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Why Should I Call the Professionals for Water Removal After Fire Loss?

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has the Equipment and Manpower to Address Fire Loss, and Water Removal Needs in Your Twin Falls Home

After having a fire in your Twin Falls home, you get stuck with a lot of debris, along with a copious amount of water from emergency responders extinguishing it. Rather than trying to take on the restoration yourself as a DIY project, it is better to call in the help of skilled technicians who can get the job done in a fraction of time. Even if you have some do-it-yourself skills, nothing compares to the training and level of expertise that the professional restoration team brings to the job.

How Do You Address Restoration?

SERVPRO acts fast to get you the results you deserve when you require mitigation of fire loss and water removal in Twin Falls. All of our trucks are fully equipped with the tools necessary to facilitate cleanup so that your home is back to normal quickly. We are always Faster To Any Size Disaster, including post-fire damage where you are dealing with elements like:

  •   Smoke infiltration
  •   Pungent odors
  •   Soot and smoke residue
  •   Water and flood debris
  •   Structural damage, and much more

What Makes Your Team Qualified for the Job?

We utilize the latest techniques and remain up to date on all available training to ensure we provide our customers with the quality service they need in a time of crisis. We remove damaged materials, address staining and odors, and negate potential harm from mold and mildew growth by ensuring all moisture is located and dried. After mitigation is wrapped up, we set reconstruction plans in motion to restore your interior to like-new condition.

How Can I Be Sure Water Removal Was a Success?

Whenever your Twin Falls property has significant water on site after a fire loss, SERVPRO responds immediately by:

  •   Commencing with water extraction efforts immediately before moisture seeps into floorboards and behind walls. 
  •   Using specialized drying equipment like air movers, industrial fans, dehumidifiers, and drying mats
  •   Employing the use of moisture meters and sensors to locate any areas where water may have migrated.
  •   Removing saturated carpeting and the padding beneath for replacement.
  •   Cutting strategic holes in the walls to allow for full cavity drying.

How Long Can I Wait Before Addressing the Fire Damage in My Home?

The longer that you wait to execute fire loss cleanup, the more damage there is. Harsh residue from soot and smoke permeates through porous materials and sticks to non-porous surfaces. Almost immediately, grout and wooden surfaces begin to darken, and materials like fiberglass or your appliances can start to discolor.

The more time passes, you also have damage in the form of:

  •   Permanent staining of fabrics and upholstery
  •   Corrosion and tarnishing of metals
  •   Discoloration of paint on your walls and ceilings
  •   Deterioration of wooden furniture and flooring
  •   Crumbling vinyl
  •   Drywall and other materials throughout the house begin to discolor

We Feature IICRC-Certified Technicians

Our teams follow standards put forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which ensures you have skilled professionals on your side. A fire loss is severe, but when mixed with water damage, it creates a unique situation best addressed by experts in the field of restoration. Safety is paramount, and our team arrives on-site wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). We also take measures to ensure soot, moisture, and debris are not transferred from affected areas of the home into other rooms by wearing foot covers and tarping off workspaces.

Will I Still Smell Smoke After Fire Loss Restoration?

We know that air quality is imperative, so we pay attention to any areas where smoke may have traveled. We inspect your home’s HVAC system to determine if soot particles may have infiltrated and then take the time to determine whether your insulation must be replaced. In some cases, we can remove the first few inches of the insulation and replace it. In more severe cases of smoke infiltration, we may suggest removing all of the insulation for a full replacement. 

Following the full cleanup and drying, the final step is ensuring that your interior is cleaned and disinfected. Our skilled technicians deodorize your property and the contents. We use a range of specialized cleaning and sanitization methods by way of:

  •   EPA-registered cleaners and deodorizers
  •   Hydroxyl generators 
  •   Sealants
  •   Thermal Fogging, and more

When you are faced with fire loss, we are here to help with prompt restoration efforts and water removal. Call our team at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447, and we can send technicians out to begin the assessment phase. We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency service so that your home is “Like it never even happened.”

Stay safe. Stay healthy. How SERVPRO Can Help?

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

close up of virus cells on a blue background To disinfect, SERVPRO uses products that meet EPA’s criteria for use and are appropriate to disinfect different surfaces where germs congregate.

Reducing the Transmission of Pathogens in Twin Falls

A big topic of discussion in the scientific community lately has been about surfaces that someone with a virus may have touched. Medical leaders urge us to practice social distancing, stay away from large groups, and thorough hand washing of at least 20 seconds or more. All those things help, but in the case of commercial properties, once a surface has come in contact with a virus in Twin Falls, how can you ensure it is adequately cleaned?

For years, SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has routinely handled emergencies, including microbial infestations, biological substances, and chemical contamination. In these types of situations or viral spread, our technicians reduce the possibility of the transmission of pathogens (harmful microorganisms) by cleaning and applying a disinfectant to the area.

Commercial Products and Equipment

  • We use a combination of EPA-registered products and advanced equipment such as sprayers and foggers to care for your place of business. 
  • Our technicians focus on high-touch surfaces not always cleaned on a regular basis.
  • We provide our team with personal protective equipment to ensure they are protected from the virus as well as eliminating the chance of us spreading it beyond where we clean.

Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties today. We are available at (208) 735-1447. 

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

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Local Twin Falls Water Damage Remediation Services

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

"Contact us" For your homes water damage, you can trust the teams at SERVPRO to get your property back in order. Give us a call today at (208) 735-1447.

SERVPRO is always here to Help you with your Home’s Water Damage Mishaps

Water damage is a thing many Twin Falls homeowners have to deal with at some point in their lives. Accidents do not wait for your preparation. Unfortunately, water damage can come from many sources, which can make it very difficult to predict. 

However, predicting the water damage in your Twin Falls home is not what is essential. It is how you react to sudden damage that matters. Remaining calm and immediately calling for professional help can do wonders for your home. Even a time period as small as ten minutes can make a difference. 

Imagine a scenario where your washing machine springs a leak. The water supply line gives out and causes water to gush out onto the floor at a rapid pace. At that moment, it is essential for you to not only to locate the water shut off in your home, but also to call for professional services. 

Here at SERVPRO, we believe in providing quality services when you need them. Always remember, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our technicians are expertly trained and use advanced technology specifically designed for water damage mitigation. 

Once we received your call, our SERVPRO techs could quickly travel to your home and immediately address the situation. Using technological devices such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums, our technicians could swiftly remove the excess water from your laundry room. Afterward, to help ensure that mold growth does not occur, SERVPRO could set up heaters and dehumidifiers. Furthermore, our techs could also use an anti-fungal agent to clean the floor.  Our goal is always to leave your home in its preloss condition so you can go back to your life as it usually is, no damage in mind. 

If you need professional water damage remediation services, never hesitate. Speak with a representative of SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by calling (208) 735-1447. We're always open to take your call. 

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Preventing Water Damage In Twin Falls

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Addressing water migration is one of the first steps in determining what your local office needs after a disaster.

Preventing Water in Concrete Subflooring of Twin Falls Offices

Short pile carpeting is a traditional flooring material for many of the office buildings here in Twin Falls. Despite how common this component might be, it is often not the priority when substantial water loss situations take place in the office. Management would consider the impact on electronics, furniture, and dividers to be the most significant loss. However, when moisture gets into concrete subflooring material, it might not be a manageable condition to address.

In your office building, there are often dozens of employees working around the clock, which can make it challenging to address water damage in your Twin Falls building whenever it occurs. Our SERVPRO professionals also understand the impact that standing water and migrating moisture can have on the fixtures still in place in the office building, including the computer systems, desks, and drywall. Knowing how to help your building can not only save you money but get your staff back on the premises as soon as possible.

The best solution that we can often offer bustling office buildings is to allow them to remain open in a limited capacity. At the same time, we work to address loss effects around the work already occurring in the building. The installation of containment barriers can benefit this effort in many ways:

    •    Fewer cross-contamination threats
    •    More efficient and concentrated drying efforts
    •    Allows clients and staff to be in the building while mitigation and restoration continue

Preventing water from penetrating the subflooring of your building space begins with the fastest drying of the short-pile carpets. We even have a team of talented contractors that can remove the saturated carpets to protect the concrete beneath it. Drying mats and other specialty drying tools can help to remove moisture trapped in concrete surfaces. However, due to its low porosity, it is often possible to prevent this penetration from ever occurring in the first place.

Addressing water migration is one of the first steps in determining what your local office needs after a disaster. No matter how we can help, give our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team a call today at (208) 735-1447.

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Professionals Discuss Water Restoration in Twin Falls

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying mats being used on hardwood floor We have the equipment to dry water damage in your floors and walls. Call us today!

Water Damage Twin Falls – Full-Service Approach

Have you ever experienced damage from a water leak in your home? The water may have come from a broken water pipe inside a wall or an overflowing sink or perhaps a dishwasher. Water is everywhere, the floors are damaged, and there is even water inside one of the walls. How can you dry everything and who is going to make all of the repairs?

SERVPRO provides full-service water damage restoration, mitigation, remediation, and reconstruction in the Twin Falls and surrounding area. We know our customers' stress after a water damage event. We can provide them with a full-service solution that looks after every need related to water damage. We can deal with water and mold situations and coordinate a full crew of contractors to return your dwelling to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

Full Service

When the water has leaked from a broken pipe or overflowing sink, the water often spreads across several rooms, inside walls, and even to adjacent rooms in floors below the location of the leak. SERVPRO technicians understand the process of water flow in homes, know where to focus attention to make sure there are no hidden cavities with high moisture levels left after completing the drying process.

We use a combination of moisture extractors, vacuums, moisture meters, specialized air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry your home and return humidity levels to normal. Moisture can cause floors to buckle, drywall to swell, and mold infestations to occur if not removed quickly. Someone must also repair plumbing leaks or broken pipes.

Our reconstruction contractors can assist with the repair to walls, floors, and plumbing as needed. Our team can help with the full-scale build back after removing the water and moisture, and humidity levels have returned to normal levels. Our Contractor License: Residential: RCE-43137 allows our team to provide everything from the board up of broken windows and doors to replacing and repairing tile and marble floors and much more.

Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Rock Creek, Roseworth, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Professionals Restore Fire Damage in Twin Falls

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged hallway. Significant smoke and fire damage This home suffered significant fire damage, but restoration was possible. Call SERVPRO for fast and effective fire damage remediation.

A Competent Restoration Firm Can Handle Fire Damage in Your Twin Falls Home Efficiently

People who are considering seeking the help of a fire restoration company in Twin Falls should know a few things about the range of services that companies like SERVPRO provide. Fire damage can extend to different lengths depending on the cause of the fire and its duration. Unless a fire was significant enough to burn down home, there is always a chance that restoration to its original state is possible, or better but, this depends on whether you hire the right service provider for the job.

To handle the fire damage in your Twin Falls home, our technicians can go through the house looking for both significant and minor damage. While a gaping hole might be visible, a small flaw in the electrical wires that supply power to your house might be unnoticeable to the average homeowner. We leave nothing to chance so we can restore a home efficiently.

Many times, firefighters extinguish fires before they burn down many possessions in a home. However, highly combustive items like furniture, drywall, countertops, and cabinets require restoration. It is unlikely that you have the expertise to restore these items to their original state, which is the reason people rarely consider fire restoration a DIY task. For instance, the walls and ceilings need repainting after replacing the damaged areas.

Regarding furniture, restoration depends on the extent of the fire damage. Some items need replacing, while others only need a reupholster to look as good as they did when they were new. Our crew can use paintbrushes of different softness and sizes to brush residues from ornamental or decorative areas of hard-surface furniture. If the ceiling and walls of your home have substantial deposits of loose smoke particles or smoke webs, we can use the cleaning brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner to agitate the residues from the surfaces.

Another thing we are concerned about while offering restoration services is eliminating the smell that lingers in a house after firefighters have extinguished a fire. Odor issues are significant when fires burn for a longer time or when many materials burn. Our SERVPRO team can use deodorizing granules or pellets and advanced machines like Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to eliminate the smells. Our goal is to restore a house to the state it was before the fire or better.

If you need fire restoration services in Jerome, Buhl, or Kimberly, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at our emergency number - (208) 735-1447. We have the tools and knowledge required to restore your house to get the results you need to see.

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For Your Twin Falls Home, Call SERVPRO Quick to Remove Water Damage from Frozen Plumbing

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

split copper pipe from a freeze A Split Frozen Pipe in a Twin Falls Home Can Lead to an Emergency Call to SERVPRO for Cleanup, Water Removal, and Repair.

How to Get Efficient Water Damage Restoration in Your Twin Falls Home After a Pipe Freezes

Frozen pipes are an issue during winter in Twin Falls. It is crucial to take certain precautions to prevent pipes from freezing, such as ensuring that the pipes under the sinks are well insulated or exposed to the warmth in your house by leaving the cabinet doors open. However, this does not eliminate the chances of pipes freezing.

When pipes freeze, they can break and cause water damage in your Twin Falls home. As the water seeps into your residence, it can ruin appliances, furniture, drywall, and other structures or contents. To deal with the water intrusion problem that frozen and burst pipe cause, you can call SERVPRO franchise professionals. Our team can perform quick water removal in your home to restore it to its preloss state. We provide thorough evaluations and repairs when dealing with frozen pipes.

The pipes that freeze are the ones exposed to extreme cold. They include the water pipes in unheated areas of a property such as attics, crawl spaces, garages, and even under the bathroom or kitchen sink. The pipes that run along the exterior walls of your house with insufficient or no insulation can also freeze during the cold season.

You need to start the Twin Falls water damage mitigation process immediately after water builds up. Letting water sit in your home can lead to secondary damage, which can increase repair expenses. Microbes can grow in materials soaked in water, and cause water-borne diseases.

Our team can work quickly to extract the water using appropriate techniques based on the affected materials. We can remove excess water through wet vacuuming. The amount of vacuum lift that portable extractors provide enables us to remove a high volume of water. Wet-vacuuming is suitable for removing water from all kinds of flooring. We can also use pumps, such as electric submersible pumps to remove the water. Our team can also remove some water from various contents, hard surface floors, and fixtures through absorption.

