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How to Dry Your Water Damaged Nampa Basement

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Dry Your Water Damaged Nampa Basement Moisture is an ongoing issue for basements. SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell has solutions. Call us!

Solutions for the Wet Basement in Your Nampa Home 

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

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

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

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

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

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Who Wants to Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Nampa Alone?

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Who Wants to Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Nampa Alone? Storm damage in your Nampa residence can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO Handles Flood Damage in Nampa Home from Strong Storms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Ultimate Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Nampa

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Ultimate Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Nampa Fire damage remediation can be exhausting when trying to manage it alone. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Safe Damage Assessments After Fires in Nampa Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Crew Will Respond Immediately To Your Nampa Flood Damage Restoration Needs

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Crew Will Respond Immediately To Your Nampa Flood Damage Restoration Needs Our team members used a dehumidifier and several air movers to restore this home after water damage hit.

Moisture Wicking from Flood Damage in Nampa Home

Direct exposure of moisture and dampness following flooding incidents around your Nampa home can often be destructive enough, but materials that can wick moisture can add another level of damage for professionals to contend with when it comes to restoration and recovery. With the conventional installation of drywall throughout finished basements and living spaces of your property, these surfaces are often among the most susceptible to the wicking phenomenon. Our team can help to protect these surfaces with a fast response and the use of our advanced equipment and modern practices.

With any flood damage situation that occurs in your Nampa home, our professionals understand the importance of responding immediately. We have ready trailers and service vehicles ready to roll out from our SERVPRO facility 24/7 with the capable mitigation equipment and our experienced personnel to make a significant difference for your damaged property. With flooding, often the most significant threat is the standing water and how far from the source that this water damage can travel. We work quickly to implement containment strategies and extraction equipment to get the situation under control.

Drywall can quickly absorb standing water, especially from its bottom against the framing baseboards. As this problem persists, the moisture and saturation can begin to wick up from the base of the wall towards the ceiling. Depending on the length of exposure and the height of the standing water, this problem can spread several feet from the floors. We have multiple devices that can work to determine the severity of this exposure, including infrared and thermal imagery. With the use of this equipment, we can determine how high wicking has occurred and can use this as a literal line to remove exposed drywall for later replacement.

Wicking is a common occurrence with materials in your flood-damaged home, and drywall is among the most susceptible of these surfaces. To reduce the time of recovery and cost of materials, our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell can work quickly to remove oversaturated portions of drywall to prepare your property for repairs. Give our experienced recovery team a call anytime that you need us at (208) 466-5000.

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The Short Answer for a Good, Clean Commercial Space in Nampa is SERVPRO

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial The Short Answer for a Good, Clean Commercial Space in Nampa is SERVPRO SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning in Nampa Impresses Both Clients and Their Clientele!

What Guarantees Good Results from Commercial Cleaning in Nampa?

Whether it is a loss event or higher than usual activity that leaves your Nampa retail outlet dirty, there is a need to clean it properly to continue serving your customers as usual. The vast areas requiring cleaning and the presence of different surface materials including terrazzo, granite, carpets, and tiles can complicate the cleaning process. We offer professional commercial cleaning services that not only leave your premises sparkling but also protect the materials used in different sections.
 
The need to get fast results from commercial cleaning in Nampa can hamper the outcome because different cleaning aspects may not get enough attention. Such issues usually affected cleaning services with limited resources in the form of training, equipment, and workforce. Our SERVPRO technicians use sophisticated equipment including multi-surface scrubbers, steam cleaners, and power washers to remove soiling from different surfaces faster creating an opportunity to focus on areas that require additional time such as stain removal. We can offer a one-time deep cleaning or an on-going scheduled service, even off- hours, to maintain your commercial property looking neat and clean.
 
Some of the soils or the cleaning agents used when cleaning up premises can leave undesirable odors for the workers or customers that patronize the premises. While most of the odors disappear over time, it might be advisable to take control measures for the comfort of your customers and staff. Our SERVPRO technicians can help through deodorization. We can mask any irritating smell if we expect it to disappear naturally over time. In most cases, we use time-release beads with a sweet scent. We can also use deodorizing agents that combine with odor particles and neutralize them.
 
Cleaning up retail outlets can leave several areas wet, or increase the relative humidity levels, which can harm your products or cause mold development. Our SERVPRO technicians take various steps to control moisture. We use moisture detection devices such as moisture sensors to check moisture levels in different materials. We also use drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture.
 
In case you want to clean up your store, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell to help you get the right outcome. You can reach us at (208) 466-5000 any time.

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Are You Plugging Fire Damage into Your Nampa Home?

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Are You Plugging Fire Damage into Your Nampa Home? Overloaded plugs and frayed wires are common causes of house fires.

