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SERVPRO Does Save Homes in Minneapolis from Extensive Storm Damage

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Does Save Homes in Minneapolis from Extensive Storm Damage SERVPRO Stands Ready to Help Minneapolis Properties After Flooding

We Can Reduce Flood Damage in Your Minneapolis Home

You were not expecting your Minneapolis home to flood from last night’s thunderstorm, but it did, and water is now standing in your basement. Flood waters contain contaminants like chemicals, raw sewage, and dead animals, which is why you should never hesitate to call in the professionals. Our techs set goals to make your home clean and safe after storm waters enter your house. Whenever it is possible, our crews can restore your home to its pre-storm condition. Plus, they strive to preserve many of the contents inside your home.
 
SERVPRO flood damage teams in Minneapolis are highly trained and come ready to get to work when they arrive. The first step the team takes on is stopping the flow of water from entering your basement. Hopefully, that has already occurred. Next, they start extracting the water with various pieces of equipment such as a truck-mounted or portable extractor, wands and pumps that can remove water from the structure fast. The type of machinery we employ depends on the amount of water inside affected areas.
 
Many flooding situations may require the need for our teams to remove items from the house. When we do remove contents, our technicians keep an inventory of every item during the pack-out stage. Typically, clothing, furniture, and paper documents are sitting in several inches of contaminated water. Our crew can remove and clean all salvageable items with industrial cleaning products. Plus, they can use EPA-registered antimicrobial sprays to sanitize your items before bringing back inside your home. Ultrasonic cleaning can also restore possessions that our customers believed were lost.
 
Drying the area is also an essential process during restoration. Our team can use air scrubbers to clean the air. Plus, they can utilize air movers and axial fans to enhance drying. In all cases, we use dehumidifiers to absorb water vapor. Heaters may also be put in place to target specific areas.
 
SERVPRO of Minnetonka flood damage restoration services are fast and can help. We are available 24/7 to assist you in your time of need. If a flood ever occurs in your home, call us at (952) 473-4837 right away.

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Fire Damage Restoration: How Our Experts Can Restore Your Minneapolis Home

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration: How Our Experts Can Restore Your Minneapolis Home Fires inside the home can be a terrifying ordeal.

We Can Handle Fire Damage Restoration In Minneapolis

Fires inside the home can be a terrifying ordeal. Flames, smoke, and ash can destroy many of your personal belongings and can also damage floors, carpets, and furniture inside the house. Once firefighters extinguish fires, dirt, debris, and strong smoke odors can remain inside the structure. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, which is why calling us can be helpful.

SERVPRO professional fire damage teams in Minneapolis are certified and can restore your house if possible. The techs may employ fans, and top-grade air scrubbing and fogging equipment to eliminate heavy smoke odors fast. Plus, the crew can use industrial cleaning products to remove ash, soot, and debris from the affected surfaces such as your ceilings, counter-tops, walls, and floors. The team may also apply odor removal deodorants to remove smoke odors from materials affected by the flames such as upholstery, curtains, and carpeting.

In some cases, we may need to utilize portable ozone machine to get rid of offensive and lingering smoke odors. Ozone machines use activated oxygen to neutralize and eliminate strong smells and to purify the atmosphere inside the structure. If we employ this type of equipment, all occupants and any pets inside the structure must leave the house until the job is complete due to the strong chemicals. You can rely on us to make sure the air quality inside your home is safe when you return.

If necessary, the team can perform minor repairs to secure the structure such as boarding a window or door or covering and sealing a hole in the roof. Securing the home can help prevent human and wildlife intruders from invading your house. If significant repairs are necessary, SERVPRO can assist you in finding a general contractor to do the repairs. The crew can also remove burned or charred contents from the structure like carpeting, tables, chairs, clothing, and drapes. The technicians can clean, sanitize and store any materials they remove from the house and keep them in a safe storage area on or off-site until the job is complete.

SERVPRO of Minnetonka offers fast and reliable fire damage restoration that can return your home to its preloss condition. Contact us at (952) 473-4837 any time of the day or night. We are close by and here to help.

