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If Homeowners Don’t Have Flood Insurance, Why Should They Use a Professional Restoration Company?

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

Floodwaters bring hazards. Don't DIY. SERVPRO has the tools to safely restore your home.

SERVPRO has the Equipment and Manpower for Complete Flood Damage Restoration in Nampa

Floodwaters can inundate a home in minutes, bringing water, debris, and toxic chemicals/materials into your Nampa home. Many homeowners do not have flood insurance due to the expense, or insurance coverage is not offered. When a flood occurs, many try to do the cleanup themselves to save money. However, there can be severe impacts taking this approach.

SERVPRO has been providing flood damage recovery and restoration in the Nampa area since 2009. We have seen the results and the damage caused by floods. We bring a team of experts and high capacity equipment to extract the water, remove damaged materials, and disinfect all affected areas. Unsalvageable materials are removed, and anything that can be salvaged is saved. Our equipment is set up in specific patterns to efficiently remove humidity and dry your home, including difficult to reach areas.

How Long Does it Take to Dry My Home?

The amount of damage and flooding can vary a great deal. The size and the scope of the damages, how long the water was in place, and the kind of building materials will determine how long it takes to dry your home. Shop vacs and room fans cannot correctly dry materials and structure before mold begins to set in.

SERVPRO utilizes high volume air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the affected area properly. A home or office can be dried within two or three days from the initial event. However, homeowners who initially tried to dry their homes before calling our team may find more water damage caused by the long exposure. Wood products absorb moisture and swell. Moisture can seep into concrete walls, which takes longer to dry. Mold colonies may have also begun to grow.

Don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO to help avoid additional water damage by allowing water to penetrate structures and building materials.

Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell (208) 466-5000 to assist with flood damage cleanup and restoration of your home or business.

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

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Our Green Fleet is always on call and ready to safely tackle your water damage.

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.
  • 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 pre-damaged condition. “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (208) 466-5000.

Need Flood Damage Restoration Service in Nampa? Call SERVPRO

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

fans Flood damage is no problem for your SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team. Call us today!

SERVPRO Can Handle Any Size Flood Damage in Nampa

Flooding after a storm can create a messy situation that needs professionals like SERVPRO to remediate. The flood damage to your Nampa or Caldwell home is not only caused by the accumulated water but also due to the contamination it brings. Professional restorers have the right tools and knowledge to tackle such contaminated waters safely. 

SERVPRO Technicians adhere to the IICRC S500 standard during flood damage restoration of your Nampa home. We use biocides to control and limit the growth of the microorganisms whenever their use is appropriate, according to the S500 standard. SERVPRO only uses EPA-registered biocides during the restoration process.

When do SERVPRO Techs use Biocides During Flood Restoration of Your Nampa Home?

SERVPRO Technicians carefully consider the necessity of biocide use during the water damage restoration of your Nampa home. The objective of the restoration process is to eliminate all microbial growth. Often, this is accomplished by physically removing the contaminated material or by a thorough cleaning with an appropriate cleaning agent. SERVPRO Technicians might not consider the use of biocides in such situations. 

However, under certain conditions, the use of biocides is unavoidable. The two situations in which SERVPRO Technicians do use biocides include:

  • The drying rate is too slow and is unable to prevent the microbial growth
  • Pathogenic organisms are already present in the floodwater.

If the drying rate is too slow, there is enough moisture present to support the development of the microbes, and biocides are the only way to prevent it from happening.

SERVPRO never uses biocides as a primary step to control contamination during flood restoration. Techs instead rely on rapid drying and removal of contaminated material for an efficient way to combat contamination. 

Call SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000; our technicians are available round-the-clock to answer your calls.

Three Advantages for Fast-Responding Water Restorers to Nampa Shops

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPROs IICRC certified techs have the training and experience in all commercial water damage restoration. We are here to help.

There are several benefits to experienced restoration professionals helping damaged Nampa properties. 

There are several ways that choosing professional restoration services can be a benefit to a water-damaged business. As rapidly as these conditions can get out of control, we have experienced technicians to mobilize 24/7 to help mitigate loss and protect your bottom line.

Fast and Reliable Response 

Business owners have chosen SERVPRO over other water restoration companies for Nampa shops because of our commitment that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We have trailered equipment and large-loss tools capable of handling even severe damages to large facilities. We get vital mitigation efforts started as soon as possible.

