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Have You Ever Needed Flood Restoration After a Storm Strikes in Columbia Falls?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

hail damaged roof Wind and Hail Storms Can Damage Your Columbia Falls Roof. Call SERVPRO for Emergency Board Up and Restoration

SERVPRO can help you repair things like a leaking roof from storms in Columbia Falls

During the late spring and summer seasons, Montana often sees heavy rainstorms that come in fast. And sometimes, these vicious storms can bring with them large-sized chunks of hail. The hail can fall from the sky quickly and cause damage to your home, vehicle, and other elements on your property. If large pieces of hail hit your roof, it could damage shingles and cause your roof to leak.

When dealing with flood damage in Columbia Falls, our SERVPRO technicians know that a roof leak can cause damage to your ceiling, walls, and possibly even your floors. When dealing with ceiling leaks, the first step we take is to use penetrating and non-penetrating meters to determine which of your building materials got affected. Once we know where the water went, we can conduct the following services:

  • Repair leaking roofs from storms or hail
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water removal services
  • Flood restoration

If your ceilings got saturated because of your roof leak, we might have to remove portions of your ceiling. Once your ceiling cavity gets opened up, we can then use air movers to dry out your roof trusses. Depending on how wet your walls got, we can save them by drilling holes in the drywall and using an injection drying system to push air into the wall cavities.

If your roof ever starts to leak after a hailstorm strikes your neighborhood, call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435.

What is Involved in Fire Damage Restoration in Kalispell?

7/13/2021 (Permalink)

servpro suv sales vehicle We arrive with the speed of SERVPRO to mitigate fire damage to your Kalispell property

SERVPRO can take several steps to conduct fire restoration in your Kalispell home

If a fire occurs in your home, it could damage your contents and building materials and make your house unlivable. If this is the case, then your insurance company will have to provide you temporary housing. However, when dealing with smaller blazes, the work can be conducted while you remain in your house.

When handling fire damage restoration in Kalispell, our SERVPRO crew first inspects your entire home. We look at your whole structure to see what the flames and the smoke affected. If there is no major structural damage present, then you can remain in your house while we conduct the following services:

  • Smoke Remediation
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations

If you do remain in your house while we repair the fire and smoke damage, then we can conduct emergency procedures to make your home more pleasant to live in during the process. For example, if the fire source was protein, we can complete deodorization procedures to eliminate the strong odors. Charcoal and HEPA filtration units get the job completed along with a ULV ultra-light fogging.

We can also conduct immediate cleaning of the areas you need to utilize during the fire restoration process, such as your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. If required, we can also get clothing cleaned by a dry cleaner qualified to wash smoke-damaged garments. And, if only part of your structure contains fire and smoke damage, we can seal off the affected area.

If you ever need water & fire damage restorations on your property, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435.

Looking for Water Damage Remediation in Kalispell?

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

split copper pipe dripping water Have a water leak from a frozen pipe or faulty plumbing? SERVPRO responds swiftly to Kalispell water damaged homes

SERVPRO of Flathead County can provide water removal services in the Kalispell area

If you ever suffer from burst pipes in your house, hundreds of gallons of water can get drawn into your structure quickly. The moisture will first follow gravity and build upon your flooring. If the leak source does not get fixed, the water can affect other building materials such as your walls.

When completing water restoration in Kalispell, our SERVPRO technicians' first goal is to stop the leak from its source. If needed, we can temporarily shut off your water (unless you have already done so) until a plumber can fix the leak permanently. For minor breaks, we can use our Residential Contractor License #: 247200 to fix the problem. Next, we mitigate any safety hazards that could be present such as electrical issues or trip/fall hazards.

Once we keep water from entering your building, we can then begin the following procedures to restore your property to its preloss state:

  • Emergency Services for Water Damages
  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Damage Repairs
  • Ceiling Repairs for Water Damages

Whenever we begin a water clean up project, we start by figuring out where the water went. Next, we can use submersible pumps and heavy-duty extractors to pull out water while still liquid. If your walls got wet, the moisture could damage the drywall towards the bottom. If this occurs, we can cut a foot or two from the bottom of your drywall to expose and dry out your wall studs and then replace the wallboard.

When a pipe bursts, the situation can seem very devastating at first, but we can help. As soon as you notice unwanted water, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435.

When Water Causes Significant Damage to Your Kalispell Business, The Crew to Call Is SERVPRO!

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

Outside corner view of multistory office SERVPRO’s Emergency Protection Plan (ERP) can help you prepare for unseen emergencies. Call us today!

Help Your Business Survive a Water Disaster in Kalispell

Your dreams, hopes, and capital are invested in your Kalispell business. As a savvy business person, you have backup plans for a broad range of issues that might arise as your company grows and thrives. Often these contingency strategies including substitute suppliers, a line of credit, reserve workers for busy times, and a host of other ways to catch a break if something goes wrong.

Missing from this proactive blueprint might be a vision for recovery from a natural or human-made disaster affecting your commercial property. Water damage in Kalispell from overland flooding, roof or plumbing leaks, appliance malfunctions, and operator error can put the future of your business at risk. Companies that close even temporarily to recover from water damage face a 50 percent possibility of a permanent shutdown.

SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Plan and Profile

SERVPRO offers commercial customers a proven antidote to financial ruin because of water damage. Our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) permits you to partner with our team of disaster remediation professionals before a drop of water puts your property in peril. An experienced project manager comes to your property to assess its vulnerabilities and strengths if disaster strikes. We develop a digital restoration plan based on your layout and after discussing your operations.

Expect recommendations to minimize damage if a water crisis occurs, including storage options, inventory protection, and suggestions on equipment placement. Use the SERVPRO ERP app to complete your Profile, personalizing our joint strategy by listing your priorities and sharing the contact information of contractors and vendors supplying your equipment and systems. You can also designate one or more trusted employees or family members to act on your behalf if you are unavailable when a water crisis happens.

The SERVPRO ERP gives you, and your clients and customers confidence that the damage and interference in business operations a water catastrophe could create is short-term. Demonstrating a clear path from water damaged to make it "Like it never even happened." This plan calms concerns and makes sure your company continues. We diligently devise ERPs that permits partial operation even during the restoration process, a lifesaver for your brand and your base.

Allow SERVPRO of Flathead County to help you prepare for water damage or other crisis with our ERP. Call (406) 300-0435 to set up a complimentary, no-obligation assessment.

Could You Be Making a DIY Mistake in Kalispell When Dealing with Flooding in Your Home?

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged floor; carpeting removed to dry subflloor; water stains seen on wall Storms frequently cause water damage. Sometimes our techs need to remove water damaged items to completely dry your property.

Partner with the Professionals When a Flood Damages Your Kalispell Home

The Flathead River watershed can expose the Kalispell area to the risk of flooding due to various factors, including clogged-up waterways. Montana experiences the most frequent ice jams in the continental United States, increasing the chance of overland flooding. The water incursions can develop quickly and devastate a home and outbuildings. Management of these potentially catastrophic scenarios is best left to a trustworthy water mitigation company.

Trained IICRC Flood Damage Restoration Technicians

Our crews of trained technicians are ready to respond to all aspects of flood damage to your Kalispell home. Concerns include contamination of the water flowing around and into your house. Mud and sediment can be part of the flooding, sweeping vegetative, chemical, insect, and animal waste and debris into your property with the water. Municipal stormwater systems often become overwhelmed, adding the possibility of sewage backing up into basements and foundations.

SERVPRO technicians categorize the floodwaters from clean to gray to black. Gray and black indicate increasing contamination, indicating the need to clean up severe hazards, including human waste and pathogens. Our team is familiar with regulatory requirements intended to keep both your family and our restoration workers safe during the floodwaters' collection, containment, and disposal.

Flood Damage Restoration Equipment

Our service vehicles contain pumps, extractors, and cleaning and EPA-registered disinfectant products. Members of the SERVPRO team don personal protective equipment (PPE) for their safety and to prevent the spread of contaminants into unaffected areas of your home during clean-up. We use thermal scanners and moisture meters to locate flood water that migrated into building cavities to ensure the standing water's evacuation.

Disinfection and applied structural drying are the next steps in flood damage restoration. SERVPRO uses air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to move water from saturated structural components into the drier air, ready for containment by evaporative or desiccant dehumidification units. We often use strategies like flood cuts to gain access to damp areas behind walls during the drying phase.

SERVPRO might recommend a pack-out of stored items and furnishings to our production facility during the flood damage abatement. Skilled technicians clean and dry items you might have feared were lost using specialized equipment and techniques.

SERVPRO of Flathead County is eager to work with you to make your flood-damaged property "Like it never even happened." Call round the clock at (406) 300-0435 to get your restoration project moving.

Need Fire Damage Restoration Done at Your Kalispell Home? You can Count on SERVPRO

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke coming under door fire seen under door. Even small fires send smoke, soot, and debris throughout the house. You can trust SERVPRO for fire damage remediation done right!

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Fire Restoration Service to Kalispell Residents

Fire damage restoration of your Kalispell home is not something you want to start on your own. You need professionals from SERVPRO to get things under control and have your home restored "Like it never even happened."

One of the most crucial aspects of fire damage restoration of your Kalispell home the SERVPRO restorers have to deal with is combating the foul odor left behind by the smoke and soot. The smell can linger on even after completion of any cosmetic and structural fire and smoke damage restoration. SERVPRO technicians use various deodorizing techniques and equipment to have your Kalispell home smelling like usual in no time. Deodorization is a process that involves multiple meticulously planned steps to eliminate both real and imaginary odors left behind in fire-damaged homes.

How SERVPRO Restoration Experts Tackle Odor Problems During House Fire Cleanup in Kalispell?

SERVPRO technicians combat odors after a fire and smoke damage incidence with a multi-step process:

  • Removal of the odor source- Burnt debris can continue to produce odor if they are not promptly removed from the premises. Hence, the first thing SERVPRO technicians do during smoke remediation is remove the charred material and dispose of them properly.
  • Cleaning the surfaces- SERVPRO experts remove the odor-causing residue covering the surfaces after a fire and smoke damage in the next step. We use various cleaning techniques to eliminate wet smoke residue and protein residue promptly.
  • Using thermal foggers- These create a heated mist of a deodorizer that can penetrate surfaces where the odor-causing particles reside. Once there, the molecules of the deodorizer can neutralize the foul-smelling molecules in no time.

Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 for 24/7 fire damage restoration service.

How Does Disaster Recovery Teamwork Help Restore Both a Damaged Home and the Affected Residents’ Peace of Mind?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

Thank you card and hand written note inside This is one of the many reasons why we do what we do. Our client’s confidence, comfort, and wellbeing are our top priority.

SERVPRO of Flathead County partners with a caring insurer to strike a balance of compassion and professionalism during the restoration of a family home

Most homeowners experience a storm, water, fire, or mold disaster without a previous personal context. The aftermath of the crisis can feel oppressively overwhelming, sometimes exacerbated with a sense of guilt if the damage appears linked to deferred maintenance or avoidable mistakes. Frustrated residents quickly realize the damage is beyond their ability to resolve, adding worries about:

  • The cost of restoration
  • The level of disruption caused by professional interventions
  • The uncertainty of finding and hiring skilled contractors

Can SERVPRO Meet the Dual Challenge of Expert Restoration and Customer Support?

Unfortunately, as families already struggle with the stress and fear of the crisis, their anxiety levels can increase when the restorers arrive. Tension builds if professionals leap to blame rather than explain or limit information because of a misguided and condescending belief that the resident cannot understand the extent of the harm or the steps needed to return a property to preloss condition. SERVPRO of Flathead County discards this unconstructive approach and chooses instead to: 

  • Listen attentively and respectfully to customer’s concerns and questions
  • Provide transparent communication during planning and implementation of restoration phases based on industry best-practices 
  • Go the extra mile to address customer requests  

Who Attests to SERVPRO’s Reliability and Integrity as a Local Restoration Leader?

To reach a successful outcome, many individuals from different disciplines come together after a household catastrophe. Homeowners naturally turn to their insurance company and adjusters to file claims and obtain the best contractor to complete the needed recovery work. Recently SERVPRO of Flathead County received a heartfelt endorsement from the insurance adjuster facilitating damage resolution for our joint customer. In a handwritten thank you note to our project manager, the insurance staff person related:

“I left the insured last week and was very happy. Despite the conditions we had to work in, you and your teams’ efforts went above and beyond expectations. 

The note explains that although the homeowners were “embarrassed” at first, they were encouraged by the process and progress of the restoration over the course of just a few days. After four days of SERVPRO interventions, the insurance liaison reported the homeowners “were beyond words” in appreciation of the work of both the insurance company and our technicians and “very happy” with the improving condition of their home. The insurance representative stressed we were “one of the few SERVPROs I have worked with who actually work with the insured (and) gave extra help when requested.”

SERVPRO of Flathead County looks forward to collaborating with all professionals associated with rapid and expert restoration of your damaged home. Call (406) 300-0435 day or night to learn how we can partner respectfully with your and your insurance company to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contractor Licenses:
Residential: 247200
Commercial: 247200

Kalispell Residents Trust SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall Mold remediation in your home is very dangerous. SERVPRO is the team of experts to call for the help you need for your home.

Why Should Kalispell Home Owners Trust SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation? 

Mold damage at your Kalispell home can be an overwhelming discovery. It might be tempting to remedy the situation yourself by using consumer-grade cleaners. However, mold that shows up on the ceiling or drywall can have health effects and needs professional SERVPRO mold specialists for mitigation. 

Kalispell residents seeking mold damage mitigation can contact SERVPRO round-the-clock for fast and efficient service. The presence of mold often indicates an underlying issue such as water damage. 

What is the SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process? 

Several steps are necessary during the mold remediation process. Some of the steps that SERVPRO mold specialists can take during mold inspections, remediations, and removal are as follows-

  • Establish containment- Restorers install barriers such as plastic sheets to contain the damage in your Kalispell home. They also establish negative air pressure in the affected area to limit the spread of the spores.
  • Removing mold contamination- We use HEPA vacuums to remove mold from dry surfaces. Materials that have a heavy long-duration exposure are discarded. 
  • Drying the Materials- Residual moisture can promote mold growth. SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifying equipment to get the moisture content back to the preloss state. 

Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 for reliable and fast mold remediation service.

SERVPRO Is a Trusted Name for Water Damage Restoration in Columbia Falls

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Burst main water lines cause havoc on a home. SERVPRO will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. Water damage restoration is a specialty.

Water Damage Cleanup Needs to Happen Fast in Columbia Falls

Water damage restoration at your Columbia property involves much more than merely removing the standing water due to burst pipes or ceiling leaks. If the mitigation process is not done efficiently, there is a risk of secondary damage that can prove to be costly and time-consuming to repair. SERVPRO's professional water restoration experts use a multi-faceted approach to mitigate water damage to save you both time and money. 

SERVPRO’s water damage restoration experts of Columbia Falls understand the science behind the drying process and utilize state-of-the-art equipment to enhance evaporation and control humidity. 

What are Key Factors Affecting Drying During Water Cleanup? 

The three most important factors that the restorers look to control for efficient drying of your water damaged Columbia Falls home are-

  • Humidity- Lowering the humidity ratio by employing a combination of dehumidifiers and heating systems can significantly speed up drying during water damage remediation of your Columbia Falls home 
  • Airflow- As water evaporates from a wet material, air above the material becomes cool and saturated. SERVPRO technicians employ air moving equipment to replace this air with warmer, drier air to accelerate drying
  • Temperature- Increasing the temperature of the material also quickens the evaporation during the water damage repair process

SERVPRO technicians can significantly shorten the drying time by manipulating these three conditions abbreviated as HAT.

Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 for 24/7 water damage restoration of your Columbia Falls home.

SERVPRO Helps Kalispell's Finest Businesses in Fire Damage Restoration

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from fire Fire damage restoration for your commercial building needs help from SERVPRO. We have IICRC certified techs and manpower for any size disaster.

Kalispell Businesses Reach Out to SERVPRO for Fast and Efficient Fire Restoration

Nestled in the Flathead Valley, the city of Kalispell was founded by Charles E. Conrad, a businessman, and banker, in 1891. The city was incorporated in 1892 and has witnessed remarkable growth since then, with nearly 20,000 people calling it home. It is the largest city in Northwest Montana and is just 31 miles from Glacier National Park. 

The area around the city has some of the best skiing resorts in the state, including Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. Both the resorts have plenty of facilities, including ski lifts and equipment rentals.

Kalispell has a ton of things on offer for the visitors. Some ways of spending time in the city include-

  • Conrad Mansion Museum- Once the home of the founder of the town, the Conrad Mansion now serves as a glimpse into the town's history. The beautiful Victorian-style palatial estate features 26 rooms maintained in almost pristine condition for 100 years. The curators have done an excellent job in preserving the original furniture and even the fixtures of the mansion. You can even see original Edison light bulbs and even a very early version of an automatic dishwasher. 
  • Northwest Montana History Museum- Features permanent exhibits showcasing the glorious history of Montana's First Nations. The 22,000 square feet space also features exhibits showcasing the modern history of Montana and the guts and glory of homesteaders. 
  • Hockaday Museum of Art- The building that houses the Museum today was once Kalispell's first public library. The classical-revival style building was funded by none other than Andrew Carnegie himself. The Museum hosts many world-renowned rotating exhibits; one of the most popular ones is called 'The Crown of the Continent.' It features artworks of some of Montana's most celebrated artists, including O. C. Seltzer and Charlie Russel. 
  • Lower Valley Driving Tour- A 62-mile-long road trip that takes you past some of the notable and famous monuments and landmarks around Kalispell and lower Flathead Valley. 

SERVPRO's Fire Damage Cleanup Strategy for Kalispell Businesses

Fire and smoke damage to your Kalispell commercial property can result in a lot of destruction and chaos. The accumulation of smoke and soot residue can cause permanent damage if not eliminated promptly. SERVPRO technicians use multiple cleaning techniques to get rid of these residues during the fire restoration process. 

SERVPRO's cleaning strategy revolves around using methods to loosen the bonds between the residue and the surfaces. We use the following actions to loosen this bond and clean the residue during fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup. 

  • Mechanical action- Agitation using brushes and cleaning agents can dislodge soot in many cases. This method is also used as a precleaning method when dry, and the non-greasy residue is present. 
  • Lubrication- Detergents can act as lubricants and help the residue slid right off the surfaces and into the cleaning solution. Fire and smoke damage can result in sticky residue that can benefit from the lubricating action of detergents. 
  • Chemical action- Chemical agents alter the nature of the residue making the bonds with the surface lose. 
  • Suspension and dispersion- Some oily and greasy residues must be dissolved or emulsified into a cleaning solution before fire damage cleanup. 

Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 for 24/7 assistance.