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

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Road Flood Sign with Cars Driving thru making large Splashes and waves Groundwater from flooding in the Grand Junction area contains contaminants that SERVPRO can neutralize during storm damage cleanup and restoration.

Decontamination of Grand Junction Homes Before Reconstruction

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

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

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

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

What a Relief to See the SERVPRO Green Vehicle at Your Flooded Grand Junction Home!!

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

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

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

5/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Training Makes Better Water Technicians For Grand Junction Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO Should Be Your First Call for Clifton Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Removal Services For Your Home In Clifton

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

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

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

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

Some common causes of dishwasher leaks include the dishwasher not being level, worn gaskets, a broken door, using the wrong dishwashing soap, or a defective dishwasher tub. You should also regularly check the water lines running to the dishwasher to check for wear.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction can help you dry your home in Fruita, Mesa, or Loma after a water damage emergency such as this. Give us a call at (970) 241-8181 right away so we can get the water up and dry your structure out before more damage can be done.

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How a Leaking Dishwasher Causes Water Damage to Your Mesa Home

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Malfunctioning dishwashers are one the biggest causes of water damage in homes.

Water Removal Cleanup for Your Mesa Home

When your home in Mesa has experienced a water damage emergency from a malfunctioning dishwasher, you could have several gallons of water sitting in your kitchen. The issue needs to be addressed right away to prevent additional damages. Water damages become irreparable to the flooring, cabinets, and your structure itself the longer it sits.  

Professional water removal services are needed for Mesa right away. Our staff at SERVPRO work quickly to get to your residence as quickly as possible after you contact us. We have the experience and the equipment to dry your home back out and get your life back to normal. It is easy to see in a situation like this why SERVPRO is the first choice in water damage restoration.  

Since the water emergency happened in your kitchen, SERVPRO technicians inspect the flooring and the subflooring for damage, as well as the surrounding cabinets around the dishwasher. Grouted joints and ceramic tile are usually waterproofed when installed over plywood. However, any cracks make the tile vulnerable to water damage. Many times, the tile is unaffected, but water can penetrate the grouting, creating warping or expansion of the floor. The tiles break apart at the joints and come loose because of this.  

Plus, in the case of a dishwasher malfunction, the water is likely coming up from underneath the tile, causing the subflooring to swell and the tiles to crack.  We replace or reinstall the tiles once we dry the subfloor and repair it. It might be necessary to dry the floor form the bottom or drill holes into the floor so we can adequately monitor the drying process. We use a nonpenetrating moisture meter to detect moisture underneath the ceramic tiles. The dishwasher itself is also carefully moved so we can dry out underneath it.  

SERVPRO of Grand Junction understands the effects of water on subflooring and ceramic tiles when your home in Palisade, Redlands, or Mesa has a water damage emergency. Give us a call as soon as you realize there is a problem at (970) 241-8181, so we can restore your home fast.

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Your Mold Infestation Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team In Clifton

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage occurs in Clifton as long as the temperature is between 68 and 86 degrees.

Why SERVPRO Is The Best Option For Mold Damage Removal In Clifton

Right now, Clifton residents are winterizing their homes. Replacing insulation for outdoor water taps and sealing minor cracks along the foundation to prevent further damage for example. While both are important, the increasingly cold weather does not eliminate the threat from the mold.

Mold damage occurs in Clifton as long as the temperature is between 68 and 86 degrees. Since this is the temperature range, most homeowners maintain, SERVPRO understands the need for continued observation and removal.

Much of the mold infestation we remove remains on surfaces for the most part. As mold grows, the majority of it travels over surfaces like support beams in the attic. The action rapidly extends the size of the colony, but it is easier to clean and dispose of from home.

If the mold spores are still dry and powdery, our restoration technicians wipe it away with brushes and dry cloths. It is simple to bag and remove from the home. After removing the mold, technicians spray the surfaces with an anti-fungal agent from our extensive inventory to kill any remaining spores that might still exist in corners or tight spots under the roof.

If the mold is thicker and damp with moisture, SERVPRO technicians can use vacuums with special HEPA filters to remove the mold. As they remove the dry or wet mold, other team members look for the source of moisture that helped the mold to expand and spread. Many of the leaks we find at this time of year are small seeps in the roof or under the eaves that accumulate in a small pool.

Team members dry these pools and remove any spores with sponges. After removing the water, they spray the area with another anti-fungal agent to reduce the risk of further growth. Our teams can cover and repair minor seeps with caulk, but major cracks in the wall or roof damage require a licensed contractor.

At SERVPRO of Grand Junction, our task is to clean and remove mold so that you can return to your home in time for the holidays. If you have any problems with mold, or can only detect that distinctive odor many spores exude, call us at (970) 241-8181 today to schedule an inspection.

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Home mold checks for upcoming sales

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO GRAND JUNCTION check for mold damage to your upcoming sale.
  • Loss of sale, Drop of price and a Law Suit are some negative impacts that could affect the home owner or Real-estate Agent /broker.
  • SERVPRO of Grand Junction is IICRC certified and trained in Fire, Water, Bio, and Mold Mitigation. (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)
  • FREE of Charge, we will look at any home or business you represent.  We will give you our professional opinion on whether water or mold mitigation is necessary.  (Free=mesa County- regular business hours)
  • If mitigation is needed we will provide an estimate FREE of Charge.
  • If mitigation work is performed.  Your clients will receive a 5% discount with net 15.
  • SERVPRO of Grand Junction will provide a one year certificate of guarantee on any mitigation work we perform.

        SERVPRO of Grand Junction: (970) 241-         8181.  Fire & Water- Cleanup & Restoration