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Mold Issues?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Microscopic mold spores can naturally occur both indoor and outdoor. Due to this, it makes it exceedingly difficult to remove all mold from a residential home or commercial business building. However, when mold remediation is conducted it reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

Mold Facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere – indoor & outdoor
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air
  • Mold can enter your home through windows/doors, clothing, pets, etc.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold colonies can produce allergens & irritants
  • Mold can produce a strong & musty odor
  • Mold growth can be supported by higher-than-normal indoor humidity

If your residential home or commercial business building is experiencing any mold issues, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud. Our crew will come out to inspect and assess the property with the appropriate training and specialized equipment.

Signs of mold? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248 – 5400!

Sump Pump Back - Up?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Reach us at (320) 248-5400!

With the crazy Minnesota weather that we are experiencing, there are more chances for sump pump backups.

What is a sump pump backup?

A sump pump backup is where a device that alleviates basement flooding by collecting water fails to push the water out of the house. In result, causing damages by flooding the basement.

Sometimes the cold and rainy Minnesota weather causes these backups to occur, and that is why our crew is ready to help you! We want to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as it can.

If this is something that you experience, call our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud. We will respond in a quick manner to get the process going.

The crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud can be reached 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

Residential or Commercial Damages?

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Call (320) 248 - 5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in St. Cloud, Foley, Sartell, and surrounding cities.  We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

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

Residential Services

Whether your St. Cloud, Foley, or Sartell home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There is never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your St. Cloud, Foley, or Sartell commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. That is why when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Have Questions?

Call Us 24/7 – (320) 248-5400.

5 Frequently Asked Water Questions

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Water damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud!

  1. What causes water damage?

Water damage can occur from natural disasters, pipe bursts, appliance malfunctions, roof leaks, foundations leaks, septic tank overflows, poor drainage and the list continues.  Flash flooding, pipe bursts, and sewage backups are especially dangerous as they can produce several inches of water in less than a day. 

  1. Why can water damage be dangerous?

Floodwater that comes from outside and from sewage backups can contain dangerous contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.  If the water is not drained within 24-48 hours, structural damage and mold growth can occur.

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

Contacting a professionally trained company, SERVPRO of St. Cloud, is one of the first steps. Waiting to complete this step can cause irredeemable and mold damage to the wood, walls, and carpet.

  1. How do the certified technicians handle water damage?

SERVPRO of St. Cloud wants to be sure to answer all questions in hopes to help put your mind more at ease. The crew will then determine which items can be restored. If items cannot be restored, they will be removed. The drying out and disinfecting of all areas will then begin.

  1. Will my homeowner’s insurance cover water damage?

It is important to notify your insurance company to determine your insurance coverage. The crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud will work with your insurance company to help meet your needs. 

Experience water damage? Contact our crew at (320) 248 – 5400!

Fire Damage in Minnesota

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage? Contact Our Crew!

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 can 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, do not 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!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud - Specialized Equipment

4/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage - Moisture Meters

The month of April in Minnesota can bring lots of cloudy and rainy days. With the cloudy and rainy days can come water damage. This water damage can occur to residential or commercial properties. It is important to keep an eye on all your properties to help ensure that you may catch the water damage earlier. By catching the water damage earlier, this can help to lessen the extent of the damages.

If you are experiencing water damage, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud. Our crew will respond to the damages in a quick manner. When we arrive at the property, we will bring our moisture meters. The moisture meters will help to determine where the water is present and the moisture percentage present. Some of the moisture meters we have can penetrate through materials to give us readings, and some do not need to penetrate materials to obtain the readings.

All materials have goals that they need to reach to ensure that they are safely dried. These goals are reached by using equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, and more.

Suffering from any water damage? Call the experts at SERVPRO of St. Cloud for all your needs. We are always here to help 24/7. Reach us at (320) 248-5400!

Water Damage - Central Minnesota

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Did you know that about 40 percent of home insurance claims are due to water damage? This unfortunate event can result from plumbing leaks, natural disasters, and old appliances. Water damage is costly and inconvenient. Preventing it is much cheaper than paying for repairs.

