Recent Storm Damage Posts

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


  • 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


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


  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
  • 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."


  • 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


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


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

SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties

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

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. 

Where To Turn When Storms Hit in Aspen, Colorado

2/6/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians drying the kitchen area Technicians drying the kitchen area

When you mention Aspen, most people instantly think of a haven for winter sports and activities. From world-class ski runs to skating, sleigh rides, and other forms of winter fun, Aspen is the place to be when the cold weather hits. Unfortunately, the winter weather isn’t always very welcoming. So when winter storms strike, they can leave behind a tremendous amount of damage that Aspen home and business owners have to deal with.

You’ll want to know who you can turn to for storm damage restoration here in the Aspen area at times like these. For years, no name has been more trusted for restoration and repair than SERVPRO. We have the training and equipment necessary to handle any kind of damage, and we’re guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster because we understand how important it is to move quickly when disaster strikes.

Ice And Snow Can Cause Serious Damage

Winter storms can include several harsh elements that may cause extensive damage to all types of properties. For example, snow can build up quickly, and the more it does, the heavier it becomes. This can lead to cracks, breaks, and other damage to roofs, which can ultimately affect your home or business both outside and inside.

Ice is another serious issue in the winter. It can also build up on roofs and in gutters, leading to ice dams. These thick buildups of ice can prevent water from draining properly, causing it to seep through the roof and into the ceilings and walls of your home or business. If your roof is not properly insulated, that can allow heat to seep through and melt the ice, causing leaks inside and more buildups outside when it refreezes.

Water damage from ice and snow can affect every building area, from the roof and walls down to support structures and flooring. The longer water is allowed to sit, the worse the damage will be and the greater the threat of possible mold growth and infestation, which can begin within 24-48 hours after water damage occurs. To minimize these effects, you need to address storm damage as quickly as possible.

Trust The Pros Whenever It Snows

While it is essential to remove ice and snow as soon as possible, it can also be a dangerous and challenging prospect. That’s why you need to play it smart and let the pros from SERVPRO handle it for you. It may be tempting to try and do it yourself, but we’ve got the right equipment and proven methods to do it right, do it safely and get the job done fast, so why take any chances?

Our agents are ready to take your call 24 hours a day/7, days a week, and our technicians have the latest training and state-of-the-art equipment to handle all kinds of damage. Because we understand the need to move quickly, we guarantee a technician will be on-site within four hours of your call to provide a thorough inspection and assessment of the damage and formulate a plan of action.

As members of the local community, we go out of our way to treat every property as if it were our own. Our goal is to make it “Like it never even happened,” and we’ll do everything we can to repair the damage and restore your property so you can get back to the business of living.

Don’t Let Winter Weather Give You The Blues.

Winter weather is a fact of life here in the Aspen area, but that doesn’t mean you should have to face the damage caused by winter storms on your own. SERVPRO provides the professional service you need with the personal touch you expect from a neighbor who cares. It’s what we’d want for our property, so we’ll do no less for our customers.

When winter storms hit, you need restoration services you can count on. At SERVPRO, we’re prepared to handle any size job, and we won’t sign off until we know you’re satisfied. So let us take the chill out of winter weather and help get you back on your feet again. 

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


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


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Storm Damage Clean Up Colorado Can Count On

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians using a hepa vacuum Technicians using a hepa vacuum

Colorado has so much to offer for residents and visitors alike. From its world-class ski slopes to wineries and fine restaurants and quaint shops like Pitkin Country Dry Goods, there is something for just about everyone. Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always cooperate and when storms strike, the damage they cause can take a toll on homes and businesses.

Whether it’s ice and snow or severe thunderstorms, there’s no denying how devastating storm damage can be. That’s why Colorado businesses and homeowners need to have someone to rely on to help so that the damage can be cleaned up as quickly and thoroughly as possible. No name relies on more for quality storm damage clean-up than SERVPRO, the restoration experts guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster. 

Let The Professionals Clean Up For You

It’s not always possible to plan ahead for a storm, but even if you do have an early warning the damage can still take a toll. Not only can it be costly, but it can also often be dangerous to try and handle the clean-up process on your own. That’s why it’s important to have the professionals of SERVPRO to turn to when disaster strikes, so you don’t have to navigate the situation alone.

At SERVPRO we’ve got the training and equipment to handle any kind of storm damage and we’ve got someone ready to take your call 24/7 so the cleanup and restoration process can begin as quickly as possible.  We’ll have someone on-site within four hours of that call to begin assessing the damage and formulating a plan to address it.

As part of the Garfield and Pitkin County community ourselves, we understand the damage storms can do in this area and we’re ready to address it thoroughly. We’re focused on helping you heal and getting your property to look “Like it never even happened”, so we’ll go out of our way to treat you right and we won’t sign off on any job until we know you’re satisfied. 

Treating Your Property As If It’s Our Own

SERVPRO understands the need to get your property restored quickly after a storm hits. We’d want the same for ourselves, so that’s why we’ll always treat your property as if it is our own. From responding immediately to using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, we’ll do whatever it takes to make you whole again.

Our technicians undergo regular training to ensure that they are ready to use the most advanced techniques for cleanup and restoration. We’ll take you through every step of the process, from addressing any immediate threats to removing all standing water and thoroughly drying all surfaces to identifying and remediating any mold infestation. We’ll even help you prepare to file an insurance claim by performing a complete inventory of all items in your home or business.

