Recent Why SERVPRO Posts


7/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Van with "Faster to any Disaster" and the SERVPRO logo Faster to any disaster!

If you’re looking for damage restoration services after a disaster has hit your home or business, SERVPRO is the best in the business. Here are few reasons why.

24/7 Responses

One of the best things about working with SERVPRO is that you can expect responses to your calls all around the clock. A fire, storm, or flood won’t wait until it’s convenient for you, which is why our Customer Care Center is there 24/7 to answer your calls and provide you with immediate assistance.

Wherever You Need Us

We pride ourselves on having two locations covering almost all of Southern Idaho. With our services available within two hours, that means wherever you are in the area, we can come to your assistance.

So if you’re asking “why SERVPRO?” our only response is why not? SERVPRO is on call 24/7 with our damage restoration services that will make any disaster "Like it never even happened."


6/8/2022 (Permalink)

green text that says "Fire Mold Water Storm" and the SERVPRO logo under with the text "Cleaning. Restoration. Construction." SERVPRO is ready day or night when you need us!

Whether your home or business is damaged, you need your repairs to be completed by professionals with the right level of expertise and experience. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley are the people for the job.

Along with our team’s extensive technical skills, knowledge, equipment, and versatility when it comes to damage restoration services, there are plenty of other reasons that you should choose us. We’re about much more than handling the big picture, understanding that losses can be the largest in the smallest of elements.

Along with larger-scale cleanups and construction projects, our skills lie in the details, with our team adept in odor removal, dealing with graffiti, cleaning up biohazards/crime scenes, restoring soft furnishings, and even salvaging important damaged documents.

We also pride ourselves on being insurance experts, partnering with firms to provide the most excellent service possible to clients and policyholders. We do what we can to reduce claim costs, create low loss ratios, and help customers feel satisfied with their policies.

So, if your home or business space suffers from major damage, come to SERVPRO, and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

Flooded Home in Sun Valley?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A large water stain can be seen growing on a ceiling. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Blaine County.

SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is committed to providing our customers with the best service and support. Here is a recent Google review that says it all:

“I’m going to preface this review with the fact that I have used and been highly dissatisfied with two other local companies. If you are shopping for a water/mold mitigation company, don’t mess around, hire these guys!

An ice dam during the ridiculous Sun Valley winter of 2018-19 led us to hire SERVPRO. I’m not going to lie, I must have PTSD from previous experiences. As water dripped down my ceiling and walls, I felt hopeless. Time passed, and I knew I needed to figure it out. Dr. Google surprised me with SERVPRO’s contact info, and within hours, the owner, Luke, arrived at my house to begin the process of saving my home and my sanity.

Luke, Eric (manager), and the entire crew were professional, timely, and helpful. The extensive water/mold mitigation work they did on my home, with my contractor, and with my PITA insurance company was completely unmatched. Additionally, I’m an over-communicator of sorts, and each phone call was met with incredible customer service!” Kelly Choma

Call Us Today!

When you have water damage or another form of property damage, SERVPRO® of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 208-788-0183.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Specialized Restoration Training in Sun Valley?

12/23/2021 (Permalink)

Highly Trained Technicians in Sun Valley. 

Did you know that SERVPRO of Wood River Valley technicians is required to undergo rigorous initial and ongoing training and take continuing education courses to stay up to speed on technological advancements and industry standards? We provide cleanup and restoration training and certification courses in the areas of fire and water damage, mold mitigation and remediation, and commercial cleaning and restoration services. 

Training Programs

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

Employee Certification Training

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

Continuing Education Classes

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

Specialized Cleaning Services

Our technicians are also trained to provide specialized cleaning services to remove biological pathogens in Sun Valley. These services clean and disinfect porous and nonporous household surfaces and high-touch areas using guidelines set by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. 

Call Us Today!

When your Sun Valley home or commercial business has a property damage emergency, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Here to Help. ® Our technicians have the advanced training and experience to clean and restore any form of property damage.

Restoration Training in Hailey?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

A training room is shown. We are trusted leaders in emergency restoration services in Blaine County.

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 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. 

Recognizing Different Mold Types in Wood River Valley

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has guidelines about mold. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley would like to share these guidelines.

