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Winter Weather Storm Season

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Brown pipe with snow bursting water. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any and all water damage!

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Why is Pipe Freezing an Issue?

Water has specific properties that causes expansion when it freezes. When it is expanding, it is putting pressure on the pipes surrounding it. This amount of pressure can cause the pipes to crack or break.

Pipes that fReese the most are:

  • Exposed to severe cold
  • Water supply pipes
  • Run against exterior walls

How to Protect Freezing Pipes?

  • Drain water from pool and water sprinkler lines
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces
  • Consider relocating exposed pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes?

  • Keep garage doors closed
  • Open kitchen and cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate
  • Leave heat on when traveling
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature throughout the day

All of these are tips and tricks to use throughout the winter weather, but cannot guarantee anything.

If you are to experience water damage from a pipe burst, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We will respond in a quick manner to begin the process!

Our crew is available 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

Colder Temperatures Ahead

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Picture of a snowman on the snow. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any damages that you may be experiencing!

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

These colder temperatures are known for bringing frostbite, higher heating bills, and burst pipes. That is why wit’s the colder season approaching, residential and commercial owners need to get prepared. 

Some Ways to Prepare - 

- Prepare your pipes by insulating and sealing cracks and openings around pipes that are exposed. 

- Set thermostats to keep interior temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

- Ensure that windows are sealed properly inside and outside.

- Inspect roof for loose or damaged shingles.

 - Close off main water and drain water piping in unheated spaces.

All of these are tips and tricks to help prevent some of the nasty matters that come with the colder temperatures. However, these tips and tricks cannot guarantee that it will prevent damage from occurring.

If you are to experience any water damage from the colder temperatures, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We will respond in a fast manner to begin the process.

We are available 24/7, and always hear to help! Call us at (320) 248-5400!

Experienced a Fire? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

A residential living that is burned up and black. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any fire damage!

We Are Here to Help You!

Fires in your home or business can be a disaster. They can destroy a multitude of contents and leave behind a strong odor, scorched belongings, and a tough process to endure. SERVPRO of St. Cloud is experienced in working through this process. Our team wants to ensure that the process is as smooth and as painless as possible. As we know that after experiencing a fire can be a very tough time for a home or business.

When we begin the process, we start by meeting with you at your home or business to determine the scope of work that needs to be done and contacting your insurance company so all parties are under the same agreement regarding what can be cleaned and what cannot. With our team, we are able to pack out, clean your home or business, and eliminate the odor that was left behind. 

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of St. Cloud is strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. When a major fire or disaster event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

If you suffer a fire, don't attempt to go down this road alone; call SERVPRO of St. Cloud as we would like to work for you and reduce the fear and unknown in this process. 

We can be contacted 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

Commercial Property Flooding and Water Damage

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in a commercial building. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

There is never a time that is convenient for a commercial property to experience flooding or water damage. Every hour that is spent cleaning up the flooding or water damage - is equivalent to lost revenue and productivity. That is why when one is presented with this type of matter, they need to know who to call. SERVPRO of St. Cloud will respond fast to the disaster at hand. We can guarantee this because we have a 24 Hour Emergency Service.

Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud is highly trained, experienced, and equipped to handle any size of commercial flooding or water damage. We will respond quickly to begin the process of mitigation and manage the restoration project until it is completed.

Some Training & Certifications:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

If your commercial property is to experience flooding or water damage, contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud. Our 24 Hour Emergency Service will ensure that we can get our crew out there as quickly as possible.

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud - Water Damage

10/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Cloud van by a dumpster with items that were not savable from water damage. Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud if you experience any water damage at (320) 248-5400!

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is always working on various types of water jobs on residential and commercial properties. Our crew understands that the water damage being done is a disruption in your everyday life, and if not taken care of properly there can be backlash. If not taken care of properly - mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours.

Our crew is highly trained in all areas of water damage to assess any and all types of water damage.

Some Types of Water Damage:

- Roof Leak

- Sewer Back-Up

- Ground Water Infiltration

- Water Heaters

- Sink Overflow

All of the above types of water damage are examples of water jobs that our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud works on! When our crew arrives at these jobs they will determine the source of loss, begin the clean-up of the immediate damage, and evaluates what materials can be saved.

One of our main goals is to restore the residential or commercial property. If restoration is not possible, our crew has the ability complete the job by rebuilding the damaged areas. SERVPRO of St. Cloud has over 20 years of construction experience.

If you are to suffer from any type of water damage, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We are available 24/7, and want to help you through the whole process.

Contact us at (320) 248-5400!

Fire Damage - SERVPRO of St. Cloud

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

A lady with her hands on her head looking at her house that experienced fire damage. Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud with any and all fire damage at (320) 248-5400!