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Call SERVPRO To Take Care of Mold Damage Before It's Too Late

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call SERVPRO To Take Care of Mold Damage Before It's Too Late SERVPRO of Minnetonka can help you get out of a moldy situation!

Overcoming Mold Effects in Your Minneapolis Home

One of the frightening things about disasters striking your Minneapolis home is the secondary effects that can develop from these occurrences. An instance of flooding or water damage, when improperly restored, can leave areas riddled with moisture and dampness. These persistent conditions can allow for mold growth, which not only threatens the structural integrity of your home but also those living inside of it.

When many people think of mold damages in their Minneapolis home, they think of instances like the harsh, musty odor that comes with an active colony. While this is one of the effects that our certified SERVPRO technicians must overcome when combatting mold growth in your house, it is, unfortunately, one of the less hazardous and problematic symptoms to restore.

One of the most critical aspects of mold remediation is isolating the active colony from continually spreading and thriving throughout the affected area. Our remediation technicians set up defenses to catch and trap mold spores moving throughout the environment with the use of negative air chambers and air scrubbers. These tools can help to section off the area housing the colony to make the removal more successful.

Removal of the mold is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians have to assess the best course of action based on where the colony is, the degradation of the materials, and the type of material housing the colony. Sometimes the solution is applying a high-strength antimicrobial chemical to the affected area, other times sanding or soda blasting is the best approach, but in other circumstances, removal of the affected material might be the only credible approach to remove the colony entirely.

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When you discover mold growth throughout susceptible areas of your home, you should contact our SERVPRO of Minnetonka remediation technicians as soon as possible. We are available 24/7 to help limit the spread of this colony throughout your home, remove this presence from your property, and work to restore any damages that it might have caused. Let our technicians help you overcome this organism in your house by calling us today at (952) 473-4837.

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Our Professional Guide To SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Process For Your Commercial Property In Minneapolis

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Professional Guide To SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Process For Your Commercial Property In Minneapolis If you are a business owner, you certainly know how crucial it is to resume your normal operations after going through commercial water damage.

Processes To Expect During Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Minneapolis

If you are a business owner, you certainly know how crucial it is to resume your normal operations after going through commercial water damage. Now that the National Preparedness Month (NPM) is here, we need to take the right actions and stay prepared to face all types of emergencies that are likely to affect us. The goal of this critical reminder is to help all business to stay in operation, know how to talk to their employees, as well as to protect their investment. Business owners in Minneapolis should also learn how to set up a response team and back up valuable information.

We're going to look at an overview of the processes that our SERVPRO technicians perform when attending to commercial water damage incidents in Minneapolis. Performing a thorough pre-inspection of the damaged area is the first thing we do when we arrive at the site. During this time, we record all dangerous situations such as sagging ceilings, electrical hazards and deteriorated walls and subfloors. We can then switch off the electrical power and if necessary perform demolitions to remove any possible hazards.

Depending on the depth, our SERVPRO team chooses appropriate pumps to remove standing water. We check for moisture in the crawl spaces, walls, and floors and use the necessary water extraction methods. When checking the level of water penetration in ceilings, walls, carpets, and floors, we make use of a moisture meter. We can also detach soaked carpets and perform water extraction from the pad and floor- there are chances of restoring the carpets when water is from a clean source. It is our job to block and move your furniture during the restoration process.

Our SERVPRO technicians have the skills to examine your carpets from various damages such as visible mold, delamination, and bad seams. We discard carpets and pads which are damaged beyond restoration. If a carpet is restorable, we extract the water, apply an appropriate antimicrobial and remove any existing furniture stains.

The highly dedicated team at SERVPRO of Minnetonka is Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is in your residential or commercial property. Call us at (952) 473-4837 for our experienced technicians to offer you industry proven services.

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SERVPRO Knows The Most Important Steps To Solve Water Damage To Your Minneapolis Property

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Knows The Most Important Steps To Solve Water Damage To Your Minneapolis Property Moisture can be problematic for homeowners.

Comprehensive Restoration After Water Damage In Minneapolis

Moisture can be problematic for homeowners. After flooding or heavy rainfall, it is common for older structures to take on some water. In small quantities, this poses little problem, but introducing moisture to attics or crawlspaces can result in mold growth and cause permanent damage if left untreated. Getting an expert restoration team can help you to get your home back it to how it was, "Like it never even happened."

