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How Long Will We Have to Be Out of Our Montrose Home During Flood Restoration?

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

submersible pump with tech crawlspace SERVPRO tech extracting floodwater from a Montrose crawl space, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

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 flood water 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 mentioned, 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.

How Do Services Like SERVPRO Restore My Water-Damaged Home in Montrose?

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

drying equipment on wood floor fireplace The SERVPRO team mitigates water damage to hardwood floors in Montrose with our advanced equipment

Professional Water Damage Restoration Involves Removing Water From, Drying, Disinfecting, and Deodorizing Your Montrose Area Home

Whenever your home is impacted by a water leak of any size, the primary objectives are to stop the leak, remove any standing water it has produced, dry structural elements and contents, eliminate microbial threats, and do away with any unpleasant smells associated with the issue. Montrose area companies like SERVPRO are well-equipped and skilled at accomplishing these important tasks. This is why professional assistance is necessary when dealing with the effects of water-related problems.

How Can SERVPRO Remove Water from and Dry My Residence?

Once on-site, our Montrose water damage restoration experts evaluate your home. After making their determinations, they utilize their extensive training in water damage remediation to return your residence to its pre-damaged condition. Some of their extensive Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and certifications include:

  • Applied structural drying
  • Carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Odor control
  • Water damage restoration

All this training makes our technicians highly effective in quickly locating issues, mitigating problems, and restoring water-damaged structures and contents.

When performing their water removal and drying tasks in Montrose, SERVPRO technicians are greatly aided in their efforts by a wide range of state-of-the-art remediation equipment. These industrial-grade tools speed up their work and make it more effective. Some of the high-tech gear our workers use is:

  • Truck-mounted and portable water extractors that remove inches-to-feet of standing water
  • Submersible pumps that draw out large amounts of water from inundated structures
  • Wet vacs to clean up various-sized puddles of liquid
  • Desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers to dry out interior air, structural elements, and furnishings
  • High-velocity box fans and air movers that circulate and change out moist interior air for drier exterior air
  • Injectidry systems to dry hard-to-reach areas behind walls, in ceilings, and under floors

What Process Does SERVPRO Follow to Remove Water and Dry My Home?

We follow a well-developed plan of action to restore your home to its original condition. First, using water extractors, technicians remove any deep standing water from your residence. They continue by vacuuming up any remaining puddles with wet vacs. The following steps of the process involve expertly drying your interiors to prevent microbial growth and future structural and personal property damage. Using high-velocity box fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers, our experienced workers draw excess moisture out of your interiors and furnishings. They use injectidry systems in combination with air mover-dehumidifier networks to dry out places in ceilings, subflooring, and behind walls.

How Does SERVPRO Disinfect and Deodorize My House?

Properly restoring a water-damaged home involves more than simply removing standing water and related moisture. It requires effective mitigation or elimination of microbial threats, as well as the unpleasant odors associated with harmful microorganisms.

The tools SERVPRO technicians use to complete this crucial work are:          

  • High-tech ultra-low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers that enable workers to neutralize harmful microbes and odorous airborne/material-embedded particles
  • EPA-approved antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents
  • Humidity-decreasing chemicals that hinder microbial growth
  • Agents that pair with harmful particles, removing them from the air and making them easier to clean up off of surfaces

Our Montrose area experts, utilizing these advanced water damage mitigation and remediation tools, are often able to prevent the proliferation of harmful bacteria, the development of mold, and large mildew growths. Moreover, they usually can save your home from the potentially detrimental health effects, structure-destroying dry rot, and sickening smells associated with these troublesome microorganisms.

With all that said, no one ever wants to think about having to deal with water damage. This, however, is a serious mistake because ignoring such problems could result in extensive structural damage to your residence that requires expensive, time-consuming future repairs. Therefore, remain vigilant, keep up with your property’s maintenance needs, always monitor your home for any signs of water leaks, and have your home periodically inspected for water damage. Some potential threats to look out for are roof and gutter-related leaks, ruptured or dripping pipes, malfunctioning appliances, and compromised or damaged containers. If and when problems are discovered, have them fixed immediately to avoid more extensive and expensive future issues.

Whenever leaks impact your property, remember that help is available nearby. SERVPRO can professionally inspect your residence, locate sources of excess moisture and fix them, remove any amount of standing water, effectively dry all parts of your home and its contents, and thoroughly disinfect and deodorize your living space. So, if your home is ever damaged by water, stay on top of the matter and have the issue resolved as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at (970) 240-6970 if you need an inspection or any other help.

Crucial Considerations When Cleaning Contents After Flood Damage in Telluride Homes

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

servpro box truck at house Homeowners in Telluride are happy to see the rapid arrival of SERVPRO for storm damage mitigation

Categorizing Contents Is One of SERVPRO Strategies for Restoring Flooding in Telluride

Widespread soiling is an expected outcome of flooding incidents. Therefore, cleaning up your Telluride home is necessary to restore the visual appeal and sanitary conditions. Cleaning contents is one of the crucial tasks, but it takes the right approach to get satisfactory results.

One important thing that improves flood damage cleanup in Telluride homes is categorizing the soiled items since it streamlines the process. Cleaning can be done within the affected property or when the items are relocated to an external facility if the incident significantly affects a property. SERVPRO is well suited to handle cleaning under both circumstances.

Categorization of items soiled by a flood can be based on:

  • Item size
  • Wetness levels
  • Material composition
  • The need for specialty service

Cleaning requires manipulation of contents to reach all soiled areas. Bulky and heavy items pose a significant challenge for such movement. For convenience, scheduling cleaning of such items last can help because other contents would be out of the way. The assistance from SERVPRO presents an additional advantage since we have accessories like dollies and lifting straps to ease the manipulation of such contents.

Wetness can affect cleaning in many ways. For carpets, loss of structural strength is common, leading to severe damage such as stretching if aggressively cleaned. On the other hand, Upholstered items might develop additional problems such as rusting of metal parts or leakage of resins, which introduce different cleaning challenges. Our SERVPRO technicians use various extraction equipment to fast track the removal of absorbed water when preparing items for cleaning, thus limiting the development of other problems.

Some contents may require specialized cleaning approaches, especially if they have unique material composition. Items like artworks are likely to present this challenge, and their uniqueness means immediate disposal may not be ideal. SERVPRO technicians work closely with insurance adjusters when assessing and deciding the best course of action.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride offers convenient flood damage management services. Call us at (970) 240-6970. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Whom Should I Call for Commercial Flood Damage Restoration in Montrose?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

snow melting on side of road; water on road Flooding can come from a multitude of sources, including melting snow.

SERVPRO Offers Flood Restoration for Businesses in Montrose

In the wintertime, the vicious thunderstorms cease, and Mother Nature begins her season of sending snow and blizzards towards Colorado. During the fall, wintertime, and even spring seasons, it is common for a blizzard to sweep through and leave behind a foot or more of snow. Then, when the snow starts to thaw out the next day, flooding could become a significant issue.

Whenever businesses in Montrose suffer from commercial flood damage, it is possible that the disaster could disrupt your company's operations. When a foot or more of snow starts to melt, moisture could enter your warehouse through your lower door seals or the bottom of your large bay doors. If the H2O contacts any of the products you have stored, the packaging or the items themselves could get ruined. And, to prevent mold growth on cardboard or other organic items, the moisture needs removing within 48 hours.

Luckily our SERVPRO technicians have experience in restoring disasters on commercial properties. We know that keeping your warehouse running is essential, so we can conduct operations in a way that your business can stay functioning. If a disaster strikes your place of business, we can offer the following to help:

Whenever moisture enters a structure like your warehouse, both your structural components and the products stored could be at risk of damage. It is best to empty your warehouse and dry out the items in a separate location in some scenarios. Packing out your contents enables us to better control the environment for prime conditions for drying out your products and building materials.

If you notice water inside your warehouse after the snow on the ground melts, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

Who Is Available for Fire Damage Restoration in Telluride?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

pans catching fire on stove A small fire in the kitchen can impact your entire home.

SERVPRO Can Assist with House Fire Clean Ups in the Telluride Area

Once a fire ignites in your kitchen during cooking, the flames can quickly engulf many of your contents and building materials. Even if the fire gets extinguished quickly, many items in your home could still get damaged. Some blazes may not burn many materials, but they could put out smoke that travels through your structure and causes several issues.

When conducting fire damage restoration in Telluride, our SERVPRO technicians start by inspecting the area of your home where the fire started first. Then, we can use wipe tests on other parts of your structure to see if any soot residues are present. Once we determine the extent of the damage, we can then begin the following restoration efforts:

If any of your contents or building materials got severely damaged during the blaze, we could remove anything that we do not think we can save. Next, we can take steps to sand off or soda blast charring that is only present on the surface of certain items, such as your wooden studs. Then we can use a combination of wet and dry cleaning techniques to remove any soot residues we find on the surfaces of your ceilings, walls, or floors.

In some cases, the smoke from the fire can penetrate non-porous materials deeply, and foul odors can remain after all burnt debris and soot residues are removed. We can use thermal or ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging methods to dispense deodorants into a mist to mimic how the smoke travels. Or, we can set up an ozone generator that neutralizes malodor compounds.

If a fire ever breaks out in your house while cooking dinner, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

Who Does Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Montrose?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

lady browsing cards at gift shop Water damage can impact every part of your business. Call SERVPRO for fast water cleanup.

SERVPRO Can provide Water Extraction Services for your Montrose Gift Shop

A broken pipe inside your place of business can cause your store to fill up with water in a matter of hours. Once the water starts to spill out of a crack in your water supply lines, it will follow gravity and begin to collect on your flooring. The moisture can then soak into your building materials and contents and raise the relative humidity level in your structure.

Commercial water damage restoration procedures in Montrose can involve several steps depending on the severity of the issues. Items that contact moisture directly, like your carpets, can get delaminated, and your drywall could lose its structural integrity when wet. Elevated humidity levels could also cause damage to specific products in your store.

When arriving at your gift shop after you suffer from a disaster, our SERVPRO technicians' primary goal is to return your business to its preloss state, "Like it never even happened." We can take the following steps to prevent secondary damage like mold growth and humidity problems from occurring:

  • Heavy-Duty Water Extraction
  • Water Cleanup
  • Commercial Water Damage Repairs
  • Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
  • Set up Dehumidifiers

As a first step, we can go through your store and mitigate any potential hazards for the building occupants. Then once the working area is deemed safe, we can use specialized instruments to find precisely where the water went inside your shop. Once we locate all of your wet building materials and contents, we can then start the extraction process. If you have thick carpets that got wet, we can use a weighted extraction tool to compress the fibers while pulling moisture out of them.

If you ever happen to notice that items in your gift shop got wet after your pipes burst, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

Why it is Important to Quickly Mitigate Fire Damage in Montrose

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage to the top of a home. A fire is never fun, it is actually heart-wrenching. Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride today and we will help you.

Montrose's Fire Damage Experts Talk About How Prompt Service Is Vital

If a fire engulfs your Montrose home, the first thing to do is make sure everyone inside the house is safe. Next, it is wise to extinguish the fire as quickly as you can so that the fire causes as little damage as possible. The next step you should take is to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our technicians provide fast 24/7 service to aid you with any problems you find inside your house after a disaster. We have people answering our phones at all times of the day, and we can respond quickly to any fire damage situation you may have. 

If burnt materials stay inside your dwelling, the issues can get much worse over time. Calling in a professional SERVPRO team to mitigate your fire damage in Montrose can prevent secondary problems from occurring. The longer soot residues remain on the surfaces of your contents and building materials, the harder they can be to remove. If burnt materials and soils stay on surfaces, it is possible to spread to other areas. If smoke-related issues go untreated, removing foul odors can be extremely difficult. 

What Can SERVPRO Do for My Montrose Fire Damage?

As soon as you suffer from a structure fire, it is wise to call in our SERVPRO professionals because we are locally located so that we can arrive at your home promptly after your emergency work request. We first inspect the affected rooms for anything that could be hazardous for occupants during the restoration process. Once our highly trained team deems everything safe, we begin examining the severity of the situation so that we can provide you and your insurance agents with an initial scope and estimate. 

Once we determine what we can fix with cleaning, soot/soil removal, and refinishing, and what needs replacing, we use our advanced technology to mitigate all of the problems caused by smoke or burnt materials. We first remove everything that is too charred to fix, then we work on refinishing slightly charred surfaces. Next, we use various techniques to clean and remove smoke-related soot and soils. If you ever need help with damage after a fire occurs, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 any day of the week.

When is Floodwater Significant Enough to Warrant a Water Restoration Team in Montrose?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage on carpeting next to a door You will absolutely be in good hands with SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride after storm damage.

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.”

Breaking the Cycle of Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming Issues in Montrose Homes

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Ice dam on a the roof of a home. When water damage strikes, give SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call. We are here to fully assist you.

SERVPRO Can Implement Stopgap Measures or Make Changes That Deliver Long Term Results

Enduring the inconvenience of frozen pipes and ice damming each winter can leave you feeling drained and your pockets empty. Therefore, finding a long-term solution is essential to safeguard your Montrose home and help you focus on other things or simply enjoy the comfort your home offers.

When thinking of a solution to frozen pipes and ice damming in your Montrose home, you should start by evaluating the situation to determine the best approach. For instance, SERVPRO can use simple solutions to prevent pipes from freezing as a stopgap measure.

Three simple methods that prevent pipes from freezing include:

  • Draining water lines
  • Keeping pipes warm
  • Using hot water recirculation devices

Since water rapidly expands when it freezes, a simple solution to mitigate its effects is ensuring pipes are empty or maintaining temperatures above the freezing point. Opening faucets, especially those leading outside the house, limits the freezing risk. Keeping the water in the pipes warm is also a viable short-term solution. Installing a hot water recirculation device through one of the existing faucet supply lines in the house guarantees this. Alternatively, insulating exposed pipes can help slow down the loss of temperature and thus limit the chances of freezing.

Short-term measures may eliminate the risk of freezing but require hands-on management, which may not be practical. Finding a long-term solution is essential for frozen pipe issues as well as ice damming. Better insulation of the structure is a formidable solution. Our SERVPRO technicians can help evaluate your house to determine whether pipes are exposed, or the ceiling is fully insulated.

Other long term approaches to fix freezing issues include:

  • Caulking around vent pipes and electrical cables
  • Ventilating the ridge and eaves
  • Sealing and insulating ducts

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides solutions to frozen pipes and ice damming tailored to match your needs. You can reach us at (970) 240-6970. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why is Skilled Mold Remediation Best for Your Business or Home in Telluride?

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy mold growth on wall above baseboard One problem with DIY mold cleanup is that many people fail to get to the root cause of mold growth. SERVPRO will locate and remediate the mold source.

Fast, Efficient Mold Remediation Gets Your Telluride Property Back on Track – Call SERVPRO First!

Many people do not realize that mold spores are everywhere, both indoors and out. There are also many varieties of mold. Mold can cause health effects. When you start to notice things like discoloration on surfaces or musty odors in areas of your Telluride property, it is vital to have a mold inspection to get to the heart of the issue. You can then turn to the IICRC-certified team at SERVPRO to handle the remediation and cleanup process.

Without proper mold remediation in Telluride, mold can break down surfaces by eating away at the materials where it is colonizing. If you become the victim of mold infestation, it is important that you:

  • Do not disturb it by spraying or wiping
  • Remove people and pets from the area where mold is suspected
  • Call in the help of trained remediation experts to begin the cleanup

One major problem with DIY mold cleanup is that many people fail to get to the root cause of mold and mildew growth. Given the right circumstances with excessive moisture, the perfect temperature, and organic materials to feed on, mold spores begin to multiply rapidly. SERVPRO knows best practices for handling mold cleanup safely and efficiently. We arrive wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and make sure to address the source of the issue to keep mold from infiltrating again.

Rather than leaving mold remediation to chance, you can get the results you deserve by calling SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride. You can reach us to have our Green Fleet dispatched to your property by dialing (970) 240-6970.

Why Water Removal in Montrose Has to Be Fast and Efficient

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Water damaged hardwood floor; hardwood cupping and buckling Water damage is no match for SERVPRO. We are equipped to handle any size water damage restoration project.

SERVPRO’s Water Removal Services and Drying Help Restore Your Montrose Property to Pre-Water Event Condition

A lot goes into any water-related cleanup in the home, which is why working with skilled professionals is the best course of action. With SERVPRO, you get experienced technicians on the job with all the experience and equipment necessary to ensure the project gets done promptly. When you call us to your Montrose property, we bring powerful extractors and potent cleaning products to help remove potential contaminants as we work.

Water removal in Montrose involves a variety of the latest techniques and sophisticated tools. Why SERVPRO? We focus on all the essential areas of water-loss events, which includes:

  • Removal of all standing water with powerful pumps and extractors
  • Tackling residues left on surfaces
  • Reducing bacteria and microbes
  • Containment to keep water from migrating into other areas of the home
  • Restoring relative humidity (RH) with the help of dehumidification equipment
  • Controlled demolition of any materials that are saturated and no longer salvageable

Why is Fast Response Critical with In-Home Water Emergencies?

The faster water gets removed and moisture reduced, the better chance of limiting damage and keeping mold and musty odors from developing. The longer water is allowed to sit, it begins saturating everything around it; wood, drywall, and other structural materials start to swell and deteriorate. SERVPRO is available around-the-clock, with crews ready to go and be at your door within hours of your initial call for:

  • Extraction
  • Drying and Dehumidification
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Repairs

We are always happy to work with your insurance provider, address paperwork, and help you to streamline the claims process!

With SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride, we take pride in offering area customers rapid response and excellent results. If you require water removal, give us a call at (970) 240-6970, and we can send out a team as soon as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Gain Peace of Mind in Montrose When Hiring Efficient Fire Restoration Services

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

View of front of SERVPRO vehicle We are always on call. Our Green Fleet is packed and ready to go with the latest equipment and products to handle fire emergency cleanups.

SERVPRO’s Advanced Fire Restoration Equipment and Process Restore Montrose Properties Fast

Fire damaged homes in Montrose deserve nothing but the best when it comes to clean up and restoration. Because the overall event is traumatic, you want caring, knowledgeable professionals in your corner. Enter SERVPRO! We are available 24/7 to tackle house fire cleanup, big or small. We understand the disruption and turmoil that a fire emergency can cause, so we work diligently to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Several significant components go into the process of fire restoration in Montrose, including:

  • Removal of charred debris
  • Contents cleaning
  • Controlled demolition
  • Moisture mitigation
  • Odor control

Once you call us and our team arrives, we enter after first responders give the green light. An assessment gets made to help us formulate a course of action to begin the restoration process. If necessary, we handle all board up and tarping to secure your property while restoration takes place. We also provide pack-out/move-out services to relocate contents off-site for either cleaning or safe storage until restoration gets finished.

Our Green Fleet is packed up and ready to go with the latest equipment and products to handle fire emergency cleanups. Some of the tools we have in our arsenal include:

  • Dry brushes and vacuums to address loose soot particles
  • Solvents and sponges for wet cleaning of harsh residues
  • Thermal foggers to disperse cleaning agents that bond with odorous particles to make removal easier
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to pull particulates from the air
  • Dry ice or soda blasting to remove charred materials up to ¼ inch
  • Dehumidifiers to remove any lingering moisture from water used to douse the flames

Call (970) 240-6970 to speak with our team whenever you need fire restoration. You can reach us at SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride 24/7 for emergency fire & water – cleanup & restoration!

Why Do I Need A Professional Water Restoration Company After My Downstairs In My Delta Home Flooded?

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage may occur in many ways. SERVPROs water damage restoration team has an answer for every issue, no matter the size or place.

For Any Major Water Intrusion in Your Delta Home, It's Best to Let the Professionals Handle the Cleanup

There are a large number of things that can cause residential flooding. When it does happen, it can mean ruined items, structural damage, and extensive repairs. Contacting a water damage restoration company in Delta should be first on your list if flooding does occur. You can save both money and time when you work with the pros.

Why Can't I Cleanup Myself?

It may seem smart money-wise to take care of water cleanup in your Delta home on your own. After all, the internet has plenty of DIY tips that make it sound easy. But the reality is, after any significant water damaging event, it is better to put the situation in the hands of experts who understand what needs to be done. Here are some reasons it is best to deal with a professional restoration business:

  • Insurance Claims – Your insurance will most likely require you to work with someone who can adequately assess the damage. They want certified pros to back up any claims that are made.
  • Industrial Equipment – The hazards and cleanup requirements that come with household flooding require equipment beyond the typical homeowner's scope. If you do not have the needed equipment, you can do more harm than good.
  • Safety Reasons – Trained technicians know what to look for when it comes to safety. Water cleanup may require dealing with black water if sewage or other contaminants are involved.
  • Efficiency – The longer the cleanup takes, the great the chance of secondary damage such as mold and mildew. Immediate water mitigation means more of your content, and home can be restored. Cleanup and restoration can take longer than you think when you attempt it on your own. Professional help saves you and your insurance company money in the long run.

Do I Need an IICRC Certified Company?

SERVPRO has the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians. You never want to work with a company that is not IICRC certified. IICRC sets the standards that restoration and cleaning companies need to meet. These technicians understand what needs to be done in an emergency, such as a pipe bursting and flooding your downstairs.

IICRC techs have the skills and knowledge of the proper drying equipment to use and how to deploy it efficiently. Our company has the experience and resources for any size disaster. You do not have to worry about your home or belongings. We handle the water damage in whatever way is best for your situation with minimal disruption to your life. Our goal is to have you back in your home as quickly as possible. If you are able to stay in your home, we strive to restore the damaged part to normal use quickly.

What Happens After I Make the Call?

When you call SERVPRO for help with water cleanup, our team will be there as fast as we can. We understand how disruptive something as simple as a burst pipe can be to your family. If your downstairs is flooded, that could include the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedrooms. That means carpeting, appliances, and household goods are all affected by the water intrusion. If it happens during the day where it can get caught earlier, the damage is minimal. But if the spillage occurs while you are away or sleeping, it can be extensive. When our crews arrive they will:

  •   Do a scope of the home.
  •   Find the source of the water if needed.
  •   Extract the water.
  •   Dry out the home and content.
  •   Deodorize if needed.
  •   Sanitize all surfaces with EPA approved cleaning products
  •   Clean and restore the content of the residence.

These are the basic steps that get done. Much more detail goes into leaving your home, “Like it never even happened.” The crew uses powerful pumps to extract the water. They check for hidden water with moisture detectors and sensors. Industrial grade air movers and dehumidifiers get things dried out quickly. If your belongings cannot be cleaned on-site, we will move them off-site to our warehouse for cleaning.

What if the My Home Floods in the Middle of the Night?

SERVPRO is available every day, around the clock. We understand that catastrophes do not keep business hours. Things happen at night, on weekends, and holidays. Our Green Team provides emergency water cleanup service no matter when something happens. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

If your downstairs has experienced flooding call the experts that are experienced, IICRC certified professionals. Do not employ a company that does not have the proper credentials. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for expert water cleanup and restoration service.

My Montrose Kitchen Sink Cabinet Has Mold – What Can Be Done?

10/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mold picture Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We use the latest equipment and techniques for all mold damage restoration.

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. 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.

Proper Fire Restoration at Your Bakery in Montrose Helps Eliminate Stubborn Odors

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Works with Montrose Businesses to Help with Fire Cleanup, Restoration, and Odor Control

Bakeries, commercial kitchens, bars, and restaurants all need to stay open to be successful. If you have a fire in your bakery, you need to have a team on-site and ready to help with the clean-up and odor control as fast as possible. The last thing you want to have at your Montrose business is lingering, pungent odors that bother your patrons. Because odor is an integral part of any fire restoration project, working with SERVPRO’s odor control technicians (OCT) is the best way to tackle the damage to your commercial space.

At SERVPRO, our team understands that each fire restoration project we see in Montrose is unique. Because of this, we need to carefully assess the materials burned, the type of soot present, and the level of damage to select the proper methods and equipment. 

Did you know that many scientific principles come into play when we work to eliminate odorous particles at the scene of a fire? We may:

  • Use masking agents to block pungent odors
  • Chemically neutralize odor-causing molecules 
  • Employ the use of multiple techniques in unison to achieve our restoration goals

Our Green Fleet comes fully stocked with all the right equipment and tools to help us restore the indoor air quality (IAQ) within your business. Not only do we have powerful odor-eliminating products, but we also bring equipment such as:

  • Thermal Foggers – This equipment turns deodorizers into a fine mist that binds with odorous particles, making them easier to remove.
  • Air Scrubbers – This powerful HEPA filtration traps odor molecules to clean and freshen the air.
  • Photocatalytic Oxidizers – This equipment uses UV light to generate a photocatalytic reaction that releases hydroxyl radicals to convert odor-causing molecules into water and carbon dioxide. 

Do you need help with fire restoration at your bakery, kitchen, or restaurant? Call SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at (970) 478-1659, and we can mobilize a team as soon as possible.

What is SERVPRO’s Advice For Telluride Eateries To Help Avoid Water Issues?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Cleanup and restoration services for your commercial building are an important choice. SERVPRO is second to none when it comes to commercial property.

Inspect Appliances To Prevent Water Damage

Every restaurant owner knows how expensive and inconvenient it is when water damage occurs. Sodden carpets, soaking upholstery, puddles on the floor, and an unpleasant musty smell are all risks associated with leaks or pooling water. One of the worst things about water problems is that owners frequently need to shut down their establishments for cleanup and remediation. A closed restaurant in Telluride is one that is not bringing in customers or turning a profit, and that is not good for business.

SERVPRO is here to raise awareness of a common cause of water damage to Telluride businesses: Damaged or leaking appliances. Fridges, dishwashers, and freezers all have the potential to leak water and damage the surrounding area. That is why we suggest all business owners inspect their appliances regularly for signs of wear and tear.

Check fridge seals at least once a month. A broken seal leads to refrigerator leaks. It is also vital to examine outlets, drains, and water supply lines. Leaks, kinks, or blocks in water supply lines and clogged up internal drains both cause water to pool and otherwise make a mess. Deal with any clogged up lines or drains immediately, and replace damaged components or seals.

Check freezer seals, too. SERVPRO also suggests defrosting the freezer regularly, as a build-up of ice might lead to leaks, prevent the door from closing properly, or stop the machine from running at maximum efficiency. Be careful when defrosting the freezer. Move food to another unit so it does not spoil, and be sure to protect the surrounding area with towels to soak up pooling water.

