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Let Our Crew Help After A Water Damage Incident In Andover

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor In The Living Room From Water Leak We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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)

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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