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Minnesota Storm Damages

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

Dark sky and lightening bolts. Storm damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

We are here to help you!

Minnesota can experience storms ranging anywhere from hail, flooding, or ice. All these types of storm can cause damage to a home or business. Due to this SERVPRO of St. Cloud is always ready to help. Our crew understands all aspects that it takes to get everything back to normal after damage is experienced.  

Tips to Keep in Mind

You and your loved ones have weathered the storms and now it is time to survey the damage and move towards the next phase – clean up and fix up. You, of course, need to make it a point to work with a professional to help put the pieces back together, including helping assess the damage. This is important to do before you begin to clean up or pick through items that are salvageable because you do not want to put yourself in harm’s way.

This is also an essential part of making sure you have the proper estimate and other details in place to take care of your homeowner’s insurance. Things can seem so hectic after you have survived storm damage so the last thing you want is to miss out on something that is key to get your insurance to cover the damages and the repairs. Missing out on something or, even worse, missing the deadline could mean you have to pay for your own repair costs out of your own pocket.

Parts of your home that could suffer damage and require repairs include:

  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Fencing
  • Decks or Patios
  • Tree Removal

You may even have damage to the interior of your home if you have suffered more extensive damage. So, make sure that you have a true team of pros working with you in order to take care of the job for you.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in all aspects of storm damage.  As we provide mitigation services to dry out your home, another team of SERVPRO of St. Cloud can provide construction services and rebuild the areas that are damaged. 

If you are to suffer damages from an upcoming storm, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud!

We can be reached at (320) 248-5400!

Storm Damage - St. Cloud Area

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Storm clouds. Storm damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud is prepared!

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

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can 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 Central Minnesota, 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!

Sump Pump Back - Up?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Basement with stairs. Need assistance? Call us at (320) 248 - 5400!

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!

Rainy Season Approaching - Flooding Can Occur

3/27/2021 (Permalink)

Homes and streets flooded by water. Water damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help you! Reach our crew 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

We are a locally owned and operated company that is 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 the surrounding communities, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. This is because we can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 franchises across the country and elite disaster recovery teams. All which are strategically located throughout the United States to help when matters arise.

Are you experiencing any water damage from flooding or other causes? If so, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248 - 5400! We are here to help you in any way that our crew can!

Damaging Cold Temperatures

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Snow and fence in the background. Questions regarding any damages? Contact our crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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

Cold weather is everywhere in Minnesota. That means some damaging cold weather can cause some water damage issues.

With the potential of these damaging cold temperatures  - 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!

Frozen Pipes? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud!

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

Pipe with ice and snow on it. Frozen pipe damages? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

With the cold weather upon us, numerous businesses and homes suffer from frozen pipes and ice dams on their roofs. 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

Since we are 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.

Ready to Handle Winter Cold Snaps and Frozen Pipes

When storms hit St. Cloud, Foley, Big Lake, Cold Spring, or Sartell and surrounding communities, we are ready to help! We can scale our resources to handle a large winter storm. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams. Therefore, no job is too small or too large to help you in your time of need.  

If you experience any damages from the cold weather, call our crew! SERVPRO of St. Cloud is here to help you! Call us at (320) 248-5400!

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

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

Ice dams on the side of the roof. Ice dam damages or issues? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Ice Dams Can Cause Serious Issues

Don't let the pretty look of a winter scene fool you! The icicles coming off of the house with snow around the bushes of the house is a beautiful site. However, this beautiful site can also turn into a costly disaster.

Ice dams form when warmer air melts snow on the roof into water that is dammed behind still-frozen ice. When the trapped water cannot safely flow or run into the gutter system, it can back flow under the roof’s shingles and into the structures interior areas.

There are several common locations for ice dams to appear.

Look for them in the following areas:

1. The edge of your roof.

2. The gutter - remember, ice dams as little as one inch thick can cause big problems.

3. Behind the gutter on the fascia. 

4. Through the soffit vents or through the soffit itself.

5. On the siding or exterior wall surface.

6. Inside the home.  Look for areas on the ceiling, windows, or door frames where the leaked in.

If you see water damage to your ceiling areas, often times in the deep cold spells, it can be a result of an ice dam.

