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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Mold Problem in Fargo Commercial Business?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on a ceiling. We restore commercial mold damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Our local team in Fargo restores commercial mold damage throughout the year. Although every mold problem is unique, we follow the same remediation process as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact

We’ll ask you questions to determine the necessary equipment and resources.

  1. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed during the remediation process. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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Fargo businesses and residents can rely on our local team in Fargo to restore mold damage quickly and efficiently, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Vacation Rental Fire in Fargo?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

A happy couple is walking into a vacation rental. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Peer-to-peer vacation rentals are becoming more popular. Fire safety regulations vary between jurisdictions, so you’ll have to act as your own safety advocate and do some research ahead of time. Our local team in Fargo is a trusted leader in fire damage restoration and mitigation services. Here are some tips from The National Fire Protection Association on things you should know and do when booking a peer-to-peer vacation rental: 

  • Peer-to-peer hospitality services are not regulated in the same way as hotels
  • Requirements vary across jurisdictions
  • Do your homework before making a reservation
  • Check online to see your travel destination’s regulations for rental properties
  • Ask your host if the property meets the regulations
  • Discuss other safety concerns you may have
  • Check the forecast in case of storms that could cause power outages; assure the property has equipment in the event of a power outage
  • Make sure there are working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as required by law
  • Make sure the owner has posted a floor plan noting escape route and emergency contact information
  • All doors and windows that lead outside are able to be opened easily

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Fire damage can happen at any time, and you never know when you’ll need emergency fire restoration services. Fargo residents and businesses can rely on our local team in Fargo to restore fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Signs of Water Leaking in My Briarwood Home?

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Bulging and cracking paint reveal hidden water damage. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Do you know how to tell if your home has hidden water damage? Our local team in Fargo restores all kinds of water damage in Briarwood, and we use advanced technology and techniques to locate and identify the source of hidden water damage.

After a storm or when the snowmelt begins is an excellent time to inspect your roofing system and attic space for signs of water intrusion. Ice dam damage may not become visible until the snow melts. Two easy ways to determine where the source of the water is coming from are:

  1. If the water damage is isolated to the top floor, it is probably roof damage
  2. Water damage on interior floors could be coming from leaking pipes running between two floors or coming from an upstairs bathroom

Here are some of the “low-tech” signs that you may have water damage in your ceiling:

  • Yellow or brown spots in the ceiling paint
  • Peeling, cracking, or bubbling paint and surfaces on the ceiling or walls
  • Strong mildew or mold odor
  • Dark, round stains on the ceiling
  • Bulging or sagging ceiling
  • Bulging or stained drywall
  • Wetness or dampness on the ceiling
  • Visibly seeing water dripping through the ceiling or walls

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Briarwood residents and businesses can rely on our local team in Fargo to restore water damage quickly and efficiently, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance Services in West Fargo?

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Home utilities are shown in a basement. We inspect, clean, and maintain HVAC systems in Cass County.

Do you know that our local team in Fargo inspects, cleans, and maintains heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the West Fargo area? According to a report published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), HVAC systems are recommended to be cleaned when:

  • There is substantial visible mold growth inside the ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system
  • If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy, it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced
  • Ducts are infested with vermin (e.g., rodents or insects)
  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris
  • Particles are being released into the home from your supply registers

If you haven’t had your HVAC system inspected or serviced lately, it may be circulating some or all of these contaminants:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

Servicing your HVAC unit will restore your system to peak energy efficiency, help eliminate offensive odors, and help reduce mold growth potential.

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West Fargo residents and businesses benefit from having a high-functioning HVAC system. When you need HVAC inspection and cleaning services, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Snow Squall Warning Issued for downtown Fargo?

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Snow and freezing ice blow across a roadway during a snow squall. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Newswriter Barry Amundson reported on a snow squall that moved into downtown Fargo from the northwest on March 10. A snow squall could be described as a fast-moving blizzard. “Snow Squall” is a new term first issued in 2018 by the National Weather Service (NWS).

  • It is a polygon warning, generally 30-60 minutes in duration, that is issued similar to severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings
  • A snow squall is an intense, short-lived burst of heavy snowfall that leads to a quick reduction in visibilities and is often accompanied by gusty winds
  • Sudden whiteout conditions and slick roadways can lead to high-speed accidents with large pileups that result in injuries and fatalities
  • This new warning aims to bring better situational awareness to drivers and mitigate impacts related to these squalls
  • If a snow squall warning is issued in your area, avoid or delay motor travel until the squall passes through your location.

Flash Freeze

Snow squalls are especially dangerous because they are accompanied by a flash freeze that causes a rapid change in road conditions, leading to multiple accidents.

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When you have storm damage in your downtown Fargo home or commercial business, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Fire Prevention Safety Tips for Fargo Children and Families?

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Young people view a large fire from a distance. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Children are naturally curious about fire, so they need to learn fire safety rules early. Our local team in Fargo restores fire damage throughout the year in Fargo. Here are some fire safety tips for families and children from the  National Fire Protection Association:

  • Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet
  • Closely supervise children, making sure that they are kept away from other fire sources, including lit candles, cigarettes, bonfires, and stoves
  • Explain that fire moves very fast and can hurt as soon as it touches them. Tell them that this is why matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Teach young children never to touch matches or lighters. They must tell a grown-up when matches or lighters are found.
  • Establish clear rules and consequences about unsupervised and unauthorized uses of fire
  • Be a good example! Always use fire sources — matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, and campfires — in a safe manner. Never treat them as toys, or children may imitate you.
  • Talk with children about what their friends or other children are doing with fire. What do they see online in video games, TV, movies, and social media? Teach them specific ways to resist the peer pressure to misuse fire.
  • Give praise for showing respect and age-appropriate responsible behavior toward fire

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When you have fire damage in your Fargo home or commercial business, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Spring Snow and Flooding Causing Water Intrusion in Fargo Homes?

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Fargo roads are covered in snow after a storm in North Dakota.  We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

The Valley News published an article urging Fargo residents to prepare for potential flooding in the spring due to heavy snowfall from the winter. Our local team in Fargo responds to water damage emergencies every year involving water seepage issues and offer this information for preventing water intrusion from the Insurance Information Institute:

Repair and protect your home's exterior

  • Check sprinklers and irrigation systems to be sure they are not creating water damage to the walls and foundations of the house. Turn off and drain outside faucets to protect against frozen pipes.
  • Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles and make necessary repairs
  • Caulk and seal windows to guard against water seepage
  • Check your downspouts. Remove debris that may have accumulated in downspouts and rain gutters. Position downspouts so that they direct water away from the house.
  • Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs and keep water flowing away from the house instead of accumulating on the roof.

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Water damage never happens at a convenient time. When you have water damage in your Fargo home or commercial business, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® We'll restore your water damage, "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips for Fargo Homes?

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

A person is testing a smoke alarm. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Our local team in Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies every year. Smoke alarms play a critical role in a home fire escape plan, as these alarms reduce fire deaths and injuries in the United States. Working smoke alarms give early warnings so you can get outside quickly. Here are some smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Smoke Alarm Safety
  • A closed-door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions yet mitigate false alarms
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every ten years

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When you have fire damage in your Fargo home or commercial business, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Blizzard Damage in Fargo?

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

A blizzard creates zero visibility conditions. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

North Dakota had over six blizzard warnings this past winter! Typically the state gets between three and four. The February 18 blizzard closed down Interstate 29 between Fargo and the Canadian border and brought sixty mile-per-hour winds and zero visibility conditions. Our local team in Fargo responded to many storm damage emergency calls, many due to wind damage.  

Here are terms used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to define hazardous weather:

Blizzard Warning: The following conditions are occurring or are expected within the next twelve to eighteen hours.

Snow and or blowing snow reducing visibility to one-quarter of a mile or less for three hours or longer and sustained winds of 35 miles-per-hour or greater or frequent gusts to 35 miles-per-hour or greater. No temperature requirement must be met to achieve blizzard conditions.

High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheel.

High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose items and adjust plans as necessary so you’re not caught outside.

Wind Advisory: Take Action: Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects outdoors should be secured, and caution should be taken if driving. 

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When you have property damage, our local team in Fargo is Here to Help. ® We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Snowmelt Flooding in Fargo?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

The view of an ice jam along the Red River during the spring flood of 2011. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

When your business experiences water intrusion from snowmelt, SERVPRO® of Fargo’s technicians will arrive quickly to begin the cleanup and restoration process immediately. We respond to water damage emergencies of all kinds every year.