Once we extract the water, our technicians begin restorative drying. We can set up air movers in the affected areas to promote faster drying of surfaces such as wet walls and floors. Air movers increase the circulation of the air inside the affected areas. We also use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. Our SERVPRO team also takes atmospheric and moisture content readings to determine if it is necessary to make adjustments to prevent excessive uncontrolled humidity levels or speed up the drying process.

Porous materials like wood, drywall, and unsealed cement can degrade when exposed to water. You may have to replace such materials completely. Our team can remove the affected materials and rebuild the affected areas, utilizing our Residential Contractor License #: RCE-43137.

If you are dealing with a water loss problem because of frozen pipes in your Jerome, Buhl, or Kimberly home, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 to restore your property. We have the expertise to make a water intrusion incident seem, “Like it never even happened.

Understanding Storm Damage in Twin Falls

2/9/2020 (Permalink)

thawing snow on a roof Changing weather patterns can cause water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away to help prevent mold from setting in.

Snow and Thaw Cycles Complicate Twin Falls Residential Flood Damage

Weather patterns continuously change, presenting Twin Falls homeowners with new challenges. Higher than average temperatures paired with heavy winter precipitation can bring flooding to our Southern Idaho location. Fueled by rapid melting, the overabundance of water has few outlets, with frozen ground unable to absorb the liquid. Ice and hardened snow around your home block runoff, and can act to direct water into your home. Clogged gutters and roof-line ice dams also funnel meltwater into your attic if warm air leaks and thaws the frozen mix.

Flooding Respects No Season

When unanticipated thawing of snow results in flood damage at your Twin Falls home, our year-round assistance is crucial. Unlike some flooding recovery companies that move with disasters, we are a local business available to help at all times and respond to concerns and questions after we complete a job for you. Our managers and crews master a broad range of flooding mitigations and remediation strategies during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. We arrive as soon as practical with all the needed state-of-the-art equipment on our service vehicles. 

Cold Temperature Challenges

Lower temperatures can make water removal and structural drying trickier. Even though the water seeping into your home is just above freezing, it still has the potential to carry contaminants, including chemicals and human waste, into your home. The municipal stormwater system is likely overwhelmed, and street drains can be blocked with ice and slush. Our employees might need to start by shoveling frozen water out of your basement or lower levels if the pressure of meltwater and snow washed out foundation walls. Our extraction equipment contains the contaminated liquid, and SERVPRO’s familiarity with local hazardous waste disposal requirements assures we manage it for you properly.

Upper Story Flooding

Whether because of ice dams or the weight of snow on a freeze-thaw cycle weakened roof, water can enter from above as well. This leakage is often unnoticed until the fluids migrate down into living areas. As the thawed snow trickles, it can pool up in building cavities, eventually migrating over ceilings or across floors. This type of water damage requires our technicians to be vigilant with moisture detection tools and methods to find the water. We also use controlled demolition techniques to access the water for extraction and the cavities for drying, including drilling holes and flood cuts. 

Repair and Rebuilding

SERVPRO’s general contractor’s license limits the “shopping” our customer’s need to do if the flood damage mitigation and remediation services result in the need for some rehabbing. Because we have a licensed and experienced contracting crew, we can offer wrap-around restoration services.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is prepared to help with flooding or other disasters 365 days a year. Call us at (208) 735-1447 to schedule an evaluation.

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Residential: RCE-43137

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Fire Damage Technicians In Twin Falls Discuss The Use Of Ozone Generators

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Working To Improve Air Quality In Your Twin Falls Home After You've Experienced a Fire

After a fire burns inside your house in Twin Falls, soot residues and pungent aromas can remain after the blaze gets extinguished. Professional restoration companies like SERVPRO know that dealing with foul odors can become a significant part of any fire damage mitigation project. Smoke can leave behind soils and soot residues as well as penetrate non-porous materials like carpets and upholstered items. To eliminate odors, we can use a variety of equipment and techniques.

During many fire damage projects in Twin Falls, our SERVPRO team spends much of their time figuring out how to deodorize your possessions and building materials. Deodorization procedures work by either masking or pairing actions. During masking, pleasant smelling fragrances are applied to cover up the foul odors. Pairing works by the deodorants causing a chemical reaction with the malodor particles and neutralizing them.

Ozone generators can also get utilized when eliminating pungent aromas from your house after something burns. The machines generate ozone or O3 molecules and dispense them into the atmosphere. These unstable ozone particles spread across the house to find malodor molecules that will take an Oxygen molecule from the O3 compound. When this occurs, the malodor molecule gets oxidized, and therefore the smells are chemically neutralized.

However, the O3 molecules created by the generator are harmful to humans and all living things. Before the process gets implemented, all people, pets, and plants must be removed from the structure that was negatively affected. The house must also be thoroughly dried before using the ozone generator inside your home because O3 molecules can create Hydrogen Peroxide when reacting with water.

Next, we set up air movers inside the affected areas within your home so that the get dispersed throughout your house. We can then also place the ozone generator as high as possible because O3 molecules are heavier than the air in the atmosphere, and they will sink to the floor. In some situations, we can also seal the affected regions with a containment chamber so that the ozone molecules get concentrated on a specific area inside your house.

If you ever notice foul odors remaining inside your residence after something burns, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 any day of the week. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.


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We Are Proud To Serve Twin Falls And Restore Water Damage Disasters

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Four air movers drying the carpet in this hallway We dried out water damage caused by a burst pipe with our state of the art equipment in this property. Call us 24/7 to prevent further damage.

Addressing Commercial Water Removal for a Twin Falls Gym

People across the United States come across an average of 14,000 water situations every day. Even with regular repairs and maintenance, disasters can occur when you least expect. Without fast action, this can impact the structural integrity of a business as well as safety for its occupants.

If your Twin Falls business requires water removal from an experienced team, you can count on the certified technicians at SERVPRO to get the job done right for you. These IICRC-certified professionals know the ins and outs of cleaning commercial spaces. Not only does their expertise get you a clean that is done to code, but it can also minimize losses and maximize safety for employees and patrons. 

Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Commercial Bathrooms

  • Faucet leaks. A simple faucet leak can waste thousands of gallons of water per year, which can lead to higher utility costs. A pipe leak below the sink can also damage structures. 
  • Running toilets. Small leaks can cause toilets to run continually, which can mean paying more on your water bill. Without fast mitigation, this can eventually lead to clogging. 
  • Silent pipe leaks. Keep an eye on your water bill. An undetected pipe leak behind a wall, underneath the floors, or in the ceiling is the most likely source of your increased expenses. 
  • Low water pressure. This problem in your sinks, toilets, or showers can be caused by sediment buildup on pipes or aerators. It can also indicate a more critical problem like a break in your water line. 
  • Temperature irregularities. Not able to keep the hot water in the showers on as long? This can indicate buildup or leakage in your water heater. 

How SERVPRO Eliminates Damage

A pipe leak in your gym showers may not seem like a huge issue, but constant exposure to moisture over time can wear down tiles and grout. Technicians focus on the thorough extraction of moisture with industrial-grade extraction wands to prevent further water damage to tiles. They also use EPA-registered, OSHA-approved antimicrobials to return surfaces to a sanitary condition, which can help eliminate odors. 

Small holes may need to be drilled to increase ventilation in the wall cavity to address damage behind walls. If the leak comes from your ceiling, technicians may move ceiling tiles on either end of the space. From there, they can position air movers and dehumidifiers to circulate warm, dry air through the affected area. 

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is proud to serve the community with cleanup service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (208) 735-1447 today for rapid commercial cleanup.

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Find Out How SERVPRO Can Help With Water Removal in Twin Falls After a Leak

1/5/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in basement Having excess moisture from a leaking humidifier can cause water damage in your home. Call SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate damage.

Water Removal Twin Falls – Humidifier Water Leak

During winter months, many residential consumers run humidifiers to increase humidity in their homes. The humidity level in a home can drop below 30%, which can dry out furniture, floors and even make it uncomfortable for occupants with dry, itchy skin. Many humidifiers are attached to a water supply and fill automatically. Just like any other appliance, these humidifiers can develop a leak, creating wet conditions in the area of your heating system.

Water removal in Twin Falls in basements presents unique challenges. SERVPRO has worked with clients, who much to their surprise, encounter wet basements, involving carpets, a variety of wet items stored on the floor, and furniture. In most situations, everything can be dried and restored; however, it is essential to complete repairs and dry everything to avoid further damage.

Restoring Contents Stored in the Basement

Many consumers use their basements for storage, and everything is placed directly on the floor in boxes. When there is a water leak, cardboard boxes naturally soak up any moisture present. Everything must be removed from exposed containers. Every item is evaluated for cleaning in place, dry cleaning if needed, and repacked. Most cardboard boxes must be thrown out and replaced.

There are many different types of flooring found in the basement. SERVPRO evaluates the amount of water and damage to floors to design the best water removal approach. We mop or vacuumed all water from hard floors such as tile and hardwood. We use water extractors for carpeting and underpad.

SERVPRO may suggest turning off the humidifier until humidity levels return to normal levels. Depending on conditions, we may also deploy dehumidifiers and air movers to lower humidity levels. Many homeowners install floating floors in basements to allow water to drain under the floor. SERVPRO can check under the floor to confirm moisture levels and can deploy specialty air movers to dry these areas as well.

SERVPRO can also provide full-service restoration services to our clients. Our Contractor License is: Residential: RCE-43137

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SERVPRO of Twin Falls is Your First Choice for Commercial and Residential Emergency Property Restoration Services

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying water damaged kitchen and floors No matter the restoration emergency, SERVPRO is always on call.

Commitment to Community and Families in Twin Falls Are Why SERVPRO Stands Out in the Regional Disaster Recovery Field 

Your Twin Falls company or residence is so much more than a building. When water, fire, storms, or mold attack the place you call home or the business you built, more than damaged structures or ruined fixtures are at stake. We understand that our customers need state of the art equipment and highly qualified technicians to put back the pieces. Restoring your sense of safety, comfort, and peace of mind are also essential, and our team goes that extra mile on every residential project we accept. 

Water Damage Restoration 

Responding to a water loss in Twin Falls requires a commitment to hard work on the part of the SERVPRO team. In addition to an exceptional work ethic, our managers and technicians also master the restoration industry’s best practices through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses. Failing to follow research-based protocols when responding to water damage can result in progressive deterioration of structural components and fixtures. Secondary damage such as mildew and mold growth are nearly inevitable if moisture levels remain elevated. Our thorough approach minimizes these issues. 

Expect a swift response from our team after your call, as water damages quickly and relentlessly. Our crews arrive with fully-stocked service vehicles, ready to pump or extract the influx of water. Experienced project managers evaluate the condition of the water, assigning it a category from 1 through 3. Category 1, or freshwater, currently poses little risk of microbial growth if removed fast. Category 2 and especially 3 water contains contaminants, some of which can be health hazards. Sewage and flood water immediately assume a Category 3 label and must be contained and disposed of per local hazardous waste regulations. 

SERVPRO crews aim to extract every drop of liquid water, as the more moisture that evacuates before drying, the more efficient our techniques can be. We use detection devices to locate trapped water and consider releasing quantities of fluids from behind structures using controlled demolition like flood cuts and punched or drilled holes. Structural drying then proceeds, air movers, and heaters, which are facilitating evaporation of water from porous structures. Dehumidifiers then absorb or condense the vapor for a final resolution.  

Fire Damage Restoration 

A fire in Twin Falls is not an easy proposition for a homeowner. Relief that escaping personal harm is replaced with a sense of loss and dread as you survey the mess and destruction. No one can handle fire residues and charring without the help of trained and experienced professionals. The debris is toxic, and the worry of weakened structures and permanent odors is realistic. 

Contacting our full-service fire damage company in Twin Falls results in the rapid receipt of a multi-skilled and well-equipped response to a severe and complicated set of problems. Our team assesses the damage and digs right in, ready to stabilize, mitigates, remove, clean, and remediate the damage. Fire residues are highly toxic and difficult to remove safely and efficiently. Our technicians master research-based strategies from IICRC courses to cover every exigency.  

First, the SERVPRO crews stabilize the structure, which includes removing water, a dangerous and destructive substance after it quells the flames. Project managers evaluate residues and match methods and products to clean up the soot and remove charring. As crew members attack the soot, they observe safety measures that keep them and the occupants free from further harm, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and air quality enhancers like air scrubbers.  

Our production facility Contents Processing Technicians work on fire-damaged furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. SERVPRO has access to resources that can restore items from papers and photos, to window treatments and clothing, to toys and other personal treasures, to furnishings, and more. We take pride not only in restoring your home after a fire but also in returning beloved objects and practical items to function and appearance. 

Mold Remediation 

Among the stresses inherent in owning a home, finding mold damage in your Twin Falls dwelling ranks high on the list. Not only is the smell of multiplying fungal organisms unpleasant, but it can also be embarrassing to open your doors to visitors when the odor is present. As the mold spores grow, more develop and become airborne, causing irritation and even allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.  

Although many DIY products for mold treatment in Twin Falls exist, the growth cycle of various household molds makes it very difficult to manage without professional help. One critical point to learn is that remediation, not the elimination of mold occurs. The remediation process is challenging but successful when completed by trained and certified technicians. This fact is why SERVPRO can be a helpful resource for individuals battling mold outbreaks. 

Mold spores are everywhere and cause trouble only when they absorb water. If a leak, condensation, high humidity above 60 percent, or an incompletely remediated and dry water loss exists for more than 24 to 48 hours, spores can take that opportunity to absorb moisture to begin growing. Determining the source of and addressing moisture issues is vital in mold remediation. 

We are in the water mitigation and remediation business, why SERVPRO took on mold issues and their solutions. Expect us to conduct a thorough evaluation to find and arrange for the elimination of moisture sources. We then follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols for mold remediation: 

  • Containment
  • Removal
  • Cleanup of and lawful disposal of moldy debris
  • Disinfection of affected surfaces with an EPA-registered antimicrobial 

Storm Damage Restoration 

Our ability to reduce the distress and worry caused by harm to your Twin Falls home after extreme weather is the reason we exist. It is impossible to prepare adequately for the destruction a storm can bring to residents of our region. Whether you suffer from the effects of high winds, snow, rain, flooding, or a combination of the above, we train our workforce and maintain our equipment to help year-round. 

