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We Provide Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Telluride

11/12/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck with fire and flames skin When the smoke and fire damage your TELLURIDE home--Call SERVPRO. Here to Help®

Need Help Removing Fire Damaged Debris in Telluride – Call SERVPRO®

Many fires occur in kitchens, causing extensive fire damage to the kitchen in Telluride homes. Fires can also be caused by discarded cigarettes and electrical malfunctions. The physical damage from the fire is often limited to the room in which the fire originated. Additional damage is caused by the efforts of the fire department to put the fire out. Smoke and soot are spread throughout the home, carried by HVAC systems and natural air currents.

SERVPRO can be onsite in less than four hours from your call to help with fire damage in your Telluride home. We manage the cleanup and mitigate further damage from water and moisture. We install temporary plywood over broken windows and doors and begin removing contents and structures damaged by the fire. We also work closely with the owner and their insurance company to coordinate the recovery of family heirlooms and claims for losses associated with the fire.

We can also help you decide whether remaining in your home is safe. Avoid slip and fall hazards and be wary of electrical risks from exposed wiring and wet conditions. Many materials are much heavier when wet. Avoid injuries when lifting heavy items.

Our SERVPRO technicians follow industry-approved processes to facilitate the cleanup, repair, and restoration after a fire has devastated your home.

  • Inspect and assess the damage from the fire.
  • Install coverings over windows, doors, and the roof as needed.
  • Remove water, chemicals, damaged contents, and structure and begin drying activity.
  • Remove soot and smoke residues from all surfaces. 
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces and contents, restore belongings to pre-fire condition whenever possible, and remove odors using fogging and air-scrubbing equipment
  • Start repairing and restoring structures, including replacing drywall, painting, or installing new flooring materials.

Call the fire damage specialists at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride and nearby areas for assistance. We are Here to Help® 24/7. Call (970) 240-6970

Skilled Fire Damage Assistance Is Best in Montrose

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in the forest Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with fire damage in your Montrose property.

SERVPRO Is Fast with Fire Damage Cleanup for Montrose Residents

House fire cleanup is never anything any homeowner wants to face. However, fire emergencies can strike without warning, leaving your Montrose home with charred debris, unsalvageable contents, and smoke damage. The good news is that you never have to go through it alone when you have SERVPRO at the ready. We offer 24/7 response for all emergencies so that we can help you get back on track after a fire in your home or business. Let us help you give your property the detailed cleaning and reconstruction it needs!

Whether a small blaze or significant fire damage in Montrose, it calls for skilled restoration technicians. SERVPRO thrives when cleaning up fire damaged homes, making it all "Like it never even happened." Even if you feel as though items may be lost, there is a chance we can restore them using our proven methods and experience.

After a fire, there are several essential things to keep in mind, including:

  • Do not turn on ceiling fans or other fixtures where the wiring could have been compromised during the fire.
  • Do not try to clean appliances or electrical components that have been exposed to water, flames, or heat.
  • Do not wash walls or other painted surfaces or shampoo carpeting or upholstery.
  • Do not consume foods and beverages kept near water, flames, or heat – they must get discarded.

Most Fire Cleanup Jobs Involve Some Level of Water Restoration

Removing all standing water and dealing with moisture control is commonplace with fire-related events. First responders used water and possibly chemicals to douse the flames during the fire. Not taking care of any water or moisture leaves your interior susceptible to further damage, including issues with crucial structural components.

  • SERVPRO carefully inspects your interior, even tight spaces, to determine where moisture may be located with any fire incident.
  • We have water restoration technicians (WRT) on our crew that will pull up any standing water, including charred debris, with the help of powerful truck-mounted extractors and pumps.

We Bring the Necessary Tools to Each Project

When called for fire and smoke restoration projects, we have a wide selection of equipment and tools that help us reach our goals. Professional equipment makes all the difference in terms of results and time with any restoration. We bring powerful air scrubbers with HEPA filtration, thermal fogging equipment, hydroxyl generators, and other tools that help us achieve our goals as quickly as possible.

Whenever a significant fire takes place, there could be a lot of reconstruction involved to bring your building back to pre-fire condition. We have a local selection of skilled contractors that we trust to handle every aspect of the rebuild, including drywall replacement, new flooring, structural work, electrical, and more.

Contents Cleaning and Restoration You Can Count On

We know that your home is filled with personal belongings, furnishings you love, and cherished mementos. Because of this, we always take the time to carefully inspect and pre-test items before cleaning to ensure the best process gets selected. Our crew's fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) know how to handle soiling, whether protein-based smoke, wet smoke, dry smoke, and other harsh residues.

Rather than leaving your fire damage to chance with DIY methods alone, have the pros handle your project instead! Call us at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970, and we can send out a crew as soon as possible.

Processes That Ease Fire Damage Restoration in Montrose Properties

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Streamlines Montrose Fire Restoration Processes

Fire can cost you millions even if it engulfs your property for some minutes. However, what may worry you more is not the cost, especially if you have sufficient insurance coverage. The uncertainty over what to do and how effective your actions may be is a concern. Instead of trying to learn and execute fire damage restoration simultaneously, you are better off with assistance from a professional like SERVPRO. 

The first thing you should know about tackling fire damage restoration at your Montrose property is that it's not a single process. SERVPRO professionals are well-prepared to handle the different approaches, so no issue comes as a surprise. 

A streamlined fire restoration should:

Fire creates significant risks like structural breaches and heightened chances of collapse or environmental hazards like sharp objects and harmful debris that may cause personal injuries. Whether you take action to safeguard the property before embarking on other restoration processes matters. Our SERVPRO crews install roof tarps if there is a cave-in and board up shattered windows. Such actions lock out weather elements and vandals, preventing damage from worsening further.

Effectively Cleaning Fire-Damaged Property

The combustion process creates different types of soils, including fine dry residues like ash, wet smeary soot, and surface coatings such as the yellowing on walls, ceilings, and appliances. Apart from the variations in physical traits, soils also present unique cleaning challenges. Some are deeply embedded through crevices in materials, while others stain surfaces. The best way to ensure a thorough cleanup is by utilizing different techniques. SERVPRO invests in unique cleaning products and equipment to facilitate such processes.

Helpful cleaning procedures

  • Spray and wipe for better control of cleaning solution application
  • Abrasive cleaning to dislodge embedded soils
  • Immersion cleaning for small water-resistant items
  • Dry cleaning options such as vacuuming to remove fine, non-greasy residues

Properly controlling the restoration processes eases fire-related challenges by eliminating hazards and resolving challenging tasks. For example, better cleaning minimizes any challenges you might face addressing odors.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is willing to help whenever you need fire damage restoration, resolving any incident "Like it never even happened." Call (970) 478-1128.

Why Property Owners in Montrose Trust SERVPRO With Fire Damage?

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot on wall and ceiling Removing the smoke and soot residues is one of the most critical steps in the fire damage restoration of your Montrose home.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration in Montrose

Removing the smoke and soot residues is one of the most critical steps in the fire damage restoration of your Montrose home. Professionals like SERVPRO use several tools and techniques during restorative cleaning to limit the extent of the damage.

The cleaning method that SERVPRO techs use during fire damage restoration of your Montrose home depends on several factors. The types of smoke residue, the extent of damage, and the kind of surface involved all play a role in deciding the appropriate restorative approach. Combining chemical action, agitation, and temperature can remove the residue without harming the surfaces.

Cleaning Oily Residue During House Fire Cleanup

Fires that involve organic matter, like proteins, can generate oily residues that are challenging to clean. SERVPRO techs use EPA-certified chemicals to clean such residues during smoke remediation. The most effective cleaning agents for oily residues are-

  • Enzymes: These biomolecules can break complex smoke and soot particles into water-soluble simpler molecules that can be easily removed. As enzymes are effective over a narrow pH and temperature range, SERVPRO techs maintain a neutral pH when using enzymes.
  • Oxidizing and reducing bleaches: These chemicals can oxidize or reduce the oily residues formed after smoke damage. The chemical reaction caused by these agents can convert the water-insoluble residues into water-soluble molecules.

What is Cleaning for No Paint and Cleaning for Paint?

A dry sponge or wet cleaning is sufficient if the smoke and soot residues are light. The process is called “clean for no paint.” However, if sealing and repainting are necessary, it is called “cleaning for paint.”

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for fast and efficient service.  

Call Us If Your Montrose Residence Experiences Fire and Odor Damage

7/17/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covered walls and debris everywhere When fire damage simply lingers, the extent of it just keeps escalating. Call our technicians to mitigate the situation and remediate the damage.

