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Important Safety Tips To Avoid A Fire In Your Grand Junction Kitchen

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Important Safety Tips To Avoid A Fire In Your Grand Junction Kitchen Fire safety in the kitchen is essential to avoid a fire!

Fire Safety In Your Kitchen And Avoiding The Need For Fire Cleanup In Your Grand Junction Home

Everyone has a busy life, with pets and kids running all over your Grand Junction home and meals to make and prepare. It is all too easy sometimes to wander off while the stove is on and there is an open flame. However, this is a recipe for fire.

Fire safety in the kitchen is essential to avoid a fire and the need for fire damage cleanup in your Grand Junction home. When a fire does occur, or professionally trained staff at SERVPRO are ready to help you any time you need.

The first thing to staying safe in your kitchen is to stay nearby. Whether you are using the oven or the stove, anything close to a heating element can be a potential fire hazard. If you have to step out of the kitchen for any reason, it is better to turn the fire off. Even when the burner is off, there is still heat emanating, so remove any pans or pots so you can prevent the most common kind of kitchen fire. SERVPRO techs can clean up the damage from a fire in your kitchen, including smoke, soot, and odors.

Anyone who isn’t directly involved in assisting you in cooking needs to stay out of the kitchen. If you let too many people in, it can cause a massive distraction for you, or a child could easily hurt themselves if you cannot look after them. Even a curious pet walking by the stove could try to sneak a bite of the meal you are cooking.

Setting a timer is also a good rule of thumb. No matter if you use the oven timer or on an electronic device like your phone or a smartwatch, it is an excellent way to remember to come and check on the cooking at specified intervals so you can do something else for a few minutes before the timer goes off. It also avoids you burning or overcooking whatever you are making.

You need a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen, as well as one in the garage and laundry room. If you have more than one kitchen space, you should equip each one of them with an extinguisher in case of an unexpected fire.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is always ready to assist you if a fire does break out in your home in Fruita, Loma, or Whitewater. Give our skilled technicians a call as soon as the fire is out at (970) 241-8181 so we can help return your home and get it back to the way it was before the fire.

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When Odors Plague Your Water Damaged Home In Grand Junction You Need Help From Our Team

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Odors Plague Your Water Damaged Home In Grand Junction You Need Help From Our Team SERVPRO of Grand Junction understands that even after the water damage cleanup, your home may still have lingering odors

Water Damage Remediation And Deodorization For Your Grand Junction Home

A leaky kitchen sink in your Grand Junction home can create some big problems for you to deal with it. If the sink has been leaking underneath and hidden for some time, you have damage to the structure of the cabinet that it sits in, besides the cleanup of the water and moisture. There can also be mold growth and odor.

Water damage remediation for your Grand Junction residence needs to be done promptly. You can prevent additional damage if you call us at SERVPRO as soon as you discover the problem, as we arrive quickly once you alert us to your situation.

Once we have cleaned up the water mess and restored any damage, we address any odors that may be present due to the water leak. Sometimes, SERVPRO technicians need to use multiple deodorization methods to get rid of all the odors.

One method that could be used underneath your sink cabinet is direct spraying. Powered or hand pump sprayers are used to pump products onto the area affected. With water damage, direct spraying is usually used to apply disinfectants. Since this method wets the surface being treated, we use this method where discoloration is not likely, or it does not matter.

With wet fogging, solvent and water-based deodorizers can be dispensed by ULV, or ultra-low volume foggers, which generate little deodorant or particles. The particles penetrate most areas where odor particles hide.

A high-velocity exhaust fan can also be used so we can ventilate your structure both before and after deodorization. These high-velocity fans quickly ventilate buildings and shorten the length of time needed before allowing you to return to your home as usual after the deodorization.

Air scrubbers remove airborne particles, plus chemicals and odors from the air. The device draws the dirty air through several filters, capturing odors and particles, and then puts out clean air back into your home.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction understands that even after the water damage cleanup, your home in Fruita, Loma, or Mesa may still have lingering odors. So, when you call us at (970) 241-8181, you can be sure that deodorization is part of our usual process so that your home is restored to its previous state.

