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Where Do Burst Pipes Hide in St. Anthony Homes?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

 moisture meter against wall SERVPRO uses devices like moisture meters to discover hidden water damage in St. Anthony homes

SERVPRO uses technology to locate ceiling leaks and moisture before professional water damage restoration in St. Anthony

Whether caused by a leaking roof from storms or worn appliance hoses and cracked plumbing lines, required water damage remediation in St. Anthony can sneak up on homeowners. Moisture moves unseen along framing and behind walls.

Does the Location of Leaks Matter in a St. Anthony Home?

Unresolved water damage repairs in St. Anthony risk secondary harm to building materials and create the need for basement mold remediation or attic mold removal. SERVPRO seeks trapped moisture:

  • Collecting under cabinetry due to burst pipes or worn dishwasher hoses
  • Pooling over a ceiling or behind a wall after leaking roofs let water run down rafters
  • Causing basement flooding when leaks follow a superhighway to your finished lower living level by washing down wall studs

How Does SERVPRO Find the Trapped Moisture?

Specialized tools help our technicians pinpoint water sources to focus water damage remediation and drying efforts:

  • Moisture Sensors -- affirm water is present
  • Moisture meters -- generate data on moisture levels
  • Thermo-hygrometers -- measure temperature and relative humidity to monitor drying efforts
  • Thermal imaging -- detect cached water for removal behind structures

Contact the well-trained and equipped team at SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis for your water restoration needs. Call (612) 421-2040 24/7 to schedule an assessment.

Does Fire Restoration in St. Anthony Include Deodorization?

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

billowing smoke from a house fire When your St. Anthony's home suffers soot and stench after a house fire--Call SERVPRO for cleanup, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCT) eliminate malodors during St. Anthony residential fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup

Clearing debris and cleaning sooty residues forms a considerable part of fire restoration in St. Anthony homes. Although SERVPRO technicians can restore the appearance and function of properties to preloss conditions, eradication of persistent smells can throw up a roadblock to the project.

What Causes the Lingering Stench of a Home Fire?

When fire and smoke damage your St. Anthony home, incomplete combustion creates soot. Soot particles chemically change during burning, causing paper, wood, rubber, plastics, and foods to transform into incredibly smelly bits of soot. The soot is nearly impossible to remove entirely as it:

  • Floats in the air
  • Settles on all surfaces
  • Embeds into furnishings, fabrics, cracks, and crevices

How Does SERVPRO Approach the Lingering Stench of a Home Fire?

When deep cleaning and debris removal fails as soot and smoke remediation, SERVPRO has other options:

  • Thermal fogging -- recreates the conditions of the fire, pairing combusted deodorants with soot particles for neutralization
  • Hydroxyl generation -- uses UV radiation to dismantle the molecular structure of the odor-bearing soot particles, eliminating smells
  • Enzyme products -- break down smelly organic compounds

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis trains and invests in effective deodorization technology. Call (612) 421-2040 to learn how our fire damage restoration encompasses malodor removal.

Who Can Falcon Heights Homeowners Count On for Fire Damage Restoration?

6/5/2021 (Permalink)

air scrubber green SERVPRO removes the water and then the pungent odors left behind from a Falcon Heights house fire with this air scrubber as part of our arsenal

One-stop fire and smoke damage recovery is why SERVPRO is the intelligent choice for Falcon Heights residents

A Falcon Heights residential fire restoration is a multi-phase project. Our technicians hold certification in a broad range of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) specialties, which is why SERVPRO delivers services for all your fire and smoke damage needs.

Can One Company Handle Both Fire and Water Removal?

The most efficient response regarding time and expense is to streamline all aspects of a Falcon Heights whole house fire clean up. Our expertise in firefighting water removal services complements our professional fire and smoke damage mitigation and remediation. The variety of tasks confronting us in fire damaged homes is why SERVPRO service vehicles stock:

  • Emergency services water damage removal equipment:
  • Submersible and trash pumps
  • Truck-mounted and portable water extractors
  • Drying tools including:
  • Moisture detectors and meters
  • Air movers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Fire and smoke damage restoration equipment:
    • Charring removal tools
  • Dry (crumbling) and wet sponges
  • Rags, brushes, and dusters
  • Water and oil-based cleaning products to match with different types of soot
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA and Charcoal filtration
  • Hydroxyl generators to neutralize pungent smoke odors

Training, stocking up, and planning for every contingency is why SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis gets water and fire damage restorations done right. Call (612) 421-2040 for a prompt and professional response.

