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Mold Remediation: Signs and Services

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold remediation Chaska/Chanhassen Your satisfaction is our focus, and we work to ensure you have nothing to fear about mold again.

Mold is a problem and concern that any modern homeowner or property owner should be prepared to face. You may feel inclined to ignore a small spot of mold, but when you consider the health effects it can have on your home and environment, you know you need a solution. Our professional and certified mold remediation services around Chaska/Chanhassen ensure that you don't encounter mold in your house again - at least until the next flood or leak.

What is Mold Remediation/Removal?

Mold remediation is all the processes involved in restoring the mold spores level in your home. Remediation is the whole bang for your buck that not only removes current mold issues, but ensures that it will not grow again. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is certified to remove the physical mold that is present in addition to reducing airborne spores. 

Warning Signs of a Mold Problem

Mold is always present. Whether it is in the air, indoors, or outdoors, this fungus has been around for millions of years. When exposed to moisture, it feeds, expands, and releases mold spores into the air.

You might be asking yourself: "How will I know if there are unsafe levels of mold present?"

  • Mold has a variety of colors from black to white, although green and black see to be the most prevalent.
  • Mold has a nasty musty odor that signals its presence. If you notice an odd scent even after eliminating all other possibilities, mold testing will help you verify if you really have mold issues, if it is just a stain on the wall, or an odd smell.

If you find yourself wondering if that smell is your garbage or that spot on the wall is just dirt from the dog, consider your local mold remediation service and...

HIRE A MOLD REMEDIATION SERVICE LIKE US!

Our specialized technicians make use of modern equipment to carry out mold removal or remediation in Chaska/Chanhassen. There is no need to question who you go to when you're worried about mold. Call 952-999-2435 today with any questions or concerns.

Faster to your Chaska/Chanhassen Water Damage Event

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

fans drying a room SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Chaska/Chanhassen.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Chaska/Chanhassen provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –952-999-2435

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.

About SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Chaska/Chanhassen 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damage in a closet Chaska/Chanhassen provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services.

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 952-999-2435

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

For Immediate Service in Chaska/Chanhassen, Call SERVPRO!

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

cleaning an office We provide immediate service day or night!

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Chaska/Chanhassen. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

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

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 952-999-2435

Residential Services

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

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

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Chaska/Chanhassen commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

IICRC Certified Firm

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC certified logo We are an IICRC Certified Firm.

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Mold will survive!

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Removing mold from a ceiling in Chaska Spores are tough enough to survive indoors or outdoors in harsh conditions.

Mold is a nasty critter and will survive through the harshest of conditions within your home or business.

How does mold work?

Mold grows out of tiny spores that are tough enough to withstand even the most brutal of Minnesota winters. Scientists have even found mold spores that have allowed even the most ancient of mold to grow. Spores have the capability to last years, especially if you don't use mold remediation services such as SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen.

Standing water and moisture can lead to mold growing in your home or commercial building. Mold does not need to have visible water to grow - it will sneak inside those dark crevices and expand from there.

Any dampness can lead to mold and SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen can remediate mold that grows on:

  • Bathrooms
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Carpet
  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Virtually any material

To treat mold correctly, it is critically important to first stop the source of moisture. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen can clean and repair damage caused by mold in your home or business. With a specialty in mold remediation, we're here to help.

Call today at 952-999-2435 with any questions on concerns.

The Importance of a Sump Pump

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

sump pump diagram A sump pump is your home’s best defense against water damage

Many people are often unfamiliar with a sump pump - until it breaks! A sump pump's only purpose is to ensure that your home stays dry and safe.

What is a Sump Pump?

The sump pump lies underneath your basement and its purpose is to catch and accumulate water from around your home so that it doesn't seep inside the foundation. The basin is referred to as the sump and when the water accumulation begins to fill the sump, a pump is used to move the water out of the basin. During this process, the water is transferred from the sump and into a storm drain. If all goes well, your basement and foundation will remain dry. 

What are the types of Sump Pumps?

The type of pump used in your home will depend on your preferences, budget, and the environment that surrounds your house.

Types of Sump Pumps:

  • Automatic vs. Manual
  • Submersible
  • Pedestal
  • Battery Operated
  • Water-powered

Even though a sump pump cannot stop you from getting a broken pipe, a leak in your roof, or having a malfunction in an appliance, it can prevent water around your home from causing any issues. Without a working sump pump, your basement could face a constant influx of water, which could compromise the strength of the floors and walls, create odors, and escalate mold growth. 

How do you know when to replace a Sump Pump?

