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Let Our Team Mitigate Your Loss After A Nampa Flood

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let Our Team Mitigate Your Loss After A Nampa Flood We have the right tools to remove ice preventing further buildup after a flood. Give us a call right away so we can begin prevention and restoration.

Can Ice Damming Cause Flooding in Your Nampa Home?

Through the harshest points of the winter, the temperature around your Nampa home can drop considerably. Combined with heavier snowfall throughout this season, many homes experience ice damming. With many roofs shingled, ice damming can allow for leaking when a growing dam on the edge of the roof penetrates beneath the shingles and melts. Often this is a result of thawing from warm spots on the roof while the temperature is still well below freezing. The situation is even more critical when the dam becomes large enough to restrict melt off from escaping the roof, and it finds a weak point in the roof to exploit and leaks inside.

Preventing a flood from an ice dam in your Nampa home can be as simple as readily checking your roof for signs of buildup. However, without the appropriate tools and safe anchoring, it might prove dangerous to remove ice dams on your own amid freezing temperatures.

Worse still, many homeowners do not recognize the potential of flooding for their homes until these dams have already allowed water to begin flowing into the home unabated. While this might be a finite amount of flow, depending on the buildup on the roof, it can still spread quickly causing considerable damage to the attic and floors below. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can arrive quickly to help mitigate your loss in this situation and offer effective solutions for drying and extraction.

One of the most severe concerns for the attic space is further penetration and mold production, as your attic is often one of the warmest areas of the house. Drying out the flood damage is vital to prevent the colonization of mold, and our SERVPRO team can also identify water penetration points and seal over these areas to prevent further flow.

While ice damming continues to be a problem for many homes throughout the winter season, many homeowners learn about this phenomenon when flooding has already affected their property. Let our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team clean up the mess and dry up the damage. Give us a call 24/7 at (208) 466-5000.

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How Professionals Remediate Mold From Your Nampa Home

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Professionals Remediate Mold From Your Nampa Home Call your SERVPRO Franchise professionals to remediate mold damage in your home.

How SERVPRO Specialists Use Mold Remediation Techniques to Protect Homes in Nampa

Your Nampa home protects you and your family from the outside world, and you want to ensure that it stays protected from anything that can bring harm to it, as well. Microbes live everywhere, although in small numbers.  

Once microbes multiply, they can cause your home in Nampa to require mold remediation specialists like the ones from SERVPRO Franchise professionals. We take our IICRC-certification seriously, as well as the way we provide services to our customers. We always take pride in our work, how we communicate with those who rely on our expertise, and our ability to make things “Like it never even happened. "

When we receive a call from a homeowner requesting mold remediation, we ensure that our tools, supplies, and equipment all are ready for the work ahead. Our Green Fleet stays loaded with the basics needed for the majority of mitigation, remediation, and restoration work, so we have very little to do before we leave our facility. We are always Faster To Any Size Disaster, and mold growing in your home, out of control, ruing your belongings, can become a disaster quickly.  

We combat mold in ways that it cannot work around. We contain it with both barriers and filters and remove it so it cannot grow elsewhere. Plastic barriers that work to suction spores out of the area keep it from spreading to other areas of your home. Using dry ice pellets kills it by freezing it, and our liquid antimicrobial agents crush it as it dries, keeping it from ever becoming a problem for you or anyone else ever again.  

These are only a few of the ways we perform remediation of mold and mildew infestations. Sometimes, cleaning with a damp cloth removes microbes adequately from hard, non-porous surfaces. Damp cloth and ultrasonic cleaning can bring mold-covered items back from certain disposal in the garbage. Learning the most effective methods during our training means we can save more of your home and more of your belongings when mold and mildew try to take over.  

When you find mold in your home, call us, SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell, at (208) 466-5000. We can help make your home a less inviting place to pesky microbes, and make things more hospitable for you and your family.

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How Contamination Can Spread After A Nampa Flood

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Contamination Can Spread After A Nampa Flood Flood water can contaminate your home call our experts to restore your home so you can safely return.

Why SERVPRO Deals with Contamination from Flood Damage in Nampa Effectively

A flooding incident in Nampa comprises of many aspects including soiling the structure and its contents with silt, mud and other waste materials. It can also cause structural damages by sweeping away some sections of the building or by soaking materials leading to compromised structural integrity. Perhaps the most distressing aspect of floods is contamination which even though not visible can have serious health implications. Our professional restoration services help property owners deal with contamination from flooding “Like it never even happened.”

Limiting the spread of contamination after flood damage in Nampa is essential. Contamination can spread in different ways including the transfer of floodwaters to previously unaffected areas or extended exposure which fuels microbial growth. Our SERVPRO technicians avoid these outcomes by taking proactive measures. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants in all the flood damaged areas to limit contamination. We also follow standard wastewater disposal procedures when removing the floodwaters to avoid spreading contamination. For example, our truck-mounted water extractors can hold up to 100 gallons allowing us to remove wastewater and dispose of it properly.

