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Flood Damage Recovery for Montrose Residents in an Emergency

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded living room Don't let flood water wreak havoc in your home. We can help, Give us a call at (970) 240-6970.

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

Flood Damage Montrose

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 performing emergency restoration within just four hours of your notification of loss. 

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) 240-6970 now.

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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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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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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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Your Delta Home Can Be Restored By Our Flood Damage Professionals

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

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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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SERVPRO Takes Immediate Action In Your Delta Home After A Flood

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

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

Being Prepared for Flood Damage to Your Home in Delta

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. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drying Floors And Walls In A Flood Damage Situation In Delta

11/4/2017 (Permalink)

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 cabinetry, 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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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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Types of Flooding to be Aware of in Telluride

8/6/2017 (Permalink)

In Telluride, Don't Get Trapped in Your Car During Flood Conditions--SERVPRO Public Message

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, it is frozen, or the soil is already saturated to capacity, problems arise. Land surfaces that do not allow for percolation of storm water often result in flooding; some can also be flash floodings.
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 over land nearby, posing a storm induced 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 areas, 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 water has affected your home. As experts in flood damage remediation, we move fast to get to your home and create a plan for remediation. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Flash floods, on the other hand, can build up within six hours of the events which started them. Extremely dangerous, this fast-moving water can move heavy rocks and debris. Quite often, especially in hilly or mountainous areas,  cars can be swept along with the strong currents.
In colder weather, ice jam flooding occurs when heavy precipitation causes chunks of ice to push together and make a dam. Behind this water piles up and spills over the plains close to it. The wall of ice eventually breaks, leaving fast-moving water rushing downstream a lot like a conventional flash flood. The ice chunks in the water can increase damage to structures.
Any flooding can create much damage in 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.

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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.

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