the kitchen may seem dry but could have high moisture content. The objective is to restore your items to preloss moisture. Anything above 19% moisture content is too high in most homes.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is here to help you with your water damage needs. Call us at (970) 240-6970, so our trained technicians make it "Like it never even happened. "

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Drying Wall Cavities Is Vital After A Water Damage Event In Your Delta Home

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged kitchen in home after a leak With our experience and advanced tools, you can count on our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team to help.

How We Dry Wall Cavities After Damage in Delta Homes

Among the most hazardous results of DIY drying and restoration of Delta homes following a water loss is inadequate moisture removal and cleaning. Structural cavities are often the most consistently overlooked and under kept areas of the house, and lingering moisture in these areas can often lead to hazardous secondary effects like mold growth. We have sophisticated tools to not only identify these potential moisture pockets in the cavities but the appropriate tools to address these threats as they get discovered.

The space between walls is ideal for hiding electrical conduit, plumbing, and insulation, but they can also be the origin of water damage in Delta residences. Many homeowners seeking to recover these damages themselves might only address the dampness and water they can see outside of these wall spaces to avoid cutting out portions of drywall. Without correcting the problem that caused the water damage or ensuring that the structural cavity is dry, you can continue to battle water losses in the immediate future.

Moisture content meters with probes are a reliable tool to identify the spread and migration of saturation through the drywall. As water losses tend to collect along the flooring level of a room, the same occurs in wall cavities and moisture-wicking results starting at the base of drywall up. Our moisture content probes can pinpoint how far this moisture has moved within the sheetrock to establish a dryline in case flood cuts must get made.

Insulation vacuums can help to remove the damp material from the cavity and help to better dry out the rest of the space by providing better access with our desiccant dehumidifiers and fans. Low profile air movers can help to force heated air into these structural cavities and force moisture out of drywall and framing.

Many homeowners struggle to thoroughly dry out damaged areas of their home after a water loss incident. With our experience and advanced tools, you can count on our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team to help. Give us a call whenever a water emergency occurs at (970) 240-6970.

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Have Changes in Landscape Caused Flooding to Your Telluride Home?

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO trucks and drying equipment in front of house Should the Cornet Creek overflow its banks into your home, call SERVPRO. We are equipped to handle flood damage and always on call.

Changes in the Landscape can cause Unprecedented Flooding in Your Telluride Neighborhood 

Current floodplain maps often do not take all construction and other changes in the topography affecting Telluride into consideration. Homeowners who never experienced flooding might, especially if more recent construction causes additional changes in the ground, rainwater, and melting snow can overtake yards, and in some places, enter houses.

Because SERVPRO knows disasters happen without warning in Telluride, including flood damage, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. A swift response by skilled professionals means your house and other property receives the mitigation work needed to restore things for your family.

An unseen threat due to the size of each one comes from the microbial population that washes in on floodwaters. Because these pathogens can cause different health effects, we disinfect all surfaces. This initial spraying also prevents possible cross-contamination caused by our initial cleaning efforts.

Many of the things inside your home respond sufficiently to our general cleaning and drying methods. SERVPRO works as quickly as possible to make things safely usable again, as well as to reveal any permanent damage. Different components in your home react differently and require different techniques to return your home to its preloss state. Our Green Fleet stays stocked with all the equipment and supplies we need to get the work done quickly.

Some tools are small, like our cutting instruments. We use these to remove damaged materials like drywall and carpet. We cut these away from their installation site and package them for easy removal. We only precisely remove what we need to, and never more than necessary. Before installing new materials, we use air movers to create powerful air currents that move the moisture inside damp but undamaged materials toward their surfaces and eventually into the air.

We also bring two other machines that dry the air and also remove microscopic particles from it. Dehumidifiers pull air inside and then release it after stripping water vapor away while air scrubbers do a similar task – extract microbes, dust, pollen, and anything else that dirties up the air.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is always ready to help residents in Delta and Gunnison recover rapidly after a disaster. Call our 24-hour line, (970) 240-6970, so we can help you and your family restore safe conditions in your home.

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Odor Removal for Telluride Homes After a Fire

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of a home. SERVPRO will kick the odor right out of your home, after a fire.

Odors can consume your Telluride home after a fire damage.

