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Is Drying Wetness a Sufficient Intervention During Mold Removal From Woodbury Homes?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

hand peeling back wallpaper to reveal mold When you notice mold contamination, there is a chance of current water leaks or past unresolved moisture accumulation.

SERVPRO Relies on Comprehensive Approaches Beyond Moisture Management When Addressing Mold

When you notice mold contamination in your Woodbury property, there is a chance of current water leaks or past unresolved moisture accumulation. Therefore, you might consider drying the property as the ultimate solution to address the situation. However, mold remediation is a complex process that requires diverse restoration solutions. 

When planning for mold removal from your Woodbury home, it is crucial to note that moisture is the most significant contributor to mold contamination. It activates the spores found naturally in the environment but are dormant until conditions are favorable for growth. Drying property can halt development, but it does not resolve the other issues like staining, deterioration of materials, and the musty odors emitted by moldy residues. That is why SERVPRO looks for comprehensive ways to address all the problems.

Some of the other necessary actions for successful mold remediation include:

  • Removing deteriorated materials
  • Cleaning surfaces and contents
  • Deodorization to remove odors
  • Controlling microbial growth

Removing moldy materials from your property can require several procedures depending on what is affected. In case of contents such as furniture, move-outs can help relocate the items for cleaning elsewhere or for disposal. Building skills are required to disengage the materials from the structure for structural materials. Our IICRC trained SERVPRO technicians help set up appropriate containment when removing moldy materials to prevent residues from spreading and risky exposure.

Moldy residues can soil or even stain surfaces. Drying moisture cannot eliminate these soils. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs evaluate the type of soiling to determine the best cleaning method. 

Some cleaning approaches that remove moldy residues include:

  • Sanding
  • Damp wiping
  • Blast cleaning with soda ash or dry ice

Finishing procedures are essential when addressing mold in your property. One helpful finishing step is deodorization which eliminates musty odors or unpleasant smells. Our technicians can mist deodorizers all over your property using ULV foggers.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove offers innovative mold removal solutions that can deal with contamination, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (651) 314-4631.

What Does It Take for Proper Water Mitigation in Cottage Grove Premises?

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used to dry water damaged commercial room Commercial water damage requires speedy and decisive action. SERVPRO is your one stop shop for all of your emergency restoration needs.

SERVPRO Identifies the Main Water Intrusion Problem but Also Pays Attention to Minor or Hidden Issues

When there is a water leak at your Cottage Grove business premises, you are likely to be preoccupied with how to stop it. However, the situation also involves other destructive aspects. Exposure of structural materials and contents to moisture is one such problem, and immediate attention is necessary to stop unnecessary destruction.

By taking appropriate water, mitigation steps your Cottage Grove business premises can withstand water intrusion, ensuring you end up fixing minimal damages. Quickly calling SERVPRO can help control many aspects of the incident, making it "Like it never even happened."

Actions that help moisture management include:

  • Timely extraction of any pooling water
  • Sustained humidity control
  • Removal of vulnerable contents

Moisture affects materials differently, with some withstanding extended exposure while others get destroyed even after minimal contact. Paper documents such as receipts or contract papers are highly vulnerable to water or humidity exposure since the ink smudges from moisture exposure, destroying all the information in the document. Alternatively, they can develop a musty odor or grow mold. 

Protecting vulnerable materials is possible, but it requires speedy and decisive action. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the water leak and the contents you have in your premises, determining whether it is possible to protect them onsite or otherwise. Setting up enough dehumidifiers helps keep humidity levels at safe levels. Pack-outs, whereby we relocate the items to a different section of your premises, are also helpful. 

Such actions are more helpful when you have the right resources like:

  • Lifting straps 
  • Hand carts
  • Protective materials like plastic sheets

The resources play different roles in limiting moisture exposure for contents. For instance, a plastic sheet or tarp helps stop water from dripping directly on contents before stopping the source or relocating the items. Lifting straps and hand carts simplify the movement of bulky or heavy items such as appliances shortening the time it takes.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, takes moisture management seriously during water mitigation exercises. You can reach us at (651) 314-4631 for assistance. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

What Specific Issues Need Addressing After Flood Damage in a Woodbury Home?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lightning on night sky; tree in foreground Storms and flooding can cause significant damage to your home.

SERVPRO Relies on Experience and Loss Evaluation to Determine What Issues Need Fixing

The damages can be significant, whether it is the storm or resultant flash flood that leaves your property inundated. A simple overview of the situation may not help you understand what you need to restore your Woodbury property to its preloss conditions.

Evaluating the flood damage at your Woodbury property helps paint a clear picture of the specific items affected and how you can restore them. SERVPRO uses advanced and straightforward equipment, especially when assessing moisture intrusion, thus gaining actionable information.

