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A Plan for Flood Damage in Burley

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

Snowflakes with tree limbs in the back.  We know first and foremost what your Burley home needs. Let SERVPRO help you get prepared for your flood damage.

Let SERVPRO get you prepared for the flood damage to your Burley home.

With massive amounts of snow hitting Burley, flood damage in the spring is a real possibility. Magic Valley residents should have a plan for when disaster hits, considering the historical instances of flooding in the spring. If you find your home with flood damage, you may be in a state of shock, not knowing what to do first. A pre-established plan helps you know what to do without having to do research. Some things you can plan to do on your own, others require professional assistance.  

Before flood damage occurs in your Burley home, it is essential to understand your coverage. When purchasing your insurance, you need to understand what is covered in the case of a flood. Learning that you are under-insured at a time of crisis makes a terrible situation even worse. If you are renting and have renters insurance, be sure to read your policy thoroughly. Most renters insurance does not cover natural disasters, including flooding due to weather. 

In the case of a flood, be sure to document everything. Take photos of all the damage, including structural, your belongings, and the actual flood water and remaining sludge in the home. This type of documentation helps the SERVPRO technicians when they arrive on the scene. It also assists you when you go to file a claim. 

Next, plan to contact the professionals at SERVPRO. Technicians come to your home as soon as possible to mitigate secondary damage and firstly provide a scoping of the damage and a written estimate. We are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Prompt attention is crucial for keeping damage to a minimum.

Lastly, understand waste removal as part of your disaster plan. SERVPRO professionals clean up and restore your home. If you have carpet, it is always discarded. The sludge remaining when the flood water recedes could contain bacteria, viruses, and other unknown dangers. Carpet can never be 100 percent cleaned after a flood. Depending on the severity of the damage, technicians may need to dispose of furniture and demolished drywall. Understand the city codes to determine whether or not technicians can leave it curbside. 

Although you can never fully prepare for a disaster like flooding, it is crucial to understand what to do in the case of flood damage hitting your Burley home. Contact SERVPRO of Wood River Valley (208) 788-0183 to make it "Like it never even happened."

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How SERVPRO Removes Smoke Damage in Burley Homes

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged garage in home When fire damages your home, call SERVPRO. We can help!

No Whiff of Bad Smell After SERVPRO Restores Fire Damage in a Burley Home

It is common for the odors associated with fire incidents to linger in a property even after restoration. Such odors can make it uncomfortable to stay in the house. Odors can also lead to respiratory issues if caused by particulate matter suspended in the air. The decision to involve SERVPRO in the restoration helped eliminate all traces of bad smell from a Burley home.

Removing Odorous Materials

The materials charred or wholly burnt in a fire damage incident in Burley continue to emit odors long after the flames go out. Our SERVPRO team, therefore, focused on removing all charred materials from contents, surfaces, and structural components such as frames to serve the duo purpose of restoring the visual appeal and removing all malodor reserves. Our FSRT, Fire, and Smoke Restoration Technicians are familiar with different cleaning methods, including sanding, abrasion, and soda-blasting, which remove all traces of charring from materials.

Odor Modification

Although odor is invisible, it is made up of molecules that evaporate into the air due to their volatile nature. Some areas of the property were still odorous even after thorough cleaning efforts. Our SERVPRO technicians are prepared to tackle such challenges through odor modification methods. In some areas, we used a ULV fogger to deliver a water-based odor counteractant to neutralize the odor. In other areas, we used thermal foggers to deliver solvent-based deodorizers vaporized to particles as small as half a micron that penetrate deep into materials. Thermal fogging delivers the deodorizer just like the smoke that causes the odor in the first place, thus allowing better interaction.

Masking Some Odor

Even after dealing with malodors caused by the combustion processes, we still had to ensure the residents would feel comfortable once they moved back into the property. Some processes, such as refinishing surfaces through painting, left some temporary odors that could diminish comfort. Our team chose to mask these odors using time-release beads, which provide a sweet scent.