Our goal is to return your property to its previous condition and that means taking any necessary steps such as painting, replacing flooring, or even rebuilding entire rooms. Living through a storm can be stressful enough; you don’t need extra stress from having to face a difficult and dangerous clean-up.

We get that, and we want what’s best for our community, so we’re ready to stand by you every step of the way. That’s what makes us the name you can count on for storm damage clean up and restoration and we’re proud of that long-standing reputation. So when stormy weather hits, trust SERVPRO to provide the service you can trust with the personal touch you expect. 

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
    WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm


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


  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness

Hurricane: Evacuate or Stay

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

Guy Evacuating with a dog Guy Evacuating with a dog

Always listen to authorities regarding whether you should evacuate or stay at home.

If a hurricane is coming, you may hear an order from authorities to evacuate. Never ignore an order to evacuate. Even sturdy, well-built houses may not hold up against a hurricane.

If you hear an order to stay at home because the driving conditions are dangerous, staying at home might be safer than leaving.

If you need to stay home:

Self-evacuating is stressful and can cause more harm than good, it is also expensive. If you live in a structurally sound home and are not located in a mandatory evacuation zone, Shelter-In-Place in your pre-identified, stocked safe room and take the following precautions:

  • Listen to the radio or TV for updates on the hurricane.
  • Grab your emergency supply kit and only take what you really need with you (cell phone, chargers, medicines, identification like a passport or license, and cash).
  • Move vehicles into a garage or next to a building; avoid trees and utility poles.
  • Unplug your appliances. If you have time, turn off the gas, electricity, and water.
  • Place flashlights and batteries throughout the house and keep one with you (DO NOT use candles).
  • Secure all doors and windows.
  • Stay inside. Even if it looks calm, don’t go outside. Wait until you hear or see an official message that the hurricane is over.
  • Be ready to leave. If emergency authorities order you to leave or if your home is damaged,

If you need to evacuate:

Do not travel until told it is safe to do so from officials. Don’t panic. Move at a steady pace and ensure you leave enough time to get to where you will weather the storm. DO NOT take chances with your life by staying at home or waiting until it’s too late!

  • Grab your emergency supply kit and only take what you really need with you (cell phone, chargers, medicines, identification like a passport or license, and cash).
  • Unplug your appliances. If you have time, turn off the gas, electricity, and water.
  • Notify your host home and family members that you are evacuating.
  • Fill up your vehicle and bring extra gas, if possible (gas stations run out of fuel along evacuation routes). Secure patio/yard furniture.
  • Secure all doors and windows. Have a plan for your pets if you are not taking them with you.
  • Follow the roads that emergency workers recommend even if there’s traffic. Other routes might be blocked or flooded.

Contact SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin at 970-618-1516 

for immediate water restoration assistance. We are a 24/7 emergency response.

Snowmass CO Roof Storm Damage (types of damage)

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

Village houses with damaged roofs and uprooted trees We are here to help

Types of Roof Storm Damage

Storms can hit at any time of year here in Snowmass, CO. 

From the rain and wind of summer to heavy snow and ice in the winter, it can all have a devastating effect on both homes and commercial buildings.

For any property, there is no more vulnerable area than the roof.

You rely on your roof to provide protection but at the same time it is regularly exposed to the elements and can sustain a great deal of damage from storms.

It’s important to understand the potential toll that storms can take on your roof so that you can guard against that damage.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the four most common types of roof storm damage and what you should be looking for so that you can keep your roof in the best possible condition. 

  1. Water

Rain is the biggest threat from most storms and water damage can take a severe toll on your roof.

Not only can water accumulation lead to leaking, but even the smallest damage to roofing shingles can allow that water to seep through into your house.

Trapped moisture can affect ceilings and support structures and it can also provide a rich breeding ground for mold, leading to hazardous infestation that can affect your family’s health.

At the same time, heavy rain can also wear away the protective granules on the surface of shingles, making them less effective at deflecting the sun and cooling your home.

  1. Wind

While hurricanes and tornadoes can cause severe damage, even less powerful storms can still contain heavy winds that may damage shingles and bring tree branches down onto your roof.

An annual roof inspection can help to detect any damaged shingles so that you can replace them and trimming back any trees that overhang your roof can also prevent issues.

  1. Hail

Hail isn’t a common occurrence in every part of the country, but when it does occur it can batter your roof, damaging shingles and leading to potential leaks as well as wearing away those protective granules.

  1. Snow and Ice

Not surprisingly, one of the biggest threats here in Snowmass is roof damage from snow and ice.

Winter storms bring their own hazards, as snow buildup can become quite heavy, leading to cracks and leaks.

Ice can also build up under the flashing, causing a damming effect which traps water and can cause leaking. You can help to prevent these issues by sweeping heavy snow off your roof with a broom and keeping your gutters clean.

When storms take a toll on your roof, you need to call the name you can trust for a quick and thorough response.

SERVPRO are guaranteed storm specialists with the training and equipment to handle all types of damage.

We’re part of this community ourselves so we’ll also go the extra mile to treat your property as if it were our own.

Don’t settle for second best; trust your roof to the experts at SERVPRO.

Redstone CO Know Who To Call When Summer Storms Hit

6/26/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of Lightning Summer storms in Colorado can be beautiful and dangerous

Summer storms can bring a tremendous amount of damage, from flooding to broken trees and downed power lines.

That kind of damage can be devastating to any home but it is particularly costly when it strikes the historical properties that dot the landscape in picturesque Redstone.