According to the North Dakota State University Geosciences Department (NDSU), the Red River has passed into flood stage at least once per year. The flooding has been minimal for most years, but several floods have been devastating. In a report from NDSU, the Red River is prone to flooding because:

  1. The Red River flows northward, and its waters increase due to runoff from both the South and North portions of the valley
  2. Ice jams form when ice from the southern valley meets the freshly broken ice in the central and northern valley, causing ice concentrations that build and dam the water flow.
  3. The Red River is a young river of about 9300 hundred years old in geologic time, and this “young river” has not had time to carve a significant valley yet.
  4. The decrease in the downslope of the river averages five inches per mile around Fargo-Halstad, and the downslope of the Drayton-Pembina is only 1.5 inches per mile. During floods, the lack of slope causes the water to pool.

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If snowmelt damages your commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Fargo’s technicians are Here to Help. ® We are ready to respond to your emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Super Snow Drifts in Fargo?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Huge snowdrifts cover a car in a driveway. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Do you know that one neighborhood near Osgood Park has some snowdrifts nearly six feet high outside their homes? The same neighborhood reported snowdrifts of up to fifteen feet three years ago! Yikes! When a tree fell and damaged my home in the middle of the night during the last big storm, my insurance adjuster told me to call the professionals at SERVPRO® of Fargo. The team arrived quickly and went to work. They boarded up the broken window and removed the tree. The next day they came back and replaced the window.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

When severe weather causes damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of Fargo’s technicians will arrive quickly to begin the cleanup and restoration process immediately. We respond to storm damage emergencies of all kinds during the winter months: broken windows, blown-in garage doors, roof damage from heavy snow loads, downed trees, and water intrusion are some examples.

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If a storm damages your Fargo home or commercial business, SERVPRO® of Fargo will arrive quickly to restore the damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO Ranks #1 in Category by Entrepreneur Magazine's 2022 Franchise 500

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

Franchise 500 #1 in Category Badge #1 in Restoration Services!

SERVPRO of Fargo is proud to announce that SERVPRO has been recognized again as one of the best overall franchise opportunities by Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500, the industry’s most comprehensive franchise ranking. Evaluated on categories such as growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power, SERVPRO was named the #8 overall franchise system, and #1 in the cleaning and restoration industry for the 19th consecutive year.

“SERVPRO is built on the foundation of outstanding customer service, industry-leading training and the success of following a proven system,” said SERVPRO CEO Rick Isaacson. “On behalf of the more than 1,900 SERVPRO franchises across the U.S. and Canada, we are honored by this recognition. 

“The SERVPRO brand and its franchisees share a strong partnership, working together to set and achieve goals which have allowed us to grow each year for more than half a century despite the challenges many businesses have faced, especially over the past 18-24 months.”

“The past year has been one of the most challenging for businesses in recent memory, which made putting together our 43rd annual Franchise 500 list more enlightening than ever,” said Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jason Feifer. “The companies named to this year’s list showed us how being resilient, supportive and nimble can help navigate extraordinary challenges and also underscore the grit and innovation that define entrepreneurship.”

SERVPRO franchise owners pride themselves on being “ready for whatever happens,” Isaacson said, which helped the company jump two spots from its #10 ranking in 2021.

“Our franchisees have a ‘never say no’ mentality, working together with other owners to make sure we are able to satisfy all of our customers’ and clients’ cleanup, remediation and restoration needs, which allows us to ‘Keep it Green,’ as we like to say.

“We pride ourselves on rushing in when others are running out – whether that is in response to a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood or tornado; cleaning up after a home or business water or fire loss; or helping clean and sanitize spaces from unseen threats like COVID-19. Maintaining our position for nearly 20 years as the best franchise in our category on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list validates our long-standing strategy for growing our brand: invest in franchisee training and support and commit resources to continually improving our infrastructure.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is available 24/7/365 for Emergency Restoration Services. Give us a call at (701)232-2455!

Move-Out and Pack-Out Services in Fargo?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

Boxes are being loaded on a dolly. We can store your belongings offsite during restorations in Cass County.

My home was damaged by water, the downstairs floors had to be replaced, and all contents had to be moved out. Some items were damaged, some required offsite storage and others needed to be sent out for cleaning. My insurance adjuster told me about SERVPRO® of Fargo. The SERVPRO team helped me pack up and move out all of the belongings on the first floor. The restoration went as planned, and we moved back into the house sooner than we thought. Thank you, SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

When your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, we can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

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

Once the restoration is complete, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in at a convenient time, according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

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Water damage can happen at any time and for many reasons. When your Fargo home or commercial business has water damage and requires reconstruction services, SERVPRO® of Fargo can help you with move-out and pack-out services. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Frozen Pipes in West Fargo?

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

A pipe outdoors is frozen. We restore commercial property damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

If you’re one of the many local West Fargo businesses participating in Frostival this winter, the last thing you need is a frozen pipe. SERVPRO® of Fargo offers this information from the Institute of Business and Home Safety, as frozen pipes are a leading source of property damage during severe winter weather. Here are their recommendations for reducing your risk of damage:

  • Seal openings and penetrations:Seal all windows, doors, and other openings on exterior walls with caulk or insulation to prevent cold air from penetrating wall cavities
  • Seal cracks and penetrationsSeal all wall cracks and penetrations, including domestic and fire protection lines, electrical conduit, and other utility service lines
  • Insulate and seal attic penetrations:Insulate and seal attic penetrations such as partition walls, vents, plumbing stacks, and electric and mechanical chases
  • Run faucets:Let all faucets drip during extremely cold weather to prevent freezing of the water inside the pipe, and if freezing does occur, to relieve pressure buildup in the pipes between the ice blockage and the faucet
  • Insulate pipes
  • Insulate recessed light fixtures
  • Install an automatic excess flow switch
  • Monitor sprinkler systems
  • Provide backup power

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When your West Fargo commercial business or home has a frozen pipe problem or another form of property damage, 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.

Roof Collapse in Fargo?

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

A picture of the historic Fargo Theatre in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, with snow. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Do you know that fresh snow of more than four feet can cause your roof to fail? When you need help with a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Here is some information from the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety to help you determine how much the snow on your roof weighs:

Fresh snow: Ten to twelve inches of new snow equals one inch of water or about five pounds per square foot of roof space, so you could have up to four feet of new snow before the roof becomes stressed.

Packed snow: Three to five inches of old snow is equal to one inch of water, or about five pounds per square foot of roof space, so anything more than two feet of old snow could be too much for your roof to handle.

  • Total accumulated weight:Two feet of old snow and two feet of new snow could weigh as much as sixty pounds per square foot of roof space, which is beyond most roofs’ typical snow load capacity.

Ice: One inch of ice equals one foot of fresh snow.

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When your Fargo home or commercial business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Sink Overflow in Fargo?

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

A sink is shown overflowing. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

When you need help with a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Although every water damage event is unique, we follow the same process as follows:

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property. This helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Call Us Today!

When your Fargo home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Sump Pump Maintenance Tips for Fargo?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

A sump pump is shown. We are trusted leaders in water damage restoration in Cass County.

Winter is a busy time for SERVPRO® of Fargo. Water damage is a common problem this time of year, and our fast emergency response time saves our customers time and money by minimizing the potential for secondary damage. Some of our water damage emergencies involve failed or inadequately running sump pumps. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your sump pump working correctly:

  • Open the lid and remove debris that may be blocking the water inlet screen
  • Pour about five gallons of water into the pump and watch the float valve rise
  • As the float valve rises, the pump should turn on, and the water should discharge through the outlet pipe
  • Go outside and inspect the outlet pipe
  • Water should be flowing from the pipe and away from the home
  • Contact a plumbing professional if the sump pump fails to operate during this inspection
  • Install a battery backup system
  • Choose a system with a battery replacement warning
  • Replace batteries every two to three years

Call Us Today!

You never know when you’ll need water damage restoration services for your home or commercial business, but when you do, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooded Basement in Briarwood?

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

A flooded basement is shown. We mitigate water damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Briarwood residents and commercial businesses can count on SERVPRO® of Fargo to arrive quickly when you have a water damage emergency. We typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call. Here is a recent Google review from a customer how needed help when their basement flooded:

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

“We experienced an unexpected sump pump failure in our basement last week. Mike Olson and his team with SERVPRO came out and cleaned up the water, removed the carpet pad, and dried out the carpet. He also inspected every wall to see if there was water damage and marked any suspicious areas for us to repair.
Every SERVPRO worker was courteous, knowledgeable, and extremely professional in every aspect of this process. We appreciate Mike and his SERVPRO Team and will not hesitate to contact them again. We highly recommend SERVPRO of Fargo!” Wendy Folkestad

Service: Water damage cleanup

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Process

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction
  • Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification
  • Step 5: Cleaning and Repair
  • Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your Briarwood home or commercial business needs water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Winter Storm Safety Tips for West Fargo?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy snow covers trees outside a home. We mitigate storm damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

West Fargo residents have been relying on SERVPRO® of Fargo to restore storm damage for years. Here are some tips from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for staying warm and safe during a power outage.

