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Employee Spotlight: Andrew Knutson

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Say "Hi!" to Andrew, everyone!

Everyone say "Hello!" to our Reconstruction Project Coordinator, Andrew Knutson! Andrew has been an excellent addition to our rapidly expanding Reconstruction Division.This has been the biggest Q1 in our history and Andrew has done a superb job hopping right into our busy business. He continues to help streamline processes that enable us to run smoother projects for our clients!We're very fortunate to have you, Andrew! 

Learn more about Andrew below!

– Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

My first job was in the library in my hometown. I love books, so I found that job to be very interesting.

– Favorite travel spot?

I really enjoyed Dublin! I hope to go back someday.


– How do you define success?

I think success in pursuit of a goal is excellence. When you set out to achieve a goal, strive for perfection, but settle for excellence.     


– If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

Somebody short enough to fit into a Formula 1 car, anyone driving in F1 today really.


– If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Steve Buscemi


– How has SERVPRO helped you in your career development?

By showing me a clear path forward, SERVPRO is growing rapidly and having the ability to grow with it is an amazing opportunity.


– If you could pick one theme for SERVPRO to turn into a book about the company, what would it be?

Perseverance. We set expectations highly for ourselves and I think it’s important to keep pushing in the right direction all the time in order to meet those expectations.


– If you could switch your job with anyone else within SERVPRO, whose job would you want?

I’d like to swap with Aimee for a while, I’ve always been interested in the sales route.


– What advice do you have for prospective SERVPRO candidates?

Don’t be afraid to admit when you’ve made a mistake, just learn from it, and let it make you better!


– What are 3 words to describe SERVPRO

Hardworking. Teamwork. Fun.


– What do you find the most challenging at SERVPRO?

There are a lot of moving parts, prioritizing tasks is my biggest challenge day-to-day.


– What do you like most about SERVPRO?

The people!


– What drew you to SERVPRO originally? And how has SERVPRO changed since?

The fact that it was a growing business, and still is! I love the opportunity help that growth. I haven’t been here for very long, but I’d like to think that we’ve gotten more efficient in the short time that I’ve been here.


– What has been your favorite project at SERVPRO?

I’ve been fortunate in having been put into a fairly new role. I have enjoyed making it my own and developing the idea of what a project coordinator does.


– What have you gained from working at SERVPRO?

I’ve learned so much about the industry in just a few months, it’s really been a crash course into the insurance and reconstruction world.


– What is on your wish list for the next 10 years with SERVPRO?

I’d love to see how far we can take the RECON division; in 10 years I’d love to see us become the largest RECON division in the country.


– What is the favorite part about working for SERVPRO?

Again, the people. I love coming to work with coworkers that I enjoy being around.


– What is your proudest moment at SERVPRO?

Anytime I’m able to anticipate a problem before it comes up, solving problems before they become problems.


– What is your role at SERVPRO?

Reconstruction Project Coordinator

– Any favorite line from a movie?

Brad Pitt in Inglorious Basterds with a horrible Italian accent – “Gorlami”


– Any random facts you could share with us?

Whales have regional accents and dialects.


– Are you messy or organized?

I like to think I’m pretty organized.


– Best vacation you’ve been to?

Ireland by far!


– Choose your Mr. Men/Little Miss, to describe your work personality? – Your home life personality?

I honestly have no idea what Mr. Men/Little Miss means, but I’m pretty laid back outside of work.


– Describe what you were like at age 10.

I was very adventurous and loved to climb things. I was prone to injuring myself by falling out of a tree.


– Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

I listen to a sailing podcast called “On the Wind Sailing” regularly. That would be the closest thing I’d say.


– Do you have a favorite quote?

 “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together” – Anthony Bourdain


– Do you have an office nickname? What is it?

Not really. Jeff calls me AK, but he has a nickname for everyone.


– Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?

Thankfully, I’ve not been here long enough to do anything profoundly embarrassing. Though I’m sure my time will come.

Advanced Technology

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

The restoration industry has seen significant technological advancements over the years. Our technicians here at SERVPRO have taken full advantage of these advancements through the utilization of the various advanced technologies. In today's blog, we will cover three of our team's favorite advanced technologies that are used to facilitate moisture detection, drying, and sanitation. Read more to learn about infrared cameras, air movers and dehumidifiers, and OSHA-approved cleaning agents!

How do we detect moisture?

Infrared Cameras!

In the event of a water emergency, the first step is to detect water damage, measure the extent of the water damage, and monitor the moisture levels in the affected area(s). Water damage investigation has come a long way! We used advanced technologies, such as infrared cameras, to help expedite the process of detecting water damage. By speeding this up, we can save you from secondary water damage by identifying the location of moisture that is often unseen by the naked eye. Infrared cameras are used to scan locations of moisture inside of flooring, ceilings, and walls that must be extracted to prevent secondary water damage and microbial growth. We don't stop at infrared cameras though! We use hygrometers and sensitive motor detectors that help us measure the saturation level of the moisture.

What do we use for drying?

Air Movers and Dehumidifiers!

