Recent Commercial Posts

Who Can Clean Up After Water Losses in My Twin Falls Restaurant?

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

a ceiling that was ruined by water damage Water damage can cause a major setback to your business if it is not taken care of properly. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly with surface cleaning efforts to follow our extraction and drying.

The pace in your kitchen area is quick and bustling, so mistakes happen and can lead to some unexpected disasters. When kitchen fixtures get broken, or sprinkler heads busted off, the resulting pooling water can quickly become a threatening situation for your staff, your equipment, and the guests in your restaurant.

Once extraction occurs to remove the pooling, we can begin to look at the needs for water cleanup in Twin Falls businesses. This stage of restoration involves our experienced SERVPRO cleaning technicians versed in both water restoration (WRT) and structural drying (ASD) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

What Damages Can Water Leave Behind?

Every water loss incident can affect the exposed materials and contents destructively. Depending on how long these areas and items remain exposed, the more that effects such as degradation or secondary effects like microbial growth can take root. Some of the areas where your restaurant can get damaged by water losses include:

  • Structural Deterioration – Exposed materials can swell, bloat, and distort. Wooden furniture like booths and tables, drywall, ceiling tiles, and carpet can all become irreparably damaged the longer that water remains trapped in the materials.
  • Residues – From this deterioration or the movement of debris and minerals in the water, residues can form along exposed surfaces. We have wipe cleaning techniques using potent chemical agents to remove these residues and deposits from flooring and walls. 
  • Post-Demolition Debris – Controlled demolition is often a necessary ingredient to the restoration and recovery that your restaurant needs, especially when areas of your ceiling in the prep areas have become damaged and are sagging or ready to collapse. 

Our SERVPRO of Twin Falls & Jerome Counties team can help with mitigation, restoration, and even reconstruction as your restaurant needs it. It is our business to get you back in business, and we can start as soon as you call (208) 735-1447.


Click here for more information about Twin Falls.

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.

For more about Twin Falls click here.

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.

See more about Twin Falls.

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." 

More about Twin Falls.

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.

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.

For more about Buhl click here.

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.

Click here for more about Jerome.

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.

Click here for more about Jerome.

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.

Click here for more information about the city of Twin Falls.

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.

Click here for more about Buhl.

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.

Click here for a list of popular attractions you must check out.

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.

Click here for more about Twin Falls.

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