SERVPRO is not only known for their restoration skills but we also clean the homes and businesses contents that go through a fire, water, mold and asbestos disasters.
Cleaning contents is an extremely important part of the entire process. Our first step in this process is taking a complete detailed inventory of all belongings affected. We safely pack them and bring them to our facility where we start the next process. We then meticulously and carefully clean every item by hand until we are 100% satisfied with the item. We also have products we use to neutralize odors like smoke smell so that there are no odors left on the items.
SERVPRO is dedicated to making your home or business look as if your disaster never happened. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO call today.
Easter Egg Hunt
SERVPRO of Idaho Falls is dedicated to being their for our community whenever we are able to do so. Recently we donated a bike to an Easter event in Rexburg, ID.
Rexburg Community Easter Egg Hunt 2019
The Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Rexburg Kiwanis and First American Title will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th.
Taking place at Porter Park, The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature 19,009 eggs for children ages 12 and under to collect.
Easter Eggs will include candy and certificates for up to 865 prizes. Some of the awards can consist of kites, puzzle games, punch balloons, and bicycles donated by various businesses and individuals.
In addition, the Easter egg bunny will be making an appearance during the event starting at 9:15 a.m. At 10:00 a.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive 15-20 minutes early as to avoid missing out on this wonderful event.
Gotta clean those floors
In this photo Carlos and Adrian were pulling out a cabinet on a water loss job. They did this so they could pull the flooring and dry the affected areas.
www.lowes.com suggests that the damage that water causes, it can encourage the growth of mold on walls and floors — where it's readily visible — and in ductwork, attics and crawl spaces — where you might not notice it. A musty odor is a sign that mold may be present.
Additional Tips to Avoid Water Damage
- Have your attic ventilation and insulation inspected annually and seal gaps that allow warm air into the attic — such as those around access doors and light fixtures. When warm air collects in the attic, it can lead to the formation of an ice dam — ice around the eaves that causes water from melting snow and ice to back up under the shingles and leak into your home.
- If you have a sump pump, test it several times during the year. Follow the manufacturer's maintenance instructions.
- Check your water pressure with a pressure gauge; typically these screw onto a hose bib. The pressure in an average home is around 50 to 70 pounds per square inch (psi). Higher pressure causes extra stress on pipes and fittings and can lead to leaks.
- Inspect tile and grout around showers and tubs. Make any necessary repairs. Read Replace a Broken Ceramic Tile and Repair Tile Groutfor step-by-step instructions.
- Check for leaks around windows during rains and seal any you find.
- Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to move excess moisture out of the house. Moisture in the air can condense on cool surfaces and cause problems. Read Controlling Moisture and Humidity in the Home for more ways to reduce indoor moisture.
- Locate your water shut-off valve so you can quickly turn off water to the home in an emergency. See Shut Off Your Home Water Supply for instructions on locating the valve.
If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365.
This photo shows one of our Marketing/Sales Reps Corey got to go around to local fire departments and hand out these amazing Fire Bags our Marketing Department has put together for families in need! SERVPRO knows how unexpected fires can be and wanted to find a way to help families in our communities. We decided to put bags together that the fire departments could hand out to families after they have a fire disaster. With the help of donations, we have been able to put together more than 100 bags so far!
The contents of these bags include toiletries, towels, paper, pens, Chapstick, coloring books and many other items families may need if they experience a fire disaster in their home.
If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Jared and Mike were at a new water loss job this morning. The water came from an overflowing toilet!
Water is bad enough on its own but when left unattended it can cause the dreaded… MOLD! www.moldepedia.com states that moisture is really the key cause of mold growth since the other conditions on the list are always going to be present in homes. So, essentially, the difference between whether mold grows in your home or not comes down to whether you have a moisture problem.
What Mold Needs to Grow
Mold needs these conditions before it can begin to grow in a home:
- Mold spores
- A food source (eg wood, drywall, cotton)
- Darkness (mold can't grow under ultraviolet light)
- Warmth (mold can't grow in freezing temperatures)
- Moisture (eg water leaks, humidity)
- Enough time (most molds can begin to grow in 24-48 hours if the conditions are right)
If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster give SERVPRO a call today at (208) 523-5365
Spring Brew Fest
SERVPRO was lucky enough to be able to volunteer our time with the City of Idaho Falls downtown development Spring Brew event. Downtown Idaho Falls is currently raising money to help with the development on Downtown Idaho Falls. Their Mission is: The Idaho Falls Downtown Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to establishing Historic Downtown Idaho Falls as the regional center for commercial, cultural, and leisure activities for residents and visitors alike.
