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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

1/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen is available 24 hours a day to restore your property and get you back to business.

As a property owner, it is vital to take immediate action after a commercial fire has occurred. Not only is this important for reducing further damage on your property, but it is essential in getting your business back to pre-fire condition. Delaying fire damage mitigation not only allows soot and smoke damage to get worse by settling into the nooks and crannies of your property, but often times water damage also happens if water is used to extinguish the fire. If your property is not attended to quickly, you will not be able to salvage as many items and structures, resulting in more time and money spent to re-open your business.

We are Fire Damage Restoration Professionals!

Fire damage is an overwhelming process. Our highly-trained technicians are here to help you out from the moment the fire is put out until the final piece of your property is back to normal. How do we perform fire damage restoration? Check out our services below!

Board Ups

Immediately after a fire is extinguished, we can come to board up vulnerable areas of your building including windows, walls, and even the roof. By sealing these openings, we will help prevent further structural damage from weather, debris, and vandalism.

Fire Damage Assessment

Our estimators have the capabilities to inspect the building in great detail. We document the amount of damage that can be saved or repaired by keeping a detailed list of all of the building's contents. After deftly and safely completing the inspection, we can recommend the best course of action to complete the fire restoration.

Water Removal

It's weird to think that you'd have to deal with water damage during a fire event, but a commercial-grade sprinkler system can unleash up to 40 gallons of water each minute once it detects a fire. By removing water and drying areas efficiently and quickly after inspection, we can aid in preventing mold and mildew growth.

Soot and Smoke Removal

Carcinogens found in soot and smoke can lead to cancer and other health problems if not cleaned up properly. Our professionals can clean walls, floors, ceilings, and any other parts of your building's structure. With our restore versus replace mentality, we are often able to clean personal items that have damaged by soot damage and smoke damage.

Through Fire and Smoke, We're "Here to Help!"

Contact SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen at 952-999-2435 today if you're in need of fire damage, water damage, smoke damage, and soot removal. Our top-notch disaster recovery team is here to help Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia, Victoria, Carver, Norwood Young America, Cologne, and the greater Twin Cities area after disaster strikes.

Condominium Crisis: Hoarding and Abandonment

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

before and after photos of a bedroom and bathroom that suffered from hoarding Using SERVPRO’s time-tested and industry-approved steps, along with our proprietary cleaning products and methods, we are "Here to Help!"

In places where you'd least expect it, you might be surprised to find instances of hoarding. This specific condominium had to deal with a tenant that not only abandoned their condo, but left the mess for our SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen technicians to handle.

What is Hoarding?

No, hoarding is not the same as your grandma collecting knick-knacks in an organized, intentional, and targeted fashion. Don't be freaked out if she can't get enough of collecting fancy china!

People with hoarding have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions due to a perceived need to save them. In these instances, attempting to part with these possessions causes great distress and lead to decisions to save them.

The prevalence of hoarding seems small at 2.6%, but can cause massive issues. Hoarding can cause issues within relationships, social and work activities, and other important areas of functioning.

How does hoarding affect a home?

Although hoarding can range from very mild to severe cases, it can create cramped living situations, narrow pathways, and make areas like kitchen countertops and stoves virtually unusable. 

Depending on the items that are collected (trash, magazines, mail, books, rotten food) it can cause significant stress on the integrity of a home.

  • Heavy items can cause stress on the foundation of the home. Floorboards and rooms that are overstuffed with items can cause warping in walls and flooring.
  • Rotten food can soil surrounding materials leaving stains, rotting natural wood, and discoloring paint on walls. 

SERVPRO saves the day!

Cleaning is at the heart of the restoration work that we do, regardless of what disaster may have damaged your home. Our certified technicians have mastered multiple layers of recovery tactics to clean a damaged property such as:

  • Wiping Surfaces
  • Cleaning Carpets and Material
  • Deodorization
  • Biohazard Cleanup

To combat unfathomable situations such as COVID-19, we created a defensive pathogen cleaning program that goes far beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. We use our patented 3 C's to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather. For more information, visit this link on our website.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration based on a recent Commercial Attitude 7 Usage Tracking study, call SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen at 952-999-2435 with any of your cleaning needs today!

A General Contractor You Can Trust

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

How do you go about finding and securing a contractor after your property suffers from water damage, fire damage, smoke/soot damage, or has had issues with mold?

