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Tips for Preventing Water Damage in Hitterdal?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water is shown running into a clean drain. We are leaders in water restoration in Clay County

I am grateful for indoor plumbing!

Did you know that indoor plumbing was introduced in America in the 1840s, and only became common in households after 1950? A whole new plumbing industry developed that is still going strong! At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we respond to water damage emergencies throughout the year, and some of these emergencies could have been prevented. Here are some tips from the Institute for Business and Home Safety to prevent water damage:

  • Never pour grease down the drain.
  • Plant trees away from lateral drain lines to prevent roots from damaging piping.
  • If your home’s sewer system is connected to the city’s sewer system—a particular problem for older homes—or if you are located downhill or below street level, contact a plumbing professional to install a backflow prevention assembly into your sewer system.
  • Call a professional if you notice signs of a plumbing problem—an increased monthly water bill, banging pipes, rust stains, moisture in the walls or on the floor, and signs of wet soil erosion near the foundation.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll cleanup restore your water damage in Hitterdal, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Satisfied Customers in Moorhead?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

A happy woman is giving the “thumbs up” hand signal. We are leaders in fire and water damage cleanup and restoration in Clay County.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Much of our business comes through referrals from past customers. At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we know how stressful a property damage emergency can be, and we always put our customers’ needs first. When we approach a restoration job, it is with the intention of minimizing the disruption to the family or business, and we will do whatever we can to make the process as stress-free as possible. Here is what our customers are saying about us:


“SERVPRO of Moorhead did a great job restoring our bathroom after some mold damage. I would call them out in a heartbeat if we ever need help again.” Melanie W. in Moorhead 

“Our home had flooding occur from an ice dam that caused a leak in the roof. It was such a pain, but SERVPRO of Moorhead did a great job drying our home.” Emily F. in Moorhead

“After being out of our office for many months due to COVID, we needed a deep clean. SERVPRO of Moorhead was able to be onsite quickly and did a great job cleaning.” Ira M. in Moorhead  

Call Us Today!

When your home or business needs help with property damage, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean up and restore your property damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Sprinkler Malfunction in Sabin?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

An overhead fire sprinkler head is shown mounted to a ceiling. We respond to commercial water emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

Making it Rain Inside?

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are effective ways to extinguish a fire. When activated, quick response sprinklers will release between eight and twenty-four gallons of water per minute, and in twenty minutes can dump hundreds of gallons of water if the water is not shut off. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2014 firefighters responded to over thirty-three thousand unintentional sprinkler activations. Fire or no fire, you can imagine the amount of water that a fire sprinkler system can dump in that short period of time!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to commercial water damage emergencies throughout the year in Sabin and other parts of Clay County. Our water restoration technicians have the specialized equipment and advanced training necessary to mitigate water damage quickly, no matter how big the job is. We follow the one-four-eight rule, meaning:

  • We make the first contact within one hour of your call
  • We will arrive onsite in four hours or less
  • We will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business has water damage, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll mitigate your commercial damage in Sabin, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage in Barnesville?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

A man is shoveling snow in the midst of a snowstorm. We mitigate storm damage in the Moorhead area 24-hours a day.

1941 Blizzard

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a great website that provides information on Minnesota climate, nature, temperatures, and a host of general statistics and summaries. In their historic weather events section, they describe a terrible blizzard that occurred on March 14 to 15 in 1941. This blizzard hit the western counties hard. Eighty-five mile-per-hour winds were recorded at Grand Forks.

Up until this time, regional forecasts for the Minnesota area were under Chicago's jurisdiction, but this blizzard changed this. From this point on, Minnesota acquired the responsibility to dictate its own regional forecasts and procedures.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to storm damage emergencies day and night in Barnesville and the surrounding areas. When we arrive, we will secure the structure to minimize further damage and immediately begin the mitigation process. We are part of a network of over 1700 franchises nationwide, so we can mobilize resources quickly to take care of any size job or any large-scale disaster.

Call Us Today!

When your Barnesville home or commercial business has storm damage, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to respond to your call 24-hours a day.  Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Snow Load Challenges in Moorhead?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

A large red snow removal device is being used to remove snow from a roof. We mitigate water damage in Glyndon 24-hours a day.

Snow Load Challenges

I never knew there were so many techniques for removing snow from roofs until I watched a series of YouTube videos on the subject. There were people using lengths of rope or wire to saw the snow off the roof and some people in Japan were using devices that look like upside-down folding chairs to pick up big stacks of snow and dump them off the roof. SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year, and we understand the challenges heavy snow and the winter months bring to Moorhead residents.

According to an article published by the University of Minnesota Extension (UMN), knowing the snow load your home is built to is important. If your home is built to current codes, there should be no problem, and your roof should be able to carry snow loads. The article relates that in Minnesota, building plans are required to meet snow load specifications in order to receive a building permit, so you can check with the city building inspection office to see if your house plans are on file.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of restoration technicians who are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage emergencies. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Graffiti Defacing Convenience Store in Downer?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Pink and black spray-painted graffiti mar the wall of a local business. We provide many specialty-cleaning services in Moorhead.

