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Why Your Twin Falls Home Needs Immediate Restoration After A Storm

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Your Twin Falls Home Needs Immediate Restoration After A Storm Floods can cause a significant amount of damage to your home but with our team you can save money by acting fast and restoring your home right away.

How we can Help with Flood Damage in your Twin Falls Property

Flash floods can cause millions of dollars worth of damage in a short space of time. Repairing that damage requires professional help from technicians with the right qualifications and experience. These two aspects are vital because they mitigate against damage further down the line. In the majority of mold remediation we carry out, the original cause has been a water leak or flood occurring in the preceding months. Guarding against these secondary damages is essential.

A property suffering from flood damage in Twin Falls needs care and attention. SERVPRO uses local technicians to reduce our call out times and operate an emergency call line 24 hours a day for anyone in need. On receiving notification of loss, we can send a rapid response unit to your property to begin mitigating the loss by performing an emergency structural repair, removing furniture and fittings or pulling up carpets.

The longer standing water is left, the more likely it is to cause permanent damage. Moisture moves from wet to dry meaning that excess pooling can get inside wall cavities or saturate your subfloor mat. SERVPRO uses moisture meters to find damp spots that are not noticeable to the naked eye. We can remove and dispose of any sheetrock, subfloor or debris quickly to fight against expensive secondary flood damage.

After the removal of items from the affected area, and checking for potential hazards like loose electrics, we can begin the drying process. Standing water can be pumped out, and portable extraction units brought in. These equipment are much more effective than air movers or dehumidifiers, removing water 1,000 times faster and ensuring your home is dry.

Flood water contains bacteria and microbes which is why a thorough disinfecting and sanitizing procedure is vital. SERVPRO uses anti-microbial paints, treatments, and cleaning chemicals to not only destroy potentially harmful or odorous deposits after flooding but also to prevent mold or mildew growth. If any odors linger after the property is dry, we can deploy water-based foggers to neutralize smells without being harmful to property inhabitants.

Property damages need immediate and expert attention, contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447.

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SERVPRO To The Rescue When Your Drywall Suffers Water Damage In Jerome

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO To The Rescue When Your Drywall Suffers Water Damage In Jerome Give our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties rapid response team a call at (208) 735-1447 for fast mitigation and restoration.

Drywall Moisture Damage And Repair In Jerome Homes

Drywall is a common staple of Jerome home construction and serves as a constant structural element for walls throughout the property. Water incidents can quickly threaten this material, as it is porous and absorbs moisture and pooling water quickly. Preventing widespread damages throughout this element in your house requires fast response and call to our technicians who can respond with mitigation tactics designed to protect your property. The longer that you wait to contact professionals like ours, the more damage that can occur.

Drywall is often one of the first structural elements to become affected by water damage in your Jerome home. From the time that the incident first occurs or begins, drywall can begin to become affected immediately. Within 24 hours of exposure, drywall can become too damaged in places to restore and protect. Our SERVPRO professionals can work efficiently to provide the right level of protection for materials that can get preserved, but also have the skills and expertise to utilize controlled demolition practices to replace overly damaged drywall effectively.

While they are known as flood cuts, water damage incidents often require the same approach to exposed drywall. The longer that homeowners wait to contact our SERVPRO professionals, the more that water and moisture can wick up the sheetrock material and degrade and erode its composition. Flood cuts identify the point where the moisture wicking has reached and allows our technicians to cut out exposed drywall beneath the dry line and later replace it once drying efforts have completed.

Our team features licensed contractors who can transition between the mitigation work and reconstruction seamlessly. By offering a comprehensive restoration approach, we can prevent delays for our customers who require build back services as well as our advanced mitigation and restoration methods.

While you cannot predict when a water loss incident might occur in your home, how you respond to the situation could make the difference between saving affected materials and widespread reconstruction. Give our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties rapid response team a call at (208) 735-1447 for fast mitigation and restoration.

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The Complete Guide to Understanding Water Damage in Kimberly

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Complete Guide to Understanding Water Damage in Kimberly Whether the water entered your home from an outside or inside source is immaterial. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation.

Thorough Water Removal From Start to Finish for Kimberley Residents

A personal property disaster can be a challenging situation that requires expert advice and remediation. Cleaning up a severe water spill often requires more than just household goods. Standing water, in particular, can seep into crawlspaces or saturate your subfloor mat. As with most water issues, a fast restoration process is essential to preventing permanent damages to your property or possessions.

We can bring industrial equipment for water removal in Kimberley properties in as little as four hours of notification of loss. Our emergency line is manned 24 hours a day and provides our community with an immediate contact point for those looking to arrange service. Depending on the severity of your property damages, we can tailor our approach to your needs by sending specialist technicians directly to your home.