  • Some gas-fueled heaters, such as vent-less gas fireplaces, require some ventilation. Otherwise, if you don’t need extra ventilation, keep as much heat as possible inside your home.
  • Avoid unnecessarily opening doors or windows
  • Close off unneeded rooms
  • Stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors
  • Close draperies or cover windows with blankets at night
  • Generators should be located at least twenty feet from any window, door, or vent and in a space where rain and snow will not reach them
  • Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector
  • Never use generators, gas or charcoal grills, camp stoves, or similar devices inside your home, in basements, in garages, or near windows. The fumes are deadly.
  • Plug in appliances to the generator using individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords
  • Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet
  • Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite

Call Us Today!

When your West Fargo home or commercial business needs help with storm damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Cooking Fire in Casselton Home?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Food is cooking on a gas stove. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Do you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires in the United States? The National Fire Protection Association reports that US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 172,900 home structure fires per year that started by cooking activities in 2014-2018. These fires caused an average of 550 civilian deaths, 4,820 reported civilian fire injuries and more than $1 billion in direct property damage per year.

SERVPRO® of Fargo has been restoring fire damage in Casselton for years. Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Although every fire loss is unique, we use the same process to restore fire damage as follows:

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact
  • Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service
  • Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  • Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  • Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 7: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When your Casselton home or commercial business needs help with fire damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hidden Water Damage in Fargo Home?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

An infrared camera is shown. We are leaders in water restoration services in Cass County.

I was surprised when the SERVPRO® of Fargo technician pulled out a case with electronic instruments inside. He explained that these instruments are used in the pre-mitigation process to detect hidden water damage and measure the extent of the moisture in the air. The use of advanced technology allowed the SERVPRO team to locate the hidden water leak quickly without tearing apart the walls. Here are some of the advanced technology and specialized equipment they used:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

  •  Surface moisture meters
  •  Infrared imagery
  •  Evasive moisture detectors
  •  Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us!

When your Fargo home or commercial business experiences water damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Mold Infestation in Mapleton?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

A water stain is visible on the ceiling in a home. We are trusted leaders in mold remediation services in Cass County.

I had no idea there was a leak in my Mapleton home until I saw the water stain on the ceiling. I knew the upstairs bathroom was overhead, so I had an idea about what the issue was. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Fargo. They sent out a team, and after inspecting the area, they discovered water damage and mold growing inside the ceiling. Fortunately, the SERVPRO team took care of both problems.

Here are some facts and tips on what to do and on what not to do if you find mold:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Fargo for mold remediation services

What Not to Do

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business experiences mold damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. We’ll restore your mold damage in Mapleton, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Water-Damage in Fargo Business?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A hygrometer is being used to detect the amount of moisture in the air. We restore water damage for Cass County businesses.

When your business has a water damage emergency, every minute counts, as the longer the water is left standing, the more time-consuming the repairs will be. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to commercial water damage emergencies 24-hours a day. We use advanced technology and techniques to locate and restore the damage quickly.

Moisture Detection and Measurement

We use moisture detection and measurement equipment to determine the extent of the water damage, the path water has traveled through the building, and the degree of the moisture saturation. This helps us more efficiently mitigate the water damage.

  •  Surface moisture meters
  •  Infrared imagery
  •  Evasive moisture detectors
  •  Video borescope

Water Extraction Equipment

We use powerful extraction equipment to speed the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.

  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Drying Equipment

We use industrial-strength air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed air movers cause moisture to evaporate at a faster pace
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Disaster Preparation in Fargo?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A child sits on a parent’s lap while they are having a discussion. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Severe weather and disasters can happen quickly and with little warning. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to storm damage throughout the year. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross for speaking with your children about disasters:

Talking About Disasters

Find out which disasters are most common where you live, then visit our emergency resource library for specific tips on what to do and discuss. For example, if you live in an earthquake-prone area, your child should be taught to DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON.

Next, check at your children’s schools, daycare, or other locations where they regularly spend time. Find out what their emergency plans are so that you can reinforce them at home.

Share What You’ve Learned

Talk about emergency preparation with your family so that everyone knows what to do. Discussing ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for younger children.

Involve your entire family in preparation activities, such as assembling a survival kit. Children can feel reassured knowing there’s a plan in place.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business experiences storm damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you. We’ll restore your storm damage in Horace, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Chimney Fire Damage in West Fargo?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke is coming out of a chimney. We restore fire damage 24-hours a day in Cass County.

West Fargo Needs to Know!

More fires happen in December, January, and February than at any other time of the year. SERVPRO® of Fargo offers these heating equipment safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional
  • Never use your oven to heat your home
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel-burning space heaters
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Install wood-burning stoves following the manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to assist you with fire damage in West Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

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.

How Many Air Movers Does It Take to Mitigate a Large Commercial Building?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

Air movers stacked up ready to go to a commercial job site Nearly all of our air movers were used to help mitigate a large commercial water loss

When we get a call about a large commercial building having MAJOR water damage, we know what to do to make it “Like it never even happened.” First, we send a large crew to the building to remove the standing water and document all of the damage that had occurred in the building. After we clean up everything, it is time for our air movers to work their magic. Air movers help pull warm, dry air from above and directs the air across the entire surface of a floor. In our most recent commercial job, almost all of our air movers were put to use in the large commercial building. Working daily until the building was free of water and moisture.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (701) 232-2455

Sewer System Backup in West Fargo Business?

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

A public bathroom is shown. We respond to sewer backups and overflow emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Sewer backups contain grossly unsanitary water and should always be mitigated by trained professionals. SERVPRO® of Fargo’s technicians are trained to restore sewage backups safely. We have the specialized training and protective gear necessary to restore sewer biohazards for West Fargo businesses. There are three categories for contaminated water

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 can degrade into category two or three

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category two water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces or dishwasher overflow.

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

Category 3: "Black Water"

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

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When your sewer backs up, and you need emergency restoration services for your commercial business or home, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in West Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your sewer damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Tornado Warning in Briarwood?

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

A tornado is shown in a rural area. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Tornado Warning Safety Tips for Briarwood

North Dakota gets about 32 tornadoes a year, and although we don’t see as much activity as other areas of the country, it is important to know what to do to stay safe. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to storm damage emergencies each year and offers these tornado safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) if you are under a tornado warning:

  • Go to NOAA Weather Radio and your local news or official social media accounts for updated emergency information. Follow the instructions of state, local and tribal officials. 
  • Go to a safe shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or a small interior room on the lowest level of a sturdy building
  • Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls
  • Do not go under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
  • Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Escape Planning in Fargo?

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

A family is looking at a fire escape plan. We are leaders in fire restoration services in Cass County.

Fire Escape Plans Save Lives in Fargo

The City of Fargo Fire Department’s website offers a full range of fire safety tips and community programs that educate the Fargo community about fire safety and prevention. One key element of fire safety is the development of a fire escape plan. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies each year and offers these escape planning tips for the National Fire Protection Association:

  • Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all of the doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have a designated place (tree, mailbox, light pole) a safe distance away from the house where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Home in Warren?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

An old historic home is shown. We are leaders in water restoration services in Cass County.

Old home, old plumbing, and new water damage in Warren.

Are homes thirty years old three times more likely to have a plumbing supply or water draining problem? The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) conducted a study that reported these findings. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to water damage emergencies in old and new homes, and offers these loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS for Fargo homeowners:

  • Visually inspect plumbing pipes annually, look for condensation around the pipes or an obvious leak and corrosion
  • Pay attention to your water bill as a significant increase could indicate a leak
  • Call a plumber at the first signs of rust-colored water, backed-up toilets or sinks, and cracked or warped flooring
  • Insulate pipes in attics, basements, and exposed exterior pipes to avoid freezing
  • During periods of freezing weather, open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warm air
  • Disconnect garden hoses when freeze warnings are issued and turn off outside faucets

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hoarding Scene Cleanup in Casselton?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

A suburban home is shown. We provide hoarding cleanup services in Cass County.

