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SERVPRO faster to any size disaster

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

Molds are part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily, and commercial buildings. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality.

Here are some tips if you discover mold in your home or business.

What to Do

  • Contact SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties for mold remediation services.
  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Open your windows

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.  Call us today at 970-618-1516

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

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties

3/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Often times the damage from water is caused when a problem goes without being noticed. It may take weeks or even months before the damage shows up.

After your home or business experiences water damage, your prompt action can minimize further damage. It is important to know the source of the damage at the start of the cleaning process. The safe, timely steps listed below can assist you in your home or businesses’ water damage restoration process so that it can be returned to its pre-crisis state. Incorrect actions can be costly mistakes.

In any situation that you find water damage on your property, follow some of these helpful tips, and call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties to start the restoration process earlier.

  •  Call your insurance company.
  • Try to contain the water in the affected area
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe furniture dry.
  • Place a piece of foil between wet flooring and furniture legs.
  • Protect any furniture or pillows.
  • Open furniture drawers, closet doors, and luggage to enhance drying.
  • Move guns, photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location
  • Lift the drapes off the floor, looping them through a coat hanger and hanging them on the curtain rod.
  • Remove all area carpets.
  • Turn off any electrical items.

Remember if you do experience water damage in your home or business SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties is one call away at 970-618-1516

In need of Board up or tarp in New Castle?

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Roof damage to your home or business can be caused by a storm, fire, or another emergency. The damage needs to be addressed immediately to help avoid further harm by the elements or intruders. If your windows or walls are damaged, you will need professional board-up services to secure your property.

Our highly trained technicians use approved board-up techniques to help minimize further damage and secure your home or business from weather, animals, and illegal entry.

 We secure the correct locations and use the proper materials. Our techs know how to navigate around cracked windows and doors. We can detect areas that appear undamaged to the naked eye but may present leakage and stability issues.

There are several reasons to perform a board-up or tarp over.

  • 24/7 Emergency Service

Our quick response will help to lessen the damage, limit further property damage, and can help reduce costly repairs. Openings in the wall or roof provide access to harmful elements such as wind, water, and debris. Human or animal invaders could cause even more damage, adding to your current issues and increasing your repair bill.

  • Helps your insurance claim:

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

  • Reduces additional property loss and liability 

Thieves may remove essential belongings or cause unnecessary destruction, and their injuries could become your liability. Therefore, it is not recommended to re-enter your home until deemed safe by the fire department or proper authority.

Contact SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties for Board up and tarp if your home has fire or water damage. We can help; call us today at 970-618-1516. We are a 24/7 emergency response.

Difference between Mold & Mildew

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

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What’s the Difference? Mold vs. Mildew

Mold and Mildew are fungi that develop due to excessive, unchecked moisture in confined spaces, especially in damp areas with water damage. Though related, Mold and Mildew are different microorganisms that grow differently and must be treated differently.

Safely eradicating Mold and Mildew is crucial to keeping you safe and your home in good shape.


Mildew is typically white, gray, or yellow and grows on the surface of moist, warm areas. Its texture is fluffy or powdery. 

Mold tends to be green or black, and it usually grows underneath the surface of anything that has gotten wet. Its texture can be fuzzy or slimy.


Mildew can harm the food it grows on, but it doesn’t typically leave lasting damage to other surfaces, such as tile floors or bathroom mirrors. Additionally, anyone who inhales mildew spores may start coughing, get a headache or have trouble breathing so this fungus can present some health issues.

However, Mold tends to be more serious. Mold can damage entire structures, including homes and vehicles, and it can cause long-term health problems for people. The reactions to Mold can include respiratory issues, heart problems, joint pain, migraines, fatigue, and depression. In addition, anyone who has a mold allergy may experience congestion, sneezing, and irritation of the eyes, throat, and skin.


To treat Mildew, you can use standard household cleaning products and brushwork on surfaces. Once a fungus has been identified as Mold, however, it’s essential to establish what kind of Mold it is because the procedure for removing it varies depending on the type. For example, most of them require hiring a mold removal professional to regain the hygienic air quality in your home.

Remember, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin is ready to assist you with Mold remediation and help you get back to normal. Our number one priority is getting your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible. We are a 24/7 emergency response. Call us today at 970-618-1516.

SERVPRO Puts Community First

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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When disaster strikes it can affect an entire community and that’s when neighbors need to come together to restore and rebuild.  Nobody understands this better than SERVPRO, which is why we have a long tradition of actively helping the communities we serve. Whether it’s storms, wildfires, blizzards, or floods, we will be there to provide the support and professionalism you’ve come to expect. 

Our tradition of community involvement stems from our origins as a family-owned company. From the very beginning, our philosophy was to reach out when people are most in need and do everything we can to help them rebuild. We have put that into practice in a number of recovery efforts across the country, from the California wildfires to record flooding in Wisconsin and Illinois as well as storm cleanup and repair after Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy, both of which devastated the East Coast.

Right here in the Aspen area we have participated in many local fairs and festivals as well as partnering with the American Red Cross to inspect and install smoke detectors in area homes. We helped the Red Cross expand their reach, going door to door to test detectors and install new batteries, and also provided homeowners with important fire prevention information.

When the pandemic struck, SERVPRO stepped up once again, creating our innovative “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program to help communities nationwide reopen safely. The program addresses the presence of viral pathogens while following CDC guidelines for safety and cleanliness to help keep our customers one step ahead of Covid.

These are just some of the ways in which SERVPRO strives to put the community first. Like all of our franchises, SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin counties is owned and operated by local residents so we understand all too well how important it is to reach out and give our best. We treat every customer’s property as if it were our own because we would expect nothing else.

