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5/17/2022 (Permalink)

You never know when water damage will strike your company; be prepared with SERVPRO!

Commercial and Residential properties, at any time, can be affected by water damage. However, some steps can be taken as preventative maintenance to assist in reducing the chances of water loss. Therefore, it is always better to have a strategy in place before dealing with the damage.

You can stay a step ahead of unexpected events by having a plan of action in place before you need it with SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Plan. 

Water damage, especially for businesses, maybe disastrous if not managed properly. SERVPRO of Grand Junction recognizes the need to act promptly and efficiently to help a company's overall bottom line. When it comes to commercial losses, our top priority is to minimize company disruption.

Know that SERVPRO of Grand Junction specializes in creating the proper mitigation plan for your business that will help your production get right back on track.

Our highly trained technicians at SERVPRO of Grand Junction are ready to assist you 24/7. Call us today at 970-241-8181

We are Always here to HELP in Grand Junction

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Grand Junction has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial Fire Damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

We provide:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1950 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

We have a wide range of experienced technicians:

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

When your business has been damaged by fire, SERVPRO of Grand Junction has a team of commercial Fire Restoration technicians ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 970-241-8181.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Preventing a Flooded Basement in your Whitewater Home

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Unexpected water in your basement can damage walls and floors, destroy carpeting, ruin furniture, and lead to mold. As these spaces are so often used for storage, a wet basement can ruin irreplaceable items like photo albums, antiques, and family heirlooms. It is important to determine if it is safe to leave items in areas that may flood and also take precautions to prevent the risk of flooding.

Whether it's a plumbing leak, roof leak, or a basement filled with water, water damage can require a costly fix. Taking the right precautions can save you money, time, and headaches in the future, and it may even help protect against large, unforeseen natural disasters. Here are a few home improvements to make water damage less likely:

Add or update drainage. Use gutters and downspouts to make sure water is diverted away from your home and its foundation.

The easiest solutions to overflowing gutters are to either add another downspout on that run of gutter or to increase the size of the downspout. The best solution between these two is probably adding another downspout; the second downspout can act as a backup if the first one gets blocked.

If you choose to replace the existing downspout with a larger one, make sure the contractor increases the size of the corresponding hole in the gutter.

  • Install a sump pump. Try this addition if water damage has been a serious problem in your home's lower level. Choose a cast-iron sump pump, which may last longer, and consider buying a backup battery-powered pump in case the power goes out.
  • Seal Your Basement. This is a very logical step, but one many homeowners fail to keep up with year after year. Sealing openings to your basement means keeping weatherstripping around doors in good condition and making sure windows are caulked.
  • Install a water leak detection system.

An automatic water shut-off valve is a water leak detection system that will shut off the water supply to the home when it detects water on the floor or an irregular flow in the pipe.

  • Check Your Landscaping

Although plants absorb water from the soil, they can also cause water intrusion in your basement. If they’re too close to the foundation, roots may penetrate, resulting in cracks or bowing walls that allow water in. Overgrown shrubs may also restrict once-proper drainage and allow water to pool too close to your home.

  • Clean the Gutters

Clean the gutters on your roof to ensure that they don’t overflow during a rainstorm. The downspouts carry the water away from your home and if they aren’t clear of debris, the water might flow into your home’s basement.

  • Check Your Foundation for Cracks

Check your home’s foundation from the inside and outside for any cracks. If you notice small cracks, use caulk to seal them. If the cracks are extensive, you will need the help of a professional to fix them before they cause damage to your basement.

 Our SERVPRO team of Grand Junction are Professionals in water damage restoration, and we are your best option to efficiently and thoroughly inspect your home of standing water and get it cleaned up quickly. Several potential problems could arise from waiting to address standing water in your house.

Give us a call today to help avoid these concerns as much as possible. We are 24/7 Emergency Response at 970-241-8181.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Risks Of Standing Water in Mesa County

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Water damage can happen at any time and can be caused by various reasons, including cracks in the foundation, leaky basement windows, and sewage backup. Whatever the reason, these problems need to be resolved quickly. For example, standing water in your home can worsen the problem and pose serious health risks to residents.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction always chooses the right approach to treat water damage in your homes. Finding the ideal device for specific standing water concerns can make the process more efficient and help our customers to save both time and money throughout the restoration; therefore, appreciating the urgency in the situation is vital to reducing total property loss, so it is critical to know the risks of allowing standing water to persist in your residence longer than necessary.

 1. Water Migration

Water rarely stops moving and is always looking for a new path to get to another location. After a water loss incident in your house, this behavior of water could mean more and more damage to your residence until the situation gets brought to the attention of our capable SERVPRO restoration professionals.

2. Structural Degradation

The longer water is left standing in your home, and the greater damage will occur. One of the most direct paths that standing water can take to cost a homeowner money in restoration is destroying exposed materials. With direct interaction with walls, flooring, and even ceiling material, porous surfaces can absorb moisture and allow the liquid to alter the molecular design to warp and distort the affected material.

3. Microbial Threats & Health Risks

Mold bacteria are always a concern when elevated moisture levels exist. Mold can deteriorate hosting materials for the colonies and present direct health effects to those exposed. The longer water stands in your home without being removed, the higher the risk that you and your household could get sick.

4. Attracts Insects & Rodents

Shallow pools of standing water outdoors are a breeding ground for mosquitoes that could carry diseases like malaria, West Nile virus, and Zika. Indoors, standing water in crawl spaces, basements, and garages may attract rodents such as rats, mice, possums, and other vermin. 

Our SERVPRO team of Grand Junction are Professionals in water damage restoration. We are your best option to efficiently and thoroughly inspect your home of standing water and get it cleaned up quickly. Several potential problems could arise from waiting to address standing water in your house. Give us a call today to help avoid these concerns as much as possible. For example, we are 24/7 Emergency Response at 970-241-8181.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Common Causes of Window Leaks in your Palisade house

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Windows leaking is particularly common, and they also make it difficult for homeowners to determine what the problem may be. However, there are many factors to consider when analyzing the cause of a window leak, so before repair can take place, a diagnosis is necessary.

Main reasons that windows leak and what you can do about them.

The window is leaking at the bottom.

If the windows have metal or vinyl frames, they have drain holes near the bottom edge of the frame. These holes are designed to allow the water to escape the frame, but they can become clogged. Clean out the jams.

Water on the Windows When There's No Rain

Water droplets that form on the inside of the glass that doesn't correspond to the outdoor weather are a sign of condensation. It can be easily remedied by adjusting your home's humidity with central air conditioning or a dehumidifier. By lowering the moisture levels in the air, you can reduce the amount of condensation that forms on the window. Excess condensation can lead to mold growth over time.

Water is coming in around the window.

Often, these leaks happen because the caulk or sealant around the window has gotten old and cracked, allowing rain to enter the house. The fix for this situation is simple – peel out the old caulking and replace it with new window caulking.

The window leaking Around the Top of Your Window

Leaks at the top of the window can signify mistakes made during installation. For instance, the flashing might be improperly installed, or it might be missing altogether. However, if the house wrap isn't correctly installed, that could cause the window to leak, too.

Water is leaking between the panes of a double-paned window.

The glass seal has deteriorated, and rain is working between the panes. However, that gas that's supposed to be between the panes to provide an insulating factor is gone. Installing new windows will increase the home's energy efficiency.

 For any water damage in your home or commercial property, SERVPRO of Grand Junction's highly trained technicians are ready to help you out 24/7. We'll restore the water damage and make it look "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 970-949-3235.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

What To Avoid After A Flood in your Fruita Property

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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During a storm, flood water can invade your home and cause considerable damage to your property. However, your main priority should always be to get yourself, your family members, and your pets to safety. Once the storm has passed, you can return to assess the damage and begin the cleanup process. Here are four things you should avoid doing when returning to a flood site.

Make Contact With the Water

Floodwater can contain many different contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and debris. Help protect your skin from dangerous water by wearing rubber boots and gloves and keeping your hands and face from contact with the water. If contact occurs despite your best efforts, wash immediately with soap and clean water.

Enter Standing Water

After a flood, homes, yards, streets, and other areas can be covered in standing water. Powerful winds often accompany heavy storms, so it is not uncommon to find downed powerlines after a storm. Since water from a flood is usually murky, you cannot always tell what lies beneath the surface. If the water has been electrically charged, you could experience an electric shock if you enter a flooded home. Rubber boots will help protect against the risk of electrocution.

Use appliances

Use extreme caution when returning to your home after a flood. Appliances that may have been flooded pose a risk of shock or fire. Do not use any devices, heating, pressure, or sewage system until electrical components have been thoroughly cleaned, dried, and inspected by a qualified electrician. By following a few precautions, you can help keep yourself safe from the dangers of floodwater.

Let the Water Sit

The longer water sits, the more time bacteria have to multiply. When items are left to sit in water for long periods, the structural integrity of those items can begin to break down. Therefore the water should be safely extracted as soon as possible. By cleaning the water faster, you can help lessen any water damage to your home. Since mold can begin forming in as little as 24 to 48 hours, it is essential to start the drying process as soon as the water has been extracted.

If you have experienced a flood or water damage in Redlands, Colorado, a professional flood restoration company can help get your home back to its pre-flood condition. Give SERVPRO of Grand Junction a call at 970-241-8181.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

What to do before a Flood

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding is the most common and most destructive type of natural disaster. Although floods are often associated with overflowing rivers and sea swells accompanying tropical storms, they can happen in areas far from a body of water. As a result, cities can become flooded during periods of heavy rain. Therefore, if you live in an area prone to flooding, preparing for a flood should be part of your preparedness plan.

Here are our suggestions on how to prepare for a flood.

Get Flood Insurance

Many people find out they are at risk for flooding too late, and, even worse, their property insurance does not cover flood damage.

In fact, according to the National Flood Insurance Program, flooding occurs in every state, and 25% of all floods occur in low-to-moderate risk areas.

Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. Homeowner's insurance policies do not cover flooding. Instead, it typically takes up to 30 days for an approach to effect, so the time to buy is well before a disaster.

Know Your Risk for Floods

To be protected against floods, it is essential to know your area's risks. Visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center to learn the types of flood risk in your area. You can also sign up for your community's warning systems like EAS & NOAA.

Prepare for a Flood

Make a plan for your household, including your pets, so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect yourselves from flooding. Learn and practice evacuation routes, shelter plans, and flash flood response. Gather supplies, including non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, and water for several days if you must leave immediately or services are off in your area. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.

 Make a household inventory.

Save copies of birth certificates, passports, medical records, and insurance papers in a safe, dry place. Keep original documents in a watertight safety deposit box—store valuables where they won't get damaged. 

Our SERVPRO team of Grand Junction is prepared for any storm damage emergency. Our highly trained restoration technicians are ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 970-241-8181. We'll restore your storm damage in The High Rockies, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Commercial Fires in Mesa County

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

Building on Fire Building on Fire

Even with the best fire prevention training and protocols and fire suppression systems, fires can still happen. Fire can pose a severe threat to human life, property, and assets in commercial spaces. 

SERVPRO of Grand Junction wants to share the following information about commercial fires and how safety equipment helps to lessen the damage and can assist in preventing any bodily injury. According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), one of the most common causes of commercial fires is electrical and lighting equipment. This type of fire is not easily predicted, as the lighting equipment can look excellent outside your place of business.

  • There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach inside of a commercial building, and they must be checked annually to ensure they are in working order.
  • If there is a lot of smoke inside the building, cover your mouth and nose and do your best not to inhale any of it.
  • Building sprinklers should be examined and tested every five years.
  • If an office building is on fire, exit the building immediately and do not try to fight the fire yourself.
  • Wet pipe sprinklers installed in the ceilings of commercial buildings are very effective in helping to fight fires.

If a commercial building in Mesa County does catch fire, rest assured that SERVPRO of Grand Junction is prepared to help clean up any fire damage the building/area has sustained and make it "Like it never even happened''. Contact us today at 970-241-8181.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Signs of a Busted Water Pipe in your Loma home

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

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While the most obvious sign of a burst pipe is a massive water leak, there are symptoms of a burst pipe that homeowners may notice before severe water damage occurs. Watch out for common signs of a pipe burst, which include:

If you notice any of the following signs of a busted water pipe, call a professional SERVPRO of Grand Junction.

Fluctuating Water Pressure

When water pressure begins to fluctuate, it might be a busted pipe somewhere in the house. Pressure changes are complex on your home's plumbing system, and they can damage pipe fittings.

Noises in the Walls

If it isn't running somewhere in the house, you shouldn't hear the water. If you notice hissing or gurgling noises inside the walls, you probably hear water reacting to fluctuating pressure in leaky pipes. The sounds tend to be louder in lines with small diameters.

Discolored, Smelly Water

When water pipes burst in the ground, dirt and other contaminants can get into the water. Over time, an undiscovered burst pipe will rust. The rust particles give the water a brownish tint. Additionally, the rust sets up a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause significant health issues. If the water smells like rotten eggs, that could be a sign of leaking sewage.

Water Marks

Most pipes run behind the walls, and if they're leaking or burst, they can leave marks on the wall. You may also notice the dampness on the walls or squishy parts.


Excess moisture caused by a burst pipe can cause mold problems. However, if you notice an excessive amount of mold or mildew, it's time to call a professional to investigate and diagnose the problem.

Your water bill is suddenly spiking.

Small drips from faucets can waste more than 100 gallons of water a year. If your water bill is suddenly out of control without significant shifts in use, you may have a pipe leaking into your home's ground or another area.

If your home falls victim to a water emergency, you must act quickly to limit the damage done. Time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction at 970-241-8181

Steps to Follow After a House Fire

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

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What to Do After a House Fire

There are so many emotions and questions following a house fire that it’s hard to know what to do next - who do you call, where do you begin, and when is it safe to reenter your home? There is hope for recovery, a new life, and a restored house, and SERVPRO of Grand Junction is here to help. We understand that lives, cherished belongings, and memories are beyond priceless. It is natural to want to clean your property and get life back to normal. Quick action can be great, but improper or delayed action can risk restoration and cause even more damage.

If you experience a fire or smoke damage in your home, here are some things that you can do until the SERVPRO team arrives.

  • Stay out of fire-damaged homes until local fire authorities say it is safe to re-enter.
  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from embedded into upholstery and carpet.
  • Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty the freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open to help prevent odor.
  • Wipe soot from chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim, and appliances, then protect these surfaces with a light coating of lubricant.
  • If heat is off during winter, pour RV antifreeze in sinks, toilet bowls, holding tanks, and tubs to avoid freezing pipes and fixtures.
  • Remove pets to a clean environment.
  • Wash houseplants thoroughly.
  • Change the HVAC filter but leave the system off until a trained professional can check the system.
  • Let friends and family know you’re safe.

Remember, SERVPRO of Grand Junction is ready to assist you after a fire with fire damage restoration and help you get back to normal. Our number one priority is getting your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible. We are a 24/7 emergency response. Call us today at 970-241-8181.

A Rich History of SERVPRO Service

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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For over 50 years, people across the country have been turning to SERVPRO for all of their restoration and remediation needs. Whenever disaster strikes, we are among the first to respond and help communities large and small get back on the road to recovery. We take pride in that reputation and in our rich history that has helped to build the SERVPRO brand.

That history began in 1967 when Ted and Doris Isaacson founded their painting business, but it wasn’t long before SERVPRO had expanded to become the cleaning and restoration specialists you can trust. In 1969 the Isaacson's sold their first franchise and by 1979 they had expanded to 175 franchises across the country.

With the company outgrowing its original headquarters, it moved to Gallatin, Tennessee in 1988, by which time it counted a total of 647 franchises under the SERVPRO brand. The 1,000th SERVPRO franchise was opened in 2000 and today there are more than 1,700 franchises nationwide. As it continued to add franchises, SERVPRO built its reputation as a nationally recognized name in restoration and cleaning.

From the very beginning, SERVPRO has been about more than just providing quality professional restoration services. We also take great pride in our tradition of service to the community. This includes both national recognition for the corporate headquarters and individual efforts that have earned acclaim for the many local franchises. Here at SERVPRO of Grand Junction, we’ve reached out to our neighbors and lent a hand in many different ways.

Time and again, SERVPRO has been among the first to step up and provide help when a major disaster strikes. We’ve helped with cleanup after the California wildfires, bailed out communities in the Midwest after historic flooding, and pitched in to help rebuild after the devastation of Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast. No job is too big or small and we’ll never turn our backs on a community in need.

When damage occurs, you need someone you can count on to provide the professional service you need with the personal touch you deserve. SERVPRO is proud of our history as the first name in water, fire, and storm damage repair and restoration. We’re ready to respond faster to any disaster and we’ll stand by you and help you get on your feet again because that’s what being a good neighbor is all about. 

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Finding The Best Storm Damage Removal Company in Grand Junction

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

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There is so much to do in Grand Junction, from shops and museums to plenty of outdoor adventure. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the many biking, hiking, and ski trails or simply take in the breathtaking scenery around them. As beautiful as it is, nature isn’t always so accommodating and when storms strike, in winter or summer, they can bring a lot of devastating damage to homes and businesses in the area.

Whether it’s heavy snow and ice accumulation or the serious after-effects of lightning and hail from thunderstorms, storm damage can be costly. If you’re faced with clean-up after a severe storm, you need to rely on the best storm damage removal company in Grand Junction to help get you back up on your feet. With a proven track record of helping families and businesses restore their property after storms hit, SERVPRO of Grand Junction is the name you can trust in your time of need.

SERVPRO has over 1,700 franchises nationwide and is one of the top names in storm damage restoration. Our technicians have the training and expertise to handle any kind of storm damage cleanup thoroughly and safely to help make your home or business look “Like it never even happened.” When damage occurs, getting it addressed as quickly as possible is urgent so you need to know there’s a company you can rely on to get the job done fast.

Storms Can Do All Sorts of Damage

Storms can bring all sorts of harsh conditions, including rain, hail, lightning, snow, and ice. Each of these can take a toll on your property and leave behind a tremendous amount of damage in their wake. Thunderstorms can bring a host of issues, including lightning, which can strike the roof of a home or building causing fire. Fire can spread quickly, damaging all sorts of surfaces and leaving behind a heavy covering of smoke and soot.

As a form of electricity, lightning can also be conducted through wiring, affecting your home from within as fires may smolder inside walls and ceilings. The water used in firefighting efforts can also add to the damage, soaking various surfaces and weakening support systems. Accumulations of water can also lead to mold infestation if not removed quickly, as mold can begin to grow and spread within 24-48 hours after water damage occurs.

Hail doesn’t occur as frequently as other forms of precipitation but when it does, it can be particularly costly. The records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that hail causes as much as $1 billion dollars of damage annually, affecting roof shingles, gutters, vents, windows, and windows and door frames.

Of course, Colorado is particularly known for its amazing winter weather, but winter storms can also be quite damaging. Snow that accumulates on rooftops can become very heavy and cause structural damage, leaks, and other issues. Ice buildup can result in dams that block gutters and prevent water from draining normally, which can lead to severe leaks and flooding.

Obviously, any of these storm conditions can be dangerous and damaging, but the longer that damage is allowed to go unchecked, the worse it can get. The sooner you can get the damage addressed properly, the sooner you’ll be able to return to normal and put the effects of the storm behind you.

When Storms Hit Call The Professionals

We understand the need to move quickly when it comes to storm damage removal, and that’s why SERVPRO is ready to respond 24/7 to begin the process of restoration. We’ll have someone on-site within four hours of that call to perform a thorough assessment of the damage and recommend the best way to proceed.

Of course, one of the most important steps you can take when storm damage hits are to contact your insurance agent and file a claim to get reimbursed for your losses. SERVPRO will also provide a thorough inventory of all damaged surfaces and belongings to help expedite the process and make it easier for you to get the compensation you deserve.

Our goal is always to restore your home or business to its previous condition and help get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. To make sure that happens, we’ll employ industrial-grade equipment and our expert training to thoroughly address any storm damage, large or small, using proven techniques.

When storms hit, there’s no need to handle the cleanup process alone. Call the best storm damage removal company in Grand Junction and rest easy knowing your property is in good hands. SERVPRO is ready to respond faster to any disaster, no matter how severe the damage. We’ll help clean up after the storm so you can breathe easier again. 

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

The Local Experts

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

before and after water damage room with table and chairs Before and after

SERVPRO provides the unique combination of a nationally known reputation with the singular expertise of locally owned franchises. That makes us perfectly suited to provide the personal touch in the communities we serve.

At SERVPRO of Grand Junction...

We take great pride in reaching out and helping our neighbors when they need us most

We’ve put that dedication to community into practice with a number of activities, including working with the local branch of the American Red Cross to inspect and install smoke detectors in many local homes.

At the same time, we provided important information on fire prevention and emergency evacuation procedures. The ultimate goal is keeping our community safe and we’ll do whatever we can to make that happen.

Safety has taken on a whole new meaning with the COVID pandemic, and SERVPRO is responding to that call as well.

Our “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program follows all CDC guidelines for safety and cleaning with a particular focus on addressing viral pathogens.

When we finish a job and apply that “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” shield, you and everyone else who enters the property can breathe easy knowing it’s completely safe.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO is ready. We’re proud to have the training, expertise and equipment to handle any size job and we won’t finish until we know you’re satisfied.

We make it our business to get the local community back up on its feet again because that’s what it means to be a good neighbor.

A Water Damage Restoration Checklist For Storms

9/11/2021 (Permalink)

a pile of air movers on a carpet We are ready for any water damage dry out

The Grand Junction area is a nature lover’s paradise, with plenty of hiking and biking trails, several parks including Highline Lake State Park and many other activities to enjoy. It’s no wonder so many visitors are drawn here regularly.

Unfortunately, life here isn’t without its potential problems, among them water damage from storms. With a sudden storm, water can build up quickly and cause plenty of damage to your home or business.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Grand Junction are prepared to handle any water related emergency from any kind of storm with operators standing by to take your call 24/7.

Once we’re on hand, we’ll proceed through our thorough water damage restoration process, following a specific Water Damage checklist for storms to make sure all the bases are covered:

  1. Identify the Source and Type of Water – First and foremost, we’ll check for the source of moisture and make sure it’s stopped. We’ll also determine the type of water involved, either clean, gray or black, as the level of contamination can dictate the specific restoration process that’s required.

  2. Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect Premises – Before beginning the restoration we’ll perform a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the damage and identify any safety issues.

  3. Identify Signs of Mold Growth – Mold can be a particularly hazardous side effect of water damage. We’ll check for odors, musty smells and any other signs of mold growth and perform complete mold remediation.

  4. Move and Block Furniture – We’ll move any furniture out of the way and block items to prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpet.

  5. Remove Standing Water – We’ll begin the restoration by using submersible pumps and industrial strength wet/dry vacs to remove standing water.

  6. Check Carpet Pads, Carpeting, Floors and Walls - We carefully inspect all carpet pads, carpeting, flooring and walls to see if any materials should be removed.

  7. Apply Deodorizer or Disinfectant Treatments – Our process includes the use of deodorizers and EPA-registered disinfectants as antimicrobial treatments.

  8. Dispose of Damaged Materials – If anything is deemed unsalvageable by you or your adjuster, we will see that it is safely removed and disposed.

  9. Measure Temperature/Humidity Levels – Throughout the process we will monitor temperature and humidity levels to enable proper drying.

  10. Thoroughly Dry – Finally, we employ industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove all moisture from surfaces and the air.

When water damage occurs from a storm or otherwise, it can be devastating if you don’t act fast. That’s why your first call should be to SERVPRO. We’re guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster and we won’t finish the job until we know you’re satisfied.

We’re part of the local community ourselves and we’re proud to serve our neighbors with the professional quality work that they expect because that’s what we’d want for our own property.

So don’t despair, call SERVPRO and we’ll help you put the pieces together again.

Word Count: 500 Commercial Fire Damage Restoration You Can Trust

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

woman in SERVPRO shirt in front of SERVPRO truck pointing to SERVPRO logo At your service!

SERVPRO of Grand Junction has been serving the Grand Junction area for years and we’re proud to provide the restoration services that our local businesses rely on.

Unfortunately, even in these beautiful surroundings, fire can still strike without warning. When a fire affects your business you need to know that you can get your property restored as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

That’s where SERVPRO can make a real difference.

With staff ready to answer your call 24/7 we’re guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster and provide the professional quality service you expect.

The Special Challenges Of Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire strikes suddenly and can cause a tremendous amount of damage, from smoke and soot to water damage from firefighting efforts. When your business is affected that kind of damage can be even more costly as it forces your doors to remain closed.

That’s why a quick response is so critical. Not only is SERVPRO ready to take your call instantly, but we’ll also have someone from our highly trained staff on site within four hours of that call to get the restoration process started.

We are restoration specialists, with the training, experience and equipment necessary to handle fire damage restoration in everything from restaurants to hotels to office buildings.

Our technicians are all IICRC certified with up to the minute training in fire and smoke restoration, odor control, upholstery and fabric cleaning and water damage restoration, so you can rely on us to handle any job.

