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Smoke Damage in the Kitchen from a Kitchen Fire in Richfield

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Cooking is the #1 cause of fires in the home; specifically, fires that originate from the stove.  Even when the fire is caught early, the smoke damage that it causes can be devastating to a home. Even burning food in the oven can cause considerable smoke damage. The smoke odor gets trapped in the curtains, sofas, on the walls, and other places in the home.  SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield is IICR Certified to clean, deodorize, and sanitize upholstery, furniture, and carpeting. In addition, SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield has a tried and true process of eliminating the strong odor of smoke from the air using deodorizers and ionizing machines.

To learn more about smoke damage remediation from SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield, please click here.

Please call us today to get the process started: (952) 854-2000

Happy 4th of July from SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield!

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

We have restored many fire damages this time of year and would like to share some fireworks safety tips to help keep you and your families safe over the holiday weekend.

  • Fireworks packaged in brown paper are made for professional displays – avoid buying.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities, especially with sparklers.
  • Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire and to douse used fireworks before discarding in trash.
  • Never allow young children to play or ignite fireworks.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • Never try to re-light or pickup fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never place a part of your body directly over a firework device when lighting.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.

Source: CPSC online

SERVPRO® of Bloomington / Richfield Will Work with Your Business' Insurance Company

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

The owner of SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield has been a SERVPRO owner in the Minneapolis area for over 20 years now. There is not much our employees haven't seen and restored. No job is too big or too involved. We have worked with nearly all the area's business insurance companies over the years and have developed great working relationships with each. When you trust your business to the certified professionals at SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield, you are in good hands before, during, and after the restoration. Whatever insurance company you have: State Farm, Hiscox, Allstate, Hartford, Travelers, etc, SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield will make sure they have everything they need for your business insurance claim. Call today for restoration/remediation/clean up completed by certified professionals. Here to Help

Fire Classifications

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

There are five different classes of fires, each designated by a letter.

Class A: The most common type of fire, Class A fires have combustibles that include paper, wood, cloth, plastic, trash and other ordinary materials that may be found in any home or business.

Class B: Fires caused by flammable liquids are considered Class B fires. These flammable liquids include gasoline, paint and oil. A Class B fire may also include combustibles such as propane or butane, which are flammable gases.

Class C: Electrical fires are Class C fires and include fires that originate from outlets, wires and other electrical components.

Class D: Any fire caused by combustible metals such as magnesium, sodium, aluminum and potassium, also known as chemical fires, are Class D.

Class K: Combustibles such as cooking oils, grease and fats are Class K fires.

If your home or business has experience a fire, please call SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield for a professional restoration. We will work with your insurance and are here to help! 

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO® Will Work with Your Insurance

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

In the unfortunate event your home or business suffers: water damage, fire damage, mold damage, or bio-hazard clean up needs,  SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield will work seamlessly with your insurance company.  This means less hassle and less worry for you. Our employees talk with insurance adjusters every day to make sure things are billed correctly with your insurance and the job is properly documented to ensure things are going according to plan. Having been in business for over a decade in the Twin Cities area, whatever property and casualty insurance you or your company uses, odds are we have worked with them in the past.  If you need the job done right with less hassle for you, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield. (952) 854-2000

We are here to help!

Why SERVPRO - SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield Mold Technicians are Mold Certified

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

Are you smelling mildew or a musty odor in your home or business?  Can you visually see mold growth? SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield can perform your mold remediation removal process using a Mold Certified Technician so you know it's done right. Mold remediation means the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter. The industry is regulated to ensure that persons conducting mold assessment and remediation services are properly trained and licensed, and are following minimum standards that protect the health of workers and building occupants. Please do not hesitate to give SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield a call today to set up a time to start the mold remediation process. (952) 854-2000

We are open 24/7 to take your call and are here to help.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO is Faster to Disaster

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bloomington and Richfield offers a 24 hour emergency service.  Our office is open Monday through Friday, however there will always be someone to answer your call after hours and on the weekends.  If the event is classified as an emergency, SERVPRO of Bloomington and Richfield will be out right away regardless of time or day.  When hurricanes, floods, wild fires, and other disasters strike all around the country, SERVPRO franchises band together and travel sometimes thousands of miles to come to the disaster area to help restore homes and businesses affected. If there is a catastrophic event in the Twin Cities area, SERVPRO will call in "extreme teams" that will arrive here in Minnesota to help cover more ground and to help more home and business owners. If your home or business has suffered a water damage or other emergency event, please do not hesitate to call. We band together!

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO Tests for What You Can’t See

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Do you smell mildew or mold in your home or business, but cannot visibly see it? Do you suspect water damage in your ceiling or walls? Before your ceiling and walls deteriorate, call SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield. We can test for what you can’t see. We use industrial moisture detecting devices to help us detect water in walls, ceilings, floor boards, etc. Hidden moisture will cause mold in time and become an even bigger problem.

Would you like the help of SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield to detect water or mold damage or for any other type of cleaning or restoring? Click HERE to learn more or give us a call today at: (952) 854-2000

SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield is available 24/7 for emergency service and is Here to Help.

Why SERVPRO?  SERVPRO is Hazmat and Bio Hazard Removal Trained

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Bio hazard clean up is considered: blood clean up, urine clean up, human feces clean up, animal feces clean up, vomit clean up, and other human fluids.  General maid and janitorial services will not remove these items due to their potentially hazardous nature.  SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield technicians are trained and properly uniformed to safely remove bio hazardous materials. This is why you can rely on SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield to get the job done quickly, safely, and to sanitation standards.  Many homes and buildings that have been left unattended and/or improperly cared for will generally require this type of service. SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield will remove all hazardous items and properly dispose of them. If you or your business is in need of bio hazard removal, please do not hesitate to call today.

Why SERVPRO?  SERVPRO Uses Industrial Grade Equipment and Cleaning Products on your Home or Business

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

If your home or business has suffered a water damage event, simply cleaning up the water and opening up the windows will not completely dry the space, leaving your home or business vulnerable to future mold growth (known as secondary damage).  SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield uses industrial grade dehumidifiers and fans to completely dry your home or business.  SERVPRO of Bloomington/Richfield uses moisture testing devices to make sure your walls, closets, and floors are dry before we leave your home and close out the job.  In addition to drying, commercial grade anti-fungal treatments are applied in order to prevent mold from forming.

If your home or business has suffered a fire damage event, air scrubbers are brought in to the area to "scrub" the air clean and remove the chemical and smoke odor. In addition to air scrubbers, special cleaning agents are used to save as many smoke-affected items as possible in your home or business.

If your home or business has suffered a water damage, fire damage, or mold growth event, please do not hesitate to call us today.