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Halloween Party Fire in Jerome Home?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

A lit jack-o-lantern and party lights are shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jerome County.

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties wants everyone in Jerome to have a fun and safe Halloween celebration this year. Here are some Halloween fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep you safe:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily
  • Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters
  • When using electrical lighting to decorate your home, make sure it is used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

If you plan to attend Halloween parties or go trick-or-treating:

  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric that could come in contact with open flames or other heat sources
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costumes

Call Us!

If you need fire damage restoration services for your home or business, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Jerome, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 208-735-1447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Infested Business in Twin Falls?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on a wall. We mitigate and remediate mold damage in Twin Falls County.

Oh no, mold!

Mold is always floating around in the Earth’s atmosphere, waiting for the perfect warm and moist conditions to colonize. Once mold becomes visible, it can spread rapidly to other parts of a building or structure. Mold growth is usually caused by a water leak or another form of excess moisture and must be addressed to minimize the potential for the mold to return after it has been remediated. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties follows local and state laws and will advise you on this process. We will provide guidance based on your specific situation. Our technicians are highly trained and certified to remediate mold damage:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

We have experience working in many structures and workplaces, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

You never know when a mold infestation will damage your commercial business, but when you require mold remediation services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage in Twin Falls, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety for Jerome?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A portable fire extinguisher is shown in a home. We restore fire damage in Jerome County.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Jerome

The National Fire Protection Association recommends using portable home fire extinguishers when the fire is confined to a small area, everyone has exited the building, the fire department has called, and the room is not filled with smoke. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties offers these fire extinguisher safety tips from the NFPA:

  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side
  • Select a multi-purpose extinguisher that can be used on all types of home fires that is large enough to put out a small fire but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out
  • Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Black Water Contamination in Twin Falls?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown in a home. We restore sewer backups in Twin Falls County.

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties technicians are highly trained to mitigate and remediate dangerous black water contamination scenes. Sewer water is grossly unsanitary and can cause serious health effects. Our technicians have the specialized cleaning equipment, personal protective gear, and disinfecting and cleaning agents to restore dangerous sewer system backups.  

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

You never know when your home or business will need sewer cleanup and restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your sewer damage in Twin Falls, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Biohazard Spill in Buhl?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A stack of fertilizer bags is shown. We restore biohazard spills in Twin Falls County.

Our SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties technicians are highly trained and have the specialized training and certifications to safely restore dangerous biohazard conditions. All of our team members have accreditations from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA). Our team also engages in ongoing education on pathogenic threats. We have an extensive inventory of specialized cleaning equipment, personal protective gear, and disinfecting and cleaning agents to resolve the effects of any bio-threat.

When your Buhl home or business requires decontamination due to biohazard exposure, it can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience are key when choosing a restoration company to resolve these dangerous circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Call Us!

You never know when your business or home will need biohazard cleanup and restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your biohazard damage in Buhl, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Backup in Twin Falls Business?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A row of toilets are shown in a public restroom. We respond to sewer backup emergencies 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties restores sewer backups 24-hours a day. Our technicians are highly trained and have the experience to restore all three types of contaminated water.

Category 1: "Clean Water"

  • This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet
  • If left untreated can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested
  • Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow: toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces or dishwasher overflow
  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

  • This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided
  • Sources for category three water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth
  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes

Call Us Today!

When you need sewer cleanup and restoration services for your Twin Falls business or home, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your sewer damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Red Flag Warning for Clover?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A map of Idaho is shown. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Wildfire Season in Idaho

A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert, and during these times, extreme caution must be used to avoid causing a major wildfire. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Red Flag Warnings means warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to produce an increased risk of fire danger. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties want Clover residents to stay safe, and we offer these Red Flag Warning safety tips from the NOAA:

  • If you are allowed to burn in your area, all burn barrels must be covered with a weighted metal cover, with holes no larger than ¾ of an inch
  • Do not throw cigarettes or matches out of a moving vehicle. They may ignite grass on the side of the road and become a wildfire.
  • Extinguish all outdoor fires properly. Drown fires with plenty of water and stir to make sure everything is cold to the touch. Dunk charcoal underwater until cold. Do not throw live charcoal on the ground and leave it.
  • Never leave a fire unattended. Sparks or embers can blow into leaves or grass, ignite a fire, and quickly spread.

Call Us!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your home or business, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Clover, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Backup in Roseworth?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A bathroom with a toilet is shown. We respond to sewer emergencies 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Do you know that when your sewer backs up, you can be exposed to dangerous bacteria and viruses that can cause serious illness? Sewer water is grossly unsanitary and should be mitigated by trained professionals. At SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, our technicians have the equipment, training, and experience to safely clean and restore areas compromised by sewer water. Here are the three classifications for contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow, toilet overflow with some urine but no feces, or dishwasher overflow.

  • It May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe health effects if ingested. Any contact should be avoided.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us Today!

When you need residential or commercial sewer cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your sewer damage in Roseworth, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Fire in Clover?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A gas burner on a stove top is shown lit. Cooking fires are the leading cause of fire damage in Twin Falls County.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States, and most cooking fires in the home involve the kitchen stove. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties responds to fire damage emergencies each year in Clover, and we offer these tips from the NFPA for cooking safely:

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire (oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, or curtains) away from your stovetop

Call Us!

When you need residential or commercial fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Clover, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Damage in Rock Creek?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing in a basement. We mitigate and remediate mold damage in Twin Falls County.

SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has been restoring mold damage for years, and we know mold damage is a common threat to homes and commercial businesses. Our technicians are certified to mitigate and remediate mold damage following state and local laws and protocols.

Here is some information about mold from our website:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water 
  • Mold colonies may produce health effects
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent

Call Us Today!

When you need residential or commercial mold remediation services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day, every day. Call us today at 208-735-1447. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage in Rock Creek, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.