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Water Damage Solutions Provided To Andover Hotel Owners

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Solutions Provided To Andover Hotel Owners SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage to Laundromats and Hotels in the Andover Area Keeping Your Business Open

SERVPRO Helps Keep Your Business Open to Your Guests and Clients with Water Removal

Offering laundry facilities to guests that visit your Andover hotel can lead to some pretty significant damages if you fail to take the time to maintain your laundry rooms properly. Guests may even damage these appliances by mistake, causing significant problems for everyone else.
You need to remember that the washers and dryers In your Andover area hotel generate heat and moisture, which often leads to water damage or mold growth if given enough time. Never hesitate to call a trusted professional for help at the first signs of water damage in your hotel, taking your time or putting things off only make matters worse.

The washing machines themselves have both cold and hot water connections that your maintenance team needs to check for cracks or leaks on a regular basis. The filters on each machine require replacement periodically, to prevent performance issues that often cause malfunctions. SERVPRO has 24-hour emergency response teams available to respond to your request for help.

If you have slow flow problems, check lines for mineral buildup and make the appropriate repairs. Always check your feed valves for drips or slow leaks that can cause extensive water damage if left unattended. Have a plumber maintain regular maintenance of any utility sinks, checking for slow drains or continuously dripping faucets. SERVPRO can help you transport and dispose of damaged materials, dry and clean wet areas and provide resources necessary to restore damages to your hotel. Cleanup and water damage restoration are cornerstones of our business model.

Your dryers have a ventilation system that clogs quite often and requires immediate attention to avoid accumulation of moisture behind the machine and in your walls. You want to make sure that each exhaust hose is as short and straight as possible for improved dryer efficiency. Check each laundry room in your hotel for damp or soft walls, stains on floors or ceilings, or additional water damage that may be present. Guest must not be exposed to potential mold growth on their soft fabrics from a contaminated laundry room.

SERVPRO can provide you with IICRC certified technicians who have access to infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers that make testing moisture levels or finding hidden water easier. We can inspect your laundry facilities for leaks in your walls, saturation from slow leaks, and help reduce damages you might experience along the way.  

Contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County for full-service water damage solutions for your Arden Hills, St Paul, and New Brighton property, today. (763) 712-9712

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The Five Principles Professionals use to Remedy Mold Damage in Your Ham Lake Home

2/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Five Principles Professionals use to Remedy Mold Damage in Your Ham Lake Home Mold damage is a serious concern that should addressed immediately by trained professionals.

SERVPRO Offers Thorough Mold Damage Remediation

Mold damage is a serious issue that needs immediate attention by trained restoration experts. Mold can not only damage your home and its contents, but it can also cause health effects. The best way to deal with it is to seek professional help as soon as possible.

SERVPRO technicians can remedy the mold damage from your Ham Lake home by employing the five-principle strategy recommended by the IICRC. Called the S520 Mold Remediation Standard, it is one of the most comprehensive strategies to clean and remedy the damage in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

Principle 1: Providing for Health and Safety

The health of the technicians and the occupants of the premises is of paramount importance. SERVPRO technicians can use the best safety practices to minimize the exposure to mold during cleanup. We also ensure that the mold spores are not spreading during the restoration process as well.

Principle 2: Proper Documentation

Technicians document the conditions including the extent of contamination and the level of moisture among other things. The initial documentation serves as a stepping stone for developing a strategy for the efficient remediation.

Principle 3: Containment

Containing the damage is a top priority during the remediation process. Mold spores can become airborne easily and reach uncontaminated areas. Technicians can use various strategies to prevent this from happening. Establishing a physical barrier and using negative air machines are some of the ways of achieving this. Our technicians can also establish designated clean rooms to store the equipment as well.

Principle 4: Remove the Contamination 

If the mold damage is so extensive that cleaning is not an option, physical removal and disposal of the contents is the only way to ensure proper restoration. Many porous materials may require elimination if the damage is extensive including drywall, clothing items and upholstery. Once the affected material is removed, technicians can use vacuum cleaners fitted with HEPA filters to eliminate the settled spores and dust.

Principle 5: Correcting the Moisture Problem 

Controlling the moisture problem is one of the most important things for preventing mold from returning. Restoration experts use various methods to eliminate the residual moisture including the use of dehumidifiers, air movers, and extractors.

Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County today at (763) 712-9712 to discuss your restoration needs.

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Taking Precaution After Flood Damage In Your Oak Park Home

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Taking Precaution After Flood Damage In Your Oak Park Home If your home in Oak Park is in a high-risk area for floods, you might not be able to prevent flooding and flood damage entirely.

Taking Precautions After A Flood

Flooding can happen in Oak Park when existing drainage systems have too much water runoff overwhelming them. In areas where the sewer system also acts as a stormwater drainage system, water can back up through sewer pipelines. Rainwater can also enter buildings through windows, doors, other openings, or even racks in the foundation.

If your home in Oak Park is in a high-risk area for floods, you might not be able to prevent flooding and flood damage entirely. When your home has experienced flooding, you need professional help to ensure your home is dried out again correctly and to try and salvage your possessions. SERVPRO has experience and training for flood damage, along with the right tools to clean it all up.

When your house has been damaged by storms, it could pose hazards for you and us. Floods create significant damage to a structure. If your house has been exposed to water for an extended period, materials like drywall and flooring may weaken. A situation like this creates a hazard for all. We check for structural hazards before we proceed with water mitigation and restoration. We make sure to keep you and your family out as well until we know the structure is safe.

We must check for other things as well, such as gas. If we smell any, we leave right away and contact your local gas company or fire department. If any water has entered from above, we look for water in the ceiling cavities which is trapped. Ceilings can fall from softened drywall. We drill holes in the ceiling to allow any trapped water to come out.

We also examine any wet subflooring, as particleboard floors which are exposed to water might not be able to support people or our machines. Any exposed nails, broken glass, splinters, or other sharp objects could be present in your home as well, so we always watch our step and what we are picking up.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County takes everyone’s safety seriously, so before we begin flood damage remediation in your home in Andover, Anoka, or Zimmerman, we take every necessary precaution. Give us a call right away at (763) 712-9712 if your home has experienced flooding.

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Choosing Certified Professionals For Mold Remediation In Your Ham Lake Home

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Choosing Certified Professionals For Mold Remediation In Your Ham Lake Home It is important to call on mold remediation specialists at the first sign of mold in your home.

Keep Your Home Safe by Calling Professional Mold Remediation Specialists

As scary as it might be to be a Ham Lake homeowner at times, it does not change the fact that there are many things that you need to be aware of that could threaten the structural integrity or the health and welfare of your family. Even the simplest of issues, such as dampness in your basement, could spell trouble. When temperatures get above the mid-60s in this area of your home, combined with the presence of moisture in the air, you have all of the necessary components for mold growth.

Mold damage to your Ham Lake homestead might not seem like a shocking discovery or one that you need to drop everything to take care of, but any fungal growth in your home could cause health effects for your family. Mold is a problem that you need to take care of, but fortunately, you do not have to deal with it on your own.

SERVPRO has IICRC certified mold remediation specialists that are specially trained to use the proper personal protective equipment and removal methods to eradicate mold colonies effectively. The process is very concise, and our technicians work to contain active mold spores from spreading to new areas while the entire fungal organism gets removed from each location.

Lingering musty smells typical to the presence of mold can get eliminated using our fogging equipment and ozone machines fitted with HEPA filters. The process can efficiently pull active mold spores from the air around where the colonies had become seated and neutralize the odor at a molecular level to remove any trace.

The final consideration of our SERVPRO remediation specialists is to remove the moisture that was present in the affected area. Dehumidifiers and air movers get used together to dry up the region while pulling moisture out of the air. Dehumidification is a practice that you should continue after the work has gotten completed and the mold colonies have gotten successfully removed. Using this equipment can ensure that mold growth does not occur again so readily in the future.

Finding mold growing in your home does not have to be a taxing ordeal when you trust SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County to restore the damages. You can reach our certified specialists at any time by just calling (763) 712-9712.