Fire and Odor Damage in Your Montrose Residence Calls for Thorough Restoration

If your home has fire damage, then it may be smelling of smoke, and several rooms may be covered with soot. Soot can stain the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. Smoke particles can travel to multiple rooms in your property, leaving bad odors that can linger for an extended period. It is essential to take care of this damage immediately.

To deal with fire and odor damage in your Montrose residence, you can work with a remediation company like SERVPRO. Smoke scents are stubborn and depending on how strong they are; you may need to use several cleaning methods to remove them. Keep in mind that if the smoke has permeated into draperies, carpets, and upholstered furniture, among other items, it may be necessary to replace them. Some products you may use to deal with the odors include:

White vinegar

It cuts through scents naturally. You can wipe down washable walls, floors, and furniture with white vinegar. Alternatively, place several bowls of vinegar around the rooms with smoke damage and leave them there for a few days.


This is a popular odor-reducing product that uses a chemical known as cyclodextrin to absorb odors. Spray the affected areas with Febreze can help minimize the smoke scent.

Activated charcoal

It is a well-known detoxifying agent, and also a natural odor absorbent. Place bowls of activated charcoal in powder form around affected rooms to absorb the odors.

To remove the odor permanently, you must deal with the source of the problem. This means washing all affected surfaces in your property. Soot settles in the tiniest of crevices. Our team has specialized tools that can get rid of all the soot particles.

To prevent permanent stains, our crew can wet clean washable materials or dry clean non washable materials. We clean the furniture and upholstery to get rid of soot. Our professionals can also clean your ductwork to remove the soot so that the HVAC system does not blow it back into the house.

Our SERVPRO crew can remove the odor using solvent-based thermal fog deodorizers. These are a blend of odor counteractants, fragrances, and aromatic phenolics in a solvent base. We apply them using thermal fogging equipment.  We can also apply sealers on surfaces where odors remain after we have used other deodorization procedures. We apply sealers to the affected surfaces to encapsulate remaining odor residues.

After a fire, SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can help you handle the fire and odor damage. Call us at (970) 478-0619 for a quick and efficient remediation process that can deal with the loss to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Crested Butte's Fire Damage Experts Discuss Soot Cleaning Methods

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home; soot and charred belongings Fire damage in your home requires quick steps to remediate. Contact SERVPRO right after the firefighters leave.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Each Type of Material Requires an Appropriate Cleaning Method

If a fire starts inside a building in Crested Butte, heat is not the only thing that causes damage. Flames can torch building materials and contents entirely or partially. Smoke coming from the different burnt materials can spread throughout the entire structure. 

Smoke created by the blaze can travel throughout your house and leave behind soot residues. When mitigating fire damage in Crested Butte, there are various methods used to remove soot and soils left behind by smoke. The cleaning chemicals and techniques that work best vary depending on what type of materials got burned and what surfaces are present inside the home. 

Smoke moves upward as the heat from the fire rises and pushes it up. Smoke then attaches to colder surfaces first, which are usually the ceiling. Soot residues can concentrate on the ceiling and then move down the walls starting from the top. 

Depending on the wall surface, cleaning soot and soil off walls can be easy or extremely difficult. Some walls have coverings on them, and cleaning the cover material is easier if the material is non-porous and more challenging if it is porous. The best way to clean a wall covering depends on how well the material resists heat and smoke. Some cleaning methods work better on certain types of surfaces than others do. 

If the walls contain wallpaper, cleaning with wet chemicals is not a good solution since the paper is porous. Wet chemicals can soak the soot further into the wallpaper, sometimes forcing it to get removed. Dry sponges that attract soils work best when cleaning soot residues from paper surfaces. 

Some wall coverings are coated with a non-porous layer of vinyl. Vinyl wall coverings can be cleaned with wet chemicals because the vinyl resists the moisture. When cleaning vinyl surfaces, our SERVPRO technicians use a specialized chemical to clean the surface, then another gets applied to rinse the walls. 

When using wet chemicals, the ceiling gets cleaned first then the walls are wiped from the top down. Extra care is taken to ensure that more damage is caused due to the chemicals streaking down the walls. If you ever need help removing soot residues, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970, 24 hours a day. 

How Do Professionals Get the Contents Cleaned After Fire Damage to Your Delta Home?

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Wall Engulfed In Flames For Delta Property Cleanup After Fire and Smoke Damage--Call Us at SERVPRO

SERVPRO Uses the Latest Techniques and Products to Mitigate the Damages from Smoke and Fire

The smoke and soot after a fire can leave the contents of your fire-damaged home in a total mess. If the residue after a fire is not promptly cleaned, it can lead to permanent damage to surfaces, including the walls, ceilings, and floors.

Luckily, here at SERVPRO, our IICRC-certified professionals employ some of the most advanced cleaning methods to restore the fire damage to your Delta home. Here are some techniques that professionals can use to clean up after a fire incident.

Dry Cleaning

If the residue is dry and non-grease-based, dry cleaning is perhaps one of the best methods to clean it up. It is usually the first step in cleaning the damage after a fire incident. Feather dusters and dusting cloths are often used in this method. The professionals can also use vacuuming to remove any loose debris from surfaces during this procedure. This helps to prevent smearing and staining.

Wet Cleaning

It is a more aggressive cleaning technique that involves water with or without detergent. SERVPRO Technicians can use this method to clean moderate to heavy residue. The method is also useful for grease-based soot and using proprietary cleaning agents.

Spray and Wipe

This technique involves the spraying of a cleaning agent and wiping it down with a piece of cloth. As the cleaning agent is sprayed in the form of missed, the restorer has more control over the amount of the cleaning agent when employing this method. Spray and wipe is an excellent method for services surfaces that cannot be saturated by a cleaning agent.

Foam Cleaning

In this method, a cleaning foam is used to clean the surfaces. The technique is most commonly used to clean upholstery and fabric that other cleaning agents can damage. Phone cleaning is best if the residue is light and the material is delicate. This is almost a moisture-free method for cleaning.

Abrasive Cleaning

This routine involves the use of an abrasive agent to clean the surfaces. It is not suitable for delicate materials. The abrasive pads can cause damage to the surfaces if not correctly used. In the case of charred attics, a soda or ice-blasting can be utilized to minimize time and mess.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose/ Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to speak to our fire damage restoration experts.

Restoring Fire Damaged Surfaces in Montrose Properties

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

pole cleaning soot from high wall SERVPRO can also use hand tools like pole extenders to wipe soot following a Montrose fire

SERVPRO Cleaning Methods for Fire Cleanup in Montrose

Smoke and soot can wreak havoc on the walls and ceilings of your Montrose property. If the damage is not addressed promptly and efficiently, it can be permanent. What's more, cleaning walls and ceilings after fire damage is not a DIY job. Trying to clean the damage on your own can make it worse.

Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we understand the science behind smoke and soot damage to your Montrose property and use the latest equipment for restoration. Our IICRC-certified technicians identify the material used for wall and ceiling surfaces and develop a plan that ensures the highest cleanability and least damage.

Our technicians use three methods for cleaning ceilings and walls.

Dry Cleaning

  • Dry cleaning yields the best results if the smoke residue is not oily. Before more extensive cleaning commences, a dry-clean sponge is also used to pre-clean the non-greasy surfaces. 
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Wet cleaning is a method for removing smoke residues from metal, wooden, or painted surfaces of walls and ceilings. This technique is also suitable for removing light to heavy, oily residues. 
  • Peroxide Active Cleaning
  • SERVPRO develops this method especially to clean acoustical ceilings and other porous surfaces. The cleaning method preserves sound-deadening qualities and the appearance of acoustic tiles. It is especially suitable for oily residues that are difficult to get off by simple wet cleaning. Peroxide active cleaning also spares coatings on textured and blown tiles on your ceilings.

Walls and ceilings can be cleaned for 'paint' or 'no paint.' When dry or wet cleaning procedures are used, there is no need to repaint the walls and ceilings, and the cleaning is referred to as 'clean for no paint.' However, sealing and prepping the surfaces is necessary if the damage is extensive. Once the smoke residue is cleaned, sealants, primers, or paints can be applied. This technique is called 'clean for paint.' We make sure that you understand the cleaning process. You can always talk to our technicians to learn more.

Call SERVPRO at Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to talk to one of our expert fire damage restorers to know your options.

Who Is Available for Fire Damage Restoration in Telluride?

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

pans catching fire on stove A small fire in the kitchen can impact your entire home.

