Our IICRC Certified Professionals Are Prepared To Handle Your Minneapolis Flood Damage
We are prepared 24/7 to restore your home after a flood. We have the expertise, equipment and experience to handle any job big or small.
Flood Removal Resources in Minneapolis
Your home in the City of Lakes floods not because of proximity to waterways but because periodic downpours fill your basement with rainwater. Although there might be ways in the future for you to improve the odds against flooding for your Minneapolis home, the immediate problem is several inches of water exposing your appliances, heating and cooling system, and storage areas to rain damage. We can help clear the flood water fast.
Heavy Rains Flood Low Lying Areas
Periodically over the summer, rainfall can be heavy enough to flood intersections and send water into basements. Flood removal in Minneapolis is necessary to clear the water and prevent any secondary damage such as mold damage. Our team of water damage specialists has both training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and investment in up to date water removal equipment.
Our Equipment Can Use Alternative Power Sources
Experienced project managers assess the situation and develop a floodwater abatement plan. We make sure that the power is turned off in the affected area of your basement to avoid electrical shock. Because the pumps and extractors in our inventory use either gas or onboard generators, the loss of power does not inhibit our efforts.
Water Can Migrate into Building Cavities
We are not satisfied to remove visible water. Because many basements in our area use cinder block construction, it is possible that the rainstorm-based flooding migrates to the open cells of cinder blocks. Water can also hide behind walls or paneling in a partially or fully finished lower level. Tools such as modern thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters help us locate trapped water and heavily saturated structural materials.
Weep Holes and Flood Cuts Help Release Water
Planned and controlled demolition can release the hidden water for capture and removal. Holes drilled in mortar joints allow water to flow out, and we also have success in using extensions for wand extractors to suction water from the hollow cells. Drywall and paneling cut several inches above flood stage allows access to the water and also facilitates the circulation of warm, dry air during structural drying.
Rely on the experts at SERVPRO of Minnetonka to manage flood removal options after the increasingly more frequent heavy rains in the Twin Cities. Call (952) 473-4837 for dispatch of an emergency team.
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We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Minneapolis Home
Fire damage to this home began in the pictured carport. The roof and a temporary enclosure were the primary losses from the fire.
Immediate Fire Damage Cleanup for Your Minneapolis Home Can Prevent Additional Damage
When faced with a fire disaster in your Minneapolis home, it is vital to ensure that you rectify all the direct and indirect harm to the building and its contents. Smoke, ash, soot, and water from firefighting efforts may pose serious issues far from the fire itself affecting home electronics, furniture, cabinets, HVAC systems, plumbing, and floor coverings.
Immediate action can prevent further destruction to your home and possessions. When there is fire damage in your Minneapolis residence, you may feel overwhelmed by all the tasks you need to complete. Some tasks you need to carry out include:
- Securing the property – This includes boarding up or tarping openings, controlling access, and structural bracing.
- Inventory and inspection – It is crucial to survey all the damage to schedule work and set priorities. A detailed inventory of fire damage is critical for successful insurance claims.
- Evaluate losses – Professionals can determine which items to salvage and which ones to discard.
- Fire Damage mitigation – You need to take special steps to prevent additional damage from smoke, soot, and water. Your fire insurance policy may not cover subsequent destruction if you fail to take proper measures soon enough.
- Debris removal – Remove all waste, broken items, and hazardous materials and dispose of them appropriately.
SERVPRO is the company you can trust to take care of all your fire restoration needs. We offer restoration services around the clock, and with our experience and advanced equipment, we can return your property to its preloss state. One valuable service we offer is the cleanup of the fire-damaged areas to prevent permanent damage that smoke and acidic soot residues can cause.
Most smoke particles are about 0.004 microns wide, meaning that they can get into many different places like carpets, wallboard, and insulation. The difficulty of cleaning up the residues and smoke odors increases depending on the type of smoke that was present during a fire. Smoke from natural materials like paper and wood leaves a gray or black ashy residue that is easy to clean using a dry sponge or vacuum cleaner. Smoke from synthetic materials like plastic and artificial fabrics leave a smeary residue which is more challenging to clean up.