Professional Service With The Community In Mind

SERVPRO provides a unique combination of national resources with the personal touch of a locally owned company. That means not only can we provide thorough fire damage restoration services but we’ll also treat your property with the utmost care because that’s the way we’d want our own business to be handled.

From employing industrial strength, professional quality equipment to remove standing water, clean all surfaces and ensure that everything is thoroughly dried to providing a complete inventory to help facilitate filing your insurance claim, SERVPRO will have you covered from start to finish.

We’ll even go the extra mile to help rebuild damaged drywall, floors and ceilings. Whatever it takes to get you back in business, we’re there for you.

When fire strikes your commercial property it can be devastating but you don’t have to go it alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO and we’ll respond immediately to help get the healing process underway.

We want what’s best for Vail and its residents, visitors and businesses so we’re ready to respond when you need us most. That’s what community is all about and SERVPRO is proud to serve our neighbors in their time of need.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

girl in cap on front of a SERVPRO truck We are here for you

Water can do a great deal of damage and when water accumulates in your business that can be particularly costly. SERVPRO is all too aware of just how important quick cleanup of water damage in a commercial property is, which is why we are guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster.

We don’t want your business affected for a minute longer than necessary.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is part of the local business community so we know how vibrant and vital this area is and we want it to stay that way.  Grand Junction is a wonderful place to live and its many businesses, from wineries and restaurants to shops like The Robin’s Nest, the largest antiques mall between Denver and Las Vegas, draw thousands of visitors every year.

With so many commercial properties in the area, it’s important that those businesses have a name they can turn to when disaster strikes. With over 1,700 franchises nationwide, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We have the training and expertise to handle water emergencies in everything from luxury hotels to small office buildings. For the quick and thorough response you need, there’s no better place to turn.

Complete Restoration From Start to Finish

At SERVPRO, we know that you expect the best for your business and that’s why we go out of our way to manage each restoration job to its completion. We won’t sign off on any job until we know that the customer is satisfied. This means you’re an important part of the process too, at every step along the way, because it’s your livelihood that’s at stake.

We also understand that water damage cleanup in commercial spaces can present unique challenges and we’re well equipped to handle them. A large space may require more technicians and industrial size machinery to get the job done right.

We employ submersible pumps and industrial wet/dry vacuums to remove all standing water. For larger jobs, we can use truck mounted extraction units for even more power.

To ensure that all excess moisture is removed from surfaces and air, we use industrial-grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers.

We also perform a complete mold remediation paying particular attention to your HVAC and ventilation systems in order to prevent the growth and spread of hazardous mold.

We’ll also perform a thorough inspection of your entire premises to identify and address all water damage. That can include the immediately affected area as well as adjoining areas. No matter how large the building, we’ll make sure that it’s thoroughly covered so you can have results you can trust.

Call The Professionals For Water Damage Cleanup

When a water related emergency strikes your business, call the professionals at SERVPRO for the quick response you need. We are ready to take your call 24/7 and we’ll do everything it takes to restore your property and get you back up and running as soon as possible. 

That’s the SERVPRO guarantee because we know what’s good for business.


8/23/2021 (Permalink)

For many of us, a home is irreplaceable. Your home is where you make some of your most precious memories. It’s a place that’s special to you and your family, and it’s the place that you feel safe and well. A fire can total home and cause enormous damage. That damage will have to be repaired. While the emotional damage will take time to heal, SERVPRO of Grand Junction has the human resources and the expertise to restore your home and reverse the fire damage.

Although SERVPRO of Grand Junction is more than capable of taking care of any damages from a fire, it’s always best to prevent house fires in the first place. Here are some practical tips to help you prevent a house fire.

Install Smoke Detectors

You should have working smoke detectors installed on every level of your home to help warn you when a fire has started. If something started as a small fire, hearing the alarm from a smoke detector can give you a chance to put the fire out before it grows larger and more dangerous. To prevent false alarms, keep your detectors clean and free of cobwebs and dust. If the fire is already quite large, your focus should be on safely getting yourself and any pets or loved ones out of the house.

It's good practice to charge the batteries during daylight saving time and test smoke detectors monthly to ensure they’re working properly. You should also have an escape plan that you and your loved ones can follow and easily remember should there be a fire.

Install Fire Extinguishers

Install your fire extinguishers high on the wall, so they’re easily accessible and away from children. It would be best to learn how to use your fire extinguishers and how they operate since you won’t have time to use them when a fire breaks out. Call your local fire department to see if they offer any training for homeowners to use a fire extinguisher.

Check Your Wiring

If you live in an older home, the aging wiring in your electrical system should be thoroughly checked by a trained electrician.

If you can’t afford to have the wiring completely overhauled, having a trained electrician check the wiring routinely should eliminate any major problems down the road. More importantly, you won’t be caught off guard by a massive electrical fire. Also, check that you’re not using more electricity than your circuits can handle.

Avoid Candles

To reduce the risk of fire, keep candles a safe distance of 12 inches or more from anything that can burn and never leave an open flame unattended or near children. Extinguish candles before leaving the room or going to sleep. If you love the warm glow candles give your home, use battery-operated flameless candles, which are much safer.

Keep an eye on your cooking.

Unattended cooking equipment is a leading cause of home fires. Using grills on wooden or combustible decks is also a contributor.

When cooking, you should always:

  • Keep cooking appliances clear of combustible materials such as rags, towels, and packaging materials.
  • Keep children away from all cooking areas.

Plan your Escape

A home fire escape plan is essential because when a fire breaks out, every second counts. Before the worst happens, make sure everyone in your family knows how to get out and that there’s nothing to stop that from happening. Identify all possible escape routes from your home and establish a meeting place outside, a safe distance from your house, with your family. Conduct your own fire drills, both during the day and at night, so you’re never caught off guard in an emergency.

Here at SERVPRO Grand Junction, we care about the communities we serve. Therefore, we cooked up these helpful tips. While we’d love to have your business, we sincerely hope that a fire will never damage your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction for Fire Damage Restoration and Repairs; we can help. Call us today at 970-949-3235. We are a 24/7 emergency response.

What You Need to Know About Smoke Damage

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Fires can destroy your property and cause irreversible damage. The flames move from item to item burning everything to a crisp char. The heat produced by the flames will radiate and cause surrounding items to melt, crack and even shatter. After the flames have been put out, you are then left with smoke damage. Smoke damage left unaddressed can devastate your home and its contents, and the actual fire does not necessarily have to occur in the same room.

In wildfires, homes and businesses have been completely ruined just from smoke while the buildings remained untouched by flames.

Not all smoke damage is the same. Each of these is caused by different circumstances. The temperature of the fire, fueling materials, and location will all play a role. Depending on what type of damage was done will slightly affect the restoration of the impacted area. Exactly what are the types of smoke damage?

There are four different types of smoke damage:

Protein residue: This type is prevalent in low-temperature kitchen fires. There is minimal smoke, soot, and streaking, but it may permanently discolor any finished surfaces. While hard to see, it’s not hard to smell: if left untreated, the intense, unpleasant odor may permeate the entire home or business.

Dry smoke is produced by fires fueled by paper or wood that burn at high temperatures and spread quickly. A light powdery substance is left on surfaces; thankfully, this is easy to clean compared with denser smoke and thick soot. Dry smoke is light and will easily get into porous surfaces. Even though it might look clean, a smoky smell persists.

Wet smoke: Caused by low heat, smoldering fires that have plastic and/or rubber actively burning. These fires have a distinct smell, and despite the smaller flames, the smoke is extremely thick and full of black soot. This sticky and dense smoke has no trouble fully covering the surfaces throughout homes and businesses. Special equipment is often needed to clean this smoke damage correctly.

Fuel/Oil Also known as petroleum residues, this smoke damage is not very common within homes and businesses because most of us don’t have a ton of gasoline just chilling in our house. The residue from this smoke is sticky, thick, and especially difficult to clean. With a hefty and non-appealing smell, it is easy to notice and will easily destroy upholstered furniture, clothing, curtains, and other materials unless promptly washed and cleaned.

In any situation, avoid touching any of the residues to prevent smearing, and let a certified professional service, like SERVPRO of Grand Junction, clean it up to ensure your safety and your home’s.

If you have any smoke damage that you need to be cleaned, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction for Fire Damage Restoration and Repairs, we can help. Call us today at 970-949-3235. We are a 24/7 emergency response.

Household Appliances That Can Cause Water Damage

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage caused by heavy rain is one thing, but the damage caused by your household appliances is often preventable. To ensure that your appliances are in good working condition, SERVPRO of Grand Junction highly recommends you get all your appliances checked a minimum of once a year, as well as inspect the hoses and connections for your appliances.

 The most common sources of flooding in your home include the following:

Washing Machines

If you find your washing machine leaking, don’t take it lightly. If you see leaks around the clamps in the water hose, stay alert because it’s a warning sign for future failures. We have experienced small pinhole leaks in a water supply line that have broken out into an all-out basement flood. It is recommended to inspect your water hoses twice a year and search for any cracking, leaking, or rusting on the washing machine. It is advised to replace hoses every five years, no matter how exceptional they look from the outside.


Our SERVPRO crews have had to clean water damages caused by the water line that supplies an ice maker. When the water lines get damaged, they can leak or, worse yet, become completely unattached. For the defrosted drain, thaw the ice and then flush it with hot water. For improper sealing, examine the rubber seal that runs along with the door.

If you don’t take enough precautions, the ice maker can become a mess maker in no time. It is also advised to check the hose and water line to ensure they are connected properly every time.


This household appliance has a supply line, just like refrigerators and washing machines. If a dishwasher water supply line was to burst, you could guarantee that your kitchen will be filled with water after a wash and rinse cycle. We have seen a dishwasher back up some of our more severe water damages caused by dishwashers. Backup typically occurs when debris has clogged the drain, and the water has nowhere to go but inside your home. Never forget that a dishwasher is designed to work for only 10 years. So, if your dishwasher is nearing this threshold, it may be time to consider replacing it.

Hot Water Heater

Conventional water heaters that have storage tanks are prone to corrosion, age-related wear, and mineral buildup. This can lead to a tank burst or leakage, and then gallons of water could be flooding onto your floor. It is recommended to inspect the water heater annually to minimize the chances of excessive water damage. It is advised to flush the tank every six months to remove the sediments. Be attentive and replace your water heater every 10 years.

 If your home falls victim to a water emergency, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction at 970-949-3235 for immediate water restoration assistance. We are a 24/7 emergency response.

Best ways to Keep your Commercial Building Free from Mold

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

Mold can be very challenging to deal with. They can sometimes be difficult to spot, they pollute the air, and they can even threaten the structural integrity of your establishment. Once it starts, it can spread very quickly. Not only can it cause damage, but it can affect people’s health.

Mold is primarily caused by uncontrolled moisture and can grow on various surfaces, cloth, carpets, drywall, and wood. With a large commercial building keeping everyone cool or warm, condensation can form and provide the mold the moisture it needs to spread.

Regular cleanings and maintenance inspections will help keep mold from taking over the building areas that are not often used.

  1. Service your HVAC unit

It’s important to ensure that the HVAC system remains clean and in good condition. If your filters are clogged up with mold spores, then every time you turn the AC on, you’ll be blowing them around the building. The vents, ducts, and the rest all need to be maintained.

When the air is not moving through the vents, dust and mold can sit there, so the room fills with it all when you turn it back on. Any amount of hair, dust, dirt, animal hair and waste, and mold can be in the vents.

  1. Minimize moisture

Mold thrives on moisture. The more excess dampness you have around your commercial building, the more chances you have of ending up with a mold problem. Condensation can form during the hot months, during the cold months, at any time, and people can cause condensation.

A dehumidifier will help draw moisture out of the air. It can make a big difference in a very populated building, and turning off the heat or air conditioning is not an option, so put them in areas when moisture is prevalent. Basements, upper floors, kitchens or cafeterias, shower rooms, laundry rooms, and anywhere that has excessive moisture. Remember to check windows and doors for condensation build-up too. If you see a lot of moisture here, this could signify that you need new windows.

  1. Make Repairs fast

Fixing small problems will help them from becoming big problems. Leaks in the roof or foundation, cracks in the walls, gaps around windows, taps, pipes that drip or leak, and faulty thermostats. Unfortunately, the longer that you leave problems unattended, the worse they can become.

These can all allow heat and cold air in or out, making it harder to control the humidity inside the building. Always try to catch water damage and leaks before the added moisture can cause long-term damage.

  1. Stay vigilant

Mold isn’t always obvious straight away. It’s a great idea to have your maintenance team take care of regular checks and repairs but hiring a professional to inspect the building can help. They can spot areas that may be developing mold that you are not aware of.

Dark spots, fuzzy patches, musty smells can all appear anywhere. Carpets, walls, ceilings, floors, and under sinks, behind walls in shower rooms, laundry room, bathrooms, and kitchen areas.

They are also great at finding areas of potential mold too, so you can stop it before it gets a chance to start.

  1. Seek professional support

Finally, remember that every commercial building often has its own unique issues and requirements to consider.

If you find mold, call in a professional team to take care of it right away. You don’t want to try and clean it by yourself. Our SERVPRO team are Professionals who have the right tools, equipment, and products to take care of it. We specialize in mold removal from residential and commercial buildings and can assist with ridding your property of any mold and residual spores.

You can trust SERVPRO of Grand Junction to take care of any mold problems you encounter in your commercial building. We are 24/7 emergency response; call us today at 970-949-3235.

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning: COVID

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted our lives in several troubling ways. It has led to lockdowns, staff shortages, and inefficiencies that have impacted their bottom lines for business owners.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can land on surfaces. People can become infected if they touch those surfaces and then touch their nose, mouth, or eyes. In most situations, the risk of infection from touching a surface is low. The most reliable way to prevent infection from surfaces is to wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.

A Significant Problem for Businesses

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread throughout the country, businesses are grappling with employee shortages due to illness. They are also constantly haunted by the threat of government-mandated shutdowns that can make it difficult or impossible to stay operational. Even if they aren’t mandated, shutdowns can become an inevitable reality if an outbreak affects several employees. Whether they’re worried about being short-handed or ending up on the news, companies want to do everything they can to avoid uncontrolled outbreaks at their facilities.

How Commercial Cleaning Can Help

Commercial cleaning is an essential tool in the collective fight against COVID-19. Tainted work facilities put workers and customers at risk while also increasing the chances of long-term shutdowns due to unmitigated spread. Unfortunately, far too many companies fail to adequately clean and sterilize their facilities after worker tests positive for the virus.

SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely. So, commit to keeping your employees and customers safer. Make sure your space is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Benefits our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program offers:

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned crews are timely. Commercial cleaning can occur at regular, scheduled intervals. This professional ongoing preventative measure can help significantly reduce the risk of widespread viral infections among employees and customers.

We are fully equipped. When you hire our services, you don’t have to worry about whether we’re using the right materials, techniques, or disinfecting chemicals. Our SERVPRO Team knows which disinfectant is EPA-approved to fight COVID-19. They’ve dealt with severe, widespread contamination and know how to eliminate hazardous materials.

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned crews are thorough and well-trained. Commercial cleaners don’t just wipe down surfaces and fumigate the air. They are seasoned professionals who know how to assess a company’s risky, high-touch areas with a cool eye. They can do this because they’ve been trained to clean and disinfect businesses of every type. From office buildings and restaurants to hospitals and clinics, reputable commercial cleaning companies know how to clean and eliminate hazardous materials, whatever the challenges, whatever the environment.

 Why it’s Such a Good Idea.

Our Certified: SERVPRO Commercial cleaners have years of experience interpreting and following guidelines from the CDC to keep people safe during outbreaks of all kinds.

When odor, grime, and pathogenic challenges go beyond the scope of your company’s regular janitorial staff, contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction for prompt service. Whether it's removing an odor problem or decontaminating your facility, you can rely on us to disinfect your business and make your workspace look it's very best.

Dealing with Fire Damage

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Facing a fire in your home or business can be overwhelming, to say the least. It’s crucial, though, to start your fire damage cleanup and restoration process as soon as possible to get your life back to normal. If you are dealing with fire damage, the experienced team at SERVPRO of Grand Junction is ready to respond. Immediate action and fast response can limit damage, prevent further damage, and reduce restoration costs.

Our IICRC certified technicians have the knowledge and specialized equipment to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. Our emergency response teams are always prepared with emergency equipment. Our helpful office staff will be ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction is part of the SERVPRO corporate National Disaster and Large Loss Response Team. We specialize in fire, water damage, and storm damage restoration. We are Here to Help® and ready to respond to fire, soot, wind, and water conditions.

The residue left behind after fire damage may cause health effects if it’s not handled correctly. Only our SERVPRO trained team of experts with professional equipment can ensure fire damage restoration is done safely and thoroughly.

When it comes to severe house fires, fire damage is only the beginning. There's fire damage; there's often supplemental damage done to wiring, plumbing, and appliances. If the fire causes a pipe to burst, then the water damage may become an issue. Smoke and soot can saturate carpets, furniture, walls, and other surfaces, which will require extensive cleaning.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction professionals are experts at both fire and water damage as well as disaster cleanup, so we've got all the tools and experience needed to tackle even the most pervasive of fires in both commercial and residential buildings.

Storm Damage in Grand Junction?

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

A severe storm can change everything in the blink of an eye. But, as challenging as recovery can be, you can take comfort in the fact that many have gone through similar experiences. This makes finding the direction you need a little easier

At SERVPRO of Grand Junction, we know that our fast response time is key to minimizing the cost and time involved with storm damage restoration. Here is a water damage timeline detailing the damage water can do to a structure in a short period of time:

Within Minutes

Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path

Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings

Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets

Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

Drywall begins to swell and break down

Metal surfaces begin to tarnish

Furniture begins to swell and crack

Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain

A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

Mold and mildew may grow and spread

Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp

Metal begins to rust and corrode

Furniture warps and shows signs of mold

Paint begins to blister

Wood flooring swells and warps

Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll have a storm damage emergency, but when you do, SERVPRO of Grand Junction has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24/7. Call us today at 970-949-3235. We’ll restore your storm damage in Grand Junction, “Like it never even happened.”

Water Damage in your Mountain Home

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

  •  Identifying the source

Sometimes the source of water is easy to find. However, sometimes the issue is a pipe in the wall or a slow leak under the sink. Some signs of water damage are standing water, discoloration, musty odors, and in some cases, mold. Knowing where the water is will assist you in where to shut off the water. Some homes have a water shut-off valve in the home, and most homes have a main shut-off valve commonly by the street. It is important that whatever the source of the water is repaired or replaced by a professional.

  • Minimizing the damage

While we cannot plan for when a water loss will happen, we can control what happens after. Water will take the path of least resistance. Shut off the source of water from its source or from the main to your home. Call your insurance company and a water restoration company such as us so that we can inspect the damage and come up with and execute a plan to dry your home. It is always better to have a restoration company come out as soon as possible to start the drying process.

  • Time Frame

Remember, minimizing the damage will not stop the damage. Materials such as wood and drywall will absorb damage. Additionally, avoiding secondary damages depends on the source of water and the time taken to remove said water from the affected materials. Given that we can get to your home and start work promptly, our goal is to minimize any damage and necessary demolition in your home.

Summer Home Maintenance

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Sidewalk with writing on it Summer Home Maintenance


Now that the sun is shining, home improvement projects are on.

Power-wash the outside of your home.

The heat and humidity can cause mold and mildew to grow faster on your home’s exterior. Use a power washer with a mildew remover compatible with your siding.

Cleaning the Gutters

Gutter-cleaning should be part of your summer and fall checklist, but it’s also wise to clear your gutters out before a heavy summer storm hits to get rid of any clogs that may have built up.

 Sealing the Driveway

Your driveway will last longer if you seal it regularly. When you factor in curing time, this project takes three to four days, so check the forecast before you begin to ensure you'll have a few consecutive days of good weather.

Sealing the Deck

Constant exposure to sun and rain takes a toll on your deck’s appearance. Plan sometime during the summer to spruce up your deck by making any necessary repairs, giving it a good cleaning, and sealing it.

Repaint your Fence

Fence-painting can be tedious and time-consuming, but attending to this outdoor maintenance task will keep your fence looking sharp and make it last longer.

Grease the Garage Door

To keep your automatic garage door running properly, ensure everything is tight and lubricate the hinges, rollers, and other moving parts at least once a year.

Repair your Walkway

Whether your walkway is concrete, pavers, or stepping-stones, take some time to rehab and repair it in summer when you're more likely to have several consecutive days of fair weather.

Schedule a cleaning for your HVAC system

Ensure that the fan is functioning well, the coils are clean, and there isn’t faulty wiring that could cause a fire. Don’t forget to change your filter.

Inspect the roof and your home’s exterior and make repairs

Inspect beneath your eaves for loose debris that might have accumulated there. Whenever you see gunk or leaves, collect, and remove them. Next, inspect your roof’s flashing or metal strips typically found around chimneys, vents, satellite dishes, and skylights. It can loosen during a harsh rainstorm or hailstorm, causing potential water leakage.

Inspect your attic and basement

Check the basement and attic for evidence of pests, insects, water damage, mold, or mildew. Turn off the lights to check for any sign of peeking in daylight.


Blog: Bob Vila


Putting Our Community First

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

graphics of words on plaque natural disasters No matter what happens we are here for you

SERVPRO is a family owned company and we understand the importance of community. At the worst of moments that’s when communities come together to help each other repair and rebuild. We take pride in being part of that process and we do everything we can to put our customers’ needs first.  We’ve been involved in many recovery efforts across the country, from the California wildfires to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

Here in the Grand Junction area we’ve worked with the local branch of the American Red Cross to inspect and install smoke detectors in many local homes and provide important information on fire prevention and emergency evacuation procedures. Anything we can do to help keep our community safe is worthwhile because what benefits one of us benefits us all.

Today, we’re all facing new challenges from the Covid pandemic, and SERVPRO has stepped up to meet those needs as well.

With the launch of our “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program we’ve been part of the effort to safely reopen many of our communities. The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program carefully follows CDC guidelines for safety and cleanliness with a focus on addressing viral pathogens.

At SERVPRO we’ve always put community first and that makes us the name you can rely on when disaster strikes.

With our pledge to make it “Like it never even happened,” we’re ready to step in and work together with our neighbors so that we can all get back to the business of living again.

What To Do When You Discover A Water Heater

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Cartoon Man looking at a Water Heater Water Heater Discovery

If you have a leaking water heater, it can lead to much larger issues within your home. Even a small amount of water can harm your floor or surrounding walls. If you have a large leak, you may see quite extensive damage to your home. Here is what you need to do when you discover a failed water heater with a puddle surrounding it.

Examine the Unit
Puddles in the basement of your Vail, Beavercreek, Summit County, home can form for a variety of reasons, so be sure to take a close look at your unit to be sure that a leaking water heater is the source of the problem. Be sure to check:

  • Pipes above and around the puddle
  • Nearby floor drains
  • Cracks in walls or floors

Disconnect Power
With a leaking or broken water heater, you need to get the power source turned off. An electric water heater can be turned off easily by flipping its designated circuit breaker switch to the off position. A gas version will have an on/off switch on its exterior.

Turn Off the Water Source
If you have a significant amount of water leaking, it is important to get the water supply turned off as quickly as possible. Most water heaters will have a valve located above them. Be careful not to come into contact with the water as you turn it off. If you cannot access the valve safely, you may need to turn off your home's main water supply instead.

Clean Up
Any water leak in your home must be properly cleaned up to avoid substantial damage, mold, and mildew. Clean up water as soon as you can with towels, especially if it is in contact with drywall, carpet, or flooring. For a large leak or a long-term leak that has just been discovered, be sure to contact specialists trained in water damage repair to ensure a thorough cleanup.
Proper care needs to be taken when any water incident happens within your home. Keep a leaking water heater from causing immense harm to your home by following these tips.

Storm Damage Restoration Services in Grand Junction, CO

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Technicians in Hazmat Suits SERVPRO Technicians in Hazmat Suits

Nestled in the heart of Grand Junction mountain-lovers dream. Hiking, mountain biking, and other sports can all be experienced here. There are many quaint shops to enjoy along with fine dining at our local restaurants.

The storms may be pretty, but they can also be dangerous.

Storms can bring a great deal of damage, from caved-in roofs to downed power lines to flooded basements. When storm damage occurs, residents and business owners need to know where to turn for help. 

For 20 years, SERVPRO has been providing professional storm damage restoration services that Avon residents can trust.

Helping You Recover From Storms

No matter how much you prepare in advance, you can’t always avoid storm damage. After a particularly severe storm, that damage can be devastating to a home or business.

Even though you may feel that you can handle cleanup and restoration by yourself, the fact is that if it’s not done properly, it can be dangerous and costly. That’s why it always makes better sense to rely on professionals.

At SERVPRO, we have both the training and specialized equipment to handle any storm damage restoration. We’re also members of the local community ourselves, so we understand the kind of hazards that Aspen and Avon’s winter weather can present.

That’s why so many Grand Junction residents turn to us to treat their property with care so that they can breathe easier.