If this does occur, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help. We can have our trained service team come out and access the situation.

We are able to dry out the interior of your home and repair other damages that may have been caused as a result of it. 

Contact our office at (320) 248-5400. We are available 24/7 and always here to help!

Avoid Frozen Pipes & Flooded Basements

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

Says 'SERVPRO' and has lots of grey pipe covers. Frozen pipe damages? Call the crew at SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248 - 5400!

Winter Weather Damages? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Winter weather has slowly been returning to Minnesota this winter season. We may see one of the coldest and snowiest winters in many years past, and we may not. We never know what the Minnesota weather is going to do.

A large concern during this time of the year is frozen water in pipes. Frozen water in pipes can cause water pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet at the end of a pipe. This pressure can lead to pipes bursting at their weakest point.

To keep water in the pipes from freezing, take these following precautions:

  • Fit exposed pipes with insulation sleeves or wrapping to slow the heat transfer.
  • Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipe with caulking.
  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through any unheated or unprotected space.
  • Drain the water system especially if your house will be unattended during cold periods.

Taking these precautions unfortunately cannot guarantee that the pipes in the house will not freeze over, but taking these steps will help prevent it.

Should you suffer any damage from a frozen pipe, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud 24 hours a day at (320) 248-5400!

Frozen Pipes in Minnesota

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Bursting copper pipe. Frozen pipe? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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

Statistics show that approximately 250,000 families have their homes damaged and their lives disrupted each winter. This is all because of water damage which stems from frozen pipes. Recovering from the damages is not as simple as calling a plumber. Damages can occur rapidly as a small crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day.

Consequently, damages can be found throughout the house and can affect the ceilings, walls, and floors. By taking a few precautions, you can avoid the mess, money and frustration that this process can cause.  

Before the cold hits:

Insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic. These areas are most susceptible to freezing. Don't forget that the more insulation you use, the less chance your pipes will freeze. 

Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for any air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents and pipes. Properly use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out and the heat in.

Disconnect water and garden hoses and.

If your pipes freeze:

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help! 

We are available 24/7 and can be reached at (320) 248-5400. We would appreciate the opportunity to help in your time of need. 

Protect Your Pipes

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen pipe and says 'Frozen Pipes Winter Weather Water Damage'. Pipe burst? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud!

For us Minnesotan's, we live where temperatures regularly dip well below freezing. Due to this, we need to prepare ourselves from the damage that can result from frozen pipes. A couple of practical things that you can do is as follows:

Protect Pipes Before a Freeze

  • Be sure to insulate all accessible pipes well before a cold snap. If you’re not sure what type of insulation to use, ask. 
  • Apply pipe insulation to water pipes in unheated areas of your home, such as the garage, or in areas where pipes are near exterior walls, such as under kitchen or bathroom sinks.

    How to Check for Frozen Pipes (& Thaw Them)

    To check on your pipes, go turn on each faucet (both hot and cold). If there’s only a trickle of water or, even worse, there’s no water coming out at all, then you should suspect a frozen pipe. The source of the freeze is most likely near an exterior wall or where the main water supply enters your home. Do this until the pipe heats up and there is a steady flow of water. 

    If in need of assistance, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

If you experience a pipe burst in your home or business, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud.

We would be happy to help as we are available 24/7! You can reach us at (320) 248-5400. 

Minnesota Snow Storms

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Snowy background that says 'Storm Damage We Are Here to Help'. Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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

Emergency Preparedness 
For us Minnesotan's, winter storms and blizzards are common; knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared.

Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain and sub-zero temperatures hit hard and frequently across our state. Even if you think you are safe and warm at home, a winter storm can become dangerous if the power is cut off. With a little planning, you can protect yourself and your family from the many hazards of winter weather, both at home and on the road.

