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Flood Damage Technicians In Arden Hills Talk About Problems With Lightning

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Technicians In Arden Hills Talk About Problems With Lightning Damages from lightning can strike at any moment. Count on SERVPRO for flood damage restoration

If your home is affected by flood damage, rely on SERVPRO for help

Many elements created during a thunderstorm in Arden Hills can produce problems with your property. High-speed winds and excessive amounts of rain can cause flood damage to your home. Some storms form hail that can ruin roofs and sometimes even break windows. Most thunderstorms create lightning that can get very dangerous if it strikes the ground. If lightning hits your house during a storm, it can cause structural issues that can lead to flood damage happening to the interior of your residence.

When a lightning strike hits your property, it can create holes to exist in your structure. If a hole in the exterior of your house gets formed by lightning during a storm in Arden Hills, flood damage is likely to take place. The rain coming from the storm can pour into your home from the hole created by the lightning strike. Excessive moisture in the interior of your dwelling can ruin both your building materials and contents.

Therefore, lightning can create two different types of problems in your home. First off, the area where the lightning struck may have to be rebuilt entirely. Lightning strikes can cause damage to roof trusses, walls, and drywall. Our SERVPRO technicians might have to remove a certain amount of building materials so that reconstruction can occur.

In most cases, our SERVPRO crew must temporarily seal off your structure where the lightning hit. We can board up holes in the exterior and use heavy-duty plastic to seal off the building so that no more water enters. Once moisture is stopped from further entering your home, we begin mitigating problems associated with wet items.

Moisture sitting inside a building can cause more and more issues the longer it sits there. Our SERVPRO team always works quickly first to extract all of the moisture out as we possibly can. Next, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to rapidly dry out your structural components so that mold growth cannot occur. After all unwanted moisture is removed from your home, we can then begin the reconstruction phase that will put your home back to preloss conditions.

If your house ever gets hit by lightning, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 immediately after it happens.

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Dealing with Mold Damage in Different Parts of Your Arden Hills Home

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dealing with Mold Damage in Different Parts of Your Arden Hills Home Our SERVPRO technicians say no to mold damage and yes to mold remediation.

SERVPRO Knows How to Remediate Mold Damage From Your Arden Hills Home

Mold damage can lead to health effects, and there is a need to promptly act whenever conditions that favor its growth develop in your building. Apart from oxygen and organic materials that contain carbon - which offers nutrients - moisture is a crucial requirement for mold to grow. It means mold can grow almost anywhere as long as moisture is present. If the humidity of your property remains high, there is moisture intrusion from spills or leaks, condensation occurs and remains in place from 24-48 hours, and then you risk experiencing such an outcome in your Arden Hills home.

Let us start by looking at the procedures our SERVPRO technicians use when removing mold damage from your Arden Hills property. We start by determining whether the walls are porous or non-porous. When they are non-porous, we can use a wet cloth and a disinfectant to do the wiping. When we are dealing with porous walls, for instance, unpainted drywall, we may cut off the surface with mold growth. Mold usually grows inside materials, and that is why we cut such areas.

Another common area where we usually find mold is the drywall - because it is rich in cellulose. Since it is a significant challenge to remove mold from contaminated drywall completely, we cut out and dispose of the infected areas. It is also common to find hidden mold within the wall cavities since such areas usually contain moist and humid air. The same can happen behind the wallpapers. When necessary, we use invasive inspection techniques to determine whether mold exists behind walls.

Peeling or cracked paint, bulging and discoloration are some of the signs that indicate there is moisture in a wall. In some situations, our SERVPRO technicians may see some small mold spots on the wall which may show a possibility of a developing more massive mold colony within the wall.

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Fire Damage Professionals In Andover Talk About Problems With Acoustic Ceilings

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Professionals In Andover Talk About Problems With Acoustic Ceilings Structure fires are not as uncommon as you think and one day it could occur on your Andover property.