After water damage has been identified, it is essential to extract the water immediately! Once any standing water has been extracted, affected area(s) must be thoroughly dried in order to prevent secondary damage and mold. Our technicians facilitate this process by using air movers and dehumidifiers during a water damage emergency. Air movers work to quickly evaporate moisture and dehumidifiers extract water vapor lingering in the air. When used in tandem, our industrial strength air movers and powerful dehumidifiers can protect your property's flooring, walls, and furniture from warping and swelling.

How do we sanitize?

OSHA-Approved Cleaning Agents!

Once the affected areas have been extracted of water and dried completely, the water damaged areas should be cleaned and sanitized. This sanitization process completely eliminates odors and contaminants that could lead to issues in the future. Here at SERVPRO we utilize two different types of cleaning agents: disinfectants and deodorizers. Our disinfection cleaning agents work to prevent the growth of dangerous microbials including mildew, fungi, and other types of bacteria. With the help of our deodorization agents, odors that result from excess moisture are eradicated!

Advanced Technology Gets the Job Done

During an emergency, know that SERVPRO of Coon Rapids Central Anoka County is standing by ready to help restore your property to preloss condition. Call us today at 763-712-9712!

A Trustworthy Restoration Company Near You

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

servpro logo At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we are continuously investing in new technologies to allow us to do a better job for our customers.

For over 20 years, SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County has been helping property owners recover from fire damage, smoke damage, water damage, mold remediation, and various storm damage. We are a full service restoration provider for Coon Rapids, Anoka County, and the greater Twin Cities as a whole. 

Focusing on Our Values

We have built a reputation as one of the premiere restoration companies in the Twin Cities by making a point to emphasize our key values within every job. Need a reminder?

Key Values

  • Honesty
  • Customer Service
  • Whatever It Takes
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Dependable to each other and to our customers

Our team is composed of some of the most educated, experienced, and personable technicians in the state of Minnesota. Don't believe us? Take a look at the raving reviews previous customers have left about our team here.

Advanced Technology

When your property suffers a disaster, you need a company like us who can efficiently assess the damage, clean up during the mitigation process, and rebuild the damage afterwards. Our specialty equipment allows us to perform restoration services and repairs to the highest standards outlined by the IICRC.

Specialized Equipment

  • Moisture Detection
    • Infrared Cameras
    • Moisture Detectors
    • Hygrometers
  • Water Extraction
    • Submersible, gas-powered pumps
    • Truck-mounted extraction units
    • Portable extraction units
  • Drying Equipment
    • Air scrubbers
    • Thermal Foggers
  • Cleaning Agents
    • OSHA-approved deodorization products
    • Anti-microbial treatments

Faster to Any Sized Disaster

Here at SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we do our best to get to your property as soon as possible to begin mitigating damage so that secondary damage is not as drastic. That's why we have a team ready to help 24/7 365 days a year. Each technician has been certified by the IICRC in various respects of restoration and we will ensure the proper people are sent based on what services you may need. When you've suffered water damage from a broken pipe, fire damage from a cooking incident, or storm damage from high winds, give us a call at 763-712-9712 today!

A Smooth Insurance Claim Experience

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

insurance umbrella Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

The last thing that you want to deal with after you have suffered a disaster on your property is worrying about insurance agents and contractors. For this reason, our team ensures that the claim process is as stress-free as possible. 

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County will help make it "Like it never even happened." That way, you and your family or business can get back to what is important.

Smooth Out the Process

We understand that the insurance process can be difficult. Our goal is to smooth that process out for you and make sure you understand what is happening throughout the whole process.

Documentation

By creating thorough visual and written documentation of the damage to your home or business, your insurance agent will have less questions on the work that was completed.

We document the condition of each item that we remove from the property for cleaning or storage. This process will make it clear to your adjuster what items were affected by the disaster.

Direct Communication

Our technicians and job file coordinators will gather the contact information of your insurer and contact them directly. Throughout all of the communication, you will be notified of any changes that may occur.

Our job file coordinators have been trained to handle all of the paperwork. This will ensure that your claim can be processed and paid as fast as possible.

Our Team is Here for You!

We are very proud that so many insurance companies from State Farm to Farmer's Insurance recommend SERVPRO to their clients. These companies are fully aware of the benefits that come with our partnership. We do everything in our power to make the entire process as painless as possible for you.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County is here for you if you experience a disaster. Our technicians have specialized training and years of experience in water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, and other various restoration services. 

5 Star Service: Customer Reviews You Can Trust

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

here to keep your business safe logo 24 hours a day 7 days a week Call us at 763-712-9712 for emergency response, or to schedule an estimate!

At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we strive to provide all of our customers with the best customer experience possible! 

We know that our customers suffering from water damage, fire damage or mold growth are going through a stressful, emotional time so our highly trained, and friendly team is here to support them throughout the whole process, addressing questions, concerns and educating them on the next steps. 

Take a peek at what a few of our customers had to say about us:

"Cheri and Albert were on time and extremely professional. Couldn't ask for more from these two. :-)"

Cheri and Albert are on our growing reconstruction division that provides top of the line services from start to finish. When you need help building your property back up after water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, or anything regarding construction services, they are the ones who make it "Like it never even happened."

