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Confined Space Water Removal Solutions for Falcon Heights Homes

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

flex duct drying crawlspace Water removal from basement and crawlspaces can greatly mitigate damage in Falcon Heights--call SERVPRO

Specific tools improve the efficiency of water mitigation in damaged Falcon Heights properties.

Standing water is a significant threat to every area of a damaged home. There is no mistaking the urgency of removing pooling to protect sensitive materials. Even in challenging areas of the property, these water removal services can begin when our SERVPRO team first arrives.

Removing Water from Flooded Attic Spaces

Water damage restoration for Falcon Heights homes often means removing water after storms, appliance failures, or plumbing leaks in confined spaces like the attic. With much of these areas being unfinished throughout the region, the exposed wood and building materials are sensitive to water damage, deterioration, and mold development.

Eliminating Standing Water Concerns in Crawlspaces

Crawlspaces are about as common for homes in the Falcon Heights area as basements are, so they are susceptible to water damage or flood damage like other sections of the house. When lingering water sits in the crawlspace, it can facilitate mold development or deteriorate structural supports. Truck extractors with long discharge hoses can often resolve the extraction needs.

Draining and Cleaning Basement Water Damage

The basement can be one of the most common locations for water damage, as gravity dictates the easiest migration path for water damage or flooding. Collecting at the lowest levels of your home can often have property owners contending with several inches, or even feet, of standing water. We have multiple high-powered extraction solutions that can provide continuous and efficient water removal services. Some of these include:

  • Truck Mount Extractors
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Self-Priming Trash Pumps

Restoring a home or business after water damage is not always as straightforward as homeowners wish to believe. When confined spaces exist in the house and these areas have been affected as well, specific measures are necessary to overcome standing water threats. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis team can help at (612) 421-2040. 

How Does Fire Damage Get Cleaned from Cabinets in Falcon Heights Kitchens?

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

burnt kitchen mess SERVPRO can cleanup, restore, and even build back a fire damaged kitchen in Falcon Heights, "Like it never even happened."

Initial cleaning and restoration protect fire-damaged Falcon Heights kitchen spaces.

Fires can happen at any time and without warning. When kitchen fires flare-up, the entire room and adjacent spaces can be overwhelmed with smoke residues, odors, and other immediate concerns. Our fast response to the situation allows us to begin mitigation as soon as possible.

The Damage of Protein Fires

When situations like grease fires or kitchen flare-ups overtake the room, fire restoration in Falcon Heights homes must begin as soon as possible. This specific type of fire can leave formidable damage to affected surfaces, and cabinets and countertops can often show:

  • Blistering
  • Charring
  • Odor damage

Cleaning Finished Cabinet Surfaces

There are many powerful products in our recovery inventory that can help remove residues and deposits from the surface of installed cabinets. Protein fires and their thick soils require solvents to emulsify and dissolve the greasy residues. Wet cleaning must be done carefully for several reasons, but mostly to prevent an adverse chemical reaction with the surface soiling that makes soot cleaning impossible.

Is Replacement More Cost-Efficient?

There are times that the proposed costs of clearing soot and smoke residues from the surface of unfinished or finished woods might be too high. When the costs of removing soot and restoring the finish of cabinets and other surfaces exceed the proposed price of replacing the construction element altogether, it is more efficient to use our general contractor license for controlled demolition and new installation.

After a fire overwhelms the kitchen of your home, cleaning up the damage can be a considerable undertaking. Our experienced SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis professionals can help with careful cleaning measures to protect installed elements and fixtures whenever possible. Our technicians are standing by to help 24/7 at (612) 421-2040.

Removing Water-Damaged Contents and Materials from St Anthony Warehouses

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Water removal and content cleaning are critical for water-damaged St. Anthony businesses.

Burst pipes or leaks in large facilities like warehouses and manufacturing buildings throughout St. Anthony can threaten the contents and stored wares inside. Fast mitigation solutions like water removal services and relocating affected items can considerably impact the efficiency of restoration processes to come.

Mitigation Strategies Beginning Soon After Arrival

While water removal in St. Anthony warehouses can be a large undertaking, we have commercial-grade trailered drying equipment to help. When combined with other vital elements of our SERVPRO Green Fleet, such as the truck-mount pumps and industrial generators, we can work fast to protect as much of the affected facility as possible. Water removal services are a key element of restoration and mitigation, and a combination of wet vacuuming and pumping standing water is necessary.

Clearing Exposed Contents from the Warehouse

We can also focus on other structure needs after water damage, such as relocating stored wares and items to a safer location. With the size of manufacturing facilities, it is often possible to keep dry contents on-site rather than relocating to our nearby SERVPRO facility.