We have someone ready to take your call 24/7, and we’ll have a technician on-site within four hours of that call to begin a thorough, careful assessment of all damage and formulate a detailed plan to address it. We’ll inspect everything from the roof to the basement for any sign of damage, and we’ll determine exactly what needs to be done to ensure that your property is fully restored to its previous condition.

Some of the particular issues we look for include ice dams on roofs and snow buildup around foundations, both of which can lead to water damage on the interior of a home or commercial property if they aren’t removed quickly. If water builds up from this kind of winter storm damage, it can compromise support structures and rot flooring, all of which can make a property unsafe. Power outages caused by storms can present a fire hazard if they lead to damaged wires or heating systems.

We understand the potential dangers that storms present, which is why SERVPRO is ready to step in as quickly as possible. Our main focus is always on helping our customers heal, and cleaning up storm damage quickly and thoroughly is a big part of that healing process. It’s the way we’d want our own property treated so that we won’t give you anything less, and we won’t sign off on a job until we know you’re delighted.

The Storm Restoration Experts

SERVPRO technicians are uniquely qualified to help with restoration after any size storm, with ongoing training from The Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have certification in several areas, including Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, and Commercial Drying, so you can rest assured that we are prepared to handle any situation.

We have industrial-grade equipment, including powerful pumps and vacuums to remove excess water, air movers, and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry all surfaces and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) and Thermal foggers to remove noxious odors. All of our vacuums are outfitted with HEPA filters to ensure that any irritants or toxic chemicals are filtered out.

As part of treating water damage, we’ll also perform full mold remediation to prevent a potentially hazardous mold infestation.

It’s essential to do this quickly as mold can begin to grow and spread within 24-48 hours after flooding occurs.  The sooner you address the problem properly, the better your chances of avoiding further complications and keeping your property safe and healthy.

We know how stressful it can be to clean up after a storm, which is why we’ll do everything we can to make the process easier on you. That can include everything from painting and replacing flooring to completely rebuilding rooms if we feel it’s necessary. We will even help you to take a full inventory to help expedite filing your insurance claim so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

Even when disaster strikes, SERVPRO is ready to respond with our Disaster Recovery Team. These specialists are trained to handle any size restoration job and have completed recovery work after wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and major floods. Our Commercial Large Loss Division works with all types of businesses to ensure quick cleanup and restoration so that you can get back up and running again as soon as possible.

Avon winters can be beautiful, but when winter weather goes wrong and storms hit, you don’t have to go it alone. Just call the restoration experts at SERVPRO and trust us to start putting things back together again. We make it our business to respond faster to any size disaster so you can get the help you need when you need it most.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

5 Ways To Prevent Your Pet From Causing a Fire

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Dog with fireman outfit on Pets should be treated like children.

Pet Preparation Measures

When working to avoid a fire emergency from breaking out in your residence, remember that there are steps you can take to prevent your pet from triggering an inferno. Here are five pet preparation measures that will reduce the chances your fur baby inadvertently sparks ablaze.

1. Reduce Flames
Open fires create pleasant atmospherics but always contain an element of danger. Place candles away from tables that might be jiggled by wagging tails or knocked down during overzealous rounds of fetch. Consider substituting electric candles, which also come with fun features, like dimmers and funky colors. Whatever you do, never leave your pet alone with anything that is burning.

2. Address Cords
Puppies and kittens chewing on electrical wires can cause a fire emergency. Cord protectors help keep temptation at bay. Pet stores also offer bitter sprays that can be applied to inhibit your feline’s gnawing impulses.

3. Take Away Oven Knobs
Despite lacking opposable thumbs, curious canines are capable of switching on stoves. If the dials on yours are removable, set them aside every time you leave home. Safety covers are another option that may prevent wayward paws from switching on burners.

4. Institute Monitoring Technologies
Install a camera to observe Fido in your absence. Using your phone, you can easily see what is going on at any time. Have a responsible neighbor on speed dial in case you detect a threatening situation.

5. Restrict Your Pet’s Movement
Use gates to bar animals from entering rooms where danger resides. Knowing Fluffy’s exact location during a fire also enhances pet safety. Quick access to your dog or cat during a crisis is essential. Leave hiring a residential fire restoration expert to repair your home’s damage until after your creature’s safety has been secured.
A fire emergency threatens your pet as much as it does the rest of your family. Inhibit your beastie from triggering a blaze in Grand Junction by observing the above precautions.

Why Choosing a Qualified Preferred Vendor Matters

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

Three adults Reviewing a Contract SERVPRO a Preferred Vendor for many Insurance Companies

Why Choosing a Qualified Preferred Vendor Matters

A client calls your office to report that they have an insurance claim in Grand Junction, CO. Like most business owners facing a disaster, they're anxious to get the cleanup and restoration process completed as quickly as possible. As an insurance agent, you have a responsibility to help your client get the help they need while keeping costs down for your company. Luckily, you have a list of preferred vendors, and you inform your client that the names on that list are truly the best. Here's why it matters to you and your client that they choose a preferred vendor.

1. Qualified
To participate in the vendor program, a company has to verify that they are qualified to complete the services that they say they provide. Vendors who value their business will keep good records of certifications. Still, it's even more important to know that the staff receives regular continuing education to stay on top of the latest best practices. A company like SERVPRO has a set of twenty-one guidelines that employees of each franchise must meet to remain on preferred vendor lists.

2. Compliant
In addition to qualified staff, a preferred vendor who wants to be recommended by an insurance agent must maintain compliance with all industry standards. This means that the tools they use, the standards to which they complete jobs, and how they maintain project paperwork all have to be above board. The easiest way to ensure that these things happen is to work with a company with consistent expectations for every franchisee.

3. Professional
The last thing that your client wants to deal with is a vendor who doesn't keep in touch. SERVPRO has the reach to ensure that calls are answered and the resources to keep every project organized.
As an insurance agent, you want your clients to be confident when choosing a restoration company after a disaster. Encourage your clients to use the preferred vendor list to be confident that they are working with the best in the business.

Carpet Cleaning

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Techs using equipment Are Your Carpets SERVPRO Cleaned?

How DIRTY are your carpets and floors?  Where your children play with their toys and lie down to watch their favorite cartoon.  Even the highest quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time.  IICRC states that 70% of the soil in carpet is dry soil.  Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include:

- Regular vacuuming

- Spot removal

- Pilating the carpet to prevent matting

- Moving furniture to change traffic patterns

- Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

A good rule of thumb would be to clean your carpets every 12 months professionally.

So, If you need your carpets clean, make sure you call SERVPRO of Grand Junction 970-241-8181.  When calling, be sure to have the estimated room sizes so they can calculate a price for you.

Fire Cleanup Services – Grand Junction, CO

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

burnt out shed with trash at the door Big or small we will help you

There is so much to love about Grand Junction but unfortunately a fire can quickly change things for the worse.

The aftermath of a fire can be just as devastating as the fire itself, as you’re left feeling frustrated, helpless and overwhelmed.

At times like these, when you’re faced with repairing the damage from flames, smoke and water, you need to know that there are professionals you can count on to help get you back on your feet.  That’s where SERVPRO can make all the difference.

We’re part of the Grand Junction community ourselves and we know how beautiful this area can be, from the miles of hiking and biking trails along the Grand Mesa to the breathtaking vistas of the Colorado Wine Country. In the downtown area you can find many quaint shops and plenty of opportunities for fine dining in Bin707 Foodbar and many other local restaurants. 

Unfortunately, even this beautiful part of Colorado isn’t immune from the potential damage caused by fire. That’s why SERVPRO offers complete fire damage cleanup and restoration services that make it “Like it never even happened,” so that you can get back to enjoying everything you love so much about Grand Junction.

Fire Cleanup From Top to Bottom

Fires can cause a lot of damage, from the burning and charring of flames to the pervasive covering of soot and smoke and even the after effects of the water used in firefighting. All these types of damage require a multi-pronged approach to cleanup to ensure that everything is addressed quickly and thoroughly. At SERVPRO, we’ve got a carefully structured process that begins the moment you first call for help and uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that everything is done right.

Speed is so important when it comes to fire cleanup, to ensure that damage is stopped in its tracks and SERVPRO is guaranteed to arrive faster to any disaster so that the cleanup can begin as quickly as possible. That’s why we’ve got agents ready 24/7 to take your call and get a technician to your home within four hours of that call so the process can get started.

Once on site, the technician will perform a thorough inspection, including not just the affected room but any adjoining rooms that may also have been damaged. When this initial assessment is done, we can give you a detailed explanation of what will be involved in the cleanup and restoration process so you know exactly what to expect.

The process itself begins with closing up or covering any broken windows or roofs to prevent further damage from the elements and then addressing any standing water. Because water can lead to mold growth within 24-48 hours, it’s essential that the drying process begin as soon as possible. We’ll use professional grade equipment to remove all moisture and prevent the growth and spread of potentially hazardous mold.

Of course, fire cleanup is about more than just water damage. 

Smoke and soot can permeate surfaces and be very difficult to remove if you don’t act quickly. SERVPRO uses Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers and Thermal Foggers to remove all signs of smoke and soot and neutralize noxious odors. At the same time, the ULV Fogger can apply fungicides and disinfectants to ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly sanitized.

Restoring Your Peace of Mind

At SERVPRO we believe in restoration and that means making every effort to return your home to its pre-fire condition. That includes replacing drywall, painting, laying new carpeting and even rebuilding if it’s necessary.  We’ll also perform a thorough inventory using Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) technology before we begin cleanup. This can help us to determine which items are salvageable and which cannot be restored. With our inventory results in hand, it will be easier for you to file a claim with your insurance company.

We understand how emotional the entire experience can be and how overwhelming it may feel, and that’s why we’ll be with you through every step of the cleanup. We’ll do everything we can to help make the process of filing your insurance claim easier so that you can have the peace of mind you need.

By relying on the professionals of SERVPRO you can save yourself time and money and ease your stress knowing that you don’t have to go through it alone.

Proudly Serving Our Community

As part of the Grand Junction community ourselves, we know that what affects one of us can have an effect on us all. That’s why we make it our business to be there any time our neighbors need us. We understand the threat that fire can present in this area and the kind of damage it can leave in its wake and we’ve got the training and equipment necessary to tackle it all.

At SERVPRO we’re all about getting there quickly and getting you back on your feet again, but we also want every customer to feel as if they’re getting the attention they deserve. We treat your property with care and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on our progress and let you have the final say about what items to keep and what to discard.

We’re proud to stand by our neighbors when they need us most, so for fire cleanup services you can trust call SERVPRO to help you and your home start healing.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Commercial Fire Cleanup – Grand Junction, CO

5/22/2021 (Permalink)

Starting a commercial kitchen fire Commercial fires are dangerous...

Fire can strike without warning and when it hits your commercial property it can have a devastating impact on your business and your family. At times like this, you need someone you can count on to help get your business up and running again as quickly as possible. For many business owners in Grand Junction, SERVPRO has been the name they can trust for all of their commercial fire cleanup needs.

There is so much to draw people to the Grand Junction area, from the beautiful red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument, to the shopping and cultural attractions in downtown Grand Junction, including the Avalon Theatre and the Museum of the West.

It’s no wonder that so many families have made this area their home. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family but it’s not without its potential hazards, including the threat of fire.

As part of the Grand Junction community ourselves, SERVPRO understands the importance of acting quickly when fire strikes your commercial property. We’re ready to respond faster to any disaster and provide the quality restoration service you need to get your business back on its feet.

Fighting Fire Damage

Fire damage is particularly devastating for any commercial property. There are so many ways that fire can damage a property, from the burning of flames to the pervasive covering of smoke and soot. Perhaps the worst damage of all comes from the water used in firefighting efforts, which can lead to ruined surfaces and property as well as a mold infestation.  When you’re facing this kind of damage, you need trained professionals like SERVPRO who know how to handle commercial property restoration.

While the heat from flames can destroy almost everything in its path, smoke clings to surfaces and can produce noxious odors.

It may be necessary to use industrial strength cleaners and specialized techniques to remove smoke and soot, which can find its way into even the smallest of openings.

Water damage is another challenge in commercial fire cleanup. Not only can the water used by firefighters damage surfaces, it can also weaken structures that have been damaged by flames. If standing water remains for any length of time it can compound the problem and even worse, it can lead to a mold infestation which can cause health effects. 

Giving Your Business The Care It Deserves

Your business is important since it provides for your family, so you can’t afford to trust it to any random restoration company. You need to be sure that you’re relying on the best, and that means calling the trusted professionals at SERVPRO. We’ve got the training required to provide commercial fire cleanup and as members of the Grand Junction community, we’ll be sure to give your business the care it deserves.

That care begins when you place your call. We have someone ready to answer immediately, 24 hours a day because we know that when disaster strikes you can’t afford to be left waiting. Once we have your details, we’ll have a technician arrive at your business within four hours to perform a thorough walkthrough and put together a comprehensive plan that will help make your business look “Like it never even happened.”

We’ll board up windows and cover damaged roofs with tarp in order to mitigate any continuing damage and then asses the existing damage. Any items that we feel cannot be salvaged will be pointed out to you so that you can make the final determination about their disposal and file your insurance claim. Once these initial steps are taken, we’ll then address any standing water or other hazardous debris, making sure it is removed and disposed of safely. 

Next, we’ll use our state-of-the-art equipment and professional training to ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly dried, cleaned and deodorized. Once standing water is removed, we’ll also perform a full mold remediation, paying particular attention to the HVAC system, to prevent the spread of potentially hazardous mold throughout your property.

Since we understand how important your business is to you, we go the extra mile by replacing drywall, removing and replacing carpeting and carpet pads and replacing damaged flooring. We’ll also make recommendations for any services such as roof repair or restoration of business documents that are beyond our scope.

Commercial Fire Cleanup You Can Count On

At SERVPRO we’re proud of our reputation as the top commercial restoration experts in the Grand Junction area. In order to maintain that reputation, our technicians remain up to date on all of the standards for best practices in fire restoration, water restoration, mold remediation and other techniques. They also receive regular certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC).

You can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to your business, especially when it comes to commercial fire cleanup.

With SERVPRO you can rest easy knowing your business is being taken care of by neighbors who care as much about this community as you do. We’ll respond faster to any disaster and we won’t be satisfied with the results until you are.

Grand Junction is a beautiful area, a wonderful place to raise a family and home to many thriving businesses.  With so much to offer, it makes sense to have the best possible protection when disaster strikes. SERVPRO are the commercial fire cleanup professionals you can count on and we’re ready to help when you need us most.

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Mold, Water, Fire Damage Restoration Technology in Grand Junction

4/4/2021 (Permalink)

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The most difficult problems require the most sophisticated and tactically sound technology to solve them. 

SERVPRO of Grand Junction has always been here when a disaster occurs in Grand Junction, Colorado as a result of water, fire, mold, and storm damage.  

We have a lot of EXPERIENCE in the restoration industry, and we have the technologies to do the job properly.  

We are removing the water as well as the mold, making informed decisions to help deter any further return of mold caused by water damage.

In addition to air duct cleanings in Grand Junction, we also provide bio-hazard cleanups in the entire Aspen area.

Whenever there is an issue in the field, we work hard to resolve it with a rapid response so as to reduce the loss on your property. 

 Our goal is to bring back the normality of your family and home life by using the proper methods of remediation.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction

925 4th Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Phone: (970) 241-8181

Fax Number: (970) 241-8182

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm
  • Affiliations

  • ASBO
  • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification
  • Awards

  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness
  • Flood and Water Damage Repair and Restoration Services in Grand Junction, CO

    3/22/2021 (Permalink)

    graphic of water damage restoration SERVPRO Grand Junction Water Damage Restoration 24x7

    The destructive power of water is unlike that of any other natural element, yet so many people tend to underestimate it.

    If you’ve ever been faced with a sudden surge of water, whether from a burst pipe or raging storm, then you know just how overwhelming it can be.

    The residents and businesses in Grand Junction and the surrounding area are not immune to that kind of damage and that’s why they need a name they can trust for water damage repair and restoration.

    For many in Grand Junction there is no one better to turn to than the professionals at SERVPRO.

    When you consider the beautiful natural surroundings of the Grand Junction area, complete with picturesque mountains, ski trails and resorts, it can be difficult to imagine the threat of water related emergencies.

    There are many thriving businesses here like the Aspen Science Center and the many outdoor activities draw in thousands of tourists every year.

    Unfortunately, the winter weather also brings with it the danger of storms and flooding. As part of this vibrant community, SERVPRO understands the challenges presented by winter storms as well as other unforeseen water related emergencies and we’re ready to respond 24/7 to help get the restoration process started as quickly as possible.

    We have cutting edge training and use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to tackle every water damage restoration job so that the customer can breathe easier.

    Our restoration and repair process is thorough and we make sure to keep you informed at every step along the way so that you always feel a part of it.

    That’s important to us since we go out of our way to treat every property as if it were our own.

    With that in mind, while every individual situation presents its own unique challenges, we employ the same basic restoration process for each job:

    1. Initial Contact – The process always begins with your initial call. We have operators ready to take your call 24/7 because we know that disaster can strike at any time and speed is essential. We also understand that that initial call can be traumatic and stressful and we’ll do everything we can to make it easier on you. We’ll ask specific questions that will help us to determine the equipment and resources we’ll need to handle your job so we won’t have to waste any time in responding and getting the restoration underway.

    2. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment – We’ll have a technician on site within four hours of your call and they’ll begin by performing a thorough inspection of your property. We’ll need to determine the source of the problem and ensure that it has been stopped, then we’ll examine the water to identify the type and the extent of the damage. It’s important to understand that not all water is the same and the level of contamination can determine the exact steps that will be needed to complete the restoration. We’ll also check for any safety concerns that may need to be addressed before work can begin and we’ll move any furniture or other items to prevent rust or stains on carpeting and flooring.

    3. Removal/Extraction – Once the amount of damage has been determined, the process of removing or extracting the water can begin. If the restoration process will be extensive, SERVPRO can help you to perform an organized and efficient moving process in order to protect your belongings from any further damage. With the area cleared, we can then remove any standing water using submersible pumps and industrial grade wet/dry vacuums. Other equipment, including moisture detectors and hygrometers, can be used to measure the extent of moisture both on surfaces and in the air while infrared cameras are used to detect any “hidden” water behind walls or in ceilings. It is extremely important that every bit of moisture be detected and removed in order to mitigate damage.

    4. Drying/Dehumidification – Removing the water is only the first step. Once it is gone, we’ll use industrial grade air movers and dehumidifiers to ensure that all moisture is completely removed from the affected area and surrounding rooms. This part of the process is also important to help avoid warping of floors, walls and furniture. Using moisture meters, we’ll carefully monitor the progress until we are satisfied that the humidity and moisture levels have returned to a safe level.

    5. Cleaning/Sanitizing – Water can leave behind a dirty mess, especially if it is determined to be heavily contaminated. Once everything has been thoroughly dried, we’ll clean the entire structure as well as any furniture, upholstery, clothing or restorable belongings that have been damaged by the water. Our cleaning services are part of our “restore” vs. “replace” mentality, geared toward saving you money in the long run. Of course, water damage can also result in unpleasant and sometimes hazardous odors, so we’ll also use air scrubbers and fogging equipment to help remove any lingering odors while simultaneously applying antimicrobial, antibacterial and disinfectant treatments to sanitize all surfaces. We’ll also help to dispose of any items that you or your insurance adjuster deem to be unsalvageable.

    6. Restoration – Some repair and reconstruction may be necessary to complete the process of returning your property to its previous state. This may include drywall removal and installation, hardwood or tile floor repair, painting or carpet repair and installation. At SERVPRO, we understand that having one company perform the entire process can be both time and cost saving and that’s why we’re prepared to take you through every step with the quality services you expect.

    Don’t Settle For Second Best

    No matter what the cause, water damage to your property can be traumatic and if you find yourself dealing with this type of situation you want to be sure you’re getting the best help possible.

    You might think you can handle bailing out and drying off on your own, but it’s always a good idea to trust the professionals, especially when you consider all of the potential dangers that water can contain.

    The professionals of SERVPRO understand those dangers and we’re prepared to deal with them in an efficient and timely manner.

    Our thorough, step-by-step process is designed to ensure that your property is fully restored to its previous condition and handled with the utmost care so that you can rest easier knowing you’re in good hands. 

    We’ll even go the extra mile to help you prepare to file your insurance claim so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

    We know that the immediate aftermath of an emergency can be stressful and that the healing can only begin once the restoration process is over, so we’ll be there with you every step of the way to make it as easy as possible for you.

     Ready To Make You Whole Again

    SERVPRO always takes a “restore first” approach because we understand how important it is for you to feel whole again after disaster strikes.

    But it’s about more than just restoring your property.

    We’re part of this local community ourselves so helping our neighbors means everything to us. Restoring one part of the community helps to make us all stronger and that’s the most important thing we can do.

    We also know how far reaching that water damage can actually be and trying to replace everything you lost in a flood or other water emergency can be an extremely costly prospect. In order to maximize your compensation, you’ll need to provide a thorough inventory to your insurance company, which can be an overwhelming job.

    SERVPRO can help you there too by taking a thorough inventory as we go along, so that you have the basis you need to file your claim.

    When water starts flowing it can be impossible to stop the surge, but you don’t have to be in over your head if you know who to call for help.

    The professionals at SERVPRO are trained to handle any type of water damage restoration and make your property look "Like it never even happened."

    So don’t feel that you have to battle the flood or its aftermath by yourself.

    Call SERVPRO today and we’ll get you on the road to healing.

    Authored by Chafika and James Landers


    • AMRT   -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
    • ASD     -Applied Structural Drying Technician
    • CCT     -Carpet Cleaning Technician
    • ECTP   -Employee Certification Training Program
    • FSRT   -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
    • HST    -Health and safety Technician
    • OCT    -Odor Control Technician
    • RRRP  -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    • WRT   -Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • IICRC -Certified Firm


    • ASBO
    • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
    • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


    • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

    What Do Fire Restoration Companies Do?

    3/17/2021 (Permalink)

    Fire graphic SERVPRO Grand Junction You need a team that responds fast SERVPRO Grand Junction - You need a team that responds fast

    Nothing is more devastating than having to deal with the aftermath of a fire.

    That’s because fires strike without warning and can completely destroy a room, a floor or even a whole building in an instant.

    The damage caused by flames, smoke and soot is only part of the equation.

    Water damage caused by broken pipes, rain or firefighting efforts can do even more harm, and in fact usually accounts for the greatest percentage of overall damage to a building after a fire.

    All of this can leave you reeling, trying to figure out where to start and how to put your life back together. In emotional, stressful times like these you can take comfort in knowing that fire restoration companies are ready to help you when you need it most.

    Here in the Colorado area, SERVPRO has a long history of providing thorough, professional fire restoration for home and business owners alike.

    What Fires Leave Behind

    When most people think about fire damage, they consider things like furniture, belongings and building structures being consumed by flames.

    While this is obviously a big part of the equation, it’s actually only the beginning of the overall damage that a fire can ultimately do. Smoke can be equally damaging, clinging to many surfaces, particularly fabrics and upholstery, and causing noxious, unhealthy odors.

    The soot left behind after the fire is put out can also be extremely hazardous.

    Not only can it adhere to many surfaces but more importantly it can become airborne, which allows it to spread even further and to become a breathing hazard.

    Even walking through the charred remains of a room or building after a fire can expose you to any number of potentially harmful toxins.

    On top of this is the damage caused by water, which can not only weaken structures, destroy furniture and other belongings and potentially rot wood and other surfaces, but also lead to mold infestation if it is not addressed quickly and thoroughly.

    How Can The Professionals Help?

    Facing this kind of damage can seem like a daunting task, especially when all you can think about is getting your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

    At SERVPRO we understand that frustration and that’s why we offer fully trained professional fire restoration services to help walk you through the restoration process so that you don’t have to face it alone.

    Specifically, there are several steps to the fire restoration process and we’re uniquely equipped to take on every single one.

    1. Initial Response – This is probably the most important step in the entire process, because the sooner restoration begins the better your chances of avoiding further problems that can complicate matters and cost you even more money. SERVPRO is ready to respond 24/7 and we’ll get to your property as quickly as possible to begin the process and start giving you peace of mind.
    2. Assessing the Damage – We’ll inspect your entire property, not just the immediate scene of the fire, because often adjacent areas can be affected as well and all damage needs to be identified and addressed. Once all the damage is identified, we can give an estimate of the work that’s needed and how much it will cost.
    3. Covering with Tarps and Other Protection – Often, the destruction from fires can leave areas of your home exposed to the elements and if that issue isn’t properly addressed right away it can lead to further damage. We’ll make sure to cover any holes in roofs or walls with tarps or other forms of protection so that your home is secured through the rest of the restoration process.
    4. Water Removal and Drying – Again, water can often do more damage than the fire itself and we’ll employ our specialized, state-of-the-art equipment to help remove all standing water. Once the moisture has been removed, we’ll ensure that everything is thoroughly dried using dehumidifiers and air movers.
    5. Removing Soot and Smoke – We are trained in the most effective techniques for removing soot and smoke damage from any surface. We’ll ensure that your home is safe from any of the toxins contained in soot and all affected areas are completely cleaned.
    6. Cleaning and Sanitizing – Once all water and any contaminants like soot are removed, we’ll employ specialized cleaning and sanitizing processes to ensure that everything is returned to its pre-fire condition. We’ll also use industrial air scrubbers and foggers to remove all potentially harmful odors.
    7. Restoration – This is the final step, but it is also the most important because this is really where the healing process begins. The motto for our fire restoration services is “Like it never even happened,” and that’s what this step is all about. We’ll do whatever is necessary to return your home or business to its previous condition, from replacing drywall, painting and installing new carpet to completely rebuilding rooms if that’s what is required.

