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The Business Of Commercial Mold Remediation

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Mold spores may be microscopic, but a mold infestation is never a small problem. When mold infests your Chanhassen or Chaska commercial facility, it can generate a massive headache for your business. A fast, effective response is essential, but caution is a must; the wrong move could make the problem worse. If mold invades your commercial facility, count on SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen for mold remediation services that work. 

A Matter Of Control

When it comes to mold, total elimination is an impossible dream. It's also unnecessary. Mold spores are everywhere, drifting from place to place on air currents and hitching rides on people, animals, and objects. At natural, healthy levels, mold is no concern. The problems begin when mold latches onto surfaces and begins to grow. As it grows, it releases chemicals that stain and break down the surfaces harboring it, damaging them even as the fungus secures the fuel needed to spread farther and become a bigger problem. 

Molds need moisture to grow and thrive, and they will gleefully latch onto any surfaces of water. Leaks, floods, storm damage, fire suppression efforts, condensation, and even high humidity can fuel an infestation, and growth can be explosive. When a suitable water source is available, mold growth can begin as little as 24 hours. That's why a prompt, professional response is critical after any water damage event. 

When you reach out to SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen for mold remediation services for your commercial facility, we respond quickly. Our experienced technicians start by using specialized equipment to locate both the visible and hidden mold and the water source feeding it. Containment efforts may be enacted to prevent mold from spreading. Filtration equipment and air scrubbers may be used to remove mold spores from the air in the impacted space. Antimicrobial treatments can be applied to eradicate existing mold colonies and discourage the formation of new ones. Porous materials that cannot be saved are carefully removed and disposed of in a manner that prevents the spread of mold. Materials and items within the space that are restorable are cleaned and sanitized. 

When disaster strikes, give SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen a call at 952-999-2435. 

Prepare Your Chaska Property To Withstand Winter Storm Woes

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Winter Damage is Costly

The relentless advance of sleet, snow, and ice can mean disaster for poorly-prepared property owners in Chaska, Chanhassen or the surrounding areas. Insurance experts note over half of all yearly claims presented in areas prone to wintery weather relate to damage caused by freezing forms of precipitation and cold temperatures. 

Winter Damage Has Specific Manifestations

The "big three" types of weather events causing property loss, hurricanes, tornadoes, and snowstorms, trace much of the damage to high winds. We caution customers that winter storms and general seasonal conditions add significant condition-based risk factors.

  • Extend exposure of plumbing and fixtures to freezing temperatures causes burst pipes and subsequent water damage. 
  • Snow-clogged gutters and downspouts plus warm air seepage due to inadequate insulation and incomplete joint seals create ice dams that allow meltwater to enter the roofline. 
  • The cumulative weight of snow and ice leads to the weakening or collapse of roofing and other structural components, especially when the snowpack is dense and has high water content. 

Winter Damage Can Fall Outside Coverage Parameters

Of concern to property owners digging out after a winter storm is whether your insurer covers the damage presented. Basic "named peril" policies limit claim coverage to specific causations, including windstorms, hail. fire, lightning, or explosions. A careful review of the base policy and additional coverage provided thru riders needs completion long before the winter winds blow. The examination of the insurance documents line by line reveals whether damage due to the weight of frozen precipitation or the migration of moisture into a building following repetitive melting and freezing cycles is underwritten. 

If winter weather damages your property despite your best efforts to prepare, one call to SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen delivers a high-qualified team of disaster recovery specialists fast. Our technicians are prepared to secure your property after a snowstorm, and then mitigate and remediate the harm quickly and to the highest industry standards. Call us at 952-999-2435.

Winter Damage Prevention Strategies in Chaska/Chanhassen

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Winter Damage Prevention Strategies 

Even with the most comprehensive insurance coverage possible, being proactive with property maintenance and repairs is much preferable to proceeding to repairs and restoration. Home and business owners in the Chaska or Chanhassen area can use a range of strategies to minimize or avoid winter storm damage. 

  • Keep gutters clear year-round.
  • Check or upgrade insulation in attic/upper levels.
  • Seal cracks in exterior walls and weather-strip drafty windows and doors.
  • Trim trees and other vegetation around the building.
  • Wrap insulation around pipes on exterior walls and in basements and crawl spaces.
  • Open closets and cabinets to facilitate the circulation of warm air during cold snaps.
  • Allow water to drip from faucets to maintain flow.
  • Monitor the depth of rooftop snow and make arrangements to remove excess.

Extreme & Changing Weather Patterns are Everywhere

Snow-related concerns are not always limited to the traditional cold-weather belt. Record breaking low temperatures and unexpected snowfall totals are in the news constantly. We recommend that property owners everywhere be aware of and prepare for the risks of unusual bouts of freezing and snowy weather. 

A trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen has the expertise needed to undo the damage done by winter storms. For questions or to schedule service call us at 951-999-2435. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

The Value of SERVPRO IICRC Technicians

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

When a home or business owner in Chaska or Chanhassen confronts the aftermath of water, fire, storm, biohazard, or other loss, uncertainty and chaos can run rampant. The rapid deterioration of damaged building materials and contents requires a fast response, with little time to explore recovery options without risk of ruin. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen IICRC certified technicians stand out as property owners scramble to line up appropriate interventions to return their residence and commercial buildings to preloss condition. 

Focus on Consistency and High Quality

IICRC is the acronym for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. The non-profit organization is an accredited part of the American National Standards Institute, which monitors and ensures the consistency of thousands of guidelines in use by various sectors of the economy. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is a certified IICRC restoration company. 

IICRC Enhancement Of Technician Skill Levels

SERVPRO and their certified supervisors, managers, and technicians provide customers the most highly-qualified services and resources available. Consumers choose SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen with confidence, relying on the rigor of the training process to prepare workers to seize the opportunity to take on complex mitigation, remediation, and restoration projects. 

How Does IICRC Certification Benefit Customers?

SERVPRO invests in IICRC certifications for their workforce to arm our employees with the knowledge, and confidence to get the job done quickly and successfully. Technicians who complete IICRC certifications comprehend not only the incredibly destructive effects of fire, water, mold, and other losses on contents and structures, but also the heath and emotional consequences of disasters. 

When disaster strikes, have confidence in the SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen IICRC trained team. Give us a call at 952-999-2435.

What Happens During A Water Restoration Project?

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water Restoration: What Should You Expect?

At SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen, we are faster to any size disaster because we know that a quick, effective response prevents additional damage and helps to keep your restoration costs down. What should you expect as a home or business owner in the Chaska or Chanhassen area?

Safety First

Disaster areas are dangerous places full of both visible and hidden hazards. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen takes the time to assess the situation carefully and make a plan for a safe, efficient restoration. 

Documentation

Insurance companies proceed more quickly when there is clear evidence of a claim. Photographs of the damage and reports from SERVPRO can speed the process. Working with us to understand what insurers need and how they are willing to help you provide will lower your stress and help you avoid headaches. 

Extraction, Drying, and Dehumidifying

When water penetrates spaces where it wasn't intended to be, the results can be devastating. SERVPRO professionals know how to dry spaces thoroughly at a pace that minimizes the damage. We us special tools to identify both visible and hidden areas where water may be lingering and to monitor the drying process as they extract any remaining water and work on drying and dehumidifying the space. 

Disinfection, Cleaning, and Deodorization

At SERVPRO we can eliminate heath threats by thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing the space and its contents, ultimately returning it to its preloss condition. Upon arrival, our highly trained team works diligently to deliver safe, effective restoration services while maintaining the disruption of your Chaska or Chanhassen residential or commercial property. Call us at 952-999-2435 for any questions or if you would like to schedule a service. 

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

11/19/2020 (Permalink)

If disaster struck your Chaska or Chanhassen commercial property today, what would you do? It's a tough question to answer, but the consequences of fumbling your company's response in the wake of a disaster can be even more hard-hitting. Studies show that as many as 50% of businesses shuttered by a catastrophe may never reopen their doors. What separates the companies that survive from the ones that falter? It isn't just luck. Preparation is often the deciding factor, as evidenced by the fact that most of the businesses that reopened had effective emergency plans in place before trouble arrived on their doorsteps. At SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen, we understand both how devastating a disaster can be and how crucial a good disaster plan is. That's why we want to help you get your property ready to survive troubled times by offering you a chance to create a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile.

Creating A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

Creating a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is simple, quick and free. You can contact SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen directly at 952-999-2435 to set up a free consultation. We will walk the property with you, take photos and notes, and put everything you need in case a disaster would strike on your smartphone via the Ready app. You can even contact SERVPRO directly from your READY Profile app to request our services. With our 24/7 emergency services, we're faster to any size disaster. To learn more about the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile or request assistance, contact us today at 952-999-2435. 

The Damage Done When Smoke Gets In Your Chaska Home

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

When your Chaska or Chanhassen home suffers fire damage it can be a traumatic event. Many people tend to overlook the fact that smoke can do a great deal of damage all by itself, and its circle of influence often extends far beyond the area impacted by the actual fire. At SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen, we know that smoke can ride air currents for miles, leaving damage in its wake. 

The Damage Smoke Does

Smoke can slither in through the smallest cracks in your home's building envelope, bringing with it noxious odors, tiny particles of soot and ash, and acidic tendencies. Once inside, it settles into furnishings, personal possessions, decor, and the materials that make up a home. In many cases, it seeps into small, hidden spaces where it can go undetected, and that's a significant problem. When smoke and the residues that it carries are allowed to linger on a surface, they can cause extensive damage. In some cases, this involves saturating the item with a pungent, smoky odor. Fabrics, carpets, upholstery, clothing, and even wooden flooring or furniture can fall victim to this fate. Other materials fare worse as the smoke acts as an acid, eating away at them. Smoke can etch glass surfaces, tarnish or corrode metal ones, and stain or discolor plastics and finishes. 