Water Clean Up

A leaking dishwasher might cause extensive damage. Check seals regularly, and do not forget to check, clean, and empty out any areas where debris collects. It is not a pleasant job – but it prevents the need for a more complex cleanup operation in the event of a leak.

Plan to check all appliances in the same way you schedule other cleaning tasks in your business. Maintain a checklist and make sure someone takes care of them. SERVPRO is on hand to assist with any leaks, but of course, prevention is better than cure.

For help with water damage in Montrose, Telluride, Crested Butte and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 478-1303 today.

Flood Damage Recovery for Montrose Residents in an Emergency

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fleet ready for action 24/7 365 days a year. When a storm causes major issues for your home, SERVPRO should be the first call. Storm and flood damage is a specialty of ours.

You Can Count on SERVPRO Teams in the Event of a Flood Emergency in Your Montrose Home

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Residential properties in this community can differ significantly in their architecture, the type of building materials they use as well as their size. We believe that effective restoration relies on tailoring our services to the specific needs of each home. That is why when flooding strikes your home. Residents can depend on us to perform an efficient removal, drying, and restoration service. Our local technicians can be onsite and perform emergency restoration within just four hours of your notification of damage. 

Water removal services

Among the toughest restoration jobs can be flood damage in your Montrose home. These situations can be traumatic as well as time-consuming to get your property back to normal. Flooded properties are at a high risk of structural collapse, making water removal one of the critical tasks that SERVPRO endorse. Our technicians can use a combination of pumping and extraction equipment to remove hundreds of gallons of water from your home in just a few hours. 

When we assist residents with flooding issues, we take care to conduct a full property inspection. Water creates pressure, which in turn can lead to migration and water intrusion in areas of the home beyond the initial damage site. Our technicians may inspect your crawl spaces, subterranean levels or remove building materials during inspection to discover the level of water migration in the home. If necessary, SERVPRO can call upon applied structural drying (ASD) technicians to work on cavities, crawlspaces, or lofts.

The number of vapor barriers installed in your home can dictate the length and size of flood recovery operations. Vapor barrier installation behind drywall, in crawl spaces, or certain building materials like vinyl wallpaper can help to prevent water migration, and SERVPRO recommends you consider installing them before the winter period. Porous materials in the home may need removal and replacement or significant drying exposure to get your home back to how it was before the flood. 

In an emergency flooding situation, you need a service that boasts both expertise and experience. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 478-1303 now.

Can a Montrose Home Require Fire Damage Restoration if There Is No Fire?

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

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You Can Call SERVPRO to Help With Secondary Fire Restoration

Many people associate fire damage with a physical fire in a specific property. However, it is possible to require fire damage restoration even when your home does not burn down. Some likely causes include puff backs if you have a furnace or fire in neighboring properties that results in soot, ash, and other debris driven by air currents accumulating in your property.

That your property is not burned down does not mean fire damage restoration in your Montrose home should be taken lightly. The fine debris can spread all over your home where it can cause significant problems over time, including indoor air quality issues or rusting of metallic fittings or surfaces since soot has acidic properties. Luckily, it is possible to complete most of the restoration work through cleaning. SERVPRO eases the process by using a variety of simple and advanced cleaning processes.

Regular processes used during house fire cleanup are helpful in such cases, including:

One significant difference in cases involving secondary fire damage only is that damage may not be readily identifiable. For instance, only a thin film of residue may be deposited on vast surfaces such as walls or ceilings, resulting in slight changes such as yellowing. Our SERVPRO technicians can help ensure you do not miss such changes by doing simple tests such as running a cleaning sponge along the wall surface.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride manages primary and secondary fire damage eliminating all traces of a loss, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (970) 240-6970.

My Montrose Home May Have Water Damage, How Can I Find Out for Sure?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer SERVPRO technicians know what to look for when inspecting for hidden water damage in your home. Call us today, we will come take a look for you.

Not All Water Damage is Readily Apparent, So You Should Have Your Home Inspected by a Reputable Cleaning and Restoration Company in Montrose.

Most people envision water damage in its more overt forms, like when a pipe ruptures and suddenly floods their Montrose bathroom, kitchen, or basement. The reality is that such catastrophic harm often results from relatively minor leaks in roofs, pipes, or hidden parts of appliances. It happens over long periods of time, instead of suddenly, usually taking months or even years to become apparent. By the time the damage is noticeable, it could cost you tens of thousands or more to repair. The related expenses are measured not only in dollars, but also in time and trouble. Considering all this, you benefit greatly from discovering potential sources of such property injuries as soon as possible. Companies in Montrose, like SERVPRO, can help you locate such issues long before they become obvious and costly.

Why is SERVPRO a Good Service to Call in Montrose?

SERVPRO is one of the better services that remediate water damage in Montrose. It is a company that has, over the years, built a strong reputation in the cleaning and remediation industry. Company technicians possess all the expertise and equipment necessary to effectively resolve most issues associated with water damage. Some of our business’ attributes are:

  • We have built a reputation for successfully identifying and remediating damage in nearly every type of structure, including everyday residences, multi-million dollar estates, and various types of business facilities.
  • The company’s service has received high ratings on Yelp (5-stars), Google (4.9-stars), and Facebook (4.7-stars).
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) - certified firm.
  • Many technicians are certified in multiple areas, like water damage restoration, applied structural drying, and odor control, and so are better able to identify and resolve interrelated problems.
  • We have a high-tech cleaning facility, where your furnishings/personal property are restored and kept while work is completed on your residence.
  • Technicians use state-of-the-art equipment, like infrared cameras, moisture sensors/meters, and thermo hygrometers, to inspect your home and find water damage.
  • Its advanced cleaning and remediation equipment includes truck-mounted and portable extractors, submersible pumps, desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers, air movers, injectidry systems, and thermal and ultra-low volume foggers.
  • Using all the advanced technological resources at their disposal, our trained experts can quickly evaluate your property for problems and successfully resolve them.      

What are Common Signs of Slow-Progressing Water-Related Damage?

It’s challenging to discover slow-progressing water problems on your own because, often, they are not clearly visible and do not demand immediate action. Over time, though, these issues can cause just as much trouble as their sudden, more-apparent counterparts. With all that said, some of the more common signs of slow-progressing water damage are:

  • Musty smells
  • Ceiling or wall discoloration
  • Water stains on ceiling and walls
  • Discoloration or rot in attic rafters
  • Attic insulation that is moldy
  • Wall or baseboard mold
  • Paint or wallpaper bubbling
  • Drywall or plaster that is deteriorating
  • Buckling of ceilings and floors
  • Warping of walls

If you notice even one of these telltale signs, you likely have a water leak somewhere and should seek immediate assistance from a good mitigation and remediation company in Montrose.

How Can SERVPRO Find Inconspicuous Water Damage in My Montrose Home?

While it is sometimes possible to detect slow-progressing water damage yourself, the problem has usually progressed to an advanced state by that point. Conversely, our company technicians, using high-tech moisture detection equipment, are able to find water issues almost as soon as they start. Therefore, you should periodically have your home inspected to catch problems before they grow into more substantial, structure-compromising concerns. During their inspections, our workers generally:

  • Attempt to detect moisture in walls, baseboards, and carpets with moisture sensors.
  • Measure levels of detected moisture with meters.
  • Use infrared cameras to see through walls, baseboards, etc. in order to identify water sources.
  • Employ thermo hygrometers to gauge air moisture levels in your home.
  • Determine if the water involved in your leak is contaminated and its level of contamination.
  • Ascertain how extensive your water damage is and if they are any safety issues related to the presence of asbestos or lead.    
  • After they thoroughly inspect your house, our experts in Montrose write down their findings and plan how to resolve your home’s issues.

As you can tell by now, routine professional home inspections can detect water leaks early and save you a great deal of time, money, and stress. Modern technologies enable workers to detect problems well before they cause substantial damage requiring costly repairs. Regardless of whether the leak is resulting from a roof leak, dripping pipe, or malfunctioning appliance, SERVPRO technicians can find and fix it. 

So, if you need periodic home inspections or suspect that you may have an undiscovered water leak, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for help at (970) 240-6970.

Flood Damage Has Affected My Montrose Home, What is the Best Course of Action?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

Rain on home Homeowners have to deal with many things which may include storm damage. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist with remediation services.

Call a Flood Restoration Firm Like SERVPRO to Assist You to Bring Things Back to Normal

Flood damage can weaken or ruin the floors, ceilings, drywall, plaster, framing, appliances, and carpets of your home. This creates a safety hazard for your family and restorers. It is crucial to avoid entering your flooded house until you are sure it is safe to do so. In severe cases, an engineer should inspect the building to determine if it is safe to enter. In the event of a flood, our technicians are available around the clock for dispatch to your residential property. We provide professional customer services that include:

  • Arriving on-site within 60 minutes.
  • No obligation estimates.
  • Inspection.
  • Direct insurance billing.
  • We use advanced cleanup and drying equipment.

How Can SERVPRO Help?

When you call SERVPRO to clean up and dry your flood-damaged Montrose house, our technicians come prepared to begin mitigation efforts right away. We start by assessing the damage to determine its severity. We also provide an estimate that outlines the expense of repair and restoration services. Our technicians have certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and can restore your home to its preloss state from flooding.

What Services Do You Provide?

We base our flood damage restoration services on the situation at hand. They include:

Water Removal - We use suitable water extraction equipment to remove the floodwater. This helps prevent additional damage like rotting of wood, mold growth, and multiplication of microorganisms. We classify floodwater as black water because it contains hazardous materials. Only professionals should handle it. We follow local and state guidelines when dumping wastewater. The requirements differ from one state to the other. They may also vary for different cities within the same state. However, some general rules that apply in most states include:

Filtering wastewater while dumping it to prevent the release of carpet fibers.

Ensuring that a biohazard firm handles water containing biohazards.

Disposing of black, gray, or clean wastewater in a treated and sanitary sewer line or a licensed wastewater treatment facility. 

Debris Removal - We can use rakes to remove the debris that came with the floodwater from your home. If flood water soaked porous materials like your carpet or insulation, we can remove and dispose of them in the right manner. Our SERVPRO crew places the trash in appropriate containers and avoids pressing it down with our feet or hands. Focusing on the floors and ceilings first is essential. This means that unsealed wood, drywall, and cement should be removed and replaced so that the home’s structure can support flood damage repair efforts.

Inspecting For Mold - Some molds cause effects to humans, and they can infest a home within 24 to 48 hours after a flood. Therefore, it is in your best interest to find out if mold has infested your house. If we find mold, we can cut out the affected materials, bag them, and dispose of them immediately.

Cleaning - We can clean and sanitize salvageable belongings like clothing and draperies to prevent microbial growth.

Drying - It is crucial to eliminate all the moisture from the affected areas. We can use heavy-duty ventilating fans to move large volumes of air to increase evaporation and rid affected areas of noxious smells. Our SERVPRO team can also use large capacity dehumidifiers to eliminate water vapor from the air. We can check if the structures and contents of your home are dry using:

  • Moisture sensors.
  • Moisture meters.
  • Thermal imaging cameras.

Disinfection - Flood water may contain bacteria and other microorganisms that cause issues. Therefore, it is essential to disinfect the building materials and contents that came into contact with floodwater. Our SERVPRO team can spray EPA-registered disinfectants on surfaces and waste materials exposed to infectious waste. Disinfection is also vital after flooding because of potential sewage contamination. Our restorers allow the dwelling time shown on the label before we work on the environment.

Restoration - This involves replacing materials such as insulation and drywall. At times the process is simple, like installing several panels of drywall, while severe cases could require the replacement of whole walls. We can subcontract such restoration work to competent contractors.

Does Flooding Affect Termite Treatment Products, and Is Re-treatment Required?

If you have recently applied chemical soil treatments to your home, you may be worried that they are no longer useful. A majority of chemical soil treatments are not water-soluble. Therefore, they stay in the soil. However, if flood water washes away any treated soil or deposits of mud or silt cover it, the chemical barrier is not sufficient anymore, and you need to re-treat your home. Flooding can also ruin termite bait systems, making it necessary to replace the saturated material in bait systems.

If you have experienced flooding in your Montrose, Telluride, Delta, or Crested Butte homes, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for help. You can reach us at (970) 240-6970, any time.

Can Montrose Businesses Balance Fire Damage Restoration with a Commitment to Continue Providing Products and Services?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

"Here to help" If your business is damaged by a fire, SERVPRO is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration needs.

Partner with SERVPRO by Developing an Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP) to Support Continued Operation of Your Montrose Business  

In Montrose, commercial fire damage restoration proceeds more smoothly when your business joins forces with a full-service water and smoke remediation company like SERVPRO. Overcome the fear that customers will seek out the competition during your recovery from fire and smoke damage through a collaborative Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP).

What Is the Goal of the SERVPRO ERP?

An ERP is a tool to prevent commercial and financial ruin. Avoid the risk of permanent closure over 40 percent of companies face during commercial disaster recoveries from fire and smoke damage restoration and clean up. Prepare to meet customer needs despite the challenge of a fire-damaged building.

How Do You and SERVPRO Create an Individualized ERP?

Set up a walk-through consultation with one of our experienced project managers. Although SERVPRO responds professionally during an unanticipated crisis, teaming with us beforehand focuses and sharpens planned interventions. Review the restoration options we offer local businesses, staying open to recommendations that eliminate vulnerabilities and limit potential damage. During the walk-through we:

  • Sketch out a blueprint of your building’s physical layout 
  • Note the location of utility lines and shutoffs
  • Memorialize the positioning of equipment and production, inventory, and storage areas 

How Do Businesses Add Details to the ERP?

We urge business owners to personalize the ERP using our mobile app. Clarifying details can include:

  • A statement that SERVPRO is your preferred fire restoration partner to prevent delays in emergency service provision
  • The identities and contact information for your vendors and subcontractors
  • Designation of authorized individuals who can act on your behalf if you cannot direct the recovery

Be prepared for smoke damage and fire restoration by completing an ERP with SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. Call (970) 478-1659 to start the process rolling.

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)

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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.

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)

a flooded bedroom with items floating everywhere Flooded home? Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride today if you need help with professional flood damage restoration.

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)

a big puddle on wooden floor Water damage? SERVPRO is prepared with water removal equipment and experienced technicians.

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)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage is no easy matter. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for water damage restoration services.

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.

A Special Portrayal of Beethoven Comes to Montrose

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Fire damage can be a nasty mess. SERVPRO has the latest technology and techniques. Their technicians are IICRC certified.

A Dramatic and Musical Show for Montrose Families

As part of its efforts to enrich Montrose and other communities nearby, the Western Slope Concert Series brings unique musical acts to our town whenever possible. On January 24, one of those special opportunities is set to arrive. A talented duo consisting of pianist Kathryn Mientka Farruggia and her husband, Charles Farruggia will introduce Montrose to one of their most carefully made acts: Beethoven's life and music.

While Kathryn performs some of Beethoven's finest piano pieces, Charles takes the stage to show the audience the composer's struggles throughout his life. The entire show is family-friendly, and parents are encouraged to bring their kids to learn the history and beauty of Beethoven's works. Admission costs $15 per person, and the performance starts at 3 PM on the 24th.

 Fast Fire Restorations in Montrose

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride knows that in the aftermath of a disaster, speed is of utmost importance to decrease costs and inconveniences to our clients. We keep our phone lines open 24/7 for that reason. Call us at (970) 240-6970.

Emergency Mitigation Saves Time and Money in Montrose Flood Damage Restorations

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO has IICRC certified and trained technicians for any disaster. Call the pros for the job you need done.

Jobs and Recreation Mix in Montrose's New Outdoor Business District

From the founding of Montrose onwards, our town has existed as one of the most well-regarded outdoor recreation spots in the country. With famously accessible trails, ski slopes, and river fishing spots, our population has climbed steadily throughout the 20th Century, bringing businesses with them to our mountain home. Today, that process is accelerating, thanks to the Colorado Outdoors Recreation Business Park.

Initially conceived in 2011, the business project became a reality in 2016 when Mayfly Outdoors finalized its investment. Mayfly, which sells fly fishing rods and reels in stores nationwide, wants Montrose to become the commercial hub for sporting goods manufacturing in Colorado. So far, their efforts have gone well.

The first significant construction in this area came from Mayfly. Their brand-new headquarters building is a modern and gorgeous landmark on the riverbank. This construction proved crucial for the district's future: with brand new water, power, and internet lines servicing the area, it became far easier for other companies to move in. Soon after the headquarters finished construction in 2019, another company announced plans to build a massive logistics center to service existing and future manufacturers and retail stores selling outdoor sporting goods.

Of course, some roads and power lines alone could not attract many people or businesses to the area. To seal the deal, Mayfly is going a step further and investing millions of dollars into the area's recreational development. Paved and unpaved trails have been carved into the landscape, and various riverside features such as boat launch and fishing points have also been created. The ultimate goal is to restore the river to its natural populations of aquatic life, provide easy access for lovers of the outdoors, and bring in businesses that will help to make the changes permanent.

Once the business park fills in, planners estimate that almost 2,000 full-time jobs will be added to the city – more than enough to employ families affected by the nearby Russel Stover plant's closure. With more companies finalizing the details of their new locations and investments, we can expect the new district to expand rapidly in the coming years.

Montrose Tourism Bump will Only Grow in 2021

Over the past year, businesses in Montrose have, like in other towns nationwide, been tested like never before. More recently, traffic has not only returned to normal levels but even exceeded expectations. Thanks to the closure of urbanized recreation activities, our area's forests and streams have earned a fresh tourist spotlight. Now, analysts are predicting that the bump in tourism may be here to stay.

Natural features have been mostly unaffected by recent events and government edicts, prompting a renewed interest among city dwellers across the country. Montrose represents one of the best road trip destinations for those looking to get away from it all. Some of the top cities sending tourists our way include:

  • Salt Lake City
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Albuquerque

With so many people starting to dip their toes into Colorado's cold mountain waters, it was inevitable that many of them would want to dive in. Those who enjoyed their 2020 expeditions are already preparing to set out again. Many families may have started new yearly traditions in the past few months. Get ready, Montrose, because the tourists are coming.

Montrose Residents Should Take Advantage of Uncompahgre National Forest

When the spring thaw comes for Montrose county, out-of-state sightseers will flood in and fill our campsites. San Juan and White River National Forests are the typical destinations for these travelers, and popular spots tend to fill up fast. Even the lesser-known places in these forests have started to see more traffic from tourists. Wise local enthusiasts, however, might want to look westward for their fun.

Uncompahgre National Forest is smaller and more remote than other forests in our state but still meticulously cared for by the Forest Service. Fewer people traveling to the Forest means less competition for camping and fishing spaces. Locals with ATVs can have an even better time, as many of the roads reaching into the deepest parts of the Forest are entirely inaccessible to larger vehicles.

As you travel out this spring, be mindful of your impact on the local ecosystems. Fewer rangers patrol these areas, making litter and destructive activities even more damaging than elsewhere. Please keep the grounds and streams clear so that your neighbors can enjoy them, too.

The First Hours of Flood Damage Mitigation in a Montrose Home

SERVPRO takes many steps to stay ready 24/7 for flood damage calls in Montrose and surrounding communities. Some may wonder why we focus so much on responding quickly – the answer lies in the procedures we begin in the first hours of the event.

The first step in many of our flood mitigation projects is water extraction. Often, standing water remains somewhere in the home when we first arrive on the scene. Standing water can destroy flooring materials, baseboards, and even the foundation of the house. We use state-of-the-art pumping devices to remove standing water before it has the chance to cause further damage to your home. With standing water present, a few hours' delay can lead to thousands of dollars in extra damages. As a result, these situations are the ones we prioritize the most.

Even without standing water present, the significant amounts of water present on floors, walls, and furniture can still create time-sensitive problems for your home. Once SERVPRO professionals verify that all standing water is gone, we set up heavy air moving devices to create powerful air currents in the affected areas. Coupled with industrial-strength dehumidifiers, we can avoid most damages that happen over time, such as oxidation and mold growth.

The first step in restoring your home is to call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride as soon as possible after a disaster. Our trained and certified technicians stay ready around the clock to implement these critical mitigation strategies. Contact us at (970) 240-6970 for our emergency services.

Camp Christmas Awaits Telluride Families

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

A family doing crafts. Camp Christmas is a fun way your family can enjoy activities in the safety of your own home.

Earn Badges, Make Crafts, and Enjoy an Interactive Experience in Telluride

This virtual event is a magical trip into all things Christmas. The whole family can explore virtual campgrounds and take part in:

  • Earning badges
  • Holiday activities
  • Daily camp events
  • DIY crafts

Treats are even shipped directly to you. Your camp director is Lonnie, and you start out at the Base Camp. You can sign up for the starter kit ($12.00), and you get a welcome package sent right to your door. You can then add on to your Base Camp kit. You can choose from:

  • Light Adventure Bundle
  • Decorations Adventure Bundle
  • Gifts Adventure Bundle
  • Sweets Adventure Bundle
  • Celebration Adventure Bundle
  • Full Set of Camp Adventures

Just head over to the Camp Christmas website and order your kits for a season of fun. You can participate through the entire month of December. These are not just for kids but adults as well. 

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides flood removal restoration for Telluride and surrounding communities. When flooding impacts your home, contact SERVPRO at (970) 240-6970 for immediate mitigation.

Reading Rocks! Virtual Stories & Learning Delta Kids Will Love

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

A child and man sitting on a couch watching a tablet. Looking for a fun activity for your children? Reading Rocks! Virtual Stories & Learning your kids will love.

Your Kids Don’t Need to Leave Their Delta Home to Explore Nature

Each week the Garden of the Gods website offers online programs. Reading Rocks explores the world of nature from children’s books. A storyteller reads a book and also leads in a craft or activity that goes along with the book. Kids can then share their completed projects on Facebook or Instagram. There are three different stories to choose from so far. They include:

  • How to Catch a Dinosaur – Dino Tracks Craft
  • Imagination Vacation Colorado – Rock Layer Exploration
  • Who Pooped on the Colorado Plateau? – Animal Matching Activity

If your kids love books and love nature, it is a perfect match. It is a fun way to throw some science into their day as well. Use these books and activities as a springboard for your own adventures. While you are on the Garden of the Gods website, check out their other online events as well. Their Rock On! Geology of the Garden of Gods is very interesting.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides water cleanup to Delta and the surrounding areas. If you need water damage remediation, contact us at (970) 240-6970.

Montrose Homeowners Depend on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO truck in front of snowy mountains. SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is here for all of your properties needs from disasters.

When Fire Strikes Montrose Homes We Provide Mitigation Fast

Today there are over 19,000 residents in the beautiful city of Montrose. It is a small city but an essential location in Colorado. Montrose serves as a transportation and economic hub for visitors and sightseers.

The Rock Art of the Shavano Valley

The earliest residents lived in the area between 1000 BC and AD 1881. They left behind rock art panels that depicted their way of life. The Shavano Rock Art Site is a magnificent look into the past. The valley itself is a gorge in western Colorado in the Uncompahgre Plateau. It is about 5 ½ miles outside of Montrose and roughly 7 miles long. As you travel the valley, you eventually come to a trail that takes you up to the rim. This is where rock art can be found.

Rock Art Through the Ages

The native inhabitants of the valley were at work for centuries carving works of art into the hillside. The oldest rock art is believed to be at least 1,000 years old. This is determined by the weapon, the atlatl, used in hunting long before the bow and arrow. The most recent petroglyphs are thought to be from approximately 300 years ago.

Telling a Story

These petroglyphs provide a fascinating look into the lives of the inhabitants. Many need no interpretation. Bears, people working or carrying bundles, and other everyday life events. Some of the drawings depict maps of the Uncompahgre Valley with trails marked. Then there are some that the meaning is lost as no one is left to tell their story. But thankfully, the 37 rock art panels are still there for everyone to enjoy. 

The Uncompahgre Ute (Tabeguache)

Located in Colorado and Utah, the Uncompahgre Ute were a Native American band from the Ute tribe. They were initially known as the Tabeguache. Ten nomadic bands made up the Ute tribe. The “People of the Sun,” or Tabeguache band, was the largest of the ten. They moved with the seasons and mainly resided in the river valleys between the Uncompahgre and Gunnison Rivers. 

Following the Animals

As the Tabeguache moved around, they would follow the trail of elk, deer, and buffalo. When they set up a new camp, which was approximately every month, they would construct a medicine wheel in the center of the camp. This was their link to Mother Earth and kept them grounded. 

Pikes Peak & Sacred Ground

The Tabeguache called Pikes Peak Tavakiev, which means “sun mountain.” They considered that mountain area their home and would spend their summers in the region. Other Indian tribes who traveled through the region considered it the domain of the Utes. It was also a place of sacred ceremonial events by the Tabeguache, which made it sacred ground for them. Their Sundance rituals were held there, and culturally scarred Ponderosa Pines were used in their rituals. These pines, some of which are 800 years old, were used for:

  •   Prayer
  •   Burial
  •   Peeled-bark medicine
  •   Arborglyphs
  •   Message trees

Breath of the Great Spirit Manitou

When the cooler weather of fall hit, the band would travel through the Ute Pass to the Manitou springs. Home to ten mineral springs believed to be on sacred ground; the Indians would use the bubbly water to restore their health and spirits. They would drink it and soak in it, considering it a gift from the Great Spirit, who they believed caused the effervescence. Other Ute bands and tribes would join them there for the winter, where they dwelled in peace. 

Garden of the Gods

Not far from the springs is the Garden of the Gods. It is a major tourist attraction and yielded a large number of artifacts, such as grinding stones. It is believed the various tribes gathered there and shared communal tasks such as tanning hides.  These mountain valleys protected them during the winter and provided an abundance of game.

Ouray – A Ute Leader

Ouray was the chief of the Tabeguache in the 1800s. He was so well known for his strong leadership that the U.S. government recognized him publicly as their chief. In his concern for his people, the Utes, he went to Washington. D.C. to negotiate on their behalf. He was a brilliant man who could speak several languages and made negotiating much easier. Sadly, during the process, his small son was abducted by the Sioux. He was known as the man of peace because he tried to work with the settlers and the U.S. government. In his lifetime, he met several presidents – Lincoln, Grant, and Hayes.

Life on the Reservation

Ouray attempted to bring about a treaty for the Uncompahgre Utes that would allow those that wanted to stay in Colorado to do so. It was not to be. The Meeker massacre had taken place, and people were worried. The year after his trip to Washington, D.C., the government forced them, and the White River Ute, to reservations in the west in Utah.

