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Hotels, Commercial Buildings, and Homes All Benefit from the Grand Junction Area SERVPRO Fire Loss Rapid Response

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Hotels, Commercial Buildings, and Homes All Benefit from the Grand Junction Area SERVPRO Fire Loss Rapid Response SERVPRO Says Safety First after a Grand Junction Hotel or Commercial Building Fire

Suppressant Cleanup after Fire Damage in a Grand Junction Hotel

Cleaning up after a fire loss incident in your Grand Junction hotel might not seem that problematic with full maintenance and custodial division crews, and with how quickly the fire itself was extinguished with suppression equipment nearby. The trouble you face now is cleaning up after the fire extinguisher, and the residue that this unit can leave on surfaces, contents, and other elements within the affected area. Even after you have achieved this, there are likely lingering fire effects that must still get addressed before your hotel can officially return to preloss condition.

As the management of a hotel in Grand Junction with fire damages, there are several necessary preventative and proactive actions that you can take to protect your property. Even shortly after the extinguishment of a fire, here are some essential time and money-saving steps that you should take:

•    Get Eyes on the Damage – Once extinguishment occurs, make sure that both hotel management and your cleaning crew have inspected the affected areas and determined the likelihood of restoration and recovery without professional assistance like our SERVPRO team.


•    Slowing the Spread – With hotels, multiple units and areas are always at risk when disaster strikes anywhere. If you cannot adequately prevent effects like odors, smoke, and soot from reaching your guests, you need to reach out to a professional service that can.


•    Limit Traffic – Even highly used areas that suffer fire damages can get bypassed under the right conditions, and you do not need guests seeing the compromised areas of your facility or spreading damaging effects to other floors and areas of the hotel.


•    Know Your Limitations – Even with anexperienced custodial staff, you might remain ill-prepared to contend with suppression residue and other fire effects. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to emergencies.

Consider possible negative reviews and feedback on social media platforms. By immediately hiring a reputable, professionally staffed team like SERVPRO, you immediately confirm to your guests that they come first.

Fire loss incidents pose a substantial risk to guests, employees, and the hotel’s reputation without the appropriate preventative actions taken quickly. If you feel the situation is out of your control, you can lean on the experience of our SERVPRO of Grand Junction restoration specialists. You can reach us anytime by calling (970) 241-8181.

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Revolutionizing Flood Damage Remediation in Grand Junction 

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Revolutionizing Flood Damage Remediation in Grand Junction  Overflowing gutters are just one of the many issues you have to deal with when facing flood damage in Grand Junction. Call SERVPRO today for help.

The First Steps After Flooding in Grand Junction Homes 

Knowing what to do when disaster strikes is often one of the most challenging aspects of getting suitable recovery efforts started in your Grand Junction home. With misinformation and companies working to upsell you on products and services your house does not need, there can be a delay in the response that your property requires. This slower reaction can often lead to more considerable devastation when flood damage occurs, so it can benefit you to know what you should do before these situations arise. 

Flood damage in Grand Junction properties can present itself in multiple ways. Much of these variances depend on the way that flooding occurs to the house, whether through damages to the exterior of the home that water can penetrate or higher volumes of spreading water outside the house that finds a pathway inside. Each of these scenarios comes with their list of potential risks and hazards. With professional recovery, even our SERVPRO team would need to fully assess the origin of the damage to map out a plan of attack for restoring the property completely. 

As a homeowner, there are steps that you can take to limit the severity of these situations. If possible, your efforts should start with a thorough inspection of the property. If conditions have become widespread and out of control, our SERVPRO professionals can help. We have a full-service approach to flood damages and can work to quickly navigate the hurdles to return your property to preloss condition. We can also help with damage assessment, utilizing advanced discovery tools for moisture and dampness content reading. 

Another step that homeowners can take when flooding has occurred is to get the occupants out of the house and to a safe place. Depending on the severity of the situation, structural integrity and other hazards could exist, making it unsafe for your family to remain in the house. Restoration work can continue in the absence from a property to make it safe for the eventual return. 

