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Flooded Home in Sun Valley?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A large water stain can be seen growing on a ceiling. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Blaine County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is committed to providing our customers with the best service and support. Here is a recent Google review that says it all:

“I’m going to preface this review with the fact that I have used and been highly dissatisfied with two other local companies. If you are shopping for a water/mold mitigation company, don’t mess around, hire these guys!

An ice dam during the ridiculous Sun Valley winter of 2018-19 led us to hire SERVPRO. I’m not going to lie, I must have PTSD from previous experiences. As water dripped down my ceiling and walls, I felt hopeless. Time passed, and I knew I needed to figure it out. Dr. Google surprised me with SERVPRO’s contact info, and within hours, the owner, Luke, arrived at my house to begin the process of saving my home and my sanity.

Luke, Eric (manager), and the entire crew were professional, timely, and helpful. The extensive water/mold mitigation work they did on my home, with my contractor, and with my PITA insurance company was completely unmatched. Additionally, I’m an over-communicator of sorts, and each phone call was met with incredible customer service!” Kelly Choma

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When you have water damage or another form of property damage, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 208-788-0183.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Restoration Services in Hailey?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A clean office is shown. We are trusted leaders in commercial restoration services in Blaine County.

We keep Hailey businesses looking their best.

It’s true. The first impression a person has of a business determines how that person will feel about doing business there. Odors and dirty offices can dissuade people from becoming customers. SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley offers many commercial cleaning and restoration services for Hailey businesses. We have experience working on all kinds of buildings and business settings.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Although we are better known for fire and water mitigation and restoration services, we also provide a wide variety of commercial deep cleaning services. Deep-cleaning services protect your investment and extend the life of carpeting, drapes, and upholstered furniture. Our services go beyond the services a routine janitorial service can perform and are designed to keep your business looking its best:

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

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SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley’s restoration technicians will clean your business from top to bottom. Hailey business owners can rely on us to keep their businesses looking great. Call us today at 208-788-0183.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is independently owned and operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Mountain Home?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Food is cooking under a gas flame on a stovetop. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Elmore County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been helping Mountain Home residents and commercial businesses restore fire damage for years. Here are some fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

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

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SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley’s restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your fire damage in Mountain Home, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 208-788-0183.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is independently owned and operated.

Frozen Pipes in Richfield?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A frozen pipe is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Lincoln County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been restoring water damage for Richfield residents and businesses for years. Frozen and burst pipes are a common issue this time of year. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute for things you can do if you discover that your pipes are frozen:

  • If you discover that pipes are frozen, don’t wait for them to burst. Take measures to thaw them immediately, or call a plumber for assistance.
  • If your pipes burst, first turn off the water and then mop up spills. You don’t want the water to do more damage than it already has.
  • Call your agent or company as soon as you can. An insurance adjuster doesn’t need to see the spill before you take action. However, they will want to inspect any damaged items.
  • Make temporary repairs and take other steps to protect your property from further damage. Remove any carpet or furniture that can be further damaged from seepage.
  • Make a list of the damaged articles and save your receipts and submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement

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When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your water damage in Richfield “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is independently owned and operated.

New Year’s Eve Fire in Wood River Valley?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Outdoor holiday lights decorate a home.  We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been restoring fire damage in Wood River Valley for years. Many people like to have parties during the winter months, especially on New Year’s Eve. Here are some electrical outdoor safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association

Outside Electrical Work 

  • Have a qualified electrician do all electrical work 
  • To prevent an electrical shock, make sure all your outside electrical receptacles are ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected 
  • Have a professional tree cutting service trim any branches that might fall into electric wiring 

Equipment Safety 

  • Use lighting and power tools that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and make sure they are made for outdoor use 
  • Store your electrical tools indoors 
  • Keep electric tools away from children 
  • Keep the area around your electric meter and other electrical equipment clean 
  • Check lighting and extension cords for damage before using. Replace any damaged cords right away 
  • Use extension cords that are listed by a qualified test laboratory and are marked for outdoor use. 
  • Extension cords are not meant for long-term use 

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When your home or commercial business needs fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your fire damage in Wood River Valley, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated. 

