Restoring Water Damage In Grand Junction, CO
Restoring Water Damage In Grand Junction, CO
Delta Restoration Services 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 around Grand Junction for 5 years now and we got a call from a close plumber contact of ours. Delta Restoration is well-known for restoring water damage in Grand Junction, CO, so we got the job.
Kudos For Seth Washburn & His Crew
We’re excited to give you details of the water restoration project and tie it in with some of our other blog articles for you. But first, here’s an email for you to read that you might find interesting!
Scott Saunders, the executive director at the senior living facility gave us his permission to share the awesome review he left for Delta Restoration Services after we completed the water restoration.
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!
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, or water is flooding from the wall their bedroom shares with the bathroom next to it. Water damage restoration projects can be very disruptive to people’s lives.
Whenever we’re restoring water damage in Grand Junction, CO or anywhere else in our coverage area, we always try to help our customers have realistic expectations of the 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.
Restoring Water Damage 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 the 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 commons 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, restoring water damage is all about finishing the project (whatever is required). Even though air movers and dehumidifiers are loud, they’re necessary to get things repaired. 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 begin restoring water damage in Grand Junction, CO or anywhere else, 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 going to be a real pain to deal with all the issues of going through the 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. We ducted in through all three floors, then ran our ducting further throughout all three floors. Our goal was to dry everything out in the most time-efficient manner to get the living center’s residents back into their units.
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. As you can see in this video, this equipment is quite large. For comparison, commercial-grade dehumidifiers Delta Restoration Services typically use for restoring water damage in Grand Junction, CO in residential losses is around 200-300 CFM.
Bringing Advanced Restoration Equipment To Grand Junction, CO
After three days of letting the desiccant dehumidifier run, 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. But just consider how much surface area the entire wing of a commercial building typically contains. Floor, walls, and ceiling. Then consider that when water touches any of those surfaces, it tends to absorb into the surface’s pores. It then wicks to nearby material, typically upwards. It can also spread to any nook or cranny in the building’s inner walls. All the 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 Delta Restoration Services, 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. And we’re excited to help.
*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.