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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.

Actions To Prevent Mold In Commercial Buildings

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold on a white wall in a classroom with books. Do you have mold in your commercial building? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

6 Key Tips!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud understands the importance of keeping your business open. That is why we want to share some key tips to help prevent mold growth within the commercial building. 

Where Does Mold Come From?

Mold can grow on a variety of materials, including drywall, carpeting, fabrics and wood. There are some commercial buildings that are designed to maintain a consistent interior temperature. Due to this, it is providing favorable conditions for mold growth.

Key Tips & Ideas:

1. Routinely inspect the building for mold, moisture, and water damage. 

2. Repair any damages or leaks immediately. 

3. Conduct proper housekeeping in all areas of the commercial building to keep them dry.

4. Make sure all HVAC ducts and systems are free of moisture. 

5. Clean HVAC system coils and drip pans regularly. 

6. Know the location of HVAC air intakes - trying to keep away from where standing water is present. 

All of these are tips & ideas to help prevent the growth of mold in commercial buildings, but cannot guarantee no growth of mold. 

If your commercial building is questioning the presence of mold or mold growth, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to come in and contact a mold test. Our crew will arrive in a timely manner, as we are available 24/7.

The SERVPRO of St. Cloud crew can be reached by contacting us at (320) 248-5400!

We Are Family

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

The crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud standing in front of all the green vehicles. Let the family at SERVPRO of St. Cloud help you!

Join our SERVPRO of St. Cloud family by letting us help you!

John and Kris Reichle, the owners at SERVPRO of St. Cloud, have created an atmosphere that has allowed every crew member to feel like family. The family at SERVPRO of St. Cloud possess traits of hard work, compassion, and friendship. All of these traits are part of what makes our crew unique.

Every crew member carries these traits into the work field with our customers. Our goal is to make all of our customers feel apart of our family at SERVPRO of St. Cloud. We aim to treat them all as we would treat our own family members. When treating them this way, we are able to ensure that they are receiving the best possible care and service. 

Are you or anyone you know experiencing any damages?:

  • Fire Damage
  • Water Damage
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm / Hail Damage
  • Commercial Services

If so, call the family at SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help! We can be reached 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

Flooded Basement? Running Water?

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Utility Room Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all water damage!

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

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)

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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!