The beer fest was a community event and SERVPRO was out there helping to raise money. Our marketers Megan, Corey, and Danielle along with the owner himself, Skylar Price, donated their time and service to help make our beautiful city of Idaho Falls even better. Our franchise is huge on volunteer work and have lined up many different events throughout the year from Idaho falls to St. Anthony’s for us to attend. We couldn’t be more excited and cannot wait until the next event.
Ducts cleaned anyone?
Did you know that SERVPRO of Idaho Falls now offers Duct Cleaning? You can call our office between 8:00am – 5:00pm for your estimate and we work with residential and commercial businesses. So what is duct cleaning? According to the EPA website Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
SERVPRO has highly trained professionals ready to help you and your home and business get those ducts cleaned and back in working order. We also offer free estimates Monday through Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm mountain time. If you feel like you may possibly need your ducts cleaned call a SERVPRO professional today at (208) 523-5365 and we will help you every step of the way.
With all the recent storms Southeastern Idaho has been having, it is a good idea to know how to prepare your house for these Spring showers. On www.hometips.com they offer these tricks and tips for a worry free spring.
- Inspect the house siding. Check for damage, cracks, and holes. Seal up leaks with paintable or clear caulk. Make sure the paint is in good condition. If it isn’t, consider getting the house painted before winter really sets in.
- Weatherstrip windows and doors to seal out drafts and minimize heat loss. For more, see Weatherstripping Windows and/or Door Weatherstripping Options.
- Prepare or install storm doors and windows. If your home has a combination storm/screen door with interchangeable glass and screen panels, switch from screens to glass (see Screen & Storm Door Buying Guide). Spray a little WD-40 on the storm door’s hinges and latches. Be sure the door closer is adjusted and working smoothly.
- Clean your gutters and downspouts. When gutters and downspouts clog with leaves and debris, water overflows and spills down where it can damage walls and footings. Please see Rain Gutter Cleaning & Maintenance. If your house is beneath many trees, it’s smart to clear the gutters at the beginning of the season, and then clean them again after the first rain to remove leaves and debris that wash down from the roof.
- Check your roof, skylights, and flashing. The roof is the most obvious point of entry for rain. Please see How to Find & Fix a Roof Leak. If checking your roof is more than you want to handle yourself, please see our affiliate partner, HomeAdvisor, to receive free bids from local asphalt shingle roof repair pros.
- Repair gutters and downspouts. Fix loose, sagging, or leaking gutters and make sure downspouts carry drainage well away from the house. For more, see How to Fix Rain Gutters & Downspouts.
Flowers are starting to bloom!
With the Spring months upon us most of the region will soon be, if not already, facing lots and lots od downpours. This is the time for you to start getting your house ready to transition from stormy skies to warm sunny weather.
On www.thenest.com they suggest these tips and tricks to keep you ahead of the game.
Repair the Walkways - Snow and cold can wreak havoc on your walkway. With warmer weather approaching, take this time to patch cracks and replace loose bricks and pavers. Rent a power washer or purchase a chemical treatment to clean up embedded stains in concrete, stone or asphalt.
Prune and Mulch - Prune dead branches, trim back overgrown shrubbery and remove any obstructive plantings. Spread mulch or bark around trees, shrubs and flowers for a weed-free, well-kept look.
Freshen up your furniture - Spray a fresh coat of paint on furniture and replace the cushions. Fill an empty spot on the porch or stoop with a modern bench or porch swing
Keep it clean - Sweep the sidewalk and stoop, clear away cobwebs, tighten wobbly railings, and repaint posts and supports.
Clean Gutters - This can save you a lot of money on repair costs. Inspect your downspouts and gutters just before the spring rains start to be sure they’re clear of leaves, tree limbs and other debris that might cause problems later on. Clogging usually occurs at the elbow in a drainage system, where the downspout connects to the gutter. Since this elbow is relatively easy to remove, take it off and inspect for clogging.
Reviews help us grow!
Here at SERVPRO we feel like we are only as good as the feedback we receive from our customers. We train our employees to always try and go above and beyond for our customers. Below is a real life review we received this week!
Dear Skylar and Jared
Thank you both so very much for your careful and professional attention to the recent water loss at my home in Jackson, Wyoming. You and your team have done a very neat and thorough job of caring for the home as well as making me feel comfortable with the entire process. I very much appreciate the time you’ve spent reviewing the estimates so I know we’ve captured everything correctly.
I look forward to receiving your final report – we’ll use that to get the remaining bids and info needed to complete this process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything further from me at this time.
Wishing you a successful year!