The typical scenarios you must address include:

  • Dealing with wet materials
  • Repairing physical damage to roofs, windows, and trim
  • Removing contamination
  • Managing odors

Excessive moisture is the main problem caused by flooding. Wet materials are weak, unsightly, or unusable. They also keep deteriorating the longer they remain moist. You must decide whether to dry the materials or remove them from your property entirely. Our SERVPRO water restoration technicians can help you make an informed decision. For instance, carpets and upholstery are salvageable through cleaning and drying if flooding does not involve contaminated water. Wall materials such as insulation must be removed and replaced since the loss of R-value, matting, or rusting renders them unusable.

Flooding, especially from a storm, can involve significant physical damage. A torn roof and shattered windows are some common damages. Since replacing the damaged materials may not be possible immediately after the loss, stop-gap measures are necessary. Our SERVPRO crews install roof tarps and board up other openings to protect the interior areas of your home.

Flooding also involves some unseen problems. Contamination and foul odors are two common issues that are not seen but still need addressing. Decontamination and deodorization also share other characteristics. For instance, you might need to remove some structural materials or contents to address the two issues. Our SERVPRO teams also use chemical products to decontaminate surfaces and manage odors.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove handles flood damage professionally, eliminating guesswork. Call us at (651) 314-4631. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Woodbury Properties That Suffer Fire Damage Need Prompt, Professional Restoration

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

A living room on fire with smoke damage. Fire damage is a lot to handle by yourself, call SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove for assistance.

Enlisting SERVPRO to Help with Woodbury Fire Cleanup Erases the Damage Quickly and Efficiently

Did you have a kitchen fire, a blaze in the garage, or did the in-law apartment on your Woodbury property have an electrical fire? No matter the type of fire emergency that took place, you will have plenty of work ahead of you to ensure everything gets restored to pre-fire condition. Something SERVPRO does best is handling house fire clean-up and all of the small details involved – from debris removal to our odor control technicians (OCT) taking care of odorous particles. We get the job done fast so that you are not left to stumble over debris or track soot residue by trying to execute DIY clean-up on your own. 

How does SERVPRO get started cleaning up fire damage in Woodbury?

Homeowners trying to begin house fire clean-up alone can quickly become overwhelmed. You also have to remember that do-it-yourself fire restoration usually makes the situation much worse. Experienced IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) know how to address smoke remediation, charred debris removal, and any potential safety issues that arise. SERVPRO is here to save you time and money on the overall project. We arrive promptly and begin assessment right away to get started before secondary damage begins to set in.

Some of the methods that we use to handle soot and smoke clean-up include:

  • Dry cleaning with the help of vacuums, brushes, and sponges to handle light-to-medium, non-greasy soot particles.
  • Wet cleaning with or without cleaning agents to remove residue that is either moderate or heavy.
  • Spray and wipe methods involve spraying surfaces with a cleaning agent and then carefully wiping residue with a clean cloth.
  • Other techniques may include dry ice or soda blasting, immersion, cleaning, and sanding.

When it comes to any kind of fire damage, SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, is here to handle it all! Contact us by calling (651) 314-4631 for emergency dispatch.

Water Mitigation is Essential When You Want Results After a Water Emergency in Woodbury

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

water damage in a basement Give SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove a call as soon as water strikes.

Call SERVPRO for Water Mitigation and Restoration – We Use the Latest Technology in Woodbury!

Basement flooding or significant water spills are never a time to opt for DIY cleanup. You must know that failing to get all of the moisture cleared up could open the door for a wide variety of issues. Not only is there a potential for secondary damage and materials to become unsalvageable, but you also may have mildew and mold development. Whatever the water emergency you are dealing with, prompt water mitigation gets you the best results, so your home goes back to regular faster. SERVPRO is available for emergency services water damage response 24 hours a day, and we deploy a crew within hours of your call.

Regardless of the water emergency scope, SERVPRO comes in to start immediate water mitigation in Woodbury. Standing water can impact many surfaces, your contents, and materials, even if it is a clean water situation. A clean water emergency can turn into gray water within as little as 48 hours. When you call us for water removal services, our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) have the training and experience to handle all water categories, like:

  • Clean Water – also known as Category 1, which does not have contaminants
  • Gray Water – also known as Category 2, which sometimes has biological or chemical contaminants
  • Black Water – also known as Category 3, which is riddled with bacteria and harmful viruses

When you have professional mitigation and restoration taking place, SERVPRO has truck-mounted extractors and submersible pumps to bring up massive amounts of water in a short period. We also may go through the impact zone to apply EPA-registered spray disinfectants to standing water in gray and black water situations. 

