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How Do I Get Flood Water Out of My Nampa Home?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Nampa Can Safely Remove Flood Damage From Your House!

Flood damage can make many Nampa homeowners feel like they're not in control of their lives. Suddenly finding water rushing into your home from your front door during a storm can make you question, "why me?" However, even when disaster hits, try to remember there is always help nearby.

Here at SERVPRO, we specialize in flood damage extraction in Nampa. Imagine a scenario where a massive storm brought a flash flood to the street where your home is located. In just moments, the living room of your home goes from dry to soaked. Even though it seems impossible, the best thing you can do for your home is to get help immediately.

How Can SERVPRO Even Get to My Home if There Are Floods?

You may find yourself wondering how our technicians expect to arrive at your home when flash floods are occurring. We have our ways to reach your home as soon as we possibly can. Our technicians can:
    •    Use roads that are not flooded to our knowledge to get as close to your home as possible
    •    Travel in pre-packed vans, so we're ready to go as soon as you call
    •    Keep you informed, so you know when we're close to your home and guide you about what to do until we arrive

Floodwaters are not always safe for contact. Keep your distance until our knowledgeable technicians identify the class of the water.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Water From My Home?

We use advanced technological devices at SERVPRO. When we're removing the water from your home, we can use:
    •    Truck-mounted pumps, designed to remove large volumes of water quickly
    •    Submersible pumps, which can redirect water away from your home
    •    Water/dry vacuums

Our technicians are experts. When it comes to flood damage inside of your home, trust us to remove it quickly so you can return to your life, “Like it never even happened.”

If your home needs flood damage remediation, call us now. Dial (208) 466-5000 to speak with SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell. We are always ready to answer your call.

Are There Any Risks When Doing Fire Damage Restoration?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO helps Nampa homeowners get cleaned up with minimal health risks

Soot and fire damage can leave a previously beautiful home ravaged with black residue everywhere, and many items warped or destroyed. Seeing the after-effects of a blaze is very upsetting for Nampa homeowners.

It's only natural to want to start fire damage restoration in your home as soon as possible. However, there are several health risks associated with cleaning up fire damage in Nampa, which is why SERVPRO recommends homeowners call in professional help. It isn't a good idea to tackle soot cleanup yourself, no matter how eager you are to get your home liveable once more.

What is soot?

We all know what soot looks like – it's a black residue that sticks to multiple surfaces after a house fire. But what exactly is soot?

Soot is a black residue left behind after a fire. When materials don't burn cleanly, the leftover residue forms soot. While some substances such as oil and wood burn cleanly, other materials do not, and when those materials burn, they create soot. 

Our modern homes are filled with substances that do not burn completely, including synthetic plastics, wool, plastics, wood compounds, and foam. After a fire, the soot left behind from the burning of these items poses a health hazard.

Can you always see soot damage?

No – soot damage isn't always visible to the naked eye. Of course, it's easy to spot the grimy black coating that soot leaves on surfaces, but soot particles themselves are microscopic, and these tiny particles can travel far from the source of the flame.

Tiny soot particles can settle into all the corners of your home, and even though you can't see them, they are still a real and present health hazard. Sometimes you don't get any indication that there is still soot present, but occasionally you might notice a faint smoke smell, which is a sure clue not all the residue has gone. That's why SERVPRO recommends always getting professional help after a fire because trained cleanup professional know-how and where to locate and clean even tiny soot residues.

How does SERVPRO protect my home during fire damage cleanup?

We train our technicians to assess and clean your home in the most effective way possible. 

As soon as they arrive on the scene, our technicians will assess the damage to your home. SERVPRO technicians know what to prioritize, and we also have an expert eye for which items can be saved or restored. That means you are less likely to discard damaged items thinking they are too far gone to rescue – don't throw anything away until SERVPRO has assessed it.

Our first step is to secure your home with tarps and boards if necessary. Then our team will set to work cleaning every corner of your home. We equip our teams with all the professional equipment they need to mitigate fire damage and clean up any water damage from the fire extinguishing efforts.

After our team finishes the cleanup phase of work, we will deodorize your home, so there's no lingering fire scent.

If the damage is extensive enough to require you to move out for a spell, our team is trained to help with pack-outs and move-outs. We get your home empty, so we can set to work restoring it. 

Don't try to carry out fire damage restoration yourself. Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell on (208) 466-5000 for a professional touch.

After Fixing a Leaking Pipe in My Nampa Home, I Have to Deal with the Water Damage. Where Should I Start?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor Using state-of-the-art equipment and edge-cutting restoration techniques, SERVPRO can get your property to its preloss condition.

