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My business caught on fire. What's next?

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Has your business's building burnt down in a fire? What do you do now? There are different things you should and shouldn’t do when you have experienced a fire within your businesses.

  1. Don’t touch anything
  2. Turn off all utilities
  3. Immediately contact your insurance company
  4. After you are instructed to you can remove your necessary items
  5. Make sure to let your local police department know so they can help prevent vandalism or break ins
  6. You or your insurance company will call a Cleaning and Restoration professional to help you get back up and going.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We have highly trained professionals who are ready to be there for your home and business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Christmas Trees gone bad

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Today we did a demonstration on how quickly a Christmas Tree can start on fire. Did you know that between 2014-2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 160 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of two deaths, 14 injuries, and $10 million in direct property damage annually.

Thank you to Ammon fire department for helping us with this demonstration. We wanted to help to educate the public on how quickly a happy holiday tradition can go wrong.

Be sure to keep your trees watered and away from any heat source such as candles, heaters, etc.

SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your Fire, Water, Mold and Asbestos need! (208) 523-5365

Kitchen or indoor pool?

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Water disasters can happen in almost any part of your home. One of the most common places for it to happen however is the kitchen. The kitchen has many different factors that can contribute to water issues. Fridge, dishwasher, water lines to fridge, sink, etc.  There are steps you can take however after a water disaster occurs in your home.

  1. Your going to want to turn off the water and power in your kitchen area. You want to try to stop anymore water from coming out.
  2. Next you will want to call your insurance company right away to see what is covered.
  3. And finally you will want to call a cleaning and restoration company to come out and asses the damage. They will let you know if this is something you can fix yourself or if a professional will need to assist you with.

SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your Fire, Water, Mold and Asbestos need! (208) 523-5365

Bathrooms... Dark, damp and isolated spaces.

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

While working on a tile job we discovered a customer’s bathroom had been invaded by mold! Bathroom mold occurs primarily because mold loves damp, dark, wet and isolated spaces. Bathrooms are a breeding ground for mold because of the unlimited amount of water supplied in a small space. Sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers and let’s not forget your littles bath time routines that involves shoveling the water from the bathtub to your bathroom floors.

According to houselogic.com a great way to help prevent a moldy bathroom mess would be:

  • Use your bathroom ventilation fan when you shower or bathe, and leave it on for 30 minutes following the end of your bath; if you don’t have an exhaust fan, install one.
  • Keep household humidity levels below 50%; an air conditioner or dehumidifier can help.
  • Use a mildew-resistant shower curtain, and wash or replace it frequently.
  • Don’t keep bottles of shampoo or shower gel, toys, or loofahs in the shower, as they provide places for mold to grow and hide.
  • Wash your bathroom rugs frequently.

If you still happen to have a mold disaster give SERVPRO a call today and we can come out ASAP. SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your Fire, Water, Mold and Asbestos need! (208) 523-5365

Dangerous weather in Idaho

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Even in the worst stormy weather SERVPRO will travel near and far to be there in your time of need! Our franchise travels all over Southeastern Idaho and the weather out here can get pretty treacherous at times. Last year alone we saw an average of 38.9 inches of snow. The US averages at 27.8. So needless to say, our winters are pretty chilly.

Road conditions are not always the best so we always urge our employees to take these steps while driving in stormy weather.

  1. Slow down. Even if you haveall-wheel drive, reduce your speed about 10 miles per hour below the speed limit
  2. Beware of black ice
  3. Avoid tailgating
  4. Don't brake duringa turn
  5. Turn into a skid

These tips can make a huge difference while driving in adverse weather conditions. If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Mold where you least expect it!

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings have to deal with almost everything a home would have to including mold. Mold is a touchy subject because unless tested or viewed by a professional you can’t tell how dangerous it can really be. Mold occurs primarily because mold loves damp, dark, wet and isolated spaces. So really almost just about anywhere. Below are some tips on helping to prevent a mold disaster in your business.

  1. Always stay vigilant. Mold is very tricky and sneaky and can hid almost anywhere that is even the tiniest bit damp
  2. Make sure to always make the proper repairs to foundation cracks, leaky roofs, etc.
  3. Dehumidifiers are always a great idea to combat mold growth
  4. Clean clean clean! Try your best to keep your property clean!

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Water damage in your building

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings have to deal with almost everything a home would have to including water damage. While working on a commercial property this week we found that water had seeped into the cracks through the foundation. Idaho has been dealing with a lot of highs and lows this month which means cold snow followed by melting snow. This can only mean one thing... soppy messes!

When the foundation in your building has a crack or opening water can and will find its way in. Water inside your business should never be ignored. It should be cleaned up immediately and if you feel that it has caused more of a disaster than you can deal with make sure to call a professional to come help. Remember water sometimes leads to mold!

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Steps to take after a storm

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

After a storm there are definitely steps to take to make sure your home is safe and secure and has not been affected negatively. Make sure you do the following after a major storm event:

  • Check your home and property for damage.
  • Keep clear of damaged buildings, powerlines and trees.
  • Be aware of road hazards such as floodwater, debris and damaged roads or bridges.
  • Do not drive through affected areas unless it is necessary.

Storms can happen almost any where at any time. Being prepared can give you a huge advantage if your city is hit by a dangerous event. Make sure that you and your family have a plan in place. Certain things like overnight bags, canned foods and non-perishable foods stored, escape plans, etc. can make things a lot simpler if something were to occur.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We have highly trained professionals who are ready to be there for your home and business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How to secure your home before a storm

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

If a storm happens in your town there are definitely things you can do before and after to help get through it. Before any storm you should:

  • Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured.
  • If it is safe to do so, check gutters, downpipes and drains are not blocked.
  • Park your car undercover and away from trees.

 And after a storm you can:

  • Stay indoors and away from windows.
  • If outdoors, shelter away from drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
  • Be prepared for power outages.
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We have highly trained professionals who are ready to be there for your home and business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What to do if a storm affects your crawlspace

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Storms can affect your property all different kinds of ways. One of the ways that it can affect your home is by letting water seep into the crawl space. Water leaking in your crawlspace can cause a lot of issues in your home. These issues include mold, flooding, rot, and could attract pests.

If water leaks into your home the first thing you should do is assess the damage right away. Then you should always call your insurance and see what kind of coverage you will be covered for. You or your insurance will likely cause a restoration company to come and clean up and dry up the water and assess and fix any further damage.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We have highly trained professionals who are ready to be there for your home and business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.