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Fire Damage Tips!

6/14/2023 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Your Fire Damage Experts!

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

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

1. Remove Smoke Damage

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

2. Get Rid of Mold & Mildew

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

3. Replace Carpets. Clean And Dry Your Floors

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

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

4. Scrub, Soak & Cleaning Dishes

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

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Blaine South & Hugo has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, water damage, chemical cleanup and natural disaster cleanup.

SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo is available for all fire damage needs! Call (763) 400 - 3124!

Storm Damage?

6/12/2023 (Permalink)

Storm and Clouds Flood or Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400-3124!

Storms Damages? Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400-3124!

SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo 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 Blaine South and Hugo is able to repair or restore the home or business back to pre-storm condition. 

Our crew at SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo 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 Blaine South and Hugo?

  • Flood Damage
  • Hail Damage
  • Wind Damage

Calling SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo should be done whenever there is any damage from a storm that hits. 

Why Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo?

  • 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 Blaine South and Hugo at (763)400-3124!

Commercial Buildings

4/17/2023 (Permalink)

Commercial buildings. SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo is only a phone call away at (763) 400 - 3124!

Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo - Commercial Damages/Losses 

You can never predict how water damage is going to strike your business regardless of if it’s from a plumbing leak, a storm, roof damage or any other catastrophic event. It can leak into walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings and other areas of the facility. Not only can the water damage your contents, but also the building itself. The longer it’s left the more damage that can happen. Understanding how important it is to get these repairs done can literally save the property. Disaster can strike at any time, it usually strikes when it’s least expected. Using our emergency helpline, you can ensure that your facility is protected by our highly qualified and trained team. SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo 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 Blaine South and Hugo begins the task of restoration immediately. We want to get you back up and running as soon as possible. We’re not happy until you’re happy. We also ensure that your facility has no contaminants lingering after the restoration process. We clean air ducts, HVAC systems and ensure that no harmful contaminants or air ducts are lurking about.

SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo is only a phone call away at (763) 400 - 3124!

Why Us?

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO equipment. Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo with all your fire, water, and mold damage at (763) 400 - 3124!

Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo understands that any size loss, no matter how large or small, can disrupt your life. That is why SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo is highly trained in areas of fire, water damage, mold, and reconstruction. We see firsthand the damage that water can cause, especially if not treated correctly.

We strive for our employees to treat your home or business as if it is their own, protecting it and walking along with you on this journey.

The owner has been a licensed builder with the State of Minnesota for over 20 years; he understands and has the building knowledge of materials and the complexity of putting your home back together again. 

In your time of need, please feel you can trust one of your most regarded possessions in our care. Let SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo help you with any of your restoration needs!

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

We do residential & commercial work!

Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo with all your fire, water, and mold damage at (763) 400 - 3124!

Stay Ahead of the Game

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded basement and says stay ahead of the game. If you experience any water damage, contact SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400 - 3124! We are available 24/7, and here to help YOU!

Water Loss & Damage

With all the rainy storms we get in Minnesota, one should always be one step ahead of the game to prepare for any amount of rain or melting snow. If one does not have the proper set up around their home, it could lead to water damage.

An example of a set up that can be in place to help avoid water damage is a drain tile system. While some homes may never have need for a drain tile system, it is a good feature to have since you never know when a period of heavy rain or rapid snow melt might cause catastrophic water damage in your basement or crawl space.

SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo understands that water damage to your home may not just be a disruption in your life, but if not treated properly, can cause lingering effects. Lingering effects can be created from untreated mold damage.

SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo has trained employees to address the water damage that has occurred. We determine the source of loss, clean up the immediate damage, and assess if materials can be saved. It is our goal to restore your home by drying out the materials.  If not, we are able to remove the affected materials such as flooring or drywall. As we have over 20 years of construction experience, that expertise is carried on in the job at your home.

If you experience any water damage, contact SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400 - 3124! We are available 24/7, and here to help YOU!

Interesting Fire Facts

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded basement. Fire, water, or mold damage? Reach us 24/7 on (763) 400 - 3124!

Fire Damage Can Occur in 30 Seconds

Combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke is known as a fire. Fires can occur in homes and outdoors, due to many causes.

Some interesting facts:

  1. There is a house fire every ten seconds in the U.S.
  2. Home fires can spread in as little as thirty seconds
  3. Cooking is the leading cause of house fires
  4. More than 15,000 fires a year are started by clothes dryers
  5. 21% of fires are caused by arson

It is very important that if there is ever a fire GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP! 

Fires can cause severe damage; it is important to practice safe steps when preparing for a potential fire.

If you ever are presented with fire damage, call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400 - 3124. Our crew will be there in a timely manner to help!

Fire, water, or mold damage? Reach us 24/7 on (763) 400 - 3124!

Colder Temperatures Ahead

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Snowman and says colder temperatures ahead. We are available 24/7, and always here to help! Call us at (763) 400 - 3124!

Call SERVPRO of Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400 - 3124!

These colder temperatures are known for bringing frostbite, higher heating bills, and burst pipes. That is why with 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 the 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 disasters 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 Blaine South and Hugo at (763) 400 - 3124! We will respond in a fast manner to begin the process.

We are available 24/7, and always here to help! Call us at (763) 400 - 3124!