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Restoration Training in Hailey?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Highly Trained Restoration Team in Hailey?

At SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley, we invest heavily in training for our employees and field technicians to ensure our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property quickly and efficiently. Here are the training programs:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. They are trained on the topics of water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

Our employees are encouraged to take this voluntary program that is designed to allow them to work at their own pace to gain specialized training and certification in the following modules:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes

Other training cover many restoration topics, including:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business requires emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your property damage in Hailey, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Mountain Home Business?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing next to a tile baseboard. We mitigate and remediate commercial mold damage in Elmore County.

Musty Smell in your Mountain Home?

I kept smelling a musty odor in my office, but I couldn’t locate the smell. That is until I came to work the next day and found mold growing on the wall next to the baseboards. Upon further investigation, I found that the window above had a leaking windowsill, and moisture had been seeping inside the wall, creating the perfect environment for mold to colonize. Oh, no!

My office assistant told me about SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley, and I’m glad she did. They came out and repaired the windowsill and immediately began the mitigation and remediation process. Now, you would never know there had been a mold problem in my office!

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may return
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent to discourage mold growth

Call Us Today!

When you have a commercial mold problem, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your commercial mold damage in Mountain Home, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind Damage in Hailey?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A pine tree has blown over onto the side of a house. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

High Winds Safety Rules

Strong winds are a common form of storm damage in the Hailey area. High winds can cause property damage when the wind carries tree branches, patio décor, or other miscellaneous items that become projectiles carried by the wind into windows, siding, and roofs.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been restoring storm damage for years and offer these High Wind Safety Rules from the National Weather Service:

The safest place to be during high winds is indoors.

Postpone outdoor activities if a wind advisory or high wind warning has been issued.

If you are caught outside during high winds:

  • Take cover next to a building or under a shelter
  • Stand clear of roadways or train tracks, as a gust may blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle
  • Use handrails where available on outdoor walkways and avoid other elevated areas such as roofs without adequate railing
  • Watch for flying debris like tree limbs and keep an eye toward balconies for loose objects that could fall

Call Us Today!

When you have wind or another form of storm damage, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your storm damage in Hailey, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Prevention Tips for Bellevue?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A water shut off valve is shown. We mitigate commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been restoring water damage in the Bellevue area for years, and in many cases, the damage could have been avoided by maintaining the home’s indoor plumbing systems. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips from the Insurance Information Institute:

Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home

A damaged hose or a burst pipe can send water racing into your home.

Being able to locate and shut off the main water supply quickly will save stress, money, and time.

Inspect appliance hoses and faucets 

Make it a practice every year to check hoses leading to water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerator ice makers. Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.

Inspect showers and tubs 

Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.

When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine, and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running.

Check plumbing and heating pipes

Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

Call Us!

When you need help with a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll restore your water damage in Bellevue, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Wood River Valley?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Oh no, mold!

Did you know that in the right conditions, mold can spread throughout your home in as little as forty-eight hours? SERVPRO of Wood River Valley has been providing mold mitigation and remediation services in the Wood River Valley area for years. Here is some information from our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley about what causes mold to grow.

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally, almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Although mold can be mitigated and remediated, it can never be completely eradicated. This is why: 

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float in the atmosphere, and can enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems, or even come indoors on your clothing or pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. or the mold may return
  • Mold often produces a strong musty odor, and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is ready to respond to mold infestation emergencies in Wood River Valley 24-hours a day. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated. 

Flooded Floor in Hailey Hotel?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A hotel room hallway is shown. We mitigate commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

Flooded Floor in Hailey Hotel?

A petcock valve failed in one of the hotel bathrooms in the middle of the night and flooded the entire second-floor hallway of the hotel. We called SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley, and they arrived quickly and immediately began the mitigation process while another technician inspected and assessed the damage.

Advanced Equipment and Techniques

I was amazed at how quickly and efficiently the team worked. They used industrial-grade water extraction equipment to quickly remove the water from the carpeting, and they set up powerful air blowers and air dryers to thoroughly dry the area. They documented the drying process to ensure the damaged area was returned to normal humidity levels. By the time they completed the job the next day, you would never know there had been a flood on floor two!

