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Why Your Burnsville Restaurant Could Benefit From Duct Cleaning

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

There are many reasons cleaning out the duct system in your restaurant is a wise decision to make.

Benefits Of Duct Cleaning

Running a Burnsville restaurant requires a lot of moving parts to make it a success. While the food served and the experience of the customers plays the most significant role, offering them a healthy atmosphere to dine in is likely even more essential. Many business owners in the food and beverage industry strive for cleanliness, but often neglect a critical part of their facility: the ductwork.

Duct cleaning services for Burnsville businesses has been on the rise for several reasons. The first of these is that it offers a healthier atmosphere for employees and customers alike. When you are running a business that serves food to patrons, a clean atmosphere is as important as a clean plate. Allergens, bacteria, dust, and debris can get trapped inside of the ductwork system and continually spread out into the numerous areas of your facility every time air passes through the shaft.

Many business owners might get concerned about the process in which our SERVPRO team cleans out these systems, primarily, if it means shutting down their kitchen for the day. Our technicians have a minimalistic approach when it comes to cleaning out these ducts that can allow your staff and customers to continue business as usual in your facility while we work in the background.

The process utilizes high powered vacuum systems that fit snugly over floor vents and overhead fixtures to pull out matted dust, debris, and other microscopic pests from your air circulation system. The SERVPRO technicians on site then do a thorough inspection of the entire system to ensure that our efforts from point to point have eliminated the buildup and cleaned out the shafts successfully.

There are many reasons cleaning out the duct system in your restaurant is a wise decision to make. While not only does this cut down on potential health hazards and allergens in the atmosphere, but it can also potentially reduce expenditures on monthly utility costs to heat or cool the restaurant. If you want more information about this process and how to get it done in your business, give our SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville team a call today at (952) 846-4400.

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Securing Restoration Services After Flood Damages to Your Farmington Home

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding demands quick action so that mold does not set in. Contact our technicians for effective drying out and remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Has BOTH the Certified Technicians and Equipment Standing by Ready to Answer Your Call for Remediation

Natural disasters happen more often than many homeowners would like to believe. While you work to keep up with the needs and demands of your Farmington house, unexpected occurrences can leave you contending with widespread damages that are too excessive for you to handle on your own. In these instances, professional restoration services are the best solution.

Among the most pressing of natural disasters that could affect your home, flood damages in Farmington rank highly on the list. More than their devastating power and widespread potential damages, flooding can occur from inside of your home as well as from external sources. Preventing this occurrence from happening is not always possible, but what is possible, is securing the right restoration team like SERVPRO to help you overcome the damages that result.

Our technicians work to respond quickly to every emergency so that your home does not suffer worse conditions than are already present. In instances of flooding throughout the community, ensure that you are reaching out to our team as quickly as possible to secure our services. Other homes and commercial properties are also going to seek out professional assistance, and though we strive to respond quickly to all potential clients, a faster reaction time can assure a prompt response from our emergency team.

Another thing that you need to consider is mitigating the loss to your property and the contents of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals work to protect your property and possessions through services like pack-outs. This process removes at-risk items throughout your home in the path of flood damages and stores them in a nearby safe facility for evaluation and per-item restoration services. Once the restoration of your home completes, these items can get returned to their original positions.

Flooding is something that no homeowner is ever fully prepared to face. With the widespread damages that often result, you need a team of professionals that can assess the situation quickly and get to work on preserving your home and starting the restoration process as soon as possible. You can count on our SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville restoration technicians to do just that. Give our emergency response team a call 24/7 at (952) 846-4400.

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Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Solutions In Lakeville

8/15/2018 (Permalink)

Coping with mold issues in your Lakeville home can feel overwhelming.

Mold Damage Remediation Solutions

Coping with mold issues in your Lakeville home can feel overwhelming. If a moisture problem got out of hand and supported the growth of mold colonies, you can feel like you live in an alien environment. Our mold remediation technicians have practical solutions that help normalize mold spore counts in your home by eliminating current colonies and identifying the moisture sources that encourage multiplication of microbial organisms.

The microbial growth rate you see in Lakeville can be swift, and mold damage might appear to be out of control. In reality, mold spores are always around us in high numbers, but without persistent moisture sources they are unnoticeable and their effects benign. Molds actually help us out of doors by recycling organic materials and are of the same family of organisms that include edible fungi like some mushrooms or the components of some cheeses. They cause problems when they grow indoors on building materials, using them as a source of nourishment. Our technicians train hard to learn how to halt the growth of destructive molds in buildings.

