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Northfield Residents Are Advised by SERVPRO about Safety Concerns Following a Storm

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Northfield Residents Are Advised by SERVPRO about Safety Concerns Following a Storm Hey Northfield! Need Flood Damage Cleanup? Call SERVPRO

After Flood Damage, Be Careful Entering a Home in Northfield

Even after floodwater recedes below the level of your home's floor in Northfield, hazards can remain. As trained professionals, SERVPRO employees can see the majority of these much more readily than homeowners who still feel shocked at the damage done to their property.
While we understand the importance of your belongings and the structure of your home, we also know the implications of not seeing the dangers of a house with flood damage in Northfield. In addition to the electrical hazards of outlets, there are several others. Appliances that remain plugged in, for example, can shock someone just touching the exterior. You do not need to turn the device on to get shocked. We partner with licensed electricians who know how to test for safety issues and functionality.
Carpets and wood floors often sustain dramatic changes during their submersion while a home stays flooded. This can mean flooring no longer remains flat, with carpeting protruding in some areas, and wood floors either coming unglued from the underlay as well as within individual pieces. Carrying boxes or furniture out across floors in this condition can cause someone to slip or trip and then fall. Carrying heavy loads can make this even more dangerous.
Contamination of what might seem clean can cause people to feel safe when the area contains pathogens or other hazards to health. SERVPRO specialists begin decontamination upon entering a property with flood damage, reducing the risks associated with Category 3 water. Because water seeps into drier locations, we continue to apply disinfectants during our work. Once the home becomes completely dry again, we can discontinue these applications.
Helping families in our area by restoring their homes to preloss condition after a disaster strikes motivates our specialists to continue training to IICRC standards and obtaining additional certificates. Making your home safe again, “Like it never even happened.” is essential to all of us at SERVPRO.
SERVPRO of Cannon Valley can help your family stay safe during the restoration process after flood damage, and afterward, as well. Call us at (507) 334-2565, so we can mitigate the damage your Cannon Falls, Lonsdale, or Red Wing house sustained.

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Our Fire Damage Experts Can Restore Your Faribault Home!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fire Damage Experts Can Restore Your Faribault Home! Tackling odor and soot damage should be left to a professional, contact SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 now for assistance.

Remediating Upholstery And Neutralizing Odor After Fire Damage In Faribault

Kitchen fires are usually referred to in the industry as protein fires. These are not an uncommon emergency for a homeowner to experience but do require professional assistance to help tackle unpleasant odors as well as visible staining in around the home. Although it is relatively easy to contain a protein fire, the smoke produced can be deposited around the home and in ventilation shafts. We provide a comprehensive solution to get your home back to its preloss condition.

An emergency involving thick smoke and soot deposits are commonplace when remediating homes with fire damage in Faribault. Water, used during the fire fighting procedure, can exacerbate the problem setting soots into fabrics or other porous materials. Proteins are an especially odorous form of smoke deposit which is why deodorization is necessary alongside cleaning methods to get the job done.

SERVPRO use a wide range of chemical cleaning agents to help clear away deposits before the deodorization procedure takes place. This preliminary action prevents odors from returning after service. For fabrics, we can use foam cleaning to lift soiling from fabrics without risking it shrinking or dyes bleeding; as can sometimes happen when treated solely with wet cleaning.

We usually find that a stubborn odor dissipates after the affected area is dry. Using rapid air-movers alongside dehumidifiers, we can control both the humidity levels and draw moisture that is absorbed into the upholstery. Once the process is complete SERVPRO can gauge the level of deodorization necessary more accurately helping to improve the efficiency of service.

By using thermal foggers, your SERVPRO technician can dissipate pairing agents around the affected zone penetrating any hidden areas where the source of the odor may be residing. Pairing agents bond with particles neutralizing them rather than just masking them. They also vaporize solvents which cause them to act in a similar way to smoke and are the most effective odor control equipment in a restoration arsenal.

