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We Have The Extensive Training To Get You Back In Business After A Flood In Anoka

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Have The Extensive Training To Get You Back In Business After A Flood In Anoka We have commercial equipment necessary to handle the disaster when it strikes your business. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Get Back to Business Faster using our Commercial Flood Damage Service in Anoka

In extreme weather conditions, it is not uncommon for heavy rainfall to cause road overflows. These can be particularly damaging to warehouses which tend to hold stock predominantly on the first floor as well as having limited insulation or protective exterior. Flooded areas usually have power shutoff as a safety precaution, and you may have to close the warehouse resulting in a loss of revenue temporarily. Getting back to business as quickly as possible begins with a call to our emergency line.

The scale and breadth of commercial flood damage in Anoka properties vary but having one service that can cater to any size disaster is an essential tool. SERVPRO has crew chiefs with extensive experience in removing excess quantities of water as well as performing emergency services. We can send a team led by a dedicated project manager to your site immediately upon receiving notification of loss.

On arrival, the first thing we can do is to restore power to the property as well as perform emergency board ups. Board ups can prevent theft and limit loss for commercial properties significantly; particularly if access doors or first-floor windows are damaged by fast-moving floodwaters. In severe cases, we can prepare the site for third-party general contractors to enter and work in a safe environment.

Mitigating loss is at the forefront of what we do at SERVPRO. Once we are satisfied that no further damage is likely, we can begin work removing water as well as any stock, equipment or furniture from the flood zone. A primary method for removing substantial amounts of water is gas-powered submersible pumps. These are fed directly into an open sewer point meaning they can remove a practically limitless amount of water.

Once excess water is removed the next step is to ensure the humidity levels are controlled which can prevent further flood damages later down the line. In an open system, we can merely air the warehouse replacing humid air with drier outside air. During the winter months, a closed system can be created by placing physical barriers then using a combination of rapid air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers.

If your commercial property sustains damages, contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 today.

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Your Dishwasher Can Spell Big Water Damage Trouble For Your Andover Home

3/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Your Dishwasher Can Spell Big Water Damage Trouble For Your Andover Home If your dishwasher ever breaks and leaks water, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712.

Water Damage Experts In Andover Talk About Issues With Dishwashers

Any house in Andover is at risk for plumbing failures since it is the most common type of residential insurance claim. If your plumbing system fails, you could be forced to seek help from a professional water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Plumbing system malfunctions can mean several things including leaks from faulty connections or cracks in water pipes. Moisture can also leak from appliances or the pipes leading to them. For example, if the connection between your dishwasher and the pipe running to hit fails, then moisture can spray out causing you extensive water damage.

Your dishwasher has both clean water and wastewater running from it giving it two different sources that could malfunction. If pipes running to your dishwasher break or moisture spills out from the appliance itself, it is likely that water damage in your Andover residence takes place. Since most dishwashers sit inside your kitchen cabinets, moistures leaking out from the machines can cause several issues to your kitchen's building materials. If your cabinets get saturated, mold growth can become a problem. The flooring underneath your dishwasher can also get wet which can cause structural integrity issues.

Depending on which type of water spills out of your appliance, our SERVPRO technicians can use different techniques. If the source is clean water, it is likely that most building materials can get dried out without having to remove and replace items. However, if the moisture leaking from your dishwasher comes from the machine's drain, then the water could be contaminated. When this happens, many materials could get removed and replaced. If the subfloor underneath the dishwasher gets wet by grey water sources, then it is necessary to dry out the wooden materials inside the dishwasher's cavity.

After all of the wooden materials get dried out, we spray the affected items with specialized sealant paint. Any other objects that came into contact with grey water get cleaned with antibacterial chemicals. If your dishwasher ever breaks and leaks water, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712.

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Water Damage Services You Can Rely On In Coon Rapids

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage Services You Can Rely On In Coon Rapids As a hotel manager, you should understand how important it is to seek professional help when a hotel room or your entire building floods.

Water Damage Restoration Services

As a hotel manager or property owner, you should understand how important it is to seek professional help when a hotel room or your entire building floods. With the sheer amount of water sources on your property, the problem could come from anywhere.  
 