Who Can Help When the Industrial Dishwasher Breaks Down in my St. Anthony Restaurant?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor of a kitchen Excess water can quickly cause deterioration and damage. SERVPRO technicians have the tools and know how to mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO Can Deliver St. Anthony Commercial Water Removal 24/7

After the satisfied diners made their way back home and your St. Anthony restaurant closed for the night, the crisis occurred. A hot water line to your commercial dishwasher breaks, and steaming water spills throughout the kitchens, prep areas, and dining rooms. The breakfast shift arrives to a steamy and soggy disaster, and you try not to panic. While awaiting the plumber, it becomes apparent that the water clean up is beyond your housekeeping staff. If you hope to reopen for happy hour, you need professional help fast.

How Will SERVPRO Save Your Reputation and Help You Honor Your Dinner Reservations?

Water removal services are the foundation of SERVPRO’s mission.

Our technicians master the curriculum from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring we assess the extent of the burst pipes’ incursion and plan appropriately to mitigate the flooding and provide water damage remediation. The SERVPRO inventory of pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers roll of our signature green service vehicles take on the tasks needed to make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Flood Restoration
  • Water Removal Services 
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Repairs

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis always arrives prepared to conquer the water removal project presented by the broken hose in your commercial space. Call us at (612) 421-2040 for a prompt assessment and comprehensive water damage restoration.

Where Can Falcon Heights Residents Find Flood Damage Support?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with water everywhere Facing flooding from a recent storm or burst pipe? Call team SERVPRO for effective water removal services right away.

Heavy Spring Thunderstorms and High Wind Events Cause Basement Flooding SERVPRO Can Resolve

After a long, cold winter, spring’s warmth can be elusive in Falcon Heights. Yet the temperature can soar as the humidity builds, resulting in the perfect conditions for torrential rains, exacerbated by straight line winds, or even tornadoes. If a cold front collides with the warm and moist air, your Falcon Heights home can be in the path of considerable destruction needing professional mitigation and remediation.

How Does Overland Flooding Create Falcon Heights Water Disasters?

Although the Twin Cities straddle the Mississippi and lakes dot the metro area communities, the most common way residences in Falcon Heights sustain flooding is from rainstorms too heavy to drain efficiently through the sanitary sewage systems. If several days of rain occur the ground around your foundation can over saturate, permitting water to seep through and into your basement. Flooding risk increases with each shower. If surface water gathers and pushes in through windows the severity of the water damage grows. SERVPRO arrive fast and offers the following damage remediation:

  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Water Damage Repairs

Rely on the trained and well-equipped crews from SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis if gentle spring showers transform into ugly downpours and flooding. Our team is ready for the quick weather fluctuations and await your call at (612) 421-2040.

How Can St. Anthony Residents Prevent Fire Damage Restoration Emergencies?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged ceiling with charred wood as support beams Fire damage can occur when you least expect it. Tackle the situation with a call to team SERVPRO. We are standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

If St. Anthony Fire and Smoke Damage is Unavoidable, SERVPRO has Effective Restoration Strategies

Backyard fires invite St. Anthony families and families to build and maintain ties in a fun and casual setting.. Common sense plus a healthy dose of caution keep these outdoor gatherings safe. Not everyone is clear on the best way to enjoy outdoor bonfires, so reviewing the St. Anthony municipal regulations on recreational fires can be informative and avoid any unintended smoke or fire crisis. 

Who Regulates Recreational Fires in St. Anthony?

The St. Anthony Fire Department takes responsibility for determining the requirements before issuing Campfire Permits in the City of St. Anthony. Homeowners must fill out an application for the Campfire Permit. If approved, the permit is good for five years. One notable exception to the five-year durations applies to renters. If you lease your St. Anthony home, your landlord must agree that you can apply for a permit. A renter’s permit extends only through March first of the following year, although the permit holder can renew it annually.

What Other Duties Do St. Anthony Residents Have Before Using Their Campfire Permits?