SERVPRO Proudly Serving the Montrose Area

There is nothing worse than a fire in the home. Even a small one can cause panic as you do not know what it will turn into. What seems like only a few flames can spread smoke residue throughout the entire home, especially if your HVAC system is operating. SERVPRO can ensure your home is professionally cleaned and restored when fire strikes.

Odor Removal

Removing the foul odors left after a fire is one of the main concerns of our technicians. Soot attaches itself to the surface areas in your home and causes the smells to linger. We use the following techniques to take of the problem:

  •   Abrasive cleaning – this includes soda blasting, scraping, and wire brushing
  •   Peroxide active cleaning – used on delicate surfaces
  •   Dry-cleaning sponges – used on non-greasy sponges
  •   TSP – trisodium phosphate is used for greasy residues
  •   Deodorize – air scrubbers, ozone materials, and HEPA filters are used
  •   HVAC cleaning – this is a must to prevent the spread

Thermal foggers, time-released agents, and desiccants are also used in the process. If you need fire damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

Try a Scenic Gondola Ride from Telluride to Mountain Village (and Back Again) for Extra Window Shopping

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck posed in front of snow covered mountains 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

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Montrose logo and mountains in background 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

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Snowy nature scene, mountains in background 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?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home 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?

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding home 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.

How Long Does it Take to Re-Open After a Fire?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a building. 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.

Do Storm-Related Flood Damage Recovery Services Include Disposal of Contaminated Water Collected in My Telluride Home?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee standing in a home with equipment. 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.

How Can I Deal With Fire Damage Restoration for my Burnt Up Garage?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Garage on fire When fire damage happens, contact SERVPRO of Montrose at (970) 240-6970, no matter how big or small the problem.

SERVPRO experts offer fire damage remediation for Montrose properties.

Fires, though most occur accidentally, can devastate your home in Montrose. Even a small fire may result in unprecedented losses. Pungent smells may be trapped between ceilings and other confined places. Walls and items become sooty, and the whole area could be risky to access. But once our technicians take charge of the situation, the damage seems "Like it never even happened."

Are the experts from SERVPRO the best in cleanup and restoration?

Our crew is the best you can find in cleaning and odor removal for Montrose residents. Armed with the science and technology relevant to the restoration industry, the skilled personnel are always set to respond Faster To Any Size Disaster. Knowing that fire accidents may strike anytime, we are always ready to come and get you out of the tragedy.

How do the pros deal with fire mitigation issues?

Our crew arrives at the site of the fire loss as soon as they receive your call. After initial assessment and agreement, our staff starts by identifying risks that may have resulted from the fire. Cleaning of the dirty surfaces, including ceilings and walls, is done after sorting out damaged from recoverable contents. Generally, our experts follow these steps to bring back your house to its previous condition.

  • Inspecting and assessing the extent of the damage
  • Containment of risk areas and sealing holes in the roof
  • Removing smoke and soot from surfaces
  • Cleaning and sanitizing contents
  • Scrubbing odors
  • Repairing damaged structures

Why is it risky to handle fire damage without the help of trained personnel?

Sooty and discolored structures and items require chemicals only experienced persons can safely handle. Structures affected by fire outbreaks are risky, and death could even occur. Undesirable odors are hard to eliminate, but with advanced equipment, the experts leave your house clean, free from off-odors, and remodeled to the previous state.

How can I quickly reach out to the technicians in case of an emergency?

Fire emergencies occur without warning and hence require emergency response. That is why our team of dedicated professionals stands guard day and night ready to come for your rescue anytime disaster may strike.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose at (970) 240-6970, for the fastest and best clean up and restoration.

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What Are Some Different Kinds of Smoke Residue after Fire Damage In Delta?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

Soot covered items SERVPRO professionals have the skills and expertise to tackle the different types of smoke and soot residue left behind after a fire.

SERVPRO Categorizes Smoke and Soot Residue into Four Categories.

Smoke and soot residue is one of the toughest challenges for restoration after an incidence of fire damage in Delta. The ability to restore your property is determined by the kind of residue left behind. Although some kind of residue is not that difficult to clean, other kinds can take more time and effort.

SERVPRO professionals use a multitude of techniques and equipment to eliminate the different kinds of smoke residue after fire damage to your Delta home. Our IICRC certified technicians classify smoke and soot residue into four different categories: Dry residue, wet residue, protein residue and fuel oil residue.

Dry and Wet Smoke Residue

Every fire generates smoke in both the wet and dry category. While some fires may produce a predominantly dry residue, some others produce predominantly wet soot. If the fire is fast burning, with an abundant oxygen supply, dry residue is deposited. On the other hand, fires that burn slower and have less oxygen supply, produce mostly wet residue. The burning of synthetic material also produces wet smoke. Material such as wood, cork, and paper, generally produce a drier smoke.

It is easier to clean dry residue compared to the wet and greasy residue. SERVPRO technicians can use more extensive cleaning procedures to clean the wet soot. The time required for restoration is greater for wet residues than for dry residues.

Residue Due to the Burning of Protein 

The residue formed due to the combustion of protein is most common in kitchen fires. Burning of protein-rich material such as meat, poultry or fish produces this kind of residue. It can have a color between amber to yellow and can form an oily layer on walls and ceiling. The odor is also one of the most significant problems with such residue. Cleaning of protein residue requires more time and deodorization is a significant part of the restoration process.

Fuel Oil Residue 

Although it is less frequent, furnace puff-backs can produce a thick smoke due to the incomplete burning of the fuel oil. Improper venting can result in the smoke particle deposition in the ducts. The fuel oil soot can be greasy and requires more time and effort to clean.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to speak with one of our restoration experts.

Who can I call for Water Damage Remediation In Telluride?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Home with icicles When the melting snow has caused water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts. Call right away.

Water Damage in Telluride- SERVPRO is Here to Help

Homeowners in Telluride need to be vigilant of the weather and how it may impact their homes. We buy the proper equipment to remove snow, we clear our gutters and make sure our homes are properly winterized. In the summer we reverse it all and prepare to enjoy the outdoor beauty our city has to offer. What we rarely consider is that a threat to our home can come from within its walls. A broken pipe can be the culprit behind water damage to your living room or kitchen and just as you would with other disasters, a professional team is the best option to restore your home.

SERVPRO is equipped to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you need services for water removal in your home in Telluride, our Green Fleet is ready to act upon receiving your call. Because we train in the top industry practices for water removal, we can quickly assess the extent of the damage and make an action plan to mitigate your losses. All you need to do is call as soon as a disaster happens and let us do the rest.

If you are not sure of how much the water saturated the structure of your home, we use specialized equipment to measure the humidity in the air and identify any abnormality. With this information, we apply our extraction and drying equipment to eliminate all traces of water, even those that are not obvious to the naked eye. In some cases, our SERVPRO team may drill tiny holes behind your baseboards to encourage air movement behind your walls and speed up the drying process.

Salvaging your furniture and belongings is also a priority for our SERVPRO crew. During the extraction and drying process, we remove the contents of your home to safer areas, or we prop it, so it is no longer in contact with the wet surfaces. If any item is beyond being salvaged, we remove and dispose of it in agreement with pertinent regulations.

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is your unsung hero in your water removal needs. Just call us at (970) 240-6970 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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What Can I Do to Save My Montrose Home After a Fire?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

Fire line in front of a destroyed home When it comes to fire damage restoration, our crew at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is ready to get to work whenever you need us.

SERVPRO Helps Limit Loss Within Your Montrose Home Using Expert Fire Damage Restoration Methods

Anyone affected by fire loss in the home will tell you that this is an experience that is both frightening and traumatizing. SERVPRO is here to ensure you have a team on your side to bring your interior back to preloss condition. We will take the time to plan out our restoration efforts while working quickly to limit the monetary impact of the loss. Once you call us to your Montrose property, you will see that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and ready to get to work 24/7 for emergency fire restoration.

What Type of Damage Can I Expect?

When you require fire damage restoration in Montrose, our team will be happy to talk with you about what to expect. Damage from a fire goes beyond what you see after the flames get extinguished. Fire damage includes the potential for:

•    Issues with the structural integrity of the building
•    Potential electrical hazards
•    Soot and smoke damaged belongings
•    Water damage from extinguishing the flames

Prompt response and rapid action to begin restoration are crucial when limiting the amount of financial and emotional struggles that fire causes. Once the fire gets put out, and the first responders deem the building safe to enter, we can have a SERVPRO Green Fleet arrive at your property in as little as four hours or less. We start with an initial assessment that allows us to work most efficiently to achieve our cleanup goals.

Why Does Restoration Have to Begin So Soon?

The best time to begin fire damage recovery and restoration is as soon as your building is safe for entry. An effective response will help to stabilize your home so that we can salvage as much as possible. Waiting too long means that the acidic soot and smoke damage is left to fester, creating a corrosive atmosphere that speeds up the deterioration of vital assets and building materials. Further compounding the problem will be the water or dry chemicals used to put out the flames.

Can I Start Restoration?

Many homeowners are tempted to dive in and help with restoration efforts. However, there are many times when DIY cleanup methods cause more harm than good. There are several things that you should not do after you have a fire in your Montrose home, including:

•    Never attempt to shampoo your upholstery or carpets
•    Never attempt to wash painted surfaces or walls
•    Never attempt to use any of the packaged or canned beverages or food that had been stored near the fire zone
•    Never attempt to clean any of your electronics or appliances that have been subjected to heat, flames, or water
•    Never turn on any lighting fixtures or ceiling fans if they have gotten wet

Any combination of one or more actions above can compound the damage to your interior. SERVPRO has the right tools and techniques to safely handle your belongings and damaged materials to get the best results.

However, there are several things that you can do after a fire that may help facilitate our restoration efforts. These actions include:

•    Limiting movement throughout your home to prevent tracking and embedding of soot particles into carpets and upholstery
•    Try not to touch anything as further soiling can occur to your woodwork, walls, and upholstered furniture
•    If your electricity is off, you can empty your refrigerator and freezer, leaving the doors propped open, for a minor fire incident, leave for us to inspect first.
•    If movement in the home is unavoidable, try to place old linens or towels on carpeted surfaces to keep them clean

What About These Strong Odors?

As mentioned, the soot and smoke particles left from a fire can continue causing damage. Our IICRC-certified fire restoration technicians know how to deal with smoke, soot, and odors to prevent further damage from setting in. The stubborn residue left after a fire is not only odorous but also potentially hazardous to your health. Our team arrives and wears all of the right protective gear for our safety while working. We also utilize a broad range of odor-eliminating tools and products, such as:

•    Odor counteracting beads
•    Deodorant pellets or granules
•    ULV misters using water-based wet mist deodorizers
•    Thermal fog deodorizers
•    Odor and stain surface sealants

We also have a broad inventory of equipment like air filtration devices, air scrubbers, ozone generators, and injection devices that help us achieve our odor elimination and deodorization goals.

When it comes to fire damage restoration, our crew at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is ready to get to work whenever you need us. We are prompt, reliable, and work fast to make your interior “Like it never even happened.” Call us to have a crew deployed to your property at (970) 240-6970.

What Do I Do After A Flood Damages My Delta Home?

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded road When your home suffers from a flood you need a team with the right equipment and training, SERVPRO is that team.

Our Experts Will Assist You After A Flood Has Damaged Your Home.

No matter what the source of rising waters in your Delta home, you need a fast and creative response. One concern is the harm a large quantity of water can do to your house’s structural integrity. Another is the worry that comes from knowing if the water does not exit quickly your property the risk of mold growth escalates. Finally, what action is needed to protect your furnishings, personal possessions, and documents? We can help with all these woes, and more.

A broken water heater or heavy rains are two examples of how flood damage can begin in your Delta dwelling. Knee-deep in water, a homeowner knows professional assistance is needed, now. Our IICRC-trained crews have many strategies to address the mounting apprehension you feel. We offer a pack-out service to lessen your unease and enhance our ability to dry out your home fast.

Packing up and removing items for assessment at our production facility is helpful in many ways. Specialized technicians at our SERVPRO facility master proven methods to clean and dry articles you might otherwise discard, saving you time, money, and memories. Freeze-drying for paper and photos, controlled temperature chambers for electronics, concentrated drying spaces for furnishings, and more are available for your treasures.

We keep track of everything with our SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). We utilize digital documentation as well as lists and an electronic barcode system to keep tabs on your belongings when we transport them to our production facility. As we evaluate and treat them, we maintain a log for you and your insurance company.

In addition to a better outcome for your packed-out property, the CCIS system permits our water removal and structural drying technicians to complete their tasks more efficiently. Each SERVPRO vehicle is a storehouse of pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. With the flood-damaged rooms in your home clear, it is far easier for our team to get down to the business of assessing and removing water, sanitizing the area, and achieving the drying goals necessary to make it “Like it never even happened.”

As incredible as it may seem, it only takes a short time for our surroundings to go from severe drought to being faced with the risk of flood damage. Significant downpours can quickly leave homeowners facing rising water levels in their properties and in immediate need of professional assistance. As much as homeowners prepare for this eventuality, acting with speed is perhaps the most critical factor; mainly if you live in an area susceptible to the elements. Knowing what your best resources are ahead of time helps you act swiftly and allow you to be knowledgeable when the restoration process begins. 

SERVPRO is prepared to be your ally when there is flood damage to your home in Delta. After disaster strikes, there is a period of confusion and uncertainty in evaluating the extent of the damage, and that is where our expertise comes in. Once we answer your call through our 24/7 rapid response service, we can dispatch a team of technicians that have been explicitly trained to ascertain what the most immediate needs are and begin to take action accordingly. 

Our top priorities are salvaging as much of your home’s structure and your belongings as possible. When flood damage has been widespread throughout a community, there are other considerations to have, including the stability of the terrain. Our SERVPRO crew can communicate with other parties to determine where the most significant dangers lie so that all restoration efforts occur with safety in mind. 

Our Green Fleet arrive with equipment designed to tackle situations of all sizes. Powerful pumps are used to extract water over a certain depth, while more targeted tools are occupied to remove water remains from smaller crevices. By utilizing advanced infrared technology and other monitors, we are able to determine whether your home’s moisture levels are at an appropriate stage or if there are still hidden humidity pockets to be tackled. Water extraction and subsequent drying activities are essential to restoring your home after a flood, and we have the tools and expertise to achieve full remediation methodically. 

If your home and family are vulnerable to flood damage, it is best to know who the experts are before disaster strikes. At SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride we are ready to be your professional adviser as soon as you contact us. Just call (970) 240-6970 and let us bring you peace of mind.

What Should I Know About Water Damage in Ouray?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Pipe When facing a broken pipe scenario in your home, water damage can result. Contact SERVPRO for water removal.

Save Your Belongings After a Water Incident.

Water damage from a broken pipe, plumbing issue, or problems with the laundry can be a significant hazard for your residential establishment. When water seeps through your walls and carpets, they are here to stay. They can cause odor, the growth of microorganisms, and destroyed the structural foundation of your home at the same time. The most painful part is replacing or repairing your belongings after the water damage.

Water damage in Ouray can be a costly situation. The most common question that people often have is how do I save my belongings? The first thing to do is to determine what type of damage that you have on your hands. You want to check whether the water that caused this problem is clean or not. If you are dealing with fresh water, then there is a considerable chance that your belongings are salvageable. However, contaminated water can be an issue, and it might be a good idea to get rid of it to avoid potential health problems. You might also want to check how long the items have been wet. The longer an object sits in the water, the more it has been penetrated. That means it might be hard to save. The final factor is to determine whether the item is porous or nonporous. A porous material such as paper, fabric, and wood tends to absorb and retain water very well. This mechanism might make them susceptible to bacteria growth, but that does not mean that you have to get rid of them.

Luckily, with SERVPRO technicians, we might be able to restore your belongings. We can inspect the item and determine what type of cleaning methods to use to save it. We have a variety of cleaning techniques such as dry cleaning which can clean dry residual. Wet cleaning can help remove moderate to heavy residual. Spray and wipe is efficient for items that can't deal with wet cleaning. Foam cleaning is often for fabric material that can shrink or bleed from moisture. Abrasive cleaning involves irritating the surface that is being clean. The last one is immersion cleaning where we place your items into a combination of cleaning product in a bath. Whatever the case is, the SERVPRO technician can help save your stuff through a variety of advanced techniques.

If you are interested in salvaging your belongings after water damage, then give SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call at (970) 240-6970 for a consultation with our skilled technicians.

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What is the Best Way to Remove Floodwater and Mud From My Home?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room Having flood issues from a storm? Call SERVPRO in Montrose for all of your restoration needs.

SERVPRO has professional extraction equipment to get the debris and floodwater out of your Montrose home 

When the worst happens, and floodwater enters your Montrose home, you need to bring in a professional restoration services company because it is not just water that comes into the property. This type of loss can bring a host of problems such as:  

  • Sewage
  • Mud
  • Debris
  • Insects that may produce a painful bite
  • Pathogenic organisms

Can Carpet or Area Rugs Get Restored After Flood Damage? 

A carpet in your Montrose home with flood damage may require removal in the areas affected by the water. The reason is that when this type of loss occurs, it is unlikely to return the carpet to a sanitary standard for safe reuse in the home. Most types of area rugs are a loss, with the exception being the new generation of washable area rugs that can get cleaned and disinfected through the Esporta Washing Systems.

To be sure all the water in the home gets extracted, the SERVPRO techs use their detection equipment to determine areas of collection, seepage, and wicking into walls. This attention to detail ensures that there are no issues with mold or foul odors post-cleanup.

How Can I Know If the Water in My Home is Contaminated?

Before starting the cleanup, the techs test the water to determine the threat level of any contaminants present. After drying, professional-grade antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agents leave the loss area surfaces sanitized. If there are any concerns, the techs can perform surface tests to determine if there are any bacteria present and address any remaining particulate, if needed.

Flood damage needs professional assistance for the best outcome. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970, and their team of certified technicians can come to your property 24/7 and make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

Who Should I Contact For My Shops Water Damage Mitigation In Crested Butte?

7/5/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro Buckets Water, Fire, Mold Issues in a Crested Butte Shop? SERVPRO is Close -at-Hand.

Crested Butte Retail Shops Call SERVPRO for Water Loss Recovery.

If a disaster such as a broken pipe ever takes place at your Crested Butte convenience store, it could cost you and your insurance company a lot of money. Sometimes the commercial water damage situation can be so severe that your business must close until specific problems get mitigated. Our technicians at SERVPRO know that time is money, so we respond right away and begin work immediately. We know that the quicker we can remove the moisture from the building the quicker your doors can get back open and the less chance there is of mold developing. Our team has the equipment and resources to handle even the most severe commercial water damage projects.

Once water sprays out from a crack in a pipe, it can quickly get into your building and cause problems with anything and everything it touches. Once water gets inside a structure, elevated humidity levels can make your commercial water damage project in Crested Butte more severe. Water vapor can also damage structural components that did not get wet during the leak. When items get affected by this airborne moisture, the problems are considered secondary damage.

Whenever our SERVPRO team gets called out to a restoration job, we take several steps to prevent secondary issues. We can accomplish this by drying out organic substances before mold can grow. We also monitor humidity levels inside the affected area to make sure it stays at a level conducive for rapid drying.

If the drywall inside your store gets wet, it can lose its structural integrity and fall apart. Mold can also grow on the paper backing. If moisture has made its way far up the wall from the floor, we often cut it a foot or two from the floor so that we can push air into the wall cavity. In some situations, we drill holes into the drywall and use an injection drying system to dry out the drywall and studs behind it.SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. If you need remediation services after a water incident, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 right after you notice a problem.

Is It Dangerous To Leave The Lint In My Dryer Lint Trap Between Cycles In My Delta Home?

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Dryer lint trap When it comes to your dryer, allowing lint to build up in the trap can eventually become a fire hazard.

Forgetting To Clean Out Your Dryer Lint Trap Can Cause Fire Damage.

Upon occasion, everyone forgets to do simple chores inside their house but, sometimes, those simple tasks are essential for the safety of your home and forgetfulness can lead to fire damage. When it comes to your dryer, allowing lint to build up in the trap can eventually become a fire hazard. When the build up first begins to happen, it usually impacts the efficiency of your dryer. The machine cannot produce clothing that is dried to competition in the usual time that it does. However, with continued negligence, eventually, the built-up lint can become a fire waiting to happen.

When the lint trap inside of your dryer causes fire damage inside your Telluride home, it is vital for you to call for help as soon as you possibly can. When help can get to your home swiftly, it is more likely that the remediation of the damage can be successful.

The first thing SERVPRO can do for you is to investigate the fire damage. The blaze impacted your laundry nook and ruined your detergents, fabric softeners, and some hanging clothing. Additionally, the walls and ceiling sustained soot and smoke damage, causing them to blacken with greasy stains. Our Estimator can go through the damages with you and explain SERVPRO's likely course of action. They can answer any questions, and it is their job to communicate with you through the entire remediation process.

After thoroughly cleaning up the melted plastics, detergents, and ruined clothing, SERVPRO can address the damage in your house with unique trade tools. Our team can set up an air scrubber to combat the odor left behind by the fire and filter the air. The device works by drawing in the very particles that cause the odor and neutralizing them, before releasing clean air into the room. Furthermore, SERVPRO can clean the exhaust duct of your dryer, ridding it of lint, soot, dander, mold spores, and other items. Afterward, we can spray a deodorizer to rid your machine of the foul smell.

To deal with the stains on your walls inside your laundry nook, SERVPRO can choose from a few different cleaning methods. The overall goal is to encourage the soot to separate from the surface. Because of this, lubricative, chemical, and abrasive cleaning methods are all options. Once the stains are gone, the final task SERVPRO can help you with is an insurance claim.

Never hesitate if forgetfulness causes an accidental fire inside of your home. Dial (970) 240-6970 on your phone to contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. Night or day, we are always open and waiting to receive your call.

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Where Can I Find Fire Remediation Services for My Montrose Bakery?

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

A man with a brown apron on in a bakery. SERVPRO knows how much your clients mean to you, call us with your Montrose Bakery fire damage.

SERVPRO of Montrose Can Provide Your Bakery With Fire Restoration Services

Finding your Montrose bakery in need of fire remediation services is a difficult situation for any business owner. Many people do not think about the mess which remains behind from putting out a fire. For example, many places have abandoned emergency sprinklers for powder-based snuffing ones instead. When the heat sensor is triggered, the emergency system attempts to snuff the fire out. However, it leaves behind a rather large mess. 

If you find your Montrose bakery in need of fire damage remediation services, get help now. Leaving damages unattended can only make the problems worse for your store.

When Can SERVPRO Help Me? 

Here at SERVPRO, it is our goal to be available whenever you need us. We are available even if: 

  • It's in the middle of the night
  • It's a weekend 
  • It's a holiday 

We're open twenty-four seven because we understand that accidents wait for no one. Night or day, we're ready to help you, and we can tailor our services to fit your needs. Should you need discreet services or immediate action, it does not matter to us. We're ready to assist you. 

What Can SERVPRO Do to Clean Up the Mess From Snuffing the Fire Out? 

Fire fighting efforts can often leave extra damage that needs to be cleaned up, including both water and powder. In the case of your property, to clean up the aftermath of the fire-emergency system, we can: 

  • Use wet/dry vacuums to remove the bulk of the powder from your kitchen
  • Use special attachments for our vacuums to reach difficult spaces
  • Use housemade cleaning agents to help remove soot stains and other evidence of the fire damage

It is our goal to leave you feeling as if the fire damage never happened on your property. Besides the physical evidence of a fire, we can also attempt to reduce the proof you can't see. Our technicians can also use thermal foggers to help reduce the malodor fire damage leaves behind.  

If your property has been struck by fire or smoke damage, don't wait. Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride by dialing (970) 240-6970. We're always here to help you.

What Should I Do For My Montrose Homes Fire Damage?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Lit candle Candles Unattended Lead to Fire Damage in Montrose--SERVPRO Tip.

Contact SERVPRO For Swift Action Mitigation for Damages from Fire & Smoke.

Homeowners rarely prepare for the damage a fire does. Emergency responders often extinguish the flames quickly, but soot and smoke move even more rapidly. The moment authorities permit you to reenter your dwelling the clock starts on successful restoration. SERVPRO understands the need for speed and assigns skilled technicians to your job within hours of your first call.

A lit candle caught a dining room curtain ablaze, causing fire damage to your Montrose house. Brought under control by local firefighters, it seems only the window, its coverings, and the walls and ceiling nearby were charred. Despite your relief and the appearance of minor harm, we know the entire house risks continuous deterioration. Fortunately, we also have the skilled technicians and proper equipment to stop the destruction and return your home to pre loss condition. 

Smoke and soot damage attack every space in your home, including areas far from the actual fire. The residue from the fire floats on the air, coating surfaces. This debris must be removed before it begins etching, distorting, discoloring, and disintegrating wood, fabric, gypsum board, plastic, metal, and glass, among other materials. If your HVAC system operated during the fire, it recontaminates the air, structure, and contents from every vent until cleaned and sealed. SERVPRO uses Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) approved methods and equipment to clean, treat, and recover all structures, mechanical systems, and contents within your property. 

The restoration must begin as soon as possible because the acidic soot and smoke immediately attack every surface. SERVPRO specialists in fire damage recovery arrive ready to perform all necessary tasks because we train precisely for the opportunity to give your home back to you “Like it never even happened.” Obviously we discard destroyed items like the curtains, but otherwise, our focus is restoration, not tear out and replacement. This approach controls costs and avoids major disruption to your household. 

Our crew assesses the damage in each room and plans proper procedures, using dry or wet cleaning strategies matched to the character of the residue found and the materials affected. Systematically SERVPRO works through your home room by room to assure all harm is reversed and the corrosive soot and smoke permanently eliminated. Deodorization experts among our workers take on odor eradication as a final task, progressing from cleaning to sealing, to airborne spray or thermal fogging as necessary, all intended to neutralize the tiny, smell-carrying particles that linger in your home. 

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is ready to restore your fire damaged home immediately after contact. Call our staff at (970) 240-6970 to schedule an inspection and begin work on a recovery blueprint.

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What Is A Big Concern After Flood Damage Strikes In Delta?

6/20/2020 (Permalink)

Flood water in home Floods are a common occurrence in the Delta area and can cause massive losses for many homeowners.

Drying Floors And Walls After A Flood.

