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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.

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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.

Why SERVPRO?
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.

Equipment
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.

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We Act Fast In Burley When You Need Water Damage Restoration

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment machine restoring the moisture content levels on this concrete pad We removed the padding and carpet and set up drying equipment to restore standard moisture content levels for the concrete pad in this property.

Debris Removal for Flooded Burley Apartment Buildings

Substantial water loss incidents can leave dust, dirt, debris, and other particulates throughout your Burley apartments. Not only is the removal of this water something that is often out of the capabilities of property owners, management groups only entrust the general upkeep and maintenance of the apartments to designated employees. Extensive restorations encompassing multiple units often falls to the experience of trusted preferred vendors like our SERVPRO team.

Burst pipes or faulty appliances are conventional catalysts to substantial loss incidents that leave you needing water cleanup for a Burley apartment building. Though you are often informed of these emergencies immediately from the residents of the building, any time where heavy flow engages sensitive materials like drywall and ceiling tiles could be enough for a destructive result. The professionals you secure to help must have extensive water restoration experience, not to mention the education to safely remove debris and repair damaged structural elements.

Through the movement and path of the water damage as it migrates through the building, it can pick up considerable dust, debris, and dirt. Rubble and deteriorated structural surfaces are also a common element to encounter in the apartments that experience the worst of the water damages, as saturated ceiling and wall materials can buckle under the weight and collapse. Our SERVPRO professionals can address these concerns by shoveling out the heaps of debris and vacuuming up other loose particulates after extraction completes.

With the area somewhat cleaned, our team can finish controlled demolition efforts on areas that have not structurally failed but are too severely damaged to remain. Flood cuts and material removal permits direct access to our centrifugal air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers. With shared wall cavities that can affect multiple properties simultaneously, thorough drying of your building can prevent lingering moisture ideal for microbial development.

Many people depend on a fast and experienced response to any emergency that threatens the apartment building where they live. As the building manager, you should seek out the expertise and the fast response of our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team. We can help you to make these losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (208) 788-0183.

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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.