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Tackling Snowmelt Water Damage in Twin Falls

4/3/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO SINCE 1967 POSTER Obviously, SERVPRO has many years of experience to mitigate water damage caused by snowmelt or other factors. Twin Falls has help.

Navigating Winter-Related Water Issues

Twin Falls residents sometimes confront the unique challenge of water cleanup due to snowmelt. This issue is particularly prevalent during the transitional periods between winter and spring, when accumulated snow begins to melt, potentially leading to various property damage, particularly roofing, flashing, and around windows. Strangely, this year, winter arrived almost into Spring with an abundance of snow.

Recognizing Snowmelt Damage Hazards

The risks associated with snowmelt water damage in Twin Falls properties are a significant concern. The rapid melting of ice and snow can lead to unexpected water intrusion in homes. Frequently seen issues include:

  • Water seepage into basements or lower levels of buildings
  • Overburdened drainage systems lead to indoor flooding
  • Ice dams on roofs cause leaks

SERVPRO®'s Expertise in Handling Snowmelt Water Damage

Addressing snowmelt water intrusion, SERVPRO employs specialized techniques and equipment to mitigate and restore affected properties effectively. When needed, the team communicates with your insurance agent to coordinate the restoration service and ensure every action is approved and authorized. Their comprehensive approach includes:

  • Fast Water Removal: Utilizing high-powered extraction tools to eliminate standing water.
  • Advanced Drying Techniques: Air movers and dehumidifiers are deployed to dry affected areas thoroughly.
  • Sanitation and Mold Prevention: Ensuring cleanliness and preventing mold growth through professional cleaning methods.
  • Complete Restoration Services: Repairing and reconstructing areas damaged by water.

Tools like thermal imaging cameras help detect hidden moisture, and moisture detectors ensure thorough drying, showcasing SERVPRO's commitment to complete restoration.

Fast Action Lessens Damage to Home and Property

A quick response can significantly reduce long-term impacts and help restore properties efficiently. SERVPRO's round-the-clock availability in Twin Falls ensures immediate assistance, offering residents a reliable solution to the challenges of winter water damage.

At the first sign of water damage from snowmelt, contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447. Our team of professional restoration experts is Here to Help®.

Smoke Cleanup Focuses on Fire Damage in Twin Falls

3/13/2024 (Permalink)

smoke and soot poster SERVPRO provides excellent fire damage and soot cleanup for Twin Falls houses and properties.

Restorers Prioritize Soot and Smoke Removal

If you've ever had the misfortune of experiencing a fire on your property, you're well aware of the daunting cleanup process that follows. The black residue left behind, commonly known as soot, can be challenging to remove. Moreover, it can pose serious health risks if not handled with care. Fortunately, professionals like our SERVPRO® crew are experts at managing such a threatening situation.

What To Expect from Our Experienced Team

Thoroughly removing soot and cleaning surfaces are crucial in restoring fire damage in Twin Falls homes. Our team prioritizes safety and wears protective gear while cleaning soot containing harmful chemicals, acids, and carcinogens.

The Focuses of Cleaning Soot and Smoke Damage

  • Air Quality - To improve air quality and remove soot after a fire, slide open windows and doors to ventilate the room. This and air filtration technologies can significantly enhance the environmental conditions during the soot cleanup.
  • Dry Cleaning - Our HEPA vacuum cleaner efficiently removes surface soot with a gentle brush attachment. We gently scrub the affected area for stubborn stains using a dry sponge. Dry sponges eliminate soot without adding moisture, which could make things worse. We work in small sections, replacing the sponge as needed.
  • Wet Cleaning—We have cleaners who remove soot from walls and furniture without damaging them. Before cleaning, we conduct a small test in an inconspicuous area to avoid any adverse reactions or damage.

It is of utmost importance to clean soot in Twin Falls homes after a fire for the safety and well-being of everyone. SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is the go-to choice for fast, reliable, experienced recovery professionals regarding fire damage restoration.

We are available 24/7 to assist you during disasters or small house fires. Call us now at (208) 735-1447.

How To Avoid Frozen Pipes

2/28/2023 (Permalink)

Winter is here, and a harsh freeze can spell disaster for unsecured pipes. Don't wait until it's too late - make sure your home or rental property is protected by winterizing now! SERVPRO of Twin Falls recommends hiring an experienced plumbing professional to ensure every nook and cranny in the building has proper insulation so you don't have to face costly water damage down the line. When all else fails, trust our certified technicians at SERVPRO for help before or after any potential loss situation!

How to Handle A Minor Fire In Your Home

2/28/2023 (Permalink)

To ensure safe and effective evacuation, the National Fire Protection Association recommends using a portable extinguisher to put out small fires. Remember PASS: Pull the pin; Aim low towards the base of flames; Squeeze the lever slowly & evenly while sweeping side-to-side with the nozzle. For maximum safety protection, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties suggests you select multi-purpose extinguishers that can be used on all types of household blazes and is also large enough for each family member to handle it easily.

Why SERVPRO?

2/28/2023 (Permalink)

When damage to your home or commercial space needs to be fixed, it's important that the repairs are completed correctly and professionally. At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, we have an experienced team coupled with specialized tools needed for any kind of repair job – from larger mitigation projects to odor removal services all the way down to salvaging expensive items. Our knowledge in property restoration ensures you receive responsible service at every step; no detail is too small!

