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Saving people is our business, too.

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Bull fighters helping a cowboy Our SERVPRO Bull fighters

SERVPRO of Blackfoot & Pocatello had the honor of being a sponsor for the GEM State PRCA Pro Rodeo this year.  Our PRCA rodeo was voted the best small rodeo in the nation!  We couldn't resist being part of the group helping put it on.  But what event would we sponsor?

For me, the choice was easy.  Who's the person at the rodeo that is there to make sure that a disaster doesn't happen?  Who are the ones to handle the messes and make it like it never even happened?  The BULL FIGHTERS!  That's why we decided to sponsor them this year.  We'd like to think we're the bull fighters of restoration, and your disaster is the bull.  We can't stop the initial hang up, but we can make sure it doesn't get worse and we can make things easier to get back on your feet. 

It was a natural choice!  So let me introduce the SERVPRO Bull Fighters!


8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Tags for EPR ERP Tags that help you know what to do

A no-cost assessment of your facility.

This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. 

A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

It takes just a short time to complete the profile but could save long hours of time and effort if ever needed. 

A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

Having an immediate plan of action can help minimize the downtime to your business in an emergency. 

Establishes your local SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by.

Where does your stuff go after a fire?

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

A shop full of home contents and boxes Our Contents Storage and documenting.

One of the best things about SERVPRO Blackfoot/Pocatello is that we were able to move into a facility that now has room to store your contents.

Instead of having a large conex box in front of your house, or trying to fit all of your belongings in other rooms while work is being done, our experienced Contents crew will show up and get your items and bring them back to our location on South 5th Ave. 

From there, a technician will work on documenting all of the items, take photos, and make note of any that need cleaning or if there are any that are permanently damaged during your fire or flood.  Then we do the cleaning right here in our shop.

 If there are any items that are damaged, we will notify your insurance and make sure that you're covered.

Making sure that not only your home, but your belongings are protected is our top priority! 

Come see us!

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Woman standing at a table thats green Lauren at the Chamber Golf Tournament

For the past few years, SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello has made a point to attend as many golf tournaments as possible.  SERVPRO is a national sponsor of the PGA, and we want to make sure that we're a local sponsor of all things golf too!

This year we've already attended the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, and the 18th Annual John McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament.  It was hot, but we had a great time!  

You can still catch us this year at the First Tee Tournament on August 12th, and the Greater Pocatello Association of REALTORS Golf Scramble on August 15th.  

In the future, if you have a golf tournament and need a sponsor or even just some volunteers, we'd be happy to help!  Just give us a call. (208) 530-3022

Clean Workspace makes Effective Employees

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

A hoarding house We can clean anything

A business owner probably doesn’t think that having a clean and organized work space is a top priority but having a clean and healthy work space is a major factor to running a successful business. However, when a business owner finally realizes that his office environment has become filthy and his employees being distracted or out sick then getting a cleaning company becomes important.

It is significant to make sure that your offices are regularly cleaned, maintained and disinfected to ensure that your employees are happy, healthy and productive. It will also provide a great first impression to new customers, clients and new employees. A clean and tidy work environment will appeal to these clients and instill confidence and trust that your company has a strong attention to detail.  When potential customers see dirty floors or smudgy conference room tables or disheveled desks it may show the lack of professionalism and that you are unable to take care of your surroundings and employees, let alone a new client.

A clean work environment implies superior, quality products and services. A potential customer will most certainly be judging your products and your services on how your office space looks and feels. Don’t let a messy work environment result in a potential customer walking away before you even have the chance to speak with them.

Most people will work 8 hours a day and may consider their place of work a second home. By keeping your employee’s area clean and tidy it will provide a more productive, efficient and happier environment.  Productivity may drop significantly when they’re working in a messy and unclean workplace. Have your employees keep their desk area tidy and clean, but its important not to task them with heavy cleaning such as vacuuming, cleaning toilets or washing walls. This is where you want to hire an outside professional cleaning company.

Each office has its own detailed scope of cleaning work that needs to be done. At SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello, we customize cleaning to your needs, offer DEEP cleanings and only use safe cleaning products. We'll make sure the cleaning is done right every time, Call us today at (208) 242-3819

Have you met the crew?

