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Mold Remediation And Restoration In Montrose

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Mold is very dangerous for everyone living in the home. SERVPRO uses EPA-certified chemicals for all mold remediation services.

Why SERVPRO for Mold Damage 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 contact 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.

Mold Inspection

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, saving 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 bring 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.

Mold Damage Remediation

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

Types of Flooding to be Aware of in Telluride

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm damage is no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every disaster. Call now for the help you need.

Storms and Flash Floods Can Be Treacherous to Personal Safety

When it comes to property damage and lives lost, floods are second to tornadoes as the top natural disaster. Floods can influence any area in some way, and flooding can occur anywhere rain falls. As water hits the ground, it seeps into the ground. If the ground is impervious, such as concrete or asphalt, or the soil is already saturated to capacity, problems arise. Land surfaces that do not allow for percolation of stormwater often result in flooding; some can also be flash floods. 

General perception when hearing the words flood and flood damage is over the bank flooding. When filled to its capacity, the water in a river overflows its bank and goes overland nearby, posing a flood damage threat to your Telluride home if it is in the area. The water spreads and is slow-moving in flat areas and can take days to dissipate. In more mountainous regions, the floodwater flows through steep valleys, moving faster and lingering for a short time. These kinds of water movement can be dangerous and destructive.

With this type of flooding or any other, SERVPRO technicians are the ones to call when the water has affected your home. As experts in flood damage remediation, we move fast to get to your home and create a remediation plan. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

On the other hand, flash floods can build up within six hours of the events that started them. Extremely dangerous, this fast-moving water can move heavy rocks and debris. Especially in hilly or mountainous areas,  cars can be swept along with the strong currents. 

Flood Damage Repairs

Any flooding can create much damage to your home. Depending on how high the water levels rise, not only is flooring damaged, but furniture, electronics, and other items can be affected as well. 

Our technicians have the heavy-duty truck-mounted pumps to get the standing water out of your home and the industrial fans and dehumidifiers to dry it out. We salvage any items which can be and remove the things which are beyond repair. If needed, we have other professionals help us dry out electronics.  

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride can assist you in any flooding situation. As soon as the floodwaters recede, get in touch with us at (970) 240-6970.

Who Provides Water Restoration Services in Montrose?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Burst pipes and ceiling leaks are no fun to handle. Let the professionals at SERVPRO work their water restoration magic for your home.

SERVPRO Offers the Latest in Water Damage Restoration for Montrose Residents

Water damage remediation services in Montrose should not be an overwhelming experience. When burst pipes and ceiling leaks make your furniture and belongings seem like a total loss, a knowledgeable team of water restoration technicians can help provide a clear picture of the damage. Whether your problem is basement flooding or full-house water intrusion, let a professional take over.

In Montrose, the latest in water restoration services is offered by SERVPRO and our trained and certified crew of experts. When we receive your call to our 24/7 hotline, we jump into action and visit your home for a full assessment of the damage. We are quick to arrive at water disasters of all sizes, carefully remove the water, assess potential risks, and restore your home.

An aspect of water restoration that many overlook are the sanitization of your home, particularly if the process included sewage cleanup. Whenever water leaks into your home, the threat of mold growth is real. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians focus on the essential steps of water damage restoration, which include the following-

  • Water extraction- removing all standing water and restoring normal humidity levels
  • Drying- with the help of air circulators and other industry-grade equipment, we dry the space and your belongings.
  • Disinfection- foggers, and sprayers help us disseminate anti-mycotic solutions to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.
  • Deodorization- several techniques help us remove the musty smell typically left behind by water events in your home.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride are available when you call us at (970) 478-1303. With our help, your home can feel again “Like it never even happened.”

Avoiding Pitfalls After Fire Damage in Telluride

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Caution tape / fire damage After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your home is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Our Certified Technicians Have Vast Experience with Remediation After a Fire

In the aftermath of a fire, many pitfalls entrap 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 daily and know what to look out for and where to use caution. If fire damage impacts your Telluride 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 Telluride 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 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 After Fire Damage

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 the fire can hurt the object in question and 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. 

Stopping Commercial Water Damage In Montrose

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

"Water extraction tools" Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We can get you back to work in no time.

Water Damage Restoration After A Pipe Breaks

When water damage strikes a Montrose business, SERVPRO moves quickly. Our goal is to keep the downtime to a minimum and reopen the doors to customers as soon as possible. 

Most water damage in a Montrose office 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.

Water Removal Services

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 smaller businesses. 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 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.

Why Should Your Montrose Property Be Inspected For Safety After A Fire Damage Experience?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Before/After "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Promises Quick Response When Attending To Fire Damage Incidents in Montrose

It is always a devastating experience to have a fire damage incident on your Montrose property. Did you know that the damage never ends even when the fire department extinguishes the fire? An experienced company like SERVPRO can inspect your property to determine whether it is safe to enter by looking at crucial factors.

