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7/4/2022 (Permalink)

We provide estimates for Storm Damage and Property Damage insurance claims, We provide estimates for Storm Damage and Property Damage insurance claims,

Residential Storm damage and Commercial Storm Damage Restoration,can occur at Any time. 

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Storm damage incidents can lead to Mold Remediation, if not Inspected Properly and/or Dried out Properly. 

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Avoiding a disaster during a power outage in Summit County

5/17/2022 (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 Summit, Lake, Park, and Eagle Counties today at 970-949-3235.

Storm Damage Restoration You Can Trust

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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There is so much to offer in Colorado, from world-class skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports to fishing, hiking, and camping in the summer months. Along with our natural wonders, there is a wide range of picturesque shops, fine restaurants, and other attractions, particularly in the Summit, Lake, Park, and Eagle county area.  There’s no wonder that so many people come here every year.

While the natural beauty of the state can be breathtaking, it can also be a harbor for devastating storms. Whether it’s the ice and snow of winter or heavy rain in spring and summer, the possibility of severe storm damage is a very real threat. When residents are facing the prospect of cleaning up after a storm, they need professionals they can trust to provide storm damage restoration services. For over 20 years, SERVPRO has been the first name for storm damage restoration in all of Colorado. 

A Helping Hand When Storms Hit

Storms can strike without warning and it’s not always possible to prepare in advance, which means you may not be able to avoid storm damage. You may think you can handle storm cleanup yourself, but that process may be more complicated and dangerous than you think, so it’s always best to leave it to the professionals.

At SERVPRO we understand just how devastating storm damage can be and how important it is to get the restoration process completed as quickly as possible. We have the training and specialized equipment that allow us to handle any kind of damage and we’re guaranteed to respond “faster to any disaster”.

We’re ready to take your call 24/7 and we’ll be sure to have a technician on-site within four hours of that call to thoroughly assess the damage and draw up a detailed plan for addressing it. Our inspection of your property will include everything from the roof to the basement and our restoration plan will ensure that your property looks “Like it never even happened”.

As members of the local community ourselves, we understand the particular challenges of Colorado weather. That’s why we’ll specifically look for things like ice dams on the roof and snow buildup around the foundation, which can compromise support structures and rot flooring if not addressed quickly.

Our ultimate goal is always to get our customers back on their feet again and help the healing process begin. That means dealing with all storm damage quickly and thoroughly, with the care and concern that you expect. We treat your property the way we’d want ours to be treated and we’ll never sign off on a job until we’re sure that you are completely satisfied. 

Expert Storm Restoration When You Need It Most

SERVPRO has always believed in providing the most up-to-date expert services, which is why all of our technicians participate in ongoing training from The Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Our certification covers a number of areas involved in storm damage restoration, including Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, and Commercial Drying.

Along with our training, we use industrial-grade equipment to ensure that every job is handled properly. Our powerful pumps and vacuums remove excess water and each one is outfitted with HEPA filters to help remove all irritants and toxic chemicals. Our air movers and dehumidifiers thoroughly dry all surfaces and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) and Thermal foggers remove noxious odors. 

Because we understand just how much damage water can do, we go beyond simply removing standing water and drying all surfaces. We’ll also perform full mold remediation to identify any problems and help you avoid the potential health risks of a serious mold infestation.  

We know that the healing can’t really begin until your property is back to its previous condition, so we’ll do everything we can to ensure that it gets there quickly. That includes painting, replacing flooring, or even completely rebuilding rooms. Whatever it takes to alleviate your stress and help you to feel whole again. We’ll even help expedite filing your insurance claim by working with you to take a full inventory of your property.

Of course, disaster doesn’t just strike homes. SERVPRO also has specialized training and techniques to handle commercial properties so that you can get back in business as soon as possible because we know how costly any shutdown can be.

When storms hit, it helps to know who to call. SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park, and Eagle counties is here to handle all of your restoration needs and we’re ready to respond immediately. You never have to face the devastating effects of storm damage alone, just call SERVPRO and breathe easier knowing you’re your home or commercial property is in the best possible hands. 

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


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Storm Damage Emergency in Eagle Counties

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Without warning, nature can take a violent turn: floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards. Any of these can have a devastating effect on your home, turning your life upside-down.

At SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties we know that our fast response time is key to minimizing the cost and time involved with storm damage restoration. Here is a water damage timeline detailing the damage water can do to a structure in a short period of time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

When a Storm Damages Your Home, We're One Call Away

Our SERVPRO team of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties are prepared for any storm damage emergency. Our team of highly trained restoration technicians is ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 970-949-3235. We’ll restore your storm damage in The High Rockies, and we will make it“Like it never even happened.”

Authored by: Chafika and James Landers 


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  • ASD -Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT -Carpet Cleaning Technician
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  • 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

What to do after a Flood

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, the damage left behind can be devastating and present many dangers. Floods can destroy homes and buildings; it damages possessions and decimates roadways. Also, Floodwaters often become contaminated with sewage or chemicals. Gas leaks and live power lines can be deadly but are not obvious at first glance.

If your home has been flooded here are some things to remember:

  • Listen for news reports to learn whether the community’s water supply is safe to drink.
  • Avoid moving water.
  • Stay away from damaged areas unless your assistance has been specifically requested by police, fire, or relief organization.
  • Emergency workers will be assisting people in flooded areas. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way.
  • Do not return home until authorities have advised that it is safe to do so.
  • If the main power switch was not turned off prior to flooding, do not re-enter your home until a qualified electrician has determined it is safe to do so
  • Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
  • Stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
  • Flooding may have caused familiar places to change. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways. Flood debris may hide animals and broken bottles, and it's also slippery. Avoid walking or driving through it.
  • Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
  • Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
  • Be extremely cautious when entering buildings; there may be hidden damage, particularly in foundations.

If you have experienced a flood or any type of water damage Contact SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park, & Eagle, our professional in flood restoration can help get your home back to its pre-flood, call us today at 970-949-3235. We are a 24/7 emergency response.

Know Who To Call When Lightning and Hail Strike

9/4/2021 (Permalink)

air mover on carpet in allway Even after storm damage due to water we are ready to dry even the wettest carpet

Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties are a beautiful community, with so much to do both indoors and out.

With so much to offer, it’s hard to believe that Mother Nature can carry many threats for residents and businesses here in the area but unfortunately, it’s true.

One of the biggest dangers is lightning and hail damage caused by severe thunderstorms. When these storms strike they can cause a tremendous amount of damage to any kind of building, leaving home or business owners reeling.

At times like this, you need to know you’re not alone and that’s why you should call the professionals at SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties.

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry with over 1,700 franchises nationwide.

We have the training and expertise to handle lightning and hail damage restoration quickly, thoroughly and safely so that your home or business can be returned to its previous condition.

Since lightning damage can result in particularly dangerous conditions, it’s especially important to have professional help to handle it properly.

What Kind of Damage Can Lightning and Hail Do?

There are several kinds of potential damage that thunderstorms may cause, two of the most severe being lightning and hail damage. Lightning can strike any part of a building, but is most likely to strike the roof.

A direct hit can result in fire, either to the building itself or to the grass or trees surrounding it which can then quickly spread to the building.

Since lightning is actually a buildup of static electricity, when it strikes it can be conducted through various surfaces and pass into the wiring of your home or business.

This can cause both direct fire and smaller fires that smolder under the surface of walls and ceilings. It can also severely damage electrical appliances and even water pipes, resulting in water damage as well.

Hail damage can be quite severe. In fact, according to NOAA hail results in as much as $1 billion dollars of damage annually.  Thunderstorms can produce hail of various sizes, which can take a huge toll on roof shingles, gutters, vents, window and door frames and even windows themselves.

If you experience any of this type of damage, it’s important to act quickly to address it so that it doesn’t get any worse. At the same time, especially with lightning damage which can remain dangerous long after the initial strike, it’s important to get professional help rather than trying to handle it yourself.

Call SERVPRO When Storms Hit

SERVPRO is the name you can trust to help with any lightning and hail damage restoration. We have staff ready to take your call 24/7 and we’ve got the training and equipment necessary to quickly and safely handle all of your restoration needs.

When storms hit SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties will get you back on your feet again.

Signs of Storm Damage To Your Roof in Summit County CO

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

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Storm damage can happen in winter or summer.

Unfortunately, nature can also have its destructive side and has its share of both winter and summer storms

In the summer, storms can bring driving rain, heavy winds and even hail, all of which can take a toll on your roof.

When a storm does strike, it’s important to know the signs to look for to determine whether your roof has sustained any damage.

  1. Shingles

The shingles on your roof adhere to each other in order to form one solid, water tight roof deck. Heavy wind and rain can cause dented, torn, curled or missing shingles, which are the most visible sign of storm damage.

The wind and rain can also wear away the protective granules on the surface of shingles, making them less effective at protecting your home from the heat of the sun.

Look for a large pile of granules at the end of your downspout to determine if serious damage occurred. 

A small amount of worn off granules is normal and not necessarily a cause for concern.

  1. Gutters, Vents and Windows

Aside from the roofing material itself, gutters, vents and windows can all sustain damage from storms and it may be easier to visually detect this damage than damage to the shingles.

Check for dents to gutters, gable vents and other overhangs and carefully inspect windows for cracks, broken glass, loose weather stripping and torn screens.

  1. Attic and Ceilings

Leaks and water spots in your attic or on ceilings may be a sign that the roof has sustained storm related damage.

Even if your roof looks fine from the outside, there could still be unseen damage that may lead to leaks.

  1. Outside Areas

Check the exterior of your home after a storm for such things as downed tree limbs, missing or damaged fencing, and damage to lawn decorations, mailboxes and other exterior furnishings. 

If there is damage to these areas, it’s likely that your roof may have been damaged as well.

If you do suspect storm damage to your roof, the most important thing you can do is call the professionals of SERVPRO rather than trying to handle it yourself.

Our technicians are trained to handle all types of storm damage restoration and guaranteed to respond faster to any disaster.

We understand how important your home is to you and we’ll treat it as if it were our own.  Don’t put yourself or your home at further risk after a storm, let SERVPRO fix the damage and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Storm Damage Restoration Services in Edwards, CO

5/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo on the back of a man dressed in a PPE suit What ever the storm brings... we are ready

Nestled in the heart of Summit County, just fifteen minutes from Vail and at the base of the Beaver Creek Resort, Avon, CO is a winter wonderland. Skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports can all be experienced here. There are many quaint shops to enjoy off the slopes, along with fine dining at Vin48 and many other local restaurants.

The winter ice and snow may be pretty, but they can also be dangerous.

Winter storms can bring a great deal of damage, from caved-in roofs to downed power lines to flooded basements. When storm damage occurs, residents and business owners need to know where to turn for help. 

For 20 years, SERVPRO has been providing professional storm damage restoration services that Avon residents can trust.

Helping You Recover From Storms

No matter how much you prepare in advance, you can’t always avoid storm damage. After a particularly severe storm, that damage can be devastating to a home or business.

Even though you may feel that you can handle cleanup and restoration by yourself, the fact is that if it’s not done properly, it can be dangerous and costly. That’s why it always makes better sense to rely on professionals.

At SERVPRO, we have both the training and specialized equipment to handle any storm damage restoration. We’re also members of the local community ourselves, so we understand the kind of hazards that Aspen and Avon’s winter weather can present.

That’s why so many Eagle and Summit residents turn to us to treat their property with care so that they can breathe easier.

We have someone ready to take your call 24/7, and we’ll have a technician on-site within four hours of that call to begin a thorough, careful assessment of all damage and formulate a detailed plan to address it. We’ll inspect everything from the roof to the basement for any sign of damage, and we’ll determine exactly what needs to be done to ensure that your property is fully restored to its previous condition.

Some of the particular issues we look for include ice dams on roofs and snow buildup around foundations, both of which can lead to water damage on the interior of a home or commercial property if they aren’t removed quickly. If water builds up from this kind of winter storm damage, it can compromise support structures and rot flooring, all of which can make a property unsafe. Power outages caused by storms can present a fire hazard if they lead to damaged wires or heating systems.

We understand the potential dangers that storms present, which is why SERVPRO is ready to step in as quickly as possible. Our main focus is always on helping our customers heal, and cleaning up storm damage quickly and thoroughly is a big part of that healing process. It’s the way we’d want our own property treated so that we won’t give you anything less, and we won’t sign off on a job until we know you’re delighted.

The Storm Restoration Experts

SERVPRO technicians are uniquely qualified to help with restoration after any size storm, with ongoing training from The Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have certification in several areas, including Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, and Commercial Drying, so you can rest assured that we are prepared to handle any situation.

We have industrial-grade equipment, including powerful pumps and vacuums to remove excess water, air movers, and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry all surfaces and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) and Thermal foggers to remove noxious odors. All of our vacuums are outfitted with HEPA filters to ensure that any irritants or toxic chemicals are filtered out.

As part of treating water damage, we’ll also perform full mold remediation to prevent a potentially hazardous mold infestation.

It’s essential to do this quickly as mold can begin to grow and spread within 24-48 hours after flooding occurs.  The sooner you address the problem properly, the better your chances of avoiding further complications and keeping your property safe and healthy.

We know how stressful it can be to clean up after a storm, which is why we’ll do everything we can to make the process easier on you. That can include everything from painting and replacing flooring to completely rebuilding rooms if we feel it’s necessary. We will even help you to take a full inventory to help expedite filing your insurance claim so that you can get the compensation you deserve.

Even when disaster strikes, SERVPRO is ready to respond with our Disaster Recovery Team. These specialists are trained to handle any size restoration job and have completed recovery work after wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and major floods. Our Commercial Large Loss Division works with all types of businesses to ensure quick cleanup and restoration so that you can get back up and running again as soon as possible.

Avon winters can be beautiful, but when winter weather goes wrong and storms hit, you don’t have to go it alone. Just call the restoration experts at SERVPRO and trust us to start putting things back together again. We make it our business to respond faster to any size disaster so you can get the help 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

Thunderstorm Preparation

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

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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 Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle area.  Call us at 970-949-3235 if you ever need our services!

How To Prepare for Natural Disasters

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Ready How To Prepare for Natural Disasters

The best way to prepare for a natural disaster is to have a plan in place for each type of disaster that is likely to occur in your area.  For your basic emergency kit, keep these things in mind when putting it together. 

Pack enough food and water for each person in the household per day.  Have an updated first aid kit, cell phone chargers, important documents, and have cash on hand.  If the power goes out, it may become difficult to access online banking or ATMs.  

Pets need an emergency kit too!  Pack their food and water, important documents, medicine, vaccine information they may have.  Having a crate for your pet would be helpful in case you are relocated to a hotel or shelter.  Keep a photo of you and your pet if at any time you are separated from them.

When hurricanes and flooding are planning to come to your town, keep your gas tank full if you are evacuating from your home.  If you start to have water in your home, turn off your power at the breaker box to prevent damage and electrocution.  Stay out of the floodwater as much as possible and move to higher ground.

Winter storms are also something to plan for each year.  70% of winter deaths are related to automobile accidents in the snow and ice.  During the storm, stay inside as much as possible and make sure you eat regularly and stay hydrated.  In case of power loss, ensure that you have alternative heat sources and that these are in good working order. 

If you have had a disaster strike your home, call SERVPRO of Summit, Eagle, Lake & Park to help! 970-949-3235

Steps to Take Immediately After a Storm Damage

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and powerful winds can cause roof damage and downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take steps immediately after the storm.

Take Safety Precautions

Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing materials, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement or home interior. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making the perfect environment for mold growth that can cause health effects. Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails, and other sharp objects on the property. Contact a reputable property restoration company to help do basic tasks to secure your property and make it safe to use. If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to safe living condition.

Photograph the Damage

If it is safe to move around your property, use your cellphone or a camera to photograph the damage so that you will have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage to your home immediately. The company will send out an adjuster to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

Look Into Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal government may have declared the area affected by the storm as a disaster area that is eligible for low-cost loans to help restore your property to normal. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans.

When a storm-related disaster strikes, it may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, to normal. At SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle , we provide 24-hour emergency disaster service. We specialize in the stabilization and restoration of homes and businesses that have suffered small or large loss from water, flood, wind, storm, fire damage, and smoke disaster.

How To Avoid the Worst Winter Storm Damage

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

The pipelines in the insulation and pressure gauges flow and return pipes in the boiler room of a private house household Use freeze protection or insulation on exposed pipes

Major Damage That Can Be Caused By Winter Weather

Winter storms can severely damage a residence in Edwards, CO. Homeowners should prepare for the worst effects of below-freezing temperatures or a winter storm. Learn more about several types of major damage that can be caused by winter weather.

Bursting Pipes
When the temperature dips below freezing, pipes can burst and cause extensive water damage. There are several ways that homeowners can reduce the risk of water freezing, expanding and causing a pipe to burst:

  • Maintain indoor temperatures that keep all pipes above freezing
  • Use freeze protection or insulation on exposed pipes
  • Shut off indoor valves to exterior faucets
  • Keep outdoor valves open

These measures can reduce the likelihood that frozen blockages will form in pipes. In addition to adding insulation or sealing air leaks, allowing water to drop from any faucets connected to exposed pipes may prevent freezing and pressure buildup. If a pipe bursts, arrange for timely repair and water damage restoration.

Roof Collapse
Every inch of snow on a roof weighs about 1.25 pounds per inch of depth. A cubic foot of snow can weigh as much as 21 pounds, depending on the moisture content. Excess weight combined with poor drainage can result in roof damage or even a collapse during a blizzard.

Basement Flood
The risk of damage can seem lower after a winter storm passes. In reality, melting snow can flood a basement. As drainage systems fill, saturated soil may permit moisture to seep into the lowest level of a structure. Waterproofing a basement and clearing snow away from the foundation of a structure may be helpful for avoiding this type of damage.
A winter storm poses a variety of risks to homes in Edwards, CO. Homeowners should prepare by checking the condition of plumbing, roof drainage, and basement waterproofing. Preventative measures can reduce the likelihood of all of these forms of severe storm damage.

How To Prevent Mold Growth After Flooding

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO technicians getting ready to fix water damage on floor Water can lead to mold growth

How To Prevent Mold Growth After Flooding

If your, business suffers water damage Avon, CO, it is important to clean up as soon as possible because mold growth can begin within 24 hours. The following steps outline the restoration process.

1. Contact the insurance company and document the damage. You should make your insurance agent aware of the situation as soon as possible. The company may have instructions on how to document the damage. They will need this documentation in order to file your claim. Make sure to take a detailed photo or video of the damage. Make a list of all the damaged items along with their purchase date and price.

2. Remove standing water. There are specialized pumps and vacuums available to extract water. You can also use buckets to scoop the water out.

3. Dry out the remaining water. After you have removed the standing water, there will still be moisture that can cause mold growth if not dried. You can use fans and dehumidifiers to help speed the drying process. If the outside humidity is low enough, you can open windows and doors to increase air flow.

4. Clean and sanitize. Unless you are dealing with a clean water flood, such as from an indoor pipe, there is likely to be bacteria in the water. Disinfect all items that came into contact with the floodwater. Everything that cannot be fully cleaned and dried should be thrown out.

5. Repair and replace. Once the area has been dried and sanitized, you can begin making repairs and bringing in replacement items. Some repairs you may be able to do yourself, but for other items, especially antiques and electronics, it may be best to hire a professional restorer.
If you feel overwhelmed after a flood, don't worry. A certified restoration company can help you deal with water damage and mold growth, so you can get your business back to normal quickly and safely.

How To Clean Sewage Backup from Bathtub

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage water coming out of bathtub and sink Sewage backup from bathtub in Eagle, CO

How To Clean Sewage Backup from Bathtub

If you have found murky brown water coming up through your bathtub drain, you likely have a sewer backup. Most of the time, the horrid smell will give away where this substance is coming from. Unless it is a very small area that is easy to disinfect, you may need to hire a professional restoration company to properly identify the source, disinfect the area, and restore your bathroom.

Where it Comes From

A bathtub backup can happen for a variety of reasons, but most often it is a clog in the main drain line. The blockage keeps the water from effectively leaving the house and the liquid seeks out the lowest path, which is usually a bathtub drain. There are several common reasons main sewer lines get blocked:

  • Flushing non-flushable items
  • Tree roots clogging the system
  • Congealed grease build-up

Regardless of the cause of the flooding, it will need to be identified and fixed so that it does not happen again.

How To Clean Small Messes

If your sewer backup is contained in the bathtub, you may want to clean and disinfect it yourself. This type of water contains bacteria and other organisms, so you will need to use gloves. Dispose of the spill in heavy-duty plastic bags and double bag them. Whatever you use to clean the mess will also need to be discarded into these bags. Make sure the bags are tightly sealed. Once the mess is cleaned up, you will need to disinfect anything that came in contact with the water with a bleach solution. Let it sit the recommended amount of time, which is usually a minimum of 10 minutes.
Finding a sewer backup in Eagle, CO is never fun. If it is a small area on an easily treatable surface, you may be able to clean it yourself. If you have additional damage, you will need the help of a professional restoration company to extract water, disinfect the area, remove, and replace items.

Why Mold Can Grow in Your Building After a Flood

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold damage on a wall with a sign on the top that says Musty Odor? Mold damage on a Silverthorne, CO building

Why Mold Can Grow in Your Building After a Flood

If you are a commercial building owner or property manager, you know how much destruction a hurricane or heavy rain can cause. You are likely most concerned about flooding that results from this storm damage.
Unfortunately, floods do not just leave behind wet assets. They can also lead to excess bacteria and mold growth within your building. Mold spores, in particular, thrive in standing water and other moist areas.
Mold can spread quickly, as well. In fact, without proper mitigation, mold can appear within one to two days of the flood.
This mold can contaminate your property and make the building unsafe for employees. You thus need to take the following steps if you find mold while inspecting your office for flood damage.

  • Avoid touching the visible mold
  • Turn off any fans or HVAC systems to prevent the mold spores from spreading
  • Do not spray disinfectants or bleach on the mold
  • Do not attempt to dry wet areas on your own


Mold growth doesn’t just produce visible signs of damage, either. It can also create a musky odor that can distract your employees. The flood cleanup process should thus include the elimination of this smell.

Mold Remediation

Mold spores are present throughout outdoor and indoor environments. It is therefore impossible to completely remove mold from your property. Any company that promises to do this is lying to you. Instead, look for businesses that provide mold remediation services. These professionals will have the tools to safely and quickly reduce the amount of mold in your commercial building. They can also dry the flooded areas to prevent the excess mold from returning. Professionals can also clean off and restore any items within the building that were contaminated by the mold.
Mold growth in a commercial building can greatly disrupt a Silverthorne,CO, business. That is why your storm cleanup procedures need to address these spores before they spread.

4 Ways To Minimize Losses After a Flood

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Parking garage with cars under water from a flood. In addition to damaged infrastructure, interrupted business operations and lost revenue may be concerns.

Enduring a broken pipe and substantial flooding can have a detrimental impact on any business in Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties, CO.  Fortunately, there are four proactive steps every owner can take to minimize losses and safeguard their financial investments.

1. Develop a Contingency Plan
Large water damage may make your building unusable for an extended period. To combat this potential dilemma, you should develop a well-devised contingency plan that allows you to continue essential operations during the cleanup and restoration process. Specific plan details may include designating a temporary office space, establishing vital communication procedures with staff and customers and identifying prospective equipment rentals.

2. Designate a Restoration Company
Quickly commencing repairs can reduce downtime and prevent secondary damage. To expedite this process, you should designate the professional restoration company you plan to work with in the event of serious flooding and identify personnel responsible for overseeing the process.
If possible, establish and file an emergency plan with the company. Understanding key aspects of your business in advance may allow them to commence work with minimal delays.

3. Understand Insurance Coverage
Because specific coverage and limitations vary from policy to policy, it’s also important to understand your insurance plan. Routinely reviewing your coverage can help you identify potential weaknesses and proactively enhance your policy. Business interruption insurance and a supplemental flood insurance policy are examples of key provisions that you may want to consider adding.

4. Keep Accurate Records
In the event a claim is necessary, your insurance provider may require you to submit a variety of documentation, such as a list of damaged items and their value. To facilitate this requirement, keep receipts and an updated inventory list readily accessible.

Enduring flooding and recovering from large-scale water damage can be daunting experiences. Recognizing that no business is immune from these threats and making proactive plans can help every owner minimize losses and quickly resume normal business operations.

How To Keep Your Sump Pump in Good Condition

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

A sump pump To prevent floodwater from invading your Breckenridge, CO, home, it’s crucial to take proper care of your sump pump

Tips On Pump Maintenance

To prevent floodwater from invading your Breckenridge, CO, home, it’s crucial to take proper care of your sump pump. This device, which drains water from the basin in your basement and keeps flooding at bay, is simple to maintain. Follow these tips on pump maintenance in order to avoid dealing with excess water in your living space.

Check for Issues

From the very start, you should confirm that there is nothing wrong with the condition of your pump. When inspecting the object, keep an eye out for:

  • Signs of wear and tear
  • Incorrect positioning
  • Debris

Keeping the object free of damage and debris allows it to work correctly. In addition, if the pump isn’t positioned correctly, it may not be able to drain water properly. Make sure that it is level and upright at all times to prevent further problems from occurring.

Inspect Drainage Pipes

After you examine your sump pump, it’s a good idea to turn your attention to your drainage pipes. These pipes have the role of removing water from the system and preventing flooding. First, verify that the pipes are draining water to the correct place, whether it’s a pipe that extends beyond your home’s foundation or the main sewage line. Once this is taken care of, make sure that the pipes are secure in order to prevent leaking.

Clean the Grate

Another central aspect of basic pump maintenance is taking care of the grate at the bottom of the basin. Over time, this grate can accumulate debris and eventually stop functioning properly. Be sure to clean your pump grate as often as needed to allow the pump to do its job of draining water from your living space.
If you come across any issues with your sump pump, it can cause severe flooding damage in your home. No matter what kind of harm you are facing, storm damage professionals can bring your home back to life in no time at all.

What To Expect From a Storm Cleanup Crew

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Thunder storm with a purple sky. Knowing what to expect when a cleanup crew arrives can give you peace of mind.

"When a storm wreaks havoc on your building in Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle 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 building is clean. You can expect the cleanup crew to work through four basic steps after arrival.

1. 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 that is left behind as possible. 

2. Material Removal
Flood water typically leaves 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.

3. 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 turn into a mold problem. Drying out the area prevents this from happening.

4. 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 its supposed to look, the building is ready for use again.

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

-How To Prepare for Storm Season-

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy storm with dark overtones of storm clouds and orange flashes of lighting. You may not be able to avoid storms, but you can prepare for them.

"Heavy storms can be unpredictable, but one thing you can predict is how you will respond if they affect your building in Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties, CO. You may not be able to prevent all flood water from invading your place of business. Instead, plan what you will do if such an event occurs.

Have an Emergency Plan
Every business owner should have a plan for dealing with a flooded building. There are several questions your plan needs to answer:

Who makes the decision to start emergency protocol?
How do people evacuate the building?
What are the necessary tasks that need to be accomplished, and who is in charge of each one?
How do employees communicate with you and one another during the emergency?

