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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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Your Best Guide to Water Damage Restoration in Red Wing

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Your Best Guide to Water Damage Restoration in Red Wing If your pipe has cracked or burst, water damage is inevitable. Luckily SERVPRO is available 365 days a year 24/7. Call us today!

Water Cleanup Experts in Red Wing Talk About the Importance of Fast Service

Unwanted moisture can find its way into your Red Wing dwelling in several different ways. Storms and items breaking inside your home can force you to call in a professional water cleanup company like SERVPRO. Appliance malfunctions and rainstorms are often the culprits when it comes to excessive moisture entering your home. However, the most common type of problem with moisture is a plumbing failure which means that one of the water pipes inside your house develops a crack and starts to spill out water. Even the smallest eighth-inch crack can spill out hundreds of gallons within hours. Once moisture starts to saturate your contents and building materials, and if water cleanup does not get done quickly, the problems can get worse and worse.
As soon as you notice that a pipe inside your house has developed even the smallest crack, it is wise to call in an experienced and licensed company such as SERVPRO. If water cleanup inside your Red Wing residence does not happen within a timely manner, then secondary damage is likely to take place. When things get ruined by coming into direct contact with moisture, they are considered primary problems. Secondary issues include other mishaps that could have been prevented if a professional company mitigated the problems promptly in the first place. Examples of secondary damage include building materials ruined by excessive humidity and mold growth.
Our SERVPRO crew always offers fast 24/7 service. We know that getting to your property and beginning work immediately is essential. As soon as we show up to your house we get work authorization from you and then we will begin assessing the situation. After we figure out the scope of the job, we make sure the work area is free of potential hazards.
Once our highly trained team deems the area safe, we begin with the extraction phase. During this first step, we utilize advanced technology to vacuum up the majority of the moisture. If you ever need water removed from your home, call SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 any day of the week.
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Let Our Professionals Restore Your Home In Red Wing After A Flood

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let Our Professionals Restore Your Home In Red Wing After A Flood We are here for you!

Remediating Flood Damage In Red Wing

Red Wing residents understand that snow, once it melts, can flood their homes just like a thunderstorm. Despite a snowfall’s clean appearance, by the time it turns to water and finds its way under doors, and other points inside still carry the same soil and contaminants as rain.

SERVPRO teams first make certain the structure is safe for themselves and the residents before they begin to restore a home in Red Wing after flood damage. That means spraying an anti-bacterial agent on standing water and surfaces that were underwater at any time during the flood to eliminate the immediate health threat.

Next, team members begin removing the water while others start moving furniture out of the flooded area. They use the same equipment to remove both floodwater and uncontaminated water from a pipe leak; the difference is how they dispose of it.

Technicians can allow uncontaminated water to run anywhere, but floodwater they direct into the nearest sewer drain. If the drains are still flooded or otherwise unavailable, our teams pump it into a tank truck. Once they complete work, the truck delivers the floodwater to a treatment plant for purification and return to the local water table.

Meanwhile, other SERVPRO technicians clean flood damage from furniture and other property. They start by wiping down the surfaces with an anti-bacterial agent to eliminate the contamination threat. If the floodwater deeply soaked into upholstered furniture, then our teams use a powerful fabric cleaner to eliminate and remove contaminants. They also serve to eliminate most odors as well.

The one item that our technicians do not remediate is carpeting. We cannot provide a 100% guarantee that the carpet is safe after cleaning, so we only recommend removal and disposal, just like with a carpet pad after it soaks up any water, clean or contaminated.

At SERVPRO of Cannon Valley, our goal is to return each home to its clean, safe, pre-flood condition. We hope that no one experiences flooding this winter, but if it does happen, call us immediately at (507) 334-2565 to schedule a visit from one of our restoration teams. We are here for you.

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SERVPRO Experts Help Red Wing Home Owners After A Fire Strikes

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Experts Help Red Wing Home Owners After A Fire Strikes Call SERVPRO professionals after a fire like this has hit your home.

Fast Repair/Reconstruction After a Fire in Your Red Wing Home

When a homeowner gets an initial look at the effects from a fire on their Red Wing residence, they are often unsure of how it might ever feel like their home again. Often structure fires cause significant damage to construction materials, and this gets stressed and exasperated even farther by firefighting efforts when new openings get created to extinguish the fire more efficiently. Overcoming structural concerns after a disaster is not something that homeowners get equipped to handle, but our professionals can help in all aspects of returning your home to preloss condition.

