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Did you unpack holiday decorations and find mold? Call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina.

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Did you unpack holiday decorations and find mold? Call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina. If you find mold in your home or office, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to handle the situation.

As the holidays approach and you go searching for last year’s decorations you may uncover a patch of mold that has developed. Dark corners of the basement or sections of the attic are common areas to find mold. Don’t try to clean or wipe away the mold yourself, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help mitigate the situation.

What to do if you find mold

Mold is something that you don’t want to deal with yourself.  SERVPRO follows the IICRC standards and incorporates industry defined actions when handling mold.  Our trained professionals will do the following:

  • Locate the source of the mold. Is there a persistent drip or water source in a basement or attic?  If so, that needs to be dealt with.
  • A trained SERVPRO technician will evaluate the mold and provide a recommendation on the next steps.
  • Depending on the extent of mold spores, we will typically provide an air scrubber and contain the space to prevent spores from becoming air-born and contaminate the remainder of the property while mitigation takes place.
  • SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina will arrange for the proper disposal of all mold, cleaning and decontamination.

If mold is found in your home or basement, call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to help you 763-557-7323.    

Is your basement full of water? SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help you

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is your basement full of water?  SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help you When water is in your basement, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help.

No matter how it ends up in your house, when water arrives, it needs to be handled quickly and accurately. One of the most common water damage events in residential homes is water in the basement or lower level of a home.  Water typically enters from a failed sump pump or rushes in following a heavy rain storm.

How do you get the water out?

If you find a puddle of water or a foot of standing water in your home, the situation needs to be handled properly.  Safety is one of the first things to be aware.  Do not walk into standing water, especially in a home, basement or other area of the home, there’s no telling if electricity is active.  This is where the knowledge and experience of the SERVPRO team can help.  Our team regularly handles these situations and understands the risks, as well as the proper procedures to handle a water damage. 

If water is found in your home or basement, call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to help you 763-557-7323.    

SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina offers Commercial Property Restoration

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina offers Commercial Property Restoration If your business suffers any form of property damage, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina helps get your business back in business.

A tree can fall on the roof or flood waters can come through the front door, whatever the problem is, SERVPRO can help overcome the issue and restore operations.  A fast response is definitely needed when a business is interrupted and can’t operate. Customers want products, employees need to work, and things need to be returned to normal.  Not only do you need a restoration company when damage occurs but you want a company that has commercial experience. 

Experience with Commercial Restoration

SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina has the staff, equipment, and experience to effectively respond to projects involving stores, factories, hotels and other large, commercial properties.  It makes a big difference to have the right company working on a large commercial restoration property, especially when customers, employees, and ultimately businesses need to be repaired and restored quickly.  

If your business has suffered water, fire or other property damage, count on the experience of SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to restore your property. 

Fire Damage Recovery by SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Recovery by SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina If fire damages your property, count on SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina to help you recover after the flames are out.

Fire Damage and Restoration by SERVPRO

Fires are incredibly impactful events, affecting many parts of a home or office. The destroyed and burnt smells, following a fire, SERVPRO can help you with many aspects of the recovery.  The smell of smoke is one part that everyone wants to get rid of.  We help with that.  Walls and flooring need to be replaced. We handle that work. Personal items need to be cleaned, de-odorized and/or replaced. All things we are involved with. The burns, smells, and damage from fires will all be addressed by SERVPRO. 

Helping you after a Fire

SERVPRO has developed a plan of action on how we approach the recovery following a fire.  It begins with a thorough evaluation and we make determinations based on each situation.  The furniture and all personal items inside your home or office will be tested to determine what can be saved and restored and what may need to be replaced.  Pretesting of damage and whether things can be saved helps determine the path to restoration.  Just one of the ways that SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina helps you after a fire.

Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can Repair the Damage

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding from a Storm: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can Repair the Damage Flooding from Storm Damage can be repaired by SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina

Summer rain quickly turned into a storm.  Before long, a golf course was flooded and water rushed into the clubhouse. Water stood two feet high throughout the lower level, which houses employee dormitories, a member lounge, elevator shafts, and the country club wine cellar. Help was needed.

After the storm, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina was called and went to work. The water was pumped out and unsalvageable items were removed. Mitigation teams cut the wet drywall and began drying the facility. After the property was dried, the rebuild began, with construction teams restoring the property to its original state. New drywall, flooring, and trim was installed. Soon enough, the club was back to normal and the course resumed operations.

If your home or business experiences storm damage that results in flooding, water damage, or other property damage, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help.

Commercial Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Restoration by SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina responds to Commercial Property Damage

Commercial Property Damage

Property damage can happen anywhere.  Fires, floods, storm damage, or other types of damage can impact homes, as well as businesses and commercial property.  SERVPRO of of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina regularly responds to water and fire damage in large, commercial buildings and businesses of all sizes.  If a commercial building or business experiences any form of damage to their operation, it is imperative to get the situation under control and up and running as quickly as possible. Each day not open or operating means that people can’t work, with business interruption having a profound impact on the local economy and beyond.  These are the situations when SERVPRO can help and restore damage quickly.

Responding to Fire, Flood, and other Damage

SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina responds to storm, fire, flood or other types of property damage and helps get your commercial building and/or business back up and running as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina has experience working on commercial projects, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools and Universities
  • Medical and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Manufacturing Operations and Food Plants
  • Commercial Office Buildings

Damage from heavy rain or high winds: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina will respond to all storm damage

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage from heavy rain or high winds: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina will respond to all storm damage If a large storm has caused damage, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can respond with one truck or the 53’ disaster trailer.