Clearing Standing and Trapped Water

Water removal services are a necessity for damaged commercial properties, as standing water can be highly destructive to the property, installed elements, and contents. This process involves many tools from our recovery inventory, depending on the severity of the situation and the location of the damaged areas. Some of these options include:

  • Carpet wands
  • Weighted extractors
  • Wet vacuums
  • Submersible pumps

Protecting Your Investments

One of the ways that our team can help when your shop becomes a victim of a water damage event is to relocate exposed contents or items in the path of migrating moisture. Protecting your wares and stock prevents unnecessary inventory disposal as our professionals work to return your wet property to its original condition.

Choosing professional water restoration services is wise for commercial properties like the shops in Nampa. It is our business to get you back in business, and this happens with a fast mitigation approach to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team a call today at (208) 466-5000.

How Can Post-Fire Residues Get Removed from Caldwell Homes?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every fire damage restoration service.

Soils and deposits can be a considerable challenge for Caldwell housefire recovery.

Post-fire cleanup involves a range of immediate actions that must occur. While a focus ultimately lies in the removal of harmful soot and smoke residues, our SERVPRO team also provides effective mitigation such as:

  • Water removal services
  • Content relocation
  • Air filtration
  • Fire debris removal

Soot and Smoke Residues 

One of the most common types of needed fire damage restoration for Caldwell homes is overcoming smoke and soot residues. With how rapidly these conditions develop and change, true soot removal involves several approaches ranging from chemical sponges to wet cleaning. Concentrations of soot damage can also amplify smoke odors and superficial harm that must get resolved as soon as we can. 

Fire Suppression Deposits

There are times when putting out the fire can cause similar damage to the soot and smoke deposits our SERVPRO team already combats when reaching your home after a fire loss event. Fire extinguishers in your home might handle a large variety of threatening situations and require surface cleaning after they get used. Wet and dry cleaning approaches work in this regard as well to protect homes and contents against worsening damage. 

Protein Fire Soils 

Kitchen fires can be disruptive to your life, even when they do not extend beyond this room. Situations like grease fires can leave formidable protein residues on cabinets, countertops, and other surfaces. Water-based solvents are helpful against oily deposits from burned food.

Restoring homes and businesses after fire damage is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the property. Many look to our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team to help with fast cleaning and mitigation. With experience and a rapid response, our professionals can make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (208) 466-5000.  

What Steps Restore Flooding in Nampa Basements?

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage restoration for your basement is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size of disaster.

There are multiple approaches to recover flood-damaged Nampa homes. 

The basement level is often an area where flooding can occur, especially in lower-lying flood plain areas. Natural flooding is destructive and damaging to property, so our SERVPRO team acts quickly to help clean up any contaminants and protect contents and structural elements of this lower level. 

Water Removal Services 

Heavy storms and threatening weather events can leave flood damage in Nampa homes quickly. The longer standing water remains a threat in these situations, the more destructive flooding events become. We have powerful extraction tools designed to overcome substantial deep water removal needs. This process is often a combination of submersible pumps and wet vacuums. 

Debris and Muck-Out Cleanup

Natural flooding can introduce harmful debris to areas of the house. As water makes its way to the lowest levels of the property, solids find their way into this damaged area as well. Cleanup and restoration after a flood mean overcoming the muck to protect the underlying materials. We remove: 

Content Protection and Relocation

Because basement levels might be either finished living space or an area for storage, standing water and flooding in neither of these scenarios is problematic. We relocate contents and items in harm's way to mitigate losses as restoration continues. 

Needed Repairs and Reconstruction

An advantage of choosing our SERVPRO team is our general contractor license. Water damage penetration in this lower level of your home can show structural vulnerabilities that must be repaired or rebuilt to prevent recurrences. 

Many have trusted our SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell team to help after disaster strikes with a full-service approach to flood restoration and cleanup. We are ready 24/7 when you call (208) 466-5000.

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

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We specialize in all forms and sizes of any disaster.

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 water damage 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 business and find it needs water clean up from a Nampa water damage restoration team. 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 by water damage, SERVPRO techs often separate the damaged area with yellow safety tape and, in the case of contaminated water, plastic barriers over the area to stop the potential for anyone aspirating or coming into contact with the water.

Winning Tactics for Limiting Damage 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 Damage Cleanup?