Full restoration of a fire damaged property should leave no traces of bad odor. Call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Attention Burley Homeowners--SERVPRO Says Be Prepared to Prevent Water Damage Caused by Frozen Pipes

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

Should I call SERVPRO to Mitigate the Water Damage from the Frozen Pipes in our Burley Home? SERVPRO Has the Answers to Frozen Pipe Water Damage in Burley

Prevent the Need for Water Cleanup Before Burley Gets Bitter

 As the season begins to get colder in Idaho, it is essential to take steps to prevent the plumbing in your home from freezing. It is a comfort knowing the pipes in your home are protected, avoiding a mess that could cost thousands in damage repairs and water cleanup. But, should something happen, you can count on SERVPRO to be there when you need us.

Whether it is the water heater in the garage, plumbing under your kitchen sink, or a washing machine in the basement, we want to remind you there are things you can do in advance of the bitterly cold weather to protect your pipes. Take advantage of these tips from Consumer Reports to hopefully avoid frozen pipes and the need for winter water cleanup in Burley.

In the event the worst happens, SERVPRO is available 24/7/365 in the Burley area to respond to those busted pipe emergencies! Our professional team members are dedicated to responding immediately too. You can count on us to provide the technical experience and the right equipment to restore the damage.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our professionals study IICRC guidelines and best practices. Be assured we use the right equipment, techniques, and strategies as part of the water cleanup and restoration process in your home.

  • Extractors clean carpets and upholstery as well as remove water from floors.
  • Ventilation box fans and centrifugal air movers increase evaporation by pulling moisture from the surface of materials.
  • Dehumidifiers condense humid air and circulate dry, warm air so that more water vapor can be captured and further reduce the RH relative humidity of the affected area.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley has what it takes to respond to your water cleanup incidents. Our state-of-the-art restoration techniques ensure your property is taken care of the right way the first time. Contact us at (208) 788-0183 day or night. We promise to make all water damage situations “Like it never even happened.”

Why Mold Damage is No Friend To Restaurants in Burley

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

empty restaurant with wood accents Make sure that any water damage in your busy restaurant is handled right away. Contact SERVPRO for effective service.

Using A Professional Mold Damage Remediation Specialist For Your Burley Area Restaurant

Simple water intrusions can lead to extensive mold issues, which makes it hard to decide whether your current situation warrants the attention of a professional. Regardless of whether you experienced a leak in a faulty appliance in your kitchen or extensive flood damage in your dining area, getting an expert opinion is always your best bet. 

When dealing with mold damage in your Burley area restaurant, you want to know that everything that could happen gets done to protect your employees and guests. With that said, you should understand some of the steps involved in your mold remediation process, even though other steps may be necessary to do the job right. Remember, safety takes priority over all other circumstances.

SERVPRO mold remediation technicians help contain your mold contamination, preventing the spread to uncontaminated areas, and protecting everyone involved. We work hard to salvage foodstuffs that are stored. Accomplishing our goal of full containment may include the use of a variety or combination of methods. 

Technicians may:

  • Install 6-mil plastic sheeting as barriers.
  • Establish negative air pressure within the contaminated area.
  • Seal the vents in your HVAC to prevent contamination of your duct system.
  • Establish clean and decontamination rooms for entering and exiting the work area. 

Establishing containment in this way helps SERVPRO technicians maintain control, allowing you to continue normal operations in some instances and often helping you avoid losses in revenue while your restoration is underway. However, not all situations allow your doors to remain open. Therefore, we make ourselves available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week so that technicians can perform services after-hours. You gain access to expertly trained professionals when you need them most. 

