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Mold Infestation in Moorhead?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing on a wall. We mitigate and remediate mold damage in Clay County.

When you find mold in your home or commercial business, it is often an indication of water damage. SERVPRO® of Moorhead’s technicians use advanced technology to locate the source of the water damage and will address the problem to discourage the mold from returning after the mitigation and remediation process has been completed. Here are some facts from our website about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed to ensure the mold does not return
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call Us Today!

When you have a mold problem in your Moorhead home or business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of Moorhead to mitigate and remediate the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage in Dilworth Business?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A broken window allows rain to enter a building. We respond to commercial storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

Over the weekend, a tree fell and hit one of the windows on my building in Dilworth. Rain entered through the window, so there was water damage when we came to work on Monday. My insurance adjuster told me to call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Moorhead.

The team arrived quickly and immediately boarded up the window to prevent more rain from entering the structure. After inspecting and assessing damage, the team went to work. They extracted the water and documented and monitored the drying process to ensure the area was returned to normal moisture levels. They replaced the broken window and completed the work quickly and with minimal disruption to our employees and customers.

No matter how big or small your business is, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is proud to provide cleanup and restoration services to keep your business running and looking its best. We have experience working in all kinds of business settings, including:

  • 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 Today!

You never know when you will have a storm damage emergency, but when you do, Dilworth businesses and residents can trust us to restore the storm damage, no matter how big the job is. Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Severe Weather Warning in Moorhead?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Snow can be seen falling outside from a window. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been restoring storm-damaged properties in Moorhead for years. Here are some helpful definitions for severe weather watches and warnings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

Watches are issued when conditions are favorable for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, or flash floods. If you are in a watch area, continue with normal activities and make plans to seek shelter if necessary.

Warnings are issued when severe weather has been reported or is imminent. Seek shelter immediately if you are in or near the path of the storm. Warnings are issued by county and city names. Make sure you know the name of the county in which you live and the cities that surround you. Updates are given until the immediate threat has ended.

Advance Information

The forecast and warning process begins one or more days ahead of time when the threat area is determined. Hazardous weather outlooks are issued early every morning and updated as conditions warrant.

If a Watch is Issued

Local weather offices are staffed with extra personnel. State officials are notified, and they pass the information to the county and local level. Counties and cities activate their spotter groups as the threat increases. Television and radio stations pass the word to the public.

Call Us!

Moorhead residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Moorhead to restore storm damage no matter how big the job is. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fireplace Fire in Sabin?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A fire is burning in a fireplace in a log cabin. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

I remember coming across an old abandoned log cabin while backpacking in Wild River State Park. In front of the fireplace was an old bed frame, and I remember thinking that my bed would be in the same place if I lived in the Minnesota wilderness. I also remember thinking how dangerous it would be to have a bed in front of a roaring fire with no fire screen!

We’ve come a long way since the days of living in one-room log cabins, but SERVPRO® of Moorhead does respond to many fire damage emergencies during the winter season. Here are some tips for having a safe and fire-damage-free winter:

  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room
  • Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional

Call Us!

Moorhead residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Moorhead to restore fire damage no matter how big the job is. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Construction Services in Moorhead?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Scaffolding surrounds a wall of a business undergoing building repair. We restore commercial damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

When our business was damaged by fire, one side of the building had to be completely restored. Inside, the drywall, insulation, floors, and electrical required restoration, and outside, the building’s façade needed to be repaired from the smoke and soot damage. Our insurance adjuster told us to call SERVPRO® of Moorhead.

SERVPRO handled the initial mitigation and damage cleanup and the construction services required to complete the restoration. They coordinated and supervised all of the subcontractors and vendors and managed every phase of the rebuilding process. It was so convenient having one company take the entire restoration from start to finish.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

You never know when property damage will happen, but if it does, we are Here to Help. ® When your commercial business needs rebuilding services to complete a restoration, SERVPRO® of Moorhead can supervise a full range of restoration services. We’ll restore your business, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Ice Dam Damage in Dilworth?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

An ice dam is shown on a house. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been restoring storm damage for Dilworth residents for years. The University of Minnesota’s website has an excellent section on ice dams. Here is some information from their website:

Ice Dams

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

Immediate Action

  • Remove the snow from the roof
  • Use a roof rake or push broom to remove snow (may damage roofing materials)
  • In an emergency where water is flowing into the house structure, making channels through the ice dam allows the water behind the dam to drain off the roof
  • Hosing with tap water on a warm day will do this job
  • Work upward from the lower edge of the dam
  • The channel will become ineffective within days and is only a temporary solution

Long-Term Action

  • Make the ceiling airtight so no warm, moist air can flow from the house into the attic space
  • After sealing air leakage paths between the house and attic space, consider increasing the ceiling or roof insulation to cut down on heat loss by conduction

Call Us!

When you have storm damage in your Dilworth home or business, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Decoration Fire in Sabin?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Christmas lights decorate the exterior of a home. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to more fire damage emergencies than any other form of property damage in Sabin during the winter months. Here are some electrical safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician
  • Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time
  • Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Do not use extension cords and plug strips.
  • Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home.
  • Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock. GFCIs shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and basements. All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected.
  • Test AFCIs and GFCIs once a month according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use. Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets, so you don’t have to use extension cords.

Call Us Today!

When you have fire damage in your home or business, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your damage in Sabin, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-damaged Belongings in Hitterdale?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Plastic bins are stored on shelves. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to more water damage emergencies than any other form of property damage in Hitterdale. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Protect your possessions.

  • Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins, especially in areas where there are plumbing pipes or that are prone to dampness, such as basements and attics.
  • Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is a risk of destruction from water. Water and dampness also bring with it the threat of mold damage.
  • Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements. In case of water seepage or sewer backup, they’re less likely to get damaged.
  • Keep an up-to-date home inventory. Having a comprehensive list of your possessions will save time, trouble, and stress in case of loss from water damage.

SERVPRO Water 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

Call Us!

When you have water damage in your home, or business SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Hitterdale, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Downspout Causing Water Intrusion in Barnesville?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A rain gutter and downspout is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to water damage emergencies in Barnesville every year. Although downspouts and rain gutters can divert rain away from a structure when installed correctly, they can do serious damage to a home when they are damaged or misaligned. Yikes! Here are some tips from home expert Bob Vila:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job. If there is evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

Call Us Today!

When you have water damage in your home, or business SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Graffiti Damage in Glyndon?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is being sprayed with graffiti. We restore vandalism damage 24-hours a day in Clay County.

When I pulled into the parking lot, I saw the graffiti at once. Not only was there a whole bunch of gang graffiti defacing the side of my store, but it was also all over the sidewalk, and there were empty spray cans, and garbage was strewn all over the place.

The City of Glyndon has an ordinance against gang graffiti. It is important to act quickly to restore the damage whenever your business is defaced by gang graffiti. This will deter the vandals from tagging there again, and often they will move to a different location. SERVPRO® of Moorhead offers many cleaning and restoration services to remove graffiti damage.

Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to restore many forms of vandalism and graffiti from surfaces like:

  • Driveways
  • Walkways
  • Asphalt
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Masonry

Based on the unique characteristics of the damage, our technicians may restore the damage by:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

Call Us!

When graffiti defaces your Glyndon commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your graffiti damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.