Fire Damage Cleanup for Your Nampa Home

Electricity is one of the most important inventions, and modern gadgets have made life in Nampa a lot easier, giving us time to indulge in other kinds of activities. However, do we think much about the electrical cords that go to all of our devices? We might have furniture or heavy boxes resting on them, or the wiring might run underneath a carpet and get overheated. These things can also result in frayed wiring which needs repair or replacement immediately to avoid a fire hazard.  

When a frayed wire has sparked a fire and left fire damage in your Nampa home, you want to call the professionals of SERVPRO for help restoring your structure right away. Even a small fire needs to be cleaned up properly, so more damage does not occur. Settled soot from any fire is acidic and continues to do damage until removal from your home and possessions.  

When the fire was small with no structural damage, SERVPRO techs still need to take care of the smoke odors left behind. You might not even be able to see the smoke residues, but they are still present. Getting rid of the source of odors if possible is our first step. We ventilate the area affected by the odors, and then we clean any surfaces which have smoke residues with a deodorant/detergent solution. Most of the cleaning is typically done in the room that had the fire and in the adjoining rooms. Areas that are farther from the source should only need minimal cleaning.  

We ventilate the area once more and then reassess if any odors remain. If they do, we distribute deodorizers in various phases of odor control. Our team controls vapor odors by applying odor counteractant beads, and we also thermal-fog the area affected. We start the fogging in the source area and then dispense less fog as we move away. We also check for any odor pockets in wall cavities or spaces above suspended ceilings and fog them if needed.  

If your HVAC system was operating during the fire, that gets inspected as well. Putting a cheesecloth over the vents can detect whether there is smoke contamination coming from the ventilation system. The cheesecloth also keeps your HVAC system from getting dirty again while we are cleaning the rest of your structure.  

Even after a small fire in your home in Cadwell, Nampa, or the surrounding areas, you can trust SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell to take care of the smoke odors and residues left behind. Instead of trying to clean it yourself, call us at (208) 466-5000. We ensure a thorough job so your home is clean and safe again.

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Our Certified Professionals Have The Right Tools To Restore Your Nampa Home After A Flood

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Certified Professionals Have The Right Tools To Restore Your Nampa Home After A Flood We make your home safe to live in again after a flood. We have the experience, expertise and equipment and we are in service to you 24/7.

Flood Damage Restoration After a Sewage Backup in Your Nampa Home

Flooding of any kind entering your Nampa home can be devastating, but flooding from sewer backup can be much worse. It happens when water is pushed into your residence from the drainage or sewer systems and is very unpleasant. It involves dirty water from sewers that not only destroys your personal property but can also impact the health of you and your family since it is unsanitary.

When you have flood damage from sewer backup in your Nampa home, you need help right away. At SERVPRO, our staff is professionally trained remediation specialists who have the tools and experience to help you restore your home to the safe and cozy state it usually is.

One cause of a sewage backup into your home is if the city main becomes blocked. A blockage like this can cause water to back up into your home through the pipes. Aging sewer systems which require repair or updates can also cause issues for you.

Because of the nature of the water, SERVPRO techs must do a biohazard cleanup in your home, other than just regular flood water damage remediation. We always wear PPE or personal protective equipment to avoid contaminants in the water touching our eyes, skin, or mouth. Boots, gloves, splash goggles, full body suits, and respirators round out our protective gear. We have to remove any carpeting and padding which was affected, and depending on how much water there is we may need to cut away sections of drywall and walls that were soaked and contaminated. The whole area is also disinfected.

Another reason for a sewage backup into your home can be tree roots which find their way into older sewer lines and pipes, creating blockages. You can check for this problem in your lines by having a plumber check your pipes and doing some preventative maintenance.

Pipeline issues which are city-related such as combined pipelines or issues in the sanitary main can cause you problems in your own home. When the system you use combines the stormwater and sewage into one pipeline instead of separate lines for each, they are combined pipelines. Because of this, the system can get overwhelmed during a storm, backing the water up into your home.

SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell can help you anytime you have a flooding situation in your home in Caldwell, Nampa, or the surrounding areas due to a sewage backup. It is not safe to try and clean it yourself, so please give us a call right away at (208) 466-5000, so we can help you.

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Call Us When Your Commercial Property In Nampa Requires Professional Cleaning Services

4/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Call Us When Your Commercial Property In Nampa Requires Professional Cleaning Services Contact SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000.

A Time Efficient Solution To Commercial Cleaning In Nampa

There may be times as a commercial property manager when the breadth and scale of cleaning task go beyond your in-house janitorial team. Many businesses choose to outsource these jobs to a professional provider to guarantee a thorough, professional and timely service. We operate locally with a team of dedicated technicians who are experienced in dealing with larger commercial projects.

The team is capable of carrying commercial cleaning in Nampa properties using a range of different cleaning agents and techniques. You can contact us using our twenty four hour line to request a service. Depending on the size of your property, we can then send you a team of professional cleaners headed by an experienced commercial project manager who communicates with you every step of the way.

