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Commercial Property Flooding and Water Damage

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in a commercial building. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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

There is never a time that is convenient for a commercial property to experience flooding or water damage. Every hour that is spent cleaning up the flooding or water damage - is equivalent to lost revenue and productivity. That is why when one is presented with this type of matter, they need to know who to call. SERVPRO of St. Cloud will respond fast to the disaster at hand. We can guarantee this because we have a 24 Hour Emergency Service.

Our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud is highly trained, experienced, and equipped to handle any size of commercial flooding or water damage. We will respond quickly to begin the process of mitigation and manage the restoration project until it is completed.

Some Training & Certifications:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

If your commercial property is to experience flooding or water damage, contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud. Our 24 Hour Emergency Service will ensure that we can get our crew out there as quickly as possible.

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

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!

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!

Potential Causes of Water Damage in Commercial Buildings

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

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

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!

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!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud Knows What is Needed

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Cloud would love to help healthcare facilities!

Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities are everywhere, and are always helping others. They are able to help so many people because they understand the importance of fast response. SERVPRO of St. Cloud is dedicated to helping others as well whenever and however we can. We also understand the importance of fast response.

The solution that we have to fast response is the 1-4-8 program. The 1-4-8 program represents contacting the customer within 1 hour, beginning the work within 4 hours, and providing information and initial estimates within 8 hours. All of this can be completed when there is strong communication on both ends of the business.

We can help healthcare facilities in numerous ways. The main ways we can help them are in restoration and cleaning services.

Restoration Services:

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move Outs and Contents Restoration
  • Electronics and Equipment
  • Document Drying

Cleaning Services:

  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes, and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hardwood Floors
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Deodorization
  • Biohazard and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

These are some of our services that we offer and specialize in when it comes to healthcare facilities. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud if you ever find yourself or business in need of any of these services. We would love to help, and can be reached at (320) 248-5400!

Emergency READY Profile

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

?Act now before it is too late!

Want your business to be prepared in an emergency situation? 

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is dedicated to helping others when they are in an emergency situation. We are also dedicated to helping others before an emergency. SERVPRO of St. Cloud helps others before an emergency by going into businesses and creating an ERP. An ERP, Emergency READY Profile, is created by gathering information and documents that will be critical when an emergency occurs. We will also tag the businesses direct gas and water shut off.

Why the SERVPRO ERP?

* A  no cost assessment of your facility.

* It was designed to contain only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.

* Establishes SERVPRO of St. Cloud as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. 

* Identifies the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

* Provides facility details, such as shut-off valve locations, important areas, and priority contact information. 

This is a free service, if you are interested in getting your business prepared call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 to set up a time! We are available 24/7!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud can help your business with a fire, no matter how large or small.

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

This salon suffered an electrical fire. SERVPRO of St. Cloud was able to help several tenants in the building with their fire damage.

Hopefully, commercial fire damage repair is not something that you may need to address for your business, but the reality is some businesses will experience a fire damaging event. Fires can be caused by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike.  Unfortunately, they can happen to any category of business from a restaurant, retail office building, or medical facilities. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters, you may begin to worry what steps are required to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.

Steps to prepare for:

After the firefighters have left, there is an enormous amount of issues to deal with.  Although the fire may be the root problem, there can be water damage from extinguishing the fire.  Soot can be found throughout the structure along with the lingering strong smells of the fire.  A team from SERVPRO of St. Cloud can help walk through this process with you.  There may be minimal damage to the contents stored inside to a total loss.  Our team is able to determine which items can be cleaned and restored and which items cannot.  We are able to help determine that from items such as electronics, computers to furniture and clothing. 

The cleaning process:

Our team has been trained to help you from the large picture down to the details of what to do next.  We have numerous chemicals, deodorization techniques including ozone and thermal fogging to help eliminate odors.  We understand that even a small fire can spread with soot and areas need to be cleaned thoroughly. 

Contact us:

Should your business endure a fire, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help you navigate this process.  We are trained to help you through these steps.  Please contact us at (320) 248-5400 as we are here to help!

Restoring Your St. Cloud Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at St. Cloud and Central Minnesota commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive 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. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of St. Cloud

SERVPRO of St. Cloud pecializes 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.

Do you own a business? Understand the impact that mold can have!

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

This commercial building had water damage. SERVPRO of St. Cloud was able to dry it out.

Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. Companies and schools need to be informed about the effects of mold in their buildings to protect the public.

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.

Molds reproduce by making spores that usually cannot be seen without magnification. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on.

Many types of molds exist. All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in people allergic to mold. Others are known to produce potent toxins and/or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth and to remediate/clean up any existing indoor mold growth.

