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Chimney Safety Tips for Hermantown?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke is rising from a home’s chimney. We restore fire damage in St. Louis County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties offers these tips from Federal Emergency Management Agency for preventing creosote buildup that can cause chimney fires:

Limited air supply and unseasoned wood encourage the buildup of creosote. To avoid that buildup,

do not restrict the air supply by:

  • Closing the glass doors
  • Not opening the damper wide enough
  • The longer the smoke is in the flue, the more likely it is that creosote will form
  • By closing down the stove damper or air inlets on a wood stove too soon or too much
  • Do not burn unseasoned wood
  • In the case of wood stoves, overloading the firebox with wood in an attempt to get a longer burn time also contributes to creosote buildup

Fireplace and Woodstove Safety

  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace or woodstove
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid, outside, at least three feet from your home
  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home

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Hermantown residents and businesses can rely on SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties to retore fire damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Photo Drying and Restoration in Hill City?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

An old black and white photo is shown. We provide photo and document restoration services in Aitkin County.

When my basement in Hill City home flooded, my stored furniture and many family keepsakes were damaged, including old family photographs and documents. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties.

The technicians arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They removed everything from the basement floor and set up powerful, industrial-grade water extraction equipment to remove the water quickly. The technicians monitored and documented the drying process and cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized the entire basement.

They took my photos and documents back to their headquarters to be dried and restored. They explained that although they may not be able to save everything, they would be able to save many and minimize the potential for further damage.

Here are the types of photo and document restoration SERVPRO uses:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

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You never know when your basement will flood, and you’ll have a water damage emergency. When your Hill City home or commercial business needs photograph and document restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Residential Deep Cleaning Services for Hermantown?

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Someone’s hand is washing a window. We provide deep cleaning services in St. Louis County.

After all of the holiday celebrations, my house needed a deep clean. We had relatives and guests and their pets, lots of food and fun, and my house needed help. My carpets and floors looked awful, and the house smelled terrible. We called SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties, and they came out and cleaned our house from top to bottom.

SERVPRO Residential Cleaning Services

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will get out the dirt you see and remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to deodorize your home effectively. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

Our experts are ready to assist in the clean-up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals.

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When your Hermantown home needs or commercial business needs deep cleaning services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke-Damaged Building in Aitkin?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

A wall is covered in dirty soot. We are trusted leaders in fire damage restoration in Aitkin County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has been restoring fire damage for Aitkin residents and businesses for years. Smoke damage is especially challenging to remove. Here are some examples of smoke removal equipment we may use:

  • High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) Filter. This is the highest quality air filter available and is certified to remove 99.97 percent of all particles down to 0.3 microns in size.
  • Activated Carbon Filter. Often used along with a HEPA filter, this is most useful in removing gases, chemicals, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
  • An ionizer emits negative ions, which cause airborne particles to collect into the air filter or onto the floor or walls. This can reduce allergens in the air to as small as 0.1 microns.
  • Ozone Machines. These machines release ozone into the air. The oxidation that occurs changes the chemical structure of smoke, other odors. After a few hours, the smoke odor is removed from the room.
  • Thermal Foggers. A deodorizer is heated and sprayed in fog form. This delivery method can penetrate very small areas and effectively eliminate even the most stubborn odors.

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When your Aitkin commercial business or home needs fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Holiday Fire Prevention Tips for Aitkin?

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

Colorful electric holiday lights are shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has been restoring fire damage for Aitkin residents and businesses for years. The National Fire Protection Association offers these tips for safe holidays:

  • Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan
  • Keep children and pets away from lit candles
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop
  • Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
  • Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding them.
  • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors

Call Us Today!

When your Aitkin home or business needs emergency fire restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Flooding Safety Tips for Hill City?

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

A floor is covered in water. We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has been restoring water damage for Hill City residents and businesses for years. Here are some tips for things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us!

When your Hill City home or business needs emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Leaking Faucet in Floodwood?

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A faucet is dripping water. We restore water damage 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

Floodwood residents can rely on SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties to mitigate and restore water damage – no matter how big the job is. Many forms of water damage can be prevented through routine inspection and maintenance of your home’s plumbing systems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), minor water leaks account for one trillion gallons of wasted water each year in the United States. Here is some information about fixing leaking faucets from the EPA:

  • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3000 gallons of water per year
  • Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary. If you are replacing a faucet, look for the Water Sense label.
  • Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about ten percent on their water bills
  • Ten percent of homes have leaks that waste ninety gallons of water or more per day

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When your Floodwood home or business needs emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

More Happy Customers in Aitkin?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A person is giving a “thumbs up” sign.  We are committed to customer satisfaction in Aitkin County.

At SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties, we are committed to achieving high customer satisfaction ratings from all of the customers we serve in Aitkin. Here are some Google reviews:

“Frozen radiator pipe did extensive damage to our downstairs kitchen and fellowship hall at the Chisholm United Methodist Church in Chisholm, MN. SERVPRO was called and responded within an hour. They did a thorough job of inspection, drying out, and preparing for reconstruction.” Terry Tilton

“I had a loss in my home. I called SERVPRO of Aitkin, and they were right there to answer my call. I had a lot going on, and they helped me through everything. The office staff was so personal and understanding. The crews were at my house within 2 hours, sucking up water and moving things around; they were all dressed the same and very polite and helpful. Dan, the supervisor, really helped me understand the process!! Great JOB!! I would highly recommend this company to anyone with a disaster!!!!” Mark Captain

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When your Aitkin home or business needs emergency restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your property damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Damage in Aitkin Business?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Someone is making a face while smelling a musty odor. We remediate mold damage in Aitkin County.

If there is a musty smell in your workplace or your business has experienced water damage: a leaking roof, a burst pipe, or another form of water damage, you may have mold. SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties mitigates and remediates mold damage for commercial businesses in Aitkin throughout the year. Our technicians have the training, experience, and equipment to restore mold damage safely.

Here are some Mold Damage Emergency Tips from our website on things you can do and should not do while waiting for help to arrive:

Important Facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48 to 72 hours
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas
  • Turn off the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and fans
  • Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Lake County for mold remediation services

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold

Call Us Today!

When your Aitkin business or home needs mold remediation services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Storm Damage in Aitkin?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

A room is lit by a camping lantern during a power outage. We clean and restore storm damage in Aitkin County.

We get lots of storms and severe weather in Aitkin each year. Heavy winds blow trees over, storms compromise powerlines, and power outages result. SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties offers these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for preparing for a power outage:

Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity.

  • Plan for batteries and other alternative power sources to meet your needs when the power goes out, such as a portable charger or power bank
  • Have flashlights for every household member
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long battery backup will last

Know your medical needs.

  • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines
  • Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life

Food Storage

  • Have enough nonperishable food and water
  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed
  • Use coolers with ice if necessary
  • Monitor temperatures with a thermometer
  • Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher

Call Us!

When your home or business needs storm damage restoration services, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day. We’ll restore your storm damage in Aitkin, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.