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How a Leaking Dishwasher Causes Water Damage to Your Mesa Home

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How a Leaking Dishwasher Causes Water Damage to Your Mesa Home Malfunctioning dishwashers are one the biggest causes of water damage in homes.

Water Removal Cleanup for Your Mesa Home

When your home in Mesa has experienced a water damage emergency from a malfunctioning dishwasher, you could have several gallons of water sitting in your kitchen. The issue needs to be addressed right away to prevent additional damages. Water damages become irreparable to the flooring, cabinets, and your structure itself the longer it sits.  

Professional water removal services are needed for Mesa right away. Our staff at SERVPRO work quickly to get to your residence as quickly as possible after you contact us. We have the experience and the equipment to dry your home back out and get your life back to normal. It is easy to see in a situation like this why SERVPRO is the first choice in water damage restoration.  

Since the water emergency happened in your kitchen, SERVPRO technicians inspect the flooring and the subflooring for damage, as well as the surrounding cabinets around the dishwasher. Grouted joints and ceramic tile are usually waterproofed when installed over plywood. However, any cracks make the tile vulnerable to water damage. Many times, the tile is unaffected, but water can penetrate the grouting, creating warping or expansion of the floor. The tiles break apart at the joints and come loose because of this.  

Plus, in the case of a dishwasher malfunction, the water is likely coming up from underneath the tile, causing the subflooring to swell and the tiles to crack.  We replace or reinstall the tiles once we dry the subfloor and repair it. It might be necessary to dry the floor form the bottom or drill holes into the floor so we can adequately monitor the drying process. We use a nonpenetrating moisture meter to detect moisture underneath the ceramic tiles. The dishwasher itself is also carefully moved so we can dry out underneath it.  

SERVPRO of Grand Junction understands the effects of water on subflooring and ceramic tiles when your home in Palisade, Redlands, or Mesa has a water damage emergency. Give us a call as soon as you realize there is a problem at (970) 241-8181, so we can restore your home fast.

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When Water Damage Removes the Sparkle from Your Clifton Jewelry Store

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damage Removes the Sparkle from Your Clifton Jewelry Store Standing water will not only damage your structure, but the inventory contents as well. Call SERVPRO when you need professional remediation services.

Our Commercial Water Removal Can Save Your Costume Jewelry Shop

A pipe burst has left inches of water inside your costume jewelry shop. Closing your business for a time can be devastating to you and your employees as well as frustrating to your loyal customers, which is why calling us makes sense. Our skilled teams work fast in these types of situations. Standing water can ruin ceilings, floors and interior walls and can cause structural damage if you allow it to sit for a long. Plus, excess water can damage your merchandise and contents inside the shop. Our trained technicians can get your business up and running quickly.  

SERVPRO can provide you with reliable and fast commercial water removal restoration services in Clifton. First, we assess damages. If necessary, our crews can make minor repairs. For any significant repair jobs, you must contact a general contractor. After our team completes inspecting the property, they can remove damaged contents such as tables, chairs, display cases and structural materials like the ceiling and floor tiles and wet drywall.  

Next, we can begin removing water from the premises. The crew may use portable or truck-mounted extractors, wet vacuums and pumps to extract water rapidly. After they remove water from the affected areas, the team can start drying the structure. Typically, the crew employs axial fans, air movers and heaters during the drying process to force out dampness and to pull in dry and warm air. If necessary, the team may utilize dehumidifiers to reduce moisture and speed up drying.  

The team may need to pack-out various items inside your store such as earrings, watches, necklaces and rings and accessories such as scarves, hats, and sunglasses. The team can also remove display cases and furniture items such as display tables and customer seating. We remove contents to prevent loss of merchandise and to reduce further damages. Our techs wrap, label, categorizes and itemizes all contents before they remove them from the shop. We also use bar-coding and tagging to keep an accurate account of your items, which can help with insurance claims.  

