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Basement Flooding

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

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A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are several reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It is worth making a call to SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker, and Big Lake and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We are a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill the Insurance Directly – One Less Thing for You to Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

00Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

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5 Frequently Asked Water Questions

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

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  1. What causes water damage?

Water damage can occur from natural disasters, pipe bursts, appliance malfunctions, roof leaks, foundations leaks, septic tank overflows, poor drainage and the list continues.  Flash flooding, pipe bursts, and sewage backups are especially dangerous as they can produce several inches of water in less than a day. 

  1. Why can water damage be dangerous?

Floodwater that comes from outside and from sewage backups can contain dangerous contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.  If the water is not drained within 24-48 hours, structural damage and mold growth can occur.

  1. What should I do after a flood, sewage, or water leak?

Contacting a professionally trained company, SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake, is one of the first steps. Waiting to complete this step can cause irredeemable and mold damage to the wood, walls, and carpet.

  1. How do the certified technicians handle water damage?

SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake wants to be sure to answer all questions in hopes to help put your mind more at ease. The crew will then determine which items can be restored. If items cannot be restored, they will be removed. The drying out and disinfecting of all areas will then begin.

  1. Will my homeowner’s insurance cover water damage?

It is important to notify your insurance company to determine your insurance coverage. The crew at SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake will work with your insurance company to help meet your needs. 

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SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake - Specialized Equipment

4/17/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage - Moisture Meters

The month of April in Minnesota can bring lots of cloudy and rainy days. With the cloudy and rainy days can come water damage. This water damage can occur to residential or commercial properties. It is important to keep an eye on all your properties to help ensure that you may catch the water damage earlier. By catching the water damage earlier, this can help to lessen the extent of the damages.

If you are experiencing water damage, call SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake. Our crew will respond to the damages in a quick manner. When we arrive at the property, we will bring our moisture meters. The moisture meters will help to determine where the water is present and the moisture percentage present. Some of the moisture meters we have can penetrate through materials to give us readings, and some do not need to penetrate materials to obtain the readings.

All materials have goals that they need to reach to ensure that they are safely dried. These goals are reached by using equipment like air movers, dehumidifiers, and more.

Suffering from any water damage? Call the experts at SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake for all your needs. We are always here to help 24/7. Reach us at (612) 444-3336!

Water Damage - Central Minnesota

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Did you know that about 40 percent of home insurance claims are due to water damage? This unfortunate event can result from plumbing leaks, natural disasters, and old appliances. Water damage is costly and inconvenient. Preventing it is much cheaper than paying for repairs.

Simple things like cleaning your gutters, repairing leaking pipes, and checking the roof can save your property from experiencing damage.

How Can Water Damage Occur?

Water damage can often be caused by old or poorly maintained appliances, leaking pipes, and sewer backup.

The best way to avoid these types of water damages is to check any sources of leaks in your home regularly. Items to check, but not limited to are hot water tanks, washing machine hoses, dishwasher hoses, frozen pipes, broken or burst pipes, and home appliances. Sewer and sump backups, water escape, and water seepage can also be common causes of water damage. The smallest issue can turn into the biggest problem if not addressed properly.

If you believe your property is experiencing water damage, call SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake. Our crew as special equipment to detect if there is water in any structural cavities. We will assess the situation, clean up and repair any damages. 

What to Do after Water Damage

When your house is flooded, the water can ruin its structure and your personal assets. It is essential that you clean up the area immediately to prevent mold and minimize losses. SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake will help you understand the process and clean the damages efficiently.

If your property suffers from water damages, contact SERVPRO of Elk River, Becker and Big Lake at (612) 444-3666. We would love to help you in your time of need!