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Fourth of July Sparklers Cause Injuries and Fires in Moorhead?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A girl waves an American flag while fireworks light up the sky during a 4th of July celebration. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

Do you know that sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries? Sparklers reach 1200 degrees Fahrenheit – that’s 300 degrees hotter than it takes to melt glass! Our team in Moorhead wants everyone to have a safe and fire-damage-free 4th of July celebration. According to The National Fire Protection Association, more than 19,500 reported fires are started annually by fireworks.

If you plan to purchase and set off legal fireworks in Moorhead, here are some fireworks safety tips from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or another mishap
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by alcohol or drugs

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Fires can occur at any time for any number of reasons. If your Moorhead home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, our local team in Moorhead can help. We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Red River Flood Warning Issued for Clay County?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A river has flooded its banks. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Moorhead.

Last month the National Weather Service issued hazardous weather and flood warnings for Clay and Cass Counties. Our local team in Moorhead mitigates and restores storm damage 24-hours a day. Here is some information from the National Weather Service on the different flood alerts.

Flood Watch

  • Be Prepared. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will happen, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flood Warning is issued when a hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flash Flood Warning

  • Take action!A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood-prone area, move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

Call Us Today!

If your Moorhead home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Moorhead can help. We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Will My Fire Damage Be Restored in Moorhead?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A window is boarded up after a fire damaged a home. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our local team in Moorhead follows the same procedure when restoring homes and businesses damaged by fire as follows:

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Assessment

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

We will board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

Our local team in Moorhead are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Moorhead every year. Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Powerful Equipment Used to Restore Water Damage in Hawley?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A dog watches as a woman holds up a bucket to capture water falling from a leak in the ceiling. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our local team in Moorhead has been restoring water damage in the Hawley area for years. We know that our fast emergency response time and use of advanced technology and industrial-grade equipment save our customers time and money by avoiding more extensive damage in many cases.

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Infrared imagery
  • Evasive moisture detectors
  • Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us!

Pipes burst, plumbing systems fail, and appliances break down at all times of the day and night. You never know when you’ll need our water damage restoration services, but our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help ® if you do. We’ll restore your water damage in Hawley “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Process is Used to Restore Water Damage in Dilworth?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Water drops cover a floor. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our local team in Moorhead has been restoring water damage in Dilworth for years. Although every water restoration is unique, we follow the same process for all:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us!

When your Dilworth home or business has water damage, our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Recent Mold Outbreak in Moorhead Home?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on the ceiling of a home. We mitigate and restore mold damage in Clay County!

Mold damage often involves the removal of walls and floors to rid the structure of the infestation. Our local team in Moorhead can provide all of the services necessary to bring your home to pre-mold conditions. Once we have assessed the damage, we will:

 Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

When you need mold remediation services, our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Spring Blizzard Causes Damage to Moorhead Business?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Zero visibility conditions are seen during a spring storm. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our Moorhead team responds to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County. Last month a spring blizzard swept through Moorhead and caused road closures and schools and government offices to shut down. Some of the local businesses needed help with storm damage. According to Accuweather, severe winter storms caused property damage and economic loss last year, amounting to $155 billion.

We understand how important it is to get businesses operational after a storm damage loss or other property damage. Every day your business is closed represents lost revenue and reduced productivity. Our technicians have the training to restore property damage from the initial cleanup phase to the final restoration and rebuilding phases. This gives our customers continuity of service while bringing the building back to full functionality. We have experience working in all types of buildings:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

When your Moorhead commercial business or home has property damage from a storm, our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Tornado Drills in the Moorhead Area?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A tornado watch sign and a stormy sky in the background are shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our Moorhead team responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County. We typically arrive within four hours of your call for help. Severe weather is no stranger to Moorhead, Minnesota. During the first week of April, the National Weather Service held Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. Each day was devoted to a different preparedness topic, including statewide tornado drills.

Daily topics:

  • Monday – Alerts, and Warnings
  • Tuesday – Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning
  • Wednesday – Floods
  • Thursday – Tornadoes
  • Friday – Excessive Heat

Statewide tornado drills were held using outdoor sirens in some communities for the exercises, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios were activated using test wording. Tornadoes can touch down rapidly with little advanced warning. According to the NOAA, tornado warnings are issued thirteen minutes (on average) before the storm hits.

Tornado Drills

During a tornado drill at work and school, you will proceed to your tornado shelter location quickly and calmly. Stay away from windows and do not go to large open rooms such as cafeterias, gymnasiums, or auditoriums. If you are outside, seek shelter inside a sturdy building if a tornado is approaching.

Call Us Today!

Storms can happen at any time and sometimes with little advanced warning. When your Moorhead home or business has storm damage, our local team in Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Leaking Bathtub Faucet in Moorhead Home?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A bathtub faucet is dripping. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County!

Our Moorhead team responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County. We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call, and we follow the same six-step process for all water damage restorations.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Some common symptoms of water damage include:

  • Dripping faucets
  • Seeing water dripping where it shouldn’t be
  • Hearing water dripping inside walls
  • Dark or wet spots on the walls or ceiling
  • Flaking or bubbling paint or drywall
  • Higher than usual water bill
  • Damp odors
  • Visible mold growth.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • Old and worn faucet washers and gaskets frequently cause leaks in faucets
  • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers! 
  • There are many tutorials online that will walk you through replacing both screw set and thread-on style

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Water damage can become extensive if small leaks and repairs are not made when they appear. When your Moorhead home or business has water damage, our local team in Moorhead will clean and restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

More Satisfied Customers in Moorhead?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

A person is leaving a five-star review on their smartphone. We strive for five-star reviews in all we do for our customers in Clay County!

Our Moorhead team responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive within four hours of your call. Here are some recent Google reviews and customer testimonials from our website:

“We recently had water damage from a sink that overflowed in our utility room. We called SERVPRO and appreciated the prompt, efficient, and friendly service. I would like to mention James, Adrian, Adam, and Mike. These are the service professionals that were in our home. They communicated what they were doing and the progress that was being made. We would highly recommend SERVPRO.” Nancy G.

Service: Water damage cleanup & repair

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

            “Rory was great to work with. Great communication. Very pleased with the service.” Joe Ludwig

When someone is working in our home, you want someone you can trust. SERVPRO of Moorhead is someone you can trust to take care of your home and treat it with respect.” Joe R.
 

Call Us Today!

Water is invasive, and the longer the water remains standing, the greater the more time-consuming the repairs can become. When your Moorhead home or business has water damage, our local team in Moorhead will clean and restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.