Since mold requires water to grow, it is important to prevent moisture problems in buildings. Moisture problems can have many causes, including uncontrolled humidity. Some moisture problems in buildings have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup. Building materials, such as drywall, may not allow moisture to escape easily. Moisture problems may include:

  • Roof leaks
  • Landscaping or gutters that direct water into or under the building
  • Unvented combustion appliances
  • Delayed maintenance or insufficient maintenance are also associated with moisture problems in schools and large buildings

When mold growth occurs in buildings, adverse health problems may be reported by some building occupants, particularly those with allergies or respiratory problems. Remediators should avoid exposing themselves and others to mold-laden dusts as they conduct their cleanup activities. Caution should be used to prevent mold and mold spores from being dispersed throughout the air where they can be inhaled by building occupants.

Should you believe that your school or company may have a mold or water damage issue, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud.  We are available 24/7 at (320) 248-5400 or office@SERVPROstcloud.com.  We are always here to help!

Is your company prepared for a disaster? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help!

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO worked on this restaurant fire and developed an ERP with the owners.

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to develop an ERP with your business.  We are available 24/7 and can be contacted at (320) 248-5400. 

Commercial properties suffer water losses and SERVPRO of St. Cloud is here to help!

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage put your business on hold.... Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud.

Often times, many people think of a typical water loss as in their home.  However, businesses are just as often affected when it comes to water losses, fire damage, or mold.  We often tend to picture business water losses as a huge weather related catastrophe.  However, businesses suffer water damage from the same source as a home.  Water losses can occur from the following:

1.  Appliance malfunction.  Toilets or pipes often cause a water loss at a home;  these same sources can cause damage in a commercial setting.  For example, a toilet can overflow on a 3rd floor hotel room causing damage below.  This is also true if a pipe bursts.  

2.  Sprinkler lines.  Some businesses that have sprinkler heads that go off during a fire, does save a lot of damage that could happen.  However, there is potential water damage that can occur.  

3.  Sewer backup.  A sewer can back up at a business causing black water that can be potentially damaging to office furnishings or paperwork.

An important area to look at within the commercial setting is to have an emergency response set up. This will cover the idea of "what if" something would happen in your business and who to call.  SERVPRO of St. Cloud offers a free Emergency Response Plan (ERP) that is a key factor is saving lost time and profits from your job should such a disaster happen. 

Be proactive and contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud for your free emergency response plan today!  We can be contacted 24/7 at (320) 248-5400.  Remember, we are always here to help! 

Water damage to your business- Get ready with an emergency plan!

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage to your business can be devastating! Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help!

Part of the success of any business is its ability to run smoothly on a daily operation.  Unfortunately, few things can sabotage a business for a lengthy amount of time quite like water or flood damage. The initial damage is bad enough, but the long term effects can end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Consequently, it becomes important for businesses and their owners to be properly prepared for disasters such as water or fire damage.  Statistics show that the faster a company responds to a disaster, the less amount of consequences it has to their business, both socially and financially. 

 Proper preparation starts with knowing where the problems are most likely to occur.  This can include knowing where the gas and water supply lines are that service the building.  In addition, it is important to know how to cut off the water supply at the source to prevent additional damage. SERVPRO has identified top key factors that help in times of a disaster.  Therefore, we provide a service to all commercial accounts in our area.  This free service is called an Emergency Response Plan or ERP.  Our marketing team is able to identify a potential disaster and help make a plan prior to something happening.  So if the worst scenario every happens, you have already thought of steps to help alleviate the problems.  For example, we will find your gas and water valves and tag them for you so you know where to turn the source off. In addition, we will meet with you to find your important contact information such as insurance provider, key HR personnel and decision makers for your company.  We will also provide your local fire/police/hospital information in time of need.  Other topics that will be addressed is your electric panel, elevator access, and where you would like emergency vehicles to park.  This information will be compiled and given to you, both on paper and electronically, to disperse to your staff. 

ERP's are helpful, thought provoking and also free!  Should your business like to have an ERP on your property, please contact our office at (320) 248-5400.  We would love to meet with you to discuss your water, fire, or mold damage needs. 

Protect Your Business From a Disastrous Commercial Water Damage!

12/31/2017 (Permalink)

Protect your business from water damage!

Your family depends on your business. So do your employees, as well as your customers and community. So the thought of commercial water damage caused by extreme weather, fire, or plumbing failure is scary. But you don’t have to be fearful. With a little planning and a few precautions will help you breathe a little easier, knowing you’re ready for any commercial water damage contingency,

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Think it Through

Start by asking yourself, “What if?”