This type of service often exceeds the ability of regular janitorial staff in your Coon Rapids hotel. You cannot prevent water damage by utilizing wet/dry shop vacuums, or carpet drying equipment. Water still makes its way through walls, under baseboards or molding, penetrates carpeting, sub floors, and causes damage to rooms below, making time a major factor in the successful recovery of items exposed to water damage of any type found on your property.
 
Having a pre-existing relationship with a company, like SERVPRO can help you obtain the support you deserve when disaster strikes. Our water mitigation services involve reducing or preventing the amount of water damage you experience. By making fast, appropriate decisions concerning the type of water exposure found on your property. We can prevent additional damages from forming, including issues caused by mold and other biohazards that can develop over time.  
 
SERVPRO technicians maintain IICRC certifications specific to water extraction, cleaning, and deodorization methods necessary to restore your building and its contents to a condition that, most times, exceeds customer expectations. We work hard to produce quality results for clients just like you and help keep your operation running, protecting guests from exposure as we perform our services.
 
SERVPRO has access to a variety of industrial-grade moisture detection, water extraction, air moving, and drying equipment that helps speed up the entire process. With extractors of various sizes and attachments for specialty situations, no amount of water escapes our grasp. We manage your entire restoration from beginning to end, allowing you the time necessary to focus on guests rather than micro-manage workers on site.  
 
We make it a point to respond to your initial call with the right amount of highly trained support and equipment, using advanced technology and 24-hour emergency services designed to meet your every need. Whether you have a flood or a single room experiencing water exposure, we want to be the company that you call. When disaster strikes, contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County. We can make your water damage problems disappear, “Like it never even happened.” (763) 712-9712.

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The Basic Deodorization Procedures Used to Repair Fire Damage in Ham Lake Properties

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Basic Deodorization Procedures Used to Repair Fire Damage in Ham Lake Properties Our technicians can help you with fire and smoke damage. Call right after the firefighters leave for best results with remediation and odor removal.

Fire Damage and Smoke Odors go Hand in Hand After a Fire Incident in Your Home

Fire is a very destructive element that can significantly set back the homeowner financially. Indeed, many have been left broke and even homeless after a devastating fire breaks out. Fire emergencies can occur from a gas leakage, careless smoking, short circuiting, kitchen fire, and candle or heater, among other factors. When this happens, it can leave undesirable odors lingering.
 
If you are a victim of a fire disaster, SERVPRO can respond quickly to neutralize the situation. Our highly skilled technicians have industry leading deodorization solutions to counteract fire damage odors in your Ham Lake property. The basic deodorization procedures are as follows:
 
1. Eliminating the odor source and debris
On arrival at the site of the fire damage, our technicians locate the odor source and remove it completely. This option is often more preferable than trying to deodorize the source – for instance in the case of a dead animal. We also extract charred structural materials before initiating the deodorization process. This is because the debris can continue producing smoke odors even long after deodorization.

2. Cleaning the surfaces with odor-causing residues
Thorough cleaning is also necessary to get rid of small particles that may continue generating odors after deodorization. Some of the surfaces that need particular attention include ceilings, cabinets, vent filters, vent hood, walls, countertops, and the stove. Our fire damage responders inspect all rooms to determine the extent of the odors before proceeding. In some cases, we may need to clean the entire building and its contents to remove the smoke odors.
 
3. Recreating the conditions that allowed odor penetration,
SERVPRO technicians do not leave anything to chance. To trace the odors to their source, we may need to recreate the conditions that facilitated their penetration. In the case of smoke odor, for instance, we spray a deodorizing “smoke” that follows the original path of the odors. If urine is the source of the problem, we use deodorizers (digesters, neutralizers, and sanitizers). Sometimes the odors can be distributed in several ways, for example through air currents. In this case, we apply multiple methods of deodorization.
 
4. Sealing surfaces exposed to malodors
If the situation is severe, SERVPRO technicians may have to seal the surfaces exposed to malodors. Our fire damage restoration experts can determine whether the problem is too impractical for deodorization. If so, we use two effective sealing techniques: sealing unreachable duct surfaces in the air-handling system and painting the walls.
 
