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Flooded Basement? Running Water?

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

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Minnesota is a state that is known for having stormy seasons throughout the year. On average, Minnesota experiences around 115 days of rain. With all of this rain can come water damage. That is why it is important to know the common causes of rain damage and the signs of water damage.

Causes of Rain Damage:

  • Roof Leaks
  • Window Leaks
  • Ground Water Flooding

Signs of Water Damage:

  • Sounds of Running Water
  • Smell of Mildew
  • Visible Paint Discoloration or Peeling
  • Soft Walls

If you are to experience any water damage from the causes of rain, you should contact an expert from SERVPRO of St. Cloud as they are highly trained in these areas.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud will respond in a quick manner, as we understand the importance of time during these moments of damage and disaster.

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO of St. Cloud can be reached at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud Helping You Avoid Water Damage

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any water damage!

Stay Ahead of the Game

With all the rainy storms we get in Minnesota, one should always be one step ahead of the game to prepare for any amount of rain. If one does not have the proper set up around their home, it could lead to water damage.

An example of a set up that can be in place to help avoid water damage is a drain tile system. While some homes may never have need for a drain tile system, it is a good feature to have since you never know when a period of heavy rain or rapid snow melt might cause catastrophic water damages in your basement or crawl space.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud understands that water damage to your home may not be just be a disruption in your life, but if not treated properly, can cause lingering affects. Lingering affects can be created from untreated mold damage. SERVPRO of St. Cloud has trained employees to address the water damage that has occurred. We determine the source of loss, clean up the immediate damage, and assess if materials can be saved. It is our goal to restore your home by drying out the materials.  If not, we are able to remove the affected materials such as flooring or drywall. As we have over 20 years of construction experience, that expertise is carried on in the job at your home. 

Should you experience any water damage, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We are available 24/7, and here to help YOU!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud Repairs Roofs

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Need roof repair? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

HAIL, hail, and hail .... the Minnesota storm season has been bringing all sorts of sizes of it. With all the different sizes, there has been different types of damages that have occurred throughout the state. 

The damages occur because hail is solid precipitation that falls in the form of balls or irregular lumps of ice. These balls or irregular lumps of ice are know as hailstone. When these fall from the sky it can cause damages to residential and commercial buildings.

When all of this damage is occurring to the residential and commercial buildings, SERVPRO of St. Cloud is preparing to come clean-up and repair all damage that has occurred. We are always well equipped and repaired because we are faster to any size disaster. 

The crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud can clean-up and repair all damages. They can even repair roofs that have experienced hail damaged. Our crew is able to repair roofs because we have our own In-Home Construction business.

Hail damage? SERVPRO of St. Cloud can repair your roof!

If you are to experience any storm damage, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400. Our crew is always prepared to come and help YOU!

Reach SERVPRO of St. Cloud 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

Minnesota Storms - Causing Damage

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

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Lightening Strike Fires

Stormy weather has been occurring this Minnesota Summer! When we get stormy weather in Minnesota it can come with rain, snow, sleet, hail, thunder, and/or lightening. All of these can lead to several different types of damages to residential and commercial buildings.

One of the most common types of damages that can be seen from the storms are fires caused by lightening strikes. It has been reported that there are approximately 22,000 annually that are started by a lightening strike.

When the lightening strike hits your home, you should be checking everywhere to make sure a fire has not started. Checking everywhere is very important because the fire can start anywhere within the home that the lightening traveled to. The most common places for these types of fires to start is in the attic.

If a fire did occur and caused damage to your residential or commercial building, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud. We will be there in a quick manner to begin the process of cleaning and restoring. The crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud will ensure that the process goes as smooth as possible.

Call the crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help you through any disaster! We are available 24/7. Reach us at (320) 248-5400!

Contact the crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all your fire, water, and mold damage!

Minnesota Weather - Dumping Buckets of Rain

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is here to help with all water damage in residential and commercial buildings!

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud with all your water damage needs!

The Minnesota weather has been giving us buckets of rain. All of this rain has caused beautiful crops and flowers, but it has also caused some damage. The rain has caused damaged to residential and commercial buildings due to leaks and flooding. Though there has been damaged caused, the residential and commercial buildings have survived.

The residential and commercial buildings survived due to seeking professional help to clean and repair the damages that had occurred. Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud has been available around the clock to help one’s through the damages that they have been experiencing.

Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud is dedicated to making the process be as painless as possible. We will always ’Be Faster To Any Size Disaster’ to make it "Like it never even happened." The steps that we will use throughout the process will be to ensure there is no water damage left behind to create mold. You will be in safe hands with the crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud.

We truly hope that you are not experiencing any water damages during these periods of rain, but if you are do not be afraid to call SERVPRO of St. Cloud for help at (320) 248-5400! We are available 24/7!

Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all your fire, water, and mold damage needs!

Potential Causes of Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Damage  

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in water damage whether it be in a residential or commercial building. They specialize in both residential and commercial buildings because water damage can be experienced in both types of buildings. Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud will work in a fast and efficient manner to make the process go as smooth as possible. We understand that time is an important fact when it comes to water damage. Whether it be standing water or a flood. 

