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Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is at the Forefront of Continuing Education for the Insurance Industry

3/20/2022 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is at the Forefront of Continuing Education for the Insurance Industry

Great for Real Estate Agents and P&C Insurance Licensed Professionals

SERVPRO offers complementary continuing education credits for insurance and real estate industry professionals.  Call today to find out when and where the next class is.

SERVPRO offers both credit and noncredit courses for: real estate professionals, insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Restoration and Remediation
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar
    (non-credit course)

When we all work together for our clients, everyone wins. Striving for the most efficient and cost-effective restoration process is always the goal. SERVPRO is happy to offer CE credits in our specialty lines of business.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Employees are Well-Trained

3/20/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Employees are Well-Trained

Back in 1992, SERVPRO Corporate developed a National Training Center to teach restoration and mitigation skills to Franchise Owners, employees, and insurance industry professionals.

The National Training Center offers employee training as a self paced program designed specifically for the franchise employee. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

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

SERVPRO is an approved IICRC (Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning) Training School that offers year-around classes in the following categories:

  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Applied Structural Drying

In addition, SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield is bio hazard and mold certified as well. Click HERE to view our full list of certifications and affiliations. 

Why SERVPRO – SERVPRO of Bloomington Richfield Has Been Locally Owned and Operated in Minneapolis for Years

3/19/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why SERVPRO – SERVPRO of Bloomington Richfield Has Been Locally Owned and Operated in Minneapolis for Years

The owner of SERVPRO of Bloomington Richfield is a resident of the Minneapolis area himself and has been helping home and business owners in Minneapolis for over a decade. We have worked with all the insurance companies and know many of the agents. We are here to help not only you and your home/business, but Minneapolis as well. When Minneapolis is successful, we are all successful. We service the surrounding areas of: Bloomington, Richfield, Bloomington-Ferry, Penn-American District, Normandale Lake District, and more. Each franchise of SERVPRO of individually owned and operated. Click HERE to view our team and HERE to learn more about us and our many certifications, qualifications, and affiliations.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Understands That When It Comes to Business, Time is Money

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Understands That When It Comes to Business, Time is Money

When SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield restores commercial spaces from water damage, mold, fire damage, and other damage, we understand that the longer a business cannot operate, the longer it cannot generate revenue. SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield  will work emergency hours and around the clock to get your business back up and running as fast as possible while working with your insurance company the entire way. No commercial job is too big or too involved for SERVPRO. Is your business open to the public during the day? We can come at night.  We are flexible, faster to any size disaster and are here to help. To learn more about SERVPRO commercial restoration click HERE or call today to learn more.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Can Help Get Rid of Odors in Your Home or Business

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Can Help Get Rid of Odors in Your Home or Business

Did you have a water damage that has left your home with a bad smell? Do you have smoke damage in your home from a fire or from cigarettes? SERVPRO of Bloomington Richfield can take care of that musty, smoky, or foul smell in your home or business.  Are you smelling a musty smell that may point to hidden mold in the walls or behind the sink? Whatever odor is in your home, SERVPRO of Bloomington Richfield can help you identify it and get rid of it. SERVPRO uses air movers, ionizers, and industrial grade cleaning solutions to clean, sanitize, and remove odors from your home or business. SERVPRO of Bloomington Richfield will help to make it "Like it never even happened." Call today to get the process started.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield offers Continuing Education for the Insurance and Real Estate Industries

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield offers Continuing Education for the Insurance and Real Estate Industries

SERVPRO Bloomington / Richfield offers complementary continuing education credits for insurance and real estate industry professionals.  Call today to find out when and where the next class is.

SERVPRO Bloomington / Richfield offers both credit and noncredit courses for: real estate professionals, insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Restoration and Remediation
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

When we all work together for our clients, everyone wins. Striving for the most efficient and cost-effective restoration process is always the goal. SERVPRO Bloomington / Richfield is happy to offer CE credits in our specialty lines of business.

Minneapolis Area - Are you Storm Aware?

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

 

As we continue to see storms throughout our Bloomington and Richfield area cities, we at SERVPRO® of Bloomington and Richfield want you to be aware of what the different threat levels mean so that you can be prepared for whatever happens. 

  • Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

  • Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

  • Flood Watch: Be Prepared: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

  • Flood Advisory: Be Aware: An Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

If your home or commercial building ever suffers flood damage, call the SERVPRO® of Bloomington and Richfield experts.

Source: Weather Gov Online

Preventing Water Damage to Your Business' Space

1/16/2022 (Permalink)

 

  1. Find out if your business is located on a flood plain and if your area offers programs for business owners.
  2. Train all employees on the location of the water shut off valves and make sure they are easily accessible.
  3. Conduct regular inspections of your HVAC units, roof, water heaters, refrigerators, sinks, toilets, and any other area you have that may have a water leak.
  4. Make sure your insurance policy is up to date and you are insured.
  5. Keep any paperwork, inventory, or anything vital to your business' survival at least a few feet off the ground to prevent them from getting wet.
  6. Have a game plan set in place. The faster the water is removed and dried out, the better off you are going to be. Time is an important factor. Please save our number to your phone so you know who to call. SERVPRO® of Bloomington / Richfield: (952) 854-2000

Why is My Refrigerator Leaking and How to Fix It

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

 

Why is My Refrigerator Leaking Water?

Reason #1 - A Blocked Drain

A blocked defrost drain is one of the most common causes of water leakage. This happens when food particles or other debris clogs up the drain hose, which can lead to ice buildup and, eventually, water leaking out of the freezer and refrigerator.

Fix: First, try flushing the drain from inside the freezer with warm water, using a turkey baster or a small funnel. You can also try using a pipe cleaner or a straightened coat hanger to forcibly remove the clog. If this doesn't fix the problem you may need to manually remove the debris that is clogging the check valve at the end of the drain hose.

Reason #2  - A Clogged or Frozen Water Line

From time to time, a clogged or frozen water supply line will cause water to puddle beneath the refrigerator. It will also affect ice production from the ice maker and slow or stop water flow from the dispenser.

Fix: First, unplug the refrigerator and locate the shut-off valve, typically underneath the sink, behind the refrigerator, or below the refrigerator in the basement. Make sure this valve is closed, and look for any leaks, kinks, or clogs in the plastic supply line.

If you have encountered water damage due to a leaky refrigerator, call SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield right away: (952) 854-2000

Source: CNET online

Preventing Mold in Ventilation Systems in Buildings

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

 

Ventilation systems should be checked regularly, particularly for damp filters and overall cleanliness. A preventive maintenance plan should be put into place for each major component of the building’s ventilation system. Contact your equipment supplier or manufacturer for recommended maintenance schedules and operations and maintenance manuals. Components that are exposed to water (e.g., drainage pans, coils, cooling towers, and humidifiers) require scrupulous maintenance to prevent microbial 10 growth and the entry of undesired microorganisms or chemicals into the indoor air stream.

The components of these systems may become contaminated with mold if moisture is present within the system, resulting in the potential release of mold spores throughout the building. All components of the system must be cleaned. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system. Water-damaged or contaminated porous materials in the ductwork or other air handling system components should be removed and replaced. 

SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield is here to help. Call us today.

Source: OSHA 2019