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Your Jerome Home Can Be Restored By Our Crew Of Experts!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Your Jerome Home Can Be Restored By Our Crew Of Experts! If fire damage strikes your house, quickly get help. Speak with SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by calling (208) 735-1447.

Swift Fire Damage Restoration Services In Jerome

When your home suffers fire damage, it is critical for you to call for help as soon as you can. The longer that the remnants of a fire linger behind in your home, the more damage they can cause. There are several aspects of a house-fire to think about when it comes to the damage that may remain after the flames. The initial scorching left by the fire itself can be challenging to remediate on its own, but there is also ash and smoke damage to consider. Plastics and paint can become discolored as they are exposed to soot, and fabrics must be treated for smoke damage. The quicker remediation happens, the more likely it is that all of your belongings can be saved.

The fire damage inside of your Jerome home was caused by faulty electrical wiring in your living room. A power surge caused a small fire to take place, one which you quickly put out with a fire extinguisher. Fortunately, only your curtains, some of your wall, and the insulation inside of the wall burned up, keeping the area of impact relatively small. Getting a professional team of remediation technicians to your home as quickly as possible is your best option.

Here at SERVPRO, we do everything we can to uphold our reputation of being swift, friendly, and effective. When we get your call, SERVPRO can put a team together as fast as possible so our technicians can travel to your home swiftly. We always take the time to explain our solution to your problem and keep you involved, so you always know what is happening inside of your home. Furthermore, our technicians can use advanced technology to address the damages inside of your living room.

Our SERVPRO techs can clean up any ash and debris that has been left behind, such as the remnants of your drapes, and then make drywall cuts to remove the damaged section and burnt insulation. We can use a gentle cleaning solution on the scorch marks on your wall first, and then gradually build up the intensity until we're able to clean the surface. Finally, our technicians can employ a thermal fogger, which dispenses a fog-like vapor made from deodorizer, to neutralize the foul scent left behind.

If fire damage strikes your house, quickly get help. Speak with SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by calling (208) 735-1447. Day or night, we're open, and our technicians are ready to remediate your home.

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How Professionals Restore Your Home After Flooding in Twin Falls

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Professionals Restore Your Home After Flooding in Twin Falls SERVPRO can tarp your roof to prevent secondary damages.

The Different Steps Involved in Restoring Flood Damage in Twin Falls

When a flooding incident damages your property, it might feel like you are wasting money in the restoration. Sometimes the estimate given for the work may seem like a rip-off especially if it is the first time you are dealing with such an incident. Restoring flood damage takes many steps, some of which can take longer to complete leaving you with a sizable bill to settle. When done correctly, your property should attain its preloss state.  

Before starting the restoration of flood damage in Twin Falls, a thorough evaluation is necessary. The level and type of evaluation depend on the intensity of flooding experienced. It can range from checking the integrity of the entire structure to simpler aspects such as checking the level of water migration and electrical hazards. Evaluation requires expertise and sufficient equipment including PPE, Personal Protective Equipment because of hazards such as electrocution and contamination.  

Further damages can happen after the initial flooding effect, which is likely with the breaching of the property wall or roof. Repairing such breaches fast may not be possible, so there is a need to set up temporary stop-gap measures. Our SERVPRO technicians board up properties or install roof tarps to protect contents from further damage. Boarding up can also help in other ways such as keeping out vandals thus saving the property owner from unnecessary cost.  

Flooding leaves properties dirty, so cleanup thorough cleanup is necessary for the property to be habitable. Some of the filth such as silt or sewage is brought in by the flood waters. Materials in the house such as carpets and drywall damaged by the floodwaters also add to what needs to go during the cleanup phase. Our SERVPRO technicians remove all porous materials affected by floodwater to eliminate contamination. We also use equipment such as pressure washers to clean up soiled surfaces. We also use OSHA approved cleaning agents for sanitizing soiled areas.  

If floods damage your property in Jerome, Buhl or Kimberly areas, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 to handle the restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Small Fires Can Spell Odor Troubles For Your Buhl Restaurant

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Small Fires Can Spell Odor Troubles For Your Buhl Restaurant Small kitchen flare-ups can be common, especially through training new cooks in the fast-paced meal times of the day.

Odor Removal After A Small Buhl Restaurant Fire

Not every incident that can damage your Buhl restaurant has devastating results. Small kitchen flare-ups can be common, especially through training new cooks in the fast-paced meal times of the day. While these incidents might not overly damage the kitchen area, or even require a stoppage of work, there can be effects that can linger in the area and adjacent spaces like the dining area that need to get addressed. Odors can often be one of the most common effects after a fire, and to improve the experience of each of your patrons, you need to prioritize the removal of these harsh scents.

While there can be many points in your Buhl restaurant that fire damage could affect, effects like odors, soot particles, and smoke residue can spread quickly and far beyond the combustion point. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive with the advanced equipment designed to address these concerns quickly with fast cleanup tactics and effective deodorization to help you continue business as usual in your restaurant.

From the time that our team arrives at your property, we can begin addressing the most pressing effects right away. When cleanup and odor removal are the primary concerns, we utilize containment strategies like physical plastic sheeting barriers and containment equipment like hydroxyl generators to keep the odor in the one affected area.

To effectively deodorize the restaurant and work to improve indoor air quality for both the patrons of the restaurant and the employees alike, our SERVPRO team can continue the use of hydroxyl generators and add in equipment like our thermal foggers. These machines can break apart odor molecules and neutralize them on contact, helping to noticeably reduce or eliminate harsh smoke odors permanently.

While you have many concerns for your restaurant whenever small kitchen flare-ups occur, removing the odor that often lingers afterward should get handled by skilled professionals like ours. You can reach our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties rapid response team 24/7 by calling (208) 735-1447.

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Why it is Important to Quickly Remediate Water Damage in Twin Falls

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why it is Important to Quickly Remediate Water Damage in Twin Falls When flooding causes water to 'fall' inside your home, call SERVPRO to remove the water quickly.

Why SERVPRO Teams Arrive so Fast to Cleanup Flood Damage in Twin Falls

Disasters happening in Twin Falls can leave a lasting impression on our community. Floods can change the landscape, including the path taken by water flowing through our area. These changes can make a previously flood-free area prone to problems later.  

Why SERVPRO responds so quickly to homeowners in Twin Falls whose houses are at risk of flood damage is to help minimize the destruction experienced and to finish mitigation as quickly as possible. Getting your home restored so your family can return home, “Like it never even happened” is very important to us. We know that living away from home continues the stress from the flooding event, and only when everything is normal does this stop.  

Damaged areas inside a home after a flood continue to worsen steadily, with moisture spreading to previously dry areas which is why we cut above the water line after a flood when removing walls. Not only does this increase air flow through rooms but it also lets us dry out the framework, a crucial aspect in protecting your house.  

Within floodwaters, many pathogens mingle and then get laid all over your house's surfaces. These and other microbes can survive as long as moisture levels remain high. Extracting the water and then reducing the house's moisture content to within normal ranges helps eliminate many microbes. Doing this is easier to carry out early before mold has a chance to grow. Adding a microbial infestation to the situation not only increases the amount of work and time involved, but it also increases the cost of flood damage restoration.  

Our teams know the most effective techniques for restoring a home after flood damage occurs. Flooding does not always make your home permanently uninhabitable. We can make things safe again, both with the structure's integrity and the surfaces your family members come into contact with regularly.  

Helping residents in our community after a tragedy that affects every aspect of their lives keeps our community healthy and stable. Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 to protect your house in Buhl, Filer, or Clover from the devastation of flood damage.

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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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