Recent Storm Damage Posts

Blizzards In Idaho

2/28/2023 (Permalink)

Winter storms and blizzards can wreak havoc on homes, particularly in regions prone to severe weather like Idaho. These events often bring strong winds exceeding 35mph and substantial snowfall, making it crucial for homeowners to implement preventative measures before the storm hits. Despite the best preparations, winter weather can still lead to destruction. In such times, you'll find comfort in knowing that SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is at your service. Our team is prepared around the clock, ready to respond at a moment's notice. We're committed to restoring your home swiftly and efficiently, with our promise to make it "Like it never even happened." Our expertise and dedication mean that when the storm passes, we'll be there to help pick up the pieces and mend your space back to its pre-storm condition.

How to Prepare for Severe Weather - 3 Simple Steps

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

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If you live in an area like Idaho known for severe weather, there’s a good chance your home could be affected this upcoming winter. In this short guide, we've put together three simple things you can do to prepare for severe weather this winter.

Secure Extremities

One thing that you should make sure to do if there’s a storm warning coming in is securing the extremities of your home. This means packing your trashcans into the garage, boarding up windows, and battening down your shutters. It’s all about damage control.

Move Your Car

If you drive, make sure to get your car into a more secure space. If you’re parked under trees, electrical lines, or anything else that strong winds could knock over, get your car out of there and into the safety of shelter.

Prepare a Pack

You don’t know when the storm’s going to finish, so you should be prepared with plenty of stuff to ride out the danger. Food, water, and a first aid kit are all essential things that your emergency pack should have ready.

If your home suffers in severe weather and you need storm damage restoration, get in touch with SERVPRO of Wood River Valley – "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage and Severe Weather

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Due to climate change, storm damage today has the potential to be more catastrophic than ever. There are various forms of severe weather that can cause storm damage, each of which is more or less common in different parts of the USA.

Hurricanes & Tropical Storms - Southeast:

Hurricanes and tropical storms are extreme winds that occur in random directions, usually coupled with masses of precipitation. Hurricanes have winds of at least 74mph, while tropical storms fall between 39-73mph. These storms occur in tropical regions, such as the Atlantic Basin, near the Caribbean Sea, and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Tornadoes - Midwest:

A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of wind that can reach speeds of up to 300mph, which can absolutely decimate flimsier properties. They usually occur around “Tornado Alley” which includes South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Northern Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Blizzards - North:

Blizzards and winter storms occur in colder weather, with a blizzard having winds of at least 35mph and generally carrying masses of snow. You’ll find blizzards in areas such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Idaho, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

If you live in any of these areas, there are structural and additional precautions you can take to combat the effects of severe weather, however, it won’t always be enough. For a proper storm damage restoration, contact SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Advantages of Professional Storm Damage Restoration

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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When nature unleashes its fury through powerful storms, the aftermath can leave homeowners devastated, facing the daunting task of restoring their properties to their former glory. Storm damage can be severe and cause many issues, including structural damage, water intrusion, and fire damage. In such challenging times, professional storm damage restoration services become invaluable. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of seeking expert assistance for storm damage restoration.

  • Quick Response and Expert Assessment

One of the significant benefits of hiring professional storm damage restoration experts is their prompt response to emergencies. Experienced restoration teams understand the urgency of the situation and act swiftly to assess the extent of the damage. Their expert evaluation helps in developing a comprehensive restoration plan tailored to the specific needs of your property.

  • Comprehensive Restoration Services

Storm damage can be multifaceted, ranging from roof leaks and broken windows to flooded basements and structural compromises. Professional restoration companies have the expertise and resources to tackle all aspects of the restoration process. They utilize specialized equipment and advanced techniques to ensure that every part of your home is thoroughly restored.

  • Mitigation of Further Damage

Leaving storm damage unattended can lead to additional issues, such as mold growth, weakened foundations, and electrical hazards. By enlisting the services of professionals, you can prevent further damage and potential health risks. They take proactive measures to secure your property and mitigate any potential risks.

  • Insurance Claims Assistance

Navigating insurance claims can be overwhelming, especially when you're already dealing with the emotional aftermath of a storm. Reputable restoration companies often have experience working with insurance companies and can help you with the documentation and claims process, easing the burden on you during this trying time.

In the face of storm-related destruction, professional storm damage restoration services prove to be a lifesaver for homeowners. In the Wood River Valley area, SERVPRO stands out as a reliable partner in restoring homes and lives after natural disasters.

By choosing SERVPRO, you are not only investing in quality restoration services but also regaining the peace of mind you need during a challenging time. Don't hesitate to reach out to SERVPRO of Wood River Valley for swift, reliable, and efficient storm damage restoration services. Let the experts take the reins while you focus on rebuilding and healing.