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Group of people having lunch in an office with a table in the middle  of the room Working together matters

Here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot & Pocatello, we've been going through some pretty big changes.  Most people know we've moved to a much larger facility on the south end of Pocatello, but our staff has had some major growth too.

When you call the office, be ready to talk to Teresa, our Job File Coordinator and all around guru of restoration.  Teresa came to us with YEARS of knowledge and stepped into her role perfectly.  She knows how to make sure your insurance company gets everything they need to make your claim go faster!

If Teresa doesn't answer, it's probably Jade, our new Office Manager.  Jade really knows how to get things done, and she has no problem with pushing the teams to do better than ever!  She has come in and made some amazing changes to the structure of the company, and it's been phenomenal to see it happen.

Mitigation has had some big growth this year too!  We've got a total of 6 new crew members this year, and we're not stopping there!  We want to make sure that there is always someone who can get to you at any hour of the day or night. 

Our rebuild team has also seen some amazing growth, and it's all credited toward their rebuild manager Austin.  He makes sure that our customers are not only satisfied, but impressed at the hard work that's put into their homes and businesses.

Lasty, we've added a new department, Contents.  When a fire or flood wreck's havoc on your home or office, we don't forget your belongings.  Getting them clean and restored is one of our top priorities.  We now have a streamlined process for cataloging, cleaning, and storing your belongings in a secured location so you don't have to worry about them.  

No matter what you're faced with, be it fire, flood, sewage, or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Blackfoot & Pocatello is going to make sure you're taken care of.  Give us a call at (208) 242-3819 any time, 24/7/365

Congratulations Idaho Prime!

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

Blond woman, brunette woman, and a young boy in a grey hat. Tristan presented Lauren and Emily with a team picture and a signed ball!

We wanted to give a big shout out to our favorite baseball team, and our buddy Tristan!  These kids did so well this year, and we were super honored to sponsor their team.

These boys we're recruited.  This was a team made up of a bunch of kids that didn't have a lot of experience, and they came in SECOND in their tournament.  We couldn't be more proud of them.

If you have a team that needs a sponsor, reach out to SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello and let us know!  We might just sponsor your team next time!

You should TRUST your Restoration Company.

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

Fire coming up a dark stairwell Every emergency deserves a trusted company.

Lets face it, the restoration industry has developed a reputation of its own for being less than professional.  In the past few years, they seem to be popping up as quickly as car washes and coffee shops, all chasing that easy insurance money. The truth is, insurance claims are never easy money, and if you have a company that doesn't know what they're doing, it's going to end up costing YOU more in the long run, because everything the insurance denies can come back onto the homeowner if you're not careful.  If you have an emergency in your home, the last thing you need is an untrained group with less than honest backgrounds going through your personal belongings and a huge bill that can end up as a lien on your home.

So WHY would you choose SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello over the other companies?  

1. We're an IICRC certified firm, with IICRC certified technicians.  From fire, flood, to biohazard, we make sure our technicians are up to date on all of the regulations of the restoration industry, and we make sure to confront every job with the leading standards.  Make sure that you're hiring a company that is always up to date on their certifications, and make sure they can explain to you WHY they are taking the actions to mitigate the way they are.  They should be able to explain the process, and why at each step.

2.  We do extensive background checks and drug tests.  We know that you're going through a terrible situation, and we want you to feel comfortable and safe with us.  We make sure that our crews have a clean background and no history of theft or violence.  We want you to know that we care about you and your home, and we only hire the best.  Not every company here can say the same.

3.  We're available 24/7/365.  Never hire a restoration company that tells you they can't be there within two hours.  Every moment counts after a fire or flood.  If you have a biohazard situation, we want to make sure that it's taken care of quickly so you can get back into your home without having to see the mess that was left behind.

4. We're really a cleaning company.  We're not just a fire/flood/mold company.  We emphasize our ability to take care of ANY cleaning job that goes above and beyond what someone would want to take care of themselves.  We use our own special blends of chemicals put together by an entire chemistry team to make sure you have the top of the line quality used on your home, and you can trust that it's truly clean.

5. We will guarantee our work.  You deserve to have a home that you're happy to be in, and we promise to make sure that the quality of work is top notch, and if it's not, we'll correct it with not cost to you.

