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Our Water Damage Experts Can Save Your Buhl Home

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged room If you have any water in your home, call us today at (208) 735-1447 for fast and professional restoration.

Professional Water Cleanup And Restoration For Buhl Homes

Buhl residents get to enjoy the benefits of living close to the Snake River without excessive flooding. That’s not to say water intrusions don’t happen; every home is vulnerable to failed plumbing, cracked pipes, and broken appliances.

Water cleanup in Buhl homes after one of these incidents can take anywhere from a few hours to several days. At SERVPRO, our restoration technicians can remove any standing water, perform minor repairs, dry the home, and return it to its original condition.

As an example, take a home one of our teams restored several months ago. A family departed for its summer vacation, had a wonderful time, then returned to find a broken toilet had sent water flooding through the entire first floor and into the basement. Team members replaced the broken toilet in less than an hour, but removing the water took a bit longer.

Fortunately, it was clean water from the tank and not the bowl. SERVPRO technicians removed it from the first floor and the basement in a couple of days then used a series of fans and air movers to dry out the carpets. Unfortunately, delamination had already set in, separating the top and bottom layers in the living room and master bedroom. That meant throwing them out and installing new ones after drying the floor.

After cleaning up and drying the home, we can rebuild it too. As a licensed residential contractor (RCE-43137), team members not only returned the home to its original condition but made some improvements as well. For this home, that meant tearing out and installing a new set of stairs leading into the basement.

Since our carpenters were down there, the owner also had us complete the task of finishing the basement. They installed framing and hung sheetrock that created a pleasant game room and divided off a laundry room to reduce noise. As they completed work, other technicians lowered the humidity to a comfortable level by using dehumidifiers to remove moisture directly from the air.

Here at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, our goal is to provide the same effort and results to every home here and in surrounding communities like Filer, Kimberly, and Rock Creek. If you have any water in your home, call us today at (208) 735-1447 for fast and professional restoration.

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Fire Damage Gurus In Jerome Examine Ways To Deodorize Smoke Odors

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Man holding a pan in the kitchen that is smoking. Let SERVPRO take the smoke off of you when it comes to your Jerome home fire.

We can take on the odor damage of your Jerome home.

Even a small blaze that starts in or near your Jerome residence can cause your structural components and possessions problems. According to our SERVPRO experts, fire damage can come in many forms, including issues with light smoke. Smoke coming from an inferno consists of particles that did not completely turn into a gas when heated or combust. These partially combusted particles can float around your house and contaminate it with soot residues and unpleasant aromas.

During some fire damage situations in Jerome, smoke can penetrate deeply into the more porous materials inside your residence. When this occurs, removing all foul odors can prove to be difficult. In many cases, burnt smells get eliminated when all torched substances, soot residues, and soils get cleaned and removed. However, in some cases, tainted aromas can still be prevalent even after cleaning procedures.

If items still smell burnt after cleaning, our highly trained team of SERVPRO fire and smoke restoration technicians or FSTs can utilize a variety of pieces of specialized equipment and techniques. The advanced technology at our disposal enables us to mimic the behavior of smoke with deodorants and chemically neutralize burnt odors. We also offer fast 24/7 service so that we can immediately begin restoration operations right away, which can help reduce the number of unpleasant smells prevalent.

First off, before using any deodorization equipment, we make sure our team has the necessary safety equipment. If the operations are hazardous, we seal off the area we are working in during the deodorization procedures. We then use items like electric sprayers to dispense chemicals into your stinky structure.

Ventilation box fans also often get used to help create air circulation and "air out" the building. For situations where strong, pungent aromas prove to be an issue, our FSTs at SERVPRO can utilize other machines such as a fogger or ozone generator. Foggers work by breaking deodorizing chemicals down to microscopic particles so they can penetrate materials as deeply as the smoke did. An ozone generator creates unstable O3 molecules that oxides malodor particles and neutralizes them.

If you ever need your house in Buhl, Filer, Hazelton or Rogerson deodorized due to burnt aromas, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 because once we are done, you will not think a fire ever burned when we do such a quality job that we make it seem "Like it never even happened."

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Twin Falls Business in Need of Storm Damage Restoration? Give SERVPRO a Call!

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Desk in the middle of water with A Life Tube Being Thrown SERVPRO Saves Offices After Flooding in Twin Falls--Back to Work!!

Commercial Flood Damage Twin Falls – Full-Service Recovery

When commercial offices experience flood intrusion, there is concern about the actual damage. However, what occupies owners and tenants more is when they can get back into their commercial space and restart operations. Is there a need to set up a temporary shop somewhere else? Temporary space costs additional money, and extended downtime can cost a great deal in lost revenue.

