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We Act Fast In Delta After A Water Loss

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water Cleanup In Delta Can Require The Demolition Of Unsalvageable Materials

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

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

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

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

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

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Call Us So Our Trained Professionals Can Restore Your Delta Home

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fight Water Damage in Your Delta Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

How We Dry Wall Cavities After Damage in Delta Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why Quick Water Damage Restoration Of Your Delta Home Is Critical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Advanced Equipment Can Save Your Water Damaged Delta Residence

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We Can Save Your Water Damaged Montrose Vacation Home!

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

Mold growth
• Warping
• Cupping
• Wood rot

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

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

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

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

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Since mold can grow in as little as 72 hours, controlling humidity is essential to making sure secondary damages are kept to a minimum.

Protecting Your Home From Microbes During Water Cleanup In Montrose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

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

Restoring Water-Damaged Hardwood in Montrose Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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Call SERVPRO For All Your Ouray Water Damage Restoration Needs

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Water Damage in Ouray

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

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

Saving Your Belongings After a Water Damage in Ouray

Water damage from a broken pipe, plumbing issue, or problems with the laundry can be a significant hazard for your residential establishment. When water seeps through your walls and carpets, they are here to stay. They can cause odor, the growth of microorganisms, and destroyed the structural foundation of your home at the same time. The most painful part is replacing or repairing your belongings after the water damage.
 
Water damage in Ouray can be a costly situation. The most common question that people often have is how do I save my belongings? The first thing to do is to determine what type of damage that you have on your hands. You want to check whether the water that caused this problem is clean or not. If you are dealing with fresh water, then there is a considerable chance that your belongings are salvageable. However, contaminated water can be an issue, and it might be a good idea to get rid of it to avoid potential health problems. You might also want to check how long the items have been wet. The longer an object sits in the water, the more it has been penetrated. That means it might be hard to save. The final factor is to determine whether the item is porous or nonporous. A porous material such as paper, fabric, and wood tends to absorb and retain water very well. This mechanism might make them susceptible to bacteria growth, but that does not mean that you have to get rid of them.
 
Luckily, with SERVPRO technician, we might be able to restore your belongings. We can inspect the item and determine what type of cleaning methods to use to save it. We have a variety of cleaning techniques such as dry cleaning which can clean dry residual. Wet cleaning can help remove moderate to heavy residual. Spray and wipe is efficient for items that can't deal with wet cleaning. Foam cleaning is often for fabric material that can shrink or bleed from moisture. Abrasive cleaning involves irritating the surface that is being clean. The last one is immersion cleaning where we place your items into a combination of cleaning product in a bath. Whatever the case is, the SERVPRO technician can help save your stuff through a variety of advanced techniques.
 
If you are interested in salvaging your belongings after water damage, then give SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride a call at (970) 240-6970 for a consultation with our skilled technicians.

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

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Water Damage Technicians in Delta Talk About Electrical Hazards

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Electricity and Water Can Be A Lethal Combination--Call SERVPRO for Water Removal in Delta

SERVPRO Proceeds with Caution When Electricity May Be a Factor in Water Removal at Your Delta Property

Whenever water leaks from an appliance or water pipe and gets into the living area of your Delta residence, possible safety hazards can exist. Water can saturate items and force them to lose their structural integrity and fall apart. For example, if your ceiling gets saturated the tiles or drywall can lose strength and fall creating risks to the safety of the building's occupants. Excessive moisture can also create electrical hazards that can make the work area dangerous.
 
Everyone knows that water and electricity is not a safe combination. This why during any water damage in Delta our SERVPRO technicians inspect the damaged area and see if anywhere that has electrical wires got affected. If the leak happened on the second-floor water may get into the first floor's ceiling where wiring runs. If water got into your house's attic, then wires could also get wet.
 