The Writing is on the Wall in Downer

According to a study done by the United States Justice Department, there are high costs associated with cleanup and prevention, and few graffiti offenders are apprehended. And the initial appearance of graffiti in one location appears to attract more graffiti. Graffiti damage also represents a huge public cost, with an estimated $12 billion per year spent on graffiti mitigation in the United States. Graffiti also dissuades customers from entering stores, riding on public transit, and contributes to declines in property value, presenting the appearance of blight.

Fast response time is critical when mitigating graffiti damage as the longer the writing is left on the walls, the higher the eventuality that more graffiti will appear. SERVPRO® of Moorhead’s restoration technicians are trained to remove vandalism from homes and commercial businesses quickly and safely from:

  • Spray-painted graffiti on exterior walls
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks and walkways
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Masonry

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business needs help removing disfiguring graffiti and vandalism damage, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and can typically arrive on-site within four hours of your call. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your graffiti damage in Downer, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Is Your Commercial Business Prepared for Winter Storms in Moorhead?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

A snow-laden tree is knocked over onto a street. We mitigate storm damage in the Moorhead are 24-hours a day.

Winter Storm Playbook

Winters in Moorhead are brutal, and sometimes storms pass through with little advanced warning. SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to commercial storm damage emergencies often during the winter months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designed a community resilience program to help employers plan for winter storms and other disasters. FEMA explains that one of the purposes of this program is to “. . .reduce a disaster’s effects, including injury and loss of life, property or inventory damage, and financial loss from business disruption.”

America’s PrepareAthon!

Prepare Your Organization for a Winter Storm Playbook is a guide designed to help employers and community leaders by giving them tools and resources to hold an American’s PrepareAthon! Day of Action. The goals of America’s PrepareAthon! Are to:

  1. Understand which disasters can happen in their community.
  2. Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage.
  3. Take action to increase their preparedness.
  4. Participate in community resilience planning.

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business experiences a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Moorhead can quickly mobilize a team to mitigate the damage and help you get your business operational as soon as possible. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your commercial storm damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Kit Tips for Moorhead?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

 person is checking items off of an emergency supply list. We respond to storm emergencies 24-hours a day in the Moorhead area!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been responding the storm damage emergencies in Moorhead and the surrounding communities for years, and know that winter storms often occur unexpectedly, causing power outages and road closures. We want everyone in our community to be safe this winter, and share these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on maintaining your emergency kits:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in a tightly closed plastic or metal containers.
  • Replace expired items as needed.

Emergency Kit Locations

FEMA suggests keeping emergency supply kits at home, work, and in your vehicle, as you never know where you will be when a storm hits.

  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.
  • Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water, and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
  • Car: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of highly trained restoration technicians available to assist you 24 hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Ethanol Fireplace Safety Tips for Moorhead?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

A portable ethanol fireplace is shown being lit. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in the Moorhead area.

Portable ethanol burning fireplaces have become more popular. They provide ambiance and some warmth, but according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), they can be dangerous due to the highly flammable fuel, device, and open flame. SERVPRO® of Moorhead wants Moorhead residents to be safe this winter and offer these fireplace safety tips for ethanol burning fireplaces from the NFPA:

  • A portable ethanol burning fireplace and the fuel should only be used by adults.
  • Clean up any fuel spillage and be sure all liquid has evaporated before lighting the fireplace.
  • Light the fireplace using a utility lighter or long match.
  • An adult should always be present when a portable fireplace is burning.
  • Place the fireplace on a sturdy surface away from table edges.
  • It’s a good idea to crack a window open for a fresh supply of air.
  • Never try to move a lit fireplace or one that is still hot.
  • Don’t pour ethanol fuel in a device that is lit or not completely cool. It may result in a fire or injury.
  • Allow the device to cool down for at least 15 minutes before refueling.
  • Extinguish the flame when you leave the room, home, or go to sleep.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of fire restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Gas Station Fire in Georgetown?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

A gas station is shown on a cold snowy winter day. We are commercial fire damage restoration leaders in Moorhead!

Refueling Flash Fire?

According to a report from Purdue University, static electricity can cause flash fires while refueling, causing personal injury and property damage. In cold winter environments, people exit and re-enter their vehicles during the refueling process, and this can cause enough static electricity to build up to create a spark and cause a flash fire. Yikes!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of highly trained commercial fire restoration technicians available to assist Georgetown businesses 24 hours a day. Here are some refueling safety guidelines from Purdue University:

  • Always turn off your vehicle engine while refueling.
  • Stay near the vehicle fueling point during the process.
  • Never smoke, light matches, or use lighters while refueling.
  • Do not get back into your vehicle during refueling. If you must re-enter your vehicle, discharge static electricity buildup when you get out by touching the outside metal portion of your vehicle, away from the filling point, before attempting to remove the nozzle.
  • Use only the hold-open latch provided on the gasoline nozzle.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to fire damage emergencies in the Georgetown area day and night, and we can typically arrive on-site within four hours of your call. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll clean and restore your commercial fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.