Water Damage – Flood Damage Ketchum, Idaho

Water Damage - Flood Damage Repair Ketchum, ID

Valley Restoration is a full service cleaning and restoration company providing services to Ketchum, Idaho.

24/7 Emergency Response

  • Family owned & operated
  • 100% Locally owned & serving Ketchum, Idaho & the Wood River Valley since 1968
  • Professional, certified, highly-trained, friendly, reliable staff
  • Latest state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • We can correspond and bill directly to insurance
  • We work with many property management companies in the area
IICRC CMYK

If water has affected your home (whether that be broken or leaky pipes, damage from frozen pipes, a sink or toilet overflow, or a malfunctioning appliance like a refrigerator, water heater, dishwasher, or washing machine, or you have damage from flooding or storms) we are here to help in any emergency, 24 hours a day-7 days a week!

Valley Restoration has the knowledge, experience and expertise to restore your home or business, to bring you peace of mind as quickly as possible, and to leave your property in better condition than existed prior to any loss or damage that occurred.

When you are facing the misfortune and disruption of a water loss within your home, it is important for the health of both the building and the occupants that a timely prudent response be made. At a time like this you need someone who has the technical know-how to move efficiently to mitigate the losses, protect your personal belongings and quickly put your Ketchum, ID home back to its pre-loss condition.

A technician will evaluate the affected areas using specialized moisture meters and instruments to assess all areas. The drying plan and options will be reviewed with you for approval prior to work beginning. Our staff of professional, experienced, and certified IICRC technicians will respond to your call day or night with a can-do-attitude, ready to help.

The Continuing Effect of Water Damage

Within Minutes

  • Water contamination spreads to other areas, thereby rapidly increasing the scope and cost of your loss.
  • Furniture, especially antique, may stain carpet permanently.
  • Moisture-sensitive furniture finishes discolor.
  • Paper goods are ruined due to absorption, swelling, warping.

Within Hours                                                                                 

  • Furniture delaminates or swells, legs begin to split.
  • Pressed wood swells and disintegrates.
  • Bacterial odor (sour) becomes apparent.
  • Uncoated metal surfaces may tarnish.
  • Normal household odor becomes more apparent.

Within Days

  • Fungi appear, along with characteristic “musty” odor.
  • Internal components in pianos and organs well in presence of condensed moisture or elevated humidity (>60% RH)
  • Drywall (sheetrock, gypcrete) swells and disintegrates.
  • Uncoated metal surfaces begin to rust.
  • Door and window casings swell and distort or delaminate.
  • Wood decking, joists, studs begin to swell, warp, and split.
  • Electronic components may malfunction.
  • Occupants with respiratory problems or compromised immune systems experience distress.

Within Weeks

  • Fungi associated with prolonged dampness damages natural fibers, paper coverings on drywall, paneling, wood, etc.
  • Wood components warp and split, while chemicals within wood dissolve, discolor, or destroy finishes.
  • Claim costs escalate dramatically; demolishing and replacing contaminated materials may be necessary.
  • Serious occupant health hazards abound; liability increases.

The DO'S & DON'Ts of water damage in Ketchum Idaho

Water is an essential part of many cleaning processes, but under some circumstances, it can damage articles. The harmful effect of water is sharply reduced by prompt and wise action. Some procedures are obvious; others require foresight and experience.

DO

  • Ensure that the water source has been eliminated.
  • IF SAFE TO DO SO, turn off circuit breakers supplying electricity to wet areas; unplug and remove any small electrical devices currently located in wet rooms.
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying (check for possible bleeding).
  • Place aluminum foil under legs of wood furniture, especially antiques, to prevent stains.
  • Hang draperies and pin up furniture skirts to avoid contact with wet floors which prevent water
  • Open drawers and cabinet doors for complete drying (do not force, however).
  • Remove and secure breakables, moisture-sensitive, or high-value items including oil paintings and art objects to a safe place.
  • Blot wet carpeting with clean white towels.
  • Open suitcases and luggage to dry, in sunlight of possible.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling wet items.

DO NOT

  • Use any type of home vacuum even shop vacuums to remove water, since electrical shock may occur.
  • Place newspaper in the traffic areas, since the ink transfers easily.
  • Walk on wet carpet any more than necessary to minimize damage.
  • Operated TVs, vacuums or other appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors. Serious injury may result.
  • Use heat to dry closed building interiors; mildew and expanded moisture damage may result.
  • Leave wet fabrics in place; space them apart and dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms were ceilings are sagging from retained water.

Excellence in Service

Thank you for choosing Valley Restoration! The technicians at Valley Restoration are committed to providing you with the finest service possible using the most recent technology and state-of-the-art equipment.

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