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There's a new business in town!

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO was at the opening of the new Costco bright & early to show our support to our newest business in town! As a franchise Veteran owned business, we feel that it is extremely important to be active members of our community and to get to know other businesses in town.

As an active member of our community we find it is very important to introduce ourselves around town so that other businesses know who we are. When businesses have water or fire disasters, we want them to know our owners by name so they can feel comfortable in such a tragic time. It is so important that during a disaster they know that the end result will eventually be a successful one.

Our highly trained team of professionals are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to always be up to date on the newest training and techniques as well as CDC guidelines. If your business has a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or COVID disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365.

New construction = New problems

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

This damage was the cause of extreme rain fall that came through the roof of new construction that resulted in a flooding disaster.

A leaky roof can cause as a problem in any sort of weather, but a leaky roof in a rainstorm or snowstorm can become a huge problem very fast. There are ways however to prevent water from leaking through your roof.

  1. Have Your Roof ...
  2. Fix Any Loose Shingles or Tiles. ...
  3. Secure Any Yard Furniture. ...
  4. Survey Fascia and Soffit Boards. ...
  5. Trim Any Trees That Overhang the Roofand Trim Dead Branches off All Trees. ...
  6. Purchase a Tarp and Store as Needed. ...
  7. Clean Debris from Valley and Gutters.

If you have a FireWaterMoldAsbestosBiohazard or COVID disaster make sure to give SERVPRO a call today! We have trained professionals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! (208) 523-5365

Leaky fridge

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our production manager Justin was in Driggs this past week monitoring a water loss and updating a mitigation estimate for a home that had recently experienced flooding due to a leak in the fridge hose.

There are many reasons why a fridge water line would leak. The refrigerator water inlet valve may be loose, faulty, or clogged. This is the valve at the back bottom of the refrigerator where the water line attaches into. ... If this valve is damaged, cracked, or the water line is not fully connected, it will leak.

It is very important to call a professional immediately after this kind of disaster occurs to avoid any other issues such as mold growth.

If you have a Fire, Water, Mold, Asbestos or Biohazard disaster call SERVPRO. We are available 25 hours a day, 7 days a week with trained and friendly professionals ready to help! (208) 523-5365

Beware when towing

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that chains dragging from a trailer that you are pulling could be the cause of a forest fire? It can! If you are towing a trailer for camping or other recreational reasons, make sure the chains on the tow assembly are NOT dragging on the ground. Dragging chains could cause sparks on the roads surface. It only takes just one spark to possibly burn thousands of acres of land.

According to nifc.gov, As of today, nationally, 43 large fires have burned more than 391,000 acres. Four new fires were reported. Several fires in California, Nevada, and Utah displayed extreme fire behavior yesterday. Residents near the mineral, Coyote, Big Summit, Turkey Farm Road and Veyo West fires are under evacuation orders. If you spot a fire starting to burn make sure to call 911 to report a forest fire!

If you have a Fire, Water, Mold, Asbestos or Biohazard disaster call SERVPRO. We are available 25 hours a day, 7 days a week with trained and friendly professionals ready to help! (208) 523-5365

Volunteering our time

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has been teaming up with our local Fire Departments and EMTs to volunteer our time in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The CDC describes Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.

  • The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world.
  • COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness.

We have been volunteering our time and products by going out to our local Fire Departments and cleaning all emergency vehicles. We also went to our local hospitals and held an event where we fed them as well as cleaned and fogged their personal vehicles free of charge. We hope that by doing this we can help to keep our first responders safe and able to continue to be there for our community.

If you have a fire, water, mold, asbestos, biohazard or COVID-19 related disaster, give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have highly trained professionals ready when you need us!

Cleaning and Sanitizing Fire Departments

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

We are so blessed to have the resources available to help assist in keeping our local first responders safe. SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby has decided to support our local heroes by going to all of our local fire departments and offering to clean and fog all of their emergency response vehicles to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We wipe down everything very thoroughly and make sure to sanitize every spot that could have possibly been affected.

This week we went to Central Fire District and cleaned and fogged all of their vehicles. We are so happy that we are able to give back to our community. We are so lucky to have such amazing heroes in our community!

If you have a Water, Fire, Mold, Asbestos or Biohazard Disaster give SERVPRO a call today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We have trained professionals ready to help.

Tanning salon issues

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked out in front of residential business SERVPRO vehicle parked out in front of residential business

Last week SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby was called to a local tanning salon in Idaho Falls. They had a water loss affecting over 20 rooms! Within an hour we had employees onsite extracting water, moving contents, and getting equipment set.

It is very important when you have a water leak to get it taken care of as quickly as possible to prevent any other issues such as mold. Because they digest materials such as wood, the spread of mold due to leak throughout a building can cause damage to the floor and ceiling. Mold thrives under humid conditions, which is why water leaks from leaking water pipelines often contribute to the growth and spread of mold.

If you have a Water, Fire, Mold, Asbestos or Biohazard Disaster give SERVPRO a call today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We have trained professionals ready to help.

Thank you to our first responders

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO jeep parked next to a Police Vehicle SERVPRO jeep parked next to a police vehicle while Megan and Jared clean emergency response vehicles.

SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby has decided to volunteer their time to help our first responders in our community. We decided to get into contact with the local Fire departments and Police Stations and set up appointments to come out to clean and fog their emergency response vehicles in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Per CDC Guidelines they suggest these preventative measures everyone should take.

Everyone Should

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a face mask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Water & Ice Dams

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Window that was re-done as of a result of an ice dam A window that had to be replaced as a result of an ice dam leak.

Yesterday we finished construction on a water job we were working on. Water had come into the home due to an ice dam and causing water damage to the home. When the temperature in your attic is above freezing, snow on the roof will likely melt. When the snowmelt runs down the roof and hits the colder eaves, it refreezes.

If this cycle repeats over several days, the freezing snowmelt builds up and forms a dam of ice, behind which water pools up into large puddles, or "ponds". The ponding water can then back up under the roof covering and leak into the attic or along exterior walls.

The right weather conditions for ice dams are usually when outside air temperatures are in the low 20's (°F) for several days with several inches of snow on the roof.

There are no jobs too big or too small. Call SERVPRO today for all of your Fire, Water, Mold and Asbestos disasters (208)523-5365.

We are Cleaning Experts

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

The owners of our franchise with their children The owners of our franchise posing on a couch with their children.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today SERVPRO of Idaho Falls & Rexburg/Rigby