Severe storm damage in Twin Falls often requires securing exterior damage. Our employees begin tarping and boarding up immediately after we arrive, as our experienced project managers assess the other damage. We carry a comprehensive inventory of commercial-grade equipment in all service vehicles, so we avoid delays in needed responses. This preemptive approach is why SERVPRO crews can work quickly and effectively no matter the tasks and steps involved.  

As the project plan develops, our crews move on to other phases. We mitigate and remediate storm-related water damage using pumps and extractors, including using containment techniques and lawful disposal methods if floodwaters bring contaminants into your home. Controlled demolition like flood cuts allows us access to trapped water we discerned using moisture probes and infrared cameras. Opening building cavities permits us to dry spaces out more efficiently as well.   

If agreed upon by your carrier, we might pack-out contents for processing and restoration at our production facility. We track and secure the items using a digital and written Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), why many home insurance companies recommend SRVPRO. Treasures and practical household goods can all benefit from our expert cleaning, drying, deodorizing, and disinfection. Restoring instead of discarding saves money and preserves memories. 

Have confidence in our qualifications and equipment -- why SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is ready to ­manage any disaster. Our phones at (208) 735-1447 answer 24/7 because emergencies cannot wait.  

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Cleaning Debris and Residues After Flooding in Twin Falls Homes

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

boy on innertube in a flooded kitchen Flood damage is not fun, contact SERVPRO when a flood damages your home

More Than Meets the Eye When You Have Flood Damage in Your Home

Extraction and drying of flood effects are only part of the full recovery and restoration your Twin Falls home needs after a disaster. Natural flooding presents widespread dirt, debris, and residues to contend with, and our SERVPRO team has effective cleaning strategies to help bring your property back to preloss condition as quickly as possible.

Natural flooding threats can introduce your home to silt, dirt, soils, and other potential contaminants – making cleaning flood damage in Twin Falls home a vital part in the restoration process. Because immediate concerns like the standing water and drying of your property get addressed in the mitigation phase of recovery, our SERVPRO professionals can determine any contamination threats that might exist along with the mud and debris.

Debris cleanup is one of the first stages of the cleaning of your flood-damaged home, and often even follows the controlled demolition of the affected area. Any porous materials that have become exposed to contaminants like sewage or bacterial threats must usually get removed and replaced. Cleaning up surfaces and materials is often more complex and costly than removing and replacing them when disinfection and antibacterial agents are necessary. We have a division of licensed (#RCE-43137) residential contractors that can help with removal and full-scale build back as needed.

Cleaning materials that were only lightly exposed to these contaminants or have become damaged on the surface requires our line of powerful cleaning agents. Between chlorine-based chemicals and phenolics, we can wipe down surfaces treated with these antibacterial and biocide products. For elements like framework, the application of sporicides and mold inhibitors can also help to reduce further damage by making surfaces uninhabitable to mold colonies and eliminating present spores.

Cleaning up after flood damages in your home is more than drying out the damp areas. Our technicians can help by removing residues from surfaces and shoveling out mud and debris present in the damaged areas. No matter how severe flooding can be in your home, trust our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team to arrive quickly with the tools and products to help. Give us a call anytime at (208) 735-1447.

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Why Preparation is Necessary for Successful Commercial Flood Remediation in Twin Falls

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm Warning Sign Preparation is the first step for successful remediation. Let SERVPRO create an Emergency Ready Plan Profile for your business.

How You Can Prepare Your Youth Center for Commercial Flood Damage in Twin Falls  

While your youth center might not feel like one of Twin Falls' many businesses, it still features many of the same structural components. Flooding and other disasters can affect it, causing you to close the center and cancel all activities until some future date. SERVPRO can help you move that date closer, starting before a flood even happens in our area. 

The primary way we help businesses and others in the communities around Twin Falls prepare for commercial flood damage is through our READY Plan Profile. We offer this to those in the community, free of charge, to help make things as organized as possible during the hectic activity following such crises. We also assist in completing the Profile, if someone requests such help.  

The Profile helps you mark exits, valuable pieces of equipment, utilities' shut-off locations, stairways, and other detailed information that our crews receive en route. This information helps them set up and begin mitigating flood damage and preventing other areas from ever sustaining contact with filthy floodwater.  

Knowing that you have only one phone call to make when you notice flooding beginning can help you feel more confident and in charge of an otherwise frightening situation. During the winter, abnormally warm days can melt snow and cause localized flooding. Either can cause damage to your center. We respond to both, as no job it too large, nor too small.  

Other things you might find productive in keeping flood damage to a minimum include keeping a backup of any records on office computers. You might want to consider keeping copies of programs that patrons use on youth center computers in the teens' or children’s' tutoring labs.  

Other things, like foodstuffs, cannot be served if they contact floodwater. Storing these only in higher sections of the pantry instead of the lowermost portions can prevent food waste. Larger pots and pans can take up space below, as we can clean these sufficiently, allowing your staff to use them once your center reopens. 

Placing books and other paper-based materials, including art supplies, up and away from the floor can save not only the center's costly book collection but also the artwork that your younger patrons proudly created. Flood damage can destroy such masterpieces in seconds, making the prevention of such disasters highly important to the youngest members of the neighborhood. 

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is always available to help out in our communities, serving Buhl, Kimberly, and Filer with expert guidance and mitigation skills that meet international standards. Call us at (208) 735-1447 to make everything "Like it never even happened." 

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We Will Drying And Refinish Your Hardwood Floors After A Flood In Twin Falls

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

flooding in home after a storm Contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 for hardwood restoration.

Drying and Refinishing Hardwood Floors after Flood Damage in Twin Falls

Wooden flooring can be at an exceptionally high risk of loss when exposed to large amounts of water for a prolonged period. However, hardwood flooring tends to stand-up better against moisture than softwoods, and you may be able to rescue your floorboards using specialty drying methods. When in the presence of moisture, hardwoods naturally buckle, warp and cup. Using the correct restoration procedures, you may be able to avoid buckling from becoming a permanent issue and significantly reduce the expense of your claim.

When hardwood floors are exposed to flood damage in your Twin Falls home, reaching out for professional restoration is essential to rescuing, and reversing the visible damage. The buckling of floorboards in the presence of moisture occurs because woods absorb moisture. A natural equilibrium for moisture in wood is around 12%, so the key to preventing damage is to bring the moisture content down as quickly as possible. The longer woods are exposed to moisture, the higher the chance of permanent damage. Mold growth and rot can appear when moisture content levels exceed 20% in natural woods.

Removing moisture from inside natural materials relies on dehumidification. Dry surrounding air can draw out moisture. SERVPRO technicians can use desiccant dehumidifiers to reduce relative humidity to 30% to 45%. When the moisture content of hardwood drops below 16%, we can place air-moving equipment above and below floorboards to reduce drying times. In some situations, varnish can slow drying by acting as a vapor barrier and require removal to dry wood effectively.

Larger rooms with high ceilings can make dehumidification tricky. SERVPRO can erect polyethylene tents above the floor to create a smaller drying chamber and increase efficiency. During the drying procedure, technicians can regularly assess the subfloor using Teflon coated moisture probes. The process of acclimatizing hardwood flooring can be long and take over a month before the floor can be sanded to remove buckling. Sanding while the floor is still wet may result in permanent harm. Once the floor restoration is complete, we can refinish the wood its preloss condition.

Hardwood floors do not necessarily sustain permanent damage when cupping. Contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 for hardwood restoration.

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Are You Equipped for DIY Flood Damage Restoration in Twin Falls?

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged floor and wall; drywall and flooring removed Water damaged drywall must be discarded. We make flood cuts to remove the damaged material and dry the structure.

What is the Difference Between Self and Pro Cleanup of Storm Damage or Flooding in Twin Falls Homes? 

When storms strike in Idaho, damage can come from above and below. Tree limbs and high winds damage roofing and break windows allowing water in while flash floods bring in groundwater.  

Storm damage and flooding in Twin Falls homes require fast action by homeowners to limit the loss in their homes. Cleaning up with towels and mops can go so far. In the case of a damaged roof or broken window, temporary repairs such as tarping the roof or covering broken windows need to happen to stop any further water from entering the property. 

Home Water Cleanup Compared to Professional

A wet/dry vacuum does not have the pulling power that SERVPRO extraction units have. They also have specialized attachments for working on different types of flooring, including hardwood floors and tiles. Weighted extractor heads assist with pushing water to the surface of the carpet for a more thorough removal.  

Consumer-Grade Fans Compared to Professional Air Movers and Dehumidifiers

There is almost no comparison. Fans are designed to stir the air and cool a room. SERVPRO air movers have a design based on the science of psychrometry. When a fan blows on a wet surface, it eventually dries the surface. If an air mover blows over the same surface, the high velocity of airflow causes embedded moisture to come to the surface. Once there, the dehumidification equipment captures it and ports it away. The cycle continues as progressively drier air circulates, thoroughly drying the water loss area.  

Wet, Buckled Sheetrock Needs to Go

When water enters a home and encounters sheetrock, the core wicks water rapidly, and half an inch of groundwater may travel several inches upward into the wall and require removal through controlled demolition. No amount of drying can restore water damaged, soggy sheetrock, and unless removed, may invite the setup of mold colonies. 

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 stands ready to assist local homeowners with storm damage and flooding in their homes to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened." 

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Why Hire Experts to Handle Fire Damage in Your Jerome Residence

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Burnt wood. We will tell you Why SERVPRO is the way to go with your Jerome fire damage.

Fire damage is no game, call SERVPRO for help today.

After a fire disaster, your home needs thorough and urgent restoration. The flames, soot residue and water from firefighting efforts can cause immense damage to personal items and building materials. Fire damage can be overwhelming, and you may think your home is hopelessly lost. However, this is not always the case.

An experienced restoration firm can assess the damage quickly and take measures to help you restore normal living conditions and avoid secondary damage. When your Jerome home has fire damage, you can hire SERVPRO franchise professionals to perform the cleanup work.

If left unattended, fire damage in your home may increase. Problems such as mold growth underneath floors and lingering odors in porous materials can become expensive to fix. We offer emergency services meant to prevent fire and smoke damage from getting worse, provide a safer work site for individuals who enter a home, and prepare the house for mitigation and restoration work to start. We can provide you with several emergency services to meet those needs. One of these services is evaluating the loss site for any health or safety hazards.

We can also pre-clean your furniture and carpets to eliminate heavy soot and wipe acidic soot residues from metals and porcelain to prevent corrosion. Our restorers can also remove the charred materials that remind you of a fire loss. Restoring your home to its normal state requires the right approach and equipment. Our crew has the appropriate equipment to deal with the damage effectively.

Most times, firefighters use water to extinguish fires. If there is water in your home, we can extract it using wet/dry vacuums or pumps. We can then set up drying equipment and monitor moisture content and humidity levels using equipment like infrared cameras and moisture meters. Infrared cameras offer a big picture of where moisture may be present quickly. We then use the moisture meter to inspect the problem areas the camera has displayed and measure moisture level or content. Smoke odors can linger in your property after a fire. We can deodorize your home to make it habitable using equipment like:

  •         Thermal foggers
  •         Air scrubbers
  •         Hydroxyl generators

We have dealt with fire disasters for many decades and can, therefore, tackle any problem. Apart from cleaning up homes, we also offer rebuilding services. Our SERVPRO technicians can also help you document the losses so you can get a fair settlement amount and avoid disputes or discrepancies with your insurance company.

When you have a fire loss in your home, SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is the right restoration company to call. We can make the fire loss seem, “Like it never even happened.”  Contact us 24/7 at (208) 735-1447.

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Our Water Damage Professionals Can Return Your Twin Falls Home To Pre-Damage Condition

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

water covering floor after a leak We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Water Cleanup in Twin Falls to Restore Your Property

Homeowners today like to purchase modern appliances to save time and money while making life a bit easier. With most of today’s appliances utilizing water, any malfunction of the hoses, connections, or pumps can spell trouble. If the structure of your home is exposed to water, calling the professionals at SERVPRO to clean it up fast is an excellent choice to make.

If you find a water leak in your home, initiating water cleanup in Twins Falls reduces the risk of excessive damage. You may have water leaking under the flooring from a faulty dishwasher, or there is a hidden leak underneath your refrigerator with water filtration. The professionals can access the area quickly and employ the latest techniques for detection to pinpoint the source.

Once our team of technicians arrives at your property, we can disconnect the faulty appliance and remove it from the area. Water tends to flow across the surface of the floor, but it may seep down in between the flooring material and into your subfloor. In such a situation, SERVPRO technicians can devise a plan to preserve your flooring and dry up the moisture in your subfloor. We can then assess the floor or crawlspace below, along with any supporting structural elements.

Your flooring must be addressed to quell moisture levels to prevent distortion from setting in. We can get into the subflooring and the crawlspace to perform water removal and work on speeding up the drying process. Our team can remove any necessary planks to start moisture removal using specialized equipment.

Once moisture readings are taken and the area is contained, we can implement the use of heaters and air movers that help to pull moisture out of the subflooring. Such equipment also creates ample circulation throughout your crawlspace below. Dehumidifiers may also be used to help remove any water vapors remaining in the air. Any impacted surfaces can also be disinfected using products that are registered through the EPA. After the area is adequately dried, we can then replace the flooring to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Give our team a call at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 should you need water cleanup assistance. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Our Water Damage Experts Can Save Your Buhl Home

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged room If you have any water in your home, call us today at (208) 735-1447 for fast and professional restoration.

Professional Water Cleanup And Restoration For Buhl Homes

Buhl residents get to enjoy the benefits of living close to the Snake River without excessive flooding. That’s not to say water intrusions don’t happen; every home is vulnerable to failed plumbing, cracked pipes, and broken appliances.

Water cleanup in Buhl homes after one of these incidents can take anywhere from a few hours to several days. At SERVPRO, our restoration technicians can remove any standing water, perform minor repairs, dry the home, and return it to its original condition.

As an example, take a home one of our teams restored several months ago. A family departed for its summer vacation, had a wonderful time, then returned to find a broken toilet had sent water flooding through the entire first floor and into the basement. Team members replaced the broken toilet in less than an hour, but removing the water took a bit longer.

Fortunately, it was clean water from the tank and not the bowl. SERVPRO technicians removed it from the first floor and the basement in a couple of days then used a series of fans and air movers to dry out the carpets. Unfortunately, delamination had already set in, separating the top and bottom layers in the living room and master bedroom. That meant throwing them out and installing new ones after drying the floor.

