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Top 4 Fire Damage Risks For Nampa Offices

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo A fire in your building isn't any good for business. SERVPRO will have your business up and running in no time. We do all fire restoration.

Check out The Four Fire Damage Risks That Can Happen in Your Office

Fire damage is a risk for any business. Whether your office is an insurance agency or law firm, or the HQ of a catering company or clothing catalog, the problem is the same: A blaze quickly decimates your building and puts your staff in danger. Flames also damage costly equipment and vital paperwork. As a result, all Nampa business owners know it is better to avoid a fire if at all possible. 

SERVPRO is on hand to help with fire cleanup in Nampa – and we are also passionate about fire damage education and prevention in the area. Here are the top 4 fire damage risks for local businesses. 

  1. Outdated Fire Safety Equipment 

Up-to-date fire safety equipment is a must. Having the correct tools on hand means you can act faster in the event of a fire. 

Every office needs a fire alarm system and appropriate fire extinguishers on every level. However, different extinguishers are suited to different types of fire, so SERVPRO recommends researching which sorts are most suitable for your office. 

It is also a good idea to fit a sprinkler system and to test fire alarms and sprinklers regularly. 

  1. Electrical Equipment 

Offices have plenty of electrical equipment, including computers, copy machines, phones, fax machines, and servers. Electrical equipment is vital to running an office, but it is also a severe fire hazard. 

It does not take much for electronic items to spark and start a fire. Damaged or frayed cords, or worn-out devices, are also a problem. 

Keep all electric devices in good working order, and do not leave them switched on or plugged in if you can avoid it. 

  1. Lack Of Training 

Your employees need to know how to avoid fire damage risks by being careful with flammable liquids and not overloading sockets. Your staff also needs to know what to do in the event of a fire. 

SERVPRO recommends every local office sign up for our Emergency Ready Plan. Emergency Ready Plan is a free app that helps you plan what to do in the event of fire damage and share the information with your team. 

  1. Combustible Materials 

Every office has flammable materials such as paper and cardboard. Waste paper and old boxes seem like harmless junk, but they quickly burn once alight. So put a protocol in place for regular clearing, and store waste away from main working areas.

For help with preparing for fire damage or cleanup after a fire in Caldwell, Nampa, and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell today at (208) 466-5000.

Flood Damage Linked to Heavy Precipitation in Caldwell

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

reading in the rain in the kitchen A storm may devastate your home and property. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size storm restoration needed.

Our SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Dry Out Your Property Correctly Without Causing Additional Damage

Backdropped by mountains and bordered by the Boise River, Caldwell and Canyon County are always aware of the threat of flooding when rains are heavy. As the rivers swell, residents prepare for waters that come seeping or flowing into the lower levels of their dwellings. We await the call to help remove the waters and restore the extraordinary damage flooding brings. 

Extreme weather patterns can bring significant flood damage to your Caldwell home. Rains deliver a faster consequence. When the waters invade your home, the damage feels overwhelming. Ordinary cleaning tactics fall short, and the tools you may try to use are inadequate for the challenge. Our mission is to rescue homeowners from the crushing damage possible when flooding occurs, restoring both your home and your peace of mind with our trained work crews and heavy-duty equipment. 

Flood Damage Restoration Equipment

Floodwaters seep through the saturated ground, flow into foundation windows, or pour in through storm damage to roofs and siding. Our first task is to stabilize the exterior damage and remove the water inside with pumps or extractors. As the weather often knocks out power, our truck-mounted equipment makes this initial step possible even before utility crews complete their work. SERVPRO flood teams are familiar with necessary safety procedures to ensure our work does not make your structure even more dangerous.

Floodwaters are almost always at risk of contamination, and we collect and dispose of it by following local regulations. Substances such as fertilizers and pesticides and infectious waste including deceased animals, raw sewage, fuel oil, or natural gas may taint the waters. After most of the water exits, our team then evaluates your structure and contents to determine what to restore and what is too polluted to save. We work to sanitize non-porous surfaces and are vigilant concerning signs of microbial growth. SERVPRO IICRC crews train ineffective inventory and off-site staging techniques so you can review damaged items affected by the flooding carefully. Throughout, we maintain contact with your insurer to limit your out-of-pocket liability for the flood restoration. 

Partner with SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell when the floodwaters damage your home and possessions. Call us at (208) 466-5000 as soon as you are able. We dispatch an experienced team within hours. 

