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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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When Your Coon Rapids Home Suffers Water Damage, You Need To Contact Our Crew!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Your Coon Rapids Home Suffers Water Damage, You Need To Contact Our Crew! Contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 for expert assistance.

Floor Restoration During Water Cleanup For Coon Rapids residents

There are considerations to make when there is excess water in the home. The longer moisture is allowed to sit, the more significant damage it can cause; being absorbed into furnishings, fabrics or wall cavities. For a homeowner, these scenarios can result in much stress as well as time off work trying to remedy the situation. We offer an efficient service that can restore your home and let you get back to your everyday life.

The primary concern for water cleanup in Coon Rapids homes is flooring. Carpets can be up to 50% weaker when wet which makes it very easy for permanent damage to occur when they come into contact with moisture. Carpet padding, the material beneath the fabric of your carpet, breaks down quickly when wet and usually needs to be replaced. SERVPRO technicians can remove the carpet, dry the upper area and dispose of the carpet padding.

For homeowners with hard floors of concrete or tile, SERVPRO adopts a different approach. The most important part of ensuring a hard floor does not cause problems further down the line is measuring the level of moisture beneath the surface, known as the subfloor. A concrete floor, which is naturally porous, can be contaminated by microbes causing mold growth. We can remedy this effect by using vacuums fitted with HEPA filters in combination with an EPA-registered disinfectant; ensuring you avoid expensive secondary issues.

Wooden flooring can warp or buckle after prolonged exposure to moisture. SERVPRO offers a quick call out time to ensure damage can be limited before it requires replacement. Using drying mats which apply suction over a larger surface area can help to draw moisture from hardwood floors and significantly reduce the likelihood of replacement. We can also use Teflon moisture meters to measure the level of moisture absorbed by a wood accurately.

There are many considerations for the restoration of property with only one right answer. Contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 for expert assistance.

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When Snow Melts and Creates Water Damage, SERVPRO Will Be There to Help!

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Snow Melts and Creates Water Damage, SERVPRO Will Be There to Help! Spring is here and the snow has melted, causing an immense amount of water everywhere. Call our SERVPRO team for water restoration help.

Rely on the Professionals for End of Winter Water Removal in Coon Rapids

Snowfall records shattered over the past couple of months, and intense cold retained most of the snowpack in Coon Rapids. As the sun swings higher in the sky, days lengthen, and temperatures rise the meltwater might find its way into your home. When the ground is still frozen, and ice and snow buildup hugs your foundation, you can see early spring flooding into your basement or walkout living area.

An active approach to water removal in Coon Rapids is necessary when over two feet of snow melts rapidly and cannot be absorbed. Waiting for the water to exit on its own into the floor drains risks deterioration of many structural components and increases the possibility of mold growth. Trying to remove the icy water as a DIY project is unrealistic as household wet/dry vacs, mops, and buckets cannot get the water out fast enough.

SERVPRO’s team is ready to begin removing unwanted water immediately after we complete an assessment. Our service vehicles contain the pumps and wanded extractors needed to rid your home of standing water fast. Our IICRC-trained technicians use thermal scanning and moisture meters to locate any hidden water in cinder block cells or behind other structural components. The release of this water might need holes drilled in mortar joints, top-down extraction with extensions, or flood cuts for access.

Once we remove the majority of the water, the focus turns to structural drying. SERVPRO trucks roll out the air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers that pull moisture out of porous materials as vapor. That vapor is condensed or absorbed by evaporative or desiccant dehumidifiers to remove it permanently from your dwelling. Our employees gauge the achievement of drying goals by periodically measuring moisture levels, comparing them to normal readings in non-affected areas of the house.

Previously wet areas receive antimicrobial treatment with EPA-registered agents. SERVPRO takes this step to ensure the inhibition of potential mold growth.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County awaits your request for water removal assessment this spring. Call us at (763) 712-9712 to schedule an evaluation of your unique situation.

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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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