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Deck Fire in Fargo?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Fire is shown burning in an outdoor fire pit on a wooden deck. We are fire damage restoration specialists in Fargo-Moorhead.

Fire Damage Happens

Sitting on the deck by the fire with family and friends is a nice September evening pastime, but sometimes sparks from outdoor fires cause fire damage.

Did you know that the Fargo Fire Department responded to over 11,000 service calls in Fargo and areas around Fargo in 2018? According to a report published by the Fargo Fire Department, the number of service calls continues to increase year over year since 2009.

SERVPRO® of Fargo is committed to providing the highest level of cleanup and restoration services to the Fargo community. After the firefighters have extinguished the fire there will be smoke, smoke odor, and water damage to contend with. Here is the process we follow:

1: Emergency Contact

2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)

4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

6: Cleaning and Repair

7: Restoration

Call Us Today

If your Fargo-Moorhead home or commercial business or home experiences fire damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo can help. We have a team of fire restoration specialists on call 24 hours a day to serve you, and we typically can be onsite within 24 hours of your request. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Basement in Warren?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

A basement is shown with water seeping across the concrete floor. We are water damage restoration experts in Fargo.

Flooded Basement Dampening Your Spirits?

Water damage is one of the most invasive types of damage a home or commercial business can experience. Microbial growths like mold thrive in moist environments, and when water is left standing the cost of the repairs increase as it can seep under structures and cause hidden damage.

SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of water damage restoration specialists ready to respond to any size water damage emergency in Warren. We use advanced water restoration equipment and techniques to safely clean and restore your property to preloss condition. We respond to water damage scenarios of all kinds including:

  • Flooding and storm damage
  • Leaking appliances, water heaters, plumbing, etc.
  • Overflowing toilets, bathtubs, and sinks
  • Flooded basements
  • Tornadoes and thunderstorms
  • Hurricanes and tropical storms
  • Sewage backups
  • Flooding from firefighting efforts

When you contact us, we will ask you a series of questions to determine the number of technicians and the type of equipment to bring. Our typical water response process follows a six-step process:

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection
  • Step 3: Water Removal
  • Step 4: Drying
  • Step 5: Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today

When you require emergency cleanup and restoration services for your home or commercial business in Warren,  SERVPRO® of Fargo can help. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Different Types of Home Fire Extinguishers in Fargo

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

two men crouching testing out a fire extinguisher SERVPRO of Fargo encourages you to know the different types of Fire Extinguishers for your home.

Smoke and fire damage is something all of us at SERVPRO of Fargo would like to see you avoid. In the event, the worst happens and you are faced with this kind of disaster, you can count on us to lend a helping hand. We have a team of highly trained professionals to walk with you each step of the way when repairing the damage from smoke, water, and fire in your Fargo home.

Just to be safe, SERVPRO of Fargo recommends you keep at least one fire extinguisher and know how to use it (them).

A fire-extinguisher may prevent fire damage and smoke damage from spreading throughout the home.

If you see a small fire that you take care of yourself, use the following tips.  If you have any worries, you and everyone should leave the house and call 9-1-1 when you are outside.

SERVPRO of Fargo wants you to know that you can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You can get to the fire extinguisher quickly. Fire is fast. Fire damage and smoke damage are less painful than personal injuries
  • You know how to use the fire extinguisher

SERVPRO of Fargo explains the Types of Home Fire Extinguishers:

Classes A, B, and C fire extinguishers are found in both homes and businesses

  • Class A is for cloth, wood, and paper
  • Class B is for liquids that can burst into flame or explode, such as grease, gasoline, oil, or oil-based paints
  • Class C is for electrical equipment like computers, tools, or anything else that is plugged in
  • Most home-improvement stores sell multi-purpose fire extinguishers: Classes A:B:C

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated. 

Links:

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/ 

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/extinguishers.html

Stats on Businesses Reopening After a Disaster in Fargo

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

The letters FEMA on an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form laid on an American Flag. Knowing some Causes of Commercial Fires Beginning Can Help You Avoid Disaster.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)  over 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster such as storm damage, fire damage, water damage, or other disruption.

Of those that do reopen, it is estimated that only 29% of those remain open after two years. 

SERVPRO of Fargo wants you to be aware of the causes of fire damage and fire injuries so that you can help prevent them.

Top Causes of Commercial Fires in the Fargo area are: 

  • Cooking: SERVPRO of Fargo has the information [here]
  • Equipment: Almost 38% of business fires start from faulty equipment or from mis-used equipment. Some materials can catch fire or explode when exposed to heat
  • Carelessness: Remember to cover light bulbs, turn off equipment at the end of the day, and to replace frayed cords

SERVPRO of Fargo wants you to remember that the best way to fight fire damage or smoke damage is prevention.

