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My Caldwell House Fire Left Extensive Damage, Can It Be Cleaned Up?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Burnt mansion interior after fire. Walls in black soot We have the advanced technology necessary to make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO Crew Will Restore Your Caldwell Home to Pre-Loss Condition After Fire Damage

Flames that went ripping through your Caldwell home leave behind a path of destruction that seems impossible to clean up. However, SERVPRO has the technology and the training to ensure that the restoration process on your property goes as smoothly as possible. We take the time necessary to thoroughly assess your belongings and interior but also the structural elements to your home to ensure everything is safe.

How Does Restoration Work?

Our team specializes in mitigating fire damage in Caldwell. All of our crew members are thoroughly trained and have plenty of experience when it comes to addressing the damage left from flames inside your home. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and you can count on us to assist you in your time of need.

What About Soot Stains All Through My Home?

Soot has a complicated chemical composition, and it is comprised of whatever burned within your home. Our IICRC-certified technicians are trained to determine what type of soot is on each surface area so that we can apply the best techniques for prompt, efficient cleaning. We will:

    •    Utilize abrasive measures for cleaning tough patches of soot on surfaces that can withstand it.
    •    Use lubricative or chemical-based cleaning agents that are specially formulated to cut through stubborn residue.
    •    Execute any necessary controlled demolition measures to ensure unsalvageable materials are replaced with brand-new materials.

Will Any Fire Smells Still Linger When You are Done?

We are skilled experts in the field of fire damage restoration, making it easy for us to erase every trace of the fire quickly. To help with smoke damage, our crew uses tools and products such as:

    •    Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration
    •    Sealant paints
    •    Hydroxyl generators
    •    Thermal fogging machines

We have the advanced technology necessary to make your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell today at (208) 466-5000.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Nampa, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell today at (208) 466-5000 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Fast Can My Nampa Business Reopen a Water Damage Incident?

5/17/2020 (Permalink)

office walls stained with water damage React quickly after water damage in your business by contacting SERVPRO. We are available 24/7 to take your call.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly and Have the Tools and Methods to Restore Nampa Properties to Their Pre-loss Condition

There are a vast number of factors that determine that outcome for a commercial structure and contents after a water loss in Nampa. Two of the most important are the type of water within the building and how quickly the mitigation efforts started. After 48-hours, the water degrades to the point it requires handling as a biohazard. Due to the potential to miss areas of water, it is vital to bring in a professional restoration services company with detection equipment to locate all areas of water migration.

What is the Fastest Way to Get Commercial Water Cleanup?

It can be disheartening to walk into your Nampa business and find it needed commercial water cleanup when you were ready to start your regular day. SERVPRO techs know you want to reopen as rapidly as possible, but the techs also put safety first. Unsafe elements during water mitigation include: 

  • The danger of slip and fall accidents
  • Hazardous contaminants present in the water
  • Possibility of shock from wet outlets or electronics

When only a portion of the Nampa structure gets affected with water damage, SERVPRO techs often separate the loss area with yellow safety tape and, in the case of contaminated water, plastic barriers over the loss area to stop the potential for anyone aspirating or coming into contact with the water.

Winning Tactics for Limiting Loss to a Professional Space

Equipment is a big investment for a business, and there are essential documents that need protection. If these items are unable to get removed preceding the arrival of the technicians on-site, all you need to do is inform the SERVPRO Crew Chief. That person will ensure anything needed gets priority.

Computer equipment such as routers, switches, and servers tends to react poorly to exposure to highly humid conditions. These items should never get tested on-site. If there are any concerns about the operational ability of any equipment, the techs can arrange for an industry professional to inspect and test the devices to ensure they are safe for reuse.

Elements of an Organized Pack-Out

Working around desks, chairs, and cubicles is a possibility during water mitigation efforts. In some situations, the process can get sped up if the items get removed and taken to another area for inspection and safe storage. This may either be on-site or at a secure location used by SERVPRO. It works like this: 

  • Technicians photograph and note the location of each item
  • Anything needing cleaning or drying gets moved to a cleaning station  first
  • The final spot in the temporary storage gets documented
  • After mitigation efforts, everything down to the smallest item gets returned to its original location 

What Are Some Common Issues During Commercial Water Loss Cleanup?

When a pipe bursts or there is a bathroom backup, the flooring tends to bear the brunt of the loss. In offices with glue-down carpet or tile, the process of delamination begins quickly. While these materials get inspected for the potential for reuse through cleaning and drying, in the majority of cases, they require disposal as a loss. When the water loss includes sewage, most porous items have no restoration potential due to the contaminated nature of the water.