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Snowed-In Vent Can Cause Fire Damage In Ham Lake

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Snowed-In Vent Can Cause Fire Damage In Ham Lake Snow and Fire Damage in Ham Lake? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Ham Lake Fire & Smoke Damage Occurs from Many Sources

Winter in Ham Lake means the probability of lots of snow. Snowbanks along the perimeter of your home increase the possibility of your ventilation systems working improperly because of a blocked exhaust or intake vent, sometimes causing a backup of volatile gases and debris that impair air quality or even spark a fire. When the wind howls and unexpected flames and smoke roll into your home, we are ready to help.

High winds exacerbate the snowfall totals in Ham Lake, creating significant drifts that can result in fire damage. This combination of bad weather and unfortunate luck can come as a surprise, but the drifting prevents your dryer from discharging the heat and lint. The hot air and flammable bits of linens and clothing combust as they clog the vent. Because the fire has limited oxygen, it smolders, sending dark, sticky smoke and soot throughout your dwelling. Cleanup of this kind of a fire, although it seems limited in scope, is most successfully done by our team of professionals.
The challenge here is the soot that is thicker and more tenacious than the ashes created by a hotter and faster burning fire. It infiltrates the laundry area and can move through your HVAC system if vents are nearby. Clothing, both clean and dirty, in the laundry room now needs a thorough cleaning with which SERVPRO's trained staff assists.
This type of soot also coats solid surfaces requires scrubbing with a spray and wipe method or abrasive cleaners or sponges. Porous items such as upholstery, window treatments, and carpeting need professional cleaning on site by SERVPRO technicians or off-site at a dry cleaner familiar with fire damage or in our facility. Items such as window blinds and intricately detailed light shades and knick-knacks benefit from immersion cleaning or treatment with an ultrasonic machine which uses sound waves to dislodge dirt. Our deodorization specialists also perform a series of tasks ranging from cleaning and disposing of burned items to employing technologically advanced thermal fogging or hydroxyl generators to eradicate the smell of the slow-burning fire.
The dryer vent and your HVAC system both require an inspection by our duct cleaning specialists. Some sections of the dryer vent might need replacement, but the heating and cooling system ductwork respond well to our professional cleaning. At a minimum, the filters in the HVAC system need replacing. SERVPRO workers also evaluate the snowpack around the offending and clogged dryer vent, arranging for snow and ice to be removed and recommending the area be maintained snow-free in the future.
If packed cold and wet snow is the cause of a dryer vent fire, SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County is just a call away. Dial (763) 712-9712 for a speedy inspection and expert service from our fire damage technicians.

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Commercial Water Damage's Effects On Gas Stations In Andover

1/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage's Effects On Gas Stations In Andover Gas stations and other convenience stores in Andover often suffer problems with commercial water damage because of their non-sloped roofs.

Commercial Water Damage

Typical construction of many gas stations, including those in Andover, includes a flat roof, leaks become a common problem. Patching with tar or other compounds can only do so much to prevent precipitation from damaging your building.

Gas stations and other convenience stores in Andover often suffer problems with commercial water damage because of their non-sloped roofs. Clogged downspouts can also create situations where water stagnates and causes deterioration in depressed segments of the roof. While trees can provide savings on cooling expenses in the summer by shading your store, those same trees can dump thousands of leaves during the fall season.

SERVPRO technicians know how to track down the source of the water causing your property damage, and then stop it from causing any more issues. Fixing leaky pipes or defects in your building's structure decreases the risks of further, additional damage. Our employees can also help you handle an emergency water event in several ways.

Your displayed goods and inventory can become saturated with water quickly when it comes from overhead due to a massive rainstorm and a defective roof. We can help your employees box up your inventory and then move everything to a safe, dry location. We have storage facilities just for this to serve customers lacking the space.

Because water coming from overhead can carry contaminants from any pests living in the ceiling space, responsibility toward your customers necessitates you dispose of any food products with a history of contact with the water. Contact with chemicals your employees use to clean and disinfect your store can also similarly contaminate the water. We can discuss the particulars with you to ensure that you choose the most cost-effective option.

Making sure that we restore dryness to your store is crucial to keeping water damage from continuing and spreading. Signs that indicate water damage include peeling paint from concrete walls and steel fixtures, loosened floor tiles, fogged windows, and mold growth. We aim to prevent these issues from becoming a reality by making it “Like it never even happened.” including reducing the amount of humidity in the air to normal.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County stays prepared to answer your call. We keep our equipment always ready to go to reduce the time it takes to arrive. Our services, available 24-hours a day, can be contacted at (763) 712-9712, year-round.

