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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.

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.

How to Handle a Water Damage Emergency

12/25/2020 (Permalink)

water damage Our team is on call 24/7 to respond to any sized disaster in Chaska, Chanhassen or any city/town in Carver County

Uncontrolled water has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your structure and contents. Water damage is one of the most serious emergencies that can happen in your home - that is why it is essential to be prepared in case of an emergency.

Here are 5 Main Steps for Handling a Water Damage Emergency

Stop the Source

Most often a water damage emergency comes from a burst hot water tank or a water line. It is imperative that you know where your shutoffs are located so that you are able to control the water flow before the damage worsens.

Safety, Safety, Safety

Water is an excellent electrical conductor and a flooded home could easily deliver a serious shock. Ensure your loved ones (including pets) are away from any standing water. In addition to shutting off the water, you'll water to shut off all electrical sources in the damaged area.

Protect Your Precious Valuables

Remove or raise furniture, boxes, and other valuables from the affected area. Items that become water-soaked quickly begin to get moldy, which can cause additional issues. Move your highest risk valuables out to safety as soon as possible.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Insurance companies have professionals who specialize in water damage restoration and will give you insight on how to approach water removal and flood restoration. Be aware of your policies - attempting to remediate the circumstances yourself may void the policy.

Work with SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen

The team at SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen are specialists in water damage repair and restoration and as a Minnesota licensed General Contractor we are also able to complete any repairs that may be needed in your home and business.

We understand that every water damage is different.  The source of the water- flooding, sewer back ups, broken pipes can affect the clean up efforts as well as the location of where it happened - in a bathroom, finished basement, kitchen etc.  Our team of specialists are able to quickly diagnosis, scope and then begin water mitigation efforts in as little as an hour after a customer calls us.

If not professionally dealt with, uncontrolled water can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your structure and items. Following these five steps can prevent that grief.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (952) 999-2435

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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. 

Reasons your basement might be flooding

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Reasons Your Basement Might Be Flooding

If you suffer flooding damage in your basement in Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia, Carver, Cologne, Victoria, and Norwood Young America or other areas of Minnesota, it's vital to get help. The right professionals can identify the reason for the damage and make sure it doesn't happen again. Let's check out some reasons your basement might be flooding and where you can find help.

Reasons for Water Damage in Basements

Water damage can occur in basements for a number of reasons. Two of the most common include sump pump failure and seepage caused by such issues as a poor foundation or backed-up sewage or floor drains. Let's break these down further.

Failing Sump Pump

People count on their sump pumps to keep their basement dry by getting rid of water that would otherwise flood it. Unfortunately, there are several reasons your pump might fail. When you lose electricity during a storm, an electric pump certainly won't work, for example. Also, old equipment breaks down and gets overworked, which can lead to flooding.

Drain and Sewage Backup

If your basement floor drain gets clogged or backs up with sewage or runoff, it can cause major issues that can even threaten your health. It's vital to get these issues fixed because they can result in major structural damage to your home.

Foundation Problems

Old foundations can become porous and allow water to seep through. They can also develop cracks that let water access your basement. Poor foundation issues can also endanger your home and should be fixed immediately.

SERVPRO Chaska Chanhanssen Can Help

If you're experiencing flooding or moisture in your basement, call SERVPRO Chaska Chanhanssen for help. We can identify and address the problem to get you dry and safe once more. Call us 24/7 at 952-403-1050 for help.