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Highly Trained Restoration Team in Aitkin?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

A classroom room is shown with desks and computers. We respond to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

Aitkin Customers Deserve the Best!

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties technicians are required to undergo initial and ongoing continuous training and education to stay up-to-speed with industry best practices and technological advancements.

Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the nonprofit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. They study the topics of water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Employee Certification Training

This voluntary program is designed to allow SERVPRO franchise employees to work at their own pace to attain specialized training and certification in the following modules after completing the course materials and an examination:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Initial, e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes

Web-based training gives our employees access to ongoing education and e-learning. It is a voluntary program that is designed to keep office staff and technicians up-to-speed on industry standards. This allows us to provide the service and support our residential and commercial business customers expect.

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SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to property damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Here to Help When Storms Stirke

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team with customers SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Here to Help.

Wow, what a crazy 24-36 hours it has been. About half of the Grand Rapids community is still without power, including our office and there is another storm predicted to roll through. We are completely blown away by the strength and character of our community and SERVPRO team. We had teams out in the community helping neighbors with downed trees, and limbs, and whatever cleanup was needed. It’s is not easy work but it sure is rewarding especially when our community showers us with such lovely praise as they do, here is what a few of our neighbors had to say about SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties over these past couple of days.  “Thank you Sara and the SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties team, I did not know what I was going to do, and then you all showed up.” “ Thank you SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties For patching my roof and cutting away the downed tree.” And  “ It’s times like this when we see the community come together that we are blown away. Thank you for helping my mom when she needed it.”  Many on our team feel that these past few days have been some of the most rewarding days of their careers. That Gene and Heidi Peherson (owners of SERVPRO of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties ) truly care about the communities we serve and showed that compassion and generosity these past few days by helping our neighbors in need.

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup in Aitkin?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

An ambulance is seen racing to the scene of an accident. We restore trauma and crime scenes in Aitkin County.

When the car hit the side of my house, it was a surreal experience. The person in the car was trying to escape from a police chase and lost control and hit my house. Then the police arrived and after that the ambulance and the fire department. There was debris and blood and a big mess. My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties, and I’m glad I did.

The SERVPRO technicians arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. They explained that trauma and crime scenes require special protocols to restore these areas to safe environments. They had the area cleaned up in no time.

Many trauma and crime scenes contain biohazardous materials such as bloodborne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. Our technicians follow National Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to ensure safe and healthful standards are followed. We will always treat your family and property with empathy and respect.

After the police have processed a crime scene, there will be residues left from fingerprinting and other evidence-gathering chemicals, and:

  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

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SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to trauma and crime scene cleanup emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin. We have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond. Call us today at 218-879-6141.

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Lightning Myths and Facts for Moose Lake?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown striking in Minnesota. We are trusted leaders in storm damage mitigation in Carlton County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Moose Lake. Here are some lighting myths and facts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:  

Myths and facts about lightning...

Myth: If it's not raining, there is no danger from lightning.
Fact: Lightning often strikes away from heavy rainfall and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall.

Myth: Rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you from being injured by lightning.
Fact: Rubber provides no protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection from lightning (if you are not touching metal in the car).

Myth: People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge and should not be touched.
Fact: Lightning-strike victims carry no electrical charge and should be attended to immediately.

Myth: Heat lightning occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat.
Fact: What is referred to as "heat lightning" is actually lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction.

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SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to commercial and residential storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. We have a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond. Call us today at 218-879-6141. We’ll restore your storm damage in Moose Lake, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Thunderstorm Safety for Aitkin?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

A thunderstorm is shown with big cumulonimbus clouds and lightning strikes. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year. Here are some lighting safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:  

  • Avoid isolated tall trees, hilltops, utility poles, cell phone towers, cranes, large equipment, ladders, scaffolding, or rooftops
  • Avoid open areas, such as fields
  • Never lie flat on the ground
  • Retreat to dense areas of smaller trees that are surrounded by larger trees, or retreat to low-lying areas but watch for flooding
  • Avoid water, and immediately get out of and away from bodies of water
  • Avoid wiring, plumbing, and fencing. Stay away from all metal objects, equipment, and surfaces that can conduct electricity.
  • Do not shelter in sheds, pavilions, tents, or covered porches as they do not provide adequate protection from lightning
  • Seek fully enclosed, substantial buildings with wiring and plumbing. In modern buildings, the interior wiring and plumbing will act as an earth ground.
  • A building is a safe shelter as long as you are not in contact with anything that can conduct electricity (e.g., electrical equipment or cords, plumbing fixtures, corded phones). Do not lean against concrete walls or floors (which may have metal bars inside).

