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Do You Have a Plan in Place for Potential Fire Damage to Your Telluride Warehouse?

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Do You Have a Plan in Place for Potential Fire Damage to Your Telluride Warehouse? Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to create an Emergency Response Plan for your business.

How an Emergency Ready Profile Keeps a Telluride Warehouse Going 

Many business owners and property management teams have little understanding of the work and the effort that goes into bringing a Telluride warehouse back to preloss condition after a fire. As much as the focus might be on ensuring that the work performed in the building does not miss a performance step amid a disaster, the only way to do that is with having professional restoration technicians that can arrive quickly to the structure to get mitigation and relocation efforts started immediately. The faster that this response and initial effort happens, the less costly fire damage becomes, and the sooner that your facility can get back to business as usual. 

With the higher volume of businesses that our SERVPRO team assists throughout the area, Emergency Ready Profiles (ERP) can help to provide a tailored restoration response for fire damage in Telluride properties. Understanding what this system is and how it can benefit all of your managed properties during a crisis can help you to appreciate its importance as part of a recovery plan for your business after a disaster takes place. 

Your ERP is a collection of information directly designed to address pertinent information about your property so that these details do not need to get collected in the critical time frame where our restorers could be saving you time and money with mitigation efforts. Preparedness ahead of time can have turn by turn directions to get our Green Fleet to particular buildings on your property, so we respond to the right place immediately. 

Also, this ERP system helps to designate potential hazards that our SERVPRO team could encounter when restoring fire damages to the building. If chemicals get stored in the facility, for example, this could be a dangerous situation for our recovery team. 

Fire loss incidents can present several damaging effects to your warehouse and the inventory stored inside of it. Give our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call to help better protect your investments with a tailored response plan designed to address threats more swiftly. We are available 24/7 at (970) 240-6970. 

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Don't Let a Flood Ruin Your Family Heirlooms in Montrose

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Let a Flood Ruin Your Family Heirlooms in Montrose SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride understands the importance of family heirlooms. Call us today to restore your flood damaged family treasures.

Save Your Personal Items After Flood Damage in Montrose Through Contents Cleaning Services 

Flooding caused by a hurricane, swelled creeks, snowmelt, or excessive rains can disrupt your usual way of life, and they all need immediate attention. If your home and its contents remain underwater or damp for an extended period, the extent of the damage can be more significant.  

In the aftermath of a flood, homeowners are usually more concerned about the structural elements of their homes, but the destruction often extends to their personal possessions. After a flood damages your Montrose home, having your contents restored is just as crucial as having your home restored. Items like wood furnishings can swell and fall apart if you do not take quick action to restore them. Electronics and appliances can malfunction, and wood musical instruments can swell and warp. Here at SERVPRO, we offer contents cleaning and pack out services that can help you salvage such belongings.  

Our restoration experts possess certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) - the organization which sets the standards for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Some items damaged after a flood can be decontaminated and restored while others cannot. The decision to replace or restore usually depends on the porosity of the material, the type of contamination, and pretest results. Typically, porous items cannot be disinfected and need replacing.  

We can clean some items on site, but individual cases may necessitate packing out your contents for cleaning and storage off-site. We determine which items to clean in your home and which ones to transport to our facilities for a more effective restoration. Pack-outs can speed up the restoration process of your home and protect your possessions from additional harm.  

Our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) use specialized cleaning methods to clean items that floodwater has damaged. One of them is immersion, which involves dipping items into specially formulated cleaning products. Our SERVPRO technicians can also use the wipe and spray technique to clean items that cannot stand up to heavy cleaning. We can also use abrasive cleaning, which involves washing the surface of an item using agitation.  

When flooding occurs in your home, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for contents cleanup services. You can trust us to be thorough and reliable as we work to restore your contents. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Removes Smoke Odors From Fire Damaged Apartments in Telluride

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How SERVPRO Removes Smoke Odors From Fire Damaged Apartments in Telluride Smoke and soot from this fire traveled throughout the structure. Fortunately, SERVPRO had the experience and training to restore this home.

Dealing with Big Odor Issues from Minor Fire Damage in Your Telluride Apartment

Different kinds of fire cause various types of smoke to fill the area around the flames. Even smoldering papers that you catch before they completely ignite can cause smoke to spread into other areas, including other rooms in your apartment in Telluride. A small fire can leave you continuously detecting the offensive odor of smoke.