Question- What Causes Mold to Grow:

  1. Moisture
  2. Warmth
  3. Protein-Protein is in building materials like drywall
  4. It is also in wood and in many paints
  5. Skin cells (we shed them all the time)
  6. Dog and cat dander

How to identify mold:

  1. Only a licensed professional can identify what kind of mold you have. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley does not identify mold types
  2. You need to know what kind of mold you have

How to eliminate a mold problem AFTER an inspector has identified the type of mold:

  1. Call a licensed professional. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is licensed in mold remediation. We know how to clean up the different mold types
  2. Be aware, there can be much more mold than you see. Mold spores are tiny
  3. Without proper training, equipment, and safety measures, you should NOT try to resolve the problem yourself

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Wood River Valley

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reactions. In cases where a home or business structure in Wood River Valley is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is the fast response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re Here to Help. SERVPRO of Wood River Valley are business owners, homeowners and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity-based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is Ready to Help in Wood River Valley

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

1700+ reasons why…

In the beginning, there was a painting business in California and from that SERVPRO was born. There are now currently over 1700 stores from our Atlantic Seaboard to our Pacific Frontier. Over seventeen hundred franchises tell the tale. We have grown phenomenally and are continuing to grow. Your business in Wood River Valley has been the cornerstone of that growth and we recognize that. Because of you, we strive to always put our best foot forward. Whether bagging up hazardous waste or speaking with insurance adjusters, our efforts are and always will be to give you our best.

Over five decades…

Without experience, the best intentions are fruitless. We, here atSERVPRO of Wood River Valley have experience. In fact, we’ve got over five decades of professional cleaning and restoration know-how scattered across the country. The staff at our franchisees are well trained and professional when performing their duties and/or assessing your situation. If and when you are facing the discomfort of a high-stress situation; find us online or call us and we will put those years of experience to work for you.

Indoor Air Quality

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Indoor Air Quality

After the first responders and firefighters have left your Sun Valley home, and the flames have gotten extinguished, you begin to determine the steps necessary to return your home to preloss conditions. While taking care of the immediate structural issues becomes a priority, you also have to consider whether conditions are safe within the home. Our experienced technicians can do the work safely, and address indoor air quality concerns which could pose health risks to those exposed.

When it comes to overcoming fire damages in your Sun Valley home, our professionals have continual training in safety techniques and the use of personal protective equipment designed to protect them in potentially harmful situations. After a fire, many factors could impact the overall air quality within the property such as smoke, debris, soot, chemicals, and contaminants. We have the advanced technology designed to remove these threats fast.

Our franchise prides itself on the inventory of advanced equipment made available to our trained technicians dispatched to emergencies throughout our service area. Air scrubbers are among one of the most important machines that we can use to improve the air quality within a home quickly, as these devices can trap debris, particulates, mold spores, and dust as small as 0.3 microns.

Deodorization is another concern for both the homeowner and our restoration team, and there are many solutions that we have to remove foul odors like smoke damages from your home and its contents. Ozone chambers can help to neutralize odor molecules present in the contents of your home, but they get removed to a safe location to do this as the early stages of this process can prove fatal to humans and pets. We also offer thermal fogging technology to release a dense chemical compound to neutralize odor molecules in the environment, fabrics, carpets, clothing, and other areas.

Having the right tools for the job can make restoration after a fire go much more quickly. We strive to minimize the impact on our customer’s lives as we restore the damage their property has endured, and that begins with having the industry-leading equipment to do it efficiently. Give our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley response team a call for any emergency at (208) 788-0183.

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Who Are Some Good Local Water Removal Services Contractors in Mountain Home?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

bedroom with standing water on floor Did your home experience a water loss event? SERVPRO is always ready to restore your home.

SERVPRO of Mountain Home Can Provide Your Home with Water Removal Services! 

If you find your Mountain Home property in need of water removal services, you may be concerned about whom to contact. Here at SERVPRO, we specialize in water damage remediation services of any kind. No matter the problem, big or small, our technicians can help you.  

Imagine a scenario where your Mountain Home house needed water removal services because of an overflowing bathtub. Here at SERVPRO, we understand how nerve-wracking that situation would be, and we prioritize getting to your property quickly. Water removal jobs are time-sensitive, so call for help right away.  

