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On September 6th, 2018 by Service Master Editor

How to Choose a Restoration Company

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Your home is an oasis from the outside world. It's where you feel comfortable and relaxed. All of that changes, however, when the structure becomes compromised. Water damage, fire and other issues can significantly impact your home's structural integrity. You need professionals who can fix the problem with ease. Learn how you can pick a restoration company that will return the home to normal once again.

Distinct Damage Types

Most people don't think about restoration services until they need them. Every company offers their own mixture of services. You need to have a good grasp of the damage that's involved. Treating mold is much different than restoring fire damage, for example.

Once you know that a restoration professional is necessary, research companies that specialize in your property damage. They'll have the required tools to remove and replace the damaged materials with ease. In fact, companies that service a particular niche will refer you to another professional if they can't adequately serve you.

Minor or Major Damages?

A reputable, restoration company will service your needs regardless of the damage's extent. Invite the experts to your home so that they can see the damage in person. No quality company can give an accurate estimate over the phone.

They'll observe the damages, take photos and draw up a rough estimate. Damages that appear minor may not be the case. Severe damages, such as water permeating kitchen cabinets, can cause significant material loss.

It's critical to call the restoration experts as soon as possible. Most damages, including water, will only worsen over time.

Read up on Reviews

Don't randomly choose a company from a local listing. Research restoration professionals by going online. Reviews posted by real customers will give you a good perspective of their business practices.

Word of mouth is still applicable in today's business world too. Ask friends and relatives about their suggestions. Many companies rely on a stellar reputation to move the business ahead. Consider both the positive and negative reactions to the companies. Everyone will have their opinion on a service.

Be wary of any company that doesn't offer their license number or physical address. There are questionable contractors out there.

Why Service Masters CRS

Our location has been in business for about 17 years. During this time frame, we've served the local community with restoration practices that transform your property.

Fire damage, mold remediation and other services are core to our identity. Every customer is greeted by our team with a brand that they can trust. Each one of our employees goes through background checks and extensive training so that they can bring you the best service around town.

We also make the insurance-claim process as simple as possible. You don't deal with insurance every day, but we do. Working with your provider is part of our stellar service.

Contact Service Masters today at 208-344-5511. Our team can evaluate your property, create an accurate quote and move forward with the repairs. There's no job that we cannot tackle. It's our pleasure to serve your needs.

On July 14th, 2018 by Service Master Editor

Common Causes of House Fires

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According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are an average of 365,000 house fires per year that require an emergency response. Overall, an average of about 2,500 people in America die from house fires per year. While your home can be restored from a fire, the human loss from such a tragedy can not be undone. The sad fact is that many of these house fires could have been prevented. Below are the five most common house fire causes and how they can be prevented.

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On July 7th, 2018 by Service Master Editor

How To File An Insurance Claim After A Disaster

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Do you know how to file a claim after a disaster strikes?

Homeowners want to get their house back to normal as quickly as possible so they can resume their lives. Even if the damage is localized to one part of the house, like the living room or kitchen, for example, it can still be stressful. And if the damage is extensive enough, then the house occupants might need to live somewhere else until all the proper repairs can be made. Whatever the case, you’ll want to make a homeowners insurance claim as soon as possible.
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On June 27th, 2018 by Service Master Editor

When to Call a Mold Professional

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If you spot mold in your home, it is important to understand the risks of exposure and develop a suitable plan for addressing the problem in a timely fashion. Untreated, mold can spread and wreak havoc on your health and the structural integrity of your home. Before you decide to remove the mold yourself, it is important that you understand risks associated with this process and the potential benefits of contacting a mold professional.

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On June 22nd, 2018 by Service Master Editor

Importance of Disaster Recovery Guide for Your Business

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Disasters are often regarded as part and parcel of everyday life. Whether they are natural calamity-related or human-initiated activities, disasters tend to get us off-guard. Some disasters can be life-threatening, especially if the people affected are not prepared or well aware of what they are supposed to do in response. Whereas disasters are unavoidable, it is crucial to have well-stipulated measures which define the steps that a locality or organization should take in response to such a disaster. Such actions are normally outlined in disaster recovery guides.

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On June 11th, 2018 by Service Master Editor

Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

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One of the most important steps to take as a parent is to protect your family from accidents or disasters that can occur. Both natural and man-made disasters can occur for residents in Boise, ID, making it necessary to take the right steps to prepare for the unexpected. If you want your family to be ready for disasters, there are a few critical steps to take to protect yourself.

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On May 29th, 2018 by Adam .

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Summer

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Emergency Tips & Plans | Exterior Home Maintenance | Interior Home Maintenance

The days are getting longer, and temperatures are on the rise. Many families will turn to their air conditioner for relief. It's hard to imagine a time before air-conditioning, but cooling your home can have a drastic impact on your electric bill. Fortunately, you can save some serious cash by performing simple routine maintenance on your air-conditioning unit.

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On May 21st, 2018 by Adam .

Indoor Mold Prevention

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Nothing strikes fear faster into the homeowner’s heart than the words, “you have mold.” Not only does mold affect your family's health and well-being, but once it is in the house, it is very hard to completely eradicate it. Being able to prevent mold from entering the premises is the best solution, but how can it be don (more…)

On May 21st, 2018 by Adam .

8 Fire Prevention Tips for Commercial Buildings

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Protecting your facility and employees against fire breakouts is crucial. Real estate agents and business owners should be aware of fire prevention issues and measures needed to reduce the risks. If fire strikes your commercial building, it can cause big losses. Therefore, it is good to be vigilant. This guide provides 8 essential fire prevention tips for commercial properties.

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