Floods are a common occurrence in the Delta area and can cause massive losses for many homeowners. If your home is susceptible to flooding, being prepared can go a long way. It is important to enforce safety measures to protect your house from extensive flood damage. Walls and floors, for instance, are an important part of your house and serve as the last line of defense against external factors such as weather elements. In case of a flood event, you need to contact an experienced restoration service to assess the damage.

As a locally based and operated company, SERVPRO is conveniently located to respond quickly to your emergency. We have a team of self-driven restoration experts who are highly trained and certified by the IICRC. Our main goal is to restore your property to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened."

Drying walls and floors in a flood damage situation can be challenging. Walls behind cabinets, in particular, take more time to dry due to the multiple layers of drywall and cabinet back. Drying time also depends on the design of the cabinets. If there is no back on the cabinet, SERVPRO technicians can drill holes in the wall to facilitate air circulation.

When the drying process is complete, our flood damage restoration experts patch the holes drilled previously in the wall. When possible, we use a vent system to push air into the wall cavity. In cases where the sheetrock is at risk of falling, we may have to drill holes at the top of the wall to allow for better airflow into the wall cavity. We can also be able to save fiberglass insulation using this technique when dealing with exterior walls.

The toe kick (area under a cabinet) typically consists of a less costly material than the actual cabinet boxes. SERVPRO professionals may mount base molding on the front of the toe kick. This step involves removing the base molding and then drilling holes in the toe kick for better airflow beneath the cabinet. Using an approved biocide, we treat the toe kick area and install a vent system to facilitate air movement into the cavity.

If your floors and walls have sustained extensive flood damage, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is there to help. We offer 24/7 emergency services for local homeowners and neighboring towns. Call us today at (970) 240-6970.

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How can I be on the lookout for water damage in my Delta Home?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

House There are many ways that water can cause you trouble within your Delta home.

Simple accidents can cause water damage in your home.

There are many ways that water can cause you trouble within your Delta home. While aging appliances seem to top the list with causing the most significant water damages, user error has also been a substantial contributor to the likelihood of water damage as well. From a forgetful filling of a bathtub to the improper installation of a new washing machine, user error can cause many instances of damage where professional restorers are necessary to clean up the mess.

Regardless of the circumstances, water damage in your Delta home is something that you want to take care of immediately. While there are plenty of homeowners that believe that a little bit of drying is sufficient for cleanup, this is not always the case. In fact, improperly cleaning up after water damage and getting the area completely dry could cause worsening troubles for your home in the immediate future.

Our SERVPRO team has the experience and equipment to make short work of any water damage that you have in your home. Regardless of the severity of the problem that you face, our professionals can assess the extent of the damage and what needs to happen to successfully restore it. For many cases, spot extraction and drying are the primary components to the cleanup process.

With lesser volumes of water, extraction often only requires wet-vacs. Drying the area is a combined effort using both air movers and dehumidification equipment. Infrared imagery gets used to determine if the surface drying efforts took care of moisture and dampness entirely, or if further, (more invasive) equipment is necessary to complete the job.

Overcoming water damage in your home is often a job for a professional restoration team. Inadequate cleaning and drying of the damage could result in worsening structural concerns, weakening of materials used to support your home, or even compounding damages like mold and microbial growth. Give SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call today and let our technicians help you clean up the mess you face. You can reach us anytime at (970) 240-6970.

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How Long Should I Wait for Smoke and Fire Odor to Disperse?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Air freshener being sprayed Our professionals have state of the art equipment to deodorize and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

SERVPRO Are Experts at Getting Rid of Fire and Smoke Damage in your Delta Home, Once and For All. 

Does fire odor go away by itself?

Fire odors can remain in your Delta home for six to eight weeks without intervention. Odor particles are volatile, which means that they can enter wall paint, woods, fabrics, and flooring. You may also discover soot buildup in crevices like wall sockets, light fittings, ventilation ducts, and your air conditioning system. Odors do disperse naturally over time, but once embedded into a surface, the process of dispersal slows significantly. Soiling from a fire continues to release odor particles long after the flames are extinguished. Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FRST) tackle odor at the source to get your home back to its preloss condition.

Do air-fresheners work on smoke odors?

Air-fresheners be useful for temporary smoke and fire odor removal in your Delta home. However, masking agents tend to be a stop-gap solution to malodors and rely on these odors dispersing naturally over-time. In an enclosed home-environment, dispersal can be an uncomfortably long-time- especially when there is a buildup of soiling in the property. SERVPRO prioritizes the removal of soiling as the first action against malodors. Our deodorant equipment is a secondary action once soiling removal is complete.

What are the steps for odor removal?

- Remove odor-causing materials and soiling

- Dry the property efficiently after cleaning

- Use deodorant solvents in the affected area as a counter-measure to temporary odors

Are fire odors dangerous?

Fires produce lethal gases like carbon monoxide when materials combust. However, the majority of these gases disperse naturally over a few hours. The odor left behind by fire is usually the result of soiling or microscopic soots. It can be unhealthy to inhale fire dust, which releases during cleaning or removing of fire-damaged materials. SERVPRO typically use air-filtration devices during restoration to clear away micro-particles from your indoor air as well as their accompanying odors.

Control odor after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

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Where Can I Find Local Flood Damage Remediation Services in Montrose?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooding kitchen interior If you suspect your home is in urgent need of flood damage remediation, get help now.

SERVPRO of Montrose Can Provide You With Excellent Flood Damage Remediation Services!

Finding local and reliable Montrose flood damage remediation services can be a daunting task for a new homeowner. However, should an intense storm suddenly cause water to rush into your home, you need to get help as soon as possible. Failing to do so could cause even further problems for your home.

Imagine going to work with rainy weather, and then returning to flood damage in your Montrose home. A fallen tree branch broke through your window and allowed rain to spew inside. Throughout the day, water pooled on the hardwood of your living room floor.

What Would Happen If the Floodwater Was Left Alone?

    •    Swollen, bubbling, and split hardwood flooring
    •    the activation of mold spores
    •    Damage to the baseboards, walls, and frame of your house

Leaving water to its own devices can only cause more problems inside your home.

What Can SERVPRO Use to Remove the Floodwater Quickly?

Removing water from your home quickly is what our highly trained technicians specialize in. Once our technicians are at your home, we can:
    •    Use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove excess water
    •    Set up infrared cameras to look for hidden water
    •    Make flood cuts and remove baseboards
    •    Use dehumidifiers, heaters, and other drying equipment

Our goal is always to try and return your home to its preloss state as quickly as we can. After we remove the water, we can contact a reputable contractor for you who can fix the broken window and rebuild the removed drywall. Once finished, we can leave you in your home, “Like it never even happened.”

If you suspect your home is in urgent need of flood damage remediation, get help now. Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride by dialing (970) 240-6970. No matter the day or the time, we're here to help you.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Montrose, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride today at (970) 240-6970 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Montrose and Telluride are Not Immune from this Virus

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

blue-green images of cornona viruses Let SERVPRO Clean and Apply Disinfecting agents to your homes and businesses in the Greater Montrose area

We have all become aware that no matter where we live, every community has to practice social distancing, frequent hand washing, and preventative cleaning in our homes and workplaces.

Professional Assistance is Available for Preventative Cleaning

At SERVPRO of Montrose and Telluride, we are used to handling complex cleaning situations, including those where viruses and other pathogens are present. We have experience working with hospital-grade cleaning solutions.  The cleaning agents we use for environmental cleanup are always EPA registered and approved for each specific application. Our fully trained and certified master cleaning technicians perform jobs every day where they are confronted with bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. We know how to do this while keeping your family, or employees safe. You may wonder how our application techniques or products are different from what is available to the public.

  • Commercial cleaning techniques are based upon years of scientific research to determine best practices. Concentrations of ingredients, the application process, temperature, and dwell times are studied for each situation. SERVPRO technicians know the formulas.
  • Industrial-grade equipment provides a reliable distribution of cleaning agents
  • Specific education establishes service standards and guidelines from the CDC, EPA, and OSHA/safety.

Invest in extra protection.  SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is a phone call away (970) 240-6970.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

I have a Burst Pipe in My Apartment Building, Now What?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

barrier up to separate the containment SERVPRO can have your company up and running in no time. Don't let a water line dysfunction disrupt your Montrose business.

Contact Professionals Who Can Perform Commercial Water Removal in Your Montrose Apartment Building

Water damage in Montrose area apartment buildings can occur because of windows that are not appropriately sealed. Faulty windows can cause moisture to seep inside, and this can trigger many issues, including warped wood, mold infestation, and ruined drywall. Another common cause of water damage in apartment buildings is burst pipes.

What is the water restoration process for a burst pipe?

To perform commercial water removal in your Montrose apartment building, SERVPRO's trained technicians can begin by assessing the damage. We can then plan the mitigation and restoration process based on the severity of the damage. Some of the assessments we can perform include:

- Identifying the specific location of the leak.
- Determining the path the water followed throughout the property utilizing moisture detection tools.
- Determining which areas in the property have water damage such as walls, ceilings, fixtures, and flooring.
- Determining the best way to dry your property and the equipment to use.

What are the consequences of water damage in an apartment building?

The obvious repercussion of water damage in a multi-family dwelling is destruction to the property. Water can ruin different types of floods, including vinyl, carpeting, wood, and tiles. It can also destroy the subfloor below carpeting.

Water can also make its way into other surfaces where it can cause additional damage like ceilings. If water pools on the floor above, the ceiling of the floor below can sustain damage. Drywall can also get damaged because it absorbs moisture. At times, it is necessary to repair or replace the bottom section of the water-damaged walls.

The belongings in affected apartments can also get damaged. Mold infestation is the other issue, and it can cause health problems to tenants.

Why Choose SERVPRO to handle the water damage?

Our company is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have state-of-the-art equipment that can get your multi-family dwelling dry within a short time. Our crew is knowledgeable about psychometrics, the science of drying. We use advanced techniques to complete the drying and restoration process effectively. Some of the equipment we can use to remove water and dry your apartment building include:

- Portable water extractors
- Centrifugal air movers
- Structural cavity drying equipment
- Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) Dehumidifiers

Our SERVPRO team can clean, dry, disinfect, and deodorize all surfaces that water has affected to restore your property to its preloss state.

Water damage in an apartment building can cause several problems, including loss of tenants. Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to help you avoid significant losses. Our emergency helpline is (970) 240-6970.

Commercial Fire Damage In Your Montrose Dance Studio

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

overheated a plug and caused a fire A forgotten space heater plugged into an extension cord overheated a plug and caused a fire within a wall.

Montrose Dance Studio Needs Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup

The owner of the dance studio was meticulous. She checked her building weekly for both water and commercial fire damage potential hazards. However, a forgotten space heater plugged into an extension cord overheated a plug and caused a fire within a wall.

The property owner brought in SERVPRO to mitigate the commercial fire damage in the Montrose dance studio. Fortunately, only the front reception area of the studio received the effects of the fire loss.

Stopping Soot Spread
Because smoke damage and soot have the possibility of spreading throughout a property via particulate that is smaller than the human eye can see, the technicians use containment as one effective method to halt the spread. This gets accomplished through the blocking of doorways and vents, so the loss area gets closed off. The techs run air scrubbers to assist in the capture of airborne soot particles to assist in improving the air quality.

Drying the Reception Area
The firefighting efforts drenched the flooring and desk area in the front of the building where the reception desk and greeting area was. SERVPRO techs extracted the remaining water and used their moisture detection equipment to confirm if any water seeped under the tile flooring. The good news was that the flooring remained intact and needed only drying.

Removal of Damaged Building Materials and Contents
The bad news was that the wall behind the reception desk where the fire started had extensive charring and needed controlled demolition actions to get rid of the unrestorable areas. SERVPRO techs removed the charred sheetrock and insulation. Upon inspection, they found the reception desk was not burned but rather covered in soot and could get cleaned for reuse using their specialized cleaning agents. The goal is always to save property owners the cost of replacing items whenever possible through the advanced restoration methods.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 handles commercial fire damage and uses their extensive skill and equipment to make the fire loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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Is it Safe to Enter my Fire Damaged Home in Montrose?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Safety first" Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with fire damages in your Montrose property.

Safety is Priority After Fire Damage Occurs in Your Montrose Home

After a fire, there are several hazards that homeowners should consider. Many people want to rush in to recover family mementos, valuables, and important papers that are needed for insurance claims. There is a desire to recover as much as possible. There may even be a concern that members of the public may remove a variety of items.

SERVPRO has been providing fire damage recovery services to Montrose and surrounding communities for many years. We have a 4.8 /5.0 rating after receiving over 200 reviews. Every fire is different. The burn time, the burn source, and the temperature of the fire determine the overall damage. We assess every situation to provide the best service we can, given the circumstances.

We analyze many hazards before entering a home after a fire. For example, the following are reviewed before our professionals begin work restoring your residence:

Is the power still on, are there electrical hazards?

Firefighters use water, foam, and other chemicals to quell a fire creating slip and fall situations.

Waterlogged materials are heavy, avoid sprains and strains.

Some odors may trigger health issues for people who suffer from asthma and bronchitis.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride and the surrounding area at (970) 240-6970 for assistance with fire damage restoration. We are available 24/7/365. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Act Fast In Delta After A Water Loss

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

Two of our green drying equipment machines working to dry this room We have the state of the art equipment to restore this home after a flood. We are available 24/7 to help prevent further damage.

Water Cleanup In Delta Can Require The Demolition Of Unsalvageable Materials

If a plumbing system fails in a unit above your Delta condo, it could cause excessive moisture to enter your dwelling from your ceiling. Whenever the source of a leak is above your unit, the H2O that enters can cause you to have to conduct extensive water cleanup because the moisture will follow gravity down and possibly negatively affect several of your contents and building materials on the way down.

Whenever a professional company such as SERVPRO conducts water cleanup in your Delta condominium, we start by doing a thorough inspection of your structure. We can use specialized moisture sensors and other equipment like infrared cameras to find where all the moisture went. In some cases, we can save many of your contents and building materials with our extraction and structural drying procedures. In other situations, when items get saturated and ruined, we must remove and replace them.

When deciding to remove your affected contents or building materials, our SERVPRO technicians take into account the porosity of the material and whether not the moisture was contaminated. For example, if your flooring gets affected by water damage that comes from a category two or three sources, all of your wet carpets and pad must be removed. In category two situations where water from the outside or sources like sink or bath drains, the pad must be removed, but it is possible to salvage the carpets. In category three cases where the source is a backed-up toilet or sewage drain, both the carpet and pad must get removed and disposed of due to the possibility of contamination.

If the moisture coming into your condo from above has saturated your walls and ceiling, the drywall or other material may have to be cut down and removed. Whenever our SERVPRO crew removes ceiling or your sheetrock, we follow the moisture and cut just the section that got ruined. To make hanging the replacement drywall easier, we can cut the drywall to a stud that did not get wet.

If you ever notice H2O pouring into your condo from the ceiling, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Restoration In Delta

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage Restoration In Delta Requires Using The Five Principles Of Cleaning

Structural burns take place across the country every day, which means that your Delta home could be at risk. Out of all the cases of fire damage across the United States, around 16% of them are caused unintentionally. Besides the unintentional or careless act causes, electrical systems malfunctioning also accounts for over 7% of the country's structural blazes.

Once flames ignite, they can quickly cause different types of fire damage inside your Delta residence. The smoke coming from the blaze can travel throughout your building and leave behind soils and soot residues. When mitigating smoke-related issues, some problems may require our SERVPRO technicians to remove and replace your affected contents or building materials. In minor situations, we can clean and restore many of the affected items in your home using the following five principles of cleaning.

1. Locate Smoke Residues
As soon as we arrive at your house, our SERVPRO crew attempts to locate all smoke residues present by thoroughly inspecting your structure. We start our inspection process at the source of the burn and then follow the smoke out to see how far it went.

2. Identify The Type Of Residues
By figuring out what fuels were burnt during the blaze, we can determine what types of smoke was created and what kinds of residues exist. Once we know if we are dealing with oily or water-based soot residues, we can then figure out the best cleaning method to implement.

3. Identify The Types Of Surfaces Affected
The surface of the affected contents or building materials will dictate which cleaning methods are safe to be used on the various types of surfaces.

4. Capture And Remove All Soot Residues
Since smoke residues adhere to the surfaces it contacts, cleaning can involve releasing the soots from the surface using chemical or physical actions. Once the soot particles get released, they are then removed from the affected surfaces and captured.

5. Dispose Of The Soot Residues
After all of the debris and soiled cleaning supplies are collected, our SERVPRO team disposes of them in a sealed plastic bag so that the waste does not contaminate other areas during the disposal and trash removal process.

If you ever need a professional restoration company to clean soot residues that remain after a structural fire, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 24 hours a day. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Flooding In Your Montrose Hair Salon

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

hair salon Give our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team a call today at (970) 240-6970.

Cleaning and Drying Flooding in Your Montrose Hair Salon

Penetrating water in your Montrose hair salon can prevent you from being able to serve your clients until the intruding water gets removed, and the area gets cleaned sufficiently. Because of the materials used to create the look of the inside of your business, along with some of the expensive products and tools you have for sale, efficient water removal and drying efforts are vital to get your doors back open again quickly.

Water removal plays a big part in recovering flood damage to your Montrose business. Because of the non-porous materials like ceramic tiling used in the styling areas of the salon, surface water can migrate quickly throughout the building. The faster that our SERVPRO professionals can remove this standing water from the affected areas, the less structural elements and fixtures that can absorb migrating floodwater.

Shelving and the mounted chairs on the floors can both become adversely affected when directly exposed to standing water. While this water is unlikely to penetrate the tile flooring, It can begin to absorb into shelves and counters once water gets beyond the laminate veneer. Delamination of wood structural elements often requires the removal of these materials to save on the cost of attempting to try and restore them.

Protecting the products exposed during a flood incident is also an essential service that our SERVPRO professionals can offer your salon. With the substantial investment that you have made in hair care products, dyes, and styling items, removing these contents from the path of the destructive flooding can prevent unnecessary losses. For products already exposed, it is possible to clean and return these items to you if they have not suffered irreparable damage or were exposed directly to contamination.

It is our business to get you back in business, and after flooding, your property needs much more than water removal and drying. We have experience and premier products to clean and restore your business to get you back in action as soon as possible. Give our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team a call today at (970) 240-6970.

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Floods Follow Snow Damage in Montrose

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Icicles on house SERVPRO has the equipment and skill to assist with water damage repairs in your home.

SERVPRO Teams Take On Any Kind Of Water Damage Mother Nature Has To Offer

Although skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts near Montrose appreciate higher than normal snowpacks, accumulations of heavy snow can cause severe flooding in our area. During general spring melt and at any time that higher temperatures cause ice to loosen from edges and banks of waterways and streams like the Uncompahgre River, homes can suffer from flooding with slushy, snowy water at a very inconvenient time. Our technicians have strategies and equipment to help you get through the difficulties of cold weather flooding.

Overland Flooding

When an ice jam occurs in a waterway near your Montrose house, flood and snow damage combine to challenge even the professionals. As the ice piles up in the river, freezing water, pieces of ice, and slush spreads across the landscape, often pushing into your foundation. The grinding ice can cause a washout of your foundation, bringing silt, snow, and water along to flood your basement. 

Roof-Down Flooding

At the intersection of your gutter and downspout system with the eaves and roof edge of your home, SERVPRO looks for icicles. Formation of beautiful but dangerous knives of ice signals the backup of water from snow, ice, slush, and rain might be at risk of moving into your attic or upper living areas. Warm air from your house leaks up and out, melting the packed down precipitation along the roofline. Water seeps into your home, sometimes in large quantities. It moves down walls and into the main portion of your dwelling, collecting in cavities and getting carpeting and rugs wet. Because the flooding from the ice and snow is often hidden, significant damage can occur before you notice the loss.

Fast Water Removal 

When the SERVPRO team arrives, we secure the structure, using boards and tarps if needed. Emergency services then proceed as our project managers assess the extent of the snow and flood damage. The solid shards of ice and any mud and silt dragged into your lower levels need removal with shovels and hoes. Because the dirt associated with and the ice itself can be contaminated, containment and appropriate disposal of the ice and silt as hazardous waste is required. Then we use pumps and extractors to rid the space of excess water. 

Cleaning of the Attic Is a Speciality Situation

SERVPRO workers use portable extractors to reach the water in the upper levels of your home. Moisture that runs down the walls needs detection with probes and meters so we can outline the extent of the problem. We look for bulging walls and ceilings, carefully punching hold to release liquid. On the bottom floor, we pull off baseboards and drill holes to access the water.

Structural Drying Is the Key

As we wind up water removal, we strike a balance of air movement, temperature adjustments, and dehumidification to dry out the space, equalizing the moisture levels with moisture samples obtained from unaffected places in your home. SERVPRO’s highly qualified technicians and cutting edge equipment supports our goal of fast and thorough water mitigation and remediation.

Line up the team at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride if your home experiences winter or snowmelt flooding. Call us at (970) 240-6970 to schedule an assessment at your earliest convenience.

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Debris Removal and Cleaning Montrose Homes After Flooding

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

Buckled wood flooring with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. Let SERVPRO help with the debris in your Montrose home after a flood.

Flood damage to your Montrose home can leave everything from damage to debris. 

Natural flooding can leave heaps of debris, mud, and sediment throughout your Montrose residence. As overwhelming as these sights might be for a homeowner, part of the mitigation and restoration process that our SERVPRO professionals provide includes a thorough cleaning and debris removal. Understanding how this process works and how it can benefit the recovery of your house is vital.

Flood damage to Montrose homes can appear in many different ways, which requires an array of techniques and products to overcome. From the need for emergency services like roof tarping and board-up to handling the red tape and hoops of insurance coverage to pay as little as possible out of pocket, our team knows how to help. We have an in-house team of general contractors licensed by the state to help with emergency construction solutions and cleaning technicians trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to make flood losses “Like it never even happened.”

Debris removal is an integral part of the restoration process because potential contaminants can exist in the house after natural flooding. Bacterial microbes and other harmful substances can be a real threat throughout the damaged areas where mud, debris, and other solids brought in by the flooding collect. Shoveling out the bulk of this presence is the first line of defense, and can better showcase the materials and contents directly exposed to contaminants.

Our SERVPRO team has a powerful and potent line of cleaning products. Between biocides and disinfectants, we can eliminate existing microbes and microorganisms on underlying surfaces like wood framing once drywall and trim have gotten removed by our contractors. Disinfecting framework can prevent the spread of bacterial threats and inhibits the colonization of mold.

There are many existing threats and concerns in any home following flooding, but our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team can help. With years of experience and potent cleaning and disinfecting agents in our inventory, we can help to dry up the damage and eliminate harmful microbes and contaminants in your home after a flood. You can reach us 24/7 at (970) 240-6970.

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We Have The Experience And Equipment Necessary To Handle Fire Damage In Montrose

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

A damaged electrical panel in a home after a fire Our IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 to handle your fire damage restoration services. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Experience and Equipment Make the Difference Against Fire Damage in Montrose Homes

Fire damage may look overwhelming and seem impossible to come back from. If you outsource the job to a professional restoration company, your odds of lessening the loss are much higher.

One of the main differences between professional DIY fire damage cleanup in Montrose homes narrows down to two main points: experience and equipment. The technicians at SERVPRO undergo extensive training before working on any job site and have a full working knowledge of the tools used and methods needed.

Cleaning Smoke Residues

Using wet cleaners on dry smoke residue can drive it into surfaces and ruin items and surfaces that had restoration potential. SERVPRO techs advise homeowners to avoid doing any cleaning until we arrive on-site to test the residues and determine the best cleaning agents and methods to use. Dry smoke, for example, requires lifting off without the use of any wetting agents. While wet smoke residues often need the application of a solvent-based cleaner to release their grip on surfaces.

Air Quality

Ventilation and reduction of particulate matter in the air are vital to returning the home to a safe environment for habitation. Containment around the work area with plastic barriers or the use of negative air chambers are typical. The techs use air scrubbers throughout the mitigation process to capture soot smaller than the eye can see.

Odor Control

After cleaning away smoke residues and removal of charred items, the techs work on eliminating any remaining smoke odors. The equipment the techs use has the potential to eradicate odors from even porous items like upholstered furnishings through the use of heated solvents that behave like smoke and overtake and eliminate pungent scents.

Post-Cleanup Duct Inspection

The techs can inspect and clean the ductwork as needed; this action ensures that soot does not spread throughout the home when the HVAC is running,

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for assistance with fire damage cleanup in your home. The technicians have the training and equipment to make the fire loss to your home "Like it never even happened."

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Is Your Montrose Home Experiencing Ice Dams?

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck with snow covered mountain in background Winter in Colorado is beautiful, but snow can cause water damaged homes. SERVPRO is always on call for your remediation needs.

Why Call SERVPRO to Address Water Damage from Ice Dams on Your Montrose Roof 

Winter weather is always a significant concern for any homeowner in the Montrose area. Once the temperatures dip down below freezing, you could be in for significant issues stemming from ice dam formation, which is where the expertise of trained professionals at SERVPRO comes in very handy. 

Water damage in Montrose from ice dams forming on your roof can set a chain of devastation in motion. The good news is that hiring experts to come out to your property gives you the results you need quickly and efficiently. Failing to address ice dam formation can lead to potential hazards and costly damage that otherwise avoided. 

What Are Ice Dams? 

An ice dam tends to form whenever the snow melts and then begins to refreeze at the edge of your roof. These dams can develop with as little as a couple of inches of snow accumulation, especially if the roof is not insulated correctly. If several days of freezing temperatures follow a recent snowfall, the chances are good for ice dam formation. What this does is keep the snow from melting and adequately draining off the roof. Any standing water can start to back up under the shingles, get into the home, and bring about significant water damage to your walls, ceilings, and other areas. In some instances, ice dam formation can damage your shingles and cause the gutters to fall off the home. 


If you notice the signs of water damage due to ice dam formation on your roof, we can send a team out quickly to assess the issue. Our trained team of SERVPRO technicians knows what to look for when it comes to leaks and moisture infiltration due to freezing temperatures and the formation of icicles and ice dams. If water damage is suspected, we can get to work right away using moisture detection devices so that a plan of action can be put into place immediately for restoration services. 

Do you have questions about ice dam formation and how it can impact your home? Contact SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at (970) 240-6970, and we can deploy a team as soon as possible. 