6.  No hidden fees!  This one is what sets us aside from the other companies in town.  We know that you have homeowners insurance for a reason.  We always make sure to stay in the parameters of what the insurance adjusters have laid out for us.  If we ever come across something that we've done that isn't approved by you or your insurance, it won't become your problem.  If you WANT to remodel your home beyond what insurance is paying, we can do that too, but every decision over what your claim is paying will be approved by you before it's completed.

We know that "Restoration" isn't fun.  Seeing your home in pieces is one of the hardest moments you'll have, but we promise at the end of the day that your home will look "Like It Never Even Happened®"

Ranked #1 by Entrepreneur Magazine

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Ranked #1 2022's #1 ranked Restoration Franchise!

SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello is proud to be part of an international franchise group ranked the #1 Restoration company by Entrepreneur Magazine again for the 19th CONSECUTIVE YEAR, and 8th overall.

So why does this matter to you?  Here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello, we're proud to be locally owned and operated.  Our owner Tyler is an East Idaho native who you can find here at the office working alongside his employees every day, and the money you spend on our company goes right back into our community.  Supporting us is supporting your own community, but as a franchise we have more to offer.

We understand that you have several options in the area for restoration services, so we do our best to have more to offer than basic services.  We are blessed with corporate support and equipment that can beat out our competition any day.  Our product line of chemicals and SERVPRO specific equipment means that our customers will never have to wonder if we can handle their job.  We also have on call support so that if we DO have questions, there's a professional on call to handle it.

There is NO JOB that is too big for SERVPRO.  Even if a major natural disaster hit our community, with ONE phone call, SERVPRO's disaster relief team will show up with the semi trucks of crews and equipment to make sure that there is no home left without support.

Thanks to being part of the #1 Restoration Franchise, we have the support to offer our customers so much more than any other local company.

Give us a chance to show you, and give us a call today at 208.242.3819

Growing and Moving

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

office building with SERVPRO signs in Orange Our new office at 7057 S. 5th Ave in Pocatello.

It's been a few months now since we've moved into our new office, and we have finally settled in.  While we absolutely loved our office in Chubbuck, SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello had grown too big for our britches.  

In April of this past year, we packed up and headed south of Pocatello into our new location at 7057 S. 5th Ave.  It's more than three times bigger, which makes us three times better!  We now have an office big enough for our staff, but we're still growing.

Last year at this time, we had six employees total.  That doesn't seem like much, but we were a small and mighty powerhouse.  Since then we've reached 16 employees and counting.  That means that no matter what, we always have someone who can be there during your flood or fire emergency.

Cigarette Smells In New Home

8/1/2021 (Permalink)

Blue wall with yellow nicotine stains cleaned off half A recent nicotine cleaning to show how visible the stains can be.

With the housing market turning over homes quickly, we’re seeing many buyers close on homes sight unseen.  Idaho is in the top five states people are moving to, which has shown to limit the number of houses available for sale and pushed out of state buyers to make offers and close based on pictures, realtors, and home inspections.

Here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello that means we’ve seen a major increase in inquiries on general cleanings.  Even moreso, nicotine cleaning and removal.  Cigarettes don’t just leave behind a smell, they leave a sticky film on all surfaces that holds in the smell for YEARS if not cleaned properly.  It also makes painting a home extremely difficult, because even if you paint all walls and ceilings, paint is porous and will still allow the smell to permeate through the home.

So how do you get rid of the smell?  That’s where SERVPRO comes in.  We have a process for nicotine removal that not only cleans surfaces, but removes the smell.  Using a thermal fogger, specialty chemicals, and a little elbow grease, SERVPRO employees work on removing the sticky film so you don’t have to worry about the extra step while moving in.  After removal, it’s also recommended that you use a primer to seal the walls prior to painting, so any smells that are deep within the walls are sealed in.

It’s a lot of work to get rid of the odors that cigarettes leave behind, but SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello is more than happy to help you through the process

3 Steps To Take After a Toilet Overflow

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a toilet overflow A toilet overflow can leave additional damage.

A toilet overflow can be a messy and unpleasant experience, but it is also something that happens to almost everyone at some point. Whether the problem was caused by a clog or sewer damage, knowing what to do afterward is the key to avoiding additional damage.

