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6/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is here to help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Brooklyn Parkat 763-486-5512

One Stop Shop

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Can One Company Address All Brooklyn Park's Storm Aftermath Needs?

The last thing a reputable water damage restorer wants to do is abandon customers in the middle of a storm damage project. This concern is why SERVPRO combines our water damage and flood restoration expertise supported by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training with our ability to arrange rebuilding services. Our approach invites you to depend on our skilled and experienced crews to streamline the journey from the severe exterior and interior damage to our goal of making it "Like it never even happened." We provide:

  • Dynamic safety hazard assessment throughout the project
  • Emergency services halting water damage
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Management of leaking roofs from storm damage
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Cleaning up after a sewer backup (standard when municipal sanitary systems are overburdened after torrential rains

Call today and let us take the stress out of your mess!
(763) 486-5512

Why SERVPRO?

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO, whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Highly trained restoration technicians
  • Faster to Any Sized Disaster
  • A trusted leader in the restoration industry with more than 1,900 franchises
  • Advanced restoration and cleaning equipment

Residential Restoration Services

Fire, water, and mold restoration are the cornerstones of our business. SERVPRO is dedicated to responding to your emergency fast. Our focus on training ensures we have the expertise and skills needed to promptly restore your property right the first time. Our restoration services include the following:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm and Major Events

Residential Cleaning Services

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty. SERVPRO offers cleaning services ranging from air duct cleaning to removing biohazard contaminants. Their residential cleaning services will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for your family. Our cleaning services include the following:

  • Overview of Residential Cleaning
  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceiling, Floors & Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage and Toilet Overflow
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism and Graffiti

CALL TODAY! 763-486-5512

Feeling Overwhelmed?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement in the aftermath of a fire. As you walk through your home or building, you see fire, water and smoke damage. Decrease your anxiety by understanding the process of returning your property to pre-fire condition.

Before Cleanup Begins

There are several steps that take place before the restoration process starts. As a business owner, remember to keep documentation and remain in the loop. If you do not understand something, ask questions and seek clarification.

  • Typically, a fire restoration company first inspects your property to understand the magnitude of the fire, water and soot damage.
  • To prevent secondary damage and theft, professionals may board up windows or tarp the roof.
  • Check with your commercial property insurance agent to verify coverage. Oftentimes, insurance companies partner directly with restoration professionals.

The Cleanup Process

There are a multitude of steps when mitigating a fire disaster. Depending on the damage, this may include drying, cleaning, disinfecting, repairing or replacing materials.

  • Often, the first area targeted is water damage left from firefighting efforts or sprinkler systems. This type of damage spreads fast and can result in mold growth in as little as 24-48 hours. Water removal and drying is completed with professional-grade equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers.
  • Smoke cleaning is a crucial component after a fire, as smoke damage and soot damage are usually present on most exposed surfaces. There are different techniques to clean and disinfect walls, ceilings, furniture and the air itself.
  • Once structures and contents are dry and clean, technicians use a variety of specialized methods to restore the building and your inventory to preloss condition.

A fire at your commercial property is very stressful. Fire, water and smoke damage likely permeate your every thought. Understand the restoration process ahead of you to reduce the fear of the unknown and put yourself on the road to recovery.

Give us a call today (763)486-5512

How To Prevent and Treat Plant Mildew

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

Plant with mildew It is best to stop plant mildew and mold growth as soon as possible in and around your home.

Mildew can grow on any surface in and around your home in Brooklyn Park, MN, including plant leaves and stems. Fortunately, you can keep your greenery looking vibrant and healthy by preventing and treating plant mildew.

What Causes Mildew To Grow on Plants?

Mildew that grows on plants resembles powdery spots and forms due to fungal diseases. Conditions that promote mildew growth on plant leaves and stems include:

  • Dry leaves
  • High atmospheric humidity
  • Low light
  • Warm temperature

What Is The Best Way to Prevent Mildew on Plants?
It is possible to prevent mildew from overtaking your outdoor or indoor plants. Be sure not to overwater and ensure proper drainage to avoid too much moisture in the soil.
Your outdoor garden plants should have enough space between them to ensure sufficient airflow to prevent excess moisture from settling. Compost can also help balance the microorganisms in your plant soil.
Newly acquired houseplants can benefit from being replanted into new containers with fresh soil to eliminate the potential spread of existing mildew.

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid of Plant Mildew?
The mildew that settles on plants can strip away the vital nutrients they need to thrive. Once you notice patchy mildew spots on leaves and stems, you can apply several treatments.
Try adding one tablespoon of potassium bicarbonate and one-half teaspoon of naturally disinfecting Castille soap to one gallon of water and spray the mixture onto your plants' affected surfaces. You can also create a solution of diluted milk that will nourish your plants while eliminating fungus. Commercial anti-fungal products offer another convenient solution for tackling mildew growth. You can gently apply any of these to leaves and stems and wipe them clean.
It is best to stop plant mildew and mold growth as soon as possible in and around your home in Brooklyn Park, MN. When the problem is more than you can handle, a professional mold removal and remediation service can restore sanitary conditions.

How To Get a Fast Response to a Disaster

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Whenever your company in Anoka, MN, faces a fire, a flood, or other catastrophes, fast action is essential. Delays wind up costing you time and money. A local SERVPRO franchise is always Faster to Any Size Disaster. This means an experienced crew will be at your facility within a couple of hours of receiving your call. After an initial inspection and assessment, the crew will begin to work on the restoration process. The initial work focuses on limiting damages and reducing expenses. In fact, this is one of the best ways to shrink the size of your insurance claim.

Why Speed Is Essential

A lot can be accomplished to reduce expenses in the early stages of a storm or other damaging event. This is why Faster to Any Size Disaster is such a critical concept. Depending on the nature of the problem, an experienced crew may perform any of the following actions:

  • Prevent additional floodwaters from breaching new areas
  • Contain mold spread
  • Remove standing water
  • Cover and board up damaged areas
  • Dry out flooring and walls
  • Protect employees and customers from hazards

SERVPRO's local emergency restoration services work 24/7 and will respond quickly to your call. It is the surest way to get a fast response.

Why a Delay Is Costly
The longer a problem remains untreated, the more likely additional damage to property will result. In the case of water damage, the moisture is likely to break down materials from paint and drywall to upholstery and insulation. If left too long, water can even begin to tarnish metals. Also, excessive humidity in your workplace often results in mold growth, which can cause more damage to your facility. Wind damage after a storm can leave openings in roofs, walls and windows that allow the elements to create more damage.
For SERVPRO, Faster to Any Size Disaster is more than mere words. It is a promise to arrive quickly when you need help.