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Hot and Humid

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

Recently we were called out to a loss for possible mold sitting in a large and very old warehouse building. In an environment that is constantly hot and humid paint and other products sometimes will start to fail making the protective barrier that the paint provided to the wall almost nonexistent. In this case the paint began to fail causing a possible microbial spotting underneath.

Knowing how quickly mold can spread and cause an even bigger problem we set up containment immediately and got to work. In our confined space we set up air scrubbers inside so that it would create negative air pressure and filter out anything that shouldn’t be present inside. We also do testing to always ensure that it is not dangerous to anyone around.

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos or biohazard disaster give SERVPRO a call today! We have highly trained professionals ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with you cleaning and restoration needs. 

Local Hero's

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

We are so excited that for the third year in a row we were able to show our appreciation to our wonderful local first responders. Every year we provide a free lunch for all of our local hero’s. We set the time between 11-3 so they can come as they are able to do so.

This year we had a few amazing sponsors that participated and donated towards this amazing event. Our sponsors included Golds Gym of Ammon, Onek Property Management, Rich Broadcasting, The Wolf Radio Station, Firehose car wash, T-Mobile, Gandalfo’s and Duck Donuts.

We were able to not only have an amazing FREE lunch for our local hero’s but all of the business listed above brought freebies and amazing deals for them as well. We are so thankful to all of our first responders and hope to keep this tradition going for many more years to come.

Why are burn bans so important

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

What is a burn ban? Why are they so important? What would warrant a burn ban to be implemented? Lets start with the basics! A burn ban is a fire restriction that is implemented by the Land Management Agencies to help reduce the risk and prevention of wildfires during periods of high or extremely high fire dangers.

Fire restrictions are usually brought on quickly and sometimes without notice depending on how the quality of the air is, the wind speed and also the temperatures. 

Why are these burn bans so important? Well did you know that debris burning starts the most human-caused fires? When someone makes the decision to burn debris they need to be very aware of the wind speed as well as the temperatures. Fires can become out of control extremely quickly and can cause extreme amounts of damage including structure fires and wild fires just to name a few. Every county has a fire information website that can be checked for fire ban questions.

If you have a fire disaster please give SERVPRO a call today! We have highly trained professionals ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Heavy rains, tornadoes, power outages and flooding!!!

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

It has definitely not been a great year for the residents of the Southeast Michigan area. They have experienced quite a few disasters that decided to make quite an entrance hand and hand. The disasters hit once after another and were not very quite with their arrivals. The are suffering from heavy rain, flooding, power outages and at least one tornado had been reported! 

What makes these storms so much worse than a "normal" thunderstorm is that they are dealing with a "tornadic" thunderstorm. That means that this specific thunderstorm that they endured was a rotating thunderstorm which is called a supercell which makes it more favorable for a tornado. 

SERVPRO's Storms team contacted SERVPRO's around the United States to join together in helping these wonderful families in getting their homes and businesses back up and running. If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We have trained professionals that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

Ten plus floors affected

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO recently was called out to an apartment complex where they had experienced a terrible water loss that affected over ten plus units.  The culprit? A leaking/running toilet.

There are many reasons that a toilet would be leaky or runny. One of the most common reasons for this would be an old flapper. Flappers get old overtime causing them to not seal correctly anymore. Replacing the flapper is an easy fix that one can usually do on their own. If you do not feel comfortable, please call your local professional for help.

If this leaking is not caught in time it can result in a huge headache for home owners and property owners. Water is so incredibly sneaky and can really find every crevis, crack and cranny possible. If you find that you have standing water in your home or business it is extremely important to call your local professional. This standing water can result in mold which is not something you want in or around your home or business.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today. Our highly trained professionals are ready to help day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.

House fires can happen anywhere at anytime

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

House fires can happen at any time be it day or night. There are many dangers with house fires other than the actual fire itself. Smoke inhalation is a major safety hazard that needs to be handled with as much care as the fire itself.

Once a home catches fire and the fire department hopefully is able to put it out there are many things they have to investigate before the home owners can call a restoration company. Once they are finished with their investigation the home owner is then able to call a cleaning and restoration company to come out and help rebuild and clean their home.

Smoke damage is one of the most damaging outcomes from a fire. The SERVPRO Franchise Professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

They will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today. Our highly trained professionals are ready to help day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.

The importance of water extraction

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Water extractions from homes and businesses are extremely important because with excess water there is a high potential for mold growth. Mold can not only ruin the walls, floors, and items inside your home, but it can cause health effects to you and your family.

Our process is very extensive and we take our water extraction process extremely serious. We make sure that we do it right the first time. The process includes:

  1. Finding the leak and stopping it at the source
  2. Removing as much of the sitting water as possible
  3. Drying the ground and walls
  4. And then using our dehumidifiers in the house or on any specific area we feel it is needed
  5. If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today. Our highly trained professionals are ready to help day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.

Mold in my shower

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Water is a wonderful thing to have around! Its refreshing, clean and hydrating! But did you know that it also has a dirty and dangerous side? It does! Water and mold go together like two peas in a pod.

For example: Water from the shower can become a pretty messy situation if it gets out of the area it is supposed to be in. When that happens you try and try to clean up every speck of water possible because you know that mold LOVES water and dark spaces. And bathrooms are infamous for both of those things. 

What happens when water slips through the cracks and goes unnoticed? Mold happens! There are many different types of molds so don't freak out just yet. SERVPRO has trained professionals that will come out to your home and diagnose and preform mold tests. We want our customers to get the best and most accurate results possible so we make sure to send it out to the lab for testing. After the results come back, that's when we make our game plan.

If you suspect mold in your home or business give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your water, fire, mold and asbestos needs!

Spring has sprung and so has fire season!

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Spring is upon us and so is that time of year when people in Southeastern Idaho start doing their controlled burns to rid the ditches of dead leaves, tree limbs and other debris. Although controlled burns are a normal and very common event, sometimes it can be a little bit on the uncontrollable side.

Many things can go wrong when you mix fire with wind. Recently in Idaho Falls firefighter were called out to a field west of Idaho Falls. About 1.5 acres of dry grass became inflamed after a controlled burn had gotten out of hand. With the strong winds in Idaho Falls controlled burns can quickly become dangerous when they are near homes, businesses, or dry fields. To help avoid a burn from becoming out of control you should always check your local fire department for burn ban bulletins as well as checking your local weather station to look out for wind advisories.

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

The toilet decided to overflow

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding can happen almost anywhere! One of the more common places that water damage happens is a residential property. That being the case because they have SO many different outlets for water to become a problem. Kitchens, bathrooms and sprinkler systems are some of the major areas of issues.

For example, a call came in today from an older woman who was in distress over the fact that her basement bathroom had flooded into the other rooms causing a large amount of water damage in her walls, flooring, and carpet. A toilets valve broke and the water started to overflow. SERVPRO knew that with this kind of loss we had to get started ASAP. We sent our guys out to her home within 30 minutes to start to evaluate the disaster.

We realized very quickly that the amount of rooms affected were way more than the customer had thought. We started extracting the water and setting up air movers right away. Thank fully with that being done we were able to get the loss under control quickly and efficiently. This disaster could have been a lot worse if we would not have been able to get the water out as quickly as we did.

If you do 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!