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Disinfecting Household Items After Flood Damage in Caldwell

1/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Disinfecting Household Items After Flood Damage in Caldwell SERVPRO uses professional products to sanitize your home and keep it safe for you and your family after flood damage.

Effective Flood Damage Restoration Services

Many people in Caldwell live in areas that are at risk of flooding. Storms, in particular, are notorious for causing heavy rains that go on for days, ultimately leading to water leakages into the house. Some of this water streams down the walls and finds its way onto the carpet, cabinets, drapery and other items. In extreme cases, the flood can overwhelm the house completely, soaking up whole pieces of furniture and house appliances.

SERVPRO is one of the most effective flood damage restoration services in Caldwell for a good reason. We remove excess water and dry water-damaged items and surfaces quickly and efficiently, restoring them to their original state in no time. Our professionals are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the week. As soon as you contact us, we dispatch a team of highly trained, IICRC-certified technicians immediately to deal with the emergency.

The type of water damage involved dictates the next steps we take. The three main types of flood damage are clean, gray, and black, depending on the quality of water. In any case, we may have to move and block the large items as needed.

When the site is unsanitary, SERVPRO flood damage technicians use professional products to create a safer working environment. These include disinfectants and antimicrobial solutions. The former are antimicrobials that kill about 99 percent of all organisms they meet on surfaces, while an antimicrobial agent refers to any chemical that has the ability to stop microorganisms from developing.

Apart from applying professional products, the mitigation process also involves removing water by drying the materials and getting rid of contaminated items. When dealing with sewage-contaminated environments, SERVPRO flood damage experts apply biocides two times. The first treatment occurs before work begins to protect the workers during the cleanup process. It serves to decontaminate the materials and surfaces, but it is not completely effective at disinfecting the environment. The second treatment, which is applied after cleaning, helps to minimize exposure that may present health effects. 

The moment your home experiences flood damage, your family becomes vulnerable to numerous microorganisms which can cause health effects. Every second counts, but you can bet on SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell to reverse the flood damage in no time, “Like it never even happened.” Call us anytime at (208) 466-5000.

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Preparing Your Caldwell Home For Reconstruction Following Fire Damages

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preparing Your Caldwell Home For Reconstruction Following Fire Damages SERVPRO Can Cleanup a Fire Damaged Home in Caldwell in Preparation for a Rebuilding

SERVPRO Professionally Prepares Your Caldwell Home for Rebuilding After a Fire

While you might consider it to be nearly exclusive to the holiday season, people overload their electrical sockets all the time. When the demand significantly exceeds the supply of electrical power in an outlet of your Caldwell home, this can sometimes spark a fire. These events are often traumatic and make it difficult for you to thoroughly think through what has to happen to restore your home from the damages it received.
 
There is a range of what is deemed fire damage to your Caldwell home after an incident like this. While it is evident that any structural damages take priority to some of the aesthetic and irritating symptoms of your recent blaze, it should be the primary concern of the professional restoration team you choose to be thorough and restore your home entirely. That is what makes our SERVPRO team an excellent choice to make.
 
From the moment that our technicians arrive on the scene, our priority is assessing the damages and ensuring that no current condition gets worse when work begins on your home. To substantially reduce the risk of further damages from the elements outside, our SERVPRO professionals board up or tarp over any holes in your walls or roof, and close off any broken windows as well. The process prevents any prevailing issues from getting worse from disagreeable weather or conditions outside and aids in the restoration procedures as a whole.
 
If reconstruction is a requirement beyond the replacement of drywall in the affected area, our team of restoration specialists works to prepare the area for a contractor to get started right away. The preparation involves controlled demolition of the damaged areas of your home and clearing out damaged structural components that require replacement. The process ensures that a contractor hired out in conjunction with your insurance or personal preference can begin their work immediately.
 
Ultimately, our restoration process involves a significant number of processes to make it “Like it never even happened.” If you are dealing with fire damages to your home, call a restoration company that goes the extra mile and call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell anytime at (208) 466-5000.