When water meets electrical wires or appliances, it can be disastrous because water conducts electricity. Having current running through water inside a building can create hazards for both our SERVPRO crew and you and your family. Our IICRC certified crew is trained to look for these hazards during the initial inspection. If we find any problems that propose a potential risk, we figure out how to mitigate the issue before any work begins.
 
The first step to any restoration project is to make your home safe for everyone throughout the work process. For example, say we walk into your house and see a light fixture filled with water and the light bulb is still working. If a light fixture is full, it could short out and run current through the water and be dangerous for people walking into the room. Electrocution is also the number one cause of fatalities for firefighters.
 
During this scenario, we first go to the power distribution box inside your home and make sure it did not get wet as well. If it is safe to touch, we shut the power off to the whole house. Once we figure out which areas were affected, we can then turn power on to unaffected parts of the home and shut off the breakers to the areas of your house that got wet.
 
If we are confident that we fixed the electrical issue, then we can begin work and warn you not to turn the power on in affected rooms. If the problem with wet electrical wiring is severe or complicated, then we can call in a certified electrician to fix the problem. If you ever notice water near electricity in your home, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 24/7.

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Accidents Can Cause Water Damage To Your Delta Home

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

Accidents Can Cause Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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Learn to Prevent and Mitigate Water Damage in Crested Butte

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home can make your space feel uninhabitable. Contact SERVPRO and we'll change that for the better.

SERVPRO Technicians Use the Latest Water Detection Equipment for Water Damage Remediation in Your Home

There are several sources which can lead to water damage in your home or commercial property. They can be weather-related or when your plumbing or appliances are faulty. Despite the source of the moisture, one thing is clear - such an experience can disrupt your life and lead to loss of valuables. We are here to let you know the steps you should take to prevent and address such an in incident as a Crested Butte resident.
 
While our SERVPRO technicians can visually inspect your property for water damage in Crested Butte, sometimes we use thermal imaging cameras and acoustic leak detectors to make the inspection work more manageable. As a precaution measure, if you notice a significant increase in your water bill, there are chances that a leak exists, and working with an expert can help you eliminate such a cause.
 
Usually, pipes in basements, attics and any other exposed areas are insulated to prevent them from freezing. However, if it happens that there is a leak, and the insulation is wet, it is time to detach the padding and extract the water. Our SERVPRO team uses portable extractors when removing the water from areas with limited space; otherwise, we use truck-mounted pumps when space is big enough.
 
Another technique we use to remove the water is dehumidification. Our SERVPRO technicians use this method once the physical extraction process is complete and heaters/air movers have been put in place to evaporate the water. The work of dehumidifiers is to remove the additional moisture that evaporates from surfaces to the air.
 
Our team performs deodorization to deal with any unpleasant smells in the area. By using thermal foggers, we can dispense agents into the target locations. Sometimes the deodorants we use are flammable, so we turn off any sources of ignition or pilot lights.
 
At SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is fire, storm, mold or water related. Call us at (970) 240-6970 if you need trusted services from an industry leader.
 
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Understanding the Factors Affecting Drying After Water Damage to Your Delta Property

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Whether water damage comes from inside or outside of your home, your best defense is to contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services.

SERVPRO Has Drying Your Property After Water Damage Down to a Science

Drying a house and its contents after a water damage incident is crucial to minimize any long-term damage. Professional restoration experts use scientific knowledge of the drying process to create an environment that speeds up the process.

Various factors affect the rate of drying following water damage to your Delta home. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians control these factors by the use of drying equipment to speed up the process. Here are some of the factors that directly affect the rate of drying after water damage.

The temperature
It is perhaps the most critical of factors that affect the rate of drying. As hot air can hold more moisture compared to cold air, increasing temperature can speed up the drying process significantly. A room that is heated to 70 to 80 degrees can dry faster. That said, if the temperature is above 85 degrees, too rapid drying may cause too much moisture in the air, and it can cause secondary damage.

