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Dirty Offices in Dilworth?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

A phone and part of a computer keyboard are shown sitting on a desk in an office. Business owners call us when they need deep cleaning services in Moorhead.

Commercial Cleaning Just Got Better

Post offices and other essential services are getting a lot of use this time of the year. All of these public buildings, commercial offices, and other businesses are seeing high customer traffic and are getting their fare share of finger smudges! When your place of business requires deep cleaning services that go beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service, Dilworth business owners know to call SERVPRO® of Moorhead. Our team of highly trained and certified technicians are on call 24 hours a day and have the equipment and training required to deep clean, sanitize, disinfect, and deodorize homes and businesses from the ceiling to the floors and everything in between! We offer these commercial cleaning services:

We work on all kinds of commercial properties:

  • 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When you need deep cleaning services for your home or commercial business, call us! SERVPRO® of Moorhead will clean and restore your business in Dilworth, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Sabin?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A wall is shown covered with a variety of microbial growths and mold. Moorhead residents call us when they need help mitigating mold damage!

Mold and Microbial Growths, Oh My!

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mold is present in the atmosphere and floats around until the optimum environment is found to thrive. Mold loves any organic material and can grow on just about anything as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds can grow on wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation, and it eats or digests what it is growing on and has even been known to cause structural damage to buildings if not mitigated in time.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has years of experience mitigating mold and other microbial growths, and has a team of highly trained technicians who are on call 24 hours a day, every day. Here are some common moisture problems identified by the EPA that encourage mold growth:

  • Leaking roofs
  • Leaking or condensing water pipes
  • Leaking fire-protection sprinkler systems
  • Landscaping, gutters and downspouts that direct water into or under a building
  • High humidity (60% relative humidity)
  • Unvented combustion appliances such as clothes dryers vented into a garage. (Clothes dryers and other combustion appliances should be vented to the outside.)

Call Us!

Mold cannot ever be completely eradicated, but it can be controlled, and when you need help, SERVPRO® of Moorhead will mitigate your mold problem in Sabin, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-236-7447.

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Beware of Flash Flooding in Moorhead

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

flooded commercial business When water damage strikes, trust SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Flooding in a structure can occur through natural channels such as flash flooding or through the accumulation of water over a period of time from water line leaks/ruptures. Attacking this problem without professional help can become tedious and possibly dangerous in Moorhead.

When your home and/or business are affected by water damage, it is critical to act immediately to minimize cost and inconvenience. SERVPRO of Moorhead has trained professionals who are quick to respond and apply the latest equipment and techniques to make the removal of water and the restoration of your property as organized and pain-free as possible.

The drying process is timed and documented to ensure the job is done quickly and completely. Our hope is that we can make the entire unwanted experience “Like it never even happened,” and that we can continue to be your cleanup and restoration specialists in the future.

SERVPRO of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Possible Causes for Water Damage in Moorhead

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

bathroom pipe U bend with a leak Water damage can strike anytime. Know who to call, SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Causes & Categories of Water Damage in Moorhead:

An old poem has the line, “water, water, everywhere”. When you need to say this in your home or office, you know there is trouble. You may be looking at water damage. There are several different possible causes of water damage in Moorhead.

Causes can include:

  • Leaky dishwashers or washing machines
  • Clogged pipes
  • Leaking roofs
  • Broken toilet pipes
  • Heavy rain
  • Snow or ice

The amount of water damage depends on the amount of water and on the cause of the damage. 

It is also important to start cleanup as soon as possible. The longer your home or business is water-logged, the more damage.

Categories of Water Damage in Moorhead:

  1. Clean water. It might come from an overflowing sink or a broken appliance. The water does not pose a threat to people. Keep in mind that any water will become contaminated after it stops flowing.
  2. Gray water. This water is contaminated from the get-go. It comes from broken toilets or sump pumps. It might not look dirty, or it might be brown.
  3. Black water. Like gray water, it might not look dirty. One major source of black water is broken sewage pipes. Another source is any water that has been standing still. 

SERVPRO of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

http://www.thewaterpage.com/water-damage-effects.htm

Safety Tips when using Candles in Moorhead

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

red candle on kitchen counter When fire damage strikes, trust SERVPRO of Moorhead to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Although fires from candles happen more often around the holidays, many people use candles all year round. SERVPRO® of Moorhead wants you to be safe from fire and smoke damage. It is important to be careful any time you have an open flame in your Moorhead home. 

Fire Prevention is the best way to fight against fire damage or injuries.

SERVPRO of Moorhead offers these Tips for Fire Prevention from Candles:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Keep trees and other plants away from candles
  • Make sure candles are not near window curtains or blinds that could catch fire
  • Keep lit candles in safe candle holders
  • Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles
  • Do not light candles in the bedroom. You might fall asleep. One-third of all candle fires start in the bedroom. 
  • If the power goes out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • If someone in the home uses oxygen, do not use candles
  • Fire damage from candles happens 35 times a day in the U.S.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can catch fire
  • Put out candles when leaving the room or going to bed

A little caution goes a long way to protect you and your loved ones. If you have to deal with damage caused by smoke or fire from a candle in your Moorhead home, your friends at SERVPRO of Moorhead are just a phone call away. 

SERVPRO of Moorhead is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/ 

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Candles

https://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets/religious_candles_safety_tips.pdf 

Fried Turkey Fire in Hawley?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

A man is shown placing a turkey in a boiling vat of oil. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Moorhead!

