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The Ultimate Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Anoka 

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Ultimate Guide to Fire Damage Remediation in Anoka  Fire damage can leave a lot of residue and smoke odors. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Tips for Eliminating Odors After Fire Damage in an Anoka Home

The flames of a fire can cause irreversible harm to the structural materials and personal items in your property. However, the destructive power of fires extends beyond the flames themselves. After extinguishing a fire, the potential for damage is still present because lingering by-products of the fire can harm your property and possessions. The particles of smoke attach themselves to surfaces and become embedded in porous materials such as carpeting, clothing, and paint.

Odors also accompany the smoke and they can linger in your property for many days, weeks or months, compromising indoor air quality and the health of the occupants. If your Anoka residence has fire damage, it is also critical to take immediate action to remove the smoke and its odor. Some things you can do to remove smoke odors from your house include:

  • Airing out your home
  • Using positive pressure ventilation by placing fans in your home
  • Cleaning porous items in your property like upholstery, fabrics, and carpeting thoroughly
  • Opening all doors and windows
  • Repainting your home

Odors may still linger after taking the steps above because smoke particles require specialized cleaning methods. You can enlist professional odor removal services from SERVPRO. Our Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) have the equipment and expertise to clean up the affected structures and contents and eliminate smoke odors. Soot from a fire can contain chemicals and acids that can destroy fabrics further. We can use heavy duty vacuums to remove soot from floors and walls to prevent it from staining or damaging the structures further.

To deal with smoke odors, we can spray deodorizing agents directly onto visible smoke residues. These agents form a barrier that stops or minimizes the evaporation process, preventing odors from transforming into a vapor. The vapor is what you smell. If odor particles are already in the air, our technicians can block them using deodorant vapors or counteragents because they comprise a stronger, more pleasing odor that overcomes smoke scents.

Our SERVPRO OCTs can also use thermal foggers to deal with smoke damage. This deodorization process disperses deodorant droplets similar to how smoke spreads using pressurized force. Thermal fogging is ideal for lessening smoke scents in large areas.

When in need of smoke odor removal services in your property, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 for help. We can eradicate the odor to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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How Our Flood Damage Specialists Deal With Foul Odors In Your Anoka Home

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Flood Damage Specialists Deal With Foul Odors In Your Anoka Home You can reach us 24/7 at (763) 712-9712.

How To Combat Smells After Flood Damage In Your Anoka Residence

Flooding often occurs because of huge storms like hurricanes, but it can also happen after a small, localized event like a typical afternoon thunderstorm. If your house has existing damage like a broken window or missing shingles, large volumes of water can get into it, leading to costly destruction in its interiors. The water can ruin the ceiling, walls, flooring, and furniture, among other belongings in your home.

After a flood damages your Anoka home, you may also have to deal with foul odors. Floodwaters usually leave bad odors behind because they may contain sewage, freshly turned over mud, rotting plants, pesticides, animal droppings, and landscaping chemicals. The odors can remain in your house for weeks or months afterward, even after you have cleaned up the flooded areas.

Professional deodorization and restoration is the ideal way to combat the odors and ensure that they do not return. SERVPRO franchise experts have the equipment and expertise required to deal with the aftermath of a flood and eliminate the foul odor to make it “Like it never even happened.”

To deal with odors, it is critical to dry all parts of your property. Odors usually occur when wet materials are not completely dry. Our Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASD) can use air moving and dehumidifying equipment to dry out any moisture we find in your house. Our technicians can also locate and remove other things that may be causing the odor such as:

• Dead organisms
• Trash
• Mold
• Dirt
• Porous furnishings

Since the odors may be coming from multiple sources, we use multiple deodorizing agents to eliminate them. For instance, we can use disinfectants and sanitizers to disinfect the affected area. Disinfecting the areas where the smell is emanating from can remove it without leaving traces of the scent behind. Our technicians can also use paring agents, which are products that combine with odor particles and cause them to fall into the surfaces being cleaned. Our SERVPRO crew may also use a hydroxyl generator to tackle the foul odors. This machine is safe to use in occupied areas for deodorization purposes.

