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

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

testimonial from becca Here is a testimonial from one of our clients.

If you've ever question what water damage restoration company is the best near you, look no further! We at SERVPRO of Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka and Groveland 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 952-473-4837!

Why?

SERVPRO of Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka 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 the IREM tournament.

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.

Providing Better Service with Continuing Education Courses

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Minnetonka Continuing Education Course Here are details for the SERVPRO of Minnetonka Continuing Education course.

SERVPRO of Minnetonka 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. 

The Importance of Leaving a Review

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

leave us a 5 star review There will always be a live person on the other end of the line available for whatever you need, even if it is just to answer questions.

SERVPRO of Minnetonka has been restoring homes and commercial properties for over 20 years.

SERVPRO strives to provide the highest quality and efficient work possible. No matter what your expectations are for fire and water damage, mold remediation, or COVID-19 cleaning, we strive to exceed them.

This is where YOU come in.

As a customer, we understand that you want to know how great the technicians are at SERVPRO of Minnetonka.

Check out our current testimonial page for a vast representation of what our customers think about us.

Have you been serviced by SERVPRO of Minnetonka but haven't left a review yet?

Whether we provided our restoration or remediation services a year ago or yesterday, there is still more than enough time to write about your experience.

Click on these direct links to simplify the reviewing process: Google, Facebook, or Yelp

We want to know what you think about our services so we can continue our high quality and efficient work!

Have Questions? Call Us Today: 952-473-4837

Faster to Any Size Disaster

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

living room water damage near Minnetonka Our service vehicle fleet is always ready, each truck or van loaded with high-efficiency water extraction and drying equipment.

For well over 20 years, SERVPRO of Minnetonka has been helping homeowners and businesses recover from fire, smoke, soot, water, mold, and flood damage. We are a 24/7 full service provider so that when things go wrong, we can be at your door in a moment's notice. 

A pipe burst but our spirits didn't!

Unfortunately for this family a pipe burst in their upstairs bedroom, dousing the bedroom in water. The extent of the damage got worse as time went on because as we know, the sooner you can call us to respond to water damage, the better. This loss extended through the upstairs flooring to the main level of the condo.

The water seeped through the ceiling on the main level and extended all the way into the kitchen and down onto the flooring of the main level. The wood in the kitchen accumulated too much water and had to be removed. Fortunately for this homeowner, SERVPRO of Minnetonka is a licensed contractor in the state of Minnesota and can help with both the demolition and the rebuild. 

SERVPRO Responded Quickly once they received the Call

This photo was taken only a short 18 hours after we received the initial call. This particular loss was outside of the normal 9-5 business hours, but that's got nothing on us! You're welcome to call 952-473-4837 at any time if you have any restoration or remediation concerns. We deal with fire, water, mold remediation, cleaning, and commercial services. No matter what time is on the clock, SERVPRO of Minnetonka will be Faster to Any Size Disaster. 

We've got you covered!

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO workers Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

Whether a small home gets hit by a flood or a commercial building needs mold remediation, we can handle it! Do you know who to call in moments of water damage, fire damage, sewage, and biohazard spills? SERVPRO of Minnetonka of course! Not only do we have a large crew of trained professionals, but we've got advanced state of the art equipment to match!

Time is money.

Natural disasters, fires, and floods an be one of the worst things to happen to your property. If you own a commercial property, it affects your employee's productivity and if your home is damaged, security feels lost. With our stellar technicians and equipment, we work as hard as possible for as long as necessary to get your business back in shape. 

A Five-Star Experience every time!

We're one of the top water and fire restoration companies in the entire U.S. We have our testimonials for proof - we pride ourselves in being open, honest, transparent, and informative to make difficult processes much simpler for you. If you aren't satisfied with our work neither are we! We want to make it right every time and ensure that you receive the same care and compassion that everyone else has.

We are IICRC Certified.

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration is the most trusted independent name in the restoration industry. To receive IICRC certification, a technician must take special classes and exams that follow the requirements from the ICRC. 

SERVPRO of Minnetonka will make your disasters "Like it never even happened." Give us a ring today at 952-473-4837 with any inquiry.  

