Try a Scenic Gondola Ride from Telluride to Mountain Village (and Back Again) for Extra Window Shopping
Don’t let water damage interfere with your holiday shopping. SERVPRO can dry your home while you enjoy the holidays.
Window Shopping Includes Exercise and Fresh Air in Telluride and Beyond
The Winter Season starts right after Thanksgiving, making it easy to take a short trip. Fifteen minutes of beautiful vistas from the Gondola lets you do some last-minute gift-list checking. While Telluride’s stores offer nearby parking so you can easily stash presents in your vehicle, grabbing a few more ensures you find goodies for everyone on your list.
Here are some other things you can do outside for fresh air, sunshine, and recharging yourself:
- Hiking trails, from easy to advanced levels. Always dress in layers and bring a bottle of water, goggles, and gloves,
- Fat bike riding, perfect for snow-covered trails,
- Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Telluride flourishes in part because of our thriving restaurants. When your establishment’s kitchen sustains a plumbing emergency, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for emergency water extraction, drying, and restoration services.
Make New Friends and Learn Woodcarving in Montrose
We look forward to seeing you at the Montrose Senior Center.
All Adults are Welcome at Montrose’s Senior Center
Gain a new skill that helps increase manual dexterity, creativity, and concentration. Woodcarving also results in some beautiful artwork that you can showcase in your own home or office, or present to someone special. Two-hour sessions happen every Thursday afternoon, starting at 1 PM. The parking lot in front is free during this time. A small fee of $1 gets you in the door. Call Janet at (970) 323-5860 for more details about the woodworking class, including:
- What tools you need for your level,
- Questions about wooden pieces for special projects, and
- The possibility of on-site storage for any of your unfinished projects.
Wood-based materials require a specific range of moisture. Too much moisture can lead to mold infestations that can damage such materials. Call (970) 240-6970 to reach SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. We provide effective mold remediation and mitigation services.
Gunnison Gorge near Montrose Offers Beautiful Landscapes and Healthy Activities Year-Round
Although beautiful, melting snow can cause flooding. SERVPRO is on call to remediate any flood damage your home may receive.
The Gunnison River Carries Snowmelt in the Spring
Gunnison Gorge was made a National Conservation Area in 1999 and has since enjoyed the development of its trails, pathways, recreation areas, and other amenities. Almost 60,000 acres now hold numerous activities that the public uses while enjoying the great outdoors near Montrose.
The Gunnison River's unusual trapping occurs because of the different layers of volcanic rock, hardened ash, and sedimentary stone. Although lava seems hard, it is very brittle. It is possible for intense water pressure, like what the Gunnison River produces, to wear it away over time. There are many activities that tourists and residents both enjoy in this area:
- Black Canyon reflects this, with its black rock striated with rose-colored bands, although some of the colors come from the lichens covering the sheer cliff walls. Because of the vertical walls and the deep black of the surroundings, stargazing has become a significant activity.
- River rafting, either over smooth areas or across whitewater sections, gives enthusiasts a tremendous workout.
- Camping activities using tents, campers, or RVs provide families, groups, and couples opportunities to gain a deeper appreciation for our Nation's pioneers and explorers.
- Bicycling, combined with camping or only for the day, lets people unwind while relaxingly exercising, going at your own pace, challenging yourself, or traveling slow enough to take in all the area's beauty.
- More adventurous visitors enjoy tougher highlights, such as rock climbing and hiking across rougher terrain. Always inform someone where you plan to be and stick to your itinerary.
- Fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking are activities that many take part in during the warmer months. Ice fishing, snowshoe hiking, and cross-country skiing fill winter days.
Because the Gunnison National Park falls under the administration of the National Parks Service and the Bureau of Land Management manages the Black Canyon National Conservation Area, with both falling under the Department of the Interior, these areas are always open to the public. Passes are inexpensive and often valid for a week's worth of activities, letting groups, families, and individuals plan for extended activities instead of only a weekend's worth of fun. While the offices might close for holidays, visitors do not need to leave during such times.