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Flood Damage In Your Delta Home

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by a storm SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 arrives quickly on-site to clean up and restore your property from flood damage.

Flood Damage and Flooring in Delta Homes

When flood damage occurs, how much loss there is to the property and contents demands mainly on two main points. The first is the type of water affecting the home. It matters whether the water is rain, snowmelt, or groundwater, which carries the potential for more significant loss. The second is how much time passed between the event and the cleanup.

Floors often get the worst of flood damage in Delta homes. If the water is from rain or snowmelt, it is not hazardous in most situations for homeowners to move items in the way of the water to another area. When flooding is from groundwater, it is best to wait until the techs arrive on-site to test the water to determine what contaminants or bacteria are present.

Tile Flooring
Vinyl and laminate flooring attached with adhesive often delaminate, which also usually means the subflooring requires drying. When this happens, the SERVPRO techs gather the tiles and determine if they have the potential for reuse through cleaning and disinfection. This attention to detail during mitigation helps save homeowners the cost of replacement.

When a carpet receives saturation from floodwater, the outcome can vary. If the water is from rain or snowmelt and the cleanup started within 24 hours, the prognosis to save the carpet and padding from loss is favorable. However, if the carpet soaked up groundwater, which is a category three biohazard, both the carpet and padding require disposal.

Concrete Slab
This type of foundation has one of the positive outcomes, no matter what kind of water is on-site. The techs have equipment for the extraction of any depth of water and drying the flooring quickly. Concrete may effloresce, with a white powdery residue after drying, but SERVPRO techs wipe it away with their proprietary cleaning agents, so there are no residues left behind.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 arrives quickly on-site to clean up and restore your property from flood damage. With their training and professional equipment, they make the flood loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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Revealed: SERVPRO Has Repeated Success with Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Montrose

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaking under door Water damage to your Montrose business is no joke. Call the remediation professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Achieve Fast Results With Montrose Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Several types of disasters could take place in a commercial environment, including water damage. You could have an issue with water intrusion from a leak in a bathroom, or you may have appliances within the building that use water that fails and caused flooding on some level. No matter what the cause might be, working quickly to restore your commercial space to normal is crucial.

Water and excessive moisture can ruin not only the contents of your building, but there is also the risk of a slip and fall accident when the floors are wet and slippery. Professional restoration services to remedy commercial water damage in Montrose helps to prevent health hazards, safety concerns, and costly renovations. The faster you act, the quicker you can prevent secondary damage from taking hold, including oxidization, mold growth, and rotting. This is when you can count on our team of trained technicians at SERVPRO to spring into action with the latest methods for restoration.

Before We Arrive

Should you suffer water damage in your commercial space, calling SERVPRO gets the ball rolling to put the proper steps in place. In the meantime, your facility manager can work to locate the source of the water intrusion, stop it, and determine if there are any risks to worry about, such as injury, slip and fall dangers, and electrical hazards.

Once We Arrive

Our team can get to work using our vast expertise and advanced equipment. Technicians inspect the building, taking the time to document the damage. Documentation includes primary damages, any pre-existing damage, and whatever potential secondary damage is present. Some of the pre-existing damage could be paint that is peeling or flooring that is rotting.

SERVPRO technicians work to determine what materials are salvageable and all protective measures to take. We work quickly using moisture detection tools to pinpoint the various locations of saturation. Complete cleanup and drying commence using vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers to prevent the onset of secondary damage. To finish up, we employ the use of disinfectants like chlorines, phenols, and alcohols to sufficiently kill microbes on floors, walls, and other surfaces.

Whenever you have a commercial water loss incident, you can count on our trained technicians at SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride. Call us today at (970) 240-6970, and we can send a team out as quickly as possible.

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Become Familiar with Flood Damage Remediation Standards in Telluride

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

flooded living room Even if the floodwaters invaded your living space, Team SERVPRO can make it "Like it never even happened." Call right away for best results.

Why SERVPRO Disposes of Certain Items Damaged by Flooding in Telluride

The odor of water that overflowed a river or crossed significant sections of land and flooded different neighborhoods in Telluride is very distinctive. Far from clean, but not quite like sewage, this water ruins a significant portion of a family's possessions. Others, though, become usable after we implement specific cleaning methods and disinfectants.

The composition of the items determines why SERVPRO technicians decide to restore or dispose of items from a home in Telluride after flood damage affects that specific property. We understand that our customers want to save as much as possible, and more often than not, this is the most cost-effective approach. However, when it is not the safest option, certain items can continue to harbor pathogens no matter how much we clean something.

Furniture comes in several styles and materials. Some, like tubular frames, does not absorb any floodwater. When the ends are sealed, the inside can remain damp. Prying off the caps lets us drain the dirty water. Then flushing it out with clean water and allowing it to air dry can salvage such furniture. Solid wood pieces, like an oak dining set, can survive a flood, but requires our teams to start as soon as possible to prevent splitting of the wood and blistering of any durable finishes.

Upholstered furniture containing foam sheeting that pads the front panels or other slightly padded areas might come clean enough for your family to continue using after returning home. Heavier padding (cushions and overstuffed pieces) almost never become safe enough to occupy a place in the home again. This is because there are just too many cells in the foam padding that give microbes a place to hide.

Bedding produces a quandary of sorts. The uppermost part, the mattress, might sustain less damage than the lower piece, the foundation of the bed. However, the mattress almost always requires disposal and SERVPRO technicians can often salvage the foundation. Hosing it down with clean water and then applying a disinfectant can render it usable again. This option only works in a cost-effective manner when the homeowner can locate a solo mattress for sale. This can become difficult because many vendors only sell mattresses with a matching box spring.

Furniture pieces made of plywood and particle board might already have fallen apart by the time flood levels drop enough to permit any mitigation efforts to begin. Other pieces might need examination individually, but the majority of such items soon fall apart. These are also quite inexpensive to replace, making it the better option in almost every situation.

Odors from microbes, many of which can cause unwanted health effects, cannot safely suffice as the only indicator of the presence of microbes. Other sources can also produce strong odors, and microbes can exist without producing any distinctive smells.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is always ready to help your family recover after flood damage and other disasters. When your home in Delta, Gunnison, or Ouray needs restoration experts, call (970) 240-6970.

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What You May Not Know About Montrose Mold Removal

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Safe Mold Colony Removal Practices for Montrose Homes

Safety is a top priority in every division of restoration and remediation that we perform for Montrose homes. With circumstances like mold growth, the spread of this organism can be alarming, and that is why we prioritize stopping the migration of the colony and containing the damaged area for more effective and efficient recovery. Doing things safely might require extra steps, but it is a necessary part of how our team functions.

Terms like mold removal for Montrose homes can be misleading, as practices can remove colonies but not entirely remove mold spores in a given area of your house. Neither of these practices can have success without containment. Using 6 mil plastic lay-flat poly sheeting sealing the perimeter of a work area, we can regulate the humidity, temperature, and mold spore concentration in the environment.

Cross-contamination of the damaged area to the rest of your home is a considerable concern with our SERVPRO technicians working on the job. Keeping our professionals working exclusively in the containment zone is not enough to prevent the spread of the organism. We have layers of personal protective equipment designed to prevent a transfer of active spores to the clothing, boots, or other materials on the bodies of our qualified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT.)

As mold exposure can cause health effects, protecting our SERVPRO team as they work to remediate colonization in your home is vital. We offer full-coverage disposable jumpsuits with hoods that can keep a barrier between skin and spore. Gloves serve multiple purposes, from preventing cross-contamination to protecting our team when using stronger antimicrobial agents on lightly damaged surfaces.

Finally, full-face cartridge respirators complete the sealed appearance, leaving no skin exposed. The respirator can protect our team from inhaling damaging spores and volatile organic compounds that can lead to health effects.

No matter how widespread or devastating mold growth might appear once it gets discovered in your home, you can always count on the fast response and extensive education of our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team. We have a safe and effective approach to protect your property and our team. Give us a call today at (970) 240-6970.
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Call Us If Your Montrose Residence Experiences Fire and Odor Damage

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Fire and Odor Damage in Your Montrose Residence Calls for Thorough Restoration

If your home has fire damage, then it may be smelling of smoke, and several rooms may be covered with soot. Soot can stain the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. Smoke particles can travel to multiple rooms in your property, leaving bad odors that can linger for an extended period. It is essential to take care of this damage immediately.

To deal with fire and odor damage in your Montrose residence, you can work with a remediation company like SERVPRO. Smoke scents are stubborn and depending on how strong they are; you may need to use several cleaning methods to remove them. Keep in mind that if the smoke has permeated into draperies, carpets, and upholstered furniture, among other items, it may be necessary to replace them. Some products you may use to deal with the odors include:

White vinegar
It cuts through scents naturally. You can wipe down washable walls, floors, and furniture with white vinegar. Alternatively, place several bowls of vinegar around the rooms with smoke damage and leave them there for a few days.

This is a popular odor-reducing product that uses a chemical known as cyclodextrin to absorb odors. Spray the affected areas with Febreze can help minimize the smoke scent.

Activated charcoal
It is a well-known detoxifying agent, and also a natural odor absorbent. Place bowls of activated charcoal in powder form around affected rooms to absorb the odors.

To remove the odor permanently, you must deal with the source of the problem. This means washing all affected surfaces in your property. Soot settles in the tiniest of crevices. Our team has specialized tools that can get rid of all the soot particles.

To prevent permanent stains, our crew can wet clean washable materials or dry clean nonwashable materials. We clean the furniture and upholstery to get rid of soot. Our professionals can also clean your ductwork to remove the soot so that the HVAC system does not blow it back into the house.

Our SERVPRO crew can remove the odor using solvent-based thermal fog deodorizers. These are a blend of odor counteractants, fragrances, and aromatic phenolics in a solvent base. We apply them using thermal fogging equipment.  We can also apply sealers on surfaces where odors remain after we have used other deodorization procedures. We apply sealers to the affected surfaces to encapsulate remaining odor residues.

After a fire, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can help you handle the fire and odor damage. Calls us at (970) 240-6970 for a quick and efficient remediation process that can deal with the loss to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Call Us So Our Trained Professionals Can Restore Your Delta Home

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fight Water Damage in Your Delta Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

How We Dry Wall Cavities After Damage in Delta Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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Have Changes in Landscape Caused Flooding to Your Telluride Home?

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Odor Removal for Telluride Homes After a Fire

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

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

Odors can consume your Telluride home after a fire damage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why Quick Water Damage Restoration Of Your Delta Home Is Critical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Delta Home Can Be Restored By Our Flood Damage Professionals

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

How SERVPRO Helps Different Delta Wall Types With Flood Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Water Cleanup And Restoration For Telluride Businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Advanced Equipment Can Save Your Water Damaged Delta Residence

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SERVPRO Hosting a Class on Safeguarding Fine Art and Antique Collections

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

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


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

This exceptional presentation will take place at three different venues:

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

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

Due to limited space, RSVP required.

RSVP: OfficeSERVPROmt@gmail.com or call (970) 240-6970 and ask for Sara or Tyler

The Fire is Over, but are Smoke Odors Lingering in Your Delta Home?

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Even if a fire is confined to one room, smoke and soot damage travel. Call SERVPRO to remove the odors fires leave behind.

How to Eliminate Smoke Odors After Fire Damage in Your Delta Residence

A fire can cause extensive damage to a home like charring or burning down some building materials and contents. It can also leave many problems you need to address like ash, soot, and a foul odor. The other issue is the water that remains in a house after snuffing out the fire.  

To deal with the smoke odors associated with fire damage in your Delta residence, you can begin with opening the windows and doors to let in the fresh air. Place fans in the doorways or windows to pull in clean air and circulate it around your home. You can also sprinkle baking soda on dry carpets and allow it to sit overnight. Vacuum the carpeting thoroughly the following day to remove all the baking soda.  

You should also launder curtains, blankets, sheets, drapes, and other washable items using regular laundry detergent. When the rinse cycle starts, add a cup of vinegar to the wash load to eliminate smoke smells.  

To remove smoke and fire odors from floors and walls, wash them with a solution of water and ammonia. Mix a quarter cup of household ammonia into a bucket of water and then use a sponge to clean the walls and floors. To clean countertops, appliances, cabinets, and other nonporous surfaces, you can mix a half cup of baking soda in one bucket of warm water. Dip a sponge in the solution and use it to wash the surfaces.  

Seeking professional odor removal services from SERVPRO is also essential because we have the expertise to provide complete property restoration. We can remove any water or moisture using extraction and drying equipment like wet/dry vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers. To neutralize the many kinds of malodors, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can use several deodorants. One of them is enzyme digesters, which work effectively on protein or organic materials. Enzymes break down organic molecules into odorless substances like water, carbon dioxide, and water-soluble by-products. The substances dissipate fast into the air, removing and the odor. Enzymes also break down insoluble protein molecules into soluble, simple substances that bacteria can absorb and digest. 

Our SERVPRO technicians can also remove odors from indoor air by purifying it. We can use electronic filters with an electrically charged grid to kill microorganisms in the air as they pass through the filter. The other devices we use to purify the air are air scrubbers. They pull air through charcoal filters and capture smells onto a filter. These devices then recirculate the filtered air into a house. To deal with imaginary odors, we can use masking agents, which work by covering foul odors with more pleasant smells.  

After a fire ruins your home, you need a complete solution that can restore it to its pre-incident state, which is precisely what SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can provide. Contact us today at (970) 240-6970. We can eliminate the fire and smoke damage to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Why SERVPRO? Our Multidisciplinary Approach Is the Answer to Your Montrose Disaster

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

We work hard to help our Montrose customers with all of their unforeseen circumstances.

SERVPRO wants to help you through any and all losses in your Montrose area.

Streamlined disaster mitigation and remediation services for our Montrose residential customers is part of our overarching mission. Recognizing that changing leadership and crews in mid-recovery is counterproductive, we support our crew chiefs as they obtain certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in multiple specialties. A disaster rarely confines its effects to just one of our cornerstones. Expect our crews to respond to water, fire, mold, and storm damage losses with equal confidence and skill.

Water Damage

Homeowners can be caught by surprise by the incredibly destructive effects of water when it saturates the building materials and contents of their houses. Monstrose water damage is also a significant player in fire, mold, and storm restoration projects. Rest assured that our professional crews are fully prepared to mitigate and remediate water losses using industry best practices. We are prepared both by IICRC training and many years of combined experience on water restoration projects.

When our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and crew lead arrive, a thorough assessment of the damage precedes a comprehensive project plan. Our employees implement the plan immediately as all the equipment needed for water removal and structural drying accompanies the crew in our SERVPRO signature green vehicles. Pumps and truck-mounted extractors can remove fluids even if your home’s electricity is temporarily unavailable. We use gas or onboard generators for power if necessary.

Removing as much liquid as possible shortens and makes more efficient both the drying equipment and procedures we employ to complete your water damage restoration job. Initially and periodically, our crew takes moisture measurements of structural components to determine drying goals. We meet the goals by designing an effective drying perimeter of air movers and heaters, driving absorbed water out of structures into the air as vapor. Commercial-grade dehumidifiers capture that vapor for disposal outside of your now dry home.

Fire Damage

Our community features many expansive homes and hideaways, full of one of a kind furnishings, artwork, and other items vulnerable to the effects of fire damage in Montrose. If you fear the mitigation and remediation process almost more than the fire itself, rest assured we have substantial experience in removing the contents of a home to a secure space for further evaluation and restoration.

The SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) provides a precise and secure method for cataloging and packing up articles from paintings, artifacts, household goods, and furniture, and personal items of all kinds. We document the pack-out with lists, digital photography, and barcoding. We work with your insurance carrier to determine whether items should go to our production facility or be transferred to the custody of restoration specialists who can offer the unique services needed.

Items stored at our production facility are in a climate-controlled and protected area. Our technicians assess the condition of each article and develop a plan for cleaning, drying, disinfecting, and restoring them to preloss condition. Deodorization is a priority, as all the other restoration techniques we complete pale in importance and effect if your belongings still smell like smoke.

Once your house is soot and smoky smell free, cleaned, and sanitized, we reverse the pack-out, returning your possessions. Throughout the project, we are completely transparent in our communications, committed to making it “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Remediation

The semiarid climate of our area might seem inhospitable to mold damage in Montrose. The fact is, only a small amount of water, and a short time is required to start a mold spore growing. Spores are always in the air or on surfaces, outdoors and indoors. Just a few drops of water from an unnoticed leak or even the high humidity of an unvented bathroom can support mold growth.

Mold emits a distinctive, musty odor, often the only signal you have that it is growing behind a wall or under a cabinet. Although it is unconfirmed that fungi cause illness in humans, mold and its mycotoxins can be irritating to individuals with a sensitivity or allergy. Mold needs an organic source of nourishment, easily found in your home. Wood, some insulation, drywall, ceiling tiles, and many other structural components and fixtures offer mold a food source.

If you even suspect mold invite our mold remediation team to evaluate the situation. Mold can weaken building materials and downgrade air quality. We use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to contain and remove the mold, following up with an EPA-registered antimicrobial treatment to inhibit future growth. Then we consult with you for ongoing moisture control so that spores fail to absorb water and grow. Our efforts do not eliminate mold spores but address the conditions that allow then to multiply. 

Storm Damage

Extreme and unexpected weather patterns like those that recently resulted in a June avalanche can cause headaches for Montrose residents. Severe storms are on the uptick all over the country, and the High Plains of Colorado are no exception. Although it is impossible to predict when high winds, precipitation, or lightning could damage your home, it is feasible to plan how you can recover quickly from a loss.

The team at SERVPRO is your reliable partner if a storm brings destruction. Our managers and technicians are trained and experienced in responding to the unfortunate surprises you can experience because of severe weather. Exterior structural components like roofs and siding lose their ability to protect your home when wind pulls them off, or lightning set them on fire. We have experience in a wide range of strategies to halt the damage storms bring.

We can help with everything from securing exterior damage to mitigating water damage to cleaning up fire residues and more. Have confidence in the outstanding workforce and state of the art equipment we assembled for the benefit of our customers. Our response is fast, and our skills are sure, and reaching out to help members of our community is our guiding principle.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is always prepared to help our customers thrive after we help them overcome disasters that damage hearth and home. Do not delay your call  (970) 240-6970 to and we promise to respond as soon as possible.

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We Can Save Your Water Damaged Montrose Vacation Home!

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Call our team today at (970) 240-6970 for and we can have a team out to you within hours.

How To Salvage Wood Floors Affected By Water Damage In A Montrose Vacation Home

The truth about water damage is that it can happen at any time, including while you are on vacation. If damage from a leaky or burst pipe is allowed to proliferate for several days, it can lead to soggy floors and potentially costly repairs. However, a phone call from a watchful neighbor can be the difference between an utterly unsalvageable floor and one that can be restored.

If water damage in a Montrose vacation home leaves you with soaking wet wood flooring, the team at SERVPRO is ready to help. We have the tools and experience to prevent further damage to your flooring or subflooring and restore your home to its preloss condition.

In many cases, wood floors can be salvaged, but they must be solid hardwood. If you have an engineered hardwood or laminate floors glued or floated, several days of water damage requires the planks to be safely removed to prevent further damage to the subfloor. If left unchecked, damages can include:

Mold growth
• Warping
• Cupping
• Wood rot

When our SERVPRO team comes to you, we can quickly and carefully remove planks and use floor scrapers to smooth out the flooring underneath and get to work drying your floors with air movers and dehumidifiers, which are designed to pull moisture out of surfaces and eliminate it so it can be replaced with warm, dry air.

Due to the frequency of natural disasters in the region, we do more than just salvage homes. We donate reusable canvas bags and other items for charity raffles, particularly for charities that aid local residents displaced by extreme weather. We can also hold your physical possessions in our external cleaning facility while your property is being restored, and our ultrasonic and mechanical cleaning methods can keep your valuables intact and spotless.

When you need an emergency response to a water-related disaster in your home, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can ensure that your property looks “Like it never even happened.” Call our team today at (970) 240-6970 for and we can have a team out to you within hours.

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

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Your Best Guide to Telluride Water Damage Remediation Success

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

When the melting snow has caused water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts. Call right away.

Water Damage in Telluride- SERVPRO is Here to Help

Homeowners in Telluride need to be vigilant of the weather and how it may impact their homes. We buy the proper equipment to remove snow, we clear our gutters and make sure our homes are properly winterized. In the summer we reverse it all and prepare to enjoy the outdoor beauty our city has to offer. What we rarely consider is that a threat to our home can come from within its walls. A broken pipe can be the culprit behind water damage to your living room or kitchen and just as you would with other disasters, a professional team is the best option to restore your home.

SERVPRO is equipped to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you need water removal services for your home in Telluride, our Green Fleet is ready to act upon receiving your call. Because we train in the top industry practices for water removal, we can quickly assess the extent of the damage and make an action plan to mitigate your losses. All you need to do is call as soon as a disaster happens and let us do the rest.

If you are not sure of how much the water saturated the structure of your home, we use specialized equipment to measure the humidity in the air and identify any abnormality. With this information, we apply our extraction and drying equipment to eliminate all traces of water, even those that are not obvious to the naked eye. In some cases, our SERVPRO team may drill tiny holes behind your baseboards to encourage air movement behind your walls and speed up the drying process.

Salvaging your furniture and belongings is also a priority for our SERVPRO crew. During the extraction and drying process, we remove the contents of your home to safer areas, or we prop it, so it is no longer in contact with the wet surfaces. If any item is beyond being salvaged, we remove and dispose of it in agreement with pertinent regulations.

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is your unsung hero in your water removal needs. Just call us at (970) 240-6970 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Attic and Crawlspace Mold Damage in Delta Homes

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold in your attic can spread quickly throughout your home. If you have evidence of mold spreading, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Investigate Mold Infestation Signs in Your Home

Attic and crawlspace mold can be difficult and costly to remove because of space restrictions and the tools and effort it takes to properly complete the cleanup process. Additionally, attics and crawlspaces are highly prone to mold growth because of the ease with which moisture accumulates in these spaces, often unbeknown to the homeowner. 
If you notice signs of mold damage in your attic and crawlspace, you need a reliable restoration company to deal with the problem. SERVPRO has a long history of providing mold damage restoration services to Delta homeowners, and our close proximity allows us to respond quickly to local emergencies. Following IICRC guidelines, we can restore your home to pre loss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened." 
Originally, building code called for ventilation in the crawlspace to use outside air as the primary source of moisture regulation. The idea was to provide an outlet for evaporation of excess moisture. The quandary is that ventilation in some parts of the country can actually worsen a mold problem. This is because of the tendency of the air inside your crawlspace to be significantly cooler than the outside air. This becomes problematic in warmer months because warmer air is constantly moving into the ventilated crawl space. 
When warm moist air meets with cooler air, the former cools and releases moisture as condensation. SERVPRO can assess the source of this condensation and apply appropriate drying techniques. This constant source of moisture, combined with a steady food source (from your building materials), and humid temperatures creates the ideal environment for mold to thrive. Unfortunately, most homeowners are oblivious of the possible home and health hazards of an unfinished crawl space. 
At least 60 percent of the air in your crawl space flows across your home, meaning that a seemingly isolated mold problem can affect your indoor air quality. For early mold detection in the crawlspace, it is important to familiarize yourself with signs of mold damage. These include water stains or pink/green/black spots around the baseboards and deterioration of your home structure. You can also identify mold growth through bubbling wallpaper, warped saggy floors, and a persistent moldy smell. 
If you have a mold damage problem in your home, you can trust SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to remedy the situation. We are available 24/7, every day of the year to ensure that your property is back to normal within no time. Call us today at (970) 240-6970. 

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Water Removal Dries Out Wet Homes in Crested Butte

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Crested Butte Homeowners Call on SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage with Fast Extraction and Drying

Water can invade your Crested Butte home from almost any direction. Before it can create damaged areas inside your home, getting dryness restored gets everything back to normal, and keeps damage away. 

Homeowners in Crested Butte should opt for the services of a water removal team when water invades their residence. Even small amounts of water can cause problems, and these problems can spread all throughout a home. Preventing them from happening is always much less expensive than repairing them later. SERVPRO technicians have the training and skills needed to perform the necessary steps involved in drying out a waterlogged home. 

For large areas or enormous amounts of water, our employees use truck-mounted pumps that quickly suction out water from floods and broken water lines. We use smaller-sized equipment for lesser amounts of water, such as isolated spills and overflows that you caught early. 

When your home's surfaces only feel damp, we continue by using heat and directed air currents. Open windows, when weather conditions permit, can increase the speed that your home achieves usual dryness again. 

Saving your flooring, the hardest hit component in your home after a disaster involving water depends on many different variables. We can often rescue wooden flooring from the damaging effects of water, but carpeting is another situation. Tile and linoleum can lose their adhesiveness if left saturated for too long. 

Other areas in the home that suffer from water include drywall. Because drywall is very absorbent, it does not take very long to become saturated. Once saturated, it expands and then begins the process of disintegrating. Because of this, we cut away wet drywall  about six inches above the water line. Removing this also removes some of the water that otherwise may have evaporated into your home's air and spread to other areas. This also opens up wall cavities for more rapid dissipation of moisture. 

The friendly professionals at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride help keep our locally owned and operated company one that many homeowners rely on in emergencies involving water removal services after flooding, accidents, and fires. Call us at (970) 240-6970 any hour, day or night, 365 days a year.

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Our Experts Will Assist You After A Flood Has Damaged Your Delta Home

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Call us 24/7, year-round at (970) 240-6970.

Pack-Out For Flood Damage In Delta

No matter what the source of rising waters in your Delta home, you need a fast and creative response. One concern is the harm a large quantity of water can do to your house’s structural integrity. Another is the worry that comes from knowing if the water does not exit quickly your property the risk of mold growth escalates. Finally, what action is needed to protect your furnishings, personal possessions, and documents? We can help with all these woes, and more.

A broken water heater or heavy rains are two examples of how flood damage can begin in your Delta dwelling. Knee-deep in water, a homeowner knows professional assistance is needed, now. Our IICRC-trained crews have many strategies to address the mounting apprehension you feel. We offer a pack-out service to lessen your unease and enhance our ability to dry out your home fast.

Packing up and removing items for assessment at our production facility is helpful in many ways. Specialized technicians at our SERVPRO facility master proven methods to clean and dry articles you might otherwise discard, saving you time, money, and memories. Freeze-drying for paper and photos, controlled temperature chambers for electronics, concentrated drying spaces for furnishings, and more are available for your treasures.