A severe case of water damage can occur when standing water is above two inches. SERVPRO uses fully-submersible gas-powered pumps to vacuum water into a nearby sewer point. The advantage of using equipment like this is that the amount of water that can be removed is limitless. Although effective at quickly clearing away standing water or water pools, using a pump is only the initial phase of your restoration process.

Once all standing water is removed, the real work begins. SERVPRO technicians have training in a wide variety of different restoration processes including mold assessment and remediation. Residual moisture can often promote mold growth in the home so ensuring the property is thoroughly dry is essential. However, this undertaking is made harder by fabrics and furnishings in the home, like carpets, which can be up to 50% weaker when wet.

Mitigating loss is a central tenet of a SERVPRO service. In private properties, we favor portable water extractors which are kind to carpets and other fabrics. Usually, the extraction process is quickly followed up with the strategic placing of rapid air movers and dehumidifiers. Rapid air movers lift residual moisture into the air through evaporation; dehumidifiers then pull the evaporated moisture out of the air, reducing the risk of mold or mildew, which thrives in moist, humid environments.

For a thorough restoration from start to finish, contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447.

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Our Professionals Discuss The Importance Of Space Heater Safety In Your Buhl Home

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professionals Discuss The Importance Of Space Heater Safety In Your Buhl Home Once the fire is out, dial (208) 735-1447 to reach us any time, and we can help get your life back to normal.

Safely Using Space Heaters And Fire Damage Restoration For Your Buhl Home

A good source of supplemental heat in colder weather in your home in Buhl, space heaters can also, unfortunately, pose a significant risk for fire if not used correctly. Fires can be started by space heaters when they are put near combustible items, the heater does not have adequate safety features, or they are not plugged in correctly.

Safety should also be the top priority when using space heaters. However, if you have experienced a fire from one of these devices, you should reach out to SERVPRO for professional fire damage remediation in your Buhl home. We have the training and experience to restore your home to its previous state before the fire.

When setting up your space heater, first ensure you keep it 36 inches or more from any combustible or flammable materials. Put the heater on the floor unless it is otherwise designed to do so. The area you are using the heater in should also be free of any flammable liquids. Don’t place them on a surface that is easily combustible or ignitable, like carpets or rugs, and do not use them to dry clothing.

If an accident with a space heater has happened in your home, SERVPRO technicians can come and help you restore your home. Any smoke or soot residues that were left behind can be cleaned up, and the sooner, the better, as they continue to erode whatever surface they are on until this is done. We also work on deodorizing your home from the lingering smoke odors.

Keep your electric heaters out of any areas that are moist or wet, such as bathrooms, since water can lead to a fire hazard. Be sure as well to plug the heater directly into an outlet, as using an extension cord can result in overheating and fire.

Clean the space heater on a regular basis as well, following the guide form the manufacturer for specific advice on inspection and maintenance.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is here to help you any time you experience a fire at your residence in Clover, Hazelton, or Filer. Once the fire is out, dial (208) 735-1447 to reach us any time, and we can help get your life back to normal.

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SERVPRO Will Clean Up Water Damage In Your Kimberly Business

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Will Clean Up Water Damage In Your Kimberly Business Leaky pipes cause destruction to a business and SERVPRO can help with the restoration and cleanup.

Helpful Actions During Commercial Water Cleanup In Kimberly

Water spills have destructive consequences to businesses whether the origin is a leaky pipe or a ruptured plumbing line. It might take longer to notice small leaks than major spills if they occur in hidden areas creating an opportunity for mold, rot and other problems to develop complicating the cleanup process. For example, a small leak in the ceiling might remain unnoticed until it starts to sag or discoloration patches appear. We offer professional restoration services to handle cleanup in your Kimberly business. 

During commercial water cleanup in Kimberly, various steps are necessary to restore the premises to preloss state. Removing the water and drying off excess humidity is essential to stop further deterioration of the affected materials. Water affects materials such as drywall because overexposure can lead to loss of structural strength. Even metals in filing cabinets or other items can rust from extended water exposure. Our SERVPRO technicians check the sources and then extract any water left. We use high capacity water extractors and industrial grade dehumidifiers to complete the task fast. 

Water, even from clean sources, can soil your workplace necessitating thorough cleaning after the incident. For example, if a pipe bursts in the ceiling, the water transfers dust and other debris from the cavity to other parts of the property. Another way water can soil the establishment is by dissolving materials. Fabrics with non-colorfast dyes are mostly affected leading to staining transfer. Our SERVPRO technicians remove any items that might cause stains from the affected areas immediately we arrive at your premises. We also embark on stain removal while the affected areas are still wet to quicken the process. We have a wide range of professional cleaning agents ensuring we use the best for every material. For example, when removing rust stains, we avoid chlorine bleach because it sets the stain further. 