When a pipe bursts or there is a bathroom backup, the flooring tends to bear the brunt of the damage. In offices with glue-down carpets 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. When the water damage 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 damage. 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 damage 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 of commercial water cleanup on your property. Call as soon as the event happens to get the best outcome.

Fire Damage In Your Caldwell Property

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage to your home can be devastating. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service. We will have your home back to preloss condition ASAP.

Lessen the Impact from Fire Damage in Caldwell with Help From SERVPRO

A house fire on any level is a traumatic event that leaves the occupants with a whirlwind of emotions. In addition to the turmoil you go through, you have to think about the best way to address the damage from the fire to get your household back into shape. Hiring professionals at SERVPRO for cleanup is the best way to ensure that everything is done in a timely fashion.

If you are burdened with fire damage in Caldwell, addressing moisture and odors is vital. Hiring professionals ensure all essential areas are covered so that your living space is back to normal as soon as possible. These are some crucial steps to follow to make the assessment and cleanup go smoothly:

  •   Talk with the authorities to ensure the fire is fully extinguished and it is safe to re-enter the home. Your fire department informs you when it is safe enough to have the professionals begin the assessment process.
  •   Get in touch with close family to let them know about the fire and that everyone is safe. You can also discuss hiring SERVPRO with your insurance provider to get the ball rolling. Our team will help with all of the necessary claim forms to expedite the fire restoration process.
  •   Obtain a report from your local fire department, which includes details of the fire, the structure of the home and fire location, the time, and the date.
  •   SERVPRO also recommends having your property boarded up until the full cleanup and restoration process begins to keep it safe from vandals and theft.

Once you are ready to have the restoration begin, SERVPRO technicians arrive for a full assessment of the interior and to the exterior of your home. We use innovative technology to remove any water from extinguishing the fire and ensure that all odors and soot residue are thoroughly cleaned up and surfaces are disinfected. To determine your home is completely dried, we use thermal imaging to locate any stray areas where moisture is present.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup

Our SERVPRO technicians go through regular training and certification to ensure we exceed industry standards for inspection, cleaning, and restoration of all fire-damaged structures. We know how to handle any fire damage situation, and you can count on us to leave it looking, “Like it never even happened.”

Give us a call at SERVPRO of Nampa / Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 if you need assistance with fire damage cleanup and restoration. We're always available 24/7 for emergency service.

Why Should Caldwell Residents Call for Flood Damage Assistance Right Away?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

When a storm floods your property don't worry. SERVPROs fast action will be the savior once again. Call now!

Waiting Too Long to Handle Flood Damage Could Lead to Costly Damage and Mold Growth in Your Caldwell Home

Water damage of any kind is frustrating to deal with as a homeowner. However, flooding is a whole other experience, which may come with a series of complex challenges. Even if you experience a clean water flood event within your home, that water may come into contact with materials and chemicals that turn it into a gray or black water event. SERVPRO has the experienced water restoration technicians (WRT) you need to get the job done as quickly as possible. The sooner you reach out to our office, the sooner we can deploy our Green Fleet and have a team beginning the assessment and water damage restoration.

Secondary damage and the potential for mold growth are two areas we watch whenever we get calls for flood damage in Caldwell. With any flooding event, you may have:

  • Saturated drywall, carpeting, flooring/subfloor, baseboards, and more
  • The longer standing water is left to fester, the more secondary damage sets in
  • Within hours, building materials can break down, and excessive moisture creates the ultimate breeding ground for bacteria and mold colonization

Why is Mold Treatment Necessary for Water and Flood Damage Remediation?

Mold is everywhere. It is around us in the air we breathe, on various surfaces, and always lurking. When given the right temperature, an increase in moisture, and organic food sources, mold is known to thrive. At SERVPRO, we will:

  • Work fast to begin drying and cleaning of the flood zone
  • Take out any wet materials and items to dry outdoors or off-site
  • Remove and replace any soaked materials that are unable to dry completely
  • After the interior is dry and clean, our crew remains vigilant when it comes to mold remediation and foul, musty odors

Don’t let your flood damage turn into costly mold and mildew growth. Call SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell at (208) 466-5000 for help from our skilled IICRC-certified technicians!

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

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage is challenging to remove. SERVPRO is your one-stop fire damage restoration company.

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 will take the time necessary to rigorously 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 extensively 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, 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 composed of whatever is 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
  • 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.