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Fire in Horace?

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters are putting out a fire. We restore fire damage of all kinds in Fargo.

Fire Damage Happens

The fire was caught in time, so our Horace home was salvageable and not a total loss. There was so much to do after the fire was extinguished and the firefighters and first responders left the scene. There was water damage left from putting out the fire, smoke, smoke odor and soot covered all of our belongings and furniture in the kitchen and family room where the fire started, and the smell of the smoke permeated everything in the entire house! 

Thank goodness for SERVPRO® of Fargo. They arrived as the firefighters were finishing up and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They boarded up and secured the property while another team assessed the damage. They inventoried and packed out all of our belongings that could be salvaged and helped us with the insurance paperwork and process. I was amazed at the contents restoration services they offer, and they even moved everything back in after the reparations were made to the structure and our belongings were cleaned!

Call Us!

When you need help mitigating fire-damaged property, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your home or business in Horace, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Deep Cleaning Services in West Fargo?

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

A Realtor is showing a couple a house for sale. We provide cleaning services that surpass a routine janitorial service.

A Realtors Nightmare

I was getting ready to list a house for a couple who had to relocate quickly and had moved in a hurry. When I went to do a walk-through of the house, I realized that the house looked dirty and a bit shabby with all the furniture gone. There were marks on the walls, there were marks on the millwork and door frames, the oven was dirty, the range vent was clogged with oil, the floors and windows were dirty, and there was an off-putting odor that I couldn’t identify, but I knew it would offend buyers. I remembered that SERVPRO® of Fargo provides deep cleaning services in West Fargo, and they came out and deep cleaned the house from top to bottom; and by the time they were done, the house sparkled and smelled fresh and clean, too! 

Deep Cleaning Services

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When you need cleaning services that go beyond routine cleaning, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your home or business in West Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Apartment Disaster in West Fargo?

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Apartment Disaster in West Fargo? A clean, pristine apartment kitchen is shown.

Dirty Apartments Don’t Rent

You would never know by looking at this picture of this West Fargo apartment that it was anything but clean, pristine, and ready to rent. But unfortunately, the last tenant left this apartment in an unrentable condition, and the amount of deep cleaning and deodorizing that was needed went well beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service. Thankfully, SERVPRO® of Fargo offers commercial deep cleaning services that take care of grime, odor, and moisture challenges a regular cleaning service can’t handle, and our fast response time ensures that you’ll have that apartment rented in no time!

Although we are better known for our fire and water restoration services, we also offer a whole range of specialty cleaning services for commercial businesses in Fargo including:

Call Us Today!

Our  24 hour emergency services team of  restoration technicians is ready to respond to your call day or night. SERVPRO® of Fargo mitigates commercial property damage no matter how big the job is. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your commercial property damage in West Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Fargo?

11/6/2020 (Permalink)

In a crisis, you usually only get one shot at doing things right. Things are moving fast and happening suddenly and the choices we make can’t be second-guessed while the catastrophe is in full swing. That being said, choosing your cleanup and restoration company is something that you only want to do once so feel free to ask SERVPRO of Fargo a few questions before you hire us! Consider these:

  • First—Am I going to have to worry about a job half done? When you leave, will I have to hire someone else to finish the job? The answer is no because we want you to have enough confidence to tell your friends/ business associates about us.  We want you to be satisfied so we promise to be thorough. 
  • Second—If you run into difficulty, do you have the resources to push through and get it done? At SERVPRO of Fargo, we absolutely do. Because we’re nationwide, we have access to the know-how, the materials, and the technology of over 1,700 franchises across the USA. 
  • Third—When you leave, will you have done the best job you know how to do? The answer to that is yes. The main reason? Because we care.

So if you’re wondering who to call in the heat of the moment, let us be your choice. We won’t let you down. By the time we are done, the damage will look like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Don’t let a wet floor stress you out in Fargo

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

 Man and woman standing on a wet floor wearing rain boots. Call SERVPRO of Fargo to restore your floor.

Any type of damage inside of a house can be frustrating but one of the more stressful situations is a residential flood. In the middle of a disaster such as a flooded home in Fargo, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to cleaning up and restoring the damaged area. That is where SERVPRO of Fargo comes in. We are ready to help when called and we are highly trained in property damage restoration and in this case, water damage specifically. Here are some steps that can be taken in the event of a flooded home/room:

  • Make sure the floor is secure before you start walking through the water or wet areas
  • If there is an exposed plug underneath the water, do not walk in that area because electricity can travel through water
  • Call SERVPRO of Fargo to help clean up the flooded area
  • Wet floors might be slick so walk slowly to avoid falling and sustaining injuries

We want to make this as easy as possible for our homeowners and reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling in Fargo. 

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated. 

Link: https://www.ready.gov/floods

Evacuation when Medical Supplies Are Needed for your Well-being in Fargo

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

 cartoon image of first aid supplies SERVPRO of Fargo wants you to be prepared for any storm or disaster.

Storm Damage & Evacuation in Fargo.

Some of these items can be kept in a waterproof container (your emergency kit). Medications probably cannot, but you can have them ready to bring with you.