Tackling odor and soot damage should be left to a professional, contact SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 now for assistance.

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How Should New Home Owners Handle Water Damage in Faribault?

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Should New Home Owners Handle Water Damage in Faribault? SERVPRO helps owners, both new and experienced, handle water damage.

Word of Advice for a New Faribault Homeowner

Becoming a homeowner in Faribault is an important milestone. We plan for the changes we are going to make, how we to decorate and whom to invite over for a housewarming party. We also move in confident that the home inspection already pointed out the small flaws in the home and we do not have any more worries. However, suddenly, there is a funny smell every time we open a cabinet door, and the cabinet itself is wet to the touch.  

When there is water damage to your home in Faribault, call SERVPRO to receive the best professional advice available. Our team is IICRC-certified and can help you assess the damage and work with you on the proper steps to resolve the issue with the least amount of disruption to your life or pocketbook. As tempting as it is to tackle any water leak as a do-it-yourself project, it is better to leave it to a trained technician that has a broader view of the consequences such an issue could have.  

Upon arriving at your home, our SERVPRO crew looks to the source of the water and stops it from flowing. Once it is under control, we use moisture meters and other tools to determine just how saturated the structure is and if structural compromising occurred in any way. With this information, we proceed to extract the excess moisture and to dry the area thoroughly. Concurrently, we check for the existence of mold which may have spread as a response to the presence of standing water.

If all goes well, we only focus on extracting, drying and disinfecting the affected area and reassuring you that there is no further threat. In more complicated cases we may need to bring in specialized filtration devices to clean the air from particles and organisms. In either scenario, our SERVPRO team is there with you until you assure resolution of the issue and your new home is in great shape.  

SEREVPRO of Cannon Valley is a valuable resource for new homeowners. Our training and expertise are at your disposal for jobs big and small. All you need to do is call us at (507) 334-2565 and let us do the work so you can enjoy your new home.

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After A Fire In Your Faribault Home, Contact Our Crew For Help With Cleanup And Debris Removal!

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO After A Fire In Your Faribault Home, Contact Our Crew For Help With Cleanup And Debris Removal! Fire cleanup including debris removal and mitigation tactics are a vital component to recovery after this disaster, and our SERVPRO team can help.

Cleanup And Debris Removal For Your Fire-Damaged Faribault Home

Fire recovery comes in many phases for your Faribault home. While damage assessment is one of the first steps in the restoration process after a fire, understanding the scope of the effects threatening your home is only one component to restoring it. Our professionals can take that information and get to work on effective mitigation and restoration solutions that begin with debris removal and cleanup. With a 24/7 response to emergencies, no customer has to wait long for effective damage assessment and mitigation to protect their properties from further damage.

When it comes to debris removal and fire cleanup in your Faribault home, the process is swift yet intricate. Our SERVPRO professionals must first determine what materials, contents, and structural elements must get removed. Much of the debris removal process is the determination of which portions of your fire-damaged house are too badly affected to save. Once these elements have gotten removed, we can clean up these areas and prepare them for the necessary reconstruction to come.

Cleanup of the area includes soot and smoke residues as well as addressing indoor air quality concerns like dust, debris, particulates, contaminants, and other volatile compounds that could pose health risks to those exposed. As machines like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers run, we can begin to pull out the potential contaminants from the environment by passing them through an onboard HEPA filter.

Controlled demolition techniques get employed by our SERVPRO technicians on site to remove only the most damaged structural elements and construction materials. This determination gets made during the initial inspection, and with controlled demolition, we can limit what gets removed and replaced. With only removing the portions of material too damaged to save, reconstruction becomes more cost-effective and less time-consuming.

Fire cleanup including debris removal and mitigation tactics are a vital component to recovery after this disaster, and our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley team can help. For your home, give our rapid response team a call 24/7 at (507) 334-2565. “Like it never even happened.”