When in need of odor removal services after a flood damages your house, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County for help. With years of experience, our technicians can eliminate the lingering odors effectively. You can reach us 24/7 at (763) 712-9712.

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Let The Professionals Handle Fire Damage Remediation in Coon Rapids

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let The Professionals Handle Fire Damage Remediation in Coon Rapids Sometimes a nice fire in the living room can get completely out of hand. Contact SERVPRO today for all fire damage remediation needs.

Fire Damage in Your Coon Rapids Residence Could Call for Removal of Charred Materials and Contents 

Statistics show that 60% of fires in Minnesota originate in the kitchen. A fire can start in the kitchen of your Coon Rapids home if a person gets distracted and leaves cooking pans and pots untended. Another common source of fires is flammable liquids like denatured alcohol and gasoline. Seeing fire damage your house and belongings can be devastating. 

After such a loss, encouragement comes from having the support and clear guidance in salvaging most possessions, cleaning up your property and removing odors effectively. When there’s fire damage in your Coon Rapids residence, the Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) at SERVPRO can help you return your property to its normal condition quickly. 

A fire can use the contents in your house as fuel and keep burning for many hours. It can ruin clothing, furniture, appliances, and electronics. We can inspect the contents to determine which ones are salvageable and which ones are not. Our technicians can take the salvageable contents to our facilities for thorough cleaning and deodorization before returning them to your home. 

Fire can also ruin building materials like drywall, flooring, and tiles, among others. We can remove damaged, burned and contaminated materials that cannot be cleaned economically like wet drywall, upholstered furniture, and carpeting and dispose of them. Removing and washing carpets is not always possible, especially if the fire is serious. If an indoor fire affects drywall, it is vital to remove it and check the wooden structure inside. We can inspect the wooden studs to determine if the charring is severe and if that is the case, we can remove them. Fire may also ruin a ceiling, cooling ductwork and insulation. Our technicians can remove such materials to pave the way for their replacement and restoration of your home. Removing damaged contents and materials also provides a safer environment for our technicians to restore the house. 

The other damage that’s hard to deal with after a fire is smoke odors. Many products only mask the smell for brief periods and it can remain in the fabric, upholstery, and walls. Several factors influence the severity of the smoke odor, including the size of the fire, length of exposure, materials that have burned and the size of the affected rooms. Our SERVPRO technicians can neutralize real odors while addressing imaginary odors. We have a robust selection of equipment and products specifically designed to remove stubborn odors such as; 

  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers
  • Thermal foggers
  • Ozone machines
  • HEPA and Charcoal Filtration Systems
  • Pellets-deodorizers 

Our restorers are equipped to remove all kinds of residues and odors even in tough post-fire jobs. We respond to the various challenges created when smoke odors and residues affect different materials and surfaces. 

When a fire incident happens in your Anoka, Andover or Columbia Heights home, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County for help. You can reach us at (763) 712-9712 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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How to Remove Water From Coon Rapids Homes

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Remove Water From Coon Rapids Homes Quickly removing water from hardwood floors is imperative to prevent damage. Call SERVPRO for fast water extraction.

Water Removal Methods and Actions For Coon Rapids Homes 

Despite the recent spring rains and other unusual weather, Coon Rapids residents know that the far higher risk to their homes is far more mundane and less noticeable. A leaking water tank or a split pipe can send hundreds of gallons across the kitchen, bathroom, or basement floors. Quickly getting it out can be the difference between a day of drying out a home versus days, or even a week, of restoring the soaked property and throwing out items too damaged for repair. 

For rapid water removal in Coon Rapids homes, SERVPRO response teams bring an extensive inventory of skills and equipment for the job. They can clear the water from many homes in a day and begin drying property almost as quickly. 

If the water inside is about ankle-high or more, technicians start with an industrial grade pump. Each one can rapidly remove water from any room. If it is in a basement, they increase the rate of speed and vacuum to rapidly clear the room so other team members can get in and remove property for drying or disposal. 

Once the water level is down to just above the surface, SERVPRO team members switch to extraction wands for carpets and wood floors. Operators can adjust the rates to avoid damaging carpet fibers or splintering floorboards. They can also carefully apply heat to speed up the drying process. For concrete floors or linoleum, technicians use long-handled squeegees to push the water off the surface and out the nearest exit. 