Odors present a substantial challenge for Telluride homeowners after a fire, mainly because masking scents does not work to eliminate them. To truly have these noxious odors and smoke damages gone, you need the premier equipment available to our SERVPRO professionals restoring your home. We have many practices that can help, including cutting edge equipment and products.

Fire damage odor control in Telluride homes begins with a thorough assessment of the property conducted by our management team. As these technicians have the most experience in the field, we can quickly identify problem areas and begin devising the strategy that returns your home to preloss condition. From our potent line of deodorization and cleaning products developed to combat the most stubborn of scents to distributive equipment like our thermal and UV foggers, we have the tools to make a difference quickly for your home.

We also have equipment available that has dual functionality like the hydroxyl machine. Using a spectrum of UV combined with water vapor, these machines can clean up the environment where they get placed but also affect odors as well. The presence of a running hydroxyl machine generates radicals that clear odors from the immediate area and filters contaminants like microscopic soot particulates.

Deodorization is also a vital element of our content management as well, and can even affect many of the objects and furniture removed from a fire-damaged house after a loss incident. We can bring these belongings to our SERVPRO facility for extensive cleaning and placement in our ozone chamber. The ozone produced in this room adds additional molecules to odor compounds to neutralize them on contact. The process is harmful to living creatures, and that is what makes it a challenge to deploy smaller units in homes that remain occupied after a fire loss.

We strive to provide homeowners with the best deodorization practices after a fire to help get their house back to preloss condition. We have many tools and products at our disposal, and we can make a difference quickly in your home. Give our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team a call anytime that you need us at (970) 240-6970.

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A Swift Response Is Crucial When Your Delta Home Experiences A Water Damage Issue

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

flooding kitchen interior We have the expertise to make the water intrusion seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Quick Water Damage Restoration Of Your Delta Home Is Critical

Water damage in homes happens because of a variety of reasons, including leaking roofs, plumbing leaks and broken or burst pipes and hoses. It can impact your Delta home in various ways. For instance, your wooden floors can warp, the paint on walls can peel, and the walls may even crumble. Stagnant water in rooms can lead to rot, rust, and corrosion of items in the home.

You need to call our experts as soon as the disaster happens to avoid losing your possessions or ending up with costly repairs or replacements. Regardless of the cause of water damage in your Delta residence, you can trust SERVPRO to provide you with effective water restoration services. From the many years of experience in restoring homes after water intrusion incidents, we recommend that you do the following when dealing with a loss:

    •    Extract as much water as possible by blotting or mopping.
    •    Remove damp floor coverings like area rugs from the affected area.
    •    Open closets, drawers, and cabinets to enhance drying.
    •    Use fans to dry out your home.

With any water damage incident, speed is vital. Water can do a lot of harm, the longer it soaks into furniture, walls, and carpet. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) can work quickly to restore your residence to preloss condition. We can inspect your home to assess the damage water has caused. After identifying the extent of the destruction, we can explain the restoration process to you fully while addressing any concerns you may have. We can remove the water in your home through extraction, evaporation, and dehumidification actions.

Our SERVPRO crew can use advanced moisture detection equipment like infrared cameras to determine which materials are damp, the level of saturation, and to locate all the impacted areas. Infrared cameras offer a rapid evaluation of the magnitude of moisture. They can show how water traveled throughout your home, and many times, they show moisture that you would never discover, especially in difficult areas. After the restoration process, infrared cameras provide perfect documentation that the drying process is successful.

If you have a water damage disaster, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970. We have the expertise to make the water intrusion seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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Commercial Flood Damage Professionals In Montrose Explain How Contents Get Moved Back

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee running a commercial shop vacuum on carpet flooring. Let us walk you through the process for your flood damage in your Montrose business.

SERVPRO knows every step to take for your flood damage in Montrose.

Many parts of Colorado this year, including the Montrose area, have received a good amount of rainfall. The wet season has not yet ended, and it is possible a rainstorm will strike in your neighborhood and cause your local gift store excessive commercial flood damage. Any time water enters your gift shop's building, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO.

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO can show up to your business' location shortly after you notice commercial flood damage in Montrose. Once your building starts to fill up with water coming in from the outdoors, your structural components and valuable contents or merchandise are at risk of being ruined. Depending on how wet items in your store got, it is possible that they can be saved with drying, cleaning, and deodorization procedures.