Chaska Chanhassen Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Services

At SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen we are faster to any size disaster, and we're always ready to deliver an effective response that halts the damage process in its tracks. This limits the damage and keeps your restoration costs lower. Once our highly-skilled technicians are onsite, they'll quickly perform a thorough assessment and offer an effective plan. Give us a call at 952-999-2335 to learn more or if you need our services. 

Erasing Smoke Damage In Your Chanhassen Home

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

When your Chaska, Chanhassen, or the surrounding area home is under attack from smoke damage, it's natural to want to fight back. Unfortunately, your attempts to tackle smoke damage by yourself can do more harm than good. The best way to fight back against smoke damage is calling SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen. 

Erasing Smoke Damage

Do you think vacuuming can remove smoke and soot from fabrics and upholstery? It might lift away some nastiness, but it's also very likely to push these rogue particles deeper into the material's weave. Laundering clothes might lock in the very odor that you're trying to eradicate. What about wood? Using the wrong cleaners can strip away the finish and corrode the metal fasteners that hold it together. To make matters worse, only moving from room to room as you attempt to undo the damage can cause more harm as you carry the contaminants to new spaces. Also what if you miss one of the smoke's hiding spots? The damage can continue, growing worse and more costly, until it's finally addressed. 

SERVPRO restoration professionals have the knowledge and experience to find smoke wherever it's lurking. Plus, we have specialized tools and techniques that are more effective. As a bonus, we can salvage things that the average person would have to throw away. We work to salvage as much as possible and safely dispose of whatever can't be saved. Our "restore first" mentality minimizes the disruption and allows you to retain more of the things that matter most to you. 

Give SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen a call if you have any questions or if you need our help at 952-999-2435. 

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Chaska

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Natural disasters can strike devastating blows to your Chaska or Chanhassen commercial facilities, but the damage isn't just physical. The inevitable business disruption and opportunity cost can be equally shattering. While many disasters are beyond human control, you can control your response, and a fast, effective restoration effort is vital to ensuring your company's future. 

What Can You Expect When Your Business Calls SERVPRO of Chaska Chanhassen?

  • A fast, safety-minded response. Speed is important, but safety is a top priority. Various threats can be lurking in flooded areas, and the water may make them hard to spot. Dangerous contaminants may be present in water. Utilities should be turned off before anyone enters the damaged zone, and protective clothing is a must. 
  • A thorough assessment. Whether it seeps, drips, or roars in, water causes serious problems when it penetrates spaces never intended to hold it. A thorough assessment by a SERVPRO professional is necessary to identify obvious and hidden damage. This is used to create a safe, efficient restoration plan.
  • Documentation. Are you relying on insurance to help cover the cost of the losses and necessary restoration? For efficient processing of an insurance claim, you'll need reliable documentation of the damages. SERVPRO will help you get it by taking pictures and compiling reports and estimates that you can take to your insurance company. 
  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing. When the water is gone, you've still got the mess on your hands. Eliminating that mess and returning the space and its contents to their preloss condition is the goal of SERVPRO. We use a mix of professional-grade tools and techniques to clean and sanitize what we can. We also use cutting-edge and time-tested resources and methods to eliminate unpleasant odors and deodorize the impacted area and its contents. 

As a leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO Chaska Chanhassen is committed to delivering top-quality service. Call us at 952-999-2435. 

Fire Damage Restoration Protocol

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

When a homeowner in the Chaska and Chanhassen area suffers a fire damage in their home it can be a traumatic experience. SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is here to help you get your life back. 

Fire Damage Restoration Protocol

SERVPRO follows a research-based and consistent procedure when investigating a fire scene and planning for mitigation and remediation. 

  • Checking for safety hazards and structural integrity. 
  • Inspecting firefighting residues and planning for chemical and water removal.
  • Removing burned debris and planning for repairs or rebuilding. 
  • Inspecting and planning for the restoration of the structural components and fixtures such as floor coverings. 
  • Identifying the types of materials burned to match with effective cleaning products and techniques and implementing cleaning procedures. 
  • Sorting and considering the pack-out of damaged contents for off-site evaluation and specialized cleaning, drying. disinfecting, and restoring. 
  • After cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing all structures and fixtures, returning any packed-out items to their appointed places. 

Give SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen a call

Reach out to us at 952-999-2435. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SERVPRO employees are highly-trained in fire damage mitigation and remediation. We are uniquely qualified to address your fire damage restoration needs and are always ready to offer expert assistance after a fire.