Recent Posts

Don't Let Flood Damage Impact Your Mountain Home Bakery

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged building We can dry your water damaged building. Call us today!

Removing Commercial Mountain Home Flood Damage from a Local Bakery 

While Idaho business owners may feel safer from ground or flash floods than US entrepreneurs living at or below sea level, the truth is that flooding can happen anywhere and at any time. The nearby Snake River can overflow and overwhelm nearby structures easily, even though elevation levels in Idaho are over 3,000 feet high. Many local businesses, particularly small, single-structure operations, are seldom equipped to address disasters of this scale.  

If your Mountain Home commercial facilities need flood mitigation, SERVPRO can send an emergency response team to your business within hours of your call. This team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to restore your commercial space and functional, clean, and safe condition for all occupants. These mitigation pros, along with over 1,700 other franchise locations in the US and Canada, are uniquely positioned to respond as quickly as possible to disasters. 

Determining Your Flood Insurance Needs Fast

  • Commercial property insurance does not come with flood coverage. However, you can consult with the National Flood Insurance Program about acquiring flood coverage for your business 
  • Flood insurance covers your building and the contents needed to run your business. Property outside of your building, business vehicles, and financial losses incurred by a disaster are typically not covered.  
  • You can determine flood damage risk by researching local flood maps and FEMA's national flood risk map. 
  • Flood policies do cover mold damage caused by a flood, but not mold that existed before flooding. These claims are assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine appropriate compensation after filing. 

SERVPRO technicians utilize extraction systems that address various depths of floodwaters, as well as auxiliary power sources for them if the power at your facility is out. Before extraction can begin, technicians carefully remove debris and solid contaminants that can affect the safety of your business. Gas-powered submersible pumps are ideal for standing water two inches or more. Squeegees, mops, and extraction wands can remove water from hard flooring surfaces like tile and polished concrete.  

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley can leave your business looking, "Like it never even happened." You can contact (208) 788-0183 24/7 for commercial cleanup services from an experienced emergency-response team.  

More about Mountain Home.

Removing Water In Burley

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Give us a call today at (208) 788-0183.

Removing Water Before Subflooring Gets Saturated in Burley Homes

Hundreds of quick drying decisions must get made in every Burley home after flooding occurs. Many of these choices get made as much to protect from more significant damages as it is to address the current loss effects that already exist. For example, saturated carpeting and wood plank flooring can allow water penetration to reach the subflooring and support materials, which can be an expensive area to remove and replace.

As you might expect, the removal of flood damage from Burley homes requires an array of capable tools in the inventory of our SERVPRO team. From extractors and wet vacuums to specialty drying equipment and weighted moisture removal tools, we can get water and flood loss scenarios under control. With the floors being the most likely place for floodwater to collect during an emergency, water removal is one of the most vital focal points for responding technicians.

Removing Surface Water
Our SERVPRO professionals arrive with multiple options for extraction, including our electric submersible pumps and wet vacuums. Both of these tools are low-energy options that can remove higher volumes of standing water. Removing the water resting on the surface of your flooring is the first step in addressing the full saturation concern threatening subflooring.

Specialty Removal Tools
Whether it is wood flooring or carpets, both often require additional moisture removal tactics after removing surface water. For carpeted flooring, weighted extractors can remove moisture from the fibers and the padding underneath it. Wood plank flooring can get helped with the application of drying mats perpendicular to seams in the materials. With the right spread of these tools, it is possible to remove water without needing to utilize controlled demolition to reach the subflooring.

When in Doubt, Tear it Out
Controlled demolition is a practice that can make restoration and mitigation more efficient. There are many materials too severely saturated for drying to be cost-effective. Removing surface materials can allow our contractors and technicians to reach undamaged areas of the flooring assemblies to protect them against migrating floodwater.

There are many options for our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley restorers when we arrive at your home to remove water and restore the damage. Flooding does not have to mean total losses. Give us a call today at (208) 788-0183.

