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Emergency Responder Access for Wildfires in Twin Falls?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Wildfire season is coming to Twin Falls and now is a great time to prepare your home for wildfires. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties offers some wildfire risk reduction steps that can make your home safer during a wildfire from the National Fire Protection Association:

Emergency Responder Access

Ensure your home and neighborhood have legible and clearly marked street names and numbers. Driveways should be at least twelve feet wide with a vertical clearance of fifteen feet for emergency vehicle access.

  • Develop, discuss, and practice an emergency action plan with everyone in your home
  • Include details for handling pets, large animals, and livestock
  • Know two ways out of your neighborhood and have a predesignated meeting place
  • Always evacuate if you feel it’s unsafe to stay—don’t wait to receive an emergency notification if you feel threatened by the fire
  • Conduct an annual insurance policy checkup to adjust for local building costs, codes, and new renovations
  • Create or update a home inventory to help settle claims faster

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll restore your fire damage in Twin Falls, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Toilet Overflow in Twin Falls?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A toilet flushing is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Toilet Trouble in Twin Falls?

According to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) faulty supply lines, toilet flanges, fill valve assemblies, or toilet backups and overflows were attributed to 78 percent of water damage from toilets. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties responds to water damage emergencies often and we know that our fast response time minimizes further water damage in many instances. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS:

  • Be patient after you flush and wait for the valve to completely finish refilling the tank and bowl. If an overflow looks imminent, lift off the tank cover and lift the float to shut off water flow to the tank, and then turn off the supply valve.
  • Twice a year, inspect a toilet’s components, such as the fill, supply, and flush valves, and the supply line. Make sure you can turn off the supply. If you have older screw-type valves that are hard to turn or start leaking, consider replacing them with simpler ball valves that are easy to shut off quickly.

Call Us!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll restore your water damage in Twin Falls, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind Damage in Twin Falls?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Storm clouds filling the sky are shown at sunset. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Blown over by storm damage?

Twin Falls is known to experience severe windstorms during the spring season. Wind gusts can top out around fifty miles per hour. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties responds to wind and other storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. We know that a quick response time can make all the difference when mitigating storm damage, and in many cases, our fast response time may minimize further damage. Our restoration technicians are highly trained and are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) the nonprofit certifying body of the restoration industry.

IICRC Certifications

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

When we arrive, we will immediately tarp and board up any areas of the structure that are exposed to the elements to minimize further damage. We will contact your insurance adjuster and help you with the insurance process and paperwork and restore your property to preloss condition with minimal disruption to you and your family.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll restore your storm damage in Twin Falls, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Hidden Water Damage in Jerome?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A rag is draped over a water basin underneath a leaking pipe. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jerome County.

Water bill too high in Jerome?

At SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, we know what water can do when it remains unmitigated for too long. If you suspect that you have a water leak but cannot locate the source, there are some ways to narrow down the problem. Here are some tips from the Environmental Protection Agency to help you determine if you have water leaks in your home:

  • Take a look at your water usage during a colder month, such as January or February. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there are serious leaks.
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter changes at all, you probably have a leak.
  • Identify toilet leaks by placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.)
  • Examine faucet gaskets and pipe fittings for any water on the outside of the pipe to check for surface leaks

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies in Jerome. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Let SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties Bring the Clean-Up Equipment in Twin Falls

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

It won’t happen to us.

“I don’t need to think about that. It won’t happen to us” says one spouse to another. They flip the light switch and drift off to sleep. A spark happens near wood; a flame is created inside a wall; and, before you know it you are answering questions from an insurance adjuster. You don’t know who you want to use to start the clean-up ball rolling in Twin Falls; but you need it done. 

It happened to us. 

It seems too often that those things in life we think won’t happen—happen. They happen and we’re left holding the bag. Don’t allow yourself to be another victim. Let us bring the bags…    …the rags, the vacuums, the masks, and the paint…

What do we do? 

Call us if the unimaginable happens and we will be there to help.SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties will send technicians who are experts in fire restoration. Soot and smoke damage are things we understand.

Faulty Electrical Cord Fire in Filer?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

An electrical cord is shown with exposed wires from damage to the protective insulation. We mitigate fire damage emergencies in Twin Falls County.

Filer fire?

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties responds to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Filer. We witness firsthand the damage even a small contained fire can do to a structure. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated average of roughly 34,000 reported home structure fires per year between 2014 and 2018.

Here are some important reminders about electrical safety from the NFPA on when to call a qualified electrician or your landlord:

  • Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers
  • A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance
  • Discolored or warm wall outlets
  • A burning or rubbery smell coming from an appliance
  • Flickering or dimming lights
  • Sparks from an outlet

Also, inspect electrical cords for damage and replace them or have a qualified electrician repair them. Electrical cords should not run across doorways or under carpets. Plug major electrical appliances directly into a wall receptacle outlet.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to fire damage emergencies in Filer. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Sharing the SERVPRO History in Twin Falls

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada.SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties specializes in cleanup and restoration services in Twin Falls. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO do?

SERVPRO provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Twin Falls.

Why SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.  

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is independently owned and operated. 

Commercial Water Damage in Twin Falls?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

The Downtown District of Twin Falls, Idaho is shown. We are leaders in water damage mitigation in Twin Falls County!

Small water leaks can lead to large commercial losses in Twin Falls.

One of my employees reported seeing a leaking pipe in the back room of the shop. It’s a good thing he did because this small repair could have turned into a huge expense if it was not detected when it was. At SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, we respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day and we know water damage can become an expensive repair if the damage is left unmitigated for too long.

Here are some tips from the Environmental Protection Agency on ways to minimize water damage in the workplace:

  • If you see a leak – in the restroom, pantry, or outdoors, report it to your maintenance staff
  • Put up signs in restrooms and pantries to encourage everyone to look for leaks and report problems. Include information on who they should contact. 
  • Spread the word about saving water to all tenants, as well as cleaning, housekeeping, maintenance, and landscaping staff

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to commercial water damage emergencies. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll cleanup and restore your water damage in Twin Falls, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Twin Falls

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Twin Falls. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Twin Falls
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Be prepared for power outages from storms in Twin Falls

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Managing Without Power in Twin Falls

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has seen storm damage lead to power outages.   

A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage in Twin Falls, be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have already set up plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery.  You may also need a manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is independently owned and operated. 




Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/index.html