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Fall Maintenance Tips to Prevent Mold and Water Damage in Your Boise Home

9/5/2023 (Permalink)

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Fall in Boise is a beautiful season, with its crisp air and vibrant foliage. It's also a crucial time for homeowners to prepare their properties for the upcoming winter months. One of the most significant concerns during this time is preventing mold and water damage in your home. The team at SERVPRO of Boise understands the importance of proactive maintenance, and we're here to provide you with essential tips to protect your home during the fall season.

Inspect and Clean Gutters

Boise's fall season often brings with it falling leaves and heavy rain. Clogged gutters can quickly become a major source of water damage. Ensure your gutters are free from leaves and debris, so water can flow freely away from your home's foundation. You might also consider installing gutter guards to prevent future clogs.

Check and Repair Roofing

Roof leaks can lead to significant water damage and mold growth. Before winter arrives, inspect your roof for damaged or missing shingles. Address any issues promptly to prevent water from seeping into your home. If you're unsure about your roof's condition, consider hiring a professional roofing contractor for a thorough inspection.

Trim Trees and Overhanging Branches

Fallen branches can damage your roof or allow moisture to infiltrate your home. Trim back trees and branches that are too close to your house. This not only prevents potential damage but also reduces the accumulation of leaves in your gutters.

Seal Gaps and Cracks

Inspect the exterior of your home for gaps and cracks that could allow water infiltration. Seal any openings with caulk or weatherstripping to keep moisture and cold air out. Pay special attention to areas around windows, doors, and the foundation.

Clean and Insulate Your Crawlspace or Basement

A damp crawlspace or basement is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Clean these areas thoroughly and ensure proper ventilation. Consider adding insulation to maintain a consistent temperature, which can help prevent condensation and moisture buildup.

Check and Clean Your HVAC System

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can contribute to mold growth if not properly maintained. Change your air filters regularly and consider having your HVAC system professionally cleaned and serviced before the heating season begins.

Maintain Proper Indoor Humidity

Controlling indoor humidity is crucial for preventing mold growth. Invest in a dehumidifier if necessary, especially for areas prone to moisture, like basements or bathrooms. Keep indoor humidity levels between 30-50%.

Insulate and Protect Pipes

Freezing temperatures can cause pipes to burst, leading to water damage. Insulate exposed pipes and consider installing pipe heating cables in vulnerable areas. Additionally, know where your main water shut-off valve is located in case of an emergency.

Schedule a Professional Mold Inspection

Even with preventive measures in place, it's essential to schedule regular mold inspections by professionals like SERVPRO of Boise. They have the expertise and tools to identify hidden mold issues and ensure your home remains mold-free.

Taking proactive steps to prevent mold and water damage in your Boise home during the fall season is vital for the well-being of your property and your family's health. By following these tips and seeking professional assistance when needed, you can enjoy the beauty of autumn in Boise without worrying about potential home damage. SERVPRO of Boise is here to assist you with any mold or water damage issues, so don't hesitate to reach out for expert guidance and services. Stay safe and enjoy the season!

SERVPRO Boise - your mold, fire, water restoration experts!

5/10/2023 (Permalink)

WE got you covered SERVPRO Boise gets the job done right

When disaster strikes your home or commercial business, you need a team of experts that you can trust to restore your property quickly and efficiently. That's why the team at SERVPRO Boise is the #1 trusted team in the area when it comes to fire, water, and mold restoration.

Fire damage can be devastating, and the aftermath can be overwhelming. The team at SERVPRO Boise has the experience and expertise to restore your property to pre-fire condition, minimizing damage and saving you time and money. From soot and smoke removal to structural repairs, they have you covered.

Water damage can also be a major problem, whether it's from a burst pipe or a natural disaster. SERVPRO Boise has state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to quickly and thoroughly dry out your property, preventing further damage and mold growth. They also offer comprehensive water damage restoration services, including repairs and reconstruction.

Mold is a common problem in humid environments, and it can be dangerous to your health if left untreated. The team at SERVPRO Boise is trained in the latest mold remediation techniques and uses EPA-approved products to safely and effectively remove mold from your property. They'll also identify the source of the problem and take steps to prevent future mold growth.

What sets SERVPRO Boise apart from other restoration companies is their commitment to customer satisfaction. They understand that dealing with a disaster can be stressful, so they work quickly and efficiently to get your property back to normal as soon as possible. They also offer 24/7 emergency services, so you can get help when you need it most.

Don't trust your fire, water, or mold restoration to just anyone. Call the experts at SERVPRO Boise for fast, reliable, and professional service. They'll take care of your property like it's their own.

Our Customers are our #1 focus

5/10/2023 (Permalink)

24/7 customer service Customer Service is our #1 focus

When your property is damaged by fire, water, or mold, it can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. That's why it's important to have a restoration team that not only has the technical expertise but also provides exceptional customer service. At SERVPRO Boise, customer satisfaction is their top priority, and they always go above and beyond to ensure that their customers are satisfied with every restoration job.