"All the process was explained timely and clearly. People came and did their jobs on time. Job was done nicely and mold is gone."

We know the importance of getting a job done efficiently, but properly so that you don't have to worry about secondary damages occurring. We make sure that we clean up any damage that has occurred on your property in a crazy fast but responsible way.

"Cory and his team were wonderful and made a tough time so much easier. They managed to salvage a lot of our floors and ceilings. He knew right away the bathroom had extensive damage, and demo’ed it within 3 days. He communicated the issues to us - we understood exactly what was happening. His team was on time, efficient and very hard working. Cory is a great guy to work with - thanks Cory!"

With a restore rather than replace mentality, we save a ton of money when it comes to water damage restoration costs. By getting to the issues immediately, we are able to restore materials rather than replacing them. 

More happy customers created! Should disaster strike and you find yourself in need of water damage extraction and water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold mitigation, storm damage response, crime scene or biohazard cleanup, or reconstruction services in Coon Rapids, Anoka County, and surrounding Twin Cities communities, you can count on SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County.

Environmentally Friendly Chemicals: Saving the Planet

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technicians holding our green general cleaning products Cleaning is the heart of the restoration work that we do, regardless of what disaster might have damaged your home.

Here at SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka county, we are green. We've got green vehicles, green work uniforms, and green restoration equipment from fans to dehumidifiers. It's time we take it a step further! Our team now has access to "green" environmentally friendly chemicals.

Green is the New Clean

At our 19,000 square foot state of the art facility, we now have the option to use Carpet and Upholstery Green Clean within all commercial and residential properties. What makes this product green? Chemical #251 is pH neutral, biodegradable, and contains zero phosphates, solvents, dyes, and fragrances.

In addition to Carpet and Upholster Green Clean, we have access and use All-Surface Green Clean. This cleaning products is also pH neutral, contains not a single dye or fragrance, and is non-toxic and phosphate free. This chemical is volatile organic compound compliant and is rapidly biodegradable. 

Our final green product to introduce is Window Green Clean. This glass cleaner is pre-mixed with soft water to eliminate spotting and streaking. It is environmentally friendly, volatile organic compound compliant, and has rapid biodegradable capabilities.

For more information about our green products, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency's website

As always, we are here 24/7 365 days a year to offer free advice and opinions. Don't hesitate to call us at 763-712-9712 to see how you can benefit from our services.

What to do when you wonder: What's the best water damage restoration company near me?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

testimonial from a client Here is a recent testimonial from a client.

If you've ever question what water damage restoration company is the best near you, look no further! We at SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County are experts in the industry! We take pride in constantly updating our cleanup and restoration services, ensuring that all of our technicians are properly trained and educated, and every job that we take we put our reputation on the line to show our Coon Rapids and Central Anoka County community why they should use us in their time of crisis.

Here's what to do when you're thinking: What's the best water damage restoration company near me?

Call us at 763-712-9712!

Why?

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County is the name you can trust for all of your residential and commercial water damage restoration needs due to our dedication and commitment to excellence and training. Every member of our team has undergone extensive SERVPRO training, continuing education courses, and many have achieve certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

One team, one dream.

The "One Team" mentality has been at the epicenter of the SERVPRO brand since he beginning of time...

"“And that’s where SERVPRO comes in... a TEAM of specialists highly trained in cleanup and care... quietly taking to the streets, every hour of every day. Proving that wherever there’s a house full of water or an office filled with smoke there’s also a van full of clean. Piloted by men and women devoted to turning back the tide of uncertainty... developing a plan. Laying out expectations. Moving quickly. Executing flawlessly. And all the while remembering that no disaster is small, especially when it’s yours.”

From start to finish, SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County is here to help.

We are committed to providing high quality work and thorough communication with the utmost integrity. This commitment is what sets us apart and allows us to make our slogan "Like it never even happened," a reality for you and your property after damage occurs. 

When you ask yourself, "What is the best water damage restoration company near me?" Look no further! We're here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year! 

First Golf Event in Over a Year!

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

Aimee, Tierney, and Scott at the IREM tournament Aimee, Tierney, and Scott at their booth.

Last week Scott (Owner), Aimee (Director of Client Services), and Tierney (Marketing Specialist) hosted a booth at the IREM Minnesota Chapter Golf Tournament!

What a day it was! With a heat advisory for 4 straight days and not a single cloud in the sky, Aimee, Scott, and Tierney took on a long day in the heat.

Our infamous "What the Duck?!" game was a hit. The goal of the game was to avoid the only duck without a number, which we called the Ugly Duckling. If you successfully grabbed a 1, 2, or 3, you were entered into a raffle for lunch for your office, a $100 Visa gift card, or both!

Community involvement is one of our passions and it has been way too long since we were able to go out and about with familiar faces. Despite the last year, everyone was in high spirits to converse and get back into the swing of things.

Being involved with an association like IREM reminds us of the importance of making a difference in the careers of those who manage and are being managed. Through professional development events and collaboration with various business, IREM sets the stage for opening doors, forging connections, and showing the way forward.

