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SERVPRO of St. Cloud Knows Best

8/18/2022 (Permalink)

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

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 bacteria. 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?

Notifying your insurance company is one of the most important things to do when experiencing water damage. This is important in helping determine what they 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 to help! We can be reached at (320) 248-5400!

4 Top Fire Damage Restoration Tips

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage

Fire damage is something not to take lightly. People call SERVPRO of St. Cloud frequently to ask for advice on how to clean after a fire. Here are four of the best tips we give people who ask about fire damage restoration. 

Consider whether you want to try these ideas on your own or whether you would be better off hiring highly trained restoration specialists who will guarantee their work.

1. Remove Smoke Damage

With any fire you will have a degree of smoke damage to your walls, wall paper and paint. If the smoke damage is not too serious, you should be able to scrub it clean with detergents and bleach. Soot from smoke damage is greasy, so always try to dust as much of it off from a surface before trying to scrub the surface clean. 

2. Get Rid of Mold & Mildew

When the fire is gone, mold and mildew enter into houses as a result of the water used to extinguish the fire. SERVPRO of St. Cloud highly recommends you hire fire damage restoration professionals to deal with mold and mildew. It is difficult for a nonprofessional to know for certain if he has cleaned up all the areas affected by the mold and mildew. 

3. Replace Carpets. Clean And Dry Your Floors

The floors and carpets end up absorbing the worst of the damage from all the water used to put out a fire. Depending on the severity SERVPRO of St. Cloud recommends that you pull up any carpets that have water damage and replace them.

Keep in mind that water can seep underneath vinyl flooring and into the cracks in hardwood. This needs to be addressed to prevent future issues.

4. Scrub, Soak & Cleaning Dishes

Dishes are also important items to clean thoroughly after a fire because they will be in contact with your food. Scrub all dishes, let them soak in a solution of bleach and water (2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon) for at least 20 minutes and scrub some more for safety. Some items may need to be thrown out.

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of St. Cloud has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, water damage, chemical cleanup and natural disaster cleanup.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is available for all fire damage needs! Call (320) 248-5400!

Why Us?

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

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Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of St. Cloud understands that any size loss, no matter how large or small, can 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!

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

We do residential & commercial work!

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

Damaging Storms

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Due to our crew being locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Foley, and all surrounding areas we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (320) 248-5400!

Mold Issues?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud!

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Do not touch or disturb the mold
  • Do not blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Do not attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Do not spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Are you seeing signs of mold? 

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

Storm Damages

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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

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!

Water Damage Restoration Process

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Call Our Crew

When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (320)-248-5400

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. You can click on any of the steps below to learn more about that process.

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Reach us at (320) 248-5400!

Smoke & Soot Clean Up

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Central Minnesota

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 Water Damages

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud - Commercial Damages/Losses 

You can never predict how water damage is going to strike your business regardless of if it’s from a plumbing leak, a storm, roof damage or any other catastrophic event. It can leak into walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings and other areas of the facility. Not only can the water damage your contents, but also the building itself. The longer it’s left the more damage that can happen. Understanding how important it is to get these repairs done can literally save the property. Disaster can strike at any time, it usually strikes when it’s least expected. Using our emergency helpline, you can ensure that your facility is protected by our highly qualified and trained team. SERVPRO of St. Cloud can be at your property within hours.

Understanding Water Damage Characteristics

It doesn’t matter what caused the water damage. We can determine the cause and immediately begin working on your facility and the contents. After we address the root cause of the water damage issue, we will begin to remove and salvage anything that can be salvaged. Then, we begin to make the emergency repairs. We work closely with your insurance company and work to get your company back in business as quickly as possible.

If your property has any water damage, it’s important to give us a call right away. Standing water can quickly spread and ruin your entire building. In no time at all your carpet, upholstery, records and books can all be damaged or destroyed. Furnishings made of wood may swell and parts may even disintegrate. Metal surfaces may be damaged as well. Standing water must be removed as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.

There are many potential long-term effects of water damage. These include bacteria and molds as well as the unpleasant odor. There are also more allergens. Left alone, more damage may occur as wood warps and splits and dries out. Windows and doors may not close properly. It’s vital to address the issues in the first few days to help reduce the amount of permanent damage and reduce restoration costs.

In many cases, the damage may not be obvious. It might only be noticeable by the smell and mold growth. Small leaks may cause a lot of potential damage if they’re not quickly dealt with.

Dealing With The Water

In dealing with the water, you’ll have to start with the flood damage to the property and contents. Using a high-volume desiccant and dehumidifiers, the dry air is forced into the damp areas and minimizes the risk of more damages. Prior to this process, the source of the water intrusion is identified and controlled. The level of contamination must first be controlled and then repairs begun. In removing the standing water, the mold growth is controlled and stopped. As the water begins to evaporate the humidity level is lowered. It’s vital to completely remove all of the water and humidity. This can prevent further damage to the facility.

Document And Content Recovery

We offer full services and understand how vital it is to recover the contents of your business. All content that is salvageable will be removed and restored in a secure facility. These can be professionally packed and stored with a specific barcode prior to returning it to your fully restored facility. Upon completion, our dedicated staff will ensure that everything is placed back into your facility as it should be. Every care is taken to ensure that all electronic media, hard disks, drives and optical disks are recovered as fully as possible. This can help to keep things running. Years ago, this wasn’t possible. Thanks to modern technology, it’s now very possible.

We understand that each day your company isn’t in business can cost you money. For this reason, the skilled team at SERVPRO of St. Cloud begins the task of restoration immediately. We want to get you back up and running as soon as possible. We’re not happy until you’re happy. We also ensure that your facility has no contaminants lingering after the restoration process. We clean air ducts, HVAC systems and ensure that no harmful contaminants or air ducts are lurking about.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is only a phone call away at (320) 248-5400!

We Are Family

5/26/2022 (Permalink)

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Right At Home

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!