From the moment you call SERVPRO Boise, you'll notice the difference in their approach to customer service. They'll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the restoration process. They understand that every situation is unique, and they'll tailor their services to meet your specific needs.

Once on-site, the team at SERVPRO Boise will walk you through every step of the restoration process, explaining what needs to be done and why. They'll also work closely with your insurance company to make sure that the restoration process is covered, and they'll handle all the paperwork and communication with your insurance adjuster.

Throughout the restoration process, the team at SERVPRO Boise will keep you updated on the progress of the job. They understand that communication is key to customer satisfaction, and they'll make sure that you're always informed about what's happening. If you have any concerns or questions, they'll be happy to address them promptly.

At the end of the restoration process, the team at SERVPRO Boise will do a final walkthrough with you to ensure that you're satisfied with the job. They'll make any necessary adjustments or touch-ups to make sure that you're completely happy with the results. They won't consider the job complete until you're 100% satisfied.

In addition to their exceptional customer service, the team at SERVPRO Boise is also committed to using the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your property is restored to its pre-damage condition. They'll work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption to your life and get you back to normal as soon as possible.

If you're in need of fire, water, or mold restoration services, don't hesitate to call the team at SERVPRO Boise. They'll provide you with the best customer service and technical expertise in the industry, ensuring that your property is restored quickly and efficiently.

Commercial restoration requires the right professional for the job

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial building A commercial building is being torn out in order to rebuild.

SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell is the preferred restoration company for commercial water, fire, and mold restoration. We are a full-service restoration company that can handle any size project. We have the experience and expertise to handle even the most complex projects. We understand that when your business is impacted by a disaster, you need it restored quickly so you can get back to business. That's why we offer 24/7 emergency service. We will work tirelessly to restore your business as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Nampa/Caldwell understands that commercial projects require professionals who understand the landscape and can work within your organization. Our history as an organization, staff, and owners is here to help you navigate through the entire process. We have the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex restoration projects. We are IICRC certified, which means we have the highest level of certification in the industry. This certification means that we have the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex restoration projects. We will work tirelessly to restore your business as quickly as possible.

If you are in need of commercial water, fire, or mold restoration, please call SERVPRO of Nampa/ Caldwell today. We would be happy to help you get your business back up and running quickly.

Treasure Valley property managers, you need to take action within 4 hours of water damage to minimize secondary and permanent damage

8/31/2022 (Permalink)

reasure Valley Property managers - Taking action during the first 24 hours following water damage will help prevent secondary or permanent damage to your units.

That is why within 4 hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Boise/Meridian franchise professional will be on-site to help ensure water damage is handled by completing the following steps:

  1. Intake – ask client questions to determine which size crew, how many pieces of equipment, and what precautions to take.
  2. Inspection– Using information from phone intake, SERVPRO of Boise/Meridian will inspect all affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning work.
  3. Emergency service- SERVPRO of Boise/Meridian will begin by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying for each unit. They will explain the needed emergency services to you as well as the tenant, step by step.
  4. Document pre-existing damage and damage caused by water.
  5. Arrange for contents to be restored or disposed of, with the owner's signature and insurance approval (if applicable).
  6. Monitoring- monitor drying of structure and contents to ensure they are dried to appropriate industry standards; updates will be consistently communicated with you and your insurance company.
  7. Reinstall flooring and clean the affected areas of your property as well as arrange for the reinstallation of walls, baseboard, or other materials.
  8. Final walk-through will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was restored to preloss conditions.

By following these steps, SERVPRO of Boise/Meridian will efficiently dry and restore your structure to its preloss condition with minimal impact on tenants, the structure, and contents while also reducing secondary damage and permanent damage to your property following water damage.

About SERVPRO of Boise/Meridian

SERVPRO of Boise/Meridian specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration by the IICRC-industry certification standards.  Rest assured that our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. We serve the Treasure Valley residents and property managers.

Disaster Plan

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Boise can assist you with a disaster plan for your business

Business owners know the importance of planning ahead, but many of them do not prioritize disaster planning for their business.

Unprepared businesses that are hit by disaster are frequently devastated, even being rendered unable to reopen. By evaluating your current preparedness levels and determining where you can improve, you can ensure this does not happen to your business.

Understanding disaster preparedness takes planning for each scenario, allowing you to quickly identify strengths and weaknesses and make changes accordingly. Here are the top three categories for disaster preparedness:

Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

While it is logical to assume that a commercial business policy will cover any damages sustained from a natural disaster, many business owners are dismayed to find that is far from the case. Most commercial insurance policies exclude common specifics such as flood damage, and do not provide coverage for the loss of revenue that business owners sustain. Talk to your insurance agent to determine exactly what is and is not in your policy in advance.

