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Protein Fires

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene 

Protein/ Kitchen Fires 

1/3/2020 

Information that has been recorded and received from the US Fire Administration says: cooking has caused 50% of all of home fires (2014 edition). These fires are called "Protein Fires" which happen as a result of burnt meats, eggs or any other food that contains protein. These fires do not necessarily cause dark smoke or large flames. It is not sufficient enough just to wipe down the area (even though it may look like that is all that needs to be done). The smell of any protein fire can leave quite an unpleasant odor which you will want to have taken care of immediately! The smell will affect your furniture and walls more than just a regular fire would. "Protein Fires" quickly absorb into any surrounding upholstery, cabinets, ceiling and walls. Additionally, "Protein Fires" leave behind layers of cooking grease. Removing this can be nearly impossible and trying to eliminate the odor can be very time consuming and frustrating. 

 Here are some tips on removing cooking grease: 

*Cover kitchen floor with plastic or old rags- preventing more damage from occurring. 

* Mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and squirt dish washing soap for every quart of warm water into a bucket. 

*Use a submerged sponge mop with cleaning solution and ring out any excess. 

*Use submerged sponge to gently (but effectively) scrub kitchen counter tops, cabinets, ceilings and walls (with using back and forth motion). Repeat 3 times as needed. Use a soft bristled brush for extra scrubbing on tougher grease areas. This not only helps to remove grease spots, but also the awful, lingering smell of a protein fire. 

*Once scrubbing is done, rinse sponge, pour any remaining solution out and clean mop and/or rags. 

* Softly wipe (to remove) remaining residue from the cleaning solution using only fresh water and a clean sponge and/or rag. 

* Take off cover from flooring and scrub. 

* Dry all surfaces.

If staining remains, you may use a fresh coat of paint to cover area. If odors still remain, call your SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals. We have the right cleaning power and equipment to handle your "Protein Fire" needs. 

We are available 24/7, 365 days a year @ 208-457-1234.

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

COMMERCIAL STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION

12/4/2019

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene offers 24-hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

  •  24 Hour Emergency Services
  •  Faster to Any Size Disaster
  •  A Trusted Leader in the Storm and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  •  Highly Trained Storm and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today @ 208-457-1234!

Disaster Recovery Team

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene is prepared for the unpredictable.

Wind Storm Damage

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Wind Storm Damage 

12/4/2019 

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and 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 quickly with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Northwest, 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 Locations across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 208-457-1234!

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene

Residential Fires/ Christmas

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Residential Fires/ Christmas

12/3/2019

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene has important safety information to help make sure the holiday season is a safe one for you and your family!

The sight of flickering lights and the ever-ready winter greens are “today’s hallmark” for the holiday season. These “hallmarks” can present some serious fire hazards that can quickly turn into a devastating situation. It is important for SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene to offer information to help everyone safely enjoy this season!

“Fire Facts” for the Winter Holiday Season:

  • Distribute lighting equipment evenly and sparingly. Try not to overload your extension cords. Lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44%) homes. Christmas tree fires is a high risk for house fires!
  • Two of every five (39%) home Christmas tree fires tend to start in the family living room. Five percent are due to chimney or flue issues. One-fifth (21%) of Christmas decoration fires start in kitchens. Sixteen percent start in the living room, family room and/or the family den.
  • Almost three of every five (57%) December home decoration fires were started by a candle, compared to one-third (32%) of fires in January to November.

Christmas Tree Fires/ Decorations:

Being careful to decorate your home can help make your holiday much safer. Between 2013-2017, U.S. fire departments responded to home fires that started with Christmas trees! These numbers reached the upper hundreds! U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 780 home structure fires per year! These fires began with decorations, excluding fires from Christmas trees.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene wants you to be aware that the disposal of a Christmas Tree is just as important to remember as keeping it up and away from hazards!

Christmas Tree Disposal:
Christmas trees are beautiful, but they are “combustible” items. These items become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out in your home over the holiday season. More than one-quarter (29%) of home fires that begin with Christmas trees tend to occur in the month of January. Although Christmas tree fires are not the most common, when they do occur, they’re much more likely to be serious hazard.

If you are affected by a Christmas Tree or Decoration Fire, please call us directly at 208-457-1234.

SERVPRO OF Coeur d’Alene

Winter Water Damage

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Winter Water Damage 

12/3/2019

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene offers tips this season to help keep your home clear of Ice Dam Damage!

These easy tips can help prevent these pesky Dams from forming over the cold and wet season.

#1 Add insulation in your attic.

#2 Remove attic heat sources.

#3 Insulate attic access doors.

#4 Check the exhausts.

#5 Check flashing around the chimney.

Ice Dams can damage your property. These damages occur when the following happens:

  • Heat collects in the attic and warms the roof, except at the eaves.
  • Snow melts in the warm roof and then freezes on the cold eaves.
  • Ice accumulates along the eaves, forming a dam. Melting water from the warm roof backs up behind it, flows under the shingles, and into the house.