For more about Burley click here.

Water Damage Restoration In Your Burley Property

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property Call us on our 24-hour line at (208) 788-0183 as soon as possible.

Guarding Against Burley Water Damage

As a Burley homeowner, there is no question you have worked hard to maintain your property and make it something to be proud of. You realize that there can be a lot of pitfalls to homeownership, and you probably are already guarding against issues such as fires, maintenance, pest control, and security, But are you guarding against water damage? Here is what you need to know:

Every minute counts
Let me reiterate that: Every. Minute. Counts. If you desired to keep your repair costs from water damage or a flood down as low as possible, you need to call a removal expert immediately. You must act within the 24 to 48 hours of your property encountering a flood. If you fail to do this, you will just make the problem worse. Not only will you have flood damage, but mold will be starting to grow as well. When it comes to Burley water damage, their residents know they can trust their local SERVPRO technician.

Has your home become flooded, either through inclement weather, burst pipes, or some other reason? Yes, the water will dry out on its own, but there are other related issues that will quickly come to the forefront. If you are looking to remediate water damage in your Burley home, you should call one of our SERVPRO professionals as quickly as possible. All of our SERVPRO technicians have been fully trained to find the best solutions for your flood difficulties. Our experts also understand that when it comes to water damage, “wet can go to dry.” That is, even when it appears to be standing still, water will always attempt to expand to a dry area. Getting your life back on track is not just a vocation for us; it is a way of life!

There is no question that you can get blindsided when it comes to water damage in your home. However, there is good news: if you're looking to restore your flooded home to its preloss condition, you can rely on SERVPRO of Wood River Valley. Call us on our 24-hour line at (208) 788-0183 as soon as possible.

For more about Burley click here.

Winter Woes and Water Damage from Ice and Snow? Call SERVPRO for Help in Mountain Home!

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Frosty the Snowman SERVPRO and Frosty Say--Insulate Your Pipes to Prevent Winter Freezing and Water Damage in Mountain Home

Mountain Home With Frozen Pipes Needs Water Cleanup

Water damage from pipe bursts due to frigid weather is not uncommon in Idaho. Many homes built in the last 50 years tend to have the water pipes located within the structure away from exterior walls and well-insulated from freezing.

Because winter temperatures often dip into the single digits in Mountain Home, frozen pipes and water cleanup assistance is a frequent call SERVPRO receives. Temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower can be the cause of any pipe burst because when water freezes, it expands and has nowhere to go within the confines of the plumbing.

The equipment makes the difference for lessening loss in every home disaster situation. Consumer-grade wet/dry vacs have no comparison to the portable pumps, ride-on Rover units, and truck-mounted power for expedited water removal. Equally, unmatched is the array of drying equipment that brings down the interior humidity rapidly and helps homeowners avoid secondary issues such as mold growth or foul odors.

Preventing Frozen Pipes
·      There are steps homeowners can take against freezing pipes such as:
·      Keep the heat on in the property, at least above 50 degrees Fahrenheit
·      Turn the water for both hot and cold taps on just a bit and let the water drip
·      For pipes by an outside wall within cabinets, open the cabinet doors
·      Seal gaps and cracks around pipes where the cold area can enter
·      Heating tape is a solution some homeowners use for short sections of pipe that at risk of freezing
·      Insulate pipes where the home is not heated, particularly in basements or attic spaces

Water Extraction and Drying
SERVPRO technicians arrive quickly to extract the water from the property. They can arrange for a qualified plumber to make the repairs needed to assist the home getting back to normal if the homeowner desires. The drying of the property uses air movers that blow high-velocity warm air that speeds the drying process.  Afterward, the techs wipe down surfaces affected by water loss with antimicrobial and deodorizing cleaning agents to ensure no residual water odors get left behind.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 handles water cleanup from frozen pipes in properties and makes the loss, "Like it never even happened."

Our Crew Can Save Your Fire Damaged Home In Burley

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged home We can help after a fire loss, give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team a call at (208) 788-0183.

