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Recipe for Disaster: Dirty Ovens in Your Northfield Home

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Recipe for Disaster:  Dirty Ovens in Your Northfield Home Clean your oven at least twice per year to reduce the chance of fire.

Not Cleaning Your Oven Regularly Can Lead to Fire Damage in Your Northfield Home

It is not uncommon for life to take over and to become too busy to address the "spring cleaning" inside your home, but when it comes to your oven, this can lead to fire damage. Most experts recommend that you clean your oven at least twice a year. Leaving grease or food particles behind for extended periods of time can create a hazardous environment that is ideal for a fire to start in. However, sometimes accidents occur and, when they do, it is essential for you to have professionals close by to contact for help.  

Once you extinguish the blaze, it is imperative for you to call fire damage remediation services to your Northfield home, as this type of damage is time sensitive. The longer that soot particles remain inside your kitchen, the higher of a chance they can have to cause permanent discoloration to your belongings. The quicker that help can arrive at your home, the more likely it is that your kitchen can be smoothly restored to its preloss state.  

When you get in touch with SERVPRO, we aim to arrive at your house as swiftly as possible, regardless of the time. Day or night, we can promptly travel to your home with all of the necessary equipment to begin the remediation.  

The first SERVPRO employee to arrive at your home can be our Estimator. Their job is to investigate the damage and answer any questions that you may have, as well as explain a likely solution. After our Estimator, our team of IICRC-certified techs can arrive and begin setting up our equipment.  

SERVPRO uses advanced techniques to tackle fire damage, usually choosing one of three cleaning methods: abrasive, lubricative, or chemical. A common way to clean soot and grime away from the various surfaces inside your kitchen is the 'wet and wipe' method. In addition to cleaning, our technicians aim to remove any reminders that the fire damage even happened in the first place, such as scent. SERVPRO can use equipment, such as thermal foggers, to neutralize the very particles that cause the foul odor that fire produces.  

If a small kitchen fire breaks out in your house, always call for help. Dial (507) 334-2565 to reach out to SERVPRO of Cannon Valley. Our ultimate goal is always to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO's Way To Solve Your Water Damage Disaster In Your Red Wing Home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO's Way To Solve Your Water Damage Disaster In Your Red Wing Home If you have a water damage incident in your home, you can rely on our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley emergency response team to arrive quickly.

Prompt Water Cleanup For Your Red Wing Residence

Effects from an unexpected incident in your Red Wing home can prove challenging to overcome on your own without experience and the appropriate equipment. Something as seemingly simple as a broken faucet fixture can leave a considerable volume of water to contend with, which affects nearby materials and flooring as the water absorbs into these surfaces. Our emergency response team can help you to mitigate the worsening of this damage and begin work to set things back to the way they should be.

When the term water cleanup gets used for your Red Wing home, many homeowners believe that this is something that they can achieve on their own without the need for professional restorers. The trouble with considering water damages to be simple fixes is that there is often effects and damages out of your line of sight that never gets addressed. Our SERVPRO technicians set out to do a thorough job when it comes to drying and cleanup efforts, ensuring that moisture and dampness do not continue after we finish.

To achieve complete drying and acceptable moisture levels for the materials and environments in your home, our technicians utilize specialized equipment to help locate and assess dampness in materials and surfaces. This detection equipment can isolate problem areas that our SERVPRO technicians can focus on, training our air movers and dehumidifiers on the area until the moisture gets removed.

Our focus as professional restorers is to provide efficient service that begins with the phone call that you make. The emergency response team responds quickly to the situation to help prevent the situation from getting worse while our professionals begin work to extract excess water, dry up saturated materials, and repair the source of the problem if possible.

Water cleanup might not seem like something that is all that threatening to the structure of your home, but without adequate service to these effects, the problem can get well out of your control. If you have a water damage incident in your home, you can rely on our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley emergency response team to arrive quickly, clean up the mess, and restore any damages the water might have caused. Give our team a call anytime at (507) 334-2565.

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What to Avoid When Remediating Northfield Water Damage

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Avoid When Remediating Northfield Water Damage Finding water damage has seeped into your walls can be disconcerting. Contact SERVPRO immediately for effective remediation.