Properties that have recently had issues with water damage in Minneapolis could benefit from a professional restoration service. Trained technicians, like those working with SERVPRO, can clear away areas of damage you can see, as well as less visible areas that may go overlooked.

When we provide restoration services, we are looking at both short-term and long-term gains. In the short-term, we can bring in wet-dry vacuums and portable extractors to remove excess water quickly. We can also clean your structure and contents thoroughly with sanitizers and anti-microbial treatments.

SERVPRO apply preventative measures to guard against longer-term damages that can appear after the initial damage has been restored. We may include assessing your carpets to ensure they are entirely clean and free of moisture on both sides as well as inspecting the carpet pads underneath. Sometimes the surface damage is just the tip of the iceberg. By moving furniture and interior, we can check your subfloor and crawlspaces for any signs of further damage.

Before we pack up and leave, a SERVPRO technician can test and adjust your indoor humidity levels to reduce the risk of secondary damages. We do this using dehumidifiers, rapid air-movers and moisture meters in tandem. Taking a sample from an unaffected area of your home allows us to establish a dry goal that we can then work toward achieving.

One of the primary concerns for homeowners is the unpleasant odors that come with water damage. Using foggers with odor neutralizing chemicals can help to restore your home to a welcoming and clean environment. Having taken both long and short-term restoration measures a SERVPRO technician can give you a walk through, pointing out areas of concern and explaining the work carried out.

If you are looking for a comprehensive restoration service in your local community, contact SERVPRO of Minnetonka at (952) 473-4837 to arrange a visit.

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How Professionals Perform Flood Damage Restoration In Minneapolis

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Professionals Perform Flood Damage Restoration In Minneapolis It is a traumatic experience when you experience flood damage in your building.

Flood Damage Restoration

It is a traumatic experience when you experience flood damage in your building. Despite that, the only option of returning your property to its preloss state is putting in place appropriate restoration measures. Before we enter any flood-damaged structure, we check for structural damage and our team never assumes that all roofs, overhangs, and roofs are safe. We then go ahead and turn off electricity, gas, and any present fuel taps in your Minneapolis property.

Removing mud and standing water from your flood damaged Minneapolis home is the next step that our SERVPRO technicians perform. We are careful during this process so that the water pressure does not impact the structure. We remove the mud through shoveling and clean the area using a hose. To ensure the building's loading remains even, we the mud that is outside and inside the walls in stages.

Our SERVPRO must clean and disinfect the affected surfaces. We scrub the dirt off surfaces using detergents and water. If we come across materials like clothes, furnishings, and foodstuffs which were in contact the floodwater, we place them in plastic bags ready for disposal. After cleaning, it is time to introduce drying procedures.

When drying the building, we can decide to increase the air movement over the wet items or surfaces. We use air movers during this step. Another way of enhancing drying is by introducing heating equipment. Even when the building's heating system is not working, we can introduce a secondary heat source to achieve the necessary drying conditions. In cases where it is only a small section of a floor or wall that need drying, we perform target drying. Before performing target drying, it is vital to contain the wet area using plastic sheeting. Target drying is also useful when we are drying building materials that have low permeance.

SERVPRO of Minnetonka has the right expertise and experience to depend on after facing water, storm, mold, and fire damage disasters. Learn more about our 24-hour emergency services by calling (952) 473-4837.

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A Professional Approach to Fire damage in Minneapolis

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Professional Approach to Fire damage in Minneapolis Our SERVPRO team has the skills and training to restore your home from fire damage.

Trust SERVPRO to Take Care of Your Home After Fire Damage Strikes

Damage caused by fire is varied. Different surfaces, textures, and materials react in different ways to the extreme temperature which makes restoration a nuanced and complex job. Using the wrong cleaning materials can at best, spread soot and smoke residues. At worst, it can cause further damage and require expensive replacement. After a blaze has been contained, there is the added risk of secondary water damage.