Regardless of which removal tool they use, the next step is to dry the floor thoroughly. For carpets, this means rolling them up and removing the pad underneath. Pads quickly deteriorate once soaked, so it is faster and cheaper to replace them instead of attempting restoration. Team members install air movers and fans to force warm, dry air over the surface while drawing off the damp air and directing it outside. Once completely dry, technicians install a new pad and then unroll the carpet. If it is still damp, they continue using the air movers and fans to dry it before stretching it back in place. 

They use the same method to dry the other types of floors. For wood floors, team members carefully monitor efforts to prevent cracking or splitting floorboards. 

At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County, every potential customer is also a neighbor, and we treat each home accordingly. Should you have unwanted water in your home, or a squishy carpet, call us today at (763) 712-9712 to schedule an inspection or a service visit.

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If Your Self-Storage Facility In Coon Rapids Is Plagued By Water Damage, Our Crew Can Help!

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial If Your Self-Storage Facility In Coon Rapids Is Plagued By Water Damage, Our Crew Can Help! Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 to help mitigate the loss.

Challenges That Complicate Commercial Water Damage In Coon Rapids Self-Storage Facilities

If you run a self-storage facility, the risk water damage presents extend beyond the interruption of your regular operations. Since people store items with all sorts of value, ranging from rare items to regular items with sentimental value, any damage incurred might be hard to compensate. Such an incident can, therefore, strike a significant blow to your business. Our professional water damage restoration services can help save your customers' valuables, maintaining a favorable reputation for your storage facility.

Commercial water damage in Coon Rapids self-storage facilities can happen in several ways. Leaks from the roof or other breaches in the outer walls of the facility can let in rainwater. A burst plumbing line or a faulty air conditioning unit can also release water into unwanted areas of the facility. With the assembly of several locked units in a facility, locating the source of the leak or the extent of the damage can be a problem. Our SERVPRO technicians can use thermal cameras to check for wet areas behind walls establishing the extent of damage conveniently.

Passage of time amplifies the effects of water loss, so fast action is necessary. The segmentation of a self-storage facility can slow down water removal even with the use of sophisticated extractors leading to more losses. Our SERVPRO teams have access to several units of extraction equipment, allowing us to remove water from several areas simultaneously.

Even minimal exposure to water ruins books and other paper documents easily through ink smudges and other forms of material deterioration. The effect on electronics, on the other hand, might not be apparent immediately, but exposure can lead to corrosion of circuits, making them inoperable in the future. Our SERVPRO CDS, Commercial Drying Specialists, take different measures to save such items owned by your clients or are part of your record keeping system. We freeze any wet documents to prevent further deterioration and then use sublimation to dry them. For electronics, we ensure they do not cool to the dew point to prevent corrosion.

Water loss incidents pose a grave threat to self-storage facilities in Anoka, Andover, and Columbia Heights. Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 to help mitigate the loss. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Dodge Flooding Issues In Your Anoka Home With Help From Our Experts!

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dodge Flooding Issues In Your Anoka Home With Help From Our Experts! SERVPRO can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on repairs and restorations after flood damage strikes your home.

Avoid Problems Later By Handling Anoka Flood Damage Now

Sometimes, light flood damage may seem easy to deal with or benign. Seeing the situation right after a storm rolls through may paint an inaccurate picture of a mostly unharmed and slightly wet interior of your home. However, many of the worst problems associated with flood damage come days or weeks after the accident, and these problems can cost thousands of dollars to reverse and repair. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster to make sure that we can mitigate as much damage as possible while setting up a recovery plan to avoid these major consequences.

Foul Odors
Depending on how much flood damage hit your Anoka home and how clean the water was, your home may be completely odorless during and right after the disaster. However, as time goes on, odors are likely to form and pervade throughout the house. Drying water quickly helps to avoid most bad smells associated with flood damage, but when odors still creep their way into your home, SERVPRO technicians use heavy-duty thermal fogging machines to provide an extensive and thorough odor removal treatment for the entire structure.