My friend called and told me her mother’s health had declined, and she was in assisted living. I knew my friend had a tough time because her mother’s hoarding disorder made the house unsafe for her mother, but she wouldn’t let anyone in the house clean it and make it a safe place to live. The house looked fine from the outside, but inside the conditions were unsafe. You could barely walk through the house. Now that her mother was in assisted living permanently, the house in Casselton could be cleaned and decontaminated.

According to the American Psychiatry Association (AMA), people with hoarding disorder save items other people may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of things or parting with possessions which causes clutter that creates safety and health problems.

SERVPRO® of Fargo has years of experience cleaning and restoring hoarding scenes, and we will always treat you and your family with the empathy and respect you deserve. When we arrive, we will inspect and assess the situation and come up with a plan. Our restoration technicians will quickly transform the unhealthy environment back to a clean, safe home.

Call Us Today!

When you need hoarding scene cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Casselton. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage Prevention Tips for Mapleton?

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shown caulking a window frame. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Storm damage happens in Fargo.

Can you remember the last time you inspected your home’s exterior for areas that could allow water intrusion into the structure?  SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to storm damage emergencies each year and offer these tips from the Insurance Information Institute for protecting your home from storm damage:

Water can be prevented from entering a structure’s exterior through routine inspection and maintenance and making repairs as needed.

  • Caulk and seal windows
  • Inspect the roof for missing and aging shingles
  • Check rain gutters and drainage systems and remove any debris
  • Check downspouts and clear any clogs and make sure they are draining away from the structure
  • Check sprinkler systems and make sure the sprinklers are not spraying water onto the structure and that water is not pooling around the structure’s foundation
  • Make sure water drains away from the building.Water is invasive and will find its way into a structure easily when water is allowed to pool around the foundation. After a storm, or when the ground is already saturated by rainwater, the water may enter into the foundation wall through any cracks.

Call Us!

When you need emergency storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo  is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Clothes Dryer Fire in Horace?

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

A clothes dryer is shown in a laundry room. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

I smelled something burning in my laundry room and was shocked to see sparks flying out below my clothes dryer! I turned it off and shot the fire extinguisher at it to put out the flames. I was lucky that the fire was contained in my laundry room. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies in Horace every year.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, lint and dust are two factors that contribute to clothes dryer fires in the United States.

  • In 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year
  • These fires caused annual averages of 13 civilian deaths, 444 civilian injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage
  • The vast majority of fires (92 percent) involved clothes dryers
  • The leading items first ignited in dryer fires were dust, fiber or lint (26 percent of total), and clothing (26 percent), while items first ignited in washing machine fires were part of the appliance itself, including wire or cable insulation (26 percent), appliance housing or casing (24 percent), and drive belt (11 percent)

Call Us!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Floor in West Fargo?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

A floor is shown covered in water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to water damage emergencies in the West Fargo area throughout the year. In most cases, we will arrive within four hours of your call for help. Here are some water damage tips from our website on things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place
  • Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

When you need emergency water damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Happy Customers in Fargo?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

A family is sitting on a couch looking at a laptop. We are trusted leaders in property damage restoration in Cass County.

Five-Star Reviews in Fargo!

SERVPRO® of Fargo aims to provide the highest level of customer service and support possible to all of the residential and commercial customers we serve. Here are some testimonials from our website:

“When we had water damage to our basement, they responded quickly, communicated clearly, and ensured we were pleased with all work performed. They served several households in our neighborhood, and everyone I spoke to would strongly recommend them.” Andrew J.


“The SERVPRO of Fargo team was very responsive to the water damage at our house. Trevor and his team were here very quickly, immediately working to limit any further damage and begin the process of getting everything dried. Their communication throughout the mitigation and rebuild process was fantastic - always letting us know what was going to be happening next. Their attention to detail and coordination of the entire project was much appreciated. We were also comfortable with all of the people here working in our house. While a problem like this can be stressful, making your first call to SERVPRO of Fargo will serve you well!” Craig Z.

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When you need emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Property Damage in West Fargo?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

A broken window is shown on a store front. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Storefront Disaster in West Fargo

Luckily no one was severely injured when the car jumped the curb and crashed into the front of my store. There was glass and blood everywhere, and there was no way I could open for business in this state of disrepair. I called SERVPRO® of Fargo and they sent a team of restoration technicians out quickly.

When they arrived, they immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They cleaned up the sidewalk outside of my store and removed the broken window and glass. They boarded up the broken window to secure the building and replaced it later that day. I was able to open my store on time with no disruption to my customers or employees.

They helped me with the insurance process and paperwork, and now you would never know there had been any property damage to the front of my store!

Call Us Today!

Commercial property damage can happen at any time. When you need emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your commercial damage in West Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Hailstorm in in Fargo?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hailstones are shown strewn over a front lawn and walkway of a home. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to thunderstorm damage emergencies in Fargo and Cass County 24-hours a day. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) describes the size of a hailstone by comparing it to a known object. According to the NOAA, most hailstorms are made up of a mix of different sizes, and only the very largest hailstones pose a serious risk to people caught in the open. When reporting hail, estimates comparing the hail to a known object with a definite size are good, but measurements using a ruler, calipers, or a tape measure are best.

  • Pea = 1/4 inch diameter
  • Mothball = 1/2 inch diameter
  • Penny = 3/4 inch diameter
  • Nickel = 7/8 inch
  • Quarter = 1 inch — hail quarter size or larger is considered severe
  • Ping-Pong Ball = 1 1/2 inch
  • Golf Ball = 1 3/4 inches
  • Tennis Ball = 2 1/2 inches
  • Baseball = 2 3/4 inches
  • Tea cup = 3 inches
  • Softball = 4 inches
  • Grapefruit = 4 1/2 inches

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Storm damage can happen at any time. When you need emergency storm damage restoration services SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Propane Grill Fire in Fargo?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

A person is shown cleaning a propane barbeque grill. We are trusted leaders in fire restoration services in Cass County.

July is the peak season for outdoor grilling in the United States, and that means more accidental grilling fires. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies in Fargo and Cass County throughout the year and offer these tips for propane grill safety from the National Fire Protection Association:

Propane Grills

·      Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each year

·      Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose

·      A propane leak will release bubbles

If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the soapy bubble test, and there is no flame, turn off both the gas tank and the grill.

·      If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again

·      If the leak does not stop, call the fire department

·      If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not move the grill.

If the flame goes out, turn off the grill and gas and wait at least five minutes before re-lighting it.

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Fire damage can happen at any time. When you need emergency fire damage restoration services SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Restoration and Rebuilding Services in Fargo?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Firefighters are shown putting out a fire on a commercial building. We are trusted leaders in commercial property restoration in Cass County.

Rebuilding Services in Fargo?

When a fire damaged my commercial building, our insurance adjuster told us to call SERVPRO® of Fargo. They sent a team out quickly to inspect and assess the damage. They secured the structure and removed all of the fire-damaged debris. There was also water damage leftover from the Fargo Fire Department firefighting efforts. The technicians worked systematically through the building and had it cleaned and dry in no time. They documented the drying process to ensure the area was returned to normal moisture levels.

They were also able to supervise a full range of building and reconstruction services. By the time they completed the restoration, you would never know there had been a fire in our building!

Building and Reconstruction Services

  • 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
  • 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

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home has a property damage emergency that requires building and reconstruction services, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in

Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Spring Flooding in Fargo?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Storm water is running into a storm drain. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation and restoration in Cass County.

Flood in Fargo?

SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Fargo, and we know that our fast response helps to minimize further damage and higher repair bills. Here is some information about avoiding flood damage from The City of Fargo’s website:

·      Use the City’s Floodplain Map to examine your potential for flood risk.

·      Purchase flood insurance. Most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flooding. Allow thirty days for the policy to take effect.

·      Make sure your electric panel board is at least 12 inches above the projected flood elevation for your home

·      Make sure electric switches and outlets are located above potential floodwaters

·      Make sure your washer and dryer and furnace are above potential floodwaters

Make sure your fuel tank is anchored securely to the floor. If you have propane tanks that the propane company owns, you will need to write permission to anchor them.

·      Install a floating floor drain plug at the current drain location to prevent any future backup. When the floor drain pipe backs up, the gloat will rise and plug the drain.

·      Have a licensed plumber install an interior and exterior sewer system backflow valve

Call Us!

When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in

Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire in West Fargo Home?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

An electrical cord attached to an electrical outlet is on fire. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Cass County.

Faulty Electrical Outlet in West Fargo?

SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in West Fargo, and we have seen many instances where faulty electrical issues were the cause of the fire damage. Here are some electrical safety tips from the National Association of Fire Protection (NFPA) to keep safety in mind while using electricity:

·      Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician

·      Only use one heat-producing appliance plugged into a receptacle outlet at a time

·      Major appliances should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet

·      Extension cords and plug strips should not be used

·      Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI’s) shut off an electrical circuit when it becomes a shock hazard. They should be installed inside the home in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and basements.

·      All outdoor receptacles should be GFCI protected

·      Test GFCI’s once a month according to manufacturer’s recommendations

·      Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for temporary use

·      Have a qualified electrician add more receptacle outlets so you don’t have to use extension cords

·      Use a light bulb with the right number of watts

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When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in

West Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water-damaged Roof in Fargo?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged and missing roof shingles are shown. Cass County residents rely on us to mitigate their water damage!

Water hiding in the attic in Fargo?

I went into the attic to store some winter clothes and saw the pool of water. Water had been leaking onto the attic floor and seeping into the floor between the attic and the guest bedroom. When I inspected the guest bedroom, I saw a dark water stain blooming on the ceiling. I inspected the roof and found some shingles had blown off during the last storm, allowing water to get into the attic.

SERVPRO® of Fargo came out and assessed the damage, and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They repaired the roof damage and set up powerful air movers and dryers to remove the excess moisture. They documented the drying process and thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized the attic and guest room, and repainted the guest room ceiling. Now you would never know there had ever been a leak on my roof!

Water Damage Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in

Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Highly Trained Restoration Team in West Fargo?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

A training class is being held. Our technicians have the training necessary to mitigate property damage in Cass County quickly and efficiently.

Highly Trained and Certified Team in West Fargo

At SERVPRO® of Fargo, our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Our training program includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

e-Learnings

All of our staff have access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is a program that is designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO of Fargo employees. These training courses feature video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office team current on new industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

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When you have a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on-call and ready to assist you 24-hours a day in

West Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Electrical Fire in Fargo?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

An old breaker box is shown. We mitigate commercial fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Electrical Fire Fiasco

When one of my buildings in Downtown Fargo caught on fire, the Fargo Fire Department determined the fire was started due to some old, damaged electrical wiring. They were able to put the fire out quickly, but there was smoke, soot, and debris everywhere, and I wouldn’t be able to rent the building until the damage was repaired.

My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Fargo. I was amazed at how quickly and systematically they worked, going from room to room, cleaning soot and smoke damage from the walls, floors, and ceilings. They extracted the water left from the firefighting efforts and completely dried the area. They also supervised the electrical restoration and replaced the broken windows. The fire restoration technicians pretested everything before cleaning to ensure the items were salvageable.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our fast 24-hour response time helps commercial businesses get back up and running quickly after a fire damage emergency. We are trusted leaders in the restoration industry and can provide a full range of fire, soot, and smoke restoration services to mitigate any size fire damage emergency in Fargo. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Faster to Any Size Disaster

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

A line of bright green SERVPRO of Fargo vehicles are parked outside in the rain while responding to a storm damage emergency. We mitigate storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

At SERVPRO® of Fargo, we know that out fast, 24-hour response time helps our customers save money. The longer water from storm damage remains unmitigated, the higher the cost of the repair may be as water is invasive and will seep into any area it can. Even one day of water damage left untreated can lead to a more costly and time-consuming restoration.  Here is a water damage timeline from our website that describes the damage water can do in a short amount of 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

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When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® We are trusted leaders in the restoration industry and can provide a full range of restoration and reconstruction services to mitigate any size storm damage emergency in Oxbow. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Shower Pan Failure in Oxbow?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

A shower is shown running. We mitigate water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Cass County.

Shower pan maintenance tips.

A recent study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), noted that homes that were over twenty years old were 37 percent more likely to have water damage involving a shower, and more than half of the shower stall water damage incidents involved a faulty shower pan. SERVPRO® of Fargo has been responding to water damage emergencies for years in the Fargo area, and we know that the sooner water damage is mitigated, the lower the repair bill can be. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS to keep your shower in good condition:

Inspect the tile and grout every six months, paying close attention to loose or cracked tiles and cracked or crumbling grout lines, and test the shower pan annually, by:

·      Block the floor drain

·      Fill the shower stall with about one inch of water

·      Use a pencil to mark the waterline

·      Leave the water standing in the shower pan for eight hours

·      If the water level decreases, contact a plumbing professional

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® We are trusted leaders in the restoration industry and can provide a full range of restoration and reconstruction services to mitigate any size water damage emergency in Oxbow. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Infestation in Briarwood?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing above the baseboards of a home. We are trusted leaders in mold mitigation and remediation in the Fargo area.

Overnight Distress

Did you know that in the right conditions, mold can spread throughout your home or business in as little as forty-eight hours? SERVPRO® of Fargo has been providing mold mitigating and remediation services in Briarwood and the Fargo area for years. Here is some information from our website about mold and what causes it to grow.

About Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally, almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and they may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Let your nose lead the way. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond to mold infestation emergencies in Briarwood 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Water Restoration in West Fargo?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

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Waterworks in West Fargo

When I saw the water pooling on the floor in my medical clinic, I knew I had to act fast. The clinic would be opening in a few hours, and I was hopeful the problem could be fixed before I had to see patients. There was no way to tell where the water was coming from, but I suspected it was coming from somewhere inside the wall. I called SERVPRO® of Fargo and they quickly sent out a team of water restoration technicians.

The technicians used sensitive moisture detection equipment to identify the water’s location inside the wall and were able to repair the damaged pipe and clean the area quickly. They set up drying machines to remove the excess moisture from the air and documented the entire drying process. Because they responded so quickly, I avoided a more costly repair as there was no structural damage. Now it is difficult to see where the water damage was to begin with.

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SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond to any size commercial water damage emergency 24-hours a day. We will contact your insurance adjuster and help with the insurance paperwork and process. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your commercial water damage in West Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Photo Fire Restoration in Fargo?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

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Contents Restoration in Fargo?

When my home was damaged in a fire, many of my possessions had to be sent out for restoration. Not only was there fire, smoke, and soot damage, but my belongings were also exposed to water damage from the firefighting efforts.

At SERVPRO® of Fargo, we offer a full range of cleaning and restoration services to restore important documents and photographs damaged by fire. We know how important documents and pictures are to families, and we take extreme caution to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document or photograph. How we approach the restoration process will be determined by the type of smoke and soot the items were exposed to. Here are the five options we offer for the restoration of documents and photographs:

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

Although some documents and pictures may not be able to be restored to pre-fire condition; we can save a great deal and, in many cases, prevent further damage.

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SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond to any fire damage emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your fire damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Heater Water Damage in West Fargo?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Heater Woes in West Fargo

At SERVPRO® of Fargo we respond to water damage emergencies in West Fargo often and some of these involve water heater failure. Water is invasive and will seep into and under anything it can when left standing and unmitigated for too long. In many cases water damage can be prevented, and the Institute for Business and Home Safety offers these water heater maintenance tips to protect your home from water damage:

  • Inspect your anode rod every two years, or every year once the warranty has expired, to determine if it needs to be replaced.
  • Flush water heater tanks every six months to remove sediment by attaching a garden hose to the valve at the base. For safety, first turn off the power and run hot water until it is cool.
  • Get an annual inspection from a plumbing professional, including the shut-off valve and all piping. Signs of broken valves and loose or wet joints and rust are a sign that more severe damage is coming.

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SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond to your water damage emergency 24-hours a day. Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your water damage in West Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Faster to Any Size Disaster in Fargo?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

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Customer Satisfaction in Fargo

We know fire and water damage emergencies don’t wait for a convenient time to happen, and the cost of the repair can increase the longer the repair goes unmitigated. When your home or commercial business needs help, we have teams of restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day to respond to your emergency – no matter how big the job is. SERVPRO® of Fargo is committed to providing the highest level of service to our Fargo community. Here is a customer testimonial:


“We had water overflow in a bathroom and an adjacent carpeted area at my business. It was discovered at around 6:00 am on a Wednesday morning. We made a call to SERVPRO and they arrived immediately to assess and explain the damage to us and begin to clean up. They checked in with us multiple times over the next few days and into the weekend to test the floors to assess the drying process until it was complete. Trevor, the owner, was prompt, courteous, and sensitive to my hours of business, and effective and efficient at getting the job done. All of his associates were professional and did an upstanding job for us!” Kim R., in Fargo

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SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond to your water or fire damage emergency 24-hours a day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Blackout in Fargo?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in the Fargo area and we like to provide our readers with helpful information to keep you safe when faced with a storm emergency. On The City of Fargo website there is helpful information on what to do during a blackout:

During a Blackout

  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting-never use candles because they increase your risk of a house fire dramatically.
  • Most cordless phones won't work if the power goes out, so be sure to have a standard telephone in your home. Cellular phones may not operate properly during a blackout because cellular networks may lose power to the towers that transmit your call.
  • Turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out. Leave one light on so you'll know when power returns.
  • Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer. Most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours.
  • Don't run a generator inside a home or garage or connect it to a home’s electrical system. If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to outlets on the generator.
  • Listen to a radio for the latest information.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your storm damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Extinguisher Operation Tips for Fargo.