This is a community based on history, starting its life as a mining village and continuing to flourish today.

Having served the communities of Garfield & Pitkin Counties for years, SERVPRO is well aware of the historical significance of Redstone and we’re prepared to provide the specialized service that’s necessary to address all kinds of storm damage here.

Whether it’s one of the many Craftsman designed Swiss-style cottage homes or the landmark Osgood Castle, SERVPRO is ready to respond quickly and thoroughly to help preserve the village’s past and secure its future.

The Storm Damage Specialists

At SERVPRO we’re storm damage specialists. We understand the challenges that storms can present and have the training and equipment to address the damage that they can leave behind.

We combine the national resources of the SERVPRO name with the personal touch that you’d expect from a local company since we live and work in this community ourselves.

The result is the best of both worlds, so that you can rest easy knowing your home is in the best possible hands. 

SERVPRO’s Guaranteed Restoration

SERVPRO is dedicated to providing the service you need as quickly as possible because we understand that treating damage quickly can make all the difference.

That’s why we have operators ready 24 hours a day to take your call. With your information in hand, we’ll have a technician at your home within four hours of that initial call to perform a walkthrough and thorough assessment of the damage.

Next we’ll develop a step-by-step plan to address all types of storm damage and ensure that your home is restored to its original condition.

Before we begin, we’ll go over that plan with you so that you know exactly what we’ll be doing at each step along the way. We’ll even be sure to perform a thorough inventory to make it easier for you to file an insurance claim and get the compensation you deserve.

From removing standing water to thoroughly drying all surfaces and performing a complete mold remediation, SERVPRO’s technicians are highly trained in every aspect of storm damage restoration.

Because we’re a local company that cares about our community...

We’ll also stick with every single job until we know that you’re satisfied.

It’s the same approach we’d want for our own homes, so we won’t accept anything less for our customers.

There is so much to love about Redstone and so much history to enjoy and SERVPRO is dedicated to serving this community with care.

When summer storms hit, a quick response can make all the difference.

So don’t take any chances with your home…go to SERVPRO, the company guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster and get you the help you need.

How Do You Clean Up After A Storm In Aspen Colorado?

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

graphic - cleanup storm damage We are here for you

Storms can strike at any time without warning and winter storms in particular are a way of life in Aspen.

No matter when a storm hits it can cause a tremendous amount of damage

Obviously, as a homeowner your focus will be on returning your home to normal as quickly as possible after the storm. Unfortunately, some of the damage caused by storms may be more complex than you realized and restoring your home could take time.

It’s important to understand the kinds of damage that storms may cause and what you can do to clean up afterward so that you can keep your home safe and sound and avoid long term damage.

It can be stressful enough dealing with the aftermath of a storm…the last thing you want is to leave your home open to further issues.

What Kind of Damage Can Storms Cause?

Storms can bring a wide range of severe issues, from damaging winds to heavy snowfall to flooding, all of which have the potential to adversely affect your home. If your home already has issues, such as loose roof shingles, cracked foundations or other structural damage, it will be even more vulnerable to the kind of damage caused by storms.

In Aspen, winter activities are a cherished part of life but winter weather can bring its own unique challenges. Heavy snowfall can bring down branches and trees, damage roofs and contribute to flooding when it begins to melt.

Ice dams that build up in and around gutters can lead to leaks, which in turn can result in mold infestations. Once water penetrates your home, it can cause severe damage to interior structures and belongings.

There is no doubt that storms can be severe and as a homeowner it’s up to you to do everything you can to mitigate storm related damage in order to keep your home safe.

Know How To Address Storm Damage

Of course it’s not always possible to avoid winter storms or the damage they can inflict. So what can you do to clean up after the storms come? There may be some steps you can take yourself to begin the cleanup and restoration process.

Clearing snow away from walkways, foundations and roofs is important and may be easier to do immediately after a storm is over while the snow is still lightweight and easy to move.

The longer it sits the more moisture it will absorb, making it much heavier and more hazardous.

Smaller branches that have fallen or are in danger of coming down should be cleared before they can potentially damage your home, but don’t try to move anything that is too large or any trees or branches that may be impacting power lines.

In these cases, you should call your power company or a professional company that will be able to handle the job safely.

It’s important to remember that not all storm damage occurs outside your home. Snow and ice that builds up on your roof can lead to leaks inside your house.

Once water enters your home it can cause a host of issues from rotting out support beams and destroying insulation to providing an ideal environment for mold growth.

Ice buildup on pipes can lead to cracks, bursting and flooding. So it’s important to check inside your house as well for cracks, leaks or any other signs of potential issues.

Don’t Hesitate to Call The Professionals

By far the most important step in cleaning up after a storm in Aspen is knowing what kind of issues you can handle yourself and when it’s necessary to call in the professionals. As devastating as storm damage can be, if it is not handled properly it can be compounded and that may end up costing you even more in the long run.

Fortunately, there is an option for homeowners in Aspen and the surrounding area who want to ensure that their storm damage is properly addressed.

The professionals at SERVPRO are trained and equipped to handle any type of storm cleanup, from clearing snow and ice to removing standing water and repairing damaged floors, ceilings and belongings.

We are also prepared to thoroughly clean air ducts and HVAC systems and help prevent the spread of mold.

Our technicians are on call 24 hours/7 days a week and ready to respond immediately to any emergency. We’ll thoroughly inspect your property and assess any damage that may have occurred, then make a recommendation for how to properly address the damage to prevent it from becoming any worse.