As your locally owned SERVPRO, we live and work in this community too. We understand your circumstances, are close by and respond, “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.” Our technicians can perform various containment, cleanup, disposal, drying, deodorization, and mold remediation services specifically designed to adjust to fit your unique situation

SERVPRO of Wood River has an entire GREEN FLEET standing by to provide quality mold remediation services to businesses throughout Mountain Home, Hailey, Rupert, and surrounding areas. Call our offices for additional information or to schedule your property's initial inspection, today. (208) 788-0183

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We Are Here To Help After A Storm Causes Damage To Your Burley Home

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding in living causing major damage We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Managing Stress from Storm Damage In Burley

Many of our customers can deal with maintenance issues and storm damage themselves. Most are very handy with their tools and can make most repairs themselves. But sometimes homeowners need to call in the experts to help put their homes back in order. When a flood occurs, and water pours into their homes, causing significant damage, homeowners should not wait and take the chance of mold developing and causing additional stress to their families.

SERVPRO can help with flood damage in Burley as well as with other significant events. We have the equipment on hand to remove water from basements and crawlspaces. If debris has washed into your home, our team can help with that too. First, we make sure that it is safe to enter the home. We check for electrocution risks, and there are no structural issues or slip and fall hazards.

Removing Water and Debris

Our SERVPRO team can remove all of the debris, including mud, branches, and stones that may have entered your home. We inventory all of your items. Some objects may need to be disposed of, while others can be cleaned and recovered. We can help with these decisions. One of our technicians can provide technical advice regarding what can be cleansed vs. those that should be disposed of.

Cleaning and Repair

The entire event can be very stressful for most consumers. We can work closely with you and your family to focus on the most critical areas first. As our team removes mud and debris, perhaps flooring and perform flood cuts on the walls, we always communicate with you every step of the way.

Flood cuts on the walls may be needed to remove wet drywall or paneling and dry the spaces inside the walls. Failing to take this action could leave your family exposed to health conditions brought on by mold growing inside the walls. 'Don't take a chance, and try to do the cleanup and repairs yourself, rely on the experts from SERVPRO.

Call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mountain Home, Hailey, Rupert, and the surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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How Candles Cause Fire Damage in Burley

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Five small candles burning on table in bedroom These candles are fire hazards. They are not in a glass or metal container, and if left unattended could cause a fire.

Reach Out to SERVPRO of Wood River Valley for Burley Fire Damage Restoration Services  

Many scenarios could cause fire damage to your Burley property. From faulty electrical work to food left on the stove unattended, there are many possibilities. However, some situations occur more often than others.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the most common potential causes of fire damage in your Burley home could be cooking, heating, electrical, smoking, or candles. It is always imperative to keep your eye on any space heaters, the stove, or candles.  

However, what would happen if an accident occurred? Imagine that you left a candle burning in your bedroom, forgetting about it while you went to make dinner in another room. If you began to smell smoke, and then the fire detector in your hallway went off, naturally, you would rush to see what the issue is. Not all fires inside of your home end in disaster. In this case, imagine that you were able to put the fire out with an extinguisher, and only your drapes burned up.  

Even a small fire can leave traces behind, unfortunately. To remediate the soot stains on your walls and the malodor in the air, the best thing you can do is obtain help right away. Call SERVPRO whenever your home faces fire damage.  

Our technicians are highly trained, having certification with the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.) Furthermore, we always use advanced technological equipment to fight the damages in your home. Here at SERVPRO, we believe in getting to your residence as soon as possible; we understand that quick response times are the key to staying ahead of the damage in your home.  

Cleaning soot off of your walls is a simple task for our technicians. SERVPRO could use a unique house-made cleaning solution, designed to lift the soot away from your painted walls gently. Afterward, if paint got damaged in the process, our technicians could repaint the area and use paints designed to trap foul odor beneath them. Lastly, our techs could use thermal foggers to eliminate any remaining malodor from the air, and leave your home, "Like it never even happened."  

If you find that your home needs fire damage remediation, do not wait to get help. Speak with SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by phoning the number (208) 788-0183. No matter when you call us, we're ready to come and help your home. 