Leave No Trace
Legislation forbids fireworks and glass bottles in these areas, as well as any illegal drugs. Other rules include essential but thorough cleaning of your site and surroundings after your stay and leaving no trace.
Flooding seems to wash everything clean, although this is rarely the case. The garbage from campsites, hiking excursions, and other activities all too easily find its way downstream, often blown into the Gunnison River by even small gusts of wind. As it travels, it affects wildlife and accumulates.
Before leaving, your area should look much as it did when you arrived. For help in doing this, you can ask someone at the gate when you arrive.
Have Respect for the Inhabitants in the Area
Many different species of animals live in the wilderness around Montrose. While encounters are rare with the more dangerous bobcat, keeping your more-enticing food in your vehicle or bringing along only canned goods decreases the risk of problems.
Both the golden eagle and our country's beautiful bald eagle reside here. There are strictly enforced regulations about bald eagles, including feathers found on the ground. The main thing is never to disturb these majestic birds, including any feathers you come across. You should immediately report any injured birds that you discover to a game warden or other authority. If you can take video or photos, that can help in locating the injured eagle more quickly.
Smaller canines, namely foxes and coyotes, are numerous and feed on the many rodents (field mice, squirrels, and rabbits) found across the terrain. These animals are easily scared away and should not bother you.
All of these and other animals give people perfect photographic opportunities because they are in their natural environment. Please do not disturb them or their young, especially in the Spring.
SERVPRO is Nearby, Across Our Mountainous Terrain, when Snowmelt gets out of Hand
Flooding from snowmelt can happen any time after the first snowfall. While flooding is much more likely to occur in the Spring, storms within or nearby Montrose areas during the winter can bring warmer rain. Because of frozen snow and ice layers on the ground, this rain cannot always follow the normal pathways that prevent flooding. Any accumulation of water on the terrain can raise streams and creeks above their banks.
This warmer rain also melts a significant amount of ice and snow from the ground and frozen bodies of water and rooftops. Snowbanks can force melted snow and ice from your roof toward your home. SERVPRO recommends shoveling sidewalks and walkways in a manner that allows for the drainage of such water, rendering houses and businesses protected adequately from flooding.
When you notice your efforts need a push in the right direction to protect your property, you can rely on SERVPRO to efficiently get things set up.
- We have the equipment to pump out standing water and extract small amounts that leave floors damp,
- We can mitigate existing damage to structural components, and
- Our equipment is designed to dry your property's interior efficiently while simultaneously monitoring progress.
Call us, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, at (970) 240-6970 after flooding from snowmelt, storms, or other sources create havoc in your life.
Is Removing Fire Odor From Your Delta Home Difficult?
Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for expert fire damage service.
Homes in Delta That Have Experienced a Fire Are Left with Unpleasant Odors, but SERVPRO Has the Tools to Mitigate the Problem
A fire does not have to engulf the entire home for it to have smoke damage. Smoke residue can travel through a house via the HVAC ducts and simple air movement. It leaves behind foul odors as the soot settles in every nook and cranny. It is challenging to remove the smells, but SERVPRO has been returning residences to preloss condition for years. If your Delta home was damaged by fire, our technicians provide fire restoration service that cleans, repairs, and restores your home.
How Does Smoke Smells Affect a Home?
Whenever a fire happens, smoke particles rapidly disperse. At SERVPRO, we know what is involved in mitigating unpleasant odors from fire damage in Delta homes. We also know how to track down the source and eliminate them.
The smell of smoke is prevalent due to porous material such as carpeting and fabric absorbing and trapping the particles. Heat bonds soot to structural elements and content, leaving malodorous smells. Synthetic materials produce oily and greasy residues, intense heat forces smoke residue particles deeply into impacted content, and smoke rises and settles into the HVAC system. All of these add up to your home becoming one big odor problem.
How Does SERVPRO Handle Odor Removal?
The primary cause of fire-related odor is soot. It affixes itself to the surfaces in your home, causing the strong smells. Our technicians deal with the problem by:
• Using abrasive blasting, scraping, and wire brushing to clean heavy smoke residues and charring.