SERVPRO of Grand Junction provides reliable commercial water removal restoration services that you can trust. We are a phone call away and can help restore your property. Contact us 24/7 at (970) 241-8181.

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When Your Grand Junction Home Experiences A Flood Our Team Can Offer Professional Restoration Services

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your Grand Junction Home Experiences A Flood Our Team Can Offer Professional Restoration Services Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction for assistance!

Proper Cleanup After Flood Damage In Grand Junction

After a flooding incident, one of the significant issues property owners deal with is how to clean up. The floodwaters dump all kinds of waste including silt, mud, raw sewage and even industrial waste into the areas they reach. You need to remove such wastes thoroughly and fast to return your home to its preloss state. If your Grand Junction home is affected, we can offer professional restoration services shouldering the burden that you would face working on your own.

Different aspects of flood damage in Grand Junction determine the level of cleanup needed to restore the property entirely. These might include how high the water rises and how far the property is from the origination point of the floodwaters. When floodwater rises to a higher level, it affects more contents in the house, not just those on the floor, while waters originating from a long distance collect more debris. Our SERVPRO technicians have different equipment to deal with all sorts of debris. For instance, we use shovels to remove silt while high-pressure washers help us deal with mud and sewage.

The materials affected by the floodwaters determine the necessary cleaning steps. Because it is hard to eliminate all contaminants from porous materials, the advisable step is to remove them. Carpets, insulation, and furniture items made from particleboard fall under such porous category that requires removal. Our SERVPRO technicians do the removal in a way that does not cause unnecessary damages to the structure. We also ensure proper disposal of the materials removed.

Any non-porous materials affected by floodwaters require thorough cleaning. By combining pressure washing, agitation and use of professional cleaning products, our SERVPRO can deal with any form of soiling after flooding “Like it never even happened.”

Thorough drying is also part of cleanup because leaving excess moisture in the affected property can cause bad odors among other issues. We first set a drying goal, which determines the number of air movers, and dehumidifiers that we need to dry the property thoroughly and fast enough because taking long creates chances for the other problems to develop.

Your flood-damaged property might look nothing like you know it, but proper cleaning restores it. Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 for assistance. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Your Mold Infestation Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team In Clifton

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Your Mold Infestation Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team In Clifton Mold damage occurs in Clifton as long as the temperature is between 68 and 86 degrees.

Why SERVPRO Is The Best Option For Mold Damage Removal In Clifton

Right now, Clifton residents are winterizing their homes. Replacing insulation for outdoor water taps and sealing minor cracks along the foundation to prevent further damage for example. While both are important, the increasingly cold weather does not eliminate the threat from the mold.

Mold damage occurs in Clifton as long as the temperature is between 68 and 86 degrees. Since this is the temperature range, most homeowners maintain, SERVPRO understands the need for continued observation and removal.

Much of the mold infestation we remove remains on surfaces for the most part. As mold grows, the majority of it travels over surfaces like support beams in the attic. The action rapidly extends the size of the colony, but it is easier to clean and dispose of from home.

If the mold spores are still dry and powdery, our restoration technicians wipe it away with brushes and dry cloths. It is simple to bag and remove from the home. After removing the mold, technicians spray the surfaces with an anti-fungal agent from our extensive inventory to kill any remaining spores that might still exist in corners or tight spots under the roof.

If the mold is thicker and damp with moisture, SERVPRO technicians can use vacuums with special HEPA filters to remove the mold. As they remove the dry or wet mold, other team members look for the source of moisture that helped the mold to expand and spread. Many of the leaks we find at this time of year are small seeps in the roof or under the eaves that accumulate in a small pool.

Team members dry these pools and remove any spores with sponges. After removing the water, they spray the area with another anti-fungal agent to reduce the risk of further growth. Our teams can cover and repair minor seeps with caulk, but major cracks in the wall or roof damage require a licensed contractor.