Concrete is a porous substrate and needs drying applications that assist in pulling embedded water out of it. Afterward, a white powdery substance known as efflorescence may get left on top from the salts and minerals, also coming to the surface, but this gets easily cleaned away.

Sheetrock and baseboards are other areas that need a good deal of attention after a commercial water loss. While baseboards often can get removed, dried and reinstalled, sheetrock is another story. When exposed to water, it wicks it rapidly upwards and quickly begins to warp or buckle. Once this reaction happens, the techs measure several inches above the highest mark and cleanly cut off the damaged area. This makes the repairs easy as a new piece of sheetrock needs to get put in and then sealed with a joint compound and sanded down. After repainting, there are no signs of the controlled demolition needed.

The final issue in most water loss events is the odor. No one wants to frequent a business or work in an environment that smells musty. SERVPRO techs have various applications for odor control to eliminate odors at the molecular level.

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 is available 24/7 to handle any size commercial water cleanup in your property. Call as soon as the event happens to get the best outcome.

How Can Problems With my Furniture Get Fixed During Water Cleanup in my Nampa House?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking of water from stainless steel pipe If any of the furniture inside your house ever gets wet when a pipe leaks on your second floor, call SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Can Mitigate Several Issues That Occur When the Furniture in your Nampa House Gets Wet

If you ever suffer from a water leak on the top floor of your house, water can pour down to your lower level from the ceiling and saturate many of your structural components and possessions. Moisture coming from the top of one of your rooms and running down can affect items like your ceiling, drywall, and possibly your furniture.

What problems can occur to my furniture if it gets wet?

    •    Water Spotting- During water cleanup in your Nampa house, our SERVPRO experts can fix water spots that develop on dry clean only fabrics by wetting the entire piece of furniture.
    •    Color Bleeding- Colors from the fabrics, metal, or wooden legs can bleed and cause staining to your carpets that we can sometimes remove.
    •    Swelling- Since most furniture has wooden frames, the wood can swell and cause the joints to become weak. Moisture can also cause the glue to break down and the joints of the frame to become damaged.
    •    Mildew Growth- To reduce the chances of mold forming, we can use air movers and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry out your affected pieces of furniture.

What happens to my wooden furniture when it comes into contact with moisture?
Water spots can form on some types of finished wooden furniture. Moisture can also cause the joints in furniture to weaken and come loose. Furniture with laminated particleboard can become warped because the laminate can work as a vapor barrier and trap moisture in the wood underneath it.

How can you dry upholstered furniture?

    •    First, we extract the wet upholstery with a handheld extraction tool.
    •    We can then dry any buttons or zippers on your furniture.
    •    We can also put your wet cushions in a tent formation so that the air movers and dehumidifiers can dry out them out more quickly.

If any of the furniture inside your house ever gets wet when a pipe leaks on your second floor, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 24/7.

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How Can Original Wiring on Antique Lamps Can Cause Fire Damage in Nampa?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

An outlet with cords on fire Inspect your appliances often for signs of wear and tear to help prevent fires.

Mitigating Vintage Lamp Fire Damage in a Nampa Home 

Whether you want a vintage lamp to accentuate your decor or you are an avid collector of such items, vintage electrical appliances can pose some hefty fire risks. A UL-certified vintage lamp does not guarantee its safety, and typically means Underwriter's Laboratory certified the light at the time of its manufacture. In many cases, these types of lights need rewiring by a certified professional.  

If your vintage lighting or other electrical fixtures have caused fire damage to your Nampa home, SERVPRO technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mitigate disaster. These technicians use a broad spectrum of mitigation tools, from EPA-registered wet and dry cleaning solutions to deodorizing solutions crafted to combat soot odors and residues, to restore your structure after incurring fire-related losses. SERVPRO can also help you find licensed local specialists that can rewire or replace components in your vintage fixtures, so they are fire-safe by today's standards. 

Handling Vintage Electronics & Fixtures

Finding a well-built vintage light fixture can be exciting for any decorating opportunity. However, there are some considerations you need to take into account before you purchase: 

  • Has the fixture been rewired? Correct wiring is vital for avoiding fire hazards from brittle wiring.
  • Does it have the US or European wiring? A foreign appliance needs to rewiring for US voltage requirements.
  • Has the fixture recently been UL-certified?If your light needs servicing or installation by an electrician, it must be UL-certified. Passing an electrical inspection helps increase your home's safety.  