When you know that flood water is an imminent danger, an emergency plan can help you keep the people in your building safe and help you minimize damage to the building. 

Back Up Vital Data
It's always important to back up vital data, but it is especially necessary during storm season. The main threat to the items in your building during a storm is probably water damage. Equipment that cannot be repaired can be replaced fairly easily, but this is not the case with important documents. If the information is lost, it could set your business back. A digital backup may end up saving you money and time.

Set Mitigation Process in Motion
If your building is damaged by a storm, you don't want to wait to call in repairs. A water cleanup company can assess the damage to your building, provide an estimate of the cost of remediation and give you a timeline for how long the process is likely to take. Make sure you have the number of a trusted company readily available in case you need it.

By planning ahead, you may be able to minimize the impact that impending flood water has on your business."

When Cañon City Experienced Severe Storms, We Were There to Restore the Flood Damage

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

This photo of storm damage in a Cañon City, Colorado, home shows water and mud that flooded in and caused damage to the floor and walls.

Flood cleanup and ground water damage restoration can be a messy business, especially when you don’t have the help you need to mitigate the damage and restore your home and belongings back to their original condition.

At SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties, we recently had the opportunity to travel down to Cañon City, Colorado, to help a number of homeowners who experienced flooding due to a severe storm event. The storms caused significant temporary ground water flooding, heavy hail, and very high winds.

We Were There FAST

Even when a storm event takes place outside of our immediate service area – SERVPRO is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for emergency storm damage and flood cleanup in the Central Colorado Mountains.

When we received the first call from a homeowner in Cañon City, we were there within a matter of hours to begin mitigating the storm damage. A fast response to begin mitigating and extracting water is essential to keep damage and restoration costs down for homeowners.  

Severe Weather Means Serious Cleanup

Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

We are storm damage specialists and have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Qualifications – IICRC Training and Certification

The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certifies and sets the rules for the water restoration industry.

At SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties, our team members study IICRC standards and best practices and are certified in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and more.

This gives us the ability to take your water damaged home from wet and muddy to “Like it never even happened.”

Have Storm or Flood Damage in Colorado?
Call Us Today 
(970) 949-3235

After the Storm: Flood Restoration & Water Damage Cleanup in the Central Colorado Mountains

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Flood, boarded-up home This photo of a home we serviced in Cañon City, Colorado, shows the windows boarded up as a result of hail damage from severe storms.

At SERVPRO of Summit, Lake, Park & Eagle Counties, we specialize in flood restoration and water damage restoration services. Though we are based in the High Rockies, we respond to calls in many service areas, including places like Cañon City, Colorado.

Our crew is trained in the most up-to-date cleaning and drying techniques, and we use highly specialized drying equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition, whether it’s a residential property or a commercial business.

Fast Response

Since we are locally owned and operate out of Avon, Colorado, we are able to respond quickly to storm emergencies in Vail Valley, Summit County, and surrounding mountain regions. We are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies with the right resources, which is extremely important in a flood cleanup situation.

We begin to mitigate the water damage as soon as we arrive at your property and gain access to the affected area.

A fast response lessens the damage to your home or property, limits further damage from water and mud, and reduces the restoration cost. The first 48 hours are the most crucial to prevent further damage from the water affecting the property.

Learn more about the timeline of water damage here.

How to Handle Floods and Storms

When intense thunderstorms, strong winds and hail hit the mountain regions of Colorado, we can scale our resources to handle a storm disaster or flood quickly and easily. The most important thing is to contact us as soon as it is reasonably possible after you notice or are notified about flooding and water damage in your home or commercial business.

The faster you contact us, the faster we can get to the property and begin to mitigate.

We have access to equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States, ready to respond to even the most catastrophic and major storm events.

No job is too large for the best of the best in restoration.

Do you have storm or flood damage? Call Us Today at 970-949-3235.

Storms or Floods Hit the High Rockies, SERVPRO is Ready!

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Ready Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Summit, Eagle, Park, and Lake Counties.

SERVPRO of Summit specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. 

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the high rockies, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (970)949-3235