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

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Mistakes to Avoid After a Flood Damages Your Grand Junction Residence  

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

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

Waiting too long   

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

Using improper cleanup techniques and tools   

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

Disregarding the small things   

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

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

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

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

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

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

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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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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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Our Skilled Specialists Will Help Restore Your Flood Damaged Fruita Home

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

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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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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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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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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.

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ACT OF NATURE?

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