SERVPRO of Fargo suggests having these items prepared in the event you would need to evacuate your home in Fargo. 

  • Copies of medical insurance & Medicare cards
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra clothing, especially socks & undergarments
  • Bottled water
  • Batteries for your electronic devices
  • Written contact list

Some people in Fargo will also need to consider the following:

  • Make sure that at least one other person can get your medications &  supplies
  • Have at least a week-long supply of prescription medicines
  • A list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
  • An extra pair of glasses or extra contact lenses 
  • Hearing-aid batteries 
  • Games & activities for children

If you have pets in Fargo, consider these items:

  • Pet food and toys 
  • Toys or comfort objects
  • Vet information

Some shelters will not or cannot allow pets. Ahead of an emergency, find out which ones will allow your 4-legged loved ones. All shelters allow service animals.  

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.fema.gov/ 

Commercial lighting equipment safety information for Fargo

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

large overhead commercial light Office lighting is the second most common cause of commercial fires – stay safe in Fargo.

According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), one of the most common causes of commercial fires is electrical and lighting equipment. This type of fire is not easily predicted, as the lighting equipment can look totally fine on the outside in your Fargo business. SERVPRO® of Fargo wants to share the following information about commercial fires and how safety equipment helps to lessen the damage and can assist in preventing any bodily injury:

  • Wet pipe sprinklers installed in the ceilings of commercial buildings are very effective in helping to fight the fire(s)
  • Building sprinklers should be examined and tested every 5 years 
  • There should always be a fire extinguisher in reach inside of a commercial building and they must be checked annually to ensure they are in working order
  •  If an office building is on fire, exit the building immediately and do not try to fight the fire yourself 
  • If there is a lot of smoke inside the building, cover your mouth and nose and do your best to not inhale any of it

In the unfortunate event that a commercial building does catch fire, rest assured that SERVPRO of Fargo is prepared to help clean up any fire damage the building/area has sustained. 

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.


Link: https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Data-research-and-tools/Building-and-Life-Safety/US-Structure-in-Office-Properties

Be Prepared for Flooding in Fargo

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Yard flooded by water. Being prepared for a flood can save you money and time in Fargo.

Since floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the U.S., with an average of 25% of flood claims coming from low-risk areas, SERVPRO of Fargo has these tips to offer you to help reduce the amount of flood damage when it occurs.

Lower the Risk of Flood Damage Fargo:

  • Check your county planning department to see if you live in a flood plain
  • Build barriers to stop floodwater from getting into the basement
  • Use waterproofing sealants to avoid water damage
  • Back up computer files and keep them in a safe location
  • Install a drainage system or flood wall in your yard
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that flood insurance is available even in low-risk areas
  • Do not keep important information or possessions in the basement
  • Raise equipment off the basement floor
  • Install a sump pump

SERVPRO of Fargo is here to help remediate flood damage if the unfortunate happens to you.

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/floods

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html

Winter Storm in Oxbow?

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Storm clouds darken the sky, and, in the distance, you can see a sudden downpour ahead on the left side of the road. We mitigate storm damage in Fargo.

Storms Happen Suddenly

North Dakotans are tough. They have seen lots of major weather events including floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and thunderstorms. SERVPRO® of Fargo has seen firsthand the damage storms cause to homes and businesses in Oxbow, and our  24 hour emergency services team of highly trained and experienced storm restoration technicians is ready to respond to your call day or night.

Natural disasters can happen suddenly that can compromise basic services and confine a family to their home. The City of Fargo website offers many storm preparedness tips including:

  • Emergency notifications and know how to get emergency information from multiple locations and know why the sirens sound.
  • Sign up for Cass Clay Alerts, the City of Fargo’s emergency notification system. You must sign up to receive the alerts.
  • When a siren sounds, go indoors and turn on your TV or radio to a local channel to find out the threat and what to do to protect yourself.
  • Have a communication plan in place so everyone in the family knows what to do and how to contact each other for different types of emergencies.
  • Emergency supply kit for your home and car that should include everything you need to survive for at least 72 hours.

Call Us

SERVPRO® of Fargo mitigates storm damage no matter how big the job is. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Oxbow, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire safety tips for Fargo

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke detector with new battery. Don’t forget to change our smoke detector batteries and stay safe in Fargo.

Experiencing a residential or commercial fire in Fargo can be scary and overwhelming. Fires cannot be completely prevented. SERVPRO® of Fargo is aware of this as we have assisted in the cleanup of fire damage. The American Red Cross has developed a list of tips that can help assist in minimizing the probability of a fire occurring.

Fire safety tips:

  • Install smoke alarms in the home or office area on every level of the building
  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace the smoke detector batteries if needed
  • Create a fire escape plan with family members or coworkers and practice the drill twice a year
  • In the event that a fire does occur, do not try and fight it – get out of the area and call for help

Safety is always a top priority in any situation, but especially in a fire situation. Bring prepared can make a big difference in the outcome of a fire, safety-wise. 

If a fire has happened in the Fargo area and needs to be cleaned up, the trained team members of SERVPRO of Fargo are leaders in fire cleanup and restoration.  



SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.

Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html