While the scents of a delicious home-cooked meal seem to fade away quickly, the odors from fire damage in Telluride do not disappear the same way. Instead, hotter days during the summer can make the odor much more intense, and increases in humidity levels have the same effect. SERVPRO's restoration specialists receive comprehensive training so they can earn a variety of certificates from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring we know how to mitigate all types of situations.

With odors that arise after something in your dwelling burns, we focus on the source of the odor. Because all odors come from a physical substance or one kind of another, we work on physical elimination first. Cleaning surfaces can remove a substantial number of the soot particles that cause you to smell strong smoke odors in your apartment. Dry sponges remove dry, powdery soot on flat surfaces while brushes and small utensils reach into grooves and deeply recessed areas.

We clean the contents in your home with ultrasonic baths and unique cleansers in highly efficient, super-sized washing machines, depending on the materials we are restoring. While our work does alleviate some of the odors this way, we know that odors can persist.

Thermal fogging can eliminate odor-causing substances in places we cannot access because the heated vapor acts like smoke, getting into the same places invaded during the fire. Once there, the chemical deodorizers bond with foreign substances and make them too heavy for air currents to lift them back into the air. Using an air scrubber helps clean the air of any already suspended particles. When odors linger, we can mask this temporarily with gel packs placed in safe locations. Other odor-fighting agents work wonders when we apply them to upholstery, carpets, and other textiles.

You need not worry about upsetting your landlord when you have SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride partnering with you after fire damage leaves your apartment smelling horrific. We serve those living in Pitkin, Almont, and Crested Butte, in addition to other nearby locations. Contact us at (970) 240-6970, any day of the week, including holidays.

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Telluride Shop Owners Know to Call SERVPRO for Fire Loss Mitigation

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Telluride Shop Owners Know to Call SERVPRO for Fire Loss Mitigation Inside a SERVPRO Cab, Going to a Fire Loss Mitigation in Telluride--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Immediately Calling for Help Is the Key to Fighting Fire Damage in Your Telluride Cafe  

Having a blaze break out on your property and causing fire damage can be overwhelming. The sheer panic can prevent you from making decisions that are in the best interests of your Cafe. It is vital to remain calm when accidents happen and to perform the appropriate actions during an emergency.

In the case of the fire damage inside your Telluride Cafe, which broke out due to a malfunctioning appliance, calling for help as soon as possible is the best thing you can do for your establishment. Once the fire department arrives and takes over the process of trying to contain the fire, call for professional cleanup and remediation services. Promptly calling allows our company to send a team swiftly, which is beyond essential during a fire damage emergency. The sooner the damages are addressed, the less likely it is that they can be permanent.
SERVPRO understands how relevant the foot traffic of your business is to profit and for service provided to your regulars. Doors closing for even a day equals a loss in money. For this reason, SERVPRO is always available when you need us. Our schedule is your schedule. Night or morning, weekday or end, our Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)-certified techs are always ready to travel to your location.
Furthermore, SERVPRO technicians always arrive at your property with advanced technology that has been designed to fight fire damage. After an inspection, our technicians can begin to clean up the remains of the fire, such as ash, dust, charred materials, and anything that has been destroyed. We can deal with the removal of powder from a fire suppressant system if need be. From there, SERVPRO can begin to remediate the greasy soot stains around your kitchen using a chemical cleaning agent.
After the physical signs of the fire have been thoroughly cleaned, the only job left for SERVPRO is to remove the lingering malodor of the fire. We can use several different devices to remove the pungent and unpleasant scent of the fire. However, for your cafe, our technicians can use a thermal fogger, which dispenses a vapor that traps and absorbs the airborne particles responsible for causing the unpleasant smell. Once finished, we can return your business to you, "Like it never even happened." Let's get your customers back in for a good cuppa java!
When a damage-emergency hits your business, always act fast. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride by calling (970) 240-6970. No matter the time of your call, we're always available.

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Our Water Damage Specialists Will Protect Your Montrose Home From Microbes During The Cleanup Process

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Damage Specialists Will Protect Your Montrose Home From Microbes During The Cleanup Process Since mold can grow in as little as 72 hours, controlling humidity is essential to making sure secondary damages are kept to a minimum.