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated. 

Staying Healthy around Standing Water in Fargo

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

house with standing flood water in front of it. Staying Healthy around Standing Water in Fargo

Staying Healthy Around Standing Water in Fargo:

Standing water of any kind in Fargo can be a powerful source of disease. Floods can be worse due to the amount of water involved. Even small puddles can pose a risk. 

Different kinds of debris can be found in floodwaters such as dead animals, rotted plants, and sewage, to name a few. If you have water damage inside your home, watch for debris in the home as well to include rotted food and electrical problems. 

Viruses and bacteria can cause illnesses. To reduce your chances of catching something, SERVPRO of Fargo suggests:

  • Washing dirty clothes and towels in hot water. Use bleach if possible
  • Remember that you can shake hands with an infected person and get infected. 
  • Do not allow children to play in the flood water
  • Wash children’s hands before meals
  • Disinfect toys before letting children play with them
  • Use bleach or other disinfectants on hard surfaces
  • Keep your hands washed

Cuts and rashes can become infected. Protect yourself and others in Fargo:

  • Avoid floodwaters if you have an open rash or a cut
  • Clean cuts or rashes. Cover them with a waterproof bandage
  • Clean cuts with soap and clean water
  • If a cut becomes red, swollen, or is oozing, get medical attention

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/extreme-weather/floods-standingwater.html

Sharing the SERVPRO History in Fargo

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon character with magnifying glass SERVPRO is ready to make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO of Fargo?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada. SERVPRO of Fargo specializes in cleanup and restoration services in Fargo. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of Fargo do?

SERVPRO of Fargo provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of Fargo performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of Fargo works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Fargo.

Why SERVPRO of Fargo? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of Fargo will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.  


SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Fargo?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO trucks and vans and a SERVPRO 24/7 sign. SERVPRO of Fargo is ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Who should I use?

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in Fargo is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of Fargo is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of Fargo is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re Here To Help.  SERVPRO of Fargo are business owners, homeowners, and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. Our promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm preparedness in Fargo

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

 Lighting striking through the sky Although you cannot prevent thunderstorms, you can prepare for them.

Thunderstorms are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous.  They can cause severe damage to your home and property in Fargo. Thunderstorms include lightning and can:

  • Include winds over 50 MPH
  • Create hail
  • Cause flash floods
  • Cause tornadoes

In most places, a thunderstorm can happen at any time of the year, and at any time of the day.

SERVPRO® of Fargo knows you cannot prevent a thunderstorm, but you can prepare:

  • Know the risk for thunderstorms in Fargo
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system 
  • Cut down or trim trees that may fall on your home or office
  • Install surge protectors, lightning rods, or a lightning protection system

SERVPRO of Fargo repeats the warning, “When thunder roars, go indoors”.  You don’t have to wait for the thunder. If there is a thunderstorm warning, go inside. Once there:

  • Unplug appliances
  • Do not use landline phones in office or home
  • Pay attention to alerts and warnings

If you can’t get inside a building:

  • If you are swimming or in a boat, get to land immediately.  Find shelter
  • If you are in a car, don’t touch anything metal
  • “Turn around. Don’t Drown. '' Avoid flooded roads. 6 inches of moving water can knock you down. One foot of moving water can sweep away your car. 

A lightning strike during a thunderstorm can leave a wake of destruction in its path. This can range from minor electrical issues to fire damage. Lightning is also a major cause of injury or death from weather-related dangers.  Most people survive being hit by lightning, but they often have long-term problems. 

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1527866280447-8ee0ba123e9a7b91c75b97dfb62cb657/ThunderStorm_May2018.pdf 

Commercial Cleaning in West Fargo?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

A stainless steel commercial restaurant stove exhaust vent shown sparkling clean. We are commercial cleaning specialists in Fargo.

Consumer Confidence is Critical

Have you had your commercial business professionally deep cleaned this year? Owning a business in the time of a global pandemic in Fargo is challenging, and it has never been more important to assure customers that you have a safe, viral pathogen-free environment for your employees and customers.

When you require deep cleaning and disinfecting services, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians ready to provide cleaning services that go beyond what a routine janitorial service will do. Our employees are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and are required to undergo rigorous initial and continuing education training.

We adhere to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and use hospital grade cleaners and disinfectants approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. We offer many specialized cleaning services including:

Call Us Today

When you require commercial cleaning services for your home or business in Fargo,  SERVPRO® of Fargo can help. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll deep clean your business, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.