SERVPRO  knows how important it is to recover quickly from commercial flood damage in Twin Falls. We provide flood, fire, and water recovery services from Buhl to Hazelton. We have built a team of flood mitigation technicians and a crew of contractors that provide emergency as well as complete reconstruction of your commercial space. We aim to have you back in your space and to operate as fast as possible. Our business is to keep you in business.

Organized and Professional
Our SERVPRO crew chief requests accurate information from the client to initially dispatch the appropriate equipment and flood damage, technicians. Once on-site, he or she assesses the situation and develops a project plan to mitigate the flood damage and begin recovery.

We work closely with customers to plan staging areas and recovery of contents in the commercial space. Customer concerns about maintaining operations while flood damage recovery is underway are taken into account as much as possible.

Construction Crews on Standby
The crew chief can also coordinate with construction contractors. Once the commercial space is dry and ready for rebuild, contractors can begin work to rebuild walls, replace floors, and prepare the space for the customer to restart operations.

We maintain communications with the customer to ensure that we meet their specifications and minimize the time the business is offline.

We are licensed (General Contractor License #: Residential: RCE-43137) to provide restoration services for full structural damage repair and rebuild, "Like it never even happened." We are confident in our work and back it up with a five-year warranty.

Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Buhl, Kimberly, Filer, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What You Can Do About Fire Damage Remediation In Your Jerome Home

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damaged Home With Stairs Whatever part of your home gets damaged during the fire, SERVPRO can offer remediation and cleanup services. Call right away.

Threats in DIY Fire Debris Removal for Jerome Residents

Ever since people have owned their own land and built their own homes in Jerome, proud property owners have sought to give their houses the recovery and restoration work that it needs when disasters strike. While many modern homeowners trust in the efficient response and powerful equipment and products available to our SERVPRO team, some still stay committed to DIY restoration for fire losses in their property. Even the initial tasks like fire debris removal can come with some hazards and risks if residents attempt it without any knowledge of what to expect.

As much as many might like them to, YouTube videos cannot tell you everything you need to know about fire damages in Jerome residences. With every situation being uniquely different from other fire loss incidents, it is no surprise why most property owners choose the experience and extensive training of our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Self-training might help you overcome specific effects in your home, but here are some things that you need to know to address fire debris removal in your damaged house.

Use the Proper PPE

Debris removal can generate considerable dust, spreading particulates and contaminants throughout the environment. Even elements like soot and smoke particles can circulate during controlled demolition tactics and shoveling debris and rubbish from the property. While our professionals can utilize tools like air scrubbers to reduce this threat, it is also recommended to wear appropriate protective equipment. Tyvek suits, safety glasses, respirators, and gloves are among the chief components of safe work attire for debris removal.

Tread Carefully

Appearances can be deceiving after a fire loss incident, especially regarding the structural integrity of specific areas of your home. Though you want to get the mitigation work completed as promptly as possible, be sure to carefully tread throughout affected areas to limit unexpected and injury-causing mishaps like structural collapses and failures.

From our licensed team of residential contractors (RCE-43137) to our restoration specialist that can help with both damage assessment and debris removal, our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team is here to help. Give us a call anytime at (208) 735-1447.

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Jerome Flooding, SERVPRO Protocols, Solutions Coming for Water Removal and Drying

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Thermal imaging device directed at a wall showing moisture content SERVPRO Utilizes Advanced Moisture Detection Equipment to Mitigate Storm Damage with Rapid Restoration Services. Ask Our Many Customers in Jerome!

How We Detect Moisture Across Your Flood Damaged Jerome Home

Moisture detection is one of the most critical parts of our flood damage mitigation work. If we could not find the hidden water in your home, then we could not identify where damage is likely to occur and might even skip over affected areas. We use some of the most advanced tools in the industry to identify where water spreads in your home, even in places you might never expect.

Moisture Sensors
The primary way that we detect how far flood damage to your Jerome home has spread is through the use of moisture sensing devices. The most reliable tool we have is the penetrating moisture meter, which inserts a tiny needle into the surface we are testing to determine the amount of water inside it. While these tools are exceptionally reliable, they can cause minor damage to the materials of your home much akin to a thumbtack being pushed into the wall. For this reason, most of our work relies on non-penetrating moisture meters that use advanced methods such as radio frequency emissions. However, these tools are less reliable when used on some materials, making the use of penetrating moisture meters unavoidable in some scenarios.

Thermal Imaging Devices
One of the most impactful recent advances in the SERVPRO equipment lineup has been the addition of thermal imaging devices. These handheld scanners use infrared rays to identify temperature differences in your home. Because wet areas tend to be cooler than dry ones near them, we can use these tools to quickly identify which parts of your home are wet or dry. However, because these devices cannot see behind walls and other surfaces, we cannot rely on them alone to conduct our inspections. These devices assist our SERVPRO techs in mapping out moist or damp areas on ceilings, floors, and walls. We can place blue painters tape to identify these spots for drying.