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Why Invite Mold into Your Burley Home After a Water Loss? Call SERVPRO for Full Restoration

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Peeled Back water damaged wall paper revealing large mold stains SERVPRO Says to Call Us for Water Removal, Professional Moisture Detection in Your Burley Home to Inhibit Mold Growth

Water Removal Burley – Do It Right the First Time

Mold can begin to grow in less than 48 hours if the moisture in floors and walls remains. Some clients have tried removing water from leaks themselves. Owners in Burley may focus on the visible areas that are wet. Many miss moisture inside walls or moisture that has seeped through the floor to the ceiling of rooms below. In a few days, it can quickly become apparent that there is still moisture in the walls or ceilings, and there is an odor.

SERVPRO always focuses on water removal in Burley in those hard to get at places. Mold loves moist, dark, and warm conditions. You can find it in wall cavities, under the floors, and in ceilings from water drips. If you do not remove all of the moisture by following proper IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification techniques, there can be a mold problem in a few days.

Flood Cuts
No one wants to remove a wall, however, if moisture meters detect dampness inside the cavity of a wall, a flood cut of six inches or more may be needed. Remove the baseboards and drywall. Our technicians can remove damp insulation and aim air movers at these spaces to dry out the area. Air movers work well with dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the room.

Ceiling Tiles May Need to be Removed
Water may have seeped through the subfloor. Water may have passed into the ceiling of the room below. In situations like this, ceiling tiles are removed to access these moisture hotspots. Remove moisture from this area, and the structure, (subfloor and joists) must be dried to avoid the growth of mold.

Once the area is contaminated, the task of removing the mold can become far more invasive. Treat structural elements or remove them. Negative pressure rooms may need to be set up to blow contaminated air to the outside and to protect other rooms in the building. Our teams have the equipment to set up containment barriers and use air scrubbers to provide negative air pressure to vacate these mold particles and spores.

SERVPRO always gets it right the first time and returns your home or office to you, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 for 24/7 service. We proudly Mountain Home, Halley, Rupert, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What You Can Do About the Fire Damage in Your Burley Bathroom

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Bathroom with fire and soot damage. Burley homeowners SERVPRO will be there for your damage.

Let us help your Burley home through fire damage.

So, a small blaze broke out in your bathroom and caused fire damage in your Burley home. Accidents happen, but it is essential to know exactly what to do when damage occurs inside of your home. Whenever fire damage happens inside, get help as soon as you possibly can. Remediating fire damage is time-sensitive, and the quicker that professional help arrives, the better. 

The fire damage in your Burley apartment came from a scented candle and your cat. The small mischievous animal knocked over a box of tissues on your vanity, near the candle. The tissues caught on fire and then spread the flames to nearby cosmetics, leaving a bubbling mess of chemicals on your counter and spreading a foul smell into the air. 

After finding the damage, which consists of soot on your vanity, a malodor in the air, and a mess of burned cosmetic products, you should reach out for help right away. SERVPRO is always just a call away, and we aim to arrive at your home in a timely matter. We understand how time-sensitive fire damage can be but, furthermore, we also understand how nerve-wracking the experience can be for any homeowner. After your initial call, we can assemble a team of talented fire and smoke damage restoration technicians and send them to your home immediately. 

Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive at your home, a brief investigation of the damage can occur. From there, our techs can get right to work and begin with cleaning up the cosmetics and any charred packaging, throwing it away. To address the soot staining your white vanity, our technicians can use a house-made lubricative cleaning solution, designed to lift the grime from the surface. To finish the job off, once the stains have been removed, our SERVPRO technicians can use a thermal fogger. The fogger dispenses a chemical vapor that traps the scent-causing particles and neutralizes them. Here at SERVPRO, we always aim to leave your home to its preloss state. 