A Leader in the Twin Cities' Disaster Recovery

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

coon rapids water damage ad Call 763-712-9712 to schedule a swift evaluation of any water loss.

Water damage in your residence can stem from many different sources. Most common are everyday accidents and malfunctions like overflowing tubs, leaks in plumbing, or appliance breakdowns. Sometimes these present as significant crises like a burst supply pipe or water spraying from a broken hose connection on a washer. Other times the water incursion seems minor but builds in intensity over time, like tiny cracks in plastic conduit or a gap in caulking around a shower or sink. Our crews are ready to respond regardless of the cause, why we are well-positioned to help.

We Have Met the Challenge Before


Coping with water cleanup in your Minneapolis home can feel overwhelming. Whether you face gallons of water all at one time or discover hidden damage due to a slower leak, it is difficult knowing what to do first, much less completing a water removal and drying project. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians bring many combined years of experience to every job. Although each water loss is unique, our familiarity with water cleanup industry best practices over a range of different circumstances is why we are prepared to manage nearly any water event confidently and skillfully.

We Arrive with Necessary Equipment


Our team can assess your water cleanup needs quickly and develop a recovery plan that is both practical and efficient. We enhance of success of our efforts by traveling to your site with fully stocked service vehicles, avoiding any delay in the implementation of the project agenda. An extensive inventory of commercial-grade pumps and extractors, along with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, are why SERVPRO crews begin work immediately. Fast, professional action is the most reliable indicator of a successful outcome after water incursion.

We Remain Available After the Work Is Done


Customer satisfaction depends on both expertly planned and completed projects and responsiveness now and in the future. Our commitment to the community is why SERVPRO stands out among water cleanup contractors. We stand behind our work and intend to be here, helping area residents for decades to come.

Fast and effective damage recovery is our mission, why SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County offers reliable, professional residential water cleanup services 24/7. Call 763-712-9712 to schedule a swift evaluation of any water loss.

Providing Better Service with Continuing Education Courses

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

ethics CE course information CE Course Information

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County offers both credit and non-credit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and Real Estate professionals. Our offered Continuing Education (CE) Courses provide you and your employees with information that will allow you to better service your customers.

These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation. Our franchise has held Continuing Education Courses on various topics including:

  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminars
  • The Hazards of Hoarding

Our upcoming CE Course will be on Wednesday, May 26th at the Chaska Event Center.

"An Examination of Ethics in the Insurance Industry"

The premise for this ethics course is that although we may have solid ethical foundations and usually make rational ethical decisions, ethical lapses are likely to come when we are stressed, angry, upset, worried, or otherwise disengaged. Each and every day we are faced with decisions that could cause harm to others or ourselves. Facing ethical decisions can be very difficult, especially when we make decisions that may seem correct at first, but we later find out were not so great. As we explore what "Ethics" is, you will be challenged to become involved in group activities. The group activities will help reinforce what has been learned, as well as increase your ability to better deal with ethical decision-making in your own life.

For reservations, click on this link. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Weber at ryanw@SERVPRO10278.com or give him a call at 612-751-5597. 

By the Book: Following Mold Standards

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage in Coon Rapids home We have a team of trained technicians who are certified by the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation.

Running a business in Coon Rapids and within Central Anoka County means that you often will have busy days on the go and a wide variety of tasks to complete. As a property owner it may be easy to focus on the work, but it is also essential to ensure that the property itself isn't neglected. If a musty odor or visible fungal growth appears, it will take more than a simple household product to clean it. There are industry-wise mold remediation standards established by the EPA, OSHA, and the IICRC that need to be addressed and followed to ensure the problem is properly taken care of. 

Following Mold Standards Guarantees Proper Cleanup

Eliminating Mold

In a similar fashion to water, fire, and storm damage, a mold remediation plan will be different in every unique case. If the area effected by mold is under ten square feet, minimal repairs are needed. However, if mold is not taken care of in a timely manner, it can spread quickly and in vast amounts. Determining the mold standards that will need to be implemented include:

  • Location of the mold
  • Size of the growth
  • Duration the building materials have been wet
  • Presence of visible moisture damage

Professional Help

Placing your property in the hands of a certified mold remediation and restoration professional is principal for your property. At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we combine the top of the line technologies with our industrial strength equipment. Not only are we capable of mold remediation but if the damages are great enough to cause demolition, we are capable of rebuild as well. 

When an unwanted mold problem knocks on your door, contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County at 763-712-9712. Choosing a professional who is highly certified on mold remediation and cleaning processes will make it "Like it never even happened."

When Storms or Floods hit Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, SERVPRO is ready!

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage readiness logo Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today -- 763-712-9712

IICRC Certified Firm

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC certified logo We are an IICRC Certified Firm.

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County

SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

What to Expect After a Fire

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fans preparing for a commercial property fire When we say 24 Hour Service, we mean it! Our teams are always ready to respond and, most times, will show up at your property within an hour of a call

When a fire occurs on your commercial property, both firefighters and sprinkler systems will do everything that they can to put the fire out. Although this is better than the entire property burning down, it does create additional considerations for you during the restoration process of your property. To maintain the value and integrity of your property, water cleanup is just as vital as removing smoke and fire damage within the hours and days of a fire.

