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Removing Mold Damages from Your Nampa Residence

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Damages from Your Nampa Residence SERVPRO Suggests to Nampa Area Homeowners to Call Us for Mold Remediation

Rely on the Professionals from SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

While many factors can cause water loss incidents in your Nampa home, the damage that is caused by these events can often be widespread and challenging for the homeowner to clean up on their own. Mold growth may be an eventual issue. Even with concentrated efforts and professional grade equipment, many homeowners lack the industry experience to fully and adequately remove all of the moisture and dampness from specific areas of their home following significant water loss occurrences.

While this recent event might have been traumatic enough, it often takes no more than 72 hours for microbial and mold growths to form in your Nampa home from the lingering moisture and warmth of your home's interior. Mold damages are nothing that the average homeowner is usually equipped to handle, and your residence can have a widespread colony in a very brief period. EPA suggests mold infestations that are greater than ten-feet square should be handled by professional mold remediators.

Fortunately, our certified technicians at SERVPRO have the expertise, training, and tools to overcome even the most severe of mold damage incidents in your home. Our mission is to return your home to its original condition through multiple potential remediation approaches (depending on the present damage and effects from the colonization), making us an excellent choice to help you overcome the situation you face.

Removing the mold colony itself is much more than merely cleaning off the surface of where the spores have seated and grown into visible patches. Our SERVPRO professionals often require sanding or soda blasting to penetrate beyond the exposed layer to effectively reach the entire hyphae. An antimicrobial solution is often applied to porous materials to penetrate well below the visible layer and affect the entire present organism beyond what the eye can see.

Mold growth in your home is a little more common to the area than you might have believed. Fortunately, with the right professional assistance, it does not have to be something that you battle for very long. Trust in the experience and expertise of our certified applied microbial remediation technicians at SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell to help you win the fight against the mold that wages war with your home. Give our rapid response team a call anytime that you need us at (208) 466-5000.

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Caldwell’s Fire Damage Technicians Explain Cleaning Clothing

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Caldwell’s Fire Damage Technicians Explain Cleaning Clothing Hurry and Call SERVPRO for Fire & Smoke Restoration in Caldwell

SERVPRO Can Offer Limited Help In Deodorizing Clothes As the Structure is Mitigated After a Fire

If a fire ever starts inside your Caldwell home, your possessions are at risk of getting ruined. The heat coming from the fire can burn many items such as contents or building materials that were close to the source or in the path of the blaze. All burns do not fully combust all substances, so partially consumed particles are sent into the air like smoke.

If items inside your home get charred or burned, they can at times be sanded down to bare wood or refinished. Most fire damage projects in Caldwell also grapple with problems from the smoke. Soot residues and burnt odors can remain after a fire is extinguished needing professional attention.

Porous materials hold onto malodor particles because smoke can penetrate them deeply. Materials that make carpet, upholstery or fabrics are porous materials that must be cleaned well to prevent odors in the future. Our SERVPRO technicians, pay particular attention to your building materials and contents that contain smoke affected fabrics. One possession that can receive smoke damage is your clothes.

Everyone has a closet full of sets of clothing that can get damaged by smoke from a fire. Since people wear clothes on their bodies our SERVPRO crew, goes through several processes to ensure the clothing gets cleaned and odors get eliminated. First, we organize all of your items of clothing according to which ones you want to wear soon and which ones you do not. Depending on the amount of smoke, odor, and water from extinguishing SERVPRO technicians can set up hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers fitted with both HEPA and activated carbon filters to do an immediate purge of the foul air. We then remove any metal hangers from the clothing before packing it up. Soot residues can oxide metal coat hangers causing them to stain your clothes. We then pack up your clothing in labeled boxes before moving to our cleaning location or quite often to a partnered dry cleaning company. Our main goal at SERVPRO is restoring your structure to its preloss condition.

If you ever need help cleaning and deodorizing clothes after a fire, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 any time of the day.

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Commercial Water Damage Affects Building Structure And Places Inventory At Risk In Caldwell

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Affects Building Structure And Places Inventory At Risk In Caldwell Caldwell area retailers know that fire and floods can both damage a building quickly, but both leave water behind.

Commercial Water Damage

Caldwell area retailers know that fire and floods can both damage a building quickly, but both leave water behind. Leaks in plumbing and roofing can do the same.

Businesses in Caldwell do not need to become saturated visibly before commercial water damage takes place. Small amounts of water can also create problems by matting insulation down compactly, which causes it to lose its ability to perform well.

Electrical components can become compromised and dangerous to use when even slight amounts of moisture accumulate inside. When power fluctuates or fails altogether, staying open during regular business hours becomes difficult. Not only does it create safety issues for your customers, but on-duty employees risk increased injuries.