We keep track of everything with our SERVPRO Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). We utilize digital documentation as well as lists and an electronic barcode system to keep tabs on your belongings when we transport them to our production facility. As we evaluate and treat them, we maintain a log for you and your insurance company.

In addition to a better outcome for your packed-out property, the CCIS system permits our water removal and structural drying technicians to complete their tasks more efficiently. Each SERVPRO vehicle is a storehouse of pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. With the flood-damaged rooms in your home clear, it is far easier for our team to get down to the business of assessing and removing water, sanitizing the area, and achieving the drying goals necessary to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Make SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride your partner when flood damage ruins your day and threatens to destroy your home and its contents. Call us 24/7, year-round at (970) 240-6970.

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The Real Truth Behind Odor Removal After Damage in Your Montrose Commercial Space

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Your clients and employees will appreciate the office space more when odors are removed and indoor air quality is improved. Call SERVPRO right away.

Restoring Air Quality and Deodorizing Contents in Montrose Offices

Indoor air quality is an often-overlooked aspect of your Montrose business model when there are no immediate pressing threats. Services like HVAC cleaning can help to improve dust and particulates that can circulate through rooms and areas of your office building, but for recovery after a disaster like fire or mold damages, you need fast and professional restoration of your IAQ to keep your employees and clients safe and productive.

Several unique pieces of equipment help our team in odor removal efforts for your Montrose office space. Odors can spread quickly throughout the immediate area and with prolonged exposure, can find its way into previously unaffected regions of the building. Addressing these concerns requires specialized equipment like our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your facility with in our production trucks. Two machines play an intricate role in odor removal: our Model 780 hydroxyl generator and our Model 771 ozone generator.

Our SERVPRO professionals have often relied on the effective output of hydroxyl generators, as they have a two-fold impact on compromised air quality. Not only can these machines help to reduce harsh odors present in the affected areas of your office building, but they can also work to remove dust, debris, mold spores, and other contaminants from the environment with its onboard HEPA filter. The technology for these units got developed by NASA, and it can decontaminate and deodorize an area of up to 40,000 cubic feet with a single machine.

For more substantial deodorization projects that we encounter, we bring out the ozone generators. These are highly durable, making them ideal for severe applications and have a maximum treatment area of 120,000 cubic feet for a single unit. These machines are effective solutions our SERVPRO technicians use for prolonged deodorization with no people or pets present.

We strive to provide our customers with the industry-leading equipment necessary to overcome hazardous effects in their businesses from the first initial visit. If you have indoor air quality concerns, trust our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride professionals to remove it quickly and safely. Give us a call anytime at (970) 240-6970.

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Let SERVPRO Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Your Montrose Home After A Fire

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our team will handle your fire damage restoration so you can breathe easy. Call us anytime we are here for you 24/7.

Remediating Smoke and Soot Residues after Fire Damage in Montrose

A protein fire is a common way for homeowners to experience a property emergency. These damages are usually limited effectively and can be dealt with standard firefighting procedure from first-responders. Although the flames themselves can be contained the smoke can travel throughout your home, depositing unpleasant soot, ash, and odor in hallways and on furniture.

Removing fire damage in Montrose homes is not merely a case of scrubbing it away. Different materials burn at different temperatures and likewise deposit different types of smoke. Some residues respond well to agitative cleaning methods, but others can simply spread the damage around and be counter-intuitive. SERVPRO trains technicians to identify different types of smoke and use the most effective methods to remediate them.

Smoke travels upwards, entering empty air pockets which is why firefighters teach you to get as close to the ground as possible to avoid inhaling harmful pathogens. As smoke moves, it deposits carbon and other materials onto surfaces. Synthetic materials create wet smoke residues whereas natural materials like wood leave behind dry soot and ash. SERVPRO pre-tests smoke residues to make sure we maximize efficiency during the restoration process.

A dry smoke is powdery and can set into furniture or fabrics quickly making it difficult to clean. If water is used during the firefighting procedure that can cause soots to settle deep beneath the surface of porous materials. SERVPRO uses foam cleaning and dabbing methods to help lift soot damages out of furnishings or fabrics which can go a long way to preventing expensive replacements of your possessions.

Wet smoke has an oily texture and is created from the burning of synthetic materials like plastic. Using chemical solutions these deposits can be effectively removed although, it may require repainting of walls or ceilings to get your home back to preloss conditions. With both types of smoke, the odor is an issue. We can use water-based deodorizers to help remove the unpleasant associations of a recent fire and get your home clean and sanitary.

Professional solutions are immediately available for property fire damages, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 now.

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How Does the Injectidry System Dry Water Damaged Hardwood Floors in Montrose?

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is available 24/7 to restore your water loss incidents.

Restoring Water-Damaged Hardwood in Montrose Homes

Water loss incidents that occur in your Montrose home can pose several concerns for its structural integrity and construction materials. Responding quickly to pooling water can help to reduce the saturation of affected materials by getting professional restoration technicians on site quickly to begin drying and extraction efforts. This response is especially critical when hardwood floors become saturated or exposed to the water loss incident. With the right equipment and expertise, our technicians can help to preserve your flooring quickly.

Often restoring water damage to hardwood flooring in your Montrose home relies on the use of advanced equipment like our injectidry system. This setup can work to pull moisture from the material at a controlled rate, while also allowing our SERVPRO team to monitor moisture content throughout the process. Hardwood has a natural moisture level that varies slightly based on atmospheric conditions and climate, but this low moisture content is important to protect the strength and look of the planks.

Our technicians responding to a water loss incident in your home can assess moisture content within the wood planks of your flooring using moisture detection devices as well as thermal imagery. This knowledge can help our professionals to find the ideal locations to install the injectidry mats to begin drawing moisture from the exposed wood planks that indicate excessive moisture levels.

Restoring hardwood is a delicate process because excessive drying of the planks can cause damage as well, so it is essential for our team to determine a constant moisture level to obtain before we begin drying efforts of the wood and subflooring with our mats. For excessively saturated floors, we can tent in the mats of the injectidry system to maintain a constant draw across the entire floor beneath the tent, which is ideal in instances where excessive moisture could begin to warp and distort the planks.

Hardwood floors are an everyday staple of modern construction, but without the appropriate restoration team helping to dry them out after a water loss incident, could prove costly to replace. Give our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride rapid response team a call today at (970) 240-6970.

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Call SERVPRO For All Your Ouray Water Damage Restoration Needs

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

A kitchen flood can cause a lot of water damage, call our trusted team right away so they begin your home's restoration.

No Water Damage Job in Ouray is Too Big or Too Small

Water damage is not always the same. It can be the result of a weather event or an overflown bathtub that leaks through your ceiling. However, it can also stem from smaller and more silent leaks that happen when a pipe freezes and cracks, or is just too old to sustain the water's pressure. Whatever the case, resolving water damage is always best left to the professionals.

If you suddenly encounter water damage to your home in Ouray, reach out to SERVPRO and capitalize on our expertise. We have been trained specifically to handle emergencies in your home, and we face the perils and effects of water damage routinely. In our process, we extract the water from your home with the help of pumps and handheld tools that allow us to get beneath your baseboards and behind your walls to ensure that no additional water deposits pose a risk to your home. We also make sure that dehumidifiers and air movers contribute to restoring moisture to its optimal levels and we monitor this progress carefully.

Our role does not end when the water evaporates. To return your home to its original condition our SERVPRO team concentrates on deodorizing and disinfecting your home. Excessive humidity can leave a lingering odor that clings to walls and furniture, particularly if water has been standing for a long time. For some surfaces, a spray solution may be sufficient to restore its smell, but in other cases, a charcoal activated filter can be used for your HVAC system so your whole home benefits from the deodorization process. It is up to our knowledgeable technicians to ascertain the best methods to be used and combine them effectively to rid your home from its unpleasant smell.

For your water damage needs, whether it is an overwhelming kitchen flood or the remnants of a broken pipe, SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is ready to spring into action when you need us. Your call to (970) 240-6970 is answered 24/7, and our crew is trained to restore your home and leave "Like it never even happened."

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Our Specialists Explain Everything You Need To Know About Mold And Your Delta Home

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

We can be reached any time, so never hesitate to call us as soon as you find the problem.

Understanding Mold And Mold Damage In Your Delta Home

Finding any mold growth in your Delta home, whether it is black, slimy spots on your shower curtain or white, fuzzy patches on your basement floor, is a rather unsightly discovery. In some cases, mold can cause health effects for you and your family.

Once you find the mold damage in your Delta home, it is essential to get help with remediation from a professional company. SERVPRO staff is always standing by to help you out, and we understand that the faster we get to you, the better. Mold can spread quickly to other clean areas of your home if it is not cleaned up as soon as possible.

A kind of fungus which consists of small organisms, mold can be found all around you. Outside, they are critical in the life cycle, taking dead plants, leaves, and trees, and breaking them all down. Molds thrive on moisture, and tiny spores are how they reproduce, traveling in the air and landing on other surfaces.

Mold is generally harmless when it is a small amount, but when they begin growing on a damp surface they can multiply, which includes anywhere – your appliances, walls, flooring, furniture, or carpeting. All mold needs to grow is moisture, so damp areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, laundry rooms, and crawl spaces are common spots for mold. SERVPRO techs can even find hidden mold with special moisture sensors.

Although you can ever eliminate all mold in your home, it is possible to control it by taking some simple steps. Since the spores need moisture to grow, lowering these levels in your residence is the most efficient way to avoid or stop the growth of mold. If there is already mold growing in your home, it is vital to get the assistance from our staff at SERVPRO. Conventional household cleaners are not strong enough to properly clean the infestation. Plus, if there is any hidden growth or the moisture that caused the issue in the first place isn’t handled, you’ll see it return in no time.

Trust SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride when it comes to mold damage in your home in Gunnison, Almont, or Pitkin. We can be reached any time at (970) 240-6970, so never hesitate to call us as soon as you find the problem.

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How to Remove the Smoky Odor From Your Fire Damaged Telluride Kitchen

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

A fire in the kitchen can leave a foul odor throughout your home.

A Kitchen Fire Can Leave Behind a Foul Odor in Your Telluride Home

When people think of fire damage, they rarely think about how they may need to seek out a restoration company that has an excellent reputation attached to their fire odor removal services. Once remediating the fire damage, many might assume the smell may disperse. This is usually the case, but what happens when a particularly stubborn odor remains behind? It becomes essential for the restoration company to take measures to remove the smell from the space where the fire took place.  

Several fire odor removal techniques can ensure your Telluride kitchen no longer smells of burning plastics, paint, and wood. When your stove caught on fire, it scorched the wall behind it as well as the countertops around it. Furthermore, it burned through several Tupperware containers, leaving behind a melted plastic mess that produced a pungent scent. Fortunately, professional help is close at hand to assist you during your time of need.  

When SERVPRO arrives at your home, our IICRC-certified technicians can immediately begin to work. We can pull your stove away from the wall and out of the kitchen so we can thoroughly clean the space around it. Once we have used our advanced equipment to remove the fire damage, our techs can focus on administering various techniques to eliminate the foul odor that remains.  

SERVPRO can use a special priming paint to seal in odors and make sure that they cannot come from the scorched wall. Afterward, we can use tools such as thermal foggers or air scrubbers to tackle the airborne particles that can also cause the odor to remain stubbornly. Thermal foggers use a chemical solution that disperses into the air as a vapor and neutralizes the particles that cause the scent. Air scrubbers work similarly, pulling the air around them through a carbon-based filter and filtering out any particles that are causing the problem. Once we're sure that no foul scent remains behind, SERVPRO can leave your home confident that the fire feels "Like it never even happened."  

When fire damage leaves behind a foul malodor in your home, reach out for help immediately. Dial (970) 240-6970 to get in contact with SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. No matter the time, our doors are open, and our technicians are ready to help.

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The Various Types Of Mold That Could Be Growing In Your Gunnison Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Whenever you discover mold growing in your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride remediation technicians to help you overcome it.

Different Kinds Of Mold That Can Grow In Your Gunnison Home

Did you know that all microbial and mold growth that can affect your Gunnison home is not the same? While you have certainly heard of “toxic molds” like black mold and the like, there are several common varieties of fungal growth that can damage your home and provide potential health effects for the occupants of the house. The more that you can understand about the organisms that can threaten your home, the better prepared you become to face these situations when they occur.

When mold damage occurs in your Gunnison property it is a clear indicator that you need professional assistance to overcome the organism and contain its spread throughout the property. Here are a few common varieties of mold growth and where you might spot them within your home, so you know when its time to call our SERVPRO remediation experts.

This organism is one of the most common throughout the entire country and is the same variety that grows on spoiled items in your home. It gets easily recognized by a fuzzy texture and appears in shades of white, blue, and green.

This organism is a fast-growing variety of mold that can affect your Dayton home and spread quickly. This variety of mold releases Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) known as mycotoxins that can cause respiratory damage to humans and pets exposed to the active spores from the colony.

This organism is a black or green mold that you can commonly find growing on painted surfaces, fiberglass, and on the back of toilets. This organism has gotten classified as an airborne mold, which can affect the structural integrity of your homeless but might have a heightened impact on the people exposed to the colony.

Our SERVPRO professionals have the expertise and extensive training to identify the type of mold you have growing in your home and the best approach to remove it.

Whenever you discover mold growing in your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride remediation technicians to help you overcome it. Give us a call today at (970) 240-6970.

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The Issues That Are Associated With Water Damage In Your Crested Butte Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

If you are ready to prevent water damage from causing significant issues to your home, then give SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call!

What Kind Of Problems Can Water Damage Cause In Crested Butte?

Leaky roof, bad plumbing, and broken pipes can lead to a small amount of water entering your home. The constant dribbling of water in your home can cause significant damage. A lot of times, we tend to ignore these problems because we feel that water would dry up and go away on its own. However, if water damage is left unmanaged, there should be some dangerous repercussions that can drain your bank account.

Water damage in the Crested Butte location can lead to significant problems to your residential area. There are four dangers of water damage that can happen if it is left unmanaged. First, it can cause an over-growth of mold and mildew. Another issue is that water damage can destroy the structural integrity of your real estate; therefore it can reduce its value. The third issue is electrical problems. Water can destroy the wiring throughout your home. This problem can result in a blown fuse, damaged electrical appliances, fire, or electrocution. Keep in mind that electrocution can be dangerous to your family especially if a child is nearby. In addition, bacteria, germs, and parasites can grow from moist area that is left behind by the water. If water damage is not treated, it can only lead to hazardous results for your home.

The SERVPRO water restoration specialist can come into your home and locate the source of water damaged. They can determine the total area that is affected by the water. Then they can remove the water quickly and efficiently with advanced tools and equipment. After that, the SERVPRO technicians can use a thermal fogger to neutralize odor-causing particles from the water damage. Once the entire home is dry, they can walk you through the whole process to make certain that you are satisfied with the job.

If you are ready to prevent water damage from causing significant issues to your home, then give SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call at (970) 240-6970, and we can send our experts to your home for a consultation.

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When A Fire Has Destroyed Your Crested Butte Business, You Need Our Team At SERVPRO To Help!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

When trying to run a dry-cleaning business in Crested Butte, a fire can be a massive headache.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration For Your Crested Butte Business

When trying to run a dry-cleaning business in Crested Butte, a fire can be a massive headache. Not only does it leave behind damage to your structure from the flames, but there is also smoke and soot damage. It is vital that all of this gets thoroughly cleaned to protect your building, your workers, and your customers.

Commercial fire damage in your Crested Butte business is something that needs to be dealt with right away. SERVPRO has the trained professionals who can help you get your business back on track promptly. We understand that any downtime in your business means lost income, and during a time like this, you are under enough stress.

One area that SERVPRO technicians need to check during restoration is your HVAC system. The ductwork can spread residues throughout your structure by disturbing air that is hot and filled with smoke. We need to inspect the system and test for smoke residues, and cleaning of the system is usually needed for smoke damages that are moderate to heavy. If the contaminated ducts are not cleaned, they can distribute smoke particles back into your restored structure when the HVAC is once again operating.

When fire and smoke have contaminated your HVAC system, our inspection looks for the extent of the damage. We check for how much smoke residue is in the system if there are smoke odors present and how heavy the smoke residues are.

If cleaning the duct is not possible in some portions of your system, duct sealing is needed. SERVPRO staff follows some general procedures to clean and seal the ducts as necessary. The vent and filters are taken out, and we vacuum the soot and dust from all accessible surfaces. The interior surfaces are washed with a general-purpose detergent. The mechanical components are inspected carefully and then cleaned, or we subcontract this service.

A ULV fogger with duct seal and deodorizer is used to apply a sealing agent. We dry the unit out by turning on the central blower, reinstall the inlet and outlet covers, plus put odor counteracting beads in the system.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is here to help you whenever you experience fire damage in your commercial building in Telluride, Paonia, or Almont. Pick up the phone and dial (970) 240-6970 so we can send out a team to you right away.

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Cold Temperatures Are Not Good For Your Crested Butte Home

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Siding is also susceptible to warping and distortion from freezing conditions.

Freezing Can Warp Siding On Your Crested Butte Home

With the winter months rearing their ugly head around your Crested Butte residence, homeowners get reminded of the often-brutal conditions that their home must endure throughout the steep temperature drops and heavy snowfalls expected. Freezing conditions alone can impact your adversely affect the structural elements of your home extending far beyond the potential damages to plumbing. Siding is also susceptible to warping and distortion from freezing conditions.

While many homeowners might not consider siding damage to be a grave concern, this crack could allow for flood damages in your Crested Butte home to occur under the appropriate conditions. The suggested response to this possibility is annual inspections into the strength and fortitude of your siding, but this is not always practical or cheap, so it does not happen as readily as it should.

The rise and fall of the temperatures throughout the winter months can attribute several types of storms and precipitation to impact your property. Once the siding has separated and allowed an access point for water to get into your home, any manner of this precipitation from melting snow to rainfall runoff could present a substantial volume of water to affect your house. Once this damage begins, you need a fast response from certified restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team.

From the moment that our SERVPRO experts arrive at your home, we can employ board up services to prevent further penetration of water while we begin mitigation work to protect your property and the contents inside of it. For substantial flooding scenarios, our Contents Department can remove at-risk items from your residence to a safe facility nearby to prevent irreparable damage until restoration work completes.

Flooding can happen in multiple ways to your property but recovering from the damage it can cause requires dedicated professionals with the tools and expertise to help. You can count on our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride rapid response team to work quickly to prevent further loss as we prepare your home for the restoration to follow. Give SERVPRO a call anytime disaster strikes at (970) 240-6970.

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Avoid Secondary Damages When Dealing With Flooding in Crested Butte

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

When flooding is causing problems for your area and home, contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Mitigation for Flooding in Your Crested Butte Residence

Water loss incidents that affect your Crested Butte property require the full weight of our response team to help mitigate the potential damage that could befall both the structural elements of your home as well as the contents inside. You need a team of professionals that can respond quickly to the emergency with the right tools and expertise to ensure that the items you treasure most can get salvaged.

With flood damages to your Crested Butte home, the water that rushed into the property can pose a significant threat to the materials exposed as well as a continued threat of secondary damages like mold growth over a short period. Mitigation techniques can work to help extract the excess water from the affected areas and to begin drying efforts to prevent these secondary effects like mold growth from taking hold in the property.

The technicians from our SERVPRO franchise get prepared to face all facets of water restoration following a flood given their extensive training in disaster relief and their IICRC certification in water damage restoration. Likewise, our technicians get encouraged to continue their education in their respective restoration niche through in-house courses and provided training regiments online to improve their techniques and practices to continually make our work in your home faster and more thorough.

From extraction with our gas-powered and truck-mounted pumps to drying with air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers, our advanced equipment is invaluable to our efficient restoration and mitigation work. Our equipment helps us to remove the water from your flooded home fast so that we can focus on drying up the damaged elements to preserve them instead of costly and time-consuming reconstruction.

Flooding in your home can happen with little warning and spread quickly. Overcoming the effects from this disaster require a fast response. Our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride emergency response team is available 24/7 to help you overcome the damaging effects of pooling water and to return your restored home to you as quickly as possible. Give us a call anytime at (970) 240-6970.

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Become Familiar With the Tell-Tale Signs of a Mold Infestation on Your Crested Butte Property

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold can spread very quickly in your home if the conditions are right. Call SERVPRO immediately to investigate the cause and remediate any damage.

Mold Damage Experts in Crested Butte Tell Why Containment Chambers Get Used

Any time a water leak takes place inside your Crested Butte residence it is possible that a fungus will form. Once building materials get wet, microbes can quickly form causing mold damage to your home. Once the microbes activate, the contamination grows structures called hyphae that spread up out of the material's surface, across it, and deep into the substance. These structures then release reproductive spores into the air that will form new structures when they settle onto a wet organic material. The presence of spores during a mold damage makes restoration more involved than fixing other types of problems.
A fungus only needs an organic food source, elevated moisture levels, the right temperature, and time to develop and grow. Once a section of a building gets contaminated, the mold damage inside your Crested Butte home can get worse and spread to other areas besides the area that got affected originally. Once the hyphae form and start releasing spores into the air, the microscopic reproductive particles float around in the air until they decide to settle and find another spot to contaminate.
Whenever our SERVPRO crew mitigates problems associated with a fungus, we follow rules and procedures set out by the IICRC and government regulations. Since mold may cause some health effects, the EPA and other government bodies regulate how mold can get removed and mitigated. The main purpose of these regulations is to prevent air quality issues due to mitigation work processes. Different strains of mold can be more harmful than others so laws are put in place to keep particles from contaminating public air.
This is why that before any mitigation work gets started our SERVPRO technicians build a containment chamber. The chamber gets put up with heavy duty plastic and metal poles. The purpose of the containment area is to prevent spores and contaminated dust particles from spreading into the air outside and inside. If you ever need mold mitigation inside your house, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 any time of the day.

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SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Services In Crested Butte: Information Our Professionals Want You To Know

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

If we need to prevent further damage to your structure, we offer mitigation services.

Learn More About The Various Fire Damage Restoration Services In Crested Butte

The government has always shown its effort to enhance the preparedness of the citizens and prepare them for all hazards such as fire damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually sponsors every September as the National Preparedness Month with the goal of encouraging people to take steps and plan for possible emergencies in their properties. For instance, if you own a business in crested butte, you need to get back to business after a fire or flood, and it all depends on the emergency preparation and planning that you put in place before such a disaster strikes.

There several restoration services that our SERVPRO technicians offer to crested butte residents during fire damage restoration. If we need to prevent further damage to your structure, we offer mitigation services. It is the time when we secure the structure by boarding up openings and setting up a temporary source of electricity. Additionally, we have to perform emergency drying procedures to protect the structure from secondary water damage. The water may come from the fire-fighting procedures that experts from the fire department perform to put off the fire.

The combustion process produces smoke particles which settle on surfaces and form soot. Our SERVPRO technicians offer basic cleaning services that focus on removing the smoke residues. Since different items react differently during a fire, it is our work to advise the property owner on what is restorable and on components to replace.

A service that aims to clean items within an office or residence is known as contents cleaning service. In most cases, our SERVPRO team cleans items on the job site, though, pack-outs may be necessary when the building is too damaged or is not secure enough for on-site cleaning to take place. Where necessary, we may subcontract specialty restoration services to clean some items such as expensive artwork, electronics, clothing, and perform furniture refinishing.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride offers stress-free commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. Call our highly trained and experienced team at (970) 240-6970 and let us restore your property to its former state.

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A Plan Of Action For Commercial Fire Damage In Telluride

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

When commercial properties are forced to close due to unforeseen events it can have a significant impact on their revenues.

Commercial Fire Damage

When commercial properties are forced to close due to unforeseen events it can have a significant impact on their revenues. Businesses need to balance their responsibilities to remain profitable and provide a safe environment for their staff. So when disaster strikes, the priority is to both act quickly and ensure a professional response.

Kitchens are common areas of concern for commercial fire damage in Telluride. If your business has built a reputation for serving excellent food, the short-term losses of fire are easily rectified. However, long-term issues like smoke residue, soot or toxins can be a lot harder to spot, putting your business at risk should the Food Standards Agency (FSA) pay a visit.

The professional, commercial services we offer at SERVPRO are focused on quickly getting your business back to its best. Once you have made the call, we can despatch work crews immediately to your property. Our project managers are here to develop a plan of action, mitigate loss and can keep you in the loop throughout our service.

We can clean your structure and contents of soot as well as wet and dry smoke residue. However, first, we need to conduct a pre-test. A pre-test involves assessing different types of residue and build up. Wet smoke, which comes from the burning of synthetic materials, responds better to dry cleaning methods. Chemical sanitizers and wet cleaning are more effective at dealing with dry smoke. Testing for these aspects guarantees an efficient solution.

Where it is necessary, SERVPRO can prep your interior for re-painting, remodeling or restoration. Smoke particles can remain in the atmosphere long after a fire event affecting your indoor air quality and producing an unpleasant odor. It is not the kind of smell that your customers or your staff want to experience.

Deodorization is an essential part of our process. Depending on the size of your business we can use industrial ozone generators that alter the surrounding atmosphere and destroy odors once and for all. In smaller areas, we can also use foggers with odor neutralizing chemicals to help bring your business back to preloss conditions.

Businesses are built on trust and who better to trust than a company with decades of experience in commercial restoration. Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride on (970) 240-6970 now.