How Can SERVPRO Make the Job Go Faster? 

At SERVPRO, we focus on preparation. To get to your home quickly, and therefore begin as soon as possible, we can:  

  • Load our vans with advanced equipment in advance 
  • Assemble a team of IICRC-certified technicians as soon as you call for help 
  • Use GPS to ensure we travel the quickest route to your location  

We believe that providing you with excellent service starts with a quick response. If you need our help, we vow to get to you as promptly as we possibly can.  

What Advanced Equipment Do Your Technicians Use?  

SERVPRO used advanced industry-grade technological devices to remediate water-based damages. We train our technicians to use:  

  • Extractors (mounted/unmounted)
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Flood drying mats
  • Air blasting tubes
  • Dehumidifiers 
  • Heaters  

Our technicians have devices created to handle both particular problems and a broad range of general issues. No matter the need in your house, our technicians have the right advanced technological devices to handle it.  

If you think you may need water removal services, get help today! Speak with a representative of SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by dialing (208) 788-0183. Whenever you need our help, our technicians are ready. 

More about Mountain Home.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Mountain Home, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Wood River Valley today at (208) 788-0183 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Flooding from Ice Dams in Burley

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Icicles Hang From Ice Dam On Roof No matter how we can help you to make ice dam flooding, “Like it never even happened,” we are standing by at (208) 788-0183.

Steps to Address Flooding from Ice Dams on Burley Roofs

Ice damming can severely cripple the defenses of your Burley home’s roof by allowing a buildup of ice along the edge of the roof that continues to push back into shingles and underlayment. With melting snow happening in rapid freezing conditions, the problem can become so bad that it damages the roof without homeowners realizing it. Attics can become saturated with intruding floodwater when openings exist to your home’s interior.

Flood damage from ice dams on Burley homes is most often directly the result of inadequate insulation in the attic space against the roof. Thinner areas of insulation do not keep the heat inside your house in the cold conditions as they should, and they escape through thinner layers of insulation against the roofing materials. Warm roofs in freezing conditions are the making for damaging conditions like ice dams. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to address these concerns in multiple ways.

Emergency Repairs
One of the priorities of the responding emergency teams is to allow our in-house residential contactors to set up temporary construction solutions. For damaged roofs, tarping can immediately eliminate further water penetration so that our mitigation technicians can work on evaporative drying solutions for saturated flooring and walls with our centrifugal air movers.

Water removal strategies do not exclusively address surface water pooling above the top layer of flooring materials, but a more general term for reducing moisture trapped in these construction materials as well. Through many tools like our wet vacuums, wands, and drying mats for the unfinished wood flooring, we can get a better handle on flooding conditions that could continually migrate into lower levels of the house.

There are dozens of steps and phases between the first notice of loss when you reach out to our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley emergency team and the work that happens to bring your property back to preloss condition. No matter how we can help you to make ice dam flooding, “Like it never even happened,” we are standing by at (208) 788-0183.

For more about Burley click here.

Winter Woes and Water Damage from Ice and Snow? Call SERVPRO for Help in Mountain Home!

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Frosty the Snowman SERVPRO and Frosty Say--Insulate Your Pipes to Prevent Winter Freezing and Water Damage in Mountain Home

Mountain Home With Frozen Pipes Needs Water Cleanup

Water damage from pipe bursts due to frigid weather is not uncommon in Idaho. Many homes built in the last 50 years tend to have the water pipes located within the structure away from exterior walls and well-insulated from freezing.

Because winter temperatures often dip into the single digits in Mountain Home, frozen pipes and water cleanup assistance is a frequent call SERVPRO receives. Temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower can be the cause of any pipe burst because when water freezes, it expands and has nowhere to go within the confines of the plumbing.

The equipment makes the difference for lessening loss in every home disaster situation. Consumer-grade wet/dry vacs have no comparison to the portable pumps, ride-on Rover units, and truck-mounted power for expedited water removal. Equally, unmatched is the array of drying equipment that brings down the interior humidity rapidly and helps homeowners avoid secondary issues such as mold growth or foul odors.