Structural Damages Following Burley Housefires

Not every restoration team can offer an inclusive approach to nearly all aspects of recovery that your Burley home might need after a fire loss. Structure fires can be a destructive force that can affect much more than the contents of your residence, and instead, attack supports and framework of your property. Our SERVPRO team can help with the restoration of your home after a fire loss, but also can help to offer a full team of residential contractors to help rebuild and remodel after catastrophic structural compromise.

Scoping a job is one of the methods that our professionals have of identifying significant structural ruin and other fire damage to Burley homes. Because we have a full team of licensed residential contractors to assist our team through the early mitigation stages and beyond, we do not have to be overly critical of areas that might be costlier to restore than to remove and replace. The advantage of having a reconstruction team with a restoration crew is the ability to make real-time decisions based on saving a customer money and disruptions.

Fire losses can displace the occupants of a damaged house, so our professionals can appreciate how vital efficiency is. We can work with your insurance provider to ensure that all of the approvals are gathered to begin all phases of restoration and recovery as they are necessary. Controlled demolition, for example, must happen during the debris removal and mitigation phases to prevent structural failures that could injure bystanders or working technicians.

In many situations, widespread fire loss presents a unique situation for homeowners to remodel and renovate while their property is an essential clean slate. In many structure fires, walls must get torn down to the framework, making modifications and new layouts much more cost-effective for the customer – primarily when the rebuilding costs exist either way.

Restoring your home after a fire loss incident does not always mean demolition and rebuilding, but when it does, you can take advantage of the simplicity of having both restoration and reconstruction services under the same roof. However, we can help after a fire loss, give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team a call at (208) 788-0183.

For more about Burley click here.

Flood Damage Restoration In Your Burley Residence

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Seeking Flood Damage Restoration for Your Burley Residence Can Prevent Further Losses

Floods from natural disasters, such as winter storms and hurricanes, can cause overwhelming effects to homeowners. Water from heavy rain can get into your property through a broken window or a leaking roof, and it can ruin different contents, including electrical appliances, furniture, and vital documents. If you find yourself in such a dilemma, hire a reputable restoration firm like SERVPRO to restore your property to its preloss state.

We can deal with any magnitude of flood damage in your Burley property. Our team of technicians have access to advanced equipment and use it appropriately. Calling us immediately after the flooding incident can prevent further losses.

Ways flooding can ruin your property:

Causing cracks in the foundation
During flooding, the water can saturate the soil that your house sits on, making it loose. The loose soil can cause the concrete slab to lift or crack. In severe cases, the shifting can cause cracks on exterior walls.

Ruining drywall
Drywall and water are great enemies since water weakens it and creates a conducive environment for mold growth. Floodwater can also damage insulation since the materials used to make it are porous.

Mold growth
After water dampens an area, there are high chances of mold growth occurring within 24 to 48 hours. Mold can cause health effects for the occupants.

Our SERVPRO team is skilled in flood damage restoration, which involves more than just removing the water. To restore a property safely and effectively, we also perform drying and deodorizing processes that require advanced equipment and special procedures.

Floodwater may rise to almost a few feet from the ground, especially in the basement. Since floods bring along all kinds of debris, we can use a self-priming trash pump to extract the water and waste. If these devices become clogged, accessing the pump body is easy. They are ideal for use when restorers need to transfer water horizontally or when little lift is required. Like many homeowners, you may use your basement to store items. If you have water damaged contents, we can take them to our facilities for a thorough cleaning, drying and sanitizing.

The surfaces of your home and its environment may have high humidity levels after the extraction of water. We can use several axial air movers to lower the humidity in the property. These machines speed up the evaporation process so that the affected area dries thoroughly.

The flooding incident may have affected the power supply in your area. If that is the situation, our experts can use portable generators to power our restoration equipment and light our string lights and stand lights. We come fully equipped, and no situation can hinder us from restoring your property.