We have specialized equipment designed to remove all water from your home and we’ll begin the removal process right away in order to prevent the spread of mold. We’ll also specifically address air ducts and vents, where mold growth can be particularly hazardous as it can easily spread throughout your entire house.

Once the water is removed, we’ll use air movers and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry out your home and we’ll also work to clean and restore furniture and other belongings that are salvageable.

Our industrial air scrubbers can help to remove odors and antimicrobial cleaners can disinfect every surface to make sure everything is safe and healthy

Finally, we’ll take steps to help restore your home to its previous condition including replacing damaged drywall or flooring or even rebuilding a room entirely if it can’t be salvaged otherwise. And we’ll help you to document everything and file your insurance claims to ensure that you’re getting all of the compensation you’re entitled to.

Bottom Line

Storms can strike at any time and in Aspen, winter storms are particularly common, so as a responsible homeowner you need to be prepared to deal with the damage they can bring. Acting quickly and knowing what steps to take to clean up after a storm can go a long way toward keeping your home safe.

By calling in the professionals of SERVPRO, you can rest easy knowing that your home is in the best hands possible.  We’ve got the training and equipment to handle even the worst storm related damage.

More importantly, we’re part of the Aspen community ourselves so we understand the challenges that the weather here can bring and we know how important it is to protect our homes and businesses.

That’s why we take pride in our promise to respond faster to any disaster and ensure that we have all of the resources to handle your storm cleanup. We have state-of-the-art equipment and certified training so you know you’re getting the best professional help.

Cleaning up after a storm can be challenging, but at SERVPRO we believe it’s not a challenge you should ever have to face alone. 

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers


  • AMRT -Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD  -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP -Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT -Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST -Health and safety Technician
  • OCT -Odor Control Technician
  • RRRP -Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT-Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC -Certified Firm
  • Affiliations

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

  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness
  • Thunderstorm Preparation

    9/15/2020 (Permalink)

    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 Garfield & Pitkin Counties.  Call us at 970-618-1516 if you ever need our services!

    Do’s and Don’ts After a Home Flood

    4/27/2020 (Permalink)

    Underwater flooding in a backyard. A flooded home in New Castle, CO

    If your house has taken in significant flood water, your most immediate concern is to keep your family safe. It’s tempting to want to rush back after the storm has subsided and start sorting through your belongings to see what can be salvaged, but there are some key safety concerns you need to be aware of before you head back in.

    Inspect for Hazards Before Entering

    Look around the yard carefully for any downed power lines and avoid them, along with all standing flood water and puddles.
    Check for leaks or cracks in the exterior gas line and other utility lines. Leave the premises and call the fire department if you suspect a gas leak.
    Inspect for any water damage to the foundation and the roof. If you see any structural damage, have a professional inspect the property before you enter.

    Check Appliances and Utilities

    If you smell gas or hear any hissing, you likely have a gas leak. Leave and call the fire department.
    Check the electrical system and make sure it is turned off. Don't turn it back on until a professional can inspect the system. If there is standing water near the box or if you or your clothes are wet, don’t touch the box. Call an electrician for assistance.

    Wear Protective Apparel

    When it is safe to start cleaning the premises, protect yourself by wearing safety gear. Knee-high rubber boots and thick work gloves will provide protection against potential electric shock, contaminated water and sewage. Hard hats and goggles will protect your head and face from debris.
    Mold can grow quickly in a flooded home, so it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Calling a specialist to inspect the property for mold is the wisest and safest solution.
    Flood water is devastating for your family. Following safe precautions when re-entering your home in New Castle, CO, will make it easier to get life back to normal.

    Effective Ways to Get Ready for a Disaster

    4/17/2020 (Permalink)

    People escape to exit door Safely evacuate your Silt, CO building

    In all likelihood, you'll never have to contend with a flood or storm damage in the workplace. This doesn't mean you shouldn't be ready just in case. Disaster preparedness can give you peace of mind, and it will help you be ready during the most urgent times of need. If you don't currently have an emergency response plan in place, now is the perfect time to get your business in order. The right preparation will keep you and your employees safe. It will also protect your assets.

    Revisit Your Insurance Coverage

    Your property insurance plan will cover the repair and replacement costs of many types of incidents. You should review your coverage and make sure it meets your needs and accounts for all possible disasters. Do the following as you take a look at your plan:

    • Evaluate your coverage limits.
    • Consider adding flood insurance and earthquake insurance.
    • Be familiar with your plan's exclusions and fine print.

    Assemble Emergency Kits
    You can minimize the effects of storm damage and flooding, but you can't control the severity of these issues. Part of your business preparedness should include putting together first aid kits and emergency kits. Make these available in various locations of your building so many people can access them. A first aid kit should include bandages and gauze pads in different sizes, antiseptic wipes, disposable gloves, and ice packs. You can also have blankets, flashlights and water bottles in your emergency kit. Include the phone numbers of relevant emergency response groups, including professional flood cleanup companies.

    Plan Your Escape
    No disaster preparedness plan is complete without a way to safely evacuate your Silt, CO, building. Make sure everyone in your workplace knows where the nearest exits are and how to get out quickly and in an orderly fashion. Assign roles to responsible employees. Also, establish a gathering place outside of the facility.
    Take the time to think about disaster preparedness. This could save time, stress, and most importantly, lives.