That’s a powerful question when it comes to lowering commercial water damage risk. For example, what if a water main bursts and floods your office? This always leads to more questions, such as how will you ensure the safety of your employees and customers? How will you communicate with employees during emergencies or periods of disruption (when a pipe bursts and requires the main power to be shut off during repairs)? Make notes of your answers to all your questions, because organizing this information is the basis for the next key step in preventing and minimizing commercial water damage: making a plan.

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Make a Plan

While thinking through possible commercial water damage scenarios for your business, you made notes of the solutions you came up with for your “what if?” questions. Now put your thinking into action to craft an emergency plan for your business. A good emergency plan should provide for the safety of all people who could enter your business, as well as set forth processes and procedures for carrying on with business during a variety of challenges.  SERVPRO of St. Cloud offers a free emergency plans (an ERP) to answer all those questions.  For free, we will tag your water and gas shut off valves that in time of need, your staff will know where that is located.  In addition, we will gather all pertinent information such as insurance contact information, HR personnel, nearby fire/police/hospital contact information.  Our marketing team will walk through this emergency plan and will give you a hard copy as well as an electronic copy of this information to share with your staff.

If you would like this free beneficial information completed, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400.  We would like to help with all your commercial water and fire damage needs!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is here to help your business if you have water damage!

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings with water damage needs quick response times- Let SERVPRO of St. Cloud help!

Commercial Water Damage

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.

Give SERVPRO of St. Cloud a call today and let us know how we can help you get your company back up and running after water damage. Our professionals are waiting to help you with any standing water or water issues. You’ll be glad you chose us.

Remember, we’re only a phone call away at (320) 248-5400. 

How to find a commercial restoration company.

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Should your business have a fire or water loss, know you can call SERVPRO of St. Cloud in your time of need!

When you’re staring at the aftermath of an issue, the steps to move forward in order to have your commercial property restored can be mentally taxing. There are so many factors to consider, such as cost, workplace disruptions, and plausible time frames, just to name a few. SERVPRO of St. Cloud would like to work with customers on their commercial restoration services.  We believe these are a few key traits that you should look for in your commercial restoration services company:

  • Experience- Especially important in commercial restoration services, experience should be at the top of your list when searching for the right company. You want someone who can give you an accurate time frame and quote, making it easier for you to plan out your budget and plan to return to your property. Only an experienced commercial restoration services crew can do that. SERVPRO has the capacity to work on small projects to large projects, as demonstrated after 9/11 when we responded to the Pentagon.
  • Variety of skills- Often one problem attracts others, and it will be extremely helpful if you have one company that can assist you with multiple problems rather than several companies attempting to clean up several problems. For example, a leaky pipe and resulting water damage might cause drywall problems and mold in addition to flooding. Rather than calling a plumber, drywall professional, and mold abatement crew, it’s in your best interest to look for a single company that has expertise in all these areas. SERVPRO of St. Cloud can work with all issues and contractors.
  • Professionalism- If you wouldn’t feel comfortable around someone without a professional demeanor, why would you let them into your commercial property? Dealing with a disaster is tough; don’t let an ill-mannered commercial restoration services company make it tougher.

The next time you’ve got a problem with your property, let our commercial restoration services team assist you. 

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help in any disaster- should that be mold, fire damage, biohazard cleanup, or water damage that affects your property.  We can be reached 24/7 at (320) 248-5400.

 

Should your business suffer water, mold, or fire damage, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud for your repairs.

3/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can occur in a home or a commercial establishment due to several causes and sometimes when it is least expected. Although obvious damages can be evident on items and other properties like water-soaked carpet and furniture, property owners should be aware that there are other hazards that would put the inhabitants of a property at risk.

This is exactly why water damage restoration is so important. Water damage restoration is always beneficial whenever there has been water damage to your property. Calling in a team of experts ensures that the job to restore the damaged is done quickly and right. Some people might think that water damage restoration is a DIY job. However, if you don’t do it right, you might put your property and residents there at risk.

Health Hazards Related to Damage from Water

The first and biggest risk is the health one. When a home is exposed to water for a long time, such as the occurrence of floods or sewage backups, there is the concern for the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. Some of these microorganisms may contain harmful mycotoxins that may be harmful to humans and can cause dangerous reactions such as pathogenic diseases, immune disorders and even cancer. Some people who are exposed to these pathogens exhibit symptoms and allergic reactions that include disorientation, dizziness, nausea, painful headaches, diarrhea, chronic asthma, skin rashes, fatigue and open sores.