If your home or business is affected by an Ice Dam this winter, call SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene directly at 208-457-1234! We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Enjoy the Christmas season without having to worry about the after effects of water damage intruding into your home!

Professionalism and Response Time

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Professionalism and Response Time

Why SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene?

12/3/2019

Giving information about essentials are what we do! As a top-notch leader in the Restoration business, we take pride in preparing our friends, family and clients for the unpredictable!

Are response times important to you as a customer? Do you tend to wonder if anyone listened to the voicemail you left, or are you stuck wondering if they even care to call you back? SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Our marketing representatives go out of there way to make themselves available to customers for calls, concerns or to schedule a time to look at a free bid.

Professionalism is important to SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene. We strive to provide Integrity, Honesty, Respect and Optimal Work Ethic while helping you get back to your life!

In the event that an emergency happens and you need a Cleaning or Restoration Company qualified to handle your needs and time is of the essence to you, please call us direct at 208-457-1234!

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene is here for you!

Rental Equipment

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO

12/3/2019

Did you know that SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene rents out our equipment? What equipment do we use? 

  • Air Mover $25.29 a day
  • Dehumidifier $75.00 a day
  • Hepa $105.00 a day
  • Hydroxyl Generator $225.22 a day
  • Ozone Machine $150.00 a day
  • Fire Bird Large Heater $575.00 a day
  • Small Heater $225.00 a day
  • Desiccant Dehumidifier $501.60 a day

For Real Estate Agents, the renting of equipment can make the process of getting a home “ready for move in” essential. SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene takes time and effort to make sure that we help Real Estate Agents who are in need of services, ensuring their client has a “MOVE IN READY HOME”.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene is located in Hayden, Idaho. Our local franchise also offers free bids for our clients! We not only help our Real Estate friends but many Insurance Agents, Hotels,  Property Managers, Single Family Homes, etc. 

No job is EVER to small or big for SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene, call us today at 208-457-1234! 

Bursting Pipes in Commercial Businesses

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Bursting Pipes in Commercial Businesses

12/3/2019

 These following tips for Commercial Property Owners are a “Must Have” for any Business!

What do you do if a pipe bursts in your building? Here are some steps to take in an emergency.

#1 Turn the water off at the main water supply. If this is not a possibility, call your local plumber immediately.

#2 Shut down the power supply if water is seeping from the ceiling and/or walls, then call an electrician.

#3 Turn off any central heating system or immersion heater to prevent causing further damage.

#4 Protect all computer systems, documents and possessions. Move them to a safe location.

#5 Check the whole property (front to back, side to side) for water damage. Look for bulging ceilings and remember, your safety comes first! If possible, have another person check with you.

#6 Open any windows and doors for water-damaged rooms, to allow to dry which may help prevent mold and mildew.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene is here for you and your business if the unexpected strikes! Bursting pipes are no joke and we take your commercial business very seriously. We will work hard to make it “Like it never even happened.” After all, that's our motto!

Call us today at 208-457-1234.

Commercial Retail

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Commercial Retail 

12/3/2019

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene Works Quickly to Get You Back to Business As Usual!

Time is crucial to saving your business when disaster strikes. Every hour spent on recovery is an hour lost of revenue and productivity. Our professionals at SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene are available 24-7/365 to help remeidate any damage, no matter the cause of the scale of the loss. SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene is experienced in limiting business interruption, working after hours and around the clock to isolate the damage and restore your space so that you can continue business as usual. 

Types of Facilities:

  • National Chain Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • Department Stores
  • Specialty Retailers

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene is available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility. 

Have an emergency at your retail facility? – Call Us Now @ 208-457-1234

We Can Restore Your Facility to Pre-Loss Conditions

Whether it's a supermarket or department store, and whether the cause is a fire or a burst pipe, our team will work quickly to assess your cleanup needs and isolate the damage. SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene is experienced in working with retailers to ensure that all surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss conditions so that you can re-open your doors as soon as possible.

Our Experience Includes:

  • Total Project Management
  • Inventory Control and Documentation
  • Facilities Cleaning and Restoration
  • Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup
  • Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Removal
  • Odor Removal
  • Smoke and Soot Cleanup
  • Document and Records Recovery
  • Electronics/Equipment Restoration

Call us today @ 208-457-1234

Storm Damage and SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage and SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene

12/3/2019

Regardless of the Storm Damage, We Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the right company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our DRT also known as our Disaster Recovery Team, can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • ice Storms and Damage
  • Wild fires

We Are Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene specializes in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene has extensive water damage restoration training that enables us to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

For any of your Clean Up and Restoration needs during a storm, call your local SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene at 208-457-1234.