Turkey Fried Blues

This guy in the picture has the right idea. He has gloves on, and he has the turkey fryer set up outside of his home on nonflammable rocks. But the turkey is not completely thawed, he has way too much oil in the fryer, and he is way too close to that wooden fence behind him. Uh oh, I have a feeling this guy is going to be visited by emergency responders soon! SERVPRO® of Moorhead has seen firsthand the property damage that turkey fryers cause, and we have been restoring fire damage in the Hawley area for years. Our team of highly trained technicians is on call 24 hours a day, every day, and oftentimes we work alongside the first responders in fire damage situations.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2017 there were 1600 reported home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. The NFPA strongly discourages the use of turkey fryers because they can cause severe burns, injuries, and property damage. They recommend forgoing the home turkey fryer and getting a fried turkey from a grocery store, restaurant, or other food retailer.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has the training and experience to safely restore fire damage emergencies of all kinds. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We will clean and restore your property damage in Hawley, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Kit for Evacuation for the Deaf, Blind, and Service Animals in Moorhead

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

graphic with icons SERVPRO of Moorhead wants you to be ready for any disaster.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Moorhead

Low vision or hearing loss may make a power outage more difficult in Moorhead. Evacuation may also be more difficult.

SERVPRO of Moorhead has these tips:

Have an evacuation emergency kit ready.  You can also use it at home.

For people who have low hearing or deafness in Moorhead, consider the following:

  • Extra batteries for hearing aids
  • TTY
  • If you Sign, have a pen and paper for people who do not know Sign
  • Backup batteries for any augmentative communication devices

For people who have low vision or blindness in Moorhead, consider the following:

  • Use large-print or Braille on labels
  • Magnifiers or other assistive devices
  • White cane (if you use one)

Storm damage makes life more difficult for service animals too.

For people who have service animals in Moorhead, consider the following:  

  • Food, water, and other supplies
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal



SERVPRO of Moorhead is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

Prepare for a Winter Storm Moorhead

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

close up of ice buildup on home When ice storms occur trust SERVPRO of Moorhead to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Moorhead has these tips to help prepare for a winter storm.

Winter Storms in Moorhead can bring high winds, snow, and ice. A winter storm can knock out power, water, and communication. 

SERVPRO of Moorhead wants you to be prepared. Winter storms can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. You can’t prevent a winter storm, but you can minimize storm damage.

  • Prepare by gathering emergency supplies. Supplies include warm clothes, extra blankets, flashlights, medicines, and food. Gather any items you will need if you lose power or communication
  • Develop a communication plan. Have phone numbers written down in case you cannot use your mobile phone
  • Know the winter storm terms. The National Weather Service (NWS) will report a(n):
    • ADVISORY when they expect that weather conditions might be hazardous. Be cautious, and the conditions should not be life-threatening 
    • WATCH when they predict heavy snow or ice, but cannot yet show when or which areas will be hit. NWS issues a WATCH 12 to 26 hours ahead of the predicted storm 
    • WARNING when they expect 4 or more inches of snow or sleet within 12 hours or they expect ¼ inch or more of ice. Keep warm and dry. Minimize driving. Stay indoors
  • Tell your local electric company if someone in your home needs power for medical devices. They will make your home a priority
  • Install battery-powered or battery back-up carbon monoxide detectors.


SERVPRO of Moorhead is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1408633655071-32caae446efef4ab2f4fcccdb55f725c/PrepareAthon_WINTER%20STORMS_HTG_FINAL_508.pdf

Water Damage in Dilworth?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

A wall has been opened, exposing a broken sewage pipe and corroded plumbing pipes. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Moorhead!

Basement Blues

Remodeling a home exposes all kinds of surprises. When we decided to update our basement in our Dilworth home and make it more usable, we uncovered hidden water damage caused by broken sewage pipes and other corroded plumbing pipes. The plumber removed the damaged pipes and replaced them with new pipes, but we were left with bad smelling, stained drywall, and a big hole in the wall where the pipes had been pulled out and replaced.

We called SERVPRO® of Moorhead because they have been restoring water damage in the Moorhead area for years, and they have a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day, every day. They came out and removed the damaged drywall, reinsulated the wall and pipes, replaced the drywall, and taped and mudded the seams, and painted. Then they cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized the area. By the time they were through, you couldn’t tell where the damage was.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Moorhead has the training and experience to safely restore water damage emergencies of all kinds. We can even help you with the insurance paperwork and process. Call us today at 218-236-7447. We will clean and restore your property damage in Dilworth, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism in Moorhead?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

A shattered window of a local commercial business in shown. South Moorhead trusts us to restore property damage caused by vandalism.

Vandalism Happens

The Moorhead Police Department is responding to more vandalism calls than ever and may see an increase from the 278 cases reported in 2018. This July, the Tastee Freez ice cream shop in south Moorhead was temporarily closed after there was a break-in involving vandalism. A window was broken, and the electricity was turned off, destroying the ice cream and other food products. It is good to know that SERVPRO® of Moorhead has years of experience restoring property damage caused by vandalism and has a team of highly trained technicians who are on call 24 hours a day, every day.

When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions to determine the type of equipment and the number of technicians to send to the site. Once there, we will assess the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We remove all damaged materials, board-up any compromised windows and doors, and secure the building. When the repairs are completed, your property will be restored to preloss condition.

Call Us!

We understand that every day your business is closed is a day of lost revenue, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize this disruption and get you back to business as usual as soon as possible. Call us today at 218-236-7447. SERVPRO® of Moorhead will clean and restore your commercial property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Independently Owned and Operated.