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Mold In Drywall / Remediation and the EPA In Mankato and Eagle Lake

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold In Drywall / Remediation and the EPA In Mankato and Eagle Lake Don't Let Mold Catch You Unawares

Even a tiny bit of moisture can lead to mold growing in drywall.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that only licensed professionals can clean any surface that has more than 10 square feet of mold. The EPA cannot know how you take care of your home or business, but you will need an inspection if you want to sell. You might not see all of the mold. The sooner you get rid of mold, the less damage it can cause.

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna is licensed in mold remediation.

Mold remediation means getting rid of the mold spores that become mold as well as fixing the root cause of the dampness.

Mold can:

  • start growing on a damp surface within 24 hours
  • destroy the materials they grow on
  • spread and destroy adjacent materials
  • grow from tiny spores that travel through the air

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna can:

  • remove drywall
  • disinfect certain surfaces
  • find the source of moisture
  • stop the moisture problem

Links:
https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf


https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/index.html

Do You Have An Office Escape Route Planned?

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna hopes your home or business never has to deal with fire or smoke damage.  Sometimes, a portable fire extinguisher is not enough to save your property and the only thing you can do is escape.

 A small flame can turn into a large fire in a matter of minutes. Lives are more important than objects, so get yourself and others out of danger.

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna Offers These Tips for Escape:

  • Make an escape plan ahead of time. Make sure everyone knows the plan
  • Make sure that all doors and windows open easily
  • Plan at least two different ways of escaping every room
  • When you leave, close the doors and windows to shut in the flames
  • Practice the plan
  • Do not stop to pick up valuables. You can replace objects
  • Make sure your plan includes a place to meet that is a safe distance from the home
  • Do not turn off smoke alarms when you cook. You may need the warning
  • If you have to go through smoke, crawl under it

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna reminds you to call the fire department once you are outside the home.

Links:

https://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/fire-and-life-safety-equipment/fire-extinguishers

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/EscapePlanningTips.ashx?la=en

STAY WARM AND SAFE THIS WINTER

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage STAY WARM AND SAFE THIS WINTER FIRE SAFETY TIPS

SERVPRO of Mankato Owatonna wishes you a warm and safe 2019 winter.

Did you know….

  • $2 billion in property loss occurs each year from winter home fires.
  • Winter home fires account for only 8 percent of the total number of fires in the U.S., but result in 30 percent of all fire deaths.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.
  • A heat source too close to combustibles is the leading factor contributing to the start of a winter home fire (15 percent).
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the most common time for winter home fires.

Practice fireplace safety and do routine maintenance checks. Call SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna if you experience any fire or smoke damage @ 507-200-3700

For information on fire safety tips visit:

https://www.ready.gov/home-fires

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Fireplace-Safety-Ti

CARE & CAUTION IN NORTH MANKATO

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO CARE & CAUTION IN NORTH MANKATO When it comes to your home, SERVPRO is cautious and prepared to handle all your concerns.

As the leading restoration provider in Mankato and Owatonna, our technicians are trained to take care of your personal property. We will always ensure to take caution when in contact with items that can't be moved, items that are of great value to you and provide all measures of safety.

In this picture, we had to remove several ceilings due to a water damage from a storm. We taped up a containment area in this kitchen to ensure no debris dirtied or damaged the homeowners cabinets and counter tops.   

Our technicians not only take pride in the work they perform but also take precautions when it is warranted. 

SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna is prepared to take all safety measures concerning your home and it's contents!

SERVPRO KEEPS IT CLEAN IN MANKATO, MN

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO KEEPS IT CLEAN IN MANKATO, MN Cleaning Equipment

Because we are ''the cleaning experts'' SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna believes having clean equipment represents our profession in a great way.

After each job we do, we clean our equipment and perform maintenance checks before placing it back on our shelves. We know and understand all jobs are unique and may encounter debris, dust or worse-mold spores. As cleaning and mold experts we ensure our equipment is working at top notch performance and represents the highest standards of clean.

After journeying back from a long trip helping residential and commercial property owners with storm restoration services, we stacked all our equipment to be cleaned and checked. Our technicians spent more than the better half of a day performing quality checks and cleaning equipment.