Fire Damage Professionals Talk About Problems With Acoustic Ceilings

Structure fires are not as uncommon as you think and one day it could occur on your Andover property. Even if the blaze was small and got put out quickly, it could have still created several problems inside your home. The heat and flames coming from the fire can torch and ruin building materials and contents. The smoke put off when things burn can make its way throughout your house and create separate issues. In some cases, heat and smoke can both negatively affect an object to the point where it must get removed and replaced. Some burn damage can get sanded off of certain materials, and they can be saved with refinishing. Most types of smoke damage can get cleaned using one or a variety of soot removal tactics and detergents. Before any work begins, our SERVPRO experts come up with an initial estimate for you and your insurance company that details which items are damaged and which ones we think we can save and not replace.

As a fire burns, the heat it creates rises causing burn damage to things located directly above the blaze's source first. In most cases of Andover fire damage restoration, the tops of walls and components attached to the ceiling are the regions where problems begin. Smoke also rises with heat and then when it touches cooler surfaces it leaves behind soot residues. Most of the time, smoke can affect the ceiling and upper parts of the wall before it ruins items located in other places.

During the initial testing and inspection phase, our SERVPRO emergency response group always inspects the ceilings for damage. Acoustic ceilings are not common in homes these days, but they still do exist. Acoustic ceiling tiles are prime targets for smoke residue contamination due to their high location and structural design. If these types of ceilings get burnt, it is usually relatively inexpensive to discard and replace the ceiling tiles.

In some situations, smoke damage can be cleaned off of ceiling tiles. Since the tiles are made out of porous materials, cleaning them with a dry sponge works best. Using wet chemicals on acoustic ceiling tiles can cause the soils to soak deeper into the tiles and cause permanent problems. If your day ever gets ruined by a structure fire, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 any hour of the day or night.

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What You Can Do When You Need Urgent Water Cleanup Services in Your Andover Clothing Boutique

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What You Can Do When You Need Urgent Water Cleanup Services in Your Andover Clothing Boutique Customers depend on your boutique for their fashion finds. When your store has suffered a water damage event, contact SERVPRO.

Team SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Your Store's Need for Water Removal

The last thing you want when you arrive at your clothing boutique the morning after a storm is to find that your store is in urgent need of water cleanup services. Discovering that the storm worsened a leak in your roof until the ceiling was overcome with water is nightmare-inducing on its own. However, the situation can become even more overwhelming when you realize that one of the ceiling tiles gave out and several gallons of water spilled into one section of your store and all over your merchandise.
 
When these unfortunate events happen, it is essential for you to call for professional water cleanup services in your Andover clothing boutique. If you call for help quickly, a smooth remediation is more likely to occur. When it comes to standing water, the faster you can get it out of your building, the better. Stagnant water creates the perfect conditions for mold, and microbial growth can happen in as little as seventy-two hours.
 
Here at SERVPRO, when we receive your call, we aim to arrive and work swiftly because we understand how valuable your time is. Our schedule is flexible, and we work when it is best for you, including first thing in the morning. Calling SERVPRO when you first find your shop damaged may allow you to merely delay the opening of your store into the afternoon instead of just losing an entire day of business instead.
 
As we arrive at your store, SERVPRO can bring advanced equipment that is designed to get the job done as quickly as possible. We can use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the standing water in your boutique. Extractors can be further used to pull water from any carpets or drapes that you may have inside of your building.
 
After removing the visible water, our technicians can focus on addressing the moisture levels in your store, while removing the merchandise that was hit with the water. SERVPRO can set up air movers and ventilation box fans to help dry out any soaked furniture. Once we are satisfied with the dryness of your store, we can quickly pack up so you can open your store.
 
If your business is impacted by sudden water damage, do not delay. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County by dialing (763) 712-9712. Day or night, we're always ready to take your call.

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Water Damage Problems in Columbia Heights?