Home Safety in Winter: How to Prevent House Fires

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

Home Safety in Winter: How to Prevent House Fires

As the temperatures drop and winter sets in, we all start spending more time indoors. While cozying up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold winter's night, it's important to take some precautions to prevent house fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, home structure fires peak in December and January. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how you can keep your home safe from fires this winter.



  1. Keep things that can catch fire at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, and space heaters. This includes items like newspapers, magazines, furniture, clothing, and bedding.
  2. Never use your oven to heat your home. Not only is this a fire hazard, but it can also release harmful gases into the air.
  3. Inspect and clean your chimney and fireplace before using them for the first time each winter. A build-up of soot and debris can cause a chimney fire. 
  4. Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home and test them monthly. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  5. If you're using a space heater, choose one that has been tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Look for a space heater with an automatic shut-off so that if it tips over, it will turn off on its own.
  6. Never leave candles unattended—blow them out before leaving the room or going to bed.
  7. Use flashlights instead of candles during a power outage. If you must use candles, make sure they are placed in sturdy candle holders that won't tip over easily.
  8. Avoid overloading electrical outlets and extension cords. If you must use an extension cord, make sure it is rated for the intended use (such as indoor or outdoor) and never nail or staple them to walls or baseboards as this could create a fire hazard. 
  9. Never leave children alone in a room with lit candles or an operating space heater—even for a minute! Teach children to stay clear of these items and never touch them without an adult present. 

10 bonus tip: Call us to learn about our free Home Fire Safety Checklist for more Winter fire safety tips! 

With some careful planning and attention to detail, you can help prevent house fires this winter season! If you do have a home fire, the most important thing to do is to call a team of experts like SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, and SERVPRO of Woodriver Valley. This local team has the knowledge and experience necessary to restore your home and make it look "Like it never even happened." Whether you need help cleaning up soot or smoke damage, or you need furniture, appliances, or other belongings replaced, these professionals will be there for you every step of the way. With their fast response times and efficient work process, they can help get your life back on track after a devastating home fire. So if you find yourself in a situation like this, don't hesitate – call the experts at SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties and SERVPRO of Woodriver Valley today!

Preparing For A Winter Storm

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

As winter approaches, it is important to prepare for the possibility of a winter storm. Here are some tips to help you stay safe during a winter storm:

- Stay informed about the weather forecast and any winter storm warnings in your area.

- Stock up on essentials such as non-perishable food, water, medications, and batteries.

- Make sure you have warm clothes and blankets available.

- Make sure your cellphone is fully charged in case of loss of power.

- Clear any snow or ice from sidewalks and driveways to prevent slips and falls.

- Have a shovel on hand to clear snow from walkways and vehicles.

- Keep your car's gas tank at least half full in case you need to evacuate or seek shelter elsewhere.

- If possible, have an emergency kit ready that includes items such as a first aid kit, flashlights, matches, and emergency contact information.

By taking these steps to prepare for a winter storm, you can ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe during inclement weather.

Why You Should Work With SERVPRO For Commercial Damage

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to repairing commercial damage, it is important to work with a reputable and experienced company that can handle the job efficiently and effectively.

One of the first steps in repairing commercial damage is assessing the extent of the damage and creating a plan for repair. This may include structural repairs, replacing damaged materials, and ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations.

In addition to physical repairs, it is also important to address any safety concerns and potential liability issues. This may involve working with insurance companies, filing the necessary paperwork, and coordinating with local authorities.

It is crucial to have a clear timeline for repairs to minimize disruption to business operations. The repair process may also require temporary relocation or closure of affected areas.

Working with a reliable and experienced team can ensure smooth and timely repairs, minimizing downtime and allowing businesses to resume normal operations as quickly as possible

Why SERVPRO?

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

In the winter, inclement weather can wreak havoc on homes and businesses. From heavy snowfall to ice storms, the damage these severe conditions can cause is extensive and often unexpected. That’s why it’s important to have a trusted partner to turn to for restoration and repair – and that partner is SERVPRO.

As a leader in the industry, SERVPRO has the expertise and resources necessary to handle any size disaster, no matter how severe. Our highly trained technicians are available 24/7 to respond quickly to your emergency, minimizing further damage and getting you back on track as soon as possible.

In addition to our rapid response time, SERVPRO utilizes advanced technology and techniques for efficient and effective restoration. From state-of-the-art drying equipment to specialized cleaning products, we have the tools necessary to restore your property back to its pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO also works with all major insurance companies, making the claims process seamless for our customers. We understand that dealing with storm damage can be overwhelming and stressful – let us handle the details so you can focus on recovering from the event.

When it comes to winter storm damage repair, trust the professionals at SERVPRO for reliable service and exceptional results. With our experience and dedication to customer satisfaction, we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Easy Ways to Tell Your Home Is Water Damaged

10/26/2022 (Permalink)

Easy Ways to Tell Your Home Is Water Damaged

Obvious water damage often comes as a result of flooding and other natural instances, but it can also affect your home over time in less blatant ways. Here are a few things to look for if you suspect your home might be water damaged.

Structural Shifts

If you notice slight changes in the composition of your house, such as bloated walls, peeling wallpaper, and warping in the floors, you can assume that water damage has taken place.

Rusty Appliances

If metal appliances in your house are starting to display rust, this could be a sign that water has made its way into the building. Keep an eye on the attic and basement in particular for this one.

Mold

Perhaps the most obvious sign of water damage. If your walls are moldy then something must be done immediately, as it can be very dangerous.

What to Do?

If you notice one or more of these signs, then you could use a professional water damage cleanup and repair. Contact your nearest SERVPRO, and we’ll make it like it never happened.