• Delicate surfaces get cleaned with peroxide active cleaning techniques.
• Using agents like trisodium phosphate (TSP) for greasy residues and dry-cleaning sponges for non-greasy surfaces.
• Structural elements with non-greasy soot can be power washed.
• Air scrubbers, HEPA filters, and ozone material remove odor from the air.
• Cleaning the HVAC system with advanced technology.
• Vaportek equipment neutralizes the smells while industrial-strength fans and air movers ventilate the area.
• Thermal fogger, desiccants, and time-released scented agents can also get utilized.
• SERVPRO technicians know what equipment and cleaning agents to use for your situation. If you need fire damage cleanup, we are here any time of day or night.
Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for expert fire damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!
What Kind of Methods Do Water Restorers Use to Fix a Wet Property?
After a water incident occurs. You can trust that your home is in good hands with our experienced technicians at SERVPRO.
SERVPRO Technicians Use a Variety of Equipment to Implement Water Damage Restoration in your Montrose home.
Does airflow assist drying?
Managing airflow and ventilation in your Montrose property is a vital way of reducing drying times and therefore damages caused by moisture. Knowing the right techniques is a core-skill that water restoration technicians (WRT) draw on to ensure we can mitigate potential losses in the home. While having the right equipment is one part of effective drying, knowing precisely how to position that equipment is equally essential. Failure to adopt the correct formation of drying equipment could lead to further damages. Placing an air-mover in a property should be a calculated decision. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training and gain essential experience working under a crew chief to ensure that we can mitigate loss from residential water intrusion events. If power is unavailable, our technicians can bring in portable generators to the property for temporary mitigation purposes.
How does an air-mover impact property drying?
Speeding up evaporation is the goal of water damage restoration technicians working in your Montrose home. To evaporate quickly, wet materials require temperature and dry air to evaporate into. When a surface is wet, the evaporating moisture can form a vapor barrier of humid air directly above the surface. This barrier can impede drying times, which is why ensuring air above surfaces is in constant motion is essential to efficient drying. Air-movers come in axial or centrifugal varieties and can blast surfaces with warm, dry air. Placing multiple air movers in a property can ensure exponential ventilation. When deploying an air-mover, it is vital to position it at a 45 degree to the surface. Head-on air movement could dry moist air into drywall or other material assemblies, causing further harm to the property.
How do technicians position air-movers efficiently?
Aim the air-mover at a 45-degree angle to the surface being dried and consider daisy-chaining multiple air-movers from one power source
Place air-movers in a clockwise pattern using the inlet to face the wall and the snout in direct contact with the wall surface
Position air-movers, so that affected surfaces are in the direct air stream that the air-movers create. Consider placing air-movers on windows or closets if necessary.
Is it possible to dry ceilings efficiently?
Water intrusion can come from a variety of sources. If there is a structural deficiency, rainwater can come through the roof and migrate through the lower levels. Equally, worn away sealant in wet rooms can cause dripping through the ceiling of the floor below. Air-moving equipment is adaptable and, therefore, useful for drying tops as well as walls. Similar to a wall, the air-mover placement should be a 45-degree angle to direct air across the wall instead of directly against the surface. Where there are drop ceilings, SERVPRO technicians can temporarily remove panels from the furthest points of the ceiling and direct air into the cavity for comprehensive drying.
How do you get water out of walls?
Disengage the baseboard of the wall if there is evidence of water migrating into the wall cavity
Drill a hole into the wall behind the baseboard of one and a half inches between the wall stud. Only drill holes through one side of the wall.
Attach an air-mover to a wall venting system, like an injectidry, and push warm air upwards through the wall cavity to ensure cavity drying.
How do technicians remove baseboards from a wall?
