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Restoring Water Damage In Grand Junction

1-800 Water Damage of Western Colorado was recently called in for a three-story commercial water damage restoration project at a senior living facility in Grand Junction, CO.

We’ve been operating in Grand Junction for 8 years now and got the call from a plumber connection of ours. Since 1-800 Water Damage is well-known for restoring water damage in Grand Junction, we got the job.

Kudos For Seth Washburn & His Crew 

The commercial water loss at the senior living facility was extensive, but the job went very well. Scott Saunders, the executive director at the senior living facility, gave us his permission to share this awesome review he left for 1-800 Water Damage after we completed water restoration at his facility.

This email is from Scott:

Date: November 7, 2019 at 2:05:14 PM

Subject: Kudos for Seth Washburn & Crew

Tyler, I wanted to express to you my appreciation for the stellar service provided by Seth and his crew. Timely, courteous, professional… I couldn’t have asked for better service and performance! Not only were they great for me and my team, but they went above and beyond the call of duty to help some very distressed frail elderly residents in what I know to be challenging circumstances. Seth marshalled resources and addressed our crisis like a seasoned general going to war. It is so refreshing to see a manager with superlative work ethic, commitment to his clients, and passion for his work, ply his trade masterfully. Awesome!

Scott Saunders

Executive Director

Restoring Water Damage and Emotions

Scott was great to work with and very understanding of the work required for the complex water restoration process. One thing we often find when doing commercial or residential water damage restoration is that emotions get involved.

Especially with residential water damage cleaning, people’s homes are at stake. The ceiling in their washing machine room has collapsed, water is flooding from their bathroom, or ground water surged into their basement. Water damage can strike a home or property in any number of a thousand different ways, and they’ve all very disruptive.

Whenever we’re restoring water damage in Grand Junction, or anywhere else in our coverage area, we always help our customers have realistic expectations for their restoration project. They will be displaced from their homes for a bit, or at least from normal ability to function. The process can be devastating to normal, routine life.

Water Damage Restoration is Disruptive

The residents of the senior living facility that Scott runs were all affected. Those who’s rooms had water damage had to leave the building while their rooms were dried and repairs were made. But, everyone else in the building still had to deal with three floors of containment, air movers, dehumidifiers, and noise.

Containment was even set up near the common area on the building’s main level, so the water restoration project was always in view even to those not directly affected. Everyone’s home life at the facility was disrupted in some way.

Ultimately though, it’s worth taking whatever steps are necessary for flood damage repair. Air movers and dehumidifiers are loud, but they’re vital to restoring a property to its pre-disaster state.

Typically, the faster we can get in and properly dry a building, and move on to repairs, the better. We prevent secondary damage from water wicking, travelling to unseen crevasses in the walls, and microbial (mold) growth.

Whenever we restore water damage, we always set the expectation that we will work hard to finish quickly. Restoring water damage is sort of like ripping off a band-aid. It’s a real pain to go through the water damage restoration process (displacement, noise, equipment, etc.), but the quicker we go, the better.

For this recent water damage restoration project at the senior living facility, we brought in a 5000 CFM trailer mounted desiccant dehumidifier [in-article link to “Useful Terms” section, below]. We ducted in through windows in all three floors. We then ran our ducting further throughout all affected parts of the building. Our goal was to achieve a complete dry standard of all damaged sections of the building in the most time-efficient manner, to get the living center’s residents back into their units as quickly as possible.

We Bring Advanced Restoration Practices to Grand Junction, CO

After three days drying with the desiccant dehumidifier, the senior living center’s entire South wing was almost completely dry.

If you’re not in the water restoration industry you may not have a frame of reference for what that really means. Consider how much surface area the entire wing of a commercial building typically contains. Floor, walls, ceiling, and even the cavities behind walls, and above ceilings, between floors.

When water touches any surface, it tends to absorb into the surface’s pores. It then wicks to nearby material, spreading out in every direction. It also travels to all nooks and crannies in a building’s inner walls. All surface area of all affected materials must be dried as quickly as possible to prevent further damage, and microbial growth.

A desiccant dehumidifier of the size we used on the senior living center project is one of the only pieces of equipment of its kind capable of such advanced drying power. It’s fun to bring in equipment like that to complete a job in a timely manner.

At 1-800 Water Damage, we love what we do. This isn’t just a job for us, or the business we run so we can pay our bills. It’s our passion. We’re all just a little nerdy for high-end dehumidifiers, and the ways we can use them to help people.

We hope that if you come across someone in need of restoring water damage in Grand Junction, CO you’ll let them know about us. Show them the review from Scott above. We do both commercial and residential water damage restoration. We’re very experienced in the water damage restoration industry, and we’re excited to help.

Useful Terms

CFM: cubic feet per minute. The amount of air a piece of equipment can move. Choosing the right CFM for a dehumidifier is important in water restoration because it dictates the speed at which we can dry out a water damaged property.

Trailer Mounted Desiccant Dehumidifier: an advanced drying technology used for commercial water restoration projects. This equipment is quite large. For comparison, commercial-grade dehumidifiers 1-800 Water Damage of Western Colorado typically uses for restoring residential-scale water damage is around 200-300 CFM.

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