Moisture Removal from Porous Surfaces and Materials

While there are less porous materials in the construction of warehouses and production facilities, it is not impossible for water damage to become trapped in certain building elements or the environment. Evaporative drying for the building, its contents, and its occupants can require several tools, including:

  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Drying mats
  • Portable heaters
  • Towed in furnace heaters
  • Dehumidifiers

Warehouses can be the heart of distribution and manufacturing for the Greater Minneapolis area. When water damage threatens these structures, efficient mitigation solutions like water removal are critical. Our SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis team is ready 24/7 to help at (612) 421-2040. 

What Does SERVPRO Use to Clean & Disinfect St. Anthony Homes After a Flood?

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

yellow, safety first sign against blue sky background Floodwater can contain contaminants. Don't go it alone! SERVPRO can safely remove the water.

SERVPRO Uses Proprietary Disinfecting Agents That Defeats Flood Damage in St. Anthony

Stormy weather is sweeping across parts of the nation, bringing strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding. It can be a difficult time, with flash flooding arising rapidly and often with little warning. Not only can they sweep up everything in their path, including cars, people, and pets, but it carries along all sorts of nasty debris. When floodwaters rage through buildings, tree limbs, dead animals, bacteria, dirt, and chemicals enter your home.

Disinfecting & Sanitizing Homes with Black Water is Vital

When flood damage hits St. Anthony's homes, the highly contaminated water can is deadly. A crucial part of flood restoration is not only cleaning but disinfecting all impacted surfaces and content. SERVPRO produces many of the products we use, including:

  • Cleaning products
  • Deodorizing compounds
  • Disinfectants

SERVPROXIDE is one of the products we use to restore your home to livable condition. It is a proprietary hospital-grade disinfectant. It is EPA registered and has the lowest toxicity rating the EPA offers. Not only does it do an exceptional job of sanitizing, but it is fragrant-free. We use SERVPROXIDE in many ways, including:

  • Eliminates odors via disinfecting and oxidation
  • Use directly on surfaces with towels
  • Misting or spraying, especially for HVAC systems
  • Electrostatic spraying for even application

SERVPROXIDE is a potent sanitizing tool that has EPA approval for claims against things such as E. coli, Rotavirus, staphylococcus, and other bacterial and virus concerns. With the potential for harmful organisms in floodwater, homeowners should never attempt to clean up the premises independently.

For flood damage services that go above and beyond, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis at (612) 421-2040.

Where Can Homeowners Get Help After a Fire in Falcon Heights?

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot on ceiling and wall After a fire, microscopic soot particles travel throughout your home. But no worries! SERVPRO can completely restore your home.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration and Mitigates Smoke Damage in Falcon Heights

One of the major problems after any size fire is the pungent odors left behind. Our crew is trained to know what to do to remove smoke and soot residue. We first removed charred material and anything unsalvageable. We then move on to cleaning the property.

Getting Your Home Back to Smelling Clean & Fresh

Fire damage restoration in Falcon Heights is a detailed process. Microscopic particles spread throughout the house carrying strong smells with them. These particles are tiny enough to embed themselves on the surface material. Porous materials, such as drapes, are easily penetrated. Professional fire damage restoration is needed in Falcon Heights to deal with smoke residue successfully.

Basic Deodorization Process

What makes deodorization complicated is that the odors do not all come from one source. Because of this, different cleaning agents get used. But there is a fundamental process we use when dealing with powerful smells:

  • Remove the odor source and debris –We begin this by removing charred debris. Getting to the root cause of the smell is crucial.
  • Clean surfaces with odor-causing residues on them– Small particles can continue to give off strong smells if not adequately cleaned. 
  • Recreate the process that caused penetration –Distributing a deodorizer like a process that caused the odor can help. Smoke spreads through the air, so using a “fog” to deodorize can be effective.
  • Seal surfaces exposed to malodors- In certain situations where the odor-causing particles cannot get completely removed, the exterior may need sealing. 

For fire damage restoration that gets to the root of the problem, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis at (612) 421-2040.

What Can Homeowners Do After a Water Intrusion to Help Clean Up?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Repair in St. Anthony Beyond What Homeowners Can Do

When a dishwasher hose breaks loose, and water comes pouring into your kitchen, it can cause extensive damage. We often get questions from homeowners asking us what they can do before we arrive. Many times, they attempt to recover the area themselves. That can lead to hidden damage such as mold.

What You Can Do Before We Arrive

You can use towels to soak up excess water. Furniture can be raised and put on blocks to avoid immediate damage. Your priority should be to call SERVPRO for water damage repair services in St. Anthony. Doing this prevents further primary damage and secondary damage. 

Professional Expertise & Equipment is Needed to Ensure a Quality Job

Homeowners need to be careful attempting restoration because DIY processes can cause issues. Our team is available 24 / 7 to mitigate water damage. Our services include:

Providing emergency services such as tarping and containment

  • Using moisture meters, probes, and infrared cameras to track hidden moisture
  • Choosing the right pump for the job to extract the water
  • Diagnosing the correct ratio of dehumidifiers to air movers for efficient drying
  • Employing controlled demolition when necessary
  • Repairing and restoring after thoroughly cleaning
  • Leaving your residence “Like it never even happened.”