Common Types of Damage Post-Fire

Direct Fire Damage

When fires reach high temperatures it becomes an incredibly destructive force. Fire cleanup often requires restorers to simply remove surfaces and items that have been damaged by fire. With our restore vs. replace mentality, we are able to return items to our warehouse for fire remediation and smoke damage repair. Although we do have fire cleanup capabilities, certain electronics, roofing, and structural elements of a building may have to be replaced entirely.

Smoke Residue

Smoke can create residues that are both unpleasant to smell and are damaging to your belongings. It is essential to start smoke damage cleanup as soon as possible to increase the chance for salvaging your items. Smoke residue can build up in computers and other various electronics which can cause them to malfunction. By contacting SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County you can be assured that our technicians are proper restoration professionals. 

Water Damage

Water damage is always a serious concern and must be handled quickly and efficiently to avoid secondary damages. Certain items and surfaces are more vulnerable to water damage than others depending on their materials. It is very important to dry furniture and other relatively porous possessions as quickly as possible so that mold spores cannot colonize on them. Let our certified technicians handle any residual water remaining, we will ensure that the water that has infiltrated surfaces is taken care of properly.

Why SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County?

When disaster strikes, it might feel like your property will never be restored back to the way that it was preloss. With the right help, many of your possessions can likely be saved and protected from secondary damage by mold and decay. If you are in need of water, fire, and storm damage, as well as any cleaning for your commercial property within Central Anoka County, do not hesitate to call the experts today at 763-712-9712.

2020 Holiday Lighting Contest

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

lights on trees outside The public is invited to drive around the city in a self-guided tour, seeing entries in the 2020 Holiday Lighting Contest.

Enjoy some extra holiday cheer in Coon Rapids to complete your 2020!

In a self-guided tour, those in the area are welcome to drive around the city, examining the entries in the 2020 Holiday Lighting Contest.

How do I know what houses are participating?

There are 34 total entries this year; 19 entries are in the "still" category and 15 entries are in the "motion" category.

Check out the addresses of the locations here or use this PDF map if you'd like a physical copy.

What do the winners get?

"Winners will be selected on the basis of visual appeal, uniqueness, variety, safety and tidiness. Cash prizes are available to the top two winners in both categories. Commission members thank EVERYONE who entered this year and invite the public to share in the excitement of holiday lights!"

Once the winners are selected they will be posted on coonrapidsmn.gov as well as the City's social media sites. 

Remember the importance of light safety if you are decorating your homes with Holiday Lights. Check out this blog for more information on light safety. 

Call SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen at 763-712-9712 for all of your restoration and remediation needs.

We Are Cleaning Experts

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 SERVPRO specializes in Cleaning Services

SERVPRO is here to help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of COON RAPIDS at 763-712-9712.

Our Specialists Discuss The Behavior Of Smoke In Coon Rapids

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

smoke damaged home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Fire Damage Experts In Coon Rapids Explain The Behavior Of Smoke

Whenever an inferno sparks inside your Coon Rapids house, some of your building materials and contents fully combust or turn from a solid to a gas with the application of heat. However, during most fire damage scenarios, several substances do not completely combust and spread throughout your building in the form of smoke. Smoke can quickly spread into areas far away from the blaze's source. These partially combusted particles can cause other negative issues.

When battling fire damage in Coon Rapids, our SERVPRO technicians examine how smoke behaved during the blaze to help with eliminating any problems caused. Smoke can cause several problems inside any structure that it affects. When it contacts cooler surfaces like the upper portions of your walls or ceilings, it can cause soils and soot residues to negatively affect the surfaces of your building materials and contents.

One thing that sets SERVPRO above other restoration companies is that our technicians have a vast knowledge of the behavior of smoke. Our crew is trained by the International Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or IICRC program. We study and understand the following four principles of how smoke behaves.

1. Temperature Of Smoke
When smoke first comes off of the flames, it is hotter than the air around it. Warmer air rises because it is not as dense as the air in the atmosphere. This means that soot residues can be most present on the ceilings and upper walls of the areas of your house that are near the source of the fire.

2. Temperature Of Surrounding Surfaces
Hot smoke tends to be attracted to cooler surfaces, which is a principle that is referred to as "hot goes to cold." This means that soot residues can be more heavily concentrated on cooler surfaces of your contents and building materials.

3. Arrangement Of Building Space
Contents and building materials that are located close to the fire's source will collect more soot residues as smoke moves through your building, and areas far from the source will have fewer amounts of soils and soot.

4. Ionization And Magnetism
In some cases, soots can become magnetically charged and be attracted to the surfaces of your building materials or contents that have the opposite magnetic charge.

If you ever need professional restoration conducted after an inferno ignites on your property, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 24/7. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why We Are The Right Choice In Coon Rapids Fire Damage Restoration

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Proper Deodorization of a Fire Damage Site in Coon Rapids

The smell of fire damage is unmistakable. Even after cleaning the property, removing all burnt materials, and refinishing the charred surfaces, some smoky smell or another type of odor might persist depending on what the fire burns.