SERVPRO Can Assist with House Fire Clean Ups in the Telluride Area

Once a fire ignites in your kitchen during cooking, the flames can quickly engulf many of your contents and building materials. Even if the fire gets extinguished quickly, many items in your home could still get damaged. Some blazes may not burn many materials, but they could put out smoke that travels through your structure and causes several issues.

When conducting fire damage restoration in Telluride, our SERVPRO technicians start by inspecting the area of your home where the fire started first. Then, we can use wipe tests on other parts of your structure to see if any soot residues are present. Once we determine the extent of the damage, we can then begin the following restoration efforts:

If any of your contents or building materials got severely damaged during the blaze, we could remove anything that we do not think we can save. Next, we can take steps to sand off or soda blast charring that is only present on the surface of certain items, such as your wooden studs. Then we can use a combination of wet and dry cleaning techniques to remove any soot residues we find on the surfaces of your ceilings, walls, or floors.

In some cases, the smoke from the fire can penetrate non-porous materials deeply, and foul odors can remain after all burnt debris and soot residues are removed. We can use thermal or ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging methods to dispense deodorants into a mist to mimic how the smoke travels. Or, we can set up an ozone generator that neutralizes malodor compounds.

If a fire ever breaks out in your house while cooking dinner, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

Gain Peace of Mind in Montrose When Hiring Efficient Fire Restoration Services

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

View of front of SERVPRO vehicle We are always on call. Our Green Fleet is packed and ready to go with the latest equipment and products to handle fire emergency cleanups.

SERVPRO’s Advanced Fire Restoration Equipment and Process Restore Montrose Properties Fast

Fire damaged homes in Montrose deserve nothing but the best when it comes to clean up and restoration. Because the overall event is traumatic, you want caring, knowledgeable professionals in your corner. Enter SERVPRO! We are available 24/7 to tackle house fire cleanup, big or small. We understand the disruption and turmoil that a fire emergency can cause, so we work diligently to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Several significant components go into the process of fire restoration in Montrose, including:

  • Removal of charred debris
  • Contents cleaning
  • Controlled demolition
  • Moisture mitigation
  • Odor control

Once you call us and our team arrives, we enter after first responders give the green light. An assessment gets made to help us formulate a course of action to begin the restoration process. If necessary, we handle all board up and tarping to secure your property while restoration takes place. We also provide pack-out/move-out services to relocate contents off-site for either cleaning or safe storage until restoration gets finished.

Our Green Fleet is packed up and ready to go with the latest equipment and products to handle fire emergency cleanups. Some of the tools we have in our arsenal include:

  • Dry brushes and vacuums to address loose soot particles
  • Solvents and sponges for wet cleaning of harsh residues
  • Thermal foggers to disperse cleaning agents that bond with odorous particles to make removal easier
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to pull particulates from the air
  • Dry ice or soda blasting to remove charred materials up to ¼ inch
  • Dehumidifiers to remove any lingering moisture from water used to douse the flames

Call (970) 240-6970 to speak with our team whenever you need fire restoration. You can reach us at SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride 24/7 for emergency fire & water – cleanup & restoration!

Can a Montrose Home Require Fire Damage Restoration if There Is No Fire?

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

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You Can Call SERVPRO to Help With Secondary Fire Restoration

Many people associate fire damage with a physical fire in a specific property. However, it is possible to require fire damage restoration even when your home does not burn down. Some likely causes include puff backs if you have a furnace or fire in neighboring properties that results in soot, ash, and other debris driven by air currents accumulating in your property.

That your property is not burned down does not mean fire damage restoration in your Montrose home should be taken lightly. The fine debris can spread all over your home where it can cause significant problems over time, including indoor air quality issues or rusting of metallic fittings or surfaces since soot has acidic properties. Luckily, it is possible to complete most of the restoration work through cleaning. SERVPRO eases the process by using a variety of simple and advanced cleaning processes.

Regular processes used during house fire cleanup are helpful in such cases, including:

One significant difference in cases involving secondary fire damage only is that damage may not be readily identifiable. For instance, only a thin film of residue may be deposited on vast surfaces such as walls or ceilings, resulting in slight changes such as yellowing. Our SERVPRO technicians can help ensure you do not miss such changes by doing simple tests such as running a cleaning sponge along the wall surface.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride manages primary and secondary fire damage eliminating all traces of a loss, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (970) 240-6970.

Avoiding Pitfalls After Fire Damage in Telluride

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Caution tape / fire damage After a fire incident takes place. You can trust that your home is in good hands with the experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Our Certified Technicians Have Vast Experience with Remediation After a Fire

In the aftermath of a fire, many pitfalls entrap homeowners and burden them with unnecessary costs. While you may have the best intentions for your belongings and have entirely reasonable ideas on how to help them, some crucial mistakes may become apparent only after you have seen their effects. SERVPRO technicians deal with these effects daily and know what to look out for and where to use caution. If fire damage impacts your Telluride home, be sure to follow our technicians' advice and avoid these costly mistakes. 

Using a Dry Cleaning Service 

Some homeowners may attempt to use a dry cleaning service in Telluride for their fire damaged garments. Dry cleaners, after all, deal with delicate clothing items every day, so it makes sense for them to be able to handle some light smoke and ash. However, many fire damaged garments must be cleaned with specialized solutions and techniques; most dry cleaning services are not familiar with the unusual chemicals and compounds that may have worked their way into the fabric. We hire specialized contractors to handle damaged dry-clean articles of clothing to ensure they stay in peak condition. 

Using Electricity After Fire Damage

Avoid using electricity in fire damaged parts of your home. Fires may strip or melt wires, cause electronics to short circuit or malfunction, and clog electrical systems with ash. Using electronics affected by the fire can hurt the object in question and the person attempting to turn it on. 

Starting to Wash and Clean 

You may want to start the cleanup process yourself to give SERVPRO a head start on mitigation when we arrive. However, some types of smoke and ash can react negatively to conventional cleaning products, potentially making our jobs much harder if improper chemicals are used. We appreciate the efforts many homeowners are willing to put forth, but it is better for all parties involved to leave the hard work to us. 

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride provides professional damage mitigation and restoration services to homeowners when they need it most. Call us 24/7 at (970) 240-6970. 

Why Should Your Montrose Property Be Inspected For Safety After A Fire Damage Experience?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Before/After "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Promises Quick Response When Attending To Fire Damage Incidents in Montrose

It is always a devastating experience to have a fire damage incident on your Montrose property. Did you know that the damage never ends even when the fire department extinguishes the fire? An experienced company like SERVPRO can inspect your property to determine whether it is safe to enter by looking at crucial factors.

How Does SERVPRO Minimize Damage in Your Fire-Damaged Montrose Property? 

The soot that accumulates in your Montrose property after a fire damage incident has some levels of acidity and can easily cause corrosion, rust, soot staining, and even interfere with the air quality of your home. When soot settles on metals, carpeting, wood, grout, and textiles, discoloration can occur. The level of discoloration can vary from one material to the other, and it is the work of our team to determine whether it is possible to restore such materials. We can perform the following procedures to minimize damage:

  • Use an air scrubber to improve the air quality
  • We can perform sanding to remove smoke deposits from surfaces such as walls
  • We can install heaters and fans to dry contents affected by the liquids used to extinguish the fire

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can restore your fire-damaged property using advanced equipment and techniques. Call (970) 478-1303 to work with a restoration partner you can trust.

Fire Damage caused by Appliances in Montrose can Cause Long-Term Damage to Belongings

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

a fire burning the house with firefighters outside trying to stop it Did a recent fire in your home include smoke and bad odors? Team SERVPRO technicians specialize in dealing with fire damage situations.

Professional Remediation Experts Need to be Involved After Any Fire, Regardless of the Size

Out-of-control forest fires remain one of the worst ways a home can catch on fire, but it is not the only way. Homes in Montrose can catch on fire in many ways, including malfunctioning appliances, such as dryers with a buildup of lint and debris in the duct. Clogged dryers can become heated hot enough that they ignite.

Montrose homes risk fire damage when dryer maintenance happens on less than a regular basis. Cleaning out the lint catcher each time clothing is removed from the dryer helps, but often it is not enough. Fine lint can still escape and find its way to the exhaust vent cover. Also, because lint is often still damp when it escapes the lint trap, adhering to the inside of the duct happens all too easily. Any lint, fibers, threads, and paper bits that end up lost accumulate in a snowball effect, rapidly increasing in size.

Synthetic fibers in clothing often melt at high temperatures before it ignites. Dryer-related fires can leave your laundry area a horrible mess, with jumbles of melted, hard articles of clothing mixed with others, now singed and charred black. Your folding area and the inside of your dryer can sustain ugly damage from your once fashionable clothing. The smoke produced by clothing often burns black and easily adheres to the surfaces it touches.