The amount of water to be removed  
The rate and efficiency of drying are directly dependent on the amount of water that needs to be removed. The higher the amount of water that needs to be removed, the longer it takes to dry a surface material. That said, water in the liquid form is quicker to remove with the help of extractors compared to the residual moisture. SERVPRO technicians can use both extractors and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process.

The relative humidity
The rate of drying also depends on the relative humidity (RH) of the air in contact with the surface to be dried. If the RH is over 60%, the rate of drying slows down significantly. Dehumidifiers can be used to remove the excess moisture from the air and reduce the RH to speed up the drying process.

Air movement  
Another factor that affects the rate of drying is the movement of the moisture-laden air. As the surface dries, the air close to it becomes saturated with moisture, slowing down the rate of drying. Air moving equipment can replace this moisture-laden air with drier air to speed up drying.

Controlling all these factors can create an ideal condition that allows for a faster drying minimizing the effects of water damage.

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

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What Happens in the Hours After Your Water Damage Call for Your Crested Butte Property

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

For Water Extraction and Damage Mitigation in Crested Butte Give SERVPRO a Call

Crested Butte Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Rapid Water Extraction and Recovery

When you call SERVPRO with a report of water damage to your Crested Butte home, we typically respond within four hours of your first call to begin our work. These hours pass quickly for many callers, and some can be overwhelmed when our technicians set to work and immediately begin working against the clock to protect your home from further damage. If you would like to be prepared for our service in advance, here is a brief overview of what you can expect in those crucial hours.
 
Damage Mitigation
One of the reasons why SERVPRO consistently ranks among the nation's top restoration companies is our ability to mitigate as much cost as possible when your Crested Butte home suffers water damage. Our technicians are available 24/7 to respond to local calls for help, and when they arrive, they immediately search for any active sources of water and shut them off. Once we stop further damage from happening, we immediately begin to prepare for other steps in the restoration process.
     
Site Evaluation
Every call and situation is different, even if we have dealt with dozens of similar scenarios. SERVPRO inspectors move fast to inspect your home carefully and thoroughly for signs of further damage and begin to create a plan for restorations. They can help us to understand the situation better, recommend treatments, and identify hidden sources of the problem.
 
Water Removal
Whether it is a large flood or a small leak affecting your home, one of our first concerns is to get the water out as soon as possible. If we need to extract volumes of standing water, we use a combination of portable and truck-mounted extractors to pump it out fast. When the area is soaked and wet but not flooded, we can skip the extractors and move on straight to our air mover systems that create powerful wind currents in your home to remove any excess moisture from surfaces and materials. Dehumidifiers work in conjunction with the air movers to capture and remove the humidity from the interior air space.
 
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is a trusted local source of water damage restorations and repairs. Give us a call at (970) 240-6970.

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Get Professional Water Removal Services for Your Delta Area Home Today

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Gutter maintenance is key to protecting your home from damage. If you have water that comes into your house, contact SERVPRO for drying services.

Our Experienced Team is Standing by Ready to Remediate Your Water Damage Emergency

There are several ways for water to enter your Delta home, especially with the type of weather we experience, changing from heat to rain and back to snow at the blink of an eye. The next few months are essential for protecting your investment against changes that can cause severe problems.

Living in the area makes having a qualified water removal company in Delta on speed dial essential. You never know when a backup, overflow, or faulty appliance can cause problems, so it is best to take a proactive approach. A sudden snowstorm may develop before you have a chance to clean your gutters, causing water to overflow into unprotected areas of your roof and attic.  

The point is that anything can happen and professional water removal services are your best chance at a speedy, efficient recovery. SERVPRO has technicians available 24/7, 365, year-round, we make ourselves available whenever you need us and work hard to help you protect your home. Every member of our team receives full IICRC-industry certification for performing cleanup and restoration services before stepping foot into your home.  

SERVPRO takes providing emergency services to fellow members of our community very seriously, following specific guidelines developed to ensure you get the support you need. We have access to water extraction and drying equipment of all shapes and sizes, allowing us to find and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture wherever they may be.

There is no such thing as too big, or too small of a job. Our technicians have the experience, training, and resources available to tackle anything that comes our way. SERVPRO technicians take the time to help you understand what happened and why, clearly outlining each step of our water removal process, and keeping you informed about any situations that may develop.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for full-service solutions to many emergency situations that can occur on your property. We are locally owned and operated, finding solutions to problems throughout the area, servicing Gunnison and Cedaredge as well. Think of it as calling a friend for help; we are ready to assist with getting water out of your home as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call today. (970) 240-6970

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Water Damage Restoration In Montrose

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Save Money After a Bathroom Leak and Call SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage

Montrose Bathrooms Require a Stringent Post Water Leak Inspection and Cleanup

Water is a most destructive force, more damaging to homes than any other. It does not matter how the water got inside your house or how extensive the problem appears at first glance. The quicker the water damage abatement, the more successful the restoration. SERVPRO responds fast and prepared to do the tasks necessary to return your home to preloss condition.
 
The extent of water damage to your Montrose home after a toilet leak surprises you. Replacing the seal stops the water seeping around the base and on your bathroom floor, but the plumber suggests a call to a restoration company is the next step. We take the time to evaluate the bathroom itself and all areas where water migrated, ensuring no lingering water issues continue to threaten your house. We apply antimicrobial agents as a precaution against gray or black contaminated water or remaining debris.
 
When the SERVPRO team arrives, we take moisture readings in all areas around the initial leak. The water often pools up in hard to access areas between walls and under the subfloor. Water follows pipes and electrical lines, causing the damage to surface many feet or yards away from where the homeowner expects. Without a plan to find and remove that hidden water and dry out the wooden framing, drywall, and ceilings secondary water damage is probable. This can include deterioration of building materials, with crumbling of sheetrock, bubbling and peeling of paint, and dry rot.
 
Water that remains unabated for more than 24 to 48 hours puts your home at risk of mold growth. Avoiding mold is preferable to remediating it, so we work hard to start drying all affected areas. We extract any hidden water, using flexible tubing after cutting access holes or carefully punching through a bowed ceiling to release moisture. Then our crew positions air movers to dry out the structure. Dehumidifiers add to the effort, and all the while our trained technicians monitor moisture levels using state of the art probes and scanning techniques.
 
In the bathroom the crew extracts any water remaining around the toilet and examines the flooring, possibly pulling up a few tiles to verify the subfloor is drying out. We use air movers and dehumidifiers in the bathroom as well. When moisture falls to acceptable levels we make repairs to any areas we disturbed in our water search, ensuring everything looks “Like it never even happened.”
 
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is your partner to restore water damage after the plumber leaves. Call (970) 240-6970 immediately after you know water is the culprit in any damage you notice in your home.

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Swamp Cooler Season

6/17/2016 (Permalink)

Yikes! Summer is already here in a hurry. It just seemed like yesterday when we were still worrying about freezing on the Western Slope. If you havent turned on your swamp cooler yet, you better hurry, the hundred degree weather is right around the corner. Here are some helpful hints when preparing your swamp cooler:

1) Check For Leaks- It can happen so fast! Water Damage from a Swamp Cooler Leak can be devastating!

2) Clear the debris- Fall leaves, grass, and dirt can build up in your pan and on your filters. Regularly check and clean, they can make a huge difference!

3) Double Check all your work- Once you successfully install and have your swamp cooler functioning properly, double check to make sure there are no leaks in the pan and the water supply line.

We all love the cool moist air of evaporitive cooling, but the effects of a water loss can be devastating. Please make sure you regularly check your swamp coolers. If you experience any issues resulting in water damage, please don't hesitate to call SERVPRO Montrose/Telluride at (970)240-6970, we cannot wait to show you what "Like it never even happened" means.