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SERVPRO Can Tackle Any Mold Damage In Your Northfield Home

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Can Tackle Any Mold Damage In Your Northfield Home Don't let mold damage take over your business. Act fast with SERVPRO to aid in your mold removal process.

Effective Mold Growth Removal in Your Northfield Grocery Store

Running a grocery store for the residents of the Northfield area comes with a heightened responsibility to provide fresh products at reasonable prices. Whenever damaging situations develop, such as prolonged moisture outside of cold storage areas that allow for mold growth to occur, you need fast and effective service that can remove this threat immediately. Mold does not go away on its own, and it can present health effects to both exposed staff and customers of your store, so there is no time to waste to get the area restored properly.

When mold damages threaten your Northfield store, you need a team with the experience and expertise to assess the situation and utilize the least abrasive and least damaging recovery solutions. Keeping original materials intact and in place in your building is a priority of our SERVPRO team when we begin remediation work. We understand that getting your doors open quickly is critical to your business, so we limit or negate the need for tear out and reconstruction whenever it is feasible to do so.

Once we have assessed the spread of the damage throughout the affected area, we can set up physical containment with plastic sheeting and machines like our hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to capture active mold spores, dust, and debris in the environment. Depending on the surfaces affected, we have different methods of removing the present colony.

Some surfaces, even those currently unaffected by any mold growth, only require the use of an antimicrobial solution that can penetrate materials and make them uninhabitable to mold colonies. Other materials require sanding to reach the full hyphae of the organism and remove it completely. For further penetration and effectiveness on porous materials, soda blasting is a powerful and effective approach that can still allow the host material to get restored and remain installed.

Removing mold from your grocery store must happen immediately to protect your stock, your staff, and your customers. Let our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley make this mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (507) 334-2565.

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We Have The Advanced Equipment Needed To Tackle Your Red Wing Flood Damage

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Have The Advanced Equipment Needed To Tackle Your Red Wing Flood Damage Let our experts handle your restoration, we are available 24/7 and have experience and proper tools to handle any job big or small.Call us right away.

Why Professional Restorers Fix Flood Damage in Red Wing Efficiently

The time it takes your property to flood may be short, but the damage left is likely to take longer to address. As the floodwaters spread throughout the property, they soil materials and also compromise them structurally as the water is absorbed. Fast flowing water can also demolish some parts of the structure. We are IICRC certified, so we use different approaches to tackle all these problems restoring your property to preloss state within a reasonable period.

Some aspects of flood damage in Red Wing such as cleaning soiled areas and removing debris require significant resources for faster turnaround. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on advanced equipment such as pressure washers and powered multi-surface scrubbers to clean mud, sewage residues and other soils from surfaces. Working as a team also allows us to tackle different areas simultaneously ensuring we complete the job fast.

Apart from visible soils, floodwaters also contaminate affected properties with microbes from biohazards such as raw sewage and harmful chemicals such as pesticides that the floodwaters collect as they flow over open fields before reaching your property. Simple cleaning does not remove these contaminants effectively. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their training to decontaminate property. For example, we spray EPA-registered disinfectants into the floodwater before starting extraction. We also use various OSHA approved professional cleaning agents to help sanitize affected areas. We remove porous materials such as carpets affected by the water because it is not possible to eliminate contamination from such materials through cleaning alone.

The damage caused by moisture can be as dangerous as the contamination. For example, failure to dry wet materials can lead to mold development in periods as short as 48 hours. Water also causes materials such as wood to rot or warp over time. Our SERVPRO technicians use various moisture detection tools like moisture sensors and meters to check moisture levels in different materials so that we can decide the level of drying required. Once we have the information, we use advanced equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to dry all areas.

In case of flood-related problems in Faribault, Northfield and Kasson areas, call SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 to help you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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DIY Soot Removal is a Risky Business That is Best Left to SERVPRO Pros

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage DIY Soot Removal is a Risky Business That is Best Left to SERVPRO Pros Our SERVPRO crew members have the proper training and technology to remove soot from your home.