We recommend that removing the baseboard be left to professional technicians. Even water restoration technicians (WRT) can damage a wall when removing the baseboard. The safest method to disengage a baseboard is by using a claw hammer or a nail pulling tool. To ensure the wall does not sustain damage, SERVPRO technicians place a thin board against the wall surface to minimize the risk of further harm. Baseboards must be disengaged gently to avoid affecting the wall surface. Sometimes, older building assemblies can warp or change shape over time, becoming increasingly fragile as well as difficult to disassemble. A professional technician has the requisite experience to perform wall cavity drying with maximum mitigation against potential losses. Some technicians undertake specific applied structural drying (ASD) qualifications to perform better water restoration for Montrose residents.
What are the core criteria for efficient drying?
Banking of air moving equipment to ensure that walls do not sustain damage and airflow streams are consistent throughout the property.
Making sure there is space for circulating air currents to travel into and placing dehumidifiers to collect moist air from the indoor environment.
Taking extra care when drilling into walls or removing baseboard to allow for specific cavity drying of walls.
Drying a property efficiently requires significant knowledge as well as the implementation of advanced equipment. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.
When is Floodwater Significant Enough to Warrant a Water Restoration Team in Montrose?
When you call our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team, your restoration needs are in good hands.
Whenever Water Finds its Way into Your Montrose Home, Let a Professional Team Assess the Damage and Restore It
Heavy rains in Montrose can cause flooding in your home. Water may come in due to damage to your roof or windows or the ground's saturation underneath your home. Regardless of the entry point, contaminants enter your house and seep into your flooring, furniture, and personal belongings. The sooner you call a professional restoration, the quicker the restoration process can begin.
In Montrose, flood damage consequences of a storm can be assessed by our SERVPRO team shortly after you place a call to our 24/7 number. Safety is our top priority, which is why we carry personal protective equipment and consult with relevant parties before entering your home. However, issues such as loss of power should not pose a challenge to us starting the cleanup process. Our SERVPRO crew travels with generators capable of powering up pumps, air circulators, and other necessary equipment.
How do technicians prepare a home for restoration after flooding?
It stands to reason that water extraction is crucial in restoring your home, but our SERVPRO team knows that it is not enough. As we take the first steps to dry your home, we pay close attention to drywall and where the water level shows. Following the waterline, we remove sheetrock and allow wall cavities to show, making it easier to circulate air through your home. Other elements we consider in the initial stages include the following:
• Carpets requiring removal due to their porosity
• Flooring that has delaminated due to excess moisture
• Salvageable items in need of relocation to a safe place off-site
When you call our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team, your restoration needs are in good hands. As we coordinate repairs, services, and necessary documentation, we put our expert knowledge to work for you. Call us at (970) 240-6970 and let us work diligently until your home feels, “Like it never even happened.”
How Long Does it Take to Re-Open After a Fire?
Let SERVPRO keep you on your feet after your Delta commercial fire damage.
SERVPRO is a Commercial Fire Damage Provider that Helps Businesses in Delta to Re-open Faster after Disaster.
What Parts of My Business Are Likely to Suffer Permanent Fire Damage?
Incendiary items in your Delta business can suffer damage beyond repair during a fire. These may include natural materials like business documents, papers, or other lightweight decorations. SERVPRO can offer some document recovery services; however, it is worth noting that these methods can mitigate further harm but not reverse existing damage. Areas of the property that may be more suited for restoration could be appliances, ornamental fittings, or hard furniture. We find that more-dense items sustain less harm from soots or smoke residues caused by a fire. These dense materials are also more resilient to aggressive cleaning techniques.
What types of damage can occur following a fire at my business?
- Persistent malodors creating the smell of burning
- Soot or smoke buildup on surfaces, appliances, and items
- Physical damage like charring of structure or structural components
Is it possible to reverse the physical charring of furniture or structure?
When performing commercial fire damage for Delta businesses, we explore every possible avenue to restore rather than replace. Physical charring of structural beams or other items in your premises may appear to suffer permanent damage but can often be converted to a good condition. We typically use sandblasting equipment to remove surface layers of charring. Sand-blasters fire hundreds of grains of sand against a surface and slowly wear away soot and body. Careful use of sandblasting equipment can often help to remove heavy soilings. Our team can re-varnish or refinish the surface and return the structure to its preloss condition by shaving away exterior layers.
How does water cause damage to a burnt property?