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Don't Let Water Damage in Crested Butte Control Your Life

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

If your home suffers from a water damage event, contact SERVPRO to effectively dry out and mitigate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive With Tools to BOTH Locate and Dry Out the Excess Water in Your Home

Water damage is a problem that most homeowners dread. When it rains or snows, the risk of this damage increases significantly. It can also cost you over thousands of dollars and can lead to the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other toxins. There are various causes of water damage such as a broken dishwasher, a clogged toilet, a broken hose, an overflowing washing machine, a leaky roof, a plumbing leak, and a foundation crack. If the carpets absorb too much water, it can lead to odors and other problems.
Once you witness a slight indication of water damage in the Crested Butte property, it is essential to call a reliable water restoration company as soon as possible. Homeowners often think that they can handle the issues on their own. Unfortunately, extracting water and moisture requires advanced tools and expertise that many of us do not have. This process is not a simple DIY project, and if you consider the challenge, it can be very costly.
SERVPRO can send their skilled technicians to analyze the damage and begin the mitigation process to reduce potential property damage. With this process, the techs can utilize advanced drying and water extraction techniques. They can use equipment such as moisture sensor, moisture meter, and thermal hygrometers to detect the moisture content in materials and water vapor. This process can help determine whether the environment is favorable for drying or not. Keep in mind that these experts can control the temperature and humidity levels to create maximum drying conditions while attempting to prevent secondary damages.
If your carpet had suffered through water damage, the extractor equipment can help eliminate water from the floor. The air mover can increase evaporation at the surface level to reduce the drying time. It works by increasing the airflow so the moisture in the air can also increase. This process can get rid of excess water vapor through the dehumidification equipment. The desiccant dehumidifier can use a chemical gel-like silicone to absorb moisture and remove it. Keep in mind that even after all the moisture is gone, the odor still lingers. Luckily, the technicians have an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Fogger that will emit a fine mist to destroy odor-causing particles. The device can also inject fungicides and disinfectants into wall cavities and other places that are difficult to reach. After the restoration process, the technicians can walk you through your house to make sure that you are happy with the results.
If you have experienced the aftermath of water damage, then call SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at 970-240-6970 for a consultation. We can send our skilled technicians to your house as soon as possible.

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation That Residents Of Gunnison Should Consider

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Another cause of mold damage in most basements in Gunnison is the cold temperatures and higher humidity that lead to condensation.

Professional Mold Damage Remediation

Most of our basements have conditions that favor the development of mold damage. As far as there is a moisture source in the basement, then you should expect mold to grow. Given that most people do not frequently clean their basements, the dust can also help mold growth. Let us start by looking at the causes of mold and how to restore your Gunnison property after such an experience.

Another cause of mold damage in most basements in Gunnison is the cold temperatures and higher humidity that lead to condensation. When condensation occurs, moisture collects on cold concrete basement floors, walls, and metal pipes. Mold can also form in basements as an aftermath of flooding. Even when other rooms easily dry after a flood, standing water always remains in these areas. Our SERVPRO team understands that musty smell in the basement is a sign that your basement has a mold problem.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that mold does not necessarily grow in one area and as a result, we have to assess the level of the contamination. Such as assessment helps us to come up with an approach to clean up and remove the mold. During the cleanup process, we use minimum PPE (personal protective equipment) which includes the use of disposable gloves, eye protection, and an N-95 disposable respirator. Our team is trained in using appropriate PPE and follows the OSHA standards when working at the site.

When cleaning and removing the mold, some dust and mold spores may settle on the surface. To remove the residual spores, we perform HEPA vacuuming. These types of vacuums have HEPA filters that trap the residues and retain them within the vacuum. After that, we remove the filters and put them in plastic bags ready for disposal. To improve the quality of air, we perform deodorization with the aim of neutralizing the odor causing particles and in the process disinfect the contaminated surfaces and reduce chances of recurrence.

At SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is in your commercial or residential property. Call us today at (970) 240-6970 and work with our experienced technicians.

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Proper Ways of Dealing with Flood Damage in Ridgway

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO Fast to Mitigate Storm Damage to Hardwood Flooring in RIdgway

SERVPRO Explains the Need for Professional Stormwater Removal

You might be familiar with the common causes of flooding such as excessive rain, storms, and other major weather events. However, these are not the only ways flooding can occur and damage your property. Overburdened or clogged sewer lines can back up into your property. Even urban conveniences such as paving can redirect water to your Ridgway property, flooding it. Your property can flood in an instant or gradually. Whatever the cause or speed at which your property floods, we can help you take the right steps.

While the flood damage in your Ridgway property might not affect the structure, some of the contents like carpets or upholstery might not be salvageable due to contamination. The primary contaminants might include silt, sewage residue, among other things depending on where the water originates. Such contaminants should be considered hazardous and therefore handled carefully. Our SERVPRO team is better equipped to handle such materials, eliminating any danger that they might pose to you. Besides, where would you dispose them should you do the cleanup yourself?

For proper mitigation of flooding, drying the property to preloss levels is essential. Unfortunately, the water finds its way in easily but requires extra effort to get out. Our SERVPRO team has the necessary equipment to extract water from your property faster. We also set drying goals by taking measurements from unaffected areas of the property and use them to dry the affected areas to preloss conditions. We do this by using professional grade dehumidifiers and air movers. The actual number depends on various aspects of the loss including the total area and the contents of the house, among other things. Our technicians do the calculations on site ensuring your property dries fast enough.

In most flooding cases, other problems crop up once the main issue is addressed. For example, wooden surfaces might exhibit problems such as warping, buckling, crowning, and cupping. This happens because wood expands after absorbing excessive moisture. If our drying efforts do not prevent these problems from cropping up, we can also help fix them. For example, we can sand-out any areas that show signs of cupping.

Working with SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride presents a better chance of proper restoration after flooding. You can call us at (970) 240-6970. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Stopping the Progression of Mold Damage in a Crested Butte Residence

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold on your property can be a cause for alarm. Contact SERVPRO to assess the damage and stop the infestation in its tracks.

SERVPRO Technicians Effectively Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Cleaning your home in Crested Butte on a regular basis keeps things healthy for your family. However, even the most thoroughly cleaned house can still harbor microbial infestations. At SERVPRO, we take this problem seriously and gain the skills needed to remediate homes in our community successfully.
We want families to live in homes without worrying about the health effects that mold damage in Crested Butte can cause in some individuals. Because mold, like any other microbe, requires water to survive, we use our moisture detection devices to locate any water sources that mold and mildew might use. Once taken care of, we can begin remediating the mold currently present in your home.
While we perform the remediation of your house's mold damage, we use clear 6-millimeter polypropylene sheeting to keep heavily infested areas enclosed. Doing this protects the other areas of your home from exposure through the natural release of spores which increase when we disturb a mold colony. These areas often direct contaminated air out of your home or into a HEPA filter, which traps any debris. Mold particles, spores, dust, and other small particles produced when we cut away materials with mold damage can spread contamination quite easily.
We clean some areas exhibiting mold infestation with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter while we clean other surfaces in your property with damp cleaning cloths. As we clean the mold-covered surfaces, we also work on drying out your residence's interior. Because we need to keep from disturbing any mold more than necessary, we also use dehumidifiers that create a low-airflow current. They still strip moisture from the air but do so without creating any new air currents that could prove counter-productive.
Once we have cleared your home of the majority of mold-damaged materials, we can then use stronger dehumidifiers to finish the drying process. Trapped water vapor can lead to other problems, as well, so eliminating this provides substantial protection to your property. SERVPRO technicians with IICRC certification in Odor Control (OCT) can also address any remaining musty odors. We want to make all of our customers satisfied with our work, so we work closely with each one throughout the entire job, from start to finish.
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can help you restore your property in Paonia, Ouray, and Ohio City back to a healthy state with our professional mold damage remediation services. Contact us at (970) 240-6970 to find out more about how we can help keep your home protected from microbial infestations.

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Sprinkler Errors Cause Water Damages In Your Ridgway Store

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Many different things can cause your sprinkler/fire suppression system to engage, causing water damage throughout your store.

Sprinkler Errors Can Cause Water Damage

Your retail store in Ridgway has a fire suppressant system designed to extinguish a fire well before first responders can even arrive. While these sprinkler systems offer security to the business that you run in the event of an emergency, they are also not foolproof. They can fail or make errors in operation, causing you to contend with a water incident that is as widespread as the system is throughout your facility.

Many different things can cause your sprinkler/fire suppression system to engage, causing water damage throughout your Ridgway store. You should better understand the ways that this can happen and also appreciate the best course of action when you contend with widespread water damage like this in your business.

One of the first ways that our SERVPRO professionals have seen these systems fail is by degrading and eroding on their own. Since many of these older suppressant systems get comprised with iron or lead pipes, aging and moisture can degrade the integrity of the material, causing them to fail and spill their contents eventually.

Another possibility is a small fire occurs in a broad area of your store and gets easily extinguished. This small blaze triggers the sprinkler system to engage, causing a widespread area to contend with water damages and cleanup needs.

There have even been incidents in which sprinkler systems engage a fire that does not exist. While many systems do not instantly turn on with the pulling of a fire alarm, it is this kind of situation where fire suppression networks have engaged erroneously to combat a fire that does not exist. Then our SERVPRO technicians have to respond and begin drying and cleanup of the affected areas to mitigate potential lingering damages.

Keeping your store from experiencing water damages might not be a simple task, but having the right professional assistance to clean up the mess and get your business back on track is beneficial. Trust in our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride water restoration specialists to rapidly respond and help you mitigate any damages that you face. Give SERVPRO a call today at (970) 240-6970.

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Water Damage Technicians in Delta Talk About Electrical Hazards

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Electricity and Water Can Be A Lethal Combination--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal in Delta

SERVPRO Proceeds with Caution When Electricity May Be a Factor in Water Removal at Your Delta Property

Whenever water leaks from an appliance or water pipe and gets into the living area of your Delta residence, possible safety hazards can exist. Water can saturate items and force them to lose their structural integrity and fall apart. For example, if your ceiling gets saturated the tiles or drywall can lose strength and fall creating risks to the safety of the building's occupants. Excessive moisture can also create electrical hazards that can make the work area dangerous.
Everyone knows that water and electricity is not a safe combination. This why during any water damage in Delta our SERVPRO technicians inspect the damaged area and see if anywhere that has electrical wires got affected. If the leak happened on the second-floor water may get into the first floor's ceiling where wiring runs. If water got into your house's attic, then wires could also get wet.
When water meets electrical wires or appliances, it can be disastrous because water conducts electricity. Having current running through water inside a building can create hazards for both our SERVPRO crew and you and your family. Our IICRC certified crew is trained to look for these hazards during the initial inspection. If we find any problems that propose a potential risk, we figure out how to mitigate the issue before any work begins.
The first step to any restoration project is to make your home safe for everyone throughout the work process. For example, say we walk into your house and see a light fixture filled with water and the light bulb is still working. If a light fixture is full, it could short out and run current through the water and be dangerous for people walking into the room. Electrocution is also the number one cause of fatalities for firefighters.
During this scenario, we first go to the power distribution box inside your home and make sure it did not get wet as well. If it is safe to touch, we shut the power off to the whole house. Once we figure out which areas were affected, we can then turn power on to unaffected parts of the home and shut off the breakers to the areas of your house that got wet.
If we are confident that we fixed the electrical issue, then we can begin work and warn you not to turn the power on in affected rooms. If the problem with wet electrical wiring is severe or complicated, then we can call in a certified electrician to fix the problem. If you ever notice water near electricity in your home, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 24/7.

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We Provide Smoke and Residue Fire Damage Removal Services in Delta

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be devastating to experience. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage during this difficult time.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Many Cleaning Methods to Effectively Clean Soot After a Fire

The fire in your home is an unsettling occurrence for you and your family. Fortunately, you and your loved ones are okay. Unfortunately, there is smoke and soot damage in the den. A lit candle is the cause of the fire. You forgot to blow it out when you left the room and minutes later the flame engulfed the curtains. We suggest calling trained professionals, like us, to clean your home correctly. If not, the smoke and soot residues may cause permanent damage to the walls, floors, and ceilings in your home.
Our skilled and IICRC certified SERVPRO fire damage team in Delta utilizes advanced cleaning techniques to restore your home. One of the methods they may use is dry cleaning if the residues are dry and non-grease based. Typically, this is the initial step we take when removing soot and grime after a fire. Our professional team cleans surfaces with cloths or sponges. In some incidences, the crew may utilize vacuums to remove fire residues.
Wet cleaning is another method we can use to remove soot from surfaces in your home. With this method, SERVPRO techs use water with or without a cleaning agent. Generally, our crew uses this method to remove moderate to heavy residues from the walls and ceilings. Foam cleaning is a method our team may implement when cleaning fire damage surfaces such as upholstered couches or chairs and fabrics like curtains or drapes.
Another SERVPRO cleaning technique we may apply is called spray and wipe. Our technicians spray a cleaning agent on the surface and wipe it with a clean cloth. The cleaning agent is spayed in the form of mist and is ideal for surfaces that cannot tolerate saturation by soaps or detergents. Abrasive cleaning is also a method we sometimes employ. It involves the use of abrasive cleaning agents and pads to remove soot from walls and other surfaces. This method is not appropriate for delicate materials, which is why our techs most often use this technique to clean charred surfaces.
If you experience a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970. When possible, we can restore your home to its preloss condition and make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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Pathogens Make Flood Damage Dangerous In Delta

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

After your home floods, you and your family must find somewhere else to live until someone repairs the damages.

Pathogens Make Flood Damage Dangerous

After your home in Delta floods, you and your family must find somewhere else to live until someone repairs the damages. Your family cannot safely live in a flooded home, even after the water leaves and drains away. It can take days for the water to drain out of a home without a water extraction team to help speed things up and get the job done faster.

Residences in Delta that sustain flood damage and other problems during storms need extensive and skillful restoration work to get them back into the same condition they were in before the flooding happened. SERVPRO crews are always ready to help homeowners achieve this and have the required training and equipment.

Our crews attain certification with the IICRC after training in various hands-on environments that teach the application of restoration science. Our team members and technicians know exactly what your home needs to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

Flooded homes need experienced technicians to drain away the water, clean out debris, remove damaged materials, air everything out, and help the homeowners and their family in many other ways. Our understanding of the stresses and hardships experienced because of a flood's occurrence can help keep things in perspective while letting you know that you are not alone in the reclaiming of your home and life.

SERVPRO removes any and all debris after draining the remaining water out but before we begin airing your residence's interior out. Debris includes the finest silt to the garbage and plant matter that the floodwaters may have pushed into your home. These and other kinds of debris can retain pathogens that, until we eliminate them, can continually multiply and eventually make your family sick. After a flood, the air inside your home becomes much more humid than it was previously.

One of our goals at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is to help homeowners protect their property and their families. Flood damage can cause damage to both. Call us at (970) 240-6970 if you live in the Paonia, Cedaredge, or Crested Butte areas and we can help your family quickly recover from one of the most destructive forces of nature.

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A Small Kitchen Fire in Your Telluride Diner is Not as Disastrous as You May Think

6/16/2018 (Permalink)

Foodies Love SERVPRO's Fast Fire Damage Cleanup at Their Favorite Telluride Eatery

Prompt Response Time Can Mitigate Fire Damage in Commercial Kitchens 

An issue that no one running a business in the food service industry wants to deal with is fire damage. Closing your doors temporarily to fix the problem is a loss of valuable business. Without foot traffic, restaurants suffer and can even be forced to go out of business if they are unable to open quick enough. Fortunately, there is help nearby for when these sorts of situations arise.

The longer that the fire damage in your Telluride diner sits unaddressed, the more potential it has to have long-lasting effects. The soot and smoke that is left behind often attach themselves to whatever surfaces that they can reach. In a commercial kitchen, equipment like your stove, grill, dining dishes, prep area countertop, and shelving can all become covered in greasy soot after a small fire. The longer that this soot is left alone to its own devices, the more it has a chance to discolor your property. For example, any plastic cutting boards can become yellow over time; the longer the soot remains in place, the more prominent this color becomes.
It is essential to call for help as soon as the fire has been extinguished. The quicker a remediation team can arrive, the more likely it is that a successful remediation can occur. Here at SERVPRO, we make it a priority to get to you fast, no matter the time of day or night. If the fire happens in your kitchen during dinner service, SERVPRO can swiftly get to your property and work through the night to try and ensure that you can open again as soon as possible.
SERVPRO can bring advanced trade tools to your eatery to deal with the problems that fire damage causes. Working overnight allows us to bring tools like thermal foggers or even Ozone machines to deal with the malodor left behind. To clean the soot, we can use one of three methods to detach it from the various surfaces of your kitchen: lubricative, abrasive, or chemical cleaning techniques.
When a fire happens in your diner, do not delay. Reach out to SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride by calling (970) 240-6970. No matter the time, we can help.

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Better Understanding of Restoration for Flood Damages to Your Delta Home

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen very quickly during a storm. Have SERVPRO on speed dial to call afterward for great results.

SERVPRO Knows That Drying Out Your Property After Flooding is Key to a Successful Remediation

Among the plethora of risks and threats that your Delta home faces, flooding is not one that many area homeowners spend much time considering. Flash flooding is happening more readily than you might think, and preparing your home for this possibility can save you damages and expenses down the road. Additionally, many homes in the area weaken after harsh winters which compromise blockwork as the footer supporting your foundation flexes.

Regardless of the cause of the flooding to your home, the flood damages in Delta that ensue are familiar to any of these causes. Fortunately, as overwhelming as these effects might be, you are not going to have to face them alone. Our experienced professionals at SERVPRO get trained to deal with all manner of damage resulting from floods or pooling water in your residence and have the expertise and equipment to make short work of this considerable issue.

From the moment that our team arrives at your home, we get to work quickly on extracting the water. This process typically consists of a combination of equipment including (but not limited to) wet-vacs with extraction wands, portable pumps, and even truck-mounted pumps from our SERVPRO fleet when there is an excessive amount of water present in the affected areas.

One of the essential parts of our restoration process is ensuring that the area is thoroughly dry. For the most part, this step gets accomplished with the use of air movers and dehumidification equipment for open areas. Constricted areas and spaces unable to get dried successfully with air movers, specialized equipment gets used instead. For example, with the floor damages common to flooding, drying mats allow for penetration below the subflooring to ensure a completely dry area.

There is nothing quite as overwhelming as experiencing flood damages in your home. While they might be hard for the average homeowner to contend with, our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride restoration specialists can help you to overcome any obstacle you might face in returning your home to preloss conditions. Give us a call anytime you need us at (970) 240-6970.

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Why Mold Damage Happens to Gunnison Homes with Older Builds More Often

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

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Mold damage in Gunnison happens to older homes more often than to new builds, causing maintenance and upkeep costs to rise with time for local homeowners. Multiple factors contribute to this phenomenon, ranging from the materials that make up the structure to building layouts and amenities that may be at a disadvantage compared to modern standards. While we do take care of fungal colonies in all types of homes in the area, here are a few reasons why old construction makes up a significant portion of our work.

Better Materials
Most types of mold damage in Gunnison homes thrive on older materials. Fresh wood and other building materials are often better able to fight off fungal spores than are older, more well-worn materials. Decayed cells and microstructures within the wood, wallpaper, and other materials present easy targets for opportunistic spores, giving them a reliable food source to grow off of should water be present. Age is not the only factor, however: better-quality materials are less likely to experience these effects with age. Modern homes may have more rigorous quality standards than those that are decades old.

Excellent Growing Environments
Older homes often incorporate many more crawlspaces, thin surfaces, hollow regions, and other structural amenities that provide safe, secluded places for mold colonies to grow. When water finds its way into these areas for any reason, it can be easy for an upstart colony to form without the homeowner ever knowing there is a problem until it becomes too prominent to ignore. New homes are often better-lit and less naturally supportive of mold growth than older constructions.

Poor Maintenance
Many old homes are not maintained as well as newer ones. This may be due to the residents' inability to conduct routine checks and touch-ups, or even merely because problems may be harder to recognize. SERVPRO can help to evaluate your home for any maintenance issues or damages and start you down the path toward getting them fixed.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides mold damage restoration and remediation services to local homeowners in need. Contact us 24/7 at (970) 240-6970.

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A Damaged Roof Could Allow Flood Damages to Your Montrose Home

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Damage to your roof can allow water access to your attic and cause flooding in your home. Contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services.

SERVPRO Remediates Flooding Whether it Comes in From the Roof or the Basement

With the winters seemingly getting worse with each passing season, Montrose homeowners often have little idea how much they are asking of their roofs. With more substantial snowfall mounting upon these areas of your home, the weight can warp and distort supports and weaken exterior protection to produce vulnerable areas.
With spring setting in around your home, rain showers take the place of the substantial snowfall you saw. It is this type of precipitation that is going to show you every compromised part of your roof after the winter, as it is going to allow this rainfall into your home. If the damage was enough, your home could be looking at flood damages in Montrose with some of the severe weather systems rolling through the area.
When your attic experiences flooding, you might not even realize it unless this is a finished part of your home. You start to see signs of the damage when it makes its way through the ceiling of the floors directly below the affected area. By this point, the damage is likely widespread, and your home is in serious need of professional restoration services like what our SERVPRO team can provide.
While our team works quickly to help prevent further damages, the best way that we know to do this is to block off the vulnerable areas of your roof that allowed exposure in the first place. Then we can set our sights on tasks like extraction, which can remove any pooled water from the area to help our SERVPRO professionals inspect structural components for damages.
In the cases where flooding has occurred without your immediate knowledge, you are often looking at the need for reconstruction of individual components like flooring and drywall. These areas require controlled demolition from our experienced technicians, which removes only the areas that are too damaged to get salvaged. This process prepares the area for reconstruction from a residential construction contractor to follow our restoration process.
You might not always be aware of an issue with your roof until it has turned into a traumatic situation. You can always trust SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to be there when you need us to help you clean up the mess and set things back to the way they used to be. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by calling (970) 240-6970.

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The Likelihood of Mold Damage in Your Delta Attic

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Once the integrity of your roof is compromised, moisture can get in feeding existing mold spores. Before the infestation spreads, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Thoroughly Investigate the Cause of Mold Damage in Your Attic

Most homeowners do not fully understand how mold develops in their homes and therefore, do not know the appropriate means of combatting this damage to their property. While several sources could provide the moisture required for mold to develop in your Delta residence, the only other necessary components are organic materials to seat the colonies and warmer temperatures. These conditions are part of the reason why so many homeowners end up experiencing mold growth in the attics of their houses.
Regardless of the season, your house’s attic is always going to be one of the warmest areas. From the general lack of circulation during the warmer months to the heat rising from forced air systems during the dead of winter, your attic is an ideal climate to facilitate mold growth. Mold damage in Delta is most likely to occur when your home has suffered some form of roof damage, weakening, or merely having a roof that has outlived its effectiveness.
Once mold starts to grow in this area, it is not hard for it to spread quickly around the organic surfaces available in the area. This reality makes it critical to check your attic space on a regular basis for possible fungal growth. If you do see something, trust in the IICRC certified mold remediation specialists of SERVPRO to help you set things right. Attempting to remove this growth on your own can introduce you to the health effects attributed to mold exposure, so it is best to get left to professionals.
Locating the damage to your roof which allowed the moisture to enter this area is a critical component of the remediation process. This discovery allows you to get the appropriate residential contractor and repair the damage before further moisture enters the area following the remediation process. Until the roof can get repaired, it is recommended to continue dehumidification efforts on your own.
Mold damage might be common to attics with weakened or compromised roofs, but that does not mean that it is something you should allow to grow and thrive in your home. Trust in the experience and professionalism of SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to help you remediate this problem as soon as you can. Give us a call today at (970) 240-6970.

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How Do Professionals Eliminate Odors After Fire Damage to Your Delta Bakery?

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

For Great Aromas in Your Delta Bakery Rely on SERVPRO to Remove Fire-Related Odors

Keep the Fresh-Baked Aromas without the Odors--Call SERVPRO

Fire damage is devastating for any business, but if it occurs in your bakery, the odor alone can be a huge problem. The smell of burnt wood and plastic can linger on in your establishment, and if it is not promptly and efficiently removed, it can cause havoc. Not only do you stand a chance to lose a ton of business during the restoration process, but you also might have to deal with customer dissatisfaction if the odor is not eliminated.

Thankfully, the IICRC certified professionals at SERVPRO can help you combat odors after fire damage to your Delta bakery. We can use some of the latest odor eliminating equipment and a proven strategy to combat odors in the least possible time. Here are a few examples of odor eliminating equipment that we can use.

Pressure sprayer
One of the essentials when it comes to odor management after fire damage, the pressure sprayer is a small hand-held tool used to dispense deodorants. These are used to deodorize the surfaces that are easy to reach. Since direct spraying can wet the surfaces, this instrument is usually not used where discoloration is likely. It is an excellent technique for a bakery where there are a lot of table-tops and counters that need to be deodorized.

Ozone machine
As the name suggests, this machine generates ozone gas, an unstable form of oxygen --O3--that can eliminate the odor-causing molecules. Ozone combines chemically with many odor-causing molecules thereby changing their chemical composition. Once they are ‘oxidized' by ozone, the molecules lose their odor. As ozone is not suitable for breathing, all people, animals, and pets must be evacuated from the premises while doing this treatment. The ozone typically dissipates within an hour of usage.

Air scrubbers
An air scrubber is a piece of equipment that physically eliminates odor-causing particles from the air. It works on the principle of HEPA filtration and can trap odor-causing particles as small as 0.3 microns. There is also a series of activated charcoal and potassium permanganate filters that also eliminate odors.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose/ Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to learn more about fire damage restoration and odor elimination.

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Learn to Prevent and Mitigate Water Damage in Crested Butte

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home can make your space feel uninhabitable. Contact SERVPRO and we'll change that for the better.