Risks of DIY Carpet Soot Removal in Your Red Wing Home

It is a common belief that much of the cleaning and restoration work that your Red Wing home needs after a disaster is something that homeowners can reasonably handle on their own. However, without the right training and expertise to address specific concerns present after incidents like fires, you can find your efforts causing greater harm to your home than help. With the fast response, we can provide our customers immediately following disasters and emergencies that threaten their home; we can offer effective mitigation, cleaning, and restoration services that your home needs to return to preloss condition.

Soot can be one of the most challenging fire damage effects in your Red Wing property for even our trained and IICRC restoration technicians. With soot particulates and residue coming to rest on a variety of surfaces and materials, various techniques are necessary to remove them without causing further damage and staining to the area that could otherwise get preserved. Our SERVPRO team arrives to fire damage incidents with the tools and equipment necessary to clean up soot effects throughout your property.

Soot is a very damaging presence that can spread quickly throughout your property during and following a fire. Cleaning up this residue begins with high powered vacuums held above the affected surfaces to pull loose particulates, which can make up the bulk of this damage, from the damaged area. Carpets that do not get this preliminary removal of soot from the top of the fibers in the flooring can become susceptible to staining and irreparable aesthetic damage.

Our SERVPRO technicians have premier carpet cleaning solutions and can work to remove the heaviest concentrations of soot residue before these efforts begin.

There are many concerns throughout your home after a fire, but trying to take care of them on your own can cause more damage than you might expect. You can always depend on the fast response and expertise of our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley restoration technicians. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (507) 334-2565.

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Is Water Damaging the Brick Veneer on Your Newly Renovated Northfield Home?

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Water Damaging the Brick Veneer on Your Newly Renovated Northfield Home? Water can damage the brick veneer of homes.

Cleaning and Drying Interior Brick Veneer in Northfield Homes

Brick veneer and exposed brick in Northfield home renovations is a popular trend, and also one that comes with little upkeep on the part of the homeowner. However, water emergencies that expose this brick to substantial water flow or persistent leaks can threaten the structural integrity of its bond, exposing your home to not only cracks and openings in the brickwork, but also mold or mildew growth. Understanding how professional restoration techniques can work to preserve this aesthetic element to your home and keep your property safe from secondary effects can showcase the benefits of skilled technicians.

Water cleanup can mean much more for your Northfield home than mopping and drying up potential spills. With steady leaks from kitchen fixtures or localized emergencies like pipe breaks, water cleanup can also mean an immediate response to a structural threat with the right equipment. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals have the training and expertise to dry and clean water-damaged brick to prevent extensive reconstruction and relaying of the material.

Bricks, as a material, can withstand direct water exposure for an extended period due to their dense composition. Conversely, mortar is less capable of withstanding moisture penetration for extended periods, and even less so in exposed brick walls of recent remodeling, as masons do not focus on ensuring the backside of brick walls have finished joints to keep them sealed and protected from moisture exposure. This striking finish happens on the outside face, or exterior, of the construction.

Once our SERVPRO Franchise professionals arrive at your home, we get to work on identifying the moisture present in this material and focus on setting up our drying equipment as quickly as possible. With our air movers and dehumidifiers, much of the present moisture can get removed efficiently. We can also work to spray these affected surfaces with an antimicrobial solution to prevent the possibility of mold growth while the team works to continue drying out the damaged portions of masonry.

While exposed brick or veneer construction inside of homes has become a popular trend, these surfaces are not impenetrable to water damages. Let our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley water restoration technicians help you to remove the moisture and clean up the area. Give us a call anytime at (507) 334-2565.

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Why Extraction is an Important Water Removal Tool for Your Faribault home

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Extraction is an Important Water Removal Tool for Your Faribault home Are you being 'showered' in your Faribault home? Call SERVPRO Franchise professionals.