Simple things like cleaning your gutters, repairing leaking pipes, and checking the roof can save your property from experiencing damage.

How Can Water Damage Occur?

Water damage can often be caused by old or poorly maintained appliances, leaking pipes, and sewer backup.

The best way to avoid these types of water damages is to check any sources of leaks in your home regularly. Items to check, but not limited to are hot water tanks, washing machine hoses, dishwasher hoses, frozen pipes, broken or burst pipes, and home appliances. Sewer and sump backups, water escape, and water seepage can also be common causes of water damage. The smallest issue can turn into the biggest problem if not addressed properly.

If you believe your property is experiencing water damage, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud. Our crew as special equipment to detect if there is water in any structural cavities. We will assess the situation, clean up and repair any damages. 

What to Do after Water Damage

When your house is flooded, the water can ruin its structure and your personal assets. It is essential that you clean up the area immediately to prevent mold and minimize losses. SERVPRO of St. Cloud will help you understand the process and clean the damages efficiently.

If your property suffers from water damages, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400. We would love to help you in your time of need!

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud - Available 24/7!

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Get Ahead of Water Damage

Water damage restoration is a complex process.  The unwanted water must be dried completely so the moisture is not trapped inside the walls and floors. If not done properly, this could lead to microbial growth that can have health effects. 

After standing water has been extracted and leaks have been repaired, our technicians use powerful state of the art fans to begin the process. They use dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and desiccant equipment to remove any of the extra moisture that remains in the air.

We will continually monitor as we take daily readings of your home, to ensure that it will return to preloss conditions. 

SERVPRO of St. Cloud will always keep you informed of the drying process. We want you to understand what is happening in your home. Our focus is your satisfaction along with quality workmanship!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud has the right equipment to dry any structure properly!

Call us today at (320) 248-5400 for any water or mold related questions!

Keep An Eye on Your Home

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Spring is here! That means that the new leaves and flowers will begin to grow, the temperatures and daylight hours will begin to increase as the days get longer. It also means that the left-over ice and snow will begin to melt.

With the sudden change in increasing temperatures, one needs to be on the look out for flooding. There is a larger chance of flooding now due to the sudden change. The sudden change from freezing temperatures to increasingly warm causes freshet flooding. Freshet flooding is known as a large amount of flooding caused by rapid snow melt that has no where to go due to the ground still being frozen. Therefore, one should always be checking the lower levels of their house to make sure that flooding is not occurring.

One can help prevent the flooding by doing a few things:

1. Clean and maintain gutters and downspouts

2. Properly landscape your yard

3. Inspect and repair foundation cracks

4. Practice proper sump pump maintenance

5. Inspect sewers and clean septic systems

6. Install window well covers

If the prevention steps are not effective, here are steps to take after the flooding:

1. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 - Who will perform all the necessary steps!

2. Remove excess water

3. Dry it out

4. Scrub flooring

5. Examine and clear gutters, downspouts, and drains

6. Freeze your assets

All of the steps mentioned above are to help prevent matters from occurring but are not a guarantee.

If an event does occur, SERVPRO of St. Cloud will be ready to help! We are available 24/7! Reach us at (320) 248-5400!

Fire Damage - SERVPRO of St. Cloud

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

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The first and most important thing to look for when choosing a fire damage cleaning company to go with for your services is an emergency response. Essentially this means that the company should be available 24 hours a day and ready to come out in a hurry to help you repair and restore your home. That is exactly what SERVPRO of St. Cloud does! We offer our 24 hour services to help you.

It is very important for a company to respond quickly because it is only that way that you can avoid further damage being caused to your home.   

For example, if you have a hole in your roof, wall, or pipe it can lead to water damage that will build up until addressed.

While it is the job of the fire department to help you put out fires in your building, it is the fire damage cleaning company that will help to seal your property again to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud will respond to your home or business once called as we are available 24/7.  We are able to begin work immediately. This means that we can place air scrubbers in your home or business to help begin eliminating the smoke odor right away.

Should you have any fire related concerns, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We are always here to help!