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A wood-burning stove is shown heating a room.

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A wood-burning stove is shown heating a room. We restore fire damage in Itasca County 24-hours a day.

Do you know that more home fires are reported during December, January, and February than any other month in the year? SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offer these heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Install wood-burning stoves following the manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need help with fire damage in Marble, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Burst Pipe in Pengilly?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

A burst, frozen pipe is shown. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

When water damage happens during the winter months, it is often the result of a burst pipe. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing, has been restoring water damage for Pengilly residents for years. Here are some helpful tips for preventing burst pipes from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Check pipes. Look closely for cracks and leaks and have the pipes repaired immediately. Wrap exposed pipes with heating tape.
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system. This will protect the system against increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Keep the house warm. Set the thermostat for at least 65 degrees since the temperature inside the walls, where the pipes are located, is substantially colder; a lower temperature will not keep the pipes from freezing.
  • Add extra insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Ideally, the attic should be five to 10 degrees warmer than the outside air. Well-insulated basements and crawl spaces can help protect pipes from freezing. You may also consider insulating unfinished rooms such as garages to keep pipes from freezing.

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When your home or business experiences water damage, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of technicians on-call 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your water damage in Pengilly, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fast 24-Hour Service in Bemidji?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

The face of a clock is shown. Our fast response time saves our Beltrami County customers money!

Our fast response time benefits our Bemidji customers.

When you have a property damage emergency, every minute counts. Water damage is often a result of firefighting efforts, storms, and burst pipes this time of year. Water is invasive and will seep into and underneath everything in its path. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing follows the one-four-eight-hour rule:

One hour: we will respond to your call within one hour or less

Four hours: we will be onsite within four hours of your call

Eight hours: we will contact your insurance adjuster within eight hours of your call

You never know when property damage will happen, but when it does, you can count on our professionals to arrive quickly and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. When damage is more extensive, we can provide a full range of construction services to complete the restoration. We will also help you with the insurance process and paperwork.

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When your home or business experiences property damage, and you need our help, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of technicians on-call and available to respond 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your property damage in Bemidji, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Business in Grand Rapids?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A video borescope is being used. We are trusted leaders in commercial water damage restoration in Itasca County.

SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing invests in technology, equipment, and training to ensure that we can quickly locate and extract water. Our water restoration technicians come to jobs prepared and begin with scoping of the job before the mitigation begins. While there are pre-mitigation steps for emergency protection like controlled demolition or extraction, knowing the full potential range of damage can reduce wasted efforts. We can pinpoint where drying and extraction are necessary for your business with the following tools:

Scoping Equipment

  •    Surface Moisture Meters
  •    Infrared Imagery
  •    Evasive Moisture Detectors
  •    Video Borescope

Other equipment we may use includes:

Water Extraction Equipment

Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from the ceiling, walls, and floors of your business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

When you need commercial water restoration services for your Grand Rapids business or home, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of technicians available 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Frostbite Symptoms in Pengilly?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A space heater is shown heating a room. We are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration in Itasca County.

The average high temperature in Pengilly this time of year is twenty-one degrees, and the average low temperature is zero degrees. Burrrrrr! SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing, has a team of storm damage technicians ready to restore storm damage every day of the year. Here is some information about frostbite and hypothermia from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):


Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.

Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin.

Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.

Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.

Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness.

Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.

Call Us Today!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your Bemidji home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Space Heater Fire in Bemidji?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A space heater is shown heating a room. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Beltrami County.

Do you know that heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States? SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offer these heating safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Install wood-burning stoves following the manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Call Us!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Bemidji home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Showerhead in Deer River?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A shower is running in a bathroom. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Itasca County.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that homes in the United States waste more than one trillion gallons of water each year. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offers these tips from the EPA for detecting leaks in your Deer River home:

Shower Leaks

  • Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench. If you are replacing a showerhead, look for one that has earned the WaterSense label.

Other Leaks

  • A good method to check for leaks is to examine your water use. It is likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.
  • Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.
  • To check for a toilet bowl leak, place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within ten minutes without flushing, you have a leak. 

Call Us Today!

When you need water restoration services for your Deer River home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Hibbing?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher is seen in a home. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in St. Louis County.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more home fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of the year in the United States. Knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher can save lives by putting out small fires or containing them until the fire department arrives. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offers these tips from the NFPA for using a fire extinguisher:

Safety tips
  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; the room is not filled with smoke.
  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side

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When you need fire restoration services for your Hibbing home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips for Calumet?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A Thanksgiving day feast sits on top of a table. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

More homes fires break out on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing wants everyone in Calumet to have a safe and fire-free Thanksgiving day. Here are some cooking safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot, and kids should stay three feet away
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy, or coffee could cause serious burns
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks, or bags
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer, or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children
  • Never leave children alone in a room with a lit candle
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working

Call Us Today!

When you need fire restoration services for your Calumet home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewer Backup Prevention Tips for Hibbing Homes?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A sewer line has been dug up in a backyard to locate a clog. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

Sewer backups can happen any time in Hibbing. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offers these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for preventing sewer backups in your sewer lateral and in the city main:

  • Properly dispose of grease
    • Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools off, it will solidify either in the drain, the property owner’s line, or in the main sewer causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.
  • Properly dispose of paper products
    • Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers, hygienic wipes, and feminine products do not deteriorate quickly. They can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner’s lateral and the city main.
  • Periodically cut tree roots.
    • If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to regularly have the roots cut by a professional
  • Replace your line with a new plastic pipe
    • Plastic pipe will prevent tree roots from entering your line is to replace your line and tap with new plastic pipe
  • Install a backwater prevention valve to prevent sewer backflows

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When your sewer backs up in your Hibbing home or commercial business, and you need sewage cleanup services, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.