Our highly experienced technicians can help eliminate the damage caused by dryer fires. Even when plastic-based materials strongly bond to hard surfaces such as tabletops and the interior of dryers after melting, we can remove this melted-on material. Using your dryer without removing all of the melted-on plastics can ruin future loads of clothing. One of the goals at SERVPRO  is to prevent damage from harming your home or the contents inside. A dryer-related fire might seem small, but the ramifications for you and your family's appearance can be long-lasting and costly if mismanaged.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can be contacted at (970) 240-6970 every day of the week and at any hour. Whenever you have fire damage of any kind, call us for friendly, professional service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Damage Restoration in Montrose

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything Odor and debris are a part of fire damage. Contact SERVPRO for the know-how to deal with both after a fire in your home.

What is the Best Way to Remove Odors During Fire Damage Restoration in Montrose?

There are four significant steps to removing odors from a fire that has damaged your home or business. A restored home may look great; however, persistent odors can leave clients unhappy if left untreated.

SERVPRO pays critical attention to removing odors during fire damage restoration in Montrose structures. We aim to restore your property. “Like it never even happened.” We can remove all odors, and there is no reminder of the fire that ravaged your property.

Odor removal follows four necessary steps to restore your home to your satisfaction:

  • We remove the source of the odor and any debris damaged by the fire.
  • All surfaces are cleaned that have odor-causing residues on them.
  • We distribute the deodorizer following the same path that smoke residues followed throughout the building.
  • In difficult situations, we seal surfaces that are too expensive or not practical. Two standard methods include painting walls and sealing inaccessible duct surfaces in heating and cooling systems.

Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride for fire damage restoration services in Montrose and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (970) 240-6970.

A Special Portrayal of Beethoven Comes to Montrose

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Fire damage can be a nasty mess. SERVPRO has the latest technology and techniques. Their technicians are IICRC certified.

A Dramatic and Musical Show for Montrose Families

As part of its efforts to enrich Montrose and other communities nearby, the Western Slope Concert Series brings unique musical acts to our town whenever possible. On January 24, one of those special opportunities is set to arrive. A talented duo consisting of pianist Kathryn Mientka Farruggia and her husband, Charles Farruggia will introduce Montrose to one of their most carefully made acts: Beethoven's life and music.

While Kathryn performs some of Beethoven's finest piano pieces, Charles takes the stage to show the audience the composer's struggles throughout his life. The entire show is family-friendly, and parents are encouraged to bring their kids to learn the history and beauty of Beethoven's works. Admission costs $15 per person, and the performance starts at 3 PM on the 24th.

 Fast Fire Restorations in Montrose

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride knows that in the aftermath of a disaster, speed is of utmost importance to decrease costs and inconveniences to our clients. We keep our phone lines open 24/7 for that reason. Call us at (970) 240-6970.

Is Removing Fire Odor From Your Delta Home Difficult?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Homes in Delta That Have Experienced a Fire Are Left with Unpleasant Odors, but SERVPRO Has the Tools to Mitigate the Problem

A fire does not have to engulf the entire home for it to have smoke damage. Smoke residue can travel through a house via the HVAC ducts and simple air movement. It leaves behind foul odors as the soot settles in every nook and cranny. It is challenging to remove the smells, but SERVPRO has been returning residences to preloss condition for years. If your Delta home was damaged by fire, our technicians provide fire restoration service that cleans, repairs, and restores your home.

How Does Smoke Smells Affect a Home?
Whenever a fire happens, smoke particles rapidly disperse. At SERVPRO, we know what is involved in mitigating unpleasant odors from fire damage in Delta homes. We also know how to track down the source and eliminate them.

The smell of smoke is prevalent due to porous material such as carpeting and fabric absorbing and trapping the particles. Heat bonds soot to structural elements and content, leaving malodorous smells. Synthetic materials produce oily and greasy residues, intense heat forces smoke residue particles deeply into impacted content, and smoke rises and settles into the HVAC system. All of these add up to your home becoming one big odor problem.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Odor Removal?
The primary cause of fire-related odor is soot. It affixes itself to the surfaces in your home, causing the strong smells. Our technicians deal with the problem by:
    •    Using abrasive blasting, scraping, and wire brushing to clean heavy smoke residues and charring.
    •    Delicate surfaces get cleaned with peroxide active cleaning techniques.
    •    Using agents like trisodium phosphate (TSP) for greasy residues and dry-cleaning sponges for non-greasy surfaces.
    •    Structural elements with non-greasy soot can be power washed.
    •    Air scrubbers, HEPA filters, and ozone material remove odor from the air.
    •    Cleaning the HVAC system with advanced technology.
    •    Vaportek equipment neutralizes the smells while industrial-strength fans and air movers ventilate the area.
    •    Thermal fogger, desiccants, and time-released scented agents can also get utilized.
    •    SERVPRO technicians know what equipment and cleaning agents to use for your situation. If you need fire damage cleanup, we are here any time of day or night.

Contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for expert fire damage service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Can I Deal With Fire Damage Restoration for my Burnt Up Garage?

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

Garage on fire When fire damage happens, contact SERVPRO of Montrose at (970) 240-6970, no matter how big or small the problem.

SERVPRO experts offer fire damage remediation for Montrose properties.

Fires, though most occur accidentally, can devastate your home in Montrose. Even a small fire may result in unprecedented losses. Pungent smells may be trapped between ceilings and other confined places. Walls and items become sooty, and the whole area could be risky to access. But once our technicians take charge of the situation, the damage seems "Like it never even happened."

Are the experts from SERVPRO the best in cleanup and restoration?

Our crew is the best you can find in cleaning and odor removal for Montrose residents. Armed with the science and technology relevant to the restoration industry, the skilled personnel are always set to respond Faster To Any Size Disaster. Knowing that fire accidents may strike anytime, we are always ready to come and get you out of the tragedy.

How do the pros deal with fire mitigation issues?

Our crew arrives at the site of the fire loss as soon as they receive your call. After initial assessment and agreement, our staff starts by identifying risks that may have resulted from the fire. Cleaning of the dirty surfaces, including ceilings and walls, is done after sorting out damaged from recoverable contents. Generally, our experts follow these steps to bring back your house to its previous condition.

  • Inspecting and assessing the extent of the damage
  • Containment of risk areas and sealing holes in the roof
  • Removing smoke and soot from surfaces
  • Cleaning and sanitizing contents
  • Scrubbing odors
  • Repairing damaged structures

Why is it risky to handle fire damage without the help of trained personnel?

Sooty and discolored structures and items require chemicals only experienced persons can safely handle. Structures affected by fire outbreaks are risky, and death could even occur. Undesirable odors are hard to eliminate, but with advanced equipment, the experts leave your house clean, free from off-odors, and remodeled to the previous state.

How can I quickly reach out to the technicians in case of an emergency?

Fire emergencies occur without warning and hence require emergency response. That is why our team of dedicated professionals stands guard day and night ready to come for your rescue anytime disaster may strike.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose at (970) 240-6970, for the fastest and best clean up and restoration.

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What Are Some Different Kinds of Smoke Residue after Fire Damage In Delta?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

Soot covered items SERVPRO professionals have the skills and expertise to tackle the different types of smoke and soot residue left behind after a fire.

SERVPRO Categorizes Smoke and Soot Residue into Four Categories.

Smoke and soot residue is one of the toughest challenges for restoration after an incidence of fire damage in Delta. The ability to restore your property is determined by the kind of residue left behind. Although some kind of residue is not that difficult to clean, other kinds can take more time and effort.

SERVPRO professionals use a multitude of techniques and equipment to eliminate the different kinds of smoke residue after fire damage to your Delta home. Our IICRC certified technicians classify smoke and soot residue into four different categories: Dry residue, wet residue, protein residue and fuel oil residue.

Dry and Wet Smoke Residue

Every fire generates smoke in both the wet and dry category. While some fires may produce a predominantly dry residue, some others produce predominantly wet soot. If the fire is fast burning, with an abundant oxygen supply, dry residue is deposited. On the other hand, fires that burn slower and have less oxygen supply, produce mostly wet residue. The burning of synthetic material also produces wet smoke. Material such as wood, cork, and paper, generally produce a drier smoke.

It is easier to clean dry residue compared to the wet and greasy residue. SERVPRO technicians can use more extensive cleaning procedures to clean the wet soot. The time required for restoration is greater for wet residues than for dry residues.