As part of the local community, SERVPRO knows the importance of caring for our neighbors, which is why we go the extra mile to provide the service you need when you need it most. It’s also why we take a “restore first” approach designed to do everything we can to make you whole again. We’re always ready to lend a helping hand because putting the community first is the SERVPRO way.

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

Standing Out Among The Best Water Damage Removal Companies in Aspen

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Water can do a lot of damage in no time at all. Flooding from storms or broken pipes can take a real toll on your home or business and the longer it is allowed to stand, the more serious that damage may be. At times like this, you’ll want to find the right option among the best water damage removal companies in Aspen. For many local residents and business owners, the option they turn to most often is SERVPRO.

SERVPRO is a trusted name in restoration and repair across the country and here in Aspen, we’re prepared to handle water damage whenever it strikes, whether from winter storms, frozen pipes, or firefighting efforts. We’re proud of this community and the many attractions that bring so many people here, from skiing and hiking trails to national parks, wineries, museums, shops, and fine restaurants. That’s why we go out of our way to step in when you need us most to restore your property and keep water damage from becoming even more costly. 

Let The Pros Keep Your Head Above Water

Water damage needs to be handled quickly and thoroughly to ensure that it doesn’t spread any further and cost you even more. The best water damage removal companies understand this and are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to keep the damage to a minimum. Not only can this stop water from seeping into surfaces, but it can also help to prevent the growth and spread of potentially hazardous mold.

At SERVPRO, we understand the need for speed when it comes to handling water damage. That’s why we have agents ready to take your call 24 hours a day/7 days a week and guarantee a response within an hour of placing that call. With your information in hand, we’ll have a technician on-site within four hours to thoroughly assess the damage and develop a plan to address it.

When making our assessment, we’ll take into consideration both the immediate consequences of standing water as well as the potential issues caused by moisture in the air. We employ state-of-the-art equipment such as moisture sensors and Thermo hygrometers to give us a complete picture of the moisture level in your home or business so we know exactly what the job requires.

Once we begin work, we’ll walk you through every step of the process so you know exactly what’s happening and we’ll be sure to consult with you about the treatment of your belongings so that you always have the final say. We treat every property as if it were our own because we know how traumatic experiences like these can be and we want to be sure our customers are treated with the care they deserve.

SERVPRO: The Name You Can Trust

SERVPRO applies the professional touch from start to finish, using the latest techniques and equipment, including extractors, air movers, dehumidifiers, and deodorizers, to ensure that the job is done right. Our dedication to our work begins with training. All of our technicians undergo extensive training and receive IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) Certification so that they are ready to handle any type of emergency with the professionalism you expect.

That professional approach includes making sure that all signs of moisture are removed and a thorough inspection is completed to detect any signs of mold growth. Mold can develop and spread within 24-48 hours of water damage and it may present a serious health hazard so it is particularly important to ensure that it is properly addressed. We use specialized equipment to detect and eradicate any signs of mold growth so that you can breathe easier.

Since our ultimate goal is to make your property look “Like it never even happened”, we will also perform any necessary repairs including painting, replacing drywall, removing and replacing damaged flooring, and replacing carpeting. We’ll even help you perform a full inventory to expedite filing your insurance claim. Whatever it takes, we’ll be there to get you back on your feet again and we won’t sign off on the job until we know you’re completely satisfied.

Service With A Personal Touch

SERVPRO is about more than just business. We’re also a part of the local Aspen community and we understand how important it is to get the personal touch, especially when disaster strikes. That’s why we’re ready to respond faster to any disaster and provide the support you need when you need it most. 

When water damage strikes your home or business, you want to rely on the best and for the Aspen area, that means trusting SERVPRO. We’ll move fast and make sure your property is handled with care so that you can put the damage behind you and start healing today.  

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

Bringing SERVPRO’s Tradition of Community to Aspen

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Since its founding in 1967, SERVPRO has had a long and proud tradition of community service and outreach that has spread across the country through its more than 1,700 franchises.

As a family owned business, we understand the importance of supporting one another and we make it our business to provide both quality service and a personal touch.

This has been seen in the efforts of our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, which has mobilized after large scale disasters including Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and the California Wildfires in 2018.

In these intensive responses, we have provided emergency cleanup and restoration services as well as emotional support for devastated residents and businesses alike

On a smaller scale, we realize that water or fire damage can occur at any time and we do everything we can to help our neighbors prepare for emergencies.  This was never more evident than in August 2019, when SERVPRO stepped up as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) “National Preparedness Month” to help local business improve their safety standards.

Here in the Aspen, CO area, that community involvement is stronger than ever.

SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties has been proactive in promoting fire safety in an area prone to wildfires. Not only have we performed fire safety outreach in conjunction with the Red Cross but we strive to maintain a visible community presence by participating in events like the Parade of Lights in Grand Junction in 2016.

SERVPRO is proud of its tradition of quality and care, which we maintain in all of the communities that our franchises serve.

Whenever you need restoration and cleanup services you can trust, count on SERVPRO to respond faster and help you get 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
  • Affiliations

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

  • Emergency Ready Plan Preparedness
  • Flood and Water Damage Repair and Restoration Services in Aspen, CO

    3/26/2021 (Permalink)

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    Water damage can happen without warning and when it does it can have a devastating effect on your home or business.

    Whether it’s from a burst pipe or broken appliance or the after effects of a storm, an accumulation of water needs to be addressed quickly and thoroughly in order to mitigate the damage.

    In order to handle your water emergency, you’ll want to find the best Aspen water damage restoration company to provide the help you need. 

    For water damage restoration you can trust, that company is SERVPRO.