BE AWARE OF THE FORECAST

Winter Weather Advisory:

 Weather conditions may alert us to know that we are forecasted for snow, blowing and drifting snow, freezing drizzle or rain. Knowing the conditions that are coming, will help us in being prepared. 

BE PREPARED AT HOME

If we are predicted of having a snow storm and being "stuck" in our house for an extended period of time, make sure to have some essentials on hand.  This can include the following:

  • Keep a radio nearby. 
  • Have plenty of flashlights on hand.  Make sure to have batteries.
  • Have candles and matches available in case of a power outage.

If Minnesota suffers a winter storm, homes and residential properties can be damaged. We can have ice dams on our roofs that result in a leak inside. Should that occur, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud. We are here to help you!

If your residential or commercial property suffers any water damage as a result of a winter storm, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud for all your needs! 

We are available 24/7 and can be reached at (320) 248-5400!

Prevent Storm Damage

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO drying equipment on the ground of a basement. If you are to suffer any damages from storms. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

Check Out These Helpful Tips Below!

Water damage to your residential or commercial property can be disruptive and costly. That is why as an owner to a residential or commercial property, you should be prepared. There are several tips that can prevent water damage to your home in Central Minnesota! These simple tips can help to alleviate damages happening to your residential or commercial property. 

Tips:

- Maintain gutters and downspouts, keeping them free of debris and leaves and repairing them if they are sagging.

- Inspect your gutters' capacity - after fifteen minutes of heavy rain, if water overflows the gutters, install additional downspouts.

- Extend downspouts at least ten feet away from the house

- Take time this fall to check your gutters.

These few simple tips outlined above can go a long way to prevent water from coming into your residential or commercial property!  

If you are to suffer from any water damage to your residential or commercial property, you can always trust SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help! 

Our crew is a call away 24/7 at (320) 248-5400. We will be sure to give you our immediate attention and response. As we understand the importance of the response time when damages or disasters strike. 

Storm Damage in St. Cloud, MN - Surrounding Areas

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Grey roof with dents from hail damage. Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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

Since we are 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!

Crazy Minnesota Winter Weather

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

House with snow and ice hanging from the roof. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any damages this winter season!

Winter Weather Damages? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

When the winter weather gets more extreme, so do the consequences of not preparing for the worst. Small issues like an overhanging tree can turn into a tree in the living room after a cold-snap and strong winds. Pipes can burst in winter which could leave you without hot water or fLood damages. Both which can be incredibly dangerous in cold weather. Regardless what kinds of damages you face, a disaster restoration plan is something that no homeowner should be without.

Below are some of the risks that you could encounter and ways to cope effectively.

Ice & Snow
Ice storms can lead to the formation of ice dams that tear roof shingles apart or make gutters fall. Also, they can have impact on the trees and power lines around your property. When these matters collapse, the aftermath may cause damages. 

In some cases, snow buildup can damage homes. This can be very concerning with older properties that may not be quite as structurally sound as they once were. Heavy snow that causes your roof to bend or warp can create weaknesses. That is why one should take needed precautions to help prevent damage. 

When it comes to the winter season, rapid emergency restoration needs to be one of your primary concerns.

Should you experience any disasters or damages, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400

We are always here to help!

Avoid Frozen Pipes

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Ice dripping off a pipe and faucet. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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

Minnesota is full of crazy weather, especially during the winter time! Sometimes we experience the coldest weather that can cause damages. Some damages that can be caused in this time of year are frozen pipes from the cold water. Frozen water in pipes can cause water pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet at the end of a pipe. This pressure can lead to pipes bursting at their weakest point.

To keep water in the pipes from freezing, take these following precautions:

  • Fit exposed pipes with insulation sleeves or wrapping to slow the heat transfer.
  • Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipe with caulking.
  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through any unheated or unprotected space.
  • Drain the water system especially if your house will be unattended during cold periods.

Taking these precautions unfortunately cannot guarantee that the pipes in the house will not freeze over, but taking these steps will help prevent it.