Residue Due to the Burning of Protein 

The residue formed due to the combustion of protein is most common in kitchen fires. Burning of protein-rich material such as meat, poultry or fish produces this kind of residue. It can have a color between amber to yellow and can form an oily layer on walls and ceiling. The odor is also one of the most significant problems with such residue. Cleaning of protein residue requires more time and deodorization is a significant part of the restoration process.

Fuel Oil Residue 

Although it is less frequent, furnace puff-backs can produce a thick smoke due to the incomplete burning of the fuel oil. Improper venting can result in the smoke particle deposition in the ducts. The fuel oil soot can be greasy and requires more time and effort to clean.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to speak with one of our restoration experts.

What Can I Do to Save My Montrose Home After a Fire?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

Fire line in front of a destroyed home When it comes to fire damage restoration, our crew at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is ready to get to work whenever you need us.

SERVPRO Helps Limit Loss Within Your Montrose Home Using Expert Fire Damage Restoration Methods

Anyone affected by fire loss in the home will tell you that this is an experience that is both frightening and traumatizing. SERVPRO is here to ensure you have a team on your side to bring your interior back to preloss condition. We will take the time to plan out our restoration efforts while working quickly to limit the monetary impact of the loss. Once you call us to your Montrose property, you will see that We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and ready to get to work 24/7 for emergency fire restoration.

What Type of Damage Can I Expect?

When you require fire damage restoration in Montrose, our team will be happy to talk with you about what to expect. Damage from a fire goes beyond what you see after the flames get extinguished. Fire damage includes the potential for:

•    Issues with the structural integrity of the building
•    Potential electrical hazards
•    Soot and smoke damaged belongings
•    Water damage from extinguishing the flames

Prompt response and rapid action to begin restoration are crucial when limiting the amount of financial and emotional struggles that fire causes. Once the fire gets put out, and the first responders deem the building safe to enter, we can have a SERVPRO Green Fleet arrive at your property in as little as four hours or less. We start with an initial assessment that allows us to work most efficiently to achieve our cleanup goals.

Why Does Restoration Have to Begin So Soon?

The best time to begin fire damage recovery and restoration is as soon as your building is safe for entry. An effective response will help to stabilize your home so that we can salvage as much as possible. Waiting too long means that the acidic soot and smoke damage is left to fester, creating a corrosive atmosphere that speeds up the deterioration of vital assets and building materials. Further compounding the problem will be the water or dry chemicals used to put out the flames.

Can I Start Restoration?

Many homeowners are tempted to dive in and help with restoration efforts. However, there are many times when DIY cleanup methods cause more harm than good. There are several things that you should not do after you have a fire in your Montrose home, including:

•    Never attempt to shampoo your upholstery or carpets
•    Never attempt to wash painted surfaces or walls
•    Never attempt to use any of the packaged or canned beverages or food that had been stored near the fire zone
•    Never attempt to clean any of your electronics or appliances that have been subjected to heat, flames, or water
•    Never turn on any lighting fixtures or ceiling fans if they have gotten wet

Any combination of one or more actions above can compound the damage to your interior. SERVPRO has the right tools and techniques to safely handle your belongings and damaged materials to get the best results.

However, there are several things that you can do after a fire that may help facilitate our restoration efforts. These actions include:

•    Limiting movement throughout your home to prevent tracking and embedding of soot particles into carpets and upholstery
•    Try not to touch anything as further soiling can occur to your woodwork, walls, and upholstered furniture
•    If your electricity is off, you can empty your refrigerator and freezer, leaving the doors propped open, for a minor fire incident, leave for us to inspect first.
•    If movement in the home is unavoidable, try to place old linens or towels on carpeted surfaces to keep them clean

What About These Strong Odors?

As mentioned, the soot and smoke particles left from a fire can continue causing damage. Our IICRC-certified fire restoration technicians know how to deal with smoke, soot, and odors to prevent further damage from setting in. The stubborn residue left after a fire is not only odorous but also potentially hazardous to your health. Our team arrives and wears all of the right protective gear for our safety while working. We also utilize a broad range of odor-eliminating tools and products, such as:

•    Odor counteracting beads
•    Deodorant pellets or granules
•    ULV misters using water-based wet mist deodorizers
•    Thermal fog deodorizers
•    Odor and stain surface sealants

We also have a broad inventory of equipment like air filtration devices, air scrubbers, ozone generators, and injection devices that help us achieve our odor elimination and deodorization goals.

When it comes to fire damage restoration, our crew at SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride is ready to get to work whenever you need us. We are prompt, reliable, and work fast to make your interior “Like it never even happened.” Call us to have a crew deployed to your property at (970) 240-6970.

Is It Dangerous To Leave The Lint In My Dryer Lint Trap Between Cycles In My Delta Home?

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Dryer lint trap When it comes to your dryer, allowing lint to build up in the trap can eventually become a fire hazard.

Forgetting To Clean Out Your Dryer Lint Trap Can Cause Fire Damage.

Upon occasion, everyone forgets to do simple chores inside their house but, sometimes, those simple tasks are essential for the safety of your home and forgetfulness can lead to fire damage. When it comes to your dryer, allowing lint to build up in the trap can eventually become a fire hazard. When the build up first begins to happen, it usually impacts the efficiency of your dryer. The machine cannot produce clothing that is dried to competition in the usual time that it does. However, with continued negligence, eventually, the built-up lint can become a fire waiting to happen.

When the lint trap inside of your dryer causes fire damage inside your Telluride home, it is vital for you to call for help as soon as you possibly can. When help can get to your home swiftly, it is more likely that the remediation of the damage can be successful.

The first thing SERVPRO can do for you is to investigate the fire damage. The blaze impacted your laundry nook and ruined your detergents, fabric softeners, and some hanging clothing. Additionally, the walls and ceiling sustained soot and smoke damage, causing them to blacken with greasy stains. Our Estimator can go through the damages with you and explain SERVPRO's likely course of action. They can answer any questions, and it is their job to communicate with you through the entire remediation process.

After thoroughly cleaning up the melted plastics, detergents, and ruined clothing, SERVPRO can address the damage in your house with unique trade tools. Our team can set up an air scrubber to combat the odor left behind by the fire and filter the air. The device works by drawing in the very particles that cause the odor and neutralizing them, before releasing clean air into the room. Furthermore, SERVPRO can clean the exhaust duct of your dryer, ridding it of lint, soot, dander, mold spores, and other items. Afterward, we can spray a deodorizer to rid your machine of the foul smell.

To deal with the stains on your walls inside your laundry nook, SERVPRO can choose from a few different cleaning methods. The overall goal is to encourage the soot to separate from the surface. Because of this, lubricative, chemical, and abrasive cleaning methods are all options. Once the stains are gone, the final task SERVPRO can help you with is an insurance claim.

Never hesitate if forgetfulness causes an accidental fire inside of your home. Dial (970) 240-6970 on your phone to contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. Night or day, we are always open and waiting to receive your call.

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How Long Should I Wait for Smoke and Fire Odor to Disperse?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Air freshener being sprayed Our professionals have state of the art equipment to deodorize and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

SERVPRO Are Experts at Getting Rid of Fire and Smoke Damage in your Delta Home, Once and For All. 

Does fire odor go away by itself?

Fire odors can remain in your Delta home for six to eight weeks without intervention. Odor particles are volatile, which means that they can enter wall paint, woods, fabrics, and flooring. You may also discover soot buildup in crevices like wall sockets, light fittings, ventilation ducts, and your air conditioning system. Odors do disperse naturally over time, but once embedded into a surface, the process of dispersal slows significantly. Soiling from a fire continues to release odor particles long after the flames are extinguished. Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FRST) tackle odor at the source to get your home back to its preloss condition.

Do air-fresheners work on smoke odors?

Air-fresheners be useful for temporary smoke and fire odor removal in your Delta home. However, masking agents tend to be a stop-gap solution to malodors and rely on these odors dispersing naturally over-time. In an enclosed home-environment, dispersal can be an uncomfortably long-time- especially when there is a buildup of soiling in the property. SERVPRO prioritizes the removal of soiling as the first action against malodors. Our deodorant equipment is a secondary action once soiling removal is complete.

What are the steps for odor removal?

- Remove odor-causing materials and soiling

- Dry the property efficiently after cleaning

- Use deodorant solvents in the affected area as a counter-measure to temporary odors

Are fire odors dangerous?

Fires produce lethal gases like carbon monoxide when materials combust. However, the majority of these gases disperse naturally over a few hours. The odor left behind by fire is usually the result of soiling or microscopic soots. It can be unhealthy to inhale fire dust, which releases during cleaning or removing of fire-damaged materials. SERVPRO typically use air-filtration devices during restoration to clear away micro-particles from your indoor air as well as their accompanying odors.