IREM Food Drive

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Janet and Tierney IREM Food Drive Commercial Account Manager Janet Phillips and Marketing Specialist Tierney Winter at the IREM Food Drive.

More than 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity. Without reliable access to food – such as free and reduced meal programs at school – the risk of hunger is very real. Every Meal works to fight hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers, and extended breaks. 

Our goal is to make the communities in which we live better places than they were before our company arrived. Although most often we are the ones repairing businesses and residence, more importantly, we support the growth of our local communities.

Outside of volunteering for Feed My Starving Children and utilizing our partnership with the Red Cross, we interact with various associations around Minnesota. 

The IREM Minnesota Chapter Food Drive was a success! Janet and Tierney even spoke with a couple who donated $5,000. How crazy! Thank you to all of those who came and donated at the event.

Did you miss out on the drive? You're still welcome to donate online through this link

Trusting SERVPRO as Your Damage Restoration Expert

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

house with fire damage We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help. A fast response helps lessen the damage, limits secondary damage, and reduces cost.

The aftermath of a fire is a cleaning and deodorizing challenge like none other. Fortunately, most homeowners are never forced to arise to the test, but if you and your family find yourselves facing the smoke, soot, odor, and debris, our professional help is available.

Full Service Fire Damage Mitigation and Cleanup  - Why SERVPRO's Number should be on your phone

Fire results in incredibly toxic and corrosive soot and is extremely challenging to remove soiling and the highly pungent odors. We have invested in comprehensive training in the restoration industry for our technicians.

From Containment to Preservation of Air Quality

One strategy we use to attack the many ways that fire damage can effect your home is to contain the area. It is essential that we prevent the drifting and wafting of smoke and soot. If they are not contained, every inch of surface area in your home can and will attract soot and smells. By using six millimeter polyethylene barriers and sealing the perimeter of the area that has been damaged by a fire, we can keep various residues in check as well as any odor that has presented from the situation. Our HEPA filters force contaminants through and vent their air to the outdoors, ensure that your air quality returns to normal levels.

Our Industrial Cleaners vs. Various Soils

Household fires often result in three basic types of soot: dry and ashy, thick and wet, and protein-based. Our expert technicians are trained in each specific method of removal for the various types of soot. If not taken care of properly, the efforts to clean soot can instead cause smearing or staining. Our goal at SERVPRO of Minnetonka is to restore instead of replace.

Innovative Technology against Fire Damage Odors

Cleaning the surfaces does not always result in the elimination of smoky odors. Thankfully, SERVPRO has come up with alternative solutions to remove the stinky smell. By using thermal fogging, ozone machines, or hydroxyl generators for odor removal, SERVPRO can find and remove the tiny particles of soot that hide in crevices and even in HVAC systems. 

Need we say more about our expertise? Call SERVPRO of Minnetonka today: 952-473-4837  We respond quickly and deliver fast and successful results!

Seeking a Professional When Flood Damage Occurs in Your Home

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

flooding around Minntonka Whether you need emergency flood restoration or just need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO has over 1,700 Franchises ready to respond.

Addressing the consequences of flooding in your Minnetonka home is a job for a professional crew.

A Professional Flood Restoration Team Helps Dry, Clean, and Disinfect Your Home in and around Minnetonka

Recovering from a flood goes further than extracting water and wiping surfaces clean. Experienced water restoration technicians can explain the importance of drying, disinfecting, an deodorizing your home following a flood. Whether your entire home has fallen victim to the debris brought on by the flood or if it is contained in one area, rely on our experts for assistance. 

In and around Minnetonka, flood damage assistance is available through our SERVPRO crew. We have team members prepared to respond to any disaster around the clock who will provide high-quality remediation services to address your needs. From start to finish, we are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Our main focus is to mitigate your loss and optimize the resources to bring your home back to mint condition. As we inspect your home to assess the damage, we will create a plan to use our industrial-grade equipment in the most efficient manner.

Not only do we have IICRC trained technicians, but we have the most up-to-date technology paired with them. By using an array of water-extracting, deodorizing, and disinfecting techniques, we can complete your home's restoration as time-efficiently as possible. 

