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Fire Safety Tips for Hazelton?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

Matches sit on a table. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

More fires happen during the winter months than at any other time of the year. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties offers these key fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children
  • Watch your cooking
    Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food
  • Give space heaters space
    Keep fixed and portable space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn. Turn off heaters when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Inspect electrical cords
    Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have broken plugs, or have loose connections
  • Be careful when using candles
    Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow out candles when you leave the room or go to sleep.
  • Have a home fire escape plan
    Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
  • Install smoke alarms
    Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas. Interconnect smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Test smoke alarms
    Test smoke alarms at least once a month and replace batteries once a year or when the alarm “chirps.” Replace any smoke alarm that is more than ten years old.

Call Us Today!

When your Hazelton home or business needs fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 208-735-1447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Crime Scene Cleanup for Filer?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow crime scene tape blocks the entrance to an active crime scene investigation. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

After the Filer City Police Department completes the investigation work at the crime or trauma scene, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties job begins. We have the specialized training, equipment, and experience to safely clean and restore crime and trauma scenes to pre-damage quickly and efficiently. The evidence-gathering process can leave behind fingerprint residue and other chemicals that are difficult to remove.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Common Trauma and Crime Scene Scenarios

Crime Scene Residues

After a crime scene investigation, we can clean and restore your property, from fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals to tear gas and pepper spray residues.

Accidents and Suicides

Our technicians will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We will remove and dispose of any bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. Our trained professionals will clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Call Us Today!

When your Filer home or business needs trauma or crime scene cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 208-735-1447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Restoration Services for Kimberly Businesses?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

The front of a small apartment building is shown. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Kimberly businesses rely on SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties to perform a full range of commercial cleaning and restoration services. We have experience working on all kinds of buildings and business settings.

  • 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

We provide a full range of commercial property damage restoration services, including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Although we are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. These services exceed the scope of a routine janitorial service and are designed to keep your business looking its best:

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us!

When your Kimberly commercial business or home has property damage or requires deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your property, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 208-735-1447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hail in Rock Creek?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A person is holding some hailstones in their hand. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Hail in Rock Creek?

Severe weather happens in Rock Creek. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and snow all can cause structural damage to homes and businesses in the area. SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties responds to storm damage emergencies every year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website classifies hailstones by comparing them to a known object. Usually, hailstorms drop a mix of different size hailstones, and only the larger ones pose any serious risk to people when caught in a storm. Here are the hailstone measurements the NOAA uses:

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

Call Us!

When your Rock Creek home or commercial business has hail damage or another form of storm damage, SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 208-735-1447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Soot and Smoke Damage in Kimberly?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Soot is shown covering a wall. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Twin Falls County.

Contents restoration services for Kimberly residents.

When my kitchen was damaged by fire, smoke odor and oily soot went into every room of the house. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties.  

They provide a full range of fire damage restoration services, including contents restoration for your belongings. At all times, we will work to restore versus replace your property. We pretest every item to ensure we are using the most effective cleaning method and may use one or a combination of the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned 
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product 

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

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.