These are some of the many steps we take to ensure that your property is free of toxic odors. As a locally owned and operated company, SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County can respond quickly to your fire emergency. Call us today at (763) 712-9712.

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Challenges of Andover Mold Damage in the Winter

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Challenges of Andover Mold Damage in the Winter If you are dealing with mold damage in your home, don't stress because SERVPRO can remediate the mess!

Mold Damage in Andover Can Still Occur in the Winter Months 


While mold is most likely to grow in the summer months, it can still cause problems in the winter, especially if a summertime infestation has been allowed to persist into colder conditions. As the weather gets colder, our approach to mold damage changes to accommodate shifting conditions and new impediments. An Andover mold damage case in January might be even tougher for SERVPRO to root out than a fast-growing colony in warmer conditions. Here are a few of the challenges we may face when dealing with mold in the winter.

Frozen Colonies

Mold damage in Andover homes typically occurs around a source of liquid water. Whether this is a puddle, drip, or soak, this source of water is liable to freeze once temperatures get cold enough, potentially frosting any mold feeding off of it. While this is usually very effective in stopping growth, it also makes the colony harder to remove and does not permanently kill off most species of spores. Our line of mold treatments makes sure that once conditions thaw, mold does not return with a reinvigorated fury in your home.

Challenging Conditions

Because of mold's proclivity for water, it often only becomes a problem when precipitation is the heaviest. Unfortunately, in the winter months, this can be in very snowy or blizzard conditions, making it difficult for us to respond to and treat mold damage in your home. However, as soon as conditions allow, SERVPRO is ready and waiting to help local residents with any difficulties that may arise out of the inclement weather.

Hardy Species

Some species of mold are much more common in winter months than others, and these are often the hardiest of the bunch. Mold that can withstand freezing temperatures is typically highly resistant to other forms of treatment, as well, making it a challenge for less-well-equipped companies. SERVPRO stocks a full retinue of mold treatment equipment to ensure that any variety of mold can be treated quickly and effectively in any season.

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SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County is ready 24/7 to respond to your mold damage call. If you have found mold in your house, contact us at (763) 712-9712.

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Flooding In Your Coon Rapids Home Can Be A Category 3 Water Loss Situation

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding In Your Coon Rapids Home Can Be A Category 3 Water Loss Situation Give us a call at (763) 712-9712.

Why Flooding Is A Category 3 Water Loss For Coon Rapids Homes

When creeks and streams rise due to heavy rainfall and oversaturation throughout the Coon Rapids region, homes throughout our service area become susceptible to flooding. While this event can prove traumatic enough for many properties, deeming these emergencies as a Category 3 water loss incident requires a unique approach and precautionary measures for professional restoration technicians dispatched to your address following the emergency.

Many homeowners do not realize that flood damages incidents in Coon Rapids can get isolated into three different categories to both assess potential risk but also to determine the actions required to restore the home entirely. With rising bodies of water, the potential for contamination from bacteria, sewage, chemicals, and other substances is high. Natural flooding like this always gets deemed a Category 3, or black water, situation. Recovering your home after an incident like this requires a fast response from our trained SERVPRO professionals.

The first step for our team when we arrive at your home and inspect the property for damages is to set up our extraction equipment. We have various tools and machines that can offer fast extraction solutions to remove this contaminated water quickly from the exposed areas of your home. Once this water has gotten removed, we can assess the spread of the water damage and saturation for materials within the damaged areas to earmark structural elements for necessary demolition.

Materials like drywall and most flooring materials must get removed when exposed to floodwater in a Category 3 loss, and removing these damaged materials gets done carefully to not contaminate unaffected areas of your property throughout the demolition process.

While no homeowner wants to hear about demolition being a requirement to restore their home after a flood, it is the only way to ensure that bacteria and other contaminants do not persist and cause health effects or other concerns for those living in the house. If you experience flooding in your property, you can count on our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County for a fast response and effective mitigation to limit demolition and save you money. Give us a call at (763) 712-9712.