As professionals, we are well equipped in handling situations such as these. We use personal protective equipment such as protective eye wear, suits, gloves, boots and respirators with an N-95 filter. These things are important because the mold can become airborne while it is being removed.

Structural Risks Associated with Water Damage

When the property is exposed or soaked in water for a prolonged period, it can cause certain negative effects and subsequent damages to the structure. These effects include the following:

* Direct damage to the structural materials can result in structural instability. This includes weakening of the wall boards, weakening of the ground earth integrity, twisting and tilting of the support columns, termite damage and more.

* Malfunctions in the electrical system can cause short circuits leading to shock or fires. Water can also cause considerable damage to electronics, electrical appliances and other components.

* Prolonged exposure to water can cause corrosion to gas pipes, which eventually may result in leaks. Gas leaks can cause gas poisoning or even fires.

* Damage from water to possessions and other parts of the house including damage to items, peeling of paints, stains on furnishings and textiles, and damaged documents like books, photographs, and parchments.

When these damages continue unabated, it will create further damage to other structural components like metals, wood and even masonry. These damages can become very evident and will eventually lead to a significant decrease in the property/market value.

Effective steps are needed to tackle these health and structural hazards which come after water damage. It is better to prevent a problem than to solve it. If you have any water damage, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud responds to water and fire losses at commercial properties!

12/29/2016 (Permalink)

When a commercial building is in good condition, property managers won't expect the slightest water leak in the ceiling to cause a major problem.  However, an instantaneous pipe bursting can cause a catastrophic event due to flooding.  Water damage can be a major issue and, if not properly handled, can lead to mold and other problems.

These are a few reasons to use SERVPRO of St. Cloud in Central Minnesota- including St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Foley, Sartell, and other surrounding cities- to clean, restore, and repair commercial buildings after a water or fire loss.

*Remove the water damage-  To remedy the situation n a timely manner, it is important to hire a professional to repair the structure.  SERVPRO of St. Cloud is equipped with equipment that can dry your structure in a scientific and calculated way.  We will place the appropriate equipment in your building so you will be back in business as quickly as possible.

Prevent further damage:  Water damage can cause an unpleasant odor; it also sinks into the walls and flooring causing discoloration and mold.  Drying the area with excessive heat causes humidity to increase which leads to bacteria.  To prevent this, commercial businesses must act quickly as possible by calling a emergency restoration company such as SERVPRO of St. Cloud.  

SERVPRO of St. Cloud services include water damage restoration, mold remediation, storm restoration, fire damage repair, and bio-hazard cleanup.  We understand how important it is to respond to an emergency and help our customers in a difficult situation.  Should your business suffer a water or fire loss, please contact our office 24/7 at (320) 248-5400.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud responds to water and fire losses at commercial properties!

12/29/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of St. Cloud has the ability to respond to any size commercial loss!

When a commercial building is in good condition, property managers won't expect the slightest water leak in the ceiling to cause a major problem.  However, an instantaneous pipe bursting can cause a catastrophic event due to flooding.  Water damage can be a major issue and, if not properly handled, can lead to mold and other problems.

These are a few reasons to use SERVPRO of St. Cloud in Central Minnesota- including St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Foley, Sartell, and other surrounding cities- to clean, restore, and repair commercial buildings after a water or fire loss.

*Remove the water damage-  To remedy the situation n a timely manner, it is important to hire a professional to repair the structure.  SERVPRO of St. Cloud is equipped with equipment that can dry your structure in a scientific and calculated way.  We will place the appropriate equipment in your building so you will be back in business as quickly as possible.

Prevent further damage:  Water damage can cause an unpleasant odor; it also sinks into the walls and flooring causing discoloration and mold.  Drying the area with excessive heat causes humidity to increase which leads to bacteria.  To prevent this, commercial businesses must act quickly as possible by calling a emergency restoration company such as SERVPRO of St. Cloud.  

SERVPRO of St. Cloud services include water damage restoration, mold remediation, storm restoration, fire damage repair, and bio-hazard cleanup.  We understand how important it is to respond to an emergency and help our customers in a difficult situation.  Should your business suffer a water or fire loss, please contact our office 24/7 at (320) 248-5400.

Restoring Your St. Cloud, Foley, Sartell, or Sauk Rapids Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/31/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at St. Cloud, Foley, Sartell, Sauk Rapids or surrounding area commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive 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. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll 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.

Restoring Your St. Cloud, Mn Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at St. Cloud commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive 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. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.  (320) 248-5400.

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

Restoring Your St. Cloud, Mn Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

4/6/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at St. Cloud, Mn commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive 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. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll 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.