Protecting Your Home From Microbes During Water Cleanup In Montrose

Microbes and bacteria are ever present in all types of water. Although not considered detrimental to your health, microbes can cause unpleasant odors in the home or become a breeding ground for more serious issues like mold. Since all water has at least some microbial content, enlisting a professional restorer can ensure that a minor water spill does not result in more severe property damages.

Not all services provide a comprehensive solution for water cleanup in Montrose. SERVPRO offers residents highly trained technicians who are well versed in containing and controlling microbial growth. Using a full range of cleaning products, equipment, and procedure, we can ensure that your property damages do not cause long-term or even permanent issues.

It is not always advisable to dry a property immediately on arrival. Sometimes, staining to furniture, fittings, or fabrics is best treated before materials are dry. Using non-corrosive sanitizers, a SERVPRO technician can remove staining from fabrics before they have had a chance to set and become permanent. It can also be beneficial to spray contents with deodorants before they are dry to increase the likelihood of remedying malodors.

Once pre-cleaning work is complete, the next step is to perform a proper drying procedure. Depending on the scale of the work at hand, your SERVPRO technician may decide to create a closed or open circuit for drying. Open circuits involve creating air circulation by ventilating the property by opening windows or doors and encouraging circulation using air moving equipment. Closed circuit systems use dehumidifiers alongside rapid air-movers or extraction units in an area contained by physical barriers.

In both open and closed systems of drying the key is controlling humidity. Microbes can germinate in warm, humid environments. To guard against that, a trained technician can reduce humidity levels below 60 Grains Per Pound (GPP). Since mold can grow in as little as 72 hours, controlling humidity is essential to making sure secondary damages are kept to a minimum. At the end of service, the affected area alongside any contents may be treated with anti-microbial chemicals or biocides to produce an extra protective layer against secondary damages.

Use a trained professional to prevent secondary damages, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

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Our Professionals Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Telluride Home After A Fire Disaster

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professionals Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Telluride Home After A Fire Disaster We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your home after a fire. Don't hesitate and call right away so we can get started.

Small Fire Damage in Telluride Home Leaves Huge Smoke Odor Problem

There was only a little fire damage in the kitchen when the roast caught on fire in the oven a few weeks earlier. The homeowner cleaned the kitchen and thought that was the end of it.

SERVPRO received a call to address unwanted smoke odors from fire damage in a Telluride home. There were no visible signs of soot or fire loss to the kitchen area but the pungent smell of charred meat permeated the upholstered chairs in the kitchen, and the living room retained strong odors.

Our technicians explained to the homeowner that the residue left behind by protein fires, while nearly invisible in most cases, carries a strong odor that penetrates porous materials in the vicinity of the fire.

This type of residue cannot be wiped away and needs professional mitigation to neutralize the odors. We recommended thorough cleaning and odor control for the affected areas. The longer odor-causing soot remains in an area after a fire, the more it spreads through foot traffic and movement in the home, eventually finding its way into the ductwork in some cases.

Our technicians immediately wiped down the kitchen with our professional-grade cleaning formulas to remove any remaining protein residue. Then, to clean soot from the area, air scrubbers with HEPA filters were set up to capture any remaining airborne particulates.
Sometimes the application of multiple methods is necessary to neutralize the smell from a protein fire. Cleaning helped lower the amount of odor in the home, but it needed additional odor control efforts.

Our technicians chose thermal fogging to eliminate the remaining smell from the house. A solvent is heated and delivered as a fog throughout the home. The mist penetrates deeply into porous objects, such as furniture and fabrics. The solution works to neutralize soot particles and eliminate odors.

After fogging the home, our technicians cleaned the ductwork and suggested the homeowner change the filter to the HVAC to inhibit the chances of the smoke odor returning.

Large or small fire damage problems, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970. Our technicians are available to come to your home 24/7 to make the fire loss and smoke odor in your home "Like it never even happened."

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What is the Best Way to Restore Your Montrose Flood Damaged Home?

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What is the Best Way to Restore Your Montrose Flood Damaged Home? It's raining, it's pouring, but SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride isn't snoring! We are available 24/7 for all of your water damage restoration needs.