Thermo-Hygrometers
Handheld thermo-hygrometers enable our inspectors and technicians to identify moisture in the air of your home. Humidity causes and accelerates many of the most expensive consequences of flood damage, and the use of thermo-hygrometers is vital in our efforts to counter those damaging processes. We typically take measurements from all around the home to determine how and where the moisture is spreading in your home.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties provides 24/7 emergency mitigation services whenever flood damage strikes. Call us at (208) 735-1447 as soon as possible after an incident.

We Have The Best Techniques To Restore Your Jerome Home

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Drying out water from a burst pipe in a home if done with the right equipment, and soon upon discovery, can be remedied quickly.

What You Can Do When Your Child Overfills Your Jerome Bathtub  

Having kids means that your home can go through many messes, including ones that leave you in need of water removal services. However, you may be wondering how you can tackle the mess by yourself so that you are not continually calling professional help to your home. If you called for help with every mess your child made, you would quickly find yourself racking up expenses. However, always remember that you should call for professional help if you are unsure of how to fix the damage, or if it is particularly beyond your expertise. 

You might be wondering what the best course of action is for you to complete a DIY water removal for your Jerome home. When it comes to water spills, acting fast is critical. Your timing can often mean the difference between a cleanup job and a water damage remediation job. 

Here at SERVPRO, we always recommend that the very first step is to stop the source of water from making the mess even larger. In the case of your home, this is an easy task. Turn off the faucet and then drain the tub, before immediately finding something that you can use to absorb the excess water. A wet/dry vacuum is ideal for removing standing water, but not every home is equipped with such equipment, which is a reason many people choose to reach out for professional help. When you call SERVPRO, we already have all the tools you need to get the job done fast. 

If a wet/dry vacuum isn't a possibility, towels are an acceptable stand-in to clean up the water damage. However, it may take several to remove all of the water that was spilled. Once finished, SERVPRO recommends placing a space heater in your bathroom. Doing so can help dry any excess moisture and prevent microbial growth. Now that the damage is handled, you can relax. Nevertheless, always remember to reach out for professional help if the job seems out of your scope of expertise, to ensure the longevity of your home. 

If you find your home in the pressing need of water removal services, get help immediately. Speak with SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by phoning (208) 735-1447. We're here to help 24/7. 

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Let Our Crew Help Save Your Flood Damaged Commercial Property In Buhl

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Collaborate With SERVPRO On A Buhl Commercial Flood Damage Preparedness Plan

Preparation for a flooding emergency in your Buhl commercial building has many advantages for you, your employees and customers, and your chosen disaster mitigation and remediation company. Although you hope the plan never needs implementation, the process helps you consider adaptations that minimize the extent of possible harm. Having a business recovery plan in place gives you peace of mind and reassures your customers that you have a straightforward course of action mapped out in the event of a disaster.

Flood Damage Puts Business Health at Risk
Flood damage to your Buhl retail establishment can pose a severe risk of permanent slowdowns or closure of your business. No matter how loyal your customers seem, if you cannot provide the products and services they require, they naturally look elsewhere. National statistics suggest that half the companies that face disastrous situations like flood damage without a recovery plan can find themselves permanently shuttering their windows and doors.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan
Contact SERVPRO before there is even a hint that severe weather or a catastrophic plumbing or appliance break spells flood damage. We travel to your business and assess your potential vulnerability to flooding. An experienced project manager walks through your physical plant, noting your layout of equipment, inventory, retail floors, storage, and more. Our report after the assessment forms the foundation of your Emergency Ready Plan (ERP).

Consider Adaptations to Limit Harm from Flooding
Expect recommendations from us intended to limit the damage a flood or other disaster could do. SERVPRO has years of experience and has seen many scenarios. Use our familiarity to make changes in storage of documents and inventory, positioning of equipment, and a host of other easily-completed changes that can avoid or shorten any closure due to flooding.

Share Information with an Emergency Ready Profile
Use our mobile app to add details that make it even easier for us to respond to a flooding disaster at your business efficiently. Clarify SERVPRO is your preferred restoration partner. Designate employees or other individuals who can act on your behalf if you are unable.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties looks forward to working with you on an ERP for your business. Call us at (208) 735-1447 to schedule a walk-through.

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We Arrive Quickly To Any Jerome Flood Damage Emergency

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

We arrived riight away to restore this bathroom and removed the floodwater to prevent further damage.

Flood Cuts and How They Help Your Jerome Property

While many can appreciate their need for professional restoration after flooding occurs, Jerome property owners might not fully understand the needs of their house and why specific approaches are more beneficial than others. The better you can understand the restoration process for professionals like our SERVPRO team, the more you can appreciate each step in bringing your residence back to its preloss condition.