Special Care for Walls When Mitigating Commercial Water Damage in Northfield

Walls may act as the barrier protecting spilled water from spreading all over property especially if any openings such as doorways are adequately sealed. However, this does not mean that they are immune to the damages caused by the water. Most leakage in commercial spaces might originate from the walls leading to massive damages. Restoring your Northfield workspace to preloss conditions is easier if you take the right steps when restoring wall damage.
The type of wall finish might determine the restorations steps taken during commercial water damage in Northfield. Gloss or semi-gloss paints prevent free moisture movement, so walls with such paints take longer to dry compared to those finished with flat paint. Such extra time can create room for other issues such as mold to develop. Our SERVPRO technicians are usually equipped with enough air movers and dehumidifiers to intensify drying efforts. The extra resources cut down the time it takes to dry the walls with a gloss finish.
Depending on how long the walls remain exposed to water, there is a possibility of loosening drywall. Extended exposure also damages exterior walls with fiberglass insulation. A straightforward remedy for such situations is increasing the amount of airflow in the wall cavities. Our SERVPRO technicians do this by drilling holes at the top of the wall.
Vinyl covered walls which are common in many commercial establishment present particular challenges when affected by water. The vinyl wallpaper acts as a vapor barrier presenting easy transfer of moisture. Running a dehumidifier alone in the room is not likely to produce positive results. Our SERVPRO technicians can remove the base molding and drill holes forcing air into the wall cavities to dry the wall and save the wallpaper. We can also remove the wallpaper after discussing with your adjuster.
Sometimes the problem is not removal but failure to detect excess moisture. This situation mostly happens on vinyl-covered walls or laminated surfaces. If such moisture is left unaddressed, other problems like rot and mold infestations occur. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrating probes to check moisture levels removing excess residue moisture.
Proper mitigation of water loss should restore walls to preloss conditions. Call SERVPRO of Cannon Valley to assist. You can reach us at (507) 334-2565 any day.

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How Our SERVPRO Experts Will React Quickly To Flood Damage In Your Northfield Home

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our SERVPRO Experts Will React Quickly To Flood Damage In Your Northfield Home Flood damages in your Northfield home require professional restoration services like our SERVPRO professionals to overcome.

Reacting Quickly To Flood Damage In Your Northfield Home

Natural disasters are something that many Northfield homeowners find they cannot adequately prepare for, despite apparent precautionary measures. Something as destructive as a flood in your home can lead you to wonder how things can ever return to the way that they once were, especially if you can see the damage and invasive presence of the floodwater up close.

In truth, flood damages in your Northfield home require professional restoration services like our SERVPRO professionals to overcome. With the wide array of potential concerns that the flood has brought into your house, a homeowner does not have the appropriate equipment or training to handle the steps to restore their home to preloss conditions fully. This fact does not mean that you do not have a critical role in the process.

Apart from getting your insurance provider involved and getting the claims process started, you also have to ensure that the right professional team gets called quickly to alert them to the situation you experience. Whether the damage is widespread throughout the neighborhood or isolated to your house alone, reacting quickly to the emergency can help secure our team to arrive quickly and get started on preserving your home and its contents from worsening conditions.

Likewise, a fast reaction time to call our SERVPRO professionals can help us get to work on mitigation right away. This step lessens the impact and spread of the damage throughout your home until the restoration process can begin. Ultimately, the mitigation process allows the restoration work to take less time and be less labor intensive, giving you a restored home back as promptly as possible. Furthermore, your insurance company wants proof of the extent of the damage and a cost estimate to finalize claim proceedings, and our estimator and inspector can safely identify this catalog of damages to speed this process along.

When you experience flooding from any source in your home, you might find yourself surprised at how quickly this damage can spread and affect many areas of your residence. Make sure that you reach out to our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley restoration specialists as quickly as you can to allow us to save some of the at-risk items in your house and begin work on restoring it back to the way it should be. Give us a call 24/7 at (507) 334-2565.

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Why Contacting SERVPRO is Always Effective When Dealing with Mold Damage in Northfield

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Contacting SERVPRO is Always Effective When Dealing with Mold Damage in Northfield When mold starts spreading in all directions on your walls, contact SERVPRO to figure out the cause and contain the damage.

What Mold Can do to Your Northfield Home

As a Northfield homeowner, you become increasingly aware as the years go by just how many disasters and incidents threaten your home. However, many of these situations can get handled with a little bit of hard work and some education on your end. When it comes to something as complex and potentially harmful as mold and microbial growth, however, the situation should get handled by professionals with experience and the appropriate equipment.

Mold damages in your Northfield home are nothing that you should wait around to decide a course of action. These situations increase in strength and destructive power with every passing day, so the discovery of a mold colony in your home should spur immediate action. Our SERVPRO remediation specialists can respond quickly to help you assess the scope of the damage and get to work on removing the colony as efficiently as possible.

But the real concerning aspect of mold growth in homes is how few people actually understand the severity of the situation. As mold spores seat into materials, surfaces, and the contents of the affected area, the spreading colony begins to feed on these materials and break them down. After just a brief period, the damage is too severe for conventional restoration techniques to preserve and demolition and reconstruction become the favored approach.

Apart from this hazard of structural weaknesses, mold colonies can cause health effects. The best solution is to contact our SERVPRO emergency response team and let our technicians isolate the affected area and help limit the spread of active spores throughout your home while remediation work begins.

The discovery of mold in your home should inspire any homeowner to contact the appropriate professional remediation team right away. DIY methods are often ineffective or could even make the situation worse, as there are many varieties of mold that could grow within your house. Our SERVPRO of Cannon Valley remediation team is available 24/7 by calling (507) 334-2565.

