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SERVPRO of St. Cloud is Here to Help When You Are in Need!

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Fire flame with the SERVPRO logo. Call our crew to help you! Reach us at (320) 248-5400!

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

Smoke and soot are very invasive. It can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect while accurately assessing the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke – wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of St. Cloud will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting.

Additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today at (320) 248-5400!

24 Hour Emergency Service

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage that says ‘Your Problem, Our Solution’. Water damage? Contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Contact Our Crew!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (320) 248-5400.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of St. Cloud has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of St. Cloud

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Is Bleach Strong Enough to Kill Mood?

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

It is the letters spelling out the word BLEACH. Suspect mold? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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


Bleach does not eliminate mold growth.

A common misconception that we often hear when cleaning mold is that a bleach solution will take care of a mold problem. The truth is that in some cases, a bleach solution can only mask the problem and make it worse. Industry leaders have determined that bleach should not be used in mold remediation and is ineffective in mold removal. 

Remember, bleach only affects surface mold  If the area that you are working on is the slightest bit pourous, then you should never assume that you have eliminated the infestation completely. 

Some reminders why to contact a mold specialist:

  • A mold removal specialist will know what type of biocide will work best against the strain or stains of mold growing in your home.
  • A mold removal specialist will know what materials in your home can be cleaned and saved and which must be removed and replaced.
  • A mold removal specialist will have any special equipment needed to complete the mold removal job, including safety gear, respirator masks, vacuums with HEPA filters, and negative air machines.
  • A mold removal specialist will know how to handle mold safely and to prevent the spread of mold spores to other areas of your home. 

If you suspect mold, contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud! We can be reached at (320) 248-5400!

Responding Fast to Fire Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

A sign that says ‘When Fire & Water Take Control of Your Life, We Help You Take It Back.’ Fire damage? Contact our SERVPRO of St. Cloud crew at (320) 248-5400!

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

Fire disasters can cause damages within your residential home and commercial businesses. Within minutes, a fire can take over the entire area. It can burn through areas where you cannot even see. Unfortunately, that is why when a fire is put out it can leave a toxic smell and residue throughout the property. If you are to attempt any of the fire restoration on your own, you will most likely be spending hours breathing in harmful carcinogens that can cause different illnesses later on.

Without the proper training, the chances are higher that spots will be missed causing problems down the road. That is why working with SERVPRO of St. Cloud, you can be sure that any hard to reach spots will get cleaned before anyone returns to the property. Our crew has the proper training to ensure your family and employees safety.

What to Know About Fire Restoration?:

  1. The longer you wait, the more damage that can occur in your residential home or commercial building.
  2. Calling SERVPRO of St. Cloud soon after a fire can make a big difference in loss of property.
  3. Consider the safety of your family and employees, and be sure not to enter your home until it has been deemed fit to live in once again.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that you are keeping your family and employees safe moving forward.

Should your residential home or commercial business suffer a smoke or fire disaster, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud for all your needs!

We are available 24/7/365 to help YOU!

Our Crew is Ready To Help You!

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Says ‘SERVPRO of St. Cloud’ and (320) 248-5400. Call our crew at (320) 248-5400! We are here to help YOU!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud 24/7/365

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of St. Cloud provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7/365 – (320) 248-5400

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of St. Cloud arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Fire or Smoke Damage - Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Says ‘Fire Damage?’. Fire damage? Contact us at (320) 248-5400!

Call (320) 248-5400!

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and Soot Facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of St. Cloud will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (320) 248-5400

Commercial Property Damage

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Says SERVPRO of St. Cloud and (320) 248-5400! Call our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 to help assist you!

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

Water damage and disasters are events that can occur at commercial properties. When this occurs, it requires a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small or large water damage or disaster, we will work quickly to asses each unique situation. While assessing the situation, we will isolate the damaged area to help keep normal operations occurring. Our goal is to have minimal to no interruptions to your business.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns. SERVPRO of St. Cloud strives to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. That is why when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we will be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of St. Cloud

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Need Our Assistance?

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

Goodbye Minnesota Winter

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

Yellow and orange flowers. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud if you are in need of our assistance at (320) 248-5400!

Protect Your Home

Around this time of year Minnesota home and business owners can experience issues with the spring thaw. Even though we cannnot control the weather, owners can work on minimizing the risk of damages by taking some necessary steps.

How to Help Prevent Water Damages

No owner can prevent all damages from occurring, but you can take necessary steps that will help you to be prepared.

Basement Pumps: Install a sump pump or a sewer backflow value and keep a battery-operated backup in case of power failure. Consider installing a water alarm that warns when water is accumulating in your basement.

Basement Storage: Keep valuable items out of your basement. Removing any electronics or stored valuables from your basement prior to spring-thaw warnings.

Debris Removal: Remove debris from window wells, gutters and downspouts.

Doors & Windows: Check for any leaks around doors and windows.

Grading: Inspect the grading around your home and make any changes. Design the grading to encourage the water to flow away from your home.

Landscaping: Trim trees and bushes away from your home and do not store wood or compost piles nearby.

Roof: Keep your roof in good repair. Unless a tree falls on your roof during a storm, most insurers expect you to maintain your roof to prevent water leaks caused by snow melting or torrential downpours.

Protect your home and business while we watch our weather turn from winter to spring!

Call our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 if we can help in anyway!

Grilling Season in Minnesota has Arrived!

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Fire background that says ‘SERVPRO’. Fire damage? Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Practice the Kids Below

Now that temperatures are rising in Minnesota, grilling season has arrived! It is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends! When enjoying these times, everyone must be careful when beginning! One must be careful because every year we are called to fire damage on a home. The fire damage was the result of a gas grill. To help prevent this from occurring, practice the tips below!

Tips:

  • Position the grill 15 feet away from siding, deck railings, other combustibles, and out from under eaves or overhanging vegetation.
  • Place the grill a safe distance from lawn games, play areas and foot traffic.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area – declare a 3-foot “safe zone” around the grill.
  • *Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below grill so it cannot be ignited by heat.
  • Check for gas leaks before using the grill for the first time each year
  • Enjoy your steaks!  But remember, SERVPRO of St. Cloud will help you if you burn your food - or your home- past well done!

Enjoy the quality time and delicious foods! Always remember to practice these tips, and if anything goes wrong contact our crew to help you!

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

Staying Positive

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Says ‘Good Vibes Only’. Be the joy & stay positive during these times!

Unprecedented Times

Across the United States, everyone is experiencing change in numerous types of ways. When all of this change is occurring it can bring moments of fear, doubt, and sorrow. That is why you must choose to see the happiness and light in the situation.

Be the Joy 

Being the joy is very important in these unprecedented times. You may be the joy for yourself or others. It is very important to stay positive. 

Ways to be the Joy:

- Ask someone to go for a walk (While social distancing!)

- Send a family member or friend a nice text message

- Bake (Makes the house smell good??)

- Write down your thoughts for the day

There are several different ways to be the joy and stay positive during these times. Take those extra minutes every day to do something for you or someone else!

Stay Smiling

Keep that frown turned upside down! Meaning SMILE! Always keep that beautiful smile during these times. By doing this you will stay positive, and others will be positive in return after seeing your smiles!

We’re Here for You

The crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud is always here for you! Whether you need a reason to smile, or help with fire, water, or mold damage! Our crew’s goal is to ensure that you feel like family when we are helping you!

If you do need our assistance, contact our crew anytime. You can contact us anytime because we are available 24/7/365!

Reach us at (320) 248-5400!