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SERVPRO Says Protect Your Coon Rapids Swelling from Fires with Inspections and Maintenance

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Says Protect Your Coon Rapids Swelling from Fires with Inspections and Maintenance Dryer Fire Got You Down? Call SERVPRO for a Rapid Response in Coons Rapid

Avoiding a Dryer Fire and Damage in Your Coon Rapids Home

Having a washing machine and clothes dryer in your Coon Rapids home is one of the modern conveniences that most homeowners have today. However, it is crucial that you understand some factors about running your dryer that are essential for avoiding a fire in your home. There are homeowners who may not recognize that simple maintenance should be done to keep their families and dwellings safe.
 
If you were unfortunate enough to experience a dryer fire in your Coon Rapids residence, it is an unnerving and scary event, but you need help restoring your home once the fire is out. SERVPRO is a professional restoration company that has the training and experience that you need to get your home back to the way it was before the fire whenever possible. "Like it never even happened."
 
The various restoration services that SERVPRO technicians perform include mitigation to stop further damage from occurring and structural cleaning services to clean and deodorize your structure from damage and odor. We also clean up the contents of your home from smoke residues, sometimes doing this offsite while restoration is done in the home. In more severe cases of fire, structural components also may have to be replaced instead of restored. If the reconstruction and repairs require different skills, we work with other qualified professionals to get the job done.
 
The first factor that can cause a dryer fire is the lint accumulation which happens after each load of laundry is dried. The lint needs to be cleaned out of the trap each time you take your dry clothes out and do not ever run the dryer without the lint filter, as it protects the inner workings of the dryer from collecting lint. The venting system, especially if squeezed against the wall should be inspected to ensure the unobstructed flow of hot air.
 
You should also inspect your ducts regularly, as blocked ducts can cause a fire. Check the ducts once per month to make sure there are no blockages. Some signs that can alert you to this issue are your laundry taking longer to dry, your machine overheating, or the exhaust air failing to exit the vent. Never overload your dryer or leave it running while you are out of the home, either.
 
SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County wants to help you if your home in Arden Hills, St. Paul, or Ham Lake has experienced a fire. Contact us any time you need by dialing (763) 712-9712 so we can make your home safe again for you and your family.

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We Can Restore Your Home In Anoka To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Can Restore Your Home In Anoka To Pre-Damage Condition After A Water Damage Disaster If you have recently dealt with flooding inside your home, no matter how small, call us today!

Drying Anoka Homes After Water Damage

For Anoka residents, a little flooding is a regular event. What many owners do not realize is the broken pipe under the bathroom sink, or the broken pressure release valve on the water heater can be just as costly to a homeowner as any other type of water disaster.

Stopping water damage in Anoka homes means eliminating the moisture trapped inside the structural property. SERVPRO technicians draw devices from an extensive equipment inventory to remove water absorbed into the walls.

Drywall panels can quickly absorb even water that rose up to only an inch or two. If the trapped water remains for too long, affected panels can crumble in place, forcing an expensive removal and replacement of them. To stop this, technicians set up air movers. These devices use warm, dry air to push moisture out of the panels and into the air. To maximize the effect, they can angle the direction of the airflow to force moisture into the air, even directing it towards ceilings if the water came from a leaking, upstairs pipe.

To trap and remove the water out of the air, SERVPRO specialists setup dehumidifiers with the air movers. Depending on the humidity level, or amount of moisture in the air, each machine can remove over 20 gallons of water every 24 hours. Lowering the humidity level also increases evaporation, which helps the air mover function more efficiently.

If there is water trapped in the wall space behind the drywall, technicians remove the floor trim and carefully drill holes into the drywall behind it. After allowing water to drain, they attach a hose to an air mover and force dry air into the wall space to dry it without needing to demolish panels and replace them.

Drying a home is not a quick or inexpensive process. At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County, however, we work quickly to return every home to its owner in a timely and cost-efficient manner. If you have recently dealt with flooding inside your home, no matter how small, call us today at (763) 712-9712. We are here for you.

