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Commercial Water Damage? We Can Help!

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Servpro equipment piled high for a water job Our equipment was piled high for a large commercial water job in Fargo

Commercial water damage is devastating. There are many things to consider when your large commercial building has a water loss. How long will this affect the business? What will insurance cover? What will this cost me and my business? How long will the clean up really take? Luckily for you, we are the experts when it comes to answering all of these questions! 

We have seen it all when it comes to large commercial water damage clean ups. The crew at SERVPRO of Fargo has the knowledge and proper equipment to ensure that your commercial space is back in no time. 

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Douglas & Otter Tail Counties – (218)770-1768

Your Local Cleaning, Restoration, and Construction Company.

Worried About Looters or Vandalism of Your Commercial Property?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Graffiti vandalism on wall Don't be caught off-guard if your commercial property is vandalized.

Worried About Looters or Vandalism of Your Commercial Property?

After a disaster, it can lead to easy access to the inside of your property. This can attract looters and vandalism to your location. The restoration of your property may take awhile depending on the damage and it is critical to secure the building to prevent any further destruction. At SERVPRO of *Franchise* we can install locks, board up any openings, and if necessary, post 24/7 surveillance on the property. 

What to do immediately after a disaster to your property?

Depending on the disaster, law enforcement may be your first call. Always use your best judgment and call law enforcement when necessary.

If you do not need law enforcement, call your insurance company and find out what will be covered by the insurance you carry. Once that is figured out, give us a call! Depending on the damage to the property, you may want to consider board up or other cautionary services. Don’t let looters or vandalism make your disaster worse, call us today!

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Fargo – (701) 232-2455

Your Local Cleaning, Restoration, and Construction Company.

Evacuation Plan for Those Who Need Assistance

7/15/2022 (Permalink)

Elderly couple walking down road Always make sure that you have an evacuation plan for your loved ones that may need assistance

Do you know and love someone who may have a disability such as deaf, blindness, or immobility? Maybe you know someone who is unable to move as quickly as necessary during an evacuation. Most of us can name at least one person that they know who might need assistance in case of an evacuation.

It is important to have a set plan for your loved ones in case of an emergency evacuation due to storm, fire, or flooding. Follow these steps to ensure the safety of those who need assistance:

  • Have an emergency kit ready and accessible.
  • If person has hard hearing, always have a backup battery for hearing aids
  • Install a strobe light smoke alarm for those who are hard of hearing or deaf
  • Have a backup cane in a safe place in case of an emergency
  • Create multiple escape plans in case of emergency

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Fargo – (701)232-2455

Your Local Cleaning, Restoration, and Construction Company.

Avoid an Office Fire at Your Local Business

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

Fire in an office Have a safety plan - Keep your employees safe!

If you or someone you know has gone through fire damage, you know how devastating it can be. Years of memories, paperwork, and investments can be gone in a flash. Nobody plans on having fire damage. Fortunately, there are a few things we can do to prevent it. Many times an office fire will start in the electrical or utility room. In an effort to mitigate the effect of electrical or utility fire, there are systems in place such as a sprinkler system, room temperature trigger alert system, and smoke alarms.

It is very important to conduct annual tests on these systems to ensure they are working in case of an emergency. Make sure that your company has set dates to check on these systems. 

What to do if a fire does happen

If you have an office fire, despite the precautions you may have taken, you are most likely left with a charred mess, along with the debris left from extinguishing the fire. This can leave you wishing that this never even happened. Lucky for you, our job is to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are the experts in fire restoration and will get your space looking back to normal in no time. 

Our team is IICRC certified and trained to handle all fire restoration projects, big or small. Leave it to the experts. 

Have Questions? Call SERVPRO of Fargo – (701)232-2455

Your Local Cleaning, Restoration, and Construction Company.

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips for West Fargo?

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

A fireworks display fills the night sky. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Our local team in Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies in West Fargo every year. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks cause fires and thousands of injuries each year, and the only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. With Independence Day fast approaching, we thought it would be timely to offer some safe alternatives for celebrating the Fourth of July.

  • Attend the free West Fargo Community 4th of July celebration
  • Use glow sticks as a safe alternative to sparklers
  • Have an outdoor movie night
  • Red, white, and blue silly string
  • Make a patriotic craft with the family
  • Throw a birthday party for the USA and don’t forget the cake!

If you do plan to purchase and set off fireworks, here are some fireworks safety tips from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or another mishap
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by alcohol or drugs

Call Us Today!

Fire damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When you need help restoring fire damage in West Fargo, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Do You Have an Odor Problem in Your Fargo Business?

6/21/2022 (Permalink)

A person is holding their nose. Our technicians are certified to remove odors in Cass County businesses.

There is nothing more off-putting to customers and employees than a bad odor wafting through the workplace. Our local team in Fargo is trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification to remove odors in businesses in homes. Sometimes odors are difficult to identify because they arise from sources originating from interior and exterior locations around the commercial property.