    Aspen is known as a winter wonderland, with skiing, skating, hiking and any number of outdoor activities as well as a thriving downtown chock full of charming boutiques and top notch restaurants like the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro.

    There are many qualities that attract both tourists and residents alike but unfortunately, the homes and businesses of this area are not immune to the occasional water related problem.

    As part of the Aspen community ourselves, SERVPRO understands how frustrating and costly water damage can be and how important it is to restore your property quickly and thoroughly.

    That’s why we go out of our way to provide the help you need when you find yourself facing unforeseen water damage.

    The Many Effects of Water

    When most people think of water damage they picture a room or building being flooded.

    Obviously excessive amounts of standing water are extremely detrimental to your belongings and to the structure of the building itself, but there is actually much more to water damage than that.

    There are two basic ways that water can damage materials. One is through direct contact with surfaces and materials and the other is through absorption of moisture from the air.

    When a pipe bursts, a dishwasher overflows or a storm causes flooding, most people are so focused on removing the immediate danger of standing water that they tend to overlook the secondary threat of humidity in the air.

    The professionals at SERVPRO (directions to our office in the Aspen area) understand the importance of addressing both types of water damage, which is why our training includes psychrometrics, or the study of the air and its properties.

    Temperature, humidity, vapor pressure and dew point are all measured to determine the exact amount of moisture in the air so that we can create the proper atmosphere for thorough drying.

    If moisture in the air is not addressed, a building cannot be adequately dried and therefore conditions can still exist that will allow for continued rot and decay as well as mold growth. Removing standing water is important, but it’s only the first step in a complete water damage restoration process that will ultimately restore your property to its previous state.

    For Proper Water Damage Restoration Hire The Best

    It doesn’t matter if it’s your home or business that has been affected…you need to know that your property is in the best possible hands.

    That means relying on a professional company that has the training and equipment to handle any kind of water related damage.

    The longer that water is allowed to stay in place, the greater the amount of damage and the more costly the restoration process will be for you.

    The best water damage restoration company will understand that and be ready to respond quickly to prevent the situation from getting any worse than it already is.

    No one understands that need for speed better than SERVPRO, which is why we have agents ready to take your call 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

    We guarantee a response within an hour of placing your emergency call and we’ll have a technician on-site to thoroughly assess the damage and develop a comprehensive plan of action within four hours.

    That assessment will include a complete determination of the amount of damage as well as an evaluation of the moisture content of the air.

    We employ state-of-the-art equipment to help us make that assessment, including moistures sensors and meters as well as thermo-hygrometers, which measure the temperature and relative humidity.

    With the measurements from this equipment we can determine the moisture level in various surfaces such as carpets, baseboards and walls and monitor the drying process as it proceeds.

    Once we’ve determined the exact extent of the problem, we can formulate a plan and begin the restoration process as quickly as possible. We’ll walk you through every step of that plan so that you know exactly what’s going on and we’ll always consult with you about the ultimate treatment of any of your belongings so that you have the final say.

    We understand the importance of feeling whole again, but we also pride ourselves in treating every property as if it were our own because we know that’s important too.

    SERVPRO: The Professional Approach

    As members of this community ourselves, we at SERVPRO understand how devastating water damage can be and we want to do everything we can to protect and preserve your property.

    We have the training and equipment necessary to handle any job and we won’t sign off on it until we’re sure that you’re satisfied with the results

    . We’ll even do what we can to help you file an insurance claim so that you can be sure of getting the compensation you deserve.

    Our professional approach begins with answering your call immediately and continues through the drawing up of a plan and putting that plan into action.

    We’ll make sure that you understand exactly what we’re doing as we go along and are always available to answer any questions you may have.

    Because we believe in treating your property with the utmost care, we’ll also evaluate each of your belongings to determine if it is salvageable or beyond repair. 

    The restoration process itself will be completed using the latest techniques and equipment, including extractors, air movers, dehumidifiers and deodorizers, all of which are designed to thoroughly remove all moisture and completely dry every surface.

    Our technicians undergo extensive training and receive IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) Certification that ensures they are prepared to handle any water damage situation.

    We also understand the importance of preventing mold infestation, as mold can spread quickly.

    For this reason, we’ll inspect every part of your home thoroughly to determine the presence of mold.

    We pay particular attention to the heating and ventilation system, as mold that takes hold here can spread throughout an entire building. If we detect the presence of mold we’ll use specialized equipment to kill it off and completely disinfect any surface it has come in contact with.

    Because our goal is to restore as much as possible, we’ll perform any necessary repairs including painting, replacing drywall, removing and replacing damaged flooring and replacing carpeting.

    Whatever it takes to get you back to normal, we’re prepared to handle it. 

    Once the work is done we’ll perform a complete walkthrough of the property with you to ensure your satisfaction.

    Caring For Our Community

    At SERVPRO we understand the importance of community, which is a big part of what makes us the best water damage restoration company in Aspen.

    We know how we’d want our own property treated and that’s what we do for our customers too. Acting quickly and doing a thorough job can make all the difference when it comes to handling water damage and that’s our primary goal.

    The technicians of SERVPRO are prepared to respond faster to any disaster and we have the training and expertise to handle any water damage restoration job, no matter how large or small.

    When water damage occurs on your property, don’t settle for anything but the best. Call SERVPRO and rely on our professionals to provide the care you need when you need it most. 

    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

    SERVPRO: Experience When It Counts (Garfield & Pitkin Counties)

    2/9/2021 (Permalink)

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    Whether you’re facing fire or water damage or cleaning up in the aftermath of a storm, it can be traumatic and stressful.

    At times like that, you need to know that there are trained experts you can turn to for all of your restoration needs.