At SERVPRO, we take preserving the integrity of other businesses very seriously. Without your presence, our economy suffers and becomes less diverse. Keeping the buildings in excellent shape within our local communities helps gain the outside commerce that additionally strengthens our area. Our technicians can mitigate water damage wherever it occurs in your retail business, and help ensure that such loss does not reoccur in the future.

We use infrared imaging devices to help detect the smallest amounts of water that can remain present from minor leaks. These identify the presence of water because of the changes in temperature. Other devices designed to detect the presence of moisture assist us during the drying process, so we can more easily determine our progress. Steadily removing the humidity can prevent water damage from becoming too severe.

If water damage already exists, mitigating it should begin immediately. It can only become worse with time, as many property owners often discover after waiting to start mitigation of the damage. Increased costs as well as lengtheir closures to repair the additional damage often follow a decision to wait 'until a better time.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can help your business through prevention of commercial water damage after an incident involving water, help you discover where undetected water intrusions take place and mitigate any amount of damage present. Helping determine losses for insurance purposes include your building, equipment and supplies, and your inventory. Call us at (208) 466-5000 for assistance that can help make everything "Like it never even happened." and get your business back on track quickly.

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Natural Springs Could Flood Your Caldwell Home Regularly

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Natural Springs Could Flood Your Caldwell Home Regularly If your home suffers flood damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home and help prevent future problems.

SERVPRO is Experienced and Trained in Flood Damage Restoration

Caldwell homeowners are all too familiar with the possibility of encountering underground springs on their property. What you might not realize is that with a slight shift in the earth around these underground cavities, they can route towards the foundation of your home. Suddenly, with every passing storm, your home's exterior allows water through the blockwork that has degraded over time.

While you might not be familiar with flood damages in your Caldwell home, finding the right professional team to help you sort out the mess and to help you find a solution to prevent recurrences is critical. When you call our SERVPRO team, our initial inspection can determine the full scope of the damage that you face as well as locate the potentially vulnerable access points for water to make it into your basement.

One of the crucial components of the process of restoring this damage to your home is extracting the present water through the use of portable pumps. Our SERVPRO technicians might recommend the installation of a sump pump if the spring water affecting your home can be drawn away using one of these devices successfully.

While our team works to remove the present water in the basement of your home, we also assess the need for repairing aspects of your vulnerable blockwork through the use of hydraulic cement. Other actions might also need to be taken to ensure that new installations like sump pumps serve your home better. These needs could include grading the floor or installing drains.

Ensuring that the area gets thoroughly dry is vital for avoiding conditions like mold growth. While several pieces of equipment could get used for this process, the job typically falls to dehumidification machines and industrial strength air movers.

While no one wants to have a wet, flooded basement, finding a solution so that this problem does not persist is equally essential to SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell. Our experienced technicians can help you clean up the current mess and work to find a feasible solution to prevent future recurrences. Give us a call 24/7 at (208) 466-5000.

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What Can Be Done To Confirm A Mold Damage Problem In Caldwell?

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Can Be Done To Confirm A Mold Damage Problem In Caldwell? Mold can cause significant damage to your home.

Mold Damage Problem In Your Home

While you may be able to identify several warning signs of mold damage in Caldwell, knowing for sure if and where mold is present can be a much more difficult process. In some cases, the infestation may be evident and apparent even to untrained eyes, but most colonies are far more subtle and difficult to identify. You may have been looking at mold in your home for years and never realized the extent of the problem until recently. SERVPRO can help you to identify whether mold has taken root and where it has spread through our advanced detection tools, but the solution could also be much simpler than that.

Visual identification of mold damage in your Caldwell home can sometimes be difficult or impossible but remains one of the most important methods by which homeowners nationwide find tens of thousands of infestations every year. Most species prefer to live in dark, undisturbed conditions that tend to lie out of sight, making even the most massive colonies difficult at times to spot. However, if you find spots of green or dark discoloration around the home, these may be indicative of a mold problem. Note that staining can come from other issues as well: try to identify other key characteristics as well, such as a fuzzy appearance or atypical moisture levels in the immediate surrounding area.

Should the fungus lie behind a wall, ceiling, or other visual blocks, you may still be able to pick up on other warning signs (most notably foul and musty odors around the house). With these in mind, you can direct SERVPRO professionals to the general location of potential damage where they can use moisture detection and damage analysis models to accurately measure and predict the size and extent of growth across your home.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell is a locally owned and operated provider of expert mold damage remediation and restoration services for homeowners in the area. Call us at (208) 466-5000 for our services or a quote.