Should you suffer any damage from a frozen pipe, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud 24 hours a day at (320) 248-5400!

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

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

Snowy pine trees. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud this winter with any water damage at (320) 248-5400!

Chilly Minnesota Winter!

Winter has been making its return to Minnesota. We have seen an early winter with cold temperatures and buckets of snow. With all of this occurring, there is a larger chance for frozen pipes throughout the winter. Frozen water in pipes can cause water pressure buildup between the ice blockage and the closed faucet at the end of a pipe. This pressure can lead to pipes bursting near their weak points.

To keep water in the pipes from freezing, take these following precautions:

  • Fit exposed pipes with insulation sleeves or wrapping to slow the heat transfer
  • Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations near water pipe with caulking
  • Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells to allow warm air to circulate around pipes
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through any unheated or unprotected space
  • Drain the water system especially if your house will be unattended during cold periods
  • Keep house heated even when gone for periods at a time

These precautions cannot guarantee that the pipes in the house will not freeze over, but taking these steps will help prevent it.

If you suffer any damage from a frozen pipe, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud! We are available 24 hours a day at (320) 248-5400.

Winter Weather Storm Season

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Brown pipe with snow bursting water. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any and all water damage!

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

Why is Pipe Freezing an Issue?

Water has specific properties that causes expansion when it freezes. When it is expanding, it is putting pressure on the pipes surrounding it. This amount of pressure can cause the pipes to crack or break.

Pipes that fReese the most are:

  • Exposed to severe cold
  • Water supply pipes
  • Run against exterior walls

How to Protect Freezing Pipes?

  • Drain water from pool and water sprinkler lines
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces
  • Consider relocating exposed pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes?

  • Keep garage doors closed
  • Open kitchen and cabinet doors to allow warm air to circulate
  • Leave heat on when traveling
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature throughout the day

All of these are tips and tricks to use throughout the winter weather, but cannot guarantee anything.

If you are to experience water damage from a pipe burst, contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We will respond in a quick manner to begin the process!

Our crew is available 24/7 at (320) 248-5400!

Colder Temperatures Ahead

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Picture of a snowman on the snow. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with any damages that you may be experiencing!

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

These colder temperatures are known for bringing frostbite, higher heating bills, and burst pipes. That is why wit’s the colder season approaching, residential and commercial owners need to get prepared. 

Some Ways to Prepare - 

- Prepare your pipes by insulating and sealing cracks and openings around pipes that are exposed. 

- Set thermostats to keep interior temperatures above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

- Ensure that windows are sealed properly inside and outside.

- Inspect roof for loose or damaged shingles.

 - Close off main water and drain water piping in unheated spaces.

All of these are tips and tricks to help prevent some of the nasty matters that come with the colder temperatures. However, these tips and tricks cannot guarantee that it will prevent damage from occurring.

If you are to experience any water damage from the colder temperatures, call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400! We will respond in a fast manner to begin the process.

We are available 24/7, and always hear to help! Call us at (320) 248-5400!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud Repairs Roofs

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Need roof repair? Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400!

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!

SERVPRO of St. Cloud - Ready for All Flood & Storm Damage

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 with all flood and storm damage!

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!

Winter Storm Damage

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Coldest temperatures in years, that some have NEVER experienced!

The Midwest Polar Vortex

The last couple of weeks, the Midwest has been experiencing what is being called the Polar Vortex. The Polar Vortex has brought extremely low temperatures and buckets of snow. It has been proven that the last time it was this cold was about 23 years ago, so several people that live in the Midwest have NEVER experienced this type of weather.

That is why it is important to stay educated when the weather is changing so drastically. Not only can the weather affect your health, but your home as well. Within one’s home this can cause pipes to expand and burst. The expanding and bursting of a pipe in the home can cause significant flooding if one is not educated.

Prepare:

To prepare for this type of weather, one should make sure to inspect their pipes. If a pipe needs replacing, be sure to do this before the cold weather hits.