After cleaning up and drying the home, we can rebuild it too. As a licensed residential contractor (RCE-43137), team members not only returned the home to its original condition but made some improvements as well. For this home, that meant tearing out and installing a new set of stairs leading into the basement.

Since our carpenters were down there, the owner also had us complete the task of finishing the basement. They installed framing and hung sheetrock that created a pleasant game room and divided off a laundry room to reduce noise. As they completed work, other technicians lowered the humidity to a comfortable level by using dehumidifiers to remove moisture directly from the air.

Here at SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, our goal is to provide the same effort and results to every home here and in surrounding communities like Filer, Kimberly, and Rock Creek. If you have any water in your home, call us today at (208) 735-1447 for fast and professional restoration.

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Fire Damage Gurus In Jerome Examine Ways To Deodorize Smoke Odors

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

We can take on the odor damage of your Jerome home.

Even a small blaze that starts in or near your Jerome residence can cause your structural components and possessions problems. According to our SERVPRO experts, fire damage can come in many forms, including issues with light smoke. Smoke coming from an inferno consists of particles that did not completely turn into a gas when heated or combust. These partially combusted particles can float around your house and contaminate it with soot residues and unpleasant aromas.

During some fire damage situations in Jerome, smoke can penetrate deeply into the more porous materials inside your residence. When this occurs, removing all foul odors can prove to be difficult. In many cases, burnt smells get eliminated when all torched substances, soot residues, and soils get cleaned and removed. However, in some cases, tainted aromas can still be prevalent even after cleaning procedures.

If items still smell burnt after cleaning, our highly trained team of SERVPRO fire and smoke restoration technicians or FSTs can utilize a variety of pieces of specialized equipment and techniques. The advanced technology at our disposal enables us to mimic the behavior of smoke with deodorants and chemically neutralize burnt odors. We also offer fast 24/7 service so that we can immediately begin restoration operations right away, which can help reduce the number of unpleasant smells prevalent.

First off, before using any deodorization equipment, we make sure our team has the necessary safety equipment. If the operations are hazardous, we seal off the area we are working in during the deodorization procedures. We then use items like electric sprayers to dispense chemicals into your stinky structure.

Ventilation box fans also often get used to help create air circulation and "air out" the building. For situations where strong, pungent aromas prove to be an issue, our FSTs at SERVPRO can utilize other machines such as a fogger or ozone generator. Foggers work by breaking deodorizing chemicals down to microscopic particles so they can penetrate materials as deeply as the smoke did. An ozone generator creates unstable O3 molecules that oxides malodor particles and neutralizes them.

If you ever need your house in Buhl, Filer, Hazelton or Rogerson deodorized due to burnt aromas, call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 because once we are done, you will not think a fire ever burned when we do such a quality job that we make it seem "Like it never even happened."

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Twin Falls Business in Need of Storm Damage Restoration? Give SERVPRO a Call!

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Desk in the middle of water with A Life Tube Being Thrown SERVPRO Saves Offices After Flooding in Twin Falls--Back to Work!!

Commercial Flood Damage Twin Falls – Full-Service Recovery

When commercial offices experience flood intrusion, there is concern about the actual damage. However, what occupies owners and tenants more is when they can get back into their commercial space and restart operations. Is there a need to set up a temporary shop somewhere else? Temporary space costs additional money, and extended downtime can cost a great deal in lost revenue.

SERVPRO  knows how important it is to recover quickly from commercial flood damage in Twin Falls. We provide flood, fire, and water recovery services from Buhl to Hazelton. We have built a team of flood mitigation technicians and a crew of contractors that provide emergency as well as complete reconstruction of your commercial space. We aim to have you back in your space and to operate as fast as possible. Our business is to keep you in business.

Organized and Professional
Our SERVPRO crew chief requests accurate information from the client to initially dispatch the appropriate equipment and flood damage, technicians. Once on-site, he or she assesses the situation and develops a project plan to mitigate the flood damage and begin recovery.

We work closely with customers to plan staging areas and recovery of contents in the commercial space. Customer concerns about maintaining operations while flood damage recovery is underway are taken into account as much as possible.

Construction Crews on Standby
The crew chief can also coordinate with construction contractors. Once the commercial space is dry and ready for rebuild, contractors can begin work to rebuild walls, replace floors, and prepare the space for the customer to restart operations.

We maintain communications with the customer to ensure that we meet their specifications and minimize the time the business is offline.

We are licensed (General Contractor License #: Residential: RCE-43137) to provide restoration services for full structural damage repair and rebuild, "Like it never even happened." We are confident in our work and back it up with a five-year warranty.

Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Buhl, Kimberly, Filer, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What You Can Do About Fire Damage Remediation In Your Jerome Home

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damaged Home With Stairs Whatever part of your home gets damaged during the fire, SERVPRO can offer remediation and cleanup services. Call right away.

Threats in DIY Fire Debris Removal for Jerome Residents

Ever since people have owned their own land and built their own homes in Jerome, proud property owners have sought to give their houses the recovery and restoration work that it needs when disasters strike. While many modern homeowners trust in the efficient response and powerful equipment and products available to our SERVPRO team, some still stay committed to DIY restoration for fire losses in their property. Even the initial tasks like fire debris removal can come with some hazards and risks if residents attempt it without any knowledge of what to expect.

As much as many might like them to, YouTube videos cannot tell you everything you need to know about fire damages in Jerome residences. With every situation being uniquely different from other fire loss incidents, it is no surprise why most property owners choose the experience and extensive training of our Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Self-training might help you overcome specific effects in your home, but here are some things that you need to know to address fire debris removal in your damaged house.

Use the Proper PPE

Debris removal can generate considerable dust, spreading particulates and contaminants throughout the environment. Even elements like soot and smoke particles can circulate during controlled demolition tactics and shoveling debris and rubbish from the property. While our professionals can utilize tools like air scrubbers to reduce this threat, it is also recommended to wear appropriate protective equipment. Tyvek suits, safety glasses, respirators, and gloves are among the chief components of safe work attire for debris removal.

Tread Carefully

Appearances can be deceiving after a fire loss incident, especially regarding the structural integrity of specific areas of your home. Though you want to get the mitigation work completed as promptly as possible, be sure to carefully tread throughout affected areas to limit unexpected and injury-causing mishaps like structural collapses and failures.

From our licensed team of residential contractors (RCE-43137) to our restoration specialist that can help with both damage assessment and debris removal, our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team is here to help. Give us a call anytime at (208) 735-1447.

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Jerome Flooding, SERVPRO Protocols, Solutions Coming for Water Removal and Drying

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Thermal imaging device directed at a wall showing moisture content SERVPRO Utilizes Advanced Moisture Detection Equipment to Mitigate Storm Damage with Rapid Restoration Services. Ask Our Many Customers in Jerome!

How We Detect Moisture Across Your Flood Damaged Jerome Home

Moisture detection is one of the most critical parts of our flood damage mitigation work. If we could not find the hidden water in your home, then we could not identify where damage is likely to occur and might even skip over affected areas. We use some of the most advanced tools in the industry to identify where water spreads in your home, even in places you might never expect.

Moisture Sensors
The primary way that we detect how far flood damage to your Jerome home has spread is through the use of moisture sensing devices. The most reliable tool we have is the penetrating moisture meter, which inserts a tiny needle into the surface we are testing to determine the amount of water inside it. While these tools are exceptionally reliable, they can cause minor damage to the materials of your home much akin to a thumbtack being pushed into the wall. For this reason, most of our work relies on non-penetrating moisture meters that use advanced methods such as radio frequency emissions. However, these tools are less reliable when used on some materials, making the use of penetrating moisture meters unavoidable in some scenarios.

Thermal Imaging Devices
One of the most impactful recent advances in the SERVPRO equipment lineup has been the addition of thermal imaging devices. These handheld scanners use infrared rays to identify temperature differences in your home. Because wet areas tend to be cooler than dry ones near them, we can use these tools to quickly identify which parts of your home are wet or dry. However, because these devices cannot see behind walls and other surfaces, we cannot rely on them alone to conduct our inspections. These devices assist our SERVPRO techs in mapping out moist or damp areas on ceilings, floors, and walls. We can place blue painters tape to identify these spots for drying.

Thermo-Hygrometers
Handheld thermo-hygrometers enable our inspectors and technicians to identify moisture in the air of your home. Humidity causes and accelerates many of the most expensive consequences of flood damage, and the use of thermo-hygrometers is vital in our efforts to counter those damaging processes. We typically take measurements from all around the home to determine how and where the moisture is spreading in your home.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties provides 24/7 emergency mitigation services whenever flood damage strikes. Call us at (208) 735-1447 as soon as possible after an incident.

We Have The Best Techniques To Restore Your Jerome Home

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Drying out water from a burst pipe in a home if done with the right equipment, and soon upon discovery, can be remedied quickly.

What You Can Do When Your Child Overfills Your Jerome Bathtub  

Having kids means that your home can go through many messes, including ones that leave you in need of water removal services. However, you may be wondering how you can tackle the mess by yourself so that you are not continually calling professional help to your home. If you called for help with every mess your child made, you would quickly find yourself racking up expenses. However, always remember that you should call for professional help if you are unsure of how to fix the damage, or if it is particularly beyond your expertise. 

You might be wondering what the best course of action is for you to complete a DIY water removal for your Jerome home. When it comes to water spills, acting fast is critical. Your timing can often mean the difference between a cleanup job and a water damage remediation job. 

Here at SERVPRO, we always recommend that the very first step is to stop the source of water from making the mess even larger. In the case of your home, this is an easy task. Turn off the faucet and then drain the tub, before immediately finding something that you can use to absorb the excess water. A wet/dry vacuum is ideal for removing standing water, but not every home is equipped with such equipment, which is a reason many people choose to reach out for professional help. When you call SERVPRO, we already have all the tools you need to get the job done fast. 

If a wet/dry vacuum isn't a possibility, towels are an acceptable stand-in to clean up the water damage. However, it may take several to remove all of the water that was spilled. Once finished, SERVPRO recommends placing a space heater in your bathroom. Doing so can help dry any excess moisture and prevent microbial growth. Now that the damage is handled, you can relax. Nevertheless, always remember to reach out for professional help if the job seems out of your scope of expertise, to ensure the longevity of your home. 

If you find your home in the pressing need of water removal services, get help immediately. Speak with SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by phoning (208) 735-1447. We're here to help 24/7. 

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Let Our Crew Help Save Your Flood Damaged Commercial Property In Buhl

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Call us at (208) 735-1447 to schedule a walk-through.

Collaborate With SERVPRO On A Buhl Commercial Flood Damage Preparedness Plan

Preparation for a flooding emergency in your Buhl commercial building has many advantages for you, your employees and customers, and your chosen disaster mitigation and remediation company. Although you hope the plan never needs implementation, the process helps you consider adaptations that minimize the extent of possible harm. Having a business recovery plan in place gives you peace of mind and reassures your customers that you have a straightforward course of action mapped out in the event of a disaster.

Flood Damage Puts Business Health at Risk
Flood damage to your Buhl retail establishment can pose a severe risk of permanent slowdowns or closure of your business. No matter how loyal your customers seem, if you cannot provide the products and services they require, they naturally look elsewhere. National statistics suggest that half the companies that face disastrous situations like flood damage without a recovery plan can find themselves permanently shuttering their windows and doors.

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan
Contact SERVPRO before there is even a hint that severe weather or a catastrophic plumbing or appliance break spells flood damage. We travel to your business and assess your potential vulnerability to flooding. An experienced project manager walks through your physical plant, noting your layout of equipment, inventory, retail floors, storage, and more. Our report after the assessment forms the foundation of your Emergency Ready Plan (ERP).

Consider Adaptations to Limit Harm from Flooding
Expect recommendations from us intended to limit the damage a flood or other disaster could do. SERVPRO has years of experience and has seen many scenarios. Use our familiarity to make changes in storage of documents and inventory, positioning of equipment, and a host of other easily-completed changes that can avoid or shorten any closure due to flooding.

Share Information with an Emergency Ready Profile
Use our mobile app to add details that make it even easier for us to respond to a flooding disaster at your business efficiently. Clarify SERVPRO is your preferred restoration partner. Designate employees or other individuals who can act on your behalf if you are unable.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties looks forward to working with you on an ERP for your business. Call us at (208) 735-1447 to schedule a walk-through.

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We Arrive Quickly To Any Jerome Flood Damage Emergency

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

We arrived riight away to restore this bathroom and removed the floodwater to prevent further damage.

Flood Cuts and How They Help Your Jerome Property

While many can appreciate their need for professional restoration after flooding occurs, Jerome property owners might not fully understand the needs of their house and why specific approaches are more beneficial than others. The better you can understand the restoration process for professionals like our SERVPRO team, the more you can appreciate each step in bringing your residence back to its preloss condition.

There are many steps involved in the recovery of flood damage in Jerome properties, but a misunderstood stage is the creation of flood cuts in drywall and paneling. While our technicians work to answer your questions and concerns as thoroughly as possible, our priority is drying out the damage to your house and making the home safe for you and your family. Flood cuts can help with this process.

This process involves removing a lower portion of the drywall or paneling in areas exposed to flood damage. The assessment of the extent of this damage goes beyond direct exposure and can include a wicking effect drywall has when the base of the wall is submerged. Hygrometers, infrared imagery, and probing moisture detection devices determine the spread of moisture and saturation from the base to the ceiling in damaged material. With a literal line of division between dry and damaged, marked with tape, the lower portion of the compromised wall, our SERVPRO team can work immediately in removing it.

There are multiple benefits to this approach, and it begins with access to damp wall cavities for direct drying efforts. By only removing a portion of a wall instead of entire panels of sheetrock, we can ultimately save money on both replacement materials and their installation after mitigation and immediate recovery work complete.

We have a full team of licensed residential contractors (RCE-43137), we can make every flooding scenario “Like it never even happened.” Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties professionals can arrive quickly to any emergency with the tools and the experience to make a difference quickly. Give us a call anytime at (208) 735-1447.