Flooding can be inevitable, but how you react to it can make all the difference. Give us a call at 952-473-4837 and let us help you. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Real Estate Investing: What You Need to Know

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building We take pride in being a part of the Minnetonka, MN community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Real estate investing does not require previous knowledge and can be learned through online educational resources. Although it isn't something for the faint-hearted, it can return a profitable career path.

Events to look out for:

Watching Real Estate Shows Get You Excited? Get Educated! Get in the game!

In January, during various parts of the day (register here), you and your fellow real estate junkies can meet to learn and have conversations about the industry. The more experience you get under your belt, the more you’re likely to earn. Additionally, you can parlay your experience in any number of directions. By paying close attention to alternate career paths in real estate and accumulating the skills you need, you open up more opportunities.

Why invest in Real Estate?

In this event, you will learn how you can effectively implement REI strategies such as Fix and Flips, Buy and Holds, Lease Options, among others when you acquire the right knowledge. You will also learn how you can pay off your mortgage, car loan, and/or student loans in a fraction of the time. 

Long-term Security in Real Estate

If you have been looking for a way to get into flipping houses, buy and hold, lease options, short sales, subject-to, wholesaling or another method of investing in real estate and you are looking to network, and collaborate with other real estate investors while getting valuable knowledge and experience, then come to this online zoom presentation.

What does SERVPRO have to do with real estate?

Once you become an owner of a property, regardless if it is residential or commercial, SERVPRO of Minnetonka is here for all of your restoration needs. Perhaps you're flipping a house and find mold or suffer damage from a natural disaster, we have the capabilities to help you. We're a licensed contractor with the State of Minnesota and our technicians hold over 60 certifications from the IICRC, ranging from water damage restoration to applied microbial remediation. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (952) 999-2435

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 MINNETONKA at 952-473-4837.

SERVPRO Has What it Takes to Restore Water Damage in Minneapolis

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged bathroom We have the equipment to quickly dry plumbing leaks before major damage occurs. Call us today!

Water Damage in Minneapolis  – Response Time is Important

Whenever there is a plumbing leak, water can spread quickly from room to room and travel to other floors, causing a great deal of damage. Flooring materials are soaked, walls and ceilings may fill with water, and the contents of the building are also damaged. A rapid response is imperative to limit the amount of water damage and the possibility of mold growth.

SERVPRO provides water damage restoration services in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. Also, we certify our technicians to restore homes and commercial buildings that have been damaged by fire, mold, storms, and flood situation, as well as biohazards. Our teams are ready to deploy with the appropriate equipment on a 24/7 basis, and we aim to have our first response team onsite in less than four hours.

Training

We certify our technicians have in every area of the restoration industry. A few examples include ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician, CMR - Council-certified Microbial Remediator, and ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program.

Equipment

Our local SERVPRO Franchise has all the latest equipment available to assist with water damage emergencies. From truck-mounted and submersible pumps to weighted carpet extractors and vacuum wands, we can remove water and moisture from your home. We also have the latest air movers with adapters to blow air into restricted spaces. We use moisture detectors to expose areas that may have hidden moisture pockets. We can deploy dehumidifiers to return humidity levels to normal levels.

Franchise Support

We are part of a nationwide franchise organization that can be called on to assist with substantial restoration challenges.

SERVPRO can also work closely with your insurance company to provide a stress-free claim process. We can assist with all of the paperwork. We also offer residential cleaning services, including air duct cleaning, and biohazards, vandalism, graffiti removal, and more.

We can restore your building to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Minnetonka at (952) 473-4837 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Isanti, Groveland, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Flood Damage In Your Minneapolis Home

1/12/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Help With Flood Damage in Your Minneapolis Home

Flooding often happens in Minneapolis when the snow melts in the spring, and there is excess precipitation added to the already-saturated ground.  Dealing with the restoration process after flood damage is an overwhelming challenge. Having the help of trained, competent professionals can make the process so much more comfortable from the actual restoration process itself to understanding how to best deal with insurance companies.