Our SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can clean the structure and contents of your home separately. Before cleaning, we test the structure to determine the correct cleaning method. We categorize materials as washable or non-washable. We can use water-based cleaning products to clean washable materials and dry cleaning methods to clean non-washable materials.
Our technicians can remove smoke residues from the exterior and interior surfaces of the house. Since these residues usually give off smoke odors, we can deodorize the building using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers or hydroxyl machines to eliminate the malodors.
SERVPRO of Minnetonka has what it takes to clean up your Saint Paul, Minnetonka or Osseo home after a fire. Contact us today at (952) 473-4837 for help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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Our Experts Will Save Your Minneapolis Food Store
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Water Damage Solutions For Your Minneapolis Coop/Specialty Food Store
Minneapolis residents enjoy alternatives to national grocery chains, and your neighborhood coop or niche food shop is a welcome addition to the mix. Like any business, the appliances that keep your products safe, and your ambiance comfortable can malfunction. When a broken water heater or dishwater in your deli department causes an indoor flood, we can help get you back to business.
When water damages your Minneapolis commercial food preparation area, we follow or exceed the restoration industry’s best practices to get you back in business. Our managers and technicians master multiple mitigations and remediation specialties offered by the internationally-recognized Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Have confidence that our crew can resolve any issues safely and per local food-handling codes.
Because your deli is only a portion of your operations, SERVPRO managers create a recovery plan that permits the rest of the store to open and serve your customers as usual. We erect a containment perimeter around the affected space, using heavy-duty plastic sheeting and air scrubbing technology to seal off the damage and filter and vent any airborne contaminants.
Mold growth potential is always a concern with water damage, but avoiding microbial activity is paramount in a food handling space. Our deadline for water removal and drying is 24 to 48 hours, and we hit that mark with our skilled team and cutting edge equipment. Pumps and high-efficiency water extractors rid the department of excess water. SERVPRO also uses thermal imaging and moisture detectors to find, follow, and remove any water migration behind structures.
Once the water evacuates, we use cleaning and disinfecting products registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and approved by local licensing agents for food prep surfaces. After cleaning and sanitizing, we determine drying goals and set up a drying configuration. High-speed air movers and heaters encourage the transfer of water absorbed by building materials into the air as vapor. Evaporative and desiccant dehumidifiers remove that vapor for disposal.
One call to SERVPRO of Minnetonka at (952) 473-4837 delivers a trained and certified workforce to your business to assist in recovery from a commercial water loss. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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What Homeowners can do Before Professional Help Arrives to Mitigate Water Damage in Minneapolis
A pipe break caused this water damage. By quickly removing wet items, we were able to prevent further damage including mold growth.
How You Can Help SERVPRO Handle Water Damage in Minneapolis
Even with recent maintenance and high-quality parts, the water lines and faucets in your Minneapolis home may still be subject to damage when you least expect it. SERVPRO stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to local calls for help, but before we arrive, there are still a few things you can do to help control the damage and keep costs low. Try your best to get these on-the-spot actions done before we arrive for the best results from our mitigation and restoration work.
Stop the Water
The most effective way to minimize costs related to water damage in your Minneapolis home is to cut off the flow of water as soon as possible after you discover signs of damage. Regardless of whether the problem seems to be a slow leak or a sudden water line burst, sealing up the site of damage and cutting off water flow stops any further damage from happening to your home. Most drug stores and supermarkets sell commercially-available sealant products that can apply a temporary fix to most problems. Try to pick some up and seal up the problem yourself before our professional technicians can apply a more permanent fix.
Some of the worst consequences of a small-scale water damage incident can only happen when moisture soaks into floor materials without getting mopped up. The faster we can remove excess water from your home, the more damage we can prevent. Mops, rags, or even paper towels should be used to soak up as much water as possible before our mitigation crew arrives with high-intensity drying equipment.
