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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)

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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)

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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.

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How We Can Help Prevent Flood Damage In your Burley House

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)

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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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