Preventing Frozen Pipes
·      There are steps homeowners can take against freezing pipes such as:
·      Keep the heat on in the property, at least above 50 degrees Fahrenheit
·      Turn the water for both hot and cold taps on just a bit and let the water drip
·      For pipes by an outside wall within cabinets, open the cabinet doors
·      Seal gaps and cracks around pipes where the cold area can enter
·      Heating tape is a solution some homeowners use for short sections of pipe that at risk of freezing
·      Insulate pipes where the home is not heated, particularly in basements or attic spaces

Water Extraction and Drying
SERVPRO technicians arrive quickly to extract the water from the property. They can arrange for a qualified plumber to make the repairs needed to assist the home getting back to normal if the homeowner desires. The drying of the property uses air movers that blow high-velocity warm air that speeds the drying process.  Afterward, the techs wipe down surfaces affected by water loss with antimicrobial and deodorizing cleaning agents to ensure no residual water odors get left behind.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley at (208) 788-0183 handles water cleanup from frozen pipes in properties and makes the loss, "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Remediation In Burley

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged home Once you call us, we can send a team of trained technicians out to your location as soon as possible.

Why Choose SERVPRO for Water Damage Remediation in Burley?

If the plumbing in your Burley home suddenly malfunctions and you have a water leak, you need to act fast to keep it from ruining your flooring, carpets, furniture, walls, and more. Calling the professionals to get to work immediately is the best way to make sure that cleanup begins and the loss is kept to a minimum. This is where our friendly and highly-trained team at SERVPRO is here to help!

Water damage in Burley can happen for a variety of reasons, and you need to know that each situation is unique. We employ a variety of techniques, equipment, and products to make sure that your water cleanup is performed in a timely, efficient manner. It is crucial that we minimize the water loss so that you can get your property back to normal.

When it comes to the handling of water restoration in your home, communication is critical. We have a project manager or an SMR, a sales and marketing rep who works with you and the insurance adjuster to discuss services along with the timeline for the steps to complete the extraction, cleanup, drying, restoration, and disinfection phases.

Drying After Thorough Extraction
We have trained technicians at SERVPRO who employ various types of extraction techniques using specialized equipment to pull moisture from your upholstery, carpeting, and the padding underneath as well as other areas that are hard to dry. We make sure that we take several passes to pull out as much water as possible before our crew moves forward to the next phase of the process of restoration.

Instead of merely using fans to blow air over a wet surface, SERVPRO technicians use high-powered air movers to circulate the air, speeding up the drying process. We also have industrial-strength dehumidifiers that lessen drying times significantly as they capture moisture from the air to transport it out of the building. Using both air movers and dehumidifiers in unison helps with the rapid remediation of the water loss area.

Do you have water damage that you need to address? Our team at SERVPRO of Wood River Valley is here to help! We're available 24/7 for emergency services by calling (208) 788-0183.  Once you call us, we can send a team of trained technicians out to your location as soon as possible.

For more about Burley click here.

How Candles Cause Fire Damage in Burley

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Five small candles burning on table in bedroom These candles are fire hazards. They are not in a glass or metal container, and if left unattended could cause a fire.

Reach Out to SERVPRO of Wood River Valley for Burley Fire Damage Restoration Services  

Many scenarios could cause fire damage to your Burley property. From faulty electrical work to food left on the stove unattended, there are many possibilities. However, some situations occur more often than others.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the most common potential causes of fire damage in your Burley home could be cooking, heating, electrical, smoking, or candles. It is always imperative to keep your eye on any space heaters, the stove, or candles.  

However, what would happen if an accident occurred? Imagine that you left a candle burning in your bedroom, forgetting about it while you went to make dinner in another room. If you began to smell smoke, and then the fire detector in your hallway went off, naturally, you would rush to see what the issue is. Not all fires inside of your home end in disaster. In this case, imagine that you were able to put the fire out with an extinguisher, and only your drapes burned up.  

Even a small fire can leave traces behind, unfortunately. To remediate the soot stains on your walls and the malodor in the air, the best thing you can do is obtain help right away. Call SERVPRO whenever your home faces fire damage.  

Our technicians are highly trained, having certification with the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.) Furthermore, we always use advanced technological equipment to fight the damages in your home. Here at SERVPRO, we believe in getting to your residence as soon as possible; we understand that quick response times are the key to staying ahead of the damage in your home.  