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Our Move Out Process Can Restore The Contents of Your Caldwell Home Following a Fire

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Move Out Process Can Restore The Contents of Your Caldwell Home Following a Fire Each instance of fire damage has particular needs when it comes to remediation. Contact SERVPRO to discuss your current scenario.

SERVPRO Technicians Customize the Fire Damage Remediation Plan to Your Particular Situation


When a fire affects your Caldwell home, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the degrees of damage that spread out to not only the structural components of your residence but the contents of these affected areas as well. The objective of our professional restoration outfit is to bring your home back to preloss conditions, and in many cases, this requires some added legwork on our part to affect the final product.
 
Significant fire damage to your Caldwell home might look and feel differently from house to house. This fact is part of the reason why our SERVPRO professionals get specially trained in all facets of fire restoration from cleanup to demolition. Of course, every fire affects every home differently, so your list of needs to fully restore your home following a blaze is likely very different from someone else.
 
That is why our SERVPRO technicians take a great deal of effort and attention towards a complete assessment of the damage that your home faces. This assessment not only helps our professionals to formulate the best strategy for restoring the damage to your home but also coincides with the needs of your insurance company to help you file the claim and have one less burden to worry about in this traumatic time.
 
Move-outs are a process in which our team can take contents of your home in the affected areas to a nearby facility to work more closely with restoring them on an individual basis. These items could be furniture, fabrics, electronics, framed items and much more. The objective of this process is to take each item and clean it, deodorize it, and prepare it for reintroduction into your fully restored home once the project gets completed.
 
While this might be a small facet of our broader restoration approach, it is something to show the level of care and dedication that we have to the satisfaction of our customers and the quality of the work that we do. You can always trust SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell to help you whenever you need it. Give us a call today at (208) 466-5000.

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Your Caldwell Home Can Always Be Affected By Water Damage

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Caldwell Home Can Always Be Affected By Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Nampa Needed? Call SERVPRO for Drying and Restoration Services

Be Prepared, Be Connected with SERVPRO to Mitigate Harm Caused by Water to Your Caldwell Residence

Your Caldwell home might get well guarded against the natural disasters and emergencies that you can adequately plan for, but the world does not always work that way. In fact, most of the potential water emergencies and subsequent damage comes without a moment’s notice. So, the best thing for you to do as a homeowner is to stay prepared for cleaning up these messes and restoring the damage by having the right professional company on the other end of the phone when disaster strikes.
 
Given the unpredictability and multiple sources of water damage to your Caldwell home, professional restoration services like SERVPRO are available 24 hours a day to be available when you might need us. An assessment when our time arrives helps to determine the source and supply of the current water damage so that the issue can get repaired, but this inspection also helps our professionals to understand the full scope better and reach of the damage they intend to face.
 
As with many water damage situations, walls, ceilings, and floors tend to take and hold most of the damage away from immediate view. Fortunately, our technicians have the top of the line equipment for water damage restoration to help thoroughly dry the affected areas, even if they are inside of walls, or in between floors. An excellent example of this drying process would be SERVPRO’s Injectidry system, which allows for concentrated drying power to get pushed in the openings between walls.
 
Locating the source of the water damage to your home is a critical component of the restoration process, as this process allows for repairs to happen simultaneously. It ensures that when the restoration gets completed in your home, that the same issue is not going to threaten it again.
 
You might not ever completely get prepared for water emergencies that could threaten your home from bursting pipes or leaky appliances, but SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can be there when you need us to help you clean up the mess and return your house to the way that it used to be. "Like it never even happened." You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 at (208) 466-5000.

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Prepare For Water Removal Emergency At Your Nampa Business

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Prepare For Water Removal Emergency At Your Nampa Business For Rapid Water Removal and Mitigation in Nampa Businesses Rely on SERVPRO's ERP Plan

SERVPRO Provides the ERP Plan to Prevent or Mitigate Water Damage

Nampa is growing steadily as a residential area to the west of Boise, with new infrastructure and businesses supporting this growth. Business owners enjoying the boom reap the benefits of their research and planning. One variable a company might not have yet considered is water disaster readiness. We can help businesses ready themselves and then implement the water abatement plan if the worst happens.
 
It is hard to imagine the need for water removal when you first move your Nampa company into a new or remodeled space. Water incursion is unpredictable and can be devastating when it happens to your business. Fast, targeted action is necessary from our trained technicians to minimize the damage when water intrudes. We can provide this customized response if you work with ahead of time.
 
SERVPRO professionals not only offer help when a catastrophe happens, but we also are eager to assess your property for potential problem areas if a pipe bursts or appliances malfunction. Our Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) includes a no-obligation evaluation by one of our experienced project managers. We review your physical plant, including public and private areas. Based on our training and years in the business we suggest ways to safeguard essential documents and crucial equipment from water damage. Other recommendations are offered to protect your business and improve our response should a water loss occur.
 
