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Thunderstorm Preparation Tips for Burley.

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking, and rain is pouring down on a stormy day. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

Be prepared!

Did you know that lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year? Thunderstorms are common in Burley and  SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been responding to storm damage emergencies for years, and we offer these important thunderstorm preparation tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Know your area’s risk for thunderstorms
  • Create an emergency plan so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect yourselves from the effects of a thunderstorm during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. Sign up for email updates and follow the latest guidelines about coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Identify nearby, sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Burley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Wood River Valley

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reactions. In cases where a home or business structure in Wood River Valley is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is the fast response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re Here to Help. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley are business owners, homeowners and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity-based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Ready to Help in Wood River Valley

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

1700+ reasons why…

In the beginning, there was a painting business in California and from that SERVPRO was born. There are now currently over 1700 stores from our Atlantic Seaboard to our Pacific Frontier. Over seventeen hundred franchises tell the tale. We have grown phenomenally and are continuing to grow. Your business in Wood River Valley has been the cornerstone of that growth and we recognize that. Because of you, we strive to always put our best foot forward. Whether bagging up hazardous waste or speaking with insurance adjusters, our efforts are and always will be to give you our best.

Over five decades…

Without experience, the best intentions are fruitless. We, here atSERVPRO of Wood River Valley have experience. In fact, we’ve got over five decades of professional cleaning and restoration know-how scattered across the country. The staff at our franchisees are well trained and professional when performing their duties and/or assessing your situation. If and when you are facing the discomfort of a high-stress situation; find us online or call us and we will put those years of experience to work for you.

Wildfire Preparation Tips for Wood River Valley Residents?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

A wildfire is burning in Idaho. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

Wood River Valley Wildfire Safety

The Blaine County, Idaho Local Emergency Planning Committee’s (LEPC) website offers some great tips to help residents prepare for wildfire season. SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year, and we offer these tips from the LEPC to prepare your home:

Prepare Your Home

  • You can take action by preparing and protecting your home against wildfire using the Firewise system.
  • Create and maintain an area approximately 30 feet away from your home that is free of anything that will burn, such as woodpiles, dried leaves, newspapers, brush, and other landscaping that can burn. From 30 feet to 100 feet reduce or replace as much of the most flammable vegetation as possible and prune vegetation, create “fuel breaks,” such as driveways, gravel walkways, and lawns.
  • Work with neighbors to create spaces up to 200 feet around your homes where vegetation is thinned to remove underbrush and tall trees do not touch each other for continuous canopies.
  • Regularly clean the roof and gutters
  • Connect garden hoses long enough to reach any area of the home and fill garbage cans, tubs, or other large containers with water
  • Review your homeowner’s insurance policy and also prepare or update a list of your home’s contents.

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® 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.

Burst Pipe in Sun Valley?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

A pipe that has burst from too much water pressure is shown. We are leaders in commercial water damage mitigation in Blaine County.

Water damage woes.

When your Sun Valley business has a water damage emergency, you can count on SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley’s fast response time. Here is a water damage timeline describing the damage water can do:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to any commercial water damage emergency in Sun Valley. Call us today at 208-788-0183.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Wood River Valley

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Wood River Valley. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Wood River Valley
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

Water Damage

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

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 Wood River Valley by phoning (208) 788-0183. We're here to help 24/7. 

Storm

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Winter storms and spring thaws can be very hard on an Idaho Especially if that home is an older construction. Many roofs go unchecked and remain damaged year after year. Leaks from melting snow will cause mold to grow in attics and down outside walls. If you have attic mold or an ice dam causing damage to your home call your local storm restoration company. We will make sure your home looks "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

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. When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Shower Mold

12/24/2020 (Permalink)

Your bathroom provides an ideal environment for black mold because of the constant use of water and the high levels of humidity. The good news is that you can clean up some of that unsightly shower mold between visits from Wood River Valley Idaho, mold remediation professionals. Before you get started, remember a few vital tips:

Vital Tips to Clean Up Unsightly Shower Mold

  • Never mix bleach, vinegar, and other cleaning products.
  • When you treat the surface mold, hidden growth is still present behind the tiles where you can't reach.

It's good to conduct surface cleaning regularly, but it's still necessary to have professionals visit to get rid of mold hidden by the shower walls, the ceiling, and the floor.

Use a Homemade Solution


You can use undiluted vinegar in a spray bottle. Full-strength vinegar is the most effective, and you don't need to wipe the vinegar away. Within an hour or two, you shouldn't be bothered by vinegar smell anymore. Alternatively, you could mix 1 cup of Borax or bleach with a gallon of water and put this mixture in your spray bottle. The Borax spray doesn't need to be rinsed off, but the bleach spray must be rinsed away. Remember that bleach releases toxic fumes.

Wipe and Scrub Affected Surfaces

It's important that you get the right amount of spray on the shower mold, so that there's an even coating, but not so much liquid that you increase the potential for mold growth. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe the area down. Pull out a scrub brush for stubborn areas. Don't use that brush for anything else, or you'll risk spreading mold throughout your home. Moldy grout can be particularly hard to clean.

Replace Grout, Tiles, and Other Surfaces

If you can't get rid of mold stains, there's probably a deeper problem. This should be addressed by professionals. Removing wallboard, tiles, or wallpaper can release mold spores into the air, allowing them to float into other rooms of your home.

Shower mold may be a common occurrence, but this doesn't lessen the severity of this risks of associated with this fungus in your home. Make sure you take steps to clean up and treat mold as soon as you see or suspect its presence.