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Monitoring Water Removal from Mountain Home Hardwood Floors

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Monitoring Water Removal from Mountain Home Hardwood Floors Don't let your floors put you out.

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As much as many Mountain Home residents might assume that drying after a water loss incident needs to be excessive and absolute, this is rarely the case. In most situations, affected materials and areas of your property must get evaluated by our professionals to determine the extent of damage they face and what actions specifically restore them entirely. With this information, we can begin vital mitigation services to protect saturated structural elements like hardwood flooring common to properties in the region.

Restoring water damage in your Mountain Home to the hardwood installed in your residence is an intricate process that requires not only the specialized equipment of our team but also the experience of our professionals as well. We have a full roster of Water Restoration Technicians and Applied Structural Drying Technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) This training in this niche of the industry helps us to develop an effective plan to ensure that every damaged property receives the appropriate extraction and drying they require in a timely and efficient manner.

Flooring can often take the worst of water damage as it spreads throughout your home. Its positioning allows pooling water to collect on top, penetrating plank seams and joints, and also saturating into the individual flooring planks as well. Within days after a loss incident, even with surface water removed and presumably dried by a homeowner, this damage can persist out of sight and cause bloating and distortion of the floor that becomes impossible to restore without reconstruction.

However, we cannot leave our drying equipment in damaged areas of your house unattended for days on end, either. Hardwood requires a specific moisture content level to maintain its shape, function, and appearance. When our professionals utilize our Injecti-Dry system to begin removing moisture from the subflooring and wood planks, we must continually monitor the moisture levels to know when enough drying has taken place. 

Water loss incidents can affect many areas of your home, but to protect your hardwood and to save yourself time and money, trust our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley water restoration technicians. We have the skills and equipment to make water loss damages “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at (208) 788-0183.

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We Provide Top-Notch Water Cleanup Services In Mountain Home

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Provide Top-Notch Water Cleanup Services In Mountain Home Get help from SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by phoning (208) 788-0183.

Local Mountain Home Water Cleanup Services

Many accidents can place your home in vital need of water cleanup services. In the case of yours, walking away from a filling bathtub and then forgetting about it put your bathroom in urgent need of help. By the time you remembered the fact that you were filling the tub, the water had already made a mess. However, do not panic; experienced help is always close at hand.

There are many reasons you should reach out for local Mountain Home water cleanup services as soon as you find the overflowing bathtub in your home. Firstly, if the water is not addressed swiftly, it can cause water damage to your home. Secondly, water damage can make way for microbial damage if it is left too long. It is essential for you to allow professionals to clean up the excess water on your floor; you could miss pockets of water that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Additionally, there is the possibility of not cleaning as thoroughly as you thought and leaving excess moisture behind.

When you call SERVPRO, we always make an effort to arrive as quickly as possible with a truck-full of advanced technology designed to combat water damage. No matter the time, day, or place, our Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration-certified technicians are always ready to remediate the damage inside of your home. SERVPRO makes a schedule around yours, so we are always ready when you need us.

When our SERVPRO techs get into your home, we can immediately inspect and then begin remediation. We can use devices like wet/dry vacuums and extractors, wands or rover-mounted units, to remove the standing water from your bathroom. Once we remove the water, our experts can use thermal-imaging technology to search for additional pockets of water under the structure of your bathtub or between the walls.

Should nothing be found, then SERVPRO can use drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers, axial fans, and heaters to draw the remaining excess moisture out of the floor and walls. Once we're finished, we can return your home to you, “Like it never even happened.”

If your home ever finds itself in need of water cleanup services, never hesitate. Get help from SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by phoning (208) 788-0183. Our technicians are ready to help.

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We Can Restore Damaged Exhibits And Artifacts In Your Burley Museum After A Flood

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Restore Damaged Exhibits And Artifacts In Your Burley Museum After A Flood You can always count on our experts to offer effective solutions with advanced equipment to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.”

Protecting Exhibits And Artifacts In Your Burley Museum

Historical and cultural centers are more common to Burley, and the entirety of the Wood River Valley, than many residents might believe. Entire counties devote buildings to the displays of the rich cultural influences and history, but much like a museum anywhere, disasters prove to be a constant and total threat to these facilities. Especially with scenarios like flooding, exhibits and artifacts become immediately at risk of irreparable damage from oversaturation, moisture damage, and other effects that could result from this situation.

Our SERVPRO professionals understand how vital the recovery of flood damage is for your Burley museum, so we work to respond quickly to these situations with the equipment and experienced personnel to help. We have water restoration specialists with accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), giving these professionals extensive training with structural drying and content recovery as well as mitigation solutions that the museum’s structural elements require.

