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Need Commercial Cleaning Services in Nampa? Call SERVPRO!

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO provides commercial cleaning services? Call us today for more information!

How Using Professional Commercial Cleaning Services in Nampa Saves Time and Money and Keeps You Focused

You opened your Nampa business to pursue a passion, providing goods or services to other businesses and the general public. Unless your endeavor is a cleaning business, hiring a cleaning staff can be one of the more counterproductive choices you can make. Consider making a change and hire us to set up a cleaning schedule while you concentrate on what you know best. 

Avoid Investing in Expensive Cleaning Equipment 

The commercial cleaning industry in Nampa and elsewhere rely on industrial-grade cleaning equipment, supplies, and products. Purchasing the hardware ties up money you could be using for your research and development or for attracting qualified individuals to work with you in your industry of choice. Maintenance and storage of the often bulky and unattractive equipment is another drain on your space and budget. 

Limit Human Resource Distractions 

Hiring, training, and paying for benefits for your in-house cleaning crews are not insignificant expenditures of money or your time. To ensure the proper completion of cleaning jobs, you or another of your management staff need to supervise the work. Someone in your business must become a cleaning expert, taking their attention away from your core mission. Sick time, vacations, workers compensation issues, hiring, firing, mediation of disputes for a cleaning staff all become essential functions and obligations. 

Hiring an Outside Contractor Permits Scaling Up and Down 

Depending on your industry and climate, there may be times of the year when your need for commercial cleaning ramps up or becomes less intense. Using our services permits you to purchase the services you need when you need them rather than contemplating laying off staff or hiring temporary help as your requirements change.

Researching New Products and Keeping Up with Regulations 

Let our dedicated team find better ways of delivering high-quality cleaning services. Environmentally friendly options must comply with applicable codes and regulations, and we are always in the vanguard of these changes. Evolving tools, cleaners, disinfectants, and more can be beneficial, and we pledge to keep you informed without you spending your precious time doing the research. 

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell offers high-quality cleaning services to businesses who prefer to focus on what they know best. Call us at (208) 466-5000 to discuss your cleaning needs and start work on a quote.

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We Provide Fast Action to Your Nampa Water Damage Restoration Needs

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Don't handle your water damage alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Professional Restoration For Water Damaged Nampa Homes

Nampa residents are probably a little too used to flood warnings what with the waterways running through town. When a pipe breaks or a water heater rusts out though, no one is ready for that.

Remediating homes with water damage in Nampa requires a professional service with up-to-date training and equipment. Every SERVPRO restoration team has both. Each home is different, but the example here has many of the services our technicians routinely perform.

After the team finished removing the standing water, they immediately began pulling out property too damaged for restoration. It consisted mostly of books and newspapers that were stored in the basement and on the bottom shelf of two bookcases. The team also threw out the bookcases in the basement since they were composite wood which absorbed much water and became so warped that could no longer stand upright.

Next, our technicians took care of the floors, carpets, and rugs. For the wood floor in the master bedroom, they directed air movers to blow warm air across the hardwood to carefully dry them without causing any further issues like splintering along the edges of the floorboards.

For the carpets and rugs, SERVPRO team members used extraction wands to draw out the water. They hung the rugs outside since there was no rain expected, and allowed them to dry in the sun. For the carpets, technicians had to roll them up to dispose of the pads underneath since they had already begun to flake and crumble.

Specialists then cleaned the concrete floors underneath and dried them with air movers. Next, they laid down a new carpet pad, but the owner preferred to have a separate agency stretch the carpet back in place.

The cause of all this damage was a split hose that ran into the dishwasher. After the team pulled the dishwasher out, technicians discovered it had been leaking for a long time before finally splitting apart. Over the previous months, the water crumbled the drywall behind it and rotted the floor trim. Fortunately, the wall framing behind it was undamaged, so replacing the panel and the floor trim went very quickly, and we returned the home to the owner right on schedule.

Here at SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell, our goal is to restore or replace every item damaged by the water intrusion into your residence. We are here for you and your home, so if you need our services, call us today at (208) 466-5000 to get started.

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Our Experts Provide Top-Notch Service In Nampa

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO demonstrate the proof of our commitment to excellent customer service.