    SERVPRO has been providing water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation and other repair and restoration services for over 50 years

    With franchises across the country, it’s the name that more people turn to in their time of need than any other.

    We pride ourselves in responding faster to any disaster and providing the best quality service for both residential and commercial properties.

    The Garfield & Pitkin County franchise continues this tradition of speed, quality and expertise for all residents in the Aspen area.

    Our owner and general manager each have over 35 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate development, so we understand the restoration and rebuilding process intimately.

    As members of the Aspen community ourselves, we also care about our neighbors and are invested in providing the best possible service.

    We’ll treat your property as if it’s our own and put our years of experience to work to help make it “Like it never even happened.” That’s our promise to you and we stand by it.

    Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a flood or a fire, digging out after a snowstorm or facing biohazard cleanup in your workplace, you need a name you can trust.

    SERVPRO has the years of experience that make us the standard in the restoration industry and the one company you can count on when it matters most.

    SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties
    P: (970) 618-1516
    2425 S Grand Avenue Suite 2
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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    SERVPRO Are Experts In The Industry (Garfield-Pitken Counties)

    2/6/2021 (Permalink)

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    At SERVPRO we take your restoration needs seriously, which is why we strive to be experts in the industry.

    We know that the Aspen weather can bring many challenges and all of our team members receive the latest training in restoration and mitigation techniques.

    We are prepared to tackle any type of damage from storms, fire or other emergencies

    We take our training seriously because our name is on the line with every job we do. 

    Every team member undergoes training and receives Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 

    The IICRC sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries and their intensive training covers every angle of the business including water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation and carpet and upholstery cleaning.

    SERVPRO also offers a range of in-house training for all employees, from employee certification to a 15-day, hands-on franchise training course at the SERVPRO corporate training facility.

    The company also encourages continuing education with a variety of web-based programs designed to keep our technicians and office staff up to date on the latest innovations in the industry.  

    With extraordinary dedication and training as well as the latest in equipment and techniques, SERVPRO is the name you can trust for all of your restoration needs.

    We’re available 24 hours a day and we’re prepared to respond faster to any disaster so that you can get the help you need when you need it most

    When disaster strikes, don’t feel as if you have to go it alone. Call the industry experts in restoration and mitigation and breathe easier knowing that your home or business is in the best possible hands.

    SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties
    P: (970) 618-1516
    2425 S Grand Avenue Suite 2
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

    Understanding Household Mold

    3/24/2020 (Permalink)

    Mold on white background, fungus on white background, bacteria on white surface, mold growth on white surface Black mold is the most common and the easiest to recognize

    Moisture, when allowed to remain on structural materials can precipitate mold growth. Likewise, high humidity “wakes up” mold spores that can cause mold damage. You may wonder what types of mold will grow in your home if moisture goes unchecked. The most common type of non-food mold is black mold, although there are others.

    Common Household Molds

    Several types of mold are found in and around the home, some more prolific than others. It is important to reduce the risk of any of these, which include:

    Alternaria – Commonly found in houseplants or outdoor landscaping
    Stachybotrys Chartarum – Otherwise known as black mold - grows on almost any damp surface
    Aspergillus – Found in decaying outdoor matter and often carried indoors on shoes
    Chaetomium – Most often found in damp sheetrock, a damaged roof or near leaky basement pipes
    Cladosporium – Can occur in wet cabinets, carpeting, and wooden floors, or any damp areas

    How To Recognize Mold

    Most of the molds listed have names that are hard to remember, but Stachybotrys Chartarum or black mold is the most common and the easiest to recognize. Black mold growth is black and spotty. You may see only a few small splotches or it may cover a vast area. It also had a damp and musty odor, which is easily recognizable. It thrives in humid areas, such as inside a cabinet, inside wallboard or inside tub surrounds or showers.

    Ridding the Home of Mold

    In black mold cleanup, it is essential to remove any porous material or any wood that is molded through, as it can spread and weakens the structure. Mediating the problem also includes thorough drying and humidity control. A water damage and mold remediation specialist in Glenwood Springs, CO can perform mold cleanup procedures and take steps to prevent its return.
    Black mold growth is fairly aggressive and knows few boundaries. Luckily, it is possible, with proper abatement methods to remove it and put mold prevention measures in place.

    Lending a Helping Hand

    3/19/2020 (Permalink)

    proactive cleaning If your property needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today! (970) 618-1516

    SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

    During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

    Specialized Training

    We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

    The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

    • Kitchen/Food Areas
    • Bathrooms
    • Schools/Classrooms
    • Offices
    • Retail Spaces
    • Water Fountains
    • Shelving/Racks
    • Sales Counters
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Stair Handrails
    • Elevator Cars
    • Playground Equipment
    • Fitness Equipment

    Specialized Products

    The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

    Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning (970) 618-1516

    Why SERVPRO Involvement Improve Flood Damage Outcomes in Silt

    1/24/2020 (Permalink)

    No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

    Take the Appropriate Steps for Flood Cleanup in Silt

    Heavy precipitation and snowmelt can expose Silt residences to flooding risk. Although you might consider managing the water that enters your home when the surrounding ground is saturated or frozen yourself, partnering with our trained and well-equipped crews is more efficient and safer. Flood water removal and structural drying must be completed within a short timeframe, why our scalable resources are sought by many in the community.

    Unexpected Crisis with Predictable Outcomes

    Flood damage in Silt does not make an appointment. It is unlike most other DIY projects you can schedule and complete in increments. A homeowner needs to drop every other task and responsibility to respond to the demands of a flood. Even if you can focus entirely on cleaning up, the sheer quantity of water dwarfs the capacity of most consumer tools. One person working alone is not enough to get the job done on time. During the emergency response phase of flood recovery, we might assign several technicians to perform all the tasks necessary. Our scalable response is why we can assure prompt and proper attention.

