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Avoiding a disaster during a power outage in Aspen, Colorado

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

During power outages in the winter, it's critical to prepare for and protect your house, company, and family, as many threats can go unreported.

Unattended candles can rapidly become a catastrophe, potentially causing a structural fire. The safer option is using flashlights or other battery-operated lighting solutions that do not contain an open flame. This means you should always have extra batteries on hand. If candles are your only alternative, make sure the fire is never left unattended and that the candle is kept in a fireproof holder away from combustible things and drafts.

During power outages, fire threats aren't the only danger. Indoor barbecues or generators can potentially cause carbon monoxide poisoning, which is exceedingly dangerous. However, if these devices are used in confined spaces such as homes, garages, or sheds, the result could be fatal. Because carbon monoxide cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, it can go undiscovered. It's possible that a person will not recognize they've been poisoned until it's too late.

According to the manufacturer's instructions, these items must be used only outside, in a well-ventilated environment.

If your house or company has been damaged by fire, smoke, or water, our highly trained technicians and customer service representatives are available 24/7 to assist you.

Call SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties today at 970-618-1516

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • American Red Cross Disaster Responder program
  • Eco Friendly
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  • Restoration Industry Association

Awards

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC Applied Structural Drying

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties

***For an Estimate or Emergency Services-Call, us at 970-618-1516

Storm Damage cleanup in New Castle, Colorado

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

"When a storm wreaks havoc on your building in Garfield and Pitkin Counties, CO, you need the expertise of flood damage specialists to restore your building to its original state. They have to tear out old material and rebuild after the facility is clean. You can expect the cleanup crew to work through four basic steps after arrival.

Water Extraction

The first thing that has to happen to stop further water damage is extraction. Floods usually leave a significant amount of standing water. Technicians use industrial pumps to remove water and special machinery to siphon off as much of the excess left behind as possible. 

Material Removal

Flood water typically leaves the destruction of structural materials in its wake. The crew must tear out waterlogged drywall and any damp insulation they find. Ceiling tiles or flooring may have to be taken out as well. Anything that is no longer structurally sound has to go.

Area Drying

The parts of the structure that are salvageable must be dried thoroughly. If too much moisture is left in your building, your water damage problem can get worse. However, drying out the area prevents future problems from happening.

Building Restoration

The last thing technicians do before the job is finished is restore your building to its former functionality. Walls have to be rebuilt, and missing ceiling tiles must be replaced. The storm restoration crew will likely match the new materials with the remaining materials so that no one can tell where the former begins and the latter ends. Once the structure is rebuilt, and everything looks like it's supposed to look, the building is ready for use again.

Talk through the extraction, tear out, drying, and restoration process with your lead technician before the work begins."

 Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • American Red Cross Disaster Responder program
  • Eco Friendly
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  • Restoration Industry Association

Awards

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC Applied Structural Drying

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties

***For an Estimate or Emergency Services-Call, us at 970-618-1516

Household appliances that can cause water damage in your New Castle Home

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

Washing Machines

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

Refrigerators

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

Dishwashers

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

Hot Water Heater

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

If your home falls victim to a water emergency, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties at 970-618-1516

Website:
https://www.SERVPROgarfieldpitkincounties.com

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Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • American Red Cross Disaster Responder program
  • Eco Friendly
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  • Restoration Industry Association

Awards

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC Applied Structural Drying

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties

***For an Estimate or Emergency Services-Call us at 970-618-1516

Cleaning up after a Fire in Parachute, Co

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

A house fire is one of the most unfortunate events for any homeowner. If your house is damaged by fire, SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties will help you get back on your feet. However, there are a few things that homeowners in the Grand Junction area and elsewhere must do after a fire.

Call your Insurance

You must immediately contact your insurance carrier. Your agent will assist you in determining what happens after the fire has been extinguished and guide you through the process of locating qualified contractors. Your adjuster should help you find a somewhere to stay while your home is being repaired, and they can also help you figure out your current financial condition. 

Call us!

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is a restoration company that helps people with their homes following a fire throughout the US. What makes a restoration company imperative is that you cannot just head back into your home after a fire. Numerous hazards must be cleaned and boarded, and various other issues must be handled first. For example, the water used to put out the fire can cause water damage, a whole other problem to add to the list following a fire. 

What's salvageable?

Once you've had a restoration specialist handle the specifics within your home and have been given permission to enter, it's time to pick through your belongings to see what can be preserved and what must be discarded. For example, you may be able to salvage objects from your home that have not been destroyed. Many more objects will need to be sorted and disposed of because they are unsalvageable.


It's devastating to be the victim of a house fire. It's also a frightening process, but you don't have to do it alone. SERVPRO's highly trained technicians are ready to assist you 24/7. So give us a call today at 970-618-1516; we will make it "Like it never even happened."

