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Biohazard Cleanup in Bemidji Business?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

A biohazard symbol is visible on a container. We respond to biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Biohazards and chemical spills can happen at any time in Bemidji, and when they do, someone must take fast action to mitigate and remove the dangerous contaminants. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing offers a full range of biohazard remediation services, including:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Here are some tips from our website on what to do and NOT do while waiting for help to arrive:

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) if there is sewage damage

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other electrical appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing are on-call and ready to respond to commercial and residential biohazard emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Damaged Rain Gutters in Grand Rapids?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A damaged rain gutter is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Before winter sets in is an excellent time for Grand Rapids residents to inspect rain gutter systems for possible damage or debris and make repairs as needed. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing responds to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Here are some tips for inspecting your rain gutters from home expert Bob Villa:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job. If there is evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

Call Us!

When your Grand Rapids home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of restoration 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 in Bemidji?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A bathroom with a toilet is shown. We respond to sewer backup emergencies 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Black Water Contamination in Bemidji Home?

If your home or business has been subjected to sewer water or from flooding rivers, you may have been exposed to untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing respond to sewer backup and flooding emergencies 24-hours a day, and we typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Here are the three categories of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Call Us!

When your Bemidji home or commercial business needs sewage cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has a team of restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Call us today at 218-999-9799. We’ll restore your sewer backup problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services for Deer River Businesses?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A small business office lobby is shown. We provide deep cleaning services for Itasca County businesses.

My Deer River offices were starting to look kind of tired. The floors and furniture were beginning to look dull. We had visitors coming to town the following week, so I called SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing, and they sent a team over to deep clean my offices from top to bottom. My offices look new again and smell great!

Some cleaning products can build up on surfaces and leave a dull film over time. Even if you have a routine janitorial service, you may notice that your workplace is starting to look dull or dingy. We provide a wide variety of deep cleaning services for commercial businesses that go beyond the services of a traditional cleaning service. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Commercial Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call Us!

When your Deer River business or home needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. We’ll deep clean your workplace, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Wind-damaged Roof in Keewatin?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A roof is shown with damaged roof shingles. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Storm damage can happen at any time of the year in Keewatin. High winds can cause damage to the roofs of homes and businesses, but there are ways to minimize the potential for roof damage. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing mitigates and restores storm damage 24-hours a day. Here are some tips for making your roof less vulnerable to wind damage from State Farm Insurance:

  • Strong winds can cause shingles to peel off, especially if edge shingles are not well secured or the adhesive on their tabs has failed
    • A roofing professional can evaluate your roof, and if needed, additional roofing cement can be added under each tab to help keep the shingles attached during a high-wind event
  • The shingles should be attached to roof decking of solid 5/8-inch-thick plywood
  • The roof decking should be attached to the roof framing using 8 diameter ring shank nails and a secondary water barrier created by installing self-adhering flashing tape over the joints in the roof deck
  • For greater resistance to wind uplift, apply a bead of construction adhesive along both sides of the intersection between the roof decking and the rafters or trusses. Your roofing professional can provide you with information about additional safeguards.

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire in Grand Rapids?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

An electrician is inspecting a home. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

My Dad loves to fix things around the house, but when it comes to electrical issues, he always calls a qualified electrician. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has been restoring fire damage in Grand Rapids for years. Here are some electrical safety reminders from the National Fire Protection Association:

·      Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time

·      Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.

·      Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) shut off electricity when a dangerous condition occurs. Consider having them installed in your home.

·      Use ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) to reduce the risk of shock

·      Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use.

·      Use a light bulb with the right number of watts. There should be a sticker that indicates the right number of watts.

Call a qualified electrician or your landlord if you have:

·      Frequent problems with blowing fuses or tripping circuit breakers

·      A tingling feeling when you touch an electrical appliance

·      Discolored or warm wall outlets

·      A burning or rubbery smell coming from an appliance

·      Flickering or dimming lights

·      Sparks from an outlet

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage Disaster in Hibbing?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water is pooling outside of a home. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

When your home or commercial business experiences water damage, every minute counts as the longer the water remains standing in the structure, the higher the cost and more time-consuming the repairs become. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing has been restoring water damage in Hibbing for years. Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage water can do to a structure over time:

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

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm-Damaged Home in Grand Rapids?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

A tree has fallen over in a storm by a house. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Last month, Grand Rapids residents were without power after a severe storm toppled trees that caused damage to powerlines. SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing worked closely within the community to mitigate and restore damage caused by the storm. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for staying safe when there is a power outage:

Monitor alerts. Check local weather reports and any notifications.

Contact your support network and let people know you’re okay.

Keep food cold, and when in doubt, throw it out. Eat your fresh, perishable foods first. Throw out food that has been warmer than 40 degrees F.

Prevent power overloads and fire hazards. Unplug appliances and electronics. Use flashlights, not candles. Turn off the utilities only if you suspect damage or if local officials instruct you to do so. If any circuit breakers have been tripped, contact an electrician to inspect them before turning them on.

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Don’t use a gas stove to heat your home, and do not use outdoor stoves indoors for heating or cooking. If using a generator, keep it outside in a well-ventilated area

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in Hibbing?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A training room filled with computers is waiting for class to begin. We respond to emergency property damage calls 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

IICRC Certified

SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing invests heavily in training and is actively involved in our community. Our technicians are certified by the  Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CRT - Color Repair Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Affiliations

  • AEOA Hibbing
  • Applied Microbial Remediation Certification
  • Bemidji Chamber of Commerce
  • Deer River Chamber of Commerce
  • Deer River Fire Department
  • Evergreen Youth and Family Services
  • Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • Grand Rapids Jaycees
  • Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
  • Hibbing Fire Department
  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
  • Lead Remediation Certification
  • Northern BNI Chapter
  • Northern Minnesota Builders Association
  • Red Cross Ready Program

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Business in Bemidji?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

Water-damaged books are shown. We provide commercial water damage restoration services in Beltrami County.

SERVPRO® of Bemidji, Grand Rapids & Hibbing responds to commercial water damage emergencies throughout the year. Here is a Water Damage Timeline that describes the damage water can do to a structure over time:

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

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.