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We Can Handle Any Size Fire Disaster In Your Buhl Home

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

You can depend on our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties restoration specialists to make fire loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Know When Your Buhl Home Needs Professional Fire Damage Cleanup

Fire loss incidents can vary from one Buhl home to the next. From the differences in severity to the spread of these conditions and how concentrated or hazardous they are, no two loss incidents are identical. Knowing when a situation is out of your skill set to repair and restore can also be a challenging decision and one that homeowners must make honestly. The longer that you wait to get vital restoration services started, the more damage that could occur, and the more costly this recovery becomes.

Choosing professional restoration for fire damage to your Buhl home is not a choice that many property owners make lightly. With many remediation and recovery teams available throughout Twin Falls and Jerome Counties, you need to know that you are making the best choice for your house. Our SERVPRO team guarantees the work that we do for a full five years, setting us apart from the competition in our region. However, how do you know if you need fire recovery assistance? Here are some tips:

Substantial structural damage must get addressed immediately. Without a strong reconstruction background in the building trades, these areas do not get repaired quickly and remain exposed to further external damages like precipitation or animal infestation.

Without the appropriate equipment and training to overcome widespread effects like soot, homeowners can potentially make this damage worse and require costlier and more time-consuming recovery.

Odors often require not only approved deodorization products available to our SERVPRO professionals, but can often also require multiple units to overcome harsh odors in the environment and embedded into materials, contents, and other areas of the fire-damaged home.

Understanding when a situation is out of your realm of expertise to restore and recover can help you to save money and time on returning your house to preloss condition after a fire. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties restoration specialists to make fire loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give our experts a call 24/7 at (208) 735-1447.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Twin Falls Home After A Fire Disaster

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Our technicians have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

The Road to Recovery after Fire Damage in Twin Falls

As a Twin Falls homeowner, your reaction of terror and hopelessness is understandable in the aftermath of a fire. Our team of highly-qualified fire disaster restoration technicians use their Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC) training to clean up the water, soot, and burned debris fast. Your home and its contents return safely to preloss condition with our help, and we work with your homeowner's carrier every step of the way.

Rapid response time is crucial to fire damage recovery in Twin Falls, and we deliver. We arrive at your door as soon as possible after your first call, ready to assess the scenario and develop a comprehensive plan to mitigate further harm, remediate the current damage, and assist with arranging for repairs and rebuilding.

SERVPRO crews have employees who hold either or both IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) certifications. Water removal must proceed first for safety from electrical shock and slip and fall accidents, and other crew members are lining up the appropriate products, tools, and techniques to clear the varying types of soot from surfaces. Professional evaluation of residues is critical as they are toxic and respond very differently and often with undesirable results to ordinary cleaning methods. We also anticipate the need for deodorization services if deep cleaning and debris disposal does not eradicate odors. Our team has innovative equipment like air scrubbers, thermal foggers, and hydroxyl generators available for improving air quality after fire damage.

The contents of your home might benefit from a pack-out and treatment at our production facility while the on-site crew continues powering through the soot cleanup and remediation steps for the final restoration of badly burned and heated damaged structural components. SERVPRO production facility technicians use a broad range of strategies to transform soiled, wet, and smelly contents to “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO holds a general contractors license and can help perform or arrange for a host of reconstruction and repair tasks on the way to abating the fire damage in your dwelling thoroughly. Avoiding the need to line up contractors for each phase of the project is a great comfort to our customers, and we take pride in returning you and your family to your rehabbed, clean, dry, sanitized, and deodorized home.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is prepared to help when your home suffers fire damage. Call on us at (208) 735-1447 for caring and professional restoration services.

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Why SERVPRO is the Best Choice for Fire Damage Restoration in Twin Falls

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Fires are traumatic. You need professionals who are trained to restore your property. SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is available 24/7.

Fire Damage? Why SERVPRO is the Company to Call in Twin Falls 

A Twin Falls household fire can be anything from a small blaze quickly confined and knocked down by a home fire extinguisher to a full-house conflagration requiring extensive effort from local firefighters before resolution. Regardless of where your fire recovery scenario falls on the continuum, there are reasons why consulting with our professional fire restoration specialists ensures the best results.

Even a seemingly minor flare-up in the kitchen or pile of smoldering rags can create fire damage in Twin Falls that moves far from the original site. Fire residues are toxic regardless of their quantity, and a failure to clean up all smoke and soot allows their corrosive nature to damage structural components and contents continuously until eradicated. Training and experience in tracking fire damage throughout an entire building are why our crews can make a positive impact on remediation efforts in your residence. 

Inviting our team into your home after a fire event gives you access to the full spectrum of our remediation services. Cleaning up after a fire involves much more than vacuuming ashes and scrubbing soot off walls. Water removal, structural drying, disinfection, targeted content cleaning techniques, and deodorization are just some of the additional tasks needed to return your dwelling to preloss condition. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians hold certifications in multiple restoration specialties, which is why SERVPRO can take on your fire loss start to finish. 

Surviving a fire can be traumatic for you and your family. Our owners and employees are your neighbors, living in the same community, and supporting the best life possible for all. We dedicate our careers to making your disaster, “Like it never even happened.” The understanding, commitment, and compassion we bring to each project demonstrate why SERVPRO delivers not only successful outcomes for every customer but also the peace of mind that come with working with a company that pledges to complete a job with integrity. 

Reach out to SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties for help when a fire of any size damages your home. Call us at (208) 735-1447 for an expert assessment of your unique circumstances and a rapid response once a professional recovery plan is in place. 

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We Can Handle Any Size Disaster That Occurs In Your Jerome Business

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

If your bookstore is threatened by flooding from storms and harsh weather, then contact SERVPRO to get on the phone with one of our team members.

How A Storm Can Cause Commercial Flood Damage In Jerome Businesses

Storms in Jerome often bring flooding which can severely disrupt your business, possibly forcing you to shut down for repairs. Bookstores rely on customers walking in and out of the store, so it is vital that you be able to reopen your doors as soon as possible. When flooding disrupts your business, you need experienced and qualified professionals who can work flexibly to accommodate your work schedule.

Fortunately, SERVPRO Water damage restoration technicians (WRT) check all these boxes and are highly qualified and experienced in mitigating commercial flood damage in Jerome businesses. Storm waters consisting of Category 3 black water can seep into the carpeting on your bookstore's floor, ruining it. Cat 3 water carries dirt, debris, and bacteria. Additionally, flood waters can negatively impact the wood in your bookshelves, and, most importantly, it can ruin your books, which are the lifeblood of any bookstore business.

SERVPRO can arrive at times that work best for you so that we maximize efficiency while also minimizing disruptions to your regular flow of business. Once we remove standing waters with the assistance of industrial grade wet vacs, we can inspect your carpet. Moisture sensors can be used to determine if water has penetrated to the underlying subflooring. Unfortunately, cat 3 flood water typically contaminates carpeting, forcing us to remove and discard of it. Affected bookshelves can warp and cup after long term water exposure, so we can speed up their drying process with air movers and drying mats.

Books in your inventory that contact water can be air dried with the assistance of dehumidifiers that speed up the drying process. Unfortunately, books and documents affected by water are unlikely to be fully restored.

If your bookstore is threatened by flooding from storms and harsh weather, then contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447 to get on the phone with one of our qualified team members.

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We Can Be Reached 24/7 If Your Jerome Home Experiences A Fire

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Give us a call at (208) 735-1447 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you restore your residence and back to the life you know best.

Fire Damage Cleanup For Your Jerome Home

A lightning strike to your Jerome home can start a direct ire since the core temperature of the lighting is around fifty thousand degrees Fahrenheit. The harm to your structure and possessions can be quite extensive. Wood and other flammable construction materials can quickly explode when they are exposed to the high temperatures of a lightning strike.

When you Jerome home has experienced fire damage from spring thunderstorms, you need immediate assistance to restore the damage. SERVPRO, a professional remediation company, can quickly come to your rescue. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Plus, with our expertise and experience, we can have your home fixed up in no time.

The main objective of SERVPRO techs when providing emergency services during restoration is to protect both you and your family and your home. We want to prevent the fire and smoke damage from creating additional damage. We also strive to provide a safe work site for anyone who enters your structure, and then we can prepare for mitigation and restoration of the site.

Every fire loss is unique, so the kinds of emergency services vary from job to job. They can include building inspections so we can evaluate your home for any safety or health hazards, boarding up the structure to secure the property and prevent intrusions, and drying the structure from water that was used when the fire was extinguished.

We may need to establish emergency electricity for lighting and heat. Some situations require us to deodorize the areas that were affected. The degree of smoke odors present might require this step to make your home habitable again. We may use thermal fogging or air scrubbers to do this.

Sometimes, initial cleaning is a good idea. If restoration isn’t begun directly after the fire is out, some pre-cleaning can stop even more damage from smoke and soot residues occurring. Furniture and carpeting can be pre-cleaned to remove the worst stains. Soot residues are acidic and can be wiped from porcelain and metals, and we take charred materials out of your home that could remind you of the loss from the fire.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties treats each case of fire damage individually, and your home in Roseworth, Hazelton, or Buhl is no different. Give us a call at (208) 735-1447 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you restore your residence and back to the life you know best.

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Local Twin Falls Water Damage Remediation Services

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Finding water damage inside of your home can make any homeowner feel anxious and overwhelmed. However, when accidents happen, it is always essential to react swiftly. Calling for professional help, as soon as possible, can help prevent excessive and unnecessary damages to your home. In fact, it takes less than seventy-two hours for microbial growth to begin once your home has been exposed to excess moisture. Once you find the damage, call for help immediately.

In the case of your Twin Falls home, the water damage inside was caused by a broken water supply line inside of your kitchen. Broken or faulty water supply lines can be responsible for hundreds of gallons of spilled water. In a situation where water is rapidly spilling inside of your home, it is essential for you to turn the water supply to your home off as soon as possible. Once the water has been turned off, the leak can be contained and then you can focus on reaching out to a local cleanup and remediation company for help.

Here at SERVPRO, we continually strive to live up to a reputation of being swift, effective, and friendly. Our schedule is based on yours. No matter when you find the damage in your home, a team of our Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration-certified techs is ready to respond. SERVPRO always comes to your home with advanced technology packed in our iconic green vehicles and gets to work right away.

Our technicians can start by removing any standing water in your kitchen, using devices such as wet/dry vacuums or extractors to remove it swiftly. From there, SERVPRO can focus on drying out the cabinets under your sink and your hardwood floors. We can use flood drying mats on your floors, which use intense suction power to pull the water from the boards. To dry your cupboards, SERVPRO can use a combination of heaters, air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers.

If you find water damages inside of your home, always get help right away. Communicate with SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by phoning (208) 735-1447. Night or day, we are always open and ready to take your call.

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It's Storm Season in Twin Falls. How Should You Handle Water Damage?

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

When storm water invades your home, call SERVPRO. We are always on call and can dry your home in a jiffy.

Unusual Storms Leave Homes with Flood Damage in Twin Falls

The area around Twin Falls seems to have had more than its share of strange weather patterns lately. Storms that last for unusually long periods and leave the area overflowing with rainwater occur much more often than in years past. This extra rain and its new frequency can create detrimental conditions over vast areas and affect hundreds of homes and businesses.

SERVPRO's professional mitigation team is always ready to help those in Twin Falls and nearby areas effectively deal with flood damage. Gaps in the roof caused by ripped-off shingles from torrential rain or wind can leave upper levels of your home saturated by the rain and full of debris from trees. Flooding that invades your house through its exterior doors also pushes debris inside.

Contamination created by over-the-ground flooding means your home's interior now contains hazards that can cause health effects in both people and pets. It relieves many of our customers when they learn we come prepared for any amount of flooding, including murky water that leaves your home soiled and full of dangers. Decontamination work begins soon after our arrival.

Our technicians check for overhead flooding that might affect electrical components of your home because of water that traveled down through the interiors of walls. Repairs of the electrical system, just like other elements within your house, should not begin until these sections of your home no longer contain any excess moisture.

We use cameras with infrared capabilities to locate such pockets of moisture, and then follow up before and after mitigation to determine the amount of drying time each area needs. We cut away areas that show deterioration and leave undamaged materials, much like we do with water damage from clean sources.

When storms cause streams and rivers to flood your neighborhood, water starts destroying your floors and steadily works upwards. The sections of walls covered in porous materials which we cut away stretch from the floor to several inches above the water line mark. Because the uppermost portions readily absorb the excess humidity in the air, drying these sections helps protect your home from the effects microbial growth and sogginess can cause. Unfortunately, these places do not remain dry, even though no direct contact with the flood happened.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties knows how to use the latest in mitigation and restoration equipment to make your flood damage nightmare in Rogerson, Buhi, or Clover go away. Contact us at (208) 735-1447 when your home needs professionals who can make everything "Like it never even happened."

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Don’t Let Your Jerome Tavern Be Damaged By Smoke And Soot After A Fire, Call The Experts At SERVPRO!

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today at (208) 735-1447. We are always here 24/7, 365 days a year.

Commercial Fire Damage Makes A Smoky Sooty Mess Of Taverns In Jerome

The typical fare in a tavern around Jerome includes deep-fried foods. During busy times, forgetting to pull a basket of food out of the fryer can start a fire. Not only does the immediate odor from the hot oil permeate everything, but it also smells terrible. Heavy odors like this fill a tavern from one end to the other because the residue clings to every surface imaginable.

The people who enjoy a night out playing pool or having a few drinks do not want to smell the effects of commercial fire damage at your Jerome tavern. They also do not want to drink out of glasses or bottles that feel greasy or sticky. Your servers and bartenders also work hard to keep your tavern clean. We can help by removing the oily deposits left on walls, mirrors, tables, and other surfaces, making everything “Like it never even happened.”

Stripping each surface free of anything foreign takes time. To make things more efficient and allow us to finish within a reasonable time, SERVPRO specialists work in teams. Teamwork gives us additional eyes to double-check the work.

Wiping metal and glass cooler doors with special agents that cut through the greasy film eliminates the spreading of oil when these your staff opens these doors. We also clean your inventory, so pouring drinks does not require special handling of now-slippery bottles, mugs, pitchers, or glasses.

Near the kitchen where the fire took place, we concentrate on removing the smell by cleaning everything carefully, and possibly repainting the walls and ceiling. We pay attention to the area around doorways, removing as much soiling as possible, so paint adheres beautifully. We clean the floors in the kitchen as well as the rest of the tavern.