3 Steps to Deal With a Toilet Overflow

1. Stop the Overflow

Before you can do anything else, you must stop your flooded toilet from continuing to overflow. If there is another person who can help you, have that person take off the lid to the toilet tank, push down on the rubber valve at the bottom of the tank and pull up on the float. This should stop the toilet from running. You can then shut off the water to the toilet using the shut-off valve that should be located next to it. If you're alone, use the valve to shut the water off as quickly as possible.

2. Dry Out the Flooded Area

If the water from your toilet is clean, you can proceed to remove it with a mop and bucket or a wet/dry vacuum. Remove any soaked mats or rugs and put them in the dryer or hang them outside. If the water has urine or feces in it, wear protective gear and consider contacting a water remediation company in Blackfoot, ID, to clean and disinfect the area.

3. Remove the Clog

Once you have the water cleaned up, you need to make sure the problem doesn't occur again. You can attempt to remove the clog by using a plunger or toilet snake. If that doesn't work, you may need a sewage company to check for sewer damage. When you think you have the clog cleared, flush the toilet, but be prepared to shut the water off again if needed.

Clogged toilets are a common problem that can usually be fixed yourself. However, if your toilet is clogging frequently, this could be a sign of sewer damage.

We are Cleaning Experts

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo. We are Here to Help®!

SERVPRO® is Here to Help® during this time of need

During this unprecedented time, caused by the global pandemic of corona-virus. This is a reminder to our customers, that we are specialists in cleaning services, with our Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned advantage and adherence to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards in the industry.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business of Blackfoot, ID, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages the cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends the usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved, emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today –


24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Image of SERVPRO's car and trucks We can help with your water emergencies.

SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello 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

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 Blackfoot/Pocatello has 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. 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)?

Commercial Property Restoration after Water Damage

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

image of a commercial building damaged with water Water damage in Blackfoot, ID.

Flooding and water events can be very damaging to your commercial property having numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a small water cleanup or a large-scale event, we work quickly to assess each 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 of Blackfoot/Pocatello

SERVPRO™ of Blackfoot/Pocatello 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

  Have Questions about Biohazard Commercial Water Damage issues? Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello Today.

Why SERVPRO for your Commercial Services

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a SERVPRO truck and letters stating "here in your community and here to help." SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property.

Being a commercial business owner, you don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. With grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, give SERVPRO® of Blackfoot/ Pocatello a call. We will work to remove odor problems or deep cleaning your flooring or carpets, you can look to our company to make your work space look, smell, and feel it’s very best.

We also offer these specialized services:

  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

We’ll make it "Like it never even happened."

About SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

SERVPRO™ of Blackfoot/Pocatello 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

 Have Questions about Why choose SERVPRO? Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello Today.

Toilet Overflow and Cleanup

5/1/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a cartoon showing a sewer bakup in a bathroom. Sewer damage can lead to toilet overflow.

The sanitation system of your home is crucial to your daily routine and hygiene. Unfortunately, sometimes sewer damage can lead to backups and toilet overflows, leading to the need for a water mitigation service in Pocatello, ID. Because of the potential contamination level of the water, there are three rules to dealing with toilet overflow and cleanup.

3 Rules to Dealing With a Toilet Overflow And Cleanup

1. Maintain a Safe Distance

Unless you have worked for a sewage company and understand the regulations of sewage cleanup and removal, you should maintain a safe distance from the backup. Sewage is category three or black water. It is highly contaminated and poses a significant risk to your health. Do not walk through it or attempt to clean it up without adequate protection and knowledge.

2. Contact a Professional

When a backup occurs, it is likely the result of sewer damage and clogs. While many homeowners do have augers and plungers, the typical household tools are not strong enough to clear or dislodge a sewer blockage. It is also worth noting that the backup might be caused by a collapse in the waste line. To ensure that your bathroom problems are resolved correctly, contact a water damage specialist or plumbing professional for help.

3. Block Affected Area

Because of the potential health and safety risks of a backup or flooded toilet, it is necessary to keep people out or away from the affected area. If the problem area is in a bathroom on the main floor, close the door. If it is in a basement, prevent access. The best way to keep everyone safe is to stay away from the contaminated water and its source.

Sewer damage or blockages are the most likely causes of a toilet backup. While a backup might not seem that problematic at first, remember the water is category three and not safe for human contact or consumption.

