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Rescuing the Unsalvageable

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Rescuing the Unsalvageable The true hero from the recent fire in Pagosa being restored to its' loveable state!

In our busy lives, we easily become consumed in our daily routine, often losing sight of what is truly important. It can sometimes take a significant event to bring us back into focus. That is why SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co’s appreciate the moments that make us pause, allowing us to recognize how we can truly make a difference.

Recently, the town of Pagosa Springs suffered a major fire loss. This commercial structure housed a number of businesses, all of which were displaced—some temporarily closing, and some fortunately relocating other facilities. SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co’s were contacted to help with the clean-up. Initially, we were focused on the processes involved with the mitigation: from the numerous levels of asbestos testing, the required state approval before ANY movement of debris, to the coordination of the machinery and drivers needed to transport debris to the disposal site.

In the midst of this process, a man, Lee, approached the Owner of SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co’s saying that on that particular day, we were moving the debris where his office used to be. Lee explained that he was a counselor who worked mainly with children, and had an item of significance that he was hoping had survived the fire—a big stuffed bear that offered comfort and security as he guided these children through their troubles. Always more than willing to help, Owner, Keith Harlan, guided Lee through the debris field, digging in search of this much needed object. Eventually, the bear surfaced—covered in soot, black, dirty and far from the soft, white, fluffy bear it once was. Lee’s disappointment was evident, thinking it unsalvageable and soon to be discarded. 

However, SERVPRO of Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, & San Juan Co’s always accepts a challenge and offered to bring the bear to our shop for some much needed TLC. Keith delivered the bear to our Content Specialist, Jennifer Nix, who went straight to work after hearing the story, excited to use some of her magic for such a special purpose. After some scrubbing with specialty SERVPRO cleaning products and a cycle through our commercial grade Esporta Wash System, the results were amazing!! We were honored to help restore this bear—contributing to the vital purpose of providing much needed love, support, and comfort in difficult times.

Thank you, Lee, for reminding us of what is truly important—it was our privilege to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today for whatever disaster that may happen – (970) 259-6184 – We are here to help!!

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