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Technicians in Faribault Talk About Common Causes for Water Leaks

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Technicians in Faribault Talk About Common Causes for Water Leaks SERVPRO Says Don't Let Frozen Pipes Cause a Water Loss in Your Faribault Home

SERVPRO Offers Advice for Water Loss Prevention in Your Faribault Property

You may think that a water leak could not happen to you and your Faribault home, but the odds are stacked against you. In fact, 37% of homeowners have suffered a loss due to water damage at some point and 14,000 people everyday deal with a water-related emergency situation. Water leaks, either ruptures or drips, waste over a trillion gallons of H2O every year in the U.S. alone. Items inside your home tend to break over time as the statistics show, the average washing machine supply hose only lasts a little over eight years, and 75% of water heaters fail within twelve years. Homeowner insurance companies pay out over $2 billion each year for water loss recovery as the average claim sets them back nearly $7,000.
Many different factors can cause objects to get ruined by moisture, but it is good to know a few common causes, so you know what normal sources to look for when something does happen. Also, when you are familiar with the most familiar sources of water damage in Faribault, it is possible to take preventative measures. During September, our SERVPRO technicians celebrate National Preparedness Month, and it is the time of year that you should set aside to take steps to make sure you and your family have a plan in case a disaster occurs. Included in your preparedness plan can be a list of problems that you think could take place relatively soon. To devise this list, it is wise to inspect your home's infrastructure.
One common source of moisture issues is a leaky toilet. Regularly check all of the seals and make sure that it is not running for too long after you flush it. Another common problem our SERVPRO crew deals with regularly, especially in the Fall and Winter seasons, are pipes or sprinkler systems freezing and breaking. You can help prevent your pipes from freezing by making sure they are well insulated, and your heater always stays hot enough to keep the building above freezing even when you are not home.
For tips on how to prevent moisture-related damage, call SERVPRO of Cannon Valley at (507) 334-2565 seven days a week.

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Restoring Your Faribault Home After Fire Damages

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Your Faribault Home After Fire Damages Seeing parts of your home damaged by a fire can be a harrowing experience. Call SERVPRO to remediate and restore your property.

Team SERVPRO Offers a Complete Crew of Technicians Focused on Getting You Back into Your Home After a Fire

While many disasters could ultimately affect your Faribault home throughout your lifetime, many of these occurrences offer clean up and repairs that you can handle on your own. Some situations like fires, however, require trained and safety-oriented professionals that know their way around specialized equipment to help you restore your home back to preloss conditions.

One of the most troubling facts about fire damages for your Faribault home is how widespread and versatile these effects can be. From smoke and soot damage to lingering moisture concerns from extinguishing efforts, professional restoration companies like our SERVPRO team have to utilize all of our training to overcome this vast array of potential threats and concerns.

Our estimator is one of the first that begins thoroughly assessing the damage to your home, and this is often on account of a request from your insurance provider for a detailed breakdown of the damage and what steps must get taken to correct them. This inspection details not only the full scope of the damage that your home has sustained, but it also details the work that must get performed, the personnel required to do this work, and the estimated costs of the job.

Once the claims process has gotten started and is in the works, our SERVPRO professionals can begin to work on strategies that mitigate the irreparable damage that can occur to the contents and structural elements of your home. Whether this approach is working to dry up pooled or overly saturated materials or use air scrubbers to begin cleansing the atmosphere to make it safer for the crew to breathe without SCBA equipment, we work efficiently to help minimize the impact of this disaster throughout your home.

Many things happen to your home during and after a fire. Finding the right professional assistance to return it to preloss conditions is as easy as reaching out to our experienced SERVPRO of Cannon Valley technicians. Our emergency team is standing by 24/7 at (507) 334-2565.

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Vandalism Cleanup Services in Owatonna, MN

12/9/2013 (Permalink)

Cleaning Vandalism Cleanup Services in Owatonna, MN Vandalism caused by depletion of fire extinguishers

This commercial building in Owatonna, MN sustained damaged due to a break-in and vandalism. SERVPRO crews arrived on site prepared to clean over 30,000 square feet of affected area. Everything from HEPA vacuuming entire rooms, wiping down walls and ceilings, cleaning carpets and pressure washing the cement floors was performed by SERVPRO’s professional cleaning technicians. This look into our “past jobs” archive brought to mind an important point: SERVPRO does much more than just Water and Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration; we offer cleaning services for vandalism, mold, biohazard, duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, general cleaning and more! For more information be sure to check out our Why SERVPRO? Section or checkout the rest of our website at www.servprocannonvalley.com   

Striving to Be the Best

10/22/2013 (Permalink)

A recent article put out in the SERVPRO Newsline reminded Franchise owners all over the United States to strive to "Be the Best". Being the best requires having more than just the right equipment and knowledge to provide restoration services in a time of need; it requires having the best people. This means Owners, office staff, technicians and marketers must personally strive to be the best that they can be for every customer, every time. As your premier restoration company SERVPRO of Cannon Valley strives to provide you with the best service possible by promising to be attentive, available, knowledgeable, kind and courteous for each and every customer. www.servprocannonvalley.com