Call a Restoration Firm Like SERVPRO to Handle the Water Damage in Your Nampa Property

Water from a burst pipe can cause significant damage in your Nampa home if ignored. Let our technicians handle the issue to prevent costly repairs. SERVPRO has decades of experience and advanced equipment that helps us to handle water damage incidents of any size or scope.

How do you inspect for damage?

To handle the water damage in your Nampa property, we inspect the affected areas to determine the best techniques and equipment to use. Water can sip in confined spaces, such as crawl spaces, which are hard to enter, and lack ventilation. To inspect the property adequately, our restoration experts can use thermal imaging cameras to see how water traveled in the area. We can also use moisture meters to check for hidden moisture in your home.

What precautions should I take after the incident?

Depending on the level of water damage, electrical safety is essential. Turn off the power supply in your property to minimize the chances of electrical hazards. Other precautions include:

    •    Do not use your home vacuum to remove the water because an electrical shock can occur. The device may also get damaged.
    •    Do not place newspapers on damp surfaces because the ink can transfer to the surfaces.
    •    Avoid walking on wet surfaces any more than is necessary to decrease safety hazards and to avoid spreading contamination.
    •    Do not activate your HVAC system if it has come into contact with water.
    •    Avoid adjusting indoor temperatures unless restoration technicians instruct you to do so.

Can you dry the confined spaces?

Our SERVPRO restorers ensure that the drying process is thorough to avoid secondary damage, such as mold growth and odors. We can use structural cavity drying equipment to direct airflow into the confined spaces. The machine replaces the cool, moist air with warm, dry air, increasing temperature in the surfaces, lowering vapor pressure, and increasing the evaporation rate.

Using state-of-the-art equipment and edge-cutting restoration techniques, SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can get your property to its preloss condition. “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (208) 466-5000.

How Quickly Can I Get Water Out of My Factory?

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

accoustic tiles in ceiling with water damage Does your business have a water restoration issue? Call SERVPRO of Nampa for the restoration care you need.

For a Rapid, Professional Response, Call SERVPRO for Your Nampa Business

Now that more businesses can reopen, staying open every possible minute in Nampa is more important than ever. A faulty sprinkler or a broken inlet pipe can shut down operations anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks without professional restoration.

It’s Only Water, How Bad Can it Be?

Without professional, commercial, water restoration, a Nampa light industry can lose stock, shelving units, walls, and even structural supports. SERVPRO specialists train extensively to dry the ceilings, floors, and everything in between.

Where Do Your Specialists Start?

As one of our inspectors look over the building with the owner, team members set up exhaust fans in windows and doorways to increase air circulation and reduce the humidity level inside so they can work more efficiently. That includes the following:

  • Installing air movers to generate warm airflow speeds up drying the floors and forces moisture out of drywall and ceiling tiles where it is captured by the exhaust fans for removal from the facility.
  • Setting up more fans around storage racks and tables to dry those surfaces and all items on them.
  • Wiping down everything our specialists can safely reach by hand with cloths, sponges, and mops where needed.

Is there Anything I, and My Employees, Can Accomplish?

In a commercial operation, SERVPRO advises that everyone stay out of the facility until after our response team arrives. Even if the water mostly evaporated, there are still streaks and puddles that can cause people to fall. The only recommendations are to turn off the water to your business or have the utility company do it for you immediately, and then open all the doors and windows possible.

To schedule a service call or for more information on what SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can do for you and your business, call us at (208) 466-5000 today.

What Helps Speed Up Water Cleanup In Nampa?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house Water damage restoration should never be stressful, which is where we are here to help at SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell.

If Your Nampa Home Suffers Water Damage, Our Team at SERVPRO Has Advanced Technology to Get it Cleared Up Rapidly

Dealing with a water leak is never a situation that any homeowner wants to deal with. However, you need to know that the faster you act, the easier it is to limit the amount of loss and cost involved for total restoration. SERVPRO has the manpower as well as the equipment necessary to speed up your water cleanup so that your Nampa home is back to preloss condition faster than DIY methods alone.

Why Can't I Go the DIY Route?

A natural reaction to water damage in Nampa is grabbing the nearest mop to pull up as much water as possible. You may think that you can keep it from migrating to other rooms or from damaging your carpet. However, the chances are good that water already seeped into other areas. What is essential now becomes trying to locate all areas of hidden moisture so that they can get appropriately addressed. When you call SERVPRO for your water cleanup needs, you can count on us for:

    •    Tried-and-true water cleanup techniques
    •    A team of dedication water restoration technicians (WRT) that understands the best approach for handling water damage
    •    Advanced technology made for water extraction, drying, water detection, and deodorizing
    •    Rapid, efficient planning that helps to limit the onset of secondary damage

What to Expect Once You Notice the Leak

It is recommended that immediately after the leak is detected that you try to control the source. This means looking for the shut-off valves connected to the area where the leak originated. In some instances, homeowners may have to get the main water supply turned off. It is then imperative that you call in the help of trained professionals so that expert mitigation can begin.