Removing all waste materials from the affected area helps eliminate all contaminants. Such removal must also include any affected porous materials because cleaning them might not eliminate all contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians remove and dispose of the affected carpets and pad. We also perform flood cuts on the walls two feet above the waterline allowing us to remove insulation and other porous materials on the walls.

Cleaning the property is necessary because apart from removing soils and other debris, it also helps remove contaminants. Our SERVPRO technicians use pressure washers during cleaning. Our water extractors also have heating capabilities which help in restorative cleaning as well. We also use different types of professional cleaning agents including antimicrobial agents which limit the development of microorganisms and disinfectants which destroy microorganisms.

Controlling contamination is straightforward when a professional is involved. Call SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell to help. You can reach us at (208) 466-500 any time.

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Trust The Experts To Restore Your Caldwell Home After A Fire

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Trust The Experts To Restore Your Caldwell Home After A Fire Only the experts can help you restore your home after a fire like this has hit.

Professional Help Needed To Remediate Fire Smoke Stains In Caldwell The most effective

Caldwell fire restoration companies invest in extensive training of the teams of technicians assigned to residential recovery efforts. Remediating the soiling and staining from fire damage depends on accurate identification of many variables in each fire damage scenario. The materials combusted during a fire deposit different types of sooty residue and our crews know how to match the soots and staining to effective cleaning products and efficient cleaning methods. 

Fire smoke stains in your Calwell home need expert assessment before our technicians begin cleaning. The stains affect both structural components and the contents of your home. Some must be managed on-site, evident with the soling of walls, floors, ceilings, and fixtures. Often smoke damaged household and personal items benefit from a pack-out, inventoried and transported to our production facility.

SERVPRO crews approach each type of smoke staining in a research-based manner, using techniques mastered during Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classes. Loose, dry ash deposited after a hot, paper or wood-based fire responds well to dry sponging and HEPA-filtered vacuuming. Liquid cleansers or wet sponging smears and spreads this type of stain. 

Slow-combustion fires such as electrical-based or smoldering fabrics leave a thick, sticky residue. Wet cleaning or a spray and wipe technique works well to loosen this staining. Adding a specialized smoke stain-removing product formulated with surfactants and wetting agents helps dissolve this kind of soiling, and our SERVPRO technicians also might choose to use abrasive tools to address these stains more aggressively. 

Protein-based fires like those in a kitchen or dining area lay down a thin, odiferous coating that is difficult to remove. SERVPRO technicians use appropriate solvents or other products to dislodge the protein staining from food and grease fires.   

Specialized techniques like foam cleaning, immersion cleaning, and ultrasonic cleaning come in handy for our production facility technicians. Upholstery, window coverings, clothing, toys, books, and electronics, to name a few, need professional attention. SERVPRO has industrial washers, access to dry-cleaners, immersion and ultrasonic tanks, and many more options available to take items that appear stained and damaged beyond redemption back to preloss condition. 

Rely on the experts at SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell to resolve fire stains and residues, restoring your home and possessions “Like it never even happened.” One call to (208) 466-5000 mobilizes our team of fire restoration specialists.

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SERVPRO Wants To Help You Restore Your Nampa Home

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Wants To Help You Restore Your Nampa Home Call the experts at SERVPRO when you are hit with flood damage.

What to Expect to Clean Up Your Nampa Home After a Flood

When choosing a restoration company for your Nampa property after a natural disaster, you might be overwhelmed by the look of your property and unsure of what restoration entails. From the initial scope of the work to the technicians on site bringing that vision to fruition, what can you expect when our professionals begin cleaning up flood damages to your property? 

While it might initially seem troublesome to choose a company to overcome the flood damage to your Nampa home, there are many reasons that SERVPRO is a wise choice. One of the first of these is our rapid response amid an emergency to help mitigate your losses. With a team that remains prepared for any threats to your home 24 hours a day, we can offer our customers a fast response that makes a difference in protecting the belongings that matter the most. 

From the time that our team arrives, we begin our damage assessment and estimation. We do this to ensure that any insurance claims that must get filed with your provider can happen as efficiently as possible to ensure that there are fewer delays in getting our professional work started in your home. This assessment involves documentation, photographic evidence, and other proof necessary to showcase the full extent of the damage to your house and the work that must occur to restore it entirely. 

Our mitigation efforts can work to help clean up your home quickly after a flood by first removing the excess water with our industry-leading extraction equipment such as truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps. This fast extraction can get our SERVPRO professionals working soon after on the necessary drying efforts to preserve wood framing and studs to avoid unnecessary tear out. 