SERVPRO follows mold remediation procedures developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contain undesirable molds, remove them, treat the affected areas to limit additional growth, and provide suggestions to eliminate the moisture that fuels the growth. Proceeding safely and systematically, our crew members walk through each step, leaving your home cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized after our services.

We contain the areas where the mold grows with a combination of physical barriers and advanced air-scrubbing technology. SERVPRO employees wear personal protective gear while removing the mold as a safety precaution and preventing the tracking of moldy debris throughout your home. Mold removal within the containment area uses mechanical means like scrubbing and scraping along with gentle but effective soda blasting methods. Both solid and porous materials respond well to one or more of these methods.

If an article is too damaged to save, we bag it with the other moldy debris, disposing of it as prescribed by local hazardous waste regulations. The SERVPRO team also vacuums up residues with HEPA filtered equipment and treats the previously contaminated surfaces and surrounding areas with EPA registered antimicrobials.

SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville treat mold remediation with caution and care, but we also are confident we can abate the infestation you find frightening and challenging. Call us at (952) 846-4400 for a consultation.

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Restoration Of Fire Damage In Your Farmington Kitchen Makes Life Normal Again

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Anyone can become distracted while cooking, and even the shortest distractions can cause problems for homeowners.

Fire Damage In Your Kitchen

Anyone can become distracted while cooking, and even the shortest distractions can cause problems for homeowners in Farmington. Protein in meats, fish, and many other foods can smell terrible when burnt. Ridding your property of the horrible smell and also the soiling that comes from such fires can make things normal again for your family. Before we begin our work, it is quite common for family members to notice that food tastes much different, and rarely in a positive way, once smoky odors permeate your home.

Residences in Farmington that suffer from fire damage and its many effects experience stronger smells during periods of warmer temperatures. Summer months can cause soot particles to disintegrate more quickly than they do during the much cooler months of winter. Elevated humidity can also increase the odors your family and guests notice.

Homeowners discover that they experience different problems caused by unpleasant and persistent odors in the home. Food can pick up odors, but more importantly, people's taste buds also pick up the scent of the particles caused by the fire damage.

SERVPRO technicians clean up all of the visible soot and grime caused by cooking fires while we also perform the necessary steps to remove hidden soot and oily residue that continually produce unwanted acrid odor. Cleaning out the range hood, the fan, and other places in your kitchen make it feel bright and new again. Cabinets can absorb a significant amount of grime because it adheres to any tiny grooves in the surfaces of the wood. Rinsing these surfaces well helps bring out their sheen again. We work hard until your home is once again “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville can get your kitchen, and your entire home, clean again after fire damage causes you problems with smoke and soot. Contact us if your home is in the Orchard Garden or Deer Park area. Our 24-hour emergency line, (952) 846-4400, is always here for you.

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Water Removal Needs for Your Farmington Home Following a Main Line Break

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

When a water line breaks, the gush of water into the house can cause a great deal of damage. Call SERVPRO right away for drying out and remediation.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage Regardless of the Point of Entry in the House

Significant water incidents which require extraction services and restoration in your Farmington home can happen with little warning. While many might attribute this kind of situation to flooding or some other natural disaster, the truth is, something as simple as a water break on the main line running near your property could leave you with much water to contend with in your home.

Many homeowners do not think about the water line intended to distribute potable water throughout the community. This buried line is just a connection between a water treatment facility and your residence, though when there is a break on this line, it could cause significant issues with homes near the issue. There are a few paths that lead to a need for water removal services in Farmington after a line rupture on the main water line servicing your street.

The first of these considerations is backflow incidents. While many meters offer a last-minute failsafe to prevent an influx in backpressure to your service lines, these designs are not always able to withstand significant force. With backpressure strong enough, water can get forced through your service lines at a pressure your indoor plumbing cannot contain. At a breach, you need SERVPRO water restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess quickly.

Another possibility is a flood-like incident from water pouring (or shooting) out of the ground and running into your property. This sudden rush of high volumes of water can quickly overcome vulnerabilities in your home's exterior and allow water to flow into lower levels unabated. This problem persists until the municipality can reach the appropriate isolation valves to stop the supply of water to the damaged section of the main line. Our SERVPRO technicians can respond quickly in these situations to help mitigate the damages your residence might experience.

As you can see, your home can experience significant water loss situations with no warning. Having the right professional assistance to help you clean up the mess and restore the damage once the water line gets repaired can save you time and irreparable disaster to structural components and contents of your home. Give SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville a call today at (952) 846-4400.