Control odor after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970.

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Is it Safe to Enter my Fire Damaged Home in Montrose?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

"Safety first" Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with fire damages in your Montrose property.

Safety is Priority After Fire Damage Occurs in Your Montrose Home

After a fire, there are several hazards that homeowners should consider. Many people want to rush in to recover family mementos, valuables, and important papers that are needed for insurance claims. There is a desire to recover as much as possible. There may even be a concern that members of the public may remove a variety of items.

SERVPRO has been providing fire damage recovery services to Montrose and surrounding communities for many years. We have a 4.8 /5.0 rating after receiving over 200 reviews. Every fire is different. The burn time, the burn source, and the temperature of the fire determine the overall damage. We assess every situation to provide the best service we can, given the circumstances.

We analyze many hazards before entering a home after a fire. For example, the following are reviewed before our professionals begin work restoring your residence:

Is the power still on, are there electrical hazards?

Firefighters use water, foam, and other chemicals to quell a fire creating slip and fall situations.

Waterlogged materials are heavy, avoid sprains and strains.

Some odors may trigger health issues for people who suffer from asthma and bronchitis.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride and the surrounding area at (970) 240-6970 for assistance with fire damage restoration. We are available 24/7/365. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Fire Damage Restoration In Delta

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration In Delta Requires Using The Five Principles Of Cleaning

Structural burns take place across the country every day, which means that your Delta home could be at risk. Out of all the cases of fire damage across the United States, around 16% of them are caused unintentionally. Besides the unintentional or careless act causes, electrical systems malfunctioning also accounts for over 7% of the country's structural blazes.

Once flames ignite, they can quickly cause different types of fire damage inside your Delta residence. The smoke coming from the blaze can travel throughout your building and leave behind soils and soot residues. When mitigating smoke-related issues, some problems may require our SERVPRO technicians to remove and replace your affected contents or building materials. In minor situations, we can clean and restore many of the affected items in your home using the following five principles of cleaning.

1. Locate Smoke Residues
As soon as we arrive at your house, our SERVPRO crew attempts to locate all smoke residues present by thoroughly inspecting your structure. We start our inspection process at the source of the burn and then follow the smoke out to see how far it went.

2. Identify The Type Of Residues
By figuring out what fuels were burnt during the blaze, we can determine what types of smoke was created and what kinds of residues exist. Once we know if we are dealing with oily or water-based soot residues, we can then figure out the best cleaning method to implement.

3. Identify The Types Of Surfaces Affected
The surface of the affected contents or building materials will dictate which cleaning methods are safe to be used on the various types of surfaces.

4. Capture And Remove All Soot Residues
Since smoke residues adhere to the surfaces it contacts, cleaning can involve releasing the soots from the surface using chemical or physical actions. Once the soot particles get released, they are then removed from the affected surfaces and captured.

5. Dispose Of The Soot Residues
After all of the debris and soiled cleaning supplies are collected, our SERVPRO team disposes of them in a sealed plastic bag so that the waste does not contaminate other areas during the disposal and trash removal process.

If you ever need a professional restoration company to clean soot residues that remain after a structural fire, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 24 hours a day. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Have The Experience And Equipment Necessary To Handle Fire Damage In Montrose

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

A damaged electrical panel in a home after a fire Our IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 to handle your fire damage restoration services. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Experience and Equipment Make the Difference Against Fire Damage in Montrose Homes

Fire damage may look overwhelming and seem impossible to come back from. If you outsource the job to a professional restoration company, your odds of lessening the loss are much higher.

One of the main differences between professional DIY fire damage cleanup in Montrose homes narrows down to two main points: experience and equipment. The technicians at SERVPRO undergo extensive training before working on any job site and have a full working knowledge of the tools used and methods needed.

Cleaning Smoke Residues

Using wet cleaners on dry smoke residue can drive it into surfaces and ruin items and surfaces that had restoration potential. SERVPRO techs advise homeowners to avoid doing any cleaning until we arrive on-site to test the residues and determine the best cleaning agents and methods to use. Dry smoke, for example, requires lifting off without the use of any wetting agents. While wet smoke residues often need the application of a solvent-based cleaner to release their grip on surfaces.

Air Quality

Ventilation and reduction of particulate matter in the air are vital to returning the home to a safe environment for habitation. Containment around the work area with plastic barriers or the use of negative air chambers are typical. The techs use air scrubbers throughout the mitigation process to capture soot smaller than the eye can see.

Odor Control

After cleaning away smoke residues and removal of charred items, the techs work on eliminating any remaining smoke odors. The equipment the techs use has the potential to eradicate odors from even porous items like upholstered furnishings through the use of heated solvents that behave like smoke and overtake and eliminate pungent scents.

Post-Cleanup Duct Inspection

The techs can inspect and clean the ductwork as needed; this action ensures that soot does not spread throughout the home when the HVAC is running,

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 for assistance with fire damage cleanup in your home. The technicians have the training and equipment to make the fire loss to your home "Like it never even happened."

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Odor Removal for Telluride Homes After a Fire

10/6/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck in front of a home. SERVPRO will kick the odor right out of your home, after a fire.

Odors can consume your Telluride home after a fire damage.

Odors present a substantial challenge for Telluride homeowners after a fire, mainly because masking scents does not work to eliminate them. To truly have these noxious odors and smoke damages gone, you need the premier equipment available to our SERVPRO professionals restoring your home. We have many practices that can help, including cutting edge equipment and products.

Fire damage odor control in Telluride homes begins with a thorough assessment of the property conducted by our management team. As these technicians have the most experience in the field, we can quickly identify problem areas and begin devising the strategy that returns your home to preloss condition. From our potent line of deodorization and cleaning products developed to combat the most stubborn of scents to distributive equipment like our thermal and UV foggers, we have the tools to make a difference quickly for your home.

We also have equipment available that has dual functionality like the hydroxyl machine. Using a spectrum of UV combined with water vapor, these machines can clean up the environment where they get placed but also affect odors as well. The presence of a running hydroxyl machine generates radicals that clear odors from the immediate area and filters contaminants like microscopic soot particulates.

Deodorization is also a vital element of our content management as well, and can even affect many of the objects and furniture removed from a fire-damaged house after a loss incident. We can bring these belongings to our SERVPRO facility for extensive cleaning and placement in our ozone chamber. The ozone produced in this room adds additional molecules to odor compounds to neutralize them on contact. The process is harmful to living creatures, and that is what makes it a challenge to deploy smaller units in homes that remain occupied after a fire loss.

We strive to provide homeowners with the best deodorization practices after a fire to help get their house back to preloss condition. We have many tools and products at our disposal, and we can make a difference quickly in your home. Give our SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride team a call anytime that you need us at (970) 240-6970.

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The Fire is Over, but are Smoke Odors Lingering in Your Delta Home?

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Even if a fire is confined to one room, smoke and soot damage travel. Call SERVPRO to remove the odors fires leave behind.

How to Eliminate Smoke Odors After Fire Damage in Your Delta Residence

A fire can cause extensive damage to a home like charring or burning down some building materials and contents. It can also leave many problems you need to address like ash, soot, and a foul odor. The other issue is the water that remains in a house after snuffing out the fire.  

To deal with the smoke odors associated with fire damage in your Delta residence, you can begin with opening the windows and doors to let in the fresh air. Place fans in the doorways or windows to pull in clean air and circulate it around your home. You can also sprinkle baking soda on dry carpets and allow it to sit overnight. Vacuum the carpeting thoroughly the following day to remove all the baking soda.  

You should also launder curtains, blankets, sheets, drapes, and other washable items using regular laundry detergent. When the rinse cycle starts, add a cup of vinegar to the wash load to eliminate smoke smells.  

To remove smoke and fire odors from floors and walls, wash them with a solution of water and ammonia. Mix a quarter cup of household ammonia into a bucket of water and then use a sponge to clean the walls and floors. To clean countertops, appliances, cabinets, and other nonporous surfaces, you can mix a half cup of baking soda in one bucket of warm water. Dip a sponge in the solution and use it to wash the surfaces.  

Seeking professional odor removal services from SERVPRO is also essential because we have the expertise to provide complete property restoration. We can remove any water or moisture using extraction and drying equipment like wet/dry vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers. To neutralize the many kinds of malodors, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can use several deodorants. One of them is enzyme digesters, which work effectively on protein or organic materials. Enzymes break down organic molecules into odorless substances like water, carbon dioxide, and water-soluble by-products. The substances dissipate fast into the air, removing and the odor. Enzymes also break down insoluble protein molecules into soluble, simple substances that bacteria can absorb and digest. 

