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A Water Damage Restoration Checklist For Storms
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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove Standing Water – We’ll begin the restoration by using submersible pumps and industrial strength wet/dry vacs to remove standing water.
- 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.
- Apply Deodorizer or Disinfectant Treatments – Our process includes the use of deodorizers and EPA-registered disinfectants as antimicrobial treatments.
- Dispose of Damaged Materials – If anything is deemed unsalvageable by you or your adjuster, we will see that it is safely removed and disposed.
- Measure Temperature/Humidity Levels – Throughout the process we will monitor temperature and humidity levels to enable proper drying.
- 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.
Storm Damage in Grand Junction?
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:
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.”
Storm Damage Restoration Services in Grand Junction, CO
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.
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- 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
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Different Types of 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."
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!
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.
Don’t Forget These Things if Your Home Floods
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.
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.
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
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.
Excessive Flood Damage In Grand Junction
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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.”
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Our Certified Experts Are Committed To Restoring Your Grand Junction Home After A Flood
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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Our Experts Have Specialized Equipment To Restore Your Clifton Home After A Flood
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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What is the Best Way to Restore Your Flood Damaged Grand Junction Home?
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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!
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?
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