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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. 

Call Us Today!

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

Call Us!

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

Call Us!

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

Call Us!

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.

Mold Problem in Grand Rapids Restaurant?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is growing around a leaking window frame. We restore commercial mold damage, "Like it never even happened," in Beltrami County.

Our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams respond to many commercial and residential mold issues during the spring in the Grand Rapids area. Once mold spores find the optimum moist conditions to thrive, they will colonize and can become visible in as little as 48 to 72 hours. Here are some Mold Damage Emergency Tips from our website for things you can do and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Spring Valley/Jamul for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don't touch or disturb the mold
  • Don't blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don't attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don't spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us!

You never know when mold will become a problem in your commercial business or home, but when you need us, 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.

Rare Spring Storm Impacts Northern Minnesota and Bemidji?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Snow covers cars on the street. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Beltrami County.

Last month, our Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing team responded to many storm damage emergencies caused by a rare, messy spring storm and unusual snow burst. This complex storm was a combination of freezing rain, sleet, and thunderstorms ending with snowfall accumulating at rates of up to three inches per hour! The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources describes the rarity of this storm as follows:

  • A typical "heavy" snowfall observation in Minnesota, with visibility to a quarter-mile or less, is associated with rates of about an inch per hour
  • Most areas in Minnesota see these types of snowfall rates once or twice per year on average, and it's not uncommon for communities to go years in between them
  • Even in heavy snowstorms, sustained snowfall rates exceeding two inches per hour are uncommon, and such observation may be expected just once or twice per decade, on average
  • Snowfall rates of three inches per hour occur only in Minnesota's very heaviest snow bands, and a given community may have decades in between such observations

Call Us!

You never know when a severe storm will damage your home or commercial business in Bemidji, but if your property is damaged by inclement weather, 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.

Leaking Windowsill in Hibbing Home?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Raindrops cover a window. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration services in St. Louis County.

Water is invasive and can easily penetrate into any cracks in your home’s exterior, causing water damage and encouraging mold growth. Our team of Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing offers these tips for repairing and protecting your home’s exterior against water seepage from the Insurance Information Institute:

  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged, and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof

Call Us Today!

Water damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When you need help with a water damage emergency in your Hibbing home or commercial business, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing will arrive quickly to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Ductwork Cleaning Services for Grand Rapids Businesses?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

The ventilation system in a building is shown. We clean and restore HVAC and ductwork in Itasca County.

Have you had your air ducts and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system inspected and cleaned lately? Construction dust and other air particulates may be compromising your HVAC system and increasing your energy costs! Our team of Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing professionals routinely inspect HVAC systems and provide cleaning services when necessary. These services can extend the life of the equipment and reduce energy costs. The National HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association explains the energy savings benefits:

Energy Savings

According to the United States Department of Energy, twenty-five to forty percent of the energy used for heating or cooling is wasted when HVAC systems are dirty.

  • Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system
  • Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through regular use
  • When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness. 

Call Us!

When you need HVAC inspection and cleaning services in your Grand Rapids business or home, our local team in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing will inspect and clean your ductwork and HVAC system to keep it running efficiently. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage in Hermantown Home?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

A yellow storm warning sign is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

Hermantown experiences a wide variety of extreme weather conditions throughout the year. Winter brings freezing weather, snow, and winds that can last through early spring. High winds can occur due to blizzards, severe weather, thunderstorms, and tornadoes. Our Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties team responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year. Here are some tips for minimizing wind damage from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

High Wind Warnings 

  • Are issued when sustained winds of 40 miles per hour or greater or gusts up to 58 miles per hour or greater are expected
  • These high winds are usually associated with severe thunderstorms and hurricanes

Preparing for High Winds

  • Be sure your property is secure
  • 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 patios and balconies and secure objects that could blow away and cause damage or injury

Call Us!

Storm damage can happen at any time throughout the year. When your Hermantown home or commercial business has storm damage, our restoration team here in Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.