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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. 

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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.

Comprehensive Mold Remediation Process Used in Grand Rapids Homes?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

A technician uses an antifungal and antimicrobial treatment to eliminate mold colonies and prevent them from spreading. We mitigate and restore mold damage in Itasca County.

Have you discovered mold growing in your home? Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is a trusted leader in mold remediation services in Grand Rapids. Here is the process we follow for every job:

  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 mold spores while the 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.

  1. Cleaning Contents

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

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs or require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Floor in Grand Rapids Business?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Water is flooding onto a floor in a commercial building. We restore commercial property damage in Itasca County.

If you walk into your building and discover water flooding the floor, you’ll want to get professional assistance as soon as possible to extract the water and dry the area quickly. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing has been restoring commercial water damage in Grand Rapids for years. We know that our fast emergency response time saves our customers time and money in many cases.

We use scoping tools to assess the full range of the damage. This is helpful because 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 tools are necessary for your business with the following scoping tools:

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

Things You Can Do While Waiting For Help to Arrive:

  • 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
  • DO NOT use electrical devices, appliances, or computers

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home in Grand Rapids has water damage, 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.

Tornado Warning for Bemidji Residents?

9/9/2022 (Permalink)

A tornado warning sign is seen on a stormy day. We are leaders in storm damage restoration in Beltrami County.

Last summer, a tornado landed in Beltrami County and dropped-baseball size hail. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing responds to storm damage emergencies every year. Here are the National Weather Service alert definitions for tornadoes and high winds:

Tornado Watch: this means a tornado is possible.

Tornado Warning: this means a tornado is already occurring or will occur soon. Go to your safe place immediately.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong as to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving.  

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A thunderstorm is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have 58 miles per hour wind gusts and or hail one inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building.

Preparing for High Winds

  • Remove any dead trees or overhanging branches near structures
  • Remove loose objects outdoors, on patios, roofs, or balconies that could blow away
  • Shutter windows securely and brace outside doors
  • Bring in unsecured objects from outside and secure things that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us Today!

When your Bemidji home or commercial business has storm damage, 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.

How Often Should I Check My Smoke Alarms in Keewatin?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising towards a smoke alarm. We are leaders in fire damage restoration in Itasca County.

Smoke alarms play a vital part in a home’s fire escape plan in Keewatin. Working alarms warn people of impending danger so you can get out of the house quickly. Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing offers these smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Smoke Alarm Safety
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions yet mitigate false alarms
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every ten years

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When your Keewatin home or commercial business has fire damage, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

My Sink Overflowed and I Have Water Damage in My Bemidji Home?

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

A sink is overflowing. We are trusted water restoration leaders in Beltrami County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing restores water damage 24-hours a day. Although every water damage situation is different, we follow the same comprehensive restoration process as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property quickly. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments, remove odors, and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your Bemidji home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Why We Are a Top Choice in Bemidji?

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

A person is studying on their laptop. We are proud of our highly trained and certified team in Beltrami County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing invests heavily in training and equipment to keep our employees a cut above the competition. We are a top choice for home restoration and repair because our commitment to service with excellence drives everything we do. Our technicians are 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 property damage in Ingleside.

 Training programs include:

  • 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. The training is voluntary and is designed to be an ongoing training series for our employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. Continuing education keeps our office team and technicians current on new industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us Today!

When your Bemidji home or commercial business has property damage, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Worst Summer Storm in Bemidji History?

8/16/2022 (Permalink)

Thunderclouds are moving through the atmosphere. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing restores storm damage 24-hours a day. In 2012, 80 miles per hour straight-line winds caused by a fast-moving thunderstorm tore through northern Minnesota and left a trail of debris and property damage. Powerlines fell, leaving many people without power.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), straight-line winds cause far more damage than winds from tornadoes. The NOAA defines straight-line winds as thunderstorm winds that have no rotation, and these winds do not produce tornadoes.

Downbursts are a common cause of wind damage from a thunderstorm, and they can reach over 100 miles per hour and are caused by air being dragged down by precipitation. When the air reaches the ground, it spreads out across the surface of the land it encounters in a straight line.

A Derecho is a very long-lived and damaging thunderstorm. A storm is classified as a derecho if the wind damage swath extends more than 240 miles and has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour along most of the length of the storm’s path.

Call Us Today!

When your Bemidji home or business has storm damage, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Rebuilding Services for Commercial Businesses in Bemidji?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

A person is inspecting the frame of a commercial building early in the morning. We offer commercial rebuilding services in Beltrami County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing has been restoring commercial and residential property damage for Bemidji commercial business customers for years. Commercial properties damaged by fire or water often require rebuilding and reconstruction services to complete the restoration. We are licensed general contractors in Minnesota and provide a full range of reconstruction services.

 General Contractor License #: BC642675

 Building and Reconstruction Services 

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Services (HVAC)
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

We have extensive experience working on all kinds of commercial buildings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home is damaged and requires rebuilding services, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Summer Grilling Safety Tips for Deer River?

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

People are grilling in a backyard. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Itasca County.

Our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing responds to fire damage emergencies every summer. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 10,600 home fires are started by grilling in the United States each year. Deer River residents can minimize the risk of fire damage by following these grilling safety tips from the NFPA:

Propane and Charcoal Grills

  • Propane and charcoal barbecue grills should only be used outdoors
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
  • Never leave your grill unattended

Propane Grills

·      Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year

·      Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose

·      A propane leak will release bubbles

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency in your Deer Creek home or commercial business, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing is Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.