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Christmas Tree Danger

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Thank you to Ammon fire department for helping us with this demonstrations. We wanted to help to educate the public on how quickly a happy holiday tradition can go wrong.

Be sure to keep your trees watered and away from any heat source such as candles, heaters, etc.

According to nfpa.org:

  •  Between 2014-2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 160 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. These fires caused an average of two deaths, 14 injuries, and $10 million in direct property damage annually.
  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in almost half (45%) of home Christmas tree fires.
  • More than one-fifth (22%) of the Christmas tree fires, some type of heat source, such as a candle or equipment, was too close to the tree.
  • Fifteen percent of Christmas tree fires were intentional. 
  • Roughly three-quarters of Christmas tree fires occurred in December or January.
  • More than two of every five (42%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room

We here at SERVPRO know how important it is to get your businesses back up and running as soon as possible.  We have highly trained and certified professional ready to help If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Candle Dangers

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that every year candle fires destroy tons of homes! According to the www.nfpa.org

During the five-year period of 2014-2018:

  • Candles caused 2% of reported home fires, 3% of home fire deaths, 6% of home fire injuries, and 4% of the direct property damage in home fires.
  • Roughly one-third (37%) of home candle fires started in bedrooms. These fires caused 40% of the associated deaths and 49% of the associated injuries.
  • Falling asleep was a factor in 10% percent of the home candle fires and 15% of the associated deaths.
  • On average, 21 home candle fires were reported per day. 
  • Three of every five (60%) of home candle fires occurred when some form of combustible material was left or came too close to the candle.
  • December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, 12% of home candle fires began with decorations compared to 4% the rest of the year.

We here at SERVPRO know how important it is to get your businesses back up and running as soon as possible.  We have highly trained and certified professional ready to help If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Leaky mattress

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Recently SERVPRO was called out to a local mattress store that unfortunately had a pipe that leaked.  Leaking pipes are common whether it be residential or commercial. If you feel like you may have a leaking pipe there are proper steps to take.

  • Look for the signs of a leak
  • Visually inspect plumbing leaks such as puddles or wet carpet
  • Turn of water supply if leak is continuous
  • Call a professional restoration company to come clean up and fry out the space if the leak is too large or you feel damage has been done.

We here at SERVPRO know how important it is to get your businesses back up and running as soon as possible.  We have highly trained and certified professional ready to help If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Fire Suppression Line

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

We recently were called out to an apartment complex that had frozen fire suppression lines. In the cold Southeastern Idaho winters frozen lines are really no surprise to home owners as well as business owners. But if you do not catch it and correct it in time it can become a huge hassle. Proper insulation is a great way to slow or even stop the lines from freezing.

Fire Suppression Systems are used to extinguish, contain, or in some cases, entirely prevent fires from spreading or occurring. Fire Suppression Systems have an incredibly large variety of applications, and as such, there are many different types of suppression systems for different applications being used today.

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Basement Flooding

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding in a basement can occur after a large storm. If your foundation has a crack water is sure to sneak its way right in. That can cause more serious problems like mold!

There are ways however to try and keep your basement clean and dry.  One way is to add gutter extensions. This way the downspouts are dumping water a certain amount of feet away from your home. A second way is to plug the gaps. That means that you if you notice water coming through to your basement you can plug them with certain cements or caulking’s.  A third way would be to fix your landscaping. Beams are usually a good choice and with the help of a landscaper you can help redirect that water in a flash.

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Leaking in the kitchen

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding in the kitchen can become a very real and very quick disaster! When installing new hardware under your sink be sure it is always properly fitted. If lines are loose or the proper connections are not correct than water can leak OR worse start flowing out very quickly or rapidly.

If you are not home, heaven forbid, to turn off the main water shut off the water can come pouring out and leak into other rooms of your home as well as your basement. If that happens you will most likely need to call a professional to come out and clean up and dry all the excess water.

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Icy Inferno Christmas Tree Bonfire

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

We are so lucky to be able to get to do so much work and event with our local Fire Departments. One event that is coming and hosted by the city of Ammon, ID as well as Bonneville Country Fire District is called the Icy Inferno. Details from City of Ammon are:

The City of Ammon is very excited to announce a new event, the Icy Inferno Christmas Tree bonfire and fireworks show. As indicated on the poster, this event is strictly contingent upon the COVID environment as well as the wind. As such the event is subject to rescheduling, adjusting, or cancellation.

Lots more information is on the way, including prizes and giveaways from local businesses, a map, details about parking, etc.Please help us by dropping off your Christmas Trees beginning December 26th through January 23rd. A map will be posted before Christmas and the spot will be clearly designated at the location. This will be a lot of fun and we hope to see you as we light up the cold night! 

Stormy weather

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Even in the worst stormy weather SERVPRO will travel near and far to be there in your time of need! Our franchise travels all over Southeastern Idaho and the weather out here can get pretty treacherous at times. Last year alone we saw an average of 38.9 inches of snow. The US averages at 27.8. So needless to say, our winters are pretty chilly.

Road conditions are not always the best so we always urge our employees to take these steps while driving in stormy weather.

  1. Slow down. Even if you have all-wheel drive, reduce your speed about 10 miles per hour below the speed limit
  2. Beware of black ice
  3. Avoid tailgating
  4. Don't brake during a turn
  5. Turn into a skid

These tips can make a huge difference while driving in adverse weather conditions. If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Water in your basement

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Storms can cause a variety of different issues with your home. Damage to your roof is one of the more common issues that could happen during a storm. Damage To your roof can come from heavy hail, tree branches, or even too much weight on your roof from heavy snow. There are ways however to help prevent damaging affects to your roof.

  1. Make sure to monitor your trees. If you have trees around your home with long hanging limbs or hedges that are growing out of control, make sure to maintain them.
  2. Always do thorough inspections to your roof or hire someone else to do them.
  3. Make sure you ass insulation
  4. And always ventilate your roofs.

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.

Mold can be almost anywhere

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings have to deal with almost everything a home would have to including mold. Mold is a touchy subject because unless tested or viewed by a professional you can’t tell how dangerous it can really be. Mold occurs primarily because mold loves damp, dark, wet and isolated spaces. So really almost just about anywhere. Below are some tips on helping to prevent a mold disaster in your business.

  1. Always stay vigilant. Mold is very tricky and sneaky and can hid almost anywhere that is even the tiniest bit damp
  2. Make sure to always make the proper repairs to foundation cracks, leaky roofs, etc.
  3. Dehumidifiers are always a great idea to combat mold growth
  4. Clean clean clean! Try your best to keep your property clean!

If you do have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby a call today (208) 523-5365.