    Restore Vs. Replace For Your Peace of Mind

    At SERVPRO we take the health and safety of the community very seriously, because it’s our community too. We understand how devastating a fire can be, whether it affects your home or business, and that’s why we take a “restore first” approach to every emergency.

    Replacing everything lost to fire can be extremely costly and that only increases your stress level even more. That’s why we’ll work with you to help to restore everything we possibly can so that you and your family can get back to normal and begin to feel whole again.

    The professionals at SERVPRO have the training and equipment to handle the delicate and often complicated fire restoration process and we are ready to respond 24 hours a day because we know how important it is to get back on your feet as soon as possible.  When fire hits your home or business, you can trust us to be there and treat you with care. 

    Authored by Chafika and James Landers


    • AMRT   -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
    • ASD     -Applied Structural Drying Technician
    • CCT     -Carpet Cleaning Technician
    • ECTP   -Employee Certification Training Program
    • FSRT   -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
    • HST    -Health and safety Technician
    • OCT    -Odor Control Technician
    • RRRP  -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    • WRT   -Water Damage Restoration Technician
    • IICRC -Certified Firm


    • ASBO
    • EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm
    • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification


    • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

    What Is Fire Damage Restoration?

    2/27/2021 (Permalink)

    graphic half circle over picture of a small town at night with SERVPRO phone number We are your fire cleanup experts

    When any kind of natural disaster strikes it can leave behind a path of destruction and devastation.

    That’s never more true than after a fire.

    Fires have many different elements that can all cause their own particular kind of damage, from the unbearable heat of the flames to the acrid smell of smoke and even the water used by firefighters. 

    Unfortunately, putting the fire out isn’t the end of the problem;

    it can just be the beginning as you still have to deal with what’s left behind.

    The aftermath of a fire can be just as difficult to handle as the fire itself and you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by it all.

    The professionals of SERVPRO understand that feeling all too well, which is why we offer complete fire damage restoration services so that you don’t have to go through the whole process on your own.

    When you consider the beautiful, natural landscape of the Aspen area, with: 

    • breathtaking mountain peaks,
    • challenging hiking trails and
    • some of the best fishing anywhere in the state

    It can be hard to imagine fire being a part of that life.

    It’s an environment that draws thousands of tourists every year and has become a thriving area for businesses like the Roaring Fork Club, LLC, which offers prime restaurants and lodging as well as angling and golfing on its private 18 hole Jack Nicklaus signature course.

    While nature may have plenty to offer it can also present many challenges, including the looming threat of wildfires.

    As part of this community, we at SERVPRO understand how destructive fire can be and that’s why we make it our business to help you rebuild and restore your property when fire strikes.

    We know how important it is to get back on your feet so our policy is to stick with every job until it looks back to normal.

    With the latest techniques, professional training and state-of-the-art equipment...

    We can tackle any job, no matter how big or small

    We’re prepared to guide you through each step of the restoration process so you can breathe easier and know your property is being taken care of properly.

    You’ll make all of the important decisions about what to save and what to discard and we won’t sign off on the job until we’re sure you’re satisfied.

    Understanding The Restoration Process

    The process of fire damage restoration is really a two-pronged approach.

    First, there’s the damage from flames, smoke and soot and there’s the additional damage caused by the water used to put out the fire.

    Each of these types of damage can have their own unique challenges and they all need to be thoroughly addressed in order to ensure that your property is fully restored to its pre-fire state.

    Addressing the damage caused by smoke and soot residue begins with understanding the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns, which can affect surfaces in your home differently:

    • Wet Smoke is caused by burning plastics and synthetics, which usually have low heat and will smolder for a long period of time and leave behind a pungent odor and sticky, smeary residue.
    • Dry Smoke comes from burning wood and paper. These materials are fast burning at high temperatures and leave behind dry, powdery and non-smeary residue.
    • Protein – when substances that contain protein burn the smoke is virtually invisible and has an extremely pungent odor and the flames will result in discolored paints and varnishes.
    • Fuel Oil Soot – this is darker and more pervasive than normal soot and generally results from furnace puff backs.

    The type of soot that is present will determine the precise type of restoration that is required.

    Besides these general types of soot, there may be other residue left in a property from tear gas, fingerprint powder or fire extinguisher chemicals.

    SERVPRO takes all of this into consideration when making our initial assessment of your property so that we can write up a detailed plan for restoration.

    That restoration process actually begins with your initial call

    Since we understand how important it is to start restoration quickly, we’re ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we’ll send someone out to make that initial assessment within four hours of receiving your call.

    Once on site, we’ll not only determine the exact type of damage, we’ll also determine the extent of damage by thoroughly examining not only the area that was directly affected but any adjoining areas that may also have sustained damage.

    We’ll pre-test any damaged surfaces to determine whether they can be restored and make expert recommendations, but the final decision will always be up to you.

    After we’ve carefully explained what we’re going to do, we’ll begin the painstaking process by employing our professional training and using state-of-the-art equipment such as industrial vacuums with HEPA filters, foggers and air scrubbers, to ensure that all soot, smoke and water is removed and every surface is thoroughly dehumidified and sanitized.

    Because we understand the added damage that water can do, we’ll take particular care to address any water related damage and to inspect air ducts to prevent the growth and spread of mold.

    We have expert training in mold remediation as well as fire damage restoration, which is what makes SERVPRO specifically qualified to handle any type of job. 

    We’ll also take every precaution with delicate items such as electronics, artwork and precious metals, all of which can require specialized cleaning techniques.

    If we feel that something is beyond our expertise, such as the restoration of fine art, we’ll recommend a professional service to handle that aspect of the restoration process for you.

    We’ll Work Hard To Make You Whole Again

    A fire can leave you feeling as if your home or business has been torn apart.

    At SERVPRO, our goal is to do everything we can to make you whole again, as quickly and smoothly as possible.

    We also understand how expensive the restoration process can be so we’ll also make every effort to help keep those costs down.

    One of the best ways you can mitigate your expenses is by relying on professionals

    While the do it yourself approach may be tempting, it can actually end up costing you more in the long run.

    By taking a “restore first” approach, SERVPRO can ensure that you’ll get back into your property quickly.

    We’ll also do whatever it takes to put everything is back to its pre-fire state, even if that means replacing drywall, painting, installing new carpeting or rebuilding damaged rooms. 

    Restoring Your Peace of Mind

    As part of the local community, SERVPRO knows just how devastating fire damage can be and that’s why we go out of our way to make sure that you’re well taken care of when you need it most.

    It’s the same way we’d want to be treated ourselves and it can make all the difference in the world.

    That’s because our business is about more than just restoring your property, it’s also about restoring your peace of mind.

    Replacing everything you’ve lost in a fire can seem truly overwhelming, but we’re here to ensure that you don’t have to go through this alone.

    We’ll even help you to develop a thorough inventory of all your damaged items and anything that can’t be repaired so that you’ll have an easier time filing a claim with your insurance company.

    Though we work hard to restore as much as we can we know that everything won’t be salvageable and this way you’ll be able to get the compensation you need.

    Fire damage restoration can be a challenging prospect, but the most important thing to remember when fire strikes is that you should reach out for help.

    The professionals at SERVPRO are ready to answer your call and get the restoration process underway as quickly as possible with the training and equipment required to do the job right. 

    We’ll guide you through each step and we won’t be satisfied with the results until we know that you are.

    The aftermath of a fire may be heartbreaking but SERVPRO can help you to start healing again.

    A Few of Our Restoration Certifications

    • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
    • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
    • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

    We are here to help answer any questions (970) 241-8181

    About the Authors

    Chafika & James Landers

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    We are a women-led business. My husband James and I have been in the real estate business for 35+ years in both residential and commercial.

    That's why we understand the challenges that can happen 1st hand and how we can help you get things back to normal.

    We are affiliated with: ASBO, EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification.

    Certifications: AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician, CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician, ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program, FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician, HST - Health and safety Technician, OCT -Odor Control Technician, RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation, WRT -Water Damage Restoration Technician, IICRC Certified Firm

    SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties
    P: (970) 949-3235

    140 Metcalf Road, Unit 6
    Avon, CO 81620

    We are prepared to tackle any type of damage from storms, fire or other emergencies

    2/24/2021 (Permalink)

    Inside SERPRO truck filled with cleaning equipment We are always prepared... 24/7/365

    At SERVPRO we take your restoration needs seriously, which is why we strive to be experts in the industry.

    We know that the Aspen weather can bring many challenges and all of our team members receive the latest training in restoration and mitigation techniques.

    We are prepared to tackle any type of damage from storms, fire or other emergencies

    We take our training seriously because our name is on the line with every job we do. 

    Every team member undergoes training and receives Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 

    The IICRC sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries and their intensive training covers every angle of the business including water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation and carpet and upholstery cleaning.

    SERVPRO also offers a range of in-house training for all employees, from employee certification to a 15-day, hands-on franchise training course at the SERVPRO corporate training facility.

    The company also encourages continuing education with a variety of web-based programs designed to keep our technicians and office staff up to date on the latest innovations in the industry.  

    With extraordinary dedication and training as well as the latest in equipment and techniques, SERVPRO is the name you can trust for all of your restoration needs.

    We’re available 24 hours a day and we’re prepared to respond faster to any disaster so that you can get the help you need when you need it most

    When disaster strikes, don’t feel as if you have to go it alone. Call the industry experts in restoration and mitigation and breathe easier knowing that your home or business is in the best possible hands.

    SERVPRO is Available Around the Clock to Help you Restore your Colorado Mountain Home After a Fire.

    12/1/2020 (Permalink)

    Fire Loss SERVPRO is Available Around the Clock to Help you Restore your Colorado Mountain Home After a Fire.

    Most homeowners in The Colorado High Rockies know that restoring their home after a fire takes time. The flames, smoke, and extinguishing agents left behind by the fire and first responders can leave your home in disarray. Do not let the mess intimidate you; instead, call a company certified to handle these situations.

    Only a professional group can help mitigate your loss as it helps you salvage, remove, and restore your home and your personal belongings.

    For our Colorado High Rockies neighbors, fire damage restoration is a phone call away. Our SERVPRO team is available around the clock because we recognize that emergencies happen day and night. Our Green Fleet is ready to spring into action, assess the incident's impact, and create an action plan for your home. Our goal is to erase this disruption from your life by doing a conscientious and thorough job of restoring your home.

    How do I decide what to keep and what to toss after a fire?

    Looking at the soot sitting on your furniture, books, and decor may leave a hopeless feeling in your heart, but don't jump to conclusions until you consult our SERVPRO experts. At its fingertips, our team has different options to restore documents, electronics, and flooring, among others. Fires also leave behind an acrid smell, which our team can address as well. At the core of our restoration process, we focus on the following-

    Use of chemical agents to loosen soot and dirt while protecting the surface itself. Once the process of emulsion occurs, removing debris becomes easier.

    Use deodorizing agents to neutralize and kill any smell molecules lingering in your home, including those that traveled through your ventilation system.

    Use of extraction equipment to remove any remaining water used to extinguish the fire.

    Our team at SERVPRO of Grand Junction is looking out for you when you need it the most. Call us at (970) 241-8181 when disaster strikes and lets us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

    Sewage Backups? Call SERVPRO

    12/1/2020 (Permalink)

    Sewage Backup - image of employee in PPE Sewage Backups? Call SERVPRO

    Sewer backups obviously are a situation we all would like to avoid, yet it can hit at any time. When it does hit, you would agree it is a true and definite emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Our team of professionals has specialized training and equipment to quickly and safely clean sewage backups.

    Water damage is classified by Category, depending on the level of contamination, and how it is handled is based on the specific classification.

    There are three classifications for a water loss:

    Category 1: "Clean Water"

    Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on the length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

    Category 2: "Gray Water"

    Category 2 water is contaminated. Examples include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine but no feces, or dishwasher overflow.

    • May contain bacteria and viruses.
    • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

    Category 3: "Black Water"

    Category 3 water is grossly contaminated, and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

    • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
    • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

    24 Hour Emergency Service

    Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. Our team of certified SERVPRO heroes is available day or night and ready for any size disaster. 

    Categories of Water Damage

    12/1/2020 (Permalink)

    Types of Water Loss Categories of Water Damage

    Not all water is the same when it comes to water damage in the home or office. Water and moisture can significantly affect drywall, plaster, weakening beams and supports, rusting metal surfaces, and more if untreated. SERVPRO of Grand Junction is professionally trained to meet IICRC standards to properly assess and devise the best plan for restoration of any water damage category.

    Category 1 – Clean Water

    As its name states, this category is from a clean source such as faucets, toilet tanks, or drinking fountains. This is the lowest and easiest type to deal with by drying out any affected material if untreated category 1 water can quickly downgrade.

    Category 2 – Gray Water

    Greywater has a level of contaminants that can cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Sources of greywater include a washing machine, flush from sink drains, and toilet overflow with some urine but do not contain feces. Clean up from gray water requires additional steps, including containment of the affected area and removal of materials that present moisture or damage. Category 2 can downgrade to Category 3 if left untreated.

    Category 3 – Black Water

    As the name suggests, black water is the worst classification and is grossly contaminated. This water can cause severe illness or death if ingested. Sources of black water include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth. Blackwater should always be avoided. Never try to clean up black water on your own as it can cause severe illness! Clean up from Category 3 water requires a measure of safety precautions for all those involved. This includes containment of the affected area and hazmat suits to protect the technicians from removing contaminated materials. Blackwater, therefore, is the hardest to deal with and the most costly.

    Commercial Mitigation

    12/1/2020 (Permalink)

    Sprinkler systems can be a common source of water damage in commercial facilities. While their benefits far outweigh their cons, both properly and improperly working sprinkler systems can contribute to a flooded facility. In this case, a fire in an adjacent building caused the sprinkler system in this building to go off over the weekend. The sprinkler shut-off was eventually found, but not until the damage had affected the facility's 36,000 sq ft. If this was your facility, what would you do?

    Choose a Trained Professional

    When your facility is affected, it is important to call a commercial drying specialist such as SERVPRO of Grand Junction; we understand that every hour closed leads to an hour lost of productivity and potential revenue. Commercial damage restoration produces unique challenges, so it is imperative to choose a trained professional with a proven track record. 

    At SERVPRO of Grand Junction, we will respond immediately to your damage regardless of size or scope. When your facility is affected, no job is too big or too small. 

    Different Types of Storm Damage

    12/1/2020 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Different Types of Storm Damage

    There are several types of storm damage, including wind, flooding, or even fire. Flooding can cause extensive amounts of damage to your home, and lightning can create fires, while high winds can cause many issues to your home structure.

    The damage which results from extremely high winds is quite easy to see most of the time. Nowadays, roof shingles are designed better than their predecessors regarding their resistance to wind and ever-increasing knowledge and standards. There are many times little can be done to prevent damage by the wind in very extreme conditions. Wind-damaged roofs usually appear to be affected only in certain spots. The room's edges or perimeter are affected by high winds easily since the edge of a roof is quite prone to lifting.

    Round dings in metal are clear signs of hail damage. Determining whether your roof has suffered damage from a hail storm, however, could be a bit more challenging. After hail hits the roof, it knocks off the protective granules where the hail has hit, and these areas of damage are the sources of leaks in the roof in the future if it is not fixed within a few years.

    Snow causes most of its damage from its weight, which immensely increases when ice, rain, and sleet are added to it. On an average-sized roof, two feet of snow can weigh the equivalent of thirty-eight thousand pounds or nineteen tons. The obvious sign many times that a roof is about to fail is if it is sagging.

    The functionality of many gutter and roof systems is affected by the temperatures that fluctuate, making the snow melt then refreeze on the edge of the roof. This makes a dam which the water cannot pass through, meaning that as more snow melts off the roof and trickles down, it gets blocked by an ice dam and makes a puddle. Since roofs were not made to handle standing water, especially as the water line and growing puddle move up the roof, the water can seep through small openings in the roof into your home or attic.

    Rain and Flood Damage
    Water running out of a typical water drainage basin due to overflowing from a storm can wreak havoc on your property. Streams, creeks, rivers or lakes that overflow, flash floods, a storm surge, or a tsunami are all examples of possible flood damage.

    Flooding can cause damage to your property, including your foundation and drywall damage. Most of the time, the drywall will need to be removed and replaced. The flooding can also cause mold to grow on the property due to standing or hidden water, such as inside the walls. This should be taken care of as soon as possible, usually by a professional storm damage remediation company, as mold can cause health effects to you and your family.

    Call an Expert
    At the first sign of damage, contact a professional storm damage restoration company. We use specialized equipment and technology to tackle any storm damage to your property. We will be able to restore your property to normal.

    Contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction to restore your commercial or residential storm damage "Like it never even happened."

    Thunderstorm Preparation

    9/15/2020 (Permalink)

    Knowing when a thunderstorm is on its way is very key when protecting your home from any damage.  There are a few things to look out for whether it be from water damage or fire damage, or structural damage.  Most people know to batten down the hatches on your patio or deck when we see windy, stormy weather coming, so here are some tips to check off when going around the house.  

    • Unplug appliances and electronic equipment when not in use.
    • Remove dead or overhanging tree branches that could fall on your house if the tree is struck by lightning.
    • Avoid taking a bath or shower, or running water for any other purpose. Metal pipes and plumbing can conduct electricity if struck by lightning.
    • Turn off the air conditioner. Power surges from lightning can overload the compressor, resulting in a costly repair job.
    • Draw blinds and shades over windows. If windows break due to objects blown by the wind or large hail, the shades will help prevent the glass from shattering into your home.
    • Flood proof your home by making the foundation watertight with concrete.  

    Completing these tasks will help save you costly expenses if storm damage hits the Grand Junction area.  Call us at 970-241-8181 if you ever need our services!

    24/7 Fire Damage Company

    8/11/2020 (Permalink)

    In the course of your day-to-day operations at work, you may not think much about what you would do in case of a fire. Of course, if this terrible ordeal were to occur, would you know what processes to follow to ensure safety and recovery? Develop a fire restoration plan today so a fire won’t derail your Grand Junction business.

    Initial Considerations

    Your first response to a fire should be the safety and welfare of your employees. You then need to contact the appropriate people to aid in putting out the fire and taking care of the aftermath.

    • Contact 911 and report the fire.
    • Implement your emergency plan and get everyone out of the building.
    • Call your fire insurance company.
    • Contact a professional fire restoration company to help get your building back to working condition.

    Stay Away

    As tempting as it may be, you should never re-enter your office building during or after a fire. Nothing inside is more important than your own life. Crews can salvage many items, and you can replace other equipment. Touching damaged materials can make things worse or cause injury or harm.

    Work With Your Insurance Company

    Hopefully, your organization has reliable fire insurance to cover the damages from the fire. This coverage should take care of fire damage, even if the fire started in a neighboring building. Your insurance representative will walk through the area and will make note of the extent of the damage and what losses you have incurred.

    The Experts on the Scene

    An experienced, skilled restoration company will come to your rescue to ensure you can safely return to work. The team will use high-powered equipment to do smoke cleaning and to sanitize all affected areas of the building. Stay in communication with the company so you know what completion timelines look like.

    Fire restoration is a thorough process when you work with a reputable group of professionals. If you follow these guidelines, you can have peace of mind during an otherwise traumatic ordeal.


    8/11/2020 (Permalink)

    Being storm-ready is an important part of owning a SERVPRO franchise. We know that disaster can strike anytime and anywhere without any notice. We have survived disastrous storms in our own service area and with the help of SERVPRO Large Loss and Disaster Recovery teams, no job is too big or too small for us to handle. Our entire staff stands ready at any time to respond to these types of disasters. And whether an employee is boots on the ground in the disaster recovery area or still here back at home, we all support each other and our neighbors in helping put communities back together. When we do respond to storm jobs across state lines, we do so representing the SERVPRO brand proudly with trained, IICRC certified technicians, experience, and big hearts to do what needs to be done quickly, efficiently, and compassionately. We hope that you never experience this type of loss but we know just what to do if it happens to you.


    8/11/2020 (Permalink)

    How quickly your company can get back to business after a hurricane, fire or flood often depends on the emergency planning done beforehand. The regular occurrence of natural disaster demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Only 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies.

    Basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing.

    Develop a Business Continuity Plan

    Begin by identifying operations that are critical to survival and recovery. Then carefully assess your internal and external functions to determine which staff, material, procedures, and equipment are absolutely essential to keep the business operating.

    Review of Insurance Coverage

    Understand what your policy does and does not cover. Check with your provider about things such as physical losses, flood coverage, and business interruption. Inadequate coverage can lead to major financial loss.

    Prepare Your Emergency Plan

    Communication with your employees is central before, during, and after a disaster. Be sure to share emergency information with your staff.

    Practice the Emergency Plan

    The ability to evacuate workers and customers effectively can save lives. Establish evacuation producers and ensure your staff knows the route.

    Secure Your Facility and Equipment

    Install exit signs, fire extinguishers, and smoke alarms and detectors in appropriate areas.

    Improve Cyber Security

    By using anti-virus software, firewalls, and secure passwords, this will better protect your business’s data and information.

    Locally Owned, with National Resources

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is locally owned and operated so we are part of the Grand Junction community too. When you have a fire, flooding, or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

    As fire and water damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly.  Please call (970) 241-8181

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction now offering Reconstruction!

    7/20/2020 (Permalink)

    Rob Helmling joins our team as the new General Manager.  Rob has a long history as a real estate developer. Rob's expertise knowledge will help lead our Reconstruction Division, and he has completed our rigorous SERVPRO's Hero Ready Training. This program teaches advanced cleaning and restoration techniques and how to use our state-of-the-art equipment properly. This training program also focuses on listening skills and customer service. Rob has been working diligently to learn and grow within our company. Rob brings 30+ years of construction and industry experience to SERVPRO!

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction specializes in disaster restoration, cleanup, and repair services, 
    helping to remediate damage, making it "Like it never even happened," for both commercial and residential customers. When fire, water, or mold disrupt your life, Rob and his team are there to help make the process as stress-free as possible for you and your family. For more information on SERVPRO of Grand Junction, please contact 
    (970) 241-8181.

    FIRELINE Contents Restoration - Our New System!

    6/16/2020 (Permalink)

    The FIRELINE Contents Restoration cleaning system i Trust the experts at SERVPRO of SERVPRO, Grand Junction TO professionally clean your contents with precision and care!

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction has recently adopted the FIRELINE system, which has become the most widely used contents restoration production system in the industry. We are always looking for the best tools in the industry to satisfy our customer’s needs and provide them with the best results possible.

    What is FIRELINE?

    The FIRELINE Contents Restoration cleaning system is designed to thoroughly clean contents affected by soot damagesmoke damage, and other contaminants. This state-of-the-art, stainless steel construction delivers the ultimate in durability and efficiency while utilizing the latest advancements in ultrasonic technology. FIRELINE provides consistent, high-quality cleaning results and high-volume production. It also comes equipped with specifically crafted contents baskets to cut down on damages caused by manually handling contents.

    The Four Stations

    The FIRELINE production system includes APW 4800 Pre-washer, APC 4800 Ultrasonic Cleaners, and Oversize RDS 4800 Rinse Detail Station. Each of these units can accommodate three contents baskets simultaneously. The system also includes the TD 8000 High Volume Tunnel Dryer. Designed to keep up with FIRELINE’s high flow production rate, the Tunnel Dryer accommodates up to four contents baskets at a time.

    After cleaning the affected contents, each item is carefully wrapped and placed in a specifically labeled box to be delivered back to the customer. Trust the experts at SERVPRO of SERVPRO, Grand Junction TO professionally clean your contents with precision and care! 

    9 Water Damage Prevention Tips Every Homeowners Should Follow

    6/1/2020 (Permalink)

    “Water wears away mountains”, so when it enters your home it can cause extensive structural damages, such as wood rot and mold growth.

    But by regularly checking appliances and doing basic household chores you can avoid expensive water damage problems that can drain your wallet.

    Don’t get flooded with repair bills. Be proactive and follow these easy water damage prevention tips.

    1. Regularly Inspect Your Appliances

    Any appliance or pipe that’s connected to a water supply line has a chance of springing a leak or bursting.

    Since all appliances have a limited lifespan, it’s important to regularly check your fridges, dishwashers, water heaters, ac units, showers, and other related fixtures for signs of failure.

