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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.

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.

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

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

Affiliations

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

Awards

  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

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. 

ERP-DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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”.

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Flood at Parachute High School

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Grand Junction restored Parachute Colorado new gym.

SERVPRO CAN REMOVE WATER FROM COMMERICAL PROPERTIES 

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.  

IF YOU SUFFER A WATER DAMAGE, CONTACT SERVPRO OF GRAND JUNCTION WE ARE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS/7 DAYS PER WEEK. CONTACT US AT (970) 241-8181.