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Fire Damage Gurus In Jerome Examine Ways To Deodorize Smoke Odors

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Man holding a pan in the kitchen that is smoking. Let SERVPRO take the smoke off of you when it comes to your Jerome home fire.

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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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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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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Local Twin Falls Water Damage Remediation Services

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let water damage get you stressed, let us help you sit back and relax

SERVPRO can put that extra added water out to pasture.

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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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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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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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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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

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!