With artifacts or exhibits directly affected by floodwater, it is important for our SERVPRO team to remove these items from the premises as promptly as possible. These contents get safely moved to our nearby facility for focused drying, cleaning, and recovery efforts. For documents, we have freeze-drying solutions that can help to prevent the loss of these often one-of-a-kind parchments and decrees.

We realize that excessive moisture and dampness can often be as detrimental to these relics and recovered items from the past. Our professionals can address these concerns with moisture reduction equipment like our Low Grain Refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers and our high-velocity air movers. These machines can work together to force-dry moisture and saturation from the affected areas of the museum.

With many of the historical items, documents, and county and state history on display, flood recovery and restoration must begin immediately when disasters strike. You can always count on our experts at SERVPRO of Wood River Valley to offer effective solutions with advanced equipment to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (208) 788-0183.

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Wondering How to Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Your Mountain Home Property?

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wondering How to Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Your Mountain Home Property? Flood damage in your Mountain Home property can turn your life upside down. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Threats of Flash Flooding in Mountain Home Properties

Flash flooding is not a situation that affects every Mountain Home property owner. In lower lying areas and those downhill from problematic zones that can accumulate devastating flood water, homes can quickly find themselves in the destructive path of this natural disaster. As formidable of a force as this can be for properties throughout our region, recovering from this disaster requires the expertise and experience of our IICRC-Certified Water Restoration Technicians and recovery specialists. Our 24/7 response to storm damages and flood emergencies can make the difference in protecting or restoring areas of your home that might otherwise become a total loss.

While the early warning system for flash flood damage has significantly improved for Mountain Home residences, it is often still not extensive enough to allow homeowners to remove valuable belongings and keepsakes. Our SERVPRO contents department can play a significant role in quickly removing at-risk possessions from the property and storing them in our climate-controlled warehouse until they can get returned to the house after restoration phases.

The professionals that get dispatched from our facility to your flood-damaged address can quickly identify the type of floodwater affecting your property. In most flash flooding instances, it is a belief that water could be contaminated or carry bacteria and other hazards. To combat this possibility, it is a common practice for restoration professionals like ours to remove exposed and saturated construction materials and contents entirely to prevent further damages and hazards to our team or your family.

Disinfection is a vital component to preserving structural elements and other materials within the home that cannot get removed. Our SERVPRO technicians can apply a variety of cleaning and disinfection agents approved for use by OSHA, which can thoroughly remove the threat of contamination and bacteria.

Flash flooding can strike with little warning and devastate homes throughout our area. Whenever disaster strikes, you can count on our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley rapid response team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (208) 788-0183.

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How to Take the Headache Out of Water Damage Remediation in Mountain Home

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Take the Headache Out of Water Damage Remediation in Mountain Home Don't try and tackle water damage alone. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

SERVPRO - Eliminating Water Damage in Mountain Home Neighborhoods

With its location along I-84 and near both the Air Base and Snake River, Mountain Home is a great community to work, live, and play. It does not stop the usual incidents like broken pipes or a split washing machine line from dropping water in our homes, but they seem far less important than in other towns.

When water damage happens in Mountain Home neighborhoods, SERVPRO specialists look for specific issues that can cause long-term problems for each home. These conditions can lead to more problems than just a soggy carpet.

Removing water from a wood floor can be quick, but there is the possibility water got into the sub-floor. To remove this threat, we have to either lift a floorboard or drill a hole underneath floor trim that we can use to hide the appearance later. If the amount of water is minimal, then using a pump is ineffective. Our technicians attach a hose to an air mover to force warm air into the cavity and speed up evaporation.

Water can also penetrate the walls of a home. If the damaged pipe or appliance spread water for most of a day, there can be a fairly large amount that works its way into the wall cavity where it can grow mold and bacteria. To eliminate this threat to the home and residents, SERVPRO team members remove the floor trim and drill holes near the floor to allow water to escape. After water stops seeping out, they use the same hoses and air movers to dry the cavity, preventing mold growth and the risk of rot to the wall framing behind the wood panels or other building material.

After removing the water, technicians examine carpets for delamination (separation of the upper and lower layers) and mold growth. If the separation is only a series of small spots, then the carpet may be salvageable unless an insurance adjuster directs removal. For any signs of mold growth, we recommend only disposal since we cannot provide a 100% guarantee that cleaning can remove all of the active mold spores.

For SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, our goal is to return each home to a dry, safe condition quickly. If your home has had water spill across its floors, walls, or even the ceiling from a leak in the attic, call us at (208) 788-0183 to schedule a visit with one of our inspectors to determine what we can do for you.

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When Your Mountain Home Dishwasher Floods the Kitchen Floor

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Your Mountain Home Dishwasher Floods the Kitchen Floor Malfunctioning dishwashers are common causes of water damage. Cal SERVPRO to remove the water.