At SERVPRO of Grand Junction, our task is to clean and remove mold so that you can return to your home in time for the holidays. If you have any problems with mold, or can only detect that distinctive odor many spores exude, call us at (970) 241-8181 today to schedule an inspection.

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Loma Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup After a Fire-Loss

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Loma Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup After a Fire-Loss Ultrasonic Soot Cleaning of Belongings in Loma--SERVPRO Is the Solution to Fire Loss Cleanup

Mitigation for Your Fire-Damaged Loma Home

The primary concern of a Loma homeowner in the wake of a disaster is their families, their homes, and the contents inside of that home. Reacting quickly in the face of an emergency can help the appropriate personnel get on-site quickly to determine what actions are necessary to prevent further loss and to make the restoration process to come more efficient and effective.

Recovering from fire damage in your Loma home begins with effective mitigation of the immediate threats and hazards so that the damage to your residence does not continue to get worse. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly to put the necessary tools to work to reduce the spread of damage and to start cleaning up in areas where elements like excessive soot could continue to cause problems for the structure and contents of your house. Soot is very acidic and can quickly damage metals and even etch glassware and artwork.

When our team first arrives at your home, it is important first to do a safety assessment. We have to determine these risks to avoid putting our technicians or the homeowner in danger while they inspect the damage the house has sustained from the fire. For this reason, it is critical for our estimator and certified restoration technicians to assess the property first with our personal protective equipment. The information gathered about the full scope of the damages can become part of the overall estimate provided to your insurance adjuster to expedite a claim.

Excessive soot damages can cause permanent staining and effects to furniture, carpeting, walls, clothing, and more. While our mitigation can help to begin to remove some of this widespread effect, our initial response is to remove items that require focused attention and cleanup to a safe location for cleaning, deodorization, and other specialized attention these items could require.

While fire damages are nothing that a homeowner wants to contend with, knowing that competent and certified mitigation efforts are only a phone call away can be comforting. You can always depend on our SERVPRO of Grand Junction emergency response team to arrive fast to preserve what is possible and prepare your home for restoration work to come. Give us a call today at (970) 241-8181.

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SERVPRO Tables Water Loss Problems in Mesa with Rapid Extraction and Drying

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Tables Water Loss Problems in Mesa with Rapid Extraction and Drying SERVPRO, the Facility is Ready for 24/7 Water Removal Services for Our Mesa Neighbors

The Techniques and Equipment Used During Water Removal in a Mesa Home

When your home in Mesa takes on water from a flood or other source of water, getting the water out of your residence becomes an immediate priority. To make sure that a thorough and complete job takes place, SERVPRO technicians use different tools.
We use many tools and equipment in the water removal process for Mesa properties. They help us measure the amount of moisture in different materials and also in the air.- SH and RH-specific and relative humidity. When high standing water is a problem, we use our large truck-mounted pumps to extract the water from your floors. Wet carpets, rugs, and wood floors that have much less water only need hand-held water removal extraction units to get a good start.
Carpeting is highly porous while stone and concrete are not able to absorb as much. However, carpeting, like other porous items, dries faster than non-porous things. Drywall, rugs, draperies, and many types of wood readily release the water molecules when conditions outside become drier.
Because harder, less porous materials retain moisture, we use heated air movers to increase the movement of the molecules in the area. This rapid circulation helps the water to evaporate back into the air as it is swept from the wet item. Once there, we direct the moister air out of your home or into individual chambers, depending on the material we are drying, with the use of air movers.
These air movers also work to remove water vapor that permeates the entire area of your home from the primary intrusion. When water first enters a home, it begins evaporating. This moisture remains, mingling with additional water vapor and also condensing in cooler places inside your house. Wicking and absorption can lead to the activation of existing microbes and eventually lead to infestations of mold and mildew. Of course, damp materials can also simply degrade as their characteristics change. SERVPRO technicians know it is crucial we restore dry conditions quickly to prevent this type of damage. Excess moisture can also cause wall coverings to begin peeling, wooden trim to lose its finish and also warp or crack, and many other situations.
SERVPRO of Grand Junction helps families in Palisade, Lorna, and Clifton through the performance of water removal techniques. Our equipment is always ready to go, making our response time Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact our 24-hour service line by calling (970) 241-8181 when you have water invading your home.