Properties that have fallen victim to fire damage in Minneapolis should be pre-tested before any work begins. A pre-test can be carried out by a qualified SERVPRO fire technician who can measure affected areas for smoke damage. Although, smoke damage is visible, there are many different types which depend on the materials that burned.

Wet smoke, for example, burns at a low temperature and comes from synthetic materials that could be in appliances, lampshades or fabrics. This smoke, produced from melting plastics, has a pungent smell leaving behind thick, oily markings on walls and ceilings. Dry smoke, on the other hand, comes from natural materials like wood and paper leaving behind a powdery sooted texture.

A SERVPRO technician can conduct a pre-test that looks for different types of smoke residue. A pre-test allows us to decide on the correct method of restoration as well as products that we should use to restore your items to pre-fire standards. Using a combination of wet cleaning and dry cleaning allows us to provide a professional focus to each affected area and guarantee the best results.

A fire restoration service by SERVPRO is two-fold. The first is your contents which can be removed, tested and restored. The second is the structure itself, which involves removing soot and smoke residue from your walls, ceilings, and permanent fittings. We can restore your walls, so they are ready for repainting, as well as your floors, windows and, where possible, fabrics.

The final step is to deodorize. Burning materials leave thick smells that are not cleanable with regular fresheners. Our equipment neutralizes the odor particles rather than merely covering the smell. This approach is especially important when tackling synthetics which can release toxins when subjected to fire.

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If your home is in need of restoration following a fire, SERVPRO of Minnetonka is just a phone call away. Get help from a company with 40 years experience in fire restoration by dialing (952) 473-4837 today.

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Water Removal in Your Minneapolis Discount Center

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal in Your Minneapolis Discount Center When facing water damage in your large store, SERVPRO offers remediation services plus an ERP to help prepare for any possible accidental repeat.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Drying Out Services Regardless of the Size of Your Business

Minneapolis has many options for consumers seeking quality products at a reasonable price. National and local chains compete, and the customer wins. The large warehouse-type stores are just as vulnerable as a smaller store boutique when suffering water damage and flooding if plumbing fails or torrential rains overwhelm a flat roof’s drainage system. We have the crews and equipment to respond to a significant water loss.

When water pours through your discount center, you need fast, professional water removal services in Minneapolis. Even with much of the merchandise up off the floor on steel shelving or pallets, the water must be evacuated for the safety of your staff and your customers. With floors that extend hundreds of thousands of square feet, the removal task is best left to professionals.

SERVPRO is a local business with a national network to fall back upon if the scale of a job requires supplemental equipment and technicians. Sizeable commercial water losses need just as swift a resolution as those affecting a smaller shop or office. Water that lingers in the property for more than 24 or 48 hours exposes your business to the risk of microbial infestation that might even damage your inventory.

Our commercial loss team works with you to devise a plan where at least a portion of your business remains open during the restoration. SERVPRO understands how devastating closing your doors can be, particularly in the face of the robust competition other Twin City area companies engage in to tempt your customers.  

The water removal begins with pumps, moving vast amounts of water quickly out of all areas of your store. As the water level dips below 2 inches, technicians switch out pumps for extractors. Your flooring choice of poured concrete seems impervious to water, but it is a porous material that benefits from rapid water extraction. The floor edges get targeted attention to prevent water from wicking up the drywall or settling in the cells of cinder block construction.

This water emergency might lead to your development of an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) with SERVPRO in anticipation of future crises. The ERP allows us to collaborate in devising a concise plan to help both our crews and you and your staff to plan for another loss.

SERVPRO of Minnetonka is ready for your water removal challenge, regardless of the extent of the damage. Call us at (952) 473-4837 to get your discount center back on track.

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Mold Damage Experts in Minneapolis Talk About Inhibiting Mold Patches from Spreading

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Experts in Minneapolis Talk About Inhibiting Mold Patches from Spreading Water Leaks and Mold Damage in Your Minneapolis Home? Try Calling SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Provides Containment and Chemical Applications During Mold Remediation Services

If a water leak takes place inside your Minneapolis home and it does not get repaired, moisture can cause microbial growth. Once mold damage has taken its toll on your property, proper remediation needs to occur so that secondary issues do not develop. Fungi release microscopic spores into the air for reproduction purposes. These tiny, invisible seed-like particles float through the air inside your house in Minneapolis and can contaminate previously unaffected areas.