Call Us Today!

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

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold Problem in Aitkin?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown growing in a door frame. We mitigate and remediate mold problems in Aitkin County.

Mold in Aitkin Home?

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to mold damage emergencies throughout the year. Locating and repairing the leak or other source of mold-loving moisture is the first step in the mitigation process. Because mold is always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, mold can never be completely eradicated, but it can be contained and remediated. Here is some information about mold from our website:

Understanding Mold

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed, or the mold may return
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, on clothes and pets, or air conditioning and heating systems
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent to discourage mold growth

Call Us Today!

When you have a mold damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold damage in Aitkin, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Flood Preparedness for Virginia Residents?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Trees are standing in flood water in Minnesota. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in St. Louis County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Virginia. Here are some tips from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you get your home ready for a flood:

  • Make sure you secure or protect against any hazards in your home before the flood strikes
  • Be prepared to turn off electrical power when there is standing water, fallen power lines, or before you evacuate
  • Turn off gas and water supplies before you evacuate
  • Secure structurally unstable building materials
  • Buy a fire extinguisher if you don’t already have one, and make sure your family knows where it is and how to use it
  • Buy and install sump pumps with backup power
  • Have a licensed electrician raise electric components (switches, sockets, circuit breakers, and wiring) at least 12 inches above your home’s projected flood elevation
  • For drains, toilets, and other sewer connections, install backflow valves or plugs to prevent floodwaters from entering
  • Anchor fuel tanks can contaminate your basement if torn free. An unanchored tank outside can be swept downstream and damage other houses.

Call Us Today!

When you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141. We’ll restore your storm damage in Virginia, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety Tips for Aitkin Babysitters?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

A young girl is making cookies with her babysitter. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Aitkin. Here are some fire babysitting safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Show the babysitter your home escape plan and make sure the babysitter understands:

  • There are two ways out of every room
  • Where the outdoor meeting place is located
  • The fire department or emergency phone number
  • The address of the home
  • How to unlock all doors and windows
  • Keeps your child at least three feet away from the stove
  • Keeps your child at least three feet away from the microwave oven
  • Never leaves the room while cooking
  • Keeps anything that can catch fire away from the stovetop
  • Keeps pets off surfaces and countertops
  • Get out of the home quickly with your child to safety when the smoke alarm sounds
  • Use the second way out if smoke is in the way
  • Get low and go under the smoke to the exit if an escape must be made through smoke
  • Store matches and lighters out of your child’s reach
  • Candles should not be used by your babysitter
  • Make sure your babysitter keeps a three-foot “kid-free zone” around space heaters

Call Us Today!

When you have a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141. We’ll restore your fire damage in Aitkin, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.

Flooded Kitchen in Hermantown?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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

Dishwasher Washout

When my dishwasher supply line failed, water flooded the entire first floor of my Hermantown home before the damage was detected. I came back from walking my dog to find water covering my kitchen and family room floor. Thankfully, my neighbor told me to call SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties. They arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process.

They used powerful extraction equipment to quickly remove the water from the floor and set up air dryers and blowers to remove the excess water from the air. They documented the entire drying process to ensure the rooms were restored to normal humidity levels. By the time they completed the job, you would never know there had been a flood in my house!

Water Restoration Process

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Call Us Today!

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141. We’ll restore your water damage in Hermantown, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Independently Owned and Operated

Happy Customers in Aitkin?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

The word “testimonials” is written on a black chalk board. We mitigate property damage 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

Happy Customers in Aitkin?

At SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties we aim to keep our customers 100 percent satisfied! Here are some customer testimonials from our website:


“Keith & KJ, Great job guys! Your hard work was appreciated more than words can express! I appreciated Michelle’s morning calls to let me know a crew was coming. Never was one moment wasted. They were constantly busy and on the assignment! The cleanup and paint jobs were wonderful. I was very impressed and on a scale from 1 to 10 would give their services a 10+ Thank you!” Liz


“Dear SERVPRO, I cannot express my gratitude enough. Your crew was such a delight to work with. I have never experienced such polite people. It is never easy to have strangers in your home, especially after such an event. I am so very thankful that it was your team that was there to help me through. I never felt like a bother asking all the questions I did. I will never be able to tell you how grateful I am.” Janet

Call Us Today!

When you need help with a fire or water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has a team of highly trained restoration technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 218-879-6141. We’ll restore your property damage in Aitkin, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties is Independently Owned and Operated.