    Contamination Is the Norm

    Floodwaters are, by definition, contaminated with a wide range of hazardous substances. Human blood and fecal-borne pathogens, industrial waste, chemicals, and even dead animals can be swept into your home. A full set of personal protective equipment (PPE), including a respirator, is crucial to prevent exposure to substances that can make you and your family ill or worse. You need time and money to obtain and don the gear. Our inventory of equipment stocked on our service vehicles, including PPE, is why SERVPRO technicians can begin flood mitigation and remediation immediately.

    Containment and Lawful Disposal Is Mandatory

    Proper workspace containment is a must to prevent the unaffected spaces in your home from airborne hazards and the dangerous substances coating PPE and other clothing and footwear. Best practices strongly recommend the construction of partitions wrapped in 6-mil polystyrene and sealed with the help of negative pressure air scrubbing equipment. The time and expense of erecting necessary containment systems are prohibitive for the homeowner. The health and welfare benefits of appropriate containment are why SERVPRO employs it on nearly every flood remediation project, and we have the technicians and tools to make it happen. The materials and fluids involved need disposal as hazardous waste. We are familiar with those protocols.

    Flood damage mitigation and remediation is a complex process, why SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties dispatch multi-member crews with extensive inventories of professional equipment to handle all possibilities. Call us 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.

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    We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster In Silt

    11/22/2019 (Permalink)

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

    Technicians Always Available to Mitigate Flood Damage in Silt

    As any Colorado homeowner living close to the river knows, flooding and groundswells are always risks that need to be taken into account after rainfall and snow melts. Flooding causes tens of thousands of dollars to damage by bringing contaminants into the home that can affect the safety of structures. 

    If you have flood damage in your Silt property, SERVPRO technicians are always available to clean up the disaster. Availability is 24/7, all year round. If you encounter flooding and water damage on weekends or holidays, you can have technicians at your home within hours of your call. They can coordinate cleanup with you and your insurance adjusters and restore your home to its pre-flood condition. Your local IICRC-certified crew is affiliated with organizations like the American Red Cross, Carbondale Leads, and the Western Colorado Contractors Association. 

    Certified to Do the Job

    SERVPRO employs a team with a diverse range of skills to restore your home. Certified technicians receive education in a variety of disaster mitigation fields, including:

    • Applied structural drying
    • Carpet cleaning and hard flooring care
    • Odor control and water damage restoration
    • Fire and smoke damage restoration
    • OSHA 10-hour general/construction industry training, among other programs

    Both technicians and franchise owners must undergo extensive certification and training to maintain the quality homeowners need to enjoy a safe, clean home once more.

    How SERVPRO Can Save Your Home

    Flooding can be disastrous to a variety of surfaces, particularly porous items like fabrics, carpet, and upholstery. SERVPRO technicians can dispose of contaminated carpet and other items at the discretion of the homeowner. Once cleaning and drying are finished, qualified professionals can repair your structure, eliminate odors, remediate mold, and put the contents of your home back in place. 

    Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) rely on a variety of sources to remove odors from a flood-damaged home. Equipment can include ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, air scrubbers with HEPA filters, and pumps or sprayers that sanitize odor-affected areas. High-velocity exhaust fans run before and after deodorization to ensure that air is clean and safe for occupants. 

    SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (970) 618-1516 today for thorough cleanup after a disaster occurs. 

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    We Know The Measures to Take With Your Glenwood Springs Damages, When It Comes to Water, Fire, Mold, or Storm.

    9/13/2019 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO will face the fight no matter the lengths it takes for your Glenwood Springs community.

    No matter the damages you face in Glenwood Springs, we can help your through it.

    There are never convenient or easy times for disasters to strike your Glenwood Springs home, but our SERVPRO professionals can help with a prompt response. We have a 24/7 emergency dispatch system that can mobilize our qualified technicians whenever these events occur, and with ready trailers stocked with useful equipment and products, we can handle even significant loss incidents without delay. Our team has the full support of the other area franchises, providing an infinite roster of certified restoration technicians, an endless inventory of recovery tools, and the efficiency in handling multiple damaging projects simultaneously.


    Saturation and exposure of construction materials and the contents of your home can present a hazardous situation for property owners. We understand the importance of protecting these belongings and structural elements that become at risk when water loss incidents occur, and that is why we have both Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as well as a full team of content management professionals. When water damage affects Glenwood Springs properties, we are a wise choice to help.

    Our success over the years in the area stems from our commitment to provide quality service to every customer that needs it. By embracing a belief that every job deserves the same level of effort and resolution, we can do more Glenwood Springs homeowners and their properties. We work closely with your insurance provider as well, offering a constant connection and updates with our documentation software DryBook.

    As much as these emergencies can occur at any time, water damage in Glenwood Springs is not a universal threat that compromises properties in the same way every time. The evolution of our water restoration team has embraced changing techniques and strategies, along with the acquisition of the latest and most effective equipment and products available, to exceed your expectations every time.


    Fire loss incidents require several unique restorative approaches from our SERVPRO technicians. Because each instance is different than the last, our specialists must thoroughly inspect properties when we first arrive to determine the full extent of the damage. This assessment helps to determine the equipment and products necessary to overcome fire damage in Glenwood Springs homes and businesses, but also the specific personnel and specialized units necessary. These trailered machines can include portable power, portable heating or cooling units, or industrial-grade dehumidification.