Whenever your home needs fire damage remediation services, never wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by dialing (208) 788-0183. Remember, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice for Emergency Home Restoration Needs in Mountain Home

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment at work in water damaged building You can trust SERVPRO of Wood River Valley handle all of your emergency restoration needs.

Why our Restoration Service has Grown Rapidly through Mountain Home over the Last Three Years

Our restoration service starts with the simple principle of providing the best equipment, training, and personnel to any given restoration project for Mountain Home residents. Over the last three years, our company has grown its reputation and widened its reach in this community, first in Twin falls, and now, the wider wood river valley region. At the core of this expansion is the same expertise and equipment, with the addition of working experience in restoration of mold, water, fire, or storm property damages. We source technicians from the local area with qualifications from a nationally recognized awarding body, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) 

Water Damage Restoration

A water loss scenario can cause extensive harm to the interior of your property. In some situations, these damages are immediately apparent. Other times, you may find water damage in your Mountain Home property has resided in areas invisible to the naked eye. This second category should be dealt with by a professional with the ability to measure moisture content levels and predict outcomes. Inexperienced water restoration can cause permanent losses, particularly in homes with wooden floors that may cup, buckle, or warp without the correct drying procedure in place.

SERVPRO technicians provide water restoration services to Mountain Home residents that both mitigate losses as well as guarding your home against future damages. Often, water-related incidents can be the result of condensation occurring in poorly insulated areas of the home or areas without the necessary vapor barrier, like crawlspaces. These can cause permanent issues with insulation or sheetrock in your property that may have to be discarded and replaced to prevent them, causing further harm.

SERVPRO can temporarily remove infrastructure to gain access to problem areas in the home. We conduct thorough inspections using moisture sensors, meters, and thermal imaging cameras to trace moisture through the home, eliminating the need to remove infrastructure unnecessarily. When we do need to take care of drywall or sheetrock, SERVPRO can conduct a controlled demolition as part of our restoration services. We then thoroughly clean and dry the affected area before replacing the contaminated infrastructure with new material. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire restoration can be challenging to carry out by yourself.  Whether fire damage in your Mountain Home property is extensive or includes difficult to remove soots and smoke residues, professionals can help save expense by avoiding replacements and secondary damages. SERVPRO provides certified Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to carry out the finer details of your property restoration and direct the cleanup effort. You can contact us twenty-four hours a day on our emergency line to arrange a visit.

Fire staining, caused by carcinogens in smoke, is tough to remove. However, there are several practical approaches a homeowner can carry out without risking too much harm to their personal property. Running a vacuum cleaner through the property can be beneficial in removing dry soots from surfaces, as well as carpets. You may also lay down a protective tarpaulin or other material to prevent soots from falling from the upper levels and damaging carpets. 

As a professional restoration service provider, we recommend you leave walls and ceilings to a certified technician. These areas can often build up thick odorous deposits which, depending on the materials that combusted, can respond poorly to standard cleaning methods. Synthetic materials, for example, produce a wet smoke which responds negatively to water and can be spread around resulting in further damage. SERVPRO can conduct a pre-test of materials, soots, and smoke residues to ensure we use the right cleaning agents and equipment, on the right areas.  

Mold Remediation

Microbial growth issues are common in private residences that subjected to a wet, cold climate for long periods of the year. These microscopic fungi find ideal living conditions in heated homes where a plentiful food supply of natural, porous materials like woods or drywall are present. Generally speaking, mold damage in your Mountain Home property begins with a wet or damp spot. The moisture in these areas then provides the catalyst for mold spores to settle and proliferate with the effect of infesting materials that come into direct contact with mold. 

SERVPRO offers residents of Mountain Home expertise in the area of mold remediation. We can also conduct a thorough inspection of the affected area to ensure that we comprehensively deal with the mold issue at the time of service. Failure to address the source of the issue, which may be residing behind drywall, underneath fittings like baths or showers, or a slow leak in your internal plumbing structure can make remediation efforts ineffective as mold colonies reappear. 