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Understanding the Categories of Commercial Water Damage to Your Ham Lake Restaurant

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Understanding the Categories of Commercial Water Damage to Your Ham Lake Restaurant Water damage happens daily, especially in businesses which use water constantly for food preparation. Contact SERVPRO after any damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Dry Out Your Commercial Property Quickly to Minimize Any Downtime

Having to deal with water damage is the last thing on your to-do list as a restaurateur. Unfortunately, some or other form of water damage is almost inevitable in a service based business such as a restaurant that relies heavily on water. Although you can not avoid it altogether, understanding the basics of water damage can help you deal with the event in a more efficient way when it happens.

The time and money required to get commercial water damage to your Ham Lake Restaurant under control depend on the severity and extent of the damage. SERVPRO professionals use the IICRC's Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration to categorize the water damage in three distinct categories.

Category I damage
It is perhaps the least concerning water damage that can happen at your restaurant. The water causing the category I damage is clean, uncontaminated water that is safe and does not pose any immediate health hazard. Some of the most common reasons for such type of water damage include broken pipes, faulty supply lines to appliances such as ice machines and dishwashers and leaky faucets. Our technicians not only control this damage but also prevent any secondary damage from the residual moisture as well.

Category II damage  
Water causing this type of damage is usually wastewater that contains some contamination but no fecal matter. As there is some degree of contamination, it can still be problematic for a restaurant. SERVPRO professionals have years of experience and expertise to tackle such damage. We use state-of-the-art equipment to clean and disinfect your establishment so that you can face any health and sanitation inspection with confidence.

Category III Damage
Perhaps the worst nightmare of any restraint owner, this type of damage involves highly contaminated water that may contain fecal matter and can cause some serious problems. SERVPRO technicians understand the severity of such type of damage and make sure that it is dealt with promptly and efficiently. You can rely on us during the time of your need, and our professionals make sure that you are 100% satisfied.

Here At SERVPRO, we have a team of IICRC certified expert technicians who have the experience, knowledge, and skill set to handle any size disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/ Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 today, to schedule an appointment and discuss your restoration needs.

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Remediating Oak Park Flood Damage

12/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Oak Park Flood Damage The primary source of flood damage in Oak Park is the standing water.

Remediating Flood Damage

Too much rainfall can harm every home, and that has certainly been the case for Oak Park this year. If the rain swells streams and creeks, what was minor damage can quickly run into thousands of restoration and replacement costs.

The primary source of flood damage in Oak Park is the standing water. The longer it stays in place means higher restoration costs. Removing it lowers the costs, but it does not eliminate them. SERVPRO restoration teams do that by removing all moisture from the structure, the property inside, and the air inside the home. To lower the humidity, our technicians have two system options: Closed or Open.

The Closed system is usually the best choice for smaller homes. We seal the affected rooms from the outside air and the rest of the house. In most cases, we can cover all entry and exit points with plastic sheeting. The machine we use here is a dehumidifier. Depending on how high the moisture content is, each one we put in place can draw up to 25 gallons of water from the air each day. If the heating system is available, we slowly increase the temperature, so we do not inadvertently increase the humidity.

The Open system is the SERVPRO preferred method for larger homes and commercial facilities. We open up the doors and windows and use air movers to force warm, dry air throughout the home. At the same time, we place large fans at the entrances and exits to draw out the cooler, damp air inside the house. To effectively use the Open system, we need higher temperatures and lower humidity levels outside the home. That limits our use to the warmer months of the year.

The Open system works faster than the Closed option, but it does have certain drawbacks. We need more technicians to monitor the additional equipment and keep an eye on the home since it is more vulnerable to vandalism and theft. If the weather turns bad suddenly, as it occasionally does in Minnesota, we have to either stop operations or change to the Closed option.

Remediating flood damage in your home only starts with pumping out the water. Finishing the task and returning your home to its original state requires a professional company. If you us, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 today.

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Keep Your Ham Lake Home Fire Free for the Holidays

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Keep Your Ham Lake Home Fire Free for the Holidays Make sure any lights strung on your tree or in your home are in good condition with no frayed wires.

