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Removing some wet carpet

6/12/2020 (Permalink)

Carpet puller being loaded into a SERVPRO truck Carpet puller machine being loaded into a SERVPRO truck.

Removing some carpet today! SERVPRO went to a job where the homeowners carpet needed to be removed because of water damage. If carpet has been wet for longer than 72 hours it is a good time to consider replacing it. Mold takes no longer than 72 hours to form and spread making it difficult to clean thoroughly after that time. If mold begins to spread that you will be in for a lot of other issues.

However, there are steps you can take to hopefully avoid removing the carpet.

  1. Remove water as quickly as possible
  2. Use fans to speed up carpet drying process
  3. Use a dehumidifier to dry out the room
  4. Steam clean carpet and flooring

If you have a Fire, Water, Mold, Asbestos, or Biohazard disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365 We have highly trained professionals that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your disaster needs.

Rain Rain Go Away

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy rain and winds can leave a lasting and very negative impact on your home. Rain along with hail, wind, and snow, is known to cause all sorts of damage when severe enough. There are many ways to prepare your home to help prevent the damaging affects that the elements can cause. According to www.property24.com they suggest that you consider these options when prepping for a storm.

1.Inspect your roof - Walk around your home’s exterior so you can inspect your roof. Do this at least twice a year to avoid costly problems that could escalate into a much greater expense.

  1. Inspect your gutters - Gutters are an essential part of your roofing system. The purpose of the gutter is to collect and funnel away any water that lands on the roof. These carry water away from the building’s foundations, protecting your exterior surfaces and stopping water from entering the home. 
  2. Inspect the inside of your home- Check all your windows and doors. Make sure that both close and seal properly, and make any repairs or improvements as necessary.Check out your ceilings to make sure that you are not experiencing signs of roof or other leakages. Be on the lookout for water rings, mould or dark spots and trails. Wall or ceiling discolouration could also be an indication that there is a problem. 
  3. Surrounding trees and foliage - It would be prudent to consider cutting back any trees and foliage that hang over the house and gutters as their branches and leaves will most likely cause blockages and guttering problems. Additionally, this will reduce the risk of them falling during a storm and damaging your home.

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos or biohazard disaster, give SERVPRO a call today. Our trained technicians are available

Bats in the attic

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

Our production managers Brittany and Justin were in Moran, Wyoming today putting together an estimate for some clean up needed at the Fire Station. There was bat guano in an upstairs basement.

According to www.daytonwildlife.com “Bat droppings are also called guano and are considered very harmful to human beings. The droppings look like droppings of mouse but these turned into powder form when touched. This powdery substance then becomes airborne. This substance is very dangerous if inhaled mistakenly and can cause a very terrible disease that harms the respiratory system and known as Histoplasmosis.”

The serious dangers guano can spread:

Most of the time people remain unaware of the affects or harm bat dropping can cause. But it is true that human can face serious hazards to health if the care is not taken while cleaning area infected with guano. There are numbers serious diseases that guano can spread and some of them can even be fatal. The animal droppings may be a danger simply by their weight as well. As the bats live in colonies so they can make wastage and guano beyond your expectation. The areas like attics can be of special attention for you as droppings and urine of bats can destroy the surface.

If you have a Water, Fire, Mold, Asbestos or Biohazard Disaster give SERVPRO a call today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We have trained professionals ready to help.

We have the most amazing Marketers

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Our marketing team Megan and Melissa cleaning a kitchen in a home Our marketing team Megan and Melissa cleaning a kitchen in a home that had a fire disaster

Our marketers really are amazing! They are team players and always strive to be better at what they do. Along with that, they are helpful and always team players. With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic affecting businesses everywhere our marketers have decided to schedule out a few days a week to help out crews out in the field.

So, they suited up in their SERVPRO uniform and went out to a fire job that we were currently in the process of cleaning. Their day entailed cleaning up after recon so the homeowners could move back into their home. They had to clean and wipe counters and cabinets, sweep and vacuum, moped flooring, cleaned inside and outside of closets, wiped down the very top of cabinets, cleaned up appliances, etc.

If you can think of the most thorough cleaning you have ever seen in your life, that’s what our team did. We are so blessed to have such amazing team players on our side.

If you have a Fire, Water, Mold or Asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fogging and cleaning an airport

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

Our marketer Megan suiting up to start her shirt at SERVPRO Our marketer Megan suiting up to start her shift at SERVPRO fogging an airport.

Our marketing rep Megan decided to lend a hand in the fogging and cleaning of a local airport. We are currently cleaning and fogging homes and businesses to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
Specialized Training
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

Kitchen/Food Areas
Bathrooms
Schools/Classrooms
Offices
Retail Spaces
Water Fountains
Shelving/Racks
Sales Counters
Carpets and Rugs
Stair Handrails
Elevator Cars
Playground Equipment
Fitness Equipment

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby today at (208)523-5365

Stay Home Please

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Map of Idaho with a heart in the middle map image of Idaho with a heart in the middle.