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Are Move-outs Essential After Water Damage to Your Caldwell Property?

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are Move-outs Essential After Water Damage to Your Caldwell Property? SERVPRO Offers "Pack-Out" Options to Mitigate Water Damage in Caldwell

SERVPRO Assists to Mitigate Damage to Your Home After Water Intrusion

Move-outs are challenging projects for a homeowner after water damage. It is a complicated process that involves many steps. However, if the damage is too extensive, a vacating of the premises is the best option.

Thankfully, here at SERVPRO, we have a team of technicians that can help you prepare for move-outs after water damage to your Caldwell property. The most important things that our technicians consider during move-outs is your satisfaction. However, what does a move-out involve? Let us find out.

What is a move-out?
A move-out involves transporting the contents of your water-damaged home to a remote location. Our facility offers an excellent "pack-out" and clean up service for our customers. Moving the content to such a remote location can significantly speed up the process of restoration. SERVPRO technicians are experienced to handle move-outs like the pros that they are. We make sure that your stuff is handled with care and there is no secondary damage to your belongings during the process.

When are move-outs essential?  
Many reasons warrant move-outs. Some of the reasons are as follows.
1. If the water damage is due to structural damage to your property, move-outs can help fasten the remodeling process. In many cases, remodeling is the critical step that prevents the family from occupying their home, and if they are initiated quickly, they can come back sooner.

2. The other reason for a move-out is to protect the belongings from secondary damage. SERVPRO technicians help you to decide the pack-outs based on the extent of the damage and also the value of your belongings. For instance, if you have expensive paintings or antique furniture, this is a good option. We can also partner with outside contractors for the specific restoration of artwork and the rebuilding of parts of your property when necessary.

3. If the flooding is extensive, the SERVPRO technicians work rapidly to extract the damaging water. The high residual moisture can cause secondary mold damage to the property if not efficiently dried. Having the family move-out can help out technicians dry the property better and prevent secondary damages.

We are here to help you get any water damage under control. Call SERVPRO at Nampa/ Caldwell today at (208) 466-5000 to discuss your situation.

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Commercial Water Damage Can Turn a Caldwell Family Restaurant into an Eyesore

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Can Turn a Caldwell Family Restaurant into an Eyesore A clean environment is key to the success of your business, rely on SERVPRO to restore your restaurant "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Business After Water Damage

You know how important it is to the success of your restaurant in Caldwell to create an atmosphere that sends the message that your restaurant serves quality food by a hardworking waitstaff in a clean and wholesome setting. All three elements require your constant attention.

A deficit in any of these attributes can harm your Caldwell restaurant, but commercial water damage affecting the interior of your establishment poses unique issues and concerns. You can quickly change menu items or work around problems affecting waitstaff, but when your building starts showing issues caused by water and moisture, patrons notice quickly.

Because water damage takes many different forms, each business can expect to suffer unique circumstances, particular to their building's construction and the source of the water creating the damaging effects. Water that came in during a flood differs significantly from water from a leaky roof. Kitchen appliances, in addition to sinks and drains, can also permit water to enter areas that should stay dry.

Regardless of the type of water damage that your restaurant contains, SERVPRO's technicians can help. From stripping paint and cleaning grungy spots to repainting walls and trim, we restore water damaged areas more easily than some other places. Water can bring about substantial problems to wood of all types and grades, finished or unfinished. When stagnant water accumulates long enough, even treated lumber can become affected and deteriorate.

Removing wood and other damaged materials prepares your restaurant for repairs and any needed reconstruction. However, mitigation of water damage before it reaches this point saves significant time and money, so its importance makes it a priority. It is impossible to determine precisely how water might damage any building in the future, making preventative measures crucial. Damages might remain slight, or become extreme.

When water damage affects the environment in a restaurant, you can expect the dining experience of your patrons to suffer. Water often creates a humid environment, along with a musty, distinct odor. Both can affect diners' experiences without any visible signs of water damage.

Our goal is to restore each business with water or other kinds of damage, so it is “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can be reached at (208) 466-5000 24 hours every day of the year. Our round-the-clock service ensures a timely response by caring professional and IICRC-certified technicians who can provide the services your restaurant requires.

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Stopping and Removing Mold Damage in Nampa

12/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stopping and Removing Mold Damage in Nampa SERVPRO Can Remove Moisture as Part of a Mold Remediation Service in the Nampa Area

Understanding Moisture and a Food Source Help to Prevent Mold Growth

Mold spores are common to every home in Nampa. In their dormant state, they are no more of a threat than common dust. It is only when the spores are affected by the right factors, do they become a problem in area homes.
 
Nampa mold damage can only happen when spores have enough moisture to grow within a range of 68 to 86 degrees and find a suitable food source. SERVPRO understands that since that is the normal range for most homes year-round, the best way we can eliminate mold and remediate the damage is to remove the water that provides a starting point and the food source spores need to grow the colony further.
 
Our primary task then is to find and eliminate the leak or another source of moisture. Most mold growth in a home begins due to a problem with a pipe or a faulty appliance that leaks or seeps water like a dishwasher or a poorly connected garbage disposal. If we find the growth began inside a wall or a crawlspace, then the source is more likely a leak in the roof or an outside wall that allows water into the home. SERVPRO technicians are trained to find and repair these leaks if they are minor.
 
After stopping the water, we spray anti-microbial agents on all visible mold. These chemicals kill mold on contact, making it harmless once more. If the mold has had enough time to extend hyphae into building material like drywall, we remove what is now a food source. Hyphae look like roots and serve the same purpose for mold: Search for food. These mold extensions quickly burrow into drywall and other natural fibers like cotton and wool. Some spores even feed on home insulation. Since many of these building materials are difficult to clean, it is often cheaper to replace infested material than to try and clean it.
 
SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell has removed and remediated mold damage for Idaho residents over the last twenty years. For more information about what SERVPRO can do to help you return your home to safe, dry environment, call us today at (208) 466-5000. We are here for you.

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Cleaning & Restoration Services Available Throughout The Caldwell Area

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cleaning & Restoration Services Available Throughout The Caldwell Area Keep Pooling Water and Elephants Out of Your Caldwell Home--Call SERVPRO

Water Damage Mitigations by SERVPRO Save Possessions and Money

It only takes a small amount of water entering your Caldwell area home to cause significant damage. The materials used to regulate your indoor temperature, framing materials, and even the quality of air entering your home can be affected by water exposure.

Without the proper ventilation, many of the appliances in your Caldwell home can produce water damage that allows corrosion, rot or even mold to develop. Since many of these conditions occur out of sight, it takes specialized training and equipment to locate and repair them properly.

IICRC-industry certified technicians available at SERVPRO have access to water extractors of all shapes and sizes that make removing excess water faster. We also use infrared moisture detectors to locate hidden pockets of water and hygrometers to help determine water levels of particular items or locations.  
SERVPRO technicians understand how water migrates through your home, finding the path of least resistance, driven by gravity to reach the lowest level of your home, doing significant damage to various materials along the way. Using years of experience and training, our technicians can inspect each area for damage, remove excess water, and dry, repair, or replace any damaged materials.

Calling SERVPRO also gives you access to advanced cleaning and deodorization methods, proven to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition. We have a variety of services designed to give each item found in your home the attention needed to make them like new again. Depending on your circumstances, clothing, toys, books, pictures, and relevant documents may all remain salvageable.  

We can also help save many electronic devices such as personal computers, tablets, laptops, printers, gaming systems, lamps, and appliances affected by water exposure through mitigation. We can partner with tradesmen to restore circuit boards and related electronics. It has never been easier to obtain the assistance you need to recover after a flood or significant water event in your home.  