- Can cause secondary damages like mold growth
- Increases the relative humidity within the affected area
- Can spread soots and soils or set them into the surface of contents in the structure
As a business owner, repairing a commercial fire quickly is essential to maintaining a healthy bottom-line. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 now.
How Long Will We Have to Be Out of Our Montrose Home During Flood Restoration?
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is the team that you want on the job when you need help with flood damage.
SERVPRO Works Fast After a Storm Performing Skilled Flood Damage Techniques to Ensure Your Montrose Home Gets Back to Normal
It is understandable that you will have immense worry and frustration after your Montrose home suffers damage after a storm. Either during or immediately after a storm front rolls through, your interior can flood with potentially contaminated water. Whether your roof suffers from damage or floodwater comes into your basement or the first level of your home, prompt action is necessary. SERVPRO features highly-skilled and certified water restoration technicians (WRT) who get to work quickly to limit your home's length of time in disarray. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning that we do everything possible to have a crew at your door within hours of your initial call for emergency service.
What Can SERVPRO Do to Help?
Major storms can bring flood damage in Montrose that can range from mild to severe. Even when you think that you can pull up standing water with mops or a wet-dry vacuum, you need to know that there could be many contaminants that pose health hazards. Our technicians have the techniques and training to handle floodwater containing elements such as fuel, chemicals, fecal matter, and a broad range of debris. Rapid water extraction and applied structural drying allow us to restore your interior so that everything is left “Like it never even happened.” There are several issues that we address when called to any flooding event, such as:
• Structural Damage: The pressure from floodwater can start to ruin your walls, ceilings, and floors.
• Foundation Damage: High water levels can lead to problems with your foundation, such as cracking or partial washouts.
• Content Damage: Different levels of soiling and saturation call for different cleaning methods, so our team adjusts accordingly.
• Blackwater: As mentioning, contaminated water entering your home calls for specialized treatment and extra precautions.
• Mold Growth: With any water incident, there is the potential for rapid mold growth. We work fast and ensure all areas get treated to inhibit the onset of mold and mildew.
How Can I Tell How Bad the Water Damage Is?
Because each flooding situation is unique, we evaluate your property carefully to tailor our plan for restoration and recovery. Some of the factors that we take into consideration while assessing damage include:
• The overall volume of water throughout your interior
• The amount of time your belongings and building materials have been submerged in water or exposed to increased moisture
• Any of the home's access points where floodwater made its way in
Once our crew factors in all of these elements during the assessment, we can put together a best practices plan for restoration. Our goal is always to perform fast, efficient water extraction followed by thorough drying, cleaning, and sanitizing all affected areas.
Will I Need to Throw Out All Belongings Saturated by Floodwater?
It might be necessary for our water restoration technicians (WRT) to remove any carpeting or upholstered items from your home. If they are not salvageable, we take inventory and then dispose of them carefully according to local guidelines. Whatever things get deemed as no threat to your health can get restored. We have unique cleaning methods tailored to your needs to help limit the loss and save you money. Our Green Fleet of SERVPRO trucks come equipped with:
• Submersible pumps and truck-mount extractors
• Air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers
• EPA-registered cleaning agents and sanitizers
• Specialty tools such as air scrubbers and thermal fogging equipment to aid in the elimination of foul, musty odors
Will Any Moisture Get Left Behind?
Our team has access to a vast assortment of tools that allow us to locate and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture not only in the flood zone but also in areas where water may have migrated. We look beyond surface materials to make sure moisture is dried correctly and that everything gets properly cleaned and disinfected. In most flood cleanup projects, we use multiple tools and devices to achieve our goals, such as:
• Thermal imaging technology
• Surface moisture meters
• Probing moisture detectors
• Hygrometers, and more
How Do You Know That No Moisture is Lurking Behind Walls?
Our crew knows that moisture often lingers within structural cavities and other tight spaces. We take the time to identify all moisture pockets and then employ positive pressure by way of heated air blasts forced into the cavities. When used promptly, our positive pressure methods can reduce the need for removal due to secondary damage.