When it comes to assessing fire damage in your Red Wing property, this is also an area best left to professionals like ours. Your insurance provider wants an honest inspection of the property complete with photographic evidence and documentation of the damage, and our SERVPRO rapid response team can dispatch our mitigation technicians along with our estimator to determine a proposed cost of restoring your home completely, including the potential costs of reconstruction and remodeling. 

As a licensed contractor in the area, our SERVPRO team can help you to assess what materials in your home have gotten too badly damaged to preserve and restore through our restoration process. As reconstruction must occur before restoration, we can seamlessly transition between the mitigation portion of our efforts into rebuilding the compromised areas of your home back to their original state. 

Our professionals seek to provide the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for our customers, and this often comes with choosing to restore damaged elements when possible over extensive tear out and reconstruction efforts. We can honestly assess the situation and remove only the portions too badly damaged to save using controlled demolition techniques that make reconstruction faster. 

Returning your home to pre loss condition might seem like a tall order after fire damages have occurred, but our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley restoration specialists can help. With our fast response to emergencies, we can begin mitigating your losses from the moment that we arrive at your fire-damaged property. Give us a call anytime you need us at (507) 334-2565. 

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Avoid Not Taking Action When Finding Water Pooling or Damage in Your Red Wing Home

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoid Not Taking Action When Finding Water Pooling or Damage in Your Red Wing Home When water starts pooling inside or near the foundation of your home, it is time to contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation options.

Evade Severe Water Damage By Checking Your Red Wing Area Home Regularly

It is a part of every Red Wing homeowner’s life to search for problems on their property at regular intervals. As you know, water, if left unattended, often leads to corrosion, rot, and mold, not to mention additional damages involving the structural components of your home. The sooner you catch existing water damage, the less likely you are to experience severe loss.

Performing regular water damage inspections in your home can help you catch a variety of water issues in Red Wing before they get out of hand. What you want is access to a reputable restoration company who maintains a foothold on your communities needs. Someone with fully certified IICRC technicians, advanced equipment, and all of the resources necessary to restore your home, should tragedy strike.

SERVPRO technicians can check the floors throughout your home. We look for signs of water damage on tile and wood, such as cracks, buckling, or warping. For carpeting, we check for gradual rises or soft spots, dampness, and even strong odors that are all tell-tale signs of water damage in your home. Our technicians put years of training and experience to work for you, catching problems early and returning it to a quality pre-water damage condition fast.

SERVPRO searches your home for signs of water damage such as staining. These problems are often noticeable around bathtubs, toilets, and sinks. Over time, stains can develop on your walls and ceilings, followed by cracks and peeling paint, swollen sections of drywall or soft areas that signify the existence of severe water problems. Drywall itself often becomes saturated, separating from the wall and becoming a fall hazard.

SERVPRO can also inspect the exterior of your home for additional problems. Pooling water in your yard often means changes to your grading, poor drainage, or even broken downspouts. Clogged or damaged gutters and downspouts don’t do their job right, allowing water to gather around the outside of your home, threatening your foundation. We also check your roof for pooling; as well as cracked, folded, or missing shingles and broken flashing.

Contact SERVPRO of Cannon Valley for additional information regarding the protection of your property or to begin your home’s initial inspection, today. (507) 334-2565

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When a Water Event Interrupts Your Northfield Office Workday

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When a Water Event Interrupts Your Northfield Office Workday SERVPRO knows how important it is to keep your business up and running. Call us when you experience a water emergency at your office.

Protecting your Northfield Office Building from Water Damages

Your Northfield office stands as a hub of the company, packed with a bustle of employees throughout the day and night, and it is stocked through multiple storage areas with hard copies of client agreements, essential documents, and sensitive information. Managing a facility like this requires everything to be in its place and running at optimal levels, which can get derailed quickly with a situation like a water loss incident. While undoubtedly your facility has custodians on staff to handle messes and general cleanup, these individuals often lack the advanced equipment necessary to eliminate harmful water loss effects as efficiently as your building requires.

From a leaking supply line to one of the toilets in the restrooms to a faulty HVAC system, water damages to your Northfield office must get addressed quickly to prevent degradation of the property, its essential and sensitive contents, and to protect the ability of your business to continue forward. Our SERVPRO professionals can accurately determine the full extent of the damage to your office building and determine the best approach to remove the present moisture and dampness as quickly as possible.

Pack-outs are a mitigation process that ensures that at-risk contents get removed promptly from the premises and stored where air-bound moisture and damp construction materials cannot affect them. From the computer systems in the affected area to the storage of your sensitive data on hard copies in the storage areas of the building, our SERVPRO technicians can work immediately to preserve these essential items from water damage.