Microbes can also get inside your air circulation system and create air quality issues. When restoring any mold damage in Minneapolis, our SERVPRO restoration team takes extra measures to prevent the fungi from spreading. All of our technicians wear equipment that resembles a space suit when working in a contaminated area. The personal protective equipment not only protects our workers from hazards, but it also reduces the number of hazardous particles that can get transported by attaching to people or clothing.
 
Whenever a section of your home gets contaminated by a fungus, our SERVPRO technicians follow strict guidelines when treating the problem. Certain molds can cause health effects in some people. Therefore there are strict rules on remediating fungal problems without sending dangerous microbes into the environment. Before any work procedures begin on the job site, we build a containment chamber to seal in any spores or particles that get released into the air.
 
When the mold has contaminated building materials, we determine how deep the hyphae have grown into the substance. In some cases, contamination can be wiped off with a rag where others sanding the material down is the only way to remediate. In both situations, our SERVPRO crew also uses different chemicals to help reduce the spread of the contamination and to prevent it from returning to the same area in the future.
 
In many cases, an antimicrobial chemical gets implemented before, during and after the restoration work takes place. These industry-specific products are designed to not only kill the microbial formations, but they can get rid of the spores mold leaves behind as well. After contamination in an area gets scrubbed or sanded off, we then spray a specialized sealant paint on raw timber and other applicable hard surfaces. This paint seals the affected building materials and helps reduce the chance of mold growth in the future.
 
Mold problems can get worse the longer they go untreated. As soon as you know microbial development has occurred at your place of residence, call SERVPRO of Minnetonka at (952) 473-4837 any day of the week.

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Eliminating Contamination after Water Damage in Minneapolis

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Eliminating Contamination after Water Damage in Minneapolis The SERVPRO Green Fleet Removes Water and Sanitizes Homes in the Greater Minneapolis Area

SERVPRO's Water Loss Recovery Service Includes Sanitizing Affected Properties

You have a lot to worry about when your Minneapolis home is awash with water. Your biggest worry is probably how to extract the water and dry the soaked contents. Contamination is probably the last thing in your mind unless the flooding is from sewage back up or stormwater. You are not alone in this line of thinking as most people only realize there is contamination at the very late stages of the restoration. So, how can you eliminate contamination through the steps taken during restoration?

The level of contamination in cases of water damage in Minneapolis depends on the kind of water that causes flooding. At SERVPRO, we follow industrial standards that identify three types of water that floods properties. These types are black, grey and clean water and the contamination levels are highest in black water and lowest or nonexistent in clean water. Even potable drinking water can degrade to gray or black water if left unattended.
 
In addition to identifying the water type, our SERVPRO technicians also consider the materials affected by the water. If there was a carpet affected by clean or grey water, we treat it on both sides with an EPA-registered disinfectant. We also use the same disinfectant on the floor after extracting the water. This minimizes chances of further contamination. Any upholstery in the affected area might also be contaminated. Unlike the carpet, which is easier to clean, upholstery has different nooks and crannies, so it requires special attention. Using tools such as ULV foggers, our team can administer the disinfectant in the form of a mist to reach and remove contaminants even in hidden parts of any upholstery item. Generally, we can group furnishings in a containment chamber for large disinfecting efforts.
 
Cleanliness is a relative state that depends on the percentage of contaminants eliminated. Properties can achieve four different levels of cleanliness depending on the effort put. From the dirty state, cleaning can change the property to sanitary or disinfected. This recovery from a water loss is the states that SERVPRO technicians can achieve. Sterile conditions are beyond our scope and service. These environments are needed in hospitals, labs, and other such structures. Reaching a sanitary state is the goal of most restoration processes. Our SERVPRO technicians extract the water, vacuum and deodorize any affected areas ensuring they attain sanitary conditions.
 
Calling SERVPRO of Minnetonka eases the restoration process. You can reach us at (952) 473-4837 any day of the week.

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