Commitment To High-Quality Customer Service Is Why SERVPRO Stands Out In Nampa

All members of our disaster recovery team are invested in many aspects of the Nampa area, proud to be involved in local charities and business organizations. We give back to the communities that nurture us by striving to become the premier cleaning and restoration company available to residents of The Heart of the Treasure Valley. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians reliably deliver mitigation and remediation services that meet or exceed the industry's best practices.

Water Damage
Residential customers know how frustrating unexpected water damage in Nampa can be.  If a water loss resolves incompletely, the corrosive effects continue, destroying building materials and exposing your home to secondary damage such as mold infestation and persistent odors. Knowing this, you might feel inadequate to tackle the tasks on your own. Unlike ordinary cleanup jobs, water incursions need professional assessment and recovery efforts. SERVPRO is available for consultation 24/7.

We arrive with all the equipment, tools, and products necessary for water mitigation and remediation stocked on our signature green service vehicles. As our crew leads design a personalized mitigation and remediation plan, technicians stand ready to roll out the water removal and drying equipment without delay. Speed is essential when dealing with water loss. Many structural components can be saved if water removal proceeds promptly, in accordance with our restoration over replacement focus.

Once the pumps and water extractors complete their jobs, the structural drying phase begins. Moisture levels are obtained using sensitive devices and a drying plan implemented. Our technicians understand psychrometry, the science of drying, from IICRC coursework in Applied Structural Drying (ASD). A balance of temperature, humidity, and air movement allows our team to force water out of structures as a vapor. That vapor is condensed or absorbed by dehumidifiers for permanent removal from your home.

Fire Damage
Recovery from fire damage to your Nampa home is a complicated process. Partnering with our IICRC-trained and experienced managers and technicians can make this experience easier to bear for you and your family. After you are sure your loved ones are safe, and the firefighters are nearing the end of their job,  calling our emergency number should be your highest priority. We answer day or night, scheduling a fire assessment as soon as possible.

Resist the temptation to start cleanup on your own. SERVPRO technicians have personal protective gear and specialized equipment, tools, and products to manage a fire scenario effectively and safely. Large quantities of water and chemicals from extinguishing efforts are likely present. Electrocution and slip and fall risks are high on the scene. We know how to proceed, and take care to start the water removal and structural drying immediately after arriving.

We complete tasks systematically, aiming toward returning your home to pre-fire condition. Technicians complete soot removal, charring remediation, and deodorization, steadily working while following the fire restoration industry's best practices. If only a small space is severely compromised, we can contain the affected area while you and your family live in other rooms during the projects. Throughout, we are in constant communication with you and your insurance carrier to ensure proper documentation of claims and minimization of your out of pocket expenses.

Mold Remediation
Even in a relatively arid climate like that of Nampa, mold damage is possible and stressful for a homeowner to manage. Mold spores are everywhere in the environment, indoors and out. They primarily float on air currents or settle on surfaces, invisible to the eye and benign in effect. The problems with mold arise when even one spore encounters a source of moisture. After absorption, rapid growth follows, often in hidden cavities where small leaks in plumbing or exterior structures occur.

A musty smell is frequently the first sign; something is amiss. Staining or feathery growth follows on organic surfaces or places where bits of organic matter collects, like on tiles with soap scum. If you even suspect mold activity in your home, give SERVPRO a call for an assessment and remediation plan based on the protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We do not encourage panic if mold establishes colonies inside your home. Although some susceptible individuals suffer irritation of allergic reactions to mold, the building materials comprising your home are clearly at risk as mold consumes the surface upon which it grows. Our reputable mold remediation crews contain the moldy area with physical barriers, sealing the perimeter with air scrubbing equipment. We then remove the mold by scraping, brushing, or mild abrasives like soda blasting. After we dispose of the moldy waste per local regulations, we disinfect the area with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit further growth. If you eliminate the water source as well, mold rebound is far less likely.

Storm Damage
Extreme weather is always leading the news, and if flood damage afflicts your Nampa home, you are not alone. Our IICRC-trained team of Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Damage (ASD) technicians are ready to help you overcome even a catastrophic storm damage event affecting your home.

Even though the average precipitation in our area is below the national average, when high winds, torrential rains and flash-flooding top off the yearly total in a brief period, your dwelling can be in trouble. SERVPRO offers a range of services starting with securing your wind-damaged exterior with boards and tarps. As that activity progresses, crew leads assess interior flood damage, planning for rapid water removal, containment, and legal disposal of the highly contaminated fluid.

