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We Can Save Your Nampa Office After A Disaster

10/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Improving the Appearance of Your Nampa Office After a Disaster

The aesthetic appeal of your business is vital to the retention of clients and the attitude and morale of the workforce hired to your Nampa office. With much of the day spent within the building, an appreciation for the facility’s appearance can help put your best foot forward both with your staff and the customers that need your services. After a disaster, your building can suffer substantial loss effects, but our SERVPRO team can help you to recover.

Commercial cleaning in Nampa businesses involves the qualified professionals of our team and the potent line of cleansing agents, disinfectants, and germicides in our inventory. Our technicians undergo extensive training to become accredited cleaning specialists through the prestigious, standard-setting Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Because of this training and the hands-on experience, we can offer our customers a fast turnaround that continually seeks to exceed expectations.

Disasters like water and fire losses can present some widespread and destructive symptoms throughout the facility, and more can make it unsafe or unwise to continue operation until the building gets restored. With a full division of IICRC-Certified restoration technicians accredited in every facet of the recovery industry, we can make even widespread losses “Like it never even happened.”

We understand how inconvenient it can be waiting on recovery and restoration to occur, so we have efficient practices that ensure we can clean up residues and remove surface staining. Chemical sponges and select cleaning products can prove vital in addressing specific residues left behind after combustion or smoke effects.

Even without a disaster, we have advanced tools and equipment to help improve the aesthetic appeal of your building. Vandalism like graffiti cannot stand up to abrasive cleaning methods like media and soda blasting, which can be practical approaches to remove the paint without damaging the substrate of the surface beneath it.

Every business needs something different regarding cleaning and recovery, and your office is no different. If you want to improve the look and feel of your business, our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team can help. Give our crew a call anytime at (208) 466-5000.

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The Solution to Flood Damage in Your Nampa Residence is Professional Restoration

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Laundry room with standing water. We know how bad a water damage in your Nampa home can get without professional help.

Let SERVPRO save you from further damage in your Nampa home from water damage. 

Heavy rains saturate the ground and can cause the water table to rise to dangerous levels. When flooding occurs in your home, it can ruin some of its structures and disrupt your daily activities. After such an incident, professionals can help you restore your property to its normal state. 

Floodwater can destroy your carpets, upholstered furniture, and hardwood floors quickly. If your Nampa home has flood damage, handling it quickly can prevent further destruction. SERVPRO offers a full-service flood damage restoration solution. We are open about the restoration process and always let our customers know what happens next. The few steps we follow during the restoration process include:

Inspection

Our crew assesses the flood damage and then creates a plan on how to handle the situation.

Debris and water removal 

Floodwater can bring a large amount of debris in your home, such as leaves, building rubble, soil, and sharp objects like broken glass. You may also need to dispose of water-damaged items. Our technicians can remove such debris safely. We can use different pumps to get rid of all the standing water such as electric submersible pumps, high-pressure pumps, and self-priming trash pumps. 

Drying 

Once we remove as much flood water as possible, we can dry out the home. Drying requires heat, air movement, and low humidity. We use air movers to achieve air movement and portable heaters to heat the affected areas to 70 to 90 degrees. Our crew also uses dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air, ensuring no moisture remains in the walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces. We also look for areas in a building where structures and contents could have absorbed moisture beyond normal levels. We can track moisture within your home using:

  • Thermal imaging cameras 

  • Moisture sensors 

  • Moisture meters

  • Thermal-hygrometers 

Sanitizing and deodorization

Floodwater is hazardous because it may contain livestock and human waste, industrial wastewater, and medical waste. Our SERVPRO technicians can apply disinfectants in the affected surfaces to eliminate microorganisms. We can also remove the unpleasant odors associated with flooding in a home using air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

After a flooding disaster, SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can help. Call us 24/7 at (208) 466-5000. We can handle the damage to make it seem, “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO Experts Can Handle Interior and Exterior Fire Damage In Nampa

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

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Burning Leaves, Brush, and Weeds can Lead to Preventable Fire Damage to the Exterior of Your Nampa Home

Fall weather includes outdoor activities like cleaning up the yards and adjacent fields, as well as along the borders, of your Nampa property. Much of this debris might get burned to save time over other disposal methods. Even if your family does not do this, neighbors close to you might. We are always here for you, no matter the source of the problem affecting your home.

If the wind picks up burning things or still-hot ash and pushes it near your Nampa house's exterior, fire damage can happen. An open door at the house, garage, or a shed can let the fire spread. SERVPRO specialists can handle both interior and exterior damage to your residence and make things like they were before. Taking safety into consideration can help prevent injuries and property damage to both your own house and to neighbors' homes, as well.

