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SERVPRO is "Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified"

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is "Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified"

Do you need upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning for your business? SERVPRO cleans upholstery for general cleaning , pet dander, smoke damage, office carpet tile, and more.

The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries.

TheIICRC works with other organizations to increase awareness of certified firms – from companies like Shaw, which requires warranty work be done by an IICRC Certified Firm, to associations, to government officials. Additionally, theIICRC also partners with the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) to include a suggestion for use of IICRC Certified Firms that specialize in upholstery cleaning in its Furniture Care Codes.

When you see aIICRClogo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property.

Source: http://www.IICRC.org

SERVPRO® Will Work with Your Business' Insurance Company

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® Will Work with Your Business' Insurance Company

In the unfortunate event your business suffers water, fire, or mold damage, SERVPRO® of Eagan and Apple Valley will work with your insurance company, so you have less work load on your plate.  Our employees talk with insurance adjusters every day to make sure things are billed correctly with your insurance and the job is properly documented to ensure things are going according to plan. Being in business for over 10 years, whatever property and casualty insurance company your business uses, odds are we have worked with them in the past.  Give us a call to set up an emergency preparedness plan for your business today. SERVPRO® of Eagan and Apple Valley will work hard to make any damage, "Like it never even happened."

What is The SERVPRO Ready Plan Tool

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

What is the SERVPRO® Ready Plan Tool

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.

SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals have restoration experts available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation and removal. Our Large Loss Division has the expertise to manage the cost and operations of large commercial disaster recovery projects.

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Would your business be prepared in the event of a disaster?

What would you do if your business suffered: Water Damage, Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Mold, or a Bio-Hazard contamination? Do you have a plan in place? SERPVRO® offers at no charge a business "Ready Plan" app for your phone that will walk you through a preparedness  plan that could save your business $1,000's. 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. In general, the faster the response time to a disaster, the less secondary damage can occur. SERVPRO is "faster to any disaster" and works with you and your employees every step of the way.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan app will guide you through a: Water Damage event, Fire Damage event, Mold, Bio-Hazard contamination, and more.  Pre-planning and having this app on the ready can help to give you tremendous peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

"Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified"

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Eagan and Apple Valley is "Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified"

Do you need upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning for your business? SERVPRO of Eagan and Apple Valley cleans upholstery for general cleaning , pet dander, smoke damage, office carpet tile, and more.

The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries.

TheIICRC works with other organizations to increase awareness of certified firms – from companies like Shaw, which requires warranty work be done by an IICRC Certified Firm, to associations, to government officials. Additionally, theIICRC also partners with the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) to include a suggestion for use of IICRC Certified Firms that specialize in upholstery cleaning in its Furniture Care Codes.

When you see aIICRClogo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property.

Source: http://www.IICRC.org

FIRE PREVENTION TASKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

12/3/2018 (Permalink)


WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU COMPLETED THESE FIRE PREVENTION TASKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

You’ve heard all of the preventative steps, you’ve prepped your employees, and your building is up to code. However, the easiest prevention methods are usually the most overlooked. Inspect these things today and be sure to set reminders accordingly:

  • Smoke Detectors. Safety experts say that you should check these at least once a month and replace the batteries once a year, or as needed.
  • Fire Extinguishers. See the directions on your fire extinguisher to see when it expires and who you can call to replace your extinguishers. Extinguishers can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. Also, depending on your fire marshal’s standards, you may have to have your extinguisher certified.
  • Fire Exits and Exit Signs. Can guests clearly see exit signs? Can they easily get to them? Consider having a fire drill to ensure guests and employees can easily get out of the building in the event of an emergency. Practice regularly.
  • See any State or Local Guidelines. There are some local and state guidelines that businesses have to follow to stay up to code. Take a minute to read up on these laws or talk to your local fire marshal to learn about the guidelines.

Keeping your business, employees, and guests safe is important. Just by taking the time to make sure the basics of fire safety are taken care of, you can protect your investment.

 Source: DKI Service Fire Services

Correcting Category 1 Contamination

1/20/2018 (Permalink)

When a broken pipe or a ruptured supply line causes water damage to your property, you may be concerned about what kind of hazards this can lead to. Fortunately, this type of damage is what’s known as category 1, or clean water, damage and can be dealt with fairly easily.

What Does Category 1 Mean?

All water damage is sorted into three categories. The distinctions are separated by the amount and type of contamination the original water sources contain, ranging from no contamination at all to hazardous microorganisms such as bacteria or mold. Category 1 is a clean water contamination, meaning its source contains no hazards. This makes it the easiest type of water damage to correct.

