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Contaminated Floodwaters Call for Flood Cleanup in Telluride

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment inside vehicle Our SERVPRO technicians come prepared with state of the art equipment to bring your home back from water damage.

SERVPRO has the Experience and Equipment to Mitigate Flood Damage in Telluride Homes

Over the past year, the number of storms has increased, as well as the severity of the storms. Storms and torrential rain bring flooding that impacts homes and businesses in the area. The water that ends up in your home is black water and is full of contaminants. 

What Should Be Done First?

Getting your family to safety is of the utmost importance. Do not attempt to enter the floodwaters to save things. When things calm down, and as soon as possible, call SERVPRO. The faster we provide flood cleanup in Telluride, the less secondary damage there will be.  Flood restoration services we offer include:

  • Emergency services for water damage
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Ceiling repairs from storm damage
  • Tarping your leaking roof from storms
  • Water damage repairs
  • Water removal services

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride puts your family first. If there is something that is precious to you, let us know. We do our best to retrieve it quickly for you. We clean, sanitize, and restore homes that have been hit hard by flood damage. We understand you want your normal life back, and we are here to help. Contact us at (970) 240-6970 for all your flood, water, and fire damage restoration needs.

Can Hardwood Floors in Telluride Be Restored After Water Damage?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home For assistance with any level of water clean up on your property, just call our highly trained team of experts.

SERVPRO Technicians use Advance Water Cleanup Technology to Restore Flooring in Telluride

When a water intrusion occurs in a home, damaged flooring is one of the more common problems. Burst pipes can cause water to pour out into the kitchen and nearby areas. This can cause water damage to hardwood floors.

What Happens When Hardwood Floors Get Wet?

To save your flooring, you need to get professional water cleanup help in Telluride immediately. The longer the water is absorbed, the worse the damage to flooring material. When the moisture level goes above what is acceptable for hardwood floors, typically around 10%, the damage begins. This can lead to:

  • Distorted planks
  • Buckling
  • Cupping
  • Crowning
  • Damaged subflooring

Restoring Hardwood Floors

Our Green Team can restore the flooring if prompt action is taken. They use special floor mats in combination with truck-mounted extractors to pull moisture from several layers. The floor then gets appropriately dried. Other services used in water cleanup include:

  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Water damage remediation
  • Disposal of unsalvageable material
  • Water damage restoration

If you need professional water cleanup services, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today.

Storms Can Cause Flood Damage in Montrose

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home If your property is affected by storm damage, call our skilled technicians for assistance right away.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Remediation in Montrose when Floods come Surging Through

Montrose is a fascinating city with a colorful past. Once home to prehistoric people that left rock art panels in the Shavano Valley Rock Art Site, it later became a vital regional shipping center. This came about thanks to the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. It would go on to become an agricultural center with the advent of the Gunnison Tunnel, which provided water to the area. Today, visitors can enjoy the historic site as well as more modern activities.

Movie & Television Background

Montrose has been featured in several television series and movies. The following was filmed or featured in Montrose:

  •   Homefront – 2011 video game
  •   Dog the Bounty Hunter – 4 episodes
  •   The Sheepman
  •   How the West Was Won
  •   True Grit – 1969 version
  •   Then Came Bronson – 2 episodes
  •   Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant – Lexi Tatman

Montrose Botanical Gardens 

The Montrose Botanical Gardens were once nothing but sage, cactus, and tumbleweed, but it is now a beautiful garden.  Visitors can tour the garden and participate in educational workshops throughout the year.  Two major events are held throughout the year.  In August, an annual picnic takes place and a Christmas party in December.

Old Spanish Trail

This trail was once a trade route connecting settlements in the northern part of New Mexico to those in Southern California.  Spanish explorers traveled the route in the 16th century and mule pack trains in the 1800s.  It is a very arduous trail, going over arid deserts, high mountains, and deep canyons.  It is rich in history and was used for illicit activities such as stealing horses from area ranches.

Ute Indian Museum

Built in 1956, the Utes Indian Museum shares the history of the Ute tribe.  It was once the home set of Chief Ouray, And Chipeta, his wife.  Visitors can enjoy fascinating exhibitions and explore the Ute culture and how it evolved over the years.  One of the highlights is a celebration of the Bear Dance. Chipeta’s Crypt can be seen, and there’s a beautiful garden full of native plants.