Trapped water releases when we use controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts. Once all water evacuates, we use EPA-registered cleaning and disinfecting agents to eliminate the growth of blood, or waste-borne pathogens floodwater carries. Thorough drying with our commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers completes the mitigation and remediation work. We work with your insurance company, keeping you informed as we arrange for interior and exterior repairs and rebuilding.

When the owners of a business call the communities they serve home, customers benefit. Let SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell demonstrate the proof of our commitment to excellent customer service when you schedule a disaster assessment by calling (208) 466-5000.

The Easy Way To Complete Storm Damage Remediation in Nampa

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your basement get inundated with flood and water damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Water Removal Tools to Use on Your Flooded Nampa Home

Having the right tools for a restoration job in your Nampa home increases your success rates and the time you spend working on the project. Flooding can be a particularly challenging situation to overcome, especially when you either do not have the right equipment or do not know what tools and devices can make the task easier to accomplish. As much as our SERVPRO professionals strive to be there for you quickly in an emergency, we also want to make sure that homes in our area get well informed in ways to limit damage to their property and begin recovery after flooding on their own. 

Overcoming flood damage in Nampa residences begins with having the right mitigation equipment. Water removal is such a critical element of flood recovery, so ensuring that you have a machine powerful enough to handle the standing water in your house can make a substantial difference. Our SERVPRO team utilizes many units, including truck-mount pumps for high volume extractions, but here are some options that you can likely use for your property: 

  • Wet/Dry Vac 

These are often tools that many homeowners already have and can help to begin quickly removing standing water from the house. Most units collect the water in a tank, and the user disposes of it in the appropriate place. 

  • Engine Driven Pump (Gas)

While you can purchase these, and many homeowners have them, they are much less common than wet-vacs and portable pumps. These are much heavier units, but also far more powerful than both of the other options listed here. These can get rented from hardware stores as needed, and because they run on gasoline, do not require power in your home to get started. 

  • Portable Sump Pumps (Electric) 

These are submersible units, and depending on their size and strength, can make a significant impact on the standing water in a property. To discharge outside, you might need multiple lengths of the outlet hose. 

Understanding some of the tools that you can acquire to remove standing water from your property can help you to protect your house during a flooding scenario better. If things get to be too much, you can count on our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell to make it “Like it never even happened” by calling (208) 466-5000.

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A Primer on How to Remove Smoke Odors From Your Fire Damaged Nampa Home

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke damage is as lingering effect of fires. SERVPRO has the equipment to neutralize the odors quickly.

Fire Damage Experts In Nampa Describe The Operations Of Deodorization Equipment

Over 25 percent of all the fires reported in the United States take place in home environments just like yours in the Nampa area. One out of every 326 households per year report fire damage, which results in over 300,000 structural blazes occurring in the U.S. every year. These burns cause over six billion dollars in direct property damage each year across the country.  

If fire damage in your Nampa residence occurs after an inferno, it is judicious to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. The owners of the local SERVPRO company that services Caldwell and surrounding areas, Brian and Kelly Reed feel that the customers are the essential part of the property restoration and recovery business. I (Brian Reed) am a third-generation Idahoan, and myself and my wife Kelly have been working in the region for over a decade. Our business has also received several awards for Outstanding Sales Performance.  

Our fire and smoke restoration technicians or FSTs get certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or IICRC. We have training in using the industry's most advanced techniques and equipment during the entire process. A significant part of any project is the deodorization process and the equipment used to eliminate foul odors.  

Pressure Sprayer/Electric Sprayer: We can utilize handheld sprayers to apply deodorization chemicals that both mask and pair with malodor particles.  

Ventilation Box Fans: These high-velocity air movers can help ventilate the area with smoke damage by pushing out malodor particles.  

Air Scrubbers: Air scrubbers can remove odors and gases from the air by pulling air inside the affected area across a HEPA filter. 

Injection Devices: Using injectors, our FST can insert deodorants into small areas of affected carpet or upholstery.  

Duct Cleaning Systems: These advanced systems contain all of the items necessary to clean out the entire heating and ventilation system inside your home.  

Ozone Machine: These machines send out charged O3 particles that attach to malodor molecules and chemically oxidize and neutralize them.  

We implement one or more of these types of equipment when foul aromas still exist after all soot residues and burnt materials have been removed. If you ever suffer from a fire burning on your property, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 immediately.