There are many steps involved in the recovery of flood damage in Jerome properties, but a misunderstood stage is the creation of flood cuts in drywall and paneling. While our technicians work to answer your questions and concerns as thoroughly as possible, our priority is drying out the damage to your house and making the home safe for you and your family. Flood cuts can help with this process.

This process involves removing a lower portion of the drywall or paneling in areas exposed to flood damage. The assessment of the extent of this damage goes beyond direct exposure and can include a wicking effect drywall has when the base of the wall is submerged. Hygrometers, infrared imagery, and probing moisture detection devices determine the spread of moisture and saturation from the base to the ceiling in damaged material. With a literal line of division between dry and damaged, marked with tape, the lower portion of the compromised wall, our SERVPRO team can work immediately in removing it.

There are multiple benefits to this approach, and it begins with access to damp wall cavities for direct drying efforts. By only removing a portion of a wall instead of entire panels of sheetrock, we can ultimately save money on both replacement materials and their installation after mitigation and immediate recovery work complete.

We have a full team of licensed residential contractors (RCE-43137), we can make every flooding scenario “Like it never even happened.” Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties professionals can arrive quickly to any emergency with the tools and the experience to make a difference quickly. Give us a call anytime at (208) 735-1447.

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We Can Handle Any Size Fire Disaster In Your Buhl Home

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

You can depend on our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties restoration specialists to make fire loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Know When Your Buhl Home Needs Professional Fire Damage Cleanup

Fire loss incidents can vary from one Buhl home to the next. From the differences in severity to the spread of these conditions and how concentrated or hazardous they are, no two loss incidents are identical. Knowing when a situation is out of your skill set to repair and restore can also be a challenging decision and one that homeowners must make honestly. The longer that you wait to get vital restoration services started, the more damage that could occur, and the more costly this recovery becomes.

Choosing professional restoration for fire damage to your Buhl home is not a choice that many property owners make lightly. With many remediation and recovery teams available throughout Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, you need to know that you are making the best choice for your house. Our SERVPRO team guarantees the work that we do for a full five years, setting us apart from the competition in our region. However, how do you know if you need fire recovery assistance? Here are some tips:

Substantial structural damage must get addressed immediately. Without a strong reconstruction background in the building trades, these areas do not get repaired quickly and remain exposed to further external damages like precipitation or animal infestation.

Without the appropriate equipment and training to overcome widespread effects like soot, homeowners can potentially make this damage worse and require costlier and more time-consuming recovery.

Odors often require not only approved deodorization products available to our SERVPRO professionals, but can often also require multiple units to overcome harsh odors in the environment and embedded into materials, contents, and other areas of the fire-damaged home.

Understanding when a situation is out of your realm of expertise to restore and recover can help you to save money and time on returning your house to preloss condition after a fire. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties restoration specialists to make fire loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give our experts a call 24/7 at (208) 735-1447.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Twin Falls Home After A Fire Disaster

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

The Road to Recovery after Fire Damage in Twin Falls

As a Twin Falls homeowner, your reaction of terror and hopelessness is understandable in the aftermath of a fire. Our team of highly-qualified fire disaster restoration technicians use their Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) training to clean up the water, soot, and burned debris fast. Your home and its contents return safely to preloss condition with our help, and we work with your homeowner's carrier every step of the way.

Rapid response time is crucial to fire damage recovery in Twin Falls, and we deliver. We arrive at your door as soon as possible after your first call, ready to assess the scenario and develop a comprehensive plan to mitigate further harm, remediate the current damage, and assist with arranging for repairs and rebuilding.

SERVPRO crews have employees who hold either or both IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) certifications. Water removal must proceed first for safety from electrical shock and slip and fall accidents, and other crew members are lining up the appropriate products, tools, and techniques to clear the varying types of soot from surfaces. Professional evaluation of residues is critical as they are toxic and respond very differently and often with undesirable results to ordinary cleaning methods. We also anticipate the need for deodorization services if deep cleaning and debris disposal does not eradicate odors. Our team has innovative equipment like air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and hydroxyl generators available for improving air quality after fire damage.

The contents of your home might benefit from a pack-out and treatment at our production facility while the on-site crew continues powering through the soot cleanup and remediation steps for the final restoration of badly burned and heated damaged structural components. SERVPRO production facility technicians use a broad range of strategies to transform soiled, wet, and smelly contents to “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO holds a general contractors license and can help perform or arrange for a host of reconstruction and repair tasks on the way to abating the fire damage in your dwelling thoroughly. Avoiding the need to line up contractors for each phase of the project is a great comfort to our customers, and we take pride in returning you and your family to your rehabbed, clean, dry, sanitized, and deodorized home.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is prepared to help when your home suffers fire damage. Call on us at (208) 735-1447 for caring and professional restoration services.

Residential Contractor License #: RCE-43137

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