Odor Identification

The first step is to identify the source of the smell and locate where the odor is contacting surfaces. Sometimes the odors originate from more than one location in the building. 

Common Causes of Bad Odors

  • Dirty drains
  • Bacteria
  • Sewer systems
  • Dead animals in walls or crawl spaces
  • Garbage disposals
  • Rotten food

 Odor Elimination Process

Once we identify the cause of the odor and determine the areas where it is making contact with surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians use several odor removal products that thoroughly penetrate surfaces and neutralize unpleasant scents.

Call Us!

If you have a terrible odor in your Fargo commercial business or home that you need help removing, our local team in Fargo can identify the source and neutralize the odor “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Red River Flooding Risk in Fargo?

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

A sign warns of a flooded road. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Our local team in Fargo responds to many storm damage emergencies each year in Fargo. In May, a blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice caused river flooding across the Red River floodplain in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observatory reports that Red River flooding is the worst in a decade.

According to the U.S. National Weather Service:

  • The water level on the Red River at Pembina, North Dakota (near the U.S.–Canada border) crested at 52.27 feet on May 8; the flood stage there is 39 feet
  • The Red River has mostly been dropping at Grand Forks after cresting just below major flood stage last week
  • The Red River remained in the major flood stage at Oslo, Minnesota: river gauges measured 36.09 feet on May 11, while the flood stage is 26 feet
  • According to news reports, water managers in northeast North Dakota remain concerned about the 65-year-old Bourbanis Dam, which has been battered by weeks of high water

Call Us Today!

Flooding and inclement weather are very common threats to Red River Valley properties. If your home or commercial business has flooding or storm damage, our local team in Fargo can restore the storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Can Smoke Odor Be Removed From a Home in Briarwood?

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

A first responder wears a breathing apparatus to fight a fire in a smoke-filled building. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Our local team in Fargo uses a variety of smoke removal equipment to remove smoke residue and odor from homes and businesses. Every fire event varies depending on what is burnt in the fire.

Air Scrubber or Filter

  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning system (HVAC) air scrubber, or a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) air purifier can capture larger smoke molecules. There will still be some residual odor from smaller molecules or surface residues.

Ozone Generator

  • An ozone generator is a fast and highly effective smoke odor restoration method. These machines emit ozone, which follows the same paths through the air as smoke and oxidizes any residual traces in the air or on surfaces.

Thermal Fogging

  • Thermal fogging is an intensive treatment involving fogging machines. After residents evacuate, smoke cleaning professionals fill a structure with petroleum distillates that neutralize odors and ventilate the area.

Hydroxyl Generator

  • A hydroxyl generator is a slower and gentler alternative to ozone. These machines rely on ultraviolet light to generate hydroxyl radicals that eliminate smoke odors. It will take about three to five days of continuous operation to achieve the same results as a single ozone treatment.

Vapor Modification

  • Vapor modification is another odor elimination method that relies on aromatic compounds and a blower or fan to neutralize smoke odor

Call Us!

If your home or commercial business needs smoke odor removal services, our local team in Fargo can remove the smoke odor “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

I Have a Sewer Backup Problem in Fargo?

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

A toilet is shown with colorful blue tile surrounding it. We restore areas contaminated by sewer water in Cass County.

When you have a sewer backup emergency in your Fargo home or business, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® Here are the three classifications for contaminated water:  

Category 3: “Black Water”

Sources for category three, “black water,” include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • It may contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

Category 2: “Gray Water”

  • It may contain bacteria and viruses
  • It can quickly degrade into category three if left untreated

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, it can degrade into category two or three

Call Us Today!

You never know when your sewer system will back up, but if it does, Fargo residents and commercial businesses can rely on our local team in Fargo to restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Collapsed Ceiling from Frozen Pipe Water Damage in Fargo Home?

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

A ceiling has collapsed from water damage. We restore water damage quickly and efficiently in Cass County.

When you have a water damage emergency, our local team in Fargo can mobilize quickly to respond to your call for help. We know that water can cause severe damage to a home or building in as little as one hour. We can provide the initial cleanup services through to the completion of all repairs, including rebuilding services.

Here is a recent five-star Google review from a residential customer that came home to find his home compromised by major water damage:

“Came home to collapsed ceiling and water coming out of a frozen pipe. Contacted SERVPRO, and they came out the next morning for cleanup. Since then, they were the contract to do the remodel. Rory was great to work with and kept us up to date on the project. Lined up workers quickly, knowing we had just sold the house and needed it to get done. Thank you.” Steve Gabrielson

Service: Water damage-related cleanup & repair

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Call Us Today!

You never know when you might need water damage restoration services, but if you do, Fargo residents and commercial businesses can rely on our local team in Fargo to restore the water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.