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Keep 2021 Clean

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

When 2 clean carpet. Let's have a clean start 2021! Certified SERVPRO clean

Baby or toddler spill something on the carpet? Dog track mud through the house? Has it been a long time since the last good cleaning? Is the carpet looking dull or stained? To see if dull, move the chair or couch a bit to see if there is a color difference. For whatever reason the carpet got dirty, it’s time to get it clean!

Aim to clean the high-traffic areas every three to six months. Other areas could be stretched out twelve to eighteen months. To ensure you get the best clean, hire a professional to wash them about twice a year. Not all carpet cleaning services are the same. Our technicians are certified to run our high-tech equipment.

To schedule an appointment, give SERVPRO a call at 218-999-9799

Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Hibbing to include SQUAW LAKE RESIDENTS

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

vandalism Let SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Hibbing clean it up for you! "Like it never even happened."

At SERVPRO, our Production Technicians are trained to professionally clean and deodorize for circumstances caused by vandalism such as graffiti, egg, spoiled foods and/or human or animal waste.

Vandalism Damage Tips

  • Hose or wash egg from exterior of building as soon as possible.
  • Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets.
  • Record all damage and take pictures of the damages. 
  • Vandalism is a crime. Call 911 and make a police report.
  • Contact your insurance company and get a claim started.


  • Do not attempt to remove ink or paint stains.
  • Do not operate damaged lamps or applicances.

Some ways to avoid vandalism are;

  • Install security lights.
  • Put up a fence.
  • Lock security gates and doors.
  • Start a neighborhood watch.

We are available 24/7 for emergency services.


2/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Hibbing understands that vandalism and graffiti can be nerve racking. Acts of vandalism can range from small pranks to acts of destruction of property. Even the smallest act like breaking windows can cause water damage that can lead to mold damage if it’s not taken care of in a timely fashion.

SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Hibbing wants to make sure that you are taken care of in this time of distress. By having guidelines of what you should do in case something happens to you.


Hose or wash off the residue from the damage

Carefully vacuum glass particles

Record all damage and take as many pictures as possible


Attempt to remove ink

Operate damaged items

SERVPRO of Bemidji, Grand Rapids and Hibbing will act quickly to remove vandalism and graffiti from home and commercial spaces.

(218) 999-9799


11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know dryer lint is one of the leading causes of dryer failure and house fires? "How is this possible if you are clearing the lint from the filter between uses," might be a question you're asking. That is a great practice to follow, but by no means the only maintenance you can perform to keep your drying running smoothly. Here are a few tips and reasons to go the extra mile when cleaning your dryer.

Yes, removing the lint from your dryer between uses is a great place to start. But did you know fabric softener can affect the usefulness of your lint filter? The next time you finish a load of laundry, remove the lint filter and clean it as you normally would. Next, run water over the filter and see if the water pools. If it does, your filter runs the risk of still clogging despite your efforts. It is an easy enough fix though so don't fret. Use a brush and warm soapy water and gently clean the filter. Try the water technique again until the water runs unimpeded. 

Next, unplug your dryer and disconnect the vent hose / line from the dryer. This is where the majority of fires begin - in the exhaust duct. The buildup is usually higher in flexible hoses because of the potential for excess lint to get caught in the ridges.  Depending on how often you run the dryer, we recommend cleaning at least once a year, but have clients who clean it every season. Take an extendable brush and gently extend it into the vent and brush the lint back towards you - pushing it further just makes it harder to reach!

Ensuring the ducts are clean and clear of obstruction is an important step and checking the dryer drum is as well. This one requires a bit more DIY so if you are not comfortable, please call a licensed handyman. 

These few steps can help make your dryer last longer and help reduce the risk of having a house fire BEMIDJI, GRAND RAPIDS & HIBBING!