With any water restoration project, indoor air quality (IAQ) must get addressed. We take the time to test the air and relative humidity in your home to ensure a safe environment for your family. To finish everything up, surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to achieve the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned stamp of approval.
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is the team that you want on the job when you need help with flood damage. Call (970) 240-6970 to have a crew sent to your location day or night to get started.
My Montrose Kitchen Sink Cabinet Has Mold – What Can Be Done?
Mold can grow in unseen places but it needs to be taken care of. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services in your home.
If Your Montrose Home has Mold Immediate Remediation is Needed and SERVPRO Can Help
Your Montrose kitchen is a place where meals are prepared and enjoyed, family gathers, and memories are made. Love and laughter grow the more you spend time together. Good times are not the only thing that can grow in your kitchen. If you have damp areas, mold can grow as well.
How Can I Be Sure it is Mold?
Mold is a fungus and it reproduces through microscopic spores, developing as a multicellular structure known as hyphae. Mold is easily recognizable, and if you cannot see it, you can usually smell it. Black mold is very noticeable, but there are other mold strains that are different colors. Many of them can cause damage to anything they come in contact with, especially porous material. Mold can cause health effects too. Our mold remediation specialists in Montrose can help determine if your problem is mold and mildew.
Can My Cabinet be Restored?
Porous materials, such as wood, readily absorb water. Saving the cabinet depends on the surface type and the amount of mold growth. Wood items often need to be discarded. Our technicians may be able to use controlled demolition to remove damaged portions of the cabinet and surrounding area. The kitchen cabinet may need replacing as part of the restoration process. Our mold remediation procedure involves:
- Containment to prevent the mold from spreading
- Air filtration using air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums
- Removing mold-infested material
- Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting
- Restoration techniques
Antimicrobial and antifungal agents are always applied to impacted surfaces. Sealants may be used to protect against future mold damage and to encapsulate any remaining odors. As Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians, our crew knows the correct methods needed for your unique circumstance.
Our techs are available every day of the week to provide mold removal services. We do not take a day off and offer our services 24 hours a day. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for professional, well-trained technicians that can provide the mold removal services you need.
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Do Storm-Related Flood Damage Recovery Services Include Disposal of Contaminated Water Collected in My Telluride Home?
SERVPRO has your Telluride hazardous storm waste covered.
Up-to-Date Knowledge of Lawful Hazardous Waste Disposal Is One of the Supports SERVPRO Offers During Telluride Flood Damage Mitigation After Severe Weather
Once you confront several inches of overland flood water in your Telluride home, you realize more than a wet vacuum and mop up is needed to clean up the damage wholly and safely. The water can be contaminated with many hazardous substances, including:
- Industrial waste
- Yard and landscaping chemicals
- Roadway and sidewalk materials and maintenance treatments and coatings
- Sewer backup fluids -- from either the curbside storm sewer or your internal waste drain
- Overturned and soaked through household products containing toxic ingredients
What Special Handling Is Needed for Contaminated Flood Waters?
During storms, heavy rains contribute to the creation of short-lived waterways, their torrents comprised of the precipitation gathered from over a broad area, and funneled into the box canyon surrounding Telluride. Flood damage mitigation and remediation must include containment and appropriate disposal of the water and its contaminants. Our trained, licensed, and certified managers and technicians are knowledgeable about current hazardous waste collection and discarding protocols in the local area.
How Do Professionals Manage Hazardous Soiling Left on Surfaces After Extraction of Flood Waters?
SERVPRO flood damage remediation specialists follow up in flood-damaged areas after the water exits to ensure pathogens do not grow on surfaces. Affected areas receive cleaning and treatment with EPA-registered cleaners and antimicrobials. Once the treatment completes, we continue with structural drying strategies without fear that significant quantities of lingering infectious waste now airborne through the use of air movers will drift throughout your home.
Each municipality has its own hazardous waste disposal requirements, and SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride makes a point of staying current for all the communities we serve. Call (970) 240-6970 to schedule safe and lawful flood damage mitigation and remediation.