Cleaning soot off of your walls is a simple task for our technicians. SERVPRO could use a unique house-made cleaning solution, designed to lift the soot away from your painted walls gently. Afterward, if paint got damaged in the process, our technicians could repaint the area and use paints designed to trap foul odor beneath them. Lastly, our techs could use thermal foggers to eliminate any remaining malodor from the air, and leave your home, "Like it never even happened."  

If you find that your home needs fire damage remediation, do not wait to get help. Speak with SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by phoning the number (208) 788-0183. No matter when you call us, we're ready to come and help your home. 

Learn more about Burley here.

Why SERVPRO is the Trusted Choice for Emergency Home Restoration Needs in Mountain Home

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment You can trust SERVPRO of Wood River Valley handle all of your emergency restoration needs. Call 24/7 208-788-0183

Why our Restoration Service has Grown Rapidly through Mountain Home over the Last Three Years

Our restoration service starts with the simple principle of providing the best equipment, training, and personnel to any given restoration project for Mountain Home residents. Over the last three years, our company has grown its reputation and widened its reach in this community, first in Twin Falls, and now, the wider wood river valley region. At the core of this expansion is the same expertise and equipment, with the addition of working experience in restoration of mold, water, fire, or storm property damages. We source technicians from the local area with qualifications from a nationally recognized awarding body, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) 

Water Damage Restoration

A water loss scenario can cause extensive harm to the interior of your property. In some situations, these damages are immediately apparent. Other times, you may find water damage in your Mountain Home property has resided in areas invisible to the naked eye. This second category should be dealt with by a professional with the ability to measure moisture content levels and predict outcomes. Inexperienced water restoration can cause permanent losses, particularly in homes with wooden floors that may cup, buckle, or warp without the correct drying procedure in place.

SERVPRO technicians provide water restoration services to Mountain Home residents that both mitigate losses as well as guarding your home against future damages. Often, water-related incidents can be the result of condensation occurring in poorly insulated areas of the home or areas without the necessary vapor barrier, like crawlspaces. These can cause permanent issues with insulation or sheetrock in your property that may have to be discarded and replaced to prevent them, causing further harm.

SERVPRO can temporarily remove infrastructure to gain access to problem areas in the home. We conduct thorough inspections using moisture sensors, meters, and thermal imaging cameras to trace moisture through the home, eliminating the need to remove infrastructure unnecessarily. When we do need to take care of drywall or sheetrock, SERVPRO can conduct a controlled demolition as part of our restoration services. We then thoroughly clean and dry the affected area before replacing the contaminated infrastructure with new material. 

Fire Damage Restoration

Fire restoration can be challenging to carry out by yourself.  Whether fire damage in your Mountain Home property is extensive or includes difficult to remove soots and smoke residues, professionals can help save expense by avoiding replacements and secondary damages. SERVPRO provides certified Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) to carry out the finer details of your property restoration and direct the cleanup effort. You can contact us twenty-four hours a day on our emergency line to arrange a visit.

Fire staining, caused by carcinogens in smoke, is tough to remove. However, there are several practical approaches a homeowner can carry out without risking too much harm to their personal property. Running a vacuum cleaner through the property can be beneficial in removing dry soots from surfaces, as well as carpets. You may also lay down a protective tarpaulin or other material to prevent soots from falling from the upper levels and damaging carpets. 

As a professional restoration service provider, we recommend you leave walls and ceilings to a certified technician. These areas can often build up thick odorous deposits which, depending on the materials that combusted, can respond poorly to standard cleaning methods. Synthetic materials, for example, produce a wet smoke which responds negatively to water and can be spread around resulting in further damage. SERVPRO can conduct a pre-test of materials, soots, and smoke residues to ensure we use the right cleaning agents and equipment, on the right areas.  

Mold Remediation

Microbial growth issues are common in private residences that subjected to a wet, cold climate for long periods of the year. These microscopic fungi find ideal living conditions in heated homes where a plentiful food supply of natural, porous materials like woods or drywall are present. Generally speaking, mold damage in your Mountain Home property begins with a wet or damp spot. The moisture in these areas then provides the catalyst for mold spores to settle and proliferate with the effect of infesting materials that come into direct contact with mold. 