Storm Damage Cleanup - The Process

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

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A storm, blizzard, tornado, or any other “disaster” can strike at any moment, causing severe damage to your home. If you’re lucky, you’ll be in a salvageable situation, which is when you should bring in a professional storm damage restoration company that could help your home’s recovery in various ways.

Firstly, the company should examine your home’s interior and exterior very carefully, assessing the level of damage and considering the approach that they should take to the restoration. Once they’ve analyzed the situation and considered the necessary treatment, the work will begin. Prior to bringing in more structural solutions and technology, the team should perform a deep clean wherever they can, along with bringing in dehumidifiers to combat the spread of mold and mildew. Once this is complete, the process could be anything from patching up walls to relaying roof tiles, all dependent on the type of damage present.

At SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, we work with a highly knowledgeable and capable team of technicians, with the expertise and equipment at their disposal to help your home recover effectively from storms, and any other “disasters”.

If you find yourself in a tight spot like this, call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, and we’ll do our best to make your home feel “Like it never even happened.” with our storm damage restoration services.

Flood Damage Relief In Wood River Valley

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Pools of water on tile floor Water damage from storms can lead to lots of problems. Let us help!

Why Flood Damage Needs Professional Cleanup

If you suffer water damage after a storm, your home and its contents are at risk of further destruction. The longer things remain even damp, the more structural damages that can occur- like mold or an unpleasant odor!

When flood waters damage a Wood River Valley home, it is imperative that the premises have water cleanup efforts which go beyond using a wet/dry vac and throwing towels on floors. Moisture found in sheetrock, subflooring or other porous items can cause further issues if left unchecked for too long - especially since this type of lingering problem would be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to remove without the help of professionals who know how best handle these situations like we do here at SERVPRO!

SERVPRO technicians are certified in the science of psychrometry, or the study of air and water vapor. When we are called to mitigate water damage, our goal is to first get the affected areas as dry as possible, no matter how much water is in the home. For small-size water invasions, we have portable pumps that quickly extract the standing water in short order.

The high-volume standing rovers that use the weight of the technician operating it to force water to the surface are especially beneficial for moving out flood water quickly. The rovers are particularly adept for maneuvering around corners and in small spaces. Items too waterlogged to restore through our proprietary methods are removed. Flood cuts are often performed at this stage of cleanup to remove damaged portions of drywall well above where moisture has wicked into, so adequate airflow can dry the interior wall cavities.

Drying goals are set, and the affected areas are dried using our air movers. Special configurations are set up to direct air into flooring or wall cavities as needed. Each time our technicians set up equipment to dry a property, the setup is unique to that location as we use the angles in a structure to assist in the extraction of moist air for faster drying in tandem with dehumidifiers to capture and remove water vapor.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley stands ready to come to your property any time of the day or night to mitigate flood damage. We are available at (208) 735-1447 and have the equipment and expertise to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

Storm Emergency Kit Tips for Gooding?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Gooding residents need to know.

Are you prepared to survive a severe storm that knocks out power and leaves you stranded in your home? Winter storms can mean power outages and limited access to roads and supplies. SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley offers these tips from the American Red Cross on things you should have on hand in a survival kit:

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Flashlight 
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries 
  • Deluxe family first aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers (Similar item available in the Red Cross Store)
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Maps of the area

Call Us!

When you have storm damage in your Gooding home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley’s technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 208-788-0183.

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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.

High Winds in Mountain Home?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

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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)

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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.

Tips for Staying Safe During a Storm in Wood River Valley

4/25/2021 (Permalink)

Common safety rules and precautions state that the public should generally try to stay inside of a safe area or building when a lightning storm or thunderstorm occurs. There are many commercial buildings in the Wood River Valley area. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley wants to share the following safety tips for staying safe during a thunderstorm while inside a commercial building:

  • Stay away from all windows or glass walls, especially during a lightning storm
  • Unplug appliances if possible
  • Pay attention to all alerts and warnings, as a thunderstorm can develop into a tornado if powerful enough
  • Avoid running water if possible since electricity can travel through plumbing

Weather is unpredictable. Although the weather can be predicted, it can also change in an instant without much warning. If a thunderstorm does happen to turn into tornado weather in SERVPRO of Wood River Valley, consider the following tips:

  • If the commercial building has a basement or storm cellar, head there immediately
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck in the event of flying debris or shattered windows
  • Do not leave the safe area until the local alerting system says it is safe to do so

Remember, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is here to help. Our trained team members will show up ready to go and can assist in cleanup and restoration after a thunderstorm, lightning storm, and even a tornado. 