Great Places to Eat in Montrose

One of the great things to do in any town is to explore the many types of foods and restaurants that can be found.  Montrose has an excellent selection of eateries that will accommodate any taste buds.  They include:

  •   The Stone House
  •   Camp Robber
  •   Horsefly Brewing Company
  •   Starvin Arvin's-Montrose
  •   Mi Mexico
  •   Himalayan Pun Hill Kitchen

Things to See & Do

There are a lot of fun activities the entire family can enjoy in Montrose.  The scenery is stunning, so just about any outdoor activity you do is going to be a win.  Here are some great things to take advantage of:

  •   Black Canyon National Park
  •   The Museum Of The Mountain West
  •   Cimarron Canyon Railroad Exhibit
  •   Historic Montrose Downtown Walking Tour

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Service To Montrose Residents

Seasonal storms can cause flash flooding in a very short time.  These floods are intense and can do extensive damage to homes in their path.  The water that enters your home is highly contaminated and requires professional water cleanup.  Immediate water damage remediation is needed.  Our technicians:

  •   Put safety first.  We provide emergency services and water damage repair.
  •   Are trained to deal with biohazardous water.  They have the proper PPE and sanitizing agents.
  •   Can provide basement flooding cleanup.
  •   Use flood restoration techniques to restore your home.

This is just the beginning of what our team does to return your home to preloss condition.  A flood can be a stressful situation and turn your life upside down.  We can help reduce the stress with our water removal services.  Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for more information.

Control Secondary Flood Damage in Telluride

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles outside of a house Is your property flooded? Connect with SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for flood damage remediation.

Can Commercial Operations Continue While Flood Damage Restoration in Telluride is Underway?

Flooding can introduce infectious waste material and debris into buildings and operations areas in a matter of minutes. Many of our commercial clients want to know if they can continue with operations even partially while cleanup and restoration are underway.

SERVPRO assesses the amount of flood damage in Telluride commercial buildings and potential solutions for commercial operations to continue. We often find that not all areas have been damaged or exposed to infectious waste. In these situations, containment rooms or spaces can be set up to prevent the spread of infectious waste to locations not impacted by the flood.

The objective is to:

  • Stop contaminants from spreading further
  • Protect uncontaminated building structure and employees
  • Manage airflow to push air from clean areas to contaminated areas

Depending on the extent of the building areas impacted, we set up containment areas that may allow commercial operations to continue on a reduced level. Containment areas can include:

  • Contain the source area
  • Containment within rooms or mini containment
  • Full-scale containment

SERVPRO knows how critical it is to continue operations, serve customers and preserve revenue income. We make every effort to help our clients achieve these objectives.

Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for flood damage services in Telluride and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (970) 240-6970.

Fire Damage Restoration in Montrose

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything Odor and debris are a part of fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for the know-how to deal with both after a fire in your home.

What is the Best Way to Remove Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Montrose?

There are four significant steps to removing odors from a fire that has damaged your home or business. A restored home may look great; however, persistent odors can leave clients unhappy if left untreated.

SERVPRO pays critical attention to removing odors during fire damage restoration in Montrose structures. We aim to restore your property. “Like it never even happened.” We can remove all odors, and there is no reminder of the fire that ravaged your property.

Odor removal follows four necessary steps to restore your home to your satisfaction:

  • We remove the source of the odor and any debris damaged by the fire.
  • All surfaces are cleaned that have odor-causing residues on them.
  • We distribute the deodorizer following the same path that smoke residues followed throughout the building.
  • In difficult situations, we seal surfaces that are too expensive or not practical. Two standard methods include painting walls and sealing inaccessible duct surfaces in heating and cooling systems.

Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for fire damage restoration services in Montrose and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (970) 240-6970.

Water Damage Repair in Montrose Commercial Buildings

3/14/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of a house Regardless of which direction the water damage came from, SERVPRO has the tools and experience to remediate. Call right away.

Do All of the Contents of My Office Need to be Removed During Water Damage Repair?

Montrose became incorporated in 1882, the same year that the Denver & Rio Grande railroad was built to Grande Junction and reached Montrose. The Gunnison Tunnel was completed in 1909, bringing water from the Gunnison River to the Uncompahgre Valley, providing much-needed irrigation water around Montrose. The tunnel is 5.8 miles long and helped turn the arid area around Montrose into an agricultural hub.