SERVPRO Restores Charred Furniture

If an electrical fire from old lamp wiring has charred nearby fixtures and furniture, SERVPRO technicians can remove charred debris and focus on cleaning and restoring structural materials, and prepare the area for replacement of drywall and insulation. A wood nightstand or end table is salvageable if the charring is not overly extensive. Restoration techs can apply Wood Creme Paste to remove discoloration from wood and finishes on furniture.  

SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell provides a mitigation service that can make your home look, "Like it never even happened." Call (208) 466-5000 for a cleanup that restores your home fast. 

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Can I Protect My Nampa Business by Having It Professionally Cleaned?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

yellow gloved hand wiping a blue wall with a pink rag SERVPRO cleans and disinfects following the guidance of the CDC.

SERVPRO’s Proactive Cleaning is Key to Prevention

In Nampa, we have been proactive about trying to prevent the spread of germs in our community. As we attempt to protect ourselves from this unprecedented health impediment, it is crucial to understand the role of having safe and clean buildings to prevent the transmission of the virus from person to person.

SERVPRO has been deemed an essential service by the federal government because the restoration and cleaning industry can contribute to the slowing of the viral spread by providing cleaning services and the application of disinfectants. By its very definition, essential means “something necessary or indispensable.” We think every employee of every business is indispensable, and that is why we are proud to serve all of our customers! We can arrive and apply disinfecting agents to your Nampa business.

We want you to know we are here to keep you safe, no matter where you work, but especially in this time of ambiguity for businesses that are open and serving the public during this time of need. SERVPRO is available to help maintain the health and welfare of the community. We can customize a specific cleaning schedule or handle one-time complex remediation.

Our technicians are well-versed in the use of EPA-registered cleaning solutions, which provide thorough cleanup and help to eliminate or greatly reduce pathogens and bacteria of all types. Industry-grade cleaners and their correct application, along with our advanced equipment, can make the difference by improving the air quality of your commercial property or small business.

SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell is at your service by calling (208) 466-5000. Unconventional times call for alternative measures for cleaning, and our certified crew is up to the challenge.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to eliminate the virus fully. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

We Act Fast In Nampa After A Flood

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A photo of four of our air movers We have the state of the art equipment necessary to restore your home after a flood. We are available 24/7, so don't hesitate and call right away.

How Can I Handle Flood Water Coming into My Home?

SERVPRO Can Help with Mitigating Loss from Flood Damage to Restore Your Nampa Home 

When you are dealing with any amount of floodwaters entering your home, this is the type of emergency that you want to address as soon as possible. Once flooding from outside begins to fill your basement or the lower level of your home, the water can be filled with various contaminants. Instead of thinking that a do-it-yourself cleanup project is enough to take care of it, you need to remember that this water can be dangerous. Additionally, excessive water in the home can leave lingering moisture that may transform into hazardous mold and mildew.

What Can I Do Until the Experts Arrive to Handle Water Removal?

As a homeowner, there are specific actions you can do before the time that SERVPRO arrives to address your flood damage in Nampa, including:

• Ensuring that the flood-damaged area is closed off from the rest of your home

• If possible, try to have the power shut off to the area to limit the potential for danger

• Do not touch the water loss area to avoid contact with potentially contaminated water

When Our Team Arrives at Your Property, We Get to Work Fast!

Once we arrive at your Nampa home, we start with a full assessment of the water loss, which may include testing the water. This helps us determine whether or not bacteria, chemicals, or other contaminants are in the water. What this does, is it allows us to select the best antimicrobial treatments for the water, if necessary.

Another step our technicians may take it containment, allowing us to stop cross-contamination throughout your home while we are extracting water and drying the area. Any airborne water droplets could contain harmful bacteria that may be dangerous to breathe in. We always take the right precautions, ensuring all of our team is outfitted with personal protection equipment (PPE). It is also vital that we use air scrubber equipment, which allows us to capture various airborne elements while improving overall air quality throughout our mitigation efforts.

Why is it Dangerous To Deal With Flood Water?

Flood water is filled with unknown contaminants and often large amounts of debris. It is important to note that non-porous items in the impacted area of your home have the highest potential for restoration. For this, SERVPRO technicians often use immersion cleaning to get the best level of clean. 

When it comes to water loss incidents such as a flood, mold can start to grow in as little as 24 hours from infiltration, then spreads rapidly. Our skilled technicians are trained to spot the warning signs that mold and mildew infestation may take hold, so we work proactively to stop the microbes before they can multiply. 