SERVPRO offers residents of Mountain Home expertise in the area of mold remediation. We can also conduct a thorough inspection of the affected area to ensure that we comprehensively deal with the mold issue at the time of service. Failure to address the source of the issue, which may be residing behind drywall, underneath fittings like baths or showers, or a slow leak in your internal plumbing structure can make remediation efforts ineffective as mold colonies reappear. 

We provide a tried and tested plan for the thorough remediation of a mold incident. Our remediation efforts incorporate the removal, disposal, and replacement of infested materials to ensure that mold does not return shortly after service. We are also capable of containing the affected area while work is carried out to prevent spores spreading. It is not uncommon during the demolition of infested drywall or other materials for SERVPRO to deploy air filtration units alongside negative air pressure to prevent the unwanted spread of mold. 

Storm Damage Restoration

Although we consider our homes to be resilient and secure, they are not often built to withstand avalanches, high winds, or flash flooding. Violent weather events put your homes weakest infrastructure under extreme pressure. Doors, windows or roofing structure can be busted open by severe weather, allowing gallon upon gallon of water to come rushing into the home. Once your safety is secure, you should reach out to your storm insurance adjuster immediately as well as arrange for a professional restoration service. 

In most property damage scenarios, a homeowner can carry out some critical mitigation work themselves. However, storm damage in your Mountain Home property can present a genuine health risk. Floodwaters are considered to be an infectious waste because they can travel several miles before entering your home, picking up all kinds of pathogens along the way. These could include raw sewage and animal carcasses as well as herbicides, pesticides, and viruses. For that reason, you should seek a professional with the correct personal protective equipment to inspect the safety of the property before anybody else enters. 

Storm events cause significant losses with insurance payouts reaching $10bn annually in the US since 2008. SERVPRO is here to help reduce those claim costs by conducting emergency procedures which can prevent severe losses. Our duties include thoroughly draining and drying the property as well as fitting tarps over affected areas in your roofing structure and securing doorways. These small tasks can prevent the weakening of floors through waterlogging and stop your Mountain Home property from sustaining more significant damages and requiring extensive restoration services.

SERVPRO of Wood River Valley has a stellar reputation for the restoration of property after water, fire, mold and storm damage. Contact us for immediate assistance using our call line at (208) 788-0183.

Your Best Option For Your Flood Damaged Home In Burley Is Our Experts

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Call (208) 788-0183 for help when the contaminated waters invade.

Why SERVPRO Professionals Are The Premier Choice For Burley Flood Damage

High snowpack levels and accelerated melting puts Burley in the path of potentially historical flooding events. It is perhaps most evident whether flood mitigation and remediation accomplished its goals after the floodwaters recede and summer establishes the dry, hot conditions southern Idaho expects. Months after the flood loss homeowners want no reminders of the crisis, but that hope fails if appropriate recovery work was not done.

In our location on the Snake River, Burley residents suffer flood damage when snowmelt swells the river. If flooding invades your home, it is critical that experts evaluate the scenario and plan for appropriate removal and complete structural drying. Our educated managers and technicians use the best practices to get the water out.

Overland flooding exposes your home to significant levels of contaminants. Silt, chemicals, and organic waste from overwhelmed sewer systems can fill the lower levels of your dwelling. We are well-versed in local regulations concerning the containment and disposal of hazardous fluids, why SERVPRO is the number to call. Once the water exits, we use EPA-registered cleaning agents and disinfectants to ensure your space is safe for you and your family.

Our technicians are skilled in strategies like thermal imaging and moisture metering to locate any hidden water. Skipping this step increases the risk that progressive deterioration of building materials and secondary water damage continues unseen. Weeks to months after you thought the flood effects were eliminated collapse of structural components or a significant mold infestation come to light. Our thoroughness is why SERVPRO never disappoints.

Rest assured that if SERVPRO was your remediation company removal of floodwater was completed professionally. Furthermore, our IICRC-trained employees planned and implemented Applied Structural Drying (ASD) procedures that moved any absorbed flood water out of structures and into the air as a vapor, then collected by dehumidifiers and discarded.