Understanding the factors that can cause water damage can be helpful in certain instances when dealing with the damage. Here are some causing factors:

1. Frozen Pipes

Temperatures are known to fall in Minnesota for a handful of months. Throughout this time, there are chances for frozen pipes. When the pipes freeze it causes the water inside to expand as it turns into ice, which can cause the pipe to burst. 

2. Corroded Pipes

Most corroded pipes occur due to the high levels of oxygen that they are exposed to. This is a very common occurrence which is why it is known as the second largest leading cause of damaged pipes. These damaged pipes can then lead to water damage. 

3. Sewage Back - Up

There are three common causes of sewage back - up that can occur in one’s commercial building. The three common causes are blockage, clogs, and broken lines. All of these can cause water coming up or being pushed into your building. 

4. Leaking Roof 

Roofs can begin leaking due to a large amount of causes. Some of the causes that the leak can be from are hail damage, clogged gutters, broken/missing shingles, and soffit damage. These are some common causes, but there a number of different causes.

If your residential or commercial building is to experience any water, fire, or mold damage contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Contact our crew 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud - Ready for All Flood & Storm Damage

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all flood and storm damage!

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

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is known for their specialization in flood and storm damage. When they are presented with flood or storm damage they have the adequate training and skills to begin the repair and/or restoration. Our crew’s main goal is to make sure that the process goes as smooth as possible for those affected by the damage. 

Due to the flood and storm damage restoration and experience that our crew has, SERVPRO of St. Cloud  is able to repair or restore the St. Cloud home or business back to pre-storm condition. 

Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud will respond in a quick manner due to being locally owned and operated. The advantage of our quick response correlates to the damage that is done. The fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces costs. 

When Should I Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud?

  • Flood Damage
  • Hail Damage
  • Wind Damage

Calling SERVPRO of St. Cloud should be done whenever there is any damage from a storm that hits. 

Why Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud?

  • We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • We’re Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists
  • We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters 

Flood or Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Why SERVPRO of St. Cloud?

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

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We are faster to any size disaster!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud understands that any size loss, no matter how large or small, can completely disrupt your life.  That is why SERVPRO of St. Cloud is highly trained in areas of fire, water damage, mold, and reconstruction.  We see firsthand the damages that water can make, especially if not treated correctly.  We strive for our employees to treat your home or business as it is their own, protecting it and walking along with you on this journey.  The owner has been a licensed builder with the State of Minnesota for over 20 years; he understands and has the building knowledge of materials and the complexity of putting your home back together again.  In your time of need, please feel you can trust one of your most regarded possessions to our care.  Let SERVPRO of St. Cloud help you with any of your restoration needs!

We do residential & commercial work!

Call SERVPRO Of St. Cloud with all your fire, water, and mold damage at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud Knows Water Damage

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all your fire, water, and mold damage!

5 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Water Damage

1. What can cause water damage?

Water damage can be caused due to numerous reasons. It can occur after natural disasters, from pipes bursting, appliance malfunctions, roof leaks, foundations leaks, septic tank overflows, poor drainage and MORE.

2. Why is water damage dangerous?

Damage can occur from water damage because floodwater that comes from outside and from sewage backups contains dangerous contaminants. Some of the dangerous contaminants include various viruses and bacterias. If the water is not drained within 24-48 hours, structural damage and mold growth can begin to form.  

3. What should I do after a flood, or sewage, or water leak?

CALL SERVPRO OF ST. CLOUD AT (320) 248-5400 IMMEDIATELY! This should be done immediately to avoid potential mold growth, and damages to the wood, walls, and carpet in the affected area.

4. How do certified technicians handle water damage?

SERVPRO of St. Cloud will arrive in a timely manner to begin helping you through the process. One of the first things that they will do is go through the items to see which ones can be restored. After all of the items are removed from the area, we will being to dry out and disinfect the area.

5. Will my homeowners insurance cover water damage?

Notify your insurance company is one of the most important aspects to due when experiencing water damage. This is important in helping determine what your insurance will cover. SERVPRO of St. Cloud will work with your insurance company to help meet your needs.

If you are to experience a water damage or loss call SERVPRO of St. Cloud anytime to help! We can be reached at (320) 248-5400, and are ready to help!

Tips From SERVPRO of St. Cloud

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud with all your water damages and losses at (320) 248-5400!

Tips To Prepare Your Business For A Flood

Rain showers have been a very popular topic the last month in Minnesota! As we have all been experiencing heavy rain falls at least once a week. That is why SERVPRO of StCloud is here to leave you some tips to prepare your business for the excessive amount of rain. It is better to get ahead of the rain, than behind it!

Plan An Evacuation Route

If the excess rain is to cause flooding it is important to have a safe route out of the building and on the roads to get one away from the event.

Create An Emergency Kit

Some items that one could include in this emergency kit are containers of clean water, non-perishable food, and first aid kit. Whatever you feel is necessary for your business.

Protect Important Information

All important documents should have backup copies - they should be placed in another area that would not be experiencing the damage. 

Keep Building Ready

To keep a building ready one must keep the gutters and storm drains clean to help minimize damage. 

Big Picture of the Idea

Create a comprehensive emergency plan to help prepare for an excess amount of rain and the damage it can cause. This way it will help to ensure that minimal damage will be caused.

All matters mentioned above are to help, but have no guarantees.

If you are to experience a water damage or loss to your building, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We will arrive as quick as possible to begin the process!