    Other than a puddle of water on the floor, here are some other signs that your appliances might be on the fritz:

    • Sounds of water running even though nothing is turned on
    • Unpleasant odors coming from floors, walls, or drains
    • Reduced water pressure
    • Mold growing around the appliance

    Because many appliances rely on hoses, worn out hoses are a common culprit behind water damage problems. Replace any brittle, rusty, leaking, or damaged hoses as soon as you notice them.

    Hoses are relatively cheap, so this is an easy, proactive repair solution that won’t break the bank. You should use the highest quality hose replacements to increase the lifespan of your appliances.

    2. Don’t Ignore Leaks

    Water doesn’t like to sit in one place. It likes to travel, especially through porous materials like drywall, carpeting, and underneath floorboards.

    If a leak is left untreated it can lead to mold growth, staining, and damage to walls and flooring. The faster you address a leak, the less damage there will be and the more likely it will be that your insurance company will accept your water damage claim.

    If you have a leaking pipe, apply quick repairs following these steps and then call out a trusted plumber to inspect the problem:

    • This is a water supply valve on a toilet. Turn it clockwise to shut off the water supply.
    • Most water-based appliances have a water supply valve connected to it that allows you to shut off the water supply at that fixture without turning off the water to the entire house.
    • Turn the handle clockwise to shut off the water supply valve.
    • Turn on the faucets to release the remaining water that’s left in the pipe.
    • Wipe down the pipe and allow it to dry.
    • Patch up any cracks using epoxy putty. Wrap the putty up around the leaking area. You can purchase epoxy putty at any hardware store.

    A quick fix like this can get you by until you call a plumber to apply permanent repairs, but you shouldn’t rely on it to provide long-term water damage protection.

    3. Watch Your Water Bill

    Many pipes are hidden in walls and underneath subflooring, making it hard to know if there’s a leak or not.

    A 1/8 inch crack in a pipe (for reference, that’s about the size of your pinky nail) can waste up to 250 gallons of water per day!!! 

    If you get an unusually high water bill, you might have a leaking or malfunctioning appliance in your house.

    You can also read your water meter to check for leaks.

    Most meters are located near the curb by your house and are typically located within a concrete box marked “water”.

    You can pry open the lid by using a screwdriver or pliers.

    Before you read it, turn off all the taps in your house. If the dial is still turning then that means you have a leak somewhere.

    4. Consider Purchasing a Water Detection Device

    A water detection alarm is a device that’s designed to go off when it’s sensor comes into contact with water.

    Some of them even come with an auto-shutoff function, that will automatically turn the water supply off if it detects a large amount of water that has escaped.

    Install them near pipes or appliances such as water heaters, washing machines, or fridges.

    These devices can help prevent little leaks from becoming big water damage emergencies.

    5. Know Where Your Water Main Valve Is & Turn It Off Before Leaving Town

    Every homeowner should always know where to locate their water main supply valve is in case of a plumbing emergency, such as a burst pipe.

    Turning off the main valve will cut off your home’s entire water supply.

    The valve location varies on the design of the house. Check out these three places:

    • If you have a basement or crawlspace, the valve will be on an outside wall.
    • If your house is built on a slab, it will be located on a wall in the garage or near a water heater.
    • Your valve might also be located in the water meter box near the curb marked “water”.

    If the valve is located within your house, simply turn the valve clockwise to stop the water.

    If the valve is located outside your house, use a wrench or a screwdriver to pry open the water meter box. Use the wrench to turn the valve clockwise.

    There’s nothing worse than going on a nice vacation only to come home and find your house has been turned into a water park.

    If you’re going out of town, turn off the water main to prevent broken faucets and pipes from wreaking havoc on your house while you’re away.

    6. Winter Is Coming. Are You Prepared?

    Every winter there’s a chance of your pipes freezing, regardless if you live in a colder or warmer region.

    When pipes freeze, the water inside them turns into ice and expands. As the ice expands, it creates pressure which causes the pipe to burst.

    The pipes most susceptible to freezing are in the low insulated areas of your home, such as the attic or crawlspace. Check this area of the home out and see if you’re pipes are vulnerable.

    If you need to add insulation, make sure to follow all directions and wear the necessary protective equipment, especially when dealing with fiberglass insulation.

    If you have exposed pipes, consider installing insulation products, such as a “pipe sleeve” or “heat tape”.

    During the winter, remember to keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to reach pipes and don’t fiddle with the thermostat. You might be tempted to turn the thermostat down during the night to save on heating bills, but this drop in temperature can cause your pipes to freeze.

    7. Roof Maintenance

    The roof is your main line of defense against the elements, so it’s important to maintain it.

    Get up on the roof every 6 months, and especially after a storm, to check for vulnerabilities or damages.

    Here’s what to look for: broken shingles, built-up debris from trees, cracked flashing or roof vents. Roof repair is not a DIY job, especially if the surface is wet or slick. In this instance, it’s best to call a storm damage repair company that has the proper safety equipment and licenses.

    8. Do Your Chores & Clean Out the Gutters.

    Nobody wants to get up and clean the gunk out of the gutters. We get it. But it’s an important chore, especially if you want to prevent water damage problems.

    The gutter’s main purpose is to collect excess water off the roof and direct it away from your property.

    When the gutters get clogged, water overflows down the side of your house or into your basement instead of away from your property.

    This can lead to foundation damage, yard damage, and roof leaks.

    You should clean your gutters once a year or after severe storms.

    Get a ladder and use a scoop or shovel to remove debris from the gutters. Dispose of any debris in a trash bag or plastic tarp.

    After you’ve cleaned out all the gunk, flush your gutters out with a garden hose.

    9. Be Careful When Planting Trees

    Know where major pipelines are located before you plant trees. Trees will grow towards the nearest water source and will easily break pipes apart in order to access the water inside.

    There are companies that will mark the location of your sewer line if you don’t know how to find it.

    Some tree roots grow more aggressively than others and are more likely to damage your sewer lines. Consult with a landscaper to choose a tree that won’t harm your property.

    Need  Water Damage Help?

    Preventing Water Damage is one of the most important investments you can make as a homeowner.

    However, sometimes leaks unexpectedly happen and there’s nothing you can really do about it.

    If you live in Grand Junction and need water damage help, contact SERVPRO at 970-241-8181.

    Our trained Grand Junction crew will respond to your call within immediately to begin the process of drying and repairs.

    Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

    5/14/2020 (Permalink)

     Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

    Let us help you get back to business

    As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

    Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

    Extensive training and specialized products

    As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

    From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

    3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

    When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

    • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
    • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
    • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

    Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

    We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

    Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction today at  970-241-8181 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

    * #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision-makers on the first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. A study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

    Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

    What To Know About Covering Interruptions to Business

    5/9/2020 (Permalink)

    Air movers placed in a commercial building. Drying equipment in a commercial building Facility flood in Clifton, CO

    Most people purchase various types of insurance to cover their losses due to a particular event. For example, homeowner’s insurance can cover losses or damages to your home in the event of a fire or other natural disasters. Flood insurance can cover your home or business due to damages from flooding, but as a business owner, what protections do you have to cover the interruption in your business in the same situation? If your operations in Clifton, CO, were halted after experiencing large water damage, how can you cover the lost income as you repair and recover? It is strongly recommended that you purchase interruption insurance coverage.

    What Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover?

    As part of a property insurance policy, business interruption coverage helps you cover loss of income as you repair and recover from damages due to flooding or a broken pipe. This coverage usually includes:

    • Lost profits that would’ve been made, usually calculated based on past financial statements
    • Expenses still being incurred, such as certain utility bills
    • Costs associated with temporary relocation (If you can relocate for the time being, your policy would cover expenses associated with moving and working in the interim location, such as rent.)
    • Costs to provide training and commission, including costs to train for use of replacement equipment
    • Reimbursement for miscellaneous operations costs above any fixed expenses during restoration
    • Losses associated with government-enforced closures, including curfews and location closures that impact how you do business during this recovery period

    How Can I Lower My Interruption Insurance Claim?
    You can shorten the time it takes to recover from flooding or other major water damage by reaching out to a team of professionals who can respond immediately with the right equipment and proven techniques. The sooner the water cleanup operations is complete, the sooner your organization can get back to work, lowering your overall business income insurance claims.

    Cross Contamination is a Concern: Here's How You Can Prevent It

    5/9/2020 (Permalink)

    Finger of a woman turning off an air conditioning Turn off fans and AC units if you see visible mold in your home

    Use the Following To Prevent Additional Contamination

    Mold cleanup requires careful attention to detail. In fact, business owners in Palisade, CO, should be aware that spores spread very quickly. In fact, if they are not controlled, the infestation spreads further, making remediation more extensive and pricey. Therefore, it's best to work with a reputable mold restoration company to identify the full extent of damage. Furthermore, to keep your premises as safe as possible, use the following to prevent additional contamination.

    1. Test the Building
    Because mold spores reproduce within 24 to 48 hours, the number of microbes can expand from a small area to an entire structure much sooner than you'd believe. With that in mind, you'll want to find out exactly how much of the property is impacted. Experts can use various assessments to conclude where fungal growth has gone.
    2. Establish Barriers
    Once you know the hazardous territory, you can work to create a boundary. No one should go into these zones unless authorized from by the specialists. Mold cleanup, then, becomes focused on specific spaces. Be very aware that it's easy to relocate a growth. Spores can be picked up on shoes or clothes and then dropped onto carpet or tile as you enter another space. With that in mind, stay out as much as possible. If you must, post signs to warn others.
    3. Turn Off the AC
    Part of mold contamination includes cutting off the air circulation. Microorganisms such as fungus transport via the airways. Thus, the vent system is a serious concern, allowing for unnecessary movement. The crew can set up negative air chambers, keeping the infected air from entering other rooms. In addition, the ac unit should be shut off.
    Remain on your toes. Mold cleanup isn't just spraying something with cleaner. It's an awareness of how easily something can become a major issue. Cut off contact with the location, and allow the specialists to tend to the problem.

    Fire Loss

    5/4/2020 (Permalink)

    Kitchen after a fire in Grand Junction, Colorado. Special losses require special care, and we understand that caring for them is your first priority.

    Every 90 seconds a residential or commercial fire occurs in the US. 

    Fire and smoke damage in any sort of structure has hidden damage and odors.  A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke.  This fire started in the kitchen of a local restaurant here in Grand Junction.

    Our Fire specialists here at SERVPRO of Grand Junction have the experience and expertise to take care of any fire damage you may have no matter how big or small it might be. Special losses require special care, and we understand that caring for them is your first priority. 

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is always available 24 hours a day 365 days a year for you Fire loss. Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

    Call us today- (970) 241-8181  

    Don’t Forget These Things if Your Home Floods

    4/27/2020 (Permalink)

    Wet carpet on hallway. Standing water from floodwaters Storm damage in Clifton, CO

    Here Are Some Cleaning Tips To Keep In Mind

    If your home has flooded, it probably feels like you’re in the middle of a nightmare. Not only do you have to get rid of the floodwater, but then you have to figure out how to clean up the mess. It’s important to do it right, for the sake of your family’s health and the safety of your home. Here are some oft-forgotten (but important) cleaning requirements and tips to keep in mind.

    Before You Enter Your Home
    When you return to your residence after a flood, take the following precautions:

    • Make sure that electricity and gas are turned off before entering.
    • Wear protective clothing, including eye protection.
    • Watch out for snakes or other creatures that may have moved in with the flood waters.

    Hidden Damage
    While the water itself is hard to miss, it can cause destruction in unseen places. Even if tile flooring looks all right, for example, the subfloor should be checked for damage. Walls on the inside of the home should be opened up, and damp insulation should be removed. Any appliances that came into contact with flood waters should also be checked by a professional for damage before you use them again.

    Cleaning Requirements
    Once you start flood clean up, remember the following:

    • Don’t hesitate! As soon as the water recedes, cleanup should begin. A reputable water damage repair company in Clifton, CO, should be contacted to ensure it is done correctly and with the proper flood disinfectant.
    • As heartbreaking as it may be, there are some items that you won’t be able to clean and save. Whatever you are discarding, keep it until an insurance adjuster can look at it.
    • Carpet padding cannot be cleaned and should be discarded.
    • Exterior walls will have to be either pressure washed or replaced, depending on what they are made of.

    Cleaning up after a flood can seem like a daunting task, but it is something that has to be done right. Make sure you know all the cleaning requirements so that you can get your home back to normal as soon as possible.

    How To Prevent Flood and Storm Damage

    4/17/2020 (Permalink)

    Carton boxes with stuff in empty room. Office move concept If possible, move documents, electronics, and other important items to higher ground

    Four Ways You Can Keep Your Business Safe

    Flood damage to your Fruita, CO, business can cause serious problems. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your building and employees from flooding. The following are four ways you can keep your business safe.

    1. Create an emergency plan. Long before heavy rains or other storms are predicted, it is important to devise an emergency plan for you, your employees and your customers. Employees should know the location of emergency supplies and safe shelter-in-place spaces as well as evacuation routes. Make sure you have a way to communicate with your employees and customers so that everyone stays safe. Go over the plan and make sure everyone knows what to do. Practice emergency drills if necessary.

    2. Perform routine maintenance. Keeping your building in good condition can minimize storm damage. Repair roof leaks as soon as you can, and secure any loose shingles. Make sure your gutters are clean and secure. Grade the lawn away from the building to ensure proper runoff. Remove dead limbs from trees to ensure they do not fall during a storm.

    3. Install sandbags or other barriers. When heavy rain is on its way, attach plastic tarps to any area of the building you think may incur flood damage. Then place sandbags against the tarps. Make sure they are close together. Instead of sandbags, you can also use inflatable dams or other commercially-available barriers. Do not completely surround the building with sandbags or other barriers, as this could result in flood waters becoming trapped between the barrier and the exterior walls of the structure.

    4. Address individual items. If possible, move documents, electronics, and other important items to higher ground. Keep digital copies of all important documents. If you have loose items outside, tie them down or bring them in.
    Unfortunately, even the most well-prepared businesses can suffer flood damage. If you need help getting your business back to normal, an experienced restoration service can help.

    How To Handle Furnace Puffback in Your Commercial Building

    4/17/2020 (Permalink)

    Puffback. Soot webs on ceiling Puffback damage in Clifton, CO

    If your Clifton, CO, business uses an oil furnace, there is a chance it might go through puffback, or soot discharge throughout the area. This situation creates massive puffback damage you will need to remedy fast. Protect your clients, your staff and your property by learning more about this type of incident, how to deal with it and why only professionals can handle it.

    What Is Furnace Puffback?

    A furnace system's puffback occurs when oil fumes or debris build up excessively before ignition. This effect creates an explosion that spreads soot all over your property, especially if you use a hot air system in your location. The collection of fumes often occurs because the oil burner fails to ignite on time. This is usually caused by a defective piece or filter that can be replaced to ensure the system functions properly.

    How Is Puffback Handled?
    You will need assistance and patience when handling this situation. The device needs to be fixed before handling the residue.

    • Inspect the malfunctioning furnace and puffback damage
    • Contact the insurance company and report the incident
    • Call a certified and insured technician to repair the furnace
    • Summon emergency restoration services to clean the affected area

    No matter the size of the damage, furnace puffback requires careful assessment and multiple professionals on the case. Do not hesitate to ask for help when needed.

    Why Is Puffback Cleanup Not a DIY Task?

    The soot discharged after a puffback is not any ordinary substance you usually clean inside your business. Soot is an oily and sticky material that spreads very easily over surfaces yet is very difficult to remove. It can cover every object inside the location with an unpleasant black color. Restoration specialists have the necessary experience and equipment to target soot safely and effectively.
    Large property damage affecting your business must be handled with care and professionalism. Investigate and summon assistance when dealing with puffback damage.

    How and Why Mold Grows on Bread

    3/24/2020 (Permalink)

    Mold growth on bread Bread mold is common and nothing to be alarmed over

    Four Reasons Why Mold Loves Bread

    Not every fungal occurrence needs a mold remediation expert in Grand Junction, CO. Food mold, especially bread mold, is a common phenomenon, and it only requires a garbage bag. Although, the constant and rapid molding of food can be a sign of a more significant issue. However, there are four typical reasons mold loves bread.

    • Ingredients
    • Porous Surface
    • Temperature
    • Light


    While many people like to avoid bread because of the carbs and gluten, it is still food. Mold is a type of fungus growth, but it is also a living organism that requires nutrients to survive. Bread is a good source of nutrients because of the yeast and other common ingredients.

    Porous Surface

    Bread mold starts as a spore, and that spore cannot just set up a home anywhere. Mold spores need to root into a surface, which means the surface must be porous. If you have ever looked at a piece of bread, then you know that its surface is full of pours.


    Beyond nutrition and a place to take root, mold needs a cool space to grow. Many people believe that putting bread in their fridge will prevent mold, but fridge mold is very real. Placing bread in the refrigerator might actually reduce its lifespan and make it more susceptible to fungal growth.


    Mold is sensitive to light, which is why it prefers dark spaces. However, that does not mean you should put your bread on the counter or in the window. Drawers and bread boxes are preferred because they help limit the exposure to mold spores, which are everywhere. Although, you should also keep your bread in a sealed bag or container to further reduce exposure.
    Bread mold is common and nothing to be alarmed over. Although, if you are experiencing rapid fungal growth on multiple food items, then you might want to call a specialist to inspect your home for signs of a fungal infestation.

    Call in the Experts

    3/19/2020 (Permalink)

    Preventative measures If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today- (970) 241-8181

    SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

    During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards. SERVPRO may be known for its wide range of restoration services, but are also experts in cleaning/sanitation.

    Specialized Training

    We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

    The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

    • Areas with food
    • Bathrooms
    • Schools/Classrooms
    • Offices
    • Retail Spaces
    • Water Fountains
    • Shelving/Racks
    • Sales Counters
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Stair Handrails
    • Elevator Cars
    • Playground Equipment
    • Fitness Equipment

    Specialized Products

    The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

    Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning (970) 241-8181

    Excessive Flood Damage In Grand Junction

    3/6/2020 (Permalink)

    “Like it never even happened.”

    Excessive Flood Damage In Grand Junction Can Get Caused By Ice Dams

    During the winter and spring seasons in Grand Junction, snowfall can become a weekly or bi-weekly occurrence. When the snow starts to get deep, several conditions can take place that can cause flood damage to your property. For instance, the snow can get so deep to where your roof cannot take the weight and cave in. Or, snow can build up on the outside of your house and leak in from your doors during melting.

    Another incident that our SERVPRO technicians know that can cause excessive flood damage in Grand Junction is an ice dam forming. Ice dams occur when there is a variation of temperatures on your roof after it snows. If it stays cold outside after a snowstorm, ice can start to form at the edge of your roof. The heat from your house can then cause the roof in the center of your structure to warm up and cause the snow sitting on that portion of your roof to melt. The liquid H2O melting off of the warmer part of your roof will then get stuck on the ice block instead of draining off the side of the top of your building or going into your gutters.

    Once the ice dam on the edge of your roof forms, it can completely prevent any water from draining off your roof. Therefore, the more snow that melts from, the warmer sections of your roof, the bigger the ice dam can grow. These large ice dams can then cause liquid H2O to build upon your roof and start to saturate your building materials.

    Luckily, when excessive moisture builds on your rooftop, our team of experts at SERVPRO can handle the various problems associated with ice dams. We know that water leaking from your roof can cause you to suffer from your roof decking and rafters rotting. Ice dams can also cause huge icicles to form, which can cause you problems with your siding, shingles, and gutters.

    If the ideal conditions for the formation of an ice dam ever exist on your property and you see one forming, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181. We can help you restore your house to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.”

    For more about Grand Junction click here.

    Fire Damage Restorers In Grand Junction Often Have To Work Towards Cleaning Oily Residues

    2/26/2020 (Permalink)

    Leave the dirty work to the experts. Call SERVPRO at (970) 241-8181.

    Clean up can be Tricky after Fire Damage, Our SERVPRO Crews know Exactly what to do

    You might not even realize it, but the majority of blazes that occur inside houses in Grand Junction get started by mishaps that take place while you are cooking food to feed you and your family. Out of the billions of dollars each year that goes towards restoring fire damage in residential properties in the United States, the majority of the causes are due to mistakes made by the typical home chef.

    Most fire damage cases in Grand Junction are the result of residents leaving food cooking in their kitchen unattended. It does not take long for meat or vegetables to burn and ignite if you are not continually watching what you are heating. The problem with blazes that ignite inside your kitchen is that protein-based fuels can create a different set of issues than when other types of flammable substances get torched. Kitchens also create an added risk of an inferno lighting up because several hazards exist inside the room, such as the combination of heat, electricity, water, and grease.

    When proteins you are cooking and the grease you are using to heat them burn, the smoke released can create different types of soot residues that can coat the surfaces of your contents and building materials. Professional restoration companies such as SERVPRO have crews that know that grease and food can create unique types of soot residues that adhere to all of the surfaces of your possessions and structural components very well.

    When cleaning light oily residues, our SERVPRO technicians can clean them with water-based cleaners because the detergents can emulsify the soot and soils. Other oily residues can prove to adhere to surfaces too well to use water-based chemical cleansers, and oil-based products can become essential. The general rule is that like dissolves like, which means that the main ingredient of the chemical the restorer is using to clean must match the primary chemical component of the soot the detergent is being used to eliminate.

    After you notice issues caused by a fire that started due to a cooking accident, it is wise to call in the professionals. Calling SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 is a good first step towards restoring your house to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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    Water Loss In Your Grand Junction Home

    2/23/2020 (Permalink)

    Give our SERVPRO of Grand Junction team a call anytime that you need us at (970) 241-8181.

    Using Carpet Wands for Water Losses in Grand Junction Homes

    Removing water and moisture from a damaged Grand Junction home after a water loss incident can involve many different tools and approaches. With carpeted floors being so highly absorbent of migrating water in these situations, how our SERVPRO technicians intend to remove this saturation is a critical element of the recovery process. During the scoping process and initial mitigation steps, our team can decide what extraction and drying equipment is necessary to restore and recover any property after a loss entirely.

    With carpeted floors, removing the moisture is not a one-size-fits-all approach, much like every other facet of water damage to Grand Junction homes. With many variances and variables playing a role in the recovery of any property, it is essential to continually assess the effectiveness of both extraction and drying until the restoration has moved beyond these phases. For carpeted floors, there are many specialty moisture removal tools like weighted extractors, though one of the most effective machines for gaining control of saturated carpets is the light wand.

    Carpet wands are a traditional tool for both water recovery and floor cleaning. However, in this application, the attachment gets connected to a powerful extractor either in the house – such as a trash pump or wet vacuum – or an exterior system like the truck-mount extractors. The powerful suction can help to remove large amounts of moisture from both the carpet fibers and the padding immediately underneath the top layer of flooring.

    The use of light wands is not the only equipment needed to remove moisture and dampness from these layers of flooring thoroughly, but it can slow the migration of water damage. Also, the use of light wands could adequately prepare carpets for drying efforts with air movers when the padding is getting removed.

    Water damage is a common situation for area homes, and having the right tools for the restoration of these properties is vital to save our customers time and money. When you have carpeted floors to recover, we can use light wands to help. Give our SERVPRO of Grand Junction team a call anytime that you need us at (970) 241-8181.

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    We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Grand Junction After A Fire

    2/1/2020 (Permalink)

    We have the equipment, training, and experience to restore your home to pre-damage condition after fire. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

    Packing out Contents and Performing Reconstruction of a Grand Junction Home with Fire Damage

    Fire Damage Grand Junction

    Sometimes a fire can burn hot enough and long enough to cause structural damage to your home. Electrical fires in living rooms often find an abundant supply of dry materials that can exponentially increase the intensity of the combusting materials. In these situations, it may be unsafe for you to re-enter the home, and temporary relocation is a necessity. Our restoration services are comprehensive and compassionate for homeowners who are temporarily displaced as a result of the fire.

    We provide fire damage restoration to Grand Junction residents for any size disaster. Our pack-out services are available to residents who are unfortunate enough to experience a severe property damage incident. During pack out, our team of SERVPRO technicians can store information on your content using a digital inventory. These inventories help us to record the condition of possessions as well as their location in the home. Our team can enlist professional removers on your behalf to ensure that the pack out procedure runs smoothly.

    Content fire damage removal during pack out is taken to a climate-controlled warehouse. Certains items like clothing and fabrics can be given special cleaning when at the warehouse. Esporta washing machines are particularly effective at restoring damaged fabrics because they suspend the fabric while mechanical washers provide water and cleaning solution. SERVPRO can incorporate deodorization of your contents during storage to ensure they return to the home in a preloss condition.

    The advantage of a pack out for restorers is that we gain unrestricted access to the structure of your home. The roster of SERVPRO technicians includes those who complete a 10 hours general and construction training program. This training allows us to conduct reconstruction of the structure in your home without having to rely on a third-party. During service removal and replacement of materials is conducted entirely by SERVPRO. We dispose of any non-salvageable materials in designated waste facilities.

    Experiencing severe fire is stressful. We can help ensure that the restoration process is calm and efficient. Contact SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181.