Separate Soaked Materials
Some fabric objects should be separated into their parts when soaked in water. Items you should try to space out include:
- Couch cushions
- Rugs and carpets
- Books and magazines
Remove any wet items and place them separate from one another in a dry part of the house. Doing so helps to prevent colors from bleeding between items and helps to prevent mold growth caused by slowness to dry.
SERVPRO of Minnetonka is a locally owned and operated company with a national network of resources to provide the best possible care for your home after a damaging incident. Contact us at (952) 473-4837.
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Our Flood Damage Professionals Can Save Your Minneapolis Businesses!
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Remediating Commercial Flood Damage In Minneapolis Businesses
Minneapolis is a wonderful city with a great history of river travel, music, and education. The source of that river travel, the Mississippi, is also the source of flood problems and issues for area residents and business owners. Having Cedar Lake, and Lakes Calhoun and Harriet within the city limits does not help the situation either.
The resulting commercial flood damage to Minneapolis businesses can knock down walls, smash furniture, destroy inventory, and leave a commercial operation in ruins. SERVPRO response teams train extensively to remove water, dry the structure and property inside, remediate as much of the damage as possible, and replace or rebuild what is not restorable.
The team’s Applied Structural Drying Technicians (ASDs) and Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) specialize in returning even the most badly damaged facility and its inventory to a usable, saleable, condition if possible. In a furniture store, that involves not only the store itself, but the items for sale, and the carpets, walls, and other props used to create the bedrooms, living rooms, and more for display.
After specialists use pumps and extractors to draw the water from inside the building, the WRTs then move in to examine what is restorable and requires disposal. Since this is outside floodwater, it contains soil and a host of other contaminants. That means the response team leader cannot guarantee that any of the carpets are clean. Unless the owner requests putting them aside, the WRTs dispose of them as a first step before cleaning the floors and walls affected by the contaminated water.
Meanwhile, the ASDs set-up a series of fans and air movers to dry the floors and walls. For the false walls on the displays, technicians can direct the air movers across and up them if needed to dry the fabric and frames. Since water can cause drywall on the building interior walls to quickly split and crumble, SERVPRO team members have to demolish the panels and replace them if they absorbed too much floodwater. Completing the task simply depends on the number of affected panels.
The goal for SERVPRO of Minnetonka response teams is to help our Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Osseo customers reopen their businesses for their customers as quickly as we can provide a dry, safe environment for everyone. If you need us, call (952) 473-4837 today to set up a service call from one of our teams. We are here for you.
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Should We Call SERVPRO for Restoration Services?
Everyone in Minneapolis Wants to Know!
Why SERVPRO? Fast, Capable Response to Residential Disasters in Minneapolis
Minneapolis residents appreciate the speed and professionalism of our team of highly-qualified water, fire, mold, and storm damage mitigation and remediation experts. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians hold certifications in multiple specialties and hands-on experience working on a broad range of disaster scenarios. Homeowners in the city benefit from our full-service approach, negating the need to change contractors for different types of cleanup projects or when unanticipated complications arise.
After the long, cold winter, it is wise to spend a bit more time indoors in Minneapolis, looking for water damage from ice dams in the upper levels of your home. Poorly maintained or storm-damaged gutters and downspouts can create conditions during the below-freezing months that force water inside under flashings, eaves, and at the roofline. Unless your attic is frequently visited for storage purposes or converted to living quarters you might not notice the problem when it is still minor.
Gutters clogged with leaves or other debris and suffering wear or poorly canted because of missing hardware can collect water in the fall and warmer winter days. When temperatures dip the ice that forms expands into nearby roofing materials and damages them, creating spaces through which water can flow. When temperatures increase, combined with warm air rising from your interior, melting ice makes its way inside your home, saturating structural components.
We see this phenomenon frequently and have strategies to address the damage and prevent it from recurring. This comprehensive approach explains why SERVPRO is the contractor of choice for addressing the issues. We can remove the water and dry out the surfaces affected, our highly-qualified technicians using our inventory of state-of-the-art equipment according to the industry’s best practices. Our team can help you arrange for repairs and renovations such as adding more insulation to avoid ice dams in the future.