Flood damages can be a traumatic experience for homeowners in the area, though our SERVPRO of Grand Junction professionals can help. Whenever you want to make these loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” give us a call at (970) 241-8181.

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When Your Grand Junction Home Suffers Fire Damage You Need Help From Our Experts

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Your Grand Junction Home Suffers Fire Damage You Need Help From Our Experts We have emergency cleaning and restoration teams standing by 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to answer your call for help.

Get Professional Help Restoring Fire Damage Throughout The Grand Junction Area

Testing after fire damage occurs in your Grand Junction home helps restoration professionals locate smoke residues, determine if residue remains cleanable, and differentiate between pre-existing or new damages. All technicians with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) use testing as their first action in any professional restoration.

Finding smoke residue caused by fire damage on the inside of your Grand Junction property can be a simple matter of observation. In many cases, we notice a clear difference between affected and unaffected areas. When a clear difference remains visible, your fire & smoke restoration technician (FSRT) moves on to determine how smoke affects specific items.

However, under some circumstances, smoke residue on walls and ceilings may not be evident from afar. Therefore, SERVPRO technicians use a dry, cleaning sponge on a small area to test for the presence of smoke residue. If smoke residue shows on the sponge, or there is a contrast between clean and unclean areas, smoke damage exists. The amount of contrast reveals the degree of damage and usually tells the technician which approach to take to restore the area.

SERVPRO technicians develop a method for testing early in their career, usually starting with surfaces closest to the source of the fire. A cleaning restoration technician (CRT) often tests areas with a heavy concentration of residues first, testing every different type of surface found in the affected area. Each surface type has a specific cleaning method assigned that provides the best possible results.

SERVPRO checks every area of the home, including those closed off during the fire. Smoke can easily penetrate closed areas, so we check behind closed doors, inside closets, drawers, and cabinets. We also test inaccessible areas whenever deemed necessary, as smoke and moisture can easily penetrate wall cavities, or under cabinets.

Get professional assistance restoring fire damage from SERVPRO of Grand Junction, today. We have emergency cleaning and restoration teams standing by 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to answer your call for help. Our team provides emergency services in Fruita, Clifton, Palisade, and surrounding areas. Qualified professionals offering, full-service solutions to homeowners throughout our local community.

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Let the Experts Handle Water Damage Remediation in Grand Junction

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Let the Experts Handle Water Damage Remediation in Grand Junction Water damage can sneak up on you and be a mess to clean up. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

We can Save Your Furniture from Permanent Water Damage in Grand Junction

When your Grand Junction home's roof leaks, we make the mess go away, “Like it never even happened.” Leaks fro overhead can make ceilings unsafe if they trap water. Softened ceilings can sag down and hold more and more water with each rainy shower. Stains may or may not appear during such changes to your home's structure, although they are prevalent with slow leaks that continue for months.

When a leak comes through the light fixture in the center of a room's ceiling in your Grand Junction home, the spread of water damage becomes imminent. Furniture below can become saturated with the rain that passes through your home's upper levels and into your living space. Many times, we find this water creates discoloration and staining of household textiles.

Foam cushions and pillows easily retain water and can exhibit stains wherever water leaks out the lowest areas of these items. We can launder smaller items while tenting larger cushions allows currents from our air movers to dry them on all sides. We use in-house cleansers to remove water stains, which restores them beautifully. Brushes can also remove pet hair and plump up the pile on many fabrics.

When the rain passes through a ceiling but leaves it intact, we need to get the area overhead dry again and as quickly as possible. We can insert an Injectidry hose into the lighting fixture's hole after we shut off the power to the area and force air into the cavity this way. A bucket below holds any water draining off while we work on other aspects of water damage mitigation.

If portions of the ceiling do fall in on your furniture, we remove these pieces and pull out the rest of the affected ceiling. Pieces that fall onto wet furniture also leave dampened dust and pieces of paper and flaked paint. We remove larger debris and gently vacuum the rest. As it dries further, we again brush and vacuum now-dry dust from the surfaces. We give extra attention to recessed areas along seams and where fabric gathers near corners.