 Website:
https://www.SERVPROgarfieldpitkincounties.com

Check out our many 5 Star Google Reviews:
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Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry, and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • American Red Cross Disaster Responder program
  • Eco Friendly
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  • Restoration Industry Association

Awards

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC Applied Structural Drying

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties

***For an Estimate or Emergency Services-Call, us at 970-618-1516

Spring Cleaning for your Snowmass Business

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

The spring cleaning season has established itself as a go-to season for more extensive cleaning jobs. Although this is most frequently linked with private houses, it is just as important in businesses. Everyone is cooped up inside during the frigid winter months, and messes begin to build. Cleaning helps create a more open and less stressful work environment for employees; a clean and pleasant business environment helps attract clients.

Cleaning isn't likely to be towards the top of your to-do list unless you're the archetypal Danny Tanner or Monica Geller. So we're here to make that part easier for you by compiling a list of key locations to inspect during your spring cleaning.

Windows

Windows are one of the simplest yet crucial areas to clean. Beyond making sure you have squeaky clean windows, check to ensure they have tight seals. Small gaps in window seals can cause cool air to seep out (and warm air in the winter months) and allow water to trickle in. Checking caulking and weather stripping remains intact and up to par can save you money in the long term.

Landscaping

This is very important for the presentation of your business. The grass, flowers, weeds, and other plants are starting to grow, and it's important to begin grooming your landscape. Don't wait till your plants get out of control. Hire someone now, or take some time yourself to pull the weeds, mow the grass, and trim any trees or bushes. Additionally, this is a great time to plant some flowers if you want to spruce up your place of business.

AC/HVAC

When switching your building's air flow system from heating to air conditioning, now is the optimum time to perform a quality inspection. Run your system for a time to make sure it's working correctly, and look for any outdated or out-of-date parts that need to be replaced. Clean up the ventilation system by removing dust and any other debris that may have accumulated inside. Because ventilation systems are infrequently cleaned, many building owners discover bug infestations or mold issues when cleaning their vents and ducts. It's better to take these safeguards while the weather is still fluctuating.

Pest Maintenance

Along with the rebirthed trees and plants, spring also brings back hordes of pests. Ants, spiders, termites, mosquitoes, and even bed bugs can become problems. It's best to take preventative measures to ward off pests instead of being forced to shut the business down for weeks to fumigate for difficulties. Keep in mind your locale because different areas attract different pests. This will help inform you what to spray. Lastly, if you are continually having the same pest problems year after year, try to identify external factors that might be attracting those pests and any defects in your building that might be letting them in.

For an Estimate or Emergency Services-Call us at 970-618-1516

 Website:
https://www.SERVPROgarfieldpitkincounties.com

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Cat urine removal in CO, Pet Odor removal in CO, Pet urine damage to hardwood floor,

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Pet urine damage to hardwood floor, Pet urine damage to hardwood floor,

Nasty odors like cigarette smoke, pet urine and food permeates into our furniture, carpets, walls, windows, and just about every other nook and cranny in our homes, making it particularly difficult to eliminate.

We are able to extract the odors out of carpets, drapes, furniture, clothing and bedding. We also work in your car or recreational vehicle, pulling the odors from the carpet and upholstery.


We literally clear the air and penetrate surfaces and objects within the space. Not only can we eliminate odors like cigarette smoke and strong food smells. 

WE can come to your home, office, vehicle, recreational vehicle and anywhere else to remove lingering odors including:

Cigarette and tobacco smoke
Pet odors
Smoke and fire damage
Food smells
Stale smells
After water damage
Mold and musty smells
Allergens and Air Quality

***For a Free Estimate or Emergency Services-Call us at (970) 618-1516

Our Services include Pet odor and Pet Urine removal, Fire Water Mold Biohazard Termite Remediation and Reconstruction   

Website:

https://www.SERVPROgarfieldpitkincounties.com/

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Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FCT - Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician
  • MSI - Marble and Stone Inspector
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
  • SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • American Red Cross Disaster Responder program
  • Eco Friendly
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration
  • Restoration Industry Association

Awards

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • FIRELINE CONTENTS CERTIFIED
  • IICRC Applied Structural Drying

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties

***For a Free Estimate or Emergency Services-Call us at (970) 618-1516

205 Aspen Airport Business Ctr
Suite 8
Aspen, CO 81611

How To Leak-Proof Your Home in Pitkin Counties

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Leaks should be your most considerable dread as a homeowner. They are nothing but a headache. They can, for example, cause water damage. Moisture in excess will wreak havoc on your things and the structural integrity of your home. You will be forced to replace items as a result. Or you'll have to deal with the loss of priceless possessions. You'll also have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on repairs. Leak-proofing your home is strongly advised for these reasons. Here we outline the measures to take.