    Flooding In Your Silt Home

    2/20/2020 (Permalink)

    Debris removal is an essential step in flood recovery, and our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team can help.

    Debris Removal Services Following Flooding in Silt Homes

    Flood losses can introduce debris, mud, sediment, contaminants, and other solids into your Silt home. Much of the recovery work that must occur after natural flooding involves removing these pressing threats and taking exposed materials out of the house until all that remains is undamaged structural elements like framing and subflooring. Before any of the controlled demolition or disinfection processes can occur, however, muck-out services must take place.

    The necessary steps to address flood and mud cleanup damage in Silt homes changes from one property to the next. Some homes get more substantial exposure to mud and debris, while outer lying properties might only have light residues and dirt left behind after floodwater recedes or gets extracted by our SERVPRO professionals. As the situation changes from one area home to another, muck-out and debris removal techniques change as well.

    No debris removal scenario is possible if several inches (or feet) of standing water exists. Extraction must always come before any level of debris removal, as it is impossible to know the extent of cleaning necessary until the surface water has gotten removed with extraction tools.

    Debris and solids, along with mud and silt, often get brought into the house along with invading natural flooding. While this also introduces potential contaminants to the property, removing these heaps of debris often falls to shoveling efforts by our SERVPRO team on site.

    Wet Vacuuming
    Smaller bits of debris, solids, and soils can get pulled from surfaces and flooring with wet vacuums. Because the damaged areas are still damp and compromised, dry vacuuming is not going to work as well to remove the sediment.

    Cleaning Lightly Soiled Surfaces
    Cleaning is another essential element to the muck-out and debris removal service that our team provides, as it is often a final touch on surfaces that have only gotten lightly impacted by incoming floodwater. Through thorough drying and the application of biocides and antimicrobial agents, we can establish a perimeter on the damaged areas and more efficiently dry and restore them.

    Debris removal is an essential step in flood recovery, and our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team can help. Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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    We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home After A Water Damage Disaster

    1/13/2020 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO is ready 24/7 with trucks equipped with water damage restoration equipment, call us right away to prevent further damage.

    Flood Damage Silt – Emergency Precautions

    Flooding can appear in a matter of minutes. It might not even be raining in your neighborhood, yet floodwaters can rush down gullies, inundating your home or business with little warning. There is not much that can prevent flood damage; however, there is a lot that can be accomplished to mitigate the damage and keep your family safe.

    SERVPRO teams have the knowledge and equipment to deal with flood damage events in Silt and surrounding areas. We have fully equipped emergency trucks, ready to roll at a moment's notice on a 24/7 basis. We also are extremely careful to make sure your family stays safe from a variety of hazards, including contamination, electrical, and more.

    Emergency Tips to Consider

    Most homeowners want to immediately begin recovery of some of their most important and precious items. Before entering the home, always make sure that the electricity is off and avoid potential slip and fall situations. With mud and water in your home, it can be very slippery. Rugs and blankets immersed in water can be very heavy. Avoid unnecessary sprains and back injuries. Wait for help.

    Contamination from Flooding

    Floodwaters absorb all kinds of contamination as the water traverses its course down a gulley into streets and neighborhoods. There can be hazards from a variety of chemicals as well as biohazards. Evaluate the situation carefully and avoid potential harm to you and your family. Use appropriate protective gear or wait for the experts to arrive.

    Once Flood Waters Recede

    Assuming it is safe to enter the building, owners can mitigate some of the flood damage. Remove colored area rugs from the flooring. Remove books and magazines from wet floors. Homeowners should also consider removing all items that are still dry to other parts of the home to avoid secondary moisture damage from the high humidity in wet areas.

    Once our SERVPRO team arrives, assesses the situation, and develops an action plan, we pitch in to begin the restoration process to restore your home, "Like it never even happened."

    Call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve New Castle, Snowmass, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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    We Have State Of The Art Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home After A Flood

    10/31/2019 (Permalink)

    Our industry certified technicians are armed with the latest in equipment and make it seem “Like it never even happened.”

    Flood Damage Technicians In Silt Point Out How Boroscopes Get Used During Restoration

    The fall season is in its prime, and temperatures across the state of Colorado, including Silt and surrounding areas, have already dipped below the freezing pointing. Once temperatures drop in the fall, flood damage can be caused when the water running through the pipes inside your house freezes and your plumbing breaks and leaks. Once pipes freeze and break, hundreds of gallons of water can spill into the interior of your structure within hours.

    Once the water starts to build up, it can ruin your building materials and contents. If your flood damage problem in Silt does not get mitigated right away, secondary issues such as elevated humidity levels and mold growth can occur. Once you realize that your pipes have frozen and broken, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We can utilize industrially approved methods to restore your house to the way it was before your plumbing froze, and make it seem "Like it never even happened."

    As soon as we receive your emergency call, our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your residence and assess the flood damage situation. We have several specialized tools of the trade at our disposal. Before we begin any mitigation work, we inspect the job using a combination of moistures meters, thermohygrometers, and other instruments.

    One tool we can use, especially during scenarios when your pipes freeze and break, are inspection cameras or boroscopes. These tools consist of a bendable scope that leads to a screen with a handle on it. The scope can be bent and twisted into tight spots and small crevices so that areas that would not normally be visible to the naked eye can be seen on the instrument's screen.

    Boroscopes can be used during the initial inspection to locate moisture. For example, if a water pipe running under your floor breaks, then we can drill a hole inside your floor board and look to see where the liquid went. We can also use these types of inspection cameras to peer inside wall cavities to search for wet studs or the presence of mold.