Sources of Odor

The reasons why properties may require thorough deodorization after fire damage incidents in Coon Rapids vary. In some cases, the odorous residues penetrate deep into construction materials and contents, therefore, continuing to emit odor even after restoration is deemed complete. Alternatively, some residues or aerosols might remain suspended in the air, causing the unpleasant odor. The FSRT, Fire, and Smoke Restoration Technicians in our team have the skills to identify the problem and determine the right response plan for your property.

Air Filtration

In the case of aerosols and fine residues in the air, there is a need to circulate the air inside the building to remove them. Our SERVPRO technicians use AFD, air filtration devices with different types of filters to capture residues from the air. A typical system has three filters, including a primary filter to capture large debris, a pleated filter, and a HEPA filter to capture fine particles, removing 99.97% of particulate matter from the air. Sometimes, we also use axial fans to blow out the particulate-filled air from the house, allowing recirculation with fresh air from outside the building.

Cleaning the Air Conditioner

Sometimes the problem stems from the HVAC system where fire damage can deposit residues, especially if the system was on during the fire. When the system is operated after restoration, it reintroduces the residues into the indoor air leading to the unpleasant odor. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized duct cleaning equipment to remove residues from the HVAC system. We also change removable filters from the system.

Deodorizing fire damaged property in Anoka, Andover and Columbia Heights may require several steps. Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County at (763) 712-9712 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Experts Can Save Your Home In Andover After A Fire

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Local Andover Fire Damage Remediation Services Available 24/7

You might think of the possibility of fire damage happening in your home and think it most likely could never happen. You are too careful to leave a candle unattended or cook in an unsafe way. However, fire damage can happen to anyone in a variety of ways.

Imagine a scenario where your Andover home suffers fire damage because of a freak electrical fire. You may think it's unlikely, but the cause is more common than it seems like it would be. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 10% of home fires between 2012-2016 were caused by "electrical distribution and lighting." Living in an older home makes the percentage rise higher, as it is more likely that the electrical work hasn't been checked out by an electrician in a significant time.

Many scenarios could cause a fire to break out in your home, but what is important is how quickly you react to them. Reacting quickly, and calling for help as soon as possible, could mean the difference between being able to save some of your impacted possessions and not being able to. For this reason, you should contact SERVPRO as soon as you can when your home suffers from fire damage.

Here at SERVPRO, we believe in basing our schedule around yours. No matter when your home needs our help, we can be there, whether it is 3 PM or 3 AM. We also believe in getting to your home as soon as possible after your call, because we understand how time-sensitive damage from a fire can be. Furthermore, our employees are highly trained and certified by the Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.)

So, what can we do to help your home after fire damage? Let's say an electrical fire happened inside of your bathroom and severely damaged the vanity, countertop, and the wall behind it. Our SERVPRO techs can remove the vanity and countertop. Let's say the vanity is not salvageable, but the countertop is. We can send it to our facility to be cleaned with house-made solutions designed to lift the grime and soot that fire leaves behind. Our techs can then demolish the damaged wall, removing drywall and insulation. Once finished, we can contact a trustworthy contractor for you who can rebuild the bathroom wall, before installing a new vanity and reinstalling your countertop.

If your home is in urgent need of fire damage remediation, never hesitate to get the help you deserve. Contact SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County by phoning (763) 712-9712. Day or night, we're here for you.

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Some Steps for Efficient Flood Damage Remediation in Anoka

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Homeowners with Flood Damage in Anoka Trust SERVPRO to Mitigate Their Residences

Any disaster that displaces your family and destroys the contents of your Anoka home, along with much of its interior, can overwhelm anyone. What you do before such an event can protect your personal belongings and help keep your family safe for the duration of the crisis. As soon as possible, calling SERVPRO for vital assistance with mitigation can eliminate further loss.

One reason why SERVPRO is the company residents trust in Anoka for flood damage mitigation comes from the way we handle the entire situation. Our training encompasses the machinery and equipment, the concerns of the customer and their family, the property impacted by the flood, and how to work together to make things “Like it never even happened.” When your home floods, you need  a competent team who can advise you of your options and guide you through the crisis while keeping your budget and other concerns in mind. 

Although we use a topical disinfectant before we begin working on mitigation, removing drywall previously submerged under floodwater must happen as soon as possible. Disinfecting does not prevent migration of water.

Removing lower portions of walls lets us spray down the studs to prevent microbial activity and helps us manage how rapidly the interior dries. They can become full of condensation that clings to the interior surfaces. Sealing these spaces by installing new drywall too early causes weakened materials nearby, odors, and high humidity, among other problems we can help you avoid.

Other damaged items needing replaced after a flood include carpeting, parquet flooring, older linoleum, and furniture and bedding. Getting these items out of your flood-damaged home takes up space. After photographing and inventorying each item, disposing each into a large-size waste receptacle located at the curb helps save cleanup costs while protecting the neighborhood's environment. 

Our water damage specialists' training includes studying to earn recognition from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). In-house training, plus working with more experienced technicians gives our customers services tailored to their property's specific and immediate needs. 