Warped Carpeting and Floorboards
Most flooring materials do not start to bend and warp when they get wet. However, once these soaked materials start to dry out, they can bend and twist into uneven and unsightly shapes. Depending on the situation, we may need to replace some flood-damaged flooring materials, especially when the floodwaters may have been unclean. When possible, however, we can apply several restorative treatments to save the materials of your home.

Structural Damage
Some floods can cause damage to the foundation and supporting elements of your home. These issues can be challenging to detect and predict early on but may cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair later. A professional damage restoration job helps to ensure that critical structural elements of your home stay monitored and free of damage after a flood.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on repairs and restorations after flood damage strikes your home. Call us 24/7 at (763) 712-9712.

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Revolutionize Fire Damage Remediation in Your Minneapolis Home

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Revolutionize Fire Damage Remediation in Your Minneapolis Home Kitchen fires happen and can cause serious fire damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Fire Damage Experts In Minneapolis Talk About Kitchen Blazes

One of the most common ways something ignites fire inside your Minneapolis home is from kitchen accidents. If the food you are cooking burns, it is possible that extensive fire damage can result. Leaving the kitchen while you are cooking is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Food can burn, or a grease fire can ignite very quickly, and if you are not in the kitchen when it occurs, then it could get out of hand and cause a large blaze. Once multiple things burn inside your kitchen, it could become necessary to call in a professional fire damage company such as SERVPRO.

If the source of the blaze is the grease that got too hot while cooking, the flames can get large very quickly. Grease burning can cause excessive fire damage to your Minneapolis home in a matter of minutes. If you try to put out the blaze with water, the flames can get bigger, and the inferno can grow quickly. The best way to extinguish the inferno when cooking grease is the fuel is to smother the fire with baking soda or a fire extinguisher. Water clashes with the flames and causes them to grow so something must be done to cut out the burn's oxygen.

Once the fire is completely extinguished, then it is time to call in our SERVPRO experts. We can arrive promptly and quickly begin assessing the situation. We first go through your house and determine whether the area is safe for you and our staff. If we notice any potential hazards, we take steps to mitigate the problem so that no danger exists.

Once the work area is deemed safe, we then inspect your entire structure for smoke and fire-related issues. This includes going through your home and taking swipe tests to see how far smoke damage could have spread. We then bring a test cleaning kit that we can use to determine which chemicals will clean various surfaces the best.

If you ever have something burn inside your kitchen, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 seven days a week.

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When It Comes To Flood Damage Restoration In Anoka, We Are Your Best Option!

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When It Comes To Flood Damage Restoration In Anoka, We Are Your Best Option! For the complete restoration of flood-damaged property, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 to help.

Concluding Restoration Of Flood Damage In Anoka Is Easier With Professional Assistance

Floods leave considerable damages in the affected property including soiling and structural issues when building materials absorb water. Taking immediate steps to remedy the problem should restore the preloss state. However, in the haste to fix the problem, it is possible to leave some issues unaddressed leading to secondary damages or repetition of some tasks. We offer professional flood damage mitigation in Anoka helping homeowners avoid such outcomes.

Proper extraction of water helps when fixing flood damage in Anoka since floodwaters easily migrate to different sections of the property. Some of the water flows out as the floods recede and it is easy to extract the standing water. However, some water remains trapped in cavities like cabinets, walls and other parts of the structure, which can cause rotting, mold and other secondary problems. Our SERVPRO technicians use state of the art equipment such as injectidry systems and drying mats to remove water trapped in cavities. We also open up such spaces by making flood cuts or drilling vent holes to release water or reach wet materials.

Thoroughly cleaning up of areas soiled by the flooding is an integral part of the restoration process. Since floodwaters deposit mud, silt and other debris in the affected property, cleaning can take longer than you would expect. Our SERVPRO technicians use shovels and other simple tools to remove silt and mud. We then use pressure washers, scrubbers, buffers and polishing machines to clean and finish surfaces ensuring the property attains sanitary levels.

Thorough drying of flood-damaged properties helps complete the restoration process. However, it is possible to leave traces of moisture in wet materials necessitating further mitigation steps in the future. Our SERVPRO technicians use different moisture detection equipment to check moisture levels. We use moisture sensors with probes to establish the presence of moisture and moisture sensors to check changes in moisture levels during drying. FLIR thermal cameras also help us check for wetness in concealed areas ensuring thorough drying.

For the complete restoration of flood-damaged property, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 to help. We are available 24/7.

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Your Anoka Home Can Be Restored By Our Water Damage Specialists

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Anoka Home Can Be Restored By Our Water Damage Specialists Give us a call right away by dialing (763) 712-9712, and we can get to you quickly to fix the issue and get your home dry and safe again.

Water Damage Restoration In Your Anoka Home

There is not much worse than going down the stairs in your Anoka home and stepping down onto a wet floor where you expected a dry floor. Thousands experience water damage in their homes, whether it was from an overflowing toilet, a broken water heater, or a busted pipe. A water damage emergency can cost you in more than one way, so preventing it is your best option. There are tools and tips you can take heed of to help you avoid a disaster.

When water damage has occurred in your Anoka home already, the help of a professional remediation company is needed to clean up the mess properly. SERVPRO staff is trained and equipped to handle these situations, are We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

The first thing you need to do during an emergency is to stop the flow of water. After you have found what is leaking, shut the water off to that appliance. If you are not sure, shut the water off to your entire home. You should then turn off the electricity at the fuse box. If you cannot get to it without wading in the water, stay out of the wet areas and call an electrician. Do what you can to document the damage for the insurance company.

Each water damage restoration job is different, so SERVPRO techs are careful when we enter each home to assess the damages. Some things we check for depending on the situation is looking at ceilings if affected to make sure they are not sagging. If they are, that means there is trapped water, and we need to punch weep holes to let it escape. We also make sure that light fixtures do not contain water. If they do, we do not turn them on.

Any other electrical hazards are checked for, and we look to see that electrical cords on our equipment are not damaged. We tape down cords or zip tie them together as we work so that no one trips over them. We check for any mold growth as we clean and restore your home as well.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County is available whenever you need us after a water damage emergency in your home in New Brighton, St. Paul, or Arden Hills. Give us a call right away by dialing (763) 712-9712, and we can get to you quickly to fix the issue and get your home dry and safe again.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Coon Rapids Fire Restoration

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Coon Rapids Fire Restoration We will are available 24/7 to restore your home after a fire. We arrive quickly with the necessary equipment, expertise and experience.

Cleaning Up Fire Damaged Belongings is a Huge Help for Affected Families in Coon Rapids

Restoring belongings that became covered in soot and sticky residue during a fire in Coon Rapids can become a real messy situation for homeowners who attempt to carry out the work themselves. Many times, people try to do this to save some money, but many of those who try this often find that the number of items covered in grime poses too much of a task.

SERVPRO can help clean up items in Coon Rapids affected by the smoke and soot deposits caused by fire damage. Our in-house cleaning agents remove soiling, including the heaviest grime, from textured items, glossy finishes, and other materials that would seem impossible with just regular degreasing soaps found at local hardware stores.

We cannot safely wash many objects found in your home that now have layers of soot on them with water-based products. Exposure to water could cause additional damage. Some items can withstand slight exposure to water. For these, we use other methods that do not rely on the heavy use of water.

Powders can work wonders for some items that might sustain damage if we used water or other liquids to clean them. These specially formulated powders absorb the grime fire damage leaves behind, allowing us to vacuum the powder and the absorbed soot in one step. Odors become diminished, as well, making it easier to deodorize these belongings later, more completely.

Other items, such as upholstery or cushions, can sustain higher levels of moisture as long as they do not become saturated. Foaming agents can remove soot and other soiling from these surfaces and make them like they looked and smelled before the fire.

When different items in your home hold sentimental value for you or other family members, we ask that you point these out to us. We can provide them with additional cleaning care and concentrate on their restoration. We aim to help your family's recovery after a fire, but we need your input to do this for you.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County works in Andover, Ham Lake, and Arden Hills, helping families recover memories and other important and valuable personal items after fire damage occurs. Call us at (763) 712-9712, 24/7, any day you need restoration specialists.

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