    We have become a trusted name in fire recovery in the area because of our fast response. We keep a trailer within our Green Fleet stocked with deodorization tools, soot removal equipment and products, and cleaning units to begin mitigation as soon as we arrive at a fire damaged Glenwood Springs property. While we have an entire division of our company devoted to Fire & Smoke Restoration with IICRC certifications, we also encourage these same professionals to get educated in other areas of fire restoration, including odor control, content management, and advanced cleaning niches.

    We have a full warehouse for the storage and recovery of your belongings and furniture removed from a fire-damaged Glenwood Springs home. We have advanced cleaning techniques to remove soot from your valuables and keepsakes and an on-site ozone chamber to neutralize smoke odors. Once your belongings have gotten restored, they can get restored on-site until it is safe to return them to your property when restoration work completes.


    Mold damage in Glenwood Springs can be an underappreciated threat, and without the appropriate steps taken quickly to limit the spread and growth of these colonies, the situation can quickly get out of control. We have a special division of our SERVPRO team with IICRC certifications as both Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and Water Restoration Technicians (WRT), helping to address the consequence and the cause simultaneously.

    Much of the work that we do to secure homes and businesses from the threat of mold damage begins with practical containment efforts. With physical barriers and the use of filtering tools like negative air chambers and air scrubbers, we can limit the spread of mold spores throughout moist areas of Glenwood Springs homes. In addition to limiting the spread, our remediation specialists can begin work on removing colonies with antimicrobial sprays, sanding, soda blasting, and in extreme cases, material removal.

    Success in remediation for our SERVPRO team is more than just removing the present threat, but ensuring that the same problem does not happen again and again in Glenwood Springs properties. We can help by encouraging the use of permanent dehumidification units, water diversion and pumps, or better waterproofing solutions for affected regions of your household.


    Flash flooding and severe weather systems threaten thousands of homes and businesses all around Glenwood Springs. We know that when structural damages occur, that we must act quickly to ensure that your home does not suffer long-term consequences of effects like flooding. With breaches in your roof or other exterior elements of the house, it can be easy for water penetration to occur, and our professionals must work quickly to not only secure these breaches but to also mitigate your loss from standing water.

    As alarming as these situations can become, storm damage in Glenwood Springs homes does not have to be a total loss for your property. With our fast response 24/7, our SERVPRO team can arrive with extraction and drying tools that can help to regain control of a disastrous scenario quickly. The fast reaction to these destructive events can protect installed elements from requiring removal and allow our professionals to protect sullied contents and saturated contents within your house.

    We move quickly to ensure that any rubbish or degraded materials get removed quickly from the Glenwood Springs property, as these moist conditions can encourage insect infestations and mold growth. Our team can work to prevent these situations with debris removal practices and with antimicrobial spray to protect exposed elements during the drying process.

    You have choices when it comes to restoration services, but few have the experience and extensive training that our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties professionals do. No matter what loss incident affects your property, you can count on our specialists to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (970) 618-1516.

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    When a Water Supply Line Unexpectedly Supplies Your Silt Home With Water Damage

    9/3/2019 (Permalink)

    Burst pipe while you were at work? We are always ready to handle your unexpected water loss situations.

    Call SERVPRO When Your Silt Kitchen Needs Water Removal Services

    Many things in our kitchen can cause a need for professional water removal services. A broken faucet, a faulty ice maker, or a busted dishwasher, to name a few. Once an unreliable appliance causes a mess, we can find ourselves in need of external help. However, fortunately for you, there is always help close at hand when you need it.

    In the case of your home, your Silt kitchen needed water removal services because a water supply line, under your sink, burst while you were away at work. It is always wise to check on old piping or supply lines from time to time, as some are not always made to last. If a section of plumbing seems to be straining, call for a professional opinion before the accident happens.

    However, always being preemptive is not very practical. Sometimes, accidents happen very suddenly, and there is nothing that could have been done to change them. For this reason, companies like SERVPRO exist, to help you when an accident happens.

    Here at SERVPRO, we focus on our priorities around being there for you when you need us, as quickly as possible. After receiving your initial call, our team of technicians, certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC,) immediately begin to gather together. Once assembled, they can take one of our signature green vans, filled with advanced equipment, and travel to your home promptly.

    When our team of SERVPRO IICRC-certified techs arrive at your home, they can get to work immediately. We pride ourselves on our work ethic as well as our swift reaction times. The first task is to remove the puddled water from your kitchen and discard it, using devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors.

    We can then bring drying equipment into your kitchen to remove the excess moisture from your floor, as well as under the sink. We can use pieces of equipment, such as dehumidifiers and heaters, to encourage the moisture to evaporate. Once finished, we can help you order a new supply line for your sink and then recommend a plumber to install it.

    When your home finds itself in need of water removal services, don't wait to get them. Communicate with SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties by calling (970) 618-1516. Night or day, we're ready to assist you.

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    Why We Are The Leader In Glenwood Springs Flood Damage Restoration

    6/21/2019 (Permalink)

    When a portion of your residence has been flooded the need for water damage cleanup and restoration is very real. We are available 24/7 to help you.

    Why SERVPRO has Highly Trained Technicians to Deal with Flood Damage in Glenwood Springs

    The average flooding incident leaves significant amounts of dirty water and silt in the affected home, so restoration only requires extraction and cleanup. However, some incidents cause severe damages presenting considerable challenges for the restorers. As part of our professional flood mitigation services, we help homeowners deal with any situation they might face because our teams are highly trained in different restoration fields.

    When an incident of flood damage in Glenwood Springs involves sewage backup, it can lead to severe contamination. If the affected area has porous materials such as carpets, the only way to deal with the contamination effectively is through teardown and removal of the porous material. Hard surfaces, on the other hand, require thorough cleaning that removes contaminants without causing additional damages. Our SERVPRO FCT, Floor Care Technicians, rely on their advanced training to choose the right cleaning agents that sanitize affected areas without ruining the materials.