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Get Rid of Fire Damage In Nampa For Good

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your Nampa business be overcome by water damage. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Shoe Stores with Commercial Water Damage in Nampa Need Cleanup, Repairs, and Restoration of Floors

The fit of someone' shoes affects how they walk, their posture, and also their confidence. Providing customers in Nampa with high-quality shoes and boots means potential buyers want to try out different pairs of footwear before they decide to buy something. Shoe stores choose flat, low-pile carpet making it easier to feel how a pair of shoes genuinely fit when walking. Ripples and bubbles in the carpet can affect customer and employee safety, as well as your profits.

When wrinkled areas on the floor put customers and employees at risk of tripping, it might indicate that your shoe store in Nampa has commercial water damage. This type of damage can stay hidden under different circumstances, only to affect increasingly larger areas. When different materials come into contact with water that slowly seeps from an area and into another, it often leads to the discovery of older damage. 

When pipes leak onto floors, carpets can end up with thinned-out portions of padding, and the carpet fibers themselves can stretch, especially in high-traffic areas. Moisture can also spread within the components of the flooring, and as it evaporates into the air, it passes through the pad and then the carpet. Soiling increases the amount of damage, of course, so proper maintenance in the past can decrease the severity of destruction experienced.

SERVPRO's team can handle water damage involving your floors. We handle not only carpeting, but our specialists are also skilled in four other types of flooring repair and installation. Tile, linoleum, wood, and marble floors all require professional care from time to time. When your store's walking surface becomes damaged from lost water, our experts can provide you with trusted guidance gained from preparing for certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).   

When business owners need aspects of their retail shop or storage facilities restored, our building services can decrease the time involved. Water damage can take a toll on any building's interior and its contents. Relying on a company that can handle all facets of the necessary work reduces many of the negative aspects involved in getting a shop's condition how you want. 

When water damage affects your shoe store and ruins flooring, walls, or other areas leading to safety issue and lost profits, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000. Our highly trained and skilled team is always ready, 365 days a year, day or night.

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Drying Out Carpeting in Nampa Homes After Water Damage

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

Let us save your flooring.

SERVPRO can and will save you the trouble.

Water loss incidents can spread quickly through a Nampa home, and without a fast reaction to the situation, more than just the immediate areas around the source can become affected. With the tendency for water to collect and pool along the flooring of the property, materials like carpeting can become magnets for saturation. Without the appropriate equipment, homeowners cannot hope to remove all of this moisture from the flooring, which can ultimately lead to secondary effects and further degradation of the carpet and subflooring.

To overcome water damage in your Nampa residence, that has specifically targeted your carpeting, you need experienced professionals with advanced tools and equipment. Our SERVPRO team has extensive experience in water loss recovery, along with training and certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in both Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.) Our skilled professionals can arrive with the tools to begin removing standing water and drying out saturated elements right away.

Specialized equipment like our weighted extractors plays a role in removing saturation from both the carpets and the subflooring beneath. With a heavy roller with a vacuum attached, we can remotely navigate the machine over every portion of exposed carpeting. The machine forces water to the surface for collection by the vacuum, allowing drying efforts to follow to be more efficient and successful.

Whether we can float the carpets and clean them to return your flooring to its original condition or it needs to get replaced by our experienced SERVPRO professionals, we stand behind our work. We offer a full five-year guarantee on the work that we do to ensure that our customers have peace of mind in the work that gets done in their residence.

No matter how severe water loss incidents might be in your home, flooring like your carpets is always the most susceptible to the worst of the saturation. Our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can help with effective extraction and drying solutions. Give us a call anytime at (208) 466-5000.

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How to Dry Your Water Damaged Nampa Basement

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture is an ongoing issue for basements. SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell has solutions. Call us!

Solutions for the Wet Basement in Your Nampa Home 

Many Nampa basements battle dampness and moisture, and many homeowners have unfortunately given up trying to fight these effects and chosen to avoid this lower level of their home and its potential problems instead. With so many homes throughout the area with these subterranean levels, many factors can affect the blockwork of the foundation to allow moisture to penetrate the room. Additionally, concrete flooring, even poured to the adequate thickness, can become susceptible to moisture leeching from the damp ground beneath it. 

Many Nampa homeowners might believe that this level of water damage is a common component to living in this area of the country, but there are steps you can take to keep your property and its occupants safer. Our SERVPRO professionals have witnessed firsthand how easily moisture and dampness in lower levels of area homes can turn into worse effects like mold and microbial growth, not to mention, how damaging persistent dampness and moisture can be to structural elements. 