Clean the Gutters

Leaves, branches, and pine needles clog the downspout and prevent the gutters from draining runoff from the roof and away from your home. The result may be foundation problems and ice dams on your roof.

Inspect Your Roof

Climate, weather conditions, and even nearby trees can cause damage to roof shingles. Periodically inspect your roof for damaged, loose, or missing shingles.

Secure Your Home's Foundation

You can waterproof and dampproof your basement. According to some building codes, you need a dimpled membrane that stops groundwater from coming into contact with the walls and creates space for the wall to 'breathe.'

Protect Your Pipes

Protecting your pipes is essential (especially if you live in a colder climate). It will save you from having to deal with damage and expensive repairs.

Seal Windows and Doors

Stormy conditions can send rain beating against the side of your home. Prevent windows and doors from leaking water inside by sealing them

Insulate Your Attic

Insulating your attic will help regulate the area's heat and moisture content. This will prevent water vapor from building up and causing damage.

However, if you encounter any leaks or flooding, please contact SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties. In addition, we specialize in helping property owners recover from water damage and make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today! We are available 24/7 at 970-618-1516.

What You Need to Know About Water Damage Restoration and Mold Growth

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Mold growth from water damage, on ceiling and Walls Mold growth from water damage on ceiling and walls

Water damage is one of the most common and worst side effects of water leakage or flooding in a basement. Water damage is also one of the leading causes of home insurance claims, and it is responsible for millions of dollars in damages every year.

Here are three things you need to know about water damage to protect your house and respond correctly in the event of an emergency:

Type of Water

Rainwater, freshwater, and sewage water are the three types of water that cause damage at home. And combating them all requires a unique strategy. Sewage backups can cause secondary damages. Unfortunately, it is often easy to tell the difference since it smells exactly as expected. Experts in water damage restoration, on the other hand, will have the required tools and equipment to handle any water-related concerns that may develop safely.

Mold

Although the water has been evacuated from your property, moisture may still be lurking in the shadows that you are unaware of. Mold can grow in locations like crawl spaces and under floorboards due to this. Mold can cause secondary damages to a home or commercial structure. Have a mold prevention professional evaluate it to guarantee mold isn't growing in your property

For a Free Estimate or Emergency Services...Call us!

If you feel your home has been flooded or has water damage or mold, call SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin right away at 970-618-1516. And to avoid further losses, all types of water damage require immediate attention. We will work with you to Insurance Company, your safety and financial interests are protected.

How to get gum out of your clothes or furniture

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Chewing gum is one of the most difficult substances to remove from cloth, hair, and other areas where it does not belong. You can't just scrape gum away or pick it out of fibers or hair like you can with other issues because gum is so sticky. The simplest way to remove gum out of anything is to change its consistency from a sticky mess to something more manageable, which you can do using items you already have.

For Clothing

Remove as much gum as you can with your fingers, then place a few ice cubes in a freezer bag and place the bag on top of the remaining gum until it has stiffened. Gently peel the gum off, then scrub away any remnants with an old toothbrush.

For your upholstery

The same products and techniques can be used to remove gum from both upholstery and carpet. You can place a few ice cubes in a sealed plastic bag and set it onto the gum stain for a few minutes to freeze and harden the gum.

Use a very dull knife or a spoon to gently scrape off the gum, removing as much as possible. Apply a dry-cleaning solvent to spot-treat the stain on upholstery, following the manufacturer's directions. Be sure to test the solvent on the fabric in a hidden area to make sure it doesn't remove any color from the fabric.

Tips to Prepare you for Storms

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms have the capacity to cause significant damage. Follow these guidelines to prepare yourself and your family for a possibly dangerous storm. Thunderstorms occur frequently and can cause extensive damage to your house. There are, of course, measures to assist prevent or mitigate any damage. It would be best if you did the following to prepare for a thunderstorm:

  1. Make an emergency kit and a communication strategy for your family.
  2. Trees and dead or rotten branches that could fall and cause harm or damage should be removed.
  3. Outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage should be secured.
  4. Stay inside your home or in a safe location.
  5. Secure outside doors and shutter windows.Close window blinds, shades, or curtains if shutters aren't accessible.

Some Interesting Thunderstorm Facts:

  • A single thunderstorm can be extremely dangerous if it stays in place for an extended period of time, pummeling a spot.
  • Thunderstorms can form in groups or a straight line.
  • Warm, humid circumstances greatly aid thunderstorm development.

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is ready to assist you 24/7 with any emergency, and if you or your family is a victim of a Storm Damage, we are a call away from you.