When dealing with flooding, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley can assure you of an efficient, thorough, and prompt restoration process. Talk to us at (208) 788-0183 for immediate assistance. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

For more about Burley click here.

Become Familiar With SERVPRO’s Fire Damage Remediation Efforts in Rupert

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged photo frame and other residues Don't let fire damage claim all of your memories. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services 24/7 365 days a year.

Balancing Factors for Effective Fire Soil Cleaning in Rupert Homes

Cleaning is a critical process for every fire loss event in a Rupert residence and involves a balance of multiple factors working together towards the common goal. As challenging as the restoration of your home might be, our technicians have cleaning and recovery down to a blend of elements. Better known as TACT, cleaning and surface restoration involves a combination of temperature, agitation, chemical action, and time.

Every cleaning need following fire damage in Rupert homes involves the intricate balance of all four of these factors. Compromising in any one area requires the other areas to pick up the slack. The more that our professionals can address these concerns in real-time, the better able we are to manipulate these factors for adequate recovery.


Now, it is well understood that heat makes molecules move faster. The quicker particles are moving, the more effective chemical processes are on damaged surfaces. Considering that every cleaning product that our SERVPRO team uses works best at specific varying temperatures, our understanding of our products can ensure the appropriate temperature conditions get reached.


Mechanical actions taken before the application of chemicals and cleansing agents can help to remove soiling and sediment from the surfaces of affected materials. Depending on the severity of these residues, various practices can help to remove loose particulates or loosen them from their bond with the surface. Brushing, vacuuming, and compressed air are all practical approaches.

Chemical Actions

This step involves the application of chemical agents to begin removing or dissolving residues from affected surfaces. Multiple agents can adequately address threats like soot and smoke residues through neutralizing their acidity and wiping away the layer of damage.


While every element in this balance is critical, time is one that can often get compromised from an effort to make the restoration as efficient as possible. Our SERVPRO team understands that a quality result after a fire loss cannot get rushed.

Cleaning up after fire loss effects can be a considerable challenge, even for our experienced SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team. Utilizing this balance of crucial factors, premier equipment, and potent cleaning agents, we can make fire disasters “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (208) 788-0183.

Click here to learn more about Rupert.

SERVPRO Keeps Your Coffee Hot during Water Loss Services in Burley

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

small shop with red and white awning, hanging blank sign on door Burley Cafes and Shops Stay Open for Business When SERVPRO Responds Rapidly to a Water Loss

Keep Your Burley Café Open by Calling the Experts for Commercial Water Removal

Whenever you have a leaky roof and water spilling into your Burley business, it is never a good day. The last thing you want is for water to drip down onto your customers or onto food preparation areas, which quickly becomes an unsafe and unsanitary situation. This is when calling the professionals to help with commercial water removal is your best course of action.

Contacting the SERVPRO skilled technicians to come out to address your leaking roof due to damage or an overhead pipe bursting helps to ensure you have the water removal in Burley that you need, and fast. The faster that trained technicians arrive, the easier it is to reduce the amount of damage inside your café. Ignoring the problem or trying to tackle restoration on your own can cause a much bigger, costlier issue if your business has to close for any length of time.

Once you call SERVPRO, we send out technicians that understand the water removal and restoration process. We work around your schedule and help you keep your business open, all while protecting your equipment, pastries, and all other products inside. We can work off-hours if that is feasible to minimize disruptions to foot traffic in your eatery.

Whenever there is water damage to the ceiling inside your café, our WRT water damage restoration technicians remove any stained, water-soaked materials. We use advanced technology to enhance airflow throughout the ceiling above, including air movers, ventilation fans, and dehumidifiers. This creates an environment that enhances water evaporation for the best and most efficient result. Pulling out whatever moisture levels possible helps to leave your café up and running, and reduces the chances of any further damage happening. We understand that a retail shop dealing in consumable products may also need the okay of food inspectors before reopening in the case of significant water damage or flooding.