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Mold Damage Remediation In Farmington Does Not Cause Long-Term Disturbance To Your Daily Routine

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

It has been a rainy summer so far in Farmington, and mold damage can follow any water incursion.

Mold Damage Remediation

We have all seen the pictures of out-of-control mold damage and wondered what we would do if the building covered with fungi were ours. If your Farmington house suffers mold damage is it realistic to expect the property can be restored? The fear of major demolition and reconstruction is real. Fortunately, advancements in mold remediation as completed by our trained technicians make the process predictable and ultimately successful, without significant disruption to our customers’ lives.

It has been a rainy summer so far in Farmington, and mold damage can follow any water incursion. Open windows and aging gutter and downspout systems do little to direct precipitation away from the interiors of a home. Water that is not cleaned up within the first 24 to 48 hours can nourish a mold outbreak. Water intruding only needs you and your family to be gone over a long weekend to allow mold to take hold. Our mold remediation specialists can turn this situation around in a positive direction.

SERVPRO employees train to industry standards when pursuing the Applied Microbial Remediation Certification from the IICRC. Implicit in this training are the protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage mold remediation in a consistent, effective, and safe way. Our crew members are familiar with the steps needed and have experience abating mold outbreaks for other customers. Practice makes proficient, so when we arrive at your home, we quickly devise and implement a mold remediation plan that works.

Our crew members seal off the area affected by mold, often using negative air pressure created when the contaminated air exhausts through taped-off ducts into the outdoors. Plastic sheeting also partitions the moldy areas away from the rest of your living areas, permitting you to maintain your regular schedule while SERVPRO completes the project.

We wear personal protective equipment so our remediators can work without fear of contamination. This helps the job move faster. Our team employs scrapers and brushes to remove visible mold growth. If porous surfaces have mold, we still focus our best efforts on removing and restoring the materials, frequently taking advantage of advances in remediation like soda blasting. Choosing restoration over demolition and rebuilding saves both money and time.

Engaging the professionals at SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville to remediate the mold damage encourages a swift yet thorough resolution to the problem. Call our office at (952) 846-4400 to set up an evaluation and get a start on the process.

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Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage From Your Farmington Home

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Protect Your Farmington Home from Smoke and Fire Damage with a Smoke Detector--SERVPRO Tip

Small Fires Still Require Removal of Smoke and Odor Residues

Small kitchen fires in your Farmington home might not come with the devastating damages that some unfortunate homeowners experience, but it is something that leaves lingering effects to face. While these smaller scale incidents might not leave a lot of structural concerns to overcome, soot and smoke damages are enough to make continued living in your home a difficult thing to do. Fortunately, professional restoration services can help you to overcome these obstacles and get your home back to the way it used to be.
Among the fire damages that could affect your Farmington home, regardless of the severity of this fire, smoke and soot concerns are among the most common. Restoring your home is nothing that you should have to contend with alone, and professional restorers like our SERVPRO team can help you get the results that you want more quickly.
Soot is a black film that adheres to walls, ceilings, floors, ductwork, and other materials during a fire. Our professionals have multiple ways of overcoming this situation, usually depending on the location of the soot and how easily it can get removed. Often a higher powered vacuum is sufficient to clean up the bulk of this present soot, though sometimes sponges and elbow grease are necessary when the film is a little more stubbornly adhered to the material.
Smoke damage is one of the final things that our SERVPRO team works to remove, as this process requires our air scrubbers and possibly thermal foggers. The foggers work to break apart foul odor molecules left behind to deodorize the area and leave no discernable scent behind. Air scrubbers trap and catch loose debris and particles in the air following the restoration process and help to make the deodorization more effective. These devices can utilize both HEPA filtration for removing airborne particulates and activated carbon filters for neutralization.
While a small kitchen fire might not force you to relocate while restoration is underway, the lingering effects from the incident can keep you from being comfortable in your own house. You can trust our SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville fire restoration specialists to help you overcome the obstacles you face between current conditions and a fully restored home. We try to make you feel "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (952) 846-4400.

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A Team That Responds Quickly to Mold Damage in Your Farmington Home

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes you only smell and not necessarily see a mold infestation. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Effectively Find and Remediate a Mold Infestation Behind Walls in Your Home

While you might be mindful of water leaks and drips throughout your Farmington home, you might not always see everything that could be happening with your interior plumbing. In areas like your basement, for example, you often find the hub of the network of pipes in your home stretching out from the service line brought in from the exterior. Any one of these offshoots could have a leak or a persistent drip, and more seriously, could be allowing the conditions for mold and fungal growth.