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Every Minute Counts

Fire extinguishers are a great tool to have in a fire safety and escape plan for any home or business. SERVPRO® of Fargo has responded to many fire damage emergencies over the years, and in many cases, fire damage and injury were minimized through the use of a fire extinguisher, quick action, and having a good emergency escape plan in place. Here are some fire extinguisher safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):

NFPA Safety tips
  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke.
  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

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 SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of fire restoration technicians on call to serve you 24-hours a day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your fire damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Ice Dam Control in Fargo?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Ice Dam Mitigation Tips

Ice dams occur when there are fluctuating temperatures on a roof allowing some areas to freeze, the “ice dam” and other areas to remain in a liquid state. The water that is backed up behind the ice dam causes water to seep underneath the roof shingles and exterior roof barriers and can cause water damage to the roof and attic spaces inside the structure. SERVPRO® of Fargo has been mitigating water damage in the Fargo-Moorhead area for years and know that many forms of water damage can be prevented, including ice dam damage. Here are some short-term, immediate tips from the University of Minnesota Extension (UMN) to help control ice dams:

  • Remove snow from the roof.
  • In an emergency situation where water is flowing into the house structure, making channels through the ice dam allows water behind the dam to drain off the roof.
    • Hosing with tap water on a warm day will do this job.
    • Work upward from the lower edge of the dam.
    • The channel is a temporary solution and will become ineffective within days.

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When your Fargo home or business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of restoration technicians on call to serve you 24-hours a day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Collapsed Roof Damage in Fargo?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Property Damage in Commercial Buildings

The Fargo Theatre is an independent movie theatre in the art deco style built in 1925 and restored in 1999. It is now a center for the arts in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Like many other businesses in Fargo, health and safety concerns surround the reopening of the theatre, and on the theatre website, you can see a list of upcoming events and shows that have been postponed.

Leaders in Commercial Property Restoration

SERVPRO® of Fargo has been supporting the commercial business community of Fargo for years, and we understand the challenges that older buildings present. Heavy snow loads are known to collapse roofs, and we respond to commercial property damage calls often during the winter months and after storms. We have experience repairing property damage to all different kinds of buildings 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 & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us!

When your commercial business or residence has a property damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of restoration technicians on call to serve you 24-hours a day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Frostbite in Mapleton?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Frostbite Symptoms

Have you ever been exposed to freezing weather conditions and noticed your skin becoming very cold and red, and after that numb, hard, and pale? If you have, then you have experienced the first signs of frostbite! SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to storm damage emergencies in Mapleton and other cities in Cass County, and we want you to stay safe and healthy this winter season.

Here is some information on frostbite and when to see a doctor from the Mayo Clinic:

Signs and symptoms of frostbite include:

  • At first, cold skin and a prickling feeling
  • Numbness
  • Red, white, bluish-white or grayish-yellow skin
  • Hard or waxy-looking skin
  • Clumsiness due to joint and muscle stiffness
  • Blistering after rewarming, in severe cases

Seek medical attention for frostbite if you experience:

  • Signs and symptoms of superficial or deep frostbite
  • Increased pain, swelling, redness or discharge in the area that was frostbitten
  • Fever
  • New, unexplained symptoms

Get emergency medical help if you suspect hypothermia, a condition in which your body loses heat faster than it can be produced. Signs and symptoms of hypothermia include:

  • Intense shivering
  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness and loss of coordination

Call Us!

When your home or business has a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of storm restoration technicians on call to serve you 24-hours a day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your storm damage in Mapleton, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Fargo?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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CO Poisoning is Preventable

According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year there are at least 430 deaths attributable to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and CO poisoning is preventable. SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the winter months and offers these carbon monoxide prevention tips from the CDC:

  • Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one soon.
  • Have your heating system, water heater, and any other gas, oil, or coal-burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
  • Keep vents and flues free of debris. Debris can block ventilation lines.
  • Never run leave a motor running in the garage or other enclosed space.
  • Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi, or portable camping stove inside a home, tent, or camper.
  • Never run a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open.
  • If you suspect CO poisoning, call 911 or a health care professional right away.

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SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to your fire damage emergency 24-hours a day in Fargo. Call us at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Basement Water Seepage in Briarwood?

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Fargo responds to water damage emergencies frequently throughout the year in Briarwood, and we see the damage even a small leak can do to a structure if left unmitigated for too long. Here are some prevention tips from the Insurance Information Institute to keep your basement dry:

Prevent basement water seepage

  • Reseal your basement. Water in the basement is often caused by cracks in building foundations or floor slabs. If you notice water seepage after heavy rain when you've never had a problem, it may mean that your once-waterproof cement floors and basement walls have deteriorated. Painting vulnerable areas with water sealant can prevent seepage.
  • Make sure water drains away from the building. Seepage is exacerbated by soil that has settled in a way to make water flow toward the building. After a storm, and especially if the ground is already saturated, rainwater that flows towards the building goes down the outside of the foundation wall potentially through any cracks.
  • Install a backwater valve. Though less common than other causes of basement water, sewer backups are messy. Learn more about your sewer responsibilities and install and maintain a backwater valve, which allows sewage to go out, but not come back in.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to your water damage emergency 24-hours a day in Briarwood. Call us at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Frozen Pipe Damage in West Fargo?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Freezing pipes in West Fargo?

Pipes can freeze when they run against exterior walls that have no insulation, or water supply lines are installed in unheated areas of a house. When frozen pipes burst, they cause water damage.  SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of restoration technicians on call 24-hours a day to mitigate water damage, and we offer some tips from the American Red Cross on how to identify and thaw frozen pipes:

  • If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe.
  • Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
  • Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hairdryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame devices.
  • Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.

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SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on call and ready to respond to your water damage emergency in West Fargo. Call us at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Commercial Property in Downtown Fargo?

1/17/2021 (Permalink)

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A Small Lake on Aisle Two

I never expected to walk into a flooding situation when I arrived to work that morning. There was about an inch of water covering the entire store floor, and I could hear the water pipe leaking and see where the water was flowing out into the room from the plumbing in the back-room utility closet. It was very early in the morning, but I called SERVPRO® of Fargo, and they mobilized a team of restoration technicians who arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

They extracted the water quickly using high powered equipment, and then set up air blowers and air movers to remove the excess moisture from the atmosphere. Because they were able to repair the leak and dry the area so quickly, I was able to open the store on time with minimal disruption to our customers or employees. In fact, after the restoration was completed, you would never know there had been a flooded floor in my store!

Call Us Today!

When your business experiences commercial damage of any kind, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our highly trained restoration technicians are on call and ready to serve you 24-hours a day every day. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

January Winter Weather Facts for Fargo

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Winter is Here

January is the coldest month of the year for Fargo. Winter weather brings high winds, cold rain, freezing temperatures, blizzards, ice storms, and sometimes with little advanced warning. When storms damage homes and commercial properties in Fargo, SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond day or night. Our highly trained technicians are on call 24 hours a day, and upon arrival will board up and tarp any damaged areas to prevent further exposure to the elements and will immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Here are some January weather facts for Fargo:

  • January and December are the months that get the most snowfall, averaging 11.2 inches of snow.
  • Snow falls for about 8.9 days in January.
  • Rain falls for about 8.3 days in January.
  • The average relative humidity in January in Fargo is 73.1 percent.
  • Fargo gets about 4.5 hours of sunshine each day in January.
  • The average length of the day in January is 9 hours.

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When your home suffers a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® We have a team of restoration technicians on call to serve you. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage in Fargo, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Bathtub Leaking Through the Ceiling in Casselton?

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Bathtub water leaks happen

I live in an older home in the Casselton area. My home has always made lots of noises. The hardwood floors creak, and the pipes hum and knock sometimes. My living room has a dark painted ceiling, so I didn’t notice the water stain forming on the ceiling above my upstairs bathroom for some time. Evidently, a leak in the bathtub drain was causing the problem. This was an easy fix, but the subfloor underneath the bathtub was damaged, and so was the drywall on my ceiling.

Thankfully, SERVPRO® of Fargo came out and repaired the damaged area. They used an infrared camera to pinpoint the water damage and set up air movers and blowers to dry the area. Once the area was completely dry, they replaced the damaged subfloor and tile in my bathroom, repaired the drywall on my living room ceiling, and repainted. The repairs were completed very quickly, and now you would never know there ever was a leak!

Call Us Today!

When your home suffers a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® We have a team of restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to serve you. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage in Casselton, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Restoration and Rebuilding Services for Fargo.

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

We offer many restoration and reconstruction services in West Fargo. A room in a house is being put back together after it was damaged by fire.

Continuity of service

When my home was damaged by fire, I had to deal with many vendors and repair people. It was very confusing, and it was difficult to oversee the repair work and work a full-time job. It was also challenging dealing with the insurance company process and paperwork. It would have been nice to have one company handle everything: the tarping of my damaged roof, the packing and inventorying of my belongings, the cleanup and restoration of my home’s interior, and oversee the rebuilding of the roof.

It’s good to know that SERVPRO® of Fargo provides a wide range of restoration services and will oversee construction and rebuilding repairs through to completion, so only one person is managing the entire job from start to finish! They can supervise these reconstruction services:

  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Roofing Services
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Call Us Today!

If you need restoration and reconstruction services for your Fargo home or business, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® We offer a range of restoration and building services to restore properties to preloss condition. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Apartment fire in West Fargo?

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

The door to Apartment 3 shown with yellow “do not cross” tape blocking the entrance to the fire-damaged unit. Our commercial fire damage restoration specialists are on call 24 hours a day in Fargo.

Not a total loss.

The electric stove in this apartment unit malfunctioned and sent up an arc of electricity onto the wooded kitchen cabinet above, setting the kitchen on fire in this one-bedroom West Fargo apartment. The City of Fargo Fire Department firefighters arrived quickly and extinguished the blaze before it could spread to the rest of the apartment complex. Thankfully no one was hurt, and the damage could be repaired.

I called SERVPRO® of Fargo, and they sent out a team of commercial fire restoration technicians who provided an assessment of the damage and immediately went to work boarding up the broken window and cleaning up all the leftover debris. They extracted the water left from the fire extinguishing efforts and cleaned the unit from top to bottom, removing all of the soot and neutralizing the smoke odor. By the time they completed the repairs, you would never know there had been a fire!

Call Us!

If you need commercial fire damage restoration services for your West Fargo business, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® We offer a range of specialty cleaning and restoration services to restore fire damage. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Holiday Fire Fiasco in Mapleton?

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

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Winter Holiday fire facts

It’s the holiday season and one of the biggest times of the year for winter holiday fires. There are lots of indoor and outdoor flammable decorations, Christmas Trees, electric lights, and home cooking fires, and candles are some of the major causes.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported these statistics on their website:

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in more than two of every five (44 percent) home Christmas tree fires.
  • Two of every five (39 percent) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth (21 percent) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room or den.
  • Almost three of every five (57 percent) December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (32 percent) in January to November.

Call Us

SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of fire damage restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day to respond to your call in Mapleton. First, we will secure the structure and tarp and board up any broken doors, windows, or roof areas damaged by the fire. Then we will begin the cleanup process and provide an assessment of the damage. We will also help you with the insurance process and paperwork.

If you need fire damage restoration services for Mapleton your home or business, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Treeing a House in Horace?

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Oh No, Storm Damage!

I love the sound of the wind whistling and rustling through the tree branches outside my window. It makes me respect Mother Nature to know that I am at her mercy, and I hunker down and appreciate it when I don’t have to go outside on stormy, windy days. I’ll never forget the time when a large tree branch fell during the night, missing most of the house and landing on top of the family station wagon. The tree branch crushed the car like a sardine can and damaged the roof of the house. It’s a wonder I didn’t hear the crash, and it’s a miracle that no one was hurt!

The people of Horace know they can count on SERVPRO® of Fargo to send out a team of storm restoration technicians anytime, 24 hours a day. They also know that we have the equipment, training, and experience to safely clean and restore any size of property damage caused by a storm, and we have been doing so for years!

Call Us Today!

When you find your home or commercial business requires storm damage restoration, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your storm damage in Horace, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

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

Call Us Today

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?

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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

Properly Installed Smoke Detectors in Fargo

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

smoke alarm with smoke wisps Smoke detectors can alert you to a fire in your home, saving lives in Fargo.

There is no structure in Fargo that cannot be made safer with properly installed smoke detectors. These devices, when used as instructed, can save lives and property. SERVPRO of Fargo knows the safety of your family is your number one concern. It is ours as well. 

Did you know: 

  • Properties without working smoke alarms has an increase in home fire deaths
  • Around one-third of home fires begin in homes which do not have smoke alarms
  • The chances of someone dying in a home fire is cut in half when smoke alarms are present

SERVPRO of Fargo would like to share these suggestions: 

  • We recommend that your home be equipped with smoke detectors outside and inside each sleeping area
  • Place a smoke detector on all levels of the structure (bigger homes require more detectors). 
  • Closing doors will inhibit the movement of heat, smoke, and fire. 
  • Test your smoke alarms at least every thirty days. Testing is done by pressing the test button to ensure each alarm is working. 

 Most professionals agree that your alarms should be interconnected so that, no matter where the smoke is detected, everyone in the house is alerted simultaneously.  When the alarms sound, immediately vacate the structure in Fargo and position you and your loved ones away from it until help arrives.

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated. 

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/technology/smoke_fire_alarms.html

Advanced Technology in Prosper?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

A technician is shown using a hygrometer to measure moisture saturation.  We use advanced technology when restoring fire and water damage in Fargo!

Hygrometer Fun Facts

Did you know that SERVPRO® of Fargo uses advanced technology to restore damaged properties to preloss condition more reliably, effectively, and quickly in Prosper? For example, our water damage restoration technicians use scientific drying principles and state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to detect, measure and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Hygrometers are used to measure the extent of moisture saturation in the damaged area.

According to the author, Richard Hamblyn, the ancient Chinese constructed a prototype hygrometer in the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE), to study weather. Using a bar of charcoal and a clump of earth, the dry weight was recorded and then compared to the damp weight after being exposed to the air. They then measured the differences in weight to determine the humidity level.

SERVPRO technicians follow the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and are required to undergo initial rigorous and ongoing training to stay up-to-speed with technological advancements in the restoration industry.

Call Us Today

When you experience a water or fire damage emergency in Prosper, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day and can usually be on-site within four hours of your call. Call us at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Fargo relies on science when helping Harwood

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

The Norse God, Thor, is shown wielding his hammer during a lightning strike. Fargo residents don’t blame mythological gods for storms!

Storm Damage

Lightning, high winds, and heavy rain can all cause storm damage in Harwood homes and commercial or community buildings. SERVPRO® of Fargo is an expert in restoration from storms, floods, and other kinds of damage.

No matter how frightening a particular storm might be, we’re storm damage restoration specialists, and that science can explain the causes.

Storm Mythology

The mythology is scary. The gods were impulsive and often bratty.  If there were a “most wanted” list for storm creation, these beings would be on it.

Tawhiri

The Maori god of wind and storms made a major fuss when his brothers won an argument against him. Modern-day sibling rivalry has nothing on the destruction he caused. At SERVPRO of Fargo, we hope that Tawhiri was a calmer dad than he was a brother. Tawhiri had 13 cloud children; some were dark and stormy, and the others were light and fluffy. He had 3 other offspring: Rain, Mist, and Fog.

Thor

Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir (Old Norse for “Destroyer”) created thunder whenever he threw it at someone who annoyed him. Everyone at SERVPRO of Fargo likes best how Mjolnir returned to Thor’s fist after he threw it. Imagine applying that magic to car keys and sunglasses.

Call Us Today

Call us at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

Emergency Kit for Evacuation for the Deaf, Blind, and Service Animals in Fargo

10/17/2020 (Permalink)

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Storm Damage & Evacuation in Fargo


Low vision or hearing loss may make a power outage more difficult in Fargo.
Evacuation may also be more difficult.
SERVPRO of Fargo has these tips:

Have an evacuation emergency kit ready. You can also use it at home.
For people who have low hearing or deafness in Fargo, consider the following:

  • Extra batteries for hearing aids
  • TTY
  • If you Sign, have a pen and paper for people who do not know Sign
  • Backup batteries for any augmentative communication devices

For people who have low vision or blindness in Fargo, consider the following:

  • Use large-print or Braille on labels
  • Magnifiers or other assistive devices
  • White cane (if you use one)

Storm damage makes life more difficult for service animals too.