    Any time your water pipes freeze and break, it is wise to call in the professionals. You can reach SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties by calling (970) 618-1516. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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    Did You Know That SERVPRO Can Check Your Silt DIY Flood Restoration Project?

    9/17/2019 (Permalink)

    Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is stocked with equipment to dry your home.

    Double Checking DIY Flood Recovery in Silt Homes 

    There are many situations where we encounter motivated homeowners looking to undertake substantial drying and extraction efforts for their flood-damaged Silt property. As monumental of a task as this might be, many of these same residents have been able to utilize advanced tools and equipment to overcome widespread loss effects in their house. This effort does not come without a share of potential risk, much of which centers on lingering moisture left undetected. 

    While we can expect our SERVPRO team address flood damage in Silt properties, we also focus on ensuring that our customers are not getting wrong information that could leave them battling overwhelming circumstances. We are a resource for flood and water recovery as we are a trusted name to address these issues efficiently and thoroughly when property owners prefer the experienced hands of professionals. 

    The tools that many property owners use have limitations on both power and efficiency and are often smaller or weaker versions of industrial-grade equipment available to our technicians. From an extraction point alone, residents utilize wet-vacs and submersible pumps, but these often lack the strength of the equipment that our SERVPRO team would arrive within the Green Fleet. In addition to our extractor truck, we also have specialized equipment designed to maximize water removal on specific flooring materials.  

    We know that we are not involved in every restoration task following flooding in our communities. We want homeowners to know that with our experience and training in the industry, we can help you to check the drying efforts completed in your house. We have advanced detection equipment like infrared imagery and moisture content meters that can find dampness and wet pockets in your home if they exist. We can even use these tools to assess wall cavities and other inaccessible areas. 

    Whether you need our experienced SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties team to perform a full restoration and recovery on your flood-damaged home, or a second opinion on the work you have done yourself, we are here to help. Contact us 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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    We Have The Proper Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home

    7/20/2019 (Permalink)

    We have the necessary equipment to restore any storm damage big or small that causes flooding.

    Extracting Standing Water and Establishing Dry Methods after Flood Damage in Silt

    A flooded property poses several tough questions to a homeowner. There is a myriad of different factors to consider, such as furniture, flooring, carpeting, fittings, and fixtures. Getting the excess water out is crucial, but after standing water is gone, waterlogged contents or structure can cause just as much damage. Our restoration company has the experience to tackle each challenge strategically and can deploy the correct equipment for each stage. An established gameplan to restoring a flooded property is crucial to minimizing both losses and secondary damages.

    Homeowners with flood damage in their Silt property need to understand that time is a contributing factor to the restoration process. Flooring weakens under the increased weight and pressure of standing water. There is also a water migration issue to consider, whereby flooded rooms leak moisture into structural cavities or subfloor. Finally, microbial growth thrives in wet, humid conditions and can grow into colonies in as little as 48 hours, so your structure and contents need proper drying to guard against secondary damages.

    SERVPRO operates a rapid-response unit for emergency flood situations. Depending on the scale of operation, we can send a technician, or several, to your property to mitigate losses. Safety comes first. A water restoration technician (WRT) can scope your property for electrical hazards, restore shut off power, and test floors or ceilings for structural weakness. Once the scoping procedure is complete, we can bring in the required equipment to remove standing water.

    Removing excess quantities of water can be done quickly by using extraction units and gas-powered pumping equipment. SERVPRO technicians can usually remove excess water within a day. The next step is to bring in professional drying equipment like dehumidifiers and rapid air-movers. Depending on the scope of the project, this process can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks. A SERVPRO technician can take relative humidity readings, and moisture content readings to ensure the expected outcomes are being achieved daily until the home is returned to its condition before the flood damage.

    An efficient restoration procedure requires the ability to remove standing water quickly before establishing an informed drying method. Contact SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 today.

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    Flood Damage Technicians In Glenwood Springs Describe Problems Associated With Snow Melting

    5/30/2019 (Permalink)

    Remember winter weather can be beautiful, but can be very damaging, call SERVPRO for your winter weather issues.

    Many locations deal with winter water damage.

    This year the Glenwood Springs area along with most of the state of Colorado received more snowfall than the last few years. Excessive snow during the winter season led to an increase in flood damage cases during the cold months, and the problems can continue into the late spring and early summer seasons. According to the experts, this year, the snowpack amounts in the high mountains are nearly double what they were last year. Many places in Colorado's high country are noticing that the amount of snow is also higher than the yearly average. All of this means that when the weather starts to warm up and the snow starts to melt that an increased amount of cases of flood damage could be likely for the next month or two.

    For example, when the snow melts from the high mountains in Garfield County, water starts to pour downhill. The increased amount of water running in the rivers and streams can cause flood damage in Glenwood Springs. If the water levels rise high enough, the rivers and streams can overflow which can cause water to pour downhill taking routes it normally would not take. This liquid H2O can flow down the mountains above your house and head in your direction. If this happens, there is a chance that water will get into the interior of your home.

    Once moisture finds a way indoors, several problems can occur. Any time items inside your house get wet it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration technicians or WRTs know that prompt action is necessary to reduce the issues overall. If organic substances stay wet inside your home, mold growth can occur.