Over time, a property begins to show natural signs of wear and tear. These could include damages to paintwork, or the buildup of grime or bacteria in tight to reach areas. SERVPRO provides technicians with a full range of cleaning agents including biocides, sanitizers, and anti-microbial treatments. These not only remove residual dirt but can also guard against expensive secondary damages like mold growth.

Working quickly to sanitize a property can also have a positive effect on odors. This is not always the case, but SERVPRO odor control technicians (OCT) are adept at finding the source of an odor and removing from the property. Once we have tackled the source, we can treat surfaces with deodorants and use thermal fogging equipment to neutralize any remaining particles.

After fogging a structure, we can create an open system by allowing air from outside to be exchanged with indoor air. Using rapid air-movers can help to speed up the process creating a clean, natural indoor environment. Throughout service, your crew chief can create an itinerary of works carried out and answer any questions you may have.

Professional cleaning is a time efficient solution for your commercial property. Contact SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000.

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How Water Damages Hardwood Floors in Nampa

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Water Damages Hardwood Floors in Nampa Hardwood and water do not mix. SERVPRO's trained professionals can mitigate the water damage.

Drying Saturated Waterproofed Floors in Your Nampa Home

Hardwood floors present aesthetic appeal to your Nampa home, but it can also be susceptible to saturation and the absorption of water loss effects when they occur. From burst pipes to overflowing toilet reservoirs, these loss incidents can happen with no warning and leave you contending with several inches of standing water in the affected areas. With many homeowners choosing waterproof wood flooring materials for areas like their bathroom, they unknowingly assume that the material is impervious to penetration from standing water and exposure.

While these waterproofed materials installed in your home might get designed to resist moisture and direct penetration better than other options, without effective water removal from trained professionals in Nampa, your home is still susceptible to widespread water damage. Our SERVPRO professionals have highly effective extraction equipment that can remove standing water fast from the affected areas of your home.

Waterproof plank flooring does have a specific density, composition, and an added coating to prevent direct penetration from standing water. However, areas like the tongue and groove where these planks seam together present penetration points and vulnerabilities for the standing water to bleed through over a brief exposure. As the planks become exposed to this moisture, they can begin to distort and swell, allowing moisture to penetrate even further to impact the subflooring.

Our SERVPRO professionals arrive with powerful extraction equipment for the bathroom such as portable sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands. Once the excess gets removed, our team can utilize thermal imagery to gain perspective on moisture penetration and damage to the flooring and other structural elements surrounding the affected area. We can set up our high-efficiency drying equipment to begin removing this moisture content from exposed materials to preserve both the flooring and construction elements like your drywall, vanity, and cabinetry.

While waterproof flooring in water-prone rooms of your home is a wise investment, they are not entirely able to prevent moisture exposure and damage without prompt action from trained professionals like our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team. Let us help you make it “Like it never even happened” by calling (208) 466-5000.

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Are Waterborne Pathogens A Concern After Water Removal In Nampa?

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Are Waterborne Pathogens A Concern After Water Removal In Nampa? Nampa Homes Get Water Removal from SERVPRO, Helps to Prevent Waterborne Pathogens Issues

SERVPRO Extracts Water and Disinfects Damaged Properties

Sometimes you need water removal in your home. All it takes is a broken appliance or a leaking pipe to cause a surprisingly large flood. Luckily SERVPRO is on hand to deal with the situation in your Nampa home quickly and professionally. 
 
Something our customers sometimes worry about when it comes to water removal in Nampa is whether they need to be concerned about waterborne pathogens. It is an unfortunate fact that water can carry a range of different pathogens. 
 
Some of the most common waterborne diseases include cholera, hepatitis, shigellosis, amebiasis, typhoid fever, and viral gastroenteritis. It is a hair raising list to be sure. Bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in water all cause diseases, and the conditions listed here have a range of highly unpleasant symptoms. 
 
However, do not panic quite yet. Outbreaks of waterborne diseases are relatively rare and are unlikely to happen as a result of your leaking pipe or broken dishwasher! Most waterborne diseases are caught by drinking contaminated water – they are not transmitted through the skin. Therefore, even if there is a disease present in your water leak, it is unlikely to harm you. 
 
Water treatment plants also go to great lengths to ensure the water they deliver is safe for the purpose. Filters, flushing programs, and the use of disinfectants are all part of the effort to ensure the water piped to your home is safe for you and your family. 
 
So, it seems that waterborne pathogens are not an immediate risk after a leak in your home. Naturally, you still want to get the water removed as quickly as possible, just to be on the safe side and also to restore your home and make it habitable again. 
 
That is where SERVPRO comes in. Our IICRC-certified technicians arrive with pumps, extraction tools, dehumidifiers, air movers, and moisture meters, ready to remove the water from your home. We also establish a drying goal and do not leave until we meet that goal and restore your home “Like it never even happened.” 
 
For water removal in Nampa / Caldwell and the surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 today.

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