The Extraction Equipment We Use for Faribault Homes

Flooding and substantial water loss incidents inside of your Faribault home can begin spreading and causing extensive damages immediately. Finding the right way to combat these effects is nothing that homeowners can do on their own, but often must rely on the advanced equipment that can extract water quickly from affected areas of the property. Our team has industry-leading equipment that can save you time, money, and help to get full restoration efforts started immediately.

While your primary focus during a water loss incident or flooding is water extraction for your Faribault home, there is often more involved than merely removing the excess water from affected areas of your house. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can work to remove water quickly from the damaged portions of your property, but also assess the lingering effects and determine the best approach to restoring the home entirely once extraction completes.

Our experienced team arrives at your home with the full measure of our powerful extraction equipment so that we can remove this hazard as quickly as possible from your damaged house. The SERVPRO Green Fleet has truck-mounted pumps, which can quickly remove water from your property at a rate of 300 psi. Also, we have wet-vacs with extraction wands, gas-powered extractors, weighted remote-controlled extractors, and other specialized equipment designed to make short work of pooling water and overly saturated materials like carpeting.

With extraction taken care of, we then determine the appropriate restoration that your home requires. Between controlled demolition of wet drywall and damaged structural elements to effective drying with our air movers and LGR dehumidifiers, our highly-trained technicians can work to return your home to its preloss condition fast.

Water loss incidents and flooding can substantially damage your home in a brief period, so contacting the right professional restoration team right away is crucial to protecting the investment you have made in your property. Give our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley rapid response team a call 24/7 at (507) 334-2565.

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When Raw Materials In Your Red Wing Factory Are Damp, Don't Wait To Call The Professionals At SERVPRO

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Raw Materials In Your Red Wing Factory Are Damp, Don't Wait To Call The Professionals At SERVPRO Water vapor condenses on surfaces throughout your factory, and mold spores also find their way into already existing air currents.

Damp Raw Materials Can Lead To Commercial Mold Damage In Factories In Red Wing

The quality of your products dramatically depends on the condition and quality of the raw materials you use in your Red Wing factory's production lines. Goods that arrive damaged because of lapses in circumstances that let your shipment get rained or snowed on during transport might not ever make it to the assembly line.

However, keeping these raw materials, even if never used, might cause problems for you later, including the development of mold damage inside your Red Wings facility. Because moisture always travels to drier conditions, any moisture that ruined your raw materials during shipment steadily evaporates into the air.

Water vapor condenses on surfaces throughout your factory, and mold spores also find their way into already existing air currents. These spores waste no time in activating and starting their growth cycles. Not only do the raw materials start to get moldy, but various locations in your factory also seem to be suffering from mold infestation, too.

SERVPRO wants to do everything possible to make your factory's interior “Like it never even happened.” While there are several steps in achieving this for you, the first is to reverse the problem. We first check your entire facility with our thermal imaging devices. These small machines visibly reveal where water vapor has condensed, allowing us to concentrate our efforts in these areas and mitigate mold damage before it starts or shortly soon after. We use powerful desiccant machines because they are significantly effective at stripping the air of excess water vapor.

On metal or vinyl surfaces, a solid wipe-down with an antimicrobial cleanser often kills mold growing there, but the spores can set up new colonies. Other areas, such as office spaces, locker rooms, and lobbies often contain softer materials in their furnishings. These more porous items can also become moldy. Lowering the amount of water vapor helps but we need to do more to resolve the problem before mold damage can cause permanent problems. We use specialized techniques learned during IICRC training that eliminates these spores from upholstery, office dividers, and window dressings. While the initial incident may have been contained inside your factory, microscopic spores can spread unhindered in the air and on either people's clothing or inanimate objects.

SERVPRO of Cannon Valley works in Kasson, Zumbrota, and Warsaw, helping other businesses maintain safe working conditions for their employees. Mold damage affects not only factories but can also cause health effects in people. Prevent both by calling us at (507) 334-2565 as soon as you detect the presence of mold.

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