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Water Damage in Warren?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A person is looking at a large water stain on a wall. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Every minute counts when there is a water damage emergency. SERVPRO® of Fargo offers this water damage timeline to describe the damage water can do over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Crime Scene Cleanup in Casselton?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow crime scene tape delineates an active crime scene investigation. We restore crime scenes 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Unfortunately, crime happens at all times of the day and night, and when it does, Casselton businesses and residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Fargo to clean and restore the area quickly and efficiently. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry.

It is important to use a professional cleaning service to restore trauma and crime scenes. These events may leave behind blood and other biohazard contaminants that can cause serious illness. Our technicians have the equipment and protective gear needed to restore trauma and crime scenes safely. Crime scene investigations leave behind fingerprint and evidence-gathering chemicals that are difficult to remove without the correct cleaning agents. Our technicians follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and protocols.

 Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Call Us Today!

When you need crime scene cleanup services for your Casselton commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll clean and restore crime scene damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Business in Harwood?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

A burst pipe is spraying water everywhere. We respond to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

No one knew where the water shut-off valve was, and the water flooded the Harwood building. We called SERVPRO® of Fargo, and their technicians arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. We were operational again the same day!

This Water Damage Timeline describes the damage water can do to a structure over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us!

When you need water damage restoration services for your Harwood commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll clean and restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Smoke Damage in Briarwood?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is filling a room. We restore smoke damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

When my kitchen caught on fire, the smoke and soot traveled to every room in my house. The SERVPRO® of Fargo technicians arrived quickly and inspected and assessed the damage. They tested the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. They explained that the cleaning methods they would use depended on the residue the fire left behind.

Here are some facts about smoke and soot:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor
  • The type of smoke may significantly affect the restoration process

Cleaning Methods

  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean before wet cleaning
  • Wet Cleaning -an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product

Call Us Today!

When you need fire damage restoration services for your Briarwood home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration in Fargo?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A clean bathroom is shown. We restore sewer backups 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Sewer water, or “Category Three, Black Water,” is highly unsanitary and can contain dangerous bacteria and viruses. Sewer system backups are biohazardous situations, and exposure can cause serious illness. When you have a sewer system backup, SERVPRO® of Fargo’s technicians are Here to Help. ® We have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore this dangerous form of contamination.

When we arrive, we will:

  • Inspect and test to determine the extent of the damage and how far the moisture has traveled
  • Remove and extract the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove the water, which helps to prevent further water damage and mold growth.
  • Dry and dehumidify the area. We use air movers and blowers to dry the area. We monitor and document the process to ensure that normal moisture levels are restored.
  • Clean and sanitize the area using various techniques to remove odors and deodorize your property.
  • Perform repairs to return the damaged area to pre-damage condition

Call Us!

When you need sewage cleanup and restoration services for your Fargo home or business, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your sewage backup, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Vandalism in Casselton?

10/25/2021 (Permalink)

A broken window is shown. We restore vandalism damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Casselton residents need to know about our vandalism and graffiti restoration services!

Last month, a man was arrested in connection with the smashing of several plate glass windows of downtown Fargo storefronts. Vandalism can happen at any time, and when it does, it is important to repair the damage quickly to discourage further damage. SERVPRO® of Fargo’s technicians are trained and certified to clean and restore vandalism and graffiti damage. They have the knowledge and experience to remove vandalism damage of all kinds from driveways, walkways, asphalt, metals, wood, glass, plastic, and masonry. Vandalism and graffiti can cause significant water and mold damage if the damage is not addressed quickly. The destruction of property can be very upsetting and can vary from minor pranks to the malicious destruction of property.

  • General cleaning and graffiti removal
  • Brick, stone, and concrete cleaning
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Debris removal
  • Water damage restoration
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Contents cleaning
  • Mold damage restoration

Call Us!

When you need vandalism restoration services for your Casselton home or business, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your vandalism, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Rebuilding Services for Fargo Businesses?

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Building plans sit on a table. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

SERVPRO ® of Fargo offers a full range of rebuilding services when required to complete a commercial or residential restoration. This gives our customers one convenient point of contact for the entire job, eliminating the headaches of hiring and managing multiple trades and vendors.

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System (HVAC) Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Marble Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the restoration industry. They have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to restore commercial property damage quickly and efficiently. We work in all types of business settings, including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today!

When you need commercial rebuilding services for your Fargo business or home, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Damaged Rain Gutters in Fargo?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A home with rain gutters is featured. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

When rain gutters are installed incorrectly, they can cause severe structural damage.  Routine inspection and maintenance can help you avoid costly water damage repairs. SERVPRO® of Fargo shares these tips from home expert Bob Villa for determining if your rain gutters are sound:

Inspect your rain gutters for visible signs of cracking. Use binoculars to inspect for smaller cracks. If you see extensive cracking, replacement is required.

Inspect gutter seams for damage where two horizontal sections meet.

Inspect your home’s paint job. If there is evidence of paint peeling, it may point to rain gutter failure. Check the section of the rain gutter closest to the paint damage for leaks. If there are more than a couple of leaks, you may want to replace the rain gutters.

Inspect your home’s exterior wood elements for rotting windowsills or door jambs. You may have clogged rain gutters or inadequate storm drainage.

Inspect the exterior of the home for mildew damage. If there is moisture accumulating around or near the foundation, mildew can grow. This is a sign your rain gutters are not working properly.

Call Us!

When you need storm damage restoration services for your home or business, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Cigarette Causes Fire in Fargo Apartment Building?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

A lit cigarette is shown. We restore fire damage for Cass County homes and businesses.

A discarded cigarette was identified as the cause of an apartment fire that happened this June. SERVPRO® of Fargo offers these smoking and home fire safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Smoking Safety

·      If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes

·      If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms and dens or in bedrooms.

·      Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet

Put It Out

·      Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.

·      Do not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves or other things that could ignite easily

·      Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that

Smoking and Medical Oxygen

Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a faster rate than normal. It can make an existing fire burn faster and hotter.

Call Us!

Fire damage happens. When you need fire damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your fire damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Pack-out Services for Fargo?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

A stack of moving boxes are shown. We provide pack-outs when needed to complete restorations in Cass County.

Fargo Fire Damage Fiasco

My roof caught on fire and the whole roof and structural supports had to be replaced. All of the contents of my home had to be removed for the restoration to be completed. Some items were fire-damaged and had to be sent out for cleaning and restoration, and some items were not damaged but needed to be stored offsite while the work was being done. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Fargo, and I’m glad I did!

When your home or business is damaged by fire and extensive cleaning and repairs are needed to return your property to pre-damage condition, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our move-out and pack-out services are conducted in an organized, thoughtful, and efficient manner. By removing the contents offsite, we can complete the restoration process quicker, protect your items from potential damage, and minimize the potential for on-site damage while the restoration is underway.

Call Us Today!

When you have fire damage and need extensive restoration services for your commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.