    If a significant amount of water flows into a house, it leads to a wide range of problems, particularly if not extracted fast enough. Unoccupied houses such as vacation homes can present extra challenges since the discovery of the flooding incident might take some time. Such delays create a perfect chance for water permeating any exposed materials. Mold also starts developing within 24 hours, followed by other forms of material deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps, including controlled teardown to remove mold from the structure. We also use advanced moisture detection equipment to establish hidden moisture or water pockets.

    Strong odors can develop after a flooding incident. Among the sources of such odor include soils such as raw sewage and chemicals dissolved in the water. Cleaning agents used to sanitize contamination caused by flooding can also leave a trace of bad odor. Controlling such smells requires elaborate steps. Our SERVPRO teams have certified OCT, Odor Control Technicians, who use their advanced training to help remove bad odor. We use different approaches like fogging, direct spraying, and injection to deliver deodorizing agents.

    For the stress-free restoration of flood-damaged property, call SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties to assist. You can reach our highly trained teams at (970) 618-1516 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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    Call Us If Water Damage Plagues Your Glenwood Springs Home

    4/25/2019 (Permalink)

    Give our crew a call anytime at (970) 618-1516, and we can help you get your home back to the way it was.

    Why SERVPRO Is The Right Option For Water Removal Services In Your Glenwood Springs Home

    Coming home to a flooded basement from a broken water heater in Glenwood Springs is a very unpleasant surprise. However, do not delay in getting the mess cleaned up, as the longer the water sits, the more damage is done and the costlier it is to fix.

    A flooded basement in your Glenwood Springs home needs water removal services from a professional remediation company right away. SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, which makes it clear why SERVPRO is the right choice for an emergency like this. We have all the tools and training to help you out and return your home to the safe, dry refuge it once was.

    Upon arriving at your home, SERVPRO technicians first assess the extent of the damage based upon how much standing water there is and how high it was absorbed into the insulation, walls, or other items such as carpeting, flooring, and furniture. We look at the surfaces which need specialized drying procedures including concrete, hardwood, or brick.

    With state-of-the-art equipment, we extract the standing water quickly, usually with truck-mounted pumps if the water is more than a few inches deep. In this way, the water doesn’t come into contact with other surfaces of your property.

    Any materials that cannot be salvaged are removed and disposed of properly. We can cut away part of the drywall if the water has gone up the wall a bit and replace those sections with new material. Anything else affected is cleaned and sanitized.

    High powered fans, air movers and dehumidifiers are placed to remove all the remaining moisture in the area. We may even open windows and doors if possible, to help speed up the drying process. We use sensors to gauge the humidity levels as needed.

    Specialty cleaning products are then used to sanitize, clean, and deodorize your basement thoroughly. If any restoration and renovation are needed, we can then complete these tasks. For any significant projects, we bring in other professionals for help.

    SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties are the ones to call when your home in Rifle, Aspen, or New Castle has experienced any water damage emergency. Give our crew a call anytime at (970) 618-1516, and we can help you get your home back to the way it was.

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    You Can Depend On Our Highly Skilled Crew For Assistance After Water Has Damaged Your New Castle Property!

    3/6/2019 (Permalink)

    Call us at (970) 618-1516 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

    Why The Advanced Training SERVPRO Technicians Undergo Improves Water Cleanup In New Castle

    Water loss incidents happen when least expected causing a lot of inconveniences. However, the most challenging thing is to clean up the mess left after the incident. Water can soil property by leaving debris collected from the source of the leak or by dissolving materials found in the property such as dyes in non-colorfast fabrics. Proper cleanup is possible when you take the right steps. Working with a highly trained team of water restorers is one way to ensure the right outcome.

    Although water damage is physical, it also causes emotional stress. Therefore, the exercise of water cleanup in New Castle should not exacerbate the situation. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained in customer care to ensure they take all the needs of the client into consideration. One thing that creates conflict during such exercises is deciding what needs replacement and what can be saved. Our crew works closely with the property owner and insurance adjuster to make sure all parties agree.

    Removing all traces of standing water from the property is a crucial part of the cleanup. Such removal should also happen fast because microbial growth occurs if the water remains standing for long complicating the cleanup further. WRT, Water Restoration Technicians from SERVPRO, are highly trained on ways to remove water fast from affected properties. We combine the use of advanced equipment such as water extractors and specialized skills such as creating flood cuts and vent holes to expedite removal.

    After property floods, various residues collect on surfaces. The water might also dissolve dyes and resins in contents as well as causing rust in metal items. Removing all these soils is necessary and should be done with care to avoid worsening the situation. Careful choice of a cleaning agent is necessary to prevent further damage to the contents. Our SERVPRO technicians use OSHA approved cleaning agents. Our training also helps us decide where to use each agent. For example, we do not use chlorine-based agents on rust stains because it sets them.

    With help from SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties, you can clean up your property to sanitary levels after water loss incidents. Call us at (970) 618-1516 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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    What Few People Know About Water Damage Remediation in Silt

    1/20/2019 (Permalink)

    When water damage occurs behind walls or on top of ceilings, you may not have much warning before it is visible. Contact SERVPRO to investigate.

    Pipe Bursts in Your Silt Home Require Immediate Attention

    Many things can affect the plumbing in your Silt home. From influxes in pressure from the main line supplying water to homes throughout the street you live on to scaling on the inside of the metal pipes that service your home, you cannot predict or account for the possibility of failure, bursting, or complete separation. When this happens, reaching the shut off valve for the supply into your home is one of the most effective routes to take to stop the flow, but often, the damage has already occurred.

    When a pipe bursts in your Silt home, there is no preventing your need for professional water removal services. Choosing among your options for this work focuses mostly on who can arrive quickly and have the advanced equipment that can start to restore your home right away. Our SERVPRO professionals work to exceed the expectations of every customer we serve with efficient and prompt responses with the technology and equipment that can make a difference with our initial arrival.

    Once our team arrives at the address, we can work to determine the source of the damage by isolating the portion of piping and repairing it ourselves if possible. We can understand the importance of having water available for many reasons, so restoring that service is vital for our technicians to perform. We also assess the full scope of the damage to begin setting up our extraction and drying equipment that can protect unaffected materials and lightly damaged areas from requiring demolition and reconstruction.

    We are available 24/7 for any emergency that affects your residence. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet remains stocked with efficient machines like our gas-powered pumps and extraction wands to effectively remove excess water from your property right away. We also have industry-leading tools like air movers, weighted extractors, our injectidry system, LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers and other gear for efficient drying efforts.

    Our focus in a water removal situation is to get your home dried quickly to prevent further damage and loss. You can always count on the fast response of our SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties technicians. Give us a call 24/7 at (970) 618-1516.
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    Water Damage In Your Silt Home Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Advanced Equipment

    11/14/2018 (Permalink)

    Water can damage your home, and our team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

    SERVPRO's Use Of The Latest In Technology Means More Efficient Water Removal From Homes In Silt

    When you do all you can to maintain and protect your home in Silt from wear and tear, as well as accidents, the unexpected can leave you wondering what to do. When a water line breaks or a hose slips free, your residence can quickly become a mess of soggy carpeting or worse. Getting it cleaned up fast helps prevent further damage, but in such situations, a mop and bucket fall short of your needs.

    Homeowners in the Silt area can rely on SERVPRO to help in such emergencies by providing water removal services using the latest in technological developments. We do more than extract the water that escaped through the faulty water line. We also get your home dried out again in a precise manner. While many people may want to dry things out as quickly as they can, this can also cause problems with more sensitive materials in the home. Wood can warp and crack when exposed to too large a change in its moisture content, even if that includes the elimination of excess moisture.

    To prevent this kind of damage to wood and other materials, we study the best ways to handle the materials used in the construction of homes and other types of buildings in different situations. Water can damage a large portion of a home, but handling a disaster requires both knowledge and skill, as well as the proper training of the equipment used to eliminate disasters. Proper mitigation helps solve existing damage and eliminate the possibility of additional harm to the property.

    With water, SERVPRO extracts the visible water, either by large and powerful pumps or with hand-held wands, depending on the amount of water. We wipe down surfaces that appear damp and take readings with different types of equipment. Hidden moisture affects the temperature of many materials, so using infrared devices to detect these changes can lead us to such locations. We use other devices to determine the moisture content and then compare these readings to materials sheets detailing the acceptable levels of moisture in similar materials.

    After we begin drying the area and eliminating excess moisture and any present water vapor, we continue to monitor the issue to ensure proper drying rates. Once finished, we confirm this with additional readings. Throughout the process, we document all our work, as well as the readings.

    Because SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties takes the responsibility of assisting property owners in Redstone, Basalt, and Carbondale seriously, we keep updated regarding the latest water removal techniques. Call (970) 618-1516 to ensure your home receives attention from IICRC certified technicians who want to restore your home to its previous condition, “Like it never even happened.”

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    You Can Count On Our Team To Restore Your Mold Damaged New Castle Home

    10/19/2018 (Permalink)

    Mold spores usually stay unnoticed in New Castle homes until it has spread over a large area.

    Remediating Mold Damage In New Castle Homes

    Mold spores usually stay unnoticed in New Castle homes until it has spread over a large area. Too many people depend on that ‘musty’ odor, but that is too late, and not all mold generates a distinctive smell. By this point, the mold spores have expanded into a large colony.

    Remediating the effects of mold damage to a New Castle requires a professional agency. Every SERVPRO office maintains restoration teams trained to the industry stands as required by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) to safely clean and remove mold from each residence.

    Team members first determine what type of surface the mold has damaged. A quick inspection determines what tools and cleaning methods they need to use and how much time they need to finish each task. Affected surfaces usually divided into three categories: porous, nonporous, and semi-porous.

    Examples of porous surfaces are building materials like ceiling tiles and fabrics such as curtains and upholstery. Our teams can usually clean fabrics with the right chemical and a stiff brush, but if the mold has had time to grow into the surface of the ceiling tiles, it is often cheaper to dispose and replace them than waste labor and supplies attempting to restore them. Technicians can also use vacuums with HEPA filters designed to capture even a single mold spore off surfaces like curtains and upholstered items like sofas.

    Nonporous surfaces are easier to clean. With items like glass and metal tabletops and marble slab kitchen countertops, SERVPRO team members can remove the mold with dry cloths and sponges. They wipe them down from top to bottom to ensure they remove all active spores. For thicker mold layers, technicians may use a cleaning agent to break them up for easier removal.

    Semi-porous surfaces often require methods and tools simply not usable other surfaces. Concrete patios and wood floors may require team members to use abrasive cleaners and wire brushes that would damage glass to get into the cracks and crevices to remove all of the spores. If the mold penetrated the surface of the wood, technicians might have to use hand or power sander to remove the uppermost surface layer to get rid of it.

    Stopping and removing mold from your home is not an easy or quick process. With the right tools and IICRC training, SERVPRO of Garfield & Pitkin Counties can return your home to a clean, safe condition as quickly as possible. If you need our services, call us at (970) 618-1516 today.

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