If you have flood damage in your Minneapolis home, SERVPRO is available to assist you every step of the way until your property is back to its preloss condition. We understand that time is of the essence and respond quickly to your emergency call. Our skilled technicians are available twenty-four hours a day, every single day of the year. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO technicians create a customized plan for the restoration of your home. We use the training learned in SERVPRO's Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to tackle each unique situation, understanding when and how to use moisture detectors and hygrometers to measure moisture content. We also decide if the damage requires controlled demolition techniques such as flood cuts to release trapped water. During each step of the process, our project managers use their advanced training and professional expertise to recover from flood damage effectively.

Aside from creating a customized plan, SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment and cleaning agents to remove floodwater and disinfect after black water exposure, possibly containing disease-causing microorganisms and potentially dangerous chemical contaminants. When needed, we use submersible pumps to eliminate deep water and extraction tools for remaining moisture, either truck-mounted or in portable wand form. We then use high-velocity air movers to blow warm air over moist surfaces and industrial-strength dehumidifiers to draw moisture out of the air.

SERVPRO has specially formulated cleaners containing chlorine or alcohol that attack dangerous microbes to ensure the safety and health of everyone in your home. SERVPRO technicians are qualified professionals, ready to create a plan for restoration and execute that plan using knowledge, specialized equipment, and high-quality cleaning products. We make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Minnetonka at (952) 473-4837 for an expert consultation.

For more about Minneapolis click here.

We Provide Reliable Professional Water Cleanup In Minneapolis

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in home Call (952) 473-4837 to schedule a swift evaluation of any water loss.

Why SERVPRO Is a Leader in Minneapolis Disaster Recovery

Water damage in your Minneapolis 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 Minnetonka offers reliable, professional residential water cleanup services 24/7. Call (952) 473-4837 to schedule a swift evaluation of any water loss.

For more about Minneapolis click here.

Professional Tips for Drying Flooded Minneapolis Homes

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment drying water damaged bedroom Floodwaters damaged this home. We used air movers to blow warm air over the wet structure.

How Portable Heaters Help Minneapolis Homes After Flooding  

There is no mistaking the cold realities of winter coming to Minneapolis. When circumstances get met for flooding and other natural disasters during these already challenging months of the year, added steps must be included to ensure the safety of those affected by both flooding and steep temperature drops. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We take the information we get and arrive with equipment to help reduce these threats.  

Heating might not seem like a vital element to the restoration process. Still, for both the flood damage in Minneapolis homes and the environment where the restoration work must get completed, our application of heating units can make a substantial difference. Our SERVPRO team has many portable units that can help to have a positive effect on damaged area homes, regardless of the severity of the falling winter temperatures outside. There are several areas where portable electric heaters can help homeowners, the property, and the restoration process after a flood.  

Flooding can have a direct effect on available power or utility use. Even if you do not use electric heating in your home, you might not have safe and reliable access to continue the use of your furnace. Portable electric heaters do not always require access to power from the damaged residence but can use electricity from our trailered generator brought to the job site. These can help to add warmth to areas in the house that have lost it, not just to work zones when needed.  

Direct application of heat to saturated elements can evaporate moisture more quickly. Our technicians work to maneuver these heating elements to new positions multiple times throughout the drying process, as there are risks to this approach if left in one location for too long. With continual monitoring practices for drying processes, we can determine this risk of damage and move heating units frequently to maximize results.  

Flooding does not always leave several inches of standing water, but it can threaten your home through oversaturation and similar threats. Electric portable heating can help to both make the drying process more efficient, but also make technicians and occupants of the house more comfortable through the restoration as well. Give our SERVPRO of Minnetonka team a call today at (952) 473-4837. 

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Guaranteed No Stress Flood Damage Remediation Process in Minneapolis

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

flood damaged laundry room Many times flooding and flood damage is not something that you can control. But you can control how you respond. Contact SERVPRO.

Why SERVPRO Delivers Premier Flood Damage Recovery in Minneapolis

Returning your Minneapolis residence to preloss condition after flooding requires completion of a multi-phase agenda. Creation of a solid plan for implementation by our skilled technicians based on your unique circumstance aims at the goal of making the damage “Like it never even happened.” Development and management of the details supporting your project follow a proven template. Our experienced management team is why we are confident that our efforts consistently result in a superior outcome.