Because oil fires leave such a heavy smell, we rely on thermal fogging as well as spot treatments to rid the building of any remaining odors. We rely on your sense of smell after these treatments as odor detection varies from one individual to the next. Our experts do everything to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our services, including asking for your input on this and other aspects of fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties can help get things back in great shape after a fire happens in your tavern’s kitchen. We provide services to local businesses in Rogerson, Filer, and Hazelton cleaning up smoke odors from fireplaces, cigarette smoke, and other situations. Call us today at (208) 735-1447. We are always here 24/7, 365 days a year.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Burley Water Damage Restoration Services

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage to the stored documents at this office facility called for quick action. Saving the documents needs to be done fast and we show up quick.

SERVPRO Can Help Keep Your Tile Safe!

Leaks are a normal part of a home owner's life in Burley. Pipes get old, sinks get clogged, and faucets break from the wear they experience from normal everyday usage. Most leaks are not a cause for concern for homeowners and do not require professional help, however, some leaks can go on for long periods of time without being detected. Long term leaks from a faulty bathroom pipe can cause major damage to bathroom tile, requiring professional help.

IICRC technicians from SERVPRO are experienced in water cleanup in Burley homes from bathroom tiling. The longer a leak goes on, the higher the chance that spillage seeps into sub flooring. Once our technicians arrive, they can first perform an inspection to determine the amount of damage that has occurred and can use moisture meters to detect how much water penetrated into the sub flooring. To draw any excess moisture out of your floors, we can deploy air movers to pull moisture out and utilize dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air.

Unfortunately, drying your subfloor can require that the some tile be removed. Asphalt and vinyl tile may have to be discarded after being removed, however, in some cases they can be dried, cleaned and replaced. Concrete and ceramic tile, on the other hand, is unlikely to be damaged beyond salvaging. Both are more resistant to water spills and may only require re-grouting after being exposed to water. However, concrete tile can absorb water and make it easier for mold to grow in your home. To prevent this, disinfectants can be sprayed to kill off any mold that appears.

If you are in urgent need of water cleanup services, then don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 735-1447. We are available 24/7 and are always ready to assist you in beginning the consultation process.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Jerome Fire Damage Restoriation Services

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

When dealing with fire damage we neutralize the odor and this involves specialized equipment like the one pictured.

Cleaning Air Ducts from Fire Effects in Jerome Homes

Part of what allows fire loss effects to spread so completely throughout your Jerome residence is the open air ducts and HVAC system that can become accessed by soot, smoke, and debris particulates. Since many of the residents throughout our service area regularly allow these appliances to run almost continually to condition and temper the air inside of a home, when disasters strike, these pathways for conditioned air become penetration points for damaging fire loss effects.

While multiple fire damage effects must get addressed in your Jerome home after a disaster, an often overlooked area during restoration and recovery is the ductile network. Our SERVPRO professionals include all areas of your property in with the full and thorough inspection of the damage when we first arrive at your address and have sophisticated cameras to travel the full length of these duct shafts to determine the extent of buildup, damages, and hazards that exist throughout the system.

With this inspection of the HVAC system, we can determine not only the effect that the fire has on these components but also the existing buildup and threats that existed before the fire incident. Our air duct cleaning experts have advanced tools that can match the size of your specific ducts and run a bristled brush through each segment of this network to break sediment and buildup loose, along with the more recent effects like soot and smoke residue as well.

With high-powered vacuums positioned at specific vent locations, we can extract loose debris and particulates before they have the chance to re-enter the environment and continue to cause problems, agitate allergens, or lead to potential health effects for our SERVPRO professionals exposed or your family.

By cleaning out the air ducts, you can help to restore peak efficiency to your HVAC system, and the process can address specific fire-damage conditions like odors and soot/smoke buildup. No matter when these emergencies occur, you can count on our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties fire restoration professionals. Call us anytime at (208) 735-1447.

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Get Rid of Water Damage In Your Jerome Home For Good

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can cause many headaches. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO - Restoring Water Damaged Homes In Jerome

Around Jerome, flooding is not a real concern unless much snow melts over a weekend. Even then, most home water intrusions are from more common issues like a pipe connection freezing and cracking. As the weather warms, homeowners get out more and can see where even minor damage can spill a lot of water over time.

When Jerome residents find this type of water damage, it can run from minor problems like replacing a couple of drywall panels, to an extensive rebuild of a garage or laundry room wall. Regardless of the extent, SERVPRO response teams are ready to repair and restore each home to its original condition.

Specialists begin with repairing the damage and removing the water. Team members can perform minor repairs such as replacing a connector or changing out a split hose. For major damage, the team leader always recommends using a licensed plumber or general contractor. After stopping the leak source, another team member begins drawing out the water with an extraction wand. In a smaller location like a garage, removal usually takes less than a day.

Next, SERVPRO specialists remove property for disposal or restoration. For leaks unnoticed over the winter, water can soak into and ruin paper, cardboard boxes, building material like wood and drywall, and fabrics like stored spring or summer clothing. In some cases, mold spores can expand and grow, rendering many of these items not restorable.

For restorable items, team members can combine drying them with drying out the garage as well. They place wet items on pallets or racks and install several fans to create air circulation within the garage and open the doors, weather permitting, to push the damp air outside.

To remove water from the inside air and draw it out of both personal and structural property, they install a dehumidifier. This device can remove over 20 gallons each day, depending on the amount of moisture in the air.

When needed, specialists can perform minor demolition and replace interior walls to include the framing. One of our trained teams can install it and hang new drywall, even in a large garage or laundry room, in only a day or two.

For SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties, our goal is to return you to a dry, safe home as quickly as we can. To schedule a visit, contact us today at (208) 735-1447. We are here for you.

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Our Team Is Prepared To Handle Quick Removal Of Flood Damage In Twin Falls

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer our expertise, experience, and necessary equipment to restore your home.

Why Professional Cleanup is Necessary with Flood Damage in Twin Falls

The water damage from a storm that reaches the interior through a leak in the roof or a broken window is insidious to both your home and contents. The longer things remain even damp, the more damage that is happening — the weakening of structural materials, the possibility of mold and of course - odors.

When flood damage happens in a Twin Falls home, it is imperative that the premises have water cleanup efforts that are more than using a wet/dry vac and throwing towels on the floor. That can give the appearance that water is gone, but residual moisture is often found trapped in sheetrock, subflooring, porous items and can cause further issues the longer it remains.

SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of psychrometry, or the study of air and water vapor. When we are called to mitigate flood 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."

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Fire Damage Remediation is Bound to Make an Impact in Your Twin Falls Business

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Don't tackle fire damage alone in your business. Contact SERVPRO to help with all remediation needs.

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in a Twin Falls Office Kitchen

The office kitchen is a blessing for coffee breaks and a quick bite to eat before getting back to work. However, operating cooking appliances in any building comes with risk, and almost a third of commercial fire damage in offices comes from cooking. When employees microwave things that pose a fire hazard, like foil-wrapped leftover pizza, and it must be extinguished with a fire extinguisher, cleaning up after such a situation can seem like an insurmountable task.

When commercial fire damage in your Twin Falls office building has you needing fast, effective cleanup, SERVPRO technicians are ready to address and mitigate damage to your commercial facility. Our team strives to restore your office kitchen to its pre-fire condition and prevent long-term damage and odors from soot and protein residues.

There are two types of smoke: wet smoke, from slow-burning fires on "wet" materials such as plastics, rubbers, and liquids; and dry smoke from fast-burning, high-heat fires rich with oxygen. A microwave fire can often mean tackling stains from both types of smoke. Generally speaking, soot from dry smoke can be manually cleaned with a sponge and solution, but wet soot and residues such as materials from the melted plastic of an appliance casing or rubber from a fire-affected cable require more thorough, diligent wet cleaning methods to prevent permanent staining. If there are overhead cabinets above where the fire took place, soot can collect both outside and inside of them, and objects inside may need cleaning to prevent soot from developing acidic properties that can corrode metals and plastics.

Proteins are another issue when cleaning up after a cooking-related fire, and our SERVPRO technicians have the tools to combat this nearly-invisible, odious residue. Without thorough cleaning and deodorizing with equipment such as an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogger, this residue can potentially stain paint-covered surfaces and plastics. For particularly tricky odors, multiple deodorizing methods may be utilized.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is prepared to clean up after any disaster, whether commercial or residential. Give us a call today at (208) 735-1447 so we can send a team to help you.

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Fire Damage Remediation in Jerome: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Looking at the fire damage and debris in your home can feel overwhelming.  Contact SERVPRO to be your partner through the remediation process.

Your Jerome Home Catches Fire Even When the Fields Do Not

Fires in Jerome are not an everyday occurrence, but they certainly leave us worried when they happen. In the blink of an eye, our home may be in the path of a raging fire and safety is our primary concern. However, it is more likely that a grease fire spirals out of control and a small part of our home catches on fire. In either case, preparation is the first line of defense to protect us against the elements.

Even when it seems that the fire damage to your home in Jerome is not extensive, it is best to reach out to a professional team like SERVPRO. Our technicians are IICRC-certified in the latest methods to remove smoke damage and restore your home. Most importantly, we are available 24/7 to respond to your call for help and start taking action as soon as the emergency is under control. Do not let the residue of smoke, soot, and water sit on your property and damage it even further.

Once our Green Fleet arrives, we make sure the structure of your home is secure and coordinate with building contractors as needed. Simultaneously our truck-mounted pumps are extracting water from your home, and our SERVPRO team is using handheld tools to access hard-to-reach places and extract water from there as well. As we assess the damage, we remove salvageable material and belongings to a safe area to mitigate any more losses.

One of the areas of excellence for our SERVPRO crew is the identification of different smoke residues. Depending on what went up in flames (natural or synthetic), what it leaves behind can be very different. To address the needs of each type of residue, we apply material-specific solutions specially designed for this purpose, all while protecting your goods including furniture and decor.

When you think of fire damage, think of SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties. It does not take an extensive fire for your home to be disrupted and we are a resource when that happens. Call us at (208) 735-1447 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Our Experts Provide Fast Water Removal Services In Your Jerome Home

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can provide swift service to extract the water damage in your home to avoid further problems.

What to Do When a Child Overflows Your Jerome Bathroom

Children can be inquisitive and mischievous, but it is never a good thing when their play leads to your bathroom needing critical water removal services. Accidents happen, and kids can get up to trouble whenever a parent has their back turned. In these kinds of situations, the vital thing to remember is to remain calm and get help swiftly.

The volume of water spreading out from the bathroom into the hallway may seem intimidating, but it is essential to call local and professional Jerome-based water removal services as soon as you find the problem. A spill like this can be incredibly easy for a technician to clean up, as they have the advanced equipment to find every nook and cranny that water has run to. Ensuring that it is cleaned up properly can prevent water damage from taking root in your home.

When you call SERVPRO, we make an effort to arrive quickly, no matter the time of day or night. Our IICRC-certified techs can arrive at your home with just the right equipment to tackle the water pooling in your bathroom and the surrounding hallway. SERVPRO can use wet/dry vacuums to remove the majority of the water from your home. Furthermore, we can also use extractors to remove water from the hallway. The heating element inside can help dry your hallway carpet as it pulls moisture away from it. These tools help us get the water out of your house swiftly, which is essential to prevent damage.

Once the water appears to be removed entirely, SERVPRO can use moisture meters and thermal imagining technology to check for pockets of water that were not found, perhaps inside of the walls or under the floor. From there, if needed, SERVPRO can lay down drying mats or feed air blasting tubes between your walls, to ensure that all of the excess moisture has been adequately removed.

When a water removal emergency happens, never wait to get help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties by phoning (208) 735-1447. Day or night, our technicians are here for you.

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

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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SERVPRO Rescues Twin Falls Possessions from Permanent Smoke and Soot Damage

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Soot and Smoke Cleanup Needs the Skills Offered by SERVPRO for Twin Falls Property Owners

Techniques Used To Restore Fire Damage In Twin Falls

A fire in a structure has some predictability, but each home showcases its own combination of unique fire damage. Variations in building materials, furnishings, flooring, stored items, and the source of the fire make the smoke and soot damage different home to home and even room to room in the same dwelling. Our professional crews match assessed damage to appropriate cleanup strategies and products.

When your Twin Falls home suffers fire damage, ordinary cleaning methods often miss the mark. The training our crew member pursue from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares them to make correct cleaning tool and product choices as they follow research-based techniques to bring your home’s structure and contents back to preloss condition.

Soot characteristics differ depending on the types of materials burned. Light, ashy soot on surfaces is the result when a hot, fast-burning fuel like paper burns. Slower, lower temperature fires occur when fabrics smolder, leaving heavier, sticky soot. Many fires start in the kitchen where grease and food provide a protein-based fuel that covers items in a thin but hard to remove residue. SERVPRO stocks the tools and cleaning aids that help remove each type of soot most efficiently.

Light, loose soot is managed with dry sponging and vacuuming to avoid smearing and spreading. The sticky coatings from electrical and fabric fires need a cleaning product with wetting agents and surfactants that loosen and dislodge, permitting SERVPRO crews to wipe away the debris with cloths or damp sponges. Protein fires require a solvent and abrasive tools to remove the shellac-like soot remaining and a professional touch that ensures the soot is cleared yet the underlying surfaces remain unharmed.

Fire residues are acidic and corrosive, causing despair for homeowners who fear that the soot and ensuing deterioration ruin treasured personal possessions. SERVPRO production technicians use a broad range of methods to halt the corrosion and restore the function and appearance of everything from light fixtures and knick-knacks to furniture, bedding, window coverings, and clothing. We save both time and money for our customers with our restoration approach, avoiding the need to discard irreplaceable items and the expense of replacement.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties offers residents high-quality fire restoration services, transforming smoky, sooty chaos to “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (208) 735-1447 for a speedy fire damage assessment and immediate remediation.

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Can Flood Damaged Carpeting in Your Twin Falls Home be Salvaged?

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO when water damages your flooring.

Drying a Home Inside and Out after Flood Damage in Twin Falls

Floods can be caused by pretty much anything: heavy rainfall, natural disaster or internal plumbing issues. One consistent part of floods is that they are relatively unpredictable with local warnings sent out as little as a week before the damage occurs. They can also cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your property and possessions. In the aftermath of a flood, you need a professional and experienced service provider to make the necessary reparations.

