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Storms Hit The Brainerd and Park Rapids Areas Hard!

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

vehicle picture SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids is ready to help!

Recent storms brought flooding, high winds, and hail to our area. If you experienced water damage from this recent storm you need to call SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids at 218-568-6923!

We provide immediate service day or night!  SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena counties. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

• 24-Hour Emergency Service

• Faster to Any-Sized Disaster

• Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

• A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

• Locally Owned and Operated

• Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

• Water Damage Restoration

• Fire Damage Restoration

• Mold Remediation

• Storm Damage Restoration

• Cleaning Services

• Commercial Services

• Commercial Water Damage Restoration

• Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

There's never a convenient time for storm damage to strike your  commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.  For more information, visit our commercial services page on our website.

Did the Properties You Manage Get Hit by Recent Storms?

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Lightening Strike Recent storms brought lightening, hail, and damaging winds.

When you need a quick response, Call on SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids at 218-568-6923.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids is to get you back to business quickly! 

As a commercial property management professional, your clients and tenants rely on you for efficient day-to-day operations of the property where they reside. They also depend on you to protect it. 

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids understands there is no such thing as a small emergency when it can negatively impact your residents safety, revenue loss and business operations.

Timely mitigation is key to minimizing damage, business interruptions, and recovery costs.

You and those who depend on you will appreciate the rapid response, expertise and training that enables SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids to help get your facility back into operation quickly.

You can trust SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids.

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids has been helping business owners in Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena counties recover from storm damage since 2003.

The SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids Difference

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids has the specialized equipment needed to get your job done right!

What is the SERVPRO difference? It is the people, experience, training, and equipment to make it "Like it never even happened."

Experience: SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids has been an industry leader of fire, water, mold, and other specialty cleanup and restoration services in Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena counties since 2003.

Our People: Our highly trained, dedicated, and experienced professional technicians have the expertise needed to handle your mitigation and restoration needs.

Training: Our professional technicians receive training through SERVPRO Industries, Inc. which is an IICRC-approved school. This program helps ensure SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids professional technicians receive training that meets and exceeds industry standards.

Equipment: SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids uses specialized equipment based on the mitigation or restoration services needed. This equipment may include:

  • Moisture Detection & Measurement Equipment
  • Water Extraction Equipment
  • Drying Equipment
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization 
  • Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments.

Visit our Advanced Technology and Techniques page on our website for detailed information on the equipment and treatments mentioned above. 

For more information you can call SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids at 218-568-6923 or visit our website.

SERVPRO Professionals Get the Job Done Right!

5/12/2022 (Permalink)

You may be asking yourself the question of why should I use SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids to take care of my home or business when I have encountered a disaster? Hopefully the information provided below will explain why the answer to your question should be yes!

S – SERVPRO Strong. SERVPRO has been going strong since 1967 and now has 2000 franchises. SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids have been going strong since 2003. SERVPRO professionals are trained in an IICRC approved school, to help ensure our training meets and exceeds accepted industry standards.

E – Emergency Services. SERVPRO of Brainerd of Park Rapids is faster to any disaster. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Unexpected emergencies can happen at any time and SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids stands ready to help.

R – Restoration Specialists. SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids restoration services include Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration; Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration; Mold Mitigation Services; and Commercial Large Loss and Storm Response Program. SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids strives to restore as many personal belongings to their pre-damaged state as possible.

P – Professionals. The staff at SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids go through vigorous training to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to make sure their completed jobs are "Like it never even happened." Our staff is a team of specialists, trained to professionally clean your home or business and personal belongings.

R- Respected. SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids has worked hard to earn the respect of customers and professionals alike and has gained a reputation for being one of the top cleaning and restoration companies in the area.

O – Outstanding Service. Your home and/or business will be treated with the utmost care. We work closely with insurance companies and home/business owners to make the process of handling your disaster as stress free as possible from start to finish.