Summertime means celebrating of the limited outdoor grilling season for many in the Twin Cities, but when unintended fire damage results Minneapolis homeowners need our help to return outdoor living spaces and their adjacent homes to preloss condition. Dry grass or other vegetation, nearby table linens and patio furniture, screens and umbrellas, and overhanging eaves can accelerate a grilling flareup into a blaze that can harm both the exterior and interior of your home.
When we arrive, tarping and boarding up services are likely needed, and our crew accomplishes the tasks fast. Our project manager assesses the damage inside and out, which usually includes at least some water loss from either your or the fire department’s hoses. Our technicians are adept in multiple specializations, supported by the IICRC training each completed. This flexibility in response is why SERVPRO can offer a full-spectrum approach to the damage.
Water removal and drying proceeds, and then we address fire residues. The smoke and soot might be largely protein-based, requiring abrasive tools and cleaning products to loosen the thin, tightly adhered film. If building materials burned extensively, we expect dry and wet soot as well, adapting cleaning methods to deal with each type. Our technicians work swiftly yet carefully, knowing that inappropriate cleaning methods can make the damage worse. Odors linger, so our final efforts include a multi-step protocol that uses deep cleaning followed by advanced technologies such as thermal fogging or hydroxyl generation to rid your home of the smells inside and out.
If you contact us about mold removal in Minneapolis, expect us to spend time upon arrival at your home looking for the source of moisture that fueled the growth of spores into full-blown colonies. When we respond to a mold infestation, we are careful to stress what we can do to help. We can remove the active mold growth and use strategies to reduce the high levels of spores created during the colony’s expansion. Practices that eliminate moisture prevent repeated episodes.
We employ the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol when performing mold remediation. Containment is essential to limit the drift of moldy materials to unaffected spaces. We accomplish it with physical barriers and the use of air scrubbers that seal the work area, filter the contaminated air, and exhaust to the outdoors. Mold scrapes or brushes off solid surfaces, although we often use gentle abrasion such as soda blasting to remove mold from porous items. Our continual search for mold removal options is why SERVPRO can offer innovative solutions to customers.
Treatment with an EPA-registered antimicrobial inhibits regrowth, and we sometimes use a sealant containing a similar disinfectant to prepare the surface for refinishing. Humidity control and taking care that spills and other water events receive immediate resolution prepare you to follow best practices to prevent mold growth and damage in the future.
The spring and early summer months bring heavy precipitation and high winds to Minneapolis. Temperatures heat up, and moisture-filled air can rise quickly to cooler atmospheric levels. Clouds form when water condenses from the rising humid air. The now cooler air drops lower in columns that strike the ground with fierce downdrafts and horizontal winds that can top 58 miles per hour.
It comes as no surprise that this process can result in severe Minneapolis flood damage. Trees and utility poles fall, crashing onto homes and damaging roofs, exterior walls, doors, and windows. Rain sheets down, pouring in through holes and gaping windows. If the sewers cannot handle the influx, you might also suffer from waste backup into your basement. Sewer fluids include human and animal waste, exposing your family to the risk of pathogens that can cause illness. You need our IICRC certified and experienced crews to secure your dwelling with boards and tarps and then assess and plan for stormwater recovery, including managing large quantities of contaminated, Category 3 water.
Our vehicles stock a comprehensive inventory of flood damage equipment and supplies. We use pumps and extractors first, containing the water and contaminants for lawful disposal. EPA-registered cleaners and antimicrobials clear residues from basement surfaces, disinfecting affected spaces as well. Structural drying proceeds immediately to avoid any mold development.
SERVPRO of Minnetonka prepares by investing in the industry’s most advanced training and cutting-edge equipment to meet your mitigation and remediation needs after a disaster. Call us at (952) 473-4837 round the clock for a professional assessment and recovery plan.
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Stop Suffering From Fire Damage in Your Minneapolis Home
Fire damage in Minneapolis can be arduous is not dealt with correctly. Call SERVPRO today for help.