Governor Brad Little has just issued a State Wide Stay-Home order for Idaho.

He has asked everyone to self-isolate. Meaning all residents of Idaho must self-isolate and stay and work from home as much as possible. You are able to leave to obtain or provide essential services.

He has also asked non-essential businesses to close down and services to stay open.  Limited public transit, traveling and gathering as well.

He has said that outdoor activities are ok meaning near your home. Do not go out and have a huge get together with all your friends and neighbors. He also requests that we practice good hygiene and continue to wash our hands often.

SERVPRO is considered an essential business and is here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your Fire, Water, Mold and Asbestos Disasters.

We are also offering Fogging and Extensive Cleaning to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Give us a call today at (208) 523-5365.

The leaky fridge

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooring in a kitchen that was affected by water damage Flooring in a kitchen that had been affected by water damage from a fridge.

With a lot of businesses having to temporarily shut down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are blessed to still be able to offer an essential service to our community. Zach and his crew were at a water loss in Wyoming this week caused by a fridge supply line.

Though water damage can be visible sometimes and a punctured line my be easy to see, there are a lot of times when you may have no idea that there is a leak occurring. You’re in luck though! There are other indicators that can help you figure out if your line has broken.

  1. The fridge may be making a little bit too much noise.
  2. You may see water leaking under the fridge.
  3. The ice maker may not be working anymore

If you have a Fire, Water, Mold or Asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

SERVPRO is here to help!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee suited up ready to clean a FedEx truck SERVPRO employee suited up about to clean a FedEx truck

SERVPRO is here to help!

As a responsible business and member of the community, we are asking the same question that you are: How can we keep our customers and community safe?

At SERVPRO we can help minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning and/or fogging. We are trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice for cleanup and restoration.

In addition to Proactive Deep Cleaning, we also offer the following:

A fogging process delivered with a mechanical system that atomizes electro-statically charged droplets of SERVPROXIDE that can get it to the hard to reach cracks and crevices of the treated area. SERVPROXIDE is a proprietary hospital grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the SARS-Coronavirus (COV-2).

  • SERVPROXIDE is NON-TOXIC and is not considered hazardous by OSHA. It is as safe or safer than many household cleaners.
  • SERVPROXIDE has a mild smell and areas treated can be inhabited as soon as 15-20 minutes after being treated.
  • SERVPROXIDE DOES NOT cause any respiratory or skin irritation.

From a business point of view, doesn’t it make sense to put yourself in a position to say you have taken all reasonable precautions to take care of your customers and staff?

Give us a call today to find out how we can help.SERVPRO of Rexburg/Rigby & Idaho Falls
208.523.5365

SERVPRO cares about your safety

3/26/2020 (Permalink)

Our crew members suited up in front of a FedEx truck Or crew suited up in hazmat suits in front of a FedEx truck cleaning.

SERVPRO is asking everyone to please be careful and educate yourselves in this critical time. We are seeing reports of multiple companies and individuals falsely reporting that they can clean and eliminate any trace of Coronavirus OR that they have products you can buy that will eliminate it. Please read the EPA registration for these products that are being offered either as a service or are for sale.

Also, if you are planning on hiring a professional to clean and fog make sure to hire someone who is well known, knowledgeable, and is familiar with these types of cleanings on a day to day basis.

Regardless Of The Disaster SERVPRO® Is Here To Help. 24/7 Emergency Service! 24 Hour Service. Advanced Technology. Faster to Any Disaster. Highly Trained Specialist. Services: Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Storm Damage Restoration, and Bio Hazard.

Give SERVPRO a call today so we can give you a FREE quote over the phone to clean and fog your home and business (208) 523-5365. We can work with you on scheduling days and times that meet your needs.

Ice Dams can become a disaster fast

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

The effect from an ice damn causing damage to the wall The effect from an ice damn causing damage to the wall to this customers home.

Our Crew Chief Zach was in Wyoming over the weekend checking out an icedam that affected some of the interior walls of this home. We placed equipment and got right to work! Icedams can turn into a disaster faster than you know!

Nationwide.com gives these tips on How to prevent ice dams:

Properly winterizing your roof is for ice dam prevention. Consider these precautions.

  • Have your gutters cleaned before winter.
  • Keep your attic well ventilated, so it stays cold, and properly ventilate the roof and eaves.
  • Insulate the attic floor to reduce the amount of heat rising from within the house.
  • Rake or shovel snow off the roof before it freezes or hire a professional roofer to clear your roof.
  • Create an air barrier between the house and attic with a foil-faced cover over an uninsulated attic hatch or whole-house fan opening.
  • Install a water-repellent roof membrane.

Finally, before winter, check for any potentially dangerous heat sources, including uninsulated recessed ceiling can lights, uninsulated folding attic stair openings, heating ducts, furnace or water-heating equipment and inadequate bathroom vent fans. Make sure to remedy these issues before the weather turns cold.

Give SERVPRO a call today if you have a Water, Fire, Mold or Asbestos Disasters. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

(208) 523-5365