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The Advantages of Professional Storm Damage Restoration

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Whether your home suffers damage due to a storm, blizzard, or any other form of “disaster”, in many cases there will be a lot that you can effectively salvage. However, you shouldn’t embark on a rescue mission for your home without the assistance of professional storm restoration services, and here’s why.

Using professional services will undoubtedly get the job done a lot quicker and of a higher quality. Things like repairing structural and roof damage aren’t small tasks to undertake, and with a professional team using the right equipment you can expect things to be back to normal a lot sooner. By using a professional service, you’re also likely to reduce your overall costs, because you’ll be consolidating parts and labor into complete transactions rather than attempting to pay for things bit by bit and by yourself. Along with all this, you can minimize the risks of lingering damage by using a team that has true expertise. 

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, we work with an extremely capable team of technicians, with the equipment and knowledge at their disposal to ensure that homes recover effectively from “disasters” such as storms.

In these situations, you should call SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, and we’ll get to you as soon as possible to make your home feel “Like it never even happened” with our storm damage repair team.

The Importance of Professional Restoration for Water Damage

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Flooding is a serious issue for homeowners, whether from natural causes or due to technological malfunctions in your home. If your house suffers water damage you may feel like you could attempt to deal with it yourself, but in reality, it’s vital to go to a professional.

Without professional water removal, your home could be in serious danger. Serious water damage can cause the structural integrity of your home to become severely compromised, with the foundations and walls at risk of falling apart. Similarly, the electrical systems in your home could be majorly damaged, meaning many of your home’s vital technologies could stop working, and you could even risk electrocution. That’s not to mention the potential risks of mold and contaminated water.

The safety of your home and family is priceless, so it’s essential that you bring in professionals with experience in cleaning water damage away. At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, we have a crack team of technicians with the expertise and technology to remove water from your home quickly and efficiently, before moving on to a restoration project to mitigate any damage.

If you find yourself in a situation like this, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, and we’ll work to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO?

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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When it comes to damage restoration, you need to work with a company that you can trust, and at SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, all we can do is throw our hat into the ring. We’ve put together this short piece to express why you should come to us when disaster strikes your home or commercial space.

When it comes to damage, we have an expert team of technicians at our disposal, each with the knowledge to approach repairs and restoration in the most efficient and professional manner possible. Along with this, our team is also kitted out with the best equipment available to get the job done.

As far as homes are concerned, our team is capable of tackling construction issues, storm, mold, fire, and water damage restoration. And on the topic of commercial damage restoration, we approach large loss and industry-specialized restoration with the same degree of professionalism as we do in any other instance. Similarly, we offer both general and specialized cleaning services, along with providing emergency readiness plans for businesses in case of disasters striking. 

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, we’re a comprehensive restoration company, bringing an expert team and state-of-the-art technology together for each and every situation that we aim to tackle. If disaster strikes you or your business, call the SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties team, and we’ll get to you as soon as we can. 

Storm Damage Cleanup - The Process

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water dripping off a roof with text "Storm Damage?" Call SERVPRO when a storm causes damage.

A storm, blizzard, tornado, or any other “disaster” can strike at any moment, causing severe damage to your home. If you’re lucky, you’ll be in a salvageable situation, which is when you should bring in a professional storm damage restoration company that could help your home’s recovery in various ways.

Firstly, the company should examine your home’s interior and exterior very carefully, assessing the level of damage and considering the approach that they should take to the restoration. Once they’ve analyzed the situation and considered the necessary treatment, the work will begin. Prior to bringing in more structural solutions and technology, the team should perform a deep clean wherever they can, along with bringing in dehumidifiers to combat the spread of mold and mildew. Once this is complete, the process could be anything from patching up walls to relaying roof tiles, all dependent on the type of damage present.

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, we work with a highly knowledgeable and capable team of technicians, with the expertise and equipment at their disposal to help your home recover effectively from storms, and any other “disasters”.

If you find yourself in a tight spot like this, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, and we’ll do our best to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.” with our storm damage restoration services.

The Right Kind of Commercial Damage Restoration

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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Suffering serious damage to a commercial space can feel catastrophic. Along with the cost of repairs, the looming financial pressure of potentially losing your business can be too much to bear. But with speedy and effective damage restoration, issues like commercial water damage can be resolved before you go under.

A good restoration company can deal with issues in spaces large and small, with a variety of approaches in how they approach damage repair. Large loss restoration is an important option if a large space requires structural repairs, major cleanups, or even commercial fire damage restoration. A good restoration company can also offer businesses an emergency-ready plan, giving them pre-decided options for how to approach things if disaster strikes. General and specialty cleaning services should also be offered, in the case of smaller, messier situations. Finally, you want to know that a restoration company can approach different industries in a specialized manner, adding the degree of specificity that’s necessary for different businesses.