Our crew at SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, arrives in full PPE to handle water mitigation to ensure your property gets restored “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (651) 314-4631!

Why Mold Removal Companies are the Smartest Choice for Woodbury Properties

11/24/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a white wall Let SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove tackle any of your mold damage concerns.

DIY Mold Cleanup in Woodbury Leaves Room for Error – Call for Skilled Removal with SERVPRO’s Help!

Once you notice mold colonization in any area of your Woodbury property, it can bring on a sense of panic. It would be best if you never chanced disturbing mold spores, which can make matters much worse. Instead, calling skilled professionals to assist with mold inspection and remediation will get you the results you deserve. SERVPRO is available 24/7 with mold specialists on our team to address all cleaning and sanitizing throughout your interior to make it Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

Why hire SERVPRO when looking for mold removal companies in Woodbury? We mobilize a team to handle remediations, cleaning, and restoration to get your property back in order with one call. We have a Green Fleet fully stocked with equipment and EPA-registered products to address your mold infestation problem. Some steps that we may follow when called to handle a black mold situation include:

  • Inspect and put containment in place, allowing us to quarantine the impact zone with plastic sheeting barriers.
  • Turning off the HVAC system to keep spores from traveling into unaffected areas.
  • Set up a negative air chamber to help contain spores
  • Detailed cleaning measures with the help of HEPA filtration vacuums, air scrubbers, and other equipment to trap and filter spores from the air
  • Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to help inhibit re-colonization
  • Controlled demolition work for any areas that have unsalvageable materials

Whether you have significant development or small colonization of mold, everything must get cleaned and sanitized to help ensure safety for you, your family, and pets in the home. SERVPRO makes it “Like it never even happened.”

Call (651) 314-4631 to contact our team at SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove. We have you covered for all your remediation and cleanup needs when it comes to mold removal companies.

Downtime, Your Cottage Grove Business, and Water Damage Restoration

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

water damage ceiling in office Contact SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, to get your commercial Cottage Grove building up and running after water damage

SERVPRO Takes Time to Look for All Signs of Water Damage When Facilitating Restoration at Your Cottage Grove Commercial Space

If there has been some recent downtime at your Cottage Grove business, you must assess the space for water damage before reopening. There could have been issues with pipes, appliances, or water-related equipment that caused hidden damage while operations got shut down. SERVPRO can come out to your commercial building, take the time to assess the situation, and address any areas where signs of water damage are present.

Because vacant facilities often fall behind on maintenance checks and lack occupancy, careful water damage restoration in Cottage Grove will get you back on track for reopening.

Unoccupied/Vacant Building Water Damage Risks

When a commercial space or business is unoccupied for a while, a lack of activity and routine checks fall to the wayside. Any flooding, water intrusion, or significant leaks can go unnoticed and wreak havoc on your building materials. Some of the signs of water damage that we will look for when assessing your building include:

  • Discoloration and staining – Water leaks or intrusions cause staining or discoloration on walls, ceilings, and sometimes door casings. These stains will usually be yellow or darker if mold is developing.
  • Peeling ceiling and wall finishes
  • Swelling – Any porous materials exposed to excess moisture forces fibers to expand
  • Door misalignment or warped door casings
  • Trim or baseboards separating from the walls
  • Sagging ceilings and walls
  • Damaged or deteriorated flooring – Water seeks the lowest level within any structure, then seeping under tile, vinyl, carpet, and more. After water permeates the floor covering, it can lead to ripping, warping, and more
  • Signs of mildew and mold development

Water mitigation is a key component to restoration to preserve equipment, furnishings, electronics, and structural elements of any commercial workspace--be it a factory or a law firm office suite.

You may need professional water damage restoration if your business has been on hold for some time. Call SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove, at (651) 314-4631 to have a team deployed for assessment.

Saving Heirlooms in Woodbury After Storm Flood Damage

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

ultrasonic cleaning bath with basket SERVPRO rescues priceless fire damaged possession with advanced cleaning devices. Our Woodbury customers are always pleased with the outcome.

SERVPRO Technicians Help Save Prized Possessions After Your Woodbury Home Has Flood Damage

It used to be that a flood or house fire meant that you had to toss everything and start over again. All of the innovations in cleaning and restoration open up the possibility for repair rather than replacement. SERVPRO understands that flooding during a storm presents challenges regarding your structural materials and your contents and personal belongings. We have a water extraction team with an impressive success rate for saving items that may have been impacted by floodwater.