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    We Act Fast In Grand Junction When There Is A Fire

    1/27/2020 (Permalink)

    We have the professional cleaning products necessary for all our jobs and applications. We respond 24/7 to prevent further damage, so don't hesitate.

    Commercial Fire Damage Crews Describe How To Clean Ceilings With A Dry Sponge

    If an inferno ever ignites inside your Grand Junction ice cream shop, the problems could become excessive. Since heat rises, the flames and smoke coming from the blaze head straight up and can cause commercial fire damage to exist on your building's upper walls and ceiling. Once smoke rises and comes into contact with cooler surfaces like your ceilings, it can solidify and coat the surfaces of your contents and building materials with soils.

    When working with you during your commercial fire damage project in Grand Junction, our SERVPRO technicians know that keeping your business running is essential. We also know that keeping a sanitary and clean looking atmosphere is vital to operating your ice cream store. If necessary, we can change the way we conduct our fire damage restoration procedures so that your company can continue its day to day operations. For example, if it is possible we can do the work processes overnight when your ice cream shop is closed so that our restoration procedures do not cause you a loss of revenue or affect your bottom line.

    When dealing with soot residues caused by smoke, our SERVPRO technicians start with the ceiling and then we work our way down. Using a dry cleaning sponge works best when attempting to remove light to medium, non-greasy soot residues. We usually utilize dry sponge cleaning methods when we are working with porous surfaces that can get damaged if water-based solutions get used. We also sometimes dry sponge clean walls and ceilings before we wet clean them to get the majority of the soils off first.

    Before we start cleaning your ceiling inside your ice cream shop with a dry sponge, we cover all of the contents inside your place of business with a canvas or plastic. Next, we use a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air or HEPA filter or a brush to get the loose surface soot off of the affected building materials and contents inside your ice cream store. Then, we use a dry sponge with a pole attached to clean the soils from your building's ceiling.

    If your ice cream shop ever suffers from a fire, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 24/7. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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    Our Certified Experts Are Committed To Restoring Your Grand Junction Home After A Flood

    1/22/2020 (Permalink)

    This garage experienced a flood and we brought in our dehumidifiers to dry out this space after taking out any wet dry wall.

    Flood Damage Plus Sludge Needs Cleanup in Grand Junction

    One of the biggest problems with sudden flood damage is all the things that arrive with it. A mere half-an-inch of the water has the potential to leave behind substantial loss in a home.

    Technicians approach flood damage in Grand Junction properties with care. The water gets tested to determine any contaminants, including sewage, that may be present. This action allows the techs to choose cleaning agents with antimicrobial properties as needed.

    Sludge is Not Uncommon

    Flood damage water often does not arrive cleanly in a home. It picks up everything along the way, including dirt, debris, chemicals, and more. SERVPRO techs have experience dealing with the thick, wet sludge that coats everything it lands on. The techs remove the water using portable pumps or, in cases where a large amount of floodwater requires extraction, trash pumps make quick work of the removal.

    Disposal of Contaminated Items

    Unfortunately, many things floodwater saturates has no restoration potential. Items such as carpet and padding need disposal. Non-porous items often respond well to both abrasive and immersion cleaning methods with SERVPRO's exclusive professional-grade formulas.

    Common Issues with Flooring

    When large amounts of sludge-bearing flood water saturate a floor, it is common for tile and glue-down carpet to delaminate. They generally do not have restoration possibilities and require disposal. In some cases, hardwood flooring may have recovery potential if the cleanup efforts began quickly enough after the initial water loss event.

    Common Issues with Walls

    Sheetrock wicks moisture quickly, and to halt the damage, the techs measure above the water line and cut away the wet building materials. The removal of the insulation also occurs to open up the wall cavity fully for drying.

    Prepping the Property

    After drying the loss area, SERVPRO techs ready the property for any reports. Everyday actions include cleaning with sanitizing solutions and the application of antimicrobial products.

    Flood damage cannot wait for cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181; the techs are available 24/7 to remove the water loss and restore the home to its pre-flood condition "Like it never even happened."

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    Fire Damage Restoration In Grand Junction

    1/12/2020 (Permalink)

    We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

    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)

    Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 for 24/7 service.

    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)

    Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 for 24/7 service.

    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)

    We are ready 24/7 to respond to your storm damage emergency. We have the expertise and experience to restore your home right away.

    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)

    Grand Junction Co has a very famous SERVPRO Franchise Ready to Help with Cleanup and Restoration after Property Damaging Events

    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)

    SERVPRO is just a call away for your Grand Junction fire damage, give us a call.

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to restore your flood damaged home. Call us today!

    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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    Grand Junction Property, Prepping for Sanitizing and Rebuilding after a Flood, Now What? Call SERVPRO to Streamline the Process

    9/27/2019 (Permalink)

    Groundwater from flooding in the Grand Junction area contains contaminants that SERVPRO can neutralize during storm damage cleanup and restoration.

    Decontamination of Grand Junction Homes Before Reconstruction

    Flood incidents vary in degree of contamination, but it is one of the first aspects that our team must identify about a disaster when we arrive at a Grand Junction home. The family and our team members could be at risk ifcontamination is too widespread and underappreciated, so cleaning and disinfection are vital roles of the work that we must do. Flooding can produce multiple consequences for your home, many of which can be hazardous to your health or the property without the appropriate intervention.

     Knowing whom to call to handle the flood damage in your Grand Junction home is a step towards protecting it during this stressful time. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to these emergencies, even in the middle of the night. We have the experience and a line of potent cleaning and disinfection products that can help to protect your property from the contamination threat that flooding can present.
    Even in situations where much of the exposed materials are getting removed and replaced, the use of disinfection agents can still help to protect structural elements. Removing bacterial threats can reduce the need for controlled demolition and later reconstruction. We have many chlorine-based cleansers that have a strong effectiveness against contaminants and microorganisms, but for areas where the harsh cleaner smell can become overwhelming, we have potent botanical-based options as well. Often we can spray an antimicrobial product into standing water to initiate the extermination of unwanted organisms.
    Having qualified and licensed contractors on staff can help to reduce the transition between mitigation and complete reconstruction. Controlled demolition techniques can often follow much of the extraction and drying efforts, which can give our SERVPRO team access to affected materials and structural elements.
    Disinfection is a common element to flooding scenarios, as many of these circumstances stem from natural flooding disasters that can introduce contaminants and microorganisms to the house. Our SERVPRO of Grand Junction team has a renowned line of cleaning products and disinfectants to protect structural elements and reduce health hazards to the occupants of the house. Whenever you need us, you can call us at (970) 241-8181.

    Our Certified Experts Use The Basic Principles Of Cleaning To Restore Your Grand Junction Home

    9/10/2019 (Permalink)

    Removal of burnt materials, smoke imbued content, and water removal is needed after a fire has devastated a room.

    Fire Damage Professionals In Grand Junction Describe The Elements Of Cleaning

    If a fire ever starts inside your apartment complex in Grand Junction, your building materials and contents could be at risk. Even something burning inside a unit close to yours can cause you fire damage inside your home. Once the smoke has entered your apartment unit, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our team of professionals knows how to handle many different types of smoke and soot-related issues.

    When first setting up a game plan to mitigate your fire damage in Grand Junction, our SERVPRO technicians use the basic principles of cleaning to figure out the best method to use. During this first process, we carefully inspect your entire building to figure out exactly where the smoke went in your unit. We then figure out what type of soot is present by assessing what the fire burned and other conditions that took place as a result of the blaze.

    Next, we identify the type of surfaces that need to be cleaned. The kind of surface will negate what type of methods we decide to use. Then, we use the proper chemicals and cleaning methods to remove and capture the soot residues. Lastly, we properly dispose of the soot residues making sure that they do not spread to unaffected areas.

    As a part of the cleaning process, we utilize the following four elements of cleaning when working with soot and soils created by smoke from fire damage.

    1. Temperature

    Heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products. Our SERVPRO technicians select an appropriate temperature depending on the cleaning solution and the material being cleaned.

    2. Agitation

    Agitation dislodges residues from surfaces and distributes cleaning products across surfaces. We agitate surfaces by using towels, brushes, air and water pressure, and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines.

    3. Chemical Action

    Professional cleaning products work through several chemical reactions with residues and surfaces. We select the proper cleaning product depending on the action desired, such as dissolving, emulsifying, bleaching, oxidizing, changing pH, or digesting.

    4. Time

    The amount of dwell time needed for professional cleaning and deodorization products to work varies depending on the product and the type of residues.

    If your apartment complex in Clifton, Loma, Whitewater, or Fruita ever suffers from a fire, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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    SERVPRO Follows Proven Protocols to Restore Your Water Damaged Grand Junction Home

    9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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    Steps for Restoring Your Grand Junction Home After Water Damage

    Water damage can make your life miserable. It wreaks havoc in a home within no time if not attended to. The first hours of a water loss incident are critical. If you experience this disaster, it is vital to act fast because water and moisture create a suitable environment for mold growth.

    After you discover water damage in your Grand Junction home, it is essential to hire water restoration experts from SERVPRO to remove the water and start the restoration process. The sooner we arrive, the better so that the drying process can start. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) can help you avoid excessive destruction of your home. Our water damage restoration process involves the following steps.

    We assess the extent of the destruction and then use moisture meters and infrared cameras to detect hidden water in floors, ceilings, and walls. Infrared cameras provide a big picture of where the hidden moisture is, while moisture meters measure moisture levels. Our technicians use moisture meters to inspect the problem areas that the cameras display. We then come up with a detailed drying plan to remove the moisture quickly and effectively. If necessary, we can inventory the affected items and determine if it is possible to restore them or not. We can pack out inventoried items for storage and cleaning.

    Industrial grade drying
    We extract water from a building using powerful pumps. Our crew then uses specialized drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up the drying process. Drying is vital as it prevents mold growth that can cause additional damage. Our team carefully monitors the progress of the drying process and records moisture levels until Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) is attained. Our technicians know the appropriate equipment to dry your home. For instance, we know that desiccant dehumidifiers are ideal for drying low evaporation materials such as hardwood flooring. We also grasp how to operate the equipment properly to dry structures and contents thoroughly. Drying time depends on factors like, the time that has elapsed since the disaster and severity of the damage.

    Sanitization and deodorization
    Once we complete drying, we determine if further deodorization or sanitization is necessary. We can eliminate odors using specialized equipment and processes. Our SERVPRO crew can use germicides and disinfectants to sanitize your home. These antimicrobial products destroy 99 percent of the organisms they contact on the surfaces where we apply them.

    After a house is dry, we inspect it to determine if additional structural damage occurred. We can then subcontract the repair work if necessary. Of course, the homeowner can select a preferred contractor.

    When dealing with a water damage incident, SERVPRO of Grand Junction is ready to assist you in drying your home. Call us 24/7 at (970) 241-8181 for prompt restoration services. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

    The Worst Part of Commercial Flood Damage in Grand Junction Biz Is Not the Water

    8/30/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO knows it's crucial to keep your business up and running in Grand Junction.

    We can stop the water loss issues as soon as they start in Grand Junction.

    We know when flood damage hits a commercial property, the situation is stressful on many levels. The loss of revenue for the time the business is closed for cleanup and restoration as well as any damaged stock counted as a water loss begins to add up for property owners.

    SERVPRO helped a local real estate office in Grand Junction with commercial flood damage in over half their facility with a strong water odor which was unusual when we arrive on-site so soon after a water loss occurs. Our technicians inspected the damaged area and found the core of the issue was due to repair work done on the parking lot in front of the building directing rainwater towards the building rather than away from it.

    While the property owner made arrangements for an immediate solution with the contractor working on the parking lot. To avoid further damage SERVPRO:

    • Set up absorbent barriers 
    • Sealed off the entry with a heavy tarp to stop any additional water from entering the premises

    Our technicians removed the rubber backed slip-resistant carpeting and runners for drying and disinfection outside the work area. Water extraction went quickly as the property owner began cleanup efforts so soon after the initial water loss event. Upon scoping the property, we found very little water migration into sheetrock or within wall cavities, which did not explain the smell. 

    When we work on a commercial property, we try to schedule as little downtime as possible for the business during restoration. In this case, rather than packing out the affected offices, we raised the desks on blocks and dried them in place. Once dry, there was still a noticeable, musty odor left behind. 

    The property owner commented before the floods the conference room had a pungent odor, and both employees and clients commented on it. They had been unable to locate the source, and we used our thermal imaging to scope the walls and floor in the area unrelated to the initial water loss event. 

    We were able to pinpoint the smell to a damaged exterior wall allowing water in over an extended period and showed the property owner the repairs that the area would require and gave him a written report covering restoration services completed and repairs needed to return the property to its preloss condition. 

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is available when you need us 24/7 to clean up commercial flood damage. Call us at (970) 241-8181, and our emergency response team arrives within an hour because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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    How We Deal With Contamination After A Flood In Your Fruita Home

    8/13/2019 (Permalink)

    Our 24-hour services number, (970) 241-8181, is available every day of the year.

    Dealing With The Contamination In Your Property After Flooding Damages Neighborhoods In Fruita

    Once flooding recedes from a house in Fruita, we can begin decontamination, a crucial part of the restoration process. Without decontaminating surfaces and absorbent, washable materials, your family could experience unwanted health effects. Microbes can infest your home because of temporary dampness and large amounts of available nourishment.

    Contamination in a Fruita house with flood damage can also spread to the air. At SERVPRO, we do more than spray disinfectants on surfaces to kill germs. We also use machines to generate hydroxyl, which can kill microbes in the air. Hydroxyl is so useful but also safe enough for our employees to steadily work that, unlike with ozone, we can continue the restoration process.

    For hard surfaces like the concrete floor in your garage, we spray an initial treatment on, and after a short dwell time, we remove any garbage, plant materials and other objects washed in on the flood. Then we hose it down to rinse it free of smaller-sized debris. After cleaning with mops, sponges, or towels, we apply another application of a disinfectant.

    Outside, we also clean up your property to ensure no dangerous debris remains hidden that might harm your children, pets, guests, or others. This debris might come from your own home or neighbor's houses. Mud can cover some of this up, so we might choose to spray walkways and driveways down with a hose to clear the area.

    Our building services crew might step in during our restoration work to board up windows that rising floodwaters broke. We do this also to increase your home's security and make things safer for authorized individuals. Microbes and pathogens are not the only threat to your house after a flooding event.

    When non-porous items show contamination from flooding, we do not need to wash each piece separately. We can use our ultrasonic water-bath equipment to remove soils, oily residues, and microbial deposits. The process works rather quickly, and often removes stains, also.

    After flooding of your Clifton, Palisade, Loma, or Mesa house, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction for professional mitigation, drying, restoration, and elimination of unwanted microbial populations. Our 24-hour services number, (970) 241-8181, is available every day of the year.

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    Quick and Easy Fix to Fire Damage in Fruita 

    8/4/2019 (Permalink)

    Fire damage remediation in Fruita can be a lot to deal with. Don't tackle it alone call the professionals at SERVPRO today.

    Fire Damage Fruita – Entire Home May Need to be Cleaned

    From a home owner’s perspective, all fires appear to be the same. There is much damage from the fire and also from the materials used to put the fire out. Smother grease fires. Combustion fires can be controlled with fire extinguishers if the fire is not too large. Sometimes the damage from controlling the fire is worse than the damage caused by the actual fire. Different fires produce various kinds of smoke residue which require specific cleaning techniques. 

    SERVPRO technicians have experience in dealing with all types of fire damage in Fruita and surrounding areas. The different types of fires and residue are as follows: 

    • Fast-burning hot fires often produce dry smoke residue. The residue from these types of fires are easier to clean; however, there can be more fire damage since this is a fast-moving fire.
    • Smoldering fires usually produce a wet smoke residue.  Often the residue is contained to the fire area since it burns slowly. It can be difficult to clean materials if the hot oily residue comes in contact with them. Restoral of many items can be difficult, especially plastics, which can become discolored.
    • Kitchen fires that burn meat produce protein smoke residue. Although only slight discoloration may occur, the odor can be quite strong. Usually, everything in the house must be cleaned to remove the odor
    • A malfunctioning fuel oil furnace, cracks in the heat exchanger or inadequate ventilation can spread fuel oil smoke residue throughout the house. The forced air furnace system often spreads the residue throughout the house. The gray or black greasy residue can usually be removed; however, technicians are conscientious about avoiding scratching surfaces if the residue is crusty.

    The SERVPRO team assesses every fire damage situation before beginning the cleaning and restoration of your home. We take the type of fire into account and the amount of damage caused by the fire control activities of the fire department. We discuss the options for cleaning your home. Specifically, those items that can be recovered/restored vs. those that cannot. We are here to help and return your home to its original condition as quickly as possible. 

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

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    The Rulebook for Water Damage Remediation in Grand Junction

    7/23/2019 (Permalink)

    Water damage can be overwhelming if tackled alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

    Protecting Carpets from Water Damage in Grand Junction Homes 

    Carpets are a standard flooring selection in modern construction for Grand Junction properties as it can provide a plush feel and a great aesthetic appeal when properly installed. While these areas have a distinct magnetism for soil and debris buildup at the base of the fibers over even a limited use, this same attraction exists when disasters like water loss incidents occur. To protect this flooring, and consequently the rest of your home, you need to act on the situation immediately. 

    While many have chosen to reach out to our experienced SERVPRO team for the water damage in Grand Junction homes, depending on the severity of the situation, this might not always be necessary. More than anything, we want our customers to have a comfortable and safe life in their homes, and so we want to provide some helpful tips that can aid you in recognizing disasters as they happen and working to prevent these situations from getting out of control. 

    No matter the cause of the water damage currently threatening your home, our SERVPRO team recommends these actions immediately: 

    • Locate the source of the damage and determine the best solution for stopping a continued flow of water. 
    • The use of water extraction tools can often thwart the quick spread of water damage from one room to the next. 
    • Acquire drying tools like air movers and dehumidifiers from local home improvement chains. The placement of these throughout the affected areas of your home can work to eliminate moisture and saturation in the environment. 
    • Handheld tamping devices can force saturation to the surface for extraction with your wet/dry vac; these tools can also often be available to rent instead of the full cost of purchase. 

    The objective should always be to protect the installed original materials of your home when water loss incidents occur. If the situation gets out of your hands, give our SERVPRO of Grand Junction team a call right away at (970) 241-8181. We have the tools and expertise to make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” 

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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)

    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)

    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)

    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 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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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    When Water Damage in Clifton Makes You Feel Like You are Floating Away

    4/5/2019 (Permalink)

    Call SERVPRO at the first sign of Water Damage to restore your home.

    Why SERVPRO Should Be Your First Call for Clifton Water Damage

    Homeowners in Clifton need reliable assistance when leaks or seepage exposes your property to the risk of permanent damage. If the harm caused by water is ignored a broad range of issues arise. Floors buckle and weaken. Wallboard crumbles and ceilings bulge. A musty smell signals that opportunistic mold spores found the moisture they need to grow and multiply. Avoiding these serious consequences is why our number should be on your short list. 

    Water damage in Clifton can seem like a minor inconvenience in your home. Treating it as such can be a tremendous mistake. Excess water can be devastating to both the structure and the contents of your dwelling. Many structural components are porous and absorb the moisture. They then lose strength and integrity. Personal possessions also become wet, requiring you to face the enormous task of trying to dry them out -- or throw them out.

    Our ability to manage all aspects of residential water damage is why SERVPRO is the answer to your concerns. Our crews can remove the water and the residual moisture from the structure and fixtures in your home quickly and thoroughly. Often we do a pack out of water saturated possessions, cleaning and drying them using special techniques at our production facility. 

    Experienced crew leaders assess the condition of your home, tracing the damage done back to the source. We devise a plan of action that our IICRC-trained crew members carry out without delay. Our service vehicles stock the pumps and extractors needed for standing water and moisture absorbed by floor coverings. Special drying mats suction water from multi-layers of hardwood and subfloors. Thermal imaging helps us locate hidden reserves of water behind structural components, and our training and experience lead us to strategies that removes even trapped water. The skills our workers master for using advanced moisture measuring devices, and specialized water removal systems underscore why SERVPRO delivers superior results. 

    Drying the structure is the next task. Our technicians use their training to determine drying goals using moisture readings. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers do the work, but our experts create and adjust the configuration to get speedy results. A firm grasp of the components that go into the science of drying is why SERVPRO is the industry leader in our community.

    We are committed to returning your water-damaged home to preloss condition, emphasizing why SERVPRO of Grand Junction is the go-to restoration company in our region. Call us day or night at (970) 241-8181.

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    Is a Water Loss Incident on the Menu of Your Fruita Diner?

    3/18/2019 (Permalink)

    Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to remove the water from your property.

    The Tools for Effective Extraction in Your Damaged Fruita Diner

    While your Fruita diner might have a constant flow of traffic and hungry patrons at all hours of the day and night, this also presents an issue with the maintenance and upkeep that elements within your business need. Taking care of aging or damaged plumbing, for example, gets pushed off to the point where disasters can strike in the form of water loss incidents. While this situation can get out of hand quickly, our professionals can respond quickly to the emergency with the equipment and expertise to help.

    When this manner of disaster strikes, and you have gotten the water supply shut down to your diner, you can make the necessary call to secure water removal services in Fruita. Our SERVPRO professionals have a wide range of available equipment to handle any size water loss incident in your restaurant, ensuring that the water removal process can happen quickly to prevent the spread of this water to new areas of your building yet to become affected by the damage.

    Our professionals can arrive quickly to assess the scope of the water damage throughout your business and begin setting up our advanced extraction equipment. For large loss incidents that burst pipes can often become, we typically require our portable sump pumps or gas-powered pumps to remove higher volumes of standing water quickly. Faster extraction of standing water increases the salvageability of flooring and walls.

    Unfortunately, throughout this mitigation and restoration process, it is unlikely that you can continue to serve your customers. Our SERVPRO team works quickly to get the mess cleaned up, and the area dried, to ensure that you can get your doors back open.

    While you might not ever prepare for the possibility of shutting down your full-service diner, a water loss incident requires immediate action from trained professionals like ours. Let our SERVPRO of Grand Junction rapid response team make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (970) 241-8181.

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    Fast Mitigation in Grand Junction Reduces Homeowner Angst and Expenses after Storm Damage

    3/11/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Grand Junction Home, But Not the Road Leading to It!

    Damage Control Is Critical for Flooding in a Grand Junction Home

    Emergencies have never struck any Grand Junction home at a convenient time. With the panic of the house being at risk, not to mention all of its contents, you strive to get the appropriately qualified professionals to your home quickly to limit the damage and out-of-pocket expenses. With many homeowners without adequate coverages through their insurance for damage that flooding can cause, mitigation and loss prevention is more critical than ever.

    Flooding can occur from numerous sources from a damaged roof on your Grand Junction home through situations entirely out of your control such as falling trees or broken windows. Whenever these effects first begin, the first inclination is to get your family to safety. Once everyone is safe, contact our SERVPRO rapid response team. Our professionals are available at a moment’s notice for disaster relief 24-hours a day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. We understand the importance of working quickly in these critical windows of time to isolate the damage and keep the situation from getting worse.

    Damage control is a significant portion of the mitigation work that occurs when our rapid response team arrives at your residence. With our production vehicle stocked with advanced extraction and drying equipment, we can work quickly to identify the sources of water intrusion, if still on-going, and to attempt to stem the flow. Often upon arrival, the waters have subsided, and the efforts to salvage structural materials and contents come to the forefront.

    Depending on the severity of the flood damage when our SERVPRO team arrives, many of the affected materials can often get dried and preserved. For areas that must get removed and later replaced, our technicians utilize controlled demolition techniques to be sure that only the damaged portions of affected surfaces and structural elements get removed to make reconstruction more efficient and cost-effective.

    Fast response to flooding is critical, especially when you are unsure if your home insurance plan offers coverage to help ease the costs of necessary professional restoration. Our SERVPRO of Grand Junction rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (970) 241-8181.

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    Grand Junction, SERVPRO, and Defeating Fire and Smoke-Related Odors

    3/4/2019 (Permalink)

    Here is the answer to smoke and fire cleanup and odor control in the Grand Junction area--SERVPRO

    Removing Smoke Odors from Contents in Your Grand Junction Home

    As much as disasters like fires can affect the structural integrity of your home, many damages are nearly as bold which target the contents within your house. Even without a widespread blaze, effects like smoke and soot damage can impact the items throughout the property, often leaving them with a foul odor and residue to contend with when professional restoration technicians arrive. Recovering these items with the use of our experienced team is an efficient approach to returning your home to preloss condition after a fire.

    Fire odor damage in your Grand Junction home can affect many materials, surfaces, and open areas. From the time that our SERVPRO professionals arrive, we inspect the property for other more glaring issues from the fire before we can set our sights on deodorization. Once risks have gotten managed, our contents department can begin assessing individual items, belongings, fabrics, furniture, and other objects prone to swelling during a fire and trapping smoke odors inside when they cool again.