Advanced equipment like our ROVER extractor can quickly remove saturation from short pile carpeting you likely find throughout the primary areas of your office building. This machine forces moisture to the surface for removal by an attached vacuum and discharge hose.

Our professionals can appreciate being available to our customers, and that is why our rapid response team is available 24/7 to work efficiently to limit the time you have to be away from yours. Give our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley technicians a call anytime at (507) 334-2565.

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Ultimate Solution Options for Flood Damaged Important Papers and Photos in Northfield

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ultimate Solution Options for Flood Damaged Important Papers and Photos in Northfield Crucial flood-damaged documents, books or photos can possibly be restored after an event. Contact SERVPRO right away to discuss.

Restoring Precious Books, Documents and Photos After Flood Damage in Your Northfield Home

As we move from the fall into the winter, the increase in rainfall over the next few months can cause flooding and road overflow. This phenomenon can be extremely harmful to properties and, in particular, ground level rooms which often house books, documents, and photos. It is only natural to assume that once these items have been saturated in moisture, the only option is to dispose of them. That is not always the case. With the right training, equipment, and expertise many of these items can be restored not replaced.

On arrival to household suffering from flood damage in Northfield or the surrounding area, our priority is to remove all standing water. With SERVPRO, this process is usually quick and painless thanks to submersible gas pumps and industrial scale water extractors. But what concerns homeowners the most is their possessions, some of which are expensive, others are sentimental and have been accumulated over several years in the property.

Books can become very fragile when saturated with water making the restoration process complex. Drying documents like this require freezing the water and then rapidly drying it to a vapor; avoiding the liquid state in between. A process your SERVPRO technician refers to as sublimation. This particular process can be expensive, so we communicate with you to decide which ones are necessary to salvage and which can be disposed of.

Once you have decided, we take an inventory of the selected documents and then perform a packet, taking them to a specialized facility where they are frozen. Documents that have been frozen are less likely to continue being damaged. SERVPRO can then decide on the best course of action. That remediation action could be vacuum freeze drying, Vacuum thermal drying or Air-drying.

At SERVPRO, we can prevent damage, but we cannot reverse the damage that has already been caused. In-line with the inventory taken, we can carefully return precious documents, books or photos to your property. Your technician can talk you through the outcomes of each item undertaken as well as those items that were not possible to salvage. We believe in "doing what is right by the customer" and promise an open exchange of the work carrying out and its results.

Damaged documents do not always have to be replaced, contact SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 to see what you could salvage.
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Don’t Let Water Damage From Broken Appliances in Your Northfield Home Leave Your Head Spinning

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don’t Let Water Damage From Broken Appliances in Your Northfield Home Leave Your Head Spinning Faulty appliances can cause water damage in your home. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

Why SERVPRO Provides Highest Quality Water Damage Restoration in Northfield

When you face the fear and confusion of a water loss in your Northfield home, selecting the best restoration partner is the key to a successful outcome. Many companies vie for your business, but you want to engage the professionals who bring a unique mix of training, experience, and cutting-edge equipment to your disaster. Let us explore why our services and products are the correct fit. 

The amount of water damage done in Northfield homes from appliance failures would shock most homeowners. A busted water heater or a washing machine with a broken hose can spew dozens to hundreds of gallons of water across your floors depending on when you discover the breach and shut off the water source. What are the reasons to choose our crews when you face this devastation?

The reasons why SERVPRO is a water damage mitigation leader are many. We require our technicians to master industry standards taught through Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses and to maintain their expertise by renewing certification regularly. IICRC is an international standards-developing organization that teaches research-based strategies and techniques to ensure outstanding results under the most difficult of circumstances. 

SERVPRO offers a full spectrum of water damage restoration services, able to adapt the approaches we take during your project to meet the individualized needs of your scenario. We are a locally based and owned company with deep roots in our Northfield community, dedicated to delivering high-quality services on each job. 

Although our employees provide top-notch water loss remediation services, we are only as skilled as our equipment supports us to be. A crucial reason why SERVPRO meets or exceeds customer expectations is our investment in modern technology and proven tools of the restoration trade. The pumps, extractors, drying mats, air movers, heaters, dehumidifiers, and more precisely match the tasks we need them to compete to transform your water damaged home to “Like it never even happened.”  

This combination of technical skills and proper equipment is why SERVPRO of Cannon Valley is the company you can rely on to restore water damage in your home. Call (507) 334-2565 to schedule an assessment and start the restoration process. 

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