Because you might not be able to see the mold damages as they occur in your Farmington residence, since you cannot always see all of the plumbing throughout your home, it is possible to locate an active mold colony without ever actually seeing it. Often, mold colonies emit a distinctive musty odor that is difficult to mistake for anything else. Once you encounter this harsh odor, there is a good chance the mold colony is somewhere nearby. Professional mold remediation is a good choice here, as our SERVPRO certified applied microbial remediation technicians have the tools and expertise to deal with the problem safely and to remove it.

If the colony is in an area that is inaccessible, portions of drywall or paneling must get removed for our technicians to gain access to the area. This demolition is a controlled process which removes only the portions needed to get the appropriate access or what materials are unsalvageably damaged by the colonization. During the removal process, often using sanding or soda blasting techniques, our SERVPRO technicians run air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture and dampness from the affected area to help starve the colony.

One of the things that can make the discovery of mold in your home a little easier to stomach is the knowledge that our SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville certified technicians are always available to help. Our rapid response team is standing by, so whenever you need us, just call (952) 846-4400.

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The Benefits Of Commercial Duct Cleaning In Your Burnsville Business

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Duct cleaning for your Burnsville business is only a phone call away, and our SERVPRO crew has the experience and advanced equipment to help you.

The Benefits Of Commercial Duct Cleaning

Running a business is all about production and having your entire team at their best all throughout the year. With this in mind, your Burnsville building might not be all that welcoming to the idea of your employee health and wellbeing. Considering that many business owners do not undertake tasks like cleaning their ductwork in the office building and maintaining these air circulation systems, it is often safe to suggest that debris and dust are common components to the environment.

Fortunately, you do not have to try and figure out a way to clean this intricate system on your own. Duct cleaning for your Burnsville business is only a phone call away, and our SERVPRO crew has the experience and advanced equipment to help you clear out years' worth of dust, debris, and bacteria within a short period.

Your sheet metal ductwork collects dust, dirt, and debris every single day. As this collection mats to the sides of the duct, it can catch more and more of these irritants and particles. Soon, you have an air circulation system that is working much harder than it should to offer the same conditioned air that you have come to expect in the building. Additionally, these clogging pathways continually allow a flow of dust, dirt, and even bacteria throughout the facility.

So you see, duct cleaning by our SERVPRO professionals is two-fold. First, you greatly reduce airborne allergens and viruses. Secondly, you improve the efficiency of the equipment you use, reducing your utility bills in kind. Best of all, our professionals have the equipment to eliminate the spread and plume of this cleaning process, meaning that our team can work at the same times as your own to further encourage productivity in the workplace.

While there are multiple things that a business owner can do to improve the quality of the job for their employees, improving the air quality in the building is indeed something that every property owner should consider. For more information about our SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville duct cleaning services, give us a call today at (952) 846-4400.

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The Risk of Lingering Moisture After Flooding In Your Farmington Home

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Sump Pumps Can Mitigate Storm Damaging Water in Farmington--SERVPRO Tip

Hidden Dampness Post Storms Can Result in Significant Water Damage

Harsh winters can take their toll on the structural integrity of Farmington homes. Most often, homeowners do not even realize the full extent of damage that their home suffered throughout the hardest of winter months until the temperatures return to favorable conditions and snowfall gets replaced with steadier rains. Even worse, the unfortunate way that most people learn about these vulnerable water penetration points in their roof or siding is when water can pour into their houses unabated.

Unfortunately, by the time that you begin to recognize that something is amiss, flood damages have already affected your Farmington home. With the far reaches of water damage, this is not something that even a skilled homeowner can adequately handle on their own. There are risks associated with failing to remove all the moisture and dampness common to flood damages, and the only way to ensure you do is to hire professional restorers.

Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to your call and work to start removing the present water in your home right away. From portable pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands to more massive truck-mounted pumps from our fleet, we have multiple options when it comes to removing the water quickly. While extraction is a critical component of this restoration process, drying efforts hold an equally valuable place in the procedure.

When it comes to ensuring that the affected areas of your home get thoroughly dried, several pieces of equipment often get used. This process is so essential because lingering moisture and dampness are natural breeding grounds for mold and microbial growth. Through devices like our SERVPRO injectidry system, cavities and hard to reach areas get the air they need to dry entirely.

As challenging as flooding in your home might be, especially when it comes from the attic space, there is nothing that our SERVPRO of Burnsville / Lakeville water restoration professionals cannot help you to overcome. We can respond quickly with the tools and personnel to get the job done right. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (952) 846-4400.

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