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Fire Damage Restoration In Grand Junction

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration In Grand Junction Requires Controlling The Application Of Cleaning Products

Everyone knows that if an inferno ever breaks out on your Grand Junction property, the results can be quite devastating. Not only can fire damage take place very quickly once a spark inside your house ignites, but the problems created by a blaze can also take various forms. Anything the flames use as fuels can get entirely or partially consumed by the blaze. Sometimes, partially charred items can get refinished instead of being removed.

Smoke coming from burnt items can also cause you a different set of issues. During many fire damage projects in Grand Junction, our SERVPRO technicians spend much of their time removing soils and soot residues created by partially combusted particles or smoke. Once smoke contacts the cooler surfaces inside your structure, the particles harden and adhere to surfaces. Once these soils and soot residues are present on the surfaces of your contents and building materials, we can remove and clean them by utilizing a variety of techniques and chemical products.

However, sometimes certain cleaning techniques or chemicals could ruin the surfaces of items inside your house. For example, mechanical actions like agitation could strip paint from your walls. Or the chemical compositions of products used during the cleaning process could cause shiny surfaces to deteriorate. Therefore, our SERVPRO team always takes measures to control the application of cleaning products.

For instance, sometimes, materials are too fragile for methods that involve agitation. During these scenarios, our SERVPRO crew can use products that utilize absorption. Products like absorption powders remove soils and soot residues by absorbing them and pulling them off of the surface. Absorption products are often used with other cleaning agents that help break the soils away from the affected surfaces.

Surface cleaning techniques can also help keep the materials from getting ruined due to saturation. Products can get sprayed and then wiped to clean soot residues and prevent the chemical from deteriorating the item's surface. Foam cleaning can also be effective because less moisture is involved.

When restoring smoke-related issues, knowing how to control the application of the products so that the cleaning process does not ruin the item is essential. For help with cleaning soot residues, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage In Grand Junction

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Washing Machine Hose Leak In Grand Junction

Many consumers never give a seconds thought to the hoses that connect their washing machines to the main water supply. These hoses can deteriorate over time with needle-sized holes allowing water to leak all over the floor. In many other situations, cracks in the rubber may appear and lead to a complete break down in the hose allowing water to spread over the room at full pressure.

At SERVPRO, we have encountered these water damage situations in many Grand Junction homes over the years. Often water spreads over the linoleum or tile floor to adjacent rooms saturating carpets, hardwood flooring, and even wicking into the drywall of walls in the rooms. Water sometimes leaks through the floor to rooms below, saturating the ceiling below.

What Should Homeowners do in These Situations
Verify that it is safe to enter the area and that there are no live electrical circuits that are compromised and could cause electrocution. Either shut off the main water supply or the tap controlling the water to the washing machine feeder hose.

Call for help
Removing water and moisture can limit the damage from a water leak to walls, subfloors, and furniture. Drying the home as soon as possible can also reduce the potential for mold infestations.

Water Damage Mitigation
SERVPRO can respond in less than four hours on a 24 / 7 basis. We equip our trucks with equipment to remove surface water and moisture as fast as possible to limit the damage water can cause. Drywall can swell and may need to be replaced. Subfloors made of particle board may absorb water, swell and lose structural integrity.

Never hesitate to expedite the drying of carpets and underpads. SERVPRO uses water extraction equipment to remove excess water from the carpet and underpad. Reduce moisture by deploying air mover and dehumidifiers strategically in your home to bring humidity levels back to normal levels.

Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Clifton, Whitewater, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Mold Damage In Clifton

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

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The Risk To Employee Health In Clifton

Many clients are not even aware there is a significant mold infestation until their employees report getting sick in specific areas of a building. Exposure to concentrations of mold spores can cause health-related issues.

SERVPRO can help commercial owners deal with mold damage and infestations in Clifton and surrounding areas. We're well aware of the potential health risks and can help you and your team understand the risks as well as the precautions to take.

Controlling the Growth of Mold
Mold thrives in warm temperatures above 68 degrees F and humidity levels from 65% to 85%. There are always ample food sources for mold to grow and expand. Controlling these three elements are the primary means of mold mitigation. SERVPRO focuses on the elimination of the source of moisture and then begins drying the area, taking precautions to protect other areas of the building that are not contaminated.

Removing Contaminated Materials
Mold can be harmful to your employee's health as well as our SERVPRO team. Removal of contaminated walls or flooring often can disturb mold spores, which must be contained within the area and filtered to prevent exposure to other areas of the building. Our team may utilize a variety of safety gear for protection from contamination. Our safety gear may include chemical resistant gloves, splash goggles and safety glasses, a respirator, and full-body suits are used for significant concentrations of mold.

SERVPRO takes the challenge of mold damage mitigation very seriously. We aim to protect our client's commercial buildings from further contamination as well. Heavy concentrations may also require containment barriers, clean rooms, and decontamination rooms. Porous materials contaminated with mold must be removed. We can clean nonporous materials. HEPA vacuum equipped machines must be used to filter the air. We remove structural materials if their integrity is compromised.

We can help remove all mold contaminations and return your commercial space, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Fruita, Redlands, Loma, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Have Specialized Equipment To Restore Your Clifton Home After A Flood

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

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Proper Safe Management of Flood Effects in Clifton Homes

Natural flooding presents multiple immediate issues for Clifton homes, and the most pressing of these for the property and its occupants is contamination. Natural rising water can encounter many contaminants and bacteria in its path to your property, and addressing these concerns safely and confidently can keep our technicians and the people of the house safe from potential health effects. Knowing state codes for appropriate disposal requirements based on perceived chemicals, waste, or other biohazards can effectively remove these hazardous effects legally.

Wastewater exposure and flood damage for Clifton homes traditionally come with classifications based on perceived threats and the severity of known contaminants. In most situations, the damage is deemed worse than it might be to ensure that the appropriate measures get taken beyond the bare minimum. Our SERVPRO professionals waste little time with contaminated water pooling in areas of your home and have useful extraction tools to overcome standing water and begin the drying and controlled demolition practices as promptly as possible. The demolition of specific construction materials is unavoidable in contaminated flood damage scenarios, and we have contractors in-house that can work remove damaged drywall and prepare the area for reconstruction efforts.

The proper disposal of wastewater depends significantly on the contaminant involved. Cleaning wastes, dry solvents, and biohazards beyond sewage often cannot get disposed of through the cleanout of your sewer service line. Most extracted water, including even the excess water from on-site textile cleaning, can get disposed of through the sanitary sewer system. This nearby endless drainage option can allow our team a more efficient removal of standing water without requiring the emptying of the extraction trucks in our SERVPRO Green Fleet.

We know flooding is a stressful disaster for our customers, and we work with their insurance and the municipality to get the job done as efficiently as possible. We have experienced professionals available to help in nearly all of these areas, including water removal and biohazard cleaning. Give our SERVPRO of Grand Junction team a call anytime disaster strikes at (970) 241-8181.

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Grand Junction and the Surrounding Areas Benefit from SERVPRO’s Cleanup and Restoration Services

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Our Sense of Community and Responsibility Are Why SERVPRO Crews Demonstrate Dedication in Grand Junction

We embrace the challenge of providing premium-quality disaster recovery services to residents and businesses in our region of Colorado. Located in Grand Junction, our headquarters and production facility hums with activity, bringing professional skills and commercial-grade equipment to your crisis. Commitment to addressing the human part of the restoration equation is a priority. Our management and employees work through all phases of a project with sensitivity and compassion, understanding our efforts can restore peace of mind and comfort as well as properties.

Water Damage

Residential water losses often have mundane backstories, but the effects of leaks and water intrusions can be severe in Grand Junction, no matter the cause. Sometimes the emergency is dramatic, like a main supply pipe or water heater bursting, capable of filling your lower levels with inches to feet of water. Other times the damage goes undetected for weeks or months, tiny pipe leaks or areas of condensation slowly building layer upon layer of harm to structural components or fixtures.

No water damage in Grand Junction is too severe or too inconsequential for our services. SERVPRO also promotes continuing education for all of our technicians and project leads, ensuring we remain sharp and grounded in the restoration industry's best practices. Whereas substantial leaks are easy to locate, our crews also specialize in a range of moisture detection strategies, tracking the migration of water and its damage away from the source. Moisture probes analyze how much liquid porous structures absorbed during the loss. Infrared imaging uses temperature differentials to pinpoint where quantities of hidden water might be trapped.

Tracing the path of water incursions is vital to overall water damage restoration success. Our crew members use submersible pumps and high-efficiency extractors to remove the bulk of the water, striving to collect and properly dispose of as much as possible. If we locate a potential cache of water behind a structure controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts or drilled holes permit access for release and to improve drying times. Air movers and heaters concentrate on moving absorbed fluid into the air as vapor. Then our evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers can finish water removal by capturing it for disposal.

Fire Damage

A Grand Junction household fire can be devastating. Your priority is getting family members and pets away from the smoke and flames. The feeling of relief you feel after accomplishing evacuation of those you love is replaced swiftly with a wash of other emotions. Fear contends with worries about expenses, despair about the loss of beloved items and priceless heirlooms, and confusion about what to do next.

The SERVPRO team brilliantly helps you manage post-fire damage issues in Grand Junction. We have crews available 24/7, ready to arrive as the firefighters exit. Our specialties and certifications are multiple, ensuring we can handle everything from fire-fighting water removal to deodorization of persistent stenches. Between those two phases, our full-service fire loss mitigation and remediation team is poised to consider and implement a furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions pack-out, debris and soot removal, safety assessments, significant charring abatement, and many more tasks and steps.

Every fire damage scenario is unique, and we tailor our response to the variables found in your home. We are prepared to partition off a clean living space or move you to temporary housing approved by your insurance. Heavy soiling to personal items might lead you to believe they need disposal, but we love to demonstrate the skills of our Contents Processing Technicians. They can return both practical and beloved items to function and appearance. Our goal is to return your dwelling to preloss condition while also easing your mind.

Mold Remediation

Unaddressed small leaks and incompletely dried water losses are two common reasons we see mold growth in Grand Junction. Mold spores are benign for most purposes when dry, tiny, and inconsequential despite being in all environments. Add 24 to 48 hours of dampness to the mix, and many strains of mold can proliferate.

Musty smells and dark staining are clues that your Grand Junction home has mold damage. We know how disturbing mold growth can be, so we train our crew members through IICRC and other courses to remediate your scenario. Our fast response and adherence to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-developed protocols are why SERVPRO should be your first call. We can remove active colonies, dispose of the debris according to local regulations, and disinfect the affected areas.

Once we complete a job, the mold spore levels in your home reduce to normal. Mold spores remain in all environments. You cannot rely on any business that tells you they can eliminate mold entirely from your house. Instead, our well-qualified crews work with you to locate the moisture sources that caused the mold outbreak and help you arrange to eliminate the water incursion. Our technicians perform any water damage remediation and dry out the area to specifications as research supports. Our integrity, honesty, and practical solutions are why SERVPRO is a reliable mold remediation company.

Storm Damage

The Grand Junction area gets its share of extreme weather. Residents can expect precipitation in all its forms along with high winds and flooding. Sometimes even high-quality construction and proper maintenance cannot shield you from significant damage from the elements. Our team of highly trained managers and technicians are backed by our impressive inventory of state of the art mitigation and remediation equipment.

Storm damage in Grand Junction can include exterior breaches of roofs, windows, and siding. Wind-driven harm allows rain, snow, sleet, or ice to invade, causing substantial water damage. Rising waterways or flash flooding exacerbates the situation, requiring safeguards for the removal and disposal of contaminated water. On occasion, lightning can spark fires, creating even more damage and distress. We offer full-service mitigation and remediation services, why SERVPRO is the best fit for complex storm-related damage.

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, a necessity when the integrity of your home faces compromise. You can depend on us to manage the entire range of storm damage issues facing you, avoiding the need to find, interview, and engage numerous contractors. We are a community-based resource, intent on providing our customers with research-based, industry best practices now and into the future.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is the answer to your disaster recovery needs. We prepare for wind, rain, snow, fire, flooding, and more, ready to respond 24/7 after your call to (970) 241-8181.

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Get 24/7 Fire Damage Cleanup in Grand Junction

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Know the risks of fire damage in your Grand Junction home.

With fall giving way to full-on winter in the coming weeks, Colorado residents have to be aware of the risks that come with electrical heating systems like space heaters. These small appliances can be a great source of respite from the cold, but space heaters cause as many as 25,000 home fires per year, according to the CPSC.

If your heater causes fire damage to your Grand Junction residence, SERVPRO can be at your home within hours of your call to restore your property. Fire and the resultant residues from burnt plastics, metals, and other items create odors and hazards that require fast action to eliminate. Soot residue on nearby appliances, for example, can corrode plastic shells and metal components, so this crew ensures that your home is free of such risks. 

Safety Precautions for Electric Space Heaters

Here are just a few tips to help you prevent and minimize damage in the event of a space heater fire:

  • Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from flammable surfaces, including papers, fabrics, and rugs. 
  • Always plug space heaters directly into the outlet. Do not put other electronics into the same outlets, and avoid using extension cords to minimize fire risks.
  • Keep space heaters on flat, level surfaces, and avoid placing on tables, counters, or carpet. The latter can overheat and cause a fire. 
  • Minimize tripping hazards by keeping space heaters out of doorways and other high-traffic areas. 
  • Unplug and store the space heater when not in use. 

How SERVPRO Restores Your Home

Fabrics, upholstery, and carpets are some of the most vulnerable surfaces in your home when it comes to fire damage, soot accumulation, and odors. SERVPRO has a bevy of tools available to remove soot and odor-causing particles from porous surfaces after a fire. These can include vacuums for drapes, spray-injecting deodorizer in especially fire-damaged sections of flooring, or blasting charred surfaces with gentle abrasives like baking soda. Thermal fogging is used to remove odor in the same way that smoke penetrates surfaces; HEPA-filter vacuums can be used to clean the air on your property further. 

SERVPRO of Grand Junction can restore your home, so it looks, "Like it never even happened." If you need a reliable disaster cleanup team at any time of the day or night, you can call (970) 241-8181.

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Grand Junction Problems with Water Losses --Many Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

toilet leak in bathroom Grand Junction Water Removal Is a Reason to Call SERVPRO for Help

Do You Need Water Removal from Your Grand Junction Home?

A leak requiring water removal is an unexpected homeowner issue. A water supply line breaking in your bathroom is not catastrophic but needs to be dealt with right away. Trying to dry the carpet in a nearby room with old towels does not suffice in this situation.

For any situation requiring water removal in Grand Junction, the specialists at SERVPRO can help you right away. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Stopping the flow of water is essential. Depending on how much leaked, removing the water is a crucial step, especially if the carpet in your living room is soaked.

Safe and complete water extraction is essential for maintaining your carpet. Water saturated padding and carpet may present specific issues if not handled properly. In cases of clear water, such as from the bathroom supply line, the main concern is that the carpet backing may separate (delamination) or latex deterioration between the layers. In cases of gray and black contaminated water, it is necessary to remove the padding. In cases of black water, replacement of the carpet is also a requirement. The category of the water is tested by SERVPRO technicians when required to establish the nature of the liquid.

The team at SERVPRO utilizes extracting equipment to remove excess water. Large amounts of deep water require a truck-mounted extractor with a large tank capacity. However, for a saturated carpet, a portable extractor with a smaller tank is more effective in targeted removal. The technicians conduct multiple passes to remove as much water as possible and to preserve the carpet and padding. For the spillage in the bathroom, a mop and bucket may suffice. The key factor is not to allow hidden moisture to cause secondary water damage to the cabinets, toe kicks, and contents.

After removal of as much water as possible, air movement equipment is brought in to enhance evaporation of the moisture from the carpet and bring the RH below 50%. Dehumidification equipment such as LGR and desiccant units then finish the drying process to ensure the carpet is free of moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians measure the moisture content of the carpet with a flat-faced moisture meter to validate that it is properly dried. We typically clean and deodorize the carpet, restoring it to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is happy to assist you with water removal. We are here to help 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Call us at (970) 241-8181.

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What You Can Do About Water Damage in Grand Junction Right Now!

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

bucket collecting water from leaking ceiling tiles Clients with water damage should call SERVPRO to remediate the damages.

Water Damage Grand Junction – Call the Experts

Consumers and business owners are often overwhelmed after experiencing a catastrophic event. Many take several days to react sufficiently to the event. People need time to process what has happened and take action to begin the recovery process. While this is a perfectly natural human reaction, it is much better to call in the experts to help you deal with everything and get started immediately with recovery and restoration.

SERVPRO in Grand Junction has a great deal of experience with water damage recovery and restoration. Our crew chiefs are trained to respond immediately, assess the situation, and mobilize the equipment and people needed to mitigate your situation and reduce the amount of damage. Our technicians are trained and accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, as well as the American Bio Recovery Association for bio-hazardous cleanup and recovery.

Working Closely With Clients

Our SERVPRO teams work closely with clients to explain the process and recovery steps needed. We utilize staging areas either at our location or preferably at the client's site to improve work efficiency. All of your items are cleaned and dried in place where possible, inventoried, and held in the staging area.

We are prepared to mobilize quickly. From long experience, we have learned that the implementation of water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers as promptly as possible reduces the amount of residual damage from moisture. Water weeps into flooring and walls if mitigation steps are not implemented quickly. Even document recovery is improved, although documents cannot returned to their original condition.

Many clients are amazed at how quickly our team can be onsite dealing with water damage in your home or office premises. Business owners especially understand that time lost while recovering from these events can affect the amount of lost revenue and customers.