While there might be many steps to restore your home after a flood, choosing the right professional restoration service can make it less of a burden on your shoulders. Our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell rapid response team is available 24/7 to help you through every facet of water restoration following flooding to your property. Give us a call today at (208) 466-5000.

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Our Team Can Restore Your Home In Caldwell After A Mold Infestation

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Team Can Restore Your Home In Caldwell After A Mold Infestation Mold remediation is not the same for every home, as the effects and the spread of the organism are not the same.

How Long Will Mold Remediation Take In Your Caldwell Home?

As a Caldwell homeowner, you can often concede when certain damaging elements to the property are beyond your skill set to restore and overcome. Choosing professional services to remediate mold growth in your home is a wise decision, though many homeowners are unclear as to what to expect once they have conceded that this choice is best for their property. Homeowners want to know how long they can expect the remediation and restoration to take, but that tends to rely on specific factors.

One of the first factors that affect how long it takes to overcome mold damage in your Caldwell residence is how widespread the problem has become. For those that call our SERVPRO professionals immediately upon discovering mold might have a significantly shorter time with remediation and restoration than someone who has allowed mold to grow and spread for a month or more. It is relative to the extent of the damage throughout your property.

Another factor that plays a role in how long remediation services should take in your home is where the affected areas are throughout the property. It takes less time to clear up localized basement mold affecting wood framing in that region of your home than cleaning up a large portion of the HVAC system affected by a different variety of mold altogether. We strive in every capacity to offer our customers the most efficient service possible to limit our impact on your life.

Ultimately, how long remediation takes is going to be different for every homeowner, as no two mold growth scenarios are the same. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive fast with the tools and resources to help make the process go as quickly as possible without compromising the quality of the work that we do to protect your home and restore it entirely.

Mold remediation is not the same for every home, as the effects and the spread of the organism are not the same. Our specialists are available 24/7 to help you assess the full scope of the damage and offer efficient, real-time solutions to remove the organism. Give our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team a call today at (208) 466-5000.

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Become Familiar With How to Detect a Pipe Break in Your Nampa Home

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Become Familiar With How to Detect a Pipe Break in Your Nampa Home When pipes freeze or break in the walls of your home, contact SERVPRO to investigate the extent and remediate the damage.

Frozen Fixtures Cause Water Damage in Nampa Homes

Frozen pipes are an ever-present concern for Nampa residents as the winter begins. With sometimes extreme temperature drops throughout the season, outside fixtures like hose bibs can become susceptible to freezing. With a blockage in the line, pressure can build throughout the internal plumbing in your home and burst just inside of this fixture, affecting the inside of your house.

Many homeowners do not even know they have inadequate insulation on these pipes and fixtures until water damages in Nampa occur. Often there are shutoffs for these pipes independent from the total plumbing network, but without shutting these down before the winter sets in, these pipes close to the outside of your home (and most susceptible to the freezing temperatures) remain full of water.

When a pipe bursts in the walls of your home, you need an immediate response from professional restorers like our SERVPRO team. We can arrive quickly to identify where the break has occurred using our leak detection equipment. These tools search for audio cues inside of the walls to identify the precise point of the break so that our professionals do not have to remove more of the wall than necessary to repair the damage that has occurred.

With fast extraction equipment designed to pull excess water from the floors and wall cavities of your home quickly like our extraction wands and portable pumps, we can get your home prepared for the critical drying stage as efficiently as possible. Our moisture detection equipment can help to identify the highest concentrations of dampness and moisture in the affected area to show our SERVPRO technicians where to set up the air movers and dehumidifiers for optimal results.

Frozen pipes are unfortunately something that many homeowners in the area must contend with when insulation is inadequate for the lower temperatures. Our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell rapid response team can quickly identify the break and has the industry-leading equipment to restore your home fast. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (208) 466-5000.

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Our Commercial Cleaning Services Can Save Your Nampa Tool Shop

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Commercial Cleaning Services Can Save Your Nampa Tool Shop After an accident involving solvents or other strong chemicals, tool shop employees in Nampa need to stay safe.

Commercial Cleaning Professionals Keep Your Nampa Tool Shop's Employees Focused On Productivity

After an accident involving solvents or other strong chemicals, tool shop employees in Nampa need to stay safe. Such chemicals can cause severe health effects in employees who inhale vapors or come into contact with residues. Cleaning spills up quickly protects your equipment, also. Our multiple IICRC certifications prepare our employees for various settings and situations.

Commercial cleaning services in your Nampa factories can be beneficial. Regular cleaning of equipment can extend the lifespan of expensive machinery. Cleaning services are especially beneficial when small spills and splashes occur regularly on equipment and machines.

Many machines create fine dust and shavings during their operation. We can remove this debris from the interior environment and improve the air quality your employees breathe. Air scrubbers quickly pull the dust out of the air, which protects your employees and also helps keep interior parts on machines from wearing down at a slower rate than they might otherwise experience.