How Is Category 1 Damage Corrected?

Any water damage can require restoration services to repair. Fortunately, because there are no contaminants in category 1 water, the cleanup process is the easiest of all types of water damage. A cleanup company in Eagan, MN will likely help you to remove the water, dry out the affected area, and repair any damage to your pipes or supply line. They may also use fans or dehumidifiers to dry out the area faster and prevent secondary damage to your property in the form of humidity damage or mold.

Since there are no contaminants, you may not require a disinfectant application, but your restoration company may offer one anyway, especially if the water has been sitting for more than 24 hours. Before starting any cleanup, be sure to take plenty of pictures of the damage in case they’re needed for your insurance claims.

Don’t stress out about a pipe burst or supply line failure on your property. Although you should still get it repaired as soon as possible, category 1 sources contain only clean water, so the repair and restoration process is often simple and painless when handled quickly.
Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on commercial water damage.

What Happens During a Pipe Burst Cleanup

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

A pipe burst cleanup can look overwhelming at first glance. If you have ever undergone a water cleanup before, then you know that this can be a stressful time. As a business owner, you may find that you are less overwhelmed if you understand the process behind the cleanup.

1. Safety First

You and the restoration company cannot begin pipe burst cleanup procedures until you take the proper safety precautions. Make sure the water is off so that no more can enter the building. Additionally, it may be a wise move to shut down the power. If there are any electrical outlets or appliances that have been soaked, you have to keep an electrical current out of there.

2. Item Removal

Once you’ve taken care of safety, you can focus on what you can and cannot remove. Take everything that is salvageable outside to dry. You can clean all of your items outside of the building. Keep in mind that contents made out of porous materials can trap mold and mildew and should be thrown away.

3. Water Extraction

The water extraction could go a number of different ways. If it isn’t too bad, then you can always mop up the water or use towels to soak it up. In some cases, the water cleanup may require you to use a more advanced strategy. If this is the case, you can use a pump to drain water.

4. Drying and Dehumidifying

After you deal with a supply line leaking, you have to focus on drying out your business the best that you can. You can do this with fans and open windows. However, you can also purchase a dehumidifier. This will get rid of all excess moisture in the building.

A pipe burst cleanup can be difficult to undergo. However, it does not have to be stressful, and with professional assistance you can take care of a flood in Apple Valley, MN, quickly and easily.

Visit SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley for more information about commercial water damage.

Storm Ready

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Ready Trailer for storm equipment

With the support from our offices around the country and from our corporate headquarters located in Tennessee, we can handle any size disaster.  With teams in place like our large loss teams to storm teams planted all across the country, there is nothing too small or too large that we can't handle. Put together all the resources that we have to make it "Like it never even happened" you know we're here to help. Don't hesitate to call, we'll be there anytime!

It doesn't matter whether it is water, fire, mold or any type of cleaning in between we can handle any size situation.  Don't hesitate to call us today to take care of all your needs!  We are pleased to serve our Eagan/Apple Valley and Bloomington/Richfield communities and surrounding areas! Call us today! 651-330-7271.

The fire restoration process explained

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

The fire restoration process explained

Fire restoration is a complex and difficult process. Truth be told, without the proper tools, training and years of experience, anyone trying to restore their own property that has experienced commercial fire damage is courting disaster.

In this article, we'll take a brief look at the process and some of the techniques and considerations of professional restoration companies.

Soot damage and smoke damage are bigger than you may think

Both soot damage and smoke damage are often serious sources of major damage in the aftermath of fires in commercial buildings. While most people think of fire damage as being primarily structural and the result of burning and melting of structural components, the truth is that modern firefighters are so good at their jobs that the vast majority of fires are contained to very small areas, less that the size of a room.

But this does not mean that the resulting damage is not often severe. Without quick action, soot damage and smoke damage can become extremely difficult to clean, possibly leading to permanent damage and the need to replace large amounts of materials.

Both soot damage and smoke damage are handled by quickly and aggressively cleaning. Teams may use air guns shooting sodium bicarbonate. The smoke damage is then encapsulated using a special sealant.

Special considerations with utility room fires and electrical fires

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Special considerations with utility room fires and electrical fires

A large number of fires today are utility room fires and electrical fires. Both utility room fires and electrical fires are typically fought using fire suppression agents. Whether deployed automatically by built-in fire suppression systems or used by firefighters in lieu of fire hoses and fire trucks, these fire suppression agents need to be quickly removed from the building to avoid lasting damage. Although fire suppression agents are highly effective, they can cause serious damage to buildings and their contents. For this reason, utility room fires and electrical fires require professional cleanup efforts.

