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Annual First Responders Lunch

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

Every year SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby hosts a lunch for all of the first responders in the  Southeast Idaho surrounding areas.

We are a veteran owned and operated company and we know the importance of giving back to the hero's in our community. These men and women risk their lives every day to keep our friend, family and neighbors safe and well. 

This year SERVPRO has decided to ask local businesses in the area to assist in making this day as special as possible for our local hero's. We will provide food and drinks as well as some goodies they are able to take with them. We believe in the importance of community support and with everything our Hero's do for us this is just a small gesture that we can provide to them.

Flash Flooding can cause more damage than you think

8/9/2021 (Permalink)

According to the National Weather Service flash flooding is the #1 weather-related killer in the United States. 

If the rushing of unexpected water wasn't dangerous enough, you have to also worry about the random debris that literally will come out of no where. Flash floods can cause large amounts of debris to travel extremely far and cause a lot of damage. Large and dangerous examples of debris that a flash flood can cause to travel may include vehicles and large boulders for just a few example. 

Water damage to your home and business is also a very real possibility during a flash flood. In the worst situations some properties may not even be salvageable after a disaster as big as this. Water can seep into the cracks in your foundation and if not taken care of quickly and properly it can lead to mold or your property quickly deteriorating. In that case it is always best to call a Cleaning and Restoration professional to 

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We have highly trained professionals ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

HVAC Disaster

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

HVAC systems may seem like the last thing that would cause a severe water disaster in your home but they definitely can do their fair share of damage if not being looked after properly. The most common causes of HVAC issues include frozen evaporator coils, clogged drains and pipes that may not be connected properly.

You should always do these simple things to make sure you help to prevent any water damage caused by your HVAC unit.

  • Change the HVAC filter regularly
  • Clean the condenser
  • Maintain the condensation drain line
  • Install a condensation pump
  • Maintain the overflow drain plan
  • And always have your HVAC system inspected professionally

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today. Our highly trained professionals are ready to help day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.

Fire in the grill

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

Just think, one minute you are cooking food on your grill enjoying a beautiful summer day with your family, and the next moment you are trying to put out a fire in your home!

When a fire starts near or around a home it will instantly start to warp parts of the structure in which it is close to. Siding and lighting among others things will start to get hot and change its structure as the fire begins to heat them up. Fire also can cause sever soot damage which can result in the loss of many of your items.

So what can you do to avoid a grill fire this summer? According to www.charbroil.com you can follow these simply tips and tricks to help avoid any kind of fire disaster.

  1. Trim the fat. Flare-ups usually happen because of excess fat, sauces or oily marinades. ...
  2. Keep the lid open. When searing fatty foods, leave the grill lid opened.
  3. Avoid wind. Try to keep your grill away from windy areas. ...
  4. Move your food. ...
  5. Burn the grease away. ...
  6. Clean your grill

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today. Our highly trained professionals are ready to help day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.

Kitchen fire turned whole house issue

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

When you think kitchen fire you usually don’t think “whole house fire”. You may think a turkey birnt in the over or a pan of oil just got way too hot. You instinguished it and after a bit of work it went out and you think you are in the clear. Wrong! When you have a fire in your home this means you probably have smoke damage learking around.

Smoke and soot is amazing at sticking to things all around your home. This includes furniture, clothing, antiques, carpet, drapes etc.

SERVPRO will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. They’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today. Our highly trained professionals are ready to help day or night. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your cleaning and restoration needs.

Candles smell great, but they can be dangerous

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Home fires are a lot more common than most people think. A home fire can come from really happen anywhere and anytime! Candles, stoves, and others items can turn a house into a large mess in the matter of minutes. Candles are however a huge reason for home fires. Anytime you decide to light a candle please follow these steps.

  • Keep the candle in an open area, not underneath anything
  • Do not light a candle near furniture
  • Make sure to watch children around candles
According to the NFPA
Candle fire facts

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.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give us a call today at (208) 523-5365.

A pool in your kitchen

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

Dishwashers are one of the many dangers that are lurking in your kitchen. When a water line is not properly installed or a dishwasher is uneven it can really cause you a horrendous headache! When a water line is attached incorrectly it can result in a huge mess that will or can destroy your kitchen in a matter of minutes.

As soon as that dishwasher comes on water will begin to flow. If the lines are not installed correctly it will either start with a gradual leak or turn into a pool right before your eyes. When the water line comes off while the dishwasher is on and washing it can cause a huge flow of water that in seconds will start to fill up the kitchen. You will need to quickly go to your water supply line and turn it off if it's safe to do so. After that you can assess the damage and decide if it's bad enough to call a restoration company. Water can become mold very quickly if not taken care of and dried up quickly.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give us a call today at (208) 523-5365.

Event Center

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO preforms work on many different types of properties including residential homes, government facilities, and commercial properties. One of the most recent properties we have been working on is an event center in southeastern Idaho. They had recently been infested with bats which then lead to an overabundance of bat guano!!!

Per the CDC website: Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that can affect anyone. Learning about histoplasmosis can help you stay healthy and recognize symptoms early if you do get the infection. Histoplasmosis is caused by Histoplasma, a fungus that lives in the soil, particularly where there's a large amount of bird or bat poop.

SERVPRO was happy to go in and save the day! We took all the proper safety precautions and removed and cleaned the bat guano. 

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos or biohazard disaster give us a call today! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Spring, Summer, Falls and Winter in Idaho

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Winter has reared its ugly face this year for sure! These storms all around the US have been nothing short of vicious and aggressive and if you live in Idaho you know the weather is anything but predictable. Spring in Southeastern Idaho is really more of a suggestion than a planned event and definitely not a time to put those winter jackets away just yet. Monday we have sunshine, Tuesday windy, Wednesday snow, Thursday rain, Friday more wind, and the weekend brings beautiful sunny skies. You never really know what you’re going to get.

With these strange weather phenomenon’s also brings potential damage to one’s home. Heavy winds bring all sorts of disasters including shingles blowing off of roofs, trees falling into homes, and powerlines tumbling over like building blocks. Heavy wind disasters paired with an extremely snowy or rainy day following can really cause a home owner a major burden. For example… After that wind storm rips a few shingles from your roof, you now have a huge potential for water damage which can lead to mold damage faster than you know.

After any kind of storm you should most definitely always check your home and yard when safe to do so. Check for fallen trees and powerlines, cracks in your foundation, and if possible any missing shingles. If you do experience a water, fire, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Steven

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Steven is one of our most seasoned employees. He has been with the company for over 8 years now. He is our lead mitigation technician and is great at what he does. He has multiple certifications that include fire, water, mold and asbestos. Steven knows that our customers are the most important part of the job and he takes pride in making sure they are always taken care of.

Steven has also added to COVID cleaning to his growing list of skills with SERVPRO. He works a few nights a week COVID cleaning a few businesses in town. He has gone through the training necessary so he knows exactly what to do so that we can keep our community safe! We are so happy to have Steven as a member of our SERVPRO family.

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or covid disaster please give SERVPRO a call today! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have highly trained professional ready to help!