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Problems in Columbia Heights? From Drying Carpets to Full House Water Damage Restoration in Columbia Heights--Call SERVPRO

No Problem, Call SERVPRO for Fast Water Cleanup and Recovery

Basics on water damage
Water damage is the unwelcome guest that affects many buildings in Columbia Heights, at times unbeknownst by the occupants. Most of the times, owners of a building and those living in it expect water damage to be in the form of flooding, which is not always the case. At times, even minor leaks from a bath waste pipe may lead to gradual water damage which may mostly affect the floor. You may think that your house is safe, but it is okay to have it regularly inspected since the effects of the damage could be more troublesome to deal with as compared to the checkups.
 
Causes of water damage
Before we check your home for water damage in Columbia Heights, it is more important to know what the potential causes of water damage are so that you can identify any signs early enough. Some of the primary reasons for water damage include:
1. Leakages from bath plumbing
2. Bursting or leaking of flex hoses
3. Leakage from your AC condensation line
4. Dishwasher and washing machines malfunctions

There are also other less frequent causes of water damage which are, among others, leaking toilets, sink overflows, leaking main pipes, and burst fish tanks. If you happen to suspect any case of water damage, you might want to check for any of the principal causes to be sure. However, if you’ve started noticing significant signs such as a warped floor, sagging ceiling, or peeling paint you have to call SERVPRO professionals as soon as you can.
 
Water damage effects
When unresolved, the effects of water damage can vary, with property destruction being the simplest form. Things like rugs, carpets, furniture, and others might be damaged if the floor has been damp for some time. In more severe cases, mold can surface, which can lead to health effects. In any case, SERVPRO experts advise that whether the damage has been undetected for some time or has just been discovered, calling us would be the best decision so we can rectify the issue early enough. Our team of IICRC professionals can respond immediately to your emergency, in addition to using advanced water damage restoration techniques and equipment.
 
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As SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka county, we value our customers and can respond fast. We serve with dedication and purpose aiming to get you and your family back to the life you have been accustomed to quickly and efficiently. All you need to do is dial (763) 712-9712, and from there, we can relieve you of the burden.

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Overflowing Catch Basins Can Lead To Flood Damages In Your Arden Hills Home

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Overflowing Catch Basins Can Lead To Flood Damages In Your Arden Hills Home Flooding is a disaster that no homeowner can prepare for and ward off.

Overflowing Catch Basins Can Lead To Flood Damage

Culvert systems throughout the community serve to move rainwater and overflow throughout underground pathways. The idea is to keep roadways from overflowing with heavy precipitation and in some cases, aid the sewer system to flow better to the treatment facility. Unfortunately, for as good as this system can be for your Arden Hills community, they are very susceptible to failures.

One of the first things that you can see with culvert systems and storm drains is their large grate coverings. With wide holes, a lot of debris and accumulation can build up in the catch basin and ultimately block off the drain. The result of this occurrence is overflows of the culvert basins, allowing for high volumes of water to potentially cause flood damages to your Arden Hills home.

While our SERVPRO team gets well equipped to help you contend with flood damages to your home, these situations are often unpredictable. Even in situations that do not even accumulate enough for flash flooding or water overflow in creek beds and rivers, a clogged catch basin cannot redirect even moderate volumes of water safely away from your home.

If you happen to live at a lower elevation to the basin itself, water takes the path of least resistance to begin rushing through your property. This occurrence immediately exposes and vulnerabilities that your home's exterior might have in its foundation. Small cracks or eroded areas of the mortar between the blocks can be enough for water to pass through and penetrate the lower levels of your house.

Within a brief period, while the storm is still active outside your house, several inches of water can accumulate on the floor of your basement or first level of your home. Our SERVPRO team can help you to remove this water and correct the damages that it has caused.

Flooding is a disaster that no homeowner can prepare for and ward off. While you can appreciate the importance of culvert systems and catch basins throughout your community, when these pathways fail, it can spell a great deal of trouble for your home. If you experience this kind of event in your residence, give our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County team of restoration specialists a call. SERVPRO is available anytime that you need us at (763) 712-9712.