Why SERVPRO Should Be Your First Choice for Water Cleanup in Your Mountain Home Residence

Dealing with a flooded kitchen in your Mountain Home residence from a malfunctioning dishwasher is never fun. Plus, now you also have a broken dishwasher. With multiple problems that you need to deal with that need immediate solutions, you need to recruit the help of a professional remediation company. 

Water cleanup services for your Mountain Home residence are essential in a situation like this, and you need to move fast. That is why SERVPRO is the right choice for the job, as we are trained and experienced in water loss emergencies, and we move quickly to avoid further damages, such as mold growth. 

When your dishwasher first breaks, turn off all the power to your kitchen to keep everyone safe. Also, check your insurance policy. Many times, homeowners’ insurance covers water damage from your dishwasher, but it is best not to be caught off guard by any details that are in your coverage. 

SERVPRO techs need to get rid of any standing water from your home first. If it is more than a few inches deep, we have truck-mounted pumps that we can use to do this task quickly. Industrial fans and dehumidifiers then help us dry the affected area out again. Depending on how saturated the area is, it can take several days, but we monitor the equipment daily. When needed they are rotated to ensure we get the fastest drying time possible. 

With a bit of preventative maintenance, you may be able to avoid the water damage emergency altogether. Periodically check the clamps, connections, and hoses to make sure they are in good shape and are secure. Keep an eye on the dishwasher tub for any corrosion or cracks. You should also replace rubber door gaskets when they first start to show signs of wear. Shims can help to readjust the dishwasher if it becomes unlevel over time, and keeping the kitchen drains free of clogs helps your dishwasher perform at its best. 

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley knows a sudden water disaster like this in your home in Rupert, Gooding, or Bellevue can be very stressful. It disrupts every ones’ daily lives, so reach out to us right away at (208) 788-0183 so we can help get everything back in order.

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Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Mountain Home After A Fire

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our IICRC Trained Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Mountain Home After A Fire We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to restore your home right away to avoid further damage. Call us right away.

Fire Debris Removal in Your Mountain Home Residence

After a fire occurs in your Mountain Home property, many steps must occur quickly to preserve and protect what areas can be throughout the residence. Our team can mobilize fast and roll out to fire loss incidents throughout our area, ensuring that every customer gets the full measure of our mitigation and recovery tools and personnel when they need it the most. With fire incidents, the primary objective initially is to make the property safe for the technicians and people that must be in and around it.

While there are many steps to overcoming all of the fire damage effects that can occur to your Mountain Home property, our primary focus from our initial arrival at the damaged address is to begin fire debris removal. This critical process involves a full inspection of the house, making a note of what materials and contents throughout the damaged regions require removal, relocation, or reconstruction. Our contents department plays a role in this phase, helping to earmark items and furniture that require focused cleaning, deodorization, or other restorative attention at our facility nearby.

The other aspects of debris removal include controlled demolition to begin removing overly damaged components and structural elements from the property. Our licensed SERVPRO contractors on the team can oversee this critical and intricate process, ensuring that only the damaged portions of construction materials and structural components get removed. This demolition approach ultimately makes the build back to come faster and more cost-effective for the customer.

Fire debris removal also requires our SERVPRO team to begin cleaning up loose debris, charred items, particulates, and damaged items too badly marred to preserve and properly dispose of them safely and completely.

While fire debris removal might only be a portion of the overall recovery work required after a fire in your home, we have the experienced and IICRC-Certified restoration specialists to help in every facet of bringing your property back to preloss condition. Give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley rapid response team a call anytime at (208) 788-0183.

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Why We Have The Effective Strategies To Handle Your Water Damage In Your Mountain Home Hotel

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Why We Have The Effective Strategies To Handle Your Water Damage In Your Mountain Home Hotel When you have water damage, we arrive as soon as possible, remove the water, dry the area, and then the routine is restored.

Effective Drying for Your Mountain Home Hotel

Water loss incidents can spread quickly throughout your Mountain Home hotel, which in turn can affect multiple areas simultaneously. The only effective way to reduce costs in restoration and mitigation for a substantial water loss incident is to respond to the situation quickly by reaching out to our professionals. Our team has a 24-hour response to emergencies, making us able to handle large loss recovery situations like this by working immediately to thwart their spread throughout the building.

There are many effective strategies for water damage mitigation in your Mountain Home hotel, and our professionals can work quickly to get them started upon our arrival. With our vast inventory of extraction and drying equipment, we can effectively handle even widespread effects that impact large portions of your hotel simultaneously. Our mitigation efforts begin with effective extraction equipment designed to remove pooling water and oversaturation quickly to reduce distortion of construction materials that lead to required removal and replacement.