Nestled between the San Juan Mountains in the south and the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park, the Montrose area offers many outdoor activities to enjoy. Among the many things to do in and around Montrose, locals and tourists enjoy the following:

  • Museum of the Mountain West
  • Ute Indian Museum
  • Montrose Water Sports Park
  • Montrose Botanic Gardens
  • Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas
  • Covered Bridge Ranch
  • Magic Circle Players
  • Storm King Distilling Co
  • Montrose County Historical Museum
  • Ute Trail
  • Montrose Visitor Center
  • Chipeta Lake State Wildlife Area
  • Cimarron Song Gallery
  • Mack's Family Entertainment & Sports Center
  • Montrose Farmers Market

Montrose Farmers Market

The Montrose Farmers Market is located downtown in S. Uncompahgre and is open every second weekend from January until April. The market offers many different local foods, an assortment of prepared foods, and local products produced by local artisans.

Museum of the Mountain West

The Museum of the Mountain West aims to provide education for adults and children about the history and culture of the American West. There are many historic buildings and artifacts to explore and enjoy. The museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm. Patrons can also rent the museum for special events—for example, weddings, corporate team building, and parties. Get married in the 1913 German Lutheran Church. Although it retains the look and ambiance from 1913, it is air-conditioned and heated for your comfort.

Ute Trail

Hiking the Ute trail in Rocky Mountains National Park is an enjoyable experience. Hikers have spotted herds of Elk, and there are bighorn sheep and mountain goats that inhabit the area during the summer months. The elevation of the trail begins at 11,000 to 11,500 feet. Hikers should be prepared for all weather types at this elevation and acclimate to the elevation before attempting a strenuous hike.

Montrose Botanic Gardens

The Montrose Botanic Gardens is enhancing the landscape that was tumbleweed, sage, and cactus. The gardens are free to enter, although donations are welcome. The flowers and plants change with the seasons, which delivers a new experience every time you visit. Check for availability and opening times during the current health restrictions.

Removing Contents During Water Damage Repairs is Included in Our Service

Many commercial structures have products, tools, equipment, and administrative materials that our team must move to a staging area while the area damaged by water is repaired and dried. Anything not on the floor can usually be moved safely without the need for drying.

SERVPRO includes removing contents to a staging area while the damaged space is dried and repaired as needed. With the customer's help, we can prioritize, pack and label all of the items to be moved and held in a separate dry area. Contents that became wet can often be dried and stored in the same staging area.

Our services include:

  • Packing and removal. And the return of all contents
  • Water removal, drying structures, and flooring materials
  • Completing repairs to damaged walls and subfloors
  • Drying and returning humidity levels to normal levels

Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for water damage repair services in Montrose commercial structures and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (970) 240-6970.

How Do Homeowners Know if They Have Mold?

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall behind a cabinet Musty smell? Could be mold! Contact SERVPRO immediately to figure out the cause and remediate the mold damage.

SERVPRO can help you determine if you need mold removal services in Montrose

Your home and the content in it are valuable to you. Mold can damage walls, furniture, and treasured belongings. It requires immediate mitigation, and SERVPRO is here to help.

Signs You Have a Mold Problem

You can have hidden mold, but it is relatively easy to detect. If you think you need mold removal in Montrose, there are signs you can look for:

  • Darker Grout – If the grout in your bathroom or other tiled areas seems darker than normal, there is a chance it is mold.
  • Visible Mold – Mold can be green, black, or other colors. It spreads rapidly to adjacent areas.
  • Musty Smell – Mold has a unique musty smell. If you cannot see it, but you can smell it, you have a problem.
  • Damp Areas- If you have damp spots in your home, it is a feeding ground for mold.

Calling SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is the first step in mold removal in your home. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) know how to deal with mold growth properly. Contact us today at (970) 240-6970 for a mold inspection if you are unsure whether or not you have a problem.

What Pumps Are Used to Remove Floodwaters in Montrose Home?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

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If your home has flood damage SERVPRO has the equipment to mitigate the damage

Heavy rains, snow, and severe storms can cause flash flooding. That can result in floodwaters surging into homes. Floodwaters need to get extracted as quickly as possible, and SERVPR has the technicians and equipment required to clean up flood damaged homes.

Are Flood Waters Dangerous?

Flood damage in Montrose brings in contaminated water that is considered Category III, or black water. It is not safe to enter without the proper PPE. Due to the sewage and debris in the liquid, it is considered a biohazard. Our technicians understand the risks and know how to mitigate flood damage.

How Do You Remove Flood Water?