Homeowners in Palisade, Redlands, and Mesa can depend on the mitigation professionals at SERVPRO of Grand Junction to protect and restore your furniture after water damage events. A leaking roof can happen in both newly constructed houses, and in those called 'home' by multiple generations of your family. Contact us at (970) 241-8181, so we can make sure your property receives the attention it deserves.

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Flood Loss in Grand Junction? Why Not Call SERVPRO for Mitigation!

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Flood Loss in Grand Junction? Why Not Call SERVPRO for Mitigation! What a Relief to See the SERVPRO Green Vehicle at Your Flooded Grand Junction Home!!

Why SERVPRO Relies on Advanced Technologies to Fix Flood Damage in Grand Junction

Flooding can cause a wide range of damages when it affects your Grand Junction home. Common problems after such an incident include heavy soiling in various sections of the property, structural damage caused by water as it penetrates different surfaces, and bad odor. Fixing all the issues restores the property to its preloss state, but it can be a tedious process. We offer professional restoration of flooded properties and rely on various technologies to ease the process.
 
Water drives various types of debris and soils into the house during incidents of flood damage in Grand Junction. Common contaminants include raw sewage, chemicals, silt, and mud, so the cleaning effort must address several aspects. Removing heavily porous materials to combat contamination and thoroughly cleaning non-porous materials is necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians bring different carpet removal tools, including hot-melt glue guns, carpet shears, and duckbill knives to every work site affected by flooding facilitating faster removal. We also have various surface scrubbers for expedited cleaning of other surfaces.
 
Water permeates different materials and contents within the house. Wood and its derivatives such as particleboards deteriorate from extended exposure to water. Fast extraction and evaluation of the level of penetration can help save affected materials. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on different sophisticated technologies to remove water from your property. We have truck-mounted water extractors, which expedite removal when there are significant amounts of water. We also have various moisture detection equipment, including thermal cameras to check water infiltration levels.
 
A bad odor that lingers even after cleaning up your home is a common outcome of flooding incidents. Some contaminants have odor particles that penetrate deep into materials making it hard to remove them through regular cleaning efforts. Using deodorizing agents that penetrate the material just like the odor particles is the best way to control such odors. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on various equipment such as ULV foggers, which atomize deodorizing agents, allowing them to combine with odor particles neutralizing them.
 
In case of flooding incidents, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction to assist. You can reach us at (970) 241-8181 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Highly Trained Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Grand Junction Home

5/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Highly Trained Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Grand Junction Home Give us a call today at (970) 241-8181.

Training Makes Better Water Technicians For Grand Junction Homes

Whenever disasters strike your Grand Junction home, you want assurances that the best-qualified personnel and technicians can respond to the situation quickly. The more prepared these individuals are for the effects and symptoms within your property, the better able they are to protect your house and your belongings from irreparable damage. We take great personal pride in the development of our technicians, ensuring that they continue to develop their skills and knowledge of their niche in the restoration industry to provide customers the most efficient and effective service possible.

While there are many qualifications that our technicians must achieve before they can get dispatched to help with situations like water removal in your Grand Junction home, we keep these high standards for employment to ensure that no customer ever gets an underwhelming experience. With situations like water loss recovery, a fast response is only part of what our customers need to return their homes to preloss condition.

Each of our SERVPRO professionals for the water recovery team undergoes extensive training with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to become Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certified specialists. This advanced coursework and education help to prepare our professionals for situations and disasters that can destroy homes and businesses without a fast and confident restoration response.

These same professionals on the water recovery team continue their education with in-house and online coursework in their niche of the restoration industry. These programs can help to introduce even our most experienced technicians to new practices, approaches, and equipment that can help to make restoration projects more efficient, cost-effective, and successful.

There are numerous choices for restoration teams throughout the area, but few have dedicated as much time or effort into the continued growth and experience of their water recovery technicians. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on the fast response and growing knowledge of our SERVPRO of Grand Junction professionals to make the effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (970) 241-8181.