If several of your contents got wet, then it could be wise to remove all of your damaged contents so that they can be dried and cleaned in a separate, unaffected location. Moving contents can help speed up the drying process when drying both your contents and building materials. In some cases, items also need to be deodorized, which can be done more efficiently off-site.

After your contents get moved to our drying and cleaning location, we then begin the move back procedure with caution to make sure everything in your gift shop ends up in its correct place. To start, we can conduct a pre-delivery inventory and make sure that all of the items we removed are cleaned and ready to get put back. Next, we can strategically pre-stage your contents so that it is easier to put them back in the same place.

Next, we can then communicate with you and your employees before we start moving contents back into your store. During this meeting, we then can schedule a time that is good for you so that we do not interrupt any of your company's operations. Once a suitable time gets picked, we can then schedule the transportation and reset of your gift store's items.

When you need any type of restoration services at your gift shop in Delta, Gunnison, Paonia, or Cedaredge contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. We are located nearby, and our technicians are available 24/7 to help you and your business. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. (970) 240-6970

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Your Delta Home Can Be Restored By Our Flood Damage Professionals

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

flooded kitchen with debris floating “Like it never even happened.”

How SERVPRO Helps Different Delta Wall Types With Flood Damage

After flood damage in a home, the prospect of salvaging anything may appear hopeless. When groundwater enters a home, porous items receive the brunt of the loss. The majority of items saturated by this type of water generally have no restoration potential.

When SERVPRO technicians work on flood damage in a Delta home, the structure receives focused attention. Reconstruction and resurfacing are expensive propositions, and the goal of the technicians is always to restore both building materials and contents whenever possible. Different types of walls need different kinds of treatment for the best outcome.

Sheetrock Does Not Fare Well Against Water
When groundwater penetrates sheetrock, it swells and buckles. SERVPRO technicians save as much of it as possible during cleanup efforts by using controlled demolition techniques that involve cutting away the damaged building materials above the highest water line. This action inhibits any further wicking into the sheetrock.

Some Plaster Walls Have Restoration Potential
Many older homes in this area of the state have walls constructed from plaster over metal, wood or gypsum lathe. If flood water affects metal or wood, it has a reasonable probability of recovery through cleaning and disinfection. Gypsum lathe, however, often requires removal.

Framing May Also Have Damage
The wood frame that supports the lathing and sheetrock swell in response to water and on a case by case basis may handle drying or may require replacement. The outcome is dependent on both the amount of water as well as the length of exposure.

The Wallpaper is Probably a Loss
Wallpaper, whether it is paper, vinyl or made from other materials, generally is a loss after exposure to groundwater. Vinyl wallpaper is particularly damaging once wet as it creates a vapor barrier that inhibits drying and requires removal.

Flood damage cannot wait for the next business day. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970, the technicians are available 24/7 to handle any amount of water loss in a home and quickly arrive after you call because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Specialists Discuss the Dangers of Improper Water Cleanup After Flood Damage in Telluride

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

A rusted pipe that finally starts leaking can cause flood damage to any business. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Commercial Water Cleanup And Restoration For Telluride Businesses

Restoring Telluride businesses after a water intrusion can be a simple water removal from a customer service area to a massive cleaning and drying operation in a stockroom or basement storage area. Despite some of the severe storms that can strike our state, most flood problems in a commercial facility are the result of a faulty sprinkler system or a rusted out pipe.

When it comes to Telluride commercial water cleanup, SERVPRO response teams understand that the structure needs immediate water removal and drying. Every technician and specialist trains extensively to return every business to an operable, dry state to serve customers and ensure employees get paid. That is especially important for a small business like a hair salon.

Unless the owner runs the business as a franchise operation, she does not have the benefit of access to a major company’s network for disaster benefits and insurance. Because of that, she may still be able to pay the rent, but not pay her employees while our restoration team dries out her facility and restores the structure and property to a usable condition, safe for customers.

Before arriving at her salon, the SERVPRO team leader provides the owner with a shortlist of items. This To-Do list assists with initial efforts and keeps the owner involved in the process. Efforts include:

  • Turning off the water
  • Limiting access to the structure
  • Have the insurance policy and contact information ready

These simple steps perform some key actions. They eliminate additional water from entering the hair salon, which keeps the level down and reduces the amount of damage to walls and property. Reduced access stops splashing around, which further reduces property damage and lowers the risk of employees slipping on the wet floors and injuring themselves. Finally, every insurance company has a thorough list of what items they pay to replace or restore. Immediately getting this information allows team members to dispose of all property not considered restorable, so cleaning and repair efforts can begin as quickly as possible.