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Preparation Tips for Burley.

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is striking, and rain is pouring down on a stormy day. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Blaine County.

Be prepared!

Did you know that lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year? Thunderstorms are common in Burley and  SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley has been responding to storm damage emergencies for years, and we offer these important thunderstorm preparation tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

  • Know your area’s risk for thunderstorms
  • Create an emergency plan so that you and your family know what to do, where to go, and what you will need to protect yourselves from the effects of a thunderstorm during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. Sign up for email updates and follow the latest guidelines about coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Identify nearby, sturdy buildings close to where you live, work, study, and play
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Consider buying surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system to protect your home, appliances, and electronic devices

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call 24-hours a day to respond to storm damage emergencies. Call us today at 208-788-0183. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Burley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Wood River Valley

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Wood River Valley. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Wood River Valley
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is independently owned and operated. 



1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Winter storms and spring thaws can be very hard on an Idaho Especially if that home is an older construction. Many roofs go unchecked and remain damaged year after year. Leaks from melting snow will cause mold to grow in attics and down outside walls. If you have attic mold or an ice dam causing damage to your home call your local storm restoration company. We will make sure your home looks "Like it never even happened."

Winter Freeze

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

Cold Temperature Challenges

Lower temperatures can make water removal and structural drying trickier. Even though the water seeping into your home is just above freezing, it still has the potential to carry contaminants, including chemicals and human waste, into your home. The municipal stormwater system is likely overwhelmed, and street drains can be blocked with ice and slush. Our employees might need to start by shoveling frozen water out of your basement or lower levels if the pressure of meltwater and snow washed out foundation walls. Our extraction equipment contains the contaminated liquid, and SERVPRO’s familiarity with local hazardous waste disposal requirements assures we manage it for you properly.  The team of certified technicians is prepared to handle any size loss and get your home back to pre loss condition.

Storm Damage with Water

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

When unanticipated thawing of snow results in flood damage at your Wood River Valley Sun Valley Home, our year-round assistance is crucial. Unlike some flooding recovery companies that move with disasters, we are a local business available to help at all times and respond to concerns and questions after we complete a job for you. Our managers and crews master a broad range of flooding mitigations and remediation strategies during the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training. We arrive as soon as practical with all the needed state-of-the-art equipment on our service vehicles. The team of certified technicians are ere to help take care of any type and size of loss. The team will will work to get your home back to pre loss condition.

My Burley Home Has Flooded, Where Can I get Assistance?

5/9/2020 (Permalink)

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You Can Call SERVPRO to Perform Flood damage Restoration in your Burley Home

Flooding in a home can be frightening and more devastating than you realize. Apart from the short term effects that you may notice immediately, you should be concerned about the long term effects. It is vital to hire a flood damage restoration company as soon as you can.

What are the short and long term effects of flood damage?
When a flood damages your Burley residence, you may experience some effects without proper flood restoration. These effects include, but is not limited to:

    •    Damaged belongings – Even minor flooding can cause damage to your belongings. Some of your belongings can be salvaged, and others must be discarded. Our SERVPRO team can classify the items into salvageable and unsalvageable categories.
    •    Unsanitary conditions – It is necessary to clean up your home after flood damage to eliminate microorganisms that can cause disease. Our team can wear the right attire and take the appropriate steps to remove the water and clean up the affected areas.
    •    Electrical damage – Floodwater can affect fuses, circuit breakers, light fixtures, appliances, and wiring, among other electrical items. If your electronics or appliances were submerged in the water, make sure a professional checks them before you plug them back into a source of power.
    •    Unpleasant odors – Flooded homes often have unpleasant smells that are difficult to eliminate. After you walk into your flooded home, you may notice a subtle or strong musty odor in it. Using air fresheners or lighting candles cannot mask the smell. Cleaning your home thoroughly and deodorizing it is the only way to get rid of the foul smell.
    •    Loss of value of your home – After a flooding incident, you could face a significant loss of value for your house. Failing to address flood damage adequately can make your home worth less than it is. You can maintain your home’s value if you let our team restore it. Save the paperwork related to the flood restoration project so you can have proof that professionals adequately and properly repaired it. This can help you find a buyer easily when the time to sell your home comes.
    •    Mold development – Molds grow in damp, warm areas with poor ventilation. This kind of environment has nutrients like cardboard, wood, and fabrics, which are an excellent breeding ground for mold.

What is involved in the restoration process?
After arriving at a flood-damaged property, SERVPRO technicians ask several questions to understand the resources and equipment ended to restore it. We perform an inspection and testing to determine the scope of water damage. We describe the current conditions to the customers and explain the restorative process.