SERVPRO’s Tips to Prevent Fire Damage During the Holiday Season

As we cozy-up in the colder months, planning abounds for the Ham Lake holidays. One thing not on most to-do lists is to recover after a fire. Unfortunately, winter time and the hustle and bustle of festivities contribute to an elevated fire risk. If your list expands to include home fire recovery, we are ready to help.

Holiday decor, including the light-strung natural Christmas tree, is a frequent cause of fire damage in Ham Lake. Add some fragrant candles, and a feast of foods simmering and roasting in the kitchen to increase the fire risk even higher. We are often called to respond to a fire over the holidays caused by a tipped candle, neglected stovetop, or dehydrated holiday tree. A few common sense tips can preserve this time for family and fellowship rather than visits from the fire department and our fire damage team.

Avoid a blazing pine tree by cutting off the end and making sure that you keep it well-watered during the season. Be certain that any lights you wrap around the tiers of branches are in good repair, with no frayed wires. Always unplug the tree when you leave your home or go to bed. Keep the tree away from other sources of light or heat like space heaters or candles, and watch that pets or children do not knock it over.

Keep glowing candles safe by supervising their use and taking care not to position them near draperies or other flammable materials. Candles need to be burned only when they are firmly ensconced in a fireproof holder and kept away from high traffic areas where they could be tipped over. Placing the matches or lighters used to ignite their flames in a place where curious kids cannot reach is also a way to prevent an accidental home fire.

Kitchen fires are the most common cause of home fire events year-round, and the holidays just add to the risk by increasing the chance that the cook gets distracted and a fire results. Time pressures, and the sheer volume of burners, ovens, broilers, and plugged-in appliances all contribute to the higher fire threat when cooking for a crowd.

In the event that your best efforts to avoid a home fire during the holidays fail, SERVPRO is the answer for fast and professional restoration services. Thorough cleaning, surface recovery and repair, and expert deodorization are the hallmarks of our response. You can rely on our fast response and commitment to undertake the many tasks necessary with a high level of skill and years of experience.

If an accidental blaze does occur, SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County awaits your call for help 365 days of the year. Contact us at (763) 712-9712 for a speedy delivery of quality fire damage remediation.

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Get the Help You Need to Address Water Damage in Your Andover Area Hotel, Today

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Get the Help You Need to Address Water Damage in Your Andover Area Hotel, Today Water damage can be difficult to handle without the proper training and equipment, call SERVPRO to thoroughly mitigate water damage in your hotel.

Rely on SERVPRO to Fully Restore Your Business after Water Damage

When you experience water damage in your Andover area hotel, a variety of problems may exist that onsite maintenance crews do not know how to handle correctly. Without the right equipment, experience, and resources, your building can suffer significant damages.

If you are a hotel owner in the Andover area and find yourself dealing with water damage on your property, call a professional water damage mitigation specialist, today. Whether you have a small leak in your roof, broken pipes, or a significant flood, you can benefit from quality restoration services.

At SERVPRO, our technicians understand how water can advance into hidden areas, making it impossible to repair all damage without advanced knowledge. We have years of experience handling this type of situation and provide you with excellent water mitigation services that help reduce any costs associated with your restoration.

SERVPRO has access to infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers that make locating and reducing water levels easier. We also have water extractors of all shapes and sizes and technicians trained in a variety of advanced methods that help speed the entire drying process along. 

SERVPRO provides you with full-service solutions to any problems that may occur. We handle everything from malfunctions of your fire suppression system to faulty appliances. Our goal is to provide you with quality services that meet or exceed your expectations while also helping you keep your hotel doors open while repairs are underway. 

We have a fully stocked Green Fleet and expertly trained technicians ready to deploy 24/7, 365, including holidays. Our technicians are, Faster To Any Size Disaster and take pride in providing our local community with expert water damage mitigation services they can trust. 

You never have to schedule or call another company for help. Our technicians are qualified to perform any repairs, replacement, or rebuilds on your property and follow strict guidelines to ensure your safety and the safety of your quests. 

Contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County anytime, day or night. We deliver quality results you deserve in a timely, efficient manner. Get the most out of cleanup and restoration services available in your area, today. (763) 712-9712

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