    Our WRTs at SERVPRO know techniques and have equipment that can help dry out your home before fungi can develop. We start the restoration process by extracting water while it is still in liquid form. Then, we implement applied structural drying or ASD.

    If you ever suffer problems associated with snow melting, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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    SERVPRO Has The Necessary Equipment To Restore Your Silt Home As Soon As Possible

    4/11/2019 (Permalink)

    We can stop further water intrusion and remove the hazardous materials hanging from the walls and ceilings after a flood has traumatized your home.

    Why Flood Damage Cleanup in Silt Should be Handled by Professionals

    Both the Roaring Fork and Colorado River have the potential to cause flooding in this area of Colorado. When water enters your home due to a storm, the faster cleanup begins, the more potential for saving both the house and contents.

    When answering a call to clean up flood damage in Silt, SERVPRO knows time is of the essence, and that is why our emergency response time arrives on site within four hours after your initial call. There are three categories of water. Category one is clean water such as a pipe break. Category two is gray water, which is usually wastewater from sinks, bathtubs and appliances such as washing machines. Flood water is automatically designated a category three or black water because of the possibility of toxins and contaminants it can bring in with it.

    Extraction of any standing water left and elimination of moisture is the foundation of restoration. SERVPRO technicians have many resources such as submersible pumps and truck-mounted extraction pumps that can pull thousands of gallons of water from the home, so the drying process can begin as fast as possible. The more water that is lifted out of the structure and contents, the faster the drying process takes.

    After a thorough drying using air movers and dehumidifiers, our technicians work on disinfecting and cleaning any parts of the structure or contents that came into contact with flood water. The goal is to lower moisture and eliminate vapor barriers behind walls and under flooring that may harbor mold.

    Residual odors are often eliminated by complete drying. When there is a lingering odor from the water, SERVPRO technicians are specially certified in neutralizing odors at the molecular level using tools use a ULV (ultra low volume) fogger. Some odor fighting efforts require the application of multiple methods.

    SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties is available 24-hours a day at (970) 618-1516. Flood damage is a situation you should not handle on your own; our emergency response teams are ready to be on site within hours and start the process to restore your home and possessions to their preloss condition.

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    Flood Damage Destroys Some, But Not All Wood Flooring Types in Rifle Homes

    2/25/2019 (Permalink)

    Our team is here for you and your wood floors if a natural disaster has damaged your home.

    SERVPRO Explains Residential Flood Damage Restoration Process

    There are many variables in the restoration business affecting the methods chosen by SERVPRO technicians when working on a Rifle property. One of these involves the most affected portion of a flooded home, the floor.

    When your home in Rifle sustains flood damage, much of your home can become ruined. The flooring that you and your family walk on every day needs to be sturdy, secure, and not suffer any weaknesses. Homes with slab foundations do not suffer the same damage as houses with crawlspaces sustain. The structural integrity of the support framework can weaken when submerged in water. A flood's forcefulness and turbulence can cause additional weakening to not only the floor's support but also other parts of your home's framework.

    Carpeting, of course, becomes so saturated with Category 3 water during a flood that both it and its pad require removal. Wood flooring often makes homeowners feel their floors can somehow survive a flooding incident, with little or no lingering effects. However, there are different kinds of wood flooring, and they do not fare equally during a disaster.

    Solid wood flooring made of traditional long planks or boards is most likely to survive with relatively little restorative work. We can pull a few boards up and get all of the water removed. Then we can flush it out with an antimicrobial wash which thoroughly eliminates pathogens and keeps your family safe. Drying the area helps keep cupping and crowning of individual boards minimal when done correctly.

    Not all wood floors survive because of the way the manufacturer makes them. Solid wood floors are more natural than laminate floors. These not only have glue holding them in place, much like tiles, but glue also holds their patterned pieces together. This glue disintegrates after being saturated for more than a few hours. The same turbulence that can twist a house's frame creates a mess of such pieced-wood flooring.

    When our SERVPRO technicians pump water out of a house that contains such flooring, we often find a jumble of different pieces, some completely taken apart like a jigsaw puzzle with a few intact tiles here and there. Putting a floor in such condition back together costs more than it would to replace it with new flooring.

    SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties wants to get your Parachute, Aspen, or Redstone home restored, so flood damage becomes a thing of the past. Call us at (970) 618-1516, which is our 24-hour emergency services line. We are always ready to help you.

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    Mud and Silt Can Cause Extensive Storm Damage--SERVPRO Offers Water Removal and Cleanup

    12/18/2018 (Permalink)