You then use our mobile app to designate those among your staff who can make decisions if you are unavailable during a disaster. Note SERVPRO as the recovery company you prefer, and list vendors and other contractors who have vital information to assist during a water removal scenario. You locate the utility shut-offs and rank your restoration priorities so that we can begin work immediately and safely after notification.
 
Putting an ERP in place ensures that water removal proceeds quickly. Our equipment is second to none, efficiently pumping and suctioning standing and lingering moisture. Once the water evacuates, we position drying tools such as air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Because we viewed the property before the event, we know where to find hidden pockets of water and have a plan to manage that complication. Preparedness saves time and money and protects your business property from the progressive effects of saturation. Removing water fast halts the deterioration and avoids secondary issues like mold damage.
 
Proactive business decisions include devising a disaster management plan with SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell. We look forward to partnering with you. Call (208) 466-5000 to start the process.

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Remediating Flood Damage In Nampa

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Flood Damage In Nampa Dealing with the effects of flood damage in Nampa requires a professional team of restoration experts.

Remediating Flood Damage

With its proximity to Lake Caldwell, Nampa homes are at more risk from storms and flooding than some other towns and cities in Idaho. Several days of continuous, heavy rain can force it and local creeks over their banks and into nearby living rooms and kitchens.

Dealing with the effects of flood damage in Nampa requires a professional team of restoration experts. SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team that can quickly arrive not just to remove flood water, but starts to immediately remediate and reduce the damage it can cause in each home.

Our team members start with commercial pumps and water extraction wands. For deeper water, we use the pumps to draw out the bulk of the water. This procedure also lets one of our inspectors look through the home and prioritize where we need first to begin other efforts. Once the water is too low for the pumps to operate efficiently, we use the wands to draw water from surfaces and begin the process of removing it from inside carpets and out from between the floorboards.

As we draw out the water, other team members remove furniture as soon as it is safe to do so. We perform this task to prevent varnish, paint, and color from upholstered furniture and carpets from leeching into the water. If we do not, these can stain carpets, drywall, and anything else still in the water.

Next, SERVPRO technicians reduce the air moisture content, or humidity level, inside the home. We do this to reduce the chance of floorboards warping and to dry out carpets, furniture, and building material like drywall and wood paneling. Team members start by installing dehumidifiers throughout the home. These devices can draw over 20 gallons of water out of the air, depending on the moisture content, every 24 hours. We also use air movers to force warm, dry air across floors and walls to push out any trapped moisture. These devices are also useful in drying furniture.

The next week shows rain for our area nearly every day. If you are already dealing with flooding in your home, or want to know how to reduce the effects before the first drop falls, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000. We’re Here to Help!

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Tips to Prevent Mold Damage from Ruining Your Nampa Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips to Prevent Mold Damage from Ruining Your Nampa Home It is important to thoroughly check your home for mold growth regularly to remediate and stop it from spreading to other areas of your home.

Seek the Help of Professionals When You Discover Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold damage can wreck your home if you do not act fast. Mold spores are notoriously fast to spread, and if you ignore the early signs, you can have a catastrophe on your hands before you realize it.

The most important thing to remember about mold damage to your Nampa property is never to ignore it. Seeking professional help as soon as you can, is your best defense against the mayhem that can potentially be caused by mold damage. That said, there are a few things that you can do to prevent the damage from getting out of hand. Here are a few useful tips that SERVPRO professionals recommend.

Look for Problem Areas in Your Home and Correct Any Problem

When it comes to mold, moisture is perhaps the most important factor promoting the growth. Any areas in your home that have excess humidity, including crawl spaces, basements, bathrooms, and attics need to be inspected thoroughly for any signs of mold growth. These areas can easily be missed during routine cleaning. If there is excessive moisture in these places due to leaky pipes, faucets or any other reason, they can be breeding grounds for the spores. Make sure that you are paying close attention to these areas and if you see or smell any signs of growth, seek the help of IICRC certified SERVPRO professionals to remedy the situation.

Make Sure Your Home Has Good Ventilation

Simple activities such as cooking, showering or doing the laundry can create a situation of high moisture content in specific areas of your home. Proper ventilation can efficiently dissipate this extra moisture in a matter of minutes. Make sure that these areas are as dry as you can keep them.

Improve the Air Flow

Improving the air flow in your home can work wonders in preventing accumulation of residual moisture. It is even more critical during the winter months as when the temperature of the air decreases, it can hold less water and often deposits excess moisture on surfaces such as walls and ceiling. Improving the air flow can significantly reduce this process.

Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 today to schedule a free consultation.

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