Fire Damage Aftermath Pack-Out Beneficial at Your Minneapolis Residence
The first views you have of your Minneapolis home after the firefighters leave can be devastating. Soot covered walls and inches of dirty water shock, but the most heartbreaking moments are when you see the damage to pictures, mementos, books, toys, and other treasured items. Appropriate cleaning and painting can make the grime on surfaces disappear. Our specialized content technicians can work wonders with your personal possessions as well.
There are as many ways to approach fire damage in Minneapolis as there are structural components, fixtures, furnishings, household goods, and other items in your home. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians are highly skilled and able to deep clean, disinfect, and deodorize the spaces and surfaces in your house. Innovative techniques and specialized equipment available at our headquarters can do the same for packed-out items.
A SERVPRO pack-out uses our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), a secure and detailed protocol that documents damaged items through pictures, list, and barcodes. CCIS permits us to add data at evaluation, during restoration, and after our efforts to track the articles for our customers and their insurance companies. We act as a liaison between you and your carrier, ensuring that claims compensate promptly and accurately.
The despair felt when you first reviewed the damage to the packed-out items lifts when you realize how well research-based cleaning and restoration techniques work on your property. Freeze-drying removes firefighting water damage from books, photos, and documents. Immersion and ultrasonic tubs dislodge soot and other residues from intricately detailed decor and household essentials like window blinds. SERVPRO resources include dry cleaning and industrial washer and drying systems for window coverings, fabrics, and other soft items. That collection of stuffed animals or dolls your children or grandchildren mourned often returns cleaned and refreshed to greet them when the project winds up.
A pack-out allows our on-site technicians to move even more efficiently than usual through your fire-damaged home. Water removal, wall and ceiling cleaning, and structural drying and deodorization move forward with fewer complications when furniture and boxes of dirty and wet possessions receive remediation elsewhere.
SERVPRO of Minnetonka can help make it “Like it never even happened.” for both your home and possessions after fire damage. Call (952) 473-4837 day or night. We are ready to help you through the stress and trauma of fire damage mitigation and remediation.
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What are Common Sources of Water Damage in Minneapolis?
Water damage can come from numerous sources. Call SERVPRO of Minnetonka for fast remediation.
Minneapolis Water Damage Causes Homeowners Should Know
Water damage arises when unwanted water starts to pool in places where it is should not. In most Minneapolis homes, different factors contribute to this excess water. When you know possible causes, you should take appropriate measures to ensure against a leak. You need to spot a problem when it arises and take control. Early discovery of problems causes less work needed to restore your property.
Leaking or bursting Pipes
Pipes that leak or burst are common causes of water damage in Minneapolis. Toilets and drains that get blocked and backed up may cause a high amount of pressure in the pipe, making it to leak or bust. Another problem that makes pipes to burst is garbage disposal not working correctly. Also, roots that grow into water or sewer lines may cause bursting of pipes. Rusty or old pipes are prone to leaking. You should get professional help from SERVPRO to clean things and restore your home as soon as possible. We use specialized test equipment to find hidden water in your property.
Most plumbing problems occur within walls and are difficult to detect. They happen when pipe and hose joints are not appropriately attached. Routine inspections by SERVPRO team helps mitigate possible plumbing problems.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are common causes of water damage. Air conditioning systems need routine servicing, and if not maintained as required, they cause moisture buildup. Moisture cools and encourages secondary water damage. We use moisture detection devices to ensure that the areas have dried up.
Household appliances get older and start to crack and rust. Also, their hoses weaken. Dishwashers, water heaters, refrigerators, and washing machines are prone to deterioration. Hot water tanks and washing machines are two primary appliances in a home that cause water damage.
Attic and Basement Concerns
Some areas of the home are susceptible to water damage. They include attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Moisture and water get to these areas from roof and pipe leaks. There is a need to inspect your home routinely in these areas.
Call the Experts
SERVPRO of Minnetonka has specialized equipment and experienced staff that has undergone extensive training and certification to deal with water damage problems, professionally and safely. Kindly, call us at (952) 473-4837. We are available 24/7 and ready to help.