Our technicians use several types of pumps for different flooding situations. Debris and silt usually accompany storm flooding, so the standard pumps cannot always be used. Factors such as water depth, amount of debris, and how far the water needs to travel to the pump determine which pump system is best. We typically use the following with flooding:

  • Trash pumps – extracts water that contains debris and solid material. They can be classified as semi-trash, full trash, or slurry
  • Submersible pumps – pulls up water and pushes it to the top for removal. This pump is used in water that is more than 2” deep.

Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for professional flood damage service in Montrose. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Goes into Properly Drying Water Damaged Homes in Telluride?

2/14/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO water restoration companies employ professional drying techniques when remediating water damage

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” Those were the words that spurred the gold rush in Pikes Peak in 1858. In 1875, placer gold was discovered in the San Miguel River along with The Smuggler gold vein. The vein ran above what would become Telluride.

A Slow Beginning

Telluride was initially known as Columbia but was often confused with Columbia, CA, so the name was changed in 1887. The settlement of the town began when John Fallon made a claim in 1875 in Marshal Basin. The chemical element tellurium, a metalloid element that produces natural tellurides such as silver and gold, is what the town is named after. The Telluride mountains never produced those gold minerals but were rich in:

  •   Zinc
  •   Lead
  •   Copper
  •   Silver
  •   Gold (in other forms)

In 1881, Otto Mears opened a toll road, which meant wagons could now get to the location. Before this, only pack mules were used to travel to the mining areas.

A Bank Robber Gets His Start in Telluride

Before Butch Cassidy had a gang, he worked alone. He got his official start by robbing the San Miguel Valley Bank in June of 1889. He took $24,580 of Telluride money with him and thus began his road to “fame.”

The Railroad Comes to Town

Otto Mears expanded transportation in the city when he started the Rio Grande Southern railroad in 1891. It had:

  •   A two-stall engine house
  •   Water facilities
  •   Section house
  •   Bunkhouse
  •   Sidings
  •   A depot

It was quite an undertaking for the time. It went up the valley and ended its branch at Pandora. The railroad would serve the town and the mines until 1952, when it shut down. It was a boon to the area, unlike anything seen before or after. Miners and goods could travel consistently to the town, and the ore was removed to mills and foundries safely. Telluride has several famous mines, including:

  •   Tomboy
  •   Pandora
  •   Smuggler-Union
  •   Nellie 
  •   Sheridan

From Mining to Skiing

Until 1972 Telluride’s only industry was mining. Then Joseph T. Zoline and the Telluride Ski Corporation installed the first ski lift. Mining families drifted to other locations, and slowly the area changed to one of a casual lifestyle, emphasizing outdoor attractions such as mountain climbing, kayaking, and hang gliding. In the ‘80s, it became known as “Colorado’s best-kept secret.” Skiing and sightseeing became huge attractions. Sadly, it also became infamous for being a drop point for drug smuggling.

Today Telluride has moved on from its bad reputation with drugs and its past as a mining town. It is a beautiful tourist town with plenty of outdoor excitement for everyone to enjoy.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Companies Provide Water Damage Clean Up

When water overflows into your home and spreads onto the flooring, under cabinets, and down walls it is time to call in the experts. Water extraction is crucial, along with efficient drying. Our technicians use a variety of tools to extract water, such as submersible pumps and light wands. Certain criteria are critical to drying and include:

  •   Using the banking technique with air moving equipment. This ensures airflow streams are consistent and walls are not damaged during the drying process.
  •   Placing dehumidifiers correctly to pull moist air from the environment
  •   Ensuring there is adequate space for air to circulate
  •   Using controlled demolition to create openings for cavity drying

Drying a home correctly requires the proper expertise, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO water restoration companies have what it takes to dry out your home. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 if your home is water damaged.

Telluride Ski Resort Hosts Advanced Women’s Camp

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Skilled Female Skiers in Telluride Need to Check Out this Weekend Event

Many residents of Telluride think they have mastered the sport of skiing. While it is true that proximity to world-class slopes leads to a tremendous amount of skill, the reality is that all of us have something more to learn. With this in mind, the Telluride Ski Resort is setting up a three-day weekend to teach advanced ski strategies in an all-female environment.

Beginners beware! These classes progress quickly, and less-skilled participants may be left behind. For those who can keep up, there may be no better way to hone your skills. The camp has a Friday through Sunday session on the final weekend of both January and February and costs $825, or $675 without a lift ticket (if you have a season pass).

One of the Most Well-Known Water Restoration Companies in Telluride

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride has a reputation for being one of the most reliable and professional water restoration companies in the Telluride area. Call us 24/7 at (970) 240-6970 for our services or a quote.