Organization with a Purpose

The initial assessment by a seasoned crew lead or project manager eventually leads to rapid Minneapolis flood damage recovery. Perhaps your home is in a battle with the record-breaking rainfall seen this summer. Maybe your lakeside location allows unexpectedly rising water tables to intrude. Regardless of the backstory, the training and protocols mastered by our team are why we can assure customers of a solution to the damage flooding brings. Following our research-based and field-proven process reaps results.

The SERVPRO® Project Management Process

Every flood damage project we take on integrates our signature Project Management Process. Phases include 

  • Project Initiation
  • Project Plan
  • Project Execution
  • Project Close Out

Each phase incorporates all of the steps, tasks, and activities necessary to ensure our work is of the highest quality and competed to meet or exceed industry standards. Throughout the progress of your flood damage recovery project, we employ dozens of checks to make certain all issues presented in your home resolve entirely and in order. We prevent missing critical aspects of professional flood damage mitigation and remediation using this exhaustive system, why the outcome of your project is successful. 

Our Response Is Proportionate to Your Loss

Flood damage, by definition, involves managing highly contaminated water. Breaking down everything in the initial assessment and planning focuses us on not merely removing the water, but also containing and disposing of it per local regulations. The safety of your family plus the integrity of your home's building materials depend on appropriate attention to the soiling and pathogens potentially left behind in a flooding scenario. We add project execution tasks, steps, and activities that concentrate on the heightened risk of post-water removal microbial growth in overland flooding. The detailed plan is why SERVPRO can demonstrate to your insurer and officials that our extra efforts were needed. 

Call SERVPRO of Minnetonka at (952) 473-4837 if you struggle with flooding during this unexpectedly wet summer and fall. We approach your loss with compassion, skill, the right equipment, and with industry-leading planning through project completion process.

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Training and Skill in Water Damage Migration Detection Are Why SERVPRO Delivers Success

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a bathroom. Let SERVPRO guide you towards the correct path for your Minneapolis water damage.

We keep up with every bit of training to assist our Minneapolis homes.

When a Minneapolis homeowner tries to determine the extent of a water loss, both instincts and common sense can fall short. When water gets loose inside your home, it can migrate far from the original plumbing break, roof leak, or appliance breakdown. Without the tools to detect the path the water followed, significant damage can go unnoticed. Our investments in education and innovative moisture identification tools help avoid additional expense and secondary damage, why we offer our help. 

Water Detection is a Science and an Art

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses our managers and production technicians master covers the expected and unexpected behavior of water damage inside a Minneapolis bungalow. The lathe and plaster and stucco construction of signature Arts and Crafts structures are both charming and capable of hiding water damage when it is minor and manageable. Our training and experience in tracing water meanderings behind walls and built-in fixtures explains why we are skilled in finding and solving water problems before the integrity of your historic home is compromised.

Aging Heating and Plumbing Plus Temperature Extremes Equal Water Damage Challenges

When your dining room oak floor develops cupping and crowning the search for a water source can be daunting. Bungalows often retain their 100-year-old gravity heating, with old radiators filled with hot water from the boiler in the basement warming spaces. Rusted pipes and failing valves can slowly saturate the floor, unnoticed at first as the issue begins and then spreads from behind the radiator at the wall. Mold development on a main level wall or ceiling can trace to ice dam development the previous winter, moisture seeping in the attic from clogged gutters eventually traveling downwards. Our familiarity with this type of insidious damage is why SERVPRO can respond quickly and reliably to your water damage challenges.

Sensitive Moisture Meters and Infrared Cameras

The availability of and skill in using water detection tools are why SERVPRO crews can outline water damage with accuracy and confidence. Infrared technology indicates the presence of water through temperature variations. Moisture meters establish relative levels of absorbed water in building materials. Periodic use of these tools throughout a water damage remediation project ensures we find and release liquids. Then our Applied Structural Drying (ASD)-certified technicians create an effective drying plan using the data, moving water out of structural components with temperature adjustments and air movement. Dehumidifiers capture the vaporized water for disposal. Moisture measurements continue until we reach designated levels, avoiding over or under drying.