    Depending on the severity of the fire itself, many of the affected materials might get removed from the premises as part of the fire debris removal step once our technicians arrive at your damaged home. When soot and smoke are the primary damaging factors, we work to address which contents can benefit from getting taken from the home and given specialized attention and treatment at our facility nearby. We offer a premier pack-out service.

    Under the care of the contents department, many of the soft materials in your home, as well as your belongings, can receive focused deodorization and cleaning efforts. From our ozone chamber that cannot get used inside of your home to our thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators that can handle odors that remain inside your house, we have you covered.

    Fighting fire odors is often more difficult than many homeowners might think. Let our SERVPRO of Grand Junction rapid response team help you remove this noxious presence from your home permanently. Give us a call anytime at (970) 241-8181.

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    Is Your Refrigerator Causing You Water Damage Problems? SERVPRO Has A Solution

    2/25/2019 (Permalink)

    Don't let broken appliances be the reason your home suffers water damage.

    Water Removal for a Leaky Refrigerator in Your Clifton Home

    Any leak in your Clifton home can be a scary thing, especially since many times we do not even know there is water present until long after it begins. A broken refrigerator can go undetected since the fridge itself blocks your view of the floor and wall behind the unit. Unless there is a visible puddle, it can go unseen for a long time.

    When this happens in your Clifton home, you could need water removal services from a professionally trained restoration company such as SERVPRO. If there is enough water to damage flooring and even leak down to a basement, you need help cleaning up the mess. Our staff has the experience and tools required to restore your home for you in an efficient and timely fashion.

    SERVPRO techs can get rid of any standing water which is deep enough with a truck-mounted pump. Fans and dehumidifiers help us to dry the rest of the affected areas out so we can prevent further damage such as mold. If any drywall or flooring are damaged beyond repair, we remove these so they can be replaced with new materials.

    If you find water leaking out from under your fridge, check the drain pan at the bottom of the unit to see if it is cracked or malfunctioning. It is normal for a bit of water to be present, but a significant amount with pooling underneath can mean the drain pan is not functioning as it should.

    When that is not the issue, pull the fridge out from the wall and check the water supply line. It is one of the most common reasons for finding a significant amount of water on your kitchen floor. The water line is sometimes not leaking, but the connection of the line to the fridge is. Shut the water line off right away if you find it leaking. Other common causes of refrigerator water damage are ice maker condensation and leaks.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is always available to help you clean up a refrigerator water leak in your kitchen in Palisade, Fruita, or Loma. Just make sure to reach out to us right away by dialing (970) 241-8181 so we can dry everything back out for you.

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    You Need To Contact Our Crew When A Water Damage Emergency Occurs In Your Clifton Home

    2/14/2019 (Permalink)

    Give us a call at (970) 241-8181 right away so we can get the water up and dry your structure out before more damage can be done.

    Water Removal Services For Your Home In Clifton

    If you are one of the unfortunate people in Clifton who has experienced damage from your dishwasher overflowing, you are not alone. When you are dealing with water leaks from your dishwasher, you must realize how quickly water damage can happen.

    Water removal services for your Clifton home should be done professionally. SERVPRO staff are highly trained and have the equipment needed to clean up any water disaster. We also do work quickly but efficiently so we can avoid additional damage being done to your home by the water sitting too long. With all of this, it is easy to see why SERVPRO is the right choice for your restoration needs.

    The first thing SERVPRO technicians need to do after assessing the damage is getting all the standing water out of your home. We do this with truck-mounted pumps, and we get as much of the water out as possible so that drying times are faster. Once we have removed all we can, industrial fans and dehumidifiers help us to dry your structure back out. If the water did sit for a while, we check for mold damage as well, since it can begin to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

    Water damage from your dishwasher can happen within a couple of hours. If you leave it running, you could come home to find a pool of water on your floor. Your first reaction is to sop up as much of the water as you can, but the longer it sits, the more likely you're to have permanent damage.

    Some common causes of dishwasher leaks include the dishwasher not being level, worn gaskets, a broken door, using the wrong dishwashing soap, or a defective dishwasher tub. You should also regularly check the water lines running to the dishwasher to check for wear.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction can help you dry your home in Fruita, Mesa, or Loma after a water damage emergency such as this. Give us a call at (970) 241-8181 right away so we can get the water up and dry your structure out before more damage can be done.

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    When Your Mesa Business Requires Professional Water Removal Services, You Can Count On SERVPRO!

    2/5/2019 (Permalink)

    Your business operations plan should cover what to do in case of water damage to your property.

    Commercial Water Removal Services For Your Business In Mesa

    It's virtually impossible to plan for all contingencies, but part of your business operations plan should cover what to do in case of fire or water damage to your property — knowing ahead of time whom to call, and the services you might need will help you save valuable time in returning to business as usual. For water removal services, you want to make sure to research and identify a company that can provide services for locations such as yours, with a deep understanding of what it entails to remove water from a business setting.

    Our SERVPRO technicians train extensively on commercial water removal techniques in Mesa and are readily available to assist with your business. We realize that every hour your business is shut or not working at full capacity is an hour in which you are losing revenue, which is why our team focuses not only on being thorough but also on being expedient. Our Green Fleet employs a wide array of equipment to extract water from your business, including submersible pumps for larger jobs and wet/dry vacuums for smaller water amounts.

    Once water the water extraction is complete, our SERVPRO team begins the drying process by using material-specific techniques are recommended by industry experts. In some cases, we may even drill small holes close to the base of each wall and place air movers close to the openings to improve air circulation and accelerate the drying process. All this contributes to your being able to resume regular business operations as soon as possible and reduce the risk of water damage further expanding throughout your workplace. When carpeting and other porous materials are not salvageable, we work on their removal and in coordinating so that the area is ready for other building contractors to come in and finalize any necessary repairs.

    At SERVPRO of Grand Junction, we are ready to assist our commercial clients with the best industry practices in mind. Our crew recognizes that time is of the essence and are able to respond to your call rapidly, all you need to do is reach out at (970) 241-8181 and let us take care of the rest.

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    Our Skilled Specialists Will Help Restore Your Flood Damaged Fruita Home

    1/23/2019 (Permalink)

    Just give us a call and let us help return your house to the home it once was.

    Recovering From Flood Damage To Your Home In Fruita

    Imagine your beautiful home in Fruita with its lush landscape and ample space for you and your family to enjoy. It is your safe space where memories are made, and your most precious belongings live. However, a broken water heater or a torrential downpour suddenly fills your home with water, soaking your carpets and walls and even ruining your family photos and important paperwork. It's crucial to know what to do should a disaster like this ever occur.

    Flood damage to your home in Fruita may seem small at first, but if not treated properly it can have long-lasting consequences that may even affect your family's health. The most important step you will take is calling our SERVPRO office so we may rapidly send our emergency team to your home and take appropriate action to remedy the situation. When our Green Fleet arrives, you will be comforted by the expertise of our extensively trained technicians, as well as the quality of technology applied to return your home to its pre-flood condition.

    Not all floods are equal, which is why we focus on understanding the needs of each of our jobs. Some levels of water require heavier machinery such as pumps in order to fully extract all water from the home, whereas others may begin the drying process relatively quickly. Whatever your case may be, at SERVPRO we are equipped with the necessary tools to tackle jobs of all sizes and to help us report back on the progress of the water extraction and drying stages. Dehumidifiers, air movers and heat fans may all be a part of what you see in your home, and it will all depend on the materials affected and the extent of the damage.

    At SERVPRO our job does not stop once your home is dry. As a matter of fact, we work hard to coordinate with you so the home is ready for any follow up work that may be needed. For example, we will deodorize and sanitize your house, so it is ready for carpet replacement, which is not unusual after flood damage. Similarly, we will be your resource in any information you may need to present to your insurance for claim purposes. We are here to guide you all the way through until your home returns to its original condition.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is available 24/7 to react quickly should you have an emergency. Just give us a call at (970) 241-8181 and let us help return your house to the home it once was.

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

    1/14/2019 (Permalink)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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    Some Alarming Things About Mesa Mold Damage in Your Home

    10/7/2018 (Permalink)

    Whatever the color, finding mold in your home can be quite alarming. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the infestation.

    Why Mold in Your Mesa Home Is Cause for Concern

    Finding your Mesa residence on the wrong side of an emergency or disaster can leave you questioning how to set things right again. More to the point, some widespread concerns take some time to surface or get discovered, letting them get out of control before you recognize there is a problem at all. Mold growth is one of these circumstances that can develop quietly and spread quickly without the homeowner even recognizing there is an issue.

    One of the most alarming things about mold damage in your Mesa home is how little many homeowners know about it. Many of these same homeowners could be led to believe that mold growth in their home is not a dire concern at all, but rather something that many property owners deal with from time to time. What makes this line of thinking so dangerous is the effect that mold does have on both the house and the people who live in it. Once you understand these effects, you can understand your need for professional remediation like our SERVPRO technicians provide.

    The first thing that you need to understand about mold growth in your home is the detrimental effects that it has on the structure itself. The organism begins to grow and colonize in the presence of persistent dampness and moisture, which these elements alone can weaken structural components to a threatening stage. When you combine the mold growth, the organism feeds on organic matter and degrades the materials to the point of requiring replacement or failing completely. This failure can require substantial rebuilding or remodeling to replace irreparably damaged materials.

    There are also the potential health effects from the colonization that you have to worry about as well. From the moment that you discover the mold colony, you and those within the house could have already been affected. Isolating the affected area and preventing it from spreading can keep the occupants of the house safer, but also gives our SERVPRO technicians a smaller area to restore.

    Mold damage in your home can be unnerving to discover but does not have to be the damaging force that it can be. Our SERVPRO of Grand Junction applied microbial remediation technicians can respond quickly to help eliminate this presence from your house and return it to the way it used to be. Give us a call today at (970) 241-8181.
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    Choosing Professional Restoration For Fire Damage In Your Loma Residence

    9/18/2018 (Permalink)

    Fire damages are often among the most challenging for Loma homeowners to overcome on their own with conventional cleaning efforts.

    Choosing Professional Restoration For Fire Damage

    While there are many maintenance and cleanup efforts for your Loma residence that a homeowner can perform on their own, some incidents require specialized training and approaches that routine cleaning and restoration methods lack. Professional restoration services can assist you to overcome the widespread effects of a disaster in your home in an efficient and effective way.

    Fire damages are often among the most challenging for Loma homeowners to overcome on their own with conventional cleaning efforts. Our SERVPRO professionals work to be available from the moment that the first responders ensure the fire has gotten extinguished through every step to your fully restored home gets returned to you. The complete process can help you to get the job done more quickly, but also save you money.

    Many owners struggle with where to begin when they have to overcome even minor fire damages in their home. From smoke and soot damages to secondary effects, your house requires attention and focus to clean and restore. Our SERVPRO technicians not only have leading equipment in our respective fields, but our technicians have extensive training in all facets of fire restoration. We know what to look for, and ultimately, how to restore it.

    Another thing that you can consider when it comes to choosing professional restoration for fire damages in your home is the wishes of the insurance company that offers you coverage. In many cases, these providers require or strongly suggest the use of professional restoration to ensure that the job gets done correctly and within specific financial parameters agreed upon in the initial assessment phase.

    Fire damages in your home can appear in several different ways. Overcoming each of them requires experience in this field, and our SERVPRO of Grand Junction fire restoration technicians can offer you just that. You can depend on our rapid response team to show up and begin mitigating the damage your home has sustained to make the entire restoration process more efficient and faster. Give SERVPRO a call anytime that you need us at (970) 241-8181.

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    Water Damage Technicians In Fruita Explain Different Types Of Equipment Used

    9/13/2018 (Permalink)

    As your house in Fruita gets older, appliances are likely to break, and pipes can develop leaks over time.

    Water Damage Equipment

    As your house in Fruita gets older, appliances are likely to break, and pipes can develop leaks over time. When a water pipe or appliance malfunctions, water damage can occur to your home. The longer the water pours into a building, the worse problems can get. If building materials or structural components get saturated, they can lose their strength and fall apart. If items inside your house stay wet for too long, the water damage project can quickly turn into a situation where mold remediation is required.

    Whenever our SERVPRO technicians get called to an emergency situation, we take steps to prevent microbial growth. We know that removing moisture from your building materials and contents within 48 hours after water damage occurs in Fruita is essential to prevent secondary issues from taking place such as mold. To accomplish complete moisture removal in such a short period, we utilize several different techniques and types of specialized equipment depending on each situation.

    In the beginning, our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors and other measuring instruments. To test whether the carpet is wet or not we use a moisture sensor that consists of a metal rod with a handle on it with two probes on the bottom. When the probes sense moisture, a light lights up, and a sound is made. We also use other types of meters to test moisture content inside your wooden studs and drywall. These meters give us results in the form of a percentage or grains per square inch numbers.

    Once we determine what materials were affected, we start extracting water using industrial extractors. Some of these extractors are portable that we can use to get into tight spots, others are large and mounted to a vehicle. We attach different types of tools to the extractor based on what kind of materials were affected. Small extraction tools are used to pull out moisture from furniture. If thick carpets get saturated, we can use a heavy duty extractor that uses the weight of its operator to compress the fabric.

    If an appliance ever breaks at your place of residence, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at (970) 241-8181 any time of the day.

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    Professional Water Damage Restoration for Your Fruita Grocery Store

    9/2/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Fruita Retail Store Open Following a Water Loss

    Many Fruita Stores Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Damage and Limit Disruptions to Their Customers

    A grocery location is something that the people of Fruita need every day. From last-minute purchases to meal prepping for weeks in advance, the local grocery store is an everyday staple to the community. When you get threatened by a water incident, it can be challenging to provide the kind of service that your loyal customers expect. Choosing professional restoration to help you to clean up the mess and dry up the damage can help you to get back to serving the community much more quickly.

    There are many sources for water damage in your Fruita business, but often power failures and malfunctions of the freezing and cooling units have a lot to do with the need for fast water removal and cleanup efforts. When this occurs, you need to act quickly to secure the rapid response of our SERVPRO technicians. We can report quickly to get the situation under control, as well as assess the full scope of the water damage that the structural elements of the store have sustained.

    From the moment that our technicians arrive at your store, we begin a full and thorough assessment of the damage starting at the source of the problem. Extraction and drying efforts are the major contributors to the restoration process in this situation, but our team has to ensure that elements like flooring materials, subflooring, and even the electrical systems that operate the cooling units have not also gotten damaged by the expanding water.

    Another one of your concerns that should inspire you to choose the efficient approach of our SERVPRO restoration professionals is the products that you sell. Our team can help you to mitigate your overall loss by removing at-risk items that could get damaged by the water present in the area, or even items that need to get relocated to a refrigerated unit to keep your profit loss from the incident to a minimum.

    A main point that you should remember when it comes to combating water damage in your business is that experience and the right equipment can get the job done more efficiently than you can do it on your own. Our SERVPRO of Grand Junction rapid response team is standing by 24/7 at (970) 241-8181.

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    Flood Damage Amidst the Beauty of Grand Junction

    8/26/2018 (Permalink)

    After suffering flooding to your home, call SERVPRO to dry out your property and remediate any damage.

    SERVPRO Technicians Use Pumps and Extractors to Dry Your Property After Flooding

    On Colorado’s Western Slope, Grand Junction is at the epicenter of Colorado's wine region. Although the area is generally arid, sudden storms can send torrents of water pouring down the mountains and into the city. The Colorado River swells as it transects the metropolitan area, and residents risk flood damage to their property. Our technicians are ready to assist, trained and armed with the latest equipment.

    When weather systems overload the ground surrounding your home with water, the resulting flood damage in Grand Junction requires professional attention. Anywhere from several inches of moisture to a foot or more of water can build inside the foundation of your home, exposing the very base of your abode to the risk of severe deterioration and the contents of your home to potential ruin. No matter how valiantly homeowner might try to manage the excess of water without help, the circumstances require commercial grade pumps and high-efficiency water extractors.

    SERVPRO has submersible pumps and wanded water extractors stocked on each of our service vehicles. When we arrive at your flooded premises, the crew chief assesses the extent of the water crisis and gets the crew working straight away. If the weather has interrupted electrical service, our technicians need not delay as our equipment is truck mounted and powered.

    Pumps take on the job, and then the extractors are used to access any water trapped in cavities and recesses in the lower levels of your home. SERVPRO technicians are expert at measuring moisture in structural components with precision instruments and scanning for caches of water with infrared technology. The baseline measurements provide the data needed to determine drying goals.

    If you use the flooded space as a storage area, SERVPRO often suggests a pack out of the boxes, containers, and loose items. This allows us to evaluate the possession for damage and to plan and implement restoration strategies. We can move the articles to a dry and secure area in your home or an outbuilding if available. When there is no room for a pack out on your property, our production facility and warehouse serves the same purpose.

    The pack out also gives SERVPRO technicians room to best position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure of your lower levels. We treat the affected areas with EPA registered disinfectants to sanitize and inhibit the growth of mold or other microorganisms.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction has the workers and the equipment to manage a flood damage scenario in your home. When the rains fall and your home experiences a water loss call us at (970) 241-8181 as soon as possible for the most successful results.

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    SERVPRO’s Clifton Mold Remediation Procedures

    8/15/2018 (Permalink)

    Mold spores are continuously present in the interior of any home, settled on surfaces or airborne.

    Mold Remediation Procedures

    Mold can become a problem just about anywhere, and homes in Clifton are no exception. Mold spores are continuously present in the interior of any home, settled on surfaces or airborne. They are too tiny to see without magnification assistance and cause few if any problems in their spore state. If they absorb moisture, mold colony growth and damage begin. When you reach this point, our remediation services can help.

    Homeowners in Clinton hear a lot about mold damage in the media. Some so-called mold removal companies use scare tactics, linking mold growth to health problems and promising to eliminate mold in a home. We take mold damage very seriously but encourage anyone who is worried about mold damage and their health to discuss things with their doctor or other healthcare professional. Some individuals who are allergic or sensitive to mold spores or by-products report an increase in irritation when mold is a problem. Our mold remediation technicians make no promises about eliminating health effects, but we do know effective strategies to remove current colonies and reduce the possibility of recurrence.

    Our mold remediation experts use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols when abating mold damage. We locate and contain the mold, employing physical barriers like heavy plastic sheeting to prevent mold debris from drifting into unaffected areas. Often we take one more step and use negative pressure air scrubbers, a combination of exhaust ducting and suction that creates a vacuum-like effect that keeps moldy materials inside the containment area, clearing air with HEPA filters before sending it outside.

    Our technicians then remove the mold by mechanical means, scraping and wiping the colonies off surfaces to which they attached. A useful abrasive technique called soda blasting can even remove mold from porous materials. SERVPRO remediators bag the moldy residues and dispose of them following local codes concerning hazardous waste.

    EPA-registered antimicrobials then treat the affected and nearby surfaces to inhibit regrowth. SERVPRO handles mold remediation projects with integrity, doing our best to eliminate current damage and counseling the homeowner to be vigilant about solving the moisture problems that fuel mold growth and damage. We cannot rid a home of the spores, but bring the levels down to normal. Combining this result with moisture management limits the chance that mold can take hold again.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction offers trustworthy mold remediation services without the hype of terrifying our customers about health effects or promising impossible to obtain results Contact us at (970) 241-8181 to discuss your mold infestation and our efforts to solve it today.

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    What to Expect from the Grand Junction SERVPRO Fire Damage Professionals

    8/9/2018 (Permalink)

    Who Should I Call After Fire Damages My Home in Grand Junction? SERVPRO

    After a House Fire SERVPRO Strives to Make You Feel "Like it never even happened."

    When fire blazes through your Grand Junction home the shock and turmoil you feel are overpowering. The situation becomes even more chaotic when you realize the cleanup is not a task you can complete without assistance. Finding the best fit from among competing restoration companies is confusing and frustrating. Your call to us results in a fair assessment to secure the outcome for your home that you expect and your peace of mind.

    Fire damage in your Grand Junction home might seem restricted to the area where the flames were most intense. Our highly-qualified crews respond to each fire scenario with an open mind, realizing that the residues from a household fire can spread throughout every space of the building. Problems that crop up days, weeks, or months after restoration is considered finished by less skilled companies are usually predictable and avoidable by our experienced crew chiefs.
    SERVPRO works with your insurance company every step of the way, ensuring that our work is thorough and covers all aspects of the circumstances caused by the way fire affected your home. The first and most crucial task is a comprehensive inspection of your home, followed by the creation of a detailed work plan that covers everything we need to do to make it “Like it never even happened.”
    Typically the next focus is water and chemical extinguisher removal as the firefighters employ both to put out the fire. SERVPRO eliminates water first because of safety considerations. Slip and fall and electrical shorts and shock are common and dangerous risks. Water damage is also the equal of that done by fire and can destroy building materials and lead to secondary damage like microbial growth.
    The SERVPRO crew then matches the characteristics of the smoke and soot residues found at your site to the most efficient and appropriate cleaning products and tools. Damage found in different spaces and to a variety of surfaces and materials can be different as we move through each area. Some soot vacuums or brushes away. Other soot is thick and sticky, requiring wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the coating before wiping. Tough and adhesive residues, such as those found after a kitchen fire, can need abrasive action and solvents to remove.
    You can rely on SERVPRO of Grand Junction with confidence when you need assistance recovering from a home fire. Call us at (970) 241-8181 day or night, immediately after the fire authorities release your home back to you.

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    When the Carpets of Your Grand Junction Home Suffer Water Damages

    7/24/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Technicians, Not Robots, Restore Your Water Damaged Property in Grand Junction

    SERVPRO Provides Water Removal and Carpet Cleaning for Our Customers

    Many Grand Junction homeowners take much time improving the look of the inside of their homes. With various decor options and additions, none add the kind of homey feel that carpeting does. Throughout many higher traffic areas, your home's carpet offers a plush feel under your feet. When water incidents occur in your home, these same carpeted areas absorb much of the damage and require specific processes to dry out.
    You might know that the carpets in your home are magnets for dirt and debris, collecting it at the base of the fibers well out of your normal field of vision. Carpets have this same supposed magnetism for water damages in Grand Junction homes. Restoring the damage to this area of your home takes skilled professional restoration work, much like the services that our SERVPRO technicians provide.
    Even with smaller scale water incidents, pulling the water from the base of your carpeting can be a challenging process. Often our SERVPRO professionals may opt to use weighted extractors to press into the fibers and padding beneath to force the water to the surface to get removed with vacuums and drying efforts. We strive to prevent delamination to the carpet nap and backing. The size of the machine requires space to use, which requires our technicians to move the contents of this affected area to a lower-traffic area of your home. We can also use smaller, portable wet vacs with wands for water extraction.
    Along with drying efforts for your house in this situation, our experienced professionals often have to clean the carpets as well. This fact is especially true when the water damage carries dirt, debris or some contaminant along with it. There are many levels to this cleaning service, which can get determined on site by the competent technicians working on the restoration. We use specially formulated cleaning products from our broad arsenal of cleansers.
    Drying the affected area and materials requires specialized equipment such as high-powered air movers and large dehumidifiers, both refrigerant LGR's and desiccant models to gradually eliminate the moisture in your home before it can cause secondary water damage like mold growth.
    Unwanted water in your home does not have to be a lingering and threatening presence. You can trust that our SERVPRO of Grand Junction restoration specialists can remove the water from the affected areas and completely dry out the damage quickly. Our rapid response team is standing by 24/7 at (970) 241-8181.

    More information on this city here

    Home mold checks for upcoming sales

    6/24/2018 (Permalink)

    Let SERVPRO GRAND JUNCTION check for mold damage to your upcoming sale.
    • Loss of sale, Drop of price and a Law Suit are some negative impacts that could affect the home owner or Real-estate Agent /broker.
    • SERVPRO of Grand Junction is IICRC certified and trained in Fire, Water, Bio, and Mold Mitigation. (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
    • FREE of Charge, we will look at any home or business you represent.  We will give you our professional opinion on whether water or mold mitigation is necessary.  (Free=mesa County- regular business hours)
    • If mitigation is needed we will provide an estimate FREE of Charge.
    • If mitigation work is performed.  Your clients will receive a 5% discount with net 15.
    • SERVPRO of Grand Junction will provide a one year certificate of guarantee on any mitigation work we perform.

            SERVPRO of Grand Junction: (970) 241-         8181.  Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration

    Commersial water loss in Grand Junction

    6/24/2018 (Permalink)

    Grand Junction -  Sprinkler systems may be your best friend or worst enemy when a fire arises. This is a local business that's located in a  commercial block of buildings in down town Grand Junction. A Restaurant in the next store block had a small fire in their kitchen. The smoke went threw the vents and triggered the sprinklers to case a flood in other local businesses. We had to act fast!  Thank you to our team at SERVPRO Grand Junction! This company will be back in business as soon as possible.  Our equipment allows us to rapidly extract water from many types of flooring without causing any damage.  Don't let a little accident cause your business a lot of money. CALL SERVPRO! 970-241-8181

    Like it never even happened.


    11/15/2017 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO in any weather conditions

    At SERVPRO of Grand Junction we do our best to start off any big job by setting goals and having a checklist. We would like to remind everyone that winter is coming.  It’s is never too early to start prepping for winter. 

