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Sump Pump Disasters

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sump Pump Disasters This a great example of a damaged sump pump

Sump pumps are designed to remove water from a drain tile system around the foundation of the house. They have a tendency to burn out and it can result in catastrophic water damage including mold, damage to carpets and padding, woodwork, drywall, insulation and personal property.

SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska has a crew who is trained to tackle damage from sump pump failures. Our goal is to be on site as soon as the homeowner notices the damage, this way we can prevent any further damage from happening.

 

Our Process

If there's substantial standing water, our crew will start by moving contents and extracting the water from the affected area. Then we take moisture readings of the walls and wood trim to determine where we need to focus on drying. Our next step is to determine whether carpet, if present, is salvageable. Last step is to strategically place air movers and dehumidifiers for thorough and efficient drying.

 

 

Neighboring Restaurants Suffer Water Damage in Savage, MN

1/6/2017 (Permalink)

A restaurant owner's nightmare soon became a reality when he found his Malt Shop flooded on a cold December morning.  He called SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska right away and we were onsite to assess the damage that same morning.  We found that water had seeped into the neighboring restaurant as well.  Our crew worked quickly to extract the water and set up our air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out both spaces as efficiently as possible.

SERVPRO technicians are available whenever you need us. We have twenty-four-hour emergency service and rapid response teams to get to your commercial property fast and perform the repairs that you need. We'll perform a full inspection and assessment and go over everything with you that is required to return your commercial property to its pre-damage condition.

If you experience water damage, call SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska to make it "Like it never even happened."

Water Leaks and Mold Damage

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Leaks and Mold Damage We were called in to take care of residential mold damage in Shakopee. We removed and treated the entire area resulting in successful remediation!

As a homeowner, the last thing one wants to discover is mold; it's unsightly and the smell can overpower a home. Sometimes a water leak can be so well hidden that it goes undetected long enough for mold to grow. Here are some signs of mold damage that are a result of a water leak:

1. Utility Bills:

If you notice a significant jump in your water bill over a consecutive number of months, this can be a red flag and be a result of a water leak. If your water usage hasn't gone up to your knowledge, it's worth looking into further to make sure there aren't any leaks in your home.

2. Excessive Moisture:

If you notice that walls or baseboards in your kitchen, bathroom, or basement are warped, this can be an indication of water damage and potential mold growth. Mold thrives in dark, damp areas. SERVPRO is trained to detect and remove mold, extract water, and make sure that there won't be any further mold growth.

3. Water Stains and Discoloration

If you notice water stains and discoloration in walls, ceilings, or flooring and haven't spilled anything, peeling paint or wallpaper, there's a good chance that mold damage is present. 

That's where SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska can help! Our Crew has experience when it comes to dealing with mold growth and preventing further growth using our commercial grade equipment and antimicrobial cleaning solution. Call us today at (952) 403-1050.

Fire Damage in Shakopee, MN

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in Shakopee, MN It's times like these when you can count on us! SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska is ready to help you recover from fire damage of any size.

A fire due to a small incident in this Shakopee home caused damage to over 50% of the structure. Thankfully, the family was unharmed, but their home was badly damaged. SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska was called in to clean up the aftermath and help restore the family's contents. We know that after a traumatic experience like this, it's important to our customers to work efficiently and thoroughly.

Fire damage includes smoke and soot, which can affect furnishings such as curtains, sofas, pillows, etc. Don't throw these items away, as our crew may be able to save them!

If you need help recovering from fire damage, please call SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska at (952) 403-1050. We are available to respond to emergencies 24/7 or to offer our expertise to your fire damage problem in order to make things "Like it never even happened." 

Water Damage from Pipe Burst in Eden Prairie

9/30/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Pipe Burst in Eden Prairie The culprit! The pipes weren't drained before winter causing it to burst.

A broken pipe from a water source that was outside of a home caused major flooding in the basement. SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska is trained to go through the necessary steps to treat such emergencies.

In this case, the previous owner of this home did not allow the water to drain from the pipes before the winter season came, which caused the pipe to burst. There was a few inches of standing water throughout the majority of the basement. We checked the walls for moisture and sure enough all readings were showing moisture.

Our Process:

- Identify the source and stop leaking water.

- Quickly extract the standing water and strategically place fans around the basement along with a dehumidifier.

- Remove the baseboards.

- Allow the carpet and walls to dry as much as possible using our professional grade fans and dehumidifier.

- Check the readings of the walls.

- Remove any drywall that needs to be replaced in order to begin the rebuilding process.

All these steps are taken in order to prevent further damage such as mold.

Types of Water Damage:

Not all water is the same. We identify three categories when determining the best water restoration method.

Category 1 - This is known as white or clean water. These are typically due to refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, overflowing sinks or bathtubs, or damaged faucets. This type of water is harmless to people, but after 48-hours can turn into category 2.

Category 2 - This is known as gray water. This type of water can be caused by wastewater in bathtubs, showers, or sinks. This includes wastewater that has NOT come into contact with human waste. This can be harmful and can pose as a health risk. If not treated within 1 or 2 days this can become category 3 due to fast-paced mold and bacteria growth.

Category 3 - This is known as black water. This water is caused by sewage and is highly contaminated by chemicals in fertilizer, ground debris, or animal waste. Black water contains toxins or organisms that can pose a serious health risk and should not come into contact with people or animals.

Since every water damage situation is different and involves various safety categories of water, we offer a range of services to cover water damage cleanup projects of any severity or size.

When you experience water damage of any kind, quickly give us a call at SERVPRO of Scott County/Chaska by dialing (952) 403-1050. We will come to your property, assess the damages and create a plan of action for remediation so that we can restore your home "like it never even happened."

Heavy rains and Flooded Basements

9/20/2016 (Permalink)

Heavy rain can potentially cause flooding in your basement when you least expect it. One of the worst incidents a residential property owner can experience is water damage. SERVPRO is dedicated to helping families to quickly address these emergencies. Our team is certified and trained to deal with all kinds of water damage removal, and they will work with you quickly after your initial call. We also advise you on how to minimize the flood damage until our crew arrives.

How to Reduce the Damage:

  • If possible, stop water at its source.
  • Do NOT walk on wet carpeting.
  • If the area is safe to approach, remove any small electrical devices from area(s) with excess water and turn off the electricity in your home.
  • To avoid the risk of electric shock, do NOT use a home or shop vacuum in attempts to remove water.
  • Remove any high-value, breakable, and/or moisture-sensitive items.
  • Remember to constantly wash your hands after handling any items.
  • Plan for the restoration crew to move furniture to safe, dry areas.
  • Do not be tempted to turn on heating, fans or air conditioning units as they could potentially spread contamination if the situation is related to sewage.

Our Process:

  • We will immediately bring extraction equipment into your home to remove any freestanding water.
  • We use professional grade dehumidifying and drying equipment to treat the effective area(s) in order to bring the humidity levels in your home back to normal. Additional tools are used to find pockets of water that could be hidden.
  • Proper drying and extraction techniques will help minimize secondary damage, such as potential microbial growth.
  • Saturated, damaged carpeting and padding will need to be removed and replaced.
  • Our professionals will monitor the drying process and reposition the drying equipment as needed.

Once your belongings and home are dry, we will put everything back as it was. If necessary, we are able to work directly with your insurance company to help process the insurance claim. Flood damage can cause severe damage in your home, but SERVPRO of Scott County and Chaska can help avoid additional damage when you call us right away at (952) 403-1050. We will act quickly to begin the process of flood damage remediation.