Discover the Best Way to Handle Flood Damage in Your Montrose Home

Heavy rain can cause flooding in homes, and the damage can be severe if a heavy object like a tree or utility line falls on the roof. Much water from the rain can end up getting into your home and ruin the ceiling, walls, drywall, and personal possessions.  

Responding to flood damage in your Montrose home quickly can minimize further destruction and restoration expenses. You can get a quick response from SERVPRO franchise professionals. We have helped many homeowners over the years to deal with the destruction that natural disasters cause and get back to their lives within the shortest time possible.  

When flooding occurs, the flood water picks up contaminants like oil, bacteria, coolant residues and other substances it may come into contact with as it spreads across the ground. To reduce the risk for you and your family, our SERVPRO technicians can use pumps to remove the water and sanitize your home with disinfectants. Our technicians are IICRC certified, meaning they are specially trained to extract flood contaminated flood water and dry a property using equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to keep the residents safe.  

If your home has sustained severe damage, we can pack your possessions and move them to a cleaning facility while restoration work goes on in your home. When structural damage has occurred to your property, a move out helps the remodeling process proceed faster. It can also help protect your possessions from the further damage they would sustain if they were to remain in your house.  

If you have flood insurance, we can work with your insurance provider to ensure a stress-free claims process. A majority of insurance policies require policyholders to report water damage within a short time frame to cover the repairs. Our team has worked with many insurance companies over the years and can assist you in getting your claim processed quickly and fairly. We understand the way the claims process works and everything that needs to occur to get your claim submitted and your repairs covered.  

If flood waters have damaged your home, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for quick cleanup, drying, and repairs. We’re Faster to any Size Disaster and have the expertise to restore your home successfully.

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Restore Your Warehouse From Flood Damage with The Help of SERVPRO!

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restore Your Warehouse From Flood Damage with The Help of SERVPRO! If flooding does strike your warehouse, call SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride. We have the tools and expertise to clean and restore the damage.

Protecting Your Business in Montrose from Flood Damage

Your warehouse and its stock in Montrose are extremely valuable, so making every effort to protect it against different hazards and threats is essential. When it comes to flooding, the interruption, it makes to your business while the insurance claim is filed, and restoration is done can be crippling. You won’t be able to work at full capacity, if you can remain open at all, and could even lose staff and trade because of it.

It is crucial, therefore, that you take steps in installing protective measures to make sure your assets are safe in case of flooding in your Montrose business building. When flooding does happen, call upon SERVPRO for help cleaning up the mess. Our staff are professionally trained and have experienced in all kinds of flood damage restoration scenarios. Plus, we understand that time is of the essence in an emergency like this, so we’re faster to any size disaster.

If your structure is in a high-risk area, you should first sign up to receive flood warnings. Raise any sockets, electrical installations, wiring, and fuse boxes from ground level to avoid water damaging them. You can also invest in guards which fit your external doors and covers which can be fit to ventilation bricks, which stop water from seeping in. Avoid water backing up into your building by installing non-return valves to the drainage pipes.

When returning your building and the air inside back to its typical dryness and humidity, one important tool SERVPRO techs use are dehumidifiers. There are three types that we use, including log rain refrigerant, refrigerant, and desiccant. The most common dehumidifiers are refrigerant dehumidifiers and work efficiently to lower the relative humidity in a building to about 40 gpp. Low grain refrigerants are also refrigerant dehumidifiers, but they work below 40 gpp. Desiccant dehumidifiers can lower relative humidity to a much lower point when needed.

We work quickly to help prevent damage to your important papers and more delicate merchandise. If needed, we can remove individual items offsite to a safe, dry, location while we work. Keeping certain items away from the higher humidity is essential to keep them from being damaged.

Various things you can do to protect your warehouse include storing paper records higher up or sealed in filing cabinets. Installing heavy duty high-rise racking is also a good idea so that even your more massive stock can be stored at a higher level when flooding is imminent. When possible, park any warehouse vehicles such as forklifts on a loading bay that is elevated so they won’t be sitting in pools of water.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride understands that floodwaters invading your warehouse in Delta, Gunnison, or Hotchkiss can put a huge damper in your daily operations and your income. When you call us for help at (970) 240-6970, we won’t hesitate to get to you quickly so we can get the water out and allow you to carry on with your regular business as soon as possible.