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Our Technicians Are Trained To Handle Any Mold Damage Disaster That May Occur In Your Andover Home

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Technicians Are Trained To Handle Any Mold Damage Disaster That May Occur In Your Andover Home SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County has highly trained members on every team we send to your home.

Why SERVPRO Training Makes Our Mold Damage Remediation In Andover So Effective

At SERVPRO, mitigating damaged areas in Andover properties and remediating microbial infestations helps keep our community healthy and strong. Having a home that keeps out pests and the elements ensures families enjoy both privacy and security, as well.

Helping owners protect their homes adequately is why SERVPRO technicians study and train to earn IICRC certificates in mold damage remediation in Andover. Above-normal populations of mold can cause health effects in people, in addition to the property damage these microbes so effortlessly create. SERVPRO technicians can help prevent the harm these microorganisms can cause to your home's interior.

To do this most efficiently, we use negative pressure enclosures that assist us in protecting otherwise uncontaminated areas in your house from invasion by spores that mold releases when we begin the remediation process. Scraping mold from surfaces, as well as wiping other areas down, or cutting damaged materials away from non-affected areas can cause spores to enter the air. Mold does this to spread to additional areas.

Our air scrubbers all come equipped with HEPA filters that trap both dust and spores, as well as any microbes themselves that pass through. Inside negative pressure containment structures that we build around the area containing mold, we force these particles through the air scrubber and outside of your home, ensuring anything that does manage to pass through only does so to the outside and never to your home's interior.

We use additional air scrubbers to clean the air of any spores that may already exist in the indoor environment, before our arrival. Our personal protective gear (PPE) also means it is less likely that mold or spores remain attached to us. Eliminating as many possible routes spores can use to travel to other areas of your home keeps reinfestation to a minimum.

Our Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) can also use blasting techniques that eliminate mold from surfaces. These use either baking soda or dry ice in the form of pellets to scrub mold from surfaces. However, dry ice, with its super-low temperatures, means microbes and their spores freeze on contact and die. This protects your home even more while creating less of a mess, as the carbon dioxide (dry ice) quickly dissipates into the air as it reaches room temperature.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County has highly trained members on every team we send to your home. Professionally skilled remediation of mold damage restores your Ham Lake, St Paul, or Arden Hills home, so it's “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (763) 712-9712, 24/7, year-round for highly skilled professionals who care about your family and your home.

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Leaky Roofs And Ice Dams Are Not A Good Combination For Your Home In Andover

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Leaky Roofs And Ice Dams Are Not A Good Combination For Your Home In Andover If you ever notice mold after your roof leaks in the winter, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County!

Mold Damage Experts In Andover Talk About Leaky Roofs And Ice Dams

In the winter time, snow and ice can create problems inside your Andover home. Snow can build up and cause your roofing materials to cave in and create mold damage inside your house. If the ice on your roof gets heavy, it can create a situation where materials get saturated and start to leak. Slow leaks like these can elevate moisture and humidity levels inside your attic crawlspace. When moisture gets high in tight, confined spaces like attics problems with mold damage are likely.

Attics are the home to several microbes that exist naturally. Once moisture levels within organic substances inside your house rise, mold damage mitigation in Andover must occur by a professional contractor like SERVPRO so that the issues do not get worse. Attics are a prime place for fungal development to take place due to the high number of organic materials like your wooden trusses and the paper on the back of your insulation. Humidity levels are already higher in these tight spots than in the living area of your residence. Once a small leak in your roof develops, fungi that you may not be able to see can form.

Ice dams can also form on the edge of your roof and prevent moisture from running off. Sometimes attics are poorly insulated making problems with fungi worse. Once a fungus develops inside your attic, hidden mold can exist on the surfaces of your building materials. After microbes activate the contamination grows in size and starts to release reproductive seed-like spores into the air.

If problems do not get dealt with by a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO immediately, then air quality issues could result. Once your HVAC system gets contaminated mold can start to form in other places inside your residence. Whenever we mitigate problems in attics, we seal off the enclosure so that spores and other harmful particles cannot get released into your building's air flow.

If you ever notice mold after your roof leaks in the winter, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 seven days a week.

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