How Does SERVPRO Minimize Damage in Your Fire-Damaged Montrose Property? 

The soot that accumulates in your Montrose property after a fire damage incident has some levels of acidity and can easily cause corrosion, rust, soot staining, and even interfere with the air quality of your home. When soot settles on metals, carpeting, wood, grout, and textiles, discoloration can occur. The level of discoloration can vary from one material to the other, and it is the work of our team to determine whether it is possible to restore such materials. We can perform the following procedures to minimize damage:

  • Use an air scrubber to improve the air quality
  • We can perform sanding to remove smoke deposits from surfaces such as walls
  • We can install heaters and fans to dry contents affected by the liquids used to extinguish the fire

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can restore your fire-damaged property using advanced equipment and techniques. Call (970) 478-1303 to work with a restoration partner you can trust.

Montrose Mold Damage Remediation Just A Call Away

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

a mold damaged ceiling with mold growing on it When you find a mold infestation in your home, professional options are best. Contact Team SERVPRO 24/7 for mold remediation services.

Moisture and a Food Source Invite Mold into Montrose Homes

Finding one or more mold colonies can be very concerning to the average homeowner. Plenty of over-the-counter remedies purport to exist, but their success does not stand up to the marketing claims in many instances. SERVPRO follows proven procedures to manage microbial outbreaks, rapid relief for a seemingly relentless problem.

Planning for and completing mold damage remediation for your Montrose home is daunting. You believe your efforts using bleach should work, but the problem keeps coming back. Whether in a bathroom, a crawl space, or another area of your house, mold growth is possible if you skip even one of the needed steps. Our technicians train extensively to understand how mold infestations happen and precisely what needs to happen to avoid recurrence after proper mold removal.

Mold spores are a fact of life, existing outdoors in vast numbers and indoors as well. They are tiny, floating on the breeze and settling on various surfaces undetected. Nothing completely removes spores in a household setting, and attempts to eliminate them are generally unnecessary. Mold damage occurs only when water activates the spores and they have a food source. SERVPRO possesses the knowledge and skills to remediate the situation fast when those conditions exist.

When called to manage microbial colonies, SERVPRO uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols, developed for commercial spaces and schools but effective in your home as well. We contain the mold infestation before any other action, using plastic sheeting or negative air pressure machines in severe cases. The surface providing nourishment for the mold undergoes evaluation, and if contaminated under the surface, it and the colonies are removed, bagged, and disposed of under local requirements. Professional and effective antimicrobials sanitize the affected areas.

The final step is to stop water from dampening mold spores again. Any amount of water can encourage mold growth, and SERVPRO crew members are experienced detectives and can find the source. Slow leaks in roofs or plumbing, condensation on windows or around air conditioners, hidden pockets of water after flooding or spills, and a range of other things can be the culprit. Interior humidity levels of 70 percent or higher also provide enough moisture to support mold growth. We locate the water and stop it, limiting the likelihood of subsequent mold problems.

Call the local professional remediation experts at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride when mold invades your space. We answer and schedule consultations 24 hours a day at (970) 240-6970.

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

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

a fire burning the house with firefighters outside trying to stop it Did a recent fire in your home include smoke and bad odors? Team SERVPRO technicians specialize in dealing with fire damage situations.

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 Montrose can catch on fire in many 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.

Montrose 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 often burns 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 tabletops 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  is to prevent 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.

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.

How Long Do Property Owners Have After Flood Damage Occurs in Montrose Homes?

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with items floating everywhere Waiting after flooding can cause further flood damage. Don’t delay! Call SERVPRO 24/7 for a fast response.

Homeowners Should Hire Reliable Restorers like SERVPRO to Offer Storm Flood Damage Restoration in Montrose Properties

When floodwater seeps into your property through a broken window or a damaged roof, it can cause wooden floors to warp and soak carpet and pad. This can create a conducive environment for mold growth if restoration is delayed for an extended period. You can avoid these damages by involving a reputable restorer like SERVPRO.

To avoid spreading damage to unaffected areas in the event of flood damage in your Montrose home, avoid trying to restore the affected area. When we get your emergency call, our restorers act fast to minimize damage and get your property to its preloss condition within a brief period.

SERVPRO’s flood damage restoration process includes:

  • Floodwater extraction: We can use a self-priming trash pump if the floodwater contains sand and soil.
  • Proper cleaning using advanced antimicrobial products to eliminate bacteria, fungi, and microorganisms.
  • Drying the affected area: Our SERVPRO restores can use axial air movers to increase airflow that can speed up the evaporation rate 

Our highly skilled restorers can ensure that your property is in its best condition to host you and your family. 

Acting fast after the unfortunate incident can help save your valuables and minimize the chances of more damage. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for effective restoration “Like it never even happened.” Talk to our team today at (970) 240-6970.

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.