For quality water damage, repair services, contact SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis. You can reach our helpful staff at (612) 421-2040. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why SERVPRO Needs to Be Your Mold Cleanup Service Provider in Falcon Heights?

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

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No Mold Damage Incident in Falcon Heights Is Too Big or Too Small For SERVPRO

There are several reasons why SERVPRO should do mold cleanup in your Falcon Heights property. If the moldy area is so large, it can be challenging for any homeowner to perform since one may lack appropriate personal protective equipment and the skills to do the remediation work. At SERVPRO, we have the experience and advanced equipment to clean up the mold and stop it from spreading to uncontaminated areas.

When Should You Call SERVPRO To Do Mold Remediation in Your Falcon Heights Home? 

You may experience a mold damage incident in your Falcon Heights home when a water source allows moisture to enter into visible or invisible areas of your property. Since mold spores are almost everywhere and thrive best under moist conditions, it starts to grow. If you smell a musty odor by any chance, then there are chances your property may be developing a mold problem. Even when there is no leaking pipe or roof, higher indoor humidity can create conducive conditions for mold growth. At SERVPRO, we're Faster to Any Size Disaster and can respond immediately to stop the water source and remove the mold. It would help if you let us work for you because:

  • Our technicians are highly trained to handle all mold situations
  • We have advanced tools for the job. For instance, we use air scrubbers to trap mold spores and prevent them from spreading
  • We are a locally owned company with a good understanding of the area; which allows us to respond immediately after a call

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis offers emergency mold remediation services that meet residential and commercial needs. Call (612) 421-2040 to work with a reliable industry leader.

Can SERVPRO Restore Water-Damaged Furniture in St Anthony?

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Couches in a furniture store. Let SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis help you determine what needs to be done for your business after water damage.

SERVPRO Can Determine If It's Cost-Effective To Restore Water-Damaged Furniture in Your St Anthony Business

Suppose you are running a furniture business in St Anthony and you happen to experience a water damage incident. In that case, you have to act with speed to stop additional losses. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you document the extent of the damage and determine which furniture are restorable and the ones that cannot be restored. Before restoring an item, we consider the restoration cost versus the item's actual value.

How Does SERVPRO Pretest Water-Damaged Upholstery in Your St Anthony Business for Cleaning?

The reason why our SERVPRO technicians pretest water-damaged upholstery in your St Anthony business is to come up with the most appropriate cleaning method. Failure to pretest or pre-inspect may lead to using the wrong cleaning agents, which might damage your fabrics and make them shrink, brown, or bleed. It also gives us a chance to identify furniture with worn-out fabrics or those that underwent bleeding during the previous cleaning and inform our customers about it. Some of the tasks we perform when restoring your furniture include:

  • Steam cleaning to remove water stains from your furniture
  • Set up dehumidifiers to lower the humidity to normal
  • We clean the surfaces with antimicrobials to prevent chances of mold growth

SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis guarantees stress-free cleaning and restoration services after the disaster. Call (612) 421-2040 to learn more about the services we offer.

What Obstacles Exist with In-Place Carpet Drying of Flooded St. Anthony Homes?

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

Wet carpeting in a room Wet carpeting can be quite tricky, call SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis for assistance.

Inspections and evaluations determine the viability of drying flooded carpets in St. Anthony homes. 

Carpeting is a popular flooring option in many of the area’s homes. However, with how fast flooding conditions can develop around residences and spread through the house, these flooring materials can become overwhelmed.

What Drying Obstacles Exist for Flood-Damaged Carpets? 

When flood damage in St. Anthony homes affects the flooring, it is wise to have these conditions addressed as soon as possible. Carpeting can quickly absorb flood damage, allowing for irreparable harm after only a day or two of exposure. Fast action by our SERVPRO team can help, but after some considerations like:

  • Potential Contamination – Natural flooding can often introduce category 2 and 3 water damages, requiring the disposal of exposed materials. In these situations, in-place drying is not possible to meet cleanliness and hygienic standards after flood damages.
  • Condition of Subflooring – If prolonged damage exists that ultimately damages the subflooring through means like warping or bloating of the materials, drying is not feasible. 
  • Cost-Efficiency – Our SERVPRO professionals must consider the cost-effectiveness of drying and moisture removal efforts. In some situations, the time required to restore and dry damaged flooring becomes a costlier option for the customer than removal and replacement.

As threatening as flooding can be, fast action can sometimes prevent the carpet from being removed and replaced at all. Give our SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis team a call as soon as possible at (612) 421-2040.

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.