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Faster to Any Size Disaster in Moorhead?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shown standing in water inside a structure wearing yellow rubber boots. We are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to property damage emergencies in Clay County.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been responding to water damage emergencies in the Moorhead area for many years. We know that our fast response time saves our customers time and money in many cases. Water is invasive and will seep into and under anything in its way. Here is a water damage timeline from our website to illustrate this point:

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

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire in Moorhead Business?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Faulty electric wiring is exposed in a plastered wall. We respond to commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

Electrical Wire Fire

Did you know that electrical fires are the second highest cause of structure fires in the United States after cooking fires? According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi), increasing awareness of electrical safety hazards and understanding the importance of having and following a comprehensive electrical safety program are critical first steps for improving electrical safety in the workplace.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead responds to commercial fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Moorhead, and we know that our fast response time is key to minimizing the potential for further damage.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Here is a link to the Electrical Safety Foundation International’s electrical safety self-assessment. This tool will allow you to create a checklist for your electrical safety program and determine if your current electrical safety program is up-to-date and comprehensive.

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Red River Flooding in Moorhead?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A truck is driving through flood waters. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

The City of Moorhead has a section on its website that monitors Red River levels that impact the Fargo-Moorhead area. SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been responding to storm damage emergencies in Morehead for years and offers these safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on what to do before a flood:

  • Check to see if you have flood insurance coverage
  • Raise your furnace, water heater, or electrical panel if they are in areas of your home that may be flooded
  • Install “check valves” in sewer traps
  • Construct barriers, such as levees, berms, or floodwalls, to stop floodwater from entering the building
  • Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds
  • During a flood or flash flood watch, be prepared to evacuate, including fill your car’s gas tank; bring in outside furniture; move valuables to high points in your home; and unplug electrical appliances and move them to high points.
  • During a flood warning, evacuate if you are so advised
  • During a flash flood warning, immediately seek higher ground
  • Keep your emergency supplies kit, including water, stored in an easily accessible, waterproof place

Call Us!

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

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Leaking in Moorhead?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A tiled shower floor is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Clay County.

If your home is more than twenty years old, the chance that you have a faulty shower pan. According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business Home and Safety (IBHS) homes more than twenty years old were thirty-seven percent more likely to have water damage involving a shower pan.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been responding to water damage emergencies in the Morehead area for years and in many instances, the water damage may have been prevented.

Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS to help you identify a faulty shower pan:

  • Inspect tile and grout every six months
  • Replace cracked tiles and crumbling grout lines

Test the shower pan annually by:

  • Block the floor drain
  • Fill the shower stall with about one inch of water
  • Use a pencil to mark the waterline
  • Leave the water standing in the shower pan for eight hours
  • If the water level decreases, contact a plumbing professional

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Restoration Training and Certification in Glyndon?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A computer is shown sitting at a workspace in an office. Our SERVPRO of Moorhead technicians are highly trained and certified.

Only the Best for Glyndon Residents!

At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we require our technicians to undergo initial and continuous training to stay up-to-speed with new technological advancements and industry standards. Our comprehensive training program includes certification from the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry, employee certification training, initial franchise training, e-learning, and continuing education classes.

IICRC Training

Our team members study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

This is a self-paced program that is a voluntary program designed for SERVPRO franchise employees. Upon successful completion of the course materials and exam they become certified in:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Initial Franchise Training

This is a fifteen-day, hands-on course that takes place at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility, covering many restoration topics including:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Mold Mitigation

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Moorhead Business?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown covering walls below a window. We are trusted leaders in mold mitigation and remediation in Clay County.

Mold in Moorhead?

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has been helping Moorhead businesses mitigate and remediate mold problems for years. Mold can spread quickly to other areas if it is not contained quickly, sometimes in as little as forty-eight hours. Here are some facts for understanding mold from our website:

Understanding 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 health effects.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may 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 forty-five percent

Call Us!

When you need help with a mold infestation, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to assist commercial business owners with mold mitigation and remediation services day or night. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll mitigate and remediate your commercial mold damage in Moorhead, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Large Animal Fire Evacuation Plan in Glyndon?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Horses are being led out of their corral during a fire We are trusted leaders in fire mitigation in Moorhead.

Prepare Before a Fire

Do you have an evacuation plan in place for the large animals if there is a fire on your property? At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we have been responding to fire damage emergencies in the Glyndon area for years, and we know how critical it is to have an evacuation plan in place for our families, small pets, and large animals. Here are some tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for evacuation planning for large animals:

  • Ensure all animals have some form of identification
  • Evacuate animals earlier, whenever possible. Map out primary and secondary routes in advance.
  • Make available vehicles and trailers needed for transporting and supporting each type of animal. Also make available experienced handlers and drivers.
  • Ensure destinations have food, water, veterinary care and handling equipment
  • If evacuation is not possible, animal owners must decide whether to move large animals to a barn or turn them loose outside

Call Us!

You never know when you’ll need to implement an evacuation plan, but it sure is good to have one when a fire or other disaster strikes. SERVPRO® of Moorhead is ready to assist home and commercial business owners with any size fire damage emergency and we are ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We’ll restore your fire damage in Glyndon, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Heater Water Damage in Georgetown?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A water heater is shown. SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help

Water heater maintenance.

According to a study done by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, the chances of your water heater leaking, or bursting begins to dramatically increase when it is five years old, and 75 percent of water heaters fail before they are twelve years old.

At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we know that water emergencies can damage your belongings and disrupt your life. We will always treat you, your family, and your belongings with great care and consideration when mitigating any water damage emergency. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS to keep your water heater in good condition:

  • Inspect your anode rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired, to determine if it needs to be replaced
  • Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. For safety, first, turn off the power and run hot water until it is cool.
  • Get an annual inspection from a plumbing professional including the shut-off valve and all piping
  • Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming

Call Us!

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 restore your water damage in Georgetown, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Detection in Dilworth?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is being used to detect hidden water inside a structure. We use advanced technology to detect water damage in Moorhead.

Only the best for Dilworth.

At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we are committed to providing the highest level of support to our valued customers. We stay up-to-speed on technological advancements and industry best practices as established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Here is some information from our website on the types of specialized equipment we may use when mitigating water damage in your home or commercial business:

Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment

Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal
  • Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds 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

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Moorhead Goes to Texas?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

A team of SERVPRO of Moorhead technicians are standing in front of their vehicles, ready to travel to Texas to help out with We are proud to be part of SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team!

Moorhead’s Emergency Storm Response Team

When Texas was hit by three consecutive severe winter storms and lost power, SERVPRO® of Moorhead, along with many other SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams mobilized to Texas to help mitigate the storm damage. More than 4.5 million homes and businesses were left without power, and the freezing temperatures occurred in a region of the United States where temperatures seldom go below freezing. The storm and power outage combination created a disaster, causing billions of dollars in damages.

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is made up of a network of strategically positioned storm teams throughout the United States who can mobilize quickly to help with disasters, like we did when we went to Texas to help with the freeze crisis. With over 1700 franchises nationwide, we have the equipment, advanced training, and experience to mitigate any size storm or disaster. Recent mobilizations include:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

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

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.