Your Emergency Plan and Supply Kit

When an alert is sent out about a natural disaster, or if an emergency such as a fire occurs, there will often only be minutes to react. Having an evacuation plan is vital to keep both you and your employees safe in this scenario. It is also wise to plan for a situation in which you will have to await help and stay on-site during an emergency such as a power outage. Stock an office emergency supply bag with enough food, water and medical supplies to cover anyone who may be present.

Your Plan for Restoration and Recovery

Getting your business reopened as quickly as possible following a disaster is the top way to minimize the impact that the damages have on the future of your business. By researching and deciding on a restoration company in advance of the disaster, you can make the call as soon as your business is safe to reenter in order to have restoration started right away. In the aftermath, the Small Business Administration offers disaster loans to assist business owners at a lowered interest rate, as well.

If your business has been impacted by a disaster, you can contact us 24-7 for guidance on how to begin the commercial restoration process.

When Storms or Floods Hit Boise, SERVPRO is Ready!

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Boise specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Boise has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring, and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Boise, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 208-375-0300

What To Expect With Fire Damage Restoration

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

When fire hits your home, you may be in the market for a professional fire restoration team such as SERVPRO of Boise. You may also be wondering what exactly our professionals can do to get your home back to pre-fire condition. Keep reading to learn about a few things you may be able to expect during this process:

Services That May Be Included

When choosing a fire restoration team there may be several related services offered as well.

  • Damage cleaning, including debris and water damage, clean up
  • Removal of soot and smoke damage
  • Personal item restoration
  • Structural repairs
  • Smoke odor removal
  • Board up and tarping services

Steps in the Process

There are several steps you can expect to see in the fire restoration process. In most cases, it will start out with a damage assessment by our trained professionals so that repairs can be conducted in the best order. Boarding and tarping up damaged areas to protect against further damage may follow. The damaged materials will then be removed and the area will then be dried of all water if needed, and smoke and soot removal will begin. After this, cleaning and repairs can start, and will continue until the restoration is complete.

The End Result

While it might take some time depending on the damage severity, you can rest assured that your home can be restored to its pre-fire condition. Even unpleasant smoke orders can be removed. In most cases, a restoration team can conduct the repairs without causing to many complications to your everyday life.

Knowing what to expect when it comes to fire restoration in the home may help you be better prepared for the process. Many services may offer cleanup and board-up options, as well as the ability to clean personal items and the structure. The process itself may involve inspections, damage removal, and finally, any repairs needed. Trust our dedicated fire team to help you with some time, your home can be restored back to “Like it never even happened.”

Helpful tip for an ongoing water leak!

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

A helpful tip for an ongoing water leak from a broken supply line is to shut the main water valve to the structure off immediately to minimize the amount of water intrusion. If you are not sure of where the main water shut-off valve is or it becomes buried from outside debris and is taking more time to locate and turn off the water to the structure there is something else that you can do to help minimize the water intrusion. To minimize the water intrusion while the main shut-off valve is being located you can go around the structure and turn on all water faucets throughout. This would include sinks, showers, bathtubs, dishwashers, washing machines, and anything else that is connected to the water supply for the structure. What this does is reduce the amount of water pressure throughout the structure allowing less water to pump out of the broken supply line.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

When a fire strikes your commercial property, it's quite likely that you feel yourself start to panic. This immediate reaction makes sense given all of the economic turmoil and property destruction that a fire can cause. However, knowing which steps to take in the face of a Treasure Valley commercial fire can help prevent you from becoming anxious, losing money, and undergoing extensive property damages. To handle a treasure valley commercial fire successfully and speedily, implement the following four tips:

1. Contact A Fire Remediation Expert. 
Once the fire department has doused all of the flames, be sure to call a fire remediation expert. This individual will be able to equip you with a thorough assessment indicating the extent of the damages. Don't ever attempt to handle any of the cleanups, drying, or restoration processes on your own. Doing so could put you in peril of injury and illness.

2. Assemble Your Records. 
In addition to contacting a fire remediation expert, make sure that you assemble your business's essential records. You'll want to have this information with you when you start working with your insurance company. To guarantee that you can have all of your files ready in a safe place, make a point to buy a fireproof safe where they can be stored.

3. Call The Insurance Company Immediately. 
Be sure that you call your insurance company once the fire is put out. This step is important because your insurance agent will work with you to file a claim and determine how much coverage you'll attain for the commercial damages.

4. Get Permission To Reenter The Building. 
Always ask the fire department or another local authority whether you can reenter your building. In some cases, Treasure valley fires can weaken the structural integrity of the commercial property and make it subject to collapse. This is why you need to assure that reentry is safe for you and your employees.

Call SERVPRO For Fast, Friendly Fire Remediation Services 
If your business caught on fire, don't worry. Instead, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Boise and let us start cleaning up immediately. Acting right now is the key to limiting damages and expediting the restoration process. Choosing our team of industry specialists is the secret to attaining the sophisticated services you deserve. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with diligence and determination to get your commercial property back in pristine condition, so call us now at (208) 375-0300 to attain your free estimate.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Boise is strategically located to respond quickly to your commercial fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage occurs we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (208) 375-0300