    Silt, Mud, Groundwater, Flooding and SERVPRO to the Rescue

    Flood Damage Technicians in Silt Talk About Ground Water Problems

    Whenever a storm makes its way into your Silt neighborhood, flooding as well as, problems with wind can ruin contents and building materials inside your home. When rain pours down for a long time, water can build up outside and enter your home possibly causing extensive flood damage to your property. When it floods outside, water can soak through your doors and walls and begin to build up inside your house. When the ground your building sits on gets saturated, it is also possible that groundwater will build up and rise into your structure from the ground underneath it. Flooding and groundwater issues can cause various types of flood damage to occur. Hydrostatic pressure can exert sufficient force damage foundation and basement structural components.
    Any time water gets into your house; it is possible that the water is contaminated. During any flood damage project in Silt, our SERVPRO technicians know that they are dealing with a category two or three situation. Category two water has the possibility of containing harmful bacteria and rainwater is classified as "grey." Category three water is water that most likely does have harmful substances and is treated the same as a sewage backup. This is called Black Water. During both of these scenarios, carpet and other porous materials get removed, and special measures get taken to prevent the spread of dangerous microorganisms.
    When groundwater rises, it causes potential contamination issues with any building materials or contents the moisture contacts. In most cases, our SERVPRO technicians remove any porous materials like carpets or fabrics. We can then dry out subflooring and other nonporous components. After the source gets repaired and everything is dry, we can spray the affected area with antimicrobial chemicals that reduce the chances of mold growth. This may take many days to achieve drying goals. Before the reconstruction phase begins, we often use a specialized sealant paint to trap in odors and help prevent fungal formations in the future.
    Groundwater problems can cause health issues to exist due to the contaminated muddy water and the chance that mold can grow. If you ever have groundwater get inside your home after a storm, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties at (970) 618-1516 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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    The Best Way to Avoid a Mold Infestation After Glenwood Springs Flooding

    10/30/2018 (Permalink)

    When flood waters overwhelm your home, your best course of action is to contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

    The Importance of a Strong Response to Flood Damage Claims in Glenwood Springs

    Flash flooding can be caused by heavy rainfall, adverse weather conditions or storms, causing unprecedented levels of damage to your personal property. Usually, nearby road drainage systems become overloading and begin to spill out onto the street and into nearby residences. Flood water is at high risk of cross-contamination from raw sewage, animal carcasses, herbicides or other potential pathogens. That is why booking a professional restoration service is essential.

    Properties with flood damage in Glenwood Springs rely on local services for rapid recovery. SERVPRO operates locally but has access to national resources allowing us to bring in truck-mounted extractors and submersible gas pumps to remove standing water fast. When an initial assessment reveals the presence of Blackwater (contaminated water), we can remove and dispose of BioHazard substances by OSHA regulations.

    Standing water of above 2 inches in height can be removed using gas-powered pumps and are extremely quick at removing water and limiting loss. With excess water removed, we can move in using portable extractors. These are accurate vacuum powered dryers with heated wands that help us to reach difficult to access areas around the home. These advanced wands can dry between floorboards as well as crawl spaces.

    When fabrics become wet, they are up to 50% weaker than when dry. For that reason, SERVPRO prefers to use lighter drying equipment several times over the same spot to avoid causing damage during cleanup. We may need to pull up carpets so that we can thoroughly dry both sides and apply anti-microbial treatments to avoid secondary damages from mold growth. We live and work in this community and are happy to share easy to apply preventative techniques to lessen flood damages when they occur.

    The longer standing water is left, the higher the chances are of permanent damage. Mitigate the loss with SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties. Arrange a service by dialing (970) 618-1516 anytime day or night.

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    Post-Fire Flood Damage Assistance in Glenwood Springs

    9/6/2018 (Permalink)

    Glenwood Springs Flooding? Contact SERVPRO for Water Removal and Restoration

    Flooding Disasters in Glenwood Springs Properties Require Professional Help--Call SERVPRO

    The aftermath of wildfires near Glenwood Springs does not end when the flames extinguish. Severe rain and thunderstorms build in the mountains and threaten the already devastated landscape with flooding. Homeowners who breathed sighs of relief when the fire veered elsewhere now struggle with walls of relentless waters and the harm they do. You need our trained technicians and commercial grade equipment in your corner.

    Flood damage in Glenwood Springs is often better managed if we work with the homeowner to pack out personal possessions, window coverings, documents and memorabilia, and furnishings. Achieving water removal and structural drying moves more quickly if the portable contents of your home are moved to a dry area elsewhere on your property or to our production facility. Rigorous inventory and tracking systems ensure we keep track of your property. Advanced training in cleaning, sanitizing, and drying means we save many articles, regaining both function and appearance.

    The SERVPRO crew members at your home then concentrate on a swift and thorough process of water removal. Flood waters typically contain contaminants ranging from chemicals picked up from the surrounding ground to sewage or animal debris. We offer containment and hazardous waste disposal options for our customers. Once we extract tainted fluids, including hidden pockets of floodwaters that we discovered using advanced scanning equipment and moisture meters, we choose EPA registered disinfectants to destroy any lingering pathogens.

    To avoid progressive water-based deterioration and secondary microbial growth,  SERVPRO crews then thoroughly dry out your home. We base our drying goals on moisture measurement we continuously check. A balance of air movement, heat, and dehumidification is found and maintained eventually bringing the affected building materials back to normal moisture levels.

    If any of the flooded spaces are carpeted, SERVPRO crews might attempt an aggressive extraction approach. Contamination concerns suggest we consider removing the padding, a relatively inexpensive way to hasten the drying while decreasing the chance of residual hazardous substances. New padding and a thoroughly dried and disinfected carpet minimize the expense of replacing an expanse of wall to wall floor covering after flood damage. This above procedure is only possible if the water is not Black Water. Often, we must dispose of the padding and carpets, safety first.

    SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties prepares for the challenges of flood damage remediation after wildfire. If you survive the flames to be nearly drowned in flood waters, call us at (970) 618-1516 to schedule an assessment.
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    Even in -20 Degree weather SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin County is there for you!

    2/28/2017 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Garfield & Pitkin County working on afire job and water job in Meeker Colorado

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    It does not matter what the weather conditions are like here in Colorado, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties are 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 Garfield Pitkin 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 Garfield & Pitkin Counties goal when servicing our area. Trust us to be your restoration company.

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