For experienced, fully-equipped flood damage restoration experts in Andover, Columbia Heights, or Arden Hills, call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County's service line, (763) 712-9712.

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Let Our Crew Help After A Water Damage Incident In Andover

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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What Can Water Restoration Technicians Do in Andover?

Many homeowners have a DIY mindset for anything that could go wrong or need correction in their Andover houses. Unfortunately, there are situations like water loss incidents that get too out of control for conventional drying and recovery options to be viable. In these situations, the solution is to reach out the professionals of our SERVPRO team accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT.)

WRTs are the most common technician on our team, and this is due primarily to how frequently water damage in Andover homes occurs. Understanding what to expect from this experienced member of our team can help to put you at ease when it is your property contending with a crisis. Even beyond our prompt response and deep inventory of recovery tools, here are some of the characteristics and abilities of water restorers on our restoration team.

Unique Training
As challenging as it might be to turn your property over to another person, our SERVPRO professionals are among the most qualified and educated in the business. We seek continued education coursework even beyond WRT certification in areas such as Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT.)

Full Inspection
One of the first tasks set before our professionals with a loss incident is the inspection of the property. Because we have seen countless disasters over the years, we have hands-on experience on what to expect and how to get an idea about the precise approach to protect your property as much as possible.

Mitigation
Mitigation is a vital element to the work that we do as it is the process designed to save you money and time. We take these steps seriously, as we understand that not all water loss incidents get covered by your insurance, and you might have to pay out of pocket for our experienced aid.

Knowing what to expect from our WRTs can help you to anticipate the steps necessary to return your property to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County team can help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and available 24/7 by calling (763) 712-9712.

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Coon Rapids, Minneapolis Area Property Damaged from Water, Fire, or Storm? Why the Right Call Is to SERVPRO for Restoration

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

Restoration Services Property Loss in Coon Rapids? Let SERVPRO Do the Heavy Lifting--We Can Help!

Why SERVPRO is the Best Choice for Coon Rapids Emergencies

Hundreds of families and businesses come to depend on our SERVPRO team every year to help them through traumatic experiences ranging from water and fire loss incidents through more complex biohazard cleanup and carpet cleaning. With the speed that storm damages and even water loss incidents can take root in Coon Rapids properties, our technicians must stay vigilantly prepared at a moment’s notice to roll out to help. We have the most advanced equipment and products to make our restoration processes more efficient, which can save our customers time and money.

Water Loss, Skilled Technicians, Advanced Equipment
Our water recovery team is one of the most experienced of our entire SERVPRO crew, boasting decades of experience in the industry. With so many potential sources for water damage in Coon Rapids homes, experience makes a substantial difference in knowing how to proceed when minutes count. We have ensured that our professionals continually pursue the latest training and education in the water recovery niche of the industry, not only obtaining their accreditations as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

We know that success in water restoration comes from developing our entire infrastructure of competent employees from our owners to our field technicians. With how frequent these disasters can be for the entire Greater Minneapolis region, having a full roster of competent professionals with the right experience can protect area homes and businesses with real-time mitigation and restoration strategies. We have invested in the latest equipment, including hundreds of high-velocity air movers, low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers, and desiccant dehumidifiers.

Extraction and drying are vital components to the recovery work that we do, and we have specialized equipment that can help us to reduce saturation in areas like carpeting, hardwood flooring, and ceiling spaces. Water damage in Coon Rapids homes can spread quickly, so our team relies on discovery tools like infrared imagery to help identify moisture pockets as we rapidly work to reduce relative humidity beneath an established baseline.

Fire Damage means more than just burnt items
We strive to offer the most effective and efficient services when addressing fire damage in Coon Rapids homes and businesses. This commitment begins with the education of our field technicians and management staff, and we encourage our professionals to not only obtain accreditations in Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) through the IICRC but also to pursue secondary education as well with endorsements in:
-    Odor Control (OCT)
-    Carpet Cleaning (CCT)
-    Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT)
To ensure that our professionals have the best approaches to fire recovery in Coon Rapids homes and commercial properties, we team up with local fire departments to identify the steps that these departments take when extinguishing flames where sprinkler systems were available and when they were not. These same events helped educate the public about how structure fires can spread and useful tips to limit their destructive power in area homes.

We know that no two fire disasters are the same, so our well-trained restoration specialists must quickly assess fire damage in Coon Rapids properties and begin designing a recovery plan that suits soot removal, odor removal, air filtering, containment, and even content management as needed.

Mold Remediation Requires Training and Professionalism
We live in an area that can see a substantial change in temperature from one season to another, and the humidity index throughout all of these respective seasons also fluctuates greatly. When you consider how many homes have poorly ventilated areas like basements and cellars, or even attic space without proper airflow and sunlight, the possibility of mold damage in Coon Rapids homes is a constant threat. Addressing these concerns must be swift and deliberate, as mold colonization can spread out quickly from the initial growth, and can get out of control in a short period.

