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Faster To Any Size Disaster

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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A Fast Response Is Crucial

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency.

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Water Cleanup, Damage Repair, and Restoration

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

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When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO franchise professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals

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Why Choose a SERVPRO Franchise Professional?

 

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO franchise professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

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They're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO franchise professionals specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. They have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.

  • Water Cleanup and Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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They Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques

Their advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. They finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.

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The Water Damage Restoration Process

Every water damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Sanitizing

Step 6: Restoration

Common Water Damage Scenarios

Water damage can have many sources, from loose appliance hoses to natural disasters. Regardless of the source, SERVPRO franchise professionals can handle any size disaster.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

Related Storm Services

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today 763-295-1161

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals

Why Choose a SERVPRO Franchise Professional?

 

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Learn More

 

They're Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have extensive water damage restoration training that enables them to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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They Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

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Regardless of the Storm Damage, They Can Help

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires

Commercial Services

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Getting Back to Business, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward to provide your employees and customers ongoing safety as you operate after the COVID-19 pandemic. As America’s #1 cleanup and restoration brand, we have developed a program that is grounded in our 3 C’s – Consult, Clean and Certify. Visit our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned page and let us show you how we can make your building safer and ready to get back to business.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO Franchise Professional to get the job done right the first time. They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service.

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Fires can be especially devastating to your home or business. After the fire trucks leave, your property will likely suffer from not only fire and smoke damage, but also widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have specialized fire and water damage restoration training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home to pre-fire condition. They also can remove the pervasive smoke odor and deep-clean soot from upholstery and carpet. 

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today 763-295-1161

Why Choose SERVPRO Franchise Professionals?

 

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately when you need help with a fire or water damage event. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Learn More

 

They’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have extensive training and equipment to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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They Have a Restore vs. Replace Mentality

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals clean and restore your property using specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. Their “restore first” mentality reduces interruption and gets you back to your life.

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The Fire Damage Restoration Process

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals know just how devastating a fire can be. Fire and water damage can leave your house unsafe and unlivable. They’re trained to clean and restore your home with as little disruption as possible. Learn more about the fire damage restoration process.

Step1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning and Repair

Step 7: Restoration

Storm Season

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment.  Storm and water damage affect not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Wright County understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. The first 24 hours after a storm causing widespread flooding and water damage are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. When a storm hits your Wright County home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Wright County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
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Commercial Services

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

business hallway damage Water Damage in Commercial building

SERVPRO of Wright County is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We offer commercial cleaning services along with your water, fire, storm, or mold restoration emergencies. Our crews understand the stress and chaos of keeping your property clean and in working conditions. We are ready to respond anytime day or night for your commercial restoration clean up emergency.  Your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Wright County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

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Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO of Wright County responds quickly to your Monticello 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. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Wright County. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:

Fire Damage

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Burned room Fire Restoration

Damage caused by a fire is devastating for your business or family. It’s a stressful and confusing time, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our professionals will treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll treat your home and belongings the same. Our Monticello area SERVPRO has the experience and training to address your fire damage.

What's interesting about fire damage is that it is devastating on several layers. There is the damage from the fire, the damage from burning, the contents damaged, the soot and smoke damage, and then there is also the damage from the fire fighting efforts, the water. 

Once the dust settles you'll learn that a percentage of your property was damaged from the fire, and another percentage from the firefighting efforts. In these moments SERVPRO of Wright County is here. We help, we restore and we put things back together.

Learn more about fire damage: tipsthe restoration processodor removal.

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Mold Testing: 3 Reasons Why a Certified Hygienist Is the Best Option

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growing on ceiling panels Mold growth on ceiling panels.

Mold Testing

Mold is a highly ubiquitous invader commonly found in moist spots in buildings. It has the ability to grow on surfaces made from many materials, including dust, carpet, insulation, drywall, tile, paint and more. Its presence in homes may result in mold damage as the microbe eats away at materials. If the fungus's spread is visible, testing is generally unnecessary and individuals can skip to the step of contacting a professional cleanup and restoration service in Wright County, MN, for mold cleaning. However, if it cannot be seen, homeowners who suspect mold has invaded their property because of odor or another reason need to contact a certified environmental hygienist to perform testing. Consulting a professional is the best choice for several reasons.

1. Hygienists Are Trained
They are certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene only after undergoing thorough credentialing. They have the experience and training needed to properly identify mold growth.

2. Hygienists Provide More Than a Lab Test
They also offer much more than a DIY kit, including:

A visual inspection that narrows down potential areas where the fungus may be (and mold cleaning is needed) and involves the use of equipment (borescopes, thermographic readings, moisture meters and more)
Professionally performed tests that follow specific scientific procedures
Recommendations for mold remediation based on the visual inspection, tests and experience

3. Hygienists Are More Reliable Than Home Kits
There are many at-home mold testing kits on the market. The problem with the vast majority (if not all) of them is that they aren't that useful. For one thing, they do not offer a visual inspection, which is more important than a person might think and can only be performed by someone (i.e. a certified hygienist) who knows what to look for. For another, they test for the presence of mold, which is pointless since it is in every home. They also often fail to produce quantitative and accurate results.
The Environmental Protection Agency specifically recommends that mold testing be left to certified hygienists. They are more capable of performing the job correctly and identifying the areas where mold cleaning is needed.

Under What Circumstances Is Commercial Flood Insurance Required?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Flood insurance form on a table with a book. A commercial enterprise must purchase insurance against floods.

Can Businesses Get Flood Insurance?

For many businesses in the U.S., flood insurance is an optional affair. It is not required and it is up to the company to decide if the risk/reward calculation makes sense. The management team will consider many items when making this decision:

  • What would the premiums cost?
  • How large could the losses be in a flood?
  • How likely is a flood in a specific area?

A company in Monticello, MN, might gamble that the risk of a flood is low and that they do not need the extra insurance. If the company is right, it will save by not paying premiums and it can put this money to other uses. If the company is wrong and it is hit with a devastating flood, the company could potentially lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mandatory Flood Insurance
In some situations, a commercial enterprise must purchase insurance against floods. The parameters for this requirement include the following situations:

  • The company is located in a high-risk floodplain
  • The company has a mortgage with a federally regulated or insured lender
  • The lender requires insurance for floods

The reasons for this requirement are many and fairly complex. However, it boils down to the fact that both lenders and government entities do not want to have to bail out companies that rack up large expenses and losses in a flood.

Helpful Commercial Insurance
Businesses cannot take the risk of not having a primary insurance policy that covers storm damage, fire damage and other perils. In the case of significant damage, the primary policy will pay for a variety of losses as well as the cleanup efforts of a qualified restoration company. In the long run, the services of trained technicians will likely save money by making necessary repairs to get the company back on its feet again.
While flood insurance is often discretionary, it is frequently a worthwhile purchase. The losses from a flood have the potential to cause great hardship to a company.