    Here are some helpful home maintenance tips:

    • Maintain fuel tanks
    • Clean/replace furnace filter
    • Inspect/clean gutters (keep gutters clear of debris)
    • Replace old caulking (exterior & interior)
    • Inspect roof flashing, eaves & soffits (check for damaged shingles)
    • Check washing machine hoses (replace damaged/worn hoses)
    • Insulate your attic (to prevent ice dams)
    • Maintain trees on your property (trim overgrown branches)
    • Insulate Pipes (to prevent them from freezing)
    • Maintain your heating system

    Winterizing your home is the first step toward getting it prepped for the season. The next step is maintaining your home once winter is in effect. Be 'Ready for whatever happens' this winter! 

    SERVPRO is one call away if you have a loss. 

    24/7 emergency service.



    11/2/2017 (Permalink)

    2017 trick or treat street

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin counties always participates in trick or treat street in Fruita Colorado.  It’s a Small little safe town in the western slope.  Seeing all the kids and enjoying them having a great safe time on Halloween is a  joy to SERVPRO team.  We are honored to be a part of the community.

    • Safety for Pedestrians

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Halloween night can be a dangerous night for pedestrians. Consider following these tips from Safe Kids Worldwide before your kids head out for some candy:

      • Make sure your child takes along a working flashlight or an abundant number of glow sticks to help ensure they’re visible to others.
    • Don’t let your kids leave home without a fully charged cellphone so they can call for help in the event of an emergency. You may also want to remind your children to keep their heads up and put their phones and other devices down, especially when crossing the street.
    • Tell your kids to walk only on sidewalks and, if there is not a sidewalk available, to walk against the flow of traffic and as far away from the road as possible.
    • Be sure that any costume your child wears on Halloween night doesn’t impede their vision or pose a tripping hazard.
    • Don’t send your kids under the age of 12 out trick-or-treating by themselves. If they resist because they don’t want to be seen with mom or dad, wear a costume. It’s Halloween. You can get away with it.
    • Set a curfew for your older children, and decide on a predetermined route so you’ll know their approximate whereabouts

    SERVPRO ready for whatever happens

    11/2/2017 (Permalink)

    Every morning at SERVPRO Grand Junction. Ready for whatever happens.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction understands the utilizing the proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing claims loss expense. When it comes to a water damage, time matters. SERVPRO of Grand Junction will answer your call with fast action, exceptional equipment, and trained, uniformed personnel.  The right tools for the job is vital to timely mitigation. 


    • Air movers/ Dry equipment 
    • Dehumidification Equipment
    • Air scrubber/ Negative air extractors (Extraction equipment)
    • Moisture Sensors/ Moisture meters/ Thermohygrometers
    • Water/ Flood Extractiors
    • HEPA Vacuums
    • Odor Control(Ozone, Hydroxyl)
    • Ultra Low Volume(ULV) Foggers
    • Thermal Foggers
    • Power Distribution
    • Heating Systems
    • Ultrasonic machine 
    • Refrigerant Dehumidifiers
    • Desiccant Dehumidifiers

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction Is ready and properly prepared.  When you call us out on a water loss or and life disaster we will be ready.

    Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened”

    Solor Eclipse

    10/30/2017 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction watching the total eclipse safely

    This celestial event in August of 2017 was a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction Stopped our day for a few hours to enjoy this special life time event. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979

    You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection.  This could severely hurt your eyes. However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse. SERVPRO ordered glasses and invited our team and guests to watch this special event.  This is an event to never forget. 

    SERVPRO always thinks of safety first! 

    Sprinklers flood after commercial fire

    8/29/2017 (Permalink)

    Commercial water loss Grand Junction

    Grand Junction-  Sprinkler systems may be your best or worst friend in a fire.  This is a local business of a block of commercial buildings after  Restaurant in the next store building had a small fire in their kitchen.  The smoke went threw the vents and triggered the sprinklers to case a flood.  Thank you to our team at SERVPRO Grand Junction, Garfield & Pitkin counties, This company will be back in business as soon as possible.  Our equipment allows us to rapidly extract water from many types of flooring without causing any damage.  Don't let a little accident cause your business a lot of money. CALL SERVPRO!

    We are open 24/7/365 to help make any size disaster seem "Like it never even happened."

    (970) 241-8181 

    Someone is always prepared to answer your call.


    5/1/2017 (Permalink)

    Crew Chief Jason Allred handling business

    When warmth and humidity enters the crawl space, and cold winter night air becomes part of the crawl space environment, a vented dirt crawl space can become more trouble than its worth!  To address these problems, call SERVPRO Grand Junction.  We establish ourselves as the leading authority on crawl space moisture problems.

    SERVPRO Grand Junction can come and clean and dry out your crawl space, If you have leaking pipes, or a leak we can help refer you to local companies that we support. We look forward to helping you fix your moldy and wet crawlspace.   

    Approaches to crawlspace remediation are depend on environmental factors such as the presence of moisture, mold, insects, and by esoteric factors such as homeowners’ health, commitment environmental health and capacity.  Two common solutions are:


    The basic minimum crawlspace cleanup should include removal of debris and all materials that are conductive to mold growth, especially if there is already mold or fungi on it.  All crawlspaces should have a vapor barrier at the very least.  Sealing all wood with an anti-microbial coating is optional except in cases of moderate to heavy mold growth.

    2: COMPLETE (encapsulation)

    In addition to the basic cleanup, all wood materials can be sealed with an anti-microbial coating.  The foundation vents are closed off.  Heavy duty vapor barrier or liner is installed from the top of the concrete stem walls and over the entire ground surface will all the seams sealed. 


    SERVPRO of Grand Junction can dry out any Contruction site

    1/20/2017 (Permalink)

    Construction site in Grand Junction Colorado

    On January 8th 2017 Grand Junction was hit with a severe storm.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction was quick to responded to a big commercial construction site in our valley. This construction site was a huge unfinished building in progress.  The first 3 floors were insulated and sheet rocked.  The last floor was just structure.  SERVPRO arrived at the site and placed all necessary equipment to dry out the structure and prevent any mold.  It took us two days to completely save this site so the company could continue their construction without out any delay.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction saved the construction company thousands of dollars and they were very happy with the results.  If you have construction in process and you suffer flooding before it is complete, no need to start over call SERVPRO of Grand Junction.  We are quick to respond and strive to make it “Like it never even happened”.



    Even in -20 Degrees SERVPRO of Grand Junction is there for you!

    1/11/2017 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction working on a fire job and a water job in Meeker Colorado

    It does not matter what the weather conditions are like here in Colorado, SERVPRO of Grand Junction is ready and prepare for any Disaster you have. We specialize in storm damage. Fires still happen unexpectedly even in snow.  Frozen pipes burst in cold weather. Mold is still on the prowl in the cold temperatures of winter. There might be Bio, Bio hazard, or vandalism that need tending to.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction is here for any emergency you might have in your home or business 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Fast response is SERVPRO of Grand Junctions goal when servicing our area. Trust us to be your restoration company.

    "Like it never even happened"

                                          Call 970-241-8181

                                         We are only as good as our last job!!!

    Christmas Cheer

    12/19/2016 (Permalink)

    2016 Parade of Liights

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction had a wonderful time at the parade of lights this year 2016. The parade took place in down town Grand Junction. There were over 100 different floats of many venders, small businesses, and schools from the Grand Junction Colorado area. We gave all the kids and families tons of candy. What a joy to Celebrate Christmas and participate in this wonderful event. Just a reminder to be safe this Holiday season.     Some tips for your Christmas tree:

    • Place tree at least 3 feet from heat sources.
    • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
    • Make sure tree is not blocking an exit.
    • Blow out candles before going to bed.

    *Tips and statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Christmas tree Association.

    24 hours emergency service, even on Christmas!!! Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction if you suffer any loss this holiday season. (970)241-8181

    Installing Smoke Detectors 2016

    12/9/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO teamed up with American Red Cross

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction took the day to volunteer with America Red Cross. We broke up in groups and went door to door to test and install smoke detectors in local Grand Junction homes on November 22, 2016. What a great time and so many families opened their homes to welcome us. We gave them valuable information on how to plan if there was a fire in their home how to get out safely. We provided them with a checklist for things to help them prevent fires in their homes. It was amazing how so many fire alarms were not working at all, or were lacking batteries. With the help of Red Cross of Grand Junction and SERVPRO of Grand Junction we installed a lot of smoke detectors in the area, with 10-year life long battery’s. It is important to use that lives will be saved if there is a fire in your home.

    Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction if you need your home restored after a fire. We will give it our heart to make it “Like it Never Even Happened”!!

    (970)241-8181 24/7

    Ultrasonic cleaning in Grand Junction Colorado

    11/18/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction uses a Ultrasonic regularly!

    Ultrasonic cleaners are used to clean many different types of objects, including jewelry, lenses and other optical parts, watches, dental and surgical instruments, tools, coins, fountain pens, golf clubs, fishing reels, window blinds, firearms, car fuel injectors, musical instruments, industrial parts and electronic equipment.  [2]Ultrasonic cleaning is a process that uses ultrasound (usually from 20–400 kHz) and an appropriate cleaning solvent (sometimes ordinary tap water) to clean items. The ultrasound can be used with just water, but use of a solvent appropriate for the item to be cleaned and the type of soiling present enhances the effect. Cleaning normally lasts between three and six minutes, but can also exceed 20 minutes, depending on the object to be cleaned.[1]

    "Like it never even happened"

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction 970-241-818124/7

    SERVPRO of GRAND JUNCTION is prepared for any call.

    10/28/2016 (Permalink)

    One of our work vans prepared at SERVPRO of Grand Junction

    When SERVPRO of Grand Junction gets a call for a job we have our trucks prepared with proper equipment.  When going to any job whether it is a fire loss, water damage, mold mitigation, or bio hazard we have air scrubbers ready.  Air scrubbers are designed for capturing smoke, fumes, mold spores, dust and other particulate, returning air back to the environment. These units allow you to clean and control the air in a work area with dust exhaust. We keep our air movers on hand to increase circulation.  Proper air circulation will provide the fastest drying time for any structure, this is essential to minimizing the damage caused.  It you have a loss call SERVPRO Grand Junction for we are properly trained in the latest water mitigation techniques so that we can minimize the damage to your home or business.

    SERVPRO of GRAND JUNCTION is ready to help you 24 hours a day.  Call (970) 241-8181


    10/28/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction rewards Jean Border with October 2016 Peoople you can count on

    Jean Border is SERVPRO of Grand Junctions People you can count on for October 2016.  Jean Border of Grand Junction says “It is giving and you might be the only one who those people see in the day”. Dedicating hours through volunteering at Hospice, Border says her work became her passion, leading her to many great friendships.

    "It was like a perfect match, and you don't always have that," she says. She had a lot of pictures and a lot of experiences with people, it has been just a great bond!

    After the passing of a dear friend, Border is working to honor her wish by creating a family history scrapbooks for 13 relatives.  This is one of the things she was asked of when she was still conscious, to please get her book finished.   "I guess I just feel that it's a treasure and it is family history, a father. If you read the letters, you can tell that he loved his family and that he was very proud of them all."

    Jeans daughter says not a moment goes by that she isn't working to help someone else. Her whole life has been just a message of servant-hood and giving to others.  She has opened her heart up to them and they have reciprocated. She has built a lot of good friendships and bonds with these people. Border believes that it has just been her duty in life, as it takes volunteers to make the world go around.

    After the loss of two grandchildren, Jean Border understands pain and now it's her turn to help guide others through it.

    "You become a part of their life, whether you really are a part or not," she says. " It just makes them smile or you can cheer them up."


    That's why News channel 5, SERVPRO of Grand Junction, and Housing Resources has selected Jean Border for this month's People You Can Count On.




    SERVPRO of Grand Junction care about your personal items.

    10/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Grand Junction home pack out and restored.

    Fire damage at a Grand Junction residence required the removal and pack out of damaged contents to provide the space and safety needed for the extensive fire and water damage restoration to be performed.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction carefully inventories every item and transports them to our facility. Once everything is gathered we go to work cleaning and restoring our customer’s possessions that can be returned to their original condition.  Once the fire damage or water damage cleanup is completed, the homeowner’s prized possessions will be returned to them.  This phase of the project is always very rewarding, as most clients are amazed at the condition of their restored treasures.  If you encounter a fire damage, water damage, vandalism, biohazard, or any other tragic event at your home, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction 24/7 at (970) 241-8181.  We will be prompt to your call!!

    September 2016 # PYCCO

    10/3/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction with Stacy Antonucci, This months People You Can Count On!


    When you go to grab the weights, you're not just working out your muscles, you're also working out your mind; giving yourself a feeling unlike any other.  For Stacy Antonucci she wanted everyone to know what that feeling is like.  "Your endorphins get let loose once you break a sweat," says Antonucci. "They come in not in the greatest of moods, not happy, and when they leave they are smiling."  Stacy's program 'Steppin' It Up' does exactly that, gives those with special needs the feeling of physical strength and mental strength.  "It's really amazing to watch them when they have been working for weeks on end to hit a certain goal, and then when they actually hit it, it's amazing," says Antonucci. "Every time a session ends I feel stronger watching them do what they do."  It started, just putting in those reps with just one client at the gym, but soon turned into 30 or 40 people. She wants everyone to know that no matter your physical or mental disability, you too can achieve any goal.  "We see somebody with, whether it's a physical or a mental disability, and we see them doing the things that we're doing and we take that for granted, that we can just do it without a thought," says Antonucci. "Just the pride that they have in themselves, the fact that they can do something that everybody else can do, it's huge for everybody."

    Those in the program prove it every day. "A lot of improvement in my muscles," says Eric Blevens, a Steppin' It Up client. "Because when I joined Stacy's group, my muscles weren't quite that strong."

     "It doesn't matter what your fitness level is, she'll get you in shape and it's a great work out," says Chelsy Cronk, a Steppin' It Up client.

     Parents are also taking notice of how much this is helping their children.

     "Being healthy is a very important part of being a happy person," says Shaun Howe, a parent of one of Stacy's client. "Stacy makes it's so much fun that it's something

    Hannah looks forward to, she does it twice a week and she never wants to miss. She just gets Hannah enthusiastic to go out and try things."

     So beyond, the clinks and the clangs of the machines, Stacy is always looking and listening for a smile or a laugh from those that she says, keep her going every day.

     "You have a bad day and you look at the people that are in this program and your bad day is nothing compare to their bad day," says Antonucci. "I just love it. I love them, and I have learned so much from them, they are amazing people. They're loving, kind, outgoing, and they want to do the things that everybody else does."

    That's why SERVPRO of Grand Junction, News channel 5 and Housing Resources has selected Stacy Antonucci for this month’s People You Can Count On.


    9/7/2016 (Permalink)


    Delmhorst pin and pinless moisture and thermos-hygrometers are a must for restoration pros.  Moisture in building materials is the most effective way to verify structural integrity and know the job is complete.   SERVPRO of Grand Junction uses a stand-alone and/or combination meters to accomplish these tasks.  Our highly trained staffs continue to monitor all structure until the drying standards of all structures are met.  With the use of proper equipment and trained staff you will not experience any mold spores or other mold issues due to damp wood or other structure.  SERVPRO of Grand Junction strives on making sure are job is done right and everything is in proper standards. 

    • Find moisture “hot spots”
    • Define areas affected by moisture
    • Confirm the environment is suitable for drying
    • Determine necessary drying equipment
    • Monitor progress
    • Verify the structure is dry

    SERVPRO OF GRAND JUNCTION (970) 241-8181


    Don't lose a SELL over Water or Mold damage!

    9/7/2016 (Permalink)

    • Loss of sale, Drop of price and a Law Suit are some negative impacts that could affect the home owner or Real-estate Agent /broker.
    • SERVPRO of Grand Junction is IICRC certified and trained in Fire, Water, Bio, and Mold Mitigation. (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
    • FREE of Charge, we will look at any home or business you represent.  We will give you our professional opinion on whether water or mold mitigation is necessary.  (Free=mesa County- regular business hours)
    • If mitigation is needed we will provide an estimate FREE of Charge.
    • If mitigation work is performed.  Your clients will receive a 5% discount with net 15.
    • SERVPRO of Grand Junction will provide a one year certificate of guarantee on any mitigation work we perform.

            SERVPRO of Grand Junction: (970) 241-8181.  Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration


    9/2/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is so happy to be apart of giving back to someone who gives to the community.

    In this month's” People You Can count on” (PYCCO), SERVPRO and Housing Resources brings you the story of a woman who is using her love of animals to change the lives of so many people and dogs on the Western Slope. With nearly 50 dogs to care for, Debbie Faulkner has let her passion become her work. "I had no brothers and sisters and I grew up on a ranch and my buddies were dogs and animals of all kind," says Faulkner. This must be where Debbie got it because her entire life she has been bringing home stray dogs and cats. At Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary, Debbie and a small group of volunteers spend their days caring for the 4-legged friends that calls Debbie's 40acres the ranch home. Debbie is out with the dogs from 8 until 6 every day, then she is back at night and puts everybody to bed. There is a big difference with this shelter verses other shelters. We are a communal living environment she says. "Which means, the environment is more like a dog daycare." But their mission is to let the sanctuary be a temporary place, until they can find a permanent place to call home. "We have about 50 dogs at all times and we have a fairly high adoption rate, it's about 80%," describes Faulkner. "We're a licensed animal shelter in the state of Colorado." Threw Debbie’s shelter she also provides various programs to help both dogs and people. "Silver Whisker dogs”, which is a program where we match senior dogs with senior people. There is a lot of senior dogs with senior people and what would have been the alternative if something happened? Threw programs like Silver Whiskers it's not just the dogs that are finding their place in life. Debbie says to see the joy, happiness, and laughter is life changing! “Whether you're ill or whether it's just part of the process," says Silver Whiskers program member Bett Barron-Cyr. "I didn't know that I was lonely until I got a companion. Faulkner knows how important the companionship of a dog can be, so she makes sure so many are able to be a part of the program. The qualifications are if they are disabled no matter their age and if they are over 65, then they qualify for the Silver Whiskers program.   There are various levels, and they pay for everything. There is a volunteer advocate assigned to each dog, which takes food and whatever else they need. They check on them periodically. The sanctuary is funded and ran through donations and what Debbie is able to put into it herself. "We spent $48,000 last year to keep this place running and we brought in $48,500," says Faulkner. Debbie has amazing energy, and puts her heart in this mission. The help of all the volunteers are amazing too! Despite the cost, Debbie says, knowing she's changing the lives of both dogs and people, is the reason she continues to open her gates to those in need. Giving back joy is Debbie Faulkner’s whole mission in life.

    This story is why SERVPRO of GRAND JUNCTION and Housing Resources, has chosen Debbie Falkner for this month’s "People You Can Count On."  THANK YOU NEWS CHANNEL 5.

    If you would like to learn more or donate to The Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary, you can visit, http://www.blackcanyonanimalsanctuary.com


    9/2/2016 (Permalink)

    Colorado natural disaster? Servpro of Grand Junction can help!

    It is always good to prepare for a storm! SERVPRO of Grand Junction is here to help you. Weather It is your home or business you need to always be prepared for the unexpected. We are located in the Western Slope Colorado area. Here the storms could come at any given time, water, wind, snow, haul, even heat can cause any environmental destruction. SERVPRO of Grand Junction is prepared are you?

    We cover and provide our services to all areas in and around the Grand Junction area immediately which may be hit by storm so that you don’t have to face any danger.

    For any residential or commercial establishment, our response and services are prompt and efficient. With 1,650 franchises operating in the U. S and Canada, we can pool in our personnel for building service in case of large-scale storm damages. Our efficient technicians along with specialized equipment can help in all the building and restoration of storm-hit places. With advanced drying and cleaning methods, this building service SERVPRO Grand Junction always ensures that the job is done till all the property is restored or everything is all clean and dry.  Call (970) 241-8181 for emergency response

    Flooded Crawl Space, What Do I Do?

    8/23/2016 (Permalink)

    Do not let flooded Crawl spaces in your home be a burden. There are many reasons a crawl space may flood including broken pipes, ground water and outside water coming into the crawl space.  Our trained professional team is able to get into any crawl space big or small to mitigate the damage you may encounter from water damage in your crawl space.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction Colorado was quick to respond when a customer’s plumber recommended us to take care of their water damage that was found in their crawl space.

    At this home we were able to remove the damaged vapor barrier, extract the standing water, and set up dehumidifiers to decrease the high amounts of humidity in the air.  Because of our quick response time we were able to stop any secondary damages including any microbial growth. We then replaced the vapor barrier to help decrease any future humidity issues.  

    When the job was complete the customer was very happy that she used SERVPRO of Grand Junction to take care of her crawl space.

    Why do people choose to continually use the same business over and over and refer their friends and family to it? It's simple, the quality of service that you receive and the time that business takes to make sure YOU the client are taken care of and that they don't just meet but exceed your expectations.

    With SERVPRO of Grand Junction there is no job too big or too small!!! Call us today 24/7 (970)241-8181


    8/17/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction on site at a business fire in Grand Junction Colorado.


    1. Within one hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Grand Junction professional will contact you to arrange for service.
    2. Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Grand Junction professional will be on-site to start mitigation services (if necessary).
    3. Within eight business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by SERVPRO of Grand Junction Professional. 



    • Fire, Smoke and Soot
    • Water Damage and Dehumidification  
    • Mold Mitigation
    • Electronics and Equipment
    • Document Drying
    • Contents Claim Inventory Service


    • Air Ducts / HVAC
    • Bio hazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism
    • Carpets, Upholstery, Drapes and Blinds
    • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
    • Deodorization

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is proud to serve Mesa County Colorado and the surrounding areas. Our team is ready for any size disaster that you might experience. We are a National Company with over 1600 other franchises  Call (970)241-8181


    8/17/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction was happy to be part of this wonderful miracle. July 2016


    What would you do with a check for $20,000? For some people, that would be a mortgage on a house or a new car, but for the Crossley family, that money was a kidney transplant. At the age of four, now 12-year-old Cailee Crossley was diagnosed with FSGS Nephrotic Syndrome; a rare form of kidney disease would that has left her unresponsive to any treatments.

     "We decided back when she was diagnosed that this was something we would not allow it to define who she is as a person. Yes, it's a part of her physical being, but it doesn't define who she is; that she’s not sick, that it's just something that's happening in her body and it’s not her personality," says Cailee's mother, Christy. Since Cailee's diagnosis the Crossley's have tried a multitude of treatments, but her condition has continued to worsen over the years, leaving her now in renal failure.
    Cailee used her time in the hospital as inspiration to start, Project Hospital Happiness. With help from her mother, Cailee has materialized the costumes of the three super hero's she created, to share with other children at the children’s hospital. Princess Joy, is represented in costume with crowns and tutus, serving as a reminder to keep joy in your life. Captain Strong, gives capes and masks to the boys to help them stay tough. The newest addition, Captain Sweet Lemonade, is a super hero for the girls, "when life gives you lemons you make lemonade," says Cailee.

    What Cailee's super-sized heart is what made her this month’s People You Can Count On, but the $500 check presentation was only the beginning. After sharing Cailee's story, SERVPRO of Grand Junction Owner Lonnie Behunin was able to reach out to 49 other businesses across the Western Slope that was willing to match SERVPRO's donation to help raise the  $20,500 needed for her transplant.  The money is the exact amount the Crossley's needed to pay for the operation and six week’s recovery time for Cailee.

    But the real surprise that day was found within Cailee's father, Blake, "we found out tonight that Blake's a match," said Christy.

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction is looking for Silent Angel in town who selflessly gives of their own time or resources to give back to the community.  To nominate this special person you can go to http://krextv.com/counton/buted.


    8/17/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO OF GRAND JUNCTION found this mold inside of a wall in a local Mesa County home.

    Intrusion of water into your home or business can result in mold growth.  Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing problems and poor humidity control.  If the water intrusion is not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increase risk or harmful mold growth.  If humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned too normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.  Materials in a home such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide a food source for mold to flourish.  This can pose a health threat. 

    If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your home or business, it is important to be alert for:  

    ·         The presence of visible mold.

    ·         Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.

    ·         Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.

    ·         Excessive humidity.

    If you feel you have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Grand Junction at 1(970)241-8181

    We are professionally trained in mold remediation and will examine  any structure for any visible signs of mold. 

    Flood at Parachute High School

    8/10/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of Grand Junction restored Parachute Colorado new gym.


    If your Commercial property experiences a flood due to broken pipes, storm related floods or any other type water damage.  Call SERVPRO of Grand Junction. We can restore and get you back in business as quick as possible.   SERVPRO of Grand Junction is highly trained and certified to return your commercial property to like-new conditions.  To eliminate residual humidity, we place humidifiers and air movers to capture the moisture from the ambient air.  Water damage must be managed and maintained with special equipment that extracts water and can complete the drying process quickly.

    With our SERVPRO process we are able to keep water damage at a minimum, regain control, rebuild damage structures and return your Commercial building back to like new conditions.  



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