Drying is one of the most efficient ways to prevent catastrophic loss with a considerable volume of water spreading throughout the property. The use of air movers, LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers, and our Injecti-dry system can help to curb the spread of the damage while protecting exposed elements. Air movers can get installed in many places throughout the hotel to begin forcing heated air into many areas and saturated materials. These machines force moisture into the environment, which then our effective dehumidifiers capture and remove from the vicinity.

While substantial water damage incidents that occur in your hotel tend to require some degree of tear our and reconstruction, the faster that our SERVPRO professionals can get to work on drying efforts, the better able to prevent this reconstruction and renovation we become.

We strive to provide fast service and mitigation work that lowers restoration costs and makes the process more efficient. Whenever disaster strikes, you can trust our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley response team to bring the full measure of our extraction and drying equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (208) 788-0183.

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How to Navigate Flood Damage Remediation in Mountain Home

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Navigate Flood Damage Remediation in Mountain Home Water removal is key to preventing the start of mold damage in your home. Contact our team to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Effective Mitigation for Your Flooded Mountain Home Property

Flooding can occur from multiple sources from storm damage to your Mountain Home residence through rising creeks and streams that can pour into the lower levels of your property. No matter what the immediate cause of the disaster is, finding the right professionals to get mitigation work started is vital to ultimately save you money and time on completing the restoration to come. Our professionals have a quick response to emergencies, and our team is ready to roll out from our facility at a moment’s notice with the effective equipment that can make a substantial difference.

Flood damage in Mountain Home can appear in many ways throughout your residence, from pooling water in specific areas of the property through a heightened possibility of effects like mold growth. Addressing all of these concerns is part of the rapid response that our SERVPRO team provides to every customer facing an emergency. We have effective mitigation strategies that can protect your investment in your house as much as possible while working to help later restoration efforts to be more efficient.

From the time that our professionals arrive at your home, much of the damage has already occurred and continued to spread throughout the property. Containment and damage assessment are the starting points for our mitigation work, as with the right approach to limit the spread of the damage, our SERVPRO team can help to keep areas of your home unscathed by the water.

Extraction is a vital component to flood mitigation as well, and we have several tools that can make this process go quickly. From truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps to portable sump pumps and wet-vacs, our team has all of the necessary tools to remove excess water effectively. Once this stage completes, we can get right to work on drying out the damaged areas with our air movers, dehumidifiers, our injecti-dry system, and other advanced technology.

We work to provide fast and effective mitigation services when you need them the most. If you are contending with flood damage, give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley restoration specialists a call at (208) 788-0183.

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Our Professionals Explain How To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Burley Property

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professionals Explain How To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Burley Property Just give us a call at (208) 788-0183 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you erase the effects of the fire to your home.

Preventing Fire Damage In Your Burley Garage Or Workshop

Fires in home workshops and garages in Burley are a serious matter. Both usually contain various flammable materials, such as greasy rags, sawdust, paint thinner, gasoline, and wood. Many times, workshops and garages also contain a heat source like a furnace or water heater which can help ignite a fire. The best thing you can do is to keep these areas of your home as fireproof as possible.

When a garage or workshop fire has broken out, you need assistance cleaning up the fire damage in your Burley property. SERVPRO has professionally trained staff who can come in quickly to assess the damages, clean up the mess, and restore your structure so you won’t be able to tell the disaster even happened.

Practicing safe habits in your workspace area is essential. When you sand, or cut wood, sawdust, and wood chips are created. These tiny pieces are a lot more combustible than larger boards of wood. Always sweep them up to eliminate a significant fire hazard. Oily rags should also be disposed of properly, as they can spontaneously combust. Placing them in a steel bucket with a lid that self-closes is a safe choice, or you can hang the rags in a single layer to dry on a line. Always keep them away from fire and heat sources.

Before SERVPRO techs begin cleaning your structure, we test the area to determine the appropriate cleaning method. We need to use the one that effectively removes the residues from the material or surface that was damaged by doing more damage to the material or surface. Some materials are washable, which means they can be wet cleaned applying a water-based cleaning product that won’t damage the material. Non-washable materials cannot be wet cleaned, as it could damage them, so instead, we use a dry cleaning method.

You also need to keep combustible items away from regular sources of heat like boilers, space heaters, furnaces, and water heaters. Keep flammable products like spray paint, wood finishes and paint thinner in a dedicated storage container with a door that closes. Lastly, keep a fire extinguisher in the area, and make sure you have smoke alarms installed. You may even want to install a sprinkler system.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is skilled and cleaning and restore your home in Ketchum, Sun Valley, or Hailey after a fire. Just give us a call at (208) 788-0183 as soon as the fire is out so we can help you erase the effects of the fire to your home.

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