Before lighting a campfire on any given day, a permitted St. Anthony resident must do one of the following:

  • Check the St. Anthony fire department campfire Hotline to verify that campfires currently are allowed (612-782-3434) 
  • Verify campfires are allowed on that date by reviewing applicable information from both of the following websites:
  • National Weather Service 
  • Pollution Control Agency Air Quality Index

Are There Any Other Criteria that St. Anthony’s Residents Must Follow to Have a Campfire?

  • The fire must be no more than 3 feet in diameter with a 3-foot high flame.
  • The fuel ignited must be unpainted and untreated.
  • Dry wood or charcoal may be burned. 
  • Construction debris, brush, and grass cannot be used in the fire.
  • Smoke cannot drift beyond the property line.
  • A garden hose or adequate fire extinguisher must be nearby.
  • Adult supervision is required.
  • The fire can never be unattended and must be entirely extinguished at the end of the event.
  • No coals or logs can smolder after the fire.
  • The fire needs containment in a fire ring, raised fire pit, or other approved system.
  • The fire cannot be closer than 25 feet to any structure, including decks.
  • Approved hours for St Anthony campfires:
  • Sunday through Thursday - 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Holidays -  9 a.m. until midnight.

What Is the Answer if a St. Anthony Recreational Fire Damages Your Home?

If a bonfire in your St Anthony yard gets out of hand, the exterior of your home can sustain damage. SERVPRO can help manage any issues, even if the fire makes its way inside your home. Count on the SERVPRO crew to help with:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage
  • Smoke Remediation

When fire damage upends the quiet enjoyment of your home, SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis is ready to set things right with quality smoke remediation and fire restoration services. Call us at (612) 421-2040 any time of the day or night for prompt assistance.

Concerned About Water Damage Affecting Cabinets In Your Falcon Heights Home?

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

drying mats, gear in kitchen SERVPRO preserves kitchen cabinets in Falcon Heights homes with rapid, advanced techniques for water cleanup

SERVPRO Is Equipped To Handle Specialty Drying Minimizing Water Damage in Falcon Heights Properties

Water intrusion can cause severe damages, especially if traces of moisture remain unaddressed. Slow-paced drying is common in cavities or surfaces blocked by various barriers, thus creating an opportunity for severe water damage to develop.

Specialty drying techniques can help prevent extreme water damage in Falcon Heights properties by countering the challenges posed by barriers such as gloss paint, laminated surfaces such as those found in cabinets and cavities. SERVPRO applies such techniques when handling various situations, including:

Special Methods and Devices for Drying

Specialty drying requires unique tools and techniques to achieve the desired results. For instance, to ensure thorough drying for a wall with cabinets, it is essential to create holes at the rear end of the closet for better air circulation. Our SERVPRO technicians use a regular drill if the cabinet does not have a back or a hole-saw if the cabinet has a backing to ensure faster and thorough drying. We also have specialized cavity drying equipment such as drying mats which remove water trapped by tiles or wooden floorboards without requiring demolition.

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis deals with any challenges that arise when resolving water damage. Call us at (612) 421-2040 whenever you need assistance.

Should You Worry About Safety During Mold Remediation in Your St. Anthony Residence?

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

female distraught at sight of mold on wall SERVPRO tells our neighbors in St Anthony --"Do not Despair"--we make the mold disappear!

SERVPRO Takes Various Precautions to Protect Residents in St Anthony Homes during Mold Removal

Many people are worried about their well-being when they notice mold developing in their houses and seek ways to stop it. However, since the removal processes disturb the moldy materials, you might be worried the risk might be heightened by mold remediation.

Since mold can cause health effects, it is essential to take precautions during mold remediation in St Anthony properties. SERVPRO technicians take several precautions when addressing various issues, including:

  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Bathroom mold removal

ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation

Before starting the mold remediation process, our SERVPRO technicians formulate a safety plan depending on the property's situation. Our safety plan aims to protect the technicians doing the restoration, identify all moldy materials, and limit the spread of mold residues. If there is extensive contamination, our technicians use N95 filter-type respirators and bodysuits for protection.

We also limit the spread of residues by setting up airtight barriers on doorways, hallways, or other openings. We use plastic sheets to create the containment barriers and establish negative air pressure within the barrier to ensure harmful materials do not escape.

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis handles mold remediation safely. Call us at (612) 421-2040 for timely assistance.

