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Highly Trained and Certified Water Damage Restoration Team in Grand Rapids?

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

A team training session is being held. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore any form of water damage in Grand Rapids.

 The training program includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

e-Learnings

Everyone on our staff - from the office team to our field technicians - has access to web-based training. Continuous education keeps our office team and technicians current on new industry standards and best practices 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 & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Call Us Today!

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help ® when you have a water damage emergency in your Grand Rapids home or commercial business. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Advanced Technology Saves Water Damage Customers Time and Money in Hibbing?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

A person uses an infrared camera to detect temperature changes that may indicate hidden water damage. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in St. Louis County County.

When you have a water damage emergency, you’ll want to hire a company that can extract the water and dries the area thoroughly. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing uses advanced technology and techniques to remove water quickly, saving our customers time and money in many cases. Here are some examples of the types of equipment we use when restoring water damage:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  • Surface moisture meters
  • Infrared imagery
  • Evasive moisture detectors
  • Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed 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

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. 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 have a water damage emergency in your Hibbing home or commercial business, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Oh No! I Found Mold Growing in My Warehouse in Bemidji! Now What?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Mold grows on a wall with water damage. We restore commercial mold damage quickly and efficiently in Beltrami County.

If you have had recent water damage, a leak in your roof, or smell a strong, musty odor, you cannot place you may have a mold problem. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing has been restoring mold damage for commercial businesses in Bemidji for many years.

Here are some facts about mold from our website:

  • 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 air conditioning and 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 
  • Mold colonies may produce allergens and irritants
  • Before mold remediation begins, any water or moisture sources 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

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When you discover a mold problem in your commercial property or home in Bemidji, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Severe Storm Causes Power Outages in Hibbing?

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

A flashlight sits on a kitchen counter during a power outage. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a St. Louis County.

Winter storms are coming, and the chance for power outages comes with them. Hibbing gets 122 days of snow, rain, sleet, or hail each year. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing wants everyone to be prepared in the event of a power outage and offers this information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for protecting yourself during a power outage:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows
  • Do not use a gas stove to heat your home
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
  • Use alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or power-dependent medical devices
  • If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling
  • Check on neighbors

If your home or business has storm damage, our storm damage response team has the equipment, training, and experience to secure your property and board up any areas of the structure exposed to the elements. We also provide a full range of building and reconstruction services when needed to restore a property to pre-damage condition.  

Call Us Today!

When your Hibbing home or business has a storm damage emergency, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Equipment is Used to Restore Water Damage in Grand Rapids?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded basement is shown. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

When you have water damage, the longer the water is left unmitigated, the greater the chances for more extensive damage. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing uses powerful, industrial-grade extraction equipment to quickly pull the water from damaged areas.

Here are some examples of equipment and tools we use:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  •  Surface moisture meters
  •  Infrared imagery
  •  Evasive moisture detectors
  •  Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed 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

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. 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!

You never know when a water damage emergency will happen. Pipes burst, appliances fail, and sewers can back up at all times of the day and night. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help ® when your Grand Rapids home or business has a water damage emergency. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooding in Grand Rapids?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Stormwater floods a road. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is a trusted leader in storm damage restoration services. Here is some information from our website on things you can do to mitigate the damage while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

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

Call Us!

Storms and flooding events can happen with little advanced warning. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help ® when your Grand Rapids home or business has storm damage. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Kitchen Fire Prevented by Using a Fire Extinguisher in Coleraine?

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

A person uses a fire extinguisher to out a kitchen fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

In a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking was the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries between 2015 and 2019. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration services.

Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher can save lives. Here are some tips for operating a fire extinguisher safely:

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

Call Us!

You never know if you will experience a fire in your home or workplace, but knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher can help contain a small fire until the fire department arrives. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help ® when your Coleraine home or business has fire damage. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Deodorizing Services in Grand Rapids?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

Technicians with fogging equipment are preparing to fog a water-damaged room. Technicians with fogging equipment are preparing to fog a water-damaged room.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is a trusted leader in water damage restoration services. We follow a comprehensive, six-step process for returning your water-damaged property to preloss conditions. After we have extracted the water and dried the area, we clean, sanitize, and deodorize everything exposed to the water. Here is some information from our website describing these processes:

Contents Restoration

We pretest every item before cleaning to ensure we use the most effective cleaning method.

  • Wet Cleaning
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning

Odor Removal and Deodorization

We identify and eliminate offensive odors. Our technical expertise, industrial-grade air scrubbers, and fogging equipment go beyond simply masking odors and other shortcuts that don’t work when your odor problem is severe or persistent.

  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Air Scrubbers and Fogging Equipment

Sanitizing Treatments

When required, we use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property.

  • Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Treatments
  • Sanitizing and Disinfectant Treatments

Disposal

We will remove and dispose of damaged materials with guidance from you and your insurance adjuster.

  • Properly Dispose of Refuse

Call Us Today!

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help ® when your Grand Rapids home or business has water damage. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Highly Satisfied Water Damage Customers in Bemidji?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

People are giving the “thumbs up” sign. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Fast action is needed when you have a water damage emergency in your home or business. Our technicians are on call 24-hours a day to respond to water damage calls.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing aims for five-star reviews in all that we do. Here is a Google review from one of our water damage customers:

“I woke up one morning to a sink overflow through the floor, dripping through my ceiling onto the next level. I called them around 9 am, and Dan was here within a couple of hours and had his other guy here shortly after with all the equipment to dry out my floors and ceilings. I had no idea where to begin and what the next step would be. Dan answered all my questions and made me feel at ease with the process. Definitely would recommend!! Also, Mary (I believe is her name), who works in the office, was very friendly and easy to work with as well. They checked on everything daily. And cleaned up all their equipment when they were finished. Great company!” Beth Oneil

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Bemidji needs water damage restoration services, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, can help. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Prepare My Commercial Property for Winter in Bemidji?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

A frozen roof on a commercial building is shown. We restore commercial storm damage in Beltrami County.

Do you know your roof’s maximum snow load? Winter is coming, and our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing wants businesses to prepare for the winter season. Here is some information about roof snow loads from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety:

Know your roof’s maximum snow load

When it comes to the weight of snow, the type of snow is as important as the depth of the snow. For instance, fresh powder snow is typically lighter than wet packed snow, and ice is heavier than snow.

Snow Load Danger signs

Fresh snow – more than four feet

Packed snow – more than two feet

Ice – one inch or more

Several factors contribute to the acting load on your roof, including snow drifts from adjacent buildings or mechanical equipment, heavy rain on snow, and melting snow that refreezes. 

If you don’t know your roof’s snow load, hire a structural engineer to verify the snow load threshold of the roofing system. This information will be important when determining if there is too much snow on the roof after an event. 

Call Us Today!

When your business in Bemidji needs storm damage restoration services, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, can help. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.