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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO of Moorhead Helps Restore Buildings After Fire Damage

Our Favorite Cliché: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

At SERVPRO® of Moorhead, we admit that we didn’t have a contest to learn which cliché the employees favored above all. Instead, we just looked at our computer search histories. We spend time training, learning how to help commercial, residential, and community clients in Minnesota, and on documentation. Part of the learning piece is on teaching our neighbors how to prevent disasters.

We are professionals in recovery from disasters, not all of which are preventable. Some, however, are easier to avert than are others, and fire is one disaster that is often preventable.

People can reduce the risks of structure fires by being careful about:

  • Fireplaces and bonfires
  • Keeping flammable materials away from candles and heat sources
  • Paying attention in the kitchen
  • Following safety precautions in using electrical equipment
  • Updating electrical wiring as necessary
  • Keeping children and pets away from candles and other sources of fire
  • Checking the batteries in smoke detectors
  • Knowing how to use fire extinguishers

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has a theme for each year’s Fire Prevention Week. For 2020, the theme was Serve Up Fire Prevention in the Kitchen! TM

Keep in Mind

Here are reasons we stress prevention:

  • It takes less than 30 seconds for a small flame to get out of control and turn into a major fire
  • Fire can destroy a two-story home within five minutes
  • Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires
  • Children move at kid-warp speed, so keep a kid-free zone of three-feet from cooktops, ovens, and grills
  • Clutter around cooking is dangerous; oven mitts, paper (recipes, shopping lists), dish towels, and food packaging are all flammable
  • The worst day for home cooking fires in the United States is Thanksgiving
  • Most candle-caused fires happen after the residents fell asleep

If Fire Hits a Home or Business, Call the Professionals: SERVPRO of Moorhead

We are franchise professionals in remediation and restoration. Call us at (218) 236-7447. Our emergency services are available 24/7/52.

Count on us to:

  • Document the losses for insurance companies and owner records
  • Guide homeowners and business managers through the remediation and restoration
  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces
  • Extract water when necessary
  • Provide tarps or other protection when necessary
  • Repair, rather than replace, whenever possible
  • Remove smoke and soot particles, including from the air ducts
  • Check wiring and electrical equipment for damage
  • Inspect the entire structure
  • Work with most insurance companies

Our motto: Here to Help®

Call SERVPRO of Moorhead as soon as it is safe. We will work to remove the damage and help restore the building to its preloss condition.