How Does Water Cleanup Limit the Severity of Water Leaks for St. Anthony Businesses?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

OUtside image of a Bank You can "bank" on SERVPRO for water cleanup and restoration for your St Anthony commercial building

SERVPRO Performs Timely Water Cleanup Limiting Interruptions for St. Anthony Businesses

The city of St. Anthony straddles the two counties of Ramsey and Hennepin in Minnesota. Two-thirds of the city lies in Hennepin, while the other third is in Ramsey. Locally, people call it Saint Anthony Village, and it is considered a ‘first ring’ suburb of the city of Minnesota. A ‘first ring’ suburb is an area located close to a central business district and has higher urban density compared to a city’s outer suburbs.

Early Development of St. Anthony

The city’s history is tied back to Franklin Steele, who worked as a storekeeper at the Fort Snelling military fortification. In 1838, he laid a claim on the lands located east of St. Anthony Falls. However, the area remained idle for 10 years before Steele started developing it. The main economic activities during the initial development were milling and trade. Some of the notable businesses from that era include:

  • North Star Woolen Mill

The mill began operations in 1864, making blankets, flannels, and other products. It operated until 1940 when it closed down. Currently, the facility houses condominiums.

  • Washburn A Mill

It was the biggest of the 18 flour mills that operated on the west side of the city. However, in 1878, there was an explosion at the mill leading to damages and fatal injuries.

St. Anthony Falls fueled the city’s initial growth by driving the water wheels that powered the numerous mills set up in the area.  Over the years, commercial interests in the area diversified to include service and entertainment businesses, among others.

Top Attractions in the Area

The development of various businesses in the area led to the establishment of amenities where residents and visitors can wind down. Some of the outstanding amenities include:

  • Francis A. Gross Public Golf Course. It is open each day from sunrise to sunset. It serves different age groups, including juniors, adults over 18 years, and seniors over 55 years.
  • Silver Lake. It covers a small area measuring approximately 73 acres. Several houses and businesses lie along the lake shores offering various recreation activities.
  • Silverwood Park. It offers scenic green space and clear lake views. There is an outdoor amphitheater, an art gallery, and hiking trails in the park.

How SERVPRO Helps Keep Businesses Running with Professional Water Cleanup Services

Accidental or negligent water leaks at a business establishment pose significant risks to daily operations and general survival. When an incident happens, the straightforward solution is to clean up the premises to reverse moisture exposure. SERVPRO’s water cleanup services prove useful in different circumstances, including:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding

The steps taken during water cleanup at business facilities help in different ways. For instance, extracting standing water helps quicken the drying of surfaces. Wet surfaces are usually slick increasing chances of injuries to clients or staff and thus exposing the business to litigation.

The intruding water causes deterioration in almost every section of the business premises. Even in areas untouched by spilled water, humidity levels rise, leading to mold development or material rot. Our SERVPRO technicians incorporate moisture control in all aspects of water cleanup. For instance, we set up dehumidifiers immediately after arrival to remove excess humidity. After finishing cleaning, we run air movers and dehumidifiers in the property for thorough drying.

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis is well equipped to handle water cleanup in commercial establishments. Call us at (612) 421-2040 for assistance.

How Does Late Snowfall Affect Flood Damage in Falcon Heights?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with items floating everywhere Flooded? Contact our experienced technicians 24/7 for emergency services. We are standing by for your call.

SERVPRO’s crews mitigate and remediate water and wind destruction

Mixed precipitation extraction is tricky, but SERVPRO has the skills and tools to manage the unique flooding risks posed when snow, ice, and rain combine to damage property. A winters-worth of snowpack on a Falcon Heights roof is heavy, the weight increasing when rain falls. Damage to the roof and additional exterior destruction when fierce winds blow allow water to pour inside.

What Steps Do Professionals Take to Restore a Storm-Damaged Home?

Late winter ice storms in Falcon Heights bring flood damage to some homes. SERVPRO responds by:

  • Securing the exterior with boards and tarps
  • Assessing the safety risks within 
  • Limiting hazards with controls in the workspace:
  • Turning off power temporarily
  • Containing affected areas to preserve undamaged spaces
  • Constructing supports and considering controlled demolition to reach trapped flood waters
  • Using commercial grade equipment to remove flooding and dry out moisture:
  • Pumps
  • Truck-mounted and portable extractors
  • Air movers
  • Heaters
  • Dehumidifiers

Reach out day or night to SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis when flood damage strikes. Call us at (612) 421-2040 for assessment and emergency services.