Since odors might develop after a water spill, deodorization is also essential. Smells in a commercial establishment have severe implications because customers might not understand that you had a water spill incident. Our SERVPRO technicians help to combat odors in different ways. For immediate relief, we can use masking agents, which provide a sweet scent to cover the bad smell. These mostly come in the form of time-release beads. To remove the odor, we can use methods such as wet fogging which releases a pairing agent to combine with odor particles neutralizing them. 

With professional help, you can deal with water damage caused by spills easily. Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Mold Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Buhl Basement!

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Mold Damage Specialists Can Restore Your Buhl Basement! Our team has mitigation tactics and restoration practices that can help you dry up the area and remove the presence of mold if it exists.

A Wet Buhl Basement Can Lead To Spreading Mold Damages

Wet basements are not uncommon to Buhl homeowners, especially with the consideration of situations like underground springs, heavy rainfall, and other contributing factors. Many of these homeowners contend with a damp basement throughout most or all of the year, never fully understanding the damage that it can do to the structural elements like flooring supports, framework, and more. While the excessive moisture alone can cause damages to these components, factors like mold growth can speed up the degradation of these materials to the point of failure.

While many homeowners might not understand how mold damage can occur in their Buhl home, another staggering likelihood is the higher volume of residents that might already have this condition without yet realizing it. With the often-lower traffic to areas like the basement, especially understanding its persistent dampness, these regions of the property could already have become colonized. Our SERVPRO experts have the tools and experience to help you.

Everything that we do begins with a thorough inspection of the immediate area and the surrounding vicinity to gather an idea of the spread of the colony. We can then set up our advanced equipment like air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators to reduce the presence of mold spores in the environment so that we can set our sights on colony removal in one specific area of the property.

This inspection can also showcase the penetration points for water through the foundation walls, up through concrete floors, or wherever the water is getting in. Our SERVPRO technicians can use hydraulic cement to patch up vulnerabilities in the blockwork and use moisture detection equipment to identify other problem areas that require further correction.

While you might not consider your property to be at risk of mold growth, it is essential to take care of wet basement conditions as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties rapid response team has mitigation tactics and restoration practices that can help you dry up the area and remove the presence of mold if it exists. Give us a call today at (208) 735-1447.

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SERVPRO Rescues Twin Falls Possessions from Permanent Smoke and Soot Damage

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Rescues Twin Falls Possessions from Permanent Smoke and Soot Damage Soot and Smoke Cleanup Needs the Skills Offered by SERVPRO for Twin Falls Property Owners

Techniques Used To Restore Fire Damage In Twin Falls

A fire in a structure has some predictability, but each home showcases its own combination of unique fire damage. Variations in building materials, furnishings, flooring, stored items, and the source of the fire make the smoke and soot damage different home to home and even room to room in the same dwelling. Our professional crews match assessed damage to appropriate cleanup strategies and products.

When your Twin Falls home suffers fire damage, ordinary cleaning methods often miss the mark. The training our crew member pursue from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares them to make correct cleaning tool and product choices as they follow research-based techniques to bring your home’s structure and contents back to preloss condition.

Soot characteristics differ depending on the types of materials burned. Light, ashy soot on surfaces is the result when a hot, fast-burning fuel like paper burns. Slower, lower temperature fires occur when fabrics smolder, leaving heavier, sticky soot. Many fires start in the kitchen where grease and food provide a protein-based fuel that covers items in a thin but hard to remove residue. SERVPRO stocks the tools and cleaning aids that help remove each type of soot most efficiently.

Light, loose soot is managed with dry sponging and vacuuming to avoid smearing and spreading. The sticky coatings from electrical and fabric fires need a cleaning product with wetting agents and surfactants that loosen and dislodge, permitting SERVPRO crews to wipe away the debris with cloths or damp sponges. Protein fires require a solvent and abrasive tools to remove the shellac-like soot remaining and a professional touch that ensures the soot is cleared yet the underlying surfaces remain unharmed.

Fire residues are acidic and corrosive, causing despair for homeowners who fear that the soot and ensuing deterioration ruin treasured personal possessions. SERVPRO production technicians use a broad range of methods to halt the corrosion and restore the function and appearance of everything from light fixtures and knick-knacks to furniture, bedding, window coverings, and clothing. We save both time and money for our customers with our restoration approach, avoiding the need to discard irreplaceable items and the expense of replacement.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties offers residents high-quality fire restoration services, transforming smoky, sooty chaos to “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (208) 735-1447 for a speedy fire damage assessment and immediate remediation.

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Can Flood Damaged Carpeting in Your Twin Falls Home be Salvaged?

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Can Flood Damaged Carpeting in Your Twin Falls Home be Salvaged? Call SERVPRO when water damages your flooring.