You might call up a few friends or coworkers, talk with your family, or scour the internet to nail down some potential candidates. When you find your "lucky three" you'll have to ask them to visit your property, create a bid, and review all of the potential prices and outcomes. After considering, weighing your options, and reviewing the scope of work, you may still feel apprehensive.

By now, weeks have passed and you're getting sick of sitting on a disheveled property. 

When you call SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen, we will handle the scheduling, bidding, material purchasing, organizing of scheduling - all within an agreed upon timeframe. We have both residential and commercial construction capabilities for any size job. 

For a general list of our services, click here.

Why should you trust SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen for your construction needs?

Trust is not given, it is earned. Throughout the past year, our Reconstruction Division has drastically improved processes both on our end of the company and with our customers.

We have respect and care for our client's property.

We respect our customers' time.

We are honest and transparent.

We listen to our customers and respond to feedback.

We are reachable.

As a general contractor near you, we understand that we are in a relationship business. We hold our relationships with our customers at the highest priority, always striving to be a resource whether or not you have suffered a disaster.

When the unthinkable happens, use your sense and call SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen at 952-999-2435 today. We are here for you from start to finish.

Do You Have a Plan?

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

evacuation plan sign When you need professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and resources to get your property back to business fast!

Did you know: Residues, including burning plastics or the soot from furnace disorders) form long chains of ionized smoke particles that assemnle in corners of walls or at junctions of walls and ceilings are called smoke webs.

Setting a Plan for Your Business

Know the importance of protecting your people. Your employees are one of your most critical assets within your business. The following tips can help them from being injured when a fire occurs.

  • Create a Fire Plan: Ensure that you're employees know what steps to take when a fire occurs. The fire step is to immediately call 911. By conducting yearly fire drills, your employees will be aware of your workplace fire safety protocol.
  • Evacuation Plan: In large commercial buildings, it is essential to post a fire evacuation plans around the workplace. Remember those maps you saw in elementary school with the blueprint of the school and a star for what exit to take? That's what we're talking about. Do not include elevators within your plan as they may not be available for use during a fire. Always make a plan for the stairs!
  • Fire Aid: In case of injury during a fire, your employees should be aware of the location for the first-aid kit. By keeping these near locations where possible hazards can occur such as in the kitchen or near maintenance rooms, your employees will be able to quickly respond in a disaster. 

If your property suffers from fire damage, water damage, or storm damage, give us a call!

Minimize Business Interruption

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial General Cleaning after fire damage 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.

When fire damage, water damage, or mold damage causes issues at your commercial property, it has a negative effect on everyone. In some instances, buildings will have to close, disrupting customers, employees, and tenants.

We understand urgency.

Even the smallest instance of fire or water must be addressed quickly in order to limit secondary damage. When a small issue becomes a big issue, disruptions magnify. That's why when you call SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen for your commercial needs, we are "Here to help" 24/7 365 days a year.

From our office team to our technicians, our certified professionals understand the urgency in responding to your facility following a disaster. Our lightning fast response times allow us to mitigate damage faster so that further issues don't occur down the road. Whether we are performing mitigation to structure and contents, providing cleanup and restoration services, or utilizing our vast construction services, our SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen team will work diligently to minimize disruptions and get your business up and running again. 

We make it "Like it never even happened."

If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 952-999-2435. We're here to service Chaska, Chanhassen, and the greater Twin Cities area as a whole. 

IREM Minnesota's Men's Career Clothing Drive

11/20/2021 (Permalink)

Aimee with clothing on tables Here is Aimee, Director of Client Services, with the huge haul of clothing she gathered during her trip around the south side of the Twin Cities.

Aimee and Tierney spent most of their day yesterday zipping around the Twin Cities gathering clothing for IREM Minnesota's Men's Career Clothing Drive. These articles of clothing are benefitting Ready for Success and the Sabathani Community Center! IREM is an international force of 20,000 individuals united to advance the profession of real estate management. IREM Minnesota has been an active organization within our communities and we feel very thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of it.