Fire sprinkler systems and fire hoses used by firefighters


Automatic fire sprinkler systems are another potential source of major damage. Fire sprinkler systems are capable of deploying massive quantities of water. Some modern fire sprinkler systems also deploy chemical agents.

Fire trucks are another potential source of damage. Modern fire trucks are capable of generating fire hose pressures of more than 300 psi. These fire trucks can put enough water through the fire hose to damage interior structures, such as drywall, and completely inundate the area. For this reason, professional cleanup teams with the equipment and training to quickly removed massive amounts of water from a building can make a tremendous difference.

Quick Fire Mitigation is Key

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Quick Fire Mitigation is Key

Any fire damage restoration by a restoration company should start as soon as possible. In many cases, it helps to find out as much information as possible about the fire damage and fire cleanup from a professional. Fire cleanup can begin as soon as the fire is put out. However, it is important to be aware that the need for commercial fire damage restoration can only start after the fire is under control. It's best to contact those fighting the fire and get a handle on the status of the fire. A fire in home may have started early in the morning and spread to other parts of the community. The business owner may not be aware there is a problem until it has spread to their space. Many business owners have fire alarms in their businesses. However, such fire alarms may not always work. If there is any suspicious fire activity, the company owner needs to know. All employees should be trained to spot any problems with fire. They should also know exactly how to act in the event fire does break out. Company officials should do their best to provide specific instructions about what to do if anything arises. The sooner the problem is reported, the better it is for all concerned.

Working With a Restoration Company

After the fire has been put out, it's imperative to have contact with a great restoration company that knows how to cope with commercial fire damage. In many cases, they know exactly what to do to and how to respond to the damage. They can come to the rescue by creating a plan of action for the business owner to follow. All areas of the business need to be inspected closely in order to determine what to do to remove all damage. A commercial company has the knowledge and the know-how to respond effectively to this crisis. The owner may feel shocked in the aftermath of the fire. They may not know what to do or where to begin to cope. Working with professional help can truly alleviate this problem and get it under control as soon as possible.

Restoring a Commercial Property in the Wake of Fire Damage

11/1/2017 (Permalink)


Restoring a Commercial Property in the Wake of Fire Damage

If you've ever experienced a fire damage event, you know how frantic the immediate aftermath of a fire can be. With emotions running high and a chaotic scene, it is always best to have a game plan laid out ahead of time so that you are not caught off guard by fire damage. And this is particularly true for anyone who owns commercial property.

Each year in the United States, fire damage accounts for more than $350 billion in total losses to property owners. This makes fire damage the single most important cause of property losses in the country and one of the most frequent and serious catastrophes that everyday Americans have to deal with. And the majority of these losses are due to commercial fire damage, affecting businesses, landlords and the ability of employees and owners to continue earning a livelihood.

Fortunately, almost every town in America has a professional fire restoration company that can be quickly deployed to the scene of commercial fire damage. But it is absolutely imperative that property owners understand that the single most important thing they can do to ensure a good outcome after a fire is, the second the firefighters declare that the fire is put out, to call in their local professional fire restoration company and get the ball rolling. In the event of commercial fire damage, time is always the most important factor.

Visit http://www.SERVPROeaganapplevalley.com for more information on commercial fire damage.

Can Your Business Afford to Shut Down?

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Can Your Business Afford to Shut Down? Nothing is too big!

Let SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley get you back on your feet!


Cleaning and restoring commercial properties require a unique blend of training, experience, and equipment. SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley has the resources and expertise to give you excellent results while minimizing the disruption to you and your clients. We can help make it “Like it never even happened.” SERVPRO has serviced small office buildings, large and high-rise office buildings, apartment buildings, restaurants, hotel/motels, small and large retail stores, high-rise residential, manufacturing & industrial, and even government/military facilities! 


We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise also includes electronics restoration and document drying and we are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley. You can depend on us to get the job done right and get it done quickly. Our highly trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services by clicking here!


SERVPRO of Eagan/Apple Valley utilizes advanced equipment and technology to quicken the restoration time and to minimize cost. We proudly serve our communities and surrounding areas with 24/7 emergency availability. Give us a call today and we'll make it "Like it never even happened." (651) 330-7271