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Inspection Locates Broken Pipe Damage in Bemidji Home Overnight?

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A person holds a bucket to catch water dripping from the ceiling. We restore water damage 24 hours a day in Beltrami County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are leaders in water damage restoration services. Bemidji residents can rely on us to arrive quickly and immediately begin the mitigation process. Here’s what you can expect when we conduct an inspection and assessment of the broken pipe damage:

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

  • Stop the Source
  • Check for Contaminated Water

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The water contamination level will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will inspect for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

  • Survey Damage
  • Complete Safety Inspection

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture, property contents, and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpets.

  • Block Furniture

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Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help ® when your home or commercial business has water damage from broken pipes. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Spring Snowmelt Causes Flooding Conditions on Hibbing?

4/2/2024 (Permalink)

A car drives through a flooded street. We restore flooding damage 24 hours a day in St. Louis County.

During the spring, Hibbing residents can sustain flooding damage. Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams have the training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore flooding damage “Like it never even happened.” Snowmelt, ice jams, and precipitation primarily drive these flooding conditions. Here are some potential spring flooding scenarios:

River Flooding: Hibbing’s proximity to rivers and streams, like the St. Louis River, makes the area vulnerable to river flooding. As temperatures rise and snow begins to melt in the spring, river levels can increase rapidly, leading to river flooding. Ice jams exacerbate this flooding by causing water to back up and overflow onto nearby land.

Urban Flooding: Heavy rainfall combined with melting snow can overwhelm stormwater drainage systems, leading to urban flooding. Low-lying areas and locations with poor drainage infrastructure are particularly susceptible to inundation during the spring months.

Flash Flooding: Intense rainstorms, though less common in the region during the spring, can still occur and result in flash flooding.

Groundwater Flooding: As snow melts and precipitation infiltrates the soil, groundwater levels can rise, flooding groundwater. This type of flooding may not be as visible as river or urban flooding but can still cause damage to basements, crawl spaces, and underground infrastructure.

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Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are on call and Here to Help ® 24 hours a day when your home or commercial business has damage from flooding. Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Early Spring Snowstorm Brings Heavy Snowfall to Bemidji?

3/26/2024 (Permalink)

Snow falls in an early spring storm. We restore storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Beltrami County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are on call to respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Bemidji. During the spring months, we may encounter many types of storms, including:

Thunderstorms: Thunderstorms are relatively common in the spring. These storms can bring heavy rain, lightning, thunder, and sometimes hail. While most spring thunderstorms are not severe, occasionally, they can produce damaging winds or even tornadoes.

Rainstorms: Spring often sees an increase in rainfall, leading to rainstorms. These storms can result in localized flooding, especially if they bring heavy and persistent rain over a short period.

Snowstorms: Early spring can still see winter-like conditions, which means the area can experience late-season snowstorms. These storms may bring heavy snowfall and can have a significant impact on travel and daily life.

Ice storms: In the transition between winter and spring, we may also experience ice storms, which can coat surfaces with a layer of freezing rain and ice. These storms can create hazardous road conditions and lead to power outages.

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Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are always Here to Help ® when your home or commercial business needs storm damage restoration services. We’ll restore your storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

High Winds Damage Buildings in Grand Rapids?

3/19/2024 (Permalink)

A window sustains damage during a windstorm. We respond to commercial property damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Itasca County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are trusted leaders in commercial property restoration services. Grand Rapids has about 180 sunny days and 120 days of precipitation yearly, with 45 inches of snow and 28 inches of rain. We experience many weather events, including snowstorms, lightning, hail, rain, flooding, and tornadoes. Thankfully, our teams are trained and certified to respond to storm damage 24 hours daily. Additionally, we are part of a national network of over 2000 franchises that can mobilize quickly to anywhere in the United States and Canada when significant storms and natural disasters occur. 

Storms can cause damage to commercial property at any time of the year. Our professionals are on call and ready to respond to your emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industries.

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You never know when the next major weather event will blow in and cause property damage, but if your commercial business or home in Grand Rapids sustains storm damage, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help. ® We’ll restore your commercial storm damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Highly Trained Team Makes Us a Top Choice for Frozen Pipe Restoration Services in Bemidji?

3/12/2024 (Permalink)

A person looks at water damage on a ceiling. We are leaders in frozen pipe damage restoration services in Beltrami County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are trusted leaders in frozen pipe restoration services. We are a top choice for frozen pipe restorations because our commitment to service with excellence drives everything we do. We invest heavily in training programs for our team members. 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 technicians have the training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore ice dam damage quickly and efficiently.

The SERVPRO® training program includes:

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

e-Learnings

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

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When your home or commercial business in Bemidji has frozen pipe damage, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Ice Dam Leak Causes Damage to Interior of Home in Hibbing?

3/5/2024 (Permalink)

A home with severe ice dams is shown. We are leaders in ice dam damage restorations in St. Louis County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams restore ice dam damage every winter. Ice dams are a common cause of water damage during the winter. Ice dams can inflict extensive damage to the interior of a home, affecting various structural elements and personal belongings. When ice dams form on the roof and trap melting snow and ice, the consequences inside the home can be significant:

Ceiling and Wall Damage: Water leakage into the attic and interior spaces is the most common result. This leakage can lead to staining, peeling paint, and structural damage to ceilings and walls. Over time, it can compromise the integrity of these surfaces.

Insulation Compromise: Insulation in the attic and walls can become saturated with water, rendering it ineffective. Damaged insulation reduces energy efficiency, causing higher heating costs and temperature fluctuations within the home.

Mold and Mildew Growth: The moisture from ice dam leaks creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. These microorganisms can proliferate within walls, ceilings, and attics, necessitating costly remediation efforts.

Electrical Problems: Water intrusion can damage electrical systems, fixtures, and wiring in the attic or along interior walls. This damage can result in electrical malfunctions, safety hazards, and the need for electrical repairs or replacements.

Flooring and Personal Belongings: Water leaking from ice dams can damage flooring, carpets, and personal belongings stored in affected areas. Furniture, electronics, and other possessions can suffer irreparable harm.

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When your home or commercial business in Hibbing has ice dam damage, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Commercial Mold Remediation Services in Grand Rapids?

2/27/2024 (Permalink)

Wood planks are covered in mold. We are leaders in commercial mold remediation services in Itasca County.

Grand Rapids businesses rely on our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams to restore mold damage. Mold outbreaks can occur in commercial buildings during the winter for several reasons.

First, colder temperatures often reduce ventilation as buildings are sealed to conserve heat, creating a stagnant indoor environment. This reduced airflow can trap moisture indoors, especially when occupants bring wet shoes and clothing. Additionally, heating systems can create temperature differentials between indoor and outdoor environments, causing condensation on walls, windows, and ceilings. This moisture provides an ideal breeding ground for mold.

Second, commercial buildings often have limited occupancy during winter, resulting in less internal heat generation and lower indoor temperatures. Lower temperatures can lead to higher relative humidity levels, as cold air can't hold as much moisture as warm air. This increased humidity can contribute to mold growth on surfaces and in building materials.

Third, inadequate insulation and improper maintenance can allow cold air to infiltrate the building, leading to temperature fluctuations and condensation. Poorly sealed windows and doors and damaged roofs or plumbing leaks can introduce moisture into the building, further promoting

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When your commercial business or home in Grand Rapids has damage from a mold outbreak, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Adequate Attic Insulation Prevents Ice Dams From Forming on Roofs in Bemidji?

2/20/2024 (Permalink)

Icicles form along the edge of a roof. We restore ice dam damage in Beltrami County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are trusted leaders in ice dam damage restoration services. Adequate insulation in an attic is critical in preventing ice dam formation because it helps maintain a consistent temperature on the roof's surface. Here's why:

Temperature Control: Insulation acts as a barrier between the living spaces in your home and the unconditioned attic. It prevents warm air from escaping into the attic space. When warm air rises and heats the roof from below, it can cause the snow on the roof's surface to melt, even when the outdoor temperature is below freezing.

Consistent Roof Temperature: Proper attic insulation keeps the roof temperature closer to the outdoor temperature. When the roof remains cold, the snow is less likely to melt. This reduces the risk of water runoff, which can refreeze at the eaves and create ice dams.

Reducing Temperature Differences: Insulation also helps minimize temperature differences on the roof's surface. When some parts of the roof are warmer than others, it can lead to uneven melting and refreezing of snow, contributing to ice dam formation.

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When your home or commercial business in Bemidji has ice dam damage, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are always Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Heavy Snow Load Damages Roof of Keewatin Home?

2/13/2024 (Permalink)

A roof is covered in snow. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours daily in Itasca County.

Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are leaders in storm damage restoration services in Keewatin. Allowing snow to accumulate on rooftops can lead to various problems and is generally not advisable for several reasons.

The weight of accumulated snow can place an enormous load on the roof structure, exceeding its design capacity. This excess weight can result in structural damage, including roof collapses or compromised integrity, leading to costly repairs or even endangering the occupants.

Snow melts during the day and refreezes at night, encouraging the formation of ice dams along the roof's eaves. These ice dams can obstruct proper drainage, causing water to back up under the shingles and leak into the interior of the building. This water infiltration can damage ceilings, walls, insulation, and electrical systems, leading to costly repairs and mold issues.

Additionally, the constant presence of snow on the roof can contribute to poor insulation efficiency, making it harder and more expensive to heat the building. Snow on the roof can act as an insulator, preventing proper heat transfer through the roof and increasing heating costs during the winter months.

To discourage property damage from snow load accumulation, snow should be removed routinely from rooftops to prevent structural damage, ice dam formation, and energy inefficiency, ultimately protecting the integrity and longevity of the building.

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When your home or business in Keewatin has storm damage, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.

Bemidji Residents Rely On Us to Restore Frozen Pipe Water Damage?

2/6/2024 (Permalink)

A person holds a bucket up to catch water dripping through a wall. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Beltrami County.

Water damage can happen at any time of the year, and during the winter months, water damage from frozen pipes is known to happen in our region. Our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are on call and ready to respond to water damage emergencies day or night, 365 days a year. When water in pipes freezes, it expands, creating immense pressure within the pipes. This pressure can lead to cracks or fractures in the pipe walls, and when the ice thaws or if there's an attempt to use the plumbing system, water begins to flow uncontrollably. Here are the potential consequences of burst frozen pipes:

Flooded Interiors: The bursting of pipes can result in immediate flooding of affected areas, causing extensive damage to floors, walls, ceilings, and belongings.

Structural Damage: Prolonged exposure to water can weaken structural components like wooden beams, drywall, and the foundation, leading to long-term structural issues.

Mold Growth: Moisture from the burst pipes creates an ideal environment for mold growth, which can affect indoor air quality and pose health risks.

Electrical Hazards: Water infiltration can damage electrical systems, increasing the risk of electrical fires and other safety hazards.

Possessions Damage: Furniture, electronics, documents, and personal belongings may be irreparably damaged by water.

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business in Bemidji has a water damage emergency, our local Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Hibbing teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 218-999-9799. 

SERVPRO® franchises are independently owned and operated.