Training and innovative equipment are two reasons why SERVPRO of Minnetonka efficiently mitigates and remediates hidden water damage. Call us at (952) 473-4837 if you suspect your bungalow harbors damaging moisture.

To find out more about Minneapolis, click here.

SERVPRO, Minneapolis, Property Cleanup and Restoration--That's It!

7/13/2019 (Permalink)

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.  

Water Damage
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.
 

Fire Damage
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.

Mold Remediation
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.

Storm Damage
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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Questions to Ask Before Water Damage Remediation in Your St. Paul Home

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

When a winter storm causes water damage in your home, turn to SERVPRO for effective remediation services. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO is the Answer When the Long, Snowy Winter Increases Water Damage Risks in St. Paul

The past few months of winter have been brutal in St. Paul, extreme cold vying with the most massive snowpack in history. When the ground freezes solid from persistent temperatures in the negative digits, the eventual thaw runs into some significant problems. “Runs” is the problematic verb as the water from the melted snow flows overland rather than absorbs into the still-frozen ground near your home. Our experience with excessive snowmelt is why we are ready to answer your call.

When ten-foot drifts begin to melt, and early rains add to the liquid load, water damage in St. Paul is inevitable. As the water skims the surface, it seeks any place to settle and pool. Unfortunately for you that often means it seeps into basements, attached garages, and walkout living spaces. We have the technicians and equipment to remove water and dry out your lower levels fast, explaining why we are the first call for you and your neighbors.

Research, tools, and training underscore why SERVPRO is best positioned to handle the challenges when warmer weather causes rivulets and streams of melted snow to head into your home. Because the ground remains frozen, it is crucial that the trapped water is contained for disposal away from your house. Storm sewers are also frozen over providing no access to an easy way to drain water extracted from your home.

Creating solutions for a never-before-seen circumstance like this year’s Polar Vortex followed by record-smashing snow foot totals is why SERVPRO is a trusted resource in the Twin Cities metro area. We get the water out and then minimize any permanent damage by completely drying out the affected structural components. Our green service trucks carry pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers, ensuring out team begins mitigating your winter water woes immediately after our experienced crew leader assesses the scene and devises the remediation plan.

Ability to handle any extreme Mother Nature throws our way is why SERVPRO of Minnetonka is a local restoration industry leader. Call us for assistance day or night at (952) 473-4837 to manage the melt.

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Groveland Homeowners Get Help Fighting Flood Damage

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage whether from external or internal causes can create a great deal of problems. Call the team at SERVPRO to handle it entirely.

SERVPRO Technicians Handle All Aspects of Flood Damage Restoration

Floods often cause hellacious damage to your home, leaving you with a huge mess to clean up after a major event. Many of you simply do not have the time or experience to correct all of the issues yourselves, which makes hiring a professional restoration company much more valuable.  
 
A qualified flood damage restoration company in Groveland can provide you with access to equipment, resources, and personnel along with the time and experience necessary to handle every aspect of the damage found on your property. Everything from flooded carpet to broken furniture requires particular attention, not to mention the amount of time it takes to dry structural materials properly.  
 
You do not need to contact several companies, wasting time scheduling, postponing, or even canceling services on a moments notice. SERVPRO makes it possible for homeowners to get all of the help they need by calling a single company. We handle all of the scheduling and provide you with a time frame estimate after performing our full inspection. Our supervising technician keeps you updated on every aspect of your restoration from start to finish.
 
If you are looking for a restoration company you can trust to perform quality flood damage services on your property, look no further. We take care of your home, protect it from the elements and unwanted intrusion through our roof tarp and board up services. SERVPRO relocates the contents of your home to a safe, dry location and gives each item the attention it deserves.  
 
SERVPRO technicians take their jobs very seriously and are proud to be your choice to provide restoration services in your home. We understand how important your home is and make every effort to save as much of your property as possible while providing you with the best possible service.  
 
With advances in cleaning and restoration today, flood waters cannot hide. We use infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, water extractors of all shapes and sizes to reach every area in your home. Even those pesky hard to reach areas that often expose your home to hidden dangers that develop over time.
 
