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WATER DAMAGE FROM SPRINKLER

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Sprinkler Sprinker releasing tons of water

Fire sprinkler systems offer reliable and affordable fire protection to your property. Not only do sprinkler systems prevent lives and property losses from fires, but they also leave a wet mess behind.

When a fire sprinkler head accidentally discharges, it soaks walls, floors, furniture, and anyone unlucky enough to be nearby. Regular maintenance can’t guarantee it won’t happen, but you can be ready for unexpected sprinkler breakdowns with these tips.

  1. Call the experts in Water Damage Restoration

Call SERVPRO of Grand Routt & Rio Blanco; we are the experts in water damage restoration. This is the first step to make sure all water damage is addressed and managed with the skill to eliminate future damage. This service provider will assess the existing water damage and develop a strategy to return your property back to its original, non-damaged state.

  1. Don’t try cleanup by yourself

When fire sprinkler heads accidentally discharge usually because they are broken or smoke; they release a spray of dirty water contaminated with rust, oil, and sediment. The mixture stains the surface and spreads strong, unpleasant odors throughout the entire building. Don’t try to tackle the mess on your own. Leave clean up to us.

  • We do the cleanup and the mitigation, we take care of all interior materials including sheetrock, carpets, and flooring.
  • Our certified restoration technicians can often salvage damaged furniture, equipment, and even paper records
  1. Document everything

Document water damage from a sprinkler system as soon as possible. Record immediately all the damages, that way you can demonstrate the extent of loss to your insurance company.

  • Take detailed pictures and videos of all affected interiors including broken sprinklers, wet walls, and soaked floors.
  • Leave large items like furniture and equipment in place for the adjuster’s inspection.
  • Save the receipts for damage-related expenses.

Remember, SERVPRO of Grand Routt & Rio Blanco is ready to assist you with water damage restoration and help you get back to normal. Getting your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible is our number one priority. We are a 24/7 emergency response, call us today at 970-457-1449.

Water Damage in your Mountain Home

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

  •  Identifying the source

Sometimes the source of water is easy to find. However, sometimes the issue is a pipe in the wall or a slow leak under the sink. Some signs of water damage are standing water, discoloration, musty odors, and in some cases, mold. Knowing where the water is will assist you in where to shut off the water. Some homes have a water shut-off valve in the home, and most homes have a main shut-off valve commonly by the street. It is important that whatever the source of the water is repaired or replaced by a professional.

  • Minimizing the damage

While we cannot plan for when a water loss will happen, we can control what happens after. Water will take the path of least resistance. Shut off the source of water from its source or from the main to your home. Call your insurance company and a water restoration company such as us so that we can inspect the damage and come up with and execute a plan to dry your home. It is always better to have a restoration company come out as soon as possible to start the drying process.

  • Time Frame

Remember, minimizing the damage will not stop the damage. Materials such as wood and drywall will absorb damage. Additionally, avoiding secondary damages depends on the source of water and the time taken to remove said water from the affected materials. Given that we can get to your home and start work promptly, our goal is to minimize any damage and necessary demolition in your home.