Ready for Success

Ready for Success serves women and men with lower incomes by providing professional clothing and accessories needed to secure employment with confidence. For more information about Ready for Success, follow this link: https://www.ppl-inc.org/readyforsuccess 

Sabathani Community Center

The Sabathani Community Center is a grassroots effort that provides a place where residents can gather in a welcoming environment, fellowship, building community, conduct business, and receive programs and services that move people forward. For more information about the Sabathani Community Center, follow this link: https://sabathani.org/

Director of Client Services - Aimee Morris

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

aimee morris commercial account manager Director of Client Services - Aimee Morris

Our Newest Beacon of Light: Aimee Morris

Earlier this year we were very lucky to welcome Aimee Morris to our Commercial Account division. Aimee was exactly what we needed! With over 15 years experience in the restoration industry, Aimee's all-around knowledge of the industry has been a great asset for us.

We swear Aimee has eyes on every angle of the company. She manages all aspects of commercial accounts so you can be guaranteed that you, as a client, will have seamless communication throughout your whole project. She works with your scheduling, provides rapid updates, and ensure that our team members stay on track so that projects are finished in an efficient manner.

Aimee enjoys grabbing coffee with current and prospective clients. She always has a shimmering shining smile and really wants to get to know what your needs are as a customer. Whether it takes a phone call, email, or connection through LinkedIn, Aimee is always open for communication. As a company, we strive to hold a genuine valuable relationship with the people that we work with. It is important that you know that if you have any questions regarding your project that you reach out to us or Aimee immediately, that way we can keep your project on track. 

You can depend on Aimee and our technicians 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 bright again. Give us a call at 952-999-2435 today and let us make it "Like it never even happened."

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.

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!

Disinfect and Protect by Yours Truly

12/23/2020 (Permalink)

COVID-19 Cleaning an Office A expertly trained technician cleaning an office using the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned method.

During a worldwide pandemic, SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen has been called to disinfect. We've added a brand new service to our list to help business owners and employees who have been impacted by COVID-19. After an exposure, SERVPRO is able to use Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned to clean and disinfect after an exposure.

Even though businesses are taking extra and special precautions, the COVID-19 virus has still found its way of getting into both commercial and residential settings.

Although we're known for our fire and water damage restoration services, we have also been cleaning and disinfecting surfaces since the 1960's. If you are concerned about a possible exposure to COVID-19 and would like your place of employment or home disinfected, call the experts at SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen at 952-999-2435.

If you have other inquiries about cleaning, such as spills, pet messes, carpet & upholstery, air ducts, and odor removal - we do that too! Our products have moved towards being environmentally friendly and they create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for you and your family or business.

For any other inquiries - talk with the experts at 952-999-2435!

SERVPRO's First Publicly Available Product

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

Certified cleaned tag Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices

SERVPROXIDE is now available to Amazon Business customers in the United states.

From the beginning of the pandemic, SERVPRO franchise professionals have been on the front lines cleaning and sanitizing businesses, first responder vehicles, schools, hospitals, churches, cruise ships, and military facilities. With the launch of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned in April 2020, SERVPRO defined professional pathogen cleaning standards for businesses and facilities fighting the spread of COVID-19.

According to a recent Harris Poll, 71% of consumers expect businesses to have higher cleanliness standards than they do in their own homes.

Business owners, now more than ever, are publicly demonstrating enhanced cleaning protocols and the use of professional, hospital-grade products to show all they are doing to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and other viruses.

When used as directed, SERVPROXIDE disinfectant kills a wide variety of harmful pathogens while being safe enough for everyday cleaning. It carries EPA’s lowest toxicity rating and is NSF-rated for use on food contact surfaces with no rinse required. Designed to disinfect on hard surfaces, SERVPROXIDE also effectively sanitizes soft surfaces and neutralizes odors on fabrics and carpets.

Now available on Amazon Business, SERVPROXIDE is the first product SERVPRO has sold directly to customers in the company’s 50-plus year history.

Amazon Business helps millions of customers worldwide reshape their procurement with cost and time savings, greater productivity, and insightful purchasing analytics with access to a variety of business-tailored features and benefits. For more information, visit www.business.amazon.comwww.amazonbusinessblog.com, and @AmazonBusiness.

SERVPROXIDE disinfectant is available in one-gallon bottles and boxes of four. Visit amazon.com/SERVPRO to purchase. While using SERVPROXIDE as directed will reduce the spread of pathogens on treated surfaces, SERVPRO recommends that businesses have a professional pathogen cleaning if they experience a COVID-19 event in their facility. 

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Call Us Today – 952-999-2435

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. 

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. 

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.