It is also critical to remove the water quickly and dispose of it in the right manner. Our team can use various equipment to complete the water removal project. They include:

    •    Powerful pumps to remove the water fast to prevent secondary water damage.
    •    Air moving equipment to improve evaporation at the surface level and reduce drying time.
    •    Dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture from the air. Reducing the amount of moisture in the air lowers the humidity ratio, which helps enhance the evaporation of moisture in the structures and contents of a home.
    •    Moisture detection equipment to take room readings of relative humidity and temperature to gauge the progress.

Our water restoration process also involves cleaning and sanitizing the restoration items that water has damaged.  Some products our SERVPRO crew uses during this process include:

    •    Sanitizers – We use them to reduce the number of microbes to acceptable levels. Sanitizers reduce microbes to the levels public health authorities consider safe.
    •    Disinfectants and germicides – These are antimicrobials that destroy about ninety-nine percent of microorganisms on surfaces where we apply them. They can either affect or not affect fungal spores, which are typically reproductive and dormant bodies.
    •    Antimicrobial agents – These are chemicals used to prevent the development of microorganisms or stop or limit their growth. Examples include mildewstats and fungistats.

We can also perform the necessary repairs based on the restoration plan we have agreed on. Restoration can involve replacing drywall, replacing the carpet, and rebuilding of rooms or affected areas. Our team has the expertise required to provide complete remodeling and reconstruction services.

Is it Necessary to Demolish Walls and Ceilings to Fix Flood Damage?
At times, controlled demolition is a necessary part of restoring a property to fix the flood damage. If some areas within a home such as ceilings, drywall, and flooring have significant damage, we can remove and replace them. We use specific demolition methods so that the structural integrity of a home is not affected. Our team establishes a dryline to ensure that we only get rid of the unsalvageable parts of the affected materials.

Flood damage is challenging to deal with. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley has the equipment, certified technicians, and experience required to restore your property to its preloss state. Call us any time at (208) 788-0183. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Removing Water In Burley

3/12/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

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Flood Damage Restoration In Your Burley Residence

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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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.

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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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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 We Can Help Prevent Flooding

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Long-Term Solutions To Prevent A Burley House Flooding Again

Flooding in your Burley home can be an overwhelming and high-stress situation for all involved. For all of the recovery efforts that make up a successful restoration, a return to the preloss condition often comes at a high cost, especially when many homeowner insurance plans do not always cover the effects of flooding. Combating this situation once can be costly enough to homeowners, leaving them looking for the best solutions to prevent recurrences in the years to come.

With a team of qualified technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have real-time solutions for flood damage in Burley homes as it occurs. In addition to the work that we can do to save you money when emergencies have already occurred, we can also help you with long-term solutions to reduce your risks of contending with the same flood damages again.

Part of our success in this precautionary arena stems from our full-service contracting division that can get dispatched from our facility along with our mitigation team. While these professionals are invaluable with controlled demolition, build back, and repairs after flood damages, they can also work to assess persistent risks and the best modifications to protect your home. These professionals are fully licensed through the state of Idaho to offer comprehensive support from the emergency board up services through complete remodeling.

Especially in underground levels like basements and cellars, the ability to prevent moisture penetration can inevitably lead to a vulnerability to flooding. Fortunately, once the area has gotten dried up and returned to normal, our team can assess better methods of keeping water out of your basement. Some of these options might include:

    •    The installation of a sump pump which can move water away from the home, its foundation walls, and flooring.
    •    Regrading or trenching the concrete flooring to better move water to installed drainage systems.
    •    Application of hydraulic cement and waterproofing materials to the inside of your exposed foundation to reduce water and moisture penetration.

Knowing how to prevent flooding is as essential as having the ideal team to clean it up when you experience it initially. Our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team offers a full-service approach that can help you overcome flooding effects and offer long-term solutions to prevent the same level of threat moving forward. Give us a call anytime you need us at (208) 788-0183.

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Let Our Crew Help When A Flood Causes Damage To Your Burley Home

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Dealing With Flood Damage In Burley

After having a flood in your Burley area home, it becomes essential to dry your structure and contents quickly. The longer you allow water to dwell on your property, the more of a chance it has to cause significant damage to your home. Act fast, contact a qualified restoration specialist to plan the best course of action for your particular situation.

The company you choose to perform the flood damage restoration on your Burley area property should give you access to technicians who have obtained the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). You also gain access to advanced extraction and drying equipment as well as a variety of resources necessary to get your flood restoration job done right.

