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Fire Damage and the Aftermath

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage and the Aftermath: 

How we can help!

Fires can be especially devastating to your business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene Professionals have specialized in fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your business to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene knows just how devastating a fire can be. Fire and water damage can leave your business unsafe and unusable. We are trained to clean and restore your business with as little disruption as possible.

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

As experts in deodorization, SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene are trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors. These odors can come from a number of sources both inside and outside a structure.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene teaches IICRC technical classes in the proper removal of odors. Masking and other short cuts don't work when your odor problem is serious or persistent.

In addition, your local SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene has the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor and determining the conditions in which it contacts any surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give your local SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Commercial Services for your Business

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Tips from your local Coeur d’Alene office….

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to you and your clients. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Professional from your local Coeur d'Alene area to get the job done right the first time. SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene will respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

We know you don’t have time to worry about common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call your local SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene to make your workspace look its very best.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene offers cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing bio-hazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Their cleaning services include the following:

Do you have questions? Feel Free to call us today, 24/7 @ 208-457-1234!

Wildfire Damage

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Let's use the recent California Fires as an example:

The past wildfires that happened in Southern California (a few months ago) are an example that we will use. The impact had grown Santa Ana winds and added fuel to those devastating blazes that were encroaching in that area. According to the New York Times, new fires broke out in Malibu on December 7, with at least 96,000 acres already burned in the Ventura area and 116,000 acres in Los Angeles County. Evacuations have closed hundreds of schools and forced 200,000 neighbors to seek safety. During that time, the “Thomas Fire” in the Ventura area continued to burn with the aid of strong winds. This fire has caused the closure of the 101 freeway and a boil-water advisory was issued for Ventura County. Santa Ana winds- The Santa Ana winds that had enabled the fires to rapidly increase had reached speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Also during this time, the National Weather Service had warned of “very rapid fire growth” in that area. SERVPRO Meteorologist Lela Davis said that the Santa Ana winds were already very dry when they reached the Southern California valley, allowing them to quickly pull moisture out of vegetation, increasing the risk for wildfires. For the first time ever, a purple wind warning was issued under the color-coded system used to advise about high winds. This purple warning pushed wind expectations from the “high” category to “extreme”. Ready to help... SERVPRO monitored these wildfire situations closely. Our staffs thoughts were with those neighbors who may have been put in harms’ way during those events.

In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but in others it may be a partial loss, or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene 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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene 208-457-1234

Coeur d'Alene Residential & Commercial Services

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Coeur d’Alene. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7

208-457-1234

Residential Services

Whether your Coeur d’Alene home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Coeur d’Alene commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

We offer:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Feel free to reach out to us today for your Residential and Commercial needs. We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene- 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene provides 24-hour Fire and Water Damage Restoration service in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding areas within their territory.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today
– 208-457-1234

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO ofCoeur d’Alene

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene 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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does your CDA property have a mold problem?

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 208-457-1234

We are here to help you, 24/7 365 days a week! 

Water Damage Restoration on your CDA Commercial Property

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges 

Flooding and water damage events- Coeur d’Alene commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO ofCoeur d’Alene

SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We are locally owned and operated and are here for you 24/7, 365 days a week!

Coeur d'Alene Smoke and Soot Cleanup

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Local Home.

Smoke and soot is quite invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today @ 
208-457-1234

Faster to your CDA Water Damage Event

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in Coeur d’Alene.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Coeur d’Alene provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 208-457-1234

Water Damage Timeline:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious bio-hazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene

SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene 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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Sewer Damage

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Coeur d’ Alene, ID 24 Hour Emergency Sewage Damage Service

SERVPRO of Coeur d’ Alene is available 24 hours a day for sewage emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with sewer damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 208-457-1234

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene has the specific sewer damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • About SERVPRO of Coeur d’Alene, ID.

SERVPRO of Coeur d’ Alene 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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.