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Post Flood Essentials

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage to a hotel ceiling in Pagosa Springs, CO

Nobody expected that the creek could rise that far, it never had before. Now, the house is a muddy mess of debris, water and extensive damage. For some people, moving would be the first thought that came to mind. However, others want to stay in their homes, repair the water damage and live on in the house that they love.

Flood damage is more than just the standing water left after the creek recedes. It's ruined carpets and furniture, wet plaster and more. Water in the home or business is just the start of the problems. Without proper clean-up and sanitization, further problems develop, mold can grow, floor damage can be permanent, and drywall can be ruined. It is imperative to immediately start the mitigation and restoration process to help limit the damage and mounting costs. A call to a professional water mitigation company should be the first step taken by a home owner after flooding occurs. SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties is here to help you 24/7/365 with any water damage and restoration issues.

Water cleanup begins with bringing in equipment to extract the water in the home. Pumps and specialized vacuums are used to suck up the water. Restoration is a process. Once the puddles have been cleared, the next step will begin. The water damage will be in the walls, floors and furnishings. Drying is imperative to help stop the damage and to prevent mold from growing.

Air movers, dehumidifiers and other specialized equipment will be brought in to help dry out the water in walls, and moisture from furnishings and floors. Thoroughly drying water in the home will save thousands of dollars worth of damage later.

Restoration from the devastation of flood damage is not an easy experience. A professional service should be called to handle and help facilitate the process so that it is done correctly. For instance, not many individuals would know that after the water in their business or home is dried, more steps are still necessary to properly complete the job. Sanitizing the surfaces, furnishings and anything else the water touched is essential to prevent any potential of mold growth.

Standing water can leave a foul odor. Professionals can remove the lingering odors left even after the water cleanup. Mitigation professionals are equipped with specialized fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers to help remove the last traces of the water damage.

After the restoration process of water cleanup, drying, sanitizing and odor elimination, there is still one last step in the water damage mitigation process repairs. Water can damage walls, carpeting and flooring. Drywall may need to be replaced. Electrical outlets and wiring should be checked for damage. Water may have warped sub-flooring, damaged floor joists and wrecked major appliances. Time is money, so flood damage needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible. Quick, yet thorough mitigation, will get a business back up and running, or a family back if their home, after flood damage has occurred.

Storms, floods, and even appliance malfunctions (like a dishwasher overflow) can cause homes and businesses the headaches of having to deal with the water cleanup process. Nobody wants to go through it, but when it happens a person shouldn't go through it alone. Professionals who know how to deal with the devastation left behind are the best option for a quick, safe restoration. Since professional water damage restoration companies have the equipment and training to handle cleaning, drying and even rebuilding homes and businesses, they should be the first choice for mitigation.

SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties is here to help you 24/7/365 with any water damage and restoration issue.  Please call us at 970-259-6184.

Need help with Asbestos?

6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Owner, Keith Harlan, and Production Manager, Zac Fosco - Certified Colorado Building Inspectors

Did you know.....

The state of Colorado adheres to strict guidelines due to CO Reg 8 when it comes to the handling of ANY asbestos containing materials (ACM). In the state of Colorado, anything over 32 square feet of material MUST be sampled prior to demolition. 

SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co's is a certified Asbestos Consulting Firm. Our owner, Keith Harlan, and Production Manager, Zac Fosco, recently attended an annual certification class to maintain their status as certified Colorado Building Inspectors which allows them to assess and collect any potential ACM.

These certifications are maintained by SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co's in order to protect the health and safety of all residents in Southwest Colorado.

Call us today for any Asbestos needs - (970) 259-6184

For Immediate Service in the Four Corners, Call SERVPRO

6/2/2016 (Permalink)

Four Corners Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co's provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in the Four Corners area. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (970) 259-6184

Residential Services

Whether your Four Corners area home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration