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Biohazard Cleanup Services Available For Your Rexburg Area Home

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

There are a variety of scenarios that make it necessary to use trained technicians to provide you with biohazard cleanup services in your home.

Biohazard Cleanup

We all know how cleaning and maintaining our home provides us with the perfect way to protect and extend the life of particular contents. However, when emergency situations occur, not everyone knows how to properly deal with, or even recognize, biohazards that may exist.

There are a variety of scenarios that make it necessary to use expertly trained technicians to provide you with biohazard cleanup services in your Rexburg area home. The possibility of exposure to both biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health risks to those involved and therefore require trained professionals to handle them correctly. SERVPRO can provide you with fully licensed, expertly trained technicians with years of experience dealing with unhealthy or dangerous situations that develop in a home. Leave the process of returning your property to a safe, healthy environment to professionals qualified to handle biohazardous situations.

If you intend on entering a possibly contaminated area on your own, think again. It just is not worth your personal safety to take the risk. Make sure that you call for assistance and stay out of affected areas while waiting for help to arrive. We are available 24-7 and respond to your initial call as soon as possible to begin restoring your property to a quality pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO cleaning technicians specialize in recovering your home after a sewage backup occurs, or your previous tenant turns out to be more than you bargained for after leaving. There are incidents of accident cleanup, chemical spills, and even hoarding scenes that require professional attention. At SERVPRO we have experience handling these circumstances and more, including accidental suicide or death, homicide, tear gas and other crime scene residues, along with returning homes to a quality condition that someone used as a meth lab.

Any situation in your home that involves blood or other bodily fluids, animal waste or other potentially pathogenic substances, requires proper training and safety precautions to clean, disinfect, and deodorize your home properly. Avoid taking any chances and choose a quality cleanup company to help resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

Need help or have questions? Contact SERVPRO of Rexburg / Rigby for additional information or to obtain the services you deserve to get things under control again. We are here to help (208) 356-0263.

Proper Asbestos Testing and Abatement Required In Rigby Homes

1/21/2017 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO for Asbestos Testing and Abatement in RIgby

Asbestos Abatement Is a Technical and Tightly Regulated Professional Service for the Safety of Workers and Residents

Whether you have had a recent flood, fire, mold issue, or storm damage, you may also discover that your home is one of those that contain asbestos materials used during original construction. You will need your property tested for asbestos before any renovation, or demolition can occur.
It does not just affect older buildings; there are thousands of different building materials used today that contain asbestos, your Rigby home is no different. Asbestos testing helps prevent exposure to airborne particles that pose potential health concerns and must be performed by a certified inspector. You have probably seen class action lawsuit advertising for mesothelioma, often caused by asbestos exposure.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, mined for its unique properties, which make it ideal for use in fireproofing materials, electrical & thermal insulation, or as an additive used to enhance the strength of other materials. The natural abundance of the material made it very accessible for use before 1978 until the possible health effects became known and regulations were set to minimize exposure.
Today, there are several OSHA and EPA regulations concerning the handling and disposal of asbestos that are strictly enforced to protect the safety and health of workers and residents during and after construction. Requirements are in place to inspect your property for the presence of asbestos before work begins if there is even a hint of its presence. The first test is typically a visual one. Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) can identify if a fibrous specimen is indeed asbestos.
During SERVPRO's fire or water damage restoration process, we perform several action steps that could expose workers if asbestos-containing materials exist.
Water Migration Inspection - Uses pin style moisture meters that penetrate several types of materials to determine how far the water has migrated into your building.
Smoke Residue Inspection - The process includes rubbing a dry sponge across smoke damaged materials, for testing how much soot is removable.
SERVPRO technicians would have a high chance for asbestos exposure while removing any wet or damaged construction materials, boarding up a structure, cleaning smoke residues, performing move-outs, or even providing quality airflow procedures to dry an affected area properly. Full HAZMAT suits, respirators, boots, and goggles are some of the equipment to protect the workers from this carcinogenic mineral.
Materials such as textured ceilings or walls, pipe or tank insulation, ceiling tiles, flooring, sheetrock, or cement siding, all may contain asbestos and must be removed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor. The asbestos fibers are renowned for gluing down vinyl flooring, always a large source of asbestos in homes built before 1978.
While SERVPRO offers many quality services, our primary concern is your safety and the safety of our workers performing your restoration.
Contact SERVPRO of Rexburg - Rigby today for assistance. (208) 356-0263

Concerns About Asbestos Removal In Rigby

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO for Asbestos Abatement in Your Rigby Home

For Your Rigby Property, SERVPRO Can Ensure Asbestos Abatement

When your home has been damaged by water, worries intensify if the structure includes materials containing asbestos. Many popular materials used to build, remodel and repair homes, particularly before the 1970s, may be manufactured with asbestos integral within the items or as a fire resistant coating. The long fibers of asbestos are a potential health hazard when airborne; SERVPRO technicians assess the possibility of exposure to this substance at every step in the process of fire and water restoration.

Some of the services we provide while inspecting and planning may have a low risk of spreading asbestos in Rigby while others may raise serious concerns of significant movement of the fibers throughout your home environment. We are trained to follow federal protocols when dealing with asbestos and will partner with specially licensed asbestos abatement contractors if cleaning, drying or removal of damaged materials pose a hazard under the law.
Flooding, rain, and storms can bring significant moisture into the ceilings, walls, and flooring of your home. These items, as well as the insulation and ductwork that keep your home's interior comfortable frequently, contain asbestos. The adhesives holding tiles to a subfloor as well as roofing materials and window putties and glazing that may have tumbled into your home after a storm or other disaster also pose an asbestos risk. If the structural components are so water damaged that they cannot be restored it is possible that asbestos removal will be required and we are expert at arranging for this to be done safely so that the process of repairing your home can continue. Discovering that your water damage has now led to potential asbestos contamination is very stressful for you, the homeowner, and we are committed to guiding and supporting you at this difficult time.
As we work together on your water restoration process, the goal will be to ensure that the finished product brings your home back to its pre-loss condition without exposing you or your family to hidden risks because of asbestos on the premises. SERVPRO can handle the complexities of water damage that evolve into an asbestos abatement action while always focusing on restoring both your home and your peace of mind. After the asbestos is gone our staff will use experience and industry standards to bring your house back better than before, water damage remediated and a previously unknown hazard removed. "Like it never even happened."
When the unexpected is complicated by preexisting risks like asbestos SERVPRO of Rexburg / Rigby stands ready to help with your water damage restoration and other important services. Call us at (208) 356-0263 24/7 to set your complete recovery from disaster in motion.