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Helping our Heroes

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was out again today volunteering our time fogging and disinfecting our first responders’ vehicles. Our main goals in this is to continue to do our part and help to keep those on the front lines and our community safe. We know how hard and long they work everyday to keep our community safe and this is our way to give back.

Right now, with COVID-19 being such a huge concern, the last thing we want our first responders to worry about is the safety and cleanliness of their vehicles. Therefore, we have dedicated many hours to our local emergency response companies so that we can help take one thing off their plates. Thank you again to Central Fire District, Mud Lake Ambulance, Robert Fire District and Idaho State Marshall for allowing SERVPRO to come out!

Our highly trained team of professionals are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to always be up to date on the newest training and techniques as well as CDC guidelines. If your business has a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or COVID disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365.

We are the cleaning specialists

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Our Cleaning Specialist Candace and her crew are currently working on this fire job. They need to first dry sponge to remove the soot and then they will begin their cleaning process. SERVPRO uses a dry sponge cleaning process for removing soot because it avoids the smearing that occurs with damp cleaning. Chemical dry-cleaning sponges are specifically engineered to absorb particular matter right into their pores, like soot.

Smoke damage is very tricky and a long process but our SERVPRO cleaning specialists are highly trained and ready to get your home or business back to its original state.

Our highly trained team of professionals are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to always be up to date on the newest training and techniques as well as CDC guidelines. If your business has a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or COVID disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365.

The dangerous effects of Asbestos

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Over the weekend our SERVPRO team removed Asbestos tiles from a local business. Asbestos is extremely dangerous and should be handled quickly and efficiently by trained professionals. Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics. And it is used in fire-resistant and insulating materials such as brake linings.

According to oregonstate.edu, the most common way for asbestos fibers to enter the body is through breathing. In fact, asbestos containing material is not generally considered to be harmful unless it is releasing dust or fibers into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested. Many of the fibers will become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat where they can then be removed, but some may pass deep into the lungs, or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. Once they are trapped in the body, the fibers may cause health effects. 

If you suspect you have Asbestos in your home or business please give us a call and we can be there ASAP to keep you safe with our highly trained and certified crew! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Give us a call today at (208) 523-5365.

Helping out our local heroes!

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been teaming up with our local Fire Departments to volunteer our time in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19. Per the CDC website Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. • The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. • COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.

We have been volunteering our time by going out to our local Fire Departments and cleaning all emergency vehicles. We fog and disinfect all vehicle free of charge. We hope that by doing this we can help to keep our first responders safe and able to continue to be there for our community.

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or COVID-19 related disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have highly trained professionals ready when you need us!

Rainfall is so pretty, and so damaging

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

It's that time of year again when the heavy rain creates even heavier runoffs. Make sure to call your insurance agent to see just what is covered under your policy for flood and ground water. It is always a great idea to be in the know so you can protect your home and business.

There are a lot of damaging affect that rain water can end up causing to your outdoor space. If rainwater collects in your yard, you can wind up with large pools that can damage the landscaping and flood your basement. If your yard has repeatedly flooded after rainstorms, you have a serious drainage problem that needs to be addressed to avoid costly damage.

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or COVID-19 related disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have highly trained professionals ready when you need us!

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