For people who have service animals in Fargo, consider the following:

  • Food, water, and other supplies
  • Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
  • Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal

Links:
https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs

Be prepared for power outages from storms in Fargo

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon home with storm damage When storm damage strikes, trust SERVPRO of Fargo

Managing Without Power in Fargo


SERVPRO of Fargo has seen storm damage lead to power outages.
A power outage can:

  • Disrupt communication
  • Make transportation difficult
  • Shut down water pipes
  • Close businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, ATMS, other services
  • Lead to food spoilage
  • Lead to contaminated water
  • Disable medical devices

During a power outage in Fargo, be sure to:

  • Keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed. It will reduce the chance of food spoilage
  • User generators only outdoors and away from windows
  • Disconnect appliances/electronics. Power surges can destroy equipment
  • Have already set up plan to refrigerate medicines
  • For people who use power wheelchairs, have a backup battery. You may also need a
    manual chair
  • The local power company should already know that someone in your home relies on
    medical devices
  • Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home or business
  • If travel is safe, go to another location for proper heating or cooling
  • Check on your neighbors.

Links:

https://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/index.html

How to Use Fire Extinguishers in Fargo

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguisher with steps on how to use them. When using a fire extinguisher, remember PASS; Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.

Here at SERVPRO of Fargo we hope you never experience the devastation that comes
with fire damage. However, in the event that disaster strikes, be aware that our IICRC certified
technicians are qualified in all aspects of cleaning up the damage left by smoke and fire in your
business or residence in Fargo


Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to
use them.
SERVPRO of Fargo wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire
only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: SERVPRO of Fargo suggests you remember
PASS: 

Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the
locking mechanism
Aim at the base of the fire
Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
Sweep the nozzle side to side

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.

Mold Spores can Survive Harsh Conditions in your Fargo Home or Business

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

gloved hand cleaning mold and microbial growth SERVPRO of Fargo is Here To Help when mold and microbial damage occurs.

Mold grows out of tiny spores. Spores are tough enough to survive indoors or outdoors in harsh
conditions. Spores can survive for years. Scientists have found ancient mold spores that could
grow into mold.
Standing water and moisture can lead to mold growing in your home. Mold does not need visible
water to grow. Humidity inside the home is enough. Small amounts of water vapor can help
mold grow.
SERVPRO of Fargo knows that storm or flood damage can allow the mold spores to open
up. Any dampness can lead to mold.
SERVPRO of Fargo can remediate mold that grows on:

  • Wood
  • Paper
  • Carpet
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Crawl spaces
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Bathrooms
  • Anywhere in your home or business

To treat mold correctly, it is critically important to first stop the source of moisture. SERVPRO
of Fargo can clean and repair the damage caused by mold in your home or business. More
important, SERVPRO of Fargo has a specialty in mold remediation.

Busted pipe in Briarwood?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Water is shown shooting out of a pipe, saturating the ground around the leak. We are Fargo’s trusted water restoration specialists.

Pipes break when you least expect them to.

When a pipe like the one in this picture bursts and shoots water all over your yard, causing water intrusion into your home, you sure hope someone is around to notice it. Water leaks, when left unmitigated, can become a costly repair as the standing water has the opportunity to seep inside foundations, weakening the structural integrity of the area.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 58.2 percent of homeowners' claims filed in 2018 were filed due to property damage from water and freezing, and wind and hail. SERVPRO® of Fargo has been responding to property damage emergencies in Fargo for years and has highly trained and certified water damage restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day who typically can be onsite within four hours of your call. Once onsite, we will assess the damage and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Our goal is to get your property back to preloss condition as quickly as possible with minimal disruption to your home or business.

Call Us!

Property damage can happen at any time in Fargo, and when it does, SERVPRO® of Fargo is Here to 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.

Safety Tips when using Candles in Fargo

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

red candle on the kitchen countertop Enjoying a beautifully lit candle is relaxing. Cleaning up smoke and fire damage is not. Practice safety while using candles.

Although fires from candles happen more often around the holidays, many people use candles all
year round. SERVPRO of Fargo wants you to be safe from fire and smoke damage. It is
important to be careful any time you have an open flame in your Fargo home.
Fire Prevention is the best way to fight against fire damage or injuries.
SERVPRO of Fargo offers these Tips for Fire Prevention from Candles:

  • Do not let children near candles
  • Keep trees and other plants away from candles
  • Make sure candles are not near window curtains or blinds that could catch fire
  • Keep lit candles in safe candle holders
  • Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles
  • Do not light candles in the bedroom. You might fall asleep. One-third of all candle fires
    start in the bedroom.
  •  If the power goes out, use flashlights instead of candles
  • If someone in the home uses oxygen, do not use candles
  •  Fire damage from candles happens 35 times a day in the U.S.
  •  Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can catch fire
  • Put out candles when leaving the room or going to bed


A little caution goes a long way to protect you and your loved ones. If you have to deal with
damage caused by smoke or fire from a candle in your Fargo home, your friends at
SERVPRO of Fargo is just a phone call away.

SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.
Links:
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/
https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Candles
https://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets/religious_candle
s_safety_tips.pdf

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in Fargo

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trucks and vans and a SERVPRO 24/7 sign. SERVPRO of Fargo is Here To Help.

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.

Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fire in Fargo

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

Woman with pan on fire in kitchen SERVPRO of Fargo is ready to respond when fire damage strikes.

SERVPRO of Fargo understands that cooking equipment is a leading cause of fire damage
and fire injuries in your Fargo home.
To help prevent fire damage, SERVPRO of Fargo shares these tips. They make more sense
than not cooking at home.

  • Many kitchen items can catch fire, including dishtowels, oven mitts, recipes, wooden
    tools, and loose clothing
  • Never operate the stove or oven when you are tired or have been drinking alcohol
  • If you are frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food, stay in the kitchen. If you leave, even
    for a short time, turn off the heat
  • Keep flammable items at least three feet from the stovetop
  •  Do not allow children within two to four feet of the stove or oven
  • If you must leave the house while cooking of any kind, turn off the heat sources


Remember that fire is fast. If you cannot contain a fire immediately, leave and bring everyone
with you. Call 9-1-1 from outside your City or County home.

SERVPRO of Fargo reminds you that fire prevention is the best strategy against fire
damage.


SERVPRO of Fargo is independently owned and operated.


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

Flooded Kitchen in Briarwood?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water is shown flooding a kitchen floor. We use advanced technology and techniques to restore water damage back to preloss condition.

Dreaming of Water Damage?

There’s nothing worse than waking up and drowsily walking into the kitchen to make coffee and feeling your feet splashing through water. Am I sleepwalking, or did my kitchen flood overnight?

Briarwood residents know that water damage can happen at any time. Pipes break, appliances fail, storms rage, and when water damage occurs, you have to act fast to minimize the cost of the repairs because standing water will seep underneath floors and damage the wooden subfloor and floor joists. Drywall, baseboards, and cabinets may also be affected.

Fortunately, SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained water restoration specialists available to respond to any size water damage emergency 24 hours a day, every day. From the moment you call, our team can be onsite within four hours to immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques approved by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification to restore water damage including:

  • Moisture detection and measurement equipment
  • Water extraction equipment
  • Drying equipment
  • Odor removal and deodorization
  • Sanitizing agents, germicides, and anti-microbial treatments

Call Us Today

If your Briarwood home or commercial property experiences water damage, SERVPRO® of Fargo wants to help. Call us today at 701-232-2455.

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

National Preparedness Month in Frontier?

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

An emergency kit checklist sits on a desk. You never know when an emergency or disaster will strike in Fargo.

September is National Preparedness Month

Last December, Fargo, North Dakota had reports of snowfall between 12.3 inches up to 17 inches recorded in the south Fargo suburb of Frontier. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to plan for emergencies and disasters.

SERVPRO® of Fargo has a team of highly trained technicians ready to help you with any disaster emergency you may have and offers these tips from the Department of Homeland Security for stocking an emergency kit:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle
  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Download the Recommended Supplies List 
  • Pet food
  • Medications

Call Us Today

When your home or business suffers damage from any size emergency or disaster, SERVPRO® of Fargo is ready to respond.  Call us today at 701-232-2455. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Frontier, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Independently Owned and Operated.

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.

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