Call Us Today!

Every minute counts when responding to a water damage emergency. Water is invasive and can cause structural damage and expensive repairs if it is left unmitigated for too long. When you have a commercial water damage emergency of any size, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Hailey, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

High Winds in Mountain Home?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

A dog is being blown about in high winds as evidenced by his furry coat flying. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Elmore County.

Windstorm Protection Tips for Mountain Home

Is the outdoor area of your home or business protected from wind damage? SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley offers these tips from Nationwide Insurance for protecting the outdoor areas of your home or business from windstorm damage:

To make sure the grounds around your property are protected from wind damage, check the following:

  • Storage sheds and outbuildings are securely anchored
  • Everything you have stored outside (such as equipment, inventory, and supplies) is anchored or can be easily moved inside if a storm approaches
  • Dumpsters, outdoor lighting fixtures, and fencing are secured
  • Large shrubs and trees close to your building are healthy and pruned
  • Outdoor signage is tightly anchored and secure and designed to withstand the weather in your region (Check with your insurer to see if your sign is included in your property insurance or if you need an endorsement to cover it)
  • Your commercial property insurance covers any damage to your building or other business property caused by a windstorm

Call Us Today!

When you need help mitigating wind or other storm damage, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has a team of restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Mountain Home, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flash Flooding in Hailey?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Water from a flash flood is shown. We mitigate storm damage in Blaine County.

Storm damage happens in Hailey.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley responds to storm damage emergencies in Hailey throughout the year. Downed trees, flash flooding, and other forms of severe weather can cause property damage that will require fast mitigation to minimize the potential for further damage.

Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on ways to be safe after a flood:

Listen to authorities for information and instructions.

  • Avoid driving, except in emergencies.
  • Be aware that snakes and other animals may be in your house, so wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up
  • Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated, and underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water
  • Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows
  • Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water
  • If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock

Call Us Today!

When your Hailey home experiences a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your call. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Intrusion in Hailey Home?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A downspout is shown draining water away from a structure. We are trusted leaders in water restoration in Blaine County.

Clogged rain gutters in Hailey?

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley responds to water damage emergencies in Hailey throughout the year, and we know that many forms of water damage can be minimized through routine maintenance of the rain gutters and downspouts around your home. Water intrusion can occur when rain gutters and downspouts become clogged with leaves and other debris, causing water to back up onto the roof. Here are some tips from Home Depot to keep your rain gutters clean:

  • Regular and thorough cleaning helps keep gutters in tip-top shape. It requires only a few tools and an afternoon to get water flowing from your roof and away from your home.
  • Cleaning gutters in early spring will prepare them for the heavy spring and summer rains. In the early fall, clear out leaves and other debris that accumulated during the warmer months. 
  • When possible, avoid cleaning gutters after a rain. Allowing a few dry days before cleaning your gutters will allow the debris to dry out, making the chore much easier.
  • Start your gutter cleaning task near the downspout and work toward the closed-end

Call Us Today!

When your Hailey home has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® Our restoration technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to assist you. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Know the Difference in Mold and Mildew in Wood River Valley

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold & Mildew in Wood River Valley

Although both are types of fungi, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley wants to point out some differences between mold and mildew.  Some kinds of fungi are okay, like mushrooms (if you like mushrooms). Some kinds of fungi are definitely not okay, like an athlete’s foot. Molds can be useful: penicillin, anyone?  Mildew is never useful.

Wood River Valley residents can educate themselves about mold and mildew.

What it looks like 

Mold 

  • Usually fuzzy
  • May be brown, yellow, gray, black, white, green, or blue

Mildew

  • Usually grows in a flat pattern
  • May look powdery or downy
  • Powdery mildew usually starts out white, & often turns yellow, brown, or black
  • Downy mildew usually starts out yellow, then turns brown.

What is not good 

Mold 

  • Can cause damage to homes
  • May cause health problems
  • May be smelly

Mildew

  • Can damage plants & crops
  • May cause health problems
  • May be smelly

What is not bad

Mold 

  • Might be edible (grilled portobello tonight?)
  • Some are used in making cheeses

Mildew

  • Not a thing




SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.