SERVPRO Technicians Use the Latest Water Detection Equipment for Water Damage Remediation in Your Home

There are several sources which can lead to water damage in your home or commercial property. They can be weather-related or when your plumbing or appliances are faulty. Despite the source of the moisture, one thing is clear - such an experience can disrupt your life and lead to loss of valuables. We are here to let you know the steps you should take to prevent and address such an in incident as a Crested Butte resident.
While our SERVPRO technicians can visually inspect your property for water damage in Crested Butte, sometimes we use thermal imaging cameras and acoustic leak detectors to make the inspection work more manageable. As a precaution measure, if you notice a significant increase in your water bill, there are chances that a leak exists, and working with an expert can help you eliminate such a cause.
Usually, pipes in basements, attics and any other exposed areas are insulated to prevent them from freezing. However, if it happens that there is a leak, and the insulation is wet, it is time to detach the padding and extract the water. Our SERVPRO team uses portable extractors when removing the water from areas with limited space; otherwise, we use truck-mounted pumps when space is big enough.
Another technique we use to remove the water is dehumidification. Our SERVPRO technicians use this method once the physical extraction process is complete and heaters/air movers have been put in place to evaporate the water. The work of dehumidifiers is to remove the additional moisture that evaporates from surfaces to the air.
Our team performs deodorization to deal with any unpleasant smells in the area. By using thermal foggers, we can dispense agents into the target locations. Sometimes the deodorants we use are flammable, so we turn off any sources of ignition or pilot lights.
At SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, storm, mold or water related. Call us at (970) 240-6970 if you need trusted services from an industry leader.
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Cleaning Flood Damage in Your Crested Butte Home

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Be Prepared for Flooding in Crested Butte, Then Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Water Removal and Disinfecting Are Two Key Components to Restoration After Flooding

Consistent, heavy, and prolonged rainfall, together with overflowing rivers and other channels, are one of the main reasons for flooding in the Crested Butte area. As rainwater fills the river streams, the water speeds out on the floodplain or the land adjacent to the river, causing flooding. After heavy rainfall, massive flooding is also affected by particular factors like shallow and steep river channels, concrete drainage basins and lack of vegetation.
When the floodwaters reach your home in Crested Butte, you should act fast to get your home restored, or you could sustain further flood damage. Hopefully, you prepared your structure to help prevent water intrusion. As soon as it is safe, you need to call in our professional staff at SERVPRO for help. We are an experienced flood damage remediation company, and we know just how to restore your house as quickly as possible so you can get your home back.
We do a thorough inspection when we arrive at your home, even as we begin water extraction. During this step, we remove as much water as possible with industrial grade equipment such as truck-mounted pumps. We do this as swiftly as possible to minimize additional damage to your property.
After the visible water is removed, SERVPRO staff remove any parts of the building materials which need replacing. Elements that frequently need this partial demolition include drywall, carpeting, and insulation. If they are ruined, getting them out fast allows your home to dry more thoroughly, faster. With air-movers and dehumidifiers, we proceed with the drying process. Moisture meters and infrared cameras are also used to determine if there is any hidden water inside flooring or walls cavities.  
When everything is dry again, which may take several days up to weeks, we clean and disinfect all the affected areas to prevent mold growth. Renovation and remodeling is the last step to restoring your home back to the way it was. We work alongside professional contractors to get this part of the job done when major reconstruction is needed.
SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride understands the need for you to have your home in Paonia, Ouray, or Cedaredge fully restore back to its preloss condition. We work hard to achieve this when you give us a call at (970) 240-6970 after flood damage.

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Basement Mold and Mold Damage in Your Delta Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

When your basement floods, mold colonies can begin to form and need to be remediated immediately.

Call on the Professionals at SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Damage and Prevent Future Mold Growth

If you have ever dealt with your basement in Delta flooding, you know that pumping the water out is just the beginning. The lingering effects of the moisture can result in mold growth, which can cause health effects for you and your family. Even with just an inch of water, there is enough humidity present to allow mold spores to attach to surfaces and start growing. Mold can grow on just about anything indoors including carpeting and drywall.

A wet basement can quickly spell trouble for your Delta home, even if you can get the water out. Without it being completely dry, or not in enough time, you are going to be dealing with mold and mold damage. Mold growth starts fast – within 24 to 48 hours, so you need to act quickly. If mold still gets a chance to grow, our SERVPRO technicians are the answer to your problem. We can do a thorough job cleaning up the mess and even help dry your basement out again.

Mold starts life as a tiny spore which functions as a seed but is smaller and more straightforward. A mass of mold spores can have thousands at once, but still be smaller than a pinhead. If something disturbs the mass, thousands of spores are set free into the air, where they are carried off. They remain in the air until gravity causes them to settle. All they need to lift off and stay aloft is a very gentle air movement.

At SERVPRO, we understand this, which is why we are careful to contain the area of mold, so it does not spread to areas which were not affected. It is also why we wear protective gear when cleaning mold growth from your home.

Sometimes during mold remediation, we need to remove porous materials such as drywall, insulation, fabrics, or carpeting that have extensive mold growth. Non-porous surfaces may be cleaned by HEPA vacuuming if it is dry, or by damp wiping with a detergent solution if the mold is growing in a layer of soils.

Once the mold has been carefully removed, we ensure to dry the area as well, so the mold growth does not return.

At SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, we take any mold growth in your home in Gunnison, Ouray, or Paonia seriously. When you reach out to us at (970) 240-6970, you can rest assured that your mold problem is going to be history.

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How Do Professionals Get the Contents Cleaned After Fire Damage to Your Delta Home?

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

For Delta Property Cleanup After Fire and Smoke Damage--Call Us at SERVPRO

SERVPRO Uses the Latest Techniques and Products to Mitigate the Damages from Smoke and Fire

The smoke and soot after a fire can leave the contents of your fire-damaged home in a total mess. If the residue after a fire is not promptly cleaned, it can lead to permanent damage to surfaces including the walls, ceilings, and floors as well.

Luckily, here at SERVPRO, our IICRC certified professionals employ some of the most advanced cleaning methods to restore the damage to your Delta home after a fire. Here are some of the techniques that the professionals can use to clean up after a fire incidence.

Dry cleaning
If the residue is dry and non-grease based, dry cleaning is perhaps one of the best methods to clean it up. It is usually the first step in cleaning the damage after a fire incidence. Feather dusters and dusting cloths are often used in this method. The professionals can also use vacuuming to remove any loose debris from surfaces during this procedure. This helps to prevent smearing and staining.

Wet cleaning
It is a more aggressive cleaning technique that involves the use of water with or without detergent. SERVPRO Technicians can use this method to clean moderate to the heavy residue. The method is also useful for grease-based soot as well using proprietary cleaning agents.

Spray and wipe
As the name suggests, this technique involves the spraying of a cleaning agent and wiping it down with a piece of cloth. As the cleaning agent is spayed in the form of missed, the restorer has more control over the amount of the cleaning agent when employing this method. Spray and wipe is an excellent method for services surfaces that cannot be saturated by a cleaning agent.

Foam cleaning
In this method, a cleaning foam is used to clean the surfaces. The technique is most commonly used to clean upholstery and fabric that can be damaged by other cleaning agents. Phone cleaning is best if the residue is light and the material is delicate. This is almost a moisture-free method for cleaning.

Abrasive cleaning
This method involves the use of an abrasive agent to clean the surfaces. It is not suitable for the delicate material. The abrasive pads can cause damage to the surfaces if not correctly used. In the case of charred attics, a soda or ice-blasting can be utilized to minimize time and mess.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose/ Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to speak to our fire damage restoration experts.

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Understanding the Factors Affecting Drying After Water Damage to Your Delta Property

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Whether water damage comes from inside or outside of your home, your best defense is to contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services.

SERVPRO Has Drying Your Property After Water Damage Down to a Science

Drying a house and its contents after a water damage incident is crucial to minimize any long-term damage. Professional restoration experts use scientific knowledge of the drying process to create an environment that speeds up the process.

Various factors affect the rate of drying following water damage to your Delta home. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians control these factors by the use of drying equipment to speed up the process. Here are some of the factors that directly affect the rate of drying after water damage.

The temperature
It is perhaps the most critical of factors that affect the rate of drying. As hot air can hold more moisture compared to cold air, increasing temperature can speed up the drying process significantly. A room that is heated to 70 to 80 degrees can dry faster. That said, if the temperature is above 85 degrees, too rapid drying may cause too much moisture in the air, and it can cause secondary damage.

The amount of water to be removed  
The rate and efficiency of drying are directly dependent on the amount of water that needs to be removed. The higher the amount of water that needs to be removed, the longer it takes to dry a surface material. That said, water in the liquid form is quicker to remove with the help of extractors compared to the residual moisture. SERVPRO technicians can use both extractors and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process.

The relative humidity
The rate of drying also depends on the relative humidity (RH) of the air in contact with the surface to be dried. If the RH is over 60%, the rate of drying slows down significantly. Dehumidifiers can be used to remove the excess moisture from the air and reduce the RH to speed up the drying process.

Air movement  
Another factor that affects the rate of drying is the movement of the moisture-laden air. As the surface dries, the air close to it becomes saturated with moisture, slowing down the rate of drying. Air moving equipment can replace this moisture-laden air with drier air to speed up drying.

Controlling all these factors can create an ideal condition that allows for a faster drying minimizing the effects of water damage.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose/ Telluride at (970) 240-6970 to talk to one of our restoration experts today.

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Professional Water Removal Services Available For Your Storage Facility In Crested Butte

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

A leaky roof, lousy weather, and even plumbing problems can all have a drastic effect on your Crested Butte storage facility.

Professional Water Removal Services

A leaky roof, lousy weather, and even plumbing problems can all have a drastic effect on your Crested Butte storage facility. Any amount of water left on your property can eventually gain access to untreated building materials, internal walls, framing, flooring, and often makes its way into your storage areas where you keep essential business assets.

If you find yourself facing a water intrusion of any size in Crested Butte, contact us for professional water removal services designed to fit your situation. With access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, 24-hour emergency response teams, and a vast network of resources at our disposal, our experts can help you recover quickly, regardless of the severity of the situation you may face.

Sudden snowstorms may catch you off-guard, frozen or burst pipes are also a regular occurrence in our area, both of which can leave materials and assets in your storage facility exposed to harmful elements. SERVPRO can provide you with expertly trained technicians who can think outside of the box and provide you with solutions that you may not think of yourself to protect company assets and prevent disastrous situations from occurring.

SERVPRO technicians have access to a variety of water extraction, detection, and drying equipment that makes locating and eliminating hidden pockets of moisture easier. We have everything from small hand-held water extractors to sizable truck-mounted extraction units, which give us the ability to handle any size job imaginable. Our air moving equipment, dehumidifiers, hygrometers, and drying procedures help remove water faster, ensuring the security and integrity of your stored goods.

SERVPRO takes pride in answering every call with determination and decisive action. You can count on our crew at SERVPRO to provide you with the services necessary to help you recover quickly and efficiently after disaster strikes. However, we also have years of knowledge and experience available that can help you limit or avoid significant losses altogether and look forward to responding to your call for assistance.

Call our team at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride to schedule an initial inspection of your storage facility or to obtain professional water removal services, today (970) 240-6970.

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Proven Flood Damage Restoration Services For Delta Residents

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO should your property face a flooding disaster. Quick drying action is a key step for remediation.

SERVPRO Professionals Arrive Equipped to Rapidly Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Statistics show that most of the businesses that experience flood damage never regain their glory days after the disaster. There are chances that the owner did not know the right steps to take or there was a problem with the restoration. That is why it is crucial for Delta residents to know reliable options to minimize the damage and control the situation.

If you are an area resident and you happen to experience flood damage in Delta, usually your immediate priority is to dry the contents and mitigate the damage. When you fail to act fast, the presence of moisture may create conditions for growth of mold and possible health effects. However, how are you going to act fast when you do not have the right tools, and you are not an expert in the industry? That is why we advise you to work with an IICRC certified company like SERVPRO.

Immediately when our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your flooded property, one of the first things we do is to secure the area and turn off electrical circuits and other working appliances. We then proceed to identify the level of damage and analyze everything to settle on the most appropriate tools to use during the restoration.

Extracting the water is a critical procedure in the restoration process. Dependent on the flooded area, our team may decide to use truck mounted or portable extractors. We are careful when selecting the tools for water extraction and avoid aggressive extraction when it is likely to cause more damage. For instance, your carpet is considerably weak when wet, and it is likely to experience delamination if we handle it aggressively.

Rotting may occur when water comes into contact with some contents. That causes unpleasant smells that only disappear when neutralized. To tackle such a challenge, our SERVPRO technicians perform deodorization, and the agents may mask or neutralize the odor.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is experienced in handling storm, fire, mold and water damage disasters. Call us at (970) 240-6970 to learn more about our reliable restoration services.

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Finding Mold Damage Experts In Gunnison

1/9/2018 (Permalink)

Filters Help Trap Mold Spores Limiting Potential Damage in Gunnison

SERVPRO, the Team to Call for Mold Remediation

Everyone knows the pungent smell of mold. If you get fungi growing in your Gunnison home, you may also be able to see it. If mold is present in your house, it is due to some type of water damage situation. Fungi can grow in an area where there is a slow water leak or a previous leak that didn't get dry quick enough.
If at any time you suspect you may have had water sitting somewhere in your house, it is a good idea to call in Gunnison's mold damage specialists at SERVPRO. Often, the presence of a fungus can create a foul odor that may be difficult to remove out of some surfaces. Any water damage can cause structural damage to your house if it gets to the point where it starts rotting away your house's wooden studs. Mold can also cause health effects for some people.
All forms of mold originate from spores which are lightweight, microscopic seeds that travel via air circulation, clothes, pets, and many other means. Three conditions are required for the proliferation of these fungi. There must be an organic food source such as wood or paper; typically mold grows best under temperatures ranging from 68 to 85 degrees, and moisture. Lack of sunlight can also encourage mold patches to appear and expand as in basements and wall cavities.
When you call in a company like SERVPRO to mitigate your mold problems, there is a specific procedure their technicians must follow to mitigate the damage the right way. First, the restoration specialists must determine the source of the damage and isolate the area. Then a containment chamber must be set up around the affected area to prevent spores from spreading to other parts of the house. The contained area must then have a negative pressure fan or air scrubber to suck air into a HEPA filter. Of course, less strident protocols may be in force for small, isolated areas of mold infestations.
After the containment chamber is set up, the next step is to remove the contaminated objects. At times the surface of a wall or other item can be the affected area. The mold then must be sanded or scrubbed off and sucked up into a HEPA vacuum. Then the spores must be removed by damp wiping or HEPA vacuuming. After the visible mold is removed, our AMRT (applied microbial remediation technicians) treat the exposed area with an antifungal product. Lastly, the moisture content needs to be restored back to a safe level to prevent future mold growth.
It is essential that when anyone deals with mold, they leave it to the professionals. To find out how we can help you with your mold situation, contact SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for help 24/7

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Get Professional Water Removal Services for Your Delta Area Home Today

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Gutter maintenance is key to protecting your home from damage. If you have water that comes into your house, contact SERVPRO for drying services.

Our Experienced Team is Standing by Ready to Remediate Your Water Damage Emergency

There are several ways for water to enter your Delta home, especially with the type of weather we experience, changing from heat to rain and back to snow at the blink of an eye. The next few months are essential for protecting your investment against changes that can cause severe problems.

Living in the area makes having a qualified water removal company in Delta on speed dial essential. You never know when a backup, overflow, or faulty appliance can cause problems, so it is best to take a proactive approach. A sudden snowstorm may develop before you have a chance to clean your gutters, causing water to overflow into unprotected areas of your roof and attic.  

The point is that anything can happen and professional water removal services are your best chance at a speedy, efficient recovery. SERVPRO has technicians available 24/7, 365, year-round, we make ourselves available whenever you need us and work hard to help you protect your home. Every member of our team receives full IICRC-industry certification for performing cleanup and restoration services before stepping foot into your home.  

SERVPRO takes providing emergency services to fellow members of our community very seriously, following specific guidelines developed to ensure you get the support you need. We have access to water extraction and drying equipment of all shapes and sizes, allowing us to find and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture wherever they may be.

There is no such thing as too big, or too small of a job. Our technicians have the experience, training, and resources available to tackle anything that comes our way. SERVPRO technicians take the time to help you understand what happened and why, clearly outlining each step of our water removal process, and keeping you informed about any situations that may develop.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for full-service solutions to many emergency situations that can occur on your property. We are locally owned and operated, finding solutions to problems throughout the area, servicing Gunnison and Cedaredge as well. Think of it as calling a friend for help; we are ready to assist with getting water out of your home as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call today. (970) 240-6970

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Guarding Against Flooding Damage From Heavy Rains in Telluride

9/2/2017 (Permalink)

Avert Telluride Home Flooding, Keep Drains and Gutters Open--SERVPRO tip

SERVPRO Tips to Protect and Mitigate Damages Caused by Floods and Storms

Disasters are a part of life, and no matter where you live, everyone can be at risk of flooding from heavy rains. Changing weather patterns have been sending surprises to many who thought they were safe, so even if you live on high ground, it is in your best interests to take precautions to prevent flood damage while living in Telluride. Consider flood insurance if it is available and affordable.

Preventative measures against flooding and flood damage from rain in Telluride run from very expensive, to affordable, common sense precautions. If you reside in a flood prone area, you may consider raising the level of your home. It can be pricey to raise a home that is pre-existing. However, it does get it above flood level. Typically, this is not a practicle solution is utilized for specific structures like historic homes. If that is not in your budget, think about covering the exterior walls with a sealant which is waterproof. They apply like paint and are very commonly used on cinder block basement walls. It is an affordable and surprisingly effective project for most homeowners.
For times when the rains hit, and your home does become overwhelmed by flood waters, you need professionals, such as SERVPRO, to properly extract the water and restore your home back to order. Our technicians are trained exactly how to handle these situations in a timely fashion to avoid further damage.
Even more affordable and simpler, make sure you have appropriate rain gutters installed, and just as important, keep them clean. If you do not want to climb the ladder yourself, you can hire someone to do the job once or twice a year. It is a good investment to keep your gutters clear of debris which clogs them up, keeping rain water out of your house. Splash pads and downspouts increase the efficiency of gutters by channeling the flow of water even further away from the foundation.
Other precautions to take include grading your lot to keep water flowing away from your home, placing sandbags to divert the flow of water, and investing in a sump pump. Installing a backflow protection device is also a good idea, as it protects a potable water system from potential hazards.
Our SERVPRO technicians work fast in an emergency, so you do not have to worry. Our professional grade equipment helps us to get your home thoroughly dry again, and we salvage everything possible for you.
SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride is available to assist you anytime you have a flooding emergency. Residents of Telluride, Montrose, and Delta can reach us easily by dialing (970) 240-6970.

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Restoration after Commercial Fire Damage in a Crested Butte Gift Shop

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO immediately after fire damage in your gift shop. Our quick response will give you the best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle BOTH the Visible and Olfactory Signs of Damage

Fires happen all the time with many extinguished when discovered soon after they begin. Damage increases, of course, when a fire burns longer and spreads out in a widening area. Knowing what substances and materials burned is also critical to any restoration task.
Gift shops in Crested Butte that experience commercial fire damage often have difficult-to-replace seasonal stock. Our technicians are IICRC-certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and understand the complexities involved in every aspect of restoring fire-damaged structures, interior furnishings, and inventory. From our initial assessment, we answer questions and inform our customers about the processes and equipment needed to complete the job.
Cleaning inventory items so they are restored to a saleable condition, removing grime and soot from all surfaces, replacing charred and blackened materials, and eliminating errant soot particles from the air happens during many jobs involving businesses impacted by a fire. Soot can be visible in large amounts, but it slowly disintegrates over time. As it does this, odors become more pronounced. Just like visible fire damage requires elimination for a building to look “Like it never even happened,” elimination of foul odors must occur, also.
However, because fire damage normally leaves that distinct and offensive odor behind, customers might wonder what is causing the burned penetrating smell. Professionals with experience in mitigating fire damage know that odors from burned items are gauged differently by each person.
While this might seem to make the task of complete restoration after any size fire next to impossible, for the qualified professional, odor elimination is part of fire damage restoration. We have the ability to measure how concentrated soot particles are in an area and work to reduce these to almost zero. In some locations in your shop, these may be isolated pockets that hold onto soot particles. We have other methods that can control these problem spots adequately.
Every business in our area is of particular significance to our community – both socially and economically. Restoring each one after a disaster such as fire damage is a task to which we are highly committed. Call us, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, at (970) 240-6970, for all of your restoration needs, 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Water Damage Restoration In Montrose

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Save Money After a Bathroom Leak and Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage

Montrose Bathrooms Require a Stringent Post Water Leak Inspection and Cleanup

Water is a most destructive force, more damaging to homes than any other. It does not matter how the water got inside your house or how extensive the problem appears at first glance. The quicker the water damage abatement, the more successful the restoration. SERVPRO responds fast and prepared to do the tasks necessary to return your home to preloss condition.
The extent of water damage to your Montrose home after a toilet leak surprises you. Replacing the seal stops the water seeping around the base and on your bathroom floor, but the plumber suggests a call to a restoration company is the next step. We take the time to evaluate the bathroom itself and all areas where water migrated, ensuring no lingering water issues continue to threaten your house. We apply antimicrobial agents as a precaution against gray or black contaminated water or remaining debris.
When the SERVPRO team arrives, we take moisture readings in all areas around the initial leak. The water often pools up in hard to access areas between walls and under the subfloor. Water follows pipes and electrical lines, causing the damage to surface many feet or yards away from where the homeowner expects. Without a plan to find and remove that hidden water and dry out the wooden framing, drywall, and ceilings secondary water damage is probable. This can include deterioration of building materials, with crumbling of sheetrock, bubbling and peeling of paint, and dry rot.
Water that remains unabated for more than 24 to 48 hours puts your home at risk of mold growth. Avoiding mold is preferable to remediating it, so we work hard to start drying all affected areas. We extract any hidden water, using flexible tubing after cutting access holes or carefully punching through a bowed ceiling to release moisture. Then our crew positions air movers to dry out the structure. Dehumidifiers add to the effort, and all the while our trained technicians monitor moisture levels using state of the art probes and scanning techniques.
In the bathroom the crew extracts any water remaining around the toilet and examines the flooring, possibly pulling up a few tiles to verify the subfloor is drying out. We use air movers and dehumidifiers in the bathroom as well. When moisture falls to acceptable levels we make repairs to any areas we disturbed in our water search, ensuring everything looks “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is your partner to restore water damage after the plumber leaves. Call (970) 240-6970 immediately after you know water is the culprit in any damage you notice in your home.

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Kitchen Fire

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Unfortunate kitchen fire in Delta, CO

While hurrying to get to church on Sunday, a resident of Delta, CO left a pan on the stove.  It took literally two hours for this to happen.  The damage was so extensive that there are smoke lines extending to all adjacent rooms.  SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride remediate all of the kitchen and cleaned out all rooms that where affected.  The owner was overwhelmed with all that had happened.  She stated "this is an extensive unfortunate event, thank you for putting me in order".

Vapor Barrier Lining

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Vapor Barrier Lining for Crawlspace

A homeowner in Montrose called about her crawlspace being moldy and musty after spending $10,000 to have it mediated.  She then called SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride to remediate the crawlspace stating that it was still musty and dank with mold.  It took about 11 days for SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride to get all the job of testing and laying vapor barrier that was right for her specific crawlspace, but the job was done right and will last her a lifetime.

Whitey's Home and Garden Expo 2017

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at the Whitey's Home and Garden Expo 2017

Thank you to all that came to see the SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride booth at the Whitey's Home and Garden Expo in Friendship Hall.  We would like to congratulate all the winners of our raffle drawings.  We can't wait to see everyone at next year's expo.

The Montrose Daily Press meeting press time

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Standing water in the Montrose Daily Press printing warehouse

A broken fire hydrant caused the Montrose Daily Press printing warehouse to flood.  The Press called SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at 11am, stating they had press time at 3pm.  The Crew of SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride arrived within twenty minutes and got to work right away to clear all the water and damages.  The quick response and the experience of the crew helped the Montrose Daily Press meet press time. 

We are "ready for whatever happens"

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

snow mobile ride in to a residence in Arrowhead, CO

A residence in Arrowhead, CO sustained water damage, however due to the heavy snow, all access roads surrounding the property were closed.  To get to the property, the SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride team rode in on snow mobiles.  To say that they enjoyed the ride would be an understatement, but this is what we will do to get the job done.  Our team will do whatever it takes to get you back to your daily routine.  Know that when you call us, we will be there for you.

Christmas Fire Prevention

12/7/2016 (Permalink)

Have a safe Holiday Season!

The Holidays are upon us.  Twinkling light are everywhere and beautiful to see, especially on the Christmas tree.  We at SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride wants you to have a blessed holiday season without the heartache and headache of a fire.  Therefore, we've put together a few simple safety tips on Christmas tree fire prevention.

1. If using fresh trees, make sure to fill base with water daily.  Fresh trees are less like catch fire.

2. Before stringing lights, check for fray or exposed wires and replace if necessary.

3. Keep trees from all heat source, ie: fire places, heating vents, candles or high wattage lights.

4. Lastly, turn off all lights when going to bed.

Weather's Changing!

11/17/2016 (Permalink)

Low visibilty in Cimarron, Montrose County.

We've been spoiled with the beautiful weather here on Western Slopes of CO!  However, today's forecast brought high winds, rain and some snow showers.  Snow tires are required in higher elevations.  PLEASE DRIVE SAFE AND BE CAREFUL!

Restoration Sciences Acadamy

10/12/2016 (Permalink)

In an effort to better serve the community employees and owner of SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride have recently completed the following certifications. Tom Miller the owner, went to Denver, Co last week and completed Fire Restoration from Restoration Science Academy and Odor Control from Restoration Science Academy.

Matt Davidson went to Phoenix, Arizona for one week. He received the IICRC certification in Applied Structural Drying.   

Fall is in the Air

9/28/2016 (Permalink)

By the way the theme is Tim Burton!!!!

Fall is in the air and do you know what that means? HALLOWEEN!! 32 more days until SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride has a big Halloween party! Yes, all the employees and their family members will be there but if you have any type of water damage or fire damage to your home or business SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride will be there for you because we are a 24/7 emergency response business. If your house was to sustain fire or smoke feel free to call us at anytime of Halloween night because we will be there as soon as possible! If you have a big bowl of punch and someone spilt it all over the carpet then go ahead and call at (970)240-6970 and will come with all of our equipment to clean the mess up!!  

Restoring Your Montrose/Telluride Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Montrose/Telluride  commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

When Storms or Floods hit Montrose/Telluride SERVPRO is ready

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Montrose/Telluride, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today(970) 240-6970

Mold Inspection

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride has been called to do a mold inspection.

SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride has been called to do a mold inspection.

If you feel the need for a mold inspection at your home or business call SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride at (970)240-6970

Does your Montrose/Telluride Home Have a Mold Problem?

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (970)240-6970

Swamp Cooler Season

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Yikes! Summer is already here in a hurry. It just seemed like yesterday when we were still worrying about freezing on the Western Slope. If you havent turned on your swamp cooler yet, you better hurry, the hundred degree weather is right around the corner. Here are some helpful hints when preparing your swamp cooler:

1) Check For Leaks- It can happen so fast! Water Damage from a Swamp Cooler Leak can be devastating!

2) Clear the debris- Fall leaves, grass, and dirt can build up in your pan and on your filters. Regularly check and clean, they can make a huge difference!

3) Double Check all your work- Once you successfully install and have your swamp cooler functioning properly, double check to make sure there are no leaks in the pan and the water supply line.

We all love the cool moist air of evaporitive cooling, but the effects of a water loss can be devastating. Please make sure you regularly check your swamp coolers. If you experience any issues resulting in water damage, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO Montrose/Telluride at (970)240-6970, we cannot wait to show you what "Like it never even happened" means.


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