We strive to provide our customers with the most knowledgeable professionals available in the area for mold remediation, and that begins with pursuing the coursework to certify our professionals as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) through the IICRC. Also, these same qualified professionals with the latest practices and techniques seek accreditations through the same firm in Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying. These additional endorsements provide the experience and education to dry up moisture and dampness and prevent mold recurrence in Coon Rapids residences.

Our success combating mold damage in Coon Rapids homes is also a testament to the investments our SERVPRO team has made in our inventory of recovery and remediation tools. For issues that immediately arise, like the need for containment, we have specialized equipment like our negative pressure air scrubbers that can vent outside and prevent the colonization from spreading beyond physical established barriers.

Storm Damage from Rains, Winds, and Snow
Our storm damage recovery in Coon Rapids is so successful and experienced that we have gotten recognized and sought out on a national level to help with disaster recovery in other areas of the country. Part of our excessive experience and successes in this niche of the restoration industry hinges on our geographic location and the severe weather events that we have experienced and continue to address throughout every year.

We strive to provide every customer, residential, or commercial, with the same strategy when storm systems have damaged their Coon Rapids property. Once our team first arrives, we work to secure the premises as much as possible before we begin to assess the damage and create a tailored plan designed to return the damaged structure to preloss condition as promptly as possible.

Considering that many weather events can lead to worsening conditions like flood effects, storm damage in Coon Rapids homes and businesses gets approached with compassion and sensitivity for our customers. We understand it is a trying experience, and we want to help you through it.

We know that there are options in restoration services in the area, but our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County professionals have the skills and the equipment to make any loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime disaster strikes for help that your property needs at (763) 712-9712.

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Water Damage Services You Can Rely On In Coon Rapids

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

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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When It Comes To Fire Damage To Your Columbia Heights Home We Are Here To Help!

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Call us anytime, day or night, to start your home’s recovery.

Columbia Heights Residents Tackle Fire Damage

After a fire occurs in your Columbia Heights home, it can be one of the most devastating experiences you may ever have as a homeowner. In most cases, when you experience fire and smoke damage, you also experience damage caused by water used to douse the flames by firefighters on scene.

To recover as many of your losses as possible, you need to hire a restoration company with qualified professionals. You need technicians that specialize in fire damage repairs in Columbia Heights and understand what you need. It is also beneficial to gain access to all of the equipment and resources necessary to get the restoration job done right the first time.

SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, along with all of the necessary tools and years of experience. We handle every form of fire, smoke, or water damage that often accompany grease fires, complex-fires, natural fires, or any other type of fire imaginable. Our technicians combine a variety of cleaning and deodorization methods to achieve the highest quality results.

At SERVPRO our technicians remove and secure damaged contents, cleaning and restoring each item with a careful touch. We take the time to address each item individually while ensuring that we limit your losses and get everything in your home back to normal as quickly and efficiently as possible. There is no such thing as too small or too large of a job; we have the resources and personnel available to tackle whatever you might experience.

Whether you require help securing your home immediately after a fire occurs or want someone to take a look at your property to prevent as much damage as possible should an event happen, SERVPRO is here to help. We provide professional cleanup and restoration services throughout the local area, making ourselves available at a moments notice.

Our team at SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County has technicians who focus on training and documentation so that we can provide you with the quality services you deserve. Call us anytime, day or night, to start your home’s recovery. We make incidents disappear, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (763) 712-9712.

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Why Do Property Owners in Anoka and Individuals Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Sanitation after a Hoarding Discovery?

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO When Collections and Hoarding Lift the Roof Off of an Anoka Property

Special Cleaning Services for Hoarding in Anoka Homes

Many Anoka homes endure situations that require precise and thorough cleaning techniques and approaches that vary greatly from conventional efforts. While you might not believe that situations like hoarding can cause considerable damage to a home, this is often not the case. Depending on the type of hoarded item, the length of time, or the manner with which it gets stored, these situations can often develop into significant health risks for the occupants of the house and others exposed.

Finding out the right information about hoarding cleanup is the first step to recovering the Anoka property. Our dedicated professionals can help you to restore the home once a hoarding relative, friend, or tenant has been removed from the premises.

Our SERVPRO professionals have encountered many situations involving hoarding throughout our service area. Residents collect items ranging from newspapers and magazines to garbage. Regardless of the item, the excessive collections throughout all rooms and areas of the house present a significant safety hazard and the introduction of vermin and infestations of insects that can affect the health of those living in it.

We offer a sensitive approach to these situations with the safety of the homeowner, as well as our technicians, in mind. We can remove the unwanted items from the house and address lingering issues such as odors, soiled areas, and structural damages. We have the equipment and expertise to contend with bacteria, pathogens, and the effects of infestations. Our premier cleaning services can make situations like hoarding “Like it never even happened.” It requires patience and skill from our SERVPRO technicians to tackle this problem and arrive at a safe landing.

As troublesome as it might be to discover hoarding practices in the home of a loved one, finding the right professional assistance to help overcome the often traumatic state of the property is critical to moving forward. Our SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County response team offers lasting solutions and a comprehensive restoration process that ensures the job gets done correctly, courteously, and safely. Give us a call today at (763) 712-9712.

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