At SERVPRO, we have experienced water damage restoration technicians (WRT) who understand the four factors of drying. We put years of experience and training into limiting the time it takes to extract and dry moisture found in your home after a flood. It is our job to make sure that you receive the best possible results and get things in your home back to normal, fast.

SERVPRO technicians control your homes environment, using temperature, humidity, and air movement to return moisture levels to normal. Remember, wet goes to dry, which means that water moves from wet materials to dry materials or wet air to dryer air.

With this rule in mind, SERVPRO technicians use extractors, air movers, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and moisture detectors to determine which drying methods perform the best in your home. Since it is easier to remove a liquid than it is to remove gas, we start with water extraction equipment to remove as much water from your home as possible.

Floods can drastically affect the insulation in your walls, reducing its insulating power. Many types of insulation mat once wet and require replacement to maintain a quality living environment for you and your family. Air movers make it possible for technicians to dry wall-cavities without doing too much damage, the same goes for water under your kitchen cabinets, and other hard to reach areas of your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Wood River Valley for flood damage restoration services throughout Hailey, Rupert, and Richfield, today. We are proud to offer quality cleaning and restoration services to every member of our surrounding communities. Call 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)

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 Navigate Flood Damage Remediation in Mountain Home

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

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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How Snow Damaged Roofs Cause Flooding in Burley

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy snowfall can damage roofs, which can lead to water damage in your home.

Heavy Snowfall Can Allow Flooding Through Burley Roofs

During the winter months, Burley residents prepare for significant snowfall every year. While many of the homes and properties can manage these weather systems throughout one season to the next, aging roofs can begin to show wear and tear from supporting the massive weight of several inches of snowfall on a regular basis. The trouble is that many homeowners do not know about vulnerabilities in their roof until it collapses or fails in some way, allowing flooding to occur through the attic space and into the floors below.

Once your roof has allowed flood damage to occur to your Burley home, you want to react quickly to get the right personnel there to help. Our SERVPRO professionals are available any time of the day to help customers through traumatic situations like this with effective mitigation strategies and emergency board up services that can help to prevent further water penetration into the home until it can get appropriately and sufficiently reconstructed.

As is the case with any flooding situation, extraction has to take priority along with other mitigation strategies our team utilizes. We can arrive with our Green Fleet, which features a sizable truck-mounted pump capable of extracting water from affected areas at a rate of 300 psi. Once extraction wands have taken care of the rest, our SERVPRO team can focus on drying efforts to protect damaged elements of the home from structural failure and collapse.

Meanwhile, other technicians that have arrived with our rapid response team catalog damage to items and contents throughout your home, tagging them for removal off-site. We can carefully remove these belongings from the property and store them in a nearby facility of ours for focused cleaning, drying, disinfection, and deodorizing efforts. Once restoration completes within the home, we can return these items to their original places.

While snowfall occurs every year, knowing the stability of your roof and its ability to weather the weight can be critical to preventing flooding. Give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley rapid response team a call at the first sign of flood damage at (208) 788-0183.

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Let SERVPRO be the Rainbow after Your Storm in Sun Valley

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Let the SERVPRO experts help restore your home after flood damage

What to Do Immediately Following a Flood in Your Sun Valley Home

With the expectancy for flash flooding increasing for Sun Valley residents with a mix of fall and winter weather conditions, preparing for what to do when an emergency like this occurs can save you time and money in what could potentially be a costly situation. With the right preparedness and planning, you can know whom to call to mitigate your losses, preserve the contents of your home, and help you to bring your home back to preloss conditions.

While you might not get prepared for the possibility of flood damages to your Sun Valley home, knowing how you can respond to these situations can protect your property and your hard-earned money. Once floodwaters penetrate your home, many homeowners assume that calling their insurance company is the logical first step to take. Reaching out to SERVPRO first can help protect your property and speed up the claims process that you have to navigate with your insurance provider.

Once our estimator arrives at your address with the rest of our response team, they can begin to go over the property to determine the full measure of the damage from the flooding. In this process, the technician catalogs losses, determine the work to get done to restore the property fully and prepares a rough cost estimate for the insurance provider that offers coverage to your home. We communicate directly with the adjuster to provide the necessary details to them to expedite the claims process to get approval for our team to begin restoration work as soon as possible.

Our SERVPRO team can work quickly to mitigate the effects of the flooding on your home when we first arrive as well to stop the spread of the water and preserve materials and contents within your home determined to be at risk.

It can be a challenge to work through all the hoops that insurance companies set in front of you to get professional work done on your home that has suffered the effects of flooding. Let our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley technicians help you to get the materials you need to file your claim and restore your property following a flood. Give us a call anytime at (208) 788-0183.

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