Can Kitchen Water Damage Restoration in Nampa Be Complete Without Checking Under Cabinets?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

leaking dishwasher When a leak springs in your kitchen, SERVPRO is the team to call. Water damage restoration is a job for us. Call now!

Proven Strategies to Release Water Trapped in your Nampa Kitchen to Avoid Odors or Additional Damage is Why SERVPRO is your Water Damage, Remediation Partner. 

Pipes and hoses linked to supply and waste lines threaded through and behind built-in cabinets can require clever tactics for water damage restoration in Nampa kitchens. Perhaps the piping to an ice maker or hoses between the dishwasher and the under-sink plumbing develop leaks. Water then saturates cabinets and collects underneath, sometimes without anyone immediately noticing the excess water.   

Should a Nampa Homeowner Wait for Hidden Water to Drain Away or Evaporate Naturally?

Water is exceptionally corrosive to structural components, which is why SERVPRO does not recommend a wait-and-see strategy to manage residual moisture after burst pipes. Ignoring water puddled under appliances or shelving or collected behind walls permits it to soak into building materials and cause deterioration. Black mold growth is a possibility if 24 to 48 hours pass without water removal and moisture reduction. 

How Do Trained Technicians Approach Hidden Water Damage Emergency Services?

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC-trained crews are familiar with kitchen plumbing problems, using restoration industry best practices to make moisture issues in Nampa “Like it never even happened.” Prying off toe kicks reveals the under-cabinet cavities where the water lurks. Our technicians then:

  • Use commercial-grade extractors to suction the standing water 
  • Position low profile air movers to facilitate evaporation 
  • Place and monitor dehumidifiers until the cabinet moisture levels return to normal.  

Training and experience are why SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell delivers successful outcomes when you need hidden water damage repairs. Call (208) 466-5000 for assessment and advice.

Soot, Smoke, and Fire Damage Restoration Services in Caldwell Properties

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with debris everywhere Fires can lead to soot and other residues or damages. Team SERVPRO can help with effective remediation services. Call right away.

Correct Removal of Fire and Soot Related Stains Is a SERVPRO Area of Expertise

Fire is an essential part of the lives of Caldwell residents. It is necessary for cooking, heating, and even burning certain substances. However, when it goes out of control, the results can be very destructive to your property. Soot and smoke particles from the fire can land and stick to different surfaces in the structure. Restoration involves getting rid of these residues. The process requires a professional who understands the behavior of smoke during a fire and knows where to locate the heaviest deposits when inspecting the damage.

If your home sustains soot and smoke damage, you can rely on SERVPRO to restore your property. Our technicians are highly trained, experienced and can respond quickly to your fire damage emergency in Caldwell. As usual, we are dedicated to bringing back your contents to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened."

Smoke and Soot Damage

Soot residues come in different forms - some are easier to clean while others tend to be stubborn. SERVPRO fire damage technicians are trained to deal with various types of soot, namely protein smoke residues, wet smoke residues, fuel oil smoke residues, and dry smoke residues. Factors that determine whether the smoke residue is wet or dry include:

  • The type of substance or material burning
  • The level of oxygen present
  • The rate of combustion

These types of combustion byproducts require different cleaning methods. We use mild cleaning procedures for dry smoke because it does not cause embedded stains and has relatively fewer pungent odors. Natural materials often produce dry smoke when they sustain fire damage. Getting rid of wet smoke residues is more difficult because it is packed with aerosols such as solvents, varnishes, and other components. You can expect wet smoke if any synthetic materials are burning in the structure.

Ignoring smoke damage can lead to permanent consequences. Furniture, carpeting, and personal items with severe soot and fire damage could become irreparable. The soot can irreversibly discolor porous materials within minutes. After a few hours, it can rust or corrode metallic furniture and even damage your flooring. In the end, this can cause greater cleanup and replacement costs.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell is on call 24/7 to offer fire damage restoration services in your Caldwell community every day of the year. For assistance with soot and smoke damage due to a fire accident in Caldwell and Nampa, call us at (208) 466-5000.

Where Unclean Water Damage Can Come From in Nampa

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

water leaking from ceiling tiles Storms and other causes can lead to water damage in your home. Call SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services. We are standing by 24/7.