Give SERVPRO of Minnetonka a call today for help restoring your home to a quality condition you and your family can enjoy. (952) 473-4837

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Professional Water Damage Restoration Services for Minnetonka Residents

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can leave behind unpleasant odors, SERVPRO has the professional equipment to rid your home of these unwanted smells.

SERVPRO Professionals Work to Rid Your Home of the Odors Left Behind by Water Damage

As a property owner in Minnetonka, you can struggle to combat the resulting smells after a water damage disaster. You may lack the skills to identify all the sources of the odors. To professionally solve the stress, it is advisable to work with trained restorers who use specialized tools to deal with the problems.

Usually, the wet materials that are left behind after a water damage incident bring about unpleasant odors. That means returning the moisture to normal levels does away with most of the smells. Though that is the case, not all smells completely disappear. That is why service providers like SERVPRO that operate in Minnetonka use multiple approaches to mitigate the odors with less chance of returning.

Sometimes a customer can complain of imaginary and real smells; this is when experts from a company like SERVPRO decide to use masking agents. We work by releasing a pleasing scent that covers the bad odors. Absorption and filtration agents can be used to serve the same purpose with the main difference being the manner in which they work. When we use them, absorption of some oils, humidity, and moisture takes place. The restoration process can also make use of pairing agents, disinfectants, sanitizers, as well as electrically generated deodorizers.

Imagined and real odors are the main types of smells that SERVPRO work towards eliminating. Actual substances cause real odors while on the other hand, thoughts of people trigger the psychological or imaginary smells. Irrespective of the situation at hand, our trained professionals are equipped with the right tools and skills to do the needed deodorization.

Drying and water removal are critical when mitigating water damage disasters. Reporting the incidents to our certified professionals at SERVPRO should be done as soon as possible so that the correct restoration procedures can start.

At SERVPRO of Minnetonka, we respond to all storm, water, mold and fire damage disasters with urgency. Call us at (910) 762-8180 to learn more about the professional options at your disposal.

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How Our Team Can Restore Your Belongings After A Minneapolis Fire

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our experts will clean your belongings and deodorize them, so they are safe in your home.

Effective Mitigation for Fire-Damaged Minneapolis Homes

Fires pose significant immediate threats and even many lingering hazardous conditions for Minneapolis homes. Whenever a fire first breaks out in a residence, homeowners often attempt to take whatever they can carry out with them to try and protect things that cannot get replaced. While this might work for some items, many get left behind. Our professionals can help to restore these items, and further protect them from harm, with our effective mitigation practices we implement following fire effects in local properties.

After fire damage many Minneapolis homeowners fixate most on structural damages and how these situations get resolved, and in doing this, forget momentarily about all of the items and belongings still inside the house that could get affected by the lingering damages from the recent disaster. Our SERVPRO professionals arrive quickly to provide thorough assessments of the fire damage and what must happen to restore the home entirely. This process is also where our highly-trained technicians catalog damage to individual items and determine which must get removed and focused cleaning efforts to restore.

Our Contents department is vital to our pack-out efforts, as they make determinations on which items can get salvaged with our advanced technology and which things cannot. Once we have tagged contents for removal, they get taken to a nearby facility of ours for evaluation and restoration. We can clean these items of soot and smoke residue, we can deodorize them, and we can store them safely until it is best to return them to the restored home.

Part of effective mitigation for your property is responding quickly to the emergency when it happens. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to offer the full measure of our expertise and extensive training at any time that you might need them.

While you cannot account for when a fire can occur in your home, you can help to protect the items inside and hire a wise choice to restore your property fast. Give our SERVPRO of Minnetonka team a call anytime at (952) 473-4837

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SERVPRO to the Rescue to Remove Debris From Your Fire Damaged Minneapolis Home

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

No matter the size of the fire, damage will be widespread. Call SERVPRO to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Why SERVPRO is the Choice for Fire Debris Cleanup for Minneapolis Homeowners

Homeowners in Minneapolis work diligently on their home's maintenance year-round. One disaster can wipe out all that effort instantly, however. Getting things corrected and back to normal can save your family from an ongoing nightmare, which is why SERVPRO is always ready to help out in Minneapolis with fire debris cleanup teams.