We also evaluate any lingering odors related to the flooding and use a multistep procedure to eliminate the noxious smells, not just mask them. SERVPRO invests in innovative equipment like thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators to neutralize odor-bearing particles through chemical processes that change their molecular structure.

Reliability and results are why SERVPRO of Wood River Valley should be your provider for comprehensive and effective flood damage remediation. Call (208) 788-0183 for help when the contaminated waters invade.

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We Provide Top-Notch Water Cleanup Services In Mountain Home

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Get help from SERVPRO of Wood River Valley by phoning (208) 788-0183.

Local Mountain Home Water Cleanup Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Your Mountain Home Dishwasher Floods the Kitchen Floor

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Malfunctioning dishwashers are common causes of water damage. Cal SERVPRO to remove the water.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Specialists Explain The Timeline For Water Damaged Drywall In Your Burley Home

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Timeline For Exposed Drywall In Burley Homes

When it comes to disasters that can threaten your Burley home, many of these situations result in a finite timeline between the preservation of damaged areas in the house and the need for costly demolition and reconstruction. Water loss incidents are a great example of this, as construction materials exposed to spreading water damage can often get preserved and restored when experienced and trained technicians can get to the problem areas quickly enough.

With a damage timeline well established to begin water cleanup in your Burley home, failing to reach these deadlines can result in widespread structural concerns and a need for reconstruction. Drywall is often one of the materials to get exposed to spreading water damage, and also has a unique property to wick up moisture around it to saturate it even worse. From the point of exposure, drywall can swell and become unsalvageable in as little as one full day. Reaching out to professionals like our SERVPRO team can help to protect damaged areas like this when possible.

Our team offers a fast response to emergencies to help save our customers money. Experienced technicians remain available 24/7 to offer effective and immediate mitigation strategies such as drying and extraction efforts to help protect exposed materials like the drywall in your home. We have tools that can help to determine moisture pockets and direct our technicians on site where to best place our drying equipment to maximize results as quickly as possible.

Another way that our SERVPRO professionals work to preserve drywall when possible is to eliminate moisture in wall cavities. This solution involves either flood cuts in the drywall to remove areas too saturated to save and drying efforts with our air movers, or the use of our injectidry system which feeds hoses in through drilled holes behind the baseboard of affected walls.

Drywall is a common structural element for your home and one that can quickly become damaged under the right conditions. Let our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley rapid response team help you to clean up the mess and dry up these damaged elements quickly. Give us a call at (208) 788-0183.

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Why Time is of the Essence in Removing Water From Your Sun Valley Home

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

The clock is ticking on your water damage. The longer the water sits, the greater the damage.

Fast Response for Water Damage in Sun Valley Homes

When you have a situation that requires immediate attention in your Sun Valley home, you want to know that there is a restoration company available 24/7 to respond to that emergency. Our team is comprised of highly-trained technicians that remain available to every customer and potential customer throughout our service area for whenever disasters could strike.

Even with smaller-scale water damage situations in your Sun Valley residence, having professional restoration available to the property to help preserve its structural elements and the contents of the home can be a wise choice to make. Our SERVPRO team of professionals can get a quick understanding of the scope of the damages that the house has sustained and work fast to remove excess water and begin drying efforts to preserve affected materials and areas of the property.

Water damages within your property follow a tight timeline that worsens the longer that damages go unresolved. This timeline is a reason that our highly-trained technicians are available 24-hours a day to mitigate loss within your property as these emergencies occur. Within minutes, materials throughout your home can absorb the water they become exposed to, which can adversely affect them. In as little as 24 hours, this saturation can reach the point of distorting materials like drywall, causing irreparable damage.

While our SERVPRO technicians have the capability of removing overly damaged materials with controlled demolition techniques to prepare the area for reconstruction, we strive to preserve these elements before removal is necessary. To do this, we must arrive quickly to the damaged home and begin our efforts to dry out the saturated materials through the use of our advanced equipment such as high-powered air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers.

Water damage can occur from some different sources, but overcoming it requires expertise and the right efficient equipment. You can depend on the resources and experience of our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley rapid response team to work to preserve damaged structural elements in your home to make the restoration process as efficient as possible. Give us a call today at (208) 788-0183.

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