You can count on SERVPRO to help with all your cleaning needs. Call today to schedule an assessment.

WHY SERVPRO?

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO WHY SERVPRO? Call SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna to help you. Our technicians are always ready to assist!

TOP OF THE LINE EQUIPMENT & SERVICES

Why call SERVPRO for your emergency services?

Let us tell you why. Because our technicians are highly trained and we only use top of the line equipment. The services were trained and certified in speak for themselves...

Certifications

  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • HST - Health and safety Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OCT - Odor Control Technician
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

And because SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna is faster to any size disaster, we come ready to serve you. The picture above shows how important it is to call us should you have water damage happen to you. We come with top of the line equipment to quickly remove the water in your home or business. 

You can count on SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna to help you through any disaster you may encounter. 

Preventing Fires This Thanksgiving Holiday

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Did you know?

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires and can sometimes be due to turkey cooking methods.

When frying foods, you can increase the risk of a cooking fire.

Keep in mind of the potential dangers of deep frying a turkey:

  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface away from things that can burn.
  • Make sure to have a “3-foot kid- and pet-free zone” around your turkey fryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill over when the turkey is placed inside.
  • Determine the correct amount of oil needed by first placing the turkey in the pot with water.
  • A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter. Make sure your turkey is completely thawed before you fry it.
  • Turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire. Check the temperature often with a cooking thermometer so the oil won’t overheat.
  • The pot, lid and handles of a turkey fryer can get dangerously hot and cause burn injuries. Use long cooking gloves that protect hands and arms when you handle these items.

For more information and free fire-safety resources, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.

Commercial Cleaning At It's Best

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning At It's Best Commercial Cleaning with SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna

SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna prides on our commercial work. The new owners of this building were tasked with soot from exhaust fumes. A job SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna is trained to tackle. Our professional cleaning team while using the scissor lifts were able to clean all walls and ceilings. 

If you didn't know, soot can build up over time and cause an acidic residue to appear on any surface. This can lead to all kinds of issues. Not only is it unhealthy to work in and around but can be a daunting job to take on yourself to clean. 

SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna understand how these residues can effect a business's appearance and we were pleased to help with this project.

Through our extended training and continued education we are able to resolve all cleaning tasks with top of the line commercial cleaning chemicals and procedures in making it like it never even happened©

If you have a cleaning project you're unsure of how to deal with, give SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna a call @ 507.200.3700

When Water Damage Effects Your Owatonna Business

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damage Effects Your Owatonna Business SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna is ready and prepared.

Water damage can effect any structure. It's usually always unexpected and comes with a mess to clean up after. The picture above is a conference room that was effected by water from a broken pipe in the building. Fortunately the director of the establishment called SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna to respond. Because they called as soon as they did, we were able to start the restoration process which resulted in less damage and repairs.

According to the latest research many businesses don't fully recover after a disaster, as much as 50% of them even. Which is why it is so important to take advantage of SERVPRO's© Emergency Ready Plans now. They are a no cost assessment to you and by developing a SERVPRO© ready plan you can prepare for disasters before they effect your business. 

The restoration project that took place in this building went very smoothly because of their quick response to call SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna. 

Call SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna today to start your Emergency Ready Plan @ 507.200.3700

Water Damage In Mankato Minnesota!

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Mankato Minnesota! WATER DAMAGE RESPONSE TEAM

Water damage happens when you least expect it to, but rest assure because SERVPRO© of Mankato / Owatonna are here to help with these kind of disasters. 

This Mankato homeowner had a pipe burst and the areas effected were not just in the walls but in the ceiling too. 

Our technicians arrived within under an hour, performed a full scope of services needed and began the restoration process. Not only did we begin the mitigation steps but upon further inspection our team members discovered mold growth behind interior walls. This resulted in a full cut out of a room. 

The homeowner had no idea their was mold or any previous water losses. Once we educated our customer of the real dangers of mold spores they wanted the mitigation to start immediately. 

The entire process was explained and we at SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna achieved 100% success in making another home safe again.