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Abnormally Dry Conditions in Beltrami County Pose Serious Wildfire Threat?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A person is clearing dry pine needles from their rain gutter to prepare for wildfire season. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Bemidji.

Do you know that people cause 90 percent of fires in Minnesota? Our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year. Here are some safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for improving your home’s survivability during a wildfire:

  • REMOVE leaves, pine needles, and other flammable material from the roof, gutters, and on and under the deck to help prevent embers from igniting your home
  • SCREEN areas below decks and porches with 1/8” wire mesh to help prevent material from accumulating underneath
  • COVER exterior attic and soffit vents with 1/8” wire mesh to help prevent sparks from entering your home
  • ENCLOSE eaves to help prevent ember entry
  • INSPECT shingles or roof tiles
  • REPLACE missing shingles or tiles
  • COVER ends of tiles with bird stops or cement to help prevent ember penetration during a wildfire

Minnesota has adopted NFPA’s Firewise Program. This national program provides valuable information on preparing your home and reducing wildfire risk. It is a good idea to talk to your local forestry agency or fire department to learn more about the specific wildfire risk where you live. 

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Fire damage can happen at any time in Bemidji. When your home or commercial business needs fire damage restoration services, our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team clean and restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Vandalism Damage Restoration Services for Bemidji Businesses?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A door to a commercial business has broken glass. We respond to vandalism damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

When your business suffers vandalism damage, our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team is Here to Help.® Damaged storefronts and broken windows send the wrong message to your customers, so fast action is needed to minimize the disruption to your customers and employees when vandalism damage happens.

Our technicians are on call 24-hours a day to respond to property damage emergencies in Bemidji. As soon as we arrive, we will secure the building by boarding up any broken doors and windows and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We will replace any broken windows and doors and leave your property cleaned, sanitized, and decontaminated “Like it never even happened.”

We can also remove graffiti damage from exterior walls and clean your driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Our highly trained technicians can offer the following services:

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Mold damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning

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Vandalism can happen at any time in Bemidji. When you have vandalism damage, our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team will mitigate and restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Bemidji Residents?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A thunderstorm with lightning is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Recently severe thunderstorms swept through Minnesota, causing power outages and property damage in many parts of the state. Our team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing responds to storm damage in Bemidji every year. We want everyone to be safe during thunderstorms and offer this helpful information and safety tips from the National Weather Service:

Nowhere outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark threatening clouds developing overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

  • Stop all activities
  • Seek shelter in a substantial building or a hard-topped vehicle
  • Wait thirty minutes after the storm to resume activities
  • Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones.
  • Don't touch electrical equipment or cords
  • Avoid plumbing. Do not wash your hands, take a shower or wash dishes
  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches
  • Do not lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls

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Storms and storm damage are common challenges in the Bemidji area. Our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team can help when you have storm damage in your home or commercial business. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Keep My Elderly Parents Safe From Fire?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

An older man is taking a nap. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Our team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing restores fire damage in Bemidji every year. Here are some fire safety tips for elderly populations from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Sleeping in a room on the ground floor makes emergency escape easier
  • Make sure that smoke alarms are installed in every sleeping room and outside any sleeping areas
  • Have a telephone installed where you sleep in case of emergency
  • When looking for an apartment or high-rise home, look for one with an automatic sprinkler system. Sprinklers can extinguish a home fire in less time than it takes for the fire department to arrive
  • If anyone in your household is deaf or if your own hearing is diminished, consider installing a smoke alarm that uses a flashing light or vibration to alert you to a fire emergency
  • Conduct regular fire drills if you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a member of the household to assist, and decide on backups in case the designee isn't home
  • Make sure that you can open all doors and windows in your home. Check that windows haven't been sealed shut with paint or nailed shut; if they have, arrange for someone to break the seals all around your home or remove the nails.