We provide a tried and tested plan for the thorough remediation of a mold incident. Our remediation efforts incorporate the removal, disposal, and replacement of infested materials to ensure that mold does not return shortly after service. We are also capable of containing the affected area while work is carried out to prevent spores spreading. It is not uncommon during the demolition of infested drywall or other materials for SERVPRO to deploy air filtration units alongside negative air pressure to prevent the unwanted spread of mold. 

Storm Damage Restoration

Although we consider our homes to be resilient and secure, they are not often built to withstand avalanches, high winds, or flash flooding. Violent weather events put your homes weakest infrastructure under extreme pressure. Doors, windows or roofing structure can be busted open by severe weather, allowing gallon upon gallon of water to come rushing into the home. Once your safety is secure, you should reach out to your storm insurance adjuster immediately as well as arrange for a professional restoration service. 

In most property damage scenarios, a homeowner can carry out some critical mitigation work themselves. However, storm damage in your Mountain Home property can present a genuine health risk. Floodwaters are considered to be an infectious waste because they can travel several miles before entering your home, picking up all kinds of pathogens along the way. These could include raw sewage and animal carcasses as well as herbicides, pesticides, and viruses. For that reason, you should seek a professional with the correct personal protective equipment to inspect the safety of the property before anybody else enters. 

Storm events cause significant losses with insurance payouts reaching $10bn annually in the US since 2008. SERVPRO is here to help reduce those claim costs by conducting emergency procedures which can prevent severe losses. Our duties include thoroughly draining and drying the property as well as fitting tarps over affected areas in your roofing structure and securing doorways. These small tasks can prevent the weakening of floors through waterlogging and stop your Mountain Home property from sustaining more significant damages and requiring extensive restoration services.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley has a stellar reputation for the restoration of property after water, fire, mold and storm damage. Contact us for immediate assistance using our call line at (208) 788-0183.

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SERVPRO Is Prepared to Get Your Burley Business Back After Water Damage

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Bursted pipe Don't let your Burley business be taken over by water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

The Technology SERVPRO Uses for Water Removal from Burley Grocery Stores

Over decades of service to business owners across the country, SERVPRO has developed a water removal strategy that maximizes the speed of our services. Efficient water removal work helps to prevent expensive long-term damages (such as mold growth or foundational damage) from happening and reduces the time we need to spend restoring your business to the way it was before the incident. We use state-of-the-art technology for these situations, with large machinery and highly effective tools that allow us to combat water damages in industrial spaces and large commercial establishments. Here are a few of the ways that our technology helps us to remove water from your building.

Industrial-Strength Extraction Pumps

While lightweight, portable water pumps may be sufficient for small-scale water removal projects in Burley, many of the disasters we deal with locally require us to bring out our high-powered industrial water extraction devices. These truck-mounted pumps can rapidly remove standing water from large commercial floor spaces in even the worst situations. Rarely, when disastrous flooding happens to exceptionally large buildings, we may even bring in additional pumps to make sure that all water extraction occurs in a timely fashion.

Strategic Drying Tool Placement

We rely on air movers, powerful fans that create directed air currents, to handle any drying that gets done after we extract standing water from the building. In a grocery store, these air movers are often positioned along aisles and alongside damaged walls to pick up more moisture from the area. Once we have water airborne inside the building, we can then collect and remove it with our thermal dehumidifying devices.

Moisture Detection Technology

Some of our most recent technological advances have been related to our moisture detection equipment. Handheld electronic devices like thermohygrometers and infrared detection tools help us to identify pockets of water and moisture inside your building even in areas where no signs of damage may otherwise be present. Thanks to these tools, we are more effective than ever at finding and eliminating potential sources of additional damage before they can cause further problems for your business.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley provides 24/7 emergency response services for local homes and businesses facing water and flood damages. Call us at (208) 788-0183 for help or a quote.

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