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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire and Smoke are Hard to Remove, but not for SERVPRO of Moorhead.

Most fires in the United States start in the kitchen. Please be careful. If an attention lapse does result in a burned ceiling in addition to a burned breakfast, SERVPRO® of Moorhead is Here to Help® – at least with the ceiling. 

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According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most residential fires (approximately) 50% start in the kitchen. The next highest category, heating, is under 10%. No doubt, anyone who cooks can understand. There are plenty of distractions, and if you’re an experienced cook, you’re running on autopilot and may not remember what you have checked and you haven’t.

Most kitchen fires are both small and contained, which means they don’t lead to serious injuries. That’s the good part. The not-so-good part is that even small and contained fires may lead to significant damage. While the fires themselves are contained, the smoke is not. The heat may be high enough to burst pipes (even sewage), and if the fire department does have to respond, the water from their fire suppression efforts will cause additional damage.

In the least severe cases, you’ll still need help. No matter what time of day, you can reach the Locally Owned and Operated SERVPRO of Moorhead.

  • We are on call at 218-236-7447 24/7/52
  • Faster to any size disaster
  • Franchise professionals
  • Leaders in remediation and restoration

Smoke and Soot

Smoke and soot are the leftovers (residue) from fire. They are surprisingly destructive. They don’t do their damage quickly or dramatically the way fires do, but slowly and sometimes even invisibly as not all smoke is visible to the human eye.

Characteristics of smoke and soot:

  • Most often greasy
  • Occasionally powdery, in which case the residue slips into small cracks and inside drawers or between window panes
  • Corrosive
  • Smelly
  • Moves from low to high places and warm to cool
  • Moves with air currents
  • Sticks to air ducts, furniture, clothing, and animals

…and Action!

When we arrive at your home, our priority is to protect the area from further damage. If you need roof tarpaulins, board-ups, or fencing, we take care of that.

Water causes intense damage from the beginning, so we get rid of excess water and dry the structure, then we find and remove the soot and smoke.

Our team members move on to remediation: repairing damage from water, soot, and smoke and from any microbial growth (such as mold) that may have developed.

They then clean and disinfect the area, including getting rid of the odors.

To make your house a home again, we provide or supervise a range of restoration services, including:

  • Drywall removal, installation
  • Furniture restoration
  • Flooring repair
  • Electrical work
  • HVAC services
  • More (see our website)

Sports Trivia

Before 1894, there were no special basketballs; players used soccer balls.

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