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Our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team can help when you have fire damage in your home or business. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Can I Protect My Home from Wildfires in Deer River?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke billows upwards during a raging wildfire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Our team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year. Wildfires can send burning embers flying for as far as five miles that can enter attics and crawlspaces in homes and buildings. Deer River residents can prepare now for wildfires by reinforcing attics and crawl space vents with mesh screening. The mesh screening acts as a barrier to reduce ember entry into the structure. Here is some information on using mesh screening from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Building codes require vent openings to be covered by corrosion-resistant metal screens, typically 1/4-inch to keep rodents. However, research shows that embers can pass through 1/4-inch mesh and ignite combustible materials, notably smaller materials such as sawdust.
  • Embers also can enter smaller screening, such as 1/16-inch, but cannot easily ignite even the finer fuels; however, this size screening is more easily plugged with wind-blown debris and is easily painted over if you are not careful when re-painting your house.
  • Installing 1/8-inch mesh screening is suggested in wildfire-prone areas, as it effectively minimizes the entry of embers. It’s important to note that 1/8-inch screening only reduces the size and number of embers and does not eliminate them entirely, making it very important to reduce what’s stored in the attic and crawl space.

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Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team can help when your Deer River home or commercial business needs fire restoration services. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Professional Mold Mitigation and Remediation Company in Bemidji?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Mold grows on a wall by a leaking door frame. We are leaders in mold remediation services in Beltrami County.

When you have a mold outbreak, our team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing follows this process for every mold remediation job we do:

  1. Emergency Contact

We’ll ask you questions to determine the necessary equipment and resources.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We also remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

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Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team can help when your Bemidji home or commercial business needs mold remediation services. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Property Damage in Grand Rapids?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded utility room is shown. We are leaders in commercial property damage restoration in Itasca County.

Commercial businesses and residents in Grand Rapids rely on our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team to restore property damage every year. Our use of advanced technology, combined with a highly trained and certified restoration team, allows us to get businesses operational again quickly. We understand that every day your business is closed represents reduced productivity and revenue. Whenever possible, we work to allow minimal disruption to your customers and employees.

What makes us a leader in cleanup and restoration services?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Restoration Services

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Building Services

Cleaning Services

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

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Commercial property damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When your Grand Rapids commercial business or home needs emergency cleanup and restoration services, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Thunderstorm and Hail Damage in Bemidji?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Two baseball-sized hailstones sit in the palm of a man’s hand. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Last year strong thunderstorms produced very large hail in Beltrami County. Reports ranged from golf ball-sized hail and baseball-sized hail! Three tornadoes were reported shortly after the hail reports. Bemidji residents and commercial businesses rely on our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team to storm damage quickly and efficiently. Sometimes hail forms when drops of water freeze together in the cold upper regions of thunderstorm clouds. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  classify hailstones by comparing them to the size of a known object as follows:

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

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You never know when your property may get damaged by hail. Bemidji residents experience all kinds of severe weather throughout the year. When your Bemidji home or business needs storm damage cleanup and restoration services, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Groundwater Flooding Causing Water Damage to Homes in Grand Rapids?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded storm drain is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Itasca County.

Grand Rapids residents and commercial businesses rely on our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team to restore water damage, no matter how big the job is. This time of year, the snow begins melting, and the spring runoff can cause flooding and water damage to foundations and basements in the region.

Our fast emergency response time combined with our use of powerful water extraction and drying equipment saves our customers time and money in many cases by minimizing the potential for secondary damage. we follow the one-four-eight-hour rule, which means:

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

Although every water damage event is unique, we follow the same process as follows:

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

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When your Grand Rapids home or commercial business needs emergency water cleanup and restoration services, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Customer Testimonials in Grand Rapids?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded basement is shown. We are trusted leaders in the restoration industry in Beltrami County.

Our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team has served the restoration needs of the Grands Rapids community for many years. Our commitment to high customer satisfaction is the key to our success. Here are some customer testimonials from our website:

“My husband and I woke up one night to a flooded basement. Come to find out, our sump pump failed, and water had backed up into our fully furnished basement. I called my insurance, and SERVPRO came out and were very punctual, kind, and knowledgeable about all my questions. Thanks to them, they eased my mind, and my basement was dry within a couple of days.” Sam 

“We had an issue at 11:30 at night with standing water in our basement. The lady who took all of my information was so delightful to talk to. She was so nice. The guy who came out to work on our house told us he’d be at our house in a few hours and that they have a window of up to four hours to be at our house. He showed up in two. They worked really quickly and made sure everything was very dry! I couldn’t be happier with how things went! Thanks!” Cassie

Call Us!

When your home or business needs emergency cleanup and restoration services, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.