Instead of burning piles of leaves in an open area, we find that using a metal container with a mesh screen prevents many accidents. Smaller amounts of ash can escape, of course, so placing the container at a distance from your house means these smaller ashes burn out before coming into contact with anything.

Where you place the container should also be far away from gas grills, gardening supplies, vehicles (including farming equipment), and anything else slightly flammable. Checking overhead to make sure of an absence of power lines and other cables can prevent dangerous situations and fire damage

While our building department can help repair damage to your roof, preventing it costs much less. Such damage can come from either power lines that catch fire, or dead trees that ignite from a fire burning too close to their branches. A mesh top to the container can help keep flames from growing too tall. We can also remove such trees, freeing up your lawn from broken branches and other debris.

Regarding flammable items, you must never burn containers that held gas, oil, or other chemicals. Even if these do not explode inside the burning container, they can release highly toxic fumes and gases when they reach certain temperatures. This is also true when burning plastics and other synthetic materials. While many items produce different colors that might tempt teenagers to add such items for their visual effects, the by-products make this a dangerous activity.

Residents in our area can contact SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell by calling (208) 466-5000. We are always ready to respond to your emergency and make things “Like it never even happened” to your property's exterior, interior, and outbuildings. Fire damage also brings smoke and soot deposits, as well as foul odors, into your environment.

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Steps for Handling Water Damage in Your Nampa Property After a Pipe Bursts

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Pipe leaking water. We know the step by step process to handle your Nampa water damage.

We know the step by step process to handle your Nampa water damage.

Water damage can occur in Nampa homes because of broken pipes. A burst pipe that is hidden in the ceiling or walls can deposit several gallons of water quickly throughout your home, and this can cause panic. Water is destructive and it can warp wood, shrink furniture, and ruin carpeting within a short time.

When you find water damage in your Nampa home, you can take a few steps to prevent additional destruction. The first step is figuring out where the water is coming from. This can be tricky, depending on the location of the water loss. For instance, it can be challenging to identify precisely where the water is coming from if the ceiling is soaked. If you cannot identify the source of the water, call a professional.

If you find the source of the water, shut it off. If any electronics are present in the affected areas, turn off the electricity or remove the electronics from the room. You should also move any possessions sitting in the water to prevent secondary damage that could make them unsalvageable. There may be heavy furniture that you cannot move. In that case, restoration experts can place the furniture on blocks to keep it out of the water. You may also have immovable vanities and cabinets. You need the help of SERVPRO franchise professionals to determine if there is water behind the items.

The other step is to remove the standing water. If the volume of water is low and the affected area is relatively small, you can use a shop vac to remove it. If the affected area is over 100 sure feet, getting help from professional restorers is vital. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) can determine the spread of the water and remove it using portable pumps.

After removing the standing water, there are damp building materials that should be removed or dried in place. Failing to dry your home effectively can lead to mold growth, which can ruin your home further or cause health problems. It is crucial to use moisture detecting equipment to find hidden water damage. Some equipment we use to check for moisture in a building includes:

  • ·        Thermal imaging cameras

  • ·        Moisture sensors

  • ·        Penetrating and non-penetrating moisture meters
  • ·        Thermo-hygrometers

We also have professional drying equipment, including air movers and dehumidifiers. We place several air movers in a home to get the water granules into the air through evaporation. Our WRTs then run dehumidifiers to remove this humidity from the air. We monitor the specific humidity of the air in a building and the air coming from a dehumidifier. The specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air, and it should decrease as your home dries.

Water loss incidents are a significant inconvenience to homeowners.  If water has pooled in your home, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell (208) 466-5000 for immediate restoration services. We can solve your water loss problem to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Need Commercial Cleaning Services in Nampa? Call SERVPRO!

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Avoid Investing in Expensive Cleaning Equipment 

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

Limit Human Resource Distractions 

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

Hiring an Outside Contractor Permits Scaling Up and Down 

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

Researching New Products and Keeping Up with Regulations 

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

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

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We Provide Fast Action to Your Nampa Water Damage Restoration Needs

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

Professional Restoration For Water Damaged Nampa Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Experts Provide Top-Notch Service In Nampa

8/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Easy Way To Complete Storm Damage Remediation in Nampa

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

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

Water Removal Tools to Use on Your Flooded Nampa Home

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

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

  • Wet/Dry Vac 

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

  • Engine Driven Pump (Gas)

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

  • Portable Sump Pumps (Electric) 

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

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

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

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage Experts In Nampa Describe The Operations Of Deodorization Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Get Rid of Fire Damage In Nampa For Good

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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