Regular cleaning of areas between stations can also track debris, oil, and chemicals from one location to another. Just like we use specialized agents to cut through spills, we can do the same with your floors. Clean floors and other surfaces reduce the possibility of slips and falls as well as increasing overall worker safety. Safer conditions keep production levels high and decrease the number of lost hours.

SERVPRO makes it easy to customize our cleaning services to your company's specific needs and time constraints. We discuss specific needs and care of your equipment and how we can best help you maintain everything. Regular cleaning of your restroom facilities, break room, meeting areas, office spaces, and other areas also require ongoing cleaning.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell wants to help you improve your business by providing you with the services that can help you maintain clean and healthy conditions throughout your facility. Call us at (208) 466-5000 to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals at improving safety and indoor environmental conditions.

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Nampa Biohazardous Removal and Disinfecting Are Best Left to the Professionals from SERVPRO

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Nampa Biohazardous Removal and Disinfecting Are Best Left to the Professionals from SERVPRO Mr. SERVPRO Is the Answer for Biohazardous Cleanup in Nampa

Sensitive and Efficient Biohazard Cleaning for Nampa Homes

From our successes with the cleaning services that we provide many Nampa homes and commercial properties, we have extended this same premier cleaning and efficient result to dangerous or hazardous conditions present within the property. Our Biohazard Department offers compassionate and efficient service for homeowners looking to recover their properties from crimes, vandalism, infestations, hoarding, bacteria or viral pathogens, and sewage.

Regardless of the reason that you require biohazard cleanup services for your Nampa property, you need a team of certified professionals that can arrive quickly and restore the home entirely. The sooner that this service gets completed successfully, the sooner that you can move on from these unfortunate circumstances and move forward with the property itself.

Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced technology available to all of our technicians to help them better assess the conditions of the house and conquer any of the damaging effects they encounter. For example, many of the situations that require our specially trained biohazard cleaning technicians share a common element of a foul odor. Overcoming this effect and improving the overall indoor air quality is critical to making the home safe for our technicians to work in without the full measure of our personal protective equipment-PPE. The root cause of the odors must be removed from the premises according to OSHA, EPA, and local regulations. Our skilled technicians can set up containment barriers to help prevent the spread of unwanted organisms throughout the structure.

The air scrubber machines that we use can help to clean the environment throughout your property by trapping particulates and microscopic organisms as small as 0.3 microns. After this machine can clear out some of the airborne threats and hazardous particulates, the SERVPRO technicians on site can focus on deodorization through the use of our thermal fogging. These machines feature a dense OSHA approved chemical compound that neutralizes noxious odor molecules on contact to permanently remove the formidable scent from your property. Carbon filters also attached to the air scrubbers help with smells.

The crucial application of antimicrobial products to all exposed or contaminated areas ensures that our customers can once again enjoy a safe and clean home envi.ronment.

Regardless of why you need the biohazard team, you can remain assured that our technicians arrive prepared to handle any facet of cleaning and recovery required to make the traumatic situation “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell IICRC certified technicians a call today at (208) 466-5000.

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Muddy Storm Water in Residential Homs Is A Big No No!

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Muddy Storm Water in Residential Homs Is A Big No No! Muddy water can cause substantial damage to your Caldwell residential home.

Caldwell's Flood Damage Restoration Team Discuss Problems With Muddy Water

If a violent thunderstorm ever makes its way into the Caldwell area, a lot of rain could come down very quickly. If rainwater builds up outside, it is likely that it makes its way into your house and causes extensive flood damage. Whenever water comes in from the outside, there are several issues that could arise. Moisture coming from the outdoors can also bring things in with it such as dirt or bacteria. Our SERVPRO technicians often use different methods during flood damage mitigation depending on how contaminated the water is.

When dealing with problems associated with water in the restoration industry, each situation gets a category one, two, or three classification. During most flood damage projects in Caldwell, the water is either grey (category two) or black (category three.) If it is only rainwater that enters your structure, the water is not clean and might be contaminated, so it receives the category two label. If the moisture coming in from the outside has mixed with dirt and is very muddy, then it can be considered the same as highly contaminated sewage water and treated as a category three situation. Category one projects are those that deal only with clean water sources and could take place if your plumbing somehow gets broken during the storm.

If your neighborhood got flooded as a result of the thunderstorm, then there is a good chance mirky, muddy water made its way into your home. This "black" water is treated differently by our SERVPRO technicians because the chances that it is contaminated by harmful bacteria are very high. When black water gets into your home, we are forced to replace just about every material that the water directly contacted. In many situations, this includes carpet and other flooring materials and sometimes even sections of your drywall. Once the affected materials are removed, the subfloor and studs get treated with antimicrobial solutions or painted with a sealant.

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If you ever notice muddy water entering your home during a storm, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 immediately.

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