Some of the issues that you may have in a flood loss event will include:

• Damaged sheetrock from water wicking, which calls for flood cuts or full replacement

• Total loss of carpeting and the padding below if all restoration efforts are exhausted

• Tile flooring in the water loss area that fully delaminates

• Partial or complete replacement of hardwood flooring – we understand each case is different, so we do everything possible to salvage your materials

Odor Control is Imperative Post-Water Cleanup

Once our team extracts all of the water and the area is visibly dry, there is still the potential for foul odors. Flood loss often comes with odors that linger within porous materials throughout the home, so we have specialized cleaning and deodorizing techniques to address them. We use advanced formulas to help disinfect surfaces, including powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agents. There are some situations that may call for more involved applications to reduce more robust odors.

In the event that odors linger, our team may use thermal fogging techniques. This is an option that works well with embedded odors. A special solvent is heated until it turns into a fog that covers all areas of the water loss. As the fog makes contact with odor molecules, it adheres to them and breaks the odor chain to eliminate pungent smells.

Another option is hydroxyl generators that utilize ultraviolet rays to move all airborne molecules that cause odor. While these machines are tough on odors, they are safe to use around your pets, family, and your houseplants.

You should never feel as though you have to go it alone when you are dealing with flood damage in your home. With a simple phone call to our team at SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell, we will send a restoration team out to get started. You can reach us 24/7 at (208) 466-5000  for all of your mitigation and water removal needs so that we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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What Can Cause Water Damage to your Nampa home?

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Avoid Hazardous Conditions and Severe Damage to Your Nampa home, Call the Water Loss Professionals at SERVPRO

The chaos that ensues after a dramatic bursting of a pipe or rupture of a water heater has one silver lining--the source of the water damage is clear. A more frustrating but just as destructive scenario faces you when you see subtle signs of water loss, but the cause is unknown. When you see the peeling of paint or staining on a ceiling, you have a water problem, but many questions remain, and a cure is elusive.

How Do You Figure Out Where Water Damage Comes From?
Your ceiling is telling you a story, and you need a translator to explain where the water damage in your Nampa house originated. Hiring trained and certified Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) is the most reliable way to investigate the mystery. Our company has training and more than ten years of experience in tracing water damage to the leak, spillage, malfunction, or another event that set the destruction in motion, why our crews are leaders in the industry.

Why Does the Reason for Water Damage Matter if the Damage is Fixed?
Cosmetic fixes and coverups can make your ceilings look better, but only when the SERVPRO team identifies the real problem is the solution permanent. Failure to take the time and steps needed to discover the underlying issues guarantees the continuing destruction of building materials and the risk of severe secondary damage like mold growth.

What Are Some Top Reasons for Residential Ceiling Damage?
Shower and Tub Overflows
An incompletely closed shower door or curtain can send water across a bathroom floor. Even after mopping up, the moisture can seep through cracks in grout lines or down through the joint between the side of the tub and the floor. It might look great upstairs, but a day or two later brown spots and flaking paint on the kitchen ceiling pose the query to you and the SERVPRO crew--when did this water damage happen? We work hard to figure out the cause and then dry the structures.

Upper-Level Laundry Rooms
Why are laundry rooms increasingly located on the upper levels of homes? Washing bed linens and clothes are far easier, and the stashing of dry and clean items is much more straightforward when the equipment is handy. What is the downside of an upstairs laundry room? Any of the following can happen:

    •    Broken hose
    •    Defective pump
    •    Clogged utility sink drain

These events can spew gallons of water that have nowhere to go but percolating through floors to collect above ceilings. If you see a sagging bulge in the ceiling tiles or drywall above you, call for help from the SERVPRO team. Why? Managing a water-loaded ceiling is a significant safety hazard, and a job for our professionals trained to complete appropriately.

Ice Dams
Why are icicles a sign of potential interior water damage? Snow, ice, and the tendency of heat to rise are all answers. During our cold winters, any precipitation can collect in a gutter, especially one that is clogged with leaves or other debris. If your attic has inadequate insulation or the roofline is not sealed where it meets the house, warm air rises to melt the icy mix in the gutters.

When it melts, the liquid water leaks inside, and then as the temperature plunges, the ice forms again. Expansion during the freezing opens the joints between roof and house even further and contributes to damaging shingles and flashing. Rely on SERVPRO to locate areas of your roof showing melt and thaw cycles. We can help with insulation evaluation and upgrade as well as sealing the holes that release the warm air.

Chimney Leaks
A fireplace is a favorite spot in the home for family and friends to gather. Cozy crackling and warm, fragrant odors signal all is well inside your world, and the fireplace. If unpleasant, musty smells or unexplained staining on wall surfaces above the firebox occur, you have cause for concern. Dripping heard or water seen in the fireplace or staining on the ceiling around the chimney stack should sound an alarm.