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The Best Advice You Could Ever Get About Delta Flood Damage

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Best Advice You Could Ever Get About Delta Flood Damage Flooding is often a situation that you cannot control. But reacting to flood damage by calling SERVPRO is definitely something you can do right away.

Why Homeowners Need Professional Restoration of Flood Damage in Delta

The Gunnison River is a common culprit of flooding in this area of Colorado. When flood waters enter a residence, whether it is a little or a large amount of water, you need professional assistance to remove and restore the damage to your home and contents.

SERVPRO knows when we get called for mitigation of flood damage to a Delta home, the faster we can get the excess water extracted and the property dry, the higher the chance for more items to be restored. Our 24-hour response teams are ready when our community needs us.

SERVPRO technicians are certified IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification), and your remediation for water loss begins during the initial call. We ask questions to determine what to bring to the site. Has the power been shut off for safety concerns? No problem, we have generators. Is there standing water in the property? No problem, we have portable and a truck-mounted pump to handle any amount of water in the home.

Flood water is considered category three black water and may contain a myriad of contaminants. SERVPRO uses EPA-registered solutions for disinfecting the water. Our technicians are trained to access each affected item, and our goal is to mitigate water loss damage by restoring rather than replacing whenever possible. Porous items such as carpet and padding, upholstered furniture and beds and bedding are often difficult to restore to sanitary conditions for use, and our technicians can suggest the restorability prospects for each item and discard only with the permission of the property owner.

After the initial water extraction, SERVPRO technicians set up drying configurations carefully to draw out moisture using air movers with dehumidifiers that can eliminate up to 25 gallons of water vapor per day. Hardwood baseboards can be restored through drying and cleaning but the sheetrock they cover can wick moisture upwards and may be too damaged to restore. Flood cuts are made six inches above where the last moisture was detected in the material and drying assistants such as Injecti-dry, a setup of many hoses that connect to an air mover to force the air into wall cavities for thorough drying. Afterward, restorable items are disinfected and returned to their preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride knows flood damage never takes time off and neither do we. Our emergency response teams are available 24/7 at (970) 240-6970 to handle your water loss situation with compassion and our expertise.

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We Are Here To Help After Your Delta Home Experiences A Fire

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Are Here To Help After Your Delta Home Experiences A Fire Don't hesitate to contact our crew right away once the flames are out by dialing (970) 240-6970 so we can help you avoid further damage.

Fire Damage Restoration For Your Delta Home

Your home in Delta is a place of shelter for you and your family, but it is also a safe place for you to rest and come together after a long day, spend time with friends, and raise your family. Since home fires do happen, it is vital that you and your family members know and understand some fire safety tips to keep everyone safe at home.

Any size fire in your Delta home is scary and unsettling. The fire damage left behind can be quite severe, even if it was a small fire. That's why you need help from a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. We have the training and tools needed to restore your home so you would never even know anything happened.

The first place in your home to practice fire safety is when you are cooking. Whether you are inside in your kitchen or grilling outside, do not ever leave your cooking unattended. Wear tightly rolled or short sleeves while cooking as well, and make sure anything flammable is away from the burners such as hand towels or oven mitts. Keep your children 3 feet away from the stove and place your outdoor grill at least ten feet away from your property and any overhanging branches.

Part of what SERVPRO techs need to do to get your home restore is structural cleaning. Cleaning a structure that has been damaged by fire focuses on removing the smoke residues from structural components and then deodorizing odors which were given off by the residues. We advise you which components can be cleaned and which we cannot. Replacement or repair is doe for anything that doesn’t respond to cleaning.

Having lit candles or smoking in the home are other things where you need to be cautious. Never leave candles burning unattended, and always blow them out before going to bed or leaving a room. Make sure there is nothing within twelve inches of the candles which could catch fire. When smoke in the home, never smoke in bed and do not smoke in the home if someone uses oxygen. Make sure it is completely put out in an ashtray and do not throw hot ashes or cigarettes in the trash. You should even soak them in water before throwing them away.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can help you restore your home in Cedaredge, Almont or Pitkin after a fire any time you need. Don't hesitate to contact our crew right away once the flames are out by dialing (970) 240-6970 so we can help you avoid further damage.

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