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How To Get Ahead Of Commercial Flood Damage In Palisade With Help From The Experts At SERVPRO

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Get Ahead Of Commercial Flood Damage In Palisade With Help From The Experts At SERVPRO Flood damages to your property can appear in many ways, and most of these require immediate attention to avoid further complications.

Storm Damages Can Lead To Flooding In Your Palisade Call Center

Call centers provide a necessary service for companies, and your Palisade facility can help customers understand services that are available, answer questions they may have, or troubleshoot problems. These facilities often remain available 24/7, so when a disaster like a flood impacts the building, getting it back up and running can be a time-sensitive matter for both the employees and the overseeing company.

Flood damages to your Palisade call center can appear in many ways, and most of these require immediate attention to avoid further complications. Trusting in the experience and equipment of professional restorers like our SERVPRO team is a wise step to take, as our rapid response team is available at any time to help begin mitigation efforts to preserve the contents of your building and limit the spread of the damage to areas currently unaffected.

From the moment that our crew of professionals arrives at your facility, we can get to work on extraction efforts. With so much space, the water damage can often spread quickly throughout the area and require multiple pumps and wet-vacs to get the excess out of the affected area. Carpeted areas, like what you might have throughout your main floor of the building, can benefit from the use of our weighted remote-controlled Rover extractor, which can pull the saturation out of the fibers and padding of the carpet to the surface for removal.

Your equipment is essential to the work that you do in the facility every day, and the moisture and dampness following flooding can put these electronics and devices at risk for irreparable damage. Our SERVPRO technicians have mitigation protocol to remove these items from the affected area to a safe location until the restoration has completed and they can safely get returned to their original positions.

While your call center might provide a crucial service to people all across the country, when disaster strikes, you need immediate services from trained professionals like ours to help you limit the time your facility is not operational. Trust our SERVPRO of Grand Junction restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to the work that you do. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (970) 241-8181.

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After the Flood-SERVPRO is Committed to Restoring Your Fruita Flood Damaged Home Cost-Effectively

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After the Flood-SERVPRO is Committed to Restoring Your Fruita Flood Damaged Home Cost-Effectively Receding waters from flash floods leave a trail of disaster. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Flood Damage can Tear Up Your Fruita Home's Interior

Residents in Fruita like to keep their homes in a neat and tidy condition. Manicured lawns and welcoming décor make life in our community pleasant. Disasters rarely strike, but when they do, you can rely on SERVPRO to help make things “Like it never even happened.”  

Our IICRC-certified employees know how to help homeowners in Fruita protect their homes from the aftermath of flood damage. A large part of this restoration includes removing anything foreign that the flooding brought into the home. Destruction after the water came in can also happen where broken materials remain left behind. We remove these hazards so we can work in a safer environment as we bring your home back to a livable condition.  

Because reconstructing a home after a flood can become costly, we maintain a commitment to our customers that we only remove the materials that have become irreparably damaged, which means we cut away only the areas with severe damage and leave the other materials intact. We clean these, and restore them with minor repairs, if needed, to keep costs manageable. An additional benefit to this is the rate at which we can work remains faster than if we had to replace everything. Waiting for materials to arrive at your home can take time, and any delays affect the final date of our completion of the job.  

Drying everything in your home is just as important as getting things clean again. We perform both, using specialized tools and equipment. We take care of your belongings and furnishings, as well as the structural components of your property, making things come together as rapidly as possible for you.  

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is always ready to help you and your family after crisis situations, especially flood damage. Getting your home restored as quickly as possible so you can move back home means a lot to us. Please call us at (970) 241-8181 if your home in Lorna, Mesa, or Clifton floods and we can begin making things right for you again.

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