5 Ways SERVPRO Helps Adjusters and Their Clients

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Image of 2 persons with working helmets, one comforting the other.  SERVPRO can help adjusters and their clients.

As a preferred vendor of many major insurance companies, SERVPRO understands the unique needs of an insurance adjuster. These are five of the ways they help adjusters provide better service to clients.

5 Ways SERVPRO Can Help Adjusters 

1. Fast Response Times

SERVPRO franchises make property restoration their top priority. Your clients will get faster service because of the immediate response and you will have peace of mind, knowing everything possible is being done to mitigate the damage.

2. Lower Claims Expenses

As an insurance adjuster, you know that restoring property is usually less expensive than replacing it. Professional technicians in Blackfoot, ID, pretest every loss to determine which items can be restored.

3. Better Decision Making

The insurance claim information center quickly and accurately produces valuable data for decision-makers. This data includes an itemized loss inventory, photos of important items, a complete electronic job file, job cost data and a performance comparison to industry standard.
You will have online access to all files, including new assignments and pending and completed jobs. Additionally, all of the information you need can be delivered by email and hard copy.

4. Expertise You Can Count On

All franchises are trained to IICRC standards in fire and water cleanup and restoration. Additionally, an IICRC approved training facility provides continuing education to franchise professionals and insurance clients.

5. Problem Free Service

Franchise professionals know that adjusters and clients want to focus on processing the claim and restoring the property to preloss condition, not on problems with vendors. With 24-hour emergency response and access to electronic files available to you within hours, you retain complete control, without having to micromanage the restoration process.

Your SERVPRO emergency response team is focused on customer satisfaction and industry-leading mitigation results. This focus allows an insurance adjuster to concentrate on processing the insurance claim while maintaining confidence that clients will receive fast, professional and friendly service.

Understanding Water Classifications

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Image of leaking pipes causing house to flood. Flooding due to leaking pipes.

Dealing with a flood, whether caused by internal or external forces, is not easy for any homeowner, which is why calling a water restoration company in Pocatello, ID, is almost always advised. The primary reason for calling an expert is to determine the category of the water and the class of the damage. Clean water or category one is fine for a little DIY repair, but Category three or black water should be handled by a professional.

3 Facts You Need To Know About Water Classification

1. Water Categories

There are three water categories: clean, grey and black. Clean water or category one usually stems from a water supply line leak or break. With category one floods, there is little to worry about. Category two or grey water is when clean water has been standing or has seeped through building materials, allowing the water to become contaminated with bacteria and chemicals. Black water is the worst level of contamination and usually includes sewage or waste water, which may require professional sewage cleanup. You should always call a professional to handle category 3 water damage.

2. Water Classes

As with categories, the higher the classification, the greater the problem you are dealing with. For example, class one water damage refers to minimal flooding and recent damage, meaning that minimum items are affected, and the restoration process is often quick. Class four damage means that the water has had time to soak into porous materials and affect structural elements of the home.

3. Profesional Assistance

Regardless of the level of water damage or loss, calling a professional is almost always advisable, especially when water is higher than an inch deep and has been sitting for a long time. If the damage occurred while you were away, make sure to contact a specialist because there is no way of knowing exactly how long the water was left standing.

No homeowner wants to experience a flood of black water. However, if you must deal with such a disaster, contact a water mitigation company for help.

What to do when you find Mold in your Home or Business.

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

Image of wall covered with mold growth Mold damage on wall.

When you notice an odor or mold it’s an unsettling feeling. Mold is the result of a moisture problem, such as leaks, floods or humidity. Before you can properly clean up mold in your home and prevent it from returning, you need to find the source. Check walls and your roof, bathrooms, or basements which can be a common place for mold. 

Call an Expert

Mold can be a worry for many homeowners. At times home owners might think that it is easy to clean but this can cause a worse issue if not experienced. By not following proper techniques, mold spores can become airborne and attach to other services. Mold can come in many forms, and each type requires a different cleanup method. Black mold, for example, is perhaps the worst form. When you spot mold, the best option is to call a professional who is experienced with mold. They will know the right plan of action.

Have a Professional Remove It

Getting rid of mold is more difficult than you may think. Mold can spread quickly and can be quite pesky. Also, you don't want to spend a lot of time around it if you don't have to. SERVPRO™ of Blackfoot/ Pocatello has procedures set in place to remove and clean mold.

About SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

SERVPRO™ of Blackfoot/Pocatello 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.

Pros of Having Renters Insurance

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Image with green background and white letters stating: "keep calm & buy renters insurance" Buy renters insurance and enjoys it's benefits.

Over 90% of homeowners have an insurance policy on their home however, less than 40% of renters have renters insurance. When a landlord owns the building or home you are living in, they most likely will only have insurance just for the structure but not what is inside.

Unfortunately, your landlord’s property insurance will not help you if a disaster were to strike.

Renters Insurance And The Benefits.  

Below are a few pros to having renters insurance:

  • If your personal belonging have been damaged or stolen, a basic insurance plan will reimburse you for those items.
  • Damage caused by a fire or flood will be covered by a renter’s policy. Also, if your apartment or home was severely damaged and was not livable, insurance will pay or help you pay for other living arrangements.

Although you may not be a homeowner, renters insurance provides you with many protections that may be beneficial in the future or in the event of an emergency.  Here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello, we work with your insurance and here to help! We love happy customers!  

Follow Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Image of mold growth found behind the walls. Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello if you suspect mold in your home or business.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

We do Smoke and Soot Clean Up

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Image of a bedroom with black walls with smoke damage This was a bedroom that had fire and soot damage after the home had caught on fire from a candle.

Smoke and soot are both very aggressive and can seep into various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke travels to cooler areas and upper levels of a home or building.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may significantly affect your plan of action.

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 Blackfoot/Pocatello will need to test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Please see below for some additional information regarding smoke and residue:

  • 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

As you now know each fire and smoke damage disaster are unique. With this being said, each will require a unique solution to tailor the situation. Here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello we have the equipment, experience, and knowledge to restore your home or building. We will always treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

For Immediate Service in Blackfoot/Pocatello, Call SERVPRO

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professional standing by a SERVPRO truck in front of local office. Blackfoot/Pocatello Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

For immediate service give SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello a call.  SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to any type and size of disaster in Blackfoot and Pocatello (and surrounding areas). We will respond immediately to your emergency and we have the knowledge and the highly trained staff to handle your restoration or cleaning needs no matter the size.  

We are known for our:

  • 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 

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Blackfoot
  • Aberdeen
  • Chubbuck
  • Pocatello
  • Shelley
  • Downey
  • Virginia
  • Swan Lake

We are an IICRC Franchise

7/3/2020 (Permalink)

Image of 2 SERVPRO trucks parked in front of main office. Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello today.

SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

At SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello, our technicians and office members are certified and trained according to SERVPRO corporate and IICRC guidelines and regulations. We are happy to work at whatever time 24/7 to start the restoration process and to create happy customers. We as a company are involved in the community and do all we can to spread awareness of the cause of these losses that can happen. Specializing in mold, fire/smoke, and water restoration and mitigation we will go into residential and commercial properties and do what it takes to complete the job and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why Trust your Choice of SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Locally Owned Company with Big Resources

SERVPRO® of Blackfoot/ Pocatello is locally owned and operated by Tyler and Emily Hargis, and located right in the heart of The Gate City, which makes it easy to respond immediately when you need us. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which makes no job too big for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios. Emergencies do not happen when you are prepared for them, when you are needing emergency services you are able to reach us 24 hour of day 7 days of week and we will be there to begin the process of restoring your property.

Our technicians are highly trained and use advanced equipment and techniques to clean and restore your home. Our focus on training and documentation help our technicians make your house feel like home again.

In a service business, trained employees make the difference between success and failure. Trained employees perform better, are more competent, and decrease customer complaints.

Our focus on training and documentation help our technicians make your house feel like home again.

About SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

SERVPRO™ of Blackfoot/Pocatello 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

  Have Questions about Why choose SERVPRO? Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello Today – 208-242-3819

The Best of the Best.

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Blackfoot/ Pocatello carries a variety of cleaning agents that are not available in stores. You will NEVER see us use the same cleaners that you can purchase at a store. SERVPRO® has specific product formulas that are designed exclusively for our franchises.

Our products are used to decontaminate, deodorize, clean leather & wood, general cleaning and so much more. As our customers, for your knowledge and comfort our technicians carry and follow the Safety Data Sheets per product.

