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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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Caldwell's Fire Damage Restoration Specialists

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Caldwell's Fire Damage Restoration Specialists After These Guys Leave Your Home, Call SERVPRO for Fast Fire Damage Cleanup in Caldwell

Fire & Smoke Cleanup is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services in Caldwell

Accidents do happen, and sometimes they come in the form of a house fire. It does not matter whether the fire that started inside your Caldwell townhome was large or small, damage likely occurs. Flames and heat can burn contents and building materials, but smoke sometimes causes more problems than the fire itself.

Smoke coming from an indoor fire spreads all over your townhouse leaving deposits of soot on various surfaces. Whenever you are dealing with any smoke damage, it is wise to call SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Caldwell. Our crews are IICRC certified and know where smoke travels inside a structure.
 
Our crews understand the behavior of smoke well to aid them in the fire damage restoration process. Some factors affect how much soot gets deposited on your home's walls and ceilings and where the soot collects. Our skilled professionals at SERVPRO have the necessary training and experience to track where smoke travels and what surfaces it soils with soot.
 
Two main factors that affect where the smoke goes are the temperature of the smoke and the temperature of the surface. Heat rises as cooler air pushes downward causing smoke to move upward and stick on colder surfaces first. Smoke then travels with the natural airflow of the building bouncing off and going through objects like closed doors. Soot residue sometimes builds up in small areas the smoke travels through such as door cracks.
 
Often ionization and magnetism cause soot to build up thicker than in other places nearby. Some smoke particles such as those that come from burnt plastic materials get electrically charged causing them to stick to metal objects. Many times electrically charged smoke particles create smoke webs that look like black spider webs. Other times magnetism causes soot particles to stick to drywall nails causing nail pops that make it look like the nail is extending out of the drywall when it is not.
 
When restoring your home after a fire, our professionals make sure they mitigate all the places smoke damaged. Make sure all of the smoke damage present in your dwelling gets remediated correctly and call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Appliance Malfunctions Cause Flood Damage to Your Nampa Residence

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliance Malfunctions Cause Flood Damage to Your Nampa Residence Washing machines and other types of appliances can wear down or malfunction. Should your home face water damage after such an event, call SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Your Call About Flooding in Your Home

When you think of flooding to your Nampa home, many people visualize high rising waters that force their way into the lower levels of your house. While this is indeed something worth warding your home against, it is by no means the only scenario that could flood areas of your home. In fact, it might not even be the most common cause of flooding at all. You might not even realize it, but with specific choices that you have made, you have inadvertently put your home at risk for potential flooding.
 
Appliances that you have in your home are a reasonably typical cause of flood damages in Nampa. When these machines (that already get supplied with water) malfunction, their damage could allow water to flow out onto the floors unabated. When you consider that you do not continuously monitor appliances like washing machines and hot water tanks, by the time that you notice the machine has broken down, you could be dealing with substantial flood damages.
 
Of all the emergency situations that our SERVPRO team faces on a regular basis, we get thoroughly trained to the highest of professional standards in restoration practices for flood damage, water removal, and necessary repairs. Our technicians can quickly assess the extent of the damage and get to work on extracting the water with the use of pump trucks or portable pumps (depending on the severity of the pooled water).
 
If the source of the flooding has not gotten stopped by the time that our SERVPRO professionals arrive, we prioritize shutting this portion of plumbing down to prevent further damage. Once this has gotten accomplished, and the water has gotten removed from the affected area, our restoration specialists set sights on drying with a combined effort of air movers and dehumidification equipment.
 
You cannot realistically remove all of the appliances from your home or work on them regularly enough to completely prevent the possibility of breaking down. Fortunately, when you get posed with substantial flood damage, you can always count on SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell. You can reach our emergency response team anytime by dialing (208) 466-5000.