If you are dealing with a water intrusion in your business here, or in Montrose, Telluride, or Delta, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today. We are here to help you reopen your doors as quickly as it is safe for your customers and employees.  

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Our Advanced Equipment Can Save Your Water Damaged Delta Residence

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Contact us at (970) 240-6970 for help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Efficient Water Cleanup In Your Delta Residence Involves The Use Of Advanced Equipment

Uncontrollable leaks, whether from malfunctioning appliances, plumbing defects or burst water mains can cause severe damage in your Delta home. The water can affect several rooms or ingress into small gaps, making it challenging to dry out naturally. Water that remains in your property can increase the chance of mold infestation and rot.

Even though the water in your property can appear clean, it can contain microbes. Performing water cleanup in your Delta home speedily is essential. Clean water can turn into gray or even black water if it remains in the affected areas for over 24 four hours. You can take the following steps to clean up your home:

    •    If the leak occurred close to any electrical appliance, shut off the power before you start to clean.
    •    Remove soaked furniture, area rugs, and other removable items from the flooded areas.
    •    Use a shop-vac to extract water from the floor.
    •    Ventilate your house by opening doors and windows to let in air.
    •    Place desiccant products such as sachets of silica gel near floors or walls that have absorbed moisture.

If you find out that the water has seeped into the drywall, subflooring, or other hard-to-access areas, the safest step is to contact SERVPRO franchise professionals. We have moisture detection tools like thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and moisture sensors that help us find hidden sources of moisture. We can be on-site within one hour of receiving your call to extract the water, dry, and return your home to its preloss state.

We have state-of-the-art water cleanup and drying equipment to handle water cleanup jobs of any size. Our WRT, water damage restoration technicians use extractors with a pump, a heater, and a vacuum function to extract the standing water. Extractors are useful for cleaning upholstery, carpets, and removing water from the flooring. We can easily access restricted areas using portable extractors.

Our SERVPRO crew also uses air movers to create airflow across all the wet surfaces. These devices reduce the time it takes to dry out the water-damaged floors, carpets, and wall cavities behind drywall. They also dry paint and concrete effectively. We have centrifugal air movers, which are designed for spot treatments. They draw air from several sources and direct it to particular areas. Our technicians use them to dry hard-to-reach areas like inside closets, under cabinets and in crawl spaces. We adjust them to provide airflow at several angles.

Our technicians also use desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air. We maintain a balance between the air moving and dehumidifying equipment. Using professional-grade water removal, drying, and moisture detection equipment helps prevent secondary damage, therefore protecting the structural integrity of your home.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride has the equipment and expertise to clean up your Montrose, Telluride or Crested Butte home after a water loss incident. Contact us at (970) 240-6970 for help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Hosting a Class on Safeguarding Fine Art and Antique Collections

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

Safeguarding Fine Art, Antiques, & Furniture from Flood or Fire Damage


SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is pleased to announce a Class on safeguarding fine art and antique collections. The guest speaker will be Ms. April Hann Lanford, a renowned fine arts recovery expert and President and Founder of Allied Art Services, from Chicago. Forbes Magazine declared her a “Monuments Woman,” for her exceptional successes in fine art recovery from many parts of the world. She is a member of the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) and has managed the restoration and preserving of antiques and many pieces of art after natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Harvey, and Sandy. She is passionate about saving artwork and will offer many tips and stories for an entertaining and informative session.

This exceptional presentation will take place at three different venues:

  • TELLURIDE – September 19th, 2019, 10:30AM – 12:30PM, Wilkerson Public Library Room #5, 100 W. Pacific Ave.
  • CRESTED BUTTE—September 20th, 2019, 10:30AM – 12:30PM, The Nordic Inn, 14 Treasury Rd.
  • MONTROSE – September 21st, 2019, 6PM – 8PM, at Canyon Creek Bed & Breakfast, 820 E Main St.

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride invites any persons or organizations that have a vested interest in the preservation or restoration of such high value items to attend this no-cost presentation.  Lunch provided for the two mid-day classes; and adult refreshments and light eats offered for the evening presentation in Montrose.

Due to limited space, RSVP required.

RSVP: or call (970) 240-6970 and ask for Sara or Tyler