Our SERVPRO technicians can also remove odors from indoor air by purifying it. We can use electronic filters with an electrically charged grid to kill microorganisms in the air as they pass through the filter. The other devices we use to purify the air are air scrubbers. They pull air through charcoal filters and capture smells onto a filter. These devices then recirculate the filtered air into a house. To deal with imaginary odors, we can use masking agents, which work by covering foul odors with more pleasant smells.  

After a fire ruins your home, you need a complete solution that can restore it to its pre-incident state, which is precisely what SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can provide. Contact us today at (970) 240-6970. We can eliminate the fire and smoke damage to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO Removes Smoke Odors From Fire Damaged Apartments in Telluride

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot from this fire traveled throughout the structure. Fortunately, SERVPRO had the experience and training to restore this home.

Dealing with Big Odor Issues from Minor Fire Damage in Your Telluride Apartment

Different kinds of fire cause various types of smoke to fill the area around the flames. Even smoldering papers that you catch before they completely ignite can cause smoke to spread into other areas, including other rooms in your apartment in Telluride. A small fire can leave you continuously detecting the offensive odor of smoke.

While the scents of a delicious home-cooked meal seem to fade away quickly, the odors from fire damage in Telluride do not disappear the same way. Instead, hotter days during the summer can make the odor much more intense, and increases in humidity levels have the same effect. SERVPRO's restoration specialists receive comprehensive training so they can earn a variety of certificates from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring we know how to mitigate all types of situations.

With odors that arise after something in your dwelling burns, we focus on the source of the odor. Because all odors come from a physical substance or one kind of another, we work on physical elimination first. Cleaning surfaces can remove a substantial number of the soot particles that cause you to smell strong smoke odors in your apartment. Dry sponges remove dry, powdery soot on flat surfaces while brushes and small utensils reach into grooves and deeply recessed areas.

We clean the contents in your home with ultrasonic baths and unique cleansers in highly efficient, super-sized washing machines, depending on the materials we are restoring. While our work does alleviate some of the odors this way, we know that odors can persist.

Thermal fogging can eliminate odor-causing substances in places we cannot access because the heated vapor acts like smoke, getting into the same places invaded during the fire. Once there, the chemical deodorizers bond with foreign substances and make them too heavy for air currents to lift them back into the air. Using an air scrubber helps clean the air of any already suspended particles. When odors linger, we can mask this temporarily with gel packs placed in safe locations. Other odor-fighting agents work wonders when we apply them to upholstery, carpets, and other textiles.

You need not worry about upsetting your landlord when you have SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride partnering with you after fire damage leaves your apartment smelling horrific. We serve those living in Pitkin, Almont, and Crested Butte, in addition to other nearby locations. Contact us at (970) 240-6970, any day of the week, including holidays.

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Our Professionals Have The Necessary Equipment to Restore Your Telluride Home After A Fire Disaster

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your home after a fire. Don't hesitate and call right away so we can get started.

Small Fire Damage in Telluride Home Leaves Huge Smoke Odor Problem

There was only a little fire damage in the kitchen when the roast caught on fire in the oven a few weeks earlier. The homeowner cleaned the kitchen and thought that was the end of it.

SERVPRO received a call to address unwanted smoke odors from fire damage in a Telluride home. There were no visible signs of soot or fire loss to the kitchen area but the pungent smell of charred meat permeated the upholstered chairs in the kitchen, and the living room retained strong odors.

Our technicians explained to the homeowner that the residue left behind by protein fires, while nearly invisible in most cases, carries a strong odor that penetrates porous materials in the vicinity of the fire.

This type of residue cannot be wiped away and needs professional mitigation to neutralize the odors. We recommended thorough cleaning and odor control for the affected areas. The longer odor-causing soot remains in an area after a fire, the more it spreads through foot traffic and movement in the home, eventually finding its way into the ductwork in some cases.

Our technicians immediately wiped down the kitchen with our professional-grade cleaning formulas to remove any remaining protein residue. Then, to clean soot from the area, air scrubbers with HEPA filters were set up to capture any remaining airborne particulates.
Sometimes the application of multiple methods is necessary to neutralize the smell from a protein fire. Cleaning helped lower the amount of odor in the home, but it needed additional odor control efforts.

Our technicians chose thermal fogging to eliminate the remaining smell from the house. A solvent is heated and delivered as a fog throughout the home. The mist penetrates deeply into porous objects, such as furniture and fabrics. The solution works to neutralize soot particles and eliminate odors.

After fogging the home, our technicians cleaned the ductwork and suggested the homeowner change the filter to the HVAC to inhibit the chances of the smoke odor returning.

Large or small fire damage problems, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970. Our technicians are available to come to your home 24/7 to make the fire loss and smoke odor in your home "Like it never even happened."

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We Are Here To Help After Your Delta Home Experiences A Fire

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Don't hesitate to contact our crew right away once the flames are out by dialing (970) 240-6970 so we can help you avoid further damage.

Fire Damage Restoration For Your Delta Home

Your home in Delta is a place of shelter for you and your family, but it is also a safe place for you to rest and come together after a long day, spend time with friends, and raise your family. Since home fires do happen, it is vital that you and your family members know and understand some fire safety tips to keep everyone safe at home.

Any size fire in your Delta home is scary and unsettling. The fire damage left behind can be quite severe, even if it was a small fire. That's why you need help from a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. We have the training and tools needed to restore your home so you would never even know anything happened.

The first place in your home to practice fire safety is when you are cooking. Whether you are inside in your kitchen or grilling outside, do not ever leave your cooking unattended. Wear tightly rolled or short sleeves while cooking as well, and make sure anything flammable is away from the burners such as hand towels or oven mitts. Keep your children 3 feet away from the stove and place your outdoor grill at least ten feet away from your property and any overhanging branches.

Part of what SERVPRO techs need to do to get your home restore is structural cleaning. Cleaning a structure that has been damaged by fire focuses on removing the smoke residues from structural components and then deodorizing odors which were given off by the residues. We advise you which components can be cleaned and which we cannot. Replacement or repair is doe for anything that doesn’t respond to cleaning.

Having lit candles or smoking in the home are other things where you need to be cautious. Never leave candles burning unattended, and always blow them out before going to bed or leaving a room. Make sure there is nothing within twelve inches of the candles which could catch fire. When smoke in the home, never smoke in bed and do not smoke in the home if someone uses oxygen. Make sure it is completely put out in an ashtray and do not throw hot ashes or cigarettes in the trash. You should even soak them in water before throwing them away.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride can help you restore your home in Cedaredge, Almont or Pitkin after a fire any time you need. Don't hesitate to contact our crew right away once the flames are out by dialing (970) 240-6970 so we can help you avoid further damage.

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Let SERVPRO Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Your Montrose Home After A Fire

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our team will handle your fire damage restoration so you can breathe easy. Call us anytime we are here for you 24/7.

Remediating Smoke and Soot Residues after Fire Damage in Montrose

A protein fire is a common way for homeowners to experience a property emergency. These damages are usually limited effectively and can be dealt with standard firefighting procedure from first-responders. Although the flames themselves can be contained the smoke can travel throughout your home, depositing unpleasant soot, ash, and odor in hallways and on furniture.

Removing fire damage in Montrose homes is not merely a case of scrubbing it away. Different materials burn at different temperatures and likewise deposit different types of smoke. Some residues respond well to agitative cleaning methods, but others can simply spread the damage around and be counter-intuitive. SERVPRO trains technicians to identify different types of smoke and use the most effective methods to remediate them.

Smoke travels upwards, entering empty air pockets which is why firefighters teach you to get as close to the ground as possible to avoid inhaling harmful pathogens. As smoke moves, it deposits carbon and other materials onto surfaces. Synthetic materials create wet smoke residues whereas natural materials like wood leave behind dry soot and ash. SERVPRO pre-tests smoke residues to make sure we maximize efficiency during the restoration process.

A dry smoke is powdery and can set into furniture or fabrics quickly making it difficult to clean. If water is used during the firefighting procedure that can cause soots to settle deep beneath the surface of porous materials. SERVPRO uses foam cleaning and dabbing methods to help lift soot damages out of furnishings or fabrics which can go a long way to preventing expensive replacements of your possessions.