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Faulty Sprinkler Systems Can Create Water Damage To Your Nampa Clothing Store

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Faulty Sprinkler Systems Can Create Water Damage To Your Nampa Clothing Store Sprinkler systems in your store can be life saving in case of emergency but they can also fail leaving you with water damage. Contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess and Remediate Damage at Your Business Facility

Aging sprinkler systems that are networked throughout the building you use as a clothing store might seem like they were built to last forever, but that is rarely the case. While it is true that antifreeze is often used in these pipes to keep them from freezing over several years of not being used, there are other factors at play that could jeopardize the integrity of the piping throughout your Nampa clothing store.

As water sits in a pipe (in this case for years at a time), the molecules within the water are continually looking for something to create a reaction. With a primary material like ductile iron, water does not have travel far to be able to get a reaction from the iron. Over time, the water molecules create enough of a reaction to weaken the integrity of the pipe from the inside out. Since this volume of water is under pressure and tied to an unending supply of fresh water, even a small break can leave considerable commercial water damage to your Nampa store.

If this rupture happens after hours, it can leave untold amounts of water pouring out onto the affected area. Given that your clothing store gets split into either a sales floor or a storeroom, either one could have equally damaging financial implications for your business. Contacting our SERVPRO team is a wise decision to help you mitigate your losses and restore the damage to keep your business going strong.

With the highly pressurized water coming in from the ceiling plumbing network for the sprinkler system, the first objective is to turn off that water and prevent further damages. Extraction is the next step to follow, and this can typically get accomplished with the use of portable pumps and vacuums. Provided that our SERVPRO technicians were able to reach the site shortly after the break occurred, drying should be one of the final steps to the restoration process. A thorough assessment of potential structural damage along with the damage to stock and contents guides the team in what actions to take beyond these primary steps.

Time is of the essence when you have a water emergency in your store. Give SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell a call whenever disaster strikes and we can help. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 at (208) 466-5000.

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High Humidity and Mold Damage in Nampa

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation High Humidity and Mold Damage in Nampa Using humidifiers and vaporizers during winter months can be beneficial, but if too much moisture is released mold can begin to grow in your home.

The Dangers of Humidifiers and Vaporizers During Winter Months

If you research mold issues because of concerns about its presence in your Nampa home, you look to rid the spaces of sources of water, limiting the possibility of fungal growth. It may come as a surprise that mold is even more opportunistic than you believed, and you might need to look for another way the mold spores find enough moisture to swell and multiply.

Especially during the winter months, Nampa homeowners choose to increase the interior humidity. Mold damage can trace to this practice, which takes an honest effort to make the air more comfortable and turns it into an incubator for microbial growth. We are well aware of the connection between higher humidities and mold growth and have the best practices to remove the mold and help you prevent it from recurring.

Some strains of mold spores gain enough moisture for growth when ambient humidity tops 60 percent. This can happen in a home where the HVAC system has a built-in humidification feature or where the homeowner adds free-standing humidifiers. The dry heated air of an Idaho winter contributes to dry skin, nosebleeds, and damage to furnishings. Adding moisture helps eliminate static electricity and makes it easier to breathe. SERVPRO finds that a careful balance is critical. Excessive water vapor in the air can diminish air quality and damage structures by encouraging mold growth.

One common scenario is where a parent runs a vaporizer in a young child’s room to help with upper respiratory infections during the cold months. Adding too much moisture to the air invites mold spore to absorb the water, find a likely surface made of or coated with organic matter, and begin to form a colony.

The protocol of mold remediation is the same as with other causes. SERVPRO employees contain and remove the mold, and then sanitize the area. We then address the humidity levels, using precise moisture meters to help you reduce interior levels to a range of 30 to 50 percent. If an HVAC system is involved, we inspect and clean it if necessary, especially if we find moisture or mold colonies inside.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell is ready to help with the remediation of mold damage in your home. Call (208) 466-5000 to schedule an assessment, and then rest assured when our crews arrive to take care of the rest.

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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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