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We Provide Immediate Response To Your Grand Junction Restoration Needs

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Provide Immediate Response To Your Grand Junction Restoration Needs Flood damage to your business can comes in all sizes. We are equipped to handle any situation.

Law Firm Hit By Flooding In Grand Junction? SERVPRO Can Help!

Seasonal storms often bring major rainfall and flooding. Damage in your Grand Junction law firm as a result of groundwater intrusion can severely disrupt the workplace or even force you to temporarily shut down, which is why it is important to contact professionals who can quickly get your business back on its feet.

SERVPRO technicians can assist you in the clean up process. We are experienced in dealing with commercial flood damage in Grand Junction businesses, and have the equipment to efficiently clean up water and debris. We know how important it is for law firms to be open for clients to walk in, which is why our professionals can act as fast as possible to minimize your firm's closure time. Our techs can immediately get to work with industrial grade wet-vacs and underwater pumps to rapidly remove muddy water from your firm. We can use moisture meters to detect additional pockets of water hidden in your walls.

We can remove wallpaper and drill ventilation holes to draw moisture out of walls with air movers. Dehumidifiers can be deployed to remove excess moisture from the air inside your business, helping prevent the growth of mold. Insulation inside walls can be affected by flooding and may lose its fire resistance (R-value). Our techs can assist you in opening your walls to remove and replace affected insulation when most convenient for your firm.

Groundwater flood waters typically consist of Category 3 Black Water which can contaminate porous materials. We act fast to remove contaminated carpeting and padding from your floors to minimize closure time. Unfortunately, contaminated materials must be disposed and replaced due to the health risks associated with Black Water. We can treat non-porous materials with disinfectants designed to kill black water contaminants and bacteria.

If your law firm is struck by flood waters and is in need of commercial flood damage clean up, then call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181. We are available 24/7 and are ready to assist you with the clean up process.

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SERVPRO Suggest Measures You Can Take to Mitigate the Initial Flooding Damage to Your Grand Junction Home

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Suggest Measures You Can Take to Mitigate the Initial Flooding Damage to Your Grand Junction Home Here Comes SERVPRO! Right on Time to Mitigate Storm Problems in Grand Junction

Get a Head Start on Flood Damage Recovery in Grand Junction

One of the most impactful ways you can help your home recover from flood damage is to contact a certified damage mitigation company like SERVPRO immediately after the accident to implement damage-preventing measures sooner and reduce total costs in the long run. Before we arrive, however, there are a few things you can do that save us time and can make the damage restoration process faster and less expensive. Try and complete some of these tasks before our technicians arrive to ensure optimal recovery from disaster.

Separate Furniture Items
Many of the most severe effects of flood damage in Grand Junction homes on furniture can be avoided by acting fast to separate materials from one another. While it may not be possible to prevent all moisture from reaching your furnishings, damage from color bleed and additional soaking can be prevented by placing barriers such as aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and the floor. Then, you can take things a step further by displacing cushions, sheets, and other removable elements and leaving them to dry separately.

Pick Up Scattered Objects
Objects left on flood-damaged floors can sustain additional damage if they remain in place. Picking these objects up and placing them somewhere dry can mean the difference between restoration and replacement for many types of belongings. Even water-resistant or inexpensive belongings should be picked up to reduce risks of falling and stumbling in a potentially dangerous flood-damaged area. But, always safety first.

Mop Up and Turn On A/C
SERVPRO technicians use advanced drying technologies to remove water from your home as fast as possible, but by starting the drying process early, you can prevent some of the most severe consequences of flood damage from happening. Mop up whatever moisture you can and activate the air conditioning in your home during the summer months to start removing moisture before we even get the chance to arrive at your home.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction stays ready on a 24/7 basis to help you recover from the effects of flood damage in your home. Call us at (970) 241-8181 for our emergency services.