At SERVPRO, we offer all of the commercial restoration services described in this blog, so if your business ends up in a tight spot, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties. We’ll have an expert team over as soon as possible to begin the repairs.

The Importance of Professional Fire Restoration

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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Any house fire is a tragedy, but you might be lucky enough not to lose the entire property. Upon inspecting your charred, but salvageable home, you might believe that you could complete an effective fire damage cleanup, but really, you should always bring in professionals.

Firstly, it’s unlikely that you have the proper equipment or expertise to clean the effects of the damage away – simply wiping away ashes with a mask on your face won’t cut it. Secondly, the recovery process could take much longer if you attempt to complete it yourself, as it’s not an easy task to complete. Thirdly, you could easily end up throwing away salvageable goods or things you could claim on insurance. It also goes without saying that the effects of fire could linger around the home, potentially affecting your health.

Your home is your sanctuary, so it’s crucial to recruit restoration professionals with experience in dealing with fire damage. At SERVPRO, we have an expert team of technicians with the knowledge and technology needed to help your home recover from fire damage to the best possible degree.

If you find yourself in a situation like this, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, and we’ll work to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties: Who We Are and What We Restore

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Office scene behind green filter with SERVPRO logo and text that reads WHY SERVPRO? Our staff is “faster to any disaster”!

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is the only call you should make when a water, mold, or fire emergency or disaster occurs. Not only are we “faster to any disaster” when it comes to water, mold, or fire, we are also who you can trust with storm damage and commercial cleaning services.  The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is the national standard that certifies and sets the standards for all cleaning and restoration. Our commitment to our employees and to our customers is to ensure that the employees have the highest possible level of training and state-of-the-art equipment. The SERVPRO team won’t just deal with the disaster but also will work to prevent future damages from occurring.

The employees that will respond and work to restore your property after damage occurs are trained through our voluntary Employee Certification Program. This program is self-paced to ensure each employee's learning style and success. During the employee certification training program, each person will be educated (and tested) on crew training, fire restoration, water restoration, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. SERVPRO nationwide also offers franchise training which ensures that franchise owners lead and equip their teams well.  E-learning is also available and prioritized for everyone on the SERVPRO ofSERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team. SERVPRO is also so proud to be able to offer credit and non-credit courses to insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and real estate agents and lenders. Emergency mitigation can occur, and the continuing education courses teach those who take them about water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold and restoration, and more.

As you read above, SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is “faster to any disaster”. As a franchise, we are incredibly aware of the fact that disasters and damage don’t keep professional hours. We are prepared to respond to any emergency or disaster any time of day, any day of the week, month, and year. Yes, you read that correctly, nights, weekends, and holidays – the SERVPRO team will respond. The strongest restoration needs quick action upon discovery, especially when it comes to water damage. When the SERVPRO team responds to your disaster, we will do so with the most advanced technology that equips us to restore and repair property quickly and effectively. With our moisture detection capabilities, water extraction equipment, drying equipment, and odor removal capabilities combined with extensive training and education, there’s no reason to not trust us with your disaster.

The culture of SERVPRO is so that each employee and each client we serve knows that they are in the best capable hands and being given the best possible customer service from the time they speak with someone on the phone until the job and restoration have been fully completed. Whether your disaster or emergency is caused by water, fire, mold, or storm, we are the ones who will go above and beyond to restore your property. If you’re curious to see what others have to say about our team’s communication and work ethic, click here. We are proud of the work we do and the hundreds of satisfied customers we have been trusted with the restoration of their property.

If you’re curious for more information about the franchise owner or SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, as well as insurance and payment information, certifications, affiliations, and awards, click here

Flood Damage Relief In Twin Falls

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Pools of water on tile floor Water damage from storms can lead to lots of problems. Let us help!

Why Flood Damage Needs Professional Cleanup

If you suffer water damage after a storm, your home and its contents are at risk of further destruction. The longer things remain even damp, the more structural damages that can occur- like mold or an unpleasant odor!

When flood waters damage a Twin Falls or Jerome county home, it is imperative that the premises have water cleanup efforts which go beyond using a wet/dry vac and throwing towels on floors. Moisture found in sheetrock, subflooring or other porous items can cause further issues if left unchecked for too long - especially since this type of lingering problem would be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to remove without the help of professionals who know how best handle these situations like we do here at SERVPRO!

SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of psychrometry, or the study of air and water vapor. When we are called to mitigate water damage, our goal is to first get the affected areas as dry as possible, no matter how much water is in the home. For small-size water invasions, we have portable pumps that quickly extract the standing water in short order.