Typically, a sump pump is good for five to ten years and will either need to be replaced or repaired afterwards. If your sump pump is making unusually loud noises it could be stemming from debris jams, worn out parts, or from constant use (general wear and tear). You are able to test your sump pump by dumping water around the pump and seeing if it starts up automatically and drains the water. It is extremely important to get your sump pump fixed if you notice any issues to help prevent flooding in your basement.

If you are having sump pump issues, contact your service provider.

If it has become too late for you and your basement is flooded or you notice ay damp spots or mold issues, please give SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen a call at 952-999-2435.

What to Know when dealing with Mold Issues

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage infographic At SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen we have a team of mold mitigation experts who have been certified by the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation.

Mold is hazardous and can cause severe issues to the structure of a building. If not contained and removed properly, mold spores can spread and cause unhealthy mold strains capable of causing various health effects on a person.

Things you should know when dealing with Mold

Mold can be cleaned with a simple bleach solution. The EPA's recommendation to clean up a moldy area of up to 9 square feet is to wipe it with a cloth dampened with a diluted bleach solution. 

Mold can be caused by lack of monitoring and maintenance. Mold accumulation can often be caused or worsened by failing to properly ventilate a residence. For example, if you shower without a fan on and the humidity builds and remains warm for extended periods, mold can build up in the vents and within the walls.

Insurance doesn't always cover mold. Insurance policies won't normally cover mold, fungus, or dry rot within a home. However, if a water damage event occurs and mold results from that damage over time, property insurance will cover most repairs except mold remediation.

Save money on mold remediation and be smart during emergencies. It isn't necessary to have a plumber or contractor rip out your walls if you fear you have mold. Our expert mold remediators can come and examine the situation before any expensive teardowns ever happen. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster and pride ourselves in restoration before replacing. 

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is here for all of your mold remediation needs. If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today at 952-999-2435.

Don't Let Your Commercial Building Go Up in Smoke

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

property on fire with smoke damage coming out windows We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

Fire and smoke damage to your commercial building has the potential to have catastrophic consequences. Whether your property suffers from the devastation of raging flames to clouds of thick smoke, the damage to your business not only costs you money to repair, but sets back your business operations. To better mitigate your risks to your business, it is crucial to understand the most common causes of fire damage for a commercial property.

Top Causes of Fires on Commercial Properties

Cooking

Any building that has a working kitchen is at risk for a fire. Although most commonly occurring in restaurants, high cooking temps, flammable oils, and grease are susceptible to starting fires. In addition to these flammable materials, multiple people working in close proximity make this an ideal situation for fire or smoke damage to occur.

Heating Equipment

Lining up at number two on the list would be the equipment that is used to heat a commercial property. Malfunctioning heaters, boilers, and radiators can overheat and lead to fire and smoke damage. Improperly utilized space heaters can also be extremely dangerous. It is important to ensure that you're keeping up on your building maintenance to catch any issues before it turns into a disaster.

Electrical Equipment and Lighting

The third most prevalent cause of damage to commercial buildings is electrical and lighting equipment. If your commercial property is aged, the wiring and circuits in the inside are, too. Overloading circuits and outlets can lead to overheating, which could result in a spark that can start a traumatic fire.

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is here to help!

SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen understands the devastation of a fire. Since each fire and smoke damage is unique, we make sure to explain every step of the process to you.

When it comes to smoke removal, we follow a specific fire damage restoration process that uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove the smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Fire damage repair goes farther than just fixing up the walls, ceilings, and surfaces. We specialize in restoring your keepsakes to their preloss condition, if possible. We use six different methods of cleaning to maximize restoration over replacing your keepsakes. 

From commercial storm damage restoration to fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen has the experts for you. Call 952-999-2435 today with any concerns!

SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ERP SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How can you be prepared for a disaster when you never know when it will strike? SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen has just the tool for you!

Making a Disaster Plan with SERVPRO

SERVPRO is constantly looking for methods to make facility management easier for our customers. With the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP), you won't need to come up with a time-consuming plan from scratch.

Although a sprinkler malfunction or tenant fire seems hypothetical at some points, it's important to have a plan in place for when these accidents do happen. That's where our ERP's come in to save the day!

How does an ERP work?

One of our technicians will come to your building and perform a walkthrough. During this walkthrough, you will create a reference document that will details all of the vitals of the property, including contact information. 

How is an ERP used?

That is entirely up to you! You may use our ERP as a standalone document or as a supplemental plan to any existing scheme you might have in place. As we know, timeliness is extremely important when it comes to any water, fire, or weather-related disaster to your business. As unpredictable as a disaster can be, our ERP is one thing you can set up before disaster hits.

By setting up your ERP, you will have experience professionals right by your side. Contact SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen to establish an ERP for your property.

No matter how big or small, SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen will be ready to ensure that damage occurred to your business will seem "Like it never even happened."

Call 952-999-2435 today for any inquiries!