Cleaning items with flood damage in Woodbury is a multi-step process, and our skilled technicians have the training to handle a variety of situations. When we arrive, we may take steps such as:

  • Pack-Out – Our pack-out services help us get the process started as soon as possible. Our team logs each item for inventory purposes so that we can track them throughout the process. Some things get moved off-site for storage, while others may require specialized cleaning methods. We provide the CCIS Contents Cleaning Inventory System to provide you and your insurance company with professional documentation.
  • Cleaning – There are many ways that items can be cleaned during flood restoration. Solid, non-porous items can get cleaned using ultrasonic bath immersion devices that have deionized water. Other items can be washed and wiped by hand, depending on fragility and value. For books, photos, and important documents, we have drying techniques to try salvaging as much as possible. The process lyophilization--free drying--can often salvage documents.
  • Odor Removal – Floodwater is known for creating musty odors. Our odor control technicians (OCT) have a variety of products and equipment to address such smells to restore your interior “Like it never even happened.”

Why Clean Items Rather Than Replace?

Working with SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove can save you time and money by repairing or restoring items rather than replacing them. We value the impact of precious possessions and photographs are clients wish to preserve. When you have contaminated storm waters coming into your home, we are the team to call for flood damage restoration. Call us at (613) 314-4631 to mobilize a crew.

Important Fire Damage Restoration Steps for Damaged Homes in Woodbury

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

fire trucks hosing down house fire Fire and water damage cleanup and restoration in Woodbury begin with a call to SERVPRO, from tarping the roof to build-back.

SERVPRO Has Proven Fire Damage Restoration Methods to Bring Your Woodbury Home Back to Pre-Fire Condition

No one ever goes into homeownership expecting to have to deal with house fire clean-up. However, emergencies happen, and it is how they get dealt with that matters the most. Whether you have a faulty appliance, issues with wiring, or human error, you need a team of fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) to get the job done right. At SERVPRO, we strive to make every project's completion appear “Like it never even happened.”

Safety is our main priority when you call us for fire damage restoration in Woodbury. Then, the challenge becomes getting your household back on track. These are a few of the steps that we take with fire damage mitigation and restoration:

  • Board up and tarping – Fire is known to destroy doors, windows, and other openings to your home. We take the time to board up and tarp any vulnerable spots while the restoration takes place.
  • Drying – You may not think of water damage when there is a fire. Still, there could be water from the blaze damaging piping or plumbing components, structural elements, and contents from firefighters extinguishing the blaze. Other factors like rain or snow intrusion during or after the fire can complicate the water damage.
  • Emergency pre-cleaning and deodorization – Our team understands the corrosive, acidic nature of soot, so we take the time to treat surfaces and carefully clean everything using targeted methods.
  • Content pack-out – In many situations, you may have contents that must get stored off-site during the restoration, or they may require specialized cleaning actions at our facility.
  • Content inventory – When handling your possessions, SERVPRO meticulously logs each item to account for everything and placing back in its original place.
  • Controlled demolition and sanitization – We take care of the repair or replacement using controlled demolition measures. Once complete, our odor control technicians (OCT) fully clean, sanitize and deodorize all areas to ensure no lingering foul odors get left behind.

SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove is here to give you peace of mind when your home requires fire damage restoration. Call our team at (651) 314-4631.

Who Should I Call for Water Damage Remediation in Cottage Grove After my Water Heater Leaks?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

hot water heater in a building A hot water heater in your business can cause a large amount of damage. Don't hesitate to call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO Conducts Water Damage Repairs in the Cottage Grove Area

One minute, things could be going fine as usual, and you wake up to take a shower and find that there is no hot water coming out of the faucet. As you check other faucets for hot water, you realize there is something wrong with your water heater. As you go to your utility closet to take a look at it, you notice water on the floor around it, and you can hear it leaking out from the bottom.

Anytime you notice moisture on your floors, water restoration companies in Cottage Grove, such as SERVPRO, can help. Even if you think the amount of water is small, there could be moisture hiding from the bare eye. Items like your walls or flooring materials could have soaked up water, leaving them susceptible to damage and possibly mold growth. Luckily, we can help prevent secondary issues such as the formation of fungi by conducting the following procedures:

  • Water Damage Remediation
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Repairing Burst Pipes
  • Fixing Ceiling Leaks
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Water Clean Up

One of the first things we do after your water heater breaks is to call in a certified plumber to shut off the water and then replace the heating unit. Once the water heater is removed and not leaking moisture into your home, we can inspect your structure for damage. We start at the source and then use moisture sensors and meters to see how far throughout your building the water traveled. Since the source of the water is clean, there is a chance that we can save many of your affected building materials and contents through extraction and drying procedures. 

If you ever notice a large puddle of water after your water heater breaks, call SERVPRO of Woodbury, Cottage Grove at (651) 314-4631.