The high-volume standing rovers that use the weight of the technician operating it to force water to the surface are especially beneficial for moving out flood water quickly. The rovers are particularly adept for maneuvering around corners and in small spaces. Items too waterlogged to restore through our proprietary methods are removed. Flood cuts are often performed at this stage of cleanup to remove damaged portions of drywall well above where moisture has wicked into, so adequate airflow can dry the interior wall cavities.

Drying goals are set, and the affected areas are dried using our air movers. Special configurations are set up to direct air into flooring or wall cavities as needed. Each time our technicians set up equipment to dry a property, the setup is unique to that location as we use the angles in a structure to assist in the extraction of moist air for faster drying in tandem with dehumidifiers to capture and remove water vapor.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties stands ready to come to your property any time of the day or night to mitigate flood damage. We are available at (208) 735-1447 and have the equipment and expertise to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

7 ways to prevent fire damage in your home

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke reaching a smoke detector If you find yourself in need of fire damage cleanup call the professionals at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties.

Here are a few interesting statistics about smoke alarms brought to you by the National Fire protection Association.

Facts and figures about smoke alarms

  • In 2014-2018, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (54%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
  • Almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (41%) or no working smoke alarms (16%).
  • The death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (13.0 deaths vs. 5.8 deaths per 1,000 fires).
  • In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, two of every five (41%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.
  • Dead batteries caused one-quarter (26%) of the smoke alarm failures.

Below are a few simple precautions you can take around your home to prevent and/or minimize a fire in your home or business.

  1. The single most important preventive measure a homeowner can take is installing and maintaining smoke/carbon monoxide alarms throughout the home.
  2. Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
  3. Change the batteries in smoke/carbon monoxide alarms changed regularly. (A good time to do so is when the time changes in the spring and fall.)
  4. Make sure you have an accessible fire extinguisher on each level of your home and be sure everyone in the house knows how to properly extinguish a blaze.
  5. Reduce the risk of fire outside of the home by removing dying or dead trees and shrubs and by also keeping drybrush and debris at least 30 feet away from the home.
  6. Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris?
  7. Be sure any candles in the home are placed away from curtains and other furniture, as well as out of reach of children and pets.

If you find yourself in need of fire damage cleanup call the professionals at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties.

The Truth About Mold Removal

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

water damaged wall with orange SERVPRO logo The SERVPRO team is highly qualified and trained in all facets of mold and mold removal.

Did you know that removing all mold from a home or business is absolutely impossible? 

Microscopic mold spores are a natural part of the world and are prevalent almost everywhere. The SERVPRO team is not just "faster to any disaster", we are highly qualified and trained in all facets of mold and mold removal. Though mold removal is often fairly straightforward, it's still wise to hire SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties to come and assess the situation. Sure, you can Google "what products remove mold" or "handyman mold removal near me," yet because of the complexities of mold itself, you may not be able to eradicate the problem as a professional team can. 

When water damage occurs, mold can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours. This time frame is important, especially because mold is more problematic for children, the elderly, or anyone with respiratory issues. Mold can also enter your home via open windows, your HVAC system, a pet, or even by attaching to shoes or clothing. Mold thrives on moisture and is often prevalent in bathrooms. When mold spores have entered your home, they can quickly become colonies when exposed to moisture or water. The mold colonies grow incredibly rapidly, producing allergens that are often harmful to our health. When mold has been caused by water damage, the first thing that must happen is for the water and any moisture residue to be removed and thoroughly dried to ensure that the mold doesn't return. 

Mold often produces a terrible odor, and some describe it as a "musty" smell. Most people describe this smell as under their carpet or within the drywall of their home or business. If you notice a strong smell in your home or business area subject to high amounts of moisture, you may have mold. Mold thrives on moisture, and rooms with high humidity can easily succumb to mold spores. To help prevent mold from spreading in humid spaces, keep the indoor humidity below 45%. 

If and when you smell the musty odor or your space has had significant water damage, it's crucial to call the SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team immediately at (208) 735-1447. You'll want to stay out of the affected area and turn off your heating or air conditioning unit, as that is an easy way to feed the mold colony's growth. It may be tempting, but don't try to start the cleaning process of the mold yourself, instead the smart decision is to let the SERVPRO team be the one to eradicate it for you. In some cases, the use of bleach or something similar will work for small areas. If you can smell the odor, chances are, the mold has grown to a point a professional removal team is necessary. 

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is trained in handling and removing all types of mold. We are trained in what to look for in the spreading of molds. We are equipped with the highest-end equipment to prevent the further spreading of all types of mold. You can trust us to thoroughly inspect an area and ask the appropriate questions to know what safety materials and equipment to use. Not only will we remove the mold, but we will also remove the musty odor and restore your space to what it was before mold took over.