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Experiencing a fire in a residential or commercial property can be very stressful. That is why SERVPRO of St. Cloud wants to make the process as smooth as possible for you. To begin the process, one needs to make sure that everyone is safe. Once that matter is confirmed, the process of recovery begins for the damaged contents.

Some Tips:

1 . Make sure that authorities and professionals give you the approval to renter the residential or commercial property - that way you are reassured it is safe.

2. Know who you should be contacting:

  • Family and Friends
  • Insurance Company
  • Clean - Up Crew: SERVPRO of St. Cloud 

3. Get the fire report - typically comes from the fire department. Sometimes you need to call and get this.

4. Ensure that the property is secured to help prevent against any robberies or injuries.

5. The clean-up process begins with the help of SERVPRO of St. Cloud’s crew. We will clean all areas of soot, smoke, and odor. As well as begin the restoration or re-build process.

As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

If you are to experience a fire in your residential or commercial property contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help! We are available 24/7 and are here to help YOU!

Reach our crew at (320) 248-5400!

What Is Water Mitigation?

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

A couple of inches of water on a kitchen floor. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all your water damage needs!

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Minnesota has been experiencing large amount of rainfalls which has caused several causes of water mitigation. What is water mitigation? Water mitigation is a process that refers to preventing or reversing the damaged that was caused by water. It is the process of properly drying, cleaning, sanitizing, restoring, and repairing.

Every water damage situation is different from the other. SERVPRO of St. Cloud will make sure they are focused on creating the best plan of action to each individual water damage.

General Steps:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

If you are ever to experience an sort of water damage - contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We will respond faster to any size disaster to begin the process.

We are here for you & available 24/7!

Potential of Damaging Snowstorms

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Snowy tree on top of a White House due to too much snow on the tree. Storm Damage? Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

A little over a week ago on September 23 - FALL BEGAN! One would think that means we still have a month or two of nice fall weather temperatures. However, some predictions are that damaging snowstorms could strike in the early fall.

With the potential of these damaging snowstorms coming in the early fall - everyone needs to be aware of the potential damages that could occur to any residential or commercial property.

Some of the damage could come from the rapid increase in cold weather, and some could come from the branches that could be experiencing extra weight from the snow. If there are to be any strong winds with these storms, it could cause the trees and power lines to be very destructive to the residential and commercial properties.

If your residential or commercial property is to experience any structural damage that could lead to water damage, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud. Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud would be able to prepare the structural damages and clean-up the water damage.

Questions regarding any damages? Contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is available 24/7 - We are here to help!

Commercial Losses or Damages

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Big green SERVPRO can that says commercial services. Commercial building damages? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud understands that a closed business, means no business. That is why we work closely with commercial business when it comes to fire, water, or mold damage. By doing this, we ensure that we can get your business up as soon as possible. We have experience with small business as well as large retail malls. Also, we have experience with our large loss division that we partnered with through SERVPRO to expedite the restoration process. 

When working with SERVPRO of St. Cloud, one will learn that there is no loss too small or too large for our crew.

Some commercial buildings we have experience with:

- Apartment Buildings

- Banking Institutions

- Hotels/Motels

- Assisted Living Facilities

- Restaurants  

- Retail Spaces

SERVPRO of St. Cloud will respond quickly to your fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation.

Call our crew anytime, we will be there to help! Contact us at (320) 248-5400!

Smoke Alarms Are Key

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Young man with a mask to keep him safe while standing in an area that just experienced a fire. Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud with any fire damage you may be experiencing at (320) 248-5400!

Fire damage? Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud!

When a fire is occurring, the smoke begins to expand and travel rapidly throughout the area. The rapid travel of the smoke causes the smoke alarms to go off. The smoke alarms are an early warning sign to everyone near the fire that they need to evacuate the area. 

Important Safety Tips:

Install smoke alarms in every room, outside all sleeping areas, and on all levels.

Have the appropriate amount of smoke alarms for your size area.

Interconnected smoke alarms are recommended.

Test all alarms once a month. 

Smoke alarms should be placed in a high area, it is recommended they go on the ceiling. 

They have strobe lights or bed shaker alarms for one's that are hard of hearing or deaf. 

Replace all alarms after ten years. 

Interesting Facts:

Closed doors may slow the spread of heat, smoke, and fire. 

Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes that have no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. 

Fire extinguishers are often used to control fires by discharging water, foams, carbon dioxide, dry chemicals or other substances.

All of the above are recommendations and cannot guarantee. 

If you are ever to experience a fire, contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud. We are here to help you through every step of the process.

Our crew can be reached at (320) 248-5400, and are available 24/7.