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Removing Smoke and Soot Damage From Your Andover Home

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Removing Smoke and Soot Damage From Your Andover Home Regaining the use of your home after a fire can often prove difficult without help. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and effective remediation.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Fire Damage With a High Level of Expertise

Disasters like a fire in your Andover residence can leave a homeowner dealing with multiple negative lingering effects simultaneously. While smaller kitchen fires offer less in the line of devastating structural concerns, persistent issues like smoke and soot damage can make it a challenge for residents to continue living in the house before restoration occurs.

Smoke and soot are both common regarding fire damages in Andover found in your home once extinguishment has occurred. While your insurance company might insist on the use of professional restoration services to clean up the mess, it is a common misconception that these lingering concerns can get readily cleaned up by the homeowner. The best decision, whether encouraged by the insurance company or not, is our SERVPRO team.

With our experience and training, our technicians get prepared for any of the potential damages that they face. Soot damage is one of the most widespread of the issues following a fire, affecting both the areas where the fire happened and connected spaces such as other rooms and ductwork. High-powered vacuums often take point for a large portion of the cleanup. Stubborn and set in soot staining can often get removed with sponges, either used dry or in combination with a cleaning solution.
 
Taking care of the smoke damage is often contending with the smell left behind after the incident. Smoke and charring can leave a harsh odor throughout the affected areas, seeping into walls, carpeting, draperies, and other materials. Deodorization, often with thermal foggers, can break apart these harsh odor molecules and neutralize them on contact. This process is safe to use on clothing, furniture, carpeting, and wide open spaces affected by the smoke.

Finding yourself recovering from a fire in your home is no easy feat for any homeowner to face alone. Fortunately, you can rely on the expertise and experience of our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County fire restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and return your home to preloss conditions. You can give us a call anytime at (763) 712-9712.

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Tips to Prevent Mold Damage in Your Columbia Heights Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips to Prevent Mold Damage in Your Columbia Heights Home Moisture Leads to Mold Patches in Columbia Heights Structures--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

ProtectYour Columbia Heights Home from Mold

Keeping your home dry on the inside might sound like common sense, but many homes in Columbia Heights contain small leaks that let moisture build up and accumulate. Keeping these under control and to a minimum can protect your home from many different types of damaging effects.
 
One type of harm a home in Columbia Heights might sustain involves mold damage. When levels of moisture elevate inside a home, it does not take long for existing microbes to take advantage of the situation and proliferate. Because mold and mildew reproduce by spores, these microbes can colonize readily and occur anywhere in a residence.
 
Porous materials in your home can feel dry to the touch but still retain moisture. Because these organisms are hygroscopic, they dig their hyphae, or root-like appendages, into the materials. Seeking moisture this way, they also destroy the surfaces on which they live. Drywall cardboard that sandwiches the plaster is particularly vulnerable to infestations.
 
Keeping your home's interior dry can help prevent this from happening. You can do this in several ways. Only one or two methods often do not produce the results desired, making it crucial to use several of the following suggestions.
 
Showering and cooking produce steam, which dissipates unless carried away by exhaust fans. Using one of these fans during the time the water produces steam and then a few minutes after carries this water vapor out of your home and reduces the humidity in the house.
 
Watering potted house plants only when needed. Try to limit the evaporation. Larger plants can often go for more extended periods between waterings, so combining smaller plants into one larger container can help reduce the total amount of water used.
 
Check over pipes and other water-carrying conduits in your residence to ensure that no leaks exist. SERVPRO assists homeowners with inspections to determine where leaks and other sources of water exist during a mold remediation service. When large leaks are discovered, we suggest that you contact a plumber for the necessary repairs.
 
Clean up spills quickly and make sure the surfaces no longer contain residual moisture. If cracks exist in the area, or if the spillage occurred on carpeting, air drying with a fan or two can help ensure no moisture remains behind.
 
SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County can help deal with mold damage or help you prevent it. We can help residents in the  Ham Lake or Coon Rapids areas by calling  (763) 712-9712.

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Minimizing Flood Damage in Columbia Heights

6/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Minimizing Flood Damage in Columbia Heights When flooding brings many inches of water into your home, your best bet is to contact the certified technicians at SERVPRO for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Effectively Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Despite good weather forecasting, storms and flooding still surprise Columbia Heights residents and homeowners. No matter how often our city prepares for it, that first sign of water coming over the driveway and into the house is a shocking one.
 
That does not mean neighborhoods have to sit and wait for flood damage in Columbia Heights to go away, however. SERVPRO Restoration maintains an on-call response team to move in and minimize the damage to flooded homes quickly.
 
Our teams start with a series of pumps to remove standing water. Depending on the size of the home, they can bring in a small, portable pump, or use a truck-mounted pump that can provide its electricity if local power has been knocked out.
 
As technicians bring down the water, other SERVPRO specialists lift property out of the water and place it on blocks or pallets in the garage or another part of the home. Next, they install exhaust fans in the area to increase air circulation. They do this to allow water to run off the property and to speed up the drying process without causing any secondary damage to the furniture and other items.
 
With the standing water removed and property out of the way, our technicians begin drawing water out of carpets and wood floors using water extraction wands. Team members can adjust the vacuum speed of these devices to remove trapped water without damaging the nape of the carpet or the surface of the floorboards. The wands also have a heating element, so our personnel can also begin the drying process as well.
 
As they dry the carpets and floors, other specialists examine floor trim and walls for water. Drywall is an excellent building material, but the panels rapidly soak up water. If left untreated, the material begins to dissolve, and panels can crumble right off the wall framing. Response teams remove the trim and place air movers along the walls to force warm air over the surface. It shortens drying time and prevents permanent damage. If needed, they also drill small holes in the panels behind the floor trim to increase circulation and force warm air into the wall cavity to dry it.
 
The goal for SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County is reducing the damage from a flood and to return each home to its original condition. With the right information, our team can arrive and begin the process of returning your family to a dry, safe environment almost immediately. For more details or to call in a response team, call us at (763) 712-9712 today.

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How Water Damage Could Affect Your Andover Home After A Fire

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Could Affect Your Andover Home After A Fire Firefighting efforts can allow water damage to spill into unaffected areas.

Fire damage often leaves behind water damage due to firefighting efforts

Once the fire in your Andover home has gotten successfully extinguished, you start to assess on your own the full extent of the damage that your home faces. While you assuredly notice much of the direct effects of the fire, there are secondary damages that also have to get restored to return your home to preloss condition. A great example of this would be the water damage that is often left behind after extinguishment completes.

With all of the fire damages that you have seen after the blaze was snuffed out in your Andover residence, you have likely already gotten instructed by your insurance company to seek the aid of a professional restoration company to assist you in overcoming these effects and fully restoring your property. Our SERVPRO professionals are a top choice because of our extensive training in fire restoration tactics, employment of modern approaches, and we have the latest equipment to get the job done correctly.

Once the firefighters have successfully put out the flames, it is time for our SERVPRO team to get to work on assessing the damages that you face. While smoke and soot might be typical to these occurrences, more immediate threats like the water damage, have to get addressed first.

If the water pools in areas, extraction is a requirement. Often this gets accomplished through the use of wet-vacs. Ultimately we work to avoid having to remove components that can get salvaged, and thoroughly drying the affected areas can help to determine what, if any, of the materials need to get removed and replaced.

While there are plenty of effects that you likely experience from a fire in your home, our professionals can help you to overcome these hurdles and restore your home back to preloss conditions. Trust our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County fire restoration specialists to restore your home and help you to move on from this disaster. Give us a call 24/7 at (763) 712-9712.

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