Prevent:

To prevent large water losses and damage, tag your main water shut off. One should tag their main water shut off to help everyone in the home know where to shut off the water if a pipe is to burst. Hopefully by doing this, one will be able to shut off their water immediately minimizing the loss or damage.

Take Action:

If the Polar Vortex over hauls all of your preparing and preventing, take action by calling SERVPRO of St. Cloud immediately and we will be there to assist you. We area available 24/7 to ensure that one can be helped at any hour that they need.

We are dedicated to helping others, call us (320) 248-5400 anytime!

Winter storms are just around the corner. Let SERVPRO of St. Cloud help you if you get hit with a blizzard!

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Outdoor temperatures can cause havoc to your house. Call SERVPRO of St. Cloud to help you!

Emergency Preparedness 
Emergency preparedness is no longer the only concern of states like California with earthquakes or our friends who live in the area known as "Tornado Alley." For us Minnesotan's, winter storms and blizzards are common; knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared.

Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain and sub-zero temperatures hit hard and frequently across our state. Even if you think you are safe and warm at home, a winter storm can become dangerous if the power is cut off. With a little planning, you can protect yourself and your family from the many hazards of winter weather, both at home and on the road.

BE AWARE OF THE FORECAST

  • Winter weather advisory.  Weather conditions may alert us to know that we are forecasted for snow, blowing and drifting snow, freezing drizzle or rain.  Knowing the conditions that are coming, will help us in being prepared. 

BE PREPARED AT HOME

If we are predicted of having a snow storm and being "stuck" in our house for an extended period of time, make sure to have some essentials on hand.  This can include the following:

  • Keep a radio nearby. 
  • Have plenty of flashlights on hand.  Make sure to have batteries.
  • Have candles and matches available in case of a power outage.

If Minnesota suffers a winter storm, our home can be compromised.  We can have ice dams on our roofs that result in a leak inside.  Should that occur, SERVPRO of St. Cloud is able to help dry out your home. 

Should you suffer any water damage as a result of a winter storm, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud for all your needs!  We are available 24/7 and can be reached at (320) 248-5400.

When Storms or Floods hit St. Cloud, SERVPRO is ready!

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in St. Cloud.

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

Since we are 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, 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. 

Storm damage can happen in any parts of the country... Let SERVPRO of St. Cloud help you!

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

This home was devastated after a tree fell down on the roof in a storm.

Everyone is talking about Hurricane Florence in the Carolina's.  Although we might not be directly affected with this storm in Minnesota, we have our own storms that we have to deal with.  They range from hail storms, flooding, and ice storms. If you have been impacted by a storm, SERVPRO of St. Cloud can help.  We understand what it takes to get your home, business, and life back to normal.

Tips to Keep in Mind

You and your loved ones have weathered the storms and now it is time to survey the damage and move towards the next phase – clean up and fix up. You, of course, need to make it a point to work with a professional to help put the pieces back together, including helping assess the damage. This is important to do before you begin to clean up or pick through items that are salvageable because you do not want to put yourself in harm’s way.

This is also an essential part of making sure you have the proper estimate and other details in place to take care of your homeowner’s insurance. Things can seem so hectic after you have survived storm damage so the last thing you want is to miss out on something that is key to get your insurance to cover the damages and the repairs. Missing out on something or, even worse, missing the deadline could mean you have to pay for your own repair costs out of your own pocket.

Parts of your home that could suffer damage and require repairs include:

  • Siding
  • Roofing
  • Fencing
  • Decks or Patios
  • Tree Removal

You may even have damage to the interior of your home if you have suffered more extensive damage. So make sure that you have a true team of pros working with you in order to take care of the job for you.

SERVPRO of St. Cloud specializes in all aspects of storm damage.  As we provide mitigation services to dry out your home, another team of SERVPRO of St. Cloud is able to provide construction services and rebuild the areas that are damaged. 

Should you suffer damages from an upcoming storm, please contact SERVPRO of St. Cloud at (320) 248-5400 or office@SERVPROstcloud.com