For more information on the restoration and cleaning services offered at SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids call: 218-568-6923

Spring Showers can Mean Storms and Flooding

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Rain Picture When storms and flooding hit, SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids is ready to help.

When storms or floods hit your home, SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids is ready!

We have experienced one of the wettest Aprils in recent years bringing with it storms and floods. 

Call on the professionals:

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard and/or Wadena counties we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 1-218-568-6923

Springtime Can Mean Flooded Basement Time.

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded basement This flooded basement was caused by recent storms.

Here at SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids, we specialize in flooded basement cleanup and restoration!

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 218-568-6923

If you discover water in your basement - don't delay in calling SERVPRO!

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

What is Biohazard Cleaning?

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Biohazard symbol This universal biohazard symbol warns of potential biohazardous materials than need to be handled properly for your safety.

Before we can explain biohazard cleaning it is important to understand the term, "biohazard." According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a biohazard is: a biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment.  A few examples of biohazards are:

  • blood and blood products
  • body fluids (other than blood)
  • animal carcasses
  • contaminated laundry
  • contaminated sharps (i.e. needles, syringes, medical tubing)
  • bloodborne pathogens (i.e. HIV, Hepatitis B)

When is biohazard cleaning needed?

Biohazard cleaning is necessary after a traumatic event like an injury, death or crime has occurred. What cleaning protocols need to be followed when dealing with biohazards? One of SERVPRO's specialized cleaning services is Biohazard & Crime Scene Cleanup. This specialized cleaning service was developed to address proper cleaning protocols in the likelihood that infectious materials are likely present, and there is a need for cleanup teams to wear protective equipment for safety. Biohazard & crime scene cleaning and disinfecting protocols are strictly followed in situations where blood, human or animal remains, and/or other potentially infectious materials may be present and need removed to ensure everyone's safety.  How do you clean when a biohazard is present? Because traumatic events often involve biological and chemical contaminants, it’s important to know that the restoration process is being handled in compliance with all government, environmental and health regulations. Our professionals do this in the safest way possible. We are trained and prepared both physically and mentally to handle biohazard, trauma and crime scene cleanup and restoration with respect and professionalism. What training is needed to clean up biohazardous materials? The professional cleaning staff at SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids are certified through the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) in Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup (TCSC). 

The information on biohazard cleaning services for this blog post was obtained from:

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids Offers Specialized Cleaning Services

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Certified Clean logo SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids offers the Certified: SERVPRO Clean program for businesses in our area to help fight the spread of COVID-19

SERVPRO is well know for making your home or business look it never happened after experiencing fire, water, mold, or storm damage.

Did you know we offer specialized cleaning services as well?

SERVPRPO of Brainerd and Park Rapids offers specialized cleaning services to keep your home looking good. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain your home or business. Why not use the professionals located in your community to take care of the cleaning for you?

Specialized cleaning services offered through SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids include:

  • Odor Removal 
  • Vandalism & Graffiti Cleaning 
  • Biohazard & Crime Scene Cleanup
  • COVID-19 - Certified: SERVPRO Clean
  • Monthly House Cleaning
  • Cabin Cleaning (Opening and Closing)
  • Document Restoration 

Call SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids at 1-218-568-6923 with questions on how we can assist you with your cleaning needs.

Water Damage Can't be That Bad - Can it?

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Celling with water damage Water Stained Ceiling - needs immediate attention. SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids is here to help.

You found sitting water in your basement or maybe you discovered water stains on your ceiling. You don't need to be in a hurry to get this cleaned up - or do you?

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –218-568-6923

Here is a water damage timeline that explains the need for immediate action once water damage has occurred.

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.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Water damage needs to be taken seriously and dealt with immediately to minimize the damage to your home.

Does your Home Have a Mold Problem?

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Moldy wall Mold has quickly taken over this utility room after the water heater leaked.

Do I need mold remediation? Doesn't mold live everywhere? 

Unfortunately, mold thrives in wet humid environments. So if you have had water damage, mold can spread quickly throughout your home.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • 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 AC/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 allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, 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 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 2-8-568-6923