Drying a Home Inside and Out after Flood Damage in Twin Falls

Floods can be caused by pretty much anything: heavy rainfall, natural disaster or internal plumbing issues. One consistent part of floods is that they are relatively unpredictable with local warnings sent out as little as a week before the damage occurs. They can also cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your property and possessions. In the aftermath of a flood, you need a professional and experienced service provider to make the necessary reparations.

The impact of flood damage in Twin Falls properties is as much measured by what you cannot see as what you can. Standing water can cause permanent harm if it is allowed to saturate carpets, wall cavities, and subfloors. SERVPRO is one of the few restoration providers with the equipment and know-how to tackle all three.

Most local providers can bring in gas pumps or water extractors to help remove standing water from your property. However, water that permeates the structure of the home itself is much more difficult to remedy. SERVPRO use drying mats to help absorb water from beneath your floorboards.

Drying mats are advanced equipment laying over the affected area. By using a centralized pump to draw water from inside the floor itself, they ensure the structure is dry inside and out. Removing all moisture is essential after flood damage as any residual moisture can quickly become a cause for concern with secondary damages like mold growth likely.

Equipment is only useful in the right hands. SERVPRO technicians train extensively, and many hold IICRC certificates in applied structural drying among other qualifications. Carpets, for example, are up to 50% weaker when wet. Carpeted areas require removal so that they can dry on both sides. We then apply anti-microbial treatments before replacing them.

Going the extra mile is what has got us to where we are today. If you need a service that goes above and beyond, contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 725-1447 now.

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Some Warning Signs of Fire and Soot Damage in Twin Falls

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some Warning Signs of Fire and Soot Damage in Twin Falls A fire can leave charring and soot damage inside of your home. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation and cleaning services.

Soot and Smoke Removal in Your Twin Falls Home

Regardless of the size of the fire that affected your Twin Falls home, most of the affected properties have to overcome some degree of both soot and smoke damages to return to their original state. Neither of these conditions can get resolved through conventional cleaning methods available to a homeowner, so you have to find credible professional restoration services that can help you quickly to recover your fire-damaged residence.

Regardless of how the fire damages in Twin Falls originated in your home, you want assurances that you can return to a comfortable life inside of your property. This assurance begins with the right choice in professional restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to overcome effects like soot and smoke damage efficiently so that you do not have to spend a minute longer than necessary away from your home.

Our franchise offers highly-trained technicians available to you 24-hours a day because disasters rarely wait until a convenient time to occur. We can arrive quickly with the full measure of our resources loaded into our SERVPRO Green Fleet of service vehicles to offer efficient mitigation and restoration solutions to our customers.

With soot damage, premier cleaning solutions such as our bristled brushes and high-powered vacuums can remove set in soot from surfaces and help to remove buildup from inside HVAC systems as well. For particulates still lingering in the environment, we can set up air scrubbers throughout the property to capture debris, soot, mold spores, dust, and other microscopic particles as small as 0.3 microns. These machines can improve air quality significantly after even a brief period of operation.

With our advanced equipment like thermal foggers, we can make short work of smoke damages and lingering foul odors within your fire-damaged home. This machine releases a dense chemical compound that can neutralize odor molecules on contact to eliminate them permanently from open areas, carpets, and other soft materials.

Make a wise choice for fire recovery and trust our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties fire restoration technicians. We are available 24/7 at (208) 735-1447.

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How Our Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Twin Falls Movie Theater

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Our Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Twin Falls Movie Theater Professional restoration can help you to remove the water quickly and dry it thoroughly to prevent worsening conditions in the days to come.

Water Extraction For Your Twin Falls Movie Theater

Movie theaters are a great pastime, and your Twin Falls facility likely still sees a great deal of foot traffic every week for those coming to see the latest features on the big screen. With such steep competitions between the businesses throughout the region, an emergency within the theater that poses a safety risk or environmental hazard for moviegoers can take a deep toll on the potential profits your facility stands to make. Professional restoration can help you to remove the water quickly and dry it thoroughly to prevent worsening conditions in the days to come.

The first step for water removal in your Twin Falls property is not something that business owners or management can do on their own. Our SERVPRO professionals offer fast extraction through our industry-leading equipment available 24-hours a day. With a short timeline before pooling water can adversely affect construction materials and the contents of your theater, you need a team of professionals that can arrive quickly.

From the moment that our team arrives at your building, we work to ensure that none of the contents, flooring, and seating throughout the individual theaters have become affected by the water loss incident. These are high dollar additions to your facility, and we work efficiently to protect them through efficient drying techniques like our air movers and dehumidification equipment.

For carpeted areas like the lobby and individual screening rooms that have absorbed the water, we have weighted extraction equipment to force the water from the fibers of the carpet and the padding underneath to effectively dry the material quickly.

When it comes to overcoming significant water damages in your local movie theater, do not trust the adequacy of the drying and extraction to your custodial staff. Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties emergency response team has the equipment and the expertise to make short work of the water damage in your building. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (208) 735-1447.

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