Even if you are unaware of how the water can penetrate your basement, we have experienced professionals with sophisticated tools that can help. With thermal and infrared cameras, as well as moisture content readers and hygrometers, our team can quickly note the source of the dampness in your basement and devise practical solutions to address these concerns. We have a full-service team of contractors that can install sump pumps, regrade basement flooring, and apply waterproofing materials and hydraulic cement over compromised portions of the block wall. 

Our SERVPRO team works quickly to ensure that the dampness and moisture of your basement do not become a detrimental presence to your entire house. It does not take much for these effects of spreading to more heavily trafficked areas, which can lead to a spread in structural compromise and the potential for health hazards like fungal growth in areas where exposure to humans and pets is much more likely. 

While there are multiple ways that water damage can occur in your basement, our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team can help. With a full-service team of contractors and water restoration specialists, we can offer effective solutions to make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (208) 466-5000.

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Who Wants to Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Nampa Alone?

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm damage in your Nampa residence can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Handles Flood Damage in Nampa Home from Strong Storms

This area of Idaho is no stranger to wild weather, especially intense storms resulting in flash floods. The problem with groundwater when it enters your home is that it can bring a myriad of issues with it, including silt, debris, chemicals and even sewage.

A homeowner in Nampa contacted our SERVPRO location for assistance with flood damage in his home. He stated he used towels to blot up the water that came in from a worn seal around his storm door, however water seeped back out around the walls, and he wanted help cleaning it up.

Because groundwater rates as a category three biohazard, sometimes referred to as "black water" professional mitigation is vital for health and sanitation reasons. We arrived quickly and scoped the room using moisture detection equipment to see all the areas the water migrated into. Thanks to the homeowner's fast response to the initial incoming water, he had moved out everything on the floor before it got wet, and we found no excess moisture in the subfloor or wicked into the sheetrock.

There were high areas of moisture behind the baseboards around the room and our technicians removed the baseboards so we could use our portable extractors and made several passes over the open wall cavities to extract all the excess moisture possible before we set up air movers to dry the wall cavities.

We have specialized drying equipment for situations such as this. The Injecti-Dry forces warm, dry air into tight spaces and delivers a faster drying time than using air movers on the outside of the wall only.

Because mold spores potentially activate as fast as 48-hours after a water loss if conditions are right, we strive to inhibit those conditions. Our drying goals usually hover around 40% humidity or less, slightly more or less depending on the readings for unaffected areas of the home to ensure we maintain standard humidity levels unique to the property. Afterward, SERVPRO technicians thoroughly clean and disinfect all affected surfaces with our powerful antifungal cleaners.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell has the training and equipment to handle any size flood damage in your home. We respond 24/7 at (208) 466-5000 and make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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The Ultimate Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Nampa

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage remediation can be exhausting when trying to manage it alone. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Safe Damage Assessments After Fires in Nampa Homes

Among the first steps that any Nampa homeowner must begin after a fire loss incident is a damage assessment of the property. As tempting as this might be to do alone to both save time and money, there are considerable risks for untrained and uneducated homeowners unfamiliar with these hazards. For this reason, it has always been a priority of our restoration team to respond quickly to fire emergencies to ensure that this step happens with competent professionals and so work can get started in your damaged home immediately.

We can appreciate how traumatic and stressful fire damage can be in your Nampa home, and how it can be taxing to not fully understand how involved these effects are when working to recover your house. Our SERVPRO team arrives quickly to a damaged address with our estimator and project management to walk through the affected areas of your house safely to determine the full extent of damage and loss.

Our team understands how important it is to get effective restoration started immediately, and this often involves getting the right information and evidence to your insurance company. Many loss incidents can get covered with traditional home insurance, but to fully understand the specifics of your plan, you need to reach out to your provider after our team has started collecting the evidence and documentation they need to approve a damage claim.

The SERVPRO professionals at your home work with your insurance company to contend with any red tape or hurdles to overcome in the approval of this claim. We can listen and adhere to budgetary confinements and restrictions to ensure that we meet the demands of your provider and insurance adjuster to provide our customer with the best possible service.

Damage assessment might seem like something that any homeowner could do on their own, but there are many pitfalls and hazards to this approach. Also, when most insurance companies require professional inspection and assessment, you can save time and money by contacting our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell first. Give us a call anytime at (208) 466-5000.

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