Smoke Damage in Rupert?

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

First comes smoke damage.

The sharp smell of smoke woke me up. When I investigated, I found that the fireplace damper was closed, and the fireplace smoke had been accumulating inside the house!  Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the smoke odor permeated into all of our belongings and furnishings in our Rupert home.

I called SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and they arrived quickly and carefully inspected my home to determine the extent of the smoke damage. They pretested all of our belongings and used a variety of cleaning methods to remove the smoke odor and soot residue. Here are some of the cleaning methods they used:

Cleaning Methods

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

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You never know when your Rupert home will need fire damage restoration services, but when you do, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Here to Help.  We’ll clean and restore your fire-damaged belongings, “Like it never even happened.” 

Wood-burning Stove Fire in Hailey?

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Heating Safety Tips

For a time, I lived in Hailey with a wood-burning stove as my only source of heat. It was nice to hear the fire crackling away and to feel the warmth of the fire. It wasn’t until I had to inspect the roof for a leak that I noticed that the stovepipe cap was not fastened onto the roof - it was just propped up there with no fasteners! Wind could have blown the stovepipe cap off at any time causing a fire. Yikes!

Fire damage happens more frequently during the cooler winter months, but it can happen at any time. [Franchise name and hyperlink] has been mitigating fire damage in [city name] for years. Here are some heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help prevent heating fires:

  • Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation
  • All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment like the fireplace, furnace, wood stove, or portable space heater 
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month

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When you need fire damage restoration services in Hailey, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® 

Specialized Restoration Training in Sun Valley?

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Highly Trained Technicians in Sun Valley. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Wood River Valley technicians is required to undergo rigorous initial and ongoing training and take continuing education courses to stay up to speed on technological advancements and industry standards? We provide cleanup and restoration training and certification courses in the areas of fire and water damage, mold mitigation and remediation, and commercial cleaning and restoration services. 

Training Programs

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Employee Certification Training

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Continuing Education Classes

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Specialized Cleaning Services

Our technicians are also trained to provide specialized cleaning services to remove biological pathogens in Sun Valley. These services clean and disinfect porous and nonporous household surfaces and high-touch areas using guidelines set by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. 

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When your Sun Valley home or commercial business has a property damage emergency, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® Our technicians have the advanced training and experience to clean and restore any form of property damage.

Mold Problem in Burley Office?

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Problem in Burley? 

When the roof to our office complex leaked, enough moisture came into the building to create a mold problem. There was a musty odor that I could not locate anywhere in the building. The next day I looked up and saw mold spreading across the ceiling where it hadn’t been yesterday. I called SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and they sent a team out to mitigate and remediate the problem. Here are some facts about mold from our website:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning or heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed to discourage the mold from returning
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent 

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When your Burley commercial business has a mold damage emergency, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24 hours a day.

Winterizing Tips for Mountain Home

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A dripping faucet is shown.  We are leaders in water damage restoration in Elmore County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley responds to many water damage emergencies in Mountain Home each year. During the winter months, frozen and burst pipes are a common problem. Here are some helpful tips from The Insurance Information Institute to keep your pipes from freezing: 

  • Identify the location for the main water shutoff in your home 
  • Open hot and cold faucets enough to let them drip slowly. Keeping water moving within the pipes will prevent freezing. 
  • If you haven’t already, make sure all hoses are disconnected from outside spigots 
  • If your garage is attached to your house, keep the garage doors closed. The door leading to the house is probably not as well-insulated as an exterior door. 
  • Keep the house heated to a minimum of 65 degrees. The temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees will not keep the inside walls from freezing. 
  • If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, have the water system drained by a professional to keep pipes from freezing or bursting 

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If your pipes freeze or you experience another form of water damage, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is Here to Help.® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your water damage in Mountain Home, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.