With a single call to SERVPRO, we deploy a team to your location as soon as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for emergency restoration services. This means that we can be to your home in as little as four hours to begin assessment and water cleanup. Our Green Fleet arrives loaded with equipment, and our crew chief evaluates to determine the best course of action. The detailed plan formulated from this assessment tells the team how to proceed with each step, including the type of equipment and number of units necessary to ensure ultimate efficiency.

What if I Have Hardwood Floors?

Some floor finishes tend to make hardwood less prone to saturation. Our team uses moisture meters to determine the levels of exposure and saturation after all standing water gets extracted. The longer that your hardwood flooring has contact with water, the more damage sets in. Addressing hardwood flooring with expert drying techniques within the first 24 hours of contact with water gives you the best chance of salvaging them. We have specialized drying equipment to help force airflow beneath the flooring surface so that moisture can be released.

The best course of action might be controlled demolition if saturation took hold and moisture penetrated the flooring for an extended period. During this process, the team removes the unsalvageable materials, and everything gets replaced with brand-new hardwood floors.

Some of the Water Soaked Nearby Carpeting – Now What?

Extraction is critical with any water loss project we get called to in Nampa. We have specialized tools designed to efficiently remove water so that we can save as many contents, building materials, and structural elements as possible, including:

    •    Truck-mounted pump extractors
    •    Submersible pumps
    •    Wet Vacuums
    •    Light wand extractors, and more

Successfully handling saturated carpets includes the use of sophisticated technology like probing moisture meters. This allows us to determine the level of damage beyond the surface.

    •    We have weighted extractors, or rovers, that use the technician's weight to push water from the carpeting so that it can be removed.
    •    Carpet wands help to remove water from carpets by addressing the surface layer.
    •    Our team also uses centrifugal air movers to help dry carpets. Known as floating, we force air between the padding and the surface carpet layer to dry them simultaneously. This is a process that works best if the subflooring below is not yet affected by moisture.

Should the carpet be damaged beyond repair, we perform controlled material removal. This allows us to direct our focus to the materials below, such as the subflooring, joists, and supports. Salvaging these materials helps avoid costly and invasive restoration efforts moving forward.

Each water restoration project we take on is finished up with thorough cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas. Our goal is always to ensure your interior is just “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage restoration should never be stressful, which is where we are here to help at SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell. To have a team deployed to your home, give us a call at (208) 466-5000.

Where Can I Get Emergency Storm Repair at Short Notice?

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Operates Twenty-Four-Hours a Day for Residents with Storm Damage in Nampa.

What Classifies as Storm Insurance?

Weather surges include violent winds, rainfall, hail, snow, or flash flooding that impact the Nampa community. Many home insurance policies provide coverage for storm-related harm to a property, although some may exclude particular types of flooding. Restoration frequently focuses on controlling water impact as well as cleanup for properties adversely affected by extreme weather conditions. SERVPRO has out-of-hours technicians who are available for emergency call-outs during violent weather emergencies and can significantly reduce the impact of storms.

Is home repair urgent after a storm surge?

The physical impact of storm damage to your Nampa home can affect the structural integrity of your building. While total collapse is rare, exposing parts of the property to rainwater intrusion and debris can lead to lasting harm and excessive repair expenses. Most insurers delineate between emergency services and secondary damages. Failure to prove appropriate action taken against water intrusion or mitigating secondary issues, like structural exposure, could complicate your claim. Our technicians are ready to perform emergency mitigation tasks at your home within four hours of notification of loss.

What Is Emergency Mitigation in Restoration?

  • Scoping the property for safety hazards
  • Limiting structural exposure by installing temporary tarpaulin to prevent water intrusion
  • Drying out the property
  • Boarding up broken doors or windows

Is emergency mitigation necessary after a storm surge?

Controlling losses is successful when protection is put in place on the first day. In a storm scenario, your property can continue to sustain harm from wind and rainwater without appropriate intervention. The longer a property remains exposed to the elements, the more expensive it becomes to restore. Our crew chiefs work with a restore rather than replace mentality, which relies on emergency mitigation and intelligent planning to ensure that we can salvage as much as possible from your structure and contents.

For an effective response to storm surges, contact SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000.

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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