Fast action can significantly reduce the amount and extent of the damage from water, floods, and fire in your home. We aim to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Fruita, Clifton, Palisade, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Keeps Grand Junction Enterprises Afloat after a Water Loss with Rapid Removal and Restoration

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

Flash flooding yellow sign--Go to higher ground When Your Business in Grand Junction is a Flash Is Flooded, Call SERVPRO for Black Water Removal and Drying

What to Expect from Professional Flood Damage Recovery at Your Grand Junction Business

Even though you know you need to call in the experts, it can be hard to give up control after your Grand Junction business suffers from flooding. After heavy rains, the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers can run high. Overland flash flooding is also a risk when torrents of precipitation fall. If your property is in the path of floodwaters, you need a cleanup team that has the training and the equipment to manage a massive influx of water in a commercial setting. We can help.

Swift and Sure Assessment
A project manager arrives as soon as possible after your call reporting flood damage in Grand Junction. We draw upon our training and experience in significant water losses to assess your particular circumstances and plan for swift and thorough flood water removal and structural drying. Our management team thoroughly understands how important it is to manage the mitigation and remediation of the flood damage with the least disruption to your day to day operations. We develop a detailed plan with containment in mind, doing everything in our power to permit at least baseline customer service activities to continue. Maintaining a presence during the disasters assures your clientele that you can soon be back at full capacity.

Fully-Stocked Service Vehicles
We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving on the scene quickly and ready to work. SERVPRO’s signature green vehicles hold all the water extraction and structural drying equipment needed to get a job rolling. The response from our team can be scaled to the size of your crisis, with additional crews and equipment added if needed. Our technicians use strategies mastered in the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to begin floodwater mitigation as soon as the crew chief gives the word.

Flood Water Containment and Disposal
Because floodwaters contain significant quantities of contaminants, including pathogens like viruses and bacteria that can spread illness, the fluid must be treated as hazardous waste. Our team is certified and familiar with liquid waste contaminants and pledges to follow local regulations concerning its disposal. SERVPRO also uses EPA-registered disinfectants to treat the surfaces affected, ensuring your employees, customers, and the public are shielded from waste-borne pathogens.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is ready for any size flood damage scenario and mindful that you, as a business owner, need minimal disruption during mitigation and remediation. Contact us at (970) 241-8181 to put a personalized plan in place.

What is the Best Way to Restore Your Flood Damaged Grand Junction Home?

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Mistakes to Avoid After a Flood Damages Your Grand Junction Residence  

Flooding can occur in Grand Junction because of heavy rains that cause surrounding rivers to rise unexpectedly. Floodwaters usually contain microbes, debris, and sewer water. Therefore, restoring your home after flooding is a little different from restoring it after clean water damage.  

The way you act in the hours and days following flood damage in your Grand Junction home can make a difference in preventing personal injuries and minimizing restoration costs. The following are the things you should avoid doing after a flooding incident: 

Waiting too long   

Floodwater inflicts the most significant amount of damage on a home within the first 48 hours. The longer you allow water to sit in your property, the more potential destruction is likely to occur to systems like your plumbing, wiring, and HVAC. The floodwater can also ruin your flooring, carpets, walls, and possessions. Hiring a flood damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help you avoid extensive repairs and save many of your items.  

Using improper cleanup techniques and tools   

You can clean up a small leak with household items like shop vacs, mops, and buckets. However, if there is standing water all over your property, cleaning it up is challenging. It can take you too long to clean up your home, and by that time, moisture and mold could have begun to set into your walls, flooring, and belongings. In contrast, our professional teams can extract the water, clean, and disinfect the affected areas within a short time. We have advanced extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers that can get the job done with the least amount of stress possible. Our technicians can also prevent contaminants from spreading to the uncontaminated areas of your home. Contamination can happen because of equipment movement, foot traffic, air movement, and debris removal. We reduce this contamination by using proper engineering controls like sealing off the openings or doorways of affected areas with 6-mil polyethylene plastic.  

Disregarding the small things   

When a house floods, the water seeps into everything it touches. Water damage may not be evident until weeks after the flood. Our SERVPRO restorers use moisture detection equipment like thermal imaging cameras to check for hidden water damage. We can open walls, flooring, voids, wall base areas, or built-ins to access pockets of saturation and eradicate unsalvageable and contaminated components or materials. Our technicians can dispose of hard flooring materials like tile, laminated woos, vinyl, or stone if contaminated water has migrated underneath the flooring to contaminate the subfloor.

Flooding can lead to severe destruction to your home. To avoid this, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 to get prompt cleanup services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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