Once your business suffers water damage of any kind, it is best not to wait to get the help that you need. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is available whenever you need us for cleanup and restoration. Give us a call at (208) 788-0183 for commercial water removal, and we make it “Like it never even happened.”

What is the Best Way to Keep Water Damage from Affecting Your Burley Home’s Subfloor?

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

standing water on hardwood bedroom floor Wow! This is a lot of water! We were able to remove the water and restore this home.

Conducting Water Removal Services on the Subfloor of your Burley Home

Transporting large volumes of water from one area, like your home, to another is time-consuming without the correct equipment. While industrial equipment is rentable, you should only consider using it if you have prior experience as well as a working knowledge of safe usage. Dealing with large quantities of water is an urgent task. However, it is vital to conduct restoration with professional expertise and calmness. It is easy to cause more harm than good when it comes to property restoration.

There are local, professional water removal companies in Burley. We are here to help homeowners that are struggling with burst pipes, leaking ceilings, or malfunctioning heating ventilation and air-conditioning units. Our priority is always to stop the damage at the source. From there, SERVPRO can work methodically to mitigate losses and restore any infrastructure or contents. At the beginning of service, we can communicate with you and record any losses for passing onto your insurer at the end of service.

Water rarely confines itself to one area. In fact, over time, water enters other areas of the home. A large amount of standing water has a significant weight and mass. This weight means that moisture may soak into carpets, your subfloor pad, or even the subfloor itself. SERVPRO use large moisture sensors to probe beneath carpets and assess the likelihood of water damage affecting your subfloor before removing materials like subfloor and pad.

For some homeowners, it is possible to extract moisture without removing obstacles. For other homeowners, SERVPRO technicians must temporarily remove a carpet to gain access to the subfloor. Subfloors pads break apart easily when in contact with water. We can remove and replace these pads to prevent mold growth or other recurring moisture issues. By channeling hot air underneath your floor, we can effectively dry it, before replacing new subfloor mats and clean carpet on top.

Water incidents in your home are urgent, and you should seek professional help immediately. Contact SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 now.

More about Burley.

Water Damage Remediation In Burley

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home Once you call us, we can send a team of trained technicians out to your location as soon as possible.

Why Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Remediation in Burley?

If the plumbing in your Burley home suddenly malfunctions and you have a water leak, you need to act fast to keep it from ruining your flooring, carpets, furniture, walls, and more. Calling the professionals to get to work immediately is the best way to make sure that cleanup begins and the loss is kept to a minimum. This is where our friendly and highly-trained team at SERVPRO is here to help!

Water damage in Burley can happen for a variety of reasons, and you need to know that each situation is unique. We employ a variety of techniques, equipment, and products to make sure that your water cleanup is performed in a timely, efficient manner. It is crucial that we minimize the water loss so that you can get your property back to normal.

When it comes to the handling of water restoration in your home, communication is critical. We have a project manager or an SMR, a sales and marketing rep who works with you and the insurance adjuster to discuss services along with the timeline for the steps to complete the extraction, cleanup, drying, restoration, and disinfection phases.

Drying After Thorough Extraction
We have trained technicians at SERVPRO who employ various types of extraction techniques using specialized equipment to pull moisture from your upholstery, carpeting, and the padding underneath as well as other areas that are hard to dry. We make sure that we take several passes to pull out as much water as possible before our crew moves forward to the next phase of the process of restoration.

Instead of merely using fans to blow air over a wet surface, SERVPRO technicians use high-powered air movers to circulate the air, speeding up the drying process. We also have industrial-strength dehumidifiers that lessen drying times significantly as they capture moisture from the air to transport it out of the building. Using both air movers and dehumidifiers in unison helps with the rapid remediation of the water loss area.

Do you have water damage that you need to address? Our team at SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is here to help! We're available 24/7 for emergency services by calling (208) 788-0183.  Once you call us, we can send a team of trained technicians out to your location as soon as possible.

For more about Burley click here.