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2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Idaho is known for its crazy weather and this announcement from the US national weather association in Pocatello is no real surprise. If you live in Southeastern Idaho you should prepare for all real storm possibilities.

Us National weather service Pocatello, Idaho:

"Confidence is increasing in heavy snowfall for portions of East Idaho. The Winter Storm Severity Index graphic shows the areas expected to have the greatest impact through Thursday, in this case, a combination of heavy snow and blowing snow. The areas not highlighted in this graphic are expected to be warm (rain or mix of rain/snow) or receive little precipitation. The Snow Amount graphic includes snowfall through Friday.

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  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.

Hood cleaning

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that cleaning your restaurant vents is actually something that should be done routinely?! Well it is! The importance is so that the ventilation will ensure that the air inside your restaurant stays fresh. Your exhaust system will take greasy and food particle filled air coming off of your grille and whisk it away through your systems ductwork.

This month we are offering Southeastern Idaho Restaurants a 10% off discount on their first vent cleaning. We know that dirty vents can lead to fires which will leave your restaurant in more than just a greasy mess.

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  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.

It's storm season

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Storm season is upon us and you know what that means... Cold, hard and unforgiving hail is about to show its unforgiving face. Here in Southeastern Idaho the hail can become pretty intense at times. In 2018 the hail storm got so bad it caused thousands of dollars in destruction. From shingles on homes that looked like they got a hundred tiny rocks thrown at it to cars that had paint and glass damage.

Thankfully there are ways to help prepare for a hale storm if one is headed your way.

  1. Inspect your roof for cracks or missing shingles.
  2. Keep your trees and shrubbery well trimmed
  3. Maintain your outdoor area to avoid any dangerous materials getting thrown around.
  4. Keep your gutters and drains clean and clear so debris can easily flow down.

If you have a fire, water, mold or asbestos disaster call the professionals at SERVPRO today. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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!