Preventing Wind Damage

How to Prevent Wind & Storm Damage If you’ve lived in Idaho for any amount of time, then you’re probably no stranger to our occasional (and sometimes unexpected) wind storms. In the past few months alone, wind storms with gusts of up to 60 mph have left thousands temporarily without power, overturned semi-trucks, and toppled trees causing damage to nearby … Read More

Spring Cleaning – Rain Gutters

How often should you clean out your gutters? As a general rule, you should always clean out your gutters one to two times a year, once in the Fall and again in the Spring. If you have pine trees or other evergreen trees that drop needles and leaves year round, it’s a good idea to clean your gutters at least … Read More

The Importance of Radon Testing

What is Radon? Radon (seen as Rn on the Periodic Table of Elements) is a naturally occurring gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Because radon is slightly heavier than air, it is usually found in the lower levels of a home. But in some cases, it can be detected in upper floors of the home as well.  Why is … Read More

What Do Restoration Companies Do?

Have you ever wondered what restoration companies actually do? It seems like a pretty straightforward job description, but different restoration companies can offer a variety of different services. In general, these are the most common services that are offered. Water Damage Restoration & Sewage Cleanup Most restoration companies offer water damage restoration services and can help you clean up your … Read More

Fireplace Safety Tips

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Winter is here, and that means that cold weather is, too! A lot of homes in Idaho have fireplaces, wood burning stoves, or pellet stoves as a supplementary or primary source of home heating. Below, we’ve listed a few simple steps that you can take to improve your safety when using your fireplace and reduce the risk of a house … Read More

Stop Mold from Growing in Your Bathroom

Almost every homeowner has to deal with mold and mildew in their bathroom. Fortunately, if you catch them early enough, mold and mildew are generally pretty easy to remediate! Here are the best ways to stop mold from growing in your bathroom 1. Frequently Check for Mold and Mildew You’ll never know that you have a mold problem if you … Read More

What to Do if Your Basement Floods

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The last thing you want to come home to after a long day of work is a flooded basement. It’s easy to panic and stress, but that won’t help your flood situation get any better—in fact, panicking will almost definitely make it worse. Never enter a flooded area while your power is on. What do I do if my basement … Read More

How to Protect Your Home from Winter Weather 2021

If your home is in Twin Falls, ID or the Magic Valley, you know how crazy our winter seasons can get. In fact, back in 2017, Twin Falls had some of the most snow it’s had in the last 100 years! The snow caused a ton of flooding to homes, eroded, collapsed, and even temporarily shut down many roads! The … Read More

The 3 Types of Water Damage | Clean Water, Grey Water, & Black Water

Here at Elite Restoration, we handle plenty of water damage situations.  Flooding happens much more often than some people might realize. We know it all too well – it’s the most common problem that people call us in for! Because water damage so common, we like to share tips and prevention methods regarding this devastating dilemma with our customers and community … Read More

How to Prevent House Fires This Winter

How To Prevent A Housefire in Twin Falls

When cold weather starts to creep in at the end of the year, it’s time to start heating your home! By following these tips on fire prevention safety in your home, you can have peace of mind that you’ll stay safe and warm all winter long. Practice Responsible Fireplace Usage Wood, pellet, and gas burning stoves are all excellent home … Read More