Water damage has so many causes, you might not make the connection that the staining and dampness you see is because of your chimney leaking into the ceiling. How can a professional tell if a chimney leak is a reason for ceiling water damage?

    •    The chimney cap is absent or poorly fitting
    •    The chimney crown is cracked
    •    Condensation occurs because the interior of the chimney is unlined or poorly waterproofed
    •    The flashing around the chimney has damage

Have our SERVPRO experts examine the construction of the chimney to see if repairs are needed. We can refer any repair, refitting, or rehabbing to our construction division or to the chimney contractor or mason of your choice.

Reliable and full-spectrum investigation and solutions for water damaged ceilings are why SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell is the restoration company you can trust. Call us at (208) 466-5000 to get answers and solutions.

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Flood Damage In Nampa

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Filled Basements In Nampa

A flash flood can be devastating to many homeowners. Their basement may be full of water, and all of their belongings are damaged beyond repair. If the homeowner was in the home at the time, many feel lucky to have survived. Many wonder how long it is going to take to recover and does their home insurance provide sufficient coverage?

SERVPRO has been providing flood damage services in Nampa and surrounding areas since 2009. Since inception, we have focused on providing exceptional service to our clients, training our technicians in the latest IICRC techniques and processes to manage and process flood damage events, water damage, fire damage, and damage from mold infestations. Our crew chiefs are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. We are usually on-site in less than four hours.

Basement Flooded
During a flash flood, water often pours in through basement windows carrying mud, debris, and contaminated materials. Once the flooding subsides, residents are left to clean up the mess and remove standing water. SERVPRO can quickly deploy submersible pumps to remove the standing water and then begin removing the mud and debris that may have entered your basement.

Many hard surface items can be recovered. We clean and sanitize these items before storing everything in a staging area in a safe area of your home or at our facility. Porous items usually have to be destroyed. Carpets, underpad, drywall, and furniture are usually too difficult to clean. We document every item removed from your basement. SERVPRO works closely with your insurance adjuster to manage the project and meet the terms of your insurance coverage.

After we remove everything, SERVPRO cleans the structure, de-sanitizes, and dries the basement. We deploy air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture and return humidity levels to normal levels. Once your home is ready, subcontractors can begin the repair and reconstruction phase of the job to return your basement to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Nampa, Caldwell, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Some Tips to Help You Combat Flood Damage in Your Nampa Hotel

3/8/2020 (Permalink)

hotel reception area Quick action is required when your hotel sustains damage. Contact our certified technicians for effective flood damage remediation efforts.

Cleaning and Drying Flooded Rooms of Your Nampa Hotel

Floods do not always affect the whole main levels of your Nampa hotel, but the rooms that do get affected must receive immediate attention from competent professionals. Because structural assemblies contain numerous construction materials, many areas of your flood-damaged guest rooms must get restored using our advanced technologies, practices, and equipment.

While it might appear from the outside as a flurry of green uniforms and equipment moving in and out of the damaged areas, restoring flood damage to your Nampa hotel rooms is a much more calculated procedure. We strive to determine the spread and migration of the intruding water and work to determine how deeply into these surface materials the moisture has gone before extraction, controlled demolition, and drying efforts begin.

After you have relocated guests away from the rooms and our SERVPRO team has started to assemble containment barriers to limit traffic into the damaged areas, we can focus on several key areas likely to be severely damaged by standing water and contamination.

Floor Assemblies 

Carpets are a high porosity material that can quickly absorb water and moisture, making it difficult to prevent the complete saturation of these layers in the early stages of floodwater exposure. Carpets must get removed to prevent the spread and increased concentration of contamination. If subflooring is unreached by migrating floodwater, it is possible to disinfect these materials and only replace the carpet and padding.

Drywall, Insulation, and Metal Framing 

When the building was first constructed, metal framing became the skeleton of the structure. With flooding infiltrating the guest rooms, wood trim and drywall are among the first surfaces affected in the wall assembly, and moisture can move through materials with higher permeance quickly. Portions of drywall and even wet insulation must get discarded, but metal framing can get thoroughly cleaned and disinfected for new drywall to get attached to when rebuilding.

There is much work to be done when floodwaters penetrate portions of your hotel. Even though you can keep the guests from most of these inconveniences when smaller areas get damaged, it is still vital to get back to business as usual as soon as possible. Give our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team a call today at (208) 466-5000.

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