After a house fire in Minneapolis, the amount of debris left inside and around your home seems staggering. It also poses a high number of risks to anyone wanting to grab a few items needed, including documents or other belongings. Nails, broken glass, and other sharp objects can cause injury. We get all this removed for you, carry it out of your home, and make things safe for restoration work to begin.  

Outside, your yard and driveway might also contain burnt siding sections, nails, more broken glass, torn pieces of the gutter, shingles, and many other things. All of this requires removal before work can begin on your home. Without it, even if work did occur, your family's health and safety could suffer.  

Our highly trained teams work together in putting their IICRC-certificates to work for you. We obtain the containers required by local ordinances so we can immediately dispose of the damaged items in your property, both inside and out, and get things cleaned up.  

Many homeowners are surprised at how much their homes contain that the fire destroyed. We take great care in filling out detailed inventory lists of these items, helping you even more with your recovery efforts. We know it is no small task, and we can help you with experienced guidance. Some items might seem covered only in soot, and undamaged in any other manner. However, the porosity of certain materials makes it almost impossible to clean them to acceptable standards.  

We also eliminate the water, and any foam firefighters used during their work. This water can allow mold to begin growing on both existing materials and any new materials that absorb the water vapor in the air. Damage from water can also occur so including this as part of fire debris cleanup gives your house extra protection.  

Removing the debris after a fire restores a level of safety to your house and yard, making it safe enough for restoration work to commence. Once this work finishes, we can perform the final touches to your home, including odor control methods.  

Contact SERVPRO of Minnetonka by calling (952) 473-4837, day or night, 365 days a year. When your family experiences a house fire in Isanti, Kenwood, or Golden Valley, call us for thorough fire debris cleanup and other mitigation services.

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What Few People Know About Flooding in Minneapolis

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

If your cafe location has suffered from flood damage, contact team SERVPRO right away for effective remediation services.

A Severe Thunderstorm Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Minneapolis Cafe

When it comes to any city that is situated by a river, an excess volume of rain can end up causing flood damage to the buildings around it. Your riverside cafe, known for its view overlooking the water, suffered this exact problem. As the water levels of the river rose, they began to overtake buildings close by throughout the night. Upon arriving at your establishment in the morning, you entered the space to find a few inches of water scattered across the wooden flooring.

It is vital for you to call professional services to your cafe to remediate the commercial flood damage in Minneapolis as soon as possible. Leaving the water for an extended period can only cause more problems, such as the water absorbing into your wooden flooring. Additionally, flood water usually is not clean water, unlike the liquid that would come from a burst pipe inside of your shop. Because of the nature of floods, the water can bring sewage, chemicals, and bacteria into your cafe. Getting professionals to the scene allows you to avoid the unsanitary water and gives us the chance to remove it safely.

When SERVPRO receives your call, we always strive to arrive at your property swiftly. We understand how essential it is for your business to be open during the day so you can make your revenue. We work on your clock and arrive at the scene of the damage swiftly after your initial call.

After a brief investigation, planning, and spray of an antimicrobial agent, SERVPRO can begin to remediate the flood damage through the use of wet/dry vacuums. Getting the standing water out of the front of your cafe is our first task, so it cannot continue to spread contaminants and cause water damage to the structure of the space.

SERVPRO technicians can then sanitize and remove the tables and chairs around the front of your cafe. From there, we can focus on removing any excess moisture from the floors, after thoroughly cleaning the area with an antibacterial solution to ensure that contaminants are gone. SERVPRO can set up devices like dehumidifiers, drying mats, and air movers to draw the moisture out of the wooden flooring. When the moisture levels of your cafe have been appropriately lowered, SERVPRO can return the tables and chairs to their rightful places and then leave your cafe feeling "Like it never even happened."

When a thunderstorm causes flood damage to your establishment, never delay when trying to get help. Dial the number (952) 473-4837 to reach out to and speak with SERVPRO of Minnetonka. No matter the time or the day of the week, our technicians are ready to assist you.

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