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Our Trained Professionals Are The Leader In Grand Junction Fire Damage Restoration

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Trained Professionals Are The Leader In Grand Junction Fire Damage Restoration Fires like this start from something as small as a stovetop being unattended. We have the experience, equipment and expertise 24/7 to handle it.

Fire Damage Safety and Restoration in Your Grand Junction Home

A fire can be a costly disaster for any homeowner in Grand Junction. Luckily, fire-related injuries, deaths, and losses of property have gone down in recent years at least partially due to improved fire-fighting technology. It is essential your home is equipped with fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and a good plan of escape in case of a fire. However, knowing some common fire hazards that are lurking in your home is also necessary to keep you and your family safe.

A fire of any size can leave behind plenty of fire damage in your Grand Junction home. You need a professional to help you do the task correctly. At SERVPRO, our staff is trained and experienced to handle fire cleanup of all kinds. We also understand that time is of the essence after a fire so do not hesitate to call us for help.

The first hazard to be aware of is your stovetop or oven. You should never leave your cooking unattended. Cooking is the leading contributor to home fires, and you can drastically reduce your risk if you keep a close eye on your meal. Ensure you turn off your stovetop or oven when you are done as well. There are new stovetop monitors and sensors you can purchase which alert you when you’ve left your stove lit.

After a fire in your kitchen, there are structural components, such as cabinets, that SERVPRO staff needs to clean to restore your home, so it looks like it never happened. Our cleaning method for cabinets varies depending on if the surface is unfished or finished. If we need to, knobs and other hardware are removed so we can clean in recessed areas and crevices. The interiors of cabinets are usually unfinished wood. We remove residues with a dry cleaning sponge first. If any residues remain, we use denatured alcohol to avoid the smoke residues setting into the pores of the wood. Sanding may be required if residues are still there.

Other hazards in your home include dead smoke alarm batteries. Working smoke alarms are essential on every floor of your home and in every bedroom to cut the risk of danger during a fire. Space heaters pose another danger. Leaving these units unattended or too close to flammable materials like blankets or paper can create a fire in your home.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction can assist you in restoring your home in Mesa, Loma, or Grand Junction after fire damage of any size. Get in touch with us by dialing (970) 241-8181 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you return your life to normal.

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Call Our Water Damage Specialists To Restore Your Grand Junction Home To Pre-Damage Condition

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Our Water Damage Specialists To Restore Your Grand Junction Home To Pre-Damage Condition For an immediate and preventative restoration service contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181.

Avoiding Staining And Secondary Damages With Water Damage In Grand Junction

Water migrates rapidly, moving from wet to dry in the process. For homeowners, this process can be a nightmare as water migrates beneath fittings, underneath carpets or even inside wall cavities and crawlspaces. Often, the most harmful aspect of this process only comes to light several weeks after the initial water issue in the form of mold or mildew growth which requires professional remediation and a lengthy service process.

Our company has a leading reputation for remediating water damage in Grand Junction. One of the reasons SERVPRO is a go-to provider is that we understand that removing moisture goes hand in hand with preventing unwanted microbial growth. Our technicians are mindful of secondary damages, working to both remediate and prevent simultaneously.

Most permanent staining of paintwork and possessions occurs when the affected area dries naturally. It is vital to act quickly in this circumstance by calling in a professional. The chances of preventing permanent staining are far higher when possessions are still wet, which is why SERVPRO promise to arrive on site within four hours of notification of loss.

Our cleaning methods employ a range of chemical agents to ensure we are kind to different types of materials while still being effective against stains. Using agitative cleaning methods, we can tackle staining before engaging the drying process to guard your home against secondary damages caused by moisture pockets or damp spots.

To dry a property effectively, we may need to access wall cavities as well as the gaps beneath fittings and carpets. Our team employs injectidry systems to establish an airflow inside cabinets and walls. Your SERVPRO technician can access these areas by drilling small holes and placing injector nozzles into the wall cavity. We can then blast hot air into the cavity thoroughly drying it from the inside out. Doing so prevents damp spots from residing and significantly reduces the chances of secondary damages.
 
For an immediate and preventative restoration service contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181.

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