Property Damage from a Storm

Some storms can deliver more than thunder and lightning. Summertime storms can bring powerful winds, heavy rains and severe damage to property. If your property is damaged from a storm, SERVPRO can help.  As 24-hour emergency restoration company that lives in the same area as you, we know when these storms happen and are prepared to respond.

Storm Damage at your Home or Business

Summer storms usually involve water damage, water in the basement, or rain entering a building through a damaged roof or window.  Aside from making sure everyone is safe (including pets), the next step is to stop any further damage from happening.  SERVPRO will provide temporary closures to any open areas before beginning remediation and restoration.  What does that mean?  We will remove any standing water and/or debris and start drying the property.  If there was damage to a roof, walls, windows or other parts of a structure, we can repair all damaged areas, from roofs to windows and carpet. 

Commercial to Residential Restoration After a Storm

As part of the national Disaster Recovery Team, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina is fully prepared to respond in force to any size disaster, bringing all the people and equipment necessary, including our disaster trailer.  If the damage affected a portion of a living room, we will respond there as well.

If you have a water problem or wind has damaged your home or office, call SERVPRO.

Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina provides mold remediation for your home or office

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in the House: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina provides mold remediation for your home or office When mold is discovered, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina will provide an assessment, containment and expert mold remediation

Discovering mold in your home or office can be alarming.  If mold is discovered, you can contact SERVPRO for an assessment before taking any action.  First things first, do not attempt to clean, scrub or disturb mold, as the spores will easily distribute into the air.  If you have fans or an open window nearby blowing in the area, turn it off or eliminate any breezes.  Mold spreads easily and by scrubbing it or allowing wind to reach the affected area, the spores will simply move to another area.

Removing Mold from the House or Office

Calling a mold remediation expert like SERVPRO will allow for a number of actions to take place. The first thing we do is find the source of the mold.  There may be a leak, a water or moisture source that contributed to the mold growth.  Our trained mold technicians will find the source, eliminate further damage, assess the situation, contain the existing problem and remove the mold.  Also, we will professionally clean the affected areas and contents, as well as provide air filtration and provide any restoration, if needed.

What to do with Mold

If you find mold in the house or office, again, here are a few tips on what to do (and what not to do):

  • Do not touch or scrub mold
  • Turn off any fans or blowing air (HVAC)
  • Do not spray any bleach or chemicals on the mold
  • Do not try to dry the area or use any heaters (you will spread spores)
  • Call SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina

Water in the House: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina helps when you have water trouble in your home or office

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water in the House: SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina helps when you have water trouble in your home or office If you have standing water, flood damage, or other water issues in your home or office, SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina can help

Water damage is a common occurrence in homes and buildings.  You may experience an event with water from a heavy rain, flooding in the area, a broken sprinkler head, or even from an over-flowing toilet.  Whatever the cause of the water problem, SERVPRO can help.  Water damage is not to be taken lightly, as water can cause damage to flooring, wood trim, drywall and other parts of a structure. When water is standing in a basement, rooms, or even in a bathroom, it seeps into crevices and travels under flooring, trim and baseboards.  If not properly dried, that water can create irreparable damage, even cause mold.  Of course, the amount of water needs to be something beyond a common spill, although even a small, steady leak that is not stopped and dried can create big problems.

When to contact SERVPRO of Plymouth / Long Lake / Medina for water damage repairs and drying:

  • Standing water in the basement
  • Flood water has entered the house or building
  • Visible damage to a window, door or walls, with water pooling in areas
  • Roof damage that has allowed wind driven rain to enter the structure
  • Sewer water or other plumbing backup
  • A long-term leak has been discovered

If there is a question of whether water can be damaging your home or building, SERVPRO professionals are trained at identifying and surveying the damage any water may have created.  Most importantly, we can remove the water and clean, dry, and professionally repair water damage.

After a Fire: Cleaning up after smoke and fire damage in the Plymouth/Long Lake/Medina Area

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After a Fire: Cleaning up after smoke and fire damage in the Plymouth/Long Lake/Medina Area Damaged by a fire, this smoke and soot covered wall was cleaned by the SERVPRO of Plymouth/Long Lake/Medina team.

When a fire erupted in a residential apartment building in the Plymouth area of Minnesota, the local fire department responded immediately, extinguishing the fire. The fire and smoke damage displaced many families, and created a massive clean-up effort for SERVPRO. 

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage

The fire burned inside 2 units of a large apartment building, creating heavy structural damage. All told, residents from a total of 12 units were impacted and suddenly without a home. The fire and smoke damage was present throughout nearly all of the units adjacent to where the fire took place. There was also water inside several apartments from the fire department’s response, coupled with smoke smell and soot covering the walkways and stairwells, making the entire building uninhabitable for residents. After this fire took place, SERVPRO was called to assist in the immediate cleanup and mitigation from the fire damaged structure. 

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage

The fire created structural damage in two units, but heavy smoke damage and soot covered walls, furniture and personal belongings in many of the adjoining units. Outside of the living areas, the signs of fire were found throughout the building.  Smoke and soot damage covered brick walls up and down staircases.  As part of the cleanup, SERVPRO was called in to clean the charred walls and restore the appearance of the building.  Using a combination of commercial cleaning materials and steam cleaning, SERVPRO crews performed a thorough cleaning of all the damaged segments of the brick walls, removing all traces of the smoke and soot damage, making the brick and the fire damage “Like it never even happened.”