The impact of flood damage in Twin Falls properties is as much measured by what you cannot see as what you can. Standing water can cause permanent harm if it is allowed to saturate carpets, wall cavities, and subfloors. SERVPRO is one of the few restoration providers with the equipment and know-how to tackle all three.

Most local providers can bring in gas pumps or water extractors to help remove standing water from your property. However, water that permeates the structure of the home itself is much more difficult to remedy. SERVPRO use drying mats to help absorb water from beneath your floorboards.

Drying mats are advanced equipment laying over the affected area. By using a centralized pump to draw water from inside the floor itself, they ensure the structure is dry inside and out. Removing all moisture is essential after flood damage as any residual moisture can quickly become a cause for concern with secondary damages like mold growth likely.

Equipment is only useful in the right hands. SERVPRO technicians train extensively, and many hold IICRC certificates in applied structural drying among other qualifications. Carpets, for example, are up to 50% weaker when wet. Carpeted areas require removal so that they can dry on both sides. We then apply anti-microbial treatments before replacing them.

Going the extra mile is what has got us to where we are today. If you need a service that goes above and beyond, contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties at (208) 725-1447 now.

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Some Warning Signs of Fire and Soot Damage in Twin Falls

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

A fire can leave charring and soot damage inside of your home. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation and cleaning services.

Soot and Smoke Removal in Your Twin Falls Home

Regardless of the size of the fire that affected your Twin Falls home, most of the affected properties have to overcome some degree of both soot and smoke damages to return to their original state. Neither of these conditions can get resolved through conventional cleaning methods available to a homeowner, so you have to find credible professional restoration services that can help you quickly to recover your fire-damaged residence.

Regardless of how the fire damages in Twin Falls originated in your home, you want assurances that you can return to a comfortable life inside of your property. This assurance begins with the right choice in professional restoration. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to overcome effects like soot and smoke damage efficiently so that you do not have to spend a minute longer than necessary away from your home.

Our franchise offers highly-trained technicians available to you 24-hours a day because disasters rarely wait until a convenient time to occur. We can arrive quickly with the full measure of our resources loaded into our SERVPRO Green Fleet of service vehicles to offer efficient mitigation and restoration solutions to our customers.

With soot damage, premier cleaning solutions such as our bristled brushes and high-powered vacuums can remove set in soot from surfaces and help to remove buildup from inside HVAC systems as well. For particulates still lingering in the environment, we can set up air scrubbers throughout the property to capture debris, soot, mold spores, dust, and other microscopic particles as small as 0.3 microns. These machines can improve air quality significantly after even a brief period of operation.

With our advanced equipment like thermal foggers, we can make short work of smoke damages and lingering foul odors within your fire-damaged home. This machine releases a dense chemical compound that can neutralize odor molecules on contact to eliminate them permanently from open areas, carpets, and other soft materials.

Make a wise choice for fire recovery and trust our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties fire restoration technicians. We are available 24/7 at (208) 735-1447.

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How Our Water Damage Experts Can Restore Your Twin Falls Movie Theater

11/17/2018 (Permalink)

Professional restoration can help you to remove the water quickly and dry it thoroughly to prevent worsening conditions in the days to come.

Water Extraction For Your Twin Falls Movie Theater

Movie theaters are a great pastime, and your Twin Falls facility likely still sees a great deal of foot traffic every week for those coming to see the latest features on the big screen. With such steep competitions between the businesses throughout the region, an emergency within the theater that poses a safety risk or environmental hazard for moviegoers can take a deep toll on the potential profits your facility stands to make. Professional restoration can help you to remove the water quickly and dry it thoroughly to prevent worsening conditions in the days to come.

The first step for water removal in your Twin Falls property is not something that business owners or management can do on their own. Our SERVPRO professionals offer fast extraction through our industry-leading equipment available 24-hours a day. With a short timeline before pooling water can adversely affect construction materials and the contents of your theater, you need a team of professionals that can arrive quickly.

From the moment that our team arrives at your building, we work to ensure that none of the contents, flooring, and seating throughout the individual theaters have become affected by the water loss incident. These are high dollar additions to your facility, and we work efficiently to protect them through efficient drying techniques like our air movers and dehumidification equipment.

For carpeted areas like the lobby and individual screening rooms that have absorbed the water, we have weighted extraction equipment to force the water from the fibers of the carpet and the padding underneath to effectively dry the material quickly.

When it comes to overcoming significant water damages in your local movie theater, do not trust the adequacy of the drying and extraction to your custodial staff. Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties emergency response team has the equipment and the expertise to make short work of the water damage in your building. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (208) 735-1447.

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Twin Falls Property Owners Know SERVPRO Is Only a Phone Call Away for Rapid Water Removal

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Twin Falls, ID Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Water Extraction After a Flood

Choosing the Right Flood Damage Service for Your Twin Falls Home

You come home to a flood loss crisis in your Twin Falls home; water is everywhere, things look pretty bad. Unfortunately, there is no way to know exactly when this all started since you were at work. However, you understand that you need to take immediate action or things are going to get out of hand, quick.

No one wants to spend time sitting around their Twin Falls area home waiting for a flood damage restoration company to call them back. Now you do not have to; we are a local company that provides 24/7 emergency response teams, along with highly trained technicians and access to advanced technology that makes recovering from flood damage quicker than ever before.

When you call SERVPRO, an entire team of IICRC-industry certified professionals get dispatched to your location and begin assessing the situation immediately. We understand how destructive contaminated flood water can be and make every effort to minimize your losses from the very beginning of our restoration process. You never have to wonder about what is going on, because our technicians take the time to explain every problem in detail. We make sure you understand what we intend to do and which issues you need to address first. Our staff even relays information to your insurance company to help you obtain the best results. Please do check to see if this type of flooding since it is weather-related, is covered under your policy.

At SERVPRO our technicians put their experience to work for you. We have access to all of the latest equipment, training, and resources, including both hand-held and truck-mounted water extractors of all shapes and sizes. As well as infrared moisture detectors, dehumidifiers, air movers, and negative air-flow machines. Our specially formulated cleaning and sanitizing agents can top of the water removal with a guarantee of a safe interior environment. We have access to everything necessary to return your property to a quality pre-flood damage condition quickly, “Like it never even happened.”

You can always depend on SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties to provide you with the emergency services you need to get things back on track fast. We are proud to offer quality cleanup & restoration services to homeowners throughout Buhl, Filer, Rogerson, and surrounding communities. (208) 735-1447

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Understanding water damage in your home

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

-The different categories of water.

In restoration, we see three different categories of water. The first (category 1) is what we’d call clean water. No, this does not mean you can drink it. What it means is the water came from a clean source such as a sink or toilet supply line (not the tank or bowl). Then we have category 2. The nickname for category two water is grey water. Some reasons you’d find category two losses are say the water from the upper level leaked through and damaged the lower level. If the water on the top level was category 1, passing through the multiple layers adds more possible pollutants, irritants, just overall dirt maybe, but because it’s moved through to a second level it’ll be considered category 2. Finally we have category 3 water. This water is dirty and carries any number of bacteria, waste, or so on. Anytime water comes from outside of a structure, contains feces, or is even found to be in a filthy environment we consider it category 3. Category 3 water requires us to wear full personal protective equipment and take care in our work so as to avoid contamination, injury or illness.

-Water and its ability to travel.

Water is both a necessary component to life as well as an amazing force of nature. One thing we find in many homes is water wicking up the walls. What that means is water doesn’t obey the typical laws of gravity. When looking at floods in structures we commonly find water climbing in drywall or wooden surfaces. Luckily we have a way to mitigate that. By drilling small holes behind the baseboards we are able to add airflow inside of the wall cavity in order to pull water out of the walls.

-How quickly should you respond?

In order to prevent secondary damages it’s suggested that you respond within 72 hours. Some of the secondary damages you could possibly see would be microbial growth (mold), or structural deterioration. Wood will start to swell, carpet can begin to delaminate, flooring may bow, waiting can cause a multitude of problems no building owner wants.

-Why should you use professionals to mitigate?

As mentioned before, secondary damages can occur quickly. Many people think that they can put air movement in the damaged area and use a shop vac to pull some water up. While that may “help”, remembering water will travel in any direction it wants is wise. We use high output air movers, not your standard fan, that are capable of pushing up to 3000 CFM (cubic feet per minute). It’s this volume and force combined with machines that can remove the moisture from the air, dehumidifiers, as well as some temperature control that will actually facilitate drying. At SERVPRO we’re proud to use the latest technology available to make your loss “Like it never even happened.”

Some words from recent customers

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we really strive to give our customers the absolute best service we can. Here are some thoughts from some of our recent customers.

”Great, Professional Company. We were very happy with their work and service from start to finish. Would highly recommend, if you have a remediation project.” –Spencer, ID

“We suffered extensive water damage to ceilings, fixtures, walls, and floors as a result of an overflowing shower upstairs.

   Luke and his team showed up promptly and worked quickly to get the situation in hand. Over four weeks of drying, removing damaged drywall, and installing and painting new drywall, they have always been highly professional and extremely personable.

   Luke was always immediately available to answer any question, and always specifically described beforehand, what needed to be done, and what the cost would be.

   We were especially impressed with how they contained the construction dust and debris from migrating into the rest of the place. We are very pleased with the quality of their work, would highly recommend them to anyone with the misfortune to need professional mitigation services, and will be glad to be a personal reference.” Joseph, ID

“The crew at SERVPRO do an awesome job of taking care of my customers whenever there is a claim. They communicate great with my clients and myself so that everyone is on the same page. Great response time too.” Kendall, ID

Fire in your home

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

-Fire and its devastating effects

Fire is one of the most devastating disasters a family can face. It can both destroy your home as well as your belongings in two stages. The original fire and then the damage caused by smoke and soot. We at SERVPRO have the products and training to help restore as much of your loss as possible. 

-secondary damages from smoke

Secondary damages from smoke can cause up to 75% of the total loss. Combustion of home building materials such as PVC can produce an acidic smoke and residue. This can cause etching of glass, deterioration of electronics and many other secondary issues. One important thing to remember is how quickly secondary damages will occur. Within hours, plastics will begin to yellow, clothes may become stained or deteriorated, and the same may happen to other soft goods like couches or rugs. It’s very important to move quickly so we can restore items first before having to replace them.

-Our cleaning process

Our highly trained and certified staff know how to respond to a fire. Some important steps would be to clean what we can inside the structure ASAP to prevent tarnishing of metals and etching of glass, pack out affected materials to be restored, isolate those materials, use an ozone machine to chemically remove odors, and use vacuums equipped with hepa filters to remove much of the soot. We use many of our own chemicals and cleaners that are made by and specifically for SERVPRO in order to clean structures efficiently.

Burst water supply line in Twin Falls

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

A burst supply line was the cause of a large loss in a Twin Falls home

A burst pipe can cause significant water damage in a home.  Water leakage can also be terribly expensive, possibly causing personal schedule changes and insurance claims. Additionally, mildew and mold can become a problem long after the initial damage. Thankfully, there are experts in water damage that can help the problems from a burst pipe be much more manageable.

Leaking Pipes

Pay attention to leaking pipes! Diligence can minimize the collateral damage from a burst pipe. Pay attention to where water has leaked. The water and moisture may have already caused a small amount of damage. Call a professional to determine the best course of action as soon as possible. Attempting to mitigate the damage by yourself will, more often than not, create more damage.

Preventing Structural Damage

The possibility of structural damage is the key reason homeowners should be extra vigilant regarding the plumbing in their homes. Structural damage may be difficult to spot. You should always contact an experienced contractor such as SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties to assess possible structural damage from leaky or burst pipes.

Mold Hazards

Mold is another serious problem that stems from water damage. Mold can be particularly vexing to homeowners. Because mold is living, it can grow and fill large portions of a home without the homeowner being aware. Eventually, mold can lead to structural damage. Mold can be in basements, laundry rooms, kitchens and crawlspaces. Mold removal can be a very difficult task once a foothold has been secured.


Additional Considerations

The above factors illustrate how complicated the ramifications of a burst pipe can be. A homeowner should not attempt to deal with any of these issues without the assistance of an expert well versed in water damage repair and mold remediation. The skills needed to deal effectively with mold, structural damage, and leaking pipes are beyond the average homeowner. Homeowners that attempt these tasks quite often worsen the existing problems. It is always best to hire an expert to inspect the damage after experiencing a burst pipe. SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has the experience as a full-service water restoration company to rectify and repair all the problems related to a burst pipe.  Solving the problem of a burst pipe correctly will protect the investment of your home for years to come.

Ways to prevent/minimize a fire damage to your property

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Home fire in Burley, ID

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

  • In 2009-2013, smoke alarms sounded in more than half (53%) of the home fires reported to U.S. fire departments.
  • Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • No smoke alarms were present in more than one-third (38%) of the home fire deaths.
  • One of every five (21%) of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.
  • In reported home fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, almost half (46%) of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries. Nuisance alarms were the leading reason for disconnected smoke alarms.

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

  • The single most important preventive measure a homeowner can take is installing and maintaining smoke/carbon monoxide alarms throughout the home.
  • Working smoke alarms should be found in each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keep gutters, roof, and eaves clear of debris?
  • 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.

Fire Prevention and safety in your office

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial fires in the Magic Valley are often the most devastating reality that a property owner will have to oversee. Fires are not limited to burn damage and smoke invasion on your property. Fires can force you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is completed. However, property owners who access and implement high-quality safety practices can often avoid the devastation and destruction that results from commercial fires. Read the brief outline provided below to learn how you can protect your property: 

1. Install Automatic Fire Sprinklers.

As many authorities know, having an automatic fire sprinkler on your property can reduce the risk of fire by up to 71%. Additionally, sprinklers can decrease your insurance premium. To keep your sprinkler in excellent condition, be sure that it is not blocked by dirt or paint. Also, be sure to inspect regularly your main control valve so that it is not left off. 

2. Conduct Fire Emergency Training.

The training can help prevent your staff members from being victimized. Here are a few subjects that should be covered in the emergency training: 

Hazard Recognition

Keep all combustible chemicals and materials away from heat-generating and electrical equipment. 

Prevention

Inspect your power sources regularly and don't overload your extension cords and outlets.  

