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Commercial Storm and Flood

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooding, Commercial Storm Damage 

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.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call. We are fast, effective and on the job.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today, SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene @ 208-457-1234

Disaster Recovery-

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help in situations such as: tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards or floods. SERVPRO has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24/7 and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene are available for the unpredictable. Learn more about the Disaster Recovery Team.

Commercial Buildings

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Your Commercial Building and SERVPRO!

The appearance to your commercial property speaks volumes to your clients. When need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We help facilities such as:

Have Questions or Concerns? Please call us today @ 208-457-1234

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24/7 to get your business up and running again. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics and document restoration. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation! Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Up

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professional to get the job done right the first time. We will respond promptly and make your workplace look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service.

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene works hard for you- because you and your business are worth it! 

Storm Clean up and Restoration

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

*Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration*

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals have the expertise and the resources to help with any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene today @ 208-457-1234.

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene:

- SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

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We Are Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

Specializing in water and storm damage restoration is the cornerstone of our business. In addition, we have extensive water damage restoration training that enables us to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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Let SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene serve you when you need us the most! 

SERVPRO and Storm Damage

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

-SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene and Storm Damage!

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals have a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country. 

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. Choosing a company you can trust to rise to the occasion is of the utmost importance. Regardless of the type of storm, your SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources. Here are some ways we can help in a Storm or Flood situation:

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires

You don't have to handle catastrophic disasters alone. We are equipped, prepared and ready 24/7 to help you in your time of need. Call us today @ 208-457-1234. 

Storm Damage Tips

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Safety Tips:

-From your local SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene

*Clear those gutters

Make sure your gutters are free-flowing and your downspouts flow away from your foundation.

*Do you have loose fence posts?

Remember that anything that is not nailed down is a potential liability. Checking your fence footings for security is a must!

*Replace those shingles (as needed)

If a shingle is damaged, it’s more likely to break free. If it is missing you will have a gap for wind to get under and do even more damage. Note: Installing or replacing shingles must be nailed properly — NOT above the nail line.

*Water must flow away from your home

The grade of your lot should keep water flowing away from your home and into a ditch, drain, or some other proper retention area.

*Is your sump pump in working order?

To be extra careful, having a backup sump pump is a sure-fire way to prevent basement flooding.

*Loose Siding: Repair

It is important to ensure your siding isn’t damaged. Repairing any damage beforehand is essential to prevent damage from a loss.

*Proper sealing

Wind only needs a small opening to get underneath something like a shingle or siding and rip it off. 

*Is your generator handy?

This could ensure you don’t lose your food, or the livability of your home until power is restored.

*Property Walk

Identify items around your home that could become projectiles. Move those items to a garage, a shed, or indoors.

*Trim those trees

This small tip is an excellent way to protect your roof and windows.

 SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene wants you to follow good safety habits as storm weather is upon us. We care about what matters to you!

Cal us with any questions or concerns @ 208-457-1234.

Storm Damage & Your Valuables

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

If You Have Questions, Call Us Today @ 208-457-1234! 

Contents Restoration

At SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene we have a “restore” versus “replace” mentality that can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. With evaluating contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage and which items can't and will need to be replaced. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, your SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene professionals can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage. For additional information, check out Contents Claim Inventory Service.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics from a storm can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document/ Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. Learn more about our document restoration services.

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  1. Air Drying
  2. De-humidification
  3. Freezer Drying
  4. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  5. Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding. Learn more about the Contents Claim Inventory Service.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  • Pre-loss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  • Peace of mind when you need it most!

We here at SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene care about what happens to you and your belongings, especially during a storm or flood. 

Tips For Preventing Water Damage & Flooding

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage & Flooding... A "How To" Guide!

#1 Inspect and Repair Your Roof- As a note, roof leaks keep attic insulation wet, which can lead to rot and mold.

#2 Document Your Possessions- Keep valuables in a safe deposit box away from your home. These things can help when submitting a claim: Photos, videos and digital copies.

#3 Clean Out Gutter and Downspouts- Repair and clean out your gutters and downspouts. The downspouts from your gutter should drain away from your house. 

#4 Clean Out Window Wells- Dig down into the window well 6 inches to 1 foot and put in pea gravel to prevent your basement from flooding. 

#5 Install Sewer Backflow Valve- Install into the drainline to prevent sewage backup into your home through the drainpipe. 

#6 Protect HVAC Equipment and Appliances- HVAC equipment should be installed above water level in flood prone areas. 

#7 Basement Check- Check the perimeter of your  basement wall for any cracks in the foundation. 

Remember to call your local SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene with additional questions or to schedule an appointment for a water loss @ (208) 457-1234.

Preventing a kitchen fire during the Holiday Season

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

*Preventing a Kitchen Fire

Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is the "Peak Day" for home cooking fires (according to the National Fire Prevention Association). Fires during Thanksgiving account for almost 3 times the amount of any other time within a year span. 

Unattended cooking is the number one cause of these incidents. Nearly half of these fires are due to cooking equipment problems.

Using water to put a fire out may not be the best option. It is suggested that each home has a fire extinguisher and that each person in the home knows how to use it. Kitchen fires can cause a lot of damage, even if they are small, due to the spreading of soot and water from the fire extinguisher. 

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene encourages each family to use safety habits to prevent a kitchen fire. 

As a side note: Deep Frying your Turkey can be very dangerous. So, please use appropriate precautions and do not attempt this in your home and/or garage. 

These holidays bring joy for so many and should be a day of relaxation, giving and fun! SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas time!!!

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene- (208) 457-1234 

Emergency Ready Profiles

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

WHY SERVPRO?

Do you have an Emergency Ready Profile in place for your business? Here at SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene, we offer a free service to make sure you are prepared when disaster strikes! Eliminating stress and chaos when there is an emergency at hand is essential to keeping things at bay and getting what is most important handled in a timely manner.

Our Emergency Ready profile consists of specific information for your business. We take time to go everything including noting your emergency contacts, tagging your water and gas shut off valves and taking pictures of your business from the inside out (with specific location instructions as needed). Included in this profile are contacts for your local Fire Department, Hospitals, Police Departments, Alarm Companies…AND THE LIST GOES ON. 

Do you need this information to be a bit more accessible if you are away? With the Ready Plan App you will be set up for success. We make sure to provide access for you to revise your plan as needed, to log damages and even submit a loss (going directly to our staff).

Why SERVPRO? Why not! Call us today to schedule an appointment 208-457-1234. Don't wait until disaster strikes, get prepared now!

1-4-8 Response Time

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Have you heard of SERVPRO's Service Response Guidelines?

Within just 1 hour from notice of loss, a SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene professional will contact you to arrange for service. 

Within 4 hours of loss notification, a local SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. 

Within 8 hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to you by your local SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene professional. 

What can SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene do for you?

  • Fire smoke and Soot Cleanup and Restoration
  • Water Removal and De-humidification
  • Crime Scene, Bio-hazard and Vandalism Cleanup
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning and Car
  • Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Applications
  • Odor Identification and Deodorization

Being timely is important when disaster strikes and we work hard to make sure we are there when you need us the most!

Why SERVPRO? Why not!

Call us today @ 208-457-1234

Your Local SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene