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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.

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.

Where Can I Find Mold Removal Services?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling and door Mold will spread like wild fire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size mold remediation service needed.

Trust SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Services for Your Pantry

It is possible to have mold damage in your home without being aware of its presence. For example, a water accident you thought you cleaned up could cause trouble. Picture that your fridge has been leaking against your pantry wall for months, and you were none the wiser until you noticed a musty smell. 

No matter what puts your home in need of professional Kalispell Mold Removal services, SERVPRO is here for you. Following the example above, once our technicians arrived, we would begin an inspection in your pantry and then: 

  • Remove all food products that are opened and exposed to the air 
  • Store canned food and other supplies in boxes elsewhere in your home
  • Close vents and set up plastic sheeting in the doorway to ensure no spores escape

You can trust our technicians to be thorough and professional. We are here every step of the way with you and are willing to help you understand everything we need to do to get your home to its preloss state. Once we remove shelving and make flood cuts (if necessary), our technicians can:

  • Remove molded insulation as well as the colony inside of it
  • Determine if any framing needs to be removed and replaced
  • Use drying equipment to ensure the moisture levels are returned to normal  
  • Applying an antimicrobial agent

 Remember, if mold strikes your home, get help as soon as you realize it. Call SERVPRO of Flathead County by dialing (406) 300-0435. We're here to help. 

What Can I Do When Snowmelt Causes Flood Damage to My Home?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flooding from a snow storm is no DIY project. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the storm mitigation services needed for your home.

Reach Out to Professional Kalispell Flood Damage Remediation Services!

Kalispell Montana finds itself situated between one national and one state park. Its name comes from a Salish language and means "flat land above the lake." In the distance, a scenic mountain range decorates the small city. The sights to behold are genuinely breathtaking and could put Kalispell on any traveler's bucket list. 

The Origin of Kalispell

During the late 1880s, a banker formed the Kalispell Townsite Company with the help of three others. By 1891, land plots began to sell before spring had settled. My 1892, Kalispell was considered a city.

Notable Places: 

Kalispell is considered a quiet and peaceful city to its natives. Because of this, many people come to the area for family activities in the parks nearby. 

Flathead Valley Mint Farm:

The soil in Flathead Valley is considered extremely fertile. However, mint is a fickle crop. There are two mint farms in the area as of 2014, as many farms have changed to grow other crops. From dozens to just two, this mint farm is a special place. 

Glacier National Park:

Have you dreamed of crystal clear lakes and scenic mountains? Then visit Glacier National Park. Pictures do not do the fairy tale landscape justice. This park seems to capture the essence of real peace. 

Lone Pine State Park:

This state park has several miles of trails, which visitors can travel in various ways. Take your bike or some snowshoes, and make your way through the tracks. Some people even choose to ride horses through the park. It is truly a place where you can enjoy the outdoors as you see fit. 

What to Do About Snow Melt Causing Flood Damage in Your Kalispell Home 

Living at the base of a mountain is certainly a beautiful place to live. However, it means you are right in the way of snowmelt as the spring and summer come. Imagine the base floor of your home flooding due to a sump pump's failure, which is supposed to direct the water away from your house. 

Calling for professional help as quickly as possible can make a monumental difference in the remediation process. If you call SERVPRO for flood damage remediation services, our technicians can: 

  • Pack up any belongings and store the boxes at our facility 
  • Remove furniture from your home and have it expertly cleaned on-site
  • Remove standing water from your home using extractors and wet/dry vacuums

Your house may look a bit overwhelming as we set up drying equipment. There may be many daisy-chained cords, drying devices, and many of our technicians on site. However, we always strive to return your home to its preloss state. Some restoration techniques we may have to do in your home include:

  • Flood cuts to drywall for drying the voids and preventing mold growth
  • Drilling small holes to feed warm air blasters between walls or under floors

If your home needs flood damage remediation, do not wait. Contact SERVPRO of Flathead County by dialing (406) 300-0435. Our techs are here for you. 

Handling Fire Restoration in Kalispell Properties

2/7/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged house with a roof caving in Don’t panic when facing fire damage. Contact SERVPRO at (406) 300-0435 right after the fire fighters leave for emergency services.

SERVPRO Tackles Fire Restoration after Major or Minor Incidents

Should you decide to explore crystal-clear rivers, spectacular mountains, and lakes, Kalispell is a perfect destination. Tucked away in the middle of forests and reservations in Western Montana, it is a perfect destination for outdoor activities. The major forests located close by include Flathead National Forest and Kootenai National Forest, while reservations include Black Indian Reservation and Flathead Reservation. 

The name Kalispell is derived from the Salishan languages spoken in the Pacific NorthWest. It means flat land above the lake. The initial development of the town can be attributed to the personal effort of Charles Edward Conrad, a banker, and businessman who hailed from Fort Benton in Montana. He used his capital to form the Kalispell Townsite Company in 1891. After creating the townsite plan, lots started selling immediately. The city was officially incorporated in 1892.

Famous People from Kalispell

Many people from the city have excelled in different aspects of life, gaining national and even global recognition. Some of the notable names include:

  • Andy Stumpf, a former member of SEAL Team Five.  He joined the military in 1996 and later progressed to the SEAL Teams, serving in both West and East coast SEAL Teams in his 17-year career. Stumpf is renowned nationally for working with managers and leaders of corporate America, teaching them lessons learned over a decade in Special Operations combat.
  • Michelle Williams, an actress. She was born in 1980 is famous for taking roles in independent productions with tragic or dark themes. She has received various accolades over the years, including a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.
  • Tomar Jacob Hileman, renowned for his photos of Blackfoot people and Glacier Park in Montana. He was born in 1882 and died in 1945. His 1938 Grinnell Glacier photo is referenced as a starting point in documenting the steady retreat of the glacier.

Fascinating Places to Visit

Kalico Art Center

The contemporary space is accessible to people of all ages and abilities who want to experience, create or connect through art. Some of the typical activities include Drink n' Draw events in the evenings, community-created mosaic murals, and 'paint your own pottery.'

Conrad Mansion Museum

The massive Victorian mansion Charles Conrad constructed in 1895 is now a museum.  Visitors enjoy guided tours through the mansion and learn the history of the family and the area. 

Woodland Water Park

The summer park has various resources, including ponds, slides, a play area for little kids, and a lazy river. Several ducks and geese roam the property. 

How Does SERVPRO Handle Different Fire Incidents?

When a fire affects a property, the outcomes differ depending on the intensity of the blaze and the time it takes to control it. Despite the variances in different incidents, some aspects of the damage are common. For instance, smoke residues tend to collect on structure and content surfaces requiring extensive cleaning. 

When SERVPRO responds to a fire incident, our technicians use established approaches to restore damaged areas. A typical restoration involves:

  • Locating all areas where residues settle
  • Identifying different residue types
  • Identifying surface types
  • Capturing or removing residues and damaged materials

SERVPRO of Flathead County helps with fire restoration exercises in all kinds of properties. Call (406) 300-0435 for quick assistance. 

Mold Removal Specialists Can Provide Services in the Kalispell Area

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sales vehicle in mountain snow SERVPRO can remove the mold, but not the snow, from your Kalispell home. Why Not give us a call?

SERVPRO Can Remove Mold Inside Kalispell Homes and Prevent Issues in the Future

Kalispell, Montana is one of the country’s most picture-perfect, old-fashioned mountain towns. The location in the center of the Rocky Mountains gives residents and visitors beautiful views of snow-capped mountain peaks and the opportunity to participate in several outdoor adventures.

As of the 2010 census, the city had a relatively small population of nearly 20,000 people. However, Kalispell is considered the biggest city in northwest Montana and is the commercial hub and county seat of Flathead County. Even though the town itself is not that big, it has a “Micropolitan Statistical Area” covering over 93,000 people. The city is also recognized as a secondary trade center as the trade area has approximately 130,000 people inside it.

The seat of Flathead County is also the home to one of the largest media markets in Montana. Kalispell has the second-largest over-the-air radio market in the state, sitting behind its biggest city, Billings that has around 110,000 people. The city also houses the Kalispell Regional Medical Center, one of the biggest hospitals in the region with 150 beds. Most visitors get to the town via the Glacier Park International Airport located about 8 miles northeast. Still, there is a smaller airport in the southern part of town called the Kalispell City Airport that provides some aviation services to the region

The History of the Largest City in Northwest Montana

The city was first founded by a group of settlers that noticed a perfect area to put a town. The city’s name comes from a Salish word that means “flat land above the lake.” Salish is a language spoken by Native American tribes in the northwestern part of the country. There is also a Salish language school and training center located nearby in Arlee.

The first people to set their eyes on the area were Charles Conrad (a businessman and banker from Fort Benton) and a few of his associates. The four men formed the Kalispell Townsite Company and started platting lots that began to sell in early 1891. After the area proved to be a place where people wanted to live, the town was quickly incorporated in 1892. Conrad then built a mansion in the city to call it his home in 1895.

Plenty to Do in and Around Kalispell

The northwestern Montana area is most known for the mountains that inhabit the region and all of the activities associated with being outdoors in the Rocky Mountains. The town itself is surrounded by many popular outdoor recreation sites, including:

  • Glacier National Park- This national park is only about 30 miles away from Kalispell, it covers over one million acres, and it sits on the Canadian border.
  • Hungry Horse Dam- This site is located about 22 miles away from Kalispell, and the construction was finished in 1953. Its primary purpose is flood control and it generates hydroelectric power, but exquisite views can also be seen.
  • Flathead Lake- This lake is only seven miles south of the city, and it is the largest natural freshwater lake by surface area west of the Missouri River in the United States.
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort- This resort is only about 20 miles away, and it allows skiers to ride down Montana’s famous Big Mountain.
  • Blacktail Mountain Ski Area- This ski area has a restaurant and ski rental shop with four lifts and 26 runs geared mainly towards intermediate skiers.
  • Buffalo Hill Golf Club- This club was founded in 1918, and the land that used to be a buffalo pasture is now the home to a 27-hole public golf course.

Enjoy Everything Glacier National Park Has to Offer

This gigantic, famous national park is the home to exquisite sites in the Rocky Mountains and it has the following recreational activities to offer:

  • Hiking: The park has over 700 miles of trails that are perfect for either short full-day or half-day hikes and extended backpacking trips.
  • Camping: It is easy to stay the night in the park in one of its 13 campgrounds that have over 1,000 sites to choose from.
  • Guided Tours: If getting a professional tour is preferred, it is possible to take guided boat trips in four of the park's lakes, go on a bus tour, rafting trip, or a horseback ride.
  • Photography: Depending on the time of the year, photographers have the chance to catch sunsets and sunrises over the gorgeous mountain lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers before they melt, and wildflowers scattered across Logan Pass.

How Can SERVPRO Mitigate Mold

All of our technicians at SERVPRO are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) program and have a vast amount of experience removing fungi. We know that if the problems are not treated promptly that they can get much worse. Mold can create spores that can get airborne inside your house, enabling them to travel to previously unaffected areas.

Our SERVPRO team can take the following steps to remove mold from your home:

  • We start by finding the source of the issue and repairing the leak. For example, if the problem is with a window seal, we can fix the leak and make sure no more water can enter.
  • We can then remove any contaminated material from your house if we don’t think we can save it. If the fungus has grown deep into your drywall or on your carpet, we may have to remove the affected building materials.
  • If there is mold on your wooden subfloors or wall studs, we can use abrasive methods to remove the contamination, such as soda blasting, sanding, scrubbing, or sandblasting.
  • We also can set up a containment chamber and attach an air scrubber to it. The air scrubber will create negative air pressure inside the chamber and pool any contaminated particles in the air through a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter.
  • During the process, we can also apply antimicrobial products to the affected areas that will help eliminate the fungus and the spores it creates.

If you ever need any water, fire, or mold damage restoration services, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435. We are open 24/7, and We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Should You Choose A Company That Uses Air Scrubbers During Mold Remediation in Kalispell ?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

A cream colored wall with mold on it. Mold can become very inconvenient quickly, call SERVPRO today to help in your Kalispell home.

Kalispell Residents Need Industry-Standard Mold Remediation

Anyone living in Kalispell knows how inconvenient it is to hire contractors to deal with home maintenance. Even though it is necessary to call in the professionals, it still means spending time and money. That is why it is essential to choose companies you can trust, and whose staff are fully trained, with the correct equipment.

SERVPRO of Flathead County is a Neighbor You Can Trust for Mold Removal

If you are looking for mold inspection or remediation in Kalispell, you want to ensure the remediation team comes with industry-standard equipment. It is not pleasant when you discover fungus growing in your home, and you want the team to remove it efficiently.

SERVPRO of Flathead County is Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we have trained specialists waiting to take your call.

How does a mold get inside a property?

Mold is a naturally-occurring fungus. There are mold spores present throughout nature, which means they can quickly enter your home. Mold has tubular cells known as hyphae that form a colony and release spores that break away from the colony and look for new places to grow.

Because mold occurs naturally, it can enter your home through doors, windows, shoes, and clothes, or even your pets. Unfortunately, if the mold finds a place inside your home where there are moisture and a food source such as paper or natural fibers, it can start a colony.

Common Concerns Property Owners Have about Mold

SERVPRO recommends you deal with mold as soon as you spot it. If you do not, mold can cause problems:

  • The fungus can damage drywall and plaster so that you need to replace them
  • Mold can cause wallpaper to warp and peel away
  • Spores can grow in upholstery, carpets, and drapes – these objects will need deep cleaning and in the worst-case scenario may be unsalvageable 
  • Mold can cause health effects
  • The fungi cause unsightly black or greenish patches, damp stains, and nasty odors

What is an air scrubber, and how does it work?

An air scrubber is a unit that draws in air, traps unwanted particles in its filters, and then recycles the cleaned air into the room. The particles stay stuck in the filters and do not re-enter the atmosphere.

Air scrubbers can contain several filters, including genuine HEPA filters. HEPA filters can trap 99.97% of spores 0.3 microns or bigger. Most mold particles are considerably bigger than 0.3 microns, so HEPA filters can catch them and keep them from re-entering the air.

SERVPRO trains our teams in the correct positioning and use of air scrubbers.

Why is air scrubbing an essential part of mold remediation?

Because mold spores are microscopic, our technicians cannot see whether there is mold in the air. Mold remediation includes wiping, scrubbing, and sometimes blasting, mold-encrusted surfaces, to remove spores. This remediation process releases spores into the air, and if we do not trap those spores, they can move to other parts of your home and set up new colonies. The fungus can also settle on furniture in the affected area, or enter the HVAC system and travel that way.

Air scrubbers pull in loose spores and stop them spreading. SERVPRO believes air scrubbing is an essential part of mold remediation because it makes it much harder for spores to spread throughout your home.

Air scrubbers also help remove traces of cleaning chemicals or blasting media such as baking soda and dry ice after surface cleaning.

Because scrubbers remove mold spores, they help deodorize your home after remediation, too, leaving it smelling fresh. Some air scrubbers include activated charcoal to help with odor control. We understand that a moldy-smelling room is very unpleasant, so deodorization is a crucial part of our process.

How does SERVPRO make sure air scrubbing is effective?

Our technicians understand that to be truly useful, they must use air scrubbers in conjunction with other techniques:

  • Thorough cleaning so there is as little mold as possible left on affected surfaces
  • Creating physical barriers around the area to prevent spores escaping
  • Removing unsalvageable materials such as damaged drywall, so they do not become a source of new mold colonies
  • Cleaning mold-damaged carpets, drapes and soft furnishings
  • Switching off HVAC systems and covering vents, so they do not provide an escape route for spores

In some cases, our technicians also use negative air machines. Negative air machines pull contaminants from the air and then vent those contaminants safely outside the workspace.

We also use dehumidifiers and fans to dry out the area. Because mold loves moisture, drying is an essential part of remediation.

Our technicians take care of every stage of mold remediation, from the initial examination to cleanup. Our technique is focused on removing mold and doing everything we can to reduce the risk of it coming back.

For mold remediation you can rely on, call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435.

How Will SERVPRO Save My Kalispell Home From Fire Damage?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

damage from a fire “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians Are Experts At Restoring Kalispell Homes Affected By Fire

Once the fire inside your Kalispell home is extinguished, you face the daunting problem of restoration. Fortunately, our experts have experience with eliminating these odors and can make your house feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Can I Do Anything to Help Begin the Cleaning Process?

We recommend that you leave the cleaning to the trained professionals. If you try to begin scrubbing away fire residues on your own, you run the risk of further damaging your home. Fragile surfaces and materials in your home may tear or stain as a result of aggressive cleaning. Our technicians can use special absorption powders to harmlessly extract residues from your home.

Are Smoke Residues Permanent?

Smoke residues in your Kalispell home are not permanent, and our highly trained experts use four types of cleaning actions to remove these residues:

    •    Mechanical action: This method is used to scrape away dry residues from your home.
    •    Lubrication: Some residues can be detached from surfaces by lubricating them to the point where they slide off. To achieve this, technicians apply detergents to affected areas.
    •    Chemical action: This technique utilizes different types of cleaning products to chemically alter the residues to loosen their grip on surfaces.
    •    Suspension and dispersion: For more oily residues, our team uses hydrophilic and lipophilic solutions to dissolve and then rinse away the residue particles.

The Fire Left An Odor, Can SERVPRO Technicians Eliminate it?

Yes, to deodorize your house, our technicians can use:

    •    Sprayers to disperse deodorizing chemicals on heavily damaged surfaces
    •    Dust cleaning systems to clean odors from your HVAC system
    •    Air scrubbers to pull odor particles from the air
    •    Foggers to disperse deodorizing particles throughout your house.

Throughout this process, we will document the damages to your home to assist you in working with insurance adjusters.

If you need rapid assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 to begin the cleaning process as soon as possible!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Kalispell, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Flathead County today at (406) 300-0435 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Can I Find a Wrap-Around Flooding Restoration Company in My Area?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

flood cut SERVPRO can mitigate your flooded home Kalispell. Hands down the best service.

Comprehensive Experience and Training in All Phases of Flood Damage Restoration Is Why SERVPRO Gains Residents’ Confidence in Kalispell

Spring to early summer can be a time of heavy rains, high winds, and hail in the Flathead Valley. Precipitation in the higher elevations collects and starts a rapidly increasing torrent of waters that can inundate your home with overland flooding. Silt and other contaminants, some hazardous, invade with the water, why trained professionals need to plan and implement safe and thorough removal, disinfection, and drying.

Why Do Restorers Do Demolition?

During the restoration planning process, you could be surprised by our inclusion of a controlled demolition phase to support your Kalispell’s home’s flood damage recovery. Failing to remove flooding that migrated into spaces between walls, under floors, and above ceilings expose your home to progressive water damage complicated by potential microbial growth from contaminants. This risk is why our experienced managers guide technicians to make flood cuts in drywall, punch weep holes in ceilings, or drill into mortar joints or under baseboards to:

  • Release trapped water
  • Facilitate access to wet building cavities for structural drying

Who Takes Responsibility to Repair and Rebuild After the Necessary Demolition?

Perhaps the only thing more distressing than dealing with the fear and mess of the floodwaters is the realization that before the damage can be wholly restored significant repairs or rebuilding to your home could be necessary. Our dedication to customer service and satisfaction is why SERVPRO streamlines the final steps of the restoration process. As fully licensed residential contractors, we offer turn-key build back options, saving customers time and money while avoiding the need to line up multiple companies or individuals to complete the job.

Our capability to handle everything from assessment through rebuilding is why SERVPRO of Flathead County is the flood damage restoration industry leader in our community. Get the ball rolling with a call to (406) 300-0435.

Contractor Licenses:

Residential: 247200

Commercial: 247200

Who Can Help with Damage to My Home?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

natural elements that can damage your property, weather plus more SERVPRO Helps When Your Kalispell Property Suffers from Any of These Occurances.

Contact SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration when Your Kalispell Home Suffers Content or Structural Damage

In our inaugural year, we have affirmed our position as a local leader in restoration services and remediation efforts for Kalispell homes and businesses. Wherever disasters struck Flathead County, we were a team trusted to manage these losses and restore the properties to preloss condition. With the support of our parent brand, our growing team has managed to handle jobs of even substantial size in all of the restoration niches we have gotten trained to address.

Water

Waiting on water restoration can become a costly decision, as even small disasters can have expensive consequences for your Kalispell home. Water losses migrate quickly from their origin point, which can become a challenging thing for homeowners to address on their own – especially when the damage is no longer exclusively on the surface of affected materials. We have sophisticated inspection tools that can help to identify moisture pockets and the concentration of damp areas so that these points can get addressed quickly and efficiently during the application of drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers.

While we have hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers of varying types and sizes, that is only the start of the premier drying and extraction equipment available to our SERVPRO team. We have industry-leading specialty drying tools like mats, positive pressure systems, and desiccant dehumidifiers. For extraction, we have ride-on motorized weighted extraction units that can help to protect wet carpet from requiring removal. These advanced tools work to make our restoration of water losses in Kalispell homes more efficient and cost-effective.

We offer a comprehensive approach to water restoration that encompasses both the administrative work required to secure insurance provider damage claim approval and an in-house reconstruction and remodeling team to help rebuild areas of your Kalispell home after mitigation steps have completed.

Fire

Fire losses can be a devastating experience for Kalispell homeowners, and even more so when you see how the disaster has ruined your personal belongings, keepsakes, and collected treasures. We specialize in content management after fire losses, keeping an accurate record of unsalvageable items we encounter in the home and working to remove and protect at-risk belongings that our restorative practices can save. We put the same care into our pack-out procedure as we do into the staging and return of these items once restoration work has completed.

Among the chief damages that our SERVPRO team must overcome when we first begin mitigation and recovery of Kalispell homes are water loss from firefighting, soot residues on surfaces and contents, and smoke odors throughout the entire property. All of these can have disastrous effects if left unchallenged. We have emergency services that can begin immediately upon arrival to begin drying up this water damage, removing damaged contents and materials to reduce harsh odors, and employing air filtration tactics to reduce hazardous particles circulating in the environment.

As with any structure fire, the possibility of requiring controlled demolition and ultimate reconstruction is more likely than you might think. We are working towards preferred vendor status with insurance companies because of our in-house licensed general contractors (#247200) that can oversee both the focused demolition the house needs as well as the full-scale reconstruction and necessary repairs to Kalispell homes.

Storm

Every winter in Montana has the potential to be a hard one, and Kalispell residents know how quickly heavy snow can buckle weak roof joists and materials to allow for leaks and flooding. Extreme temperature drops can also have a damaging effect on areas of your home as flash freezing can damage the integrity of eaves, shingles, and siding. The spring and summer months have the potential to be equally damaging in the right conditions, so our SERVPRO team immediately understood the importance of fast and confident response to storm damages.

Flooding is one of the typical and unfortunate side effects of structural storm damage to Kalispell homes. With vulnerabilities in the building, water penetration happens unabated, which can quickly become a devastating situation during heavy precipitation. Our general contractors can work to fully repair and rebuild these damaged areas. However, first, they begin with roof tarping and board up services so that our restoration specialists can get started on flood removal and drying.

Flood cuts can allow us to get a better angle on the drying that your Kalispell home needs without causing our customers excessive bills with reconstruction. These controlled demolition practices allow for thorough extraction throughout these affected cavities and direct drying with low profile centrifugal air movers to dry out all remaining moisture pockets.

Mold

One of the alarming aspects of mold colonization is that it can happen at any time. With naturally occurring mold spores in almost every environment, these microorganisms are only waiting for conditions to be right to seat and thrive into colonies that can spread quickly and hazardously throughout your Kalispell home. As a leading local mold remediation provider, we have proven practices to address these threats in your house, beginning with containment protocols.

We can establish a perimeter of thick plastic sheeting around a mold damage zone in Kalispell homes to regulate the temperature, drying, and airflow/filtration of this area. The better we can regulate aspects like drying and recovery, the better able to protect the affected materials and avoid the need for removal and reconstruction. Within this zone, we can implement practices like sanding and soda blasting to attempt to remove mold damage where colonies have formed. If unsuccessful, we can resort to controlled demolition practices to remediate the colonies.

Air quality and odors are two other essential aspects of the remediation process, and many of our advanced machines can address both of these aspects in part. Hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers can both run air through a HEPA filter to trap particulates as small as 0.3 microns. This process can also help to reduce musty odors typical of mold damage in Kalispell properties as well.

No matter what threats your home faces, our SERVPRO of Flathead County team can help with a comprehensive and thorough restoration approach. Give us a call whenever disasters strike at (406) 300-0435.

Some Ways to Combat Flood Damage in Kalispell After an Event

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on the ceiling If your home has experienced flood damage don't clean it up alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance!

Why You Should Invite SERVPRO to Clean Your Home after Flood Damage Incidents in Kalispell


You should never underestimate the propensity of flooding to soil and contaminate a property. The soiling can reach into wall cavities and other hidden locations. Contaminants, on the other hand, penetrate deep into porous materials. When your Kalispell property is affected, you should consider involving a professional team to clean up the mess, restoring the home to its preloss state.

We Ensure the Place Looks Clean

Most of the soils left by flood damage incidents in Kalispell are an eyesore. Soils might include mud and silt on floors or stains on walls and fabrics such as curtains or even upholstery. Cleaning all the soiled areas requires considerable effort and time. Our SERVPRO crews have access to sufficient resources to ensure the place looks clean when we finish the job. IICRC training equips our technicians with the skills to combine aspects such as agitation, chemical action, and temperature in the cleaning process to leave contents and building materials looking clean.

We Ensure the Place Smells Clean

The different types of soils in the floodwaters can leave a bad odor in a property. Floodwaters are typically laced with chemicals and biohazards. Microbial growth, such as mold formation, can also happen, especially if the water sits in the property for a couple of days. Our SERVPRO technicians take steps to neutralize malodors leaving the property smelting fresh. Our deodorization efforts are aimed at removing the odor source and adding a pleasant fragrance. We use processes such as ULV fogging to deliver a pairing agent that pairs with odor molecules, neutralizing them. Alternatively, we mix deodorizers with cleaning agents to neutralize odors during the cleaning process.

We Take Steps That Help Things Stay Clean

All the cleaning effort put into restoring your property may be a waste if the place is soiled immediately after the job. Our SERVPRO crews take precautions to prevent such an eventuality. We take steps to ensure contents, materials, and surfaces are dry before declaring the property ready for access because it is harder to soil dry materials. We also clean and deodorize any contents moved out of the property before returning them, ensuring they do not soil the house.

Restoration is only complete when a property looks and feels clean. Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Why We Use High-Tech Instruments to Locate and Test Areas with Water Damage in a Kalispell Residence

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Damage in Kalispell Residences

Because water can hide within structural elements in your Kalispell property, SERVPRO technicians learn through our in-house training to rely on specialized equipment instead of only their eyes. While visible signs do reveal deteriorating areas, water's ability to hide does not reduce the amount of damage that can occur in hidden or difficult to access spots.

The data needed when inspecting a home is why SERVPRO's specialists use these highly accurate devices to obtain more information about water damage affecting the Kalispell property. If we did not have such instruments to detect hidden moisture, we might miss water damage, letting it worsen. Extensive damage can develop into situations involving weight-bearing structures and cause problems with your home's foundation. A slow leak can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a home before anyone discovers it through visible signs.

Our SERVPRO equipment includes cameras that show where materials in a home contain moisture that should not exist. The red, green, blue, and yellow colors on an infrared camera depict the variations in the surface temperature of walls, ceilings, and other structures. Cooler temperatures indicate excessive moisture.

Because our cameras show these differences in real-time, we can use the camera to trace moisture to its source. When we find that the source comes from a dripping water line, tightening a hose or applying more tape to the threaded end often suffice. More extensive problems, like cracks in the foundation or gaps in between the roof's shingles, require the additional help of a qualified contractor.

We partner with several in the area, so we can help save our customers additional money and time while also ensuring that the repairs meet code requirements. Mitigating water damage with an ongoing leak only wastes our customers' money, which is something we want to avoid.

Making sure our air movers and other drying equipment succeed, we also use moisture meters. These small devices can detect the amount of moisture in at-risk structures. Because the percentage should decrease at a predictable rate, we keep records of these amounts, beginning with an initial baseline number. We compare the acceptable amount of similar materials to industry-accepted standards, helping us determine the amount of drying time and number of machines to do the job adequately.

SERVPRO of Flathead County is always ready to help homeowners in Whitefish, Marion, and Hungry Horse in locating and mitigating water damage. Call us at (406) 300-0435 for assistance that effectively protects your property.

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Our Experts Explain Why We Include Decontamination During Our Water Damage Restoration Process In Kalispell

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Water Cleanup Specialists Include Decontamination Methods In Kalispell

Water loss events that affect the inside your Kalispell property from a broken pipe, open window during a storm, or flooding rapidly make your home a hazardous, and possibly unlivable, place. While clean water does not immediately carry the risk of contamination, microbes multiply at extremely rapid rates in such situations.

The presence of microbes, including bacteria, is why SERVPRO's water cleanup technicians in Kalispell begin such jobs with decontamination methods. While we use PPE (personal protection equipment) that keeps us safe, cross-contamination can infect previously unaffected areas with these microbes. Later, this can become a problem for us and your family. Stopping such cross-contamination protects everyone from unwanted health effects that contact with such microbes can cause.

When flooding occurs, we know that such contamination exists. Black water, or Category 3, always contains such microorganisms. Clean water rarely contains anything that can cause harm, and gray water, also known as Category 2, contains some but not in the enormous amounts that black water holds. With time passing, the microbes already present in gray water, as well as in clean water, steadily multiply, eventually leading to black water conditions.

The inevitable changing of clean and gray water to Category 3 does not need to occur. When homeowners call us about such situations, SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster, making it possible for us to stop the water present in your home from ever reaching more contaminated stages.

Removing the water left with small-sized extraction wands, using our drying equipment, airing out heavy furniture, and starting the cleaning process on your carpeted areas and other flooring types make it possible to save your home from worsening microbial populations. Drying things out keeps water damage from increasing in both area and degree.

Our water cleanup crews know how to stop the effects from happening inside your home, including those that protect your home's air. Call SERVPRO of Flathead County at (406) 300-0435, so we can protect your home for you.

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A Quick Response Is Crucial When Water Has Damaged Your Kalispell Home

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

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Fast Responding Technicians To Water Damage In Kalispell Homes

Whenever disaster strikes your Kalispell home in any capacity, you want assurances that the right qualified professionals can respond quickly to help limit damaging effects. Especially with circumstances like water loss incidents that can occur from many potential sources in your home, this water can spread quickly throughout the exposed region to affect neighboring rooms and other floors of your house simultaneously. You need fast responding professionals with the expert tools to make a difference quickly in your damaged property.

While there are many professional restoration companies that all might claim to be the best choice for the water damage in your Kalispell home, you have to make this decision for yourself. Our SERVPRO professionals offer a 24-hour response to all emergencies that can threaten properties. We have proven mitigation methods that can help our team to limit out of pocket expenses to our customers when we begin restoring damaged homes.

Our emergency response team is not just available at a moment’s notice for substantial natural disasters that might affect homes and businesses throughout the area, but even smaller situations that could still pose threats to your home if not cared for immediately. Water loss incidents can occur in a variety of sizes from numerous sources, and our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training and experience to handle them all.

We keep a production vehicle stocked with water restoration equipment that can help with effective water removal, drying, cleaning, deodorization, and even preventative care for potential mold growth. We arrive at your home with the full measure of our industry-leading equipment including our thermal imagery cameras to determine the spread of moisture throughout your property to ensure that our later drying efforts are entirely effective.

Knowing who you can trust in an emergency is a powerful tool to help protect the investment you have made in your home. You can count on the fast response and the experience of our SERVPRO of Flathead County professionals. Give our crew a call anytime you need us at (406) 300-0435.

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