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Our Specialists Can Help Prevent Fire Damage To Your Minneapolis Home
When fire damage does happen, call us at (952) 473-4837, and we send out qualified mitigation specialists.
Preventing Fire Damage In Your Minneapolis Residence
Fires can happen anywhere, including when you leave your home unoccupied. A quick trip to the store can end terribly when you return to see fire trucks swarmed around your Minneapolis house. This scenario does not put you and your family in the same risks families experience when a fire starts during the night. While your smoke detector hopefully wakes you, the smoke can make escaping extremely difficult. Flames can take over your entire house when no one is there to call for help.
Our goal is to help families in Minneapolis prevent fire damage, and where it affects homes, to mitigate the situation, so those properties become safe to live in again. The best way to deal with fire damage is by preventing it from happening.
During the summer months, many families enjoy outdoor cooking on the grill or fire pit. Grills put away when still holding hot coals can cause stored chemicals in the garage to ignite. Fireworks stored for Independence Day celebrations can turn into problems when young children locate them and then mishandle them inside the home by trying to light them. Electrical hazards develop when using tools outside with the cords laid in the driveway can later create hot spots when using the tool inside the house.
Waiting until your grill cools off completely before rolling the unit into the garage keeps combustible liquids from getting hot enough to burn. Keeping combustible liquids in a cabinet or shelving area away from other items can also help. Installing a smoke detector in the garage can also alert you of a fire before it grows too large.
Explaining to children about lighters and matches and their inherent dangers can help prevent fires caused by curious youngsters. However, placing both fire starters and fireworks well out of reach and out of range even if chairs get pushed up against tall cabinets can work wonders at avoiding tempting situations.
Keeping cords in good condition and replacing damaged ones effectively stops fires and electrical shocks from hurting anyone. Always check the gauge of the wires before replacing them to avoid damaging the tool.
SERVPRO of Minnetonka wants to remind families in Osseo, Groveland, and Isanti to install smoke alarms in strategic locations in your house and check the battery monthly. You should choose a family member's birthday or anniversary as the date to install new batteries, to keep them fresh. When fire damage does happen, call us at (952) 473-4837, and we send out qualified mitigation specialists.
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We Will Help You Through Every Phase Of Flood Damage Recovery In Minnetonka
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Removing Mud and Debris After Flooding in Minnetonka Properties
Natural flooding in your Minnetonka property can happen more frequently that homeowners in the area would care to believe, and with these rising waters from nearby creeks and streams comes all manner of mud, dirt, and debris collected along the path to your property. With these damaging elements affecting your house along with the saturation of structural elements and construction materials, a fast response with advanced equipment and highly trained personnel can protect your property as much as possible in this destructive scenario.
In many cases of natural flood damage in Minnetonka, many materials and contents within your home can become irreparably damaged and unsalvageable. Even with the fast response of our SERVPRO professionals, you cannot discredit the possibility of contamination, bacteria, and other potential hazards that exist in water from an unknown source that took an undisclosed path to reach your property. The priority for our technicians is to keep the situation from getting any worse by setting up containment barriers and beginning effective mitigation such as extraction and drying efforts quickly.
Mud and debris commonly accompany floodwater into your property and can prove problematic to remove and clean even after extraction and drying efforts have gotten underway. While some areas of your property get a more direct deposit of mud, clay, and debris from the flooding, other parts on the edges of these effects can get left with a residue that is equally challenging to clean. In most cases, our SERVPRO team opts to remove affected construction materials, flooring, and other components instead of attempting to clean and disinfect them.
For structural elements like supports and framing, our professionals seek to protect these areas as much as possible. We can spray these elements with both antimicrobial and disinfecting agents that can kill bacteria and make the surface uninhabitable for mold colonization.
While natural flooding can leave your home a mess, our SERVPRO of Minnetonka team can help our customers through every phase of recovery after a flood damage disaster. No matter when emergencies like these occur, you can count on our professionals to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call at the first sign of flooding at (952) 473-4837.
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