Contact SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell for access to quality cleanup and restoration services available 24/7 for your convenience. Get the help you deserve, today. (208) 466-5000

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What Flood Damage Does to Caldwell Homes

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Flood Damage Does to Caldwell Homes A few inches of flooding can reach many parts of your home and feel like your entire house is floating away. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Ready to Dry Out Your Flooded Home

Anyone living in Idaho knows that the state has a long history of flood damage. It only takes the Boise river to rise, and suddenly there is water in the streets and homes. Residents of the area know that the most sensible thing is to prepare their homes for floods before anything happens. However, even with the best preparation, sometimes water cannot be prevented from damaging Caldwell homes.
 
It seems somber to talk about what flood damage does to Caldwell homes, but sometimes understanding the risks makes it easier to prepare for them and decide on the best course of action. Flooding often seems to start slowly – you see there is much rain or the roads look very wet. Then before you know it water is seeping into your door and perhaps rising as high as your window.
 
SERVPRO recommends that in the event of flooding, you keep an eye on news outlets as much as you can so you can stay up to date on the latest developments and any official advice on what to do. It is also a good idea to move hard to replace valuables, including necessary paperwork, to the highest point of the house.
 
What many people do not realize is that they may be safer on the roof than inside their home. It is not easy to escape from a flooded attic or upper bedroom. If you are on the roof, rescue teams can see you.
 
It only takes a few inches of water to damage your home. Water seeps into wood and fabric, damaging the structure of your house and warping wooden door and window frames. Upholstered furniture, mattresses, drapes and carpets or rugs quickly wick up water and become water-logged. There is also a risk of mold growth in wet items. Electronic items do not usually fare well in floods.
 
Seeing the aftermath of a flood is upsetting. When the immediate crisis passes, put in a call to SERVPRO as soon as you can – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our IICRC-certified teams arrive ready to extract water from your home and dry water-logged furniture, carpets and structural elements to help make your home livable once more.
 
For help with flood cleanup in Nampa, Caldwell and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 today.

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Cleaning Smoke Odor from Carpeting After Fire Damage in Your Caldwell Home

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Smoke Odor from Carpeting After Fire Damage in Your Caldwell Home Soot and Odors Removed and Deodorized by SERVPRO to a Caldwell Carpet After a Fire

Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Deodorization Services By SERVPRO Makes Your Home Yours Again

When there has been a major fire in your home, there is much damage that needs to be taken care of before more occurs. Other than the apparent fire damage, you have water from fire-fighting efforts, and soot and smoke odors. Such an enormous task is no match for the typical homeowner in Caldwell, as it takes the right equipment and training to perform the job correctly.
 
Fire damage in your Caldwell home can require a lot of cleanup and repair. Perhaps the most challenging factor is to get rid of the smoke smell from items such as carpeting, which is why you should contact us at SERVPRO for help. We know what techniques to use to get the odor out to leave your home clean and fresh again.
 
Deodorization which is effect requires a combination of several techniques. The same product or process does not solve all odor problems. Some odors need direct spraying, some fogging, other activated oxygen chemical reactions. Our techs use a variety of equipment, depending on the odor situation.
 
Powered or hand-pump sprayers dispense chemicals at around 50 psi. SERVPRO staff uses them to spray applications directly onto the surface such as your carpeting. An ozone machine eliminates a variety of odors caused by fire damage. It generates ozone, an unstable gas of oxygen molecules. It chemically reacts with the molecules which are odor-causing to oxidize residues and get rid of odors. Once the process of deodorization is complete, ozone reverts quickly to the normal oxygen molecule, leaving behind no residues. However, this device has its limitations due to the potentially lethal effects of ozone. The structure must be empty of people, pets, and plants. Airborne particulates are neutralized when this technique is used.
 
With injection devices, a needle and syringe, or pump and injection needle, are used to inject reasonably small amounts of deodorant into confined spots on upholstery or carpeting. It is a useful method in situations where we cannot easily lift your carpeting to get to the padding or backing material.
 
SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell are the ones to trust after a fire in your home. Residents in Nampa, Caldwell, or surrounding areas can reach us any time of day or night at (208) 466-5000.

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Where Unclean Water Damage Can Come From

10/20/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Where Unclean Water Damage Can Come From Storm flooding is one of many ways gray or black water can enter your home.

Three Ways Gray or Black Water Can Enter Your Home

Water damage can be categorized by several determiners, one of the most important being water quality. Water can be defined as clean, gray, or black, with each category respectively being more unclean than the last. Gray and black water damage in Caldwell can come from several sources, most of them being particularly severe compared to clean water sources. Here are a few ways gray or black water can find its way into your home.

Storm Flooding

Storms cause some of the worst water damage in Caldwell and surrounding areas, as the elements have few hampers on their power and come from outside the home. Thus, when water comes into the building, it often carries with it debris and contaminants picked up from elsewhere. Floods and other forms of storm damage can cause highly visible staining and coat your floors in mud and debris. Most storm floodwaters are thus classified as black due to their high rates of contamination.

Sewage and Unclean Water

Most homes have at least one avenue for unclean water running through them, the most common being septic and sewage systems. These can rupture or overflow and create hazardous conditions in the home. Other water sources, such as non-potable water containers and storm gutters, can also produce gray water damage. Floods and damage of this type can become dangerous biohazards, so exercise caution around them until SERVPRO technicians arrive.

Clean Water and Time

In some cases, clean water flooding can become gray and black water over time. Standing water can foster the growth of mold and bacterial colonies, algae, and some types of insects, all of which can potentially cause health effects without careful precautionary measures. To avoid clean water damage worsening into a more severe state, be sure to contact SERVPRO quickly for faster water removal.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell has the tools and training to handle all varieties of water damage and can ensure that your home returns to its original state with as little risk, energy, and cost as possible. Call us at (208) 466-5000.  

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Finding Hidden Mold Damage in Your Caldwell Residence

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding Hidden Mold Damage in Your Caldwell Residence Don't Let Mold Make a Rotten Tomato of Your Caldwell Home--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Remediates Mold from Walls and Even Plants

Gardening sometimes requires caring for plants even during the colder months. During the winter, taking care of the cuttings and small seedlings that you want to prepare for next spring requires some dedicated space. If this space safeguard inside your Caldwell home, you should always ensure it stays protected from any water that might escape from your potted plants and other specimens.
 
Caldwell gardeners can help protect their homes from mold damage just like they protect their plants from extreme fluctuations in the environment. Dry spells warrant extra watering while insects voraciously feeding on tender young plants brings out different remedies to thwart them and drive them away. Mold and other microbes grow wherever they find themselves, being much less picky than fruits and vegetables.
 
Like you, we use education and the latest information to perform the tasks we face. While yours may involve boosting growth, ours is quite the opposite. We strive to ensure that mold quits growing inside your home wherever it is, including around your plants. The spray we use to destroy microbial growth is safe enough for use around children, pets, and your plants. Concrobium (one such product we utilize) crushes mold and spores as it dries, rendering it inert.
 
It is always recommended to clean damaged mold areas before they can spread to other parts of your home. Allowing this microbe to have free rein in your home is only asking for a major disaster to develop. In locations where damage becomes more pronounced, we clear the damaged materials away, ensuring the proper transport out of your home and quick disposal of them.
 
Because spores spread through the air so easily, we implement HEPA filtered devices that scrub the air clean. Removing spores and living microbes significantly reduces their ability to start new colonies elsewhere in your home. Because your indoor gardening may have allowed moisture to accumulate inside the materials in your home, a dehumidification system might also prove useful during our work, and long afterward, as well. Restoring proper humidity levels can keep microbes from becoming active again.
 
SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell's technicians can help you restore your home's beauty and healthy state after a problem with mold damage. Contact us by calling (208) 466-5000, at any hour, 365 days a year.

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