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 is more unclean than the last. Gray and black water damage in Nampa 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 Nampa 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 debris and contaminants picked up from elsewhere. Floods and other forms of storm damage can cause noticeable 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 Damage 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.  

Can SERVPRO Perform Mold Remediation in Caldwell Workplaces without Exposing Staff

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls of a room Mold infestations in the workplace need to be quickly addressed. Contact our SERVPRO mold damage remediation team to investigate the situation.

SERVPRO Uses Air Filtration and Containment during Black Mold Repair in Caldwell

Discovering mold in your Caldwell business place raises many concerns on issues such as the wellbeing of the structure and how the remediation process might affect occupants, including your staff and clients. Seeking help from a professional can help resolve all the concerns.

Any mold remediation plan in Caldwell business premises must address visible and hidden mold colonies. Reaching the hidden mold requires demolition, which can disturb moldy materials, releasing them into the air. Such an outcome is undesirable since mold can cause health effects. SERVPRO prevents that by using different preventive measures when resolving black mold damage.

The steps that we take to resolve the situation and protect people include:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold remediation
  • Mold removal

Before taking any remedial step, we try to establish how far the mold colonies spread around the property. Pinpointing the affected areas can limit the level of teardown within the property. Our SERVPRO technicians use different techniques for this, including tracing hidden moisture with thermal cameras and drilling small exploratory holes.

On establishing the level of infestation, setting up containment barriers is a priority to ensure any disturbed materials do not spread to the rest of the structure. We use 8-mil plastic sheets and metal bars to contain the areas we need to clean. 

After containment, our technicians use various approaches to clean affected areas, including:

  • Damp wiping
  • Wire brushing
  • HEPA vacuuming
  • Soda blasting

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell looks for mold remediation solutions that provide long-term results. Call us at (208) 466-5000 when you need help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Flood Damage from Stormy Weather in Caldwell Brings More than Water

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

microbes in contaminated water Floodwater contaminants are remedied with SERVPRO skilled technicians using proprietary products to protect your Caldwell home

Contaminants from Tainted Flood Waters Needs SERVPRO for Extraction and Cleanup

A storm is one thing that can scare many young children, but if rising water becomes a part of the situation, many adults often find themselves worried and fearful. This fear stems from the dangers of drowning to damage to their property in Caldwell. When there is enough time to escape severe flooding, authorities often evacuate in areas expected to see the worst. Other times, there is little warning, or flooding ends up much worse than anticipated, stranding people in their homes.

When the Boise River crests and overflows its banks, one of the areas hardest hit with subsequent flood damage is Caldwell. However, the problems brought on by flooding do not solely pertain to the water alone. The contamination levels in the river have been the focus of environmental groups.

Many people feel great relief when floodwaters recede, but discovering the number of harmful deposits and sediments remaining reveals the awful state their home is in now. Saturation of walls and wet floors is one problem, but unsanitary conditions, including those that can pose health effects to occupants, are entirely different. Post-flood situations can render homeowners altogether unprepared for what to do first and how to protect themselves and their children. One concern is if restoration of their home's safety at a microbial level is possible.

The technicians at SERVPRO can restore homes damaged by flooding, at every level, from the support system that forms your home's framework to the tiny nooks and crannies where dangerous microbes and other pathogens settle and hide. We have the tools to measure microbial populations, saving you from worrying about unwanted health effects that may linger in your residence. SERVPRO removes more than water after a flood. Removal of pathogens, sediment, fish, and other life from the river and larger debris is conducted so that your home is once again "Like it never even happened."

As we are working on your home, we measure the level of moisture to ensure that restorative work goes hand in hand with the many other required aspects of reclaiming your home. Disease-causing pathogens are not the only risk, as mold and mildew can also find a post-flood home the ideal breeding ground. Preventing future damage is an integral part of our work in protecting local homeowners' investments.

Always ready to help you, SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can be reached at (208) 466-5000, whenever you need us, day or night, every day of the year. There is no job too large or too small for SERVPRO to handle successfully.

Fire Damage in Nampa Is Restored with Professional Help

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

hydroxyl generator blue light From Nampa house fire cleanup to deodorizing using hydroxyl generators--trust SERVPROP

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup for Fire-Damaging Events to Your Nampa Property

Many homeowners go years managing their housekeeping tasks, rarely, if ever, call anyone in to help. A catastrophic event like a house fire understandably changes that feeling of confidence and competence to doubt and inadequacy. SERVPRO focuses on providing high-quality fire damage restoration services, meeting the needs of our community.

You threw a load of clean laundry into the dryer and then ran a few errands, coming back to find the fire department cleaning up after extinguishing a blaze in your utility room. Lint-clogged venting was the culprit, and now you need to respond to fire damage to your Nampa home. You are overwhelmed by the smoky, sooty laundry area and the issues caused by the water used to put out the fire. We have water, soot, and smoke damage restoration experts available to assist within hours of your emergency call.

A SERVPRO project manager arrives quickly, and with agreement from you and your insurance adjuster, puts together the restoration plan that guides the crew assigned to the steps needed to clean up and then restore your home to pre-fire damage condition. Water removal is part of almost every fire damage restoration job. Our crews receive ongoing training and certification in dealing with water damage and other task related to home fires. Once any residual water is extracted and the area is dried with air movers and dehumidifiers, our attention turns to cleaning up the fire residue. If feasible, we can immediately set up hydroxyl generators to begin the elimination of noxious odors.

SERVPRO team members are familiar with current fire restoration industry standards and follow the guidelines of the IICRC. SERVPRO uses products and equipment that meet or exceed the standards. We evaluate the structure and contents throughout your entire home soiled with residue and select appropriate and effective tools and cleaners to remove the soot and debris. Charred areas may be sanded down and refinished or replaced, if necessary. Restoration is our mission, to save time and money and to reduce the disruption to your household. After the visible effects of the fire disappear, we resolve any odor issues with strategies ranging from thorough cleaning through spray neutralizers to thermal fogging in extreme cases.

If you are one of the more than 15,000 homeowners with a lint fire this year, SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell stands ready to help. We can even clean the lint-filled vent and your home's HVAC system and ductwork. Call our offices at (208) 466-5000 to schedule an inspection and restoration planning session.

Who to Call for Water Removal in Nampa?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

LGR dehu with a conduit flex SERVPRO extracts water damaged Nampa properties and then dries them using advanced equipment and methods

Nampa Area Water Damage Mitigation Gets Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO is the number one choice for homeowners seeking help for water damage remediation in their Nampa homes. Our SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled personnel with the competence to deal with all home interior water damages.

Our company uses equipment, tools, and cleaning products designed explicitly for water mitigations in Nampa homes. For water damage restoration, the SERVPRO technicians use best practices to inspect, identify the damages and develop a plan for the remediation. Our goal is to always leave the project with our customers feeling “Like it never even happened.”

Many of our technicians are certified under the guidelines of IICRC, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, so you have a reason to trust the SERVPRO water removal team. We understand the placement of equipment to maximize water extraction and content drying. We monitor the drying process with moisture meters and infrared imagery cameras to ensure that all structural material and belongings have returned to their standard moisture content levels.

Whether it is a minor spill from an appliance or a ceiling leak, we strive to restore and not replaced water damaged building materials and contents. We can provide:

  • Water extraction
  • Water damage remediation
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water recovery
  • Water cleanup

Whenever you experience water damage and need water removal services, you can reach SERVPRO of Nampa at (208) 466-5000. We offer 24/7 water removal emergencies.

Need Fast Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Nampa? – Call SERVPRO

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

BURNED RAFTERS WAREHOUSE SERVPRO provides fire damage cleanup and restoration to Nampa warehouses and other structures

Water & Fire Damage Cleanup in Nampa

Commercial businesses in Nampa rely on many partners to help them run their business operations from day-to-day. Delivery and shipping, suppliers, local utilities, and government all come together to enable efficient operations. When there is a fire, another essential local Nampa partner is SERVPRO!

SERVPRO partners with local Nampa companies to provide Fire Damage restoration 24 /7 and are typically onsite in less than four hours from your initial call. We understand how important it is for your company to return to normal operations after a fire. We follow our proven fire restoration plan, which includes:

  • Inspection and Assessment
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup Plan
  • Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarps provided (if needed)
  • Remove moisture and dry structure and contents
  • Smoke residue and Soot Removal from All Surfaces
  • Cleaning and Repair
  • Fire Restoration

Elapsed time is of the essence, not only for your business but also the faster we can remove smoke and soot from surfaces, the easier and less time-consuming it is. Call us immediately for a prompt response.

Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell for Fire Damage restoration in Nampa and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (208) 466-5000.