Your Belongings and Storm Damage

SERVPRO of Mankato/Owatonna understands the unique challenges that Minnesota storms can bring—often known for their unpredictable and formidable nature. These storms have the potential to wreak havoc on the elements that turn your residence into a cherished home. Following a storm, items within your home that hold personal value to you and your family may incur damage. Storm-induced water damage, mold, and other structural issues can prove devastating not only to the physical integrity of your home but also to your treasured possessions, furniture, and more. The prospect of replacing such items can be both costly and undesirable.

Recognizing that many of your belongings carry irreplaceable memories, our approach is firmly rooted in restoration rather than replacement. Beyond addressing structural concerns, our professional storm damage restoration services encompass a comprehensive restoration of your home's interior and contents. From water extraction and moisture mitigation to mold remediation, we employ advanced techniques and equipment to restore not only the structure but also the belongings that contribute to making your house a home.

Trust SERVPRO to navigate the challenges of Minnesota storms with precision, ensuring the preservation of your valued items and the memories they hold. Our dedicated team is committed to providing a holistic restoration experience that extends beyond mere structural repair, encompassing all facets of storm-related damage and leaving your home, and its cherished contents, in a pre-storm condition.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (507) 200-3700

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.


If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Mankato / Owatonna can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Preloss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most