Response

Teach your employees how to respond when a fire breaks out. Some subjects that should be covered include how to perform an organized evacuation, operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm. 

Other issues that should be involved in the training include:

• Breathing Apparatus Training

• Fire Extinguisher Training

• Confined Space Entry Training

• First Aid Training

• General Staff Emergency Awareness Training

• Evacuation Exercise  

Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties Immediately

Although accessing and utilizing fire prevention measures is crucial and advantageous, there is still a chance that a fire could break out on your commercial property. If this happens, you need to know who to call for fast, efficient restoration services. The company to trust is SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties. We have extensive industry experience and a passion for restoring offices to their original condition. We're ready to assist you immediately, so contact us now at 208-735-1447

EMERGENCY READY PLAN

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

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The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes your SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties today and schedule your free ERP!

Water Damage in your home, now what?

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

A water damage can happen in the blink of an eye. Call SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties for any of your restoration needs.

Water damage is the #1 reason homeowners file a file a claim with their insurance company.  Water can be very intrusive to your home very quickly.  Water will always follow the path of least resistance, saturating everything in its path.  It is important to know what you as a homeowner can do to help to prevent further damage from occurring.

Most of the time, water damage in a home is the result of an accident within the home and not weather related.  Whether it is a burst water line connected to an appliance, a bathtub overflowing, a washing machine that is malfunctioning or any of the other mishaps that can happen in a home; the most important thing to remember is to CALL A PROFESSIONAL!

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties it is always our goal to put our customers worries at ease.  When you make contact with our office, you will always speak to someone local that knows this business inside and out.  We will ask a variety of questions including: what type of flooring you have in your home, what the square footage is, and what areas are affected.  This allows our team to arrive promptly and ready to handle whatever disaster you are facing.  If you are planning on filing a claim with your homeowners insurance, we can help guide you through the process and deal with your insurance adjuster directly.  At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties we are a preferred vendor for many local and national insurance companies.

After calling us at SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties use the guide below to minimize the damage to your home and belongings.

DO-

  • Shut off the source of water if at all possible or contact a qualified person to stop the water.(city water department, plumber)
  • If water has affected anything electrical, turn off the power to the affected area at the breaker box if it is safe to do so.
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water off of wood furniture after removing table top items.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and flooring.
  • Remove any paintings, documents, computers or any other materials that are valuable or sensitive and store them in an unaffected, dry area of the house.
  • Hang curtains and/or draperies off of the floor.
  • Take and furs and/or leather items to a separate dry space at room temperature.

DON’T-

  • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches or any other electrical equipment has been exposed to water.
  • Leave books, magazines, newspapers or any other colored items on wet flooring and/or furniture to prevent staining.
  • Leave wet Oriental rugs or any rug, on a carpeted surface to prevent staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water.
  • Use TVs or any other appliance while sitting in wet material.
  • Enter rooms or turn on light fixtures in a room where the ceiling is wet or sagging from retained water.
  • Wait to call our team. The longer you wait to call, the more secondary damage is occurring.  

Why us? : This humble bloggers opinion on choosing the right restoration company.

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

As I am sitting at my desk racking my brain, trying to figure out what readers would like to see in our company’s blog, it suddenly hit me...  Why us?  It seems like such a simple question but, to our potential customer it is a very important one. 

When my wife and I bought our first home, I can’t express the overwhelming feeling we had.  We had finally quit throwing our hard earned money out the window on rent and finally had a place to call our own!  A place that we could watch our 3 boys grow into young men, a place that we could paint the walls whatever color we would like, finally being able to hang our family pictures to the wall instead of trusting the silly putty wall hangers because we couldn’t put nails in the wall and get our deposit back.  Your home is your castle, whether it’s a one bedroom one bath starter home that you bought to start your journey in life, or it’s the dream home that you built after years of hard work.  You see, it doesn’t matter whether it’s your first or the 100th home you’ve owned, when you pull in the driveway you can’t help but feel pride in ownership.  So I find myself trying to answer this question; what would drive you as a homeowner to trust SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties to restore your castle after a disaster? 

Here are a few reasons why I would trust our crew in my castle:

Culture

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties we believe in treating every home or business we step foot into as if it were our own.  One of our company goals is to treat everyone and everything as you would if it was our family going through this loss.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a small stain on the carpet or three feet of raw sewage in a basement, we will treat your loss with the utmost respect and professionalism.

Communication

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties we know that communication is key. When you experience a loss in your home, you have many questions.   It is our goal to have someone available to answer your questions right away.  We want you to know that as our customer, we work for you, not the other way around.  We have worked hard to develop our brand in the Magic Valley as the company that works for you! 

You and your insurance company will be informed every step of the way.  We always work on an approval only basis.  This means that we will only do the work that you as the homeowner and/or your insurance company has approved.  We want to make sure this process is as smooth and painless as possible. 

Dry First

At SERVPRO of Twin Falls and Jerome Counties we believe in Applied Structural Drying.  In simple terms, we do not want to come into your house and just start tearing things apart.  We have invested a lot of time and assets into equipment, training, and tools that allow us to dry the structure with minimal disruption.  If there is a way to extract and mitigate the damage without tearing out floors and/or walls, we have the equipment and knowledge to do it.  By doing this, we minimize the disruption of your life and more importantly keep the overall cost of the loss down.

Highly Trained Specialists

Since first opening the doors in 1967, training has been the backbone of SERVPRO success nationwide.  In Twin Falls, this is something that is very important to us as a company.  We are an IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified firm.  The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries and is what most insurance companies base their standards on.  Unlike most companies, ALL of our employees are trained to these standards.  

Faster to Any Size Disaster

A fast response is crucial!  An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. Our Technicians arrive fast and start the extraction right away.  The faster we can extract and stabilize, the fewer things become damaged.

At SERVPRO we utilize the 1-4-8 method when responding to emergencies.  Within the first hour you will receive a follow-up call from our team, letting you know our estimated arrival.  Within the first 4 hours, we will arrive on-site ready to start mitigating the loss.  Within the first eight hours, we will have a job scope verbally communicated to the property owner.   

5 easy steps to prevent frozen pipes this winter!

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Frozen pipes are one of the main sources of water damage in a home.

Summer is over, the first chill is in the air and your garden is wilting due to the early morning frost.  As homeowners, there are a few easy, yet critical things we need to do to prevent pipes from freezing once that cold East wind blows through the Magic Valley.

Why you ask?  When water freezes it expands, if there is water trapped in your pipes it could cause a burst- Flooding your basement, ruining drywall and costing thousands of dollars in repairs.  Frozen water lines that burst are often some of the most expensive and time consuming losses we see in the Magic Valley.

Bottom line, take these precautionary measures in the fall to prevent a catastrophic failure within the plumbing of your home during our cold winter months. 

Here are 5 steps everyone can take to help prevent frozen pipes this winter.

Step 1: Drain exposed/ unused lines.

The first thing every homeowner should do is get the water out!  Garden hoses and sprinkler lines are one of the most common culprits of burst pipes. 

Make sure all outside hoses are detached from the spigot and allow the spigot to drain.  If you leave a garden hose attached to the outside water spigot, your chances of having a water damage in the spring increase dramatically.  While it is true that most outside water sources are “frost free,” if a hose is connected there is no way for the water to drain and will lead to a burst.

In Idaho, our main water supply line coming into our homes is typically buried 36” or more due to our average frost line being 31”.  The same can’t be said for our automatic sprinkler lines.  The average depth for sprinkler lines is only six to eight inches, well above our frost line.  This means that if your sprinkler lines have not been properly drained, there is an overwhelming chance that the lines will freeze.

It is best to have a professional come and blow out your automatic sprinkler lines every fall.  While most of us have an air compressor at home, few of us have one with the appropriate psi to purge all of the water through the system.

Step 2: Insulate exposed piping

In an ideal situation, all of our homes plumbing would be within the structure and in a heated space.  Unfortunately for us as homeowners, this is not always the case.   Focus on the unheated areas of your home- attics, crawlspaces and basements.  If you have any piping within these spaces, insulated them properly with sleeves wrapping or heat tape.  All of these can be purchased at your favorite hardware/home improvement store.

Step 3: Open cabinet doors

When we get into the coldest months of the year, when the temperature rarely gets above the freezing mark, even our indoor plumbing can be subject to freezing.  The easiest and most cost effective way to help with this is opening your cabinet doors.  I know that none of us want every cabinet in the house open (especially my wife) but, during our cold snaps, the increased airflow will help keep the pipes within the wall above the freezing point.

Step 4: let it drip!

When one of our famous Idaho cold fronts move in and the temperatures plummet, let all of your faucets drip.  By just allowing the water to continuously drip, the water inside the pipes is moving, relieving pressure.  Therefore not allowing a freeze up to occur.

Step 5: Shut off the water completely

If you’re planning a trip during the winter months, take the extra precaution and turn off the water coming into your home.  This ensures that you won’t come home to a new swimming pool where your living room used to be.  When the cold water sits unused in your pipes it increases your chance of a frozen pipe.  More importantly, if your home was to lose power for a few days while you’re away during sub-zero temperatures, you could come home to an absolute disaster!  So, why take the risk?  Take the extra precaution and turn your water off while away.  The water main shut off is typically found in the basement of your home where the water line enters the structure.  If you can’t find it, look in your property records to locate the shutoff valve.

Homes Benefit from Mold Cleanup.

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Laundry Room

It is tempting to research a bit and then try to remove household mold without professional help. Save yourself the frustration and be confident that the microbial infestation in your house is abated properly with a call to SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Co.

Mold damage to your home is not a reflection on how well you keep your home clean. Mold spores are always in the air, indoors and out, awaiting the perfect conditions to activate and grow. Our mold remediation specialists have advanced training in mold mediation. Understanding mold is the key to resolving a mold proliferation.    When you smell an earthy, musty odor or see streaking and staining of surfaces, ask us here at SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Counties to investigate. Mold spores need water and a source of organic matter to transform from specks floating in the air to rapidly expanding colonies. Mold comes in a rainbow of colors and textures from fuzzy to leathery. It slowly destroys building structures and personal belongings if not remediated by our trained technicians. Susceptible individuals with allergies or other sensitivities report health issues when a mold is on the upswing, but only a health care practitioner appropriately advises in those cases.    SERVPRO of Twin Falls/Jerome Co. crews receive certification in remediation techniques developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,) and use these efficient protocols to almost rid your home of current infestations and avoid future problems. However, total extermination and elimination of these fungi are not possible. The first task is to contain the mold. We use physical barriers like plastic sheeting when the mold outbreak is small. Negative air pressure machines arrive with us when larger mold out breaks are present. They filter the air and vent residues outside of living areas, ensuring that spores and other particulates do not circulate in your home’s atmosphere.    Next, the moldy material, including any porous surface infiltrated, is removed and bagged for proper disposal. Our staff wears personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout for safety during each step. We apply professional-grade antimicrobials to the affected area and vacuum up debris using equipment with HEPA filtration systems. The crew replaces any building material removed with the mold, and paints, stains or otherwise finish the area to look “Like it never even happened.”    No remediation is complete until we find the cause of the mold and it is repaired and the mold is eliminated.

Tips to Avoid a Kitchen Fire

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Unattended Cooking Twin Falls, Idaho

Did you know the kitchen is where more home fires occur than anywhere else in the house and that cooking is the number one cause of home fires?

  1. Never leave cooking food unattended – stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you must leave the kitchen, even for a second, turn off the stove.
  2. Check your food regularly while cooking and remain in the home while cooking.
  3. Use a timer so you’ll remember that the stove or oven is on.
  4. Don’t wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking.
  5. Keep the kids away from the cooking area. Enforce a “kid-free zone” and make them stay at least three feet away from the stove.
  6. Keep anything that can catch fire - pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains—away from your stove, oven or any other appliance in the kitchen that generates heat.
  7. Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease buildup.
  8. Consider purchasing a fire extinguisher to keep in your kitchen. Contact your local fire department to take training on the proper use of extinguishers.]
  9. Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving the home to make sure all stoves, ovens, and small appliances are turned off.

Fire/Smoke Damage Is Restored with Professional Help

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup for Fire/Smoke Damaging Events.

Homeowners/Business owners go years managing their own home/business without ever calling anyone to help. A major event like a fire can change in a blink of an eye. SERVPRO focuses on providing high-quality fire damage restoration service to meet your needs.   We arrive quickly, and with agreement from you and your insurance adjuster, puts together the restoration plan that guides the crew assigned to the steps needed to cleanup and then restore your home to pre-fire loss condition.   Our team members are familiar with current fire restoration industry standards and follow the guidelines of the IICRC. and the use of products and equipment that meet or exceed the standards. We evaluate the structure and contents throughout your entire home/business soiled with residue and select appropriate and effective tools and cleaners to remove the soot and debris. Charred areas may be sanded down and refinished or replaced, if necessary. Restoration is our mission, to save time and money, and to reduce the disruption to your home/business. After the visible effects of the fire disappear we resolve any odor issues with strategies ranging from thorough cleaning through spray neutralizers to thermal fogging, in extreme cases.    If you are home/business owner that experience a fire this year, SERVPRO of Twin falls and Jerome Counties stands ready to help. Call our offices at (208) 735-1447 to set up a time to come and visit with you to see how we can help to bring you home/business back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Extraction SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Twin Falls & Jerome Counties

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
208-735-1447

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • What year the house was build?

About SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Twin Falls or Jerome County Home Have A Mold Problem?

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 208-735-1447

Twin Falls & Jerome Counties Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Twin Falls or Jerome Counties Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
208-735-1447

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Twin Falls or Jerome County Home

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties

SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Stop Frozen Pipes!

12/7/2016 (Permalink)

Water Pipe damage caused by freezing.

The time for frozen pipes is upon us. SERVPRO of Twin Falls wants to make sure you are protected, before any water loss strikes your home.  Make sure any vacant rentals, vacation homes, or buildings are winterized properly to protect from broken pipes and water damage. Double check insulation in crawl spaces, out buildings, and attics. SERVPRO of Twin Falls recommends hiring a licensed plumbing professional to winterize water systems in homes and other properties. Protect yourself from the damaging effects of a water loss situation. SERVPRO of Twin Falls is always here to help in any pre or post loss condition.

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