Wet smoke has an oily texture and is created from the burning of synthetic materials like plastic. Using chemical solutions these deposits can be effectively removed although, it may require repainting of walls or ceilings to get your home back to preloss conditions. With both types of smoke, the odor is an issue. We can use water-based deodorizers to help remove the unpleasant associations of a recent fire and get your home clean and sanitary.

Professional solutions are immediately available for property fire damages, contact SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970 now.

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How to Remove the Smoky Odor From Your Fire Damaged Telluride Kitchen

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

A fire in the kitchen can leave a foul odor throughout your home.

A Kitchen Fire Can Leave Behind a Foul Odor in Your Telluride Home

When people think of fire damage, they rarely think about how they may need to seek out a restoration company that has an excellent reputation attached to their fire odor removal services. Once remediating the fire damage, many might assume the smell may disperse. This is usually the case, but what happens when a particularly stubborn odor remains behind? It becomes essential for the restoration company to take measures to remove the smell from the space where the fire took place.  

Several fire odor removal techniques can ensure your Telluride kitchen no longer smells of burning plastics, paint, and wood. When your stove caught on fire, it scorched the wall behind it as well as the countertops around it. Furthermore, it burned through several Tupperware containers, leaving behind a melted plastic mess that produced a pungent scent. Fortunately, professional help is close at hand to assist you during your time of need.  

When SERVPRO arrives at your home, our IICRC-certified technicians can immediately begin to work. We can pull your stove away from the wall and out of the kitchen so we can thoroughly clean the space around it. Once we have used our advanced equipment to remove the fire damage, our techs can focus on administering various techniques to eliminate the foul odor that remains.  

SERVPRO can use a special priming paint to seal in odors and make sure that they cannot come from the scorched wall. Afterward, we can use tools such as thermal foggers or air scrubbers to tackle the airborne particles that can also cause the odor to remain stubbornly. Thermal foggers use a chemical solution that disperses into the air as a vapor and neutralizes the particles that cause the scent. Air scrubbers work similarly, pulling the air around them through a carbon-based filter and filtering out any particles that are causing the problem. Once we're sure that no foul scent remains behind, SERVPRO can leave your home confident that the fire feels "Like it never even happened."  

When fire damage leaves behind a foul malodor in your home, reach out for help immediately. Dial (970) 240-6970 to get in contact with SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride. No matter the time, our doors are open, and our technicians are ready to help.

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SERVPRO's Fire Damage Restoration Services In Crested Butte: Information Our Professionals Want You To Know

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

If we need to prevent further damage to your structure, we offer mitigation services.

Learn More About The Various Fire Damage Restoration Services In Crested Butte

The government has always shown its effort to enhance the preparedness of the citizens and prepare them for all hazards such as fire damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually sponsors every September as the National Preparedness Month with the goal of encouraging people to take steps and plan for possible emergencies in their properties. For instance, if you own a business in crested butte, you need to get back to business after a fire or flood, and it all depends on the emergency preparation and planning that you put in place before such a disaster strikes.

There several restoration services that our SERVPRO technicians offer to crested butte residents during fire damage restoration. If we need to prevent further damage to your structure, we offer mitigation services. It is the time when we secure the structure by boarding up openings and setting up a temporary source of electricity. Additionally, we have to perform emergency drying procedures to protect the structure from secondary water damage. The water may come from the fire-fighting procedures that experts from the fire department perform to put off the fire.

The combustion process produces smoke particles which settle on surfaces and form soot. Our SERVPRO technicians offer basic cleaning services that focus on removing the smoke residues. Since different items react differently during a fire, it is our work to advise the property owner on what is restorable and on components to replace.

A service that aims to clean items within an office or residence is known as contents cleaning service. In most cases, our SERVPRO team cleans items on the job site, though, pack-outs may be necessary when the building is too damaged or is not secure enough for on-site cleaning to take place. Where necessary, we may subcontract specialty restoration services to clean some items such as expensive artwork, electronics, clothing, and perform furniture refinishing.

SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride offers stress-free commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. Call our highly trained and experienced team at (970) 240-6970 and let us restore your property to its former state.

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We Provide Smoke and Residue Fire Damage Removal Services in Delta

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be devastating to experience. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage during this difficult time.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Many Cleaning Methods to Effectively Clean Soot After a Fire

The fire in your home is an unsettling occurrence for you and your family. Fortunately, you and your loved ones are okay. Unfortunately, there is smoke and soot damage in the den. A lit candle is the cause of the fire. You forgot to blow it out when you left the room and minutes later the flame engulfed the curtains. We suggest calling trained professionals, like us, to clean your home correctly. If not, the smoke and soot residues may cause permanent damage to the walls, floors, and ceilings in your home.
Our skilled and IICRC certified SERVPRO fire damage team in Delta utilizes advanced cleaning techniques to restore your home. One of the methods they may use is dry cleaning if the residues are dry and non-grease based. Typically, this is the initial step we take when removing soot and grime after a fire. Our professional team cleans surfaces with cloths or sponges. In some incidences, the crew may utilize vacuums to remove fire residues.
Wet cleaning is another method we can use to remove soot from surfaces in your home. With this method, SERVPRO techs use water with or without a cleaning agent. Generally, our crew uses this method to remove moderate to heavy residues from the walls and ceilings. Foam cleaning is a method our team may implement when cleaning fire damage surfaces such as upholstered couches or chairs and fabrics like curtains or drapes.
Another SERVPRO cleaning technique we may apply is called spray and wipe. Our technicians spray a cleaning agent on the surface and wipe it with a clean cloth. The cleaning agent is spayed in the form of mist and is ideal for surfaces that cannot tolerate saturation by soaps or detergents. Abrasive cleaning is also a method we sometimes employ. It involves the use of abrasive cleaning agents and pads to remove soot from walls and other surfaces. This method is not appropriate for delicate materials, which is why our techs most often use this technique to clean charred surfaces.
If you experience a fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Montrose / Telluride at (970) 240-6970. When possible, we can restore your home to its preloss condition and make it look “Like it never even happened.”

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How Do Professionals Get the Contents Cleaned After Fire Damage to Your Delta Home?

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

For Delta Property Cleanup After Fire and Smoke Damage--Call Us at SERVPRO

SERVPRO Uses the Latest Techniques and Products to Mitigate the Damages from Smoke and Fire

The smoke and soot after a fire can leave the contents of your fire-damaged home in a total mess. If the residue after a fire is not promptly cleaned, it can lead to permanent damage to surfaces including the walls, ceilings, and floors as well.

Luckily, here at SERVPRO, our IICRC certified professionals employ some of the most advanced cleaning methods to restore the damage to your Delta home after a fire. Here are some of the techniques that the professionals can use to clean up after a fire incidence.

Dry cleaning
If the residue is dry and non-grease based, dry cleaning is perhaps one of the best methods to clean it up. It is usually the first step in cleaning the damage after a fire incidence. Feather dusters and dusting cloths are often used in this method. The professionals can also use vacuuming to remove any loose debris from surfaces during this procedure. This helps to prevent smearing and staining.

Wet cleaning
It is a more aggressive cleaning technique that involves the use of water with or without detergent. SERVPRO Technicians can use this method to clean moderate to the heavy residue. The method is also useful for grease-based soot as well using proprietary cleaning agents.

Spray and wipe
As the name suggests, this technique involves the spraying of a cleaning agent and wiping it down with a piece of cloth. As the cleaning agent is spayed in the form of missed, the restorer has more control over the amount of the cleaning agent when employing this method. Spray and wipe is an excellent method for services surfaces that cannot be saturated by a cleaning agent.

Foam cleaning
In this method, a cleaning foam is used to clean the surfaces. The technique is most commonly used to clean upholstery and fabric that can be damaged by other cleaning agents. Phone cleaning is best if the residue is light and the material is delicate. This is almost a moisture-free method for cleaning.

Abrasive cleaning
This method involves the use of an abrasive agent to clean the surfaces. It is not suitable for the delicate material. The abrasive pads can cause damage to the surfaces if not correctly used. In the case of charred attics, a soda or ice-blasting can be utilized to minimize time and mess.

Call SERVPRO of Montrose/ Telluride at (970) 240-6970 today to speak to our fire damage restoration experts.

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Kitchen Fire

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Unfortunate kitchen fire in Delta, CO

While hurrying to get to church on Sunday, a resident of Delta, CO left a pan on the stove.  It took literally two hours for this to happen.  The damage was so extensive that there are smoke lines extending to all adjacent rooms.  SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride remediate all of the kitchen and cleaned out all rooms that where affected.  The owner was overwhelmed with all that had happened.  She stated "this is an extensive unfortunate event, thank you for putting me in order".