There are times that we do come across stains that are a little harder to get out. One of the advantages of being apart of the SERVPRO® community is having a SERVPRO® chemist just a phone-call away to help us identify the most effective way to get rid of these stains.

SERVPRO® of Blackfoot/ Pocatello is available 24/7 to serve our customers and community. If you have

About SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

SERVPRO™ of Blackfoot/Pocatello 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

  Have Questions about Why choose SERVPRO? Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello Today – 208-242-3819

We offer many Services

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello encompasses a large area that includes the areas of Bingham and Bannock counties the surrounding communities. We offer so many different services to handle any issues that might happen on your home or business.

  • Water Damage: Water damage is probably the number one most common problem in homes and businesses. From a dishwasher leaking to a water line failing, here at SERVPRO we have since almost everything. We have a fast response time to help prevent further damage happening inside your home or business. We have state of the art equipment to help remove all the water and dry out the effective areas.
  • Fire Damage: Fires often leave nothing behind besides soot and smoke damage when they strict your home or a business. We understand how stressful dealing with this can be after you have lost so much of your personal property. Our professional stuff can and will guide you through every step along the way to rebuild your property.
  • Mold Remediation: Mold can be dangerous to those living in the area. If its left untreated it can continue to become more and more hazardous to you and those around the area. We understand how mold works and know that it can be hard at times to get rid of it. Our team members have been trained to get rid of the mold and keep it from returning to your property.
  • Biohazard Cleanup: Biohazard cleanup usually involves anything from the body. Such as: urine, bile, blood, etc. Here at SERVPRO Blackfoot/Pocatello we have been trained on how to properly remove these fluids safe and dispose of them to keep you and our environment safe as well.

Call SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello today (208) 242-3819.

New Marketing Car!

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

New wrap!

We added a fresh new wrap to our marketing car!  Covered in water droplets and fire flames we are ready to take it out and show the community. 

As we are driving around south-east Idaho we want others to know here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello we are continually investing in equipment, training our team members to be the best they can be, and, vehicles that will help us to deliver superior, emergency services to the citizens in our Shelley & Blackfoot (Bingham County), Chubbuck & Pocatello (Bannock County) citizens. We have a love for these communities and hope to show you by providing some of the best possible service you can ask for. 

Feel free to wave at us when you see us on the road! 

Satisfied customers of SERVPRO Blackfoot/Pocatello

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Our customers are our main priorty here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello

We strive every day to ensure that our quality of work is up to the highest standard and we are always so happy to get positive feedback from our customers.

Here are some recent quotes from real customers:

“We have had them come a few times to help us with fixing water damage and mold in our house. Tyler and his team were able to answer any questions I had and exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product!”

“We recently had an upstairs bathroom flood. Within a few hours of finding the damage, Tyler and his crew were here to start getting it fixed. And that’s pretty impressive since he came from an hour and a half away. He came back each day to check on things and gave me regular updates. He did a great job in communicating where we were every step of the way. They were AMAZING to work with!!!! Kind, courteous and professional!!! I highly recommend them!!!!”

“We had a leak from our refrigerator water hose. It went unnoticed until we saw water downstairs. Water was also under our hardwood floor in the kitchen. Tyler at SERVPRO worked well with us to correct the issues we had with fast and efficient service. We would use Tyler's service if needed again. Highly Recommend!!”

"I do not have to say many words cuz these guys are honest and AWESOME!!!"

If you have water damage from something minor such as a toilet leaking or something major to a pipe bursting and flooding your entire home give us a call at (208)242.3819  We are a family owned business and know that each job is not simply a job but is someone allowing us to come into their homes during a very stressful time.  One of our main goals is to help make it a little less stressful on you. 

New truck!

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Our son Porter checking out the new wrap.

We are currently adding new additions to our fleet of service trucks.  Our trucks and marketing vehicles are either wrapped in flames and water or painted that perfect SERVPRO green everyone loves to see. As we are driving around south-east Idaho we want others to know that we are continually investing in equipment, training, and, vehicles that will help us to deliver superior, emergency services to the citizens in our community. One of our main goals here at SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello to create happy customers. We are here to make your life easier in any ways we can. 

Feel free to wave at us when you see us on the road! 

Give SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello a call today! You can call us at: (208) 242-3819