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Debris Removal and Cleaning Montrose Homes After Flooding

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is Your Montrose Home Experiencing Ice Dams?

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

What Are Ice Dams? 

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

Why SERVPRO? 

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

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

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Become Familiar with Flood Damage Remediation Standards in Telluride

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO Disposes of Certain Items Damaged by Flooding in Telluride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What You May Not Know About Montrose Mold Removal

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Safe Mold Colony Removal Practices for Montrose Homes

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

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

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

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

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

No matter how widespread or devastating mold growth might appear once it gets discovered in your home, you can always count on the fast response and extensive education of our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team. We have a safe and effective approach to protect your property and our team. Give us a call today at (970) 240-6970.
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SERVPRO Hosting a Class on Safeguarding Fine Art and Antique Collections

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

This exceptional presentation will take place at three different venues:

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

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

Due to limited space, RSVP required.

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

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

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Water Damage

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

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

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

Fire Damage

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

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

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

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

Mold Remediation

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

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

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

Storm Damage

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

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

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

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

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Your Best Guide to Telluride Water Damage Remediation Success

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage in Telluride- SERVPRO is Here to Help

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

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

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

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

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

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A Fast Response To Fire Damage In Montrose

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Candles Unattended Lead to Fire Damage in Montrose--SERVPRO Tip

Swift SERVPRO Action Mitigates the Damages from Fire & Smoke

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

A lit candle caught a dining room curtain ablaze, causing fire damage to your Montrose house. Brought under control by local firefighters, it seems only the window, its coverings, and the walls and ceiling nearby were charred. Despite your relief and the appearance of minor harm, we know the entire house risks continuous deterioration. Fortunately, we also have the skilled technicians and proper equipment to stop the destruction and return your home to pre loss condition. 
 
Smoke and soot damage attack every space in your home, including areas far from the actual fire. The residue from the fire floats on the air, coating surfaces. This debris must be removed before it begins etching, distorting, discoloring, and disintegrating wood, fabric, gypsum board, plastic, metal, and glass, among other materials. If your HVAC system operated during the fire, it re contaminates the air, structure, and contents from every vent until cleaned and sealed. SERVPRO uses Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) approved methods and equipment to clean, treat, and recover all structures, mechanical systems, and contents within your property. 
 
The restoration must begin as soon as possible because the acidic soot and smoke immediately attack every surface. SERVPRO specialists in fire damage recovery arrive ready to perform all necessary tasks because we train precisely for the opportunity to give your home back to you “Like it never even happened.” Obviously we discard destroyed items like the curtains, but otherwise, our focus is restoration, not tear out and replacement. This approach controls costs and avoids major disruption to your household. 
 
Our crew assesses the damage in each room and plans proper procedures, using dry or wet cleaning strategies matched to the character of the residue found and the materials affected. Systematically SERVPRO works through your home room by room to assure all harm is reversed and the corrosive soot and smoke permanently eliminated. Deodorization experts among our workers take on odor eradication as a final task, progressing from cleaning to sealing, to airborne spray or thermal fogging as necessary, all intended to neutralize the tiny, smell-carrying particles that linger in your home. 
 
SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is ready to restore your fire damaged home immediately after contact. Call our staff at (970) 240-6970 to schedule an inspection and begin work on a recovery blueprint.

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Attic and Crawlspace Mold Damage in Delta Homes

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Investigate Mold Infestation Signs in Your Home

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

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Water Removal Dries Out Wet Homes in Crested Butte

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Crested Butte Homeowners Call on SERVPRO for Water Removal

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage with Fast Extraction and Drying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Why it is Important to Quickly Mitigate Fire Damage in Delta

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Prompt service is essential to remediate fire damage.

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

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

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

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

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

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Avoid Secondary Damages When Dealing With Flooding in Crested Butte

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

Mitigation for Flooding in Your Crested Butte Residence

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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