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

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Employee washing dishes SERVPRO Advises to Keep Drains Free-Flowing to Prevent Water Damage to Delta Restaurants.

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 establishment for cleanup and remediation. A closed restaurant in Delta 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 Delta 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.

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 Crested Butte, Hotchkiss, Delta, Ridgway and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stopping Commercial Water Damage In Ouray

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Our goal is to keep the downtime to a minimum and reopen the doors to customers as soon as possible.

Commercial Water Damage

Ouray city officials like to call their town the ‘Switzerland of America,' and it is a good description. Skiers, mountain climbers, and other sports enthusiasts visit in the thousands each year, and a few swear it is the only place they want to rest and recreate in Colorado. It is why tourism is so important to many residents.

When commercial water damage strikes an Ouray business, SERVPRO moves quickly. Our goal is to keep the downtime to a